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We saw the new VW Scirocco live at the Geneva Motor Show in March, but so far we didn’t get the chance to see more photos of the car hitting the streets. But here are a couple of photos taken by one of our readers, Peder, who spotted a white Scirocco somewhere near Chandler, Arizona. He’s a lucky guy, because he lives close to the VW and… …read the full post

After some time ago I had the chance to drive the Outback, now I got another car from Subaru for test drive, the new Forester. I really liked the Outback and I was expecting even more from the Forester, because I heard a lot of people saying it’s a great car. So, after I picked up the car from the dealer I decided to head to a very interesting… …read the full post

We’ve seen several tuning programs for the new Nissan GT-R, but now we have the official performance parts from Nissan, released by their in-house tuner, Nismo. The list is very impressive and includes a new Chassis Package (race-spec Bilstein Damptronic adjustable dampers, stiffer Nismo springs and 20 inch Rays forged aluminum wheels), Nismo-branded… …read the full post

Opel announced that, following the introduction of the new Astra ecoFLEX range, there have also been some upgrades made to the Corsa ecoFLEX model. The 75 hp 1.3 liter diesel engine received some upgrades that include longer transmission gear ratio, improved aerodynamics, 20 mm lowered suspensing, revised air intakes, 14 inch wheels fitted with low… …read the full post

The latest addition to the VW Gol range, the Volkswagen Voyage (or Gol Sedan) was recenty spotted by one of Motortip’s readers in front of Palácio da Alvorada, the Brazilian president’s residence. The car has almost no camo at all, except for some white tape covering the rear lights, so we can get a pretty good idea of how the car will… …read the full post

I’m sure that’s not good news for the recent lucky Jaguar XF owners. The car is only available for a short time and the first problems already started showing up. NHTSA announced that Jaguar will recall 7,918 Jaguar XF that have a flaw in the rear safety belt assembly. Although no incidents took place so far, in the event of a crash the… …read the full post

If you’re a Star Wars fan, you’ve gotta love this. Created by Daniel Deutsch in his garage, this is a full size replica of Luke Skywalker’s famous Landspeeder. Built on a custom aluminum chassis, the car is powered by an electric motor that is able to take the car to a top speed of 25 mph and that can travel for several miles on a… …read the full post

According to AutoCar, Mazda is currently really busy working on plug-in hybrid that will compete the upcoming Chevrolet Volt and, of course, the Prius. Senior sources from Mazda said that a prototype has already been developed, prototype that uses a rotary engine to charge the battery pack. A Mazda 5 MPV bodyshell is used, but so far no decisions were… …read the full post

Today, Car Magazine published more details on Audi’s upcoming four-door sedan, the Audi A7. The car will be built on Audi’s next generation lightweight aluminum A6 platform and will be offered with a range of V6 engines, like the 2.8 liter FSI or the 3.0 liter turbo. Power will be transfered via six and seven speed manual, automatic and… …read the full post

Today Seat announced that the Ibiza range will get two new members, the Cupra and Ecomotive versions. The Ibiza Cupra will get a more sporty bodykit, with newly designed bumper, featuring the air intake vents surrounding the central grille, prominent shoulders that house the rear lights, newly designed, centrally placed trapezoid tailpipe plus 17”… …read the full post

Last month we reported that The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) was conducting a preliminary investigation about possible problems with the Hyundai Elantra’s fuel pump. Well, it seems that they were right, because Hyundai is now recalling about 65,000 Elantras that might have some problems with the fuel pump. The recall… …read the full post

GM has tried to be very cautious with its Chevrolet Volt plug-in hybrid, which is expected to debut in 2010. Some time ago they released a couple of teaser photos, however, the mistery has now been revealed, because one of Transformers Live’s readers managed to get some photos and a video of the Volt on the set of Transformers 2: Revenge of the… …read the full post

Well one thing we sure aren’t missing these days are awesome concepts, after the Datsun 240Z by a polish designer, this time, south-african Idries Noah served us with this beautiful rendering of his Lotus Europa i6. He also said that it is a concept on a mid-engined car, rear wheel driven that wants to combine the classic Europa and Elite models… …read the full post

The opportunity to get Hummers H3’s and drive them through a tough desert route is a true delight for those of us who are into off road driving, and GM is offering this chance to them, through the Hummer Driving Academy that will take place in Morocco from 7 to 12 November 2008. This event will be made up by 14 cars, each driven by a team of… …read the full post

Audi has created Audi A4 Driving Challenge for the iPhone. Five tracks are included, each one more difficult than the previous. The lap time and track time are displayed. The game, which renders graphics from an overhead perspective, uses the iPhone’s accelerometer for steering, with on-screen buttons to operate the gas and brake pedals. “The… …read the full post