Posted on Oct 5th, 2009 by Andrey
Sadly we still don’t have a fortune teller on our pay roll to tell us about future cars and how they will look or feel, but thanks to BMW North America CEO Jim O’Donnell, we hear that the future BMW 6 Series from the Bavarian automaker will be the best looking one we’ve seen in years.
He revealed that the new model will say good bye to the old design lines from Bangle, especially in terms of its rear end, and will adopt a more aggressive but also sleeker body style. It seems that we can also expect to see multiple versions, including a convertible outfitted with a hard top, with no chances for a soft top one.
In terms of engines, rumors place units ranging from entry-level V6 motors with twin turbos to heavy V8s in the future model. Chances are we might also see a hybrid version, based on the 655. Nothing is for certain though, as the company is keeping things under a tight wrap until the Geneva Motor Show in March next year.
Posted on Sep 28th, 2009 by Andrey
The SUV market has been very good to all of the companies involved in it, with many people wanting to look at other drivers from the safety of big and bulky 4×4 vehicles. One of the most prestigious brands is Land Rover, which is preparing quite a lot of surprises for its fans.
One of the most recent ones will target the Range Rover line-up, as the aggressive LRX concept car introduced quite a while ago will start manufacturing as early as 2011. The sleek 2-door baby SUV will be constructed at Land Rover’s new facility in Halewood, on Merseyside, and will be “the smallest, lightest and most efficient vehicle the company has ever produced,” according to the press release.
“The production of a small Range Rover model is excellent news for our employees, dealers and customers,” said Phil Popham, managing director of Land Rover. “It is a demonstration of our commitment to investing for the future, to continue to deliver relevant vehicles for our customers, with the outstanding breadth of capability for which we are world-renowned.”
Sadly though, the company declined to reveal details about what engines will it use or what dimensions it will have, saying that new details will arrive next year. Until then, you can still choose from the Land Rover and Range Rover line-up.