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After a few photos leaked on the Internet, Lancia made a press release yesterday in which it unveiled the new Lancia Delta which will make its world debut at the Geneva Motor Show, in less than two weeks.

The car is designed by Centro Stile Lancia and, when it will go on sale this summer, it will be offered with three engines, two 1.4 litre petrol units, developing 120 hp and 150 hp and a 120 hp 1.6 litre MultiJet turbodiesel (Euro 5). Later, the Lancia Delta will be offered with an 165 hp 2.0 MultiJet, with a 190 hp 1.9 Twinturbo MultiJet and a new 1.8 Di TurboJet unit developing 200 hp and Euro 5 compliant.

The future Lancia Delta customers will be able to choose over a 1.000 personalizations, a range born by combining 3 outfittings, 4 different seat upholsteries, 3 interior colours, 5 types of alloy wheels, 12 chassis colours and 12 “two-tone” matchings.

Check out more photos and read the full press release after the jump.

Read More: “New Lancia Delta unveiled before Geneva”

Besides the Jaguar XJ Portfolio, the British car maker will show another special edition at the Geneva Motor Show, the Jaguar XKR Portfolio. The car will have an all aluminum lightwieght body and will be powered by Jaguar’s 420 hp supercharged 4.2 liter V8 engine mated to a six-speed Jaguar Sequential Shift Transmission with paddleshift gear change.

The car is painted in an exclusive Shadow Grey metallic color and will feature 20 inch Selena alloy wheels, milled aluminum power vents, Portfolio trunk lid signature badge, plus a choice of dark grey or black hood colors for the convertible. On the interior soft-grain, contrast stitched leather covers the seats, instrument panel, center console, door inners, rear side panels and steering wheel, Rich Oak veneer or Engine Spin Aluminum fascia finish, alloy and leather gear selector, unique tread plates with Portfolio script and leather edged carpet mats plus Bowers & Wilkins surround sound system, with 525W Premium audio, featuring low distortion Kevlar mid-range speakers and aluminum dome speakers.

Jaguar already started taking orders for the Jaguar XKR Portfolio and the first cars will be delivered in June 2008.

Check out more photos and the full press release after the jump.

Read More: “Geneva Preview: Jaguar XKR Portfolio”

At the upcoming Geneva Motor Show, Peugeot will present its latest additions to the 308 range, the sporty Peugeot 308 GT and the all new Peugeot 308 SW.

The 308 GT will be Peugeot’s new top of the range model and it will be powered by the 175 hp 1.6 litre turbocharged THP petrol engine mated to a new 6-speed manual gearbox. This powertrain was used by the 207 GTi and it also powers the Mini Cooper S. The 308 GT goes from 0 to 62 mph (100 km/h) in 8.3 seconds and reaches a top speed of 140 mph (225 km/h). Besides the new engine, the car also fetures a lower front bumper, a rear spoiler and a reduced overall ride height, while on the interior the customers will have aluminium gear knob and foot pedals, plus a new steering wheel design.

The other Peugeot premiere, the 308 SW is based on the 308 SW Prologue Concept, presented last year at the Frankfurt show and it will have an increased wheelbase and overhang rear (by 100 mm and 124 mm), which allowed Peugeot to add a third passenger seats row. The 308 SW will be available with a wide range of engines, including the naturally aspirated 95 hp 1.4 liter and 120 HP 1.6 liter, plus the 1.6 liter turbocharged unit, available with 140 hp, 150 hp and 175 hp. The diesel engine offer include the 90 hp 1.4-liter, the 110 hp 1.6-liter and 136 hp 1.6-liter.

The 308 GT will be available starting this spring, while the 308 SW’s sales will start this summer.

Read More: “Geneva Preview: Peugeot 308 GT and SW”

After a lot of photos leaked on the net, Volvo decided to made an official announcement of the Volvo XC60 crossover which will make its world debut at the Geneva Motor Show. Fredrik Arp, Volvo Cars President and CEO said: “It’s not only the safest Volvo ever. If you ask me, it’s also the most stunning. Not a bad combination, is it?”. So, is he right or just talking big words?

As we already said, the car’s design is pretty cool, being close to the Volvo XC60 concept, presented last year at Detroit. Known as a producer that makes some of the safest cars out there, Volvo has equipped the XC60 with the latest safety technologies and the most important new feature is the City Safety system, which comes into action when the car is about to drive into the vehicle in front and the driver does not react, the car brakes itself.

As for the engines, the Volvo XC60 will be offered with three engines: the 285 hp turbocharged T6 and two versions of the D5 turbodiesel, producing 185 and 163 horsepower. All vehicles are fitted with All-Wheel-Drive (AWD) as standard. Next year, Volvo plans to introduce a front wheel version also, powered by a 163 hp Euro 5 diesel engine.

The Volvo XC60 will be built at the Volvo plant in Ghent, Belgium and sales will start during 2008′s second half (Europe) and early 2009 (US). Volvo hopes to sell over 50,000 units per year.

After the jump you can see more photos, a video of the XC60 and the full press release.

Read More: “Volvo XC60 officially unveiled”

It’s not every day you get the chance to ride on the highway next to a Bugatti Veyron Pur Sang, so you’d better take out the camera and film it. Especially that is car is just superb. Oh, and one more thing, you have one try to guess where this video was taken. If you’ve answered UAE (United Arab Emirates), you have a beer from us. Enjoy the video!

Read More: “Video: Bugatti Veyron Pur Sang spotted”

Ford released these photos of the production ready Ford Kuga, two weeks before the car’s debut at the Geneva Motor Show. Coincidence or not, the photos were taken in the Swiss Alps. Ford didn’t release any other detail, just these photos, so enjoy it!

Photo Gallery: New Ford Kuga photos

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After a few days ago some photos of the Fiat 500 Abarth leaked on the web, today we’ve also got a video of the small Italian ‘beast’. Enjoy!

Read More: “Video: Fiat 500 Abarth”

At the upcoming Geneva Motor Show, the Jaguar XJ Portfolio special edition will make its world debut. This limited luxury special edition will feature lightweight advanced aluminum construction, Computer Active Technology Suspension (CATS), Dynamic Stability Control (DSC) and a self-leveling air suspension, unique exterior styling (including Celestial Black or Astral Gold paint colors, bespoke 20 inch Selena alloy wheels with red Jaguar ‘Heritage’ badge, chrome mirror caps and Portfolio trunk lid signature badge).

The interior will feature a blend of high-quality, luxurious materials and top of the line technologies, like individually heated and cooled front seats, 7-inch touchscreen, Jaguar premium sound system, dual-zone climate control systems, JaguarVoiceTM, Adaptive Cruise Control and rear multimedia system with DVD player and twin display screens.

In the United States, the Jaguar XJ Portfolio will be offered with the 400 hp 4.2 liter V8 supercharged powerplant or with the naturally aspirated V8 engine. Jaguar already started taking orders for the limited edition XJ and first cars will be delivered this summer.

Check out a complete photo gallery and the full press release after the jump.

Read More: “Geneva Preview: Jaguar XJ Portfolio special edition”

There are less than two weeks left before the Geneva Motor Show but it seems that Alfo doesn’t want to wait no more, so they’ve officially unveiled the new Alfo Romeo 8C Spider, the convertible version of the Alfa 8C Competizione. Designed by Centro Stile Alfa Romeo, it sure is gorgeous and we can’t wait to feast our eyes on this beautiful Italian cabrio, at the Swiss show, where we’ll be present to report live.

The Alfa 8C Spider, like its coupe brother, will only be produced in 500 units and its very similar with the Competizione, expect for the hooded top fitted with electro-hydraulic automatic control, which is composed of two overlapping sheets: the external one is made with a multi-thread textile which can withstand the elements, whilst the interior has high sound-proofing qualities.

The 8C Spider will be powered by the same 4.7 liter V8 engine, developing 450 hp at 7000?rpm and 480 Nm (354 ft-lb) at 4750?rpm and mated to a 5 speed gearbox. The coupe version accelerates from 0 to 62 mph (100 km/h) in 4.2 seconds and top speed is 181 mph (292 km/h) but we expect the convertible version to be slightly slower.

Check out more photos and the full press release after the jump.

Read More: “Alfa Romeo 8C Spider revealed before Geneva”

With the updated 2008 Mercedes Benz SLK out, the Stuttgart based producer wants to make sure that the SLK owners will be able to personalize their roadsters, so it released a range of dealer-installed accessories. The range includes exclusive wheels, chrome exterior elements, practical telematics modules and ingenious items.

Exterior accessories include exclusive 18 inch Korsunia and 17 inch Kikuchi wheels, plus various chrome features, including trim for the radiator cross fins, bumper and exterior mirrors plus door handle. For the sport loving SLK owners, Mercedes offers the possibiilty to fit the car with new Alustyle basic carrier bars, which are only available after the SLK is fitted with the optional extra “pre-installation for carrier systems”. The ski and snowboard rack is able to hold up to six pairs of skis or four snowboards, while the bicycle rack can hold up to three bikes. Aerodynamic roof boxes are also available, with a capacity of between 330 and 450 litres.

The SLK accessories range also include features like a “Limited Edition” draught-stop, illuminated door sill panels made from brushed stainless steel, with the blue Mercedes-Benz lettering lighting up every time the door is opened, Bluetooth® telephone module (SAP), Media Interface and separate iPod® Interface Kit. Mercedes-Benz accessories for the new SLK are available via authorised Mercedes-Benz partners.

Check out more photos after the jump and also read the full press release.

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Toyota announced today that the redesigned Toyota Crown, Royal Saloon and Athlete versions, will go on sale in Japan today and they’ve also announced the new Crown Hybrid, which will be launched on May 9.

The Crown Royal Saloon and the Crown Athlete will be available with V6 3.0 liter and V6 2.5 liter engine, mated to a 6 Super ECT (Super Intelligent Electronically-controlled, Six-speed Automatic Transmission) and DRAMS (Driving Response and Acceleration Management System). All engines feature Dual VVT-i (Dual Variable Valve Timing Intelligent) to optimize intake and exhaust valve timing according to driving conditions.

The Toyota Crown Hybrid features rear-wheel drive THS II (Toyota Hybrid System II) with a two-stage motor speed reduction which “provides the driving performance of a 4.5-liter vehicle with the low fuel consumption of a 2.0-liter vehicle”. The propulsion system features a combination of a 3.5-liter V6 gasoline engine with a high-performance electric motor. Also, by pressing a button, the vehicle will only use the electric engine.

Toyota hopes to sell monthly 5,500 units, including 800 hybrid cars. Click ‘read more’ to see more details on the Toyota Crown in the full press release and to check out more photos of the car.

Read More: “Redesigned Toyota Crown plus hybrid version launched in Japan”

With about two weeks before its official debut at the Geneva Motor Show, Saab released a teaser image of the Saab 9-1X Concept. Though the photo shows the car covered, we can tell that the hatch concept will probably follow the Saab Aero X concept’s design.

The Saab 9-1X will be based on the Opel Astra platform and WorldCarFans report that it will probably be powered by a turbocharged 1.4 liter engine and will be a player in the small premium hatchbacks, competing cars like the Volvo C30, BMW 1-series or the Mini Cooper.

Read More: “Saab 9-1X Concept teaser photo”

On April 14th, 1927, the first Volvo ever produced rolled out the factory production line. The model was called Volvo ÖV4 (ÖV are Swedish for “Open Car” and 4 denoted the number of cylinders powering the car). Tomorrow, February 20, 2008, 81 years later, the 15 millionth Volvo (a C70 Convertible) will be produced at the Uddevalla factory.

The most successful Volvo in history was the Volvo 200 Series, of which 2,862,573 units were sold between 1974 and 1993. An interesting Guinness record Volvo holds, is that of the car that has covered a higher mileage than any other car on the planet. It’s a Volvo P1800, owned by Irv Gordon, which past 2,000,000 miles (3,218,000 km) in 2002 and in 2012 is expected to be do its 3 millionth mile (4,827,000 km).

You can see other important moments in Volvo history, by reading the full press release, after the jump.

Read More: “15 millionth Volvo produced”

Here’s a video of the new Ford Fiesta, recently released by Ford. The new Fiesta, which will make its official debut at the Geneva Motor Show will be produced in Mexico, India and Europe, but it’ll be available worldwide. No officials details have been released so far, but we’re guessing we won’t have to wait to much for them. Enjoy the video!

Also, after the jump, you can see a complete photo gallery of the new Ford Fiesta.

Read More: “Video: The new Ford Fiesta”

With its debut scheduled for the Geneva Motor Show, the Fiat 500 Abarth is no longer a surprise, because here are leaked photos of the “angry” small Italian car. Besides large wheel arches that house big wheels, wide air intakes, rear air diffuser, double exhaust pipes, red caps for the external rear mirrors and Abarth badges all over the car.

There are also rumors that Fiat will present two versions, the Fiat 500 Abarth and Abarth SS, the latter having an even more powerful engine. But just rumors so far, guess we’ll have more details in a couple or days or else we’ll have more at the car’s debut at Geneva.

Check out more leaked photos of the Fiat 500 Abarth after the jump.

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