Women are active, even on their celebrating day: yesterday, on 8 March, women from “Woman on Wheels” community have chosen Citroen DS3 the sport car of year 2010!
Which do you believe that are the cars that women prefer from those presented at the Geneva auto show? For easy decision making, HERE you can find a helping summary of the cars launched at this year Geneva show.
[Source foto: Citroen]
Suzuki, which currently has nothing special, producing small budget cars and compact SUVs, impressed at Frankfurt with their Suzuki Kizashi concept. The new concept is powered by a 2.0 liter 4-cylinder turbodiesel and has all wheel drive. Measuring 4.63 m in length the concept is really aggressive and, completed with the 21 inch wheels it’s a very impressive concept.
It looks like the Kizashi will be the starting point for a future Suzuki model, which is set to debut somewhere around 2010. View more photos after the jump.
Some bad news for the European car enthusiasts. It seems like Ford will quit developing the RS for the next year MkII Ford Focus. One of the most appreciated cars from Ford, the Focus RS sported WRC-inspired looks and handling, and was powered by a turbocharged 215-horsepower 2.0L Duratec engine.
A spokesman from Ford revealed that the prototype models seen testing in recent months were developed to test high-performance parts for other future products and that at no point was there ever a business case for an RS-badged Focus. Another sign is the report that an UK customer who placed a deposit for the next generation RS got his money back, the dealer informing him that the project was canceled because of concerns over carbon-dioxide emissions.
However, there is still hope, because it seems that the RS could be back for the next generation MkIII Ford Focus which will arrive in 2010.
Mitsubishi unveiled some more close to production-model shots of the upcoming Mitsubishi Lancer Evo X. The model, which was first presented in 2005 in Tokyo is getting closer to it’s production look, because it seems that the street production version Evo will be almost exactly like the one presented in this shots.
The new model features Mitsubishi’s S-AWC3 traction and handling system, that integrates the control of drive torque and braking management with the four-wheel drive system, and it will be powered by a new lightweight and high-performance 2.0-liter turbocharged MIVEC4 engine with aluminum cylinder block and a 6-speed automated manual transmission that contributes to exceptional performance with improved fuel economy. (more…)
Announced last year, Startech presented a modified version of the Dodge Caliber, which now is more aggressive and more powerful. The 2.0 common-rail diesel engine got a 40hp upgrade, from 140 to 180hp and now the Caliber goes from 0 to 100 km/h in 8.6 seconds (9.3 for the regular version). The body kit include custom-tailored Startech lift-gate attachment, stylized tailpipes left and right, Startech sport exhaust system and a rear spoiler plus 19 or 20 inches five-spoke wheels.
The Startech Lifestyle interior package which will be available soon is offered for all Dodge Caliber models and include extravagant accessories such as polished aluminum door-lock pins, shifter and foot pedals plus high-quality floor mats imprinted with the Startech logo. (more…)
These tuner guys are maniacs. Some of us still haven’t seen some of the cars on the street or in a showroom and tuned up version are launched. However, the latest example, the recently launched Audi R8 is special. Why is that? Well, this new version, modified by Abt Sportsline has all chances to become a super car. Again, you might ask why? Because the Abt R8 will have a distinctive body kit, parts of which are fashioned from carbon-fiber-reinforced plastic, aggressive bumpers, new hood, widened air ducts behind the doors, a prominent fixed spoiler at the rear, and towering 20-inch wheels in Abt’s signature five-spoke design.
Enough? You might say yes…we did. But nooo, Abt said the standard 4.2-liter V8 engine 420 hp engine is not good enough, they supercharged it and they claim it will deliver 530 hp, take the car from 0 to 100 km/h in 3.9 seconds and to a top speed of 317 km/h. That’s something. (more…)