Chevrolet Cruze Station Wagon unveiled – csk auto

Chevrolet decided to introduce a family-orientated version of the new Cruze at the Geneva Motor Show, namely the station wagon variant.

The model in question shared the stage with its smaller hatchback brother but however it was the main attraction of the stand.

Chevrolet Cruze station wagon

Chevrolet Cruze station wagon

The American manufacturer plans to offer the Cruze station wagon with a 1.6-liter, a 1.8-liter and also a 1.4-liter turbo petrol engine.

Chevrolet Cruze station wagon

Chevrolet Cruze station wagon

In terms of diesel units, the new Cruze will benefit from a 1.7-liter VCDi with 130 horses while a more powerful 2.0-liter engine borrowed from the sedan model is also available.

Chevrolet Cruze station wagon

Chevrolet Cruze station wagon

For the new year, Chevrolet provides new wheels, revised optical blocks and bumpers but also several tweaks inside including new seat fabrics and revised center console.

Chevrolet Cruze station wagon

Chevrolet Cruze station wagon

Keyless Entry, rear view camera, start/stop system and MyLink infotainment system are also available for the new Cruze station wagon. The boot capacity of the new model is 500 liters with all the seats up while folding the rear seats will give you extra 1,000 liters.

Meet the 2013 Ferrari California – csk auto

The all-new F12 Berlinetta was not the only novelty of the Italian manufacturer at the Geneva Motor Show this year. The 2013 California is also a new model which met the public for the first time at the major automotive event which captivated the entire world.

If the F12 Berlinetta is a completely new model in range, the new Ferrari California is actually a facelift variant of the current model, a vehicle which receives few aesthetic and performance boost.

2013 Ferrari California

2013 Ferrari California

To be more precise, the 4.3-liter V8 unit which sits under the bonnet is able to deliver 483 horses and 505 Nm of torque, with about 30hp more than the current California.

2013 Ferrari California

2013 Ferrari California

The acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h is now possible in 3,8 seconds, the Italian engineers also improving the performance by cutting down 30 kilograms thanks to a revised chassis.

2013 Ferrari California

2013 Ferrari California

If you want even more, there is a Handling Speciale package offered by Ferrari, a kit which improves the steering ratio, the dampers and provides stiffer springs. There are no pricing details available at the moment.

Hyundai debuts i-oniq concept at Geneva – csk auto

The South Koreans from Hyundai revealed a futuristic concept at the Geneva Motor Show, namely the i-oniq, a sporty coupe prototype which uses a hybrid powertrain.

It packs a 1.0-liter petrol engine delivering 60 horsepower but also an electric motor powered by a 55 kW generator. When used as hybrid, the model offers a total driving range of 700km.

Hyundai i-oniq concept

Hyundai i-oniq concept

If you opt for the fully electric variant, the model can run around 120 kilometers with zero emissions.

“Two arched curves are the key theme behind i-oniq, creating a strong and playful contrast between sharp character lines and soft but muscular features,” said Thomas Bürkle, Chief Designer at the Hyundai Motor Europe.

Hyundai i-oniq concept

Hyundai i-oniq concept

The new Hyundai i-oniq concept has been designed at Hyundai’s European center located in Germany and, as mentioned above, sports a futuristic look both at the exterior and interior.

Hyundai i-oniq concept

Hyundai i-oniq concept

Inside, the South Koreans from Hyundai opted for a driver-orientated dashboard, a specific feature of the concept cars these days. Hyundai forget to mention if there will be any production model to be inspired from the i-oniq concept in the near future.

Hyundai i-oniq concept

Hyundai i-oniq concept

All-new Mitsubishi Outlander announced – csk auto

Mitsubishi unveiled today the new Outlander, a model which reaches its third generation being scheduled to hit the showrooms this summer.

At the first glance, the 2013 Outlander is quite similar to the PX-MiEV Concept unveiled by the Japanese company at the Tokyo Motor Show last year.

2013 Mitsubishi Outlander

2013 Mitsubishi Outlander

Of course, Mitsubishi had to adapt the appearance to a level which can be mass produced but they managed to find the balance in this regard.

2013 Mitsubishi Outlander

2013 Mitsubishi Outlander

Under the bonnet we find a 2.0-liter petrol unit with 148 horsepower and 195 Nm of torque while a 2.2-liter diesel with 148 horses and 380 Nm of torque is available as well.

2013 Mitsubishi Outlander

2013 Mitsubishi Outlander

The Japanese car maker offers the diesel engine with a standard six-speed manual transmission while the automatic gearbox is on the options list. A five-speed manual gearbox or a CVT transmission can be used for the petrol unit, current assumptions announcing a plug-in hybrid version of the model as being under development.

2013 Mitsubishi Outlander

2013 Mitsubishi Outlander

If we talk about dimensions, the new Outlander brings nothing new, maintaining the size of the current generation with a length of 4,655mm, and width of 1,800mm.

Diesel-powered Toyota Avensis obtains 900 miles range – csk auto

The British journalists Joe Clifford and Andrew Biddle decided to travel across Britain behind the wheel of a fuel-efficient Toyota Avensis Tourer and see how many miles are able to drive on a single fuel tank.

The result was quite impressive as the Japanese model fitted with a 2.0-liter D4-D engine and a six-speed manual transmission obtained a total range of 904,9 miles (1,456 kilometers).

Toyota Avensis Tourer

Toyota Avensis Tourer

The journalists from Banzai Magazine managed to obtain a fuel economy of just 3,95 liters/100km (59,5mpg US), therefore, driving more than 900 miles with a single 60-liter fuel tank.

“The Toyota shrugged off the mileage with ease and showed such frugality for fuel that we wouldn’t hesitate to recommend it highly,” said Joe Clifford, editor at the Banzai Magazine.

Toyota Avensis Tourer

Toyota Avensis Tourer

In their way, they also stopped at Toyota’s Burnaston plant but they said that there was no stop at a gas station, the entire trip being completed on a single fuel tank.

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