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Mini Soho Price Release

Posted: 04 Aug 2011 09:23 AM PDT

Mini unveiled a new limited edition dedicated solely to the UK market: it is the Soho Mini, like the popular district of London. It ‘a common practice to name some of the brand versions of its popular compact car as places of the capital (Camden, Mayfair, Park Lane). The Soho Mini will be available in both normal and fitting in a convertible version of Cooper and Cooper D. In the past the name Soho had already been used for the Mini Clubman. Prices start at 16,765 pounds (19,220 euros).

The special display features Soho Mini CO2 emissions of 99 g / km, a body with alloy wheels White Silver Black Star Bullet 17-inch and a special interior design. To buy, ranging from 16,765 pounds for the Mini Cooper Soho Hatch to £ 18,045 for the Cooper D model, the convertible version starts at £ 19,060 for the Cooper and Cooper D £ 20,135

Honda Civic 2012 Release Date

Posted: 04 Aug 2011 09:14 AM PDT

The first official photo of 2012 Honda Civic shows the final appearance (or most) of the car that reach Europe after the official debut at the IAA 2011. The marketing model is planned for early 2012 in the United States, but in our latitudes will only come in the fall, about a year after the presentation. The competition for this new car of the Japanese manufacturer in the compact saloon segment is represented by the Ford Focus, Volkswagen Golf and Opel Astra.

In Europe, the new Honda Civic comes only in five-door version. The ninth version of the popular Japanese car will be assembled at the British plant at Swindon, with the Honda CR-V. The manufacturer has announced that production in these plants will return to normal levels in September, after the problems caused by the earthquake and subsequent tsunami in Japan.

Maserati GranCabrio Sport Release Date Video

Posted: 04 Aug 2011 07:42 AM PDT

The Maserati GranTurismo sports stars in an official video that you can better see the new creature of the Italian carmaker. This car was produced to combine the sportiness of Maserati GranTurismo MC Road with the feeling of freedom. The 4.7-liter V8 engine is rated at 450 horsepower, which are managed by a sequential six-speed automatic ZF marcecon MC Auto Shift the new software.

Acceleration from 0 to 100 km / h in 5.2 seconds. The maximum speed of the new Maserati GranTurismo sports is 285 kilometers per hour. The GranCabrio Sport has been officially unveiled during the Geneva Motor Show 2011. This sports version is distinguished by some particular aesthetic. Very original this car is aerodynamic, with new skirts in body color that combine elements that take the place of chrome, as the front grille and the interior of the headlights. The fuel consumption is reduced instead of 6% ??compared to the other version.

There are also new brake system with slotted and drilled front discs, as well as the Skyhook active suspension settings that give a greater driving pleasure and a valid response to the stresses that come from the street. The Maserati GranTurismo Sport, which will be on sale in summer in all markets where the brand is present, will debut a new color for the body: the Triumphal Red, the color that replicates the livery of the Maserati racing 50s , the 250F in which Fangio car in 1957 won his fifth world title in Formula One.

Nissan’s new sports car

Posted: 03 Aug 2011 06:32 PM PDT

Nissan is working on a new sports car, it should be a roadster, you should be able to compete with the Mazda MX-5. According to rumors from abroad the Japanese automaker would have to work for a long time on this product, which could be based on Nissan’s concept car Esflow and that could be based on Nissan GT-R.

It also seems that this sports car could be ready in a few years and that the marketing will begin during 2013. The manufacturer should use a new platform for this sport roadster: according to rumors, the platform could be the shelf of the Daimler Group, as a result of a collaboration between the German company and the Renault-Nissan Group and will be used for the new generation Nissan 370Z. Nissan has partnered with Lotus to develop this model. It is not yet clear which engines will be present under the hood of the new car.

Also according to reports claim that the automaker is considering the possibility of an electric motor or possibly a hybrid. Nissan wants to expand in 6 years its global market share for up to 8%. To achieve these objectives in the period 2011-2016, the president of Nissan-Renault, Carlos Ghosn, laid down the lines to follow to grow in all countries of the world, focusing on technologies to reduce emissions and the production of ZEV.

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