вторник, 12 декабря 2017 г.

Audi of America marks November sales increase

Audi of America, a unit of AUDI AG, reports a November sales increase of 12 percent to 19,195 deliveries, as the Q7, new Q5 and the new-to-the U.S. A5 Sportback, lead consumer demand.
Consumer demand for the new Q5 and Q7 helped drive November’s sales increase. Deliveries of the Q5 were up 31 percent to 5,467. The Q7 deliveries increased to 3,292, and have now increased 23 percent year-to-date. SUV sales for Audi increased 23 percent to 10,351. Read more

Porsche aims to launch multiple variants of its all-electric Mission E

Green car sales are on the rise. Nearly every mainstream automaker has or is working on a fully-electric vehicle to meet ever-increasing customer demands. Porsche has yet to launch its first all-electric car, the Mission E, but it is already warming up to electric cars after seeing demand switching to the hybrid versions of its vehicles. Now, they say that they are even working on all-electric ‘derivatives of the Mission E’. The German automaker announced that around 60 percent of all new Panamera models in Europe were equipped with a hybrid drive.
Worldwide, the Panamera E-Hybrid makes up 60 percent of that model’s sales. In Scandinavia, that number jumps to 90 percent. Demand is only going to grow as different regions begin to offer tax incentives and other bonuses for driving electric or electrified vehiclesPorsche is pivoting, setting up the Mission E to reach an even wider audience than originally predicted. Porsche wants to sell 20,000 Mission E sedans each year. Considering the success of cars like the Tesla Model S, it doesn’t seem like that far of a stretch. Read more

пятница, 8 декабря 2017 г.

2012 Kia Soul for sale!

4 Door Wagon, automatic transmission, FWD, 2.0L 4cyl, gasoline, 252652 miles. The handling is outstanding for how high the profile of the vehicle is. The wide stance of the car allows it to handle amazing! The storage capabilities are outstanding as well! With the rear seats folded down you can haul an amazing amount of stuff. Moreover, it’s roomy enough that you can fit 5 adults in it! More details here: https://repokar.com/car/4868/Kia/Soul/Texas/Pearland/2012-Kia-Soul
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четверг, 7 декабря 2017 г.

November electric car sales decline as customers await new Leaf

For those who prefer to purchase green cars, the arrival of the Tesla Model 3 and the new-generation Nissan Leaf electric vehicles can’t come soon enough. U.S. sales of hybrids and plug-in vehicles last month fell from year-earlier totals, as Tesla customers awaited deliveries of the Model 3, whose 310-mile single-charge range was confirmed by the U.S. EPA last week, while Nissan was preparing to sell the 2018 model-year Leaf. November’s domestic electric car sales, which had been up more than 8 percent through October, declined 1.9 percent to almost 39,000 units. Plug-in vehicle sales were up, though by only 3 percent to about 14,000 units.
Front and center was Nissan, whose new-generation Leaf sales have gotten off to a great start in Europe but whose 2017 Leaf sales all but disappeared, plunging 88 percent from a year earlier to just 175 vehicles. Ford, that had been tracking ahead of 2016 figures all year, also had a rough month, with green-car sales declining 14 percent to 6,301 units, as Fusion Energi and C-Max Energi Plug-in Hybrid sales dropped 60 percent and 27 percent, respectively, from a year earlier. Read more

The amazing 1954 Jaguar D-Type race car goes up for auction!

The end of the year is fast approaching, your Black Friday and Cyber Monday shopping is done, and the mutual fund you help manage is paying out some serious bonuses. What do you do with all that sweet cash? Well, if it’s over seven figures, we suggest hanging on to it until January when it could help you buy this amazing 1954 Jaguar D-Type race car.
We guess you’ve heard of the D-Type. For those of you unfamiliar, it’s Jaguar‘s famous race car that gave birth to the road-going XKSS, one of which was owned by Steve McQueen. The D-Type was known for its successes on the track, and frequent appearances at Le Mans, with a victory at the endurance race in 1956. This particular car also raced there in 1954 with the Jaguar factory team, and behind the wheel was Sir Stirling Moss. According to RM Sotheby’s, it led the race for a major chunk, but eventually retired due to brake issues. Read more

вторник, 5 декабря 2017 г.

Automakers predicted a competitive December

Major automakers predicted a competitive December as they rushed to sell cars and boost their numbers before 2017 ends. Most of them posted mixed U.S. November new car sales. Now they’re trying to sell down 2017 model-year vehicles, offering high discounts to consumers as the year-end nears. In 2016, the industry reported record annual sales of 17.55 million units.
Discounts have been above 10 percent of the average transaction price for 16 of the past 17 months. The National Automobile Dealers Association expects new vehicle sales to decline to 16.7 million units in 2018, after dropping to 17.1 million for the full year in 2017. If that forecast comes true, the race to move new vehicles off dealers’ lots will only intensify next year. A worrying trend for the automotive industry was a rising number of subprime loans. Subprime levels are at just over 20 percent of originations, against more than 30 percent prior to the Great Recession, but recent increases remain a concern. Read more

The 2019 Lamborghini Urus is officially the fastest SUV in the world

Lamborghini launches its flawless Urus SUV, creating a new niche in the luxury segment with benchmarking power, performance and driving dynamics, unparalleled design, luxury and daily usability. The Lamborghini Urus features a 4.0 liter V8 twin-turbo engine delivering 650 hp (478 kW) at 6,000 rpm, maximum 6,800 rpm, and 850 Nm of maximum torque already at 2,250 rpm. With 162.7 hp/l the 2019 Urus claims one of the highest specific power outputs in its class and the best weight-to-power ratio at 3,38 kg/hp.
The Lamborghini Urus accelerates from 0-100 km/h in 3.6 seconds, 0-200 km/h in 12,8 seconds and with a top speed of 305 km/h it is the fastest SUV available. Its low-line coupé styling and commanding road position belie the very comfortable ride, higher ground clearance, and luxurious space within together with the latest technologies. The 2019 Urus provides easy driving in the city, maximum comfort during long journeys, thrilling super sports car dynamics on the road and track, and versatile off-road abilities in a range of environments. Read more

понедельник, 4 декабря 2017 г.

2018 Saleen 1 revealed at LA Auto Show

The Saleen 1 was finally unveiled at the LA Auto Show as a compact, elegant mid-engine sports car that looks surprisingly finished coming from such a low-volume manufacturer. Although the car displayed at the auto show is just a prototype, we were surprised at how good it looks in person slathered in a dynamic orange paint. Even its leather-swathed interior didn’t have the usual glued-together toy-like appearance expected of cars like this.
Moving away from the high-powered exclusivity of its previous model, the Saleen S7, the Saleen 1 (or S1) will be a lightweight sports car. It will cost only $100,000 USD. With a mid-mounted 2.5-litre turbo four built and tuned in-house, the car will produce 336kW and around 475Nm of torque. This will propel its approximately 1225kg body to 97km/h in about 3.5 seconds. Low weight is also helped by the Saleen’s all-aluminium tub chassis and its 100 per cent carbon fibre body. Read more

пятница, 1 декабря 2017 г.

Win a $100.00 Amazon Gift Card with RepoKar

Win a $100.00 Amazon Gift Card with RepoKar: With the season of giving in full effect, many shoppers prefer to give away gift cards as presents to their friends and family. According to a WalletHub survey, 41% of people say they prefer to receive gift cards this year from brands they love.

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четверг, 30 ноября 2017 г.

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Infiniti to give itself a bigger boost with a new technology-laden SUV

Although Infiniti is already one of the fastest growing luxury car brands, it aims to give itself a bigger boost with a technology-laden crossover that one executive calls the most important vehicle in the brand’s history. The redesigned QX50, scheduled to reach dealerships in the first quarter of 2018, is the world’s first production car with a variable-compression engine, using technology that Nissan Motor Co. has been working on for about 20 years.
The 2.0-liter, four-cylinder turbo increases the vehicle’s fuel economy to a combined rating of 27 mpg for the front-wheel-drive configuration – 35 percent more than the outgoing model – while offering the power of a six-cylinder engine. Christian Meunier, Infiniti Global Division vice president, says that this crossover is a perfect combination between a sprinter and a marathon runner. He claims that the QX50 is the most important vehicle they have ever launched, and it embodies everything the brand stands for, including beautiful design, advanced technology and empowering performance. He also calls it “the right vehicle at the right time in one of the world’s fastest growing segments”. Read more

New Nissan Star Wars themed vehicles arrived

New Nissan Star Wars themed vehicles arrived: We knew about the partnership between Nissan and the Star Wars franchise, but hey we were just as surprised as you are right now seeing these new Star Wars themed cars. We really thought that this year there will be no movie themed cars, but this popular tuner wasn’t ready to let such an occasion go, and prepared a few good models for us. Take a look

2018 Nissan Rogue – Poe Dameron’s X-wing with BB-8

2018 Nissan Altima – Special Forces TIE Fighter: The Special Forces TIE Fighter is a strike fighter used by the First Order’s elite Special Forces pilots. This is fittingly recreated using Nissan’s best-selling sedan, Altima. The show vehicle features custom body enhancements, bringing it in line with a member of the First Order’s fleet. The vehicle’s standout feature is the cockpit window that brings the multi-paned look of the Special Forces TIE fighter to the Altima’s windshield. Custom wheels and full-body wrap bring the dual-winged spacecraft to life.

Kia and Alfa Romeo named finalists at the North American Car Awards

Kia and Alfa Romeo named finalists at the North American Car Awards: It’s the first time ever for Kia and Alfa Romeo to be named finalists for the North American Car,Truck and Utility of the Year Awards. The nine vehicles still in the running for the 2018 awards also include two chances for Honda to extend its winning streak to a third consecutive year. The three car finalists announced Wednesday at the Los Angeles Auto Show are the Toyota Camry, Honda Accord and Kia Stinger. The Camry and Accord, which have long battled for supremacy in the now-fading midsize sedan segment, will be up against Kia's first serious performance car.

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In the most competitive category, the utility finalists are the Alfa Romeo StelvioHonda Odyssey and Volvo XC60. They beat out 12 other semifinalists, including three from General Motors and three from Volkswagen Group of America. The truck award is a battle between Ford and Chevrolet. Only three vehicles were eligible, so all of them -- the Chevy Colorado ZR2Ford Expedition and Lincoln Navigator - automatically became finalists.

Kia and Alfa Romeo named finalists at the North American Car Awards

Kia and Alfa Romeo named finalists at the North American Car Awards: It’s the first time ever for Kia and Alfa Romeo to be named finalists for the North American Car,Truck and Utility of the Year Awards. The nine vehicles still in the running for the 2018 awards also include two chances for Honda to extend its winning streak to a third consecutive year. The three car finalists announced Wednesday at the Los Angeles Auto Show are the Toyota Camry, Honda Accord and Kia Stinger. The Camry and Accord, which have long battled for supremacy in the now-fading midsize sedan segment, will be up against Kia's first serious performance car.

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In the most competitive category, the utility finalists are the Alfa Romeo StelvioHonda Odyssey and Volvo XC60. They beat out 12 other semifinalists, including three from General Motors and three from Volkswagen Group of America. The truck award is a battle between Ford and Chevrolet. Only three vehicles were eligible, so all of them -- the Chevy Colorado ZR2Ford Expedition and Lincoln Navigator - automatically became finalists.

среда, 29 ноября 2017 г.

We'll get a production version of the new I.D. Crozz EV in 2020

Volkswagen‘s all-electric I.D.Crozz concept SUV has been on the global auto-show circuit this year. After popping up in Shanghai in April, the concept moved to Frankfurt with some improvements, and now, it’s made its way to Los Angeles. Volkswagen claims it will introduce a production version of the I.D Crozz in 2020, as the first U.S.-bound vehicle from its new electric portfolio.
After that, we’ll be waiting for the bus: The production version of the I.D. Buzz electric minivan is expected in 2022. Volkswagen showed its three electric concepts, the aforementioned two along with the original I.D. concept. The three share a modular electric platform, which will underpin VW’s plans for building 15 different electric car models around the world by 2025. The original I.D. is a smaller vehicle and is not expected to be sold in the States. Read more

The 2018 Mercedes-Benz CLS- Leaked pictures

The 2018 Mercedes-Benz CLS- Leaked pictures: This is the all-new Mercedes-Benz CLS. We think. We’ve split-screened this and the old one and we’d swear it was just a facelift, but apparently we’d be wrong.

The images have been leaked by various social media channels (whoops) a day before its scheduled debut at the Los Angeles Motor Show.

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They’re low-res files, but we get our first full look at the front, the back and the interior, where we can see the same sort of ambient lighting line as we’ve already clocked in the new A-Class. Expect that to change colours, like the smaller car’s does.

Mercedes’ designers have pinched the outer edges of the single-unit headlights, making them more triangular than before. The silhouette must be more or less identical partly thanks to a roof line that involved some fine use of copy and paste.

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The new tax reform could force some dealerships in Texas to shutter

The new tax reform could force some dealerships in Texas to shutter: For people who live in such a big state as Texas, driving is more like a way of life. The average Texas motorist logs more than 16,000 miles behind the wheel each year, far more than the average American. Nationally, nearly 1 in 10 new vehicle registrations occurs in the Lone Star State.

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The central role cars play in Texas means that policies that impact the automobile industry affect us more than most. The tax reform package being considered by Congress has many benefits — but a major wrinkle in the Senate version could force some dealerships in Texas to shutter. That would devastate Texas motorists and jeopardize more than 200,000 jobs. Earlier this month, the U.S. House passed the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, a comprehensive reform of the nation’s tax code. The bill kept in place a rule that allows local dealerships to deduct the “floor plan interest expense” they pay on the loans they rely on to purchase cars.

вторник, 28 ноября 2017 г.

2016 Nissan Altima

2016 Nissan Altima: 2016 Nissan Altima S $11500

Heated steering wheel, leather upholstery, heated front seats, air vents for the rear seats, a four-way power front passenger seat, two-way adjustable front headrests, ambient interior lighting and a premium Bose nine-speaker sound system
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Is this car really the one buyers dream about? Cause we don't like it

Is this car really the one buyers dream about? Cause we don't like itIf someone would have built a car British buyers actually desire, we’d have one hell of a mess on our hands. This monstrosity is apparently what we’d end up with, based on a survey of 2300 Brits who expressed their love for the Lamborghini Urus body, Audi R8 doors and side trim, anAlfa Romeo front end, rear lights from a BMW 6 Series and, err, the exhaust from a Hyundai i30Right. The renders somehow managed to leave that one off in favour of a more VAG-ish pair.

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The study, commissioned by a very popular UK web-site, also found that the Bentley badge was the favourite, while chunky off-road tyres wrap the wheels from the latest Honda Civic Type R. It’s topped by a spoiler wrenched from a Lamborghini Gallardo. As styling horror shows go, this one even eclipses old SsangYongs.

понедельник, 27 ноября 2017 г.

Car sales to stay strong thanks to Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales

Car sales to stay strong thanks to Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales: As aggressive incentive spending continues to sustain a robust autumn, automakers are projected to report car sales growth for November. Forecasts from J.D. Power/LMC Automotive, Kelley Blue Book and Edmunds call for a seasonally adjusted, annualized selling rate ranging from 17.1 million to 17.8 million, which would represent a drop-off from the rates topping 18 million that were posted in September and October.

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The projections are split on how sales volume will compare with a year ago, with estimates ranging from a 1 percent decrease to a 3.5 percent increase. Automakers are due to report November results on Friday. "While 2017 may have gotten off to a sluggish start, strong sales through the back third of the year are making up for lost time," Jessica Caldwell, Edmunds' executive director of industry analysis, said in a statement.

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Mazda plans to increase sales by adding an SUV to its lineup

Four years ago, CEO Masamichi Kogai predicted Mazda would be notching annual U.S. sales of 400,000 cars by now. Instead, it is in a second-straight year of decline, with volume under 300,000 and market share retreating from an erstwhile goal of 2 percent. Now Kogai claims the U.S. resurgence will start in earnest in 2019 and kick into overdrive in 2021 when Mazda adds an all-new crossover designed for and built exclusively in the U.S.
Giving first details of the new nameplate in a Nov. 16 interview, Kogai said it has potential to be the brand’s best-seller. He said it would slot into Mazda’s three-vehicle crossover lineup without cannibalizing the CX-3, CX-5 and CX-9. The vehicle will be produced starting in 2021 at the plant Mazda and Toyota plan to jointly build in the U.S. Mazda will initially dedicate its entire capacity of 150,000 units there to the vehicle. For comparison, Mazda‘s best-selling nameplate, the CX-5, managed just 112,235 units in 2016. Kogai says they have big expectations. Read more

Honda claims it's working on 15 minute charging for its upcoming EVs

There are a number of charging “breakthroughs” under development in the world of electric cars. Some seem more realistic than others, especially when you factor in costs, but they depend on a number of factors. Battery density, materials, charging output and onboard charging capability are all variables at play, and automakerstech companies and universities are among the entities racing to advance EV energy technology past the fabled “tipping point” when they offer more advantages than internal combustion cars across the board. Honda has its own leap forward in charging on the horizon, saying it’ll whittle charging time down to 15 minutes by 2022.
Honda claims it will launch a number of electric vehicles that year capable of adding about 150 miles of range in 15 minutes. To do this, the automaker will offer new batteries capable of taking advantage of ultra-fast chargers that we’ll begin to see open up between now and when these new cars become available. Japan expects 350-kW chargers to launch in 2020, up from the 150 kW that Japan’s fastest chargers currently offer. Honda will partner with another company to produce the new batteries, but it has not yet chosen that collaborator. Read more