2018 Ford Focus Wagon, Some Change in Trunk

There will be a new Ford Focus Wagon in 2018, before that, we will see lot spy shot of it. What you see here is Ford trying to cover up the running gear and the next Focus platform under an extensively modified body of the Focus hatchback today. It even earned the nickname ‘Elvis’ as we can see from the sticker on the back.

To hide the new version of the wagon wider and longer under the skin of the current Focus, Ford did everything they could, including the terrible rear that looks like melting and ready to break away from the rest of the car.

You really can see the additional metal welded between different body parts to make it fit. It seemed to us that they would have it much easier if they just choose to train current bodystyle to hide under the new car but Ford may want to give our spies something to remember. Other modifications we can trace including reworked front fascia and wider.

There is not much information about the next generation of Ford Focus out there, with speculation talk about the interior design is much cleaner to improve the ergonomics and the latest connected features.

Specification for engine range will remain largely in the slightly improved EcoBoost engine and a clean version while the hybrid powertrain that combines EcoBoost petrol unit with an electric motor are also expected as part of the company’s plans to launch 13 electric models in the next five years.

The new Ford Focus is expected to hit the market in 2018, so we’ll have a better idea of ​​what to expect in the coming months.

2017 Nissan Navara Trek-1° Limited Edition Unveiled in Brussels

At 2017 Brussels Motor Motor Show in Belgium, Nissan has officially pulled the covers of a special version of the Navara. This new special edition named as Nissan Navara Trek-1 °, the pickup truck takes its name from the geographical location of the desert Navarre in Spain – at -1 ° longitude. As special edition, Nissan produce not much, only 1,500 examples will see the light of day, all of them in the double cab body styles.

Building upon the range-topping Tekna grade, this special edition truck can be had with Black Metallic or Pearlescent White exterior shade, the latter are new to this vehicle. In addition, it also benefits from two roof-mounted LED lights, black sports styling bar, the ‘smart bed cover new load’, which is made of plastic and finished 18-inch alloy wheels either black or white, and black, with a six-spoke pattern.

Customers can also spec Nissan Navara Trek-1 ° with sunroof, leather seats with heating function for the front occupants, and 8-way adjustment on the driver’s side, tow bars, differential lock, and a full-sized spare tire, for an extra charge.

Power comes from a diesel engine twin-turbo 2.3-liter engine, available in two outputs – 160 PS (158 HP) and 190 PS (187 HP), mated to either a six-speed manual or automatic transmission seven-speed, available only for the 190 PS version , ‘On-demand’ four-wheel drive is offered as standard.

Nissan has launched a special edition of the hard workers in Belgium and claimed that other European countries will follow in the coming weeks.

Volkswagen Electric SUV Concept Ready for Shanghai

Germany Automaker, Volkswagen these last few years have a lot problem. After the cheating scandal emissions hamper global efforts to encourage diesel models, VW decided to play on EV, and one of the vehicles that will come out of this strategy is a zero-emission SUV which will come in Shanghai.

Battery-powered models will be previewed by a study car in late April, at the Shanghai Auto Show and the production version is expected to out after 2020, as the second EV brand rose from MEB modular architecture, as reported by AutoNews.

Speaking with the publication in 2017 Detroit Auto Show, Volkswagen’s head of design, Klaus Bischoff, declared that the fate of the SUV has been decided, but he refused to give word on whether this will be a compact or midsize model.

Meanwhile, the car is focused on an entirely new electric concept, I.D. which Buzz, which celebrated its premiere at the Motor City. It follows BUDD-e concept of 2015 and comes with a futuristic design, the battery 111 kWh, and two electric motors that push from 0 to 60 mph (96 km / h) within 5 seconds.

By presenting the study in Detroit, Volkswagen is the ultimate goal that generate enough interest to put it into series production, according to Bischoff.

Mitsubishi Lancer Comes to End in August

Latest generation Mitsubishi Lancer introduced 10 years ago at the Detroit Motor Show, two months before it goes on sale in North America, and it will also be the last.

Speaking to the media on Thursday ahead of next week’s Detroit Auto Show, Don Swearingen, executive vice president at Mitsubishi Motors North America, said that the company will ax Lancer in August.

The decision taken long before Nissan took over the fate of the automotive division of Mitsubishi, Lancer Evolution came after was dropped and is supported by the fact that the car saw sales decline US models by 19 percent in 2016 to just over 14,000 cars, according to data from Autonews.

Instead of waiting for the sedan models to recover, Mitsubishi put most bets on the crossover to stay afloat in the market, including the introduction of a new generation of ASX / Outlander Sport.

This is not the only new vehicle is being developed from the Japanese brand, as it is also preparing a rival Qashqai, which will slot between the Outlander Sport will get smaller, and the regular Outlander will get bigger, and served in 2018. Swearingen says Autonews that is, as-of-yet unnamed model will get a turbocharged engine and technology features a “friendly”. “Frankly, I think of test driving a new vehicle, it will be the best vehicle Mitsubishi has ever produced,” he said.

More Ford Cars Recall for Takata Airbag Defect

Its been few years since Takata Airbag defect came to surface, and yet automakers still continue to recall. Following a previous announcement made by Honda earlier this week, Ford has gone down the same road and is now recalling more vehicles fitted with the defective Takata-made airbag inflators.

The latest action “represents primarily a planned expansion of previously recalled vehicles to new geographic regions”, as the Michigan-based automotive giant explains, covering a total of 816,309 cars, including 654,695 in the US and federalized territories, and 161,174 in Canada.

Included in this list are the 2005-2009 and 2012 Ford Mustang, 2005-2006 GT, 2006-2009 and 2012 Fusion, 2007-2009 Ranger and Edge, 2006-2009 and 2012 Lincoln Zephyr and Lincoln MKZ, 2007-2009 MKX, and 2006-2009 Mercury Milan. Owners of these vehicles will soon be contacted by the manufacturer, informing them of the issue, and after an appointment will be made with an official dealer, technicians will replace the passenger frontal airbag inflator, free of charge.

Ford states that it’s not aware of any injuries or deaths associated with this condition in the aforementioned cars. However, the dangerous airbag inflators, which are known to explode with excessive force in the event of a crash, have already claimed 16 deaths worldwide, and are responsible for more than 150 injuries.

This is How Porsche 917, One of 24 Hours of Le Mans’s Winner New Appearance

One of famous endurance race, the 24 Hours of Le Mans has been held annually but there are only a handful of race-winning cars which have become true icons of motorosport. The Porsche 917 is one of them.

The German supercar brand, Porsche scored its first Le Mans victories with the 917 in 1970 and 1971 and in the year’s since, has become the race’s most successful company, claiming no less than 18 race wins.

Although various versions of the 917 were created with varying sizes of flat-12 engines, most had top speeds approaching the 240 mph (390 km/h) mark, an incredible feat for a racer with the ability to run flat-out for 24 hours straight.

Designed by artist Cleber Santos, are three different modern-day interpretations of the 917, some painted in Gulf Racing liveries and looking absolutely stunning.

The first combines some of the brand’s modern styling traits with those of the original 917. It includes similar rear wheel arches to the Le Mans winner and now benefits from a large central fin, LED headlights and slightly sharper lines.

As for the second and third designs, they mimic the 917 very closely but add touches like new body lines and air intakes, a reshaped windshield and different headlights. This 917 looks really cool automotive renderings.

Matte Military Green BMW M5 by Vorsteiner Have Different Feel

Aftermarket wheels fitted to cars like the BMW M5 has become so common that almost standard practice among car owners. However, the performance of German models wrap in foil Green Military is not something you see every day.

This project comes courtesy of Vorsteiner, bring us their BMW M5 F10 aero program together with their aftermarket Flow Forged wheels. Simultaneously wrap, M5 has been decorated with Vorsteiner VRS aero program that consists of a carbon fiber splitter, a small trunk spoiler lip and rear diffuser. The Vorsteiner VRS aero program for the BMW M5 is built from carbon deals autoclaved Pre-Impregnated best. As a result, this gives stiffness, strength and durability of aerospace superior compared to hand laid carbon fiber composites traditional.

In addition, the German super sedans rose on the set FF 105 Vorsteiner V-Flow Forged wheels finished in Gunmetal Grey finish and measure 20×8.5 in front and 20×10.5 in the rear. Furthermore, the wheel has a Carbon Graphite finish, allowing complex spoke design that will be exhibited. It also works well in solving the visual identity of this vehicle. Check out the full build right below.

Furthermore, the owner of M5 underway with the implementation of Green Military wrap. Of course, not everyone is a first choice, but it adds a touch of rather unique to the M5. It also adds a work clear of aggressive lines and includes high-performance sedan business.

Prefer makeover like this could easily fail, but we think this build just the right touch of custom number without venturing into excessive territory.

2017 BMW M5 by Vorsteiner Images Gallery

2018 Audi Q8 Production Version Appearance

Early this month at 2017 Detroit Auto Show, Audi presenting Q8 Crossover, one typical study that closely mirrors production model adds a little motor show talent to trigger some buzz around them. It does not take much imagination to visualize a more realistic version of these concepts and as is the case with the Ingolstadt premium coupe-crossover.

By changing the look headlights, and toning down the grille, side mirror casing, and the wheels, X-Tomi had taken the car show is much closer to the brothers production, which will sit on top of the Q7 is currently in the range Audi.

2018 Audi Q8 will go after the BMW X6 are already well established and Mercedes-Benz GLE Coupe, although it will be longer and wider than both.

Planned for release sometime in 2018, which will share the Q8 stout mechanical package with the latest Q7, offering a broad lineup of gasoline, diesel and hybrid powertrains.

While the RS version should not be completely out of the question, for the moment, we just heard a plan for SQ8 which will utilize the same engine 4.0-liter bi-turbo V8 diesel found in SQ7, which accelerates from 0 to 100 km / h ( 62 mph) in less than 5 seconds.

Jaguar F-Type Shooting Brake, a Good Rival for Ferrari GTC4

After Ferrari unveiled its new model, GTC4 Lusso, it is time for other automaker to release rival model. Of all the various bodystyles proliferate in the automotive market, shooting brake remains one of the most obvious. Mercedes used the term on the company sleek CLA and CLS wagon (although they still have a five-door), and create a form GTC4 Ferrari Lusso (like FF before). But what if Jaguar entered the fray with a version of the F-Type?

That’s what X-Tomi has envisioned with this latest rendering, and we must say that we are more attracted. Design took recently updated F-Type 400 Sport as its basis, stretch the top of the cans all the way to the back, giving an extra dose of British coupe utility.

F-Type does not need help in the styling department, either coupe or roadster form. Certainly not in the back, which might be the most beautiful in the business. But the format shooting brake pull at the heartstrings us just the right way.

Throw in all-wheel drive and JLR celebrated 5.0-liter supercharged V8 and Coventry would have (if niche) a serious alternative to Ferrari. Although Maranello recently introduced a version of the turbocharged V8 from GTC4 Lusso price under the model of the twelve-cylinder, which is priced at $ 260k for still more than double that of even the top-of-the-line F-Type SVR – the 575 horsepower come within spitting distance of GTC4 Lusso T 602.

New 2018 Mercedes-AMG E63 Prices Starts From €109,837 in Germany

After almost 3 month new generation of Mercedes-AMG E63 officially unveiled, now the car available for order in the domestic market, with other markets to follow soon.

Powered by a V8 engine twin-turbo 4.0-liter that pumps out 571 PS (563 HP) and 750 Nm (553 lb-ft) of torque, the E63 AMG is a member of the most affordable, carries a starting price of € 109.837 ($ 116.848). Although the entry-level model here, 0 to 100 km / h (62 mph) comes in a mind-boggling 3.5 seconds.

For € 121.618 ($ 129.381), a more powerful E63 AMG S became available, using the same model as the lump but massaged to deliver 612 PS (604 HP) and 850 Nm (627 lb-ft) of torque. It allows for a 0 to 100 km / h (62 mph) acceleration that will be made in just 3.3 seconds.

Both cars use a 9-speed automatic transmission standard output channel to the 4Matic AWD. In addition, the eight-cylinder engine can shut down one cylinder banks with cylinder deactivation system, increases fuel consumption and CO2 emissions in ‘Comfort’ mode.

Celebrate the launch of the new Mercedes-AMG E63 is E63 + S 4MATIC Edition 1, an ‘exclusive and distinctive offering’, as the German state. It is available in selenite design magno gray paint finish, or optional design magno night black, and features stripes on the side sill panels, special 20-inch forged wheels and the AMG Night package.

Inside, it will be black Nappa leather seats with yellow stitching, color-coordinated the top of the dashboard, center console, sports steering wheel, floor mats, and an analog clock, with IWC design. There are also carbon fiber trim elements to enhance its sporty attitude. The price for the special edition of the kick off of € 136.910 ($ 145.649).

All three models will arrive in dealerships across Germany this spring.