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Audi Confirms Design Changes in A5 Lineup

German automaker Audi AG recently confirmed its changes in the A5 lineup as well as revisions for the saloon and estate model versions of the A4. A bolder, meaner front headlight design will be one of the lead changes in design to feature the brand’s distinct LED “Wave” look. This one is already seen on the A5 and the new versions of the A8, A6 and even the A1 models.

The models’ front-end will also get a slimmer design change plus a bigger air intakes and a revamped and lighter bumper look. The models’ front grille will also get changes. The instrument panel will receive subtle changes like a new finish. There’s also a new steering wheel design in the works plus optional upholstery designs and trims.

Changes under the hood include a 1.8-liter TFSI model engine with 168bhp for petrol units. For the diesel units, you can expect that a 2.0-liter TDI model engine with 175bhp is attached. But that’s not all, a 2.0-liter TFSI model engine with 211bhp and a supercharged engine with 268bhp are also other engine options for the models. There’s also the 3.0-liter V-6 TDI engine while a 3.0-liter TFSI engine model with 328bhp will run the S4 line up.

Of course, the A4 line up with have the stop-start feature as well as the standard energy recuperation system and the direct fuel injection features. The revamped line up of the Audi A4 will be unveiled during the International Frankfurt Motor Show this coming September.

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Mercedes eyeing top spot in luxury car segment; Lexus hit hard by recalls may relinquish the throne held for 10 years

Toyota Motor Corporation’s Lexus brand ruled the U.S. luxury car segment for a decade but is not in danger of being toppled by Mercedes-Benz after a series of vehicle recalls this year.

Lexus’ image is battered by a number of recalls of their vehicles due to problems like stalling engines, fuel leaks, or instability during emergency maneuvers. Aside from the Lexus brand, the Japanese car manufacturer’s main brand also had to recall about 8 million vehicles due to risks linked to unintentional acceleration.

According to researchers, it is highly possible that Mercedes-Benz will take over Toyota when the figures reflecting the impact of the recalls come in on the second half of 2010.

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Can You Get behind the Honda Pilot Concept?

Honda Pilot conceptGiven the current state of the economy, which is improving only at the slowest possible snail’s pace, people are looking for more affordable vehicles. As most of us are well aware of, Honda produces some pretty affordable vehicles, so it is definition worth it to look at what was once simply the Honda Pilot concept. Of course, now it has gone into production and it is a 2008 car, which means that it will be more affordable than newer models.

So. What do you think? The packaging and refinement attributes were integrated with this model, so that they mesh with the capabilities and utility seen in a decidedly SUV design. The vehicle is designed to seat eight, because with it, Honda was hoping to make the world of cars and the world of trucks come together. Were they successful?

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The Ford Wixom Plant Gets A Makeover!

wixom_7429Finally, finally, Ford is going to do something with their abandon plant in Wixom, Michigan and they are going to lease it out.  The factory actually opened way back in ’57 during the glory years of Ford and the American automotive industry and it actually encompasses about 4.7 million square-feet … about 320 acres.  However, it has been abandon for years and now – finally, the lease is renewed and Ford has come up with a plan.

Two companies are actually going to invest in the former Ford plant and they are going to turn it into a renewable energy park.  The plant is going to go through a $725 million dollar renovation and it is actually going to belong to Clairvoyant Energy of Santa Barbara, CA.  Basically – they are relocating their headquarter to Michigan and they are going to produce solar panels.

This is fantastic news for my home state, Michigan and I think that this is going to be fantastic for the environment!

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2011 Chevrolet Cruze: GM Needs To Get Used To Selling Them!

2011 Chevrolet Cruze

You know – you know that GM is known for their trucks.  You probably have owned one of their trucks in the past right?  I know that I have, however – the face of GM has changed and they are switching gears and their thinking and they certainly do not want to be known as the truck-maker any longer.  Instead, they want to be known as a company that can produce and actually sell some of the most compact and beautiful cars in the world.

At least that was the message that was sent to the dealerships – not specifically, but in so many words.  They should get used to selling the smaller-scale cars and they should like it.  Things like the 2011 Chevrolet Cruze are going to be popping up everywhere in the GM world and they are just going to have to get used to it.

To me?  The 2011 Chevrolet Cruze is a fantastic car and I certainly hope that GM switches their gears!

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The Reworked Golf R32: Inexpensive, Cool and Chic!

20509230071mTo me – the VW brand is a brand that I know only love, but it is a brand that I can truly trust with my life.  These cars are not just built because they are fun and chic, they are built to last and honestly … they last a very, very long time.  The cool thing about Volkswagen, is the fact that they not only design cars that are chic and affordable, but they rework their cars over and over again until they are perfect … like the Golf R32!

This particular car I think has been worked over a whole lot and finally – finally, it is perfect and the 2010 Golf R32 is going to be one of those ‘must have’ cars of the season.  Whether you are looking for a car that is fun and flirty or you want a dependable car that is going to last you quite a while, the Golf R32 is going to be the car for you.

Personally, I think that I am going to trade in my bug for one of these cars – if only for more room though!  So check out the Golf R32 – it has been reworked and is beautiful now!

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Porsche and VW — Merging?

porsche-and-vw-logos-250-gettyWe all know that the Porsche brand is a brand that is very prestige and all around snotty – however, the head of Porsche is actually looking to get out of it and he is looking to merge the Porsche brand with the Volkswagen brand.  How cool is that?  Finally, Porsche is getting some sense and they are going to merge the two brands together, which to me is going to be awesome!

Personally, VW is by far the best brand in the world.  I think that their cars are incredible, they will never die and the prices are actually affordable.  Too bad I can not say the same thing about the Porsche brand, because honestly – I do not think that they are ever going to be affordable, however they are going to be once VW gets a hold of them.

More news to come on this one, I really can not wait to see how this merge turns out!

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