The C5 Aircross: We Never Have an SUV Gone So Far

Citroën has revealed a daring compact SUV with a colorful and strong identity in a world premiere. Citroën’s interpretation of a compact SUV, C-Aircross marks a new stage for Citroën in the deployment of its product strategy. The C5 Aircross, a compact-sized crossover that looks unlike other sport utility vehicle, is on the road today.

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The “people-minded SUV” is actually a Peugeot 3008 in disguise, albeit with a number of mechanical mods. The suspension system is arguably the biggest difference, with the C5 Aircross benefiting from Progressive Hydraulic Cushions. As a direct replacement for the Hydractive 3+ hydropneumatics offered in the second-gen C5, these babies are described as “unlike anything else on the market.”

Citroen C5 Aircross-Exterior

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Nissan and NISMO Announce Global Motorsport Program for 2017

The 2017 motorsport season is about to start, and on behalf of Nissan, Takao Katagiri, CEO and president of NISMO, has now officially announced Nissan/NISMO’s motorsport activities for 2017. These are as follows:

  1. SUPER GT GT500

With sights firmly set on reclaiming the GT500 championship title, Nissan/NISMO will field four newly developed Nissan GT-R NISMO GT500 entries in 2017.

Having won the SUPER GT GT500 Championship two years in a row in 2014 and 2015, but missing out on a third consecutive title after leading the championship until the last event in 2016, NISMO will be back at the track with the driver pairing of Tsugio Matsuda and Ronnie Quintarelli in Nissan’s ace car #23.

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Honda Civic wins “Best Compact Sedan” of the year at the Middle East Car of the Year Awards 2017

Honda Civic won ‘Best Compact Sedan’ of the year adjudged by Middle East Car of the Year (MECOTY) 2017 held at ADNEC in Abu Dhabi on 30th March 2017. In addition to the MECOTY, the Civic has won ‘Best Small Car’ in the MotorWeek Drivers’ Choice Awards, Saudi Auto ‘Car of the Year’ award as well as ‘North American Car of the Year’ award. 

Honda Civic wins “Best Compact Sedan” of the year at the Middle East Car of the Year Awards 2017

The 10th generation Honda Civic was introduced in April 2016 with a 1.5L Turbo and a 2.0L Engine. Due to the success of the new model and to provide our customers with a wider variety, a 1.6L Engine grade was introduced in December 2016 as an entry-level grade option. The Civic offers a 5-grade line up with three engine sizes and a whole host of new and standard features depicting it as more modern, functional as well as an efficient sedan. Following the launch, regional sales of the Honda Civic rose by 93% this year. 

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Bugatti Delivers First Chiron Super Sports Cars to Customers

This week, the doors of Bugatti’s “Atelier” at the brand’s headquarters in Molsheim opened for the delivery of the first customer vehicles in the Bugatti Chiron1series.

Bugatti Delivers First Chiron Super Sports Cars to Customers

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Nissan Signs Actor Margot Robbie As its First Electric Vehicle Ambassador

Actor Margot Robbie has been revealed as the new electric vehicle (EV) ambassador of Nissan by racing the carmaker’s radical all-electric BladeGlider sports car around the world-famous Monaco Grand Prix circuit, at midnight.

The prototype 190km/h Nissan BladeGlider, which hits 100km/h in less than five seconds, challenges the conventional thinking of what an all-electric sports car could look like in the future. Showcasing all the fun and excitement of pure electric vehicles, the prototype is part of Nissan’s Intelligent Mobility vision of how cars should be driven, powered and integrated into society.

Nissan signs actor Margot Robbie as its first electric vehicle ambassador

Nissan signs actor Margot Robbie as its first electric vehicle ambassador

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Lexus Solidifies Its Commitment to Fashion by Returning as the Official Automotive Partner of NYFW

Lexus preserves its commitment to the fashion industry by returning as the Official Automotive Partner of NYFW: The Shows for the fourth consecutive season.

Continuing the highly successful #HowFashionTravels campaign, Lexus  provided a fleet of 50 courtesy transportation vehicles for designers, models, editors, retailers and industry professionals traveling from Skylight Clarkson Sq.

Lexus  collaborated with NYFW: The Shows designers Nicole Miller, Jeremy Scott, TOME and Zang Toi on exclusive vehicle exteriors as part of the courtesy transportation fleet. These 10 vehicles were wrapped in custom prints from each designer corresponding to their new Fall / Winter 2017 collections.
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Volvo Trucks’ Latest Concept Vehicle Tests a Hybrid Powertrain for Long Haul Transport

With the Volvo Concept Truck, Volvo Trucks has developed its first hybrid vehicle designed for long haul applications. In combination with the vehicle’s other improvements, the total reduction in fuel consumption and CO2 is around 30 percent.

Volvo Trucks first unveiled the Volvo Concept Truck in May 2016, and has now developed and enhanced the vehicle even further. In addition to the improvements in aerodynamics, rolling resistance and reduced weight, the new version also features a hybrid powertrain – one of the first of its kind for heavy-duty trucks in long haul applications.

“We strive to be at the forefront of electromobility and to constantly push the limits when it comes to reducing fuel consumption and emissions,” says Claes Nilsson, CEO at Volvo Trucks. “Over the coming years, as society moves more and more towards renewable energy, we strongly believe that electromobility and hybrid technology will become increasingly important. The powertrain in our concept truck has been developed to improve transport efficiency and thereby help the industry towards sustainable transport. With the concept truck we will gain valuable knowledge and experience, which will help us develop the technology further.”

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Interview with John Paul Gregory, Bentley’s Head of Exterior Design

The new Continental Supersports features unique exterior and interior styling cues which reflect the significant uplift in the performance capability of this pinnacle grand tourer. John Paul Gregory, Head of Exterior Design, demonstrates how he sketches one.

“I’ve been sketching cars ever since I was a little boy. There is no ‘correct’ way to sketch,” says Gregory, who is self-taught.

“I prefer to sketch with pen on paper. Firstly, it’s important to lay the foundations with the wheel position. It helps to get the proportions right for the rest of the car.

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Emirates Motor Company brings Iron Mountain to Marina Mall for ‎‎#GChallenge ‎

More than 1000 car-loving adventurers were treated to a thrilling experience over the weekend from Emirates Motor Company (EMC), who set up what is known as “The Iron Schöckl” challenge.   

EMC brought its Iron Schöckl Activation, a man-made moving iron mountain, to Abu Dhabi’s streets, showing the fearlessness of both the people at the carpark and the Mercedes-Benz AMG G500 4×4 vehicle, more commonly known as the G-Class, G-Wagon (or desert king vehicles!)

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Ice to meet you, Andreas

Red Bull TV will be broadcasting from Rally Sweden, round two of the World Rally Championship, with live coverage and special features: all details in the infographic!

 

Andreas Mikkelsen is seen during FIA World Rally Championship 2015 Argentina in Villa Carlos Paz, Argentina on April 25, 2015

Red Bull TV’s guest reporter for this second stop of the championship is none other than Andreas Mikkelsen: a driver who has stood on the podium of this epic winter event twice.

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