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Saturday, December 13, 2008

Ford Mustang Burnout 2010

2010 Ford Mustang Burnout

Ford Mustang Burnout 2010

2010 Ford Fusion

The 2010 Ford Fusion is set to shake up the cut-throat mid-size sedan segment when it goes on sale early next year, bringing an all-new hybrid that will deliver the best fuel economy of any sedan in America, unsurpassed 4-cylinder gasoline fuel economy, more power, class-exclusive technologies including a blind spot detection and warning system and Ford SYNC, more total passenger and luggage capacity than the Toyota Camry, plus proven quality and reliability that has been recognized by the top consumer groups and magazines.

2010 Ford Fusion .This prototype features the current car's hood and "squircle" headlights, but sports a different grille style and front bumper. The Fusion's trademark three-bar grille looks like it will become more expressive in the next version, with the top bar bowed down slightly in the middle like a smile.2010 Ford Fusion i.

BMW M1 concept

The photos on this page show a new copper-colored BMW M1 concept, the photos were snapped up first from Asphalte.ch and these are the same people that gave us a sneak peak at the Lamborghini LP560-4 earlier in 2008. These photos were of the BMW M1 concept at Villa d’Este; they show the super car on its own and with its forebears.

As you can see, the BMW M1 concept has a flowing, smooth design with “a low brow, high haunches and the signature kidney grille”. The M1 is part of Bimmer’s 30th anniversary celebration of Munich’s original classic supercar, while these photos are from a private exhibition that took place today, we should be hearing more news within the next 24 hours when an official Press Release becomes available. BMW M1 concept.

Friday, November 28, 2008

The New Aston Martin Rapide : Quantum Of Solace

This is the first official image of the new Aston Martin Rapide four-door super-saloon. Obtained exclusively, this computer-generated rendering from Aston shows the final production form of its new Rapide saloon. You can see a second image, and read about exclusive ride in the development V12 Vantage. News Car.

How has the Aston Martin Rapide changed from prototype concept to production car reality?

News Car.There have been a few minor tweaks here and there, but nothing major. At the front, the production car has lost the concept’s quad air intakes, instead making do with a double-decker grille. Expect the Rapide to be priced between £130,000-£150,000. News Car.

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Amazing Car Park

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Looking For Most Expensive Car

News Car.The world’s fastest, most expensive and most exclusive factory-built car is a short, curvy, two-seater with massive power. Can you handle her? The car’s features sound like those on a jet: diffuser flaps, air-intake scoops, a tail wing that acts like an airbrake and 1.7 miles of cable to power onboard electronics. No, I don’t think you can.

Bugatti, owned by Volkswagen, can only produce one Veyron per week in its newly built factory in France. The company will discontinue creating this beautiful monster once it hits 300 orders.

“Now that the car has become real as opposed to virtual, the interest has been absolutely tremendous,” said Georges Keller, Bugatti’s head of communications. The Veryon took seven years to build. And you only have a limited amount of time to get your hands on one.
New Car.By allison.

Monday, October 20, 2008

Top Drift Car In The World Video!

Sunday, October 19, 2008

The Paris motor show 2008

the Paris motor show 2008. We're reporting live around the clock from the Mondial de l'Automobile, the world's biggest motor show by visitor attendance. Live show reports are printed in bold beneath; the other links take you to our preview of each car
By Tim Pollard

Electric Car

Electric car start-up Tesla is restructuring its US operation and laying off around 100 staff, as the credit crunch continues to make life difficult for car companies big and small. It’s now on its fourth CEO in 12 months, as founder Elon Musk takes over from Ze’ev Drori.

It’s not all doom and gloom, however. Tesla has sold 12 electric Roadsters in the UK for delivery in May 2009 and is about to appoint its first dealership in London. It isn’t building an extensive dealer base and the company claims the car doesn’t need much servicing

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Honda Civic Type R

Honda Civic Type R version was first introduced and manufactured in Tokyo, Japan in 1997. It has a chassis EK9 type hatchback and shares some physical features of the Integra Type R and has an improved sound omission and reduction of weight principles. The Honda Civic Type R has a B16B type engine, close ratio gearbox, limited slip system differential on the front and an improved rigidity of the chassis as among its many improved features.car

Thursday, October 16, 2008

New Nissan GT-R Best In The World


What a day! What a car! The California is by no means perfect – it's pricey and we can quibble over the finer points of the handling, brakes and rear packaging – but it's hard not to be impressed by the California. Especially when we were so sceptical before. It's everything that a slightly softer Ferrari should be and brilliantly judged to tempt buyers out of top-rung Merc SLs and the like. The folding metal roof (Ferrari's first) is well executed, the boot space is truly astonishing and the interior a roomy, comfy place to be.

That the California also manages to pack the mother of all V8s, with fuel-miser direct-injection present and correct, and hit the bullseye first time with the superlative new transmission is quite a feat. Don't believe the doubters who say this Ferrari is too soft. It's not. It's nigh-on perfect for its target market. That leaves this road tester deeply impressed.
By Chris Chilton

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Mercedes : Family Of Coupes

Mercedes is to shake up its entire family of coupes. The changes kick off with the new E-class coupe and will include a proper new C-class coupe (instead of today’s short-cut CLC), as well as repositioning the top-dog CL.

The CLK badge will die next year, replaced by the E-class coupe. It was shown in concept guise as the Fascination shooting brake concept car at the Paris motor show, which shows the front-end styling of the new E family, including the coupe.

Why launch a sporty two-door E-class? Simple. It’ll at a stroke boost sales figures for the total E-class range, especially against its 5-series and A6 rivals. It’ll move the old CLK up half a notch (with, we suspect, according price rises). And it’ll pave the way for the subsequent switch from CL to S-class coupĂ© designation.
Yes, Mercedes-Benz is secretly
By Georg Kacher

New Mercedes

Mercedes’ new Project Fascination – easily the best-looking car from Stuttgart in a long while – took centre stage on Daimler's stand, followed by the new S400 Blue Hybrid, a grenade-proof Pullman stretch limo, en electric smart and a new biturbo diesel. A busy stand. No wonder it took almost half an hour to unveil them all!
Tell me more about the Fascination concept

Well, Mercedes boss Dieter Zetsche didn't add a great deal more to what we already know about the Merc Fascination once he'd driven the concept onto the stage. Penned by new design director Gordon Wagener, the Fascination previews the 2009 E-class but interestingly the car is badged as a concept rather than Mercedes’ usual ‘Vision’ which normally indicates a very lightly disguised production car. Insiders claim the Fascination’s face will make it onto the more athletic E-Class coupe – the CLK name is due to be dropped – and if the response is strong enough, this coupe shooting brake bodystyle is also on the cards.
By Ben Whitworth

McLaren P11

today publishes undisguised photographs of the 200mph McLaren P11 – Woking’s new junior supercar that will resurrect the spirit of the fabled F1 but in a new, smaller, cheaper package to tackle the likes of the Ferrari F430 and Lamborghini Gallardo.

We’ve obtained three world-exclusive photographs of an early clay model of the new 2010 McLaren sports car, which reveal the Macca’s styling direction for the first time.

Read on for the full story on this landmark new McLaren:

• We lay bare the design story so far
• Lowdown on small McLaren’s engine
• Why it has cutting-edge composite tech
• The full marketing story of Project P11
So where on earth did you get these photographs of the new McLaren P11?

We can’t reveal our sources, for obvious reasons. But we’ve obtained three photographs showing the front, side profile and rear of a clay styling buck of the new baby McLaren sports car.

Our Photoshop experts are satisfied that they are a) genuine and b) undoctored. All we’ve done is remove the background (to protect our sources’ identities) and watermark them (so they’re attributed to CAR when they’re inevitably republished around the worldwide web). Otherwise what you see is what you get.
By Tim Pollard

Saturday, October 11, 2008

New Mazda

Mazda is replacing its 3 family of hatchbacks and saloons and we'll see this US-market sedan at next month's Los Angeles motor show. It's a four-door for the notchback-obsessed Americans, but we'll see the five-door Euro-style Mazda 3 hatch a few weeks later at the 2008 Bologna motor show.

The new Mazda 3 is believed to be based on the engineering skeleton of a Ford Focus, so expect a front-wheel drive layout and a wide spread of diesel and petrol engines. However, Mazda is promising to repeat the Weight Watchers programme of the 2 supermini to pick out unnecessary heft – to the benefit of economy and performance.
By Tim Pollard

Small Sports Car Concept

Volkswagen is readying a top-secret mid-engined sports car in the mould of the Lotus Elise – a true people’s sports car in keeping with the brand’s populist roots and wearing a tempting price tag hovering around £20,000. CAR has compiled a dossier on the new VW coupe and we’ll see more concrete clues at the November 2008 Los Angeles motor show when Volkswagen whisks the cover off its third small sports car concept in five years.

a possible look for the new VW coupe, although we admit this image is quite speculative. Little is known yet about the finished look of the newcomer – largely because the production version isn’t likely to be seen before 2013.

The design is still not signed off, but we hear that VW designer Mark Lichte is planning to give the sports car classic proportions, with a long wheelbase, a wide track and short overhangs. Our image wraps up that DNA in a contemporary Volkswagen two-seater design.
By Tim Pollard (artist's impression by Larson)

Friday, October 10, 2008

New Alfa Romeo 2009

We might have already seen the official shots of Alfa's gorgeous new Mito, but the Italians continue to test their new Mini rival and we've caught it near the Nurburgring in Germany.

This is Alfa’s first new car since the Competzione 8C, and many of the supercar's beautiful design touches have trickled down to the Mito. For our money this is the best-looking small car on the planet. It's packed with the sort of details more normally reserved for high-end Italian sports cars: sleek frameless doors, LED taillights and bulging body work will surely make it next year’s must-have superminis. It even wears its disguise tape with a degree of panache.
By Mike Elwin

New Chevrolet -2010

Ignore the zany camouflage – beneath the canvas, swirls and dots sits Chevrolet’s new Beat supermini. It’s the car that will replace the aged Matiz – thanks goodness – and it sits on GM’s new ‘world car’ B-class platform, developed in Korea. It’s early days yet for the fresh-looking Beat though – it only arrives here in 2010.

It was. Chevrolet unveiled three concepts at 2007's New York motor show – Beat, Groove and Trax – and then asked the public to vote online for the car they wanted to go into production. With modern, muscular and chunky looks it's no surprise the Beat took top honours after 1.9 million votes had been cast. It’s the very antithesis of the current Matiz. Just as well – the Beat will be sold around the globe in over 100 countries, so its visual appeal is crucial if Chevrolet is to succeed as GM’s entry-level marque.
Ben Whitworth

Audi A1

Audi will launch its long-awaited Mini challenger in 2010. The A1, logically enough, sits at the bottom of the Audi family tree – and we’ve got the photos and sketches that reveal how the finished A1 will look, once the first models roll off the production line in Belgium.

As ever with a new-car scoop, it's a classic case of jigsaw identification. Audi has given several clues to the look of its new A1 with the recent Metroproject Quattro concept car. Our new artist's impression (main image) reveals how the finished car will look.

The A1 will use the VW group’s MQB modular transverse engineering package and there will be three different bodystyles: a chunky three-door hatch (revealed in our sketches), a roomier five-door and an open-top model. All will be under four metres long – unlike giants like the new – and aimed squarely at BMW’s mini.
By Tim Pollard

Mini Power

These are CAR's first pictures of the electric Mini – the miserly mini that will help BMW meet tough new American regulations requiring car makers selling vehicles in California also to offer zero-emission vehicles by 2012.

Our scoop photographer snapped the Mini out testing on the roads around Munich. And it wasn’t difficult for our man to spot the battery-powered Mini; apart from its telling lack of exhaust pipes, those ‘Hybrid Test Vehicle’ decals slapped all over the car were a bit of a giveaway…

If this is a mule of the electric Mini, when does the real thing arrive?

By Ben Whitworth

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

New Honda : Concept Car

Here’s one concept car that looks likely to hit the production mainline in the near future. Expanding its leading line of “green” sports cars, Honda recently unveiled this OSM (Open Study Model) at the British International Motor Show last week. The sporty two-seat convertible is reminiscent of the current S2000 line and joined the confirmed-for-production CR-Z sports Hybrid and the FCX Clarity at the show.
honda Eco

by Evelyn Lee

New Nissan 370Z Coupe

Here’s the new Nissan 370Z coupe, caught on a rain-splashed shakedown as engineers hone the set-up ahead of launch at next month’s Los Angeles motor show. This is the model that will replace today’s 350Z, the brilliant sports car that’s helped turn around Nissan’s image this decade.

We’ll finally see the edgy new 370Z on 19 November 2008, but these photos reveal a squat, rakish new design with, as expected, plenty of hints of its GT-R super-coupe big brother – just look at the cockpit-style side windows and sloping roofline – to cement the link between Nissan’s sports cars.

By Tim Pollard

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

New Renault Sport

Renault is readying a
high-performance version of the new Megane and we’ve caught the hot hatch testing just days after the regular hatchback and coupe’s debut at last week’s Paris motor show.

The new Megane five-door rolls into dealerships in November 2008 and the three-door coupe in January 2009 – but we’ve scooped the Renaultsport version a full year before it hits showrooms in September 2009.

You won’t see the three-door-only Renaultsport version officially until the Geneva motor show in March 2009, but here’s the full lowdown on what CAR knows about the French hot hatchback.

By Tim Pollard

Porsche Boxter New Project

Porsche is preparing to piggyback VW and Audi’s roadster project and build a baby Boxster, a car that could be a true successor to the 356. But this new model won’t tread on the toes of any existing Porsches and production numbers will be capped to make this a highly desirable car. Our artist's impression reveals how the new Porsche could look.

The first time we’ll see anything official from this project will be at November’s LA Auto Show, where VW will unveil its third design study of an affordable roadster, following on from the 2004 Concept R and the 2005 Eco-Racer.

Just how is the project to build a baby Porsche going to work out?

Between 1969 and 1976 VW and Porsche built and marketed just under 120,000 mid-engined 914 two-seaters. And in recent years various VW bosses have wanted to create a contemporary and affordable mid-engined sports car. First there was Bernd Pischetsrieder, the former BMW chairman who wanted a budget roadster along the lines of the Mk1 Lotus Elise. There was even talk of Lotus building the car for VW, but in the end no decision was made.

By Georg Kacher

Sunday, October 5, 2008

New Gen Mercedes CLS (2010)

The Mercedes CLS has been a success so Stuttgart is pushing ahead with a replacement, due in late 2010. We’ve snapped the first engineering mule, testing with Brembo engineers, but the big news will be 4Matic transmissions, a hybrid option, new turbo engines and even more striking looks. The mule we've caught uses the current CLS body, but with flared wheelarches to accomodate the wider tracks of the next-gen car.

So Mercedes is replacing the CLS?

Yes. Five years ago, the term ‘four-door coupe’ was a big unknown. But in 2004, Mercedes introduced the CLS and it didn’t take long for it to become the brand´s new shooting-star. Other marques followed, like Jaguar with the XF and VW with the Passat CC, while in 2010 Audi will unleash the A7 and BMW will launch the four-door CS coupe. But while the competition is still learning the tricks of the four-door coupe trade, Mercedes is already laying the finishing touches on the second-generation CLS.

Codenamed C218, the new low-roof four-seater is a careful evolution of the original design masterminded by Gordon Wagener, who was recently appointed head of the design department, replacing Peter Pfeiffer

BMW Concept X1

BMW will unveil its Concept X1 at the Paris motor show, a tarted-up version of the production car that will debut in mid-2009. But ahead of the official debut BMW has released this teaser video.

Of course it's a PR stunt, with glimpses of the Concept X1 mixed in with shots of skateboarders and grafftti artists, but it gives us our first look at the new X1 on the move. Except the real thing to arrive in mid-2009, while a 'coupe' X2 version will also be spun from the same platform.

Saturday, September 27, 2008

The Latest Lexus Hybrid 2009

Despite sales of the RX400h rapidly climbing, Lexus is busy readying the next-gen SUV. But the new RX will only be available as a hybrid because sales of the petrol-only models are nearly non-existent. And while the looks of the new model will be a mere evolution of today's car, expect a fifth-generation hybrid powertrain to best the current model's 34.9mpg and 192g/km figures.

Honda Hybrid 2009 : Coming Soon!

The Honda Insight is back! Honda today unveils the Insight 2, a concept version of its new global hybrid. the new Insight is claimed to preview the world's cheapest petrol-electric hybrid car.

We'll see the new Honda Insight concept at the Paris motor show in October 2008 – and the real production car follows not soon after. Not that much will change; this show car looks production-ready to us...

Expect the roadgoing Insight to make its debut at the November 2008 Los Angeles motor show.

So how cheap will the new Honda Insight be?

Honda says it 'will be priced significantly lower than any other hybrid car on the market, making petrol-electric technology accessible to more people.'

That's quite a claim. Insiders we've spoken to claim the production Honda Insight will be pitched around the £15,000 mark, making it £2000 less than the existing Honda Civic Hybrid. And yet Honda vows this is a profit-making model, not a loss-leader. That's one very impressive business model.

Friday, September 26, 2008

New Porsche Boxter

Porsche is preparing to piggyback VW and Audi’s roadster project and build a baby Boxster, a car that could be a true successor to the 356. But this new model won’t tread on the toes of any existing Porsches and production numbers will be capped to make this a highly desirable car. Our artist's impression reveals how the new Porsche could look.

The first time we’ll see anything official from this project will be at November’s LA Auto Show, where VW will unveil its third design study of an affordable roadster, following on from the 2004 Concept R and the 2005 Eco-Racer.

Just how is the project to build a baby Porsche going to work out?

Between 1969 and 1976 VW and Porsche built and marketed just under 120,000 mid-engined 914 two-seaters. And in recent years various VW bosses have wanted to create a contemporary and affordable mid-engined sports car. First there was Bernd Pischetsrieder, the former BMW chairman who wanted a budget roadster along the lines of the Mk1 Lotus Elise. There was even talk of Lotus building the car for VW, but in the end no decision was made.

Brand chief Wolfgang Bernhard picked up the idea and gave a green light to the quirky looking Eco-Racer, which was duly shot down by the bean counters who could not see a market for the high-tech, high-price halo version nor for the low-cost, big-volume all-steel alternative. Now VW boss Martin Winterkorn is on the case, and one can safely assume that he enjoys the support of Ferdinand Piech, the powerful chairman of the supervisory board.

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Porsche Panamera (2009)

Porsche will (eventually) unleash its Panamera on the world in 2009, but CAR has caught the super-saloon virtually undisguised while it tests at the Nurburgring. Featuring (of course) a 911-inspired nose, the Panamera is actually a sleek hatchback, but it will pack a 4.8-litre twin-turbo V8 with nearly 500bhp to take on the Aston Martin Rapide and the Bentley Flying Spur.

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Tuesday, September 23, 2008

New Lamborghini

This solitary photo is Lamborghini’s teaser of a new car that it will unveil at the October 2008 Paris motor show. No other information has been released from Lambo’s Sant’Agata HQ, except this single line of text: ‘It’s not just a new Lamborghini. It’s a new world.’

What is this new Lamborghini then?

Lamborghini officials remain tight-lipped, but we know this will be a new bodystyle for the fabled Italian purveyor of extreme sports cars.

There are four distinct possibilities to our minds: a sub-Gallardo sports car (perhaps deemed too cheap and straying into Porsche territory); a supercar to match the Bugatti Veyron and Aston Martin One-77 (not wise in this economic climate); a 4x4 (long-rumoured, but surely insane); or a new four-door saloon (but why would they as inhouse rival Audi already builds an excellent limo in the A8?).

So it’s unclear what sort of car Lamborghini will unveil on 2 October 2008. Suffice to say, CAR Online will publish the full facts as soon as we get them.

Mercedes SLK55 AMG

We like the Mercedes SLK. Since the original was launched back in 1997 its unique combination of premium image, four-season versatility from its folding metal roof and sheer feel-good factor has elevated it to an unassailable position above its BMW and porche rivals. And if the first generation model felt a little soft and lacked real athleticism, the second iteration came across as a far leaner and more agile drive, particularly the 55 AMG hotshoe.

I’m still not sold on that faux F1 nose on the Mercedes SLk
Say what you will about the SLK’s recent facelift, which marks the halfway point in the life of the second generation, but there’s no getting away from the 55 AMG’s menacing presence – our glossy black test car looked both intimidating and understated. The intelligently configured and bank-vault solid cabin is still a lesson in ergonomic clarity. And then there’s that massive 5439cc V8 stuffed into the nose…

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Audi’s new Q3 4x4

The tide may be turning against SUVs, but Audi is piling in to the 4x4 market with another new soft-roader: the Q3. The new model is a 4x4 lite – think family hatchback that's been to Audi’s country retreat and donned wellington boots for that tougher, mud-spattered wannabe look. CAR has the full lowdown on the new Q3 in this exclusive report.

It’s worth casting aside, for a moment, our cynicism about SUVs. In the UK they have become social pariahs, knocked by politicians, abused by cardigan-toting campaigners and increasingly shunned by buyers worried about crippling taxes and fuel bills. But it’s not like that everywhere.

So Audi’s SUVs are selling like hot cakes?

Audi’s Q7 has sold so well that the diesel model has attracted long waiting lists in some territories. So Audi now hopes to repeat this success with the new Q5 (read our review here) and its forthcoming, smaller siblings: the secret new Q1 and Q3.

By the time all four 4x4s are on sale, Audi hopes to sell between 300,000 and 350,000 sport utility vehicles annually. BMW and Mercedes may narrowly top that tally, but the gap is shrinking fast


Had you heard that the BMW M3 CSL is being canned – in favour of faster 4x4s? BMW’s M Division is lending a hand to develop high-performance X5 and X6 models and our spies have snapped the go-faster X6 hot weather testing in the US and the hot X5 pounding the Nurburgring in Germany.

Both SUVs are expected to use a 4.4-litre twin-turbo V8, tweaked to over 460bhp, and cost at least £60,000. It's not clear at this stage how the cars will be badged, not least because of the MX-5 and MX-6 trademarks owned by Mazda.
How will the M Division differentiate the tuned X5 and X5 from its regular 4x4s?

With even more obnoxious styling. Check out the front bumper of the X6 – despite being clad in black tape and wire mesh you can see the deeper central air intake. Flanking it are two gaping grilles that appear to do without foglights (as every M car does), while a discreet splitter runs the width of the bumper. But we hope those white dots don’t hide LED lights – they’re fast becoming the latest annoying must-have.

New Generation HONDA NSX

Honda aims to reassert itself as a manufacturer of genuine supercars with the . It's been a long time coming; the original NSX went on sale in 1990 and continued little altered until its demise in 2005. Honda's not taking any chances with its successor: this prototype packs a V10 engine and everything Honda knows about engineering excellence.

Our latest spy photos and exclusive video were shot during recent tests at the Nurburgring in Germany where engineers are conducting high-speed testing while they fettle the aero and chassis. Those Offenbach registration plates betraying Honda's European engineering base are one sign this is the NSX – and Honda officials now openly admit this is indeed the new NSX .

Sunday, September 7, 2008

Nissan GT-R 2009

2009 Nissan GT-R Performance & Efficiency Standard Features

Two turbo compressor

3,799 cc 3.8 liters V 6 mid engine with 95.5 mm bore, 88.4 mm stroke, 9.0 compression ratio, double overhead cam, variable valve timing/camshaft and four valves per cylinder VR38DETT

Premium unleaded fuel 91

Multi-point injection fuel system

Main premium unleaded fuel tank

Power: 358 kW , 480 HP SAE @ 6,400 rpm; 430 ft lb , 583 Nm @ 3,200 rpm

2008 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution

Turbo compressor
1,998 cc 2.0 liters in-line 4 front engine with 86.0 mm bore, 86.0 mm stroke, 10.0 compression ratio, double overhead cam, variable valve timing/camshaft and four valves per cylinder 4B11T
Premium unleaded fuel 91
Multi-point injection fuel system
14.5 gallon main premium unleaded fuel tank 12.1
Power: 217 kW , 291 HP SAE @ 6,500 rpm; 300 ft lb , 407 Nm @ 4,400 rpm

The all-new 2008 Mitsubishi Evolution is bigger and more refined than its predecessor. Rally fans may regret the Evo has moved away from its roots in World Rally Championship competition, but it's faster than its predecessor by almost every measure, now more like an affordable BMW M3.

The Evo is the sports edition of the Lancer sedan. Mitsubishi doesn't bring out a new version of the Evo every year. Although the first of the Evolution models appeared 16 years ago, this all-new Evo X, as it is affectionately called by fans, is only the 10th edition. Referred to by its fans with the Roman numeral X, the Evo X follows the Evo IX by two years.

Over those two years, some radical changes have been made. The Evo X is heavier, by some 300 pounds, than the IX. But it's more powerful, too, by five horsepower and 11 pound-feet of torque, so it forfeits little if anything in sheer performance.

More important, though, are changes made outside the engine compartment. The interior is upgraded, importing many of the current family version of the Lancer's features and trim. At the head of this list is the optional navigation system employing a 30GB HDD for map storage that reserves some six GB for personal audio files. The system will also, when the Evo is parked, play video through its seven-inch screen. One interior piece, or rather two interior pieces the Evo doesn't borrow from the base Lancer are its front bucket seats. These are sourced from Recaro and break new ground with in-seat, side impact airbags.

Honda CR-V

The Honda CR-V is designed to deliver an ideal balance of style, functionality and features in a versatile and accommodating 5-passenger crossover SUV package.

Three distinct trim levels (LX, EX and EX-L) provide unique styling cues and feature content that accommodate shoppers seeking everything from basic function to premium appointments - yet all come equipped with the same high level of safety equipment. The 2009 CR-V achieves the highest five-star crash safety rating by the federal government for both frontal and side impacts1 , the highest rating possible. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) rates the CR-V as a "Top Safety Pick - 2008."

"The right balance of style, refinement and performance is helping the Honda CR-V earn a top spot in the SUV sales charts," said Dick Colliver, executive vice president of American Honda Motor Co., Inc. "Upscale styling, a spacious interior and sedan-like handling appeal to shoppers looking for a crossover sport utility vehicle."

The CR-V highlights the company's ongoing emphasis on safety by implementing features that go beyond conventional industry standards with innovations that include the Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ (ACE™) body structure, a pedestrian safety design and standard Vehicle Stability Assist™ (VSA®), also known as electronic stability control. Additional standard safety equipment includes side-curtain airbags with a rollover sensor; front side airbags with a passenger-side Occupant Position Detection System (OPDS); active front seat head restraints; VSA; an anti-lock braking system (ABS) with Electronic Brake Distribution (EBD) and Brake Assist; and a Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS).

A highly rigid body and fully independent suspension result in a quiet cabin and smooth, agile handling performance. The 2.4-liter i-VTEC 4-cylinder engine and standard 5-speed automatic transmission provide an excellent balance of power (166-horsepower) and fuel economy (EPA-rated 20/27 city/highway mpg2 , 2WD).

A dynamic forward cabin blends the familiar CR-V identity into a sculpted lower body with a rugged appearance. A two-tier grille and a side profile with an arched window shape and chrome trim accent the CR-V's distinctive and upscale presence.

The CR-V's unit-body construction features extensive use of high-strength steel to provide rigidity. Comprised of a front MacPherson strut layout and a rear multi-link suspension, the high-rigidity body and independent suspension offer an engaging driving experience rare for this class of vehicle. State-of-the art noise absorption materials help to reduce engine and road noise for an ultra-quiet cabin.

The inside of the CR-V blends the company's renowned ergonomics and innovative storage integration with modern and efficient styling. Abundant standard and available features like a Honda Satellite-linked Navigation System3 with voice recognition and a rear view camera accentuate the attention to premium details. A retractable center tray table on LX and EX models and a center console with storage on EX-L provide two beverage holders, and EX and above models also contain an additional 12-volt power outlet and house the auxiliary audio input jack.

Models outfitted with a leather interior (CR-V EX-L) come equipped with a dual-zone automatic climate control system and a power driver's seat with eight-way adjustment and power lumbar support. Additionally, all CR-V EX-L models are equipped with the premium audio system. On the CR-V EX and EX-L, a dual-deck cargo shelf provides additional storage versatility in the cargo area, while providing enough clearance underneath for grocery bags or items such as a folded stroller.

The Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation System3 with voice recognition and rearview camera, available on the CR-V EX-L, features a 6.5-inch motorized display that opens and closes for access to an internal single-disc CD player and a digital audio card reader that can play MP3 and WMA® files from CompactFlash® cards. The navigation system contains more than 7 million points of interest and can control the audio system. The voice recognition is capable of recognizing and entering numbers, street names and cities.

The CR-V LX and EX audio systems provide 160 watts of power. Auxiliary audio input jacks are standard equipment on all trim levels, allowing for portable music device playback through the audio system. All audio systems feature MP3/WMA CD playback capability and Speed-sensitive Volume Control (SVC) that automatically adjusts the volume based on vehicle speed. The CR-V LX has a four-speaker audio system with a single-disc CD player. The CR-V EX adds two speakers (tweeters) and an in-dash 6-disc CD changer. The CR-V EX-L equipped audio system increases power output to 270 watts and delivers sound through seven speakers, including a subwoofer. XM® Satellite Radio4 is standard on the CR-V EX-L.

Powered by a 2.4-liter, DOHC, i-VTEC 4-cylinder engine that produces 166 horsepower at 5800 rpm and 161 lb-ft. of torque at 4200 rpm, the CR-V offers refined and responsive performance with good fuel economy2 and low emissions (ULEV-2). The Drive-by-Wire (DBW) throttle control works closely with the transmission for extremely smooth shift points and intuitive gear holding on hilly roads. A 5-speed automatic transmission is standard equipment.

The available, fully-automatic Real Time 4WD system enhances the CR-V's all-weather capabilities when driving in rain, snow and dirt roads - without the significant weight, fuel economy and handling performance drawbacks of a conventional four-wheel-drive system.

Three new colors have been introduced for the 2009 model year: Crystal Black Pearl, Alabaster Silver Metallic and Urban Titanium Metallic.

The CR-V is a global product for Honda sold in 160 countries throughout North America, Europe, Asia, South America and Africa - the most of any Honda automotive product. Worldwide, the CR-V is assembled in seven countries at eight factories, including the Honda of America Manufacturing, Inc., East Liberty Auto Plant in Ohio.

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