The rivalry between General Motors and Ford will go down in history as one of the fiercest battles in the automotive industry. While matching their vehicles spec to spec and feature to feature is mandatory, but appreciating the competition’s offering is not heard of very often. Chevy begs to differ and pays tribute to the Mustang’s 50th anniversary.
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Ferrari has officially confirmed that a track-only XX version of its LaFerrari hyper car is being developed by the newly established Sporting Activity Department of the company. The revelation was made by Antonello Coletta, the Head of Sporting Activity Department at Ferrari Racing Day in Sydney. The LaFerrari XX will be the fifth XX-badged car in the Italian car maker’s history and is expected to be ready in the first quarter of next year.
Hyundai may introduce a 1.0-litre Kappa-engined variant for its entry-level Eon hatchback. The car is currently offered with an 800cc engine that produces 55bhp and 75Nm of torque. This engine (the 1.0-litre Kappa) is currently on offer in Europe where it has been tuned to produce 65bhp and 95Nm of torque and currently powers the new i10.
Bugatti has launched the fifth edition of its Legends series of cars. Comprising six editions of three models, this pays tribute to the Type 18 ‘Black Bess’ which the German-owned French automaker says was the first ever street legal sports car.
Aston Martin has announced that they will be launching two new cars at the 2014 New York Auto Show (NYAS). Aston Martin has also released the price structure of both the cars. The V8 Vantage GT will start at a base price of USD 99,000 (Rs 59.66 lakh) while the DB9 Carbon Edition will set you back a cool USD 1,99,995 (Rs 1.2 crore).
A new version of the Mini Countryman has been revealed ahead of its debut at the upcoming 2014 New York Motor Show. Armed with a number of cosmetic and mechanical updates, the facelifted crossover from the British premium small car maker is set to go on sale globally by mid-2014.
Audi has revealed a special edition of the RS7 before they officially premiere it at the New York Auto Show scheduled to take place soon. Dubbed the RS7 Dynamic edition, this variant has been designed to showcase the company's exclusive personalization program. The car will be made available in the US in mid-2014 and will be sold with a price starting from USD 146,045 (Rs 88lakh).
Ford, as we know, is about to launch the all-new Escort in China this year. Designed and developed exclusively for the Chinese market, this upcoming new model is said to be targeted at 'young and modern' Chinese families.
A fresh round of talks between Toyota’s management and the workers union held yesterday has failed. The effort by Karnataka’s labour department seems to have gone in vain and the standoff continues with no resolve yet.
Porsche might launch the Macan SUV in India this year. There are rumours that the SUV may be launched between May-June this year. Porsche has been delaying the launch until now due to the changes in the Indian political scene. As once the new budget and policies are in place the company can price the vehicle accordingly.