Friday, June 30, 2006

Jeep Compass




This is one weird looking car.
The rear view is OK, but that front end is really something...

Thursday, June 29, 2006

Miata navigation


Sorry. Japan only.
And not from the factory...

Too bad, it includes iPod connection, hard drive, Bluetooth etc...
What a nifty unit.

2007 Honda CRV



I think it looks really nice.
Much more upscale and refined than the RAV4.
I haven't seen the interior, but the Toyota's interior is very plasticky.
It wouldn't be that hard for Honda to come up with something better.

3 Door Civic for Europe




It's official.

Wednesday, June 28, 2006

2007 Honda Stream Interior



Honda has chosen to stay the "Euro Civic way" with the all new Stream interior.

Sorry for the poor quality of the pictures, but.... It is still better than nothing.

2007 Honda CRV



Caught in the city...

And I must say, it looks very similar to the illustration I posted here last year.
It seems much more upscale than the current model .

Let's hope they keep the prices low.

2007 Jaguar XKR





For those who must have a supercharger on top of an already powerful V8.

At least this does it in style.

Tuesday, June 27, 2006

New Alfa Romeo 169


If the 166 replacement really looked like that, it would be great...
And if the 159 is ever actually sold in the US, we might even get a chance to see this larger model over here.

If, if, if......

2007 BMW X3






Very slight revisions that make it a bit "less cheap" looking.
Still not great for the price...

2007 Toyota Corolla.


Again, let's hope this is the "Japan only" sedan.
And not the model we'll see here....

2007 Kia Spectra



Seems like the mid cycle revision might move the Spectra a bit upscale...
But..Wasn't Kia supposed to be the sporty side of Hyundai????

Monday, June 26, 2006

Smart in the US


it will be official tomorrow.
Daimler Chrysler has finally decided to bring the Smart in the US next year.
By then the model you see on this picture will have been redesigned...

2008 Scion Tc



They are finally trying to squeeze a little more style into the Tc. Before replacing it with a new design inspired by the Fuze concept.

This could come up as an early 2008, at the beginning of next year.
the second picture is an illustration...

More CL pictures.






Sunday, June 25, 2006

Alfa Romeo 149


I think this is still an illustration, although it does match all the spy shots previously published....

Next C class wagon


Nothing real or official yet...

More LR2 Pictures






Civic 3 door


More Honda news later...

Saturday, June 24, 2006

Friday, June 23, 2006

3 door Euro Civic


Tell your friends you saw here first...

The 3 door version of the European Honda Civic.
Not sold here, but there is still a rumor it might end up as a new entry level Acura, replacing the RSX (dead after 2006).

More pictures to come...

Thursday, June 22, 2006

2007 Santa Fe prices


Finally....
They say the car is available this month. Which means pretty much now or next week.



Model Engine Transmission Driveline Retail

Santa Fe GLS 2.7L V6 5-Speed M/T FWD $20,945
Santa Fe GLS 2.7L V6 5-Speed M/T AWD $22,945
Santa Fe GLS 2.7L V6 4-Speed A/T with SHIFTRONIC(R) FWD $22,145
Santa Fe GLS 2.7L V6 4-Speed A/T with SHIFTRONIC(R) AWD $24,145
Santa Fe SE 3.3L V6 5-Speed A/T with SHIFTRONIC(R) FWD $23,645
Santa Fe SE 3.3L V6 5-Speed A/T with SHIFTRONIC(R) AWD $25,645
Santa Fe Limited 3.3L V6 5-Speed A/T with SHIFTRONIC(R) FWD $25,945
Santa Fe Limited 3.3L V6 5-Speed A/T with SHIFTRONIC(R) AWD $27,945

Add $650 for transportation to all prices.

LR2 and tennis babe...

2007 Chrysler Pacifica




It's really hard to tell from the 2006.
Sure they changed a few things, but was it really worth it?

Larger wheels? No...
Glass roof? (like the concept) No...
New interior? No...
New stereo at least? No...

A new steering wheel!

The bigger news are under the hood where a new 4.0 Liter V6 replaces the 3.5 as the top of the line engine. With 255 hp I am not sure it will address complains about the Pacifica not having enough power...
Maybe the new 6 speed auto does magic.

The next one is due in a couple of years. It will be based on he redesigned 300 and will share even more parts with Mercedes.
And they will be able to fit a V8, if they want to...

2007 Mercedes CL Class




A class act.