Monday, July 31, 2006

2007 Pontiac G5

I knew they were turning the Cobalt coupe into a small Pontiac, but I had never heard of the sedan..

But here it is, among the official Pontiac line up for the US.

Giugiaro prototype

At first it looks like a Ford logo..
But if you look at the license plate, it seems to include some Chinese characters.

Could it be an upcoming Chery? For the US????

Next Z

Sunday, July 30, 2006

2008 Toyota Corolla

This shows the japanese market sedan version.
The one we'll get might still be a bit different.
And there are rumors they might even change the name in some markets...

Telsa Roadster by Lotus

Lotus announced it will build the all electric Tesla sportscar.
Already based on a Lotus Elise platform, the Telsa has a 250 miles range and does 0 to 60 on 4 seconds!
Prices will start at around $85 000 when the car comes out next summer at a rate of 1000 a year.

Is this a new beginning for electric cars?
I don't need a car that goes that fast, but a 250 miles range is more than enough for most people.

I remember driving an EV 1 a few years ago and was more than impressed.
The car was very fast. And, well... very quiet.

2007 Expedition

New pictures of the "not so new " new Expedition.
Seems like they'll keep changing the interior and the front end as long as they can.

Just like with any other Ford SUVs, and even the Focus...

Saturday, July 29, 2006

2008/09 Nissan Z

From this illustration, it looks pretty close to the curent model.
But much more aggressive.

They are talking about squeezing around 350hp from the V6!

Next Prius testing

The body is obviously from the current model, but the front is all new.
Is this a mule for the all new model due in a couple of years?
I hope so. A 'facelift" would be kind of a let down.

The next Prius is supposed to get around 90 mpg.
Even if it gets "only" 70 or even 60 in real life driving, it would be great!

Friday, July 28, 2006

2008 Corolla

Pushed back a year, this version of the Corolla could very well be the one we'll get in the US.

Even more...

This time, the back view.
Any idea?

2007 Mini

Still a bit covered with tape...
It'll come woth a new 1.6 Liter engine from Peugeot/BMW with 120hp (Cooper) and 170hp Turbo (Cooper S).
And the standard Cooper suspension will be much smoother than the current model.
Those who drive on tracks more than regular roads will still be able to order a Sport Suspension option.

More full production pictures next month.
The "wagon" version is still months away...

Thursday, July 27, 2006

2007 Hyundai Sonata


New grille, the rest has always been available in Korea before. Like the bumper accents.
Let's hope they made the interior a bit more interesting.

Super Accord

The regular Accord is too boring for you?
Why don't you spend a fortune on it and make it a bit more original (In a bad way...)

Mystery Car...

Another shot. This time from the front.
Does this help guessing???

Wednesday, July 26, 2006

2007 Mini Cooper S

Revolution, not evolution...

Corolla wagon

The next , delayed by a year, Corolla will be offerd as a wagon version as well.
In some markets.

Should Toyota offer it over here?

Stay tunned for more Toyota pics...

Volvo C30 video clip


  • That's right, do it.

    And discover the all new Volvo C30 in action...

    Tuesday, July 25, 2006

    Nissan lavina Geniss

    Not as good looking as the sketches released earlier, of course.
    I guess this would go against the new Honda Stream.

    It comes out in China first. So Europe might get it. And maybe us?
    The Stream does look much more modern than this.
    Funny how just a couple of years ago, Nissans were the modern ones and Hondas were super conservative...

    Volvo C30

    Just a few more pics...

    Citroen C4

    The Picasso replacement as been spotted, as a toy!

    How funny is that.

    Monday, July 24, 2006

    2007 Hyundai Tiburon

    You tell me if it was worth the changes.
    It also means a much better, RWD model is at least 2 years away.

    Seems that, at least in Europe, it still has the 2.7 Liter V6. No move up to the newer 3.3Liter.
    Although that might change in the US...

    New Hyundai large SUV

    Just another shot of that large SUV that might end up being called Vera Cruz.
    I must say it looks really nice.
    With a 3.8 Liter V6 but a V8 option might be added later.

    "Big Hyundai

    Still no official name.
    But this time it was caught in the US (again)
    Expect the base model to come with a 3.8 Liter V6 with a new V8 as an option.

    2007 GMC Acadia

    Just a few more pics...

    Sunday, July 23, 2006

    2007 GMC Sierra

    Close cousin to the Chevrolet Silverado, the Sierra is even more square than the Chevy truck.
    I know truck people aren't supposed to care about style. (don't know why..)
    But still, this is looking quite a bit dated.
    And the interior (even though not a top of the line on the pic) doesn't seem to even look as good as anything else out there.

    Let's hope it is good enough for GM.

    Bob's big boy.

    Respect for the elderly...

    Dodge Nitro

    Looks like the base model has quite a lot of cheap looking black plastic all over....

    Friday, July 21, 2006

    Mystery Car...

    From the camouflage, it looks like a Toyota.
    Besides that, I can't tell what it is...
    it does have 2 doors, so it isn't the next Scion Xa. Maybe a 2 door hatch version of the next Corolla?

    What is this?

    Miata CC top and trunk space

    New Sebring at the London Auto Show

    Audi A1

    Just the front view of the illustration I posted a few days ago.
    They are going after the Mini.
    Not sure if a car with no emotional history/background (like the Mini) could build such a cult following.

    At least in the US.
    And Europe is already full of cool small hatchbacks...

    Thursday, July 20, 2006

    VW Tiguan

    That's the official name of the upcoming Golf/Rabbit based SUV.

    And that is also an official sketch.

    Wednesday, July 19, 2006

    Volvo C30

    More details later...
    As expected, a 3 door hatch version of the S40 sedan.