Friday, June 29, 2007

Even more pictures of the BMW 1 Coupe

2009 Hyundai Sonata

I am not sure what they will do to the front end. And rear lights.

But from these pictures, it looks like it will get what it really needed from the begining: a much better (and all new) interior.
The current Sonata is a very nice looking family car. But I think the interior doesn't fit at all the clean exterior design.

All you need to know (and see)
  • HERE
  • 2008 Mustang V6

    New interior color combo, Ambient light, wheels...

    That'll do until the 2009 make over. I guess....

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    Thursday, June 28, 2007

    Peugeot 308 video

    Lots of lights...

    New Fiat 500

    Just like the Mini, the 500 is a giant next to its ancestor.

    More pictures of the new BMW 1 Coupe

    I think it looks great.
    Conservative yet modern. Luxurious and powerful.
    The interior seems also very nice.

    Let's just hope they price it right (much cheaper than the 3) in the US....

    Convertible version coming up next.

    VW Tiguan

    To me, that thing looks pretty cheap. What is so wrong with a small chrome line around the window?

    As it is on these pics, it looks like a $15 000 car.
    Makes the CRV looks like a Rolls Royce.

    And talking about the CRV, since when is a VW even more boring to look at than a Honda???
    At least the interior is much nicer than the Jetta. A few curved line made it in....

    Maybe it's one of these cars that "looks better in person"....

    Wednesday, June 27, 2007

    New 2007 Nissan X-trail video

    The one we won't get over here.

    2008 Toyota Land Cruiser

    Cruising around.
    This one even has some tacky decals on it.
    So you know it's close to production...

    Back the the future. I mean the early 80's....

    BMW 135i Coupe

    This might be real.. Or not...
    I don't know.

    Just another picure of the upcoming small BMW coupe.
    In Europe at least, they will be coming in November. The 135 i model will use the Turbo 3.0 Liter from the 3 series. With 306hp.
    That should be one fast little coupe.
    Europeans will also get a 2.0 Liter Diesel with 204hp in the 123 d model.

    Tuesday, June 26, 2007

    Nissan Aprio

    Nissan will sell a version of the Dacia/Renault Logan in mexico. Under the name Aprio.

    The Logan has been on sale in Europe for a couple of years as a super cheap alternative to most other new cars. And it has been quite a success.
    I guess cheap and dorky can been "in". If it's cheap enough...

    The Nissan version won't make it to the US.
    (and that's not a bad thing...)

    Naked 2008 Accord!

    Both sedan and coupe versions.
    And both looking much better than I thought.
    the coupe is no big surprise. It was previewed last year with the concept.

    but the sedan looks pretty nice, even on these early pictures. And much more upscale than the current model.
    And a diesel is coming a year later...

    See them all :
  • HERE
  • Naked BMW 1 series coupe!

    And looking good.

    I guess we had seen almost everything before, so no huge news.
    but still. A nice looking upscale compact. And it's coming over here.

    Jaguar XK

    This is a sketch from 2005. Showing us "what could have been".

    I like it much better than the end result.
    Much more Jaguar.

    Citroen C5 wagon

    I know it's a pretty bad picture.
    But it does look like the real thing.

    One more good looking wagon for the European market....

    Monday, June 25, 2007


    First pictures ever of the all new Mini Clubman,without any tape!

    And it looks great!
    Modern, retro, roomy, personality and good mileage.

    I want one...

    Mitsubishi Lancer hatchback

    Not sure if this is real. But if it isn't, it is pretty close.

    The hatch will be very similar to the concept we saw last year.
    But so far, this would be for Europe only, not the US.
    Unless the new Impreza hatch turns out to be a blockbuster over here... (yeah, right...)

    Peugeot 308 3 door

    Nice looking.
    But really, just more of the same...

    Sunday, June 24, 2007

    Fiat 500 Abarth testing

    I hear we would bet this version over here.
    It might even be the only one we'll get. A sportier and more powerful version of the all new Fiat 500.

    Even with all the crappy tape on it, it still looks and sounds good...

    Saturday, June 23, 2007

    Buick GL 8

    Thanks to a reader.
    These pictures show the current, updated model of the Chinese only Buick minivan.

    Chinese BYD F6 sedan

    Nice looking.
    If you don't mind a car with styling elements from avery other sedan produced...

    And, I would love to see some crash test results on that one....

    End of the road...

    In a few months, production will stop for this "poor thing".
    It was never really accepted as a Saab . No wonder.

    I can't really imagine any "Saab person" buying something based on a truck frame.
    Another mistake from GM. This and the Subaru based 9.2 were never Saabs.

    Let's hope the next "real" Saabs will be modern, more reliable. And no more Chevy trucks, please....

    Friday, June 22, 2007

    2009 Mercury Milan

    I can't see that much difference there.
    And it's OK.
    I think the Milan is one of the best looking sedan around as it is...

    2009 Lincoln MKZ rear end

    Looking really nice.
    Fits the new front. But they both make the profile look a bit old and tall.

    Brilliance crash test video!

    This is even more shocking....

    Also, check out the dummy's head during the side impact.
    I just don't know who this car was even approved for sale in Europe in the 1st place...

    2009 Lincoln MKZ

    Just like the Fusion, it looks like the small Lincoln will get a new front end within a couple of years.
    This looks very nice. Seems like they are using the front from last year's concept on all their upcoming cars.

    But is it too late? Who actually consider a Lincoln anymore?
    It's not a bad car. Far from it. But I don't think most people even think about Lincoln when they're comparing a Lexus ES...

    They need something striking. Something people have to have. Despite it being a Lincoln.
    Others have done it. Tons of people who bought a PT Cruiser would have never been caught dead in a Chrysler before.

    Thursday, June 21, 2007

    Chinese car Brilliance crash test

    I don't know about you, but I kind of liked the BS6 sedan from Brilliance.
    One of the few Chinese cars already sold in some European countries.
    Which also means, they are subjects to European crash test.
    And here it is. The horrible results....

    Basically, I would be cought dead (I guess I would) in this car at 40 mph. Which is the speed of this test.

    Here is the BS6.
    A good looking car, when it's not moving...

    Revised Fusion coming up???

    These picture come from a south American site.
    And I don't really think they are real.

    But.. Let's say they are.
    I think the current Fusion looks fine. The one thing it does not need is a new front end design. It looks great as it is.
    The rear part of the car on these pictures looks a bit weird.
    It just doesn't fit with the straight lines on the rest of the car.

    What the Fusion could use, is a really nice interior.
    The current one is fine, but not great.

    Ford needs to spend more money in to the Taurus interior before they invest on a new front end for the already good looking Fusion....

    New Renault Laguna photo

    During a photo shoot.

    Looking nice under the bright lights...

    Wednesday, June 20, 2007

    One more Altima coupe picture

    I had a really good time driving the sedan a few weeks ago.
    So I guess the coupe could be great.

    I just though this was a nice picture...

    Tuesday, June 19, 2007

    BMW 1 coupe

    Just a few more pictures, with black tape.

    I see wood inside. But I also see what looks like an iDrive system....

    Buick G8


    For the Chinese market only.
    What a way for GM to make money out of their old, outdated and unsuccessful minivans.
    Why not...

    Who said the Chinese always got the best Buicks...