Despite the British carmaker announcing September 8 as the official launch date for the new Jaguar XE, it looks like they’ve decided to reveal the new car earlier. Actually, it’s not a full reveal, just a photo with the car’s front part, but this definitely reveals more than we’ve seen in the teasers released so far. What’s also interesting is that unlike other presentations, the image shows the performance version of the sedan, called Jaguar XE S.
The images reveal a red version of the XE, whose styling is heavily based on Jaguar’s current design language seen on the XE’s bigger brothers, the XF and the XJ. However, the XE’s headlights have a slightly different position and are almost connected to the large chromed front grille. The grille’s honeycomb design plus the large air vents and the hood’s dents and sharp angles create a very aggressive look for the upcoming luxury sedan and, to be honest, make it sound like one of this fall’s most interesting premieres. [Read the full article…]
Following several teasers, the Japanese carmaker has finally unveiled their upcoming pickup truck, the Nissan Navara. As we expected, the new Navara takes on the same design language we can see on the new Qashqai and X-Trail, which means the overall look is more refined with more fluent lines, a V-motion front grille with chromed elements, LED daytime running lights and side mirrors with turn signals.
The new generation Navara also comes with three new color options, including Savannah Yellow and The Earth Bronze, both available in combination with black pillars and chromed ornaments. The interior also evolved, with superior materials and chrome or aluminum inserts. Also, besides the central display for the multimedia system, the new Navara also features a TFT display located in the instrument cluster, between the main dials. This display offers information about the satellite navigation, compass, several details about the car’s status, such as fuel level, and information about the music played by the sound system. [Read the full article…]
Introduced in 1973, the Volkswagen Passat has always been one of the most important model in the German carmaker’s lineup and the model is preparing for its eight generation. About a couple of weeks ago, Volkswagen released several details and a few sketches of the new Passat, but this time what we’re seeing is the first official teaser photo of the new model. We can’t see too many details, because the car is hidden underneath a cover, but we can notice the car’s silhouette and the LED headlights. Interesting details about the new generation is that unlike the current model, it will feature a new design of the headlights.
About the next generation Passat we already know that it will be built on Volkswagen’s MQB platform and will lose about 187 pounds (85 kg) compared to the outgoing model. The interior’s quality will also be improved, Volkswagen looking to bring the Passat closer to the premium segment. Top trim levels will get a 12.3-inch display that will replace the instrument cluster (just like we already saw in the new Audi TT) and the multimedia system will be able to synchronize with tablets or smartphones through a new generation of Modular Infotainment System. The features list will also include heads-up display, Trailer Assist system (makes backing up with a trailer easier), new generation Park Assist (allows front parking) and a new 360-degree Area View Function. [Read the full article…]
BMW hit the jackpot back in 2008 when they released the BMW X6, the world’s first Sports Activity Vehicle. Despite the new model being received with a lot of skepticism at the time of its launch, customers soon proved to be extremely attracted to the X6, which became a success for the German car manufacturer. And what better proof for that success than the fact that many carmakers are currently working on their own SAV? However, BMW still has the edge and the second generation BMW X6 has just been officially unveiled. So let’s see what the new model from Munchen brings.
The new BMW X6 shares the platform with its brother, the third-generation X5, which was launched last year. The X6 shares most of its design elements with the X5, while keeping its “controversial” status: you’re either going to love it or hate it, there’s no way in between. But no matter which side you’re on, the fact is that the new X6 is better than its predecessor, whether we’re talking about features, technology, engines or chassis. [Read the full article…]
The British carmaker has just announced the all new MINI 5 door, the first time in history a five door version is available for the hatchback. Seeing the car become reality, three big questions are raised. How comfortable will the rear passengers sit? How much luggage space is available? How are the car’s dynamics changed? So let’s take them one by one and see what to expected from the new MINI 5 door.
Well, first of all, as you can probably imagine, the car is longer. According to Mini, the wheelbase was expanded by 72 mm (2.8 inches), which is exact extra foot space rear passengers get. We drove three versions of the MINI Cooper S, and even though rear passengers weren’t exactly tortured, they weren’t too comfortable either. Despite not looking like much, 3 inches is quite a lot and can make a difference, but we won’t be able to see that until we get the chance to drive the new car. [Read the full article…]