Archive for September, 2009

The 2010 Audi A5 Sportback: It’s Gaining Fans!

2010 Audi A5 Sportback

While the US market is not going to be able to see this particular car … I have to say that down in Frankfurt this week, the fan base for the 2010 Audi A5 Sportback is growing and growing.  The reaction is extremely positive and who knows – by the end of the day, we might be able to get the 2010 Audi A5 Sportback shipped on over to the US!

The 2010 Audi A5 Sportback is so beautiful on its own and I have to say that I love everything from the front grille all the way to the back.  The wheels are absolutely incredible, the headlights are fantastic and I have to say that the bumper kit they put on is awesome!

So if you are looking for the 2010 Audi A5 Sportback, you  might have to go overseas, but I have to say that it is probably worth it!

American car brands get 47% share of the initial 80,000 cash for clunker sales

So far, only Ford reported an increase of their total sales for July 2009 but the other car makers from Detroit is not far behind. Looking at statistics reported by the White House, about half of the cash for clunkers sales rolled of the dealerships of Ford, Chrysler, or General Motors.

The NHTSA have processed approximately over 80,000 of the CARS deals and precisely 47% of the chunk was shared by American car manufacturers. The final tally may not be available until after a few months but the Detroit 3 has a reason to celebrate this early in the ball game.

An additional funding of $2 billion is in the works to fund the cash for clunkers program. The bill has been passed by the House and is awaiting the action of the Senate. The Obama administration dismissed earlier reports and confirmed that the CARS program will stay and remain functional. Of course, the yes’ in the Senate are needed for cash for clunker to continue its effectivity.

The 47% share of the different American car brands of the CARS reflects that the local manufacturers is positioning slightly better than the foreign car marques.

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The Toyota Verso: Va Va Vroooom!

Toyota VersoRecently unveiled at the motor show in Geneva, the Toyota Verso is definitely making waves and garnering a lot of talk. The idea here is to combine a lot more space with plenty of comfort and tons of practicality as well, along with dynamic driving abilities and better handling.

Have they succeeded with this? Time will tell, but things definitely look promising. It was designed at the same studio where the new Prius was created.

Inside of the Verso, drivers will find an improved version of the Toyota Easy Flat 7 System, so that the five individual seats in the rear can be folded. The rows which comprise those seats have been made much more comfortable as well, so there will definitely be something for everyone.

Make Like a Leaf and Go out to Get this Nissan!

nissan leafIn a world where the cost of more and more cars could safely pay for two semesters of college, many people favor manufacturers like Nissan because they can then afford a car that is both stylish, cost efficient, and fuel efficient. Such conscientious drivers will no doubt be happy to note the new Nissan Leaf.

It is an electric car which can seat up to five passengers. It is a C segment vehicle, built on a brand spanking new platform. Later this year, the car will be launched not only in its native Japan, but also in markets in Europe and the United States.

What primarily characterizes the Leaf is a front end with a definite V shape. It has long LED headlamps which slant upwards; their design allows them to not only split but also to redirect any airflow away from the car’s door mirrors. Extending along the length of the car, there is a featureline with a smooth flow which complements and accents the DLO narrowing in the rear.

The interior of the car is no less stylish and elegant; the vehicle promises not only stylistic integrity, but also a whole host of features.