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Quick Comparison Between Tesla Model 3 and Model S

Earlier this year, Tesla has finally unraveled its new offspring ‘Tesla 3’. Many car lovers were caught in awe with the vehicle’s specs, especially that it is expected to feature a set of cutting edge technologies, it’s enough to mention that it recorded more than 150,000 sale orders since its appearance.

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Elon Musk, the mastermind creator of Tesla cars technology and the founder of the company, said that the car isn’t made to replace the S Model of Tesla, but to compete with it on catering better performance to customers.

The Tesla 3 is going to be more consumer-friendly and more sophisticated than the S. Moreover, it’s going to be available for lower price.

However, that’s not the whole of it, there are many other details and specs to talk about while addressing the differences between both cars.

Although the whole specs of Model 3 aren’t yet available, we thought about conducting a brief comparison between both cars to highlight the main specifics of each one.

 

Model 3

Now, let’s start with the new one.

2017 Tesla Model 3

2017 Tesla Model 3

Price: The new vehicle is available for 35,000 dollars for the base price, it’s good to say that each copy will be subsidized by 7,500 to 13,000 dollars from US government.

Features: The Model 3 is loaded with top-notch features including the autopilot that comes standard in all cars.

Speed: Car experts hint that it will bolt from 0 to 100 km/h in less than six seconds only, however, there is no clue about its top speed.

Range: As per what was officially announced from the car makers during the car debut press conference, the car’s battery could last for 346 km per one charge.

Some rumors say that the car will be equipped with a new battery architecture that could make it last for nearly 586 km, which means five-hour continuous drive.

Safety: The car earned 5-star safety rating in all categories.

Appearance: The new model is 20 percent smaller than the Model S. It has a gorgeous look with absolutely fantastic details.

Interior: The car can take five adults, it has large legroom and headroom. It has a front and rear trunk and its cargo capacity has been increased. It can fit a seven-foot surfboard inside it, according to Elon Musk.

 

Model S

Now with the elder combatant.

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Tesla Model S

Price: The car cost ranges 75,000 dollars to 133,000 dollars according to its version and features.

Features: It has a full-service autopilot that can drift off wrecks, change lanes, manage speed, control brakes, avoid drifting, and scan for parking.

Speed: It can do the 0 to 100 km task in less than 3 seconds with the P90D, 4.2 seconds with 90D, and 5.2 seconds with the 70D.

Range: Its range varies from 386 km to 434 km according to its version and battery type.

Safety: 5 stars in all categories

Appearance: The car dynamics and style give it very low resistance to air flow, it has an attractive look, and fancy details.

Interior: The car cabin features a 17-inch touchscreen, high-definition backup camera, WiFi and internet connections, 12 volt power charges, besides a large legroom and fancy seats.

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Tesla Model S

June 27, 2016 / by / in
The World’s Most Expensive Car

A lot of car lovers wonder from time to time about the world’s most expensive vehicle. Well, we thought about unraveling the world’s most expensive car, at least for this period of time.

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Cars are a gigantic market that covers the whole world and records thousands of deals worth millions of dollars every day, prices are always rising, and updates never stop every minute, even every second.

1962 Ferrari 250 GTO

1962 Ferrari 250 GTO

Car deals prices aren’t static as they are subjected to the matter of supply, demand, and human preferences. However, the most expensive car deals, at least for the moment, is the 1963 Ferrari 250 GTO.

According to Bloomberg, the Ferrari was sold in October 2013 for 52 million dollars. It’s worth mentioning that the car buyer is still anonymous until the moment while the old owner was the famous car collector Paul Pappalardo.

 

What is so special about it

Well, it’s classic, and as we all know, classic cars are always precious and valuable. Moreover, it has something that no other car has.

This vehicle is like the Mona Lisa, it has something mystique about it that makes it stand out all other vehicles, according to Don Williams, the owner of Black-hawk Collection.

The Ferrari 250 GTO has only 39 other copies, however, this particular model has won the 1963 Tour de France driven by the renowned driver Jean Guichet.

 

History

Ferrari 250 GTO History

Ferrari 250 GTO History

So that’s what it is all about, not only its classiness, fancy look, and uniqueness, but also history. This vehicle marks an extraordinary event of history.

It’s like owning the sword of a noble conqueror, the pistol of Montgomery, Pelle’s football, or the pen which William Shakespeare used to write his plays and novels.

Having such a car is like having a window to view a special part of the history, to sit where legends sat, to hear the same sound only a few people heard, and to own something that made history.

 

GTOs owners

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Ferrari 250 GTO

The other models of Ferrari 250 GTO are also owned notable and renowned figures including Fashion designer Ralph Lauren, the chairman of Walmart chain S. Rob Walton, former Microsoft president Jon Shirley, Baron Laidlaw who is the 105th richest person in UK, and many other figures.

Ferrari GTO is considered one of the easiest means of investment since it is always sought-after by many wealthy individuals.

 

Car specs

Ferrari 250 GTO Engine

Ferrari 250 GTO Engine

This specimen from Ferrari was principally made to win races. It has a 3.0 liter engine of 12 valves that is capable of producing around 300 horse power. The vehicle can bolt from 0 to 100 kmph in 6.2 seconds and its top speed is 254 kms, great specs actually for an early sixties industry.

The GTO has an exotic outer design that is timeless and still esteemed until the moment.

The vehicle’s starting price is 6,000 sterling pounds, however, the price increased over the years since 1963 until the moment to reach around 15 million pounds. Great investment, isn’t it?

June 26, 2016 / by / in
The New Cadillac CTS-V Sedan Checked Out

A new beast from Cadillac was unleashed this year. It’s the new version of its Cadillac CTS-V sedan launched to set a new standard for power, agility, and rigidness.

A lot more of aggressiveness, fanciness, and practicality have been added to the new version.

It’s designed to display power and enable drivers from being powerful while steering the wheel.

Car lovers and experts expect this generation of CTS-V from Cadillac to be the best compared to its predecessors.

Actually, as a viewer, I can testify that the car abilities, new technologies, and updated exterior design, are designed to show fury and raise fear in its counterparts on the road.

It’s truly a furious beast that offers its driver total control of its wide set of masterful capabilities.

 

Exterior design

Cadillac CTS-V 2016 Exterior

Cadillac CTS-V 2016 Exterior

The car shape was basically styled to demonstrate aggressiveness, however, it’s still a slick and a dynamic one.

The new CTS-V inherited a lot of its body design from the previous models in addition to a number of newly-added features which make it look smoother and more stretched.

The new model has a remodeled set of headlights with a better cascading look and a smaller grille. It has a small vent centered in its hood, a spoiler, and a front splitter to direct air flow and improve the vehicle aerodynamic abilities.

The vehicle’s front look with its swept-back headlights, large hood, wide grille, and muscular appearance are designed to deliver a certain idea that CTS-V means business.

Cadillac CTS-V 2016 Exterior Front

Cadillac CTS-V 2016 Exterior Front

 

Car cabin

Cadillac CTS-V 2016 Cabin

Cadillac CTS-V 2016 Cabin

The car’s interior design has been refurbished to give its drivers and passengers a totally different revelation from its body style, a relaxing and cosy one.

It’s meant to look so professional from the inside which is evident from using leather-swathed seats and carbon fibers instead of wood.

The Cadillac has a set of top-notch technology features added to its cabin including a quality infotainment system that has a wide touch screen.

Drivers will certainly love using its central console and glancing at its picturesque dashboard, not to mention the additional features it has including cruise control, Bluetooth, and many other.

 

Car engine

Cadillac CTS-V 2016 Engine

Cadillac CTS-V 2016 Engine

A true heart of a beast, the engine is an ambidextrous 6.2 liter supercharged one that contains 8 valves and offers 640 horsepower.

It has an eight-speed transmission system that successfully moderates this huge power. The CTS-V can bolt from 0 to 100 km/h in about 3.7 seconds and its top speed is 321 km/h.

 

Release date

The official release date of the vehicle is still ambiguous, however, it is expected to take place by the end of this year.

The price tag is only for strong-hearted ones, those who have deep pockets and high passion for such vehicles. It’s set at $92,040 for the base MSRP.

 

Competitors

If you are up for the CTS-V from Cadillac, you ought to take a look at its counterparts such as Lexus GS F, Mercedes Benz AMG, and Maserati Ghibli. Do you dare to skip the Cadillac for its competitors? I don’t think so.

June 26, 2016 / by / in
Best Economical Hatchback Cars For 2016

Still the fuel consumption will be one of the main issues to think about while looking for a new car especially these days given the rising oil prices and tight economic situation.

We all want a vehicle that has smart set of fuel pumps incorporated in its engine to stay soft on your money pockets.

The good thing about economic vehicles, beside its practicality when it comes to money, is that they are less harmful to the surrounding environment and they feature stronger prices in the resale market.

Based on that, we combined a set of the most economic vehicles that you should consider buying if you are thinking about practical, environment-friendly, and gentle car.

It’s a tricky task to do in fact since many fuel-efficient versions aren’t really cost-efficient, so we had to dig deeper looking for vehicles having both traits.

It’s worth mentioning that this article focuses on ordinary non-hybrid and non-electric cars. Now, let’s demonstrate our cars line-up.

Now lets check the full list for the best economical hatchback cars for 2016

 

Peugeot 208

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Best Economic Hatchback Cars For 2016

The French car manufacturing company succeeded in crafting the world’s best economic vehicle, according to our studies, with their face-lifted Peugeot 208.

The car records over 40 kmpl and emits 79 g/km of CO2. So, it’s totally friendly to the environment and has gentle manners when it comes to fuel consumption.

 

Ford Fiesta

Best Economic Hatchback Cars For 2016 - Ford Fiesta

Best Economic Hatchback Cars For 2016

This vehicle has the perfect mix as it mingles between cost efficiency and fun. The five-door supermini vehicle as it offers 36.39 kmpl and emits 87g/km of CO2.

The vehicle has brilliant driving dynamics and was ranked as one of the top selling cars in the world.

In respect of safety, Fiesta sets standards also for top safety specs as it contains seven air bags and scored five stars in Euro NCAP crash tests.

 

Renault Clio

Best Economic Hatchback Cars For 2016 - Renault Clio

Best Economic Hatchback Cars For 2016

Another French offspring is included in our list, but this one is smartly manufactured by Renault. The vehicle has a three-cylinder engine that offers 26.7 kmpl.

The new Clio offers magnificent exterior and interior designs and a set of favorable features. It has a wide touchscreen display in the middle of its dashboard, large boot size, and convenient leg space.

 

Opel Corsa

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Best Economic Hatchback Cars For 2016

The new Corsa is now getting in the race with the world’s top economic cars thanks to its refined specs and latest improvements. The car offers returns of 37.54 kmpl and CO2 emissions of 85 g/km.

The vehicle price starts from 13000 dollars which is 1500 dollars less than the Ford Fiesta. The top economic model of Corsa costs 21600 dollars.

 

KIA Rio

Best Economic Hatchback Cars For 2016 - KIA Rio

Best Economic Hatchback Cars For 2016

Since its launch in 2011, KIA Rio succeeded in setting the benchmark for low fuel consumption. It consumes 37.5 kpl and emits only 85g/km.

The Rio has a spacious inner salon and large boot size, yet not as large as its counterparts of other top economic vehicles.

Rio has high driving and handling performance, actually it’s a very good ride to drive. It has a chic central console, convenient leg room, and a set of features including Bluetooth, cruise control, and many other stuff.

June 15, 2016 / by / in
Range Rover Evoque Convertible; The 2016 Land Rover Range

The Range Rover Evoque Convertible mingles between two magnificent vehicular facets which are convertibility and being a Land Rover.

There have been regular SUVs, coupe SUVs, and performance SUVs. So, Land Rover Jaguar thought that, why not have a convertible SUV.

The Range Rover Evoque Convertible was first shown at LA Motor Show and it will be released by this summer.

Range Rover Evoque Convertible Price

The vehicle’s price tag will start from 47,500 sterling pounds for the diesel version. It’s worth mentioning that the hard-top model of Evoque is 5,200 pounds cheaper than the convertible, this could be attributed to using fabric roof top that folds in only 18 seconds.

However, the difference between the convertible model and the rooftop model could be is still quite large, especially when knowing that the difference between a convertible BMW 4 Series and the coupe is only 4,885 pounds.

Despite its price, the Evoque has been able to sell 450,000 so far which speaks a lot about its popularity and how customers perceive it.

 

Range Rover Evoque Convertible

Range Rover Evoque Convertible

Vehicle specifications

The Evoque Convertible is 4,370 mm longer than the hard-top, and it’s wider too. The extra strengthening of the car’s under-body bracing made it bit heavier also as it gained 227 kg.

The Evoque Convertibles are available with two engines; a TD4 Ingenium engine that produces 178 horse power and a four-cylinder Si4 that offers 237 horse power.

The suspensions and anti-roll bars have been refined to sustain the extra weight in the convertible. The electric power steering has been improved too for better driving experience.

Range Rover Evoque Convertible

Range Rover Evoque Convertible

Interior cabin

The vehicle’s interior cabin has four seats of fancy leather lining. The leg space in the front seats and the back seats are wide enough.

Land Rover introduced new technologies in the car cabin such as a 10.2-inch touchscreen with 3G connectivity. It has also a navigation system and a perfect sound system the offers acoustic and clear sound. ‘

The super-wide touch screen features a set of favorable applications that work on smartphones. It offers also a WiFi hotspot and a remote tracking system.

Range Rover Evoque Convertible

Range Rover Evoque Convertible

Test drive

The well-known British cars website autoexpress.com has gave the Evoque Convertible a test drive. They reported that what impressed them the most was the easiness of the drive and the lack of chassis wobble. The vehicle was calm and steady.

Having a convertible vehicle could be a real challenge for any car manufacturer as removing the hood has a noticeable effect on dynamics. However, the Evoque Convertible excelled, it showed how Land Rover manufacturer takes into consideration each and every detail to spawn a real model of incredible convertible SUV.

Land Rover done a perfect job in strengthening the car’s rigidity as it stayed totally silent with dips and slopes. This promises an ideal long-road and off-road performance, in addition to high safety measures.

The car can deal with water 500 mm deep and 45-degree gradients which could seem supplementary with other luxurious vehicles, but these qualifications are well integrated in the Evoque’s vehicular facets.

June 14, 2016 / by / in
The Best Time to Buy a New Car, How To Decide Which Car To Buy

We could put another good title for this piece, when is it suitable to be a traitor and betray the first love? Here you can find some useful tips for how to decide which car to buy.

We all have this strong attachment that binds us with our car, especially if it’s our first one. Let’s admit it, we have something deep in our hearts towards the old Ford Crown Victoria or the classic Land Cruiser which helped us during our first few years of driving.

However, despite all that, there is a time when enough is enough. We thought about listing some of the main signs that mean that keeping your car is absolutely a loss and it’s time to replace it.

 

  • When the car isn’t safe anymore

When you feel shaky and not confident while driving your car, then it’s absolutely time to get rid of it and start looking for another one.

If you always expect the car to break down while driving it, then there must be something wrong, you either check it or buy it.

One day, it could break down on a highway and leave you stranded in the middle of the desert with no one to help. So, in order to be left in such a situation, act quickly and find a solution. Get yourself safer and more reliable tin can.

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  • Repair costs

The repair costs of your car shouldn’t exceed by any mean half of its market value. At a certain time, your car won’t stop complaining, and every time you run a check, you will a find a new problem. If this happens, it’s time to consider buying a new vehicle.

Maintenance and repairs could be a constant drain of your saving accounts. Sometimes it’s better to pay a monthly car installment instead of paying the repair costs of the old ride.

 

  • Not suitable any more

We pass through a lot of turns and a lot of phases in our life. When your car isn’t suitable for you’re the new phase of your life, for example, the cabin can’t occupy your family any more, or the trunk can’t take your luggage, then it’s time to look for new vehicle.

 

  • Spare parts

If you keep jumping from one store to another looking for a new pair of headlights for your vehicle or brake pads, then there must be something wrong, may be you are the only one still driving your car.

Finding new spare parts should be an easy task, but when it’s not any more, get rid of your ride and search for another newer one that still has its spare parts on store shelves.

 

  • Before buying

Before buying a new vehicle, you need to run a deep research and study the whole situation carefully in order to end up with a good and practical vehicle that could hold it together for long time, you don’t want to experience this pain again within 2 or 3 years.

Check car reviews websites and newspapers, ask your friends and acquaintances, and visit car agencies to find the most suitable vehicle to your needs.

June 13, 2016 / by / in
View The Most Expensive Cars In The World

It’s good to know about the world’s most expensive cars, maybe one day you will have enough cash and enough courage to own one.

So, until this imagination comes to reality, we thought about letting you know more about the top seven most expensive cars in the world according to the latest update. Now, let’s start with demonstrating the cars.

 

  • Koenigsegg CCXR Trevita ($4.8 million)

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Koenigsegg CCXR Trevita – The most expensive cars in the world

Maybe it is not that renowned, especially when compared with other top notch sports cars like Lamborghini, Aston Martin, and Ferrari, but it’s absolutely the world’s most precious vehicle.

Why? It’s not due to its huge engine power, magnificent curvy body design, or exquisite interior cabin, but because it’s covered with diamond.

Yes, the car literally has some diamonds on its body. Trevita, the car manufacturer, developed a new exterior finish which includes mingling carbon fibers with diamond dust.

The car features a 4.8 liter V8 engine that is able to produce 1,004 hp, which is absolutely incredible.

 

Lamborghini Veneno - The most expensive cars in the world

Lamborghini Veneno – The most expensive cars in the world

Veneno means poison. That’s what Lamborghini has chosen to call their new modification of Aventador.

The car features a unique and picturesque exterior design that won’t stop amazing you in each and every angle.

This one can really be described as too fast. It can sprint from zero to 100 KMs in 2.9 seconds thanks to its 6.5 liter V12 motor which produces 740 hp.

 

  • Bugatti Veyron ($3.4 million)

Bugatti Veyron - The most expensive cars in the world

Bugatti Veyron – The most expensive cars in the world

Can’t ever mention a list of the world’s fastest cars or the world’s most expensive cars without mentioning the mighty Bugatti Veyron.

The 1200-hp vehicle is adorned from outside with a carbon fiber body, LED lights, modified front grill, and fancy interior cabin. It’s worth mentioning that the vehicle’s top speed is 254 mph.

 

  • Pagani Huayra BC ($2.6 million)

Pagani Huayra BC - The most expensive cars in the world

Pagani Huayra BC – The most expensive cars in the world

As if the Pagani Huayra with all its extraordinary power and design wasn’t enough for Pagani to resonate with all cars followers and buyers as it debuted a new modification named Pagani Huayra BC which was first featured in 2016 Geneva Motor Show.

The Huayra BC comes with magnificent aerodynamics and extremely light weight of only 1,102 Ibs. Moreover, it features 789 horse power and magnificent exterior and interior design.

Huayra is named after the Incan god of wind. Its name reveals a lot of its specifications including its speed and weight that is compared to the wind.

 

  • Ferrari F60 America ($2.5 million)

Ferrari F60 America - The most expensive cars in the world

Ferrari F60 America – The most expensive cars in the world

The model ‘America’ of the Ferrari F-60 was designed with some alterations and modifications to be more American such as its color scheme inspired from the American flag, its classic racing livery, and many other updates.

Its 6.2 liter V12 engine could churn out 740 horse power. It can launch from zero to 100 kms in 3.1 seconds.

 

  • Bugatti Chiron ($2.5 million)

Bugatti Chiron - The most expensive cars in the world

Bugatti Chiron – The most expensive cars in the world

Bugatti thought about competing itself by launching a vehicle that could outperform their own offset Veyron, which is in fact a bit tricky task to do, so they designed their latest innovation in cars realm, the Bugatti Chiron.

It hits the 100 KMs in only 2.5 seconds, it has a 1,500 horse power, its top speed is 261 mph, and it’s glorious.

 

  • Lamborghini Centenario

Lamborghini Centenario - The most expensive cars in the world

Lamborghini Centenario – The most expensive cars in the world

Practicality at its best. The car manufactory family of Lamborghini meant to exploit each inch in Centenario’s exterior body in a way that could boost its performance.

It features hood vents, aerodynamic bumper fins, low and heavy rear haunches to maintain its stability, and wheel blades.

Centenario is known to carry the most powerful engine Lamborghini has ever built, it’s a 6.5 liter V12 one that is capable of producing 770 hp which is enough to make the vehicle dash from 0 to 100 in 2.8 seconds. It’s top speed is 220 mph.

June 12, 2016 / by / in
Ferrari Design Concepts Of 2040

The Italian luxury cars manufacturer is thinking about how Ferrari cars will look like after 25 years, specifically in 2040.

Ferrari launched a design contest asking car designers to produce their design concepts of Ferrari cars in 2040. The company is trying to trace the future by digging into designers’ minds.

This is not the first time Ferrari sets a design contest. The cars company ran the first contest in 2005 and followed it up with another contest in 2012. So this is the first time.

During the first contest, 50 design schools took part by putting forward their visions of Ferrari’s future. Designs delivered then ranged between realistic concepts to wacky and queer ones.

Each school delivered three designs. Only four design schools between the 50 contestants are still remaining in the competition.

The four remaining design schools are: Hongik University in South Korea, Hochschule Pforzhheim in Germany, College for Creative Studies in Detroit, USA, and ISD-Rubika in France. They are all regarded as top design schools.

Ferrari mentioned that two prizes will be issued. The first winner will be chosen by public vote and the other winner will be picked by a professional panel that includes the racing driver Sebastian Vettel, the musician Jay Kay, and the car designer Paolo Pininfarina.

Some of the proposed car designs were available on Ferrari’s official Facebook page for internet users to see.

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The contest winner

A students team from ISD-Rubika in Valenciennes, France won the panel’s nomination. The team included 3 French students and 3 Belgian students.

According to the panel, the design was chosen due to the completeness of the concept design and the coherence of car’s overall vision including the exterior design, the interior cabin, and the running gear.

The vehicle’s exterior design was recognizable despite that it included some Orthodox features that could be inspired from contemporary car designs.

The design team invented some new features and driving mechanisms in their car model ‘manifesto’.

 

Special recognition

The design panel picked a design that focused on the interior cabin only for the second place. The design was produced by Roman Egorov from Hochschule Pforzheim in Germany.

The third place went to a three-student team from the Korean Hongik University in Seoul. Their design concept was called ‘de esfera’.

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Company’s background

Since its establishment, Ferrari always longs to take the next step in car industry and advance all its competitors. That’s why it launched the 2040 car design contest for instance.

The company was founded by Enzo Ferrari in 1939 and made its first vehicle in 1940.

Ferrari is known for being a symbol of speed, luxury, and top craftsmanship. It is enough to say that the world’s most expensive car in history is a Ferrari one (Ferrari 250 GTO) which was sold for about 38 million dollars to an American businessman.

In racing arena, Ferrari won a considerable number of records and prizes. It holds the most constructors championships with 16 titles and has the highest number of winning drivers which is 15 drivers.

June 7, 2016 / by / in
The New Golf GTi MK8: Power Boost In 2019 Model

Volkswagen released a number of photos revealing 2019 model of Golf GTi. The images show a lot of changes on the car’s structure and design.

Since its launch, each model of VW Golf has been corresponded by a GTi version. The current model of GTi pumps out 286 horse power.

 

Modifications of 2019 model

The new GTi MK8 model will have a significant boost in engine power as the entry-level version will produce about 260 horse power, the middle version will offer 300 horse power, and the top-tier version will offer about 325 horse power which means a significant leap in engine qualities especially when compared with the contemporary version.

The new GTi kept some signature traits of Golf body design such as the trademark tartan seats and the sharp rectangular rear window that has a small wiper.

However, 2019 model will have beefed up front and rear bumpers, some red detailing like in the rear lights, and more aggressive looks.

The new GTi will have wide wheels, sharp and sculpted body, fancy chrome rims, exaggerated head size, and low side sills, even lower than the past models. The car design will have a red pinstripe underscoring the GTi and VW badge in the front grille along with the head lamps.

Both transmission systems, 6-speed manual transmission and auto-transmission, will be available with the new sports car. Gti’s new auto transmission gear box will be the world’s first 10-speed twin-clutch system.

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Body structure

New body material will be used for the 2019 GTi model made from steel and polymer. The new material will cut the car’s weight by 30 percent. The steel-polymer mix is more practical than carbon fiber since it is cheaper and more rigid.

 

Golf GTi background

Volkswagen started the GTI series four decades ago. The GTIs have been remarkable in the hot hatch market since their release as they set the standards for other vehicles of the same genre.

We will try to take a quick glance over the past seven generations of the model in order to get more revelations about the new model to be released in 2019.

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MK1

The first GTi MK1 hit the stores for the first time in 1977. It weighed more than 810 kg and had a 1.6 engine producing 110 horse power. The car sold only 34 models in UK as it wasn’t really common between car lovers.

 

MK2

It was really a success this one. It covered about 50% of Golf sales in 1989. The MK2 was first released in 1984 equipped with 1.8-litre engine pumping out 112 horse power.

 

MK3

First issued in 1992, this one had an 8V 112 horse power 2.0-litre engine.

 

MK4

The MK4 wasn’t really a success, especially from car professionals and critics’ point of view, as it had a dull style and stodgy handling.

 

MK5

MK5 had a 2.0-litre turbo engine capable of producing 197 horse power. It had a distinctive styling and refined suspension system.

 

MK6

Another hit in hot hatches realm. It wasn’t really powerful, but it had the good looks and the modified driving and handling experience.

 

MK7

The current model, first issued in 2013, is more opened to tech world as it has various electronic tweaks, not to mention, the sharp and aggressive look.

June 6, 2016 / by / in
New plans for Land Rover Defender 2018

Rumors went ubiquitous about Land Rover Jaguar’s intentions to introduce a new larger Defender model by 2018 to be more fitting for family’s needs.

The designer director of Land Rover and its great designs inspires ‘Gerry McGovern’ mentioned that the new Defender will be inspired in its vehicular facets by the mighty Range Rover Sports SVR.

The new vehicle is expected to be developed in Land Rover’s new car manufacture division Special Vehicle Operations (SVO).

In a press interview with Auto Express, which is a specialized website, McGovern said that SVO allows the company to heighten the cars’ essence either they are Range Rover models, Discovery, or Defender.

New plans for Land Rover Defender 2018

Long living for the family

The new Defender model is expected to be unraveled by 2018. The vehicle will be produced in three different models.

The main concept behind the refined model of Defender is durability. The vehicle will be designed and crafted to offer more durability and long living for the family.

McGovern in his interview described it as an indestructible durable vehicle that will meet families’ needs by all means.

 

Engine

Not a lot of information was released about the new Defender. The vehicle is expected to be equipped with a powerful V6 engine, and possibly a four-cylinder turbo charged one that can be fueled with diesel and petrol.

Land Rover has a wide array of engines including supercharged 5.0 liter V8, 3.0 liter V6, and 2.0 liter V4. All these engines are well-crafted and quite able to earn drivers’ trust, moreover, carry Land Rover’s name and legacy.

 

New plans for Land Rover Defender 2018

The car body

Despite the new modifications, Land Rover Defender is still a true off-roader and a true beast that is capable of devouring desert dunes.

The new vehicle is expected to have an aluminum body which is supported with aluminum chassis. This will enable the vehicle to endure various ground conditions and atmosphere.

 

Market position

The new Defender is another venture from Land Rover to continue its trend upward in the world’s cars market. According to Land Rover’s design Guru ‘Gerry McGovern’, it can be elemental up to incredibly luxurious.

He added saying that when people see the new vehicle, they will know it is totally competent to carry Land Rover name and badge.

The new Defender is predicted to jostle many other vehicles of similar qualifications on the same market piece. Between these vehicles there is Jeep Wrangler, Mercedes Benz G-class, and Ford Broncos.

The long-awaited new model of Defender is expected to be officially released in 2017 with a price tag starting from 55,000 dollars.

 

The story of Land Rover

It’s a British four-wheel-drive vehicles manufacturer owned by Jaguar Land Rover Company which was purchased by Tata Motors in 2008.

The company was first launched in 1948. It develops a wide range of 4×4 models including Defender, Freelander, Range Rover, Range Rover Sport, and Range Rover Evoque.

The company has an assembly line in Halewood and another one in Solihull. Moreover, it has two research and development plants in Gaydon and Whitley.

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