MINI has revealed an exclusive Frozen Black metallic paint finish edition in limited edition for the MINI Countryman and MINI Paceman. This innovative paint which has a textured, shimmering matt finish, gives the car a striking and expressive appearance.
The Frozen Black metallic paint finish is created using a complex manufacturing process, which involves not just innovative technology but also a high level of manual craftsmanship. The special surface treatment encompasses the base layer for grip and corrosion protection. It has added silicates to create the matted impression as well as the velvet effect.
On the exterior the front and rear aprons and the exterior mirror caps are finished separately in the paint finish Frozen Black metallic. The finish is completely weather resistant and car wash resistant.
2014 XJ comes with an exterior palette comprising 15 colors. The 2014 XJ also features newly designed 18-inch Manra lightweight forged alloy wheels and soft closing door technology which ensures that the doors of the XJ are securely closed with minimum exertion and undue noise.
The 2014 XJ features a range of enhanced interior features focused on the rear cabin of the car, which upgrade both the luxury and functionality of the XJ's rear environment, resulting in the most accomplished Jaguar luxury saloon.
The new Jaguar XJ is offered with a choice of a 2.0-litre 4-cylinder i4 turbocharged petrol engine, diesel and supercharged petrol 3.0-litre V6 engines and four 5.0-litre V8 petrol engines, one normally aspirated and three supercharged. These engines are mated to Jaguar's eight-speed automatic gearbox.
Caterham has launched the 2014 Seven 160, the new entry-level variant of the iconic sports car, powered by a super-compact, turbocharged Suzuki engine. The Seven 160 – EU customers will get an altered version, called 165.
The 2014 Seven 160 offers something truly different to the entry-level market. It’s more economical, more accessible and every bit as fun on the road as other Sevens but has its own unique personality.
The new rear axle complements the engine and lower overall body weight, while delivering Caterham’s acclaimed, intuitive handling experience and a balanced yet playful chassis.
The number five at the end of the EU spec car’s moniker signifies that the vehicle complies with the EU5 emissions standards.
The new Caterham Seven 160 is powered by the 660cc three-cylinder turbocharged Suzuki engine producing 80hp. It can accelerate to 60 mph in a brisk 6.5 seconds and reaches a top speed of 100 mph.
Production will begin in January 2014, with first deliveries later that Spring.
Alfa Romeo has launched the 2014 Alfa Romeo Giulietta with renewed style, new engines and more technological content. The Alfa Romeo Giulietta has had outstanding sales performance since its launch in 2010.
The exterior will be enhanced by the new look of the front grille, chrome plated frame of the foglights, front lights have DRL with LED technology, rear lights also use LED technology, a new angular shape and three new alloy wheels (16”, 17” and 18”) highlight the profile. Moonlight Pearl, Anodizzato Blue and Bronze: three new liveries are there to enhance the dynamic lines of a model that is a blend of sportiness and elegance.
Interior represents the ultimate expression of Italian style as it comes with high quality materials which include the new door panel, handle, brand new central console and dashboard. All the elements are treated with scratch proof paint. Also available are the new specific sports seats upholstered in black leather/Alcantara with contrasting stitching with electro-welded logo on the backrest.
The 2014 Alfa Romeo Giulietta is powered by the 2.0 JTDM engine producing 150 hp and 380 Nm of torque. The engine is equipped with the second-generation MultiJet injection system. This optimizes engine combustion and ensures reduction in fuel consumption and noise.
Suzuki has unveiled the all-new 2014 SX4 Crossover at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show. The new SX4 Crossover is a production model based on the S-Cross, which Suzuki showcased at the 2012 Paris Motor Show. Suzuki has created the SX4 Crossover by uniting its compact car know-how with technologies honed for sport utility vehicles.
The styling combines a bold, sporty crossover shape, strong lines, a refined, distinctive character and excellent aerodynamics. More luggage space is provided and it comes with next generation 4WD with ALLGRIP technology. It comes with a double sliding glass panoramic sunroof – the first of its kind – has one of the largest opening areas in this category.
The engine options are 1.6-litre petrol and 1.6-litre diesel. The 1.6-litre petrol engine is based on the current M16A. Lower friction and lower weight in the engine and related parts heighten fuel economy without detracting from the high power and torque of the M16A. Lightness and low friction help to give the 1.6-litre diesel engine superior fuel economy.
The most radical Mustang seen at that time had Ultra Violet paint and a horizontal fastback roof along with pony badges on the grille and front fenders. The windshield was sloped back at a 67-degree angle and the electrically-powered rear decklid was nearly horizontal. . The tail features lamps were to glow green on acceleration and switched to amber when coasting and finally turned typical red on application of brakes. The concept rolled on cast-aluminum wheels.
The purple theme continued in the interior with the seats finished in light purple leather with blue-violet cloth inserts along with deep purple mohair carpeting.
The ILX Hybrid comes with numerous luxury standard features including a Keyless Access System with smart entry and push-button start, Pandora interface and SMS text message function for easy connectivity, Bluetooth connectivity, a power moonroof and aluminium wheels.
The new Acura ILX Hybrid is powered by a 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine rated at 90 hp and 97 lb-ft of torque and an Integrated Motor Assist electric motor that puts out 111 hp and 127 lb-ft, paired with a Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT). It offers and EPA fuel economy rating of 39 mpg city.
The 2014 Acura ILX Hybrid goes on sales with a retail price starting at $28,900.
The package contains elements made from Dura-Flex glass-fiber reinforced plastic (FRP) which include a new bumper, revised side skirts, front fenders, trunk mounted spoiler and a front bonnet add-on.
Also a sport exhaust system with valve control is integrated and to finish the package there are alloy wheels. The originally constructed air suspension of the CLS was modified through an electronic control module.
BMW has released its BMW R nineT, the classic looking roadster, as a part of its 90th anniversary celebration. The classic roadster bike is built for motorcycle enthusiasts who yearn for unadulterated, stress-free riding pleasure.
The new BMW R nineT is powered by a classic flat twin boxer engine which delivers quick acceleration from a standstill. The nineT employs the 1,170 cc air/oil-cooled boxer unit which produces 81 kW (110 hp) at 7,550 rpm and produces a maximum torque of 119 Nm (88 lb-ft) at 6,000 rpm.
The removable pillion frame allows the nineT to offer a stylish design and with the aluminum tail cover available as a special accessory, the nineT has a look that is reminiscent of early cafe racers. The exhaust system runs down with two silencers (mufflers).
The classic Black Storm Metallic paint finish with contrasting silver and metallic highlights truly complement the character of the nineT.
The bike’s electrical system has been specially configured for greater technical flexibility. The new BMW R nineT rides on high-quality wire-spoke wheels comprising black anodized alloy non-flanged rims, cast aluminum hubs, stainless steel spokes as well as tubed tires.
The model will be limited to 300 units only and will come with a choice of three unique colors: Misano red, Daytona gray and Glacier white. All 300 models will be sold exclusively in Europe. This special package is priced at 1,900 euros.
The 2014 Audi A5 DTM Champion will receive other special features which include DTM badges on the door sill trims, fenders, side skirts, a fixed rear wing to match the car’s body color, aluminum look side mirror caps and a new set of 20-inch cast aluminum wheels in a 5 V-spoke design.
There will be a choice of four engines: 2.0 TDI quattro with 130 kW (177 hp), 3.0 TDI quattro with 180 kW (245 hp), 2.0 TFSI quattro with 165 kW (225 hp) and 3.0 TFSI quattro with 200 kW (272 hp).