The Ram Mossy Oak Edition has returned for the model year 2014 and will be displayed at the 2014 North American International Auto Show next week. The Mossy Oak Edition was introduced in 2011 and is designed for enthusiasts who are passionate about the great outdoors.
The Ram Mossy Oak Edition is available exclusively as a Ram 1500 4x4 Crew Cab model, and is based on the popular Ram Outdoorsman. It can be had with a choice of three exterior paints: Black, Black Gold Pearl and Prairie Pearl. All cars will feature a mossy oak camouflage on the lower edges of the body and in the cargo bed's upper edge.
RamBox Cargo Management System will be available for the first time. The center column of the Ram’s instrument panel is finished in Mossy Oak Break-Up Infinity, as are the door panel inserts. It has embroidered headrests with the Mossy Oak logo. Customers can opt for Espresso Tuscany-colored Katzkin Leather seats with Mossy Oak seatback embroidery.
The model is scheduled to arrive in dealerships early this year at a starting price of $39,985, plus $1,195 destination charge.
The two-door, four-seat Volvo Concept XC Coupe is more compact and safer due to the extensive use of high-strength boron steel and structures with new, ingenious decoupling. It gets a prominent grille, LED-infused headlights and plastic body cladding. The larger 21-inch wheels, the more accentuated wheel-arches and the taller roofline all contribute to a more robust impression and a fuller, capable look.
The interior has four individual seats separated by a full-length center console. It also has a large infotainment system.
Details of the engine specifications have not been revealed.
Dodge has already offered Blacktop packages on Charger, Challenger, Avenger, Journey and Grand Caravan. The Blacktop package for the Dart will cost an extra 295 USD above the SXT with Rallye Appearance Group version.
The vehicle is distinguished by its unique Gloss Black mirrors and unique 18-inch Gloss Black aluminum wheels, along with Black/Ruby Red premium cloth interior with Ruby Red accent stitching on the instrument panel brow, center console and seat bolsters. A Black/Light Tungsten cloth interior is also available on Dart Blacktop models.
The new Dart Blacktop package complements the freshened 2014 Dart lineup, which features the 2.4-liter MultiAir2 Tigershark engine that produces 184 bhp (137 kW) and 174 lb-ft (235 Nm) of torque now standard in the 2014 Dart SXT and Limited models, and featuring a unique calibration on GT models.
Kia has announced that it will showcase the KND-7 concept at the 2014 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. The cornerstone of the KND-7 concept is Kia’s UVO system, which serves as the catalyst for connectivity between driver and car.
Kia showed an identical four-door coupe concept dubbed Cub at the 2013 Seoul Motor Show back in March. The purpose of the Cub concept was to highlight both the luxurious interior and the new exterior wrapper while also showcasing Kia's Driving Information System, which reads the driver's gestures.
The KND-7 is less than four meters long, has rearward-opening rear doors and an 'access-all-areas' interior concept without traditional B-pillars, providing excellent access to the luxuriously trimmed cabin.
The KND-7 is powered by a 1.6-liter GDI (gasoline direct injection) turbocharged engine producing 201 horsepower for a powerfully efficient driving experience.
The 2014 Mercedes GLA 45 AMG is the most powerful series-production four-cylinder engine (1,991 cc) in the world that delivers 360hp of power and 450 Nm of torque. The new GLA 45 AMG high-performance SUV also shines with regard to emissions and fuel consumption figures (37.6 mpg combined).
The new GLA 45 AMG accelerats from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in just 4.8 seconds and has a top speed of 155 mph (limited electronically).
The new Peugeot 308 SW has been completely redesigned, bringing with it class-leading levels of competitiveness. The car's length from 4.253m to 4.580m which has increased boot capacity by 140 liters compared to the hatchback. The car rides on the ‘Efficient Modular Platform’ (EMP2) and is 140 kg (308 lbs) lighter than its predecessor.
On the interior side the PEUGEOT i-Cockpit is modern, sleek and innovative, providing its driver and passengers with a clean and clear interior environment with new driving sensations.
On the performance side the Euro 6 petrol and diesel engines guarantee outstanding performance. A new BlueHDi version emits just 85g/km of CO2, setting a new benchmark in the segment.
The model will go on sale across Europe this spring.
Lotus will take covers off the Elise S Cup R racer at the 2014 Autosport International Car Show in Birmingham on 9th January, alongside big brothers the Exige V6 Cup, Exige Cup R and the mighty Evora GT4.
Performance is enhanced thanks to a CFD proved aero pack comprising; front splitter, barge boards, winglets, rear diffuser, floor extensions and rear wing. The model has also been equipped with a tow hooks, a hardtop, a polycarbonate rear window and 16- / 17-inch forged alloy wheels with Yokohama Advan Neova AD07 LTS tires.
The Elise S Cup R evolves from the road-going Elise S. The car is powered by a mid-mounted, supercharged 1.8-liter 2ZR-FE four-cylinder engine delivering 217 hp (162 Kw) and 250 Nm (181 lb-ft) of torque. It is connected to a six-speed manual transmission. The engine control module (ECM) has motorsport-specific mapping.
The 2014 Lotus Elise S Cup R will cost £39,125 pounds, or US $62,831. The car won’t be available to drive on the road but will be eligible to compete in the 2014 Lotus Cup racing series.
Audi is presenting a fascinating technology concept car, the Sport quattro laserlight concept, at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. The car is virtually identical to the Sport Quattro concept that debuted at the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show.
The car has matrix LED headlights with laser light technology. Two low-profile trapezoidal elements are visible within the headlights – the outer one generates the low beam light using matrix LEDs and an aperture mask, while the inner element produces laser light for high-beam functionality. Illuminating the road for a distance of nearly 500 meters (1,640 ft), the laser high-beam light has approximately twice the lighting range and three times the luminosity of LED high beam lights.
The concept has Plasma Red exterior and a three-dimensional display that is powered by a cutting-edge Tegra 30 processor from Nvidia.
The Sport Quattro laserlight concept has a plug-in hybrid powertrain that consists of a twin-turbo 4.0-litre V8 engine and a disc-shaped electric motor producing a combined maximum output of 700 HP (515 kW) and 800 Nm (590 lb-ft) of torque. The car can accelerate from 0-100 km/h (62.14 mph) in 3.7 seconds and hit a top speed of 305 km/h (189.52 mph). The show car's combined fuel consumption is just 2.5 liters of fuel per 100 km (94.09 US mpg) – which equates to CO2 emissions of 59 g/km (94.95 g/mile). The car can travel up to 50 km (31.07 miles) on electricity alone.