Land Rover LRX

Land Rover confirmed the series version of the LRX concept, which is intended to be the smallest, easiest and most efficient model in it's range, confirming the rumors in the British press.

Created and developed in the Gaydon workshops, Land Rover LRX will become the smallest, easiest and most effective member of the British manufacturer's range. The production will be handled by the Halewood plant in Britain, expecting the new product to come in around 100 markets worldwide.

Phil Popham, Land Rover chief executive, said the "decision to give birth to a smaller model in the range is great news for dealers and employees. In addition, feedback from our customers makes us to believe that producing the LRX will increase brand awareness and market penetration rate ", concluded Propham.

Porsche Panamera Cabrio

Germany's Porsche will launch in more than two years a cabrio version of its Panamera. The future will have only two-door convertible instead of four textile and roofing.

The new convertible Porsche Panamera will drop the rear doors to increase the rigidity of the chassis and lower total weight even after installation of the software system flip-top site. Instead, the interior will be all a 2 +2 seat configuration.
Head of Development company in Stuttgart, Wolfgang Durheimer said it's normal and logical that the Panamera will have several versions of the body, like the 911 which now has 14 models derived, all successful. In addition, according to an insider, it seems that by the Volkswagen takeover by Porsche, the Panamera's platform could be used in future construction of similar models from Audi and Bentley.

Toyota FT-86 Concept

Toyota Motor Corporation announced the new FT-86 concept, a rear wheel drive compact sports car, to be exhibited for the first time at the Tokyo Motor Show 2009. Concept name stands for "Future Toyota 86 Concept" and the same design lines as the FT-HS Concept and promises joy and satisfaction at the wheel for drivers.
The Japanese producer said the compact design of the car gives the driver more control, while that car's lower center of gravity gives the feeling of handling that usually gives a racing car. The gearbox is manual 6-speed and the brakes are ADVICS type.

The concept has a 2 liter engine, but no other references to his performance are known. The bright red paint comes with a novelty: it contains small particles of blue! On dimensions, FT-86 is 4160 mm long, 1760 mm wide and 1260 mm height.
The model is the creation of the Toyota Europe Design Development, known as ED2, those who proposed the descent center of gravity and the other elements of aerodynamics. The interior is distinguished, including a board in grey and white, with light inserts and red LED digital display, along with an integrated navigation system.

In conclusion, we can say that FT-86 concept is a concept electric car or hybrid, fashionable in these times, but a petrol-engined sports model, developed to meet the essential requirements of the Japanese sports fans range from Toyota.

Volkswagen Up !

Future minicar VW Up! will not come before 2011! The announcement was made by a company spokesman in Wolfsburg, leaving to understand that the delay is caused largely by a series of internal problems.
Jochem Heizmann, Volkswagen's production chief, told the magazine Automobilwoche the production of Up! will start after March 2011 and the first models will reach European showrooms towards the end of the same year.

Curiously, the main problem that caused the postponement is an internal dispute within the Volkswagen Group, among the brands owned by German concern. VW official did not provide further details on this issue, but hinted that it would be petty attacks launched by some departments in some brands at other sectors of other brands.
The concept that announces version number, disclosed last month in Frankfurt, was animated by a 80 hp electric motor. Expressed in figures, this prototype was able to sprint from 0-100 km / h in 11.3 seconds and reaches 50 km / h in just 3.5 seconds.

It incorporates a lithium-ion batteries pack of 18 kWh and measure 3.19 meters long, 1.64 meters wide and 1.47 meters in height, to a wheelbase of 2.19 meters.

Hot cool cars : Audi e-Tron

It's official! Audi E-Tron has received the green light to go into production. President of Audi America, Johan de Nysschen, said electric vehicle based on the concept of Audi's performance e-Tron will arrive on the market in two or three years. Sporty two-seater was displayed at the Frankfurt Motor Show last month, but then Audi has confirmed plans for production. "I expect to see the first copies of the series running on the streets in 24 months," said Nysschen.
Audi E-Tron is powered by four electric motors, each one placed on each wheel. The producer says the car has a range of 250 km, this being possible with a set of lithium-ion batteries, positioned behind the passenger compartment.

Concept measures 4267 mm long, positioning itself between the Audi TT Roadster and Audi R8 sports. The vehicle was built on the already known Audi specify aluminum structure.

I truly believe this is a hot car, i can't wait to see it on the streets.
Below you can watch a video from Frankfurt :

Hot cool cars : Bugatti 16 C Galibier

Bugatti has published a series of images with the new concept Bugatti 16 C Galibier, a vehicle which, surprisingly, will not be exhibited at the Frankfurt Motor Show but in an exclusive event. The company's chief executive, Franz-Josef Paefgen, describes this model as "the most exclusive, most elegant and most powerful sedan in the world." Bugatti 16 C Galibier is powered by the same 16-cylinder engine, eight-liter, existing on Veyron, but supercharged in two stages. It will develop, probably between 800 and 1000 hp. The car has four-wheel drive and ceramic brakes. Fuel can be supplied with standard gasoline, but ethanol can be used as an alternative.

On the outside, in the front, large headlights with LED technology - in the back four tailpipes on each side. The wings and the doors were made of aluminum and the remaining body is constructed of carbon fiber.

The interior can be characterized in two words: luxury and elegance, wood and leather are the materials used most.

New cool cars : Peugeot RCZ

This two-door car is the first Peugeot series whose name doesn't contain the number 0.

At the launch of the model, it can be ordered with one of three available engines. THP turbo, gas, with a capacity of 1.6 liters, develops 156 hp and 240Nm of torque, the engine on. It is connected either to a manual gearbox, with six reports, either a 6-speed automatic transmission. Average consumption is 6.9 litres/100 km, while emissions of 159g CO2/km engine is mated to manual gearbox.

Next propelling a diesel HDi FAP is provided with a capacity of 2.0 liters, mated to a manual gearbox, with six reports. It develops 163 hp and maximum torque of 340 Nm at 2000 rpm. Average consumption is 5.4 litres/100 km and the value is 139g CO 2 / km emissions.

The most powerful engine in the range is a 1.6-liter THP, which produces 200 hp and 255 Nm of torque. A special feature allows it to develop 20 nm in addition when necessary. Model equipped with this engine can accelerate from 0 to 100 km / h in 7.6 seconds.
Buyers can opt for 18 or 19 inch wheels, the car also being offered with ESP, the system Dynamic Stability Control (DSC) and larger brakes.

For interior were used premium materials, including leather Nappa, coupe's also received Peugeot Connect 3D multimedia system, hi-fi system JBL system, and Peugeot Connect USB port.

Peugeot RCz will reach the market in spring 2010.

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