Toyota to Showcase its New Corolla Hatchback (Auris) at the Geneva Motor Show
The Toyota Supra Concept may hog the headlines at the 2018 Geneva Motor Show, but there’s another Toyota model that’s headed to the big dance. That model also happens to be the next-generation hatchback version of the company’s best-selling model, the Corolla. It’s also known as the Auris in Europe, but just as that it’s important for the folks over there, it’s arrival in the U.S. — if it comes to that — will come with the car being called the Corolla iM.
2018 Subaru Legacy 50th Anniversary Edition
Subaru celebrates 50 years of selling vehicles in America with an appropriately named 50th Anniversary Edition lineup, including the Legacy sedan. Each model receives similar treatments of Heritage Blue paint, satin chrome accents, and an embroidered interior with the unique 50th Anniversary logo.
Subaru is producing a limited number of each anniversary edition model, with the Legacy limited to 1,050. Of those, 800 will be the 2.5i Limited trim, while the other 250 are the 3.6R Limited. Subaru chose to base the 50th Anniversary Edition on the Legacy’s range-topping trim, the Limited, so each example will pack tons of standard equipment and features. Subaru’s EyeSight driver assist package is included, meaning active safety features like adaptive cruise control, pre-collision braking, lane departure and sway warning, and lane keep assist are present. EyeSight also includes the 8.0-inch Starlink infotainment system with navigation, high-beam assist, and LED headlights with steering responsive turning.
Now let’s jump into what makes the 2018 Subaru Legacy 50th Anniversary Edition special.
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John Olsson’s New Ride is A Two-Faced RS6 With Sinister Intentions
Jon Olsson is known for his love of cars and owning some of the most desirable custom-built exotics in the world. The Swedish alpine ski racer is particularly fond of the Audi RS6 Avant. He once owned a heavily tuned RS6 Avant that met an untimely end when it was stolen and burned to a crisp. Not one to be unnerved by the circumstances that befell his ride, Olsson bought a new RS6 Avant before turning it over to ABT Sportsline for a little tuning job. The result is the Audi RS6 Phoenix.
A New Selection of Kids Toys from The Mini Lifestyle Collection Has Something for Little Ones of All Ages
MINI’s known for offering cars that offer more personality than they probably should. The German automaker’s latest business venture isn’t going to be as expensive as buying a new car, but the products still exude MINI’s quirkiness. Care for a MINI Coloring Car Set? Perhaps the brand can interest you in a Knitted Car? how about MINI Baby Gift Set? You need to see the set because it’s beyond adorable. All these items from the MINI Lifestyle Collection can be yours, provided you pay for them, of course.
We Don’t Know Why but Volkswagen Confirms Intent to Produce T-Roc Cabriolet in 2020
The Volkswagen T-Roc compact SUV is getting a convertible version. Yes, you read that right. Volkswagen’s jumping into the sparsely populated SUV cabriolet market. Those who know the German automaker’s history shouldn’t be surprised at this development because a concept version was introduced in 2014. But just as we thought that it was nothing more than a show car, Volkswagen apparently had a different idea. And so, it’s come to this. Like it or not, the Volkswagen T-Roc Cabriolet is not only a real thing, it’s also scheduled to be launched in 2020.
The Toyota Supra and BMW Z4 are Expected to Debut at the Geneva Motor show
In keeping with its reputation as the biggest auto show in the world, the 2018 Geneva Motor Show will play host to a good amount of concepts and world debuts. There are two cars, though, that have the potential to steal the show. It’s taken a long time, but we’re finally going to see the new BMW Z4 and the returning Toyota Supra in the metal. All the sleepless nights spent waiting for these two sports cars to arrive will now end. It’s happening, folks. It really is. Barring unexpected developments, the Z4 and the Supra are both headed to Geneva.
The Jaguar I-Pace is Set to Debut on March 1st!
A little over a year after introducing the Jaguar I-Pace Concept, the British automaker is all set to unveil the production version of the same model. The live reveal will take place on March 1 at 1:00 P.M. Eastern Time. Jaguar will be live-streaming the festivities straight from its production facility in Graz, Austria. From there, the I-Pace will make the trip to Geneva, Switzerland where it will make its public debut at the 2018 Geneva Motor Show. Set those alarm clocks ready because Jag’s first-ever electric vehicle is ready to roll.
Motorcycles come with different variation in engine sizes, displacement, configuration and firing order. All of them factor in making the bike gets its signature sound and orchestra to our ears. For example, an even-firing engine, say an in-line four, will give a smoother audible tone having a higher frequency while a V-twin motor gives out a barking rumble.
People love their own choices. Some love the sound of British Twins, while a few like the Japanese fours. Americans are proud of the V-Twin roars, and the Italians make their own sounds. Major manufacturers have sound engineers working on controlling vibrations of the bike and the engine, making bikes from that particular bike sound similar.
Single cylinder engines are called as “Thumpers” since they have only one firing order. The engine fires evenly, but the interval is only once every 720 degrees. Here is a video capturing the different sounds made by motorcycles that vary from carrying a single cylinder, all the way up to eight cylinders.
GMC Teases the 2019 GMC Sierra; Debut Imminent!
General Motors is on the cusp of debuting its all-new 2019 GMC Sierra half-ton pickup. The automaker tweeted a darkened teaser photo on Monday, February 26 – just days ahead of the March 1 debut.
The image shows the emboldened red GMC logo flanked by C-shaped LED daytime running lights that encapsulate the truck’s LED headlights. Beyond that, it’s impossible to tell what GMC has up its sleeve – that is, until its twin brother is taken into consideration, the all-new 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500.
Still, the new generation of GM trucks will look much less identical than in years past. Spy shots have shown the fenders and taillights are unique to each truck, though the dashboards and interior layout won’t have such separation. Aside from trim pieces, badges, and GMC’s IntelliLink rather than Chevy’s MyLink infotainment systems, the two trucks will have nearly identical cabins. GMC will likely have the swankier range-topping version, though, thanks to the ever-popular Denali trim.
Powertrain options will be the same, including heavily updated versions of the 5.3-liter and 6.2-liter V-8s, along with GM’s new 3.0-liter inline-six turbodiesel. The 10-speed automatic is expected to be standard across the board. GM is apparently dropping the 4.3-liter V-6.
While pricing is still a highly guarded secret among GMC’s bean counters, tradition says the Sierra will be slightly more expensive than the Silverado. GMC has always been marketed as a slightly more upscale version of the Chevy.
GMC will be broadcasting the debut live at 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 1, 2018. We’ve got the link below so you can watch the event unfold live.
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2019 Hyundai Santa Fe
Hyundai has been made its Santa Fe SUV since 2000. When it was first introduced, the Santa Fe was a compact crossover, but these days, its grown a bit closer to mid-size territory. Three generations have come and gone since the original 2001 model year, with the second-gen appearing at the Detroit Auto Show in 2006, and the third-gen debuting at the New York Auto Show in 2012. We last saw the Santa Fe in its refreshed third-gen form at the 2016 Chicago Auto Show, but now, there’s a fourth-gen arriving to tempt buyers. Recently introduced at the Hyundai Motorstudio in Goyang, the 2019 Santa Fe brings with it a fresh exterior aesthetic, new gear in the interior, a premium cabin layout, extra passenger space, and a new eight-speed automatic transmission to boot.
All told, it’s a solid lineup of features, but that’s what you need these days keep pace with the horde of competition already out there. Hyundai doesn’t seem too worried, though. The Santa Fe is the brand’s best-selling SUV in the U.S. market, moving as many as 1.5 million units. Look for further SUV models from Hyundai in the future, but for now, read on to find out what makes the Santa Fe so desirable.
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Ford Enters Guinness World Records with a Billboard
It’s probably not on top of Ford’s list as far as records go, but a record is still a record. That should explain why the Blue Oval is now taking claim of the record for the world’s largest billboard, which it erected in Madrid, Spain. The 5,265-square meter monstrosity can now be seen plastered on the side of the Edificio España, the eighth tallest building in the Spanish capital. Ironically, the massive display’s subject is the Ford Ecosport.