- Auto Express Tests Bugatti Veyron Vitesse
- 2014 Fiat 500L and 500L Trekking Debut in LA
- DCP Container trailer NIB No Reserve
- Hyundai sets price tag for three-door i30
- 2012 SUPER TREASURE HUNT HOT WHEELS,SS WAGON CHEVELLE
- Toyota waves British flag with new Auris
- Safety body criticizes Dacia after crash testing Lodgy
- CORGI LTD ED 1:50 CC12103 RENAULT PREMIUM FRIDGE TRAILER LORRY FEENSTRA LIVERY
- Lexus, Mini top JD Power’s 2012 sales satisfaction survey
- All-New 2014 Acura RLX Arrives in LA
Posted: 28 Nov 2012 02:53 PM PST
Chrises Cars - Auto Express Tests Bugatti Veyron Vitesse
Some cars need no introduction at all, and since arriving on the scene back in 2005 it has been firmly at the top of the food chain when it comes to speed, price and luxury. Granted, some cars have been (very slightly) quicker, but few if any at all offer such an all round package or a ridiculous price tag. This Vitesse variant is the latest model and offers frightening performance – even with the roof down. Yes, this is a Veyron with a chop. Watch the video to see what one of the most expensive cars in the world is like to drive.
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Posted: 28 Nov 2012 02:13 PM PST
Chrises Cars - 2014 Fiat 500L and 500L Trekking Debut in LA
“The all-new Fiat 500L the reach of the FIAT brand in North America and will keep our customers within the brand as their lifestyle needs expand,” said Tim Kuniskis, Head of FIAT Brand North America — Chrysler Group LLC. “Those who love the style and performance that only the Italians can create, can now enjoy space for five, functionality, practicality and value. The Fiat 500L is the whole package, and it now brings its unique flavor to the American market.”
The 500L is powered by a 160 horsepower 1.4L turbocharged engine that is mated to a six-speed manual transmission or a six-speed dual dry clutch transmission.
The 2014 Fiat 500L Trekking expands the appeal and practicality of the Fiat 500L with distinct, rugged looks; an athletic two-tone interior environment; unique front and rear fascia designs, flared wheel arches and larger 17-inch wheels to support its adventurous personality.
Both 500L models will arrive by mid-2013.
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Posted: 28 Nov 2012 01:56 PM PST
Chrises Cars - DCP Container trailer NIB No Reserve
Up for bid is is a NIB DCP container trailer. No reserve, bid often! For people 14+ International buyers pay actual shipping. If you have questions, please ask, happy to answer.
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Posted: 28 Nov 2012 01:10 PM PST
Chrises Cars - Hyundai sets price tag for three-door i30
The price virtually matches the cheapest Ford Focus, though the Ford is a five-door car.
Visual changes to the Hyundai include a prominent front spoiler and reshaped front bumpers, a reshaped rear lower section, new front and rear fog lamps, a new-look mesh grille, a sharply-raked beltline and a sportier rear end with LED tail lights.
Standard equipment on entry-level Classic models includes Bluetooth connectivity with voice recognition, steering wheel audio and phone controls, LED daytime running lights, body-coloured exterior door handles, USB and AUX connections and air conditioning.
Sport trim starts at £16,990 with 17-inch alloys, LED tail lights and privacy glass, alloy pedals, leather and cloth upholstery, dual zone climate control, automatic windscreen wipers and headlights and electrically folding door mirrors.
Range topper is the Sport Nav at £17,990, adding a touchscreen satellite navigation system with Traffic Messaging Channel plus a rear view parking camera with Parking Guidance System.
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Posted: 28 Nov 2012 12:56 PM PST
Chrises Cars - 2012 SUPER TREASURE HUNT HOT WHEELS,SS WAGON CHEVELLE
Here I have a 2012 Hot Wheels 1970 Chevelle SS Wagon Super Treasure Hunt in an unopened long mint card.Fairly hard to find. Will ship via USPS First Class with Delivery Confirmation for $3.00 and will ship out within 48 hours of receiving a paypal payment. Thanks for looking. Posted with the eBay Android app
Posted: 28 Nov 2012 12:44 PM PST
Chrises Cars - Toyota waves British flag with new Auris
The flag-waving effort comes with the launch of the latest Auris family car, which is built at Burnaston in Derbyshire.
Speaking at the Auris launch in Portugal, Toyota GB MD Jon Williams says there is a growing awareness among customers that the brand builds cars in the UK; "That’s something we are going to make more of in the future."
To get the message across, more than 1,600 sales staff from Toyota dealerships are being given factory tours at the Burnaston plant, which also builds the Avensis.
Some 180 sales staff a day from across Toyota’s dealer network are visiting the factory over nine days, including parts not normally included in regular tours.
"The sheer scale of the operation seems to be what impresses them most,” says Nick Freeman, of Toyota Motor Manufacturing.
With a car coming off the production line every 66 seconds that’s hardly surprising. But the visit is not just about building cars – Toyota’s environmental credentials are reinforced too.
Burnaston hasn’t sent any waste to landfill or incinerators in the last decade – how that is achieved is explained to visitors. “They get to see things you wouldn’t normally see,” says Freeman.
The flexibility of the line also impresses. There are 120 base models with, for example, 85 different wing mirrors. The Auris and Avensis come down a single line in any combination of car, colour and trim. “It gives the sales staff something to talk about when they are with customers,” Freeman adds.
The new Auris goes on sale from 3rd December. Prices range from £14,495 for the 1.33 in Active trim to £21,745 for the hybrid in Excel trim.
Toyota Auris First Drive – coming soon on CarandVanNews
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Posted: 28 Nov 2012 12:27 PM PST
Chrises Cars - Safety body criticizes Dacia after crash testing Lodgy
Budget brand Dacia has come under heavy criticism from Euro NCAP after the latest series of crash tests.
The safety body tested 15 recently released cars and all secured top five star ratings apart from the Dacia Lodgy MPV, which managed only three.
Presenting its findings, Euro NCAP states that the Lodgy performed below average in all areas of safety.
In the frontal impact test the car suffered a heavily deformed windscreen pillar with the roof bent in front of the B-pillar. The rear passenger floor panel and tunnel were completely separated, extending into the driver’s footwell and the transmission tunnel was deformed between the front seats.
The Lodgy scored 44 per cent in the pedestrian test, while all other cars exceeded 60 per cent. The testers were also unimpressed with the car's child protection score of 77 per cent and also criticised Dacia for not making electronic stability control standard equipment, just beating the deadline before ESP becomes mandatory on new cars.
Commenting on the results Euro NCAP Secretary General Dr Michiel van Ratingen describes the Lodgy result as disappointing. "The Lodgy is a budget vehicle and customers will accept compromises in comfort and performance, but not safety," he says, adding; "Euro NCAP believes that occupants' safety should be paramount, regardless of how much they pay for their vehicle."
Side impact test for the Range Rover
Euro NCAP highlights the Range Rover and the Volvo V60 Plug-In Hybrid as performing well – the Volvo scores very similarly to its conventionally-engined counterpart despite the extra 350 kilos of the hybrid powertrain, while conversely the Range Rover has lost more than 200kg compared to its predecessor.
The latest Mk7 Golf is praised for the several advanced driver assistance technologies available for it, including a Multi Collision Brake system, Front Assist and Proactive Occupant Protection. But it gets a minus black mark for not having a standard-fit rear seatbelt reminder.
New driver technologies are also highlighted on the Mercedes-Benz A-Class, with Collision Prevention Assist and Attention Assist as standard, and the Ford Fiesta with its MyKey This is a programmable key system that allows limiting of some safety-critical characteristics of the car – parents for example limit the maximum speed on their child's car.
Dr Ratingen believes that programmable keys open up a whole new range of possibilities, and not just for parents; "The technology will also be of interest to companies with safe-driving policies and I look forward to more widespread application of this sort of system in the future."
The other cars earning the five-star award are the Fiat 500L, Ford Kuga, Hyundai Santa Fe; Mitsubishi Outlander, Opel/Vauxhall Mokka, SEAT Leon; the Skoda Rapid and sister car the SEAT Toledo and Subaru Forester.
Posted: 28 Nov 2012 12:02 PM PST
HERE IS A CORGI RENAULT PREMIUM FRIDGE TRAILER LORRY. MODEL IS A LIMITED EDITION AND COMES WITH TACHO DISC CERTIFICATE. MODEL IS LISTED AS USED, BUT IT HAS NEVER BEEN OUT OF ITS BOX, OUTER BOX HAS MINOR STORAGE WEAR ON THE ENDS. OTHER MODELS LISTED. POSTAGE DISCOUNT FOR MULTIPLE PURCHASES.
Posted: 28 Nov 2012 11:26 AM PST
Chrises Cars - Lexus, Mini top JD Power's 2012 sales satisfaction survey
Lexus ranked as the top luxury brand in JD Power’s 2012 Sales Satisfaction Index Study, with Mini occupying the first place for mass-market brands.
According to the survey, consumers are increasingly satisfied with the auto-buying experience, as overall sales satisfaction among new-vehicle buyers increased to 664 on a 1,000-point scale, up from 648 a year earlier. Most of the gain was due to better salesperson ratings.
All 11 luxury brands and nine of the 20 mass-market brands scored above industry average in JD Power’s 2012 survey. For the second consecutive year, Lexus was the top-rated luxury brand with a 737 score, followed by Infiniti, with 728. The Nissan-owned brand was the biggest gainer of all brands, with 52 points more than a year ago, when it ranked eighth. Cadillac, Lincoln, Porsche and Mercedes-Benz occupy the next four spots, all scoring above the luxury average of 716.
The mass-market brand list was topped by Mini for a third straight year with a 712 score. Buick ranked second and GMC third, with GM placing all three of its mass-market brands in the top five. Fiat was fourth and Subaru tied with Chevrolet for fifth. Ford, Honda and Volkswagen also scored above the mass-market average of 657.
Posted: 28 Nov 2012 11:16 AM PST
Chrises Cars - All-New 2014 Acura RLX Arrives in LA
The 2014 Acura RLX is powered by an all-new 3.5L 310-horsepower V-6 engine with Variable Cylinder Management, and is expected to earn best-in-class estimated EPA fuel economy ratings of 20/31 mpg. The new RLX delivers full-size interior space in a nimbler, mid-size luxury sedan package and boasts the best rear-seat legroom (38.8 inches), longest tandem seating distance (36.4 inches), and best front and rear shoulder room in the mid-luxury class.
Precision All-Wheel Steer is the world’s first technology to feature independent and continuous control of the left and right rear-wheel steering (toe) angles to achieve new levels of handling agility, high- and low-speed maneuverability, and confident handling control for a two-wheel-drive luxury sedan. A version of RLX featuring Acura’s new Sport Hybrid Super Handling All-Wheel Drive (Sport Hybrid SH-AWD) technology, producing 370 horsepower with expected fuel economy ratings of 30 city/30 highway/30 combined, will debut later in 2013.
The 2014 Acura RLX is slated to go on-sale at U.S. Acura dealers nationwide in the spring of 2013.
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