New Cars of 2015 Review

Suzuki Celerio The successor to Australia's cheapest car from a mainstream brand is just around the corner with a new look and a new name. The Suzuki Celerio is bigger than the Alto and the 1.0-litre three-cylinder has been tuned to run on regular unleaded (rather than premium like its predecessor), making it one of the cheapest cars to own and operate. Expect a super-sharp $13,990 drive-away starting price when it goes on sale in February.

Mazda CX 3 2015 Australia is going to be crawling with pint-sized SUVs next year but the Mazda CX-3 is likely to take most of the spotlight. Available with a 1.5-litre turbo diesel or a 2.0-litre petrol engine it is expected to start between $20,000 and $25,000 when it goes on sale in March. It will join the Honda HR-V (February), Renault Captur (February), the next generation Suzuki Vitara (June), the unusually named Citroen Cactus (June), and the cutesy Fiat 500X (November). Mazda was somehow able to engineer the sportscar DNA of the Mazda MX-5 into the larger CX-5 crossover, so we’re hopeful the Japanese manufacturer will be able to do the same with the CX-3. This would include sharp steering, an excellent six-speed manual gearbox and minimal body lean in corners to set the CX-3 apart from its rivals.

Jeep Renegade The city-sized soft-roader market is so huge globally even off-road brand Jeep has joined the fray. The Jeep Renegade may look like a scaled-down Tonka Truck but it is based on the same underbody as the Fiat Punto, Alfa Romeo Mito and the Fiat 500X. Powered by a 1.4-litre turbo petrol or 2.0-litre turbo diesel matched to a segment-leading nine-speed automatic transmission, the Renegade is due in showrooms in October priced between $20,000 and $30,000. Jeep is splicing the Renegade into the Jeep lineup just below the Patriot, and it’s careful to note that it’s not replacing the Patriot. There’s not all that much of a difference in size, though. At an overall length of 166.6 inches, a width of 71.0 inches, and a height of 66.5 inches, the Renegade is only about seven inches shorter in length than the Patriot—although it’s actually slightly wider and taller, overall. Cargo volume is 18.5 cubic feet with the rear seatback up. Fold it down to the quite low cargo floor and you get 50.8 cubic feet.  

Nissan Navara The first new Nissan Navara in 10 years arrives in showrooms in April with two new 2.3-litre turbo diesel engines (one with a single turbo, the other with twin turbos). The outputs are almost the same as the previous 2.5-litre turbo diesel, despite being smaller in capacity (a 118kW/403Nm version and a 140kW/450Nm version). Payload and towing capacity are yet to be confirmed but bank on a one-tonne cargo rating and a 3500kg towing limit (bringing the Navara into line with class leaders). The 550Nm Navara with the Renault 3.0-litre turbo diesel V6 has been dropped. It will be a big year for utes, with a rebodied Mitsubishi Triton due in May, significant updates due for the Ford Ranger and Mazda BT50 in July, an all-new Toyota HiLux in October. The Nissan Navara is fantastic to drive off-road thanks to its four-wheel drive system, including a low range set of gear ratios for when it gets really tough. Hit the road, in two-wheel drive mode, and the Navara feels brisk. But if you head for the corners it shows its weakness: poor handling. If you take the motorway, things get worse with the loud, intrusive mechanical and road noise.
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1994 Lamborghini Sogna Spesification

Even more so when we talk about Countach, the model considered by many both an icon and a stepping stone for the car maker.

Art & Tech dropped its plans for a production model, as it only found the means to an engine for just the one show car. This engine was a mid-mounted, 5.2-liter with an output of 455 horsepower. The second unit was left with no engine and is currently on display at a museum in France , leaving the Sogna as a one-off model.

 I think this is the craziest Lamborghini ever to be made. Period. There is very little information available about this car other than the it’s only got 1118 miles on the clock and is up for sale at a crazy price of €2,380,000 or roughly £1,900,000 if my mind serves me correctly. 

Only two units of the Sogna were built but not by Lamborghini as the cars were made by Art & Tech. Hiding underneath the peculiar green skin is the Countach with an aluminum body and a centrally-mounted 5.2-liter engine outputting 455 HP (335 kW) sent to the rear axle through a five-speed manual gearbox which grants the supercar with a top speed of 202 mph (325 km/h).
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2015 Corvette Z06 Spesification

The 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray is heading to dealerships now, which means it's a perfect time to start salivating over the prospect of an even more extreme take on an American classic: The 2015 Corvette Z06. These spy photos give us a hint at what to expect when Chevy gets around to announcing the car. 

 The Dodge Challenger will soldier on for at least one more year, as confirmed by prototypes of a facelifted version. While Challenger fans may be disappointed to learn that a new model is still some time off, the good news is that the facelifted Challenger’s SRT variant will receive a new supercharged HEMI with more than 600 horsepower on tap. 

As it currently stands, almost no information has been released concerning the specs of the 2015 Corvette Z06 besides its name. Much speculation was held concerning whether Chevy would keep the Z06 moniker or move on to the Z07. Fortunately for traditionalist, Chevy has yet to patent the Z07 label and thus will maintain the Z06 model for the 2015 Corvette. 

While stats and performance figures remain under wraps, we expect the new Z06 to pack as much as 600 horsepower from a V-8 engine of some sort rumors include a twin-turbo 4.5-liter and normally aspirated 6.2-liter and 7.0-liter options in addition to the supercharged version.
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2014 KTM X-BOW Concept

The X-Bow (pronounced crossbow) is a minimalistic, ultra-lightweight sports car developed by Austrian motorcycle builder KTM. Intended for the most hardcore of enthusiasts, the mid-engined X-Bow is essentially a racecar for the street complete with blistering acceleration, razor-sharp handling and few creature comforts. 

Although KTM has yet to reveal much about the KTM X-Bow GT, the following images show a prominent wraparound windscreen and doors, both of which are completely new components for any X-Bow. In addition to these upgrades, the KTM X-Bow GT is rumoured to receive a removable roof panel which can be used as speeds of up to 80mph. 

The updates include a especially designed turbocharger, a new sports exhaust system with a 100-cell sports cat with Y-pipe, a high-pressure fuel pump, a pre-feed fuel pump, a sportive suction system and a special water pump to keep things cool. Rounding out the mods its the required ECU to keep it all working flawlessly. 

The X-bow’s underbody comes with a completely flat work surface that enables air to slip beneath the car with no creating any move. Also supporting is the huge downforce that will the X-Bow GT’s physique work generates, which somme 200 kilogram (440 pounds) from 200 km/h (124. 3 mph). Using this new physique, the X-Bow will definitely pack more weight, in case it absolutely was to are the reason for customer opinions, it may be weight that appears to be well worth incorporating.
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2014 Maserati Ghibli Spesification

The all-new Maserati Ghibli marks a turning point in Maserati's history. Unveiled at the 2013 Shanghai Motor Show and arriving just months after the new Quattroporte, the Ghibli gives Maserati two four-door saloon models for the first time in its history.The Maserati Ghibli is smaller, shorter, lighter, more dynamic, less expensive and more economical than the flagship Quattroporte and provides a cornerstone in Maserati's plans to build 50,000 cars a year by 2015.

 Maserati outfits its sexy sedan with one of four engine choices: a top-trim 404-hp, 3.0-liter bi-turbo V-6 in the Ghibli S rear-driver and all-wheel S Q4, a 326-hp tune of the same engine for the rear-drive-only base Ghibli. Europe gets a V-6 turbo diesel in one of two flavors; no V-8 engine will ever see duty in the Ghibli from the factory. 

The interior is refreshingly simple, with few buttons on the center console and little complexity. You'll go hunting for the Chrysler family start button on the right side of the steering wheel the first time you climb in the car, and you'll note that most of the Ghibli's plastic switchgear is also Chrysler stuff. Still, that's offset by the beautiful natural wood trim on the Ghibli S. 

The chassis of the Ghibli sedan is mostly steel, but the front clip is built around an aluminum casting with a reinforced cross-strut to save weight and add rigidity. Further weight savings are achieved with a cast magnesium dashboard frame and lightweight aluminum alloy skins on all four doors and the hood. Maserati says the standard Ghibli (3,950 pounds) has perfect 50/50 weight distribution. The slightly heavier all-wheel-drive Ghibli Q4 (4,125 pounds) is calculated at 51/49 percent.
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