2016 Mazda2 Fuel Economy Review

In Europe, the Mazda2 can also be specified with a frugal 1.5-liter SkyActiv-D four-cylinder turbo diesel. This being the United States, a 1.5-liter naturally aspirated gasoline-fed lump will have to suffice. 

 When paired to a 6-speed SkyActiv-MT manual transmission, the 2016 Mazda2 is able to return an EPA-rated 31 mpg city (7.5 l/100 km) and 42 mpg (5.6 l/100 km) highway. Opt for the 6-speed SkyActiv-Drive automatic transmission and things get even better what the stick shift can manage.

 Stay tuned to hear more details about the version of the 2016 Mazda2 destined for the U.S. market, though it is not likely to change much from the global car that debuted last year (pictured). The new Mazda2 displays Mazda’s Kodo design language and will be sold here only in five-door hatchback form, though the aforementioned Scion iA is essentially a Mazda2 sedan. 

 The 2016 Mazda 2 should also make impressive leaps inside the cabin, starting with a new infotainment system controlled by a dial-button array in the center console and a dash-mounted color display. Smartphone integration and navigation will also be available through the Mazda Connect suite of apps and connected services.
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2015 Jeep Wrangler Black Edition Specs

The 2015 Jeep Wrangler and Wrangler Unlimited are what most people think of when they hear the word "Jeep." These are the iconic off-roaders, equipped with roofs that can be removed, doors that can be taken off, and a windshield that can be folded down for an open-air motoring experience like no other.

 The Black Edition II still utilized all the same greasy bits as the standard Euro-spec Wrangler, but adds a slew of exterior cosmetic enhancements like gloss black wheels, mirror caps, spare tire cover, grille slot inserts, and Jeep logo. Perhaps the best addition is that the Dual Top Group comes standard, providing both the three-piece Freedom hard top and the folding soft top.

The special version also features a Mopar fuel cap and a black cover for the spare wheel. The Dual Top including the three panel removable hard top matching the body work and the soft top is also a standard feature.

 The oil burner is rated 200 horsepower and 460 Nm (339 lb-ft) of torque, while the vee-six petrol churns out 284 horsepower and 347 Nm (256 lb-ft) of twist. As expected, the only transmission option that’ll be available comes in the form of a five-speed slush box. Inside, there is black leather seat trim, polished black accents and a Uconnect infotainment system with navigation, plus a special accessory package comprising a mult-ifunctional tool, cargo bag and Jeep Owners Group sticker.
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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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