SMADE NEW YORK | First spy shot of Cadillac new performance coupe; the ATS-V, which is set to compete against the all-new BMW M4, and Lexus RC-F and the upcoming Mercedes-AMG C-Class Coupe. Like the M4, Cadillac is chosen to go to the twin-turbo V6 powerplant instead of a V8 like Lexus and Mercedes-AMG. The ATS-V Coupe will be using the Twin Turbo V6 found in the CTS Vsport. The all-new ATS-V Coupe is set to make its debut at the Los Angeles International Auto later in November.
Design-wise, the ATS-V Coupe is looking pretty much like the Coupes and the Sedan version of the ATS; The design also resembles a little bit of the CTS-V Coupe from a few years ago. However, there are a few differences between the ATS Coupe and ATS-V Coupe range, on the new ATS-V Coupe you will find these awesome quad tailpipes; a little bit like the BMW M4, where the exhausts are stack closer to the middle of the car. The front grille is split into two pieces, with meshing inserts and also a vent in the middle of the hood. One thing I am not feeling with the ATS-V in these spy shots is the rear spoiler. It is bizarre, I absolutely have never have seen any spoiler like that before, especially one that comes standard on a performance-oriented vehicle. However, even with the lousy spoiler – this is a car I can wait to check out in person and drive comes November.
How do you all think this car looks in comparison to the BMW M4 and Lexus RC F? Leave your answer in the comment box below.
This week we saw GM release their brand new series of truck base SUV The Chevrolet Tahoe and Suburban along with the GMC Yukon XL and Yokon Denali . Those four SUVs are built off the same platform as the series of GM Trucks that was released earlier this year; Just like the brand new Chevy Silverado and its twin the GMC Sierra they both built off the same platform same everything except for a few cosmic changes here and there along with the Silverado carrying a few more power and the Sierra is more of a luxury work man truck. Those maybe why the Chevy Silverado sells up to 80% more than its Luxury twin. Well the same approach is taken for their SUV counterpart the brand new 2015 Chevy Tahoe, Chevy Suberban and the GMC Yukon: These new SUVs are receiving a few new welcome upgrades apart from its much much needed styling changes; last model years GM made all five SUVs including the Cadillac version of the SUV the Escalade; all look the same both exterior and interior wise apart from the current design language of those specific brand like the Cadillac Arts and Science; GMC and Chevy design language were the only difference and the only way you could have told each vehicle apart. However that was something that hurt the Cadillac brand even more because it was the luxury marquee of the GM brand yet its interior was looking and feeling like the lower end of the brand!
Well it seems like GM got it and now only launching there four vehicles together and has since produce and awesome 3 series IS fighting ATS; a well below average XTS an its upcoming CTS and Escalade. Which now give GM a better fighting luxury line and continue to work on Chevys and GMC SUVs as a re-badge of each other and those two re-badge marquee are getting the same SUVs however with some amazing upgrades a more efficient powertrains, improved aerodynamics, increased connectivity and better overall refinement. GM places a EcoTec3 powertrain at the front of each of these Full Sized SUV, that has a standard 355-horsepower, 5.3-liter V8 and a 6.2-liter V8 that push out a sweet but seems low 420HP for the GMC Yukon Denali only! each with direct injection, cylinder deactivation and continuously variable valve timing, which GM paired with a Hydra-Matic 6L80 six-speed automatic transmission. GM believes that with these set up it will separate themselves from the competition but not between the two vehicles, one with nicer materials than the other.
Chevy speaks on the Tahoe and Suburban:
“There are several new features and enhancements at the core of the all-new 2015 Suburban and Tahoe that will extend the legacy Chevrolet has built as the segment leader,” said Tim Mahoney, Chevrolet global chief marketing officer. “Customers will experience greater refinement, efficiency and safety with the same capability that has made Chevrolet the go-to brand for full-size SUVs.”
With more than 117,000 sold in 2012 and sales up more than 16 percent for the first six months of 2013 over last year. Chevrolet’s full-size SUVs continue to play an important role in the brand’s success and General Motors’ profitability. Introduced in 1935, the Suburban is the segment’s founder and the industry’s oldest continuously available nameplate, while Tahoe is the segment’s sales leader.
“The Chevrolet Tahoe and Suburban will continue to be dominant forces in the marketplace and provide great value for our customers, Chevrolet and General Motors,” said Dan Ammann, GM executive vice president and CFO. “This is an important and profitable segment and we have set the bar high to ensure we provide our customers with great quality and performance they expect and deserve.”
The all-new 2015 Suburban represents the 80th anniversary and 12th generation of the original SUV. This generation has been designed for today’s active families needing space for everyone and everything. Suburban continues to offer legendary roominess, unmatched functionality and first-class amenities.
The exterior designs of the 2015 Tahoe and Suburban are more refined and precisely sculpted. Not a single exterior sheet metal panel or lighting element is shared with Chevrolet’s full-size pick-ups.
“The designs of the all-new Tahoe and Suburban reflect their greater functionality, technology and refinement, forging a new presence for Chevrolet SUVs that’s conveyed with unmistakable brand heritage,” said Ken Parkinson, executive director of design.
New inlaid doors fit into the body side openings instead of over the top of the body, significantly improving the quietness of the interior cabin and contributing to improved aerodynamics – an attribute that helps the vehicles slip through the air on the highway with less drag for greater efficiency. Lightweight aluminum hood and lift gate panels also enhance efficiency through reduced overall mass.
Projector-beam headlamps flank the Chevrolet-signature dual-port grille – chrome on all models – and sweep into the front fenders. high-intensity discharge headlamps and light-emitting diode daytime running lamps are included on the up level LTZ model.
Inside, premium materials and enhanced ergonomics demonstrate the Tahoe and Suburban’s blend of sophistication, craftsmanship and function. A new instrument panel houses an available eight-inch color touch screen radio with a secured storage bin behind the motorized screen. The compartmentalized center console is large enough to store a laptop or iPad.
The Tahoe and Suburban come pack with:
Fold-flat second- and third-row seats that enhance cargo convenience – including an available power-folding feature
Approximately two inches greater legroom for second-row passengers, along with easier entry/exit
Available eight-inch color touch screen radio with next-generation MyLink connectivity
Up to six USB ports and six power outlets – including a 110-volt three-prong outlet – to support electronic devices of all kinds (up to 12 charging locations)
Available rear-seat entertainment system with dual screens (Suburban only) and Blu-ray DVD player
Conversation mirror in the overhead console that provides a panoramic view of the rear seats
Keyless entry and push-button start.
GMC Speaks on the Yukon family:
Yukon XL and flagship Yukon Denali models will deliver greater capability and refinement, with more power, new fold-flat rear seats and a quieter interior. And thanks to a new family of advanced EcoTec3 engines, the lineup is expected to deliver the segment’s best V-8 fuel economy. Bold styling and advanced technologies – including new safety and security technologies – support Yukon’s greater capability, while a more comprehensive list of standard features and enhanced infotainment options are designed to broaden the appeal of one of the industry’s most-popular full-size SUV lineups. Combined Yukon/Yukon XL and Denali sales were up 24 percent for the eight months of 2013.
“We’ve engineered the Yukon and Yukon XL from the ground up, building on a strong legacy of capability to take them to the top of the segment with exceptional refinement and purposeful technology,” said Tony DiSalle, vice president of GMC Marketing. “And when it comes to the tasks people rely on a full-size SUV for, they do it better than ever – and with more style.”
Yukon and Yukon XL share design, architectural and powertrain elements, but Yukon XL has an approximately 14-inch longer wheelbase and is approximately 20 inches longer overall, providing greater legroom for third-row passengers and almost twice the cargo room behind the third-row seat.
GMC Yukon family features:
Fold-flat second- and third-row seats that enhance cargo capability and convenience – including an available power-folding feature
Approximately two inches more legroom for second-row passengers and easier entry/exit
All-new cargo management system
Available power rear liftgate with multiple programmable height settings
Standard eight-inch-diagonal color touch screen radio with enhanced IntelliLink and available navigation
Eight-inch-diagonal customizable driver display with three available user themes and available head-up display (Denali models)
Multiple USB ports, SD slots and accessory power outlets – including a 110-volt three-prong outlet – to support electronic devices of all kinds
Available Blu-ray/DVD rear-seat entertainment system with dual screens on Yukon XL
Conversation mirror in the overhead console that provides a panoramic view of the rear seats
Keyless entry and push-button start.
Lightweight aluminum hood and liftgate panels enhance efficiency through reduced overall mass
A standard rear spoiler on the liftgate houses a relocated rear window wiper that is hidden when not in use
New worm screw-style liftgate arms take up less interior space than the previous gooseneck arms
Illuminated, power-retractable assist steps available on Denali
New family of 18-, 20- and 22-inch wheels, including standard 20-inch wheels on Denali.
Wider rear track that contributes to a more planted stance
Wheels that are a half-inch wider, reducing tire flex for improved cornering performance
New, electric variable-assist power steering system enhances fuel economy and tailors steering assist to vehicle speed
New 9.5-inch rear axle and standard automatic locking rear differential
Standard StabiliTrak electronic stability control, tow/haul mode, trailer sway control, auto grade braking and hill start assist
New four-wheel-disc brake system with Duralife™ brake rotors that offer up to double the service life, along with brake pedal revisions that improve pedal feel for stronger-feeling, more confident braking performance
Denali models include third-generation magnetic ride control, a real-time damping system that delivers more precise body motion control by “reading” the road every millisecond and changing damping in just five milliseconds.
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Check out some sweet LFA Lexus LFA Nurburgring Edition Peaks; These photos shows how beautiful detailed this vehicle is, from the orange paint to the LFA badge. As you know last year Lexus made and sold the 500 Lexus LFA so this vehicle will always be one of a kind not only for its sweet and sexy sound but for the performance and its sex appeal.
Jags latest bad boy the Jaguar XJR; Coming this fall the XJR is powerful and fast set to reach around 174 MPH from a 550 Horsepower V8 and hit 0-60 in about 4.4 seconds. The luxury powerful monster the XJR is set to start around $116,000 look for it soon.
One of Fiats and Chrysler most powerful and amazing car; The SRT Viper; and now with the (TIME ATTACK) package it makes it even more amazing to look at check it out; as well as Jay Leno’s review of this the car it self
A regular read over at our favorite website blog (Lexusenthusiasts) name Alex O recently shared a photogallery with the website of his friends Lexus GS that they customization with the help of Sewell Lexus and might i say its very beautiful; they did a wonderful job i just had to post it here for us car lovers and might a say Swell Lexus has some sweet custom Lexus parts for anyone who wants to custom there Lexus vehicle and if you do be sure to email us with some photos (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Citroen C4 and Jeeps new Cherokee looks to start a new trend of ugly weird looking headlights. Well honestly although its pretty unique i hope this is one design that doesn’t catch on. check out the photos and the video.
We hear from our great friends over at Lexusenthusiasts that, the sexy, the beautiful, the gorgeous, the most beautiful gorgeous vehicle you will ever see in Blue or RED the Lexus LF-LC is heading for production and should be completed by the model year 2016. While no one is sure what is going to be under the hood, rumor are spreading that the LS 600H L and other LS engine will be under the hood since this vehicle will be an LS type Coupe. Hopeful it will be called LC (Luxury Coupe) and that it will keeps its gorgeous looks, because that is the only reason why its going into production is simple because the world fell in love with it.. The LF-LC was only meant to be a template for future Lexus vehicle such as the Just release IS and which was developed from the LF-CC which had elements of the LF-LC. I really do hope Lexus realized that they are working with a work of art and if they water it down too much this vehicle could be a waste of money.
I think Lexus has a winner here, and i also fell in love with the beauty of this vehicle from day one especially the spindle grille and the interior layout, i feel in love so much that i design so many Lexus cars from it; well in my head i think Lexus should explorer the the way the interior layout is the way it curve down at the bottom and then come up then have the top surface flat followed by a flat top where the 12.3′ navi screen is located at; the bottom flat could be well rapped with beautiful leather along and the front flat top with the navi screen could be wood or a splash of wood with leather or metal just like how the LF LC dashboard is at the moment. An other thing i think Lexus should make standard is the LF LC side mirrors because that’s a design that you wont find on any other vehicle along with the interior dash layout, but its something Lexus has to do before Hyundai gets there hands on it as they copy Lexus AUDI BMW and Mercedes Benz stealing there design placing it on there vehicle calling it original.
I honestly wish i was apart of Lexus design team; i wouldn’t change the design of vehicles i would just ask Lexus to focus on Luxury design and then with the F SPORT AND F Performance they work to make that luxury design more mean looking… I say this because luxury design captures everyone eyes no matter how deep their pocket is and then you will have the F SPORT to capture those who wants a mean looking vehicle and then you have the F both mean looking and full off luxury inside and out this is for people who wants it all.
The reason why i wish to work for Lexus is because i have so many ways to make there vehicle safer and better; from Lexi (Lexus Voice Commander; that i created) to the flushed door handles and the new amazing rear seat entertainment; many many more great ideas such as the new advanced Remote touch controller; Lexus come find me)
Something that could change the world; the Toyota iROAD; A 3-Wheeler Front-Wheel-Drive (FWD) that doesn’t send no power to the rear wheels. The Electric Vehicle measuring 33.5 inches wide, 56.9 inches in height and 92.5 inches in length. This vehicle is not only innovative its a game changer that can change the world especially in large cities and third world countries(not a term i like to used or hear) in cities like NY one of the worlds most busiest cities, this vehicle can ease traffic and for third world countries people can use this electric vehicle to get around due to the cost and expensive operation. I can also she this replacing the electric scooters and replace delivery vehicles i honestly think Toyota has a win-win on its hand right here it this vehicle is place into operation; something i here would be very likely!
A couple weeks ago The BMWGROUP Unveils this beauty known to the human planet as ROLLS ROYCE WRAITH a very luxury coupe that’s filled with nothing but pure beauty both on the inside and the outside; during the night time passengers get to enjoy this one of a kind star show, weather you in the big bright city’s like New York or on the dark roads of Florida.This beauty will give you a great show no matter where you are what your doing nor what seat your in. And that’s not even the best part.. the most intriguing part of this beauty is the hole; yes the hole! its feels very Lovely so lovely that no matter if you are a pro or a virgin the first time you step inside and with just one push you can get lost and end up feeling like “THE BIG SHOW” in an ANT village so be very careful because it can be very “slippy when wet“.. so drivers be very careful shes very intimidating to boys and only want a real man inside of her. Ladies don’t worry shes gots lots and lots of Love for you guys as well, especially inside on the Left-side, she stated that was her spot, so ladies bring you A Game.
Last year New York had a competition for automakers; that competition was who can developed a New York Taxi know as the TAXI of TOMORROW” to replace the aging FORD CROWN VICTORIA). Many manufactures entered but only one came out on top, that one was the Nissan NV200. That’s also being used in London. Many people wasn’t happy with this selection, many complain that it wasn’t an american brand(SOMETHING I AGREED WITH); some complained about that lack of wheelchair access to these cabs(SOMETHING VERY RELEVANT BECAUSE THESE CABS WAS GOING TO TAKE OVER NEW YORK, THEY WOULD BECOME THE ONLY TYPE OF YELLOW CABS IN THE CITY). Well once Nissan heard those complains about what the public taught about the NV200 being our(NEW YORK) main cab, They went out a found a company called “BraunAbility” who is the number one company at providing vehicles with wheelchair-accessible and what they came up with is, a NV200 with a big ramp in the back of it check it out.
Something i also wasn’t happy with, was the opportunity to make new York standout from the world the NV200 is just a normal vehicle some of the other vehicle offered up was cars that would only be made to be the New York taxi cab. As a New Yorker myself and as the world knows the Statue of Liberty aren’t just the face of New York but also the yellow taxi cabs are just as important as the Empire State building and the Lady Liberty. An the Vehicle that’s chosen shouldn’t be the same vehicle that chosen in London or the same vehicle that is used to haul around crap, It should be something special and it should have been American made. I am very disappointed in the beautiful City of New York.
after seeing the photos i want to know
what do you guys think of the NV200 being
choosen as the New York Taxi cabs? Along
with what do you guys think about the work
BraunnAbility and Nissan has done to provide
New Yorkers with a Wheelchair-accessible
vehicle? Please leave you feedback in the
comment section below!
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Ford Shows off its special edition of the Raptor; The Shelby Raptor which is packing over 570 Horsepower and looking good while doing do. This how ever is done by aftermarket parts which can cost more than $17000 on top of Ford base Raptor.
New Gallery of the sexy 2014 Lexus IS Family; Hoping i can get an opportunity to review this automobile as all the reviews are coming really impressive. Reviews like motor trend, Lexus enthusiasts, has come back overwhelmed with the handle and performance of this car, leaving me to be come very jealous. Lexus has been on a tear lately designing bold state of the art vehicle that is very stylist and sporty.. In the Luxury depart most vehicle from other brand just look exactly the same and just offers small medium and large design as we see in the latest Audi models A3 looking exactly like an A4 while that’s looking exactly like an A6 an that’s looking like an A8, and the same can be said with the Q family in Audi lineup. Mercedes Benz and BMW also fall under these category; although these cars a very sporty they are lacking in the design department… I don’t want to be driving around in an Audi A8 an (expensive A8 that is!) and then while at a RED LIGHT an A3 sedan pop up and look at me like a fool. Lexus has taken lots of heat and criticism over the pass years about making cars boring to drive and paying attention to luxury and comfort rather than sporty,(which is a stupid thing to complain about in my mind) also along with making boring looking cars. Lexus has since came a very long way, now with more sporty cars than Audi or even BMW and Mercedes Benz, the new criticism Lexus faces, not having enough Horsepower on its F Sport Models. The Lexus IS 350 base uses a 3.5 V6 that produces 306 Horsepower BMW 330i produces 300 Horsepower. i think Lexus has always done a great job with its vehicles over the years, i just think people has always had a problem with Japaneses brand in general regardless, before the earthquake that whip out a lot of Japan; At that time Lexus was the number one Luxury manufactures for 11 years in a row in the US, since the earthquake Lexus and many other Japaneses business took a big hit, many of its factories was destroyed, and since then Lexus lost its number one spot. From then on Lexus has switch to being more sporty and coming back with a new image to defined itself, while still carrying its wonderful luxury image Lexus added the sport in sporty to its vehicles. Although its working out for Lexus they hadn’t got back to the number one spot as yet as the production rate has still not gotten back to full force.
What i have been observing over the pass years is that; Lexus competition like BMW and Mercedes are starting to be like the old Lexus and adobting its once moto of focusing more on the Luxury side than the sporty side and in the sales department you can see it working. Lexus deserve some prasie for what the have accomplish sporty wise over the years from the CT F SPORT to the SOLD OUT LFA ..
Just came out a less than three years now; Dodge decided to go with an early face and buttocks lift to the 2014 Durango; the face lift adopts the dodge signature tail lamps that curves all the way around the tail gate, Dodges name it as the “Fasttrack Running Lights” these are the same design that’s being used on the newly Dart as well as the charger and a few others of Dodges vehicle in the line up. Dodge also added a DRL(daytime running lights). This beautiful mid size SUV just got a lot sexier. Dodges also added the R/T model of the 2014 Durango; along with a new eight speed transmission fitted to a 3.6-liter V6 (290 horsepower and 260 pound-feet of torque) and the optional 5.7-liter V8 (360 horsepower and 390 pound-feet of torque).
The subcompact luxury car wars is on again and this time its Audi that take the sheets of its brand new AUDI A3 and the performance S3 here at the New York Auto Show. While the CLA AMG brings the most powerful 4 cylinder, the S3 will be bring a SAE 296 Horsepower. Although the styling of this vehicle looks just like about every single Audi Sedan especially the A4 this vehicle is very lovely.