Whew, that was a tough week. I’ve been trying to get together all the wallpapers of the vehicles showcased at the Detroit Auto Show last week (aka: stress!) and I am glad to say that it is finally done in full high resolution including support for widescreen monitors. Some honorable mention vehicles include the new Cadillac CTS as well as the new Lexus IS-F. Next week’s plans? I’ll be working on those huge lists of requests people stated in the forums. 😡
Anyways, you can just click the image above to browse through the complete gallery. And stay tuned for more wallpapers, I’m doing my best to update them!
Enjoy this promotional video of the upcoming Hyundai Veracruz crossover vehicle. Although there are no official details of the release, we believe that new information should come in within the few days of the North American Auto Show. But for now, enjoy the video of the Veracruz fully uncovered off-roading in the country scene.
The current information we have of the Veracruz is that it will be larger than the Honda Pilot and will have more cargo room than the Mercedes-Benz GL-Class. Inside, it will offer seating for 7 passengers and have an arrangement of seating positions. Under the hood, it’s equipped with a standard 3.8-Liter V6 engine and a 6-speed automatic transmission. Competitors to the Veracruz include the Honda Pilot, the Nissan Murano, Subaru B9 Tribeca, as well as the Lexus RX350.
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Damn, I wish I wasn’t on Pacific Time so I could be live with the coverage at NAIAS. But life isn’t always fair and unfortunately, things are 3 hours later here than in Chicago. Oh well, I will post content whenever I find any as quick as I can. But for now, enjoy the gallery I set up over at CarPhotoSite of the new ’07 Chevrolet Volt Concept.
Scion announced today that it will show the tC Release Series 3.0 at the NAIAS and will hit dealer showrooms beginning in middle of February. The tC RS 3.0 will come in a frosty Blizzard Pearl white and have aerodynamic ground effects kits. The exterior features enhancements such as darkened headlights, and a custom upper grille which matches the lower grille. The package also includes clear LED taillights with a unique gray trim.
Inside, the tC RS 3.0 has black Alcantara perforated seats against a white background. The sound system begins with a Pioneer 6-inch subwoofer with 35-watts, which completes the package with the standard 160-watt Pioneer audio system.
Only 2,500 exclusive units will be built and the tC Release Series 3.0 will have a starting price tag of $2,580 over the base price, which is $16,400 for the manual transmission and $17,200 for the automatic.
I’m not sure what is going on, but I was suppose to keep these kinds of news under wraps, that is, until I saw a fresh posting of the Chevrolet Malibu on Edmunds. So I just said: screw it. So here you are, new images and official information on Chevrolet Malibu. After a teaser was shown, I’d really wish they’d just keep the rear under the curtain, because it’s not pretty.
What do you do when you have competitors such as the Honda Accord and the Toyota Camry gaining up sales while you keep falling? You go up and that’s what the new Malibu is expected to do: gain back its reputation. The new Malibu looks just as aggressive as any other competitor now, except maybe the rear.
The Malibu will be powered by a 252-horsepower 3.6-Liter V6, which is also available on the Saturn Aura. Controlled by a 6-speed automatic transmission, there will also be available steering-wheel mounted shifters. For the base model, the 2.4-Liter Ecotec 4-cylinder at 164 horsepowers in which the budget-friendly LS and LT trims will get a 4-speed automatic tranny.
A huge improvement from its predecessor, the two-tone colored interior really works, giving the new Malibu a taste of luxury and a more upscale feel. Now that the design is better than before, Chevrolet notes that we should get used to the new front end design, which will be the new face of future Chevrolet cars.
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After Road&Track did an oops, we decided that we should do the same. Sometimes it’s just better to screw the embargo, that’s why we’re bringing you images of Dodge’s new trick under the hood. The better than before Viper SRT-10 for 2008, which boasts an extra 90 horsepowers under the hood, making the total power a fabulous 600hp. The new V10 will upgrade from 8.3-Liters to 8.4 with some tweaking here and there, all controlled by a new 6-speed TR6060 gearbox for a higher torque capacity.
Why not read on for more images as well as the press release, that’s right, the press release.
Nissan gives us a quick preview of the upcoming Rogue crossover vehicle, which is set to compete with smaller SUV’s such as the redesigned Toyota RAV4 and the Honda CR-V. Dubbed the baby Murano, there are no official details as of yet for the Rogue but new information tells us that the new Rogue will replace the Nissan X-Trail sold in Canada.
It will official unveil and debut at the NAIAS on January 7, which also happens to be the unveil date of the new Mazda Tribute, or the CX-5. Continue reading for additional images.
Update: More images have been added, including interior shots. Continue reading to view them!
As promised, I said I would post the latest info and data whenever it arrives, so here are more images of the details in the concept. As previously reported by Edmunds, we probably won’t see many of the gadgetry and tech you see on the concept be incorporated into production, but hopefully there will be enough tech to keep us satisfied. Continue reading for additional images.
Chevrolet announced today that it will unveil its HHR Premiere Edition at NAIAS. The exclusive edition will feature a Cappuccino Frost Metallic exterior color and a special Ebony/Gray two-tone interior. Only 4,000 of these special monkeys will be built, beginning production in the first quarter of 2007, costing you for almost $1000 extra for the special edition.
There will be special features such as 17-inch black chrome wheels, black chrome exterior package, blacked-out front fog lamps and headlamps, with matching-colored running board and rearview mirrors. On the outside, there’s accent stripes as well as an aerodynamic rear spoiler, with black roof-mounted rails attached at the top. Inside, the leather-wrapped steering wheel comes with custom floor mats.
Standard is a 2.4-L Ecotec engine with all the extras such as air conditioning, power windows, door locks, outisde mirrors, cruise control and remote keyless entry. Also standard is a 260-watt Pioneer sound system with a subwoofer and the ability to plug in your favorite tunes via an auxiliary port.
Official front fascia of the new Cadillac CTS! Just kidding, just a poor photoshop job. That’s why you see twins in the pictures. Haha, I did my best after seeing someone else had did it. I decided to add some Xenon-tastic lighting. Yeah, that’s how professional I am. Just too professional. The grill needs to be wider on the real car instead of shown here to produce a better stance on the CTS.
Continue reading for the picture with the fronts lights off.
General Motors announced that it will not bring the 16-cylinder fast car to the market. The Cadillac 16, revealed back in 2003 at the North American Auto Show, was believed to bring joy to Cadillac and more interested consumers. Although we love it, General Motors decided that the market was not ready for the biggest boy of the playground. Maybe we’ll see it in the few years to come.
If it were to come into production in the future, the base model would most likely be a V8, while the top-of-the-line Sixteen will have a V12. Until this day, the legacy of the revealing of the Cadillac Sixteen still lives with us, but sometimes, things are just too good to be true.
It’s officially official. After numerous discussion and spy shots found all over the web, these are the official images of the new Rolls-Royce Corniche Convertible. Still retaining much of the design from the EX demonstration cars, the Corniche Convertible still hosts the standard design inside and the significant LED lights on the front. Although no official specifications are known about the car, we can already see that the price for the materials inside and out will go above the roof.
Under the hood, it will probably sport a 6.8-Liter V12 engine which is also found in the current Phantom line-up. With seating for 4 passengers, the Corniche Convertible will use many elements from the EX concepts, including the teak roof cover and a stainless steel hood. It will officially debut at the Detroit auto show in January, so until then, enjoy the photos.
I guess we can all dream sometimes, can’t we? Continue reading for the complete photo gallery.
You might want to sit down before fainting over a Toyota. This year, Toyota will present its FT-HS Hybrid Sports Concept which will be a super car powered by a 3.5-L V6 engine with more than 400 horsepowers working together with a hybrid powertrain with a 0-60 time of around 4 seconds.
Although a mere concept, what you see here will certainly be what you get at the Detroit auto show. The FT-HS Hybrid Sports Concept that will unveil at the NAIAS will be the size of a Lexus SC430, except wider. There will also be room for 4 passengers. The engine will be visible through a hole in the hood, similar to that of the Audi R8, where the engine is visible through a piece of glass.
Inside, the aggressive design from the outside is carried onto the interior, which has sharp edges throughout the cabin. Yes, it may look cool in the pictures, but the question really is: will this ever be made into production? Kevin Hunter, VP of the Calty Design Research reports that the price tag will fall in the mid $30,000 range, which is not too shabby.
Ultra-luxury car manufacturer Mercedes-Benz has proven once again that is an innovator, unveiling details about the new Ocean Drive concept, which is a four-door convertible. One of the largest convertibles I’ve seen, the Ocean Drive is dubbed the S-Class convertible, with many attributes similar to the S-Class. As well, there will be options such as the AIRSCARF to warm the necks of all four occupants. With this, it will be extremely likely that Bentley will introduce a convertible version of its Flying Spur model sometime in the future.
Continue for the complete press release and check out the high-res gallery in our wallpaper database.
The new Jaguar C-XF concept, which will debut at NAIAS, is one of the vehicles that will change Jaguar’s crumbling history. Similar to the MKR concept revealed earlier today, the C-XF will hint design cues which will be implemented on future Jaguar vehicles and will also be classified under four-door coupe category.
Inside, you’ll find aluminum, wood, and leather trims surrounding the cabin with hints of the interiors for future Jaguar’s. Packed with the 4.2-liter V8 from the XKR, the C-XF produces 420hp at 368lb ft of torque under the control of a 6-speed transmission. It’s all a lot of fun, but we probably won’t see these on the production vehicle anyways. But hey, if Jaguar does step up the game with this cool little concept available for consumers, then I think I might just go out and check out a Jaguar myself.
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