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2013 Ford Fiesta ST to Get 180-HP EcoBoost Engine?

A more powerful version of the Ford Fiesta is slated to go on sale late next year. The Ford Fiesta ST will be the most powerful Fiesta available and will turn the small hatchback into a hot hatch with a reported 180 horsepower under the hood. The 2013 Fiesta ST is expected to be powered by a turbocharged 1.6L EcoBoost...

2012 Kia Rio Sedan Headed to New York

Kia is set to officially debut the sedan version of the all-new 2012 Kia Rio at the New York Auto Show this April. Kia held a press event this morning and it looks like the new sedan was confirmed for the show. The hatchback version of the Rio was unveiled in Geneva earlier this month. Expect more details from the...

Hyundai Blue2 Fuel Cell Concept Debuts in Seoul

Hyundai has unveiled the Blue2 (Read as "Blue square") concept at the Seoul Motor Show. The concept is Hyundai's first sedan-style Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle (FCEV) powered by hydrogen. The name 'Blue2' is a combination of Hyundai's sub eco-brand 'Blue Drive' and the number `2' from H2, the symbol for hydrogen gas.The Blue 2 Blue2 is powered by a fuel...

Chevy Unveils Mi-ray Roadster Concept at the Seoul Motor Show

Chevy has taken the wraps off the Mi-ray Roadster concept at the Seoul Motor Show today. According to Chevy, the Mi-ray concept pays tribute to Chevy's sports car heritage, specifically the 1963 Monza SS and the 1962 Corvair Super Spyder. According to GM Korea President and CEO Mike Arcamone, "Mi-ray" is Korean for "future." The concept is made of...

Buick Envision Crossover Concept Previewed

Buick has released a teaser photo of the Envision crossover concept that is going to be unveiled in Shanghai on April 18th. The Envision concept was developed by Shanghai GM and the Pan Asia Technical Automotive Center (PATAC). According to GM, the concept has "an elegant and smooth exterior that emphasizes its modern styling and contemporary sportiness." The Envision concept...

Kia Naimo Concept Unveiled in Seoul

Kia is debuting a new concept, the Naimo at the 2011 Seoul Motor Show. The Naimo concept is an electric crossover concept that is powered by twin lithium-ion batteries and an electric motor with 110 horsepower and 206 lb-ft. of torque. Kia claims that the concept can travel up to 124 miles on a single charge and has a top...

2012 Chevy Mailbu to be Unveiled in Shanghai…Here's a Teaser…

GM is set to debut the new all-new 2012 Chevy Malibu at the Shanghai Motor Show next month and here is the first teaser photo of the new sedan. "This Malibu takes Chevrolet's established and award-winning nameplate to new places and introduces it to new audiences around the world," said Rick Scheidt, vice president of Chevrolet. "Whether the Malibu is...

Spy Shots: 2012 Jaguar XF Gets a New 2.2L Diesel

Jaguar has announced the birth of its most fuel efficient engine, a 2.2L diesel that puts out 187 horsepower and 330 lb-ft. of torque and gets 52 miles per gallon on the combined European cycle. The new engine is debuting in the 2012 Jaguar XF and features a water-cooled turbocharger with low-friction pistons, new injectors and a new crankshaft. Jaguar...

GM is Working on a Buick Version of the Opel Ampera aka Chevy Volt

According to the latest sources, GM is currently working on a Buick version of the European Opel Ampera plug-in hybrid (Chevy Volt in the US). GM's engineers and designers are currently working on a Buick version of the Ampera that will adopt the Buick waterfall grille and Buick's front end styling. The biggest difficulty that GM faces right now is...

Is Jeep Planning a Hemi V8 Powered Wrangler?

The current Jeep Wrangler is definitely under powered. It's slated to get Chrysler's new Pentastar V6 for the 2012 model year, but could Chrysler be planning something even more powerful? Michael Manley, Jeep's current president and CEO recently had American Expedition Vehicles (AEV), a Jeep aftermarket firm in Montana, wedge Chrysler's 6.4-liter "392" V8 under the hood of a Wrangler....

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