2014 U.S.-spec Ford Fiesta ST
Ford has released this week pricing details for the 2014 U.S.-spec Fiesta ST.
The base Fiesta ST costs 22,195 USD and can receive additional equipment such as a power moonroof which is an extra 795 USD. The Rado Gray 17-inch alloys are 375 USD option, while for 1,995 USD you can get heated Recaro seats. A package consisting of a Sony HD radio, navigation system and Ford’s SYNC will set you back 795 USD.
The 2014 U.S.-spec Fiesta ST is available only as a five-door hatchback with a six-speed manual transmission. Power comes from a 4-cylinder, 1.6-liter EcoBoost engine with 197 hp (147 kW) and 214 lb-ft (290 Nm) of torque, making it more powerful than its European brother. It will return 34 mpg US (40.8 mpg UK or 6.9 liters / 100 km).
KTM X-Bow GT 27.2.2013
We’ve already heard rumors that KTM was developing a more civilized X-BOW and the company has just confirmed that speculation by releasing the first pictures of the X-BOW GT.
Set to debut at the Geneva Motor Show, the GT is distinguished by a windscreen which fully surrounds the cockpit. KTM didn’t have much to say about the model, but previous reports have indicated it will come with a removable roof panel that can be used at speeds up to 80 mph (130 km/h).
Power will likely be provided by a turbocharged 2.0-liter petrol engine that develops 240 HP (177 kW) and 310 Nm (229 lb-ft) of torque. It will likely enable the model to accelerate from 0-100 km/h in less than 3.9 seconds.
New Geneva-Bound Brabus Roadster Boasts 800hp. Next week the tuner, Brabus will reveal their 800hp roadster at the Geneva Motor Show. As well awesome performance which includes a new 0-62mph time of 3.7 seconds and a electronically limited top speed of 217mph, it also looks hot. It`s wind tunnel-tested aerodynamic body kit is made entirely of carbon fibre and can be ordered in a matte or gloss finish. An ABC suspension with a lowering module, limited-slip differential, 20” alloys, high performance tyres and a freshly designed interior are other Brabus offerings..
First production Hyundai ix35 Fuel Cell 26.2.2013
Fuel cell vehicles promise to revolutionize the world of motoring, but unfortunately they’ve been limited by small production runs and few refueling stations.
Hyundai is hoping to change that as the first production ix35 Fuel Cell has rolled off the assembly line at the company’s plant in Ulsan, South Korea. Destined to become a fleet vehicle for the City of Copenhagen or Skåne, Sweden, the model will be one of 17 ix35 FCs used by the municipalities.
Hyundai plans to build 1,000 ix35 Fuel Cells, by 2015, which will be primarily targeted at European governments and private fleets. After 2015, Hyundai believes lowered production costs and an improved hydrogen infrastructure will enable the company to begin producing FCVs for retail customers.
As we have previously reported, the model has a fuel cell stack that converts hydrogen into electricity which powers an electric motor. This enables the ix35 FC to accelerate from 0-100 km/h in 12.5 seconds, hit a top speed of 160 km/h (99 mph) and travel up to 594 km (369 miles) on a single tank of hydrogen.
2014 Jeep Cherokee render / Theophilus Chin
Theophilus Chin decided to give the new Cherokee a different front fascia which looks significantly better than the real version.
After envisioning a MINI rival from Mercedes-Benz, Theophilus Chin is back to fix the 2014 Cherokee’s bold yet unappealing front. The most significant change would have to be the addition of regular headlights instead of those Juke-styled lights. He also moved the grille a bit lower and made other minor changes.
Overall, the car looks a lot better and many will think this should have been the real 2014 Cherokee instead of what we’ll see next month at the New York Auto Show when the vehicle will get its public debut.
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