May 21, 2015
The development process also reflected invaluable feedback received directly from Hilux drivers. Some wished they could make long transcontinental trips without worrying about running out of fuel. Others described how hard it is to stay alert and drive safely during grueling long-distance journeys with extended stretches of rough driving. Yet another, who uses their Hilux for forest maintenance work and frequently speaks via radio with the police and fire department, explained how a quiet cabin is essential for communication. >> more
March 27, 2015
The plan is for Mercedes to offer the truck the European, Latin American, Australian and South African markets, but according to comment made by Head of Mercedez-Benz Vans Volker Mornhinweg to the Wall Street Journal, the company is undecided if it will offer the pickup in the U.S. market. The new truck is said to offer a payload capacity of about 1 metric ton, and it will be built by its commercial-van division.
“The Mercedes-Benz pickup will contribute nicely to our global growth targets,” Daimler CEO Dieter Zetsche said in a statement today. “We will enter this segment with our distinctive brand identity and all of the vehicle attributes that are typical of the brand with regard to safety, comfort, powertrains, and value.”
Mercedes is looking to expand its portfolio of vehicles and says it sees an opportunity with the pickup market since more trucks are being used for private purposes. The company also said both commercial and private users are increasingly asking for vehicles that have car-like specifications.
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March 23, 2015
"The new Ford Ranger brings a new level of comfort and refinement to its segment without compromising on the rugged capability that our customers demand," said Brett Wheatley, vice president, Marketing, Sales & Service, Ford Asia Pacific. "It represents a smarter kind of tough, and will help our customers to achieve more, whether at work or with their families." - More
March 20, 2015
“Jeep is proud to be taking seven new eye-catching and extremely capable vehicles to the Easter Jeep Safari, where we expect to delight our most loyal enthusiasts,” said Mike Manley, President and CEO – Jeep Brand. “We go to this legendary event each year to showcase our latest Jeep production vehicles, as well as a variety of new ideas in our concept vehicles. In doing so, we receive a tremendous amount of valuable feedback, while interacting with our customers in the Jeep brand’s natural environment. We’re especially looking forward to this year’s Jeep Safari, as Renegade makes its official public debut on Moab’s demanding trails.” (more)
February 22, 2015
The distinctive exterior design of the Range Rover Evoque has been further enhanced with a selection of carefully chosen revisions. These updates include a new front bumper, two new grille designs, all-LED headlamps and three all-new alloy wheel designs.
Interior changes include new seats and door casings, new infotainment system, accessed via an eight-inch touchscreen2, and the introduction of new color and materials such as Lunar Ice, Vintage Tan and Dark Cherry (Autobiography only) complementing the bold architectural forms of the Range Rover Evoque.
February 16, 2015
The 2016 model year Range Rover Evoque will be the first Land Rover to feature full LED adaptive headlamps when it makes its world premiere at the Geneva Motor Show on 3 March 2015. The powerful technology provides superior illumination in dark conditions, following the curves of the road, and is identifiable by the distinctive headlamp graphic.
Gerry McGovern, Land Rover Design Director and Chief Creative Officer, said: "Our challenge has been to enhance Evoque without diluting its iconic design. The design refreshments give it an even greater presence on the road yet retain the emotional appeal that has made it so popular with more than 400,000 consumers around the world." ...
January 22, 2015
Beginning with a black Silverado Z71, the Midnight special edition adds:
- An all-black front end with body-colored grille, bumper, headlamp bezels, tow hooks and fog lamps;
- Black side moldings and beltline moldings;
- 18-inch black painted alloy wheels with Goodyear Wrangler Duratrac all-terrain tires;
- Special Z71 badges on the doors;
- A spray-in bedliner (black, of course);
- And the finishing touches – black Chevrolet bowties front and rear.
Like all 2015 Silverado 1500 Z71s, Midnight special editions include off-road suspension, a locking rear differential, Hill Descent Control and a trailering package. Midnight special editions also include rear park assist and heated, power-adjusted outside rear-view mirrors. ...
January 15, 2015
The BMW BMW X5 M is sporting Donington Grey, while the BMW X6 M is looking great in Long Beach Blue Metallic.
Under the hood of the BMW X5 M and BMW X5 M there works the revised BMW M TwinPower Turbo V8 engine. It provides more power and torque; the peak output is 567 hp at 700 Nm. Top-Speed with the M Driver’s Package – 280 km/h, 175 mph.
January 14, 2015
Luxury travel experts Abercrombie & Kent and iconic automotive brand Land Rover have partnered to design seven unprecedented and exclusive, self-driving journeys for 2015. Dubbed "Land Rover Adventure Travel by Abercrombie & Kent," adventure travelers can explore the world's wildest and most scenic international destinations courtesy of renowned luxury travel company A&K, while getting behind the wheel of a state-of-the-art, all-terrain vehicle provided by Land Rover.
This new series of itineraries puts guests in the driver's seat, with an exceptional opportunity to travel off the beaten track thanks to Land Rover's full-terrain capabilities. Under the care of Land Rover Experience instructors, travelers can experience stunning landscapes, big-game viewing, and local cultures in fascinating destinations across the globe. Abercrombie & Kent orchestrates each adventure from start to finish, guaranteeing knowledgeable local guides, luxury accommodations and memorable meals in places such as Australia, Botswana, Morocco, Great Britain, Namibia and more. ...
January 13, 2015
Standard 33-inch tires provide capability and rugged looks
First time 3.92 axle ratio available on 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 engine
Equipped with factory lift, skid plates, tow hooks and other off-road-ready features
New front grille design a significant styling departure for Ram Truck brand
New interior colors and materials, including Radar Red and Black seats with tire tread-matching pattern
Rebel features an all-new grille with prominent billet silver “RAM” letter badge. Departing from the brand’s iconic “cross-hair” designs, the blacked-out Rebel grille tops a completely new black off-road front bumper design with a durable powder-coated surface, which incorporates a powder coated, billet silver skid plate, new front tow hooks and new LED fog lamps. Black bezel bi-functional projector headlamps with LED marker lights lie beneath an aluminum, twin-snorkel sport hood. ...
Smartest: Powered by all-new, high-output 3.5-liter EcoBoost® engine with more horsepower and torque than current Raptor’s 411-horsepower, 434-lb.-ft. 6.2-liter V8; all-new 10-speed transmission; advanced LED lighting, camera technology for improved visibility day or night
Most capable: Redesigned, larger FOX Racing Shox with more suspension travel and all-new terrain management technology help F-150 Raptor tackle America’s toughest trails – from dry washes in the Mojave Desert to Moab’s rocky terrain to Michigan mud, sand and snow
Whatever the terrain, Tacoma is king of the hill. Rebuilt inside and out with an all-new powertrain and enhanced suspension tuning, America’s best-selling mid-size pickup for ten years running is Lord of the Rigs for dirt stomping adventurers. With a legacy of off-road victories and over seven million units sold since 1964, Toyota revitalizes the midsize truck segment with the introduction of the all-new 2016 Tacoma.
The new Tacoma will be powered by a 2.7-liter four-cylinder engine and an all-new, segment-first 3.5-liter Atkinson cycle V6 equipped with Toyota’s D-4S technology, featuring both direct and port fuel injection.
Inspired by desert racing, CALTY designers in Newport Beach, Calif. and Ann Arbor, Mich. made the new Tacoma all about recreational action and athletic agility. To achieve this, the new Tacoma’s wheel flares are strong and muscular for greater wheel travel and the high-lift image reflects its purposeful capability. Four new wheel designs range from 16 to 18 inches. ...
All-new TITAN XD design, anchored by powerful Cummins 5.0L V8 Turbo Diesel, carves out "new class" of full-size truck between current heavy-duty and light-duty offerings
Bold TITAN XD exterior and interior designs follow "powerful precision tool" theme – topped with new Warrior-inspired TITAN badging
Created for American buyers – with core planning, design and engineering conducted in Tennessee, California, Michigan and Arizona – new Nissan TITAN will be assembled in Mississippi, with engines from Tennessee and Indiana
January 8, 2015
Land Rover Launches A Year Of Defender Celebrations With Giant 1km Sand Drawing And Trio Of Limited Editions
Land Rover has gone back to the place where it all began to start a year-long celebration of the iconic Defender. A unique 1km sand drawing at Red Wharf Bay in Anglesey, UK, marks the launch of three exclusive limited edition models and the beginning of an exciting new chapter in the Defender story.
As UK production of the current Defender enters its final phase, Land Rover will use 2015 to celebrate its global automotive icon.
Land Rover Vehicle Line Director Nick Rogers explains the significance of recreating one of the world's most iconic vehicles: "Passion and enthusiasm surround everything we do with Defender, and that will never change. With a history stretching back 68 years, this is a Land Rover that has thrived for decades on its unquestionable capability and iconic shape. I now have the honour of being one of the many enthusiasts at Land Rover committed to creating a fitting successor to the legendary Defender." ... continue reading
January 7, 2015
El principal cambio que se puede observar, es la evidente modificación de la parrilla frontal. Se le suma además, algunos cambios estéticos en la parte trasera, como el nombre Tacoma incrustado en la tapa de la batea.
Si quieren ver más fotografías, en las fuentes sitadas podrán verlas.
Por ahora, queda esperar que novedades brindará Toyota en sus especificaciones técnicas, así como las novedades de la nueva Hilux.
January 6, 2015
Además, y como se aprecia en la mayor parte de las fuentes consultadas, el lanzamiento será global, en otras palabras, que las actualizaciones serán las mismas para todas las versiones producidas en las diversas plantas de producción en las que se fabrica el Hilux. Esto incluye el modelo Tacoma de Toyota, el cual es fabricado en EEUU, con especificaciones propias de este país.
Aunque las informaciones aún no son oficiales o definitivas, se cree que además de la actualización estética, Toyota planea ofrecer nuevas motorizaciones, de forma tal que el nuevo Hilux/Tacoma, cumpla con especificaciones regionales más estrictas en materia de poder, economía y emisiones.
|Fuente: Twitter Toyota USA|
Así que mientras no sea oficial, nos mantendremos a la espera de las novedades.