Making its world premiere at the 2009 Detorit Auto Show was the 2010 Kisker Karma plug-in hybrid sports sedan. The plug-in features only a few minor design changes from last year's concept model that include: an enhanced upper grill, an enlarged lower intake and new aerodynamic diffuser under the rear bumper, the Karma has been sold out until mid-2010, as Fisker has already received 1,000 orders for the 100-mpg luxury plug-in hybrid. Check out more at DUBMagazine.com.
In conjunction of the U.S. debut of the Touareg V6 TDI, Volkswagen also introduced a new special edition model of its high-end SUV at the Detroit Show that will only be available in the States. Offered with the new 225-horsepower, V6 TDI and two gasoline engines, the 280-horsepower V6 FSI and the 350-horsepoer V8 FSI, the "Lux Limited" gets a styling package that includes side skirts and customized front and rear aprons complemented by a set of 20-inch alloy wheels. VW offers the Touareg "Lux Limited" in five exterior colors: "Biscay blue", "Black magic pearl effect", "Campanella white", "Galapagos gray" and the "Biscay blue" color, which is new to the product lineup. Inside, the special edition model features a two-tone leather interior combined with special interior accents based on the particular color variant.
Jaguar revealed the new XFR at the Detroit Auto Show and also gave us details off the 2010 Model Year XK and XKR coupe and convertibles that receive all-new V8 engines. With a displacement of 5.0-liters, the all-new AJ-V8 Gen III direct-injection engines deliver more power and performance with greater efficiency than their 4.2-liter V8 predecessor. In the XKR, the supercharged 5.0L V8 produces 510HP and 625Nm of torque propelling it to 60mph from standstill in 4.6 seconds. Check out more at DUBMagazine.com.
Ford F-150 pickup trucks continue to be the number one selling vehicle in the U.S. and you can safely say that theirs is the greatest American automotive phenomenon—the new 2009 Ford F-150 is no exception. The newest addition to the Ford lineup has more model variations than ever before, promises more power and efficiency, and is looking to set a new standard in fulfilling driver needs and desires. H&R Special Springs decided it was the perfect vehicle to demonstrate its opportunities for personalization and customized it to its limits to create a truly unique truck. Check out more at DUBMagazine.com.
Tesla has been working on a high-performance version of the all-electric Roadster and have added Sport to the vehicle's title differentiating the two cars. The Roadster Sport features performance upgrades including improved suspension, anti-roll bars, adjustable dampers and Yokohama Ultra High Performance tires. The car has a 0-60mph time of 3.7 seconds compared to 3.9 seconds for the standard Tesla Roadster. They announced that they have begun taking orders for the car with deliveries beginning in June and pricing starting at $128,500.
Ford's new Taurus model was unveiled today at the Detroit Auto Show that displayed the new design theme by Ford that is expected to be seen with other models in the future. The car is scheduled to go on sale in the middle of 2009. The car has been thoroughly updated with two new six-speed automatic transmissions, an upgraded interior and new safety features. The car features Ford's Duratec 3.5L petrol V6 engine that has 263-hp. The car starts at a price of $25,995 for the base model, $27,995 for the next level SEL model and $31,995 for the Limited edition.
Fisker Automotive's new Karma plug-in hybrid made its debut at the Detroit Auto Show today. The car was introduced just one year ago at last year's show in concept form. Fisker is reporting that the car is already sold out through mid-2010. It's priced at $87,900 and its scheduled to begin delivery in November of this year. The vehicle has an all-electric range of 50 miles and a petrol powered 2.0L turbocharged, direct-injected GM Ecotec engine that also works as a generator to charge a lithium-ion battery. Fisker says that most Karma drivers who charge the vehicle overnight and commute 50 miles a day or less will get an average of 100mpg annually.
Here's a look at the Lincoln C Concept, Ford's European-esque car boasting a 1.6-liter turbocharged EcoBoost engine that delivers 180HP and 180 ft.-lbs. of torque. The 1.6-liter EcoBoost engine is paired with Ford's all-new dry, dual-clutch PowerShift six-speed transmission, helping the concept achieve 43 mpg U.S. on the highway. I'm diggin' the suicide doors. More.