Sabtu, 23 Mei 2015

AmericanMuscle will Give the One-Off MMD by Foose 2015 Mustang GT for Free!


Modern Muscle Design (MMD) just revealed its latest customization for Mustang in Huntington Beach, California. Along with renowned vehicle designer, Chip Foose, the collaboration resulting the one-off Mustang named MMD by Foose 2015 Mustang GT. So, what's the special thing in this car?

Under the hood, there's a V8 5.0 liter powertrain which produces more than 810 hp! The custom Mustang comes up with more aggressive and sportier exterior design. Starting first as a simple sketch months prior, Foose incorporated his signature design aesthetic into every aspect of the Mustang,complementing the car’s high performance and bringing eight new MMD by Foose components to life which will be available as stand-alone parts to order later this year.


20” Foose Design wheels wrapped in Pirelli tires. Additional performance enhancements include a Magnaflow Competition Cat-back exhaust system built to optimize exhaust flow and performance for the MMD byFoose 2015 Mustang, as well as Vogtland Sport Suspension; assuring the perfect stance and handling to cope with the car’s increased acceleration.

The thing that will make you excited and shock is AmericanMuscle will give away the MMD by Foose 2015 Mustang GT! So interesting, right? If you want the one-off MMD by Foose 2015 Mustang GT so bad, click the WIN THE MMD BY FOOSE 2015 GT  page to register. You just fill in your data there. To join this event, you must be 18 or older and you are resident of USA. So,


Starting today and through August 3, 2015, fans can enter online up to once a week to win the MMD by Foose. AmericanMuscle will fly the winner to its 2015 Mustang Show in Mohnton, PA. Chip Foose will be on - hand to deliver the keys to the lucky winner  on August 15. The show benefits the Make – a - Wish® Foundation and is expected to draw more than 10,000 spectators and more than 2,500 Mustangs.


New Car: 2016 Fiat Aegea


At 2015 Istanbul Auto Show FCA Group revealed its latest compact sedan, Fiat Aegea. To be known as ‘Fiat Aegea Project’, the new sedan replaces the old Linea. The Aegea is the result of join venture between Italian carmaker and Turkey. It’s designed at Fiat Chrysler Automobiles Centro Stile, Italy and developed in Turkey.

From the exterior design, Aegea brings a nice and good looking car. At the front, Fiat designers put the elegant design which features nice design of headlights and grille with chrome accents. Just like in the front fascia, at the rear you can see the beautiful design features C-shape taillights and there are sculpted lines in the side that make the car even better. Meanwhile, Aegea dimension measures 4.5 meters long, 1.78 meters wide, 1.48 meters high, and 2.64 meters wheelbase. And for load capacity is over 510 liter.

Inside, black color dominates the interior with the high quality material. Fiat claims that its cabin is spacious and able to accommodate 5 people comfort. In the center cockpit, there’s a 5-inch screen that displays UConnect multimedia system. Furthermore, buyer will get hands-free Bluetooth calling, SMS Text Reader, Voice Recognition, AUX & USB Port with iPod integration, and rear parking camera (optional).

For the powertrain, Fiat hasn’t announced the details yet. The automaker just said that it had petrol and diesel engines with output from 95 hp to 120 hp and mated to manual or automatic transmission. For the diesel engine the company claims that its fuel consumption is around 25 km/liter.

2016 Fiat Aegea will be assembled in the Tofas Plant, Bursa, Tukey. The compact sedan will be released in November in Turkey and it will gradually reach over 40 countries in EMEA region.

My question is, does Fiat Aegea preview the next generation of Dodge Dart or a compact sedan from Chrysler?

New Car: 2016 Renault Kwid


Renault revealed a new vehicle titled Kwid in India which is the latest budget car from French company. Actually, it’s a small-hatchback with an SUV styling, so it comes up just like a small-crossover. Even though it has the same name like Kwid Concept that was shown at 2014 New Delhi Auto Show, the production form of Kwid is totally different. No more scissor doors and futuristic design. At a glance, the Kwid is look like its bigger bro, Duster. Up front, the car features elegant headlights integrated with Renault’s latest signature of sign lights. Grille with boxy motives and plastic molding under the front bumper make the car looked tough.

From side, we can see the black molding over the wheels, a unique line design on the doors, and a little bit of Captur’s design. And at the rear, Renault designer put a simple exterior design features nice taillights. Kwid is the perfect match for city driving because of its dimension 3,68 meters long and 1,58 meter wide. Meanwhile its ground clearance is 180 mm is another advantage if you drive on the road with potholes.

The car which is the first vehicle uses all-new CMF-A platform has good and simple interior design. Renault says that its interior is roomy enough for 5 people and has the best load capacity in its segment. Moreover, Renault offers digital instrument, 7-inch screen in the center cockpit that’s shown navigation system and multimedia features, and Bluetooth connectivity. Under the hood, it has 0.8 liter petrol engine mated to 5-speed manual transmission.

2016 Renault Kwid will go on sale in India in second half of 2015 with price between $4,700 – $ 6,275. Renault hasn’t confirmed yet for other markets availability, including European markets.

Minggu, 17 Mei 2015

New Car: 2016 Chevrolet Camaro

The wait is finally over. After Chevy teased us with some silhouette pictures and rumors, the automaker revealed the 2016 Camaro to the public at Detroit Belle Isle. For your information, the day before it’s officially revealed the pony car leaked on CNBC’s show. So, what’s the different with the previous generation? Can it beat Ford Mustang as an eternal rival?

So, the 2016 Chevy Camaro was build on a new platform. It’s based on Alpha rear-drive platform which is used to build Cadillac ATS. So, I expect its handling is good (ATS handling is almost as good as BMW 3-Series). Moreover, the latest Camaro is lighter, thanks to aluminum that’s used for instrument panel and front suspension links. Meanwhile for the rear, Chevy put steel rear suspension links with lightening holes. The result is the car is 90 kg lighter than its predecessor.

Its dimension is 57 mm shorter (4,784 mm), 20 mm narrower (1,897 mm), and 28 mm lower (1,348 mm). It means that New Camaro is slightly smaller the fifth generation. How about the exterior design? Up front, it comes up with latest Chevy’s design language. But it looks more dynamic and aggressive. Following the trend, the headlights is integrated with LED Daytime Running Lights. For RS and SS model, you will get Xenon lights, while for base model will get halogen lights. The SS model gets honeycomb grille just like other sport cars, and RS model to get grille with horizontal lines which looks more elegant. Another difference between RS and SS, is its LED fog lamps that is placed vertically for RS and horizontally for SS.

From side, Chevy’s designers changed the body line. Now, it looks sportier thanks to more sloping line in C-pillar. And we can see new 18- and 20-inch wheels design that’s wrapped with Goodyear tires. At the rear, its taillights come with new styling and now using LED. The sculpted rear bumper makes the pony car look muscular. The RS model will get sporty dual-exhaust, meanwhile SS model to get quad-exhaust.

From the outside, now we can talk about the cabin. Its interior is completely new but still recognizable as a Camaro. From, instrument panel with dual-binnacle style which becomes Camaro’s identity. It features analog instruments, such as tachometer and speedometer. And between those instruments, there’s an 8-inch diagonal screen which will display navigation, car performance, and infotainment. Meanwhile in center cockpit, there’s another 8-inch display that shows the new MyLink system. Camaro offers LED ambient system integrated in the dashboard, door panels, and center console. Interestingly, it offers 24 different colors with fade and transition effect.

The thing that people wait for about new Camaro is the engine. Under the hood, now for the first time Chevy offers 4-cylinder 2.0 liter Turbo powertrain produces 275 hp and 400 Nm of torque. If you don’t want drive a pony car with 4-cylinder (because you don’t want get mocked by your friends), there’s an all-new V6 3.5 liter producing 335 hp and 385 Nm of torque. For those who fans traditional muscle car, Chevy offers SS with LT1 V8 6.2 liter that first introduced in Corvette Stingray. The machine can produce 455 hp and 617 Nm of torque making it the most powerful Camaro SS ever. All the engine is mated to 6-speed manual transmission or 8-speed automatic transmission.

2016 Chevrolet Camaro will go on sale this fall in US.

Minggu, 19 April 2015

NY Show 2015 Highlights: Lincoln Continental Concept


Ford’s luxury brand, Lincoln, has struggled to keep on track. Its latest models get positive reaction from public. Just like Cadillac, Lincoln needs a flagship car, too. Actually, it has a flagship named Continental but its sales and production has been stopped since 2002 due to slow sales. And at 2015 New York Auto Show, Lincoln brings back Continental to the crowd. Introduced ad a concept car, Lincoln said that they planned to release it in 2016.

Its exterior design is clean and good, even though its line reminds me of Bentley Continental. But overall, it’s still a nice concept car. Up front, there’s a brand new face of Lincoln design language. It comes up with regular chromed grille and LED headlights with laser-assist high beam. From side, we can see the door handles now using E-Latch technology that is tucked discretely. Lincoln said that the tech made opening and closing the door easier and quieter. The car’s interior features Venetian leather seats and door panels, Alcantara seat inserts and armrests, satin headliner, and shearling wool carpet. Lincoln Continental Concept brings EcoBoost engine V6 3.0 liter. I can’t wait to see it in production form.

NY Show 2015 Highlights: 2016 Cadillac CT6


Cadillac’s gun to fight Audi A8, BMW 7-Series, and Mercedes S-Class finally revealed at this year’s New York Auto Show. Named CT6, the four-door sedan is a masterpiece and flagship product from Caddy. As a luxury car, CT6 brings a lot of new technologies and features. Its exterior design reminds me of the latest Caddy CTS. For me, it’s okay. It looks good and perfect in its big body. Cadillac’s designers put some differentiation with longer LED Daytime Running Lights that is seen like tears. At the rear, we can see an elegant and simple design accompanied by LED taillights.

Inside, the sedan has a nice interior design and high quality material. It gets wood trim everywhere and the best quality of leather. Rear passenger will get adjustable seats which are heated and cooled. Other features including quad-zone climate controls, 34-speaker Bose audio system, streaming rearview mirror, and 10.2-inch display that shows off CUE that can be controlled via touchpad or touchscreen.

NY Show 2015 Highlights: Honda Civic Concept


There’s a surprise from Honda. Without preview or just a teaser, the Japanese brand introduced Civic Concept. So, this is a concept car that previews the 10th generation of Civic that will be released this fall in USA. Looking at the green concept car, it might be the most dynamic and sporty Civic ever. Up front, the designers put aggressive ‘face’ accompanied by LED headlights, LED Daytime Running Lights, and black honeycomb grille. At the rear, we can see unique LED taillights that becomes a part (likely, it won’t be featured in production version). There are also rear spoiler, rear diffuser, and a single big exhaust that make the coupe more dynamic.


According to Honda, the production model will be offered with 1.5 liter VTEC plus Turbo that is mated to 6-speed manual transmission or a CVT. That’s a good news for the fans. And I’ve got another exciting news that the bodystyles of next generation Civic are not only sedan and coupe, but also 5-door hatchback! Moreover, American Honda said that they planned to release Si Coupe and Type-R Hatchback. “The New Civic will be, flat out, the most dynamic, the most technologically advanced, the most refined and stylish Civic we’ve ever made. In every way, this will be an epic Civic,” said John Mendel, Executive Vice President of American Honda. I can’t wait to see the latest Civic, then.
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