Posts Tagged ‘year:2014’

Such Sweet Sorrow: 2015 Cadillac CTS-V gets an Irish wake

We Join GM At COTA To Give Its Performance Hero A Worthy Sendoff

As the saying goes, all good things must come to an end. The honkin’, stonkin’ second-generation CTS-V, powered by Cadillac’s brawny supercharged 6.2-litre V8 has been a very good thing. And now that the 500 final coupes – th…


2014 Suzuki V-Strom 1000 ABS

Bringing The Adventure Closer To Home

Motorcycle trends come and go like fashion, and the latest two-wheeled style du jour is the adventure bike. Chunky and rugged, these (sometimes) dirt-ready rides often take cues from the massive, Armageddon-ready rigs you’d find on the Dakar Rally. In their…


Watch Nissan’s brand-new Datsun Go crash its way to zero stars

There has been a steady march of progress in automotive safety over the years, evolving from the initial introduction of seat belts and padded dash surfaces to airbags and anti-lock brakes, and, more recently, to some of today’s vehicles that actively try to avoid a crash. Unfortunately, knowing…


FR-S with Targa-style top leads Scion’s SEMA brigade

The Scion brand seems to be a bit rudderless in the auto industry at the moment. The company just doesn’t seem to know what audience it wants to appeal to. For this year’s SEMA Show in Las Vegas, the automakers is kind of just going wild with bizarre customs like a turbocharged FR-S with a targa…


2014 Citroën DS3 Cabrio Racing

When you think of hot hatches, one French automaker comes to mind… but it’s not Citroën. Maybe it should be, though, because some of the industry’s best hot hatches are honed on the rally stage, and nobody has dominated the modern World Rally Championship like Citroën has. With the…


Here’s how people spec’d their C7 Corvettes in 2014

The Z51 option pack was hugely popular full-stop, with a total of 21,105 examples in all bodystyles ordered.

For its first year out of the gate, the 2014 Chevrolet C7 Corvette Stingray did very well for itself, selling 37,288 units worldwide with 34,678 of the new sports cars hitting the…


Here’s how people spec’d their C7 Corvettes in 2014

The Z51 option pack was hugely popular full-stop, with a total of 21,105 examples in all bodystyles ordered.

For its first year out of the gate, the 2014 Chevrolet C7 Corvette Stingray did very well for itself, selling 37,288 units worldwide with 34,678 of the new sports cars hitting the…


Here’s how people spec’d their C7 Corvettes in 2014

The Z51 option pack was hugely popular full-stop, with a total of 21,105 examples in all bodystyles ordered.

For its first year out of the gate, the 2014 Chevrolet C7 Corvette Stingray did very well for itself, selling 37,288 units worldwide with 34,678 of the new sports cars hitting the…


Porsche Macan fails moose test, Stuttgart responds

Different countries have different safety standards, but most of them revolve around a similar set of tests: front impact, side impact, offset impact, rollover… the usual. But Sweden has its own test. It’s called the Moose Test (or the Elk Test), and it’s unique to Scandinavia: a car has to be…


Citroen C4 Cactus Airflow 2L Concept

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You quill probably find the appearance prickly, but I promise you that the new Citroen C4 Cactus Airflow 2L Concept looks sharp in person. And while the podium looks deserted in our pictures, that’s only because we couldn’t pin down a good shot until we got arid of everybody in the areole.

That’s all I’ve got, scouts honour.

The C4 Cactus was already an exercise in fuel efficiency. The extremely lightweight hatch/crossover gets over 91 mpg in production form thanks in part to a tiny diesel engine and aerodynamic bubble wrap on the doors. However, Citroen wanted to push the envelope. They threw in the optional 1.2L gas engine along with a compressed air hybrid drive and managed to squeeze 141 mpg out of this guy. That’s less than 2L/100km (hence the name). Normally concepts like this don’t excite me, but given that this one is based on an existing production model makes it a bigger accomplishment. It looks like a cross between an Pontiac Aztec and a new Jeep Cherokee, but I guess you need all the crazy you can get when you’re competing with the Nissan Juke.

Despite the odds of anybody at Beyond owning one being slim, we’re still green and thorny about the fact that Europe gets it and we don’t.

I was never in scouts.

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