Dacia Logan Pick-Up Launched

Renault has recently launched their Dacia Logan Pick-Up, and I’ve been considering buying it for my dad. He’s currently using his normal stuff to carry stuff around.

Pretty nice car for that price. It’s the 4th Dacia Logan model produced by Renault and it’s going to be produced starting in 2008.
Dacia Logan

Volvo XC60 official photos

Volvo is treating us with some nice photos of the XC60 model, that will be launched at the Detroit Auto Show in couple of weeks. Untill then, enjoy the photos.

KTM X-Bow official photos

KTM has shown yesterday photos of their new model, the X-Bow. The X-Bow will probably be launched at the Geneva Auto Show.

At first, there were rumours that the X-Bow will be built by Audi, but they will only provide the engine for this car. The X-Bow is a sportive supercar with a small weight of only about 700kg.

Stefan Pierrer, the KTM CEO, declared that he has great hopes for the X-Bow, because it offers something new, that can’t be found in the Caterham or Ariel. KTM plans to sell the X-Bow before the end of 2007 at a price of around 40,000 euro.

VW wants to buy Proton

According to the newspapers, Volkswagen intends to buy 51% of Proton, the malaysian car manufacturer. The sum expected to be payed by VW is somewhere around $500m.

Why is VW interested? Simple really. Malaysia has a free trade agreement with Japan and is negociating the same thing with the US and Australia. This would give a VW car like Passat a significant boost in those markets if it were to be produced in Malaysia and then exported.

Best overtaking in F1 video

This is a video with the best overtakings in the F1 history, via Autoblog.


Ariel Atom video

Here’s a video of the Ariel Atom in action.


Dodge Avenger 2008 spy photos

Thanks to the swedish edition of the AutoMotorundSport we now have a chance to see some spy photos of the Dodge Avenger 2008, the production version. It will go on sale in both US and Europe in the mid of 2007.

Skoda Fabia 2 – official photos

Skoda has released two official photos of the future Skoda Fabia 2, that will be launched at the Geneva Auto Show in 2007.

Mitsubishi Lancer 2008 photos

The first photos of the Mitsubishi Lancer 2008 have appeared. The official debut of the model will be made at the Detroit Auto Show in January.

The 2008 sedan will be smaller but will have more interior space and its built on the same platform as the Outlander SUV. The base model will be powered by a 2.0L engine with 152HP. The Mitsubishi Lancer 2008 will go on sale at the end of 2007.

First Kia ceed made

Kia Motors Corporation opened their factory from Zilina, Slovacia, celebrating the first Kia Cee’d to exit the assembly line. This factory was built in just 28 months and the 300 robots allow the factory to have 100 cars made per worker in the next 5 years. Right now the factory has 1300 employees and will grow to 3000. The production capacity will be 150,000 in 2007 and will grow to 300,000 by 2009. This factory will also make the Sportage and Cee’d break models starting from 2007.

In the video below you can see the entire fabrication process of the Kia Cee’d.