Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Your Favorite Car

Hi readers. As you know many cars that have released until July 2009. I just want to know what's your favorite car. I have some car lists and you can choose one or more. Just e-mail me to vote them (dhikapradityo@yahoo.com). I hope you can participate. I'll wait until 30th December 2009. Thanks before. And these are the cars:
  1. BMW Z4
  2. Buick LaCrosse
  3. Cadillac SRX
  4. Chevrolet Cruze
  5. Daihatsu Move Conte
  6. Daihatsu Luxio
  7. Ford Ka
  8. Ford Fusion
  9. Honda Insight
  10. Hyundai Genesis Coupe
  11. Hyundai i20
  12. Kia Forte
  13. Kia Soul
  14. Kia Sorento
  15. Lexus RX
  16. Lexus HS250
  17. Lincoln MKZ
  18. Lincoln MKT
  19. Mazda 3
  20. Mercedes E-Class
  21. Mercury Milan
  22. Mitsubishi Colt
  23. Nissan 370Z
  24. Nissan Cube
  25. Nissan Pixo
  26. Opel Insignia
  27. Peugeot 3008
  28. Porsche Panamera
  29. Proton Evora
  30. Renault Scenic
  31. SEAT Exeo
  32. Skoda Yeti
  33. Subaru Legacy
  34. Suzuki Alto
  35. Toyota Prius
  36. Toyota Verso
  37. Toyota Avensis
  38. Toyota Venza
  39. Volkswagen Golf
  40. Volkswagen Polo

Unofficial Picture: 2010 Saab 9-5

Three weeks ago, we caught what is arguably our best look yet of the new Saab 9-5 under a thin cover at Saab's headquarters. Now, the Saab fans who dug up those pictures have come across a pair of renderings purported to be highly accurate depictions of the upcoming 9-5 sedan and wagon.Last week, the fans over at Saabs United got their hands on these renderings from an inside source at Saab, only to take them off their website at Saab's request a few hours later, though not before they had spread across the internet. Saab's request lends a fair amount of credibility to the authenticity of the renderings, and from what we see here, we hope they're accurate. We'll find out for sure when the cars, along with the new 9-4x, make their debut, which is promised for later this year and expected at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September.
After waiting patiently for over 10 years for something more substantial than a minor cosmetic or mechanical update, the Saab 9-5 is finally getting a true redesign and a much-needed move to GM's new Epsilon II platform. Not much is known about the new 9-5's mechanicals, but it will likely share powertrains with its platform mates. That means it could borrow the 2.4L Ecotec four-cylinder or 3.0L or 3.6L high-feature V-6 from the new Buick LaCrosse or possibly even the turbocharged 2.8L V-6 from the new Opel OPC. From either sibling it could also borrow an AWD powertrain like its little brother, the 9-3.What we can tell from these renderings, should they be accurate, is that the 9-5 will truly look like a Saab. To support that conclusion, we point you to the flat roof and long C-pillars, which follow a nearly flat, shallow slope that from this angle is highly reminiscent of hatchback Saabs of old, though this car would still appear to have a separate trunk rather than a hatch. Rumor has it, though, that this rendering may not be a completely accurate portrayal of the 9-5's roofline and C-pillars, but we won't know for sure until we see the real car. Up front, the big, long nose is a clear evolution of the current family nose and appears to incorporate Audi-like thin turn signals running in a small stripe above the fog lights. Small vents behind the wheels offer a new take on a classic design element, one a bit less jarring than the large vents often found on today's sports cars.
Though there doesn't yet appear to be a real Saab 900-esque hatch in the mix, the 9-5 will also be offered as a wagon for those desiring more cargo space. This ain't your daddy's Buick Roadmaster, though. It's far more similar to the new Mitsubishi Lancer Sportback with a steeply raked rear window and hatch. Where Saab separates itself from the herd is in the back window itself, which wraps around the C-pillars beyond the edges of the actual hatch. Combined with the reverse-wedge greenhouse, sharp, sculpted tail lights and twin chrome tail pipes, the 9-5 wagon looks more like a sports car than family hauler.
Thanks to: Motor Trend

Monday, June 29, 2009

New Car: 2010 Lamborghini Gallardo LP550-2

Lamborghini Gallardo LP550-2 pictures have leaked on to the web ahead of its official unveiling.
The pictures have been confirmed by company sources as genuine.
The car will mark a major departure for Lamborghini, as it will abandon four-wheel-drive in favour of rear-wheel-drive.
Naming convention means the Lamborghini Gallardo LP550-2 will be powered by a 550hp (542bhp) V10, with the engine having been retuned to cope with rear-wheel-drive.
Unconfirmed details include a 0-62mph time of 3.9secs and that the car is 30kg lighter than its four-wheel-drive equivalent.
Reports also suggest just 250 Lamborghini Gallardo LP550-2s will be sold, with buyers getting a choice of eight different body colours. Prices are rumoured to be starting from around £135,000 - ten per cent less than the four-wheel drive car.
Thanks to: Autocar

Hot News: Porsche Rejects VW Offer

Porsche has turned down a financial rescue package offer from VW, according to reports in Germany.
VW has reportedly offered Porsche between three billion and four billion euro (£2.6 billion to £3.4 billion) in return for a 49.9 per cent stake in the ailing sports car manufacturer.
A Porsche spokesman said: “It is not a practical way for us to sell 49.9 per cent of Porsche AG to VW.”
Porsche has amassed a nine billion euro (£7.6 billion) debt trying to takeover VW before the financial crisis scuppered its plans. Porsche owns a 51 per cent stake in the firm and has an option of a further 25 per cent of VW shares.
This debt has led to VW reportedly putting pressure on Porsche CEO Wendelin Wiedeking and chairman Wolfgang Porsche to accept the terms of its offer to relieve Porsche’s financial burden.
Porsche had earlier claimed that VW had put pressure on it to accept a deal, something which it likened to blackmail.
Under the terms of VW’s offer, which Porsche would have to accept by the end of today or face having to pay back a 700 million euro (£600 million) to VW by September, Qatar would take Porsche’s options in VW, a move which would further integrate Porsche into VW’s operations.
Once all deals had been completed, VW would be 40 per cent owned by the Porsche and Piech families, 20 percent by Lower Saxony, 15 percent by Qatar, and a sovereign wealth fund would hold 5 percent.
VW has denied the German takeover reports, as well as Porsche’s claims.
Thanks to: Autocar

Spied: 2011 Mercedes E-Class Convertible

The E-Class is open for business! These are the best shots yet of Mercedes’ new drop-top, shown with the roof stowed for the first time. But that’s not all that’s intruiging about these exclusive snaps – a retractable wind deflector can be clearly seen at the top of the windscreen – a first for a car of this type.Similar to its main rival in the four-seater convertible class, the Audi A5 Cabriolet, a cloth roof has been favoured instead of a heavier and more expensive folding hard-top. Based on the E-Class Coupe, the convertible shares the same sharply-creased bodywork and dramatic rear wheel arch, while we can expect the engine line-up to include the choice of a four or six-cylinder diesel engine as well as three petrol units topped by the Audi S5 Cabriolet-rivalling E500.Our sources have revealed that the E-Class Convertible is set for a world debut at the Franfurt show in September and goes on sale in the UK shortly afterwards. Prices should start from around £35,000 - a premium of a few thousand pounds over the Coupe. For more details click here.
Thanks to: Auto Express

New Car: 2009 Peugeot 207

One of Britain’s best-selling cars, the Peugeot 207, has been given a mid-life facelift.The hatchback, SW estate and CC folding hard-top get a fresh front end, with a softer look to the headlights, as well as LED tail-lamps on the hatch and CC. Brightening the cabin are new trims and detailing, plus more modern instruments, while standard kit now includes USB and Bluetooth connections and remote electric windows.Optimised aerodynamics and low-rolling-resistance tyres cut CO2 to as low as 99g/km in the base diesel. More details on specs and prices will be released at launch next month. For more details click here.
Thanks to: Auto Express

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Mercy E 200 K Gusur Nissan Cedric dan Toyota Crown

Jakarta - The E 200 sedan Mercy Compressors akan replace this throne taxi premium range Blue Bird is now held Cedric Nissan

and Toyota Crown. "Cars Mercy E 200 for menggusur Cedric Nissan and Toyota Crown," said Chairman of the Blue Bird Group Chandra Suharto in the handover between the first unit of E-Class in the Ritz Carlton Jakarta, Wednesday (10/6/2009).
According to him, with the unit change the old to the new consumer services will continue to be protected from the security and comfort. "So that can satisfy the consumers in terms of security and comfort," he said.
In addition, he also hopes the cooperation PT Blue Bird MBi and this will become an effective collaboration between 2 companies satisfy customers in the Blue Bird.

"I hope this will become an effective collaboration between 2 companies," specifically.