Archive for September, 2009

2012 Land Rover LRX may be unveiled as early as mid 2010

September 27th, 2009

The LRX concept from the lines of Range Rover has received a lot of praises in auto show circuits. Land Rover has recently confirmed that the production version of the LRX will be unveiledLand Rover LRX 2012 Black to the public by June 17, 2010.

The date may not ring a bell but in the car industry, it marks the 40th anniversary of the first ever Range Rover. Since the LRX will carry the same badge, Land Rover is celebrating the memory and significance of the date.

Insider information also gives us 2011 as the year of production for the LRX and sales of the SUV following afterwards. It will most likely go as a 2012 model. The production of the compact SUV will be done at the Halewood factory in the United Kingdom where the company has about 2000 workers. The same facility was responsible for the LR2 and the X-Type of Jaguar.

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The 2010 Saab 9-5 — Saab Is Back!

September 16th, 2009

2010 Saab 9-5

Now Saab is a brand of car that I am not exactly familiar with – while there are things that I know about Saab and I know that they make good cars, I’ve never owned one.  However, the brand new 2010 Saab 9-5 is totally rocking my world!  This is a car that I not only think looks fantastic but I think that it is a car that is going to be hot – hot, hot on the road!

While Saab seemed to be in a funk for a while, I think that the 2010 Saab 9-5 is the car to bring them out of that funk.  Not only are the lines so clean and everything in order on this particular car but personally, I think that Saab has outdone themselves … completely!

Also – outside of the car looks good but inside is even better, believe me, I’ve been inside!

Make My SUV a Kia

September 11th, 2009

Kia SorentoIt seems like we waited for ever to get some information about the Kia Sorento — something more than those dark, teaser pictures that started making the rounds a while back.

Finally, though, you can see this mid sized SUV pretty much whenever you want to.

And a lot of people are wanted to see a lot of the Sorento, which will be going on sale in the United States later this year.

When the SUV does go one sale, you will be able to get it with one of three different engines. There will be a 2.2 liter, two hundred horsepower diesel engine, a 2.4 liter gasoline engine, and also a 2.7 liter LPI engine. They are all used with a brand new 6 speed manual gearbox.

Despite low take-rate, GM reportedly extending eBay experiment

September 3rd, 2009

Despite low take-rate, GM reportedly extending eBay experimentNow – I think that expecting people to buy something off of eBay is not unrealistic, however do I think that someone is going to buy a brand new flippin’ car off of eBay without ever seeing it, touching it, smelling it?  Nope!  I don’t and that is exactly why GM is going to eventually have to take down their little eBay store, however … despite the low, low, low take rate of these cars on eBay, GM is going to extend their experiment.

GM has listed somewhere around the lines of sixteen thousand new cars and trucks and only about fifty of those have sold … and probably to someone who does not really give a crap about how the car or truck runs and feels.  However, that is not the entire story.  Apparently, this is being used as sort of an overflow on the inventory side.

While GM is going to eventually come back strong, I think that they are taking it all wrong by going on eBay to sell their cars.