The new Volkswagen Golf that launched at Frankfurt Motor Show yesterday appears to beat the Ford Focus RS with its smaller engine reduced weight and improved fuel efficiency.
VW has slotted a 2-litre turbocharged engine developing 265bhp into the R – 35bhp less than the Ford Focus RS. It will outgun the fast Ford initially but the electronically-limited top speed of 155mph means the RS has 8mph on its German rival.
The Golf R is all-wheel drive and with a manual ‘box still accelerates to 62mph in an impressive 5.7 seconds. With a combined fuel economy of 33.2mpg, it’s 21 per cent more efficient than the R32.
The Golf is considered to be very conservative. It has always been in demand since its launch and so is the demand higher for any used Volkswagen Golf car. These cars are very sturdy and reliable. Now with improved fuel efficiency, it is the bessstest of best!
Frankfurt will play host to some of the most awaited debuts of the year from Ferrari 458 to the Vauxhall Astra but what is that car that you have been waiting for….
A sneak preveiew of this years biggest motor show at Frankfurt.
With BMW revealing its hybrid supercar – the efficient dynamics concept car which redefines the motoring landscape. BMW has paid close attention to the aerodynamics of the concept car to help maximise performance and lower emissions. The supercar pushes out BMW M car levels of performance – 356bhp, 0-62mph in just 4.8 seconds (like the new V8 M3) and an electronically-limited top speed of 155mph. Search for new and used BMW’s on Auto Trader’s BMW cars hub.
The new compact SUV from Mazda – Mazda CX7. Mazda will also be showcasing other eco-friendly technologies in Frankfurt including hydrogen-powered cars and its fuel-saving i-stop system. Search for new and used Mazda cars on Auto Trader’s Mazda cars hub.
Citroen will launch the revamped Citroen C3 DS model – The Citroen DS3 – It’s the first in a new line of DS models from Citroen which will eventually include the DS4 hatchback and DS5 saloon models. Citroen claims the DS3 will be one of the smallest vehicles in its class beating the Mini Cooper, Ford Fiesta and Alfa Romeo Mito. Search for new and used Citroen cars on Auto Trader’s Citroen cars hub.
These are some of the few insteresting launches on this year’s Auto show at Frankfurt. Read the complete list of new launches at the Frankfurt Motor Show 2009 which starts from 17th Sepetember untill 27th September.
Subaru Impreza is one of the practical hatch bought by performance lovers. It has got European looks. Its the motoring equivalent fo fighter jet. Don’t believe it, have a look at this advert.
The 2009 Subaru Impreza brings more horsepower and noticeably peppier performance.
Here comes the power-packed 2009 Subaru Impreza…
Check Subaru Cars hub for more interesting news.
Superminis are bought because they are affordable, fun to drive and can be parked easily. They can act as fashion symbol for some of its buyers. If you are in the amrket for budget superminis, you simplay aren’t short of choices. Which one would you vote for?
The Ford Fiesta looks more appealing and it remains a good car to drive with some decent engines. The handling is excellent, the suspension is firm but not harsh, while the steering has a sharp feel.
More than 13 million Renault Clios have been built since its introduction in 1991, so the new car certainly had a lot to live up to. It has grown in size and quality, and it is definitely the nicest Clio yet to be inside.
The Peugeot 207 is a good all-rounder with a strong image, enhanced by its bold looks. It has an improved driving position, it rides and handles well and seems well built.
The Nissan Micra‘s image is love it or hate it. Launched in 2003, the third generation Nissan Micra was a ground breaking supermini, setting a new benchmark in styling, practicality and value for money.
The Fiat Punto is good looking, with a comfortable interior and plenty of room for drivers of all shapes and sizes. It’s great fun to drive.
Other Superminis worth considering:
The Volvo C70 is a two-door manufactured by Volvo Cars in two generations: the first from model years 1997-2002 as coupé and from 1997-2005 as a softop convertible. The second generation Volvo C70 has been marketed since 2006
Volvo’s don’t usually turn heads but this one does and we reckon it is the contrast of serious and fun styling which should make it appeal to men and women equally rather than aiming at either gender’s wallet.
The downside of many of the new hard-top convertibles is the boot-space sacrificed. Not so the C70. Admittedly with the roof down there is just 200 litres of boot space but keep your lid on and there’s a little over double the volume.
The C70 is an all new model so no reports as yet on its reliability. According to our Reliability Index, its predecessor performed averagely with the axle and suspension accounting for almost half of all problems.
Subaru have worked hard to lift the Legacy to compete alongside rivals such as BMW 3-Series, Audi A4 and Lexus IS. Does it this Subaru car meet customer expectations? Is Subaru Legacy at par with Ford Mondeo Estate?
Driving the Legacy gives us that sense that it is one of the best comfortable Estate, rather bought as a family car. It is very attractive and has many impressive lines and curves. The interior looks of the car are quite decent. The controls are clearly marked and are easy to use.
The Subaru Legacy is a fun to drive estate. The four-wheel-drive system contributes towards incredible grip and the strong body control ensures balanced handling and fine composure. The ride is normally comfy, even with the larger alloy wheels. The steering is accurate and responsive. This makes the driving quite smooth and the car is easy to handle.
Subaru Legacy is a more practical with proper justice to the storage space utilisation. It has enough leg-room. The boot is large, well shaped and holds a family’s luggage easily, but it’s not as spacious as those of some estate rivals such as Ford Mondeo.
Another thing that would impress its buyers is its Reliability. Subaru has a huge reputation for reliability, which is why it sells well in rural areas. So this Legacy should prove robust and durable. The Legacy scored a good four out of five stars in the EuroNCAP crash tests, and there have been a raft of improvements since the current model’s introduction in 2003.
Overall, the Subaru Legacy is an attractive family estate giving its drivers a comfortable journey and strong performance. Had it been little cheaper it would have won many sales. Can Subaru make cheaper Estate is the next question.
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The Subaru Impreza has gone mainstream – it’s now a hatchback with a more ‘European look’ and added practicality. So has the lairy ‘Scooby’ gone soft? Subaru Impreza has a design which resembles honed by mechanics rather than stylists. Its motors are like fighter jet which gives a hint that it is definitely aimed towards the male market.
Subaru’s decision to make the latest Impreza a hatchback was mainly driven by its desire for its biggest selling model to enter the mainstream and compete more directly for sales with cars like the Ford Focus, Mazda 3 and Vauxhall Astra – AutoTrader.
The seats in the Subaru Impreza are comfortable and offer pretty good support in corners while the driving position is excellent. But there isn’t much to comment on its interiors. Some good points that adds to its practicality is – good interior space and five doors. Though the boot space is slightly down compared to Ford Focus.
The most interesting bit of this car is its ride and handling. This relaxing cruiser with soft handling and good grip rides well even over rough roads. The extra sticking power four-wheel drive of the Subaru Imperza offers makes up for any play in the suspension and makes it a relaxing ride.
On the road this equates to lots of grunt on the way out of corners and in higher gears. It also makes the car feel fast without appearing stretched, and suits the soft but secure handling. The car is more refined and its muted exhaust does not make any noise, if you had expected. The extra volume can be added with the addition of an exhaust from Subaru tuner’s Prodrive when one is released in the near future.
The Subaru Impreza proves the point that unshakeable reliability does not have to equate to motoring tedium – AutoExpress Driving the Subaru Impreza WRX gives you the sense more money has been spent on the mechanical components of the car than its styling or creature comforts. Full marks for its performance, but buyers should keep in mind its running cost since Impreza is is not a cheap car to run.