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Well I recently drove the Versa known as TIIDA. It come with a 1.8 liter petrol engine giving 120hp. Its not bad has a tall ride height and handles well. If in comes to India I think it will be going head to head with SX4. Oh and it also comes in a sedan.
Seems this new breed Nissan Versa is a replica of Nissan Tiida Hatch. The current 2011 version of Tiida 1.8L, 4CYL, 127BHP, 4A hatch & saloon on sale down here in Qatar is for QR.51000/-(INR.6.2la). Donno for what reason Nissan is not introducing Tiida in a big market like ours.
sorry brother. dint had time..posting more now. source -worldcarfans!!
The Veyron GS features a quad-turbocharged 8.0-liter W16 engine that develops 1,001 PS (736 kW / 987 hp) and 1,250 Nm (922 lb-ft) torque. It enables the roadster to hit a limited top speed of 407 km/h (253 mph) and 360 km/h (224 mph) with the roof off.
The next-generation Malibu will get both four-cylinder and six-cylinder power plants with a choice of manual or automatic transmissions. Chevrolet also says a turbocharged engine will be available in some markets. The North American-spec four-cylinder will be a 2.5 liter direct-injection unit with around 190 bhp (142 kW / 193 PS) and 180 lb-ft (244 Nm) of torque mated to a Hydra-Matic 6T40 six-speed automatic. The new Malibu will have a shorter wheelbase than its predecessor by 114 mm (4.5 inches). But with a wider track, 1,574 mm (62 inches), front and rear, the new model will offer increased cabin space (113 liters more) than before. Read more: 2013 Chevy Malibu details announced at Auto Shanghai
VOLVO CONCEPT UNIVERSE
Volvo has officially unveiled the Universe concept at the Shanghai Auto Show.
Built to preview the company's flagship sedan, the Universe has a restrained design that is undeniably elegant. While Volvo is staying mum on details, the car features LED headlights, "suicide" rear doors and a sloping roofline that gives the concept a dynamic stance. Inside, passengers are treated to a luxurious cabin that boasts leather upholstery, wood trim, a floating center console and individual seating for four. According to Peter Horbury, Vice President of Design at Volvo, "The Concept Universe is exceptionally refined, yet with all the simplistic assets that make Volvo champions of the uncomplicated. There is a growing appreciation for this ingenious blend of design and technology among modern luxury car buyers. This trend paves the way for our success. We are convinced that our special brand of luxury has a great future."
The MINI Goodwood comes from the town of the same name and is a creation of the Rolls-Royce Design team. It features wood trims in Goodwood and Walnut Burr - woods exclusive to Rolls-Royce - along with black Nappa leather for the dashboard and Tipped Leather Cornsilk for the door linings. The Piano Black surfaces for the buttons on the steering wheel and console add another haughty and distinguishing touch. Under the hood is a 1.6 liter turbocharged (twin-scroll) unit producing an output of 184 bhp (135 kW / 186 PS) - same as in the MINI Cooper S.
The Impreza-based XV Concept is a compact crossover/SUV which Subaru has seen fit to introduce in its own "Electro Yellowgreen" color. Its design is unique but may preview the upcoming next-generation Impreza's look too. Other design features include the the hexagon grille, wide wings over the wheel arches and the "hawk-eye" headlights. Inside is an upholstery finish in "Silvery white leather" and a large multifunction touch-screen on the center console for navigation, audio and vehicle information. The XV Concept is fitted with a 2.0 liter, four-cylinder Boxer engine (Horizontally-Opposed) DOHC engine coupled to a Lineartronic CVT transmission. The concept is fitted with 19-inch light-alloy rims with tires sized 245/45ZR19.
This A3 e-tron is not an all-electric model. Instead, it is a plug-in hybrid and is based on the A3 sedan concept that was recently introduced at the Geneva auto show. The plug-in hybrid drivetrain of this A3 e-tron features a 155 kW (211 PS / 207 bhp) 1.4 liter TFSI four-cylinder engine coupled to an electric motor with an output of 20 kW (27 PS / 27 bhp) - total power quotient for the vehicle is 175 kW (238 PS / 234 bhp). Transmission is the seven-speed S tronic. That makes this A3 e-tron far quicker on the 0 to 100 km/h sprint than the previous all-electric variant. This A3 e-tron sedan 'notchback' (four-seater) accomplishes the feat in 6.8 seconds and has a top speed of 231 km/h (144 mph). On electric power alone, the A3 e-tron plug-in hybrid has a range of up to 54 km (34 miles) with the 12 kWh lithium-ion batteries located behind the rear seats providing the juice. This plug-in hyrid A3 e-tron actually looks quite production-ready and features a chassis derived from the current RS 3 Sportback along with a performance suspension and 20-inch light alloy wheels.