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Raymond Chuang
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2015 Fiat 500 facelift goes official with subtle cosmetic revisions
Question: what will be the changes to the North American model of the Fiat 500 with this facelift?
July 3, 2015
Citroen confirms plans to axe hydraulic suspension; says it's an old technology
While I almost agree, the problem with hydropneumatic suspension design is the mechanical complexity and weight involved in its design even now. Thanks to modern design, today's coil and shock suspensions are VASTLY better (and a lot less weight and mechanical complexity).
July 3, 2015
2016 Mercedes-Benz A-Class facelift officially unveiled; A45 AMG upgraded to 381 PS
Alas, this model will never be sold in North America. But the upgraded drivetrain could make it to the GLA45 AMG "crossover" and CLA45 AMG coupe.
June 27, 2015
Scion xB to be dropped at the end of the year
In short, I think an all-new replacement for the Scion xB is coming in 2016, maybe something based off the same platform used by the European-market Toyota Avensis (the Scion tC uses this platform).
June 27, 2015
Alfa Romeo Giulia officially unveiled [video]
I've read that the Giulia will be available with either a six-speed manual or eight-speed automatic transmission. It's likely the majority of Giulia production will use the eight-speed automatic (there's nothing wrong with that, since the unit, made by ZF, is a highly-regarded automatic).
June 25, 2015
GM announces a mysterious new model
Possibly a next generation version of the Opel/Vauxhall Meriva, now badged as a Chevrolet with the nose design similar to the new Cruze model? Indeed, one wonders if the Bolt concept is actually a preview of the new Meriva.
June 23, 2015
Honda Grace LX introduced in Japan
This is essentially the sedan version of the current model Honda Fit. We might see it in the North American market if the demand is there.
June 20, 2015
Next generation Honda Civic to spawn warm Type S version
In short, a higher state of tune version of the turbocharged L15B engine that will be found on the new Civic, now rated at 200 bhp. Of course, this engine will require the use of 91 pump octane (95 RON) unleaded gasoline.
June 19, 2015
2016 Mercedes GLC officially unveiled [video]
I do think we'll see a GLC 250 BlueTec for the US market within a year of its USA debut.
June 19, 2015
New Honda Civic coming this fall, Civic Hybrid & Civic CNG to be axed
I believe the new 1.5-liter turbocharged engine is essentially a lightly-boosted variant of the L15B "Earth Dreams Technology" engine used by the 2015 Honda Fit. Now, how about putting THAT in the Fit for a higher-performance Fit Sport version with more sporting suspension and tighter steering?
June 16, 2015
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