The 2007 Lexus GS 450h luxury sedan with a hybrid powertrain system is finally going to dealerships in Europe and the United States.
The new Mercedes-Benz GL-Class is the first attempt by German company to put its toe into the luxurious full-size SUV market, currently dominated by the monstrous Cadillac Escalade and Lincoln Navigator urban cruisers.
Although still in its ‘concept’ phase, the new BMW Hydrogen 7, which is based on their current 7-Series executive sedan, offers a nice perspective on the way the German car manufacturer envisions the future of mobility. Still equipped with a huge internal combustion engine in order to still be an ‘ultimate driver’s machine’, the luxury sedan is now powered by hydrogen: a sort of fuel that, while extremely difficult to store, offers an adequate energy density and, what’s even more important, can be produced just about everywhere if there is water, electricity and, well, some extremely complicated machinery to make it a real fuel.
The new 2006 Mazda BT-50 one-ton pickup truck will be unveiled just in a couple of weeks. The event will take place during the 2006 Bangkok Motor Show that will be held from March 22 through April 2 at the Bangkok International Trade & Exhibition Center, Thailand.
Designed primarily as fleet cars, the 2006 Citroen C5 VTX+ Hatchback and Estate models are based on the standard VTX trim of the mid-size vehicle and come equipped with an advanced NaviDrive satellite navigation and telematics system with a color-screen interface, voice-activation and TA traffic information system.
As usual for this kind of cars, you will probably not be able to find a version with high-quality leather upholstery, precious wood and BluRay-based rear entertainment system. However, if you plan to start you own rent-a-car company, this may be quite an adequate choice thanks to its nice combination of standard equipment and relatively low price. The only problem that we see here is that a French car is, well, not for everyone.
The 2007 Clio Renaultsport Mk III hot hatchback that was first revealed during the 2006 Geneva Motor Show in Switzerland will go on sale in a matter of weeks. The car will reach the dealerships by the end of the month.
Clearly based on the Clio RS Concept that was revealed last year, the new vehicle features a streamlined exterior with noticeably lower ground clearance and huge air outlets in its front fenders (although, to be frank, I am not sure whether the vents actually have holes in them to be able to let the air out). Larger and heavier than the previous iteration of the vehicle, but still delightfully compact to be easily parked even in Paris and backbone-shatteringly stiff to swallow even the tightest corners like marshmallows, the new car definitely deserves your attention even despite its Spartan interior and lack of that level of craftsmanship that always comes in the same package when we are talking about premium priced vehicles.
The French car manufacturer Renault plans to release a special edition of its Kangoo commercial vehicle. Called 2006 Renault Kangoo Wallace & Gromit Limited Edition, the new version of the car was created for families with kids who don’t want to get a mid-size SUV and still not ready to buy a minivan. Sporting faces of the popular animation characters, the cars will be offered via your local McDonald’s restaurant with every Happy Meal package (well, just kidding.)
The 2007 Ford Focus Coupe-Cabriolet was presented at the 2006 Geneva Motor Show. The new transformer is a production version of the highly acclaimed Vignale Concept that was first introduced two years ago at the international motor show in Paris.
Although the new Rolls-Royce 101EX super-luxury grand-tourer poses as a concept (traditionally, the EX stands for experimental model in RR’s classification), there is a good chance that the car will actually find its first buyers in the year 2008 as a Phantom Coupe.
British customers are now able to order the 2007 Volkswagen EOS convertible coupe for as low as £19,385.
For the money, local motorists will get a car equipped with a pretty large (for a European Golf-class vehicle, of course) petrol-powered engine and a lot of standard equipment, which is normally available only as a part of a pretty expensive optional package. And, although Great Britain is certainly not the first country that comes to mind when you think about climate with dry weather, lots of sunny days and long winding roads that go along beaches covered with sand the color of gold and washed by waves the color of turquoise, the Brits can now, too, travel in style at an affordable price.