The French brand will soon start producing its new 2008 Citroen C3 Picasso mini-MPV. Only four meters long, the new car features more cargo volume than, for example, the new Volkswagen Tiguan.
Trying to reinforce its position in Latin America, the Italian car maker introduces yet another model to one of the local markets.
It appears that we will soon see an entry-level disel-powered trim added to the recently revealed 2008 Seat Altea Freetrack model range. Built on VW’s new A5 (PQ35) platform, the car shares a number of its elements with current VW Touran and 2007 Skoda Octavia Scout, which makes me assume that an optional 4WD system that makes this light and roomy family hatch a potent off-roader, is in fact the well-known Haldex Traction job with computer-controlled clutch centre coupling. Now, that’s nice.
Sharing components of Volkswagen Golf Mk5 and Volkswagen Touran, current iteration of the commercial VW Caddy panel van is extremely popular among small entrepreneurs, as well as (in select countries) among the folks who try to save some money on taxes. However, the base vehicle is still not versatile enough for the people who want a car that can haul cargo on business days and move a family and their pets on weekends. With the new 2008 VW Caddy Maxi Life, Volkswagen has finally created a vehicle capable of sitting on two stools at a time.
It’s been three years since the original Lancia Musa introduction, so it is definitely the right time for the compact MPV to undergo some face-lifting procedure. Initially designed to look similar to the 2006 Lancia Ypsilon super-mini with which the small people hauler shares its platform, the Musa didn’t look particularly attractive, to begin with, and a number of people just cried for a change in style.