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Renault Kadjar captivates Geneva auto show

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GENEVA: The all-new Renault Kadjar – which makes its public debut at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show – is set to take the world of mid-sized crossovers by storm. The Kadjar, which is the Renault Captur’s big brother, is the French automaker’s first C-segment crossover. Available with either four- or two-wheel-drive transmission, the Renault Kadjar delivers easy manoeuvrability in town thanks to its compact footprint (4.45 metres long x 1.84 metres wide). For Europe and other markets, the Kadjar will be manufactured in Palencia, Spain. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n6rBVMYOusc It will also be the first Renault vehicle to be manufactured in China, at…

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Koenigsegg debuts Regera megacar in Geneva

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GENEVA: The Regera was created as a luxury Megacar alternative to Koenigsegg’s traditional extreme lightweight race-like road cars. Regera is Swedish for “to Reign”. The Regera utilizes an EV (Electric Vehicle)’s plug in feature, and has a drysumped twin turbo DOHC 5.0-litre V8 engine. Its combined output is over 1,500hp and over 2,000Nm of torque, and it can hit 0 to 400km/h in less than 20 seconds. Koenigsegg says the Regera is the first fully robotised car. As the Regera features functions such as; active front and rear wings, chassis control and lifting system – the pumps and accumulators were…

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Aston Martin DBX concept at Geneva

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GENEVA: Aston Martin challenges the nature of luxury GT travel in the 21st Century with the debut at the 85th Geneva International Motor Show of the innovative DBX Concept. Created to defy conventional thinking about the luxury GT segment, the DBX Concept widens the appeal of the iconic British luxury brand. Unveiling the concept, Aston Martin CEO Dr Andy Palmer said: “The DBX Concept is a challenge to the existing status quo in the high luxury GT segment. It envisages a world, perhaps a world not too far away, when luxury GT travel is not only stylish and luxurious but…

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Nissan debuts 7 seat e-NV200 in Geneva

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GENEVA: Nissan’s presence at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show highlights the brand’s leadership in two key areas of the market – electric vehicles and crossovers. Having already established itself as a sector pioneer with the LEAF, Nissan is extending its zero emissions line-up with the world premiere of the new e-NV200 Evalia – a seven-seat variant of the successful e-NV200. Designed and engineered to meet the growing demand for larger electric vehicles with the ability to carry seven passengers, the e-NV200 Evalia is another example of Nissan setting the benchmark in a sector that is set to expand significantly. Equipped…

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Hyundai Tucson 2015 debuts in Geneva

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GENEVA: Hyundai Motor had the world premiere of the all-new Tucson compact SUV at the Geneva Auto Show 2015. Also on display for the first time is the new ix20 compact MPV. Hyundai Motor’s new technology capabilities are showcased in Geneva with two all-new Tucson fuel efficiency concepts – a 48V Hybrid and a Plug-in-Hybrid version – as well as a future connectivity cockpit concept. The all-new Tucson is built on a completely new platform that optimises cabin space for passengers and provides a substantial 513 litres of luggage capacity. In terms of safety, all-new Tucson is one of the…

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JP bike team launched

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KUALA LUMPUR: JP Moto Racing Team was officially launched and marked a significant milestone for a Malaysian Team in world Moto GP scene. Under the banner of JP Performance Motorsports, it is history in the making where an entirely funded private entity has thrust itself into the world of Moto GP racing. Eskil Suter a former racer and brain behind championship winning Sutter bikes that dominated the Moto2 world Championship is proud to be associated with the Malaysian outfit. Riding the bike for the World Series is a local talent Zaqhwan Zaidi overall champion of the ARRC 600cc Supersports title,…

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Peugeot Petaling Jaya launched

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PETALING JAYA: Peugeot Petaling Jaya is the second new outlet launched by Nasim this year and the sixteenth Peugeot outlet in the Klang Valley. Nasim Sdn Bhd is the official distributor for Automobiles Peugeot in Malaysia. The Peugeot Petaling Jaya outlet, which comprises a 7,560 square-foot facility, is a 1S showroom centre that was built at a cost of RM1 million. The outlet is also equipped with customer lounges, discussion area, Peugeot boutique, free Wi-Fi and ample parking. “This new outlet is strategically located as the ideal hub to showcase our acclaimed line-up and enhance customer experience. Through our aftersales…

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Volkswagen world premieres in Geneva

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GENEVA: Volkswagen presents the four-door Sport coupe concept GTE in a world premiere at the Geneva International Motor Show. The high-tech concept car provides a view of the new progressive Volkswagen design language and is positioned above today’s Volkswagen CC. Dr Heinz-Jakob Neusser, Volkswagen Brand Board Member for Development, explained, “Thanks to the design in the style of an exclusive sports car combined with the added functionality of a large boot lid, we see an impressive alternative to the classic saloons of the B and C segments in this four-seater Sport coupe concept GTE.” The progressive overall impression of the…

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MINI dazzles at the 85th Geneva Auto Show

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GENEVA: Seeing its world premiere at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show, the new MINI Countryman Park Lane embodies the strengths of the five-seater all-rounder more impressively than ever with its four doors, large tailgate and optional all-wheel drive system ALL4. With the new MINI Countryman Park Lane, MINI has entered a new phase of its success story by venturing into the premium compact segment. The characteristic MINI agility in terms of drive response is experienced in a new way due to the raised seating position. The edition model’s exclusive design and equipment features highlight the variable space concept of the…

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Audi has 7 world premieres in Geneva

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GENEVA: Alongside the Audi prologue Avant concept car, the Audi stand at Europe’s biggest auto show of 2015 will also exhibit four new Audi R8 models. These are the Audi R8 V10, R8 V10 plus, R8 LMS and R8 e-tron. The Audi Q7 e tron quattro marks the arrival of the first plug in hybrid in the Q model series. Meanwhile, the Audi RS 3 Sportback sits proudly on the podium as the most powerful premium compact car in the world. As for the second generation R8 sports car, its V10 mid‑engine and a newly developed quattro drive ensure sporty…

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