Carzone.ie April 2011 News

Alfa Romeo GT Cabriolet

Alfa Romeo GT Cabriolet

Apr 26, 2011

The image of wafting around the Italian countryside in an open-air cabriolet is inextricably intertwined with our typical notion of Italian motoring. It's somewhat surprising, then, that there wasn't a single four-seat convertible on offer from Italy's automakers until the relatively recent introductions of the Fiat 500C, Ferrari California and Maserati GranCabrio. But there nearly could have been, if only Alfa Romeo had given this project the green light....

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BMW Z4 GETS NEW 4-POT OPTION

BMW Z4 GETS NEW 4-POT OPTION

Apr 20, 2011

240hp 4-cylinder entry model on its way for roadster line-up

The BMW Z4 will be available later this year with the all aluminium 4-cylinder petrol engine already available in the BMW X1 xDrive28i....

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Mercedes plots radical new direction for next A-Class

Mercedes plots radical new direction for next A-Class

Apr 20, 2011

One of the more welcome surprises at this week's Shanghai show was the radically different direction Mercedes seems to be intent on taking the humble A-Class.

The manufacturer revealed its new Concept A in China - a sculpted, flowing design which is hotly tipped to form the basis of the forthcoming production version....

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MG unveils potential Focus rival

MG unveils potential Focus rival

Apr 19, 2011

With the MG6 already garnering decent reviews among the British motoring press, MG Motors has used the Shanghai show to reveal the potential next step in its ambitious plan to return to European market success....

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NISSAN REVEALS COMPACT SPORT CONCEPT

NISSAN REVEALS COMPACT SPORT CONCEPT

Apr 19, 2011

This is the new Nissan Compact Sport Concept, a kind of Micra GTI, that's just been unveiled at the Shanghai motor show.

Now, the Chinese aren't exactly renowned for their love of hot hatches, and the cutesy Micra probably wouldn't be your first choice for a choice at the best of times, but nevertheless here it is....

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PEUGEOT UNVEILS SXC CROSSOVER CONCEPT

PEUGEOT UNVEILS SXC CROSSOVER CONCEPT

Apr 19, 2011

Peugeot has revealed its new SXC 'crossover' concept today at the Shanghai show. The new car has been entirely designed by Peugeot's design studios at the China Tech Centre in Shanghai. This is partly a measure of just how important the Chinese car market is becoming (more than 12 million cars are expected to be sold in China this year, making it comfortably the biggest car market in the world) and partly a measure of the increasing importance of the SUV/crossover sector for Chinese consumers....

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New Volkswagen Beetle

New Volkswagen Beetle

Apr 19, 2011

Volkswagen has taken the wraps off its latest iteration of the iconic Beetle.

The car has grown up in stature and in styling, with the new version being nearly 30cm longer than a Ford Fiesta. The extended body has allowed a lower, more fastback roofline, one of many design traits that hark back to the original, and the 2005 Beetle Ragster Concept. ...

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