Peugeot, hmmm, they’ve always made a decent enough Looking automobile, a little lacking perhaps on the reliability front – Peugoet Drivers Be Quiet, servicing your car EVERY month isn’t normal – aside from that little nugget, if don’t fit into a slimline blue pencil skirt or loafers and cardigans, they’ve never really been inspiring. Adding to that image, Peugeot has released pix of it’s latest concept, the VeLV. In fairness to Peugeot, it looks like their partners, Citreon may have had a heavy hand in designing this commuter. VeLV is a French acronym that translates to City Light Electric Vehicle – the PSA concept debuted at a Paris innovation forum where the company said its baby would be aimed at corporate fleets, rental companies, car-sharing schemes and private buyers who fancy a second car or just a round-town runabout. M★S READ MORE
Land Rover owners are an odd breed – I know this because I too suffer this disease – they tend to NOT embrace change, until of course it’s here, then they spout the wonders of good British design. Model changes are a rare thing for the ubercool off-roader. When they do happen, purests around the globe tend to get all vocal over how the brand is being watered down and spout 1000 non-nonsensical reasons why Land Rover should hold on to her old values. Of course the newer models are built tonka truck tough, with a brilliant eye for aesthetics, blah blah blah. As an avid admirer and indeed driver of Land Rover, I’m excited at the idea of an evolved new version, and evolution is precisely what Land Rover has just unveiled at the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show – Die Hards Turn Away Now! – Land Rover has just taken the wraps off its already controversial DC100 Concept in Frankfurt. Land Rover says the concepts are intended to float new ideas and spark debate on the design of the next-generation Defender which is slated for production 2015. Land Rover has also tossed-up some interesting possibilities as to what sort of high-tech kit might find a home in future models. Normally this would simply be rhetoric, Land Rover has however always taken feedback from it’s buyers very seriously B★C READ MORE
Clear the track Brammo, Zero, KTM and BRD, Husqvarna just decided to enter the electric motorcycle market with its Concept E-go. An urban commuter aimed squarely – in an angular fashion – at first-time riders. The E-go concept draws on the Swedish brand’s dirt and supermoto livery to bring a stylishly aggressive electric motorcycle package. Weighing in at just 80kg (176 lbs) the Husqvarna Concept E-go borders on beautifully anorexic. Husqvarna describes it’s concept as: Extreme, light, streamlined. This is Husqvarna’s approach to today’selectric motorcycling world. Urban commuting for first-time bikers who can have all the attractive features that a Husqvarna machine boasts: an explosive mix of road, off-road and supermotard experiences. Stripped Down/Bare Bones styling definately takes center stage on this concept, with the E-go’s front end being the star attraction. Husqvarna dubs the eye-catching component “a single sided double leg fork.” At only 80 kg it’s pure exhilaration, the innovative design is inspired and derived from the latest Husqvarna models, with features such as the striking side panels that makes this bike clearly a member of the Husqvarna family B★C READ MORE
“My visit is shaping up to be wild. We’re coming down and doing a ton of different things during my visit, and, I’m not just there for the World Tour. I’m also racing in WRC Australia the following week. I can’t wait, it’s going to be a very fun couple of weeks for me.”, Ken Block.
SOLD OUT! Monsters’ Gymkhana World Tour spectacular is approaching Australia fast, the count down to September 3 is well underway. Those lucky enough to win tickets to the one-off show are in for a big night of extreme Monster behaviour. The Ford Fiesta thrashed around Universal studio’s in Gymkhana 4 will be joining Block for the show. Monster Energy Australia have been working hard to make the Australian show special, a true one-off. Many of Australia’s motor sports champions -past and present- will make an appearance along with the entire Monster Extreme Sports crew who are making the trip down under. Expect motor cross bikes jumping moving rally car, mid-air cross overs, and more smoke and rubber than a tyre fire. We hear the man on the Segway is charging his batteries as we speak, ready to ride straight though the middle of some of the most extreme driving ever recorded.
Tickets can still be won at http://www.monsterenergykenblock.com.au GOOD LUCK!
Block’s time in Australia won’t just be spent Gymkana’ing, the call of the Coffs Harbour World Rally Championship couldn’t be resisted. September is heating up already and it’s still a week off.
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Our favorite French auto maker Renault has given us a first glimpse of the facelifted Twingo, which is adopting one of Laurens van den Acker’s design concepts, head-chief of the creation department within the Group. As we can see from the official picture, the front grill and headlights have had a little botox treatment while the fog lights will be re positioned to give Twingo a nastier stance. The rims will also get a new design while the interior will be overhauled with bolder and better kit. According to the auto maker Twingo is the way of the futere. The facelifted Twingo will get the same motor range as the current version. Low end 1149 cc and the same 133 horsepower top of the line. A hybrid or electric version of the Twingo should make its appearance someplace late in 2013. The Renault Twingo facelift will make its official appearance during the Frankfurt Motor Show this September, and will probably hit the showrooms right after the event. M★S We’ll keep you updated as news oozes out of Renault