Most of the time cars that are featured in video games are either based off an actual model or the imagination of the game designers. This gives most racing video games a basis for their designs which sometimes end up on the roads and tracks of the world as actual cars that can say they were inspired by the games. Not often this system is reversed, but Nissan has chosen to set the reversal in motion with the unveiling of a concept car that is built to be part of the new Gran Turismo video game.
The Nissan 2020 Vision Gran Turismo Concept car is an awesome looking car that appears to have launched itself right out of the video game and into the car shows around the world. As a concept from Nissan Europe, the Vision is angular from every side and offers a mean speed demon look to it that offers a long flowing angle from the very front fascia to the rear of the car. Destined to be part of the Gran Turismo 6 video game, Nissan designers were offing this gorgeous model as a great looking car that could easily be imagined to be the fastest and most capable car in the game.
2014 was a great year for Jeep. This year, they’re pinning their hopes for sustained success on the compact SUV launch of the 2015 Jeep Renegade.
They’ve released the specs. They’re getting their dealers excited. Now, they have to renew the buzz that the vehicle has accumulated in the months preceding launch. Parent company Fiat needs to step up and get buyers to consider it over over popular competitors like the Nissan Juke, Ford EcoSport, and the new Honda HR-V.
MCLEAN, Va., Dec. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — In their final vehicle retention value report for the year, NADA Used Car Guide analysts detailed the one-year performance of all-new, or heavily redesigned mainstream car and truck models.
“We saw some real big winners and losers this past year when it comes to used vehicle value retention,” said Jonathan Banks, Executive Analyst at the NADA Used Car Guide. “The 2014 Corvette dominated other models by retaining 84.7 percent of its typically-equipped manufacturer suggested retail price (MSRP), while the more practical Mitsubishi Mirage performed the worst, holding only 54.5 percent of its original MSRP.”
For anyone looking for an affordable yet well-performing SUV, the Dodge Journey just might be the right choice. With a price that starts below $21,000 the Journey comes in as a great choice for anyone on a budget and wants to avoid driving a subcompact car. This price actually starts out below much of the competition which includes the Kia Sorrento, Hyundai Santa Fe, Honda Pilot and Toyota Highlander. Seating for up to seven is in place and the Journey offers plenty of vehicle for the money. The only drawbacks in a basically economical SUV are the lack of standard features that might be expected, but just aren’t present on this SUV.
Even if looking for an inexpensive SUV, adding a few great features might not break the bank and will add a ton of enjoyment to the ride by adding features such as UConnect and including the V6 engine. For 2015 the Journey doesn’t add any trim changes, but does add two exterior colors to the slate, Billet Silver Metallic and Blue Streak Pearl. In addition to these color additions, this Dodge can be outfitted with the SiriusXM Traffic and Travel Link for five years of free service with this feature is chosen.
As the 2016 model year will be upon us very soon, many manufacturers have been busy trying to perfect the next brand of technological advances. At the same time, Toyota, instead of trying to create a new technology has been working to perfect one they already have created, a hydrogen-powered vehicle. With the release of the Highlander FCV-adv in 2008 at a price that was so astronomical it almost made people laugh and some cry, Toyota has found ways to reduce the costs of a hydrogen-powered vehicle to allow it to be affordable for a much larger crowd.
In comes the Toyota Mirai, a gorgeous sporty-looking car from Toyota. Anyone buying a car on looks alone with find themselves hard pressed to not fall in love with this little beauty. Starting at the front it has a very shapely and large grill that is split into three sections for optimal air flow, a narrow set of headlights tucked under a hood that comes down in an angle that almost appears to be ready to jump out and bite you. The hood to roof angle is low and appealing and the rear body molding gives the car a physique that is both strong and athletic. Overall, this car has some visual appeal for everyone, but it has something not many cars have right now.
Industries are often guided by the companies within them. Sometimes it’s advancements in technology such as how the iPod revolutionized the music industry by bringing it into the digital age. Other times, it’s changes in processes, like when the early fast food joints made getting a hamburger quick and easy.
In the case of car buying, a recent innovation is taking websites around the United States by storm and changing the way that consumers shop. The company is called LotLinx and the innovation is called “Deeplinking.”
Not sure what you’d want to do with that much power, but this definitely isn’t the type of Cadillac you see cruising around the lake on a Sunday drive.
Do you like the darkness? Are you willing to take on the dramatic and show a lot of head turning style and flair, even in a normally well-behaved sedan? For a “yes” answer to either one of these questions Chevrolet has turned out an Impala that will impress, excite and woo you when you lay eyes on it. This version of the already great looking Impala shows up with black everywhere you look to give a huge nod of excitement and the idea that this car belongs to the night.
Across the front is a black grill with the Chevrolet bow tie up front but this normally gold bow tie has been changed to black, making this a great car to take to a black tie event as the car will even be dressed appropriately. The windows are tinted to match (depending on state laws of course) and the car itself has a shape full of interesting creases, curves and lines that keep anyone looking at different angles only to find another new and interesting view regardless of where they are standing.
Many times when shopping for great gifts for the wide variety of occasions we have to celebrate and show appreciation for those who we love and that love us in return we find ourselves thinking more of outdoor items or new technology based gear and forget the garage area.
For anyone who love their vehicles and spend a lot of time tinkering with them, or just want to be well-equipped to spend time in the garage or be prepared on the road there are quite a few great gift ideas they are sure to enjoy. Read more
The Infiniti QX60 has something for just about everyone who is looking for a great crossover SUV to drive. With three rows of seats for up to seven passengers the whole gang can ride along for an adventure. This adventure can head off road when the all-wheel drive is on board. Drivers who want to enjoy some great fuel efficiency can have on the QX60 by opting for the hybrid powertrain and the overall towing capacity of this SUV comes in around 5,000 pounds, helping to make this a do-it-all, have it your way kind of SUV.
Competing in a category with the Acura MDX and Audi Q7, the QX60 shows off with a lot of room across all three rows, unlike many third row vehicles. Add the excellent on board safety system that offers a 360-degree camera system along with other safety features and the QX60 comes close to many of the Volvo models for bragging rights in the realm of safety features. As a newer, renamed model vehicle, the QX60 only has minor changes for 2015 including a Wheat interior color, a revised transmission and some new exterior color options.