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Fiat Sedici compact SUV
Stylish 4x4... 4 all

Fiat Sedici compact SUV

Kia Rio wins 'Autobest 2006' award...
And a new crossover concept for NAIAS

Kia Soul concept car, for the 2006 NAIAS motor show i Detroit

Suzuki SX4
New 2- or all-wheel drive
Compact SUV next spring

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Fiat Panda Cross:
City SUV... the FIAT way

Story

Engine

   4x4

Susp. Equip.

Specs

Panda Cross supermini SUV

New Hyundai Azera
Global and democratic luxury
in the premium sedan world

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Global Survey From Capgemini:
Low brand / dealer loyalty
in the Chinese auto market

Starting to look dull inside?
Speed, pressure...
gauges and holders

Easy to fit in the car at reasonable cost

Instrument holder centre console

C70 priced under $39K
Volvo XC70
AT and T6 Roadster
explore extreme ideas

Volvo XC70 AT (All Terrain)

Ford GTX1 Roadster
Not just a showcase... it can be bought

Ford GTX1 Roadster

MINI Concept Tokyo:
Class and practicality... the fashionable way

Mini Concept Tokyo

BMW Z4 Roadster gets its 343 hp M version
with major updates to the whole Z4 family 

BMW Z4 M Roadster

"Administrative" performance "access" settings for different users - Volkswagen EcoRacer:
Sporty, frugal and... very clever

VW EcoRacer

Automobile and Touring Club of the UAE 
Announces Dubai International Rally

Dubai International Rally

Honda concepts at the Tokyo motor show

Honda Sports 4 Concept at the 2005 Tokyo motor show

Toyota designs and technologies
at the Tokyo motor show

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Rolls Royce at the Tokyo motor show:
Phantom gets a new division wall
for its extended wheelbase version

Rolls Royce Phantom gets a new division wall for its extended wheelbase version

Audi Q7: Sports meet luxury on and.. off-road

Audi Q7 feature



Audi's compact Shooting Brake Concept
at the 39th Tokyo Motor Show

Audi Shooting Brake Concept for the 39th Tokyo motor show

New Chevrolet Tahoe launches
The new GM full-size trucks family

GM's new GMT 900 full-size truck family will start with the 2007 Chevy Tahoe SUV

New Chevrolet Tahoe specifications

2007 Chevy Tahoe specifications

Parisi named Federal-Mogul Vice President
Aftermarket, Europe, Middle East & Africa

Mauro Parisi, new Vice President, Aftermarket - Europe, Middle East and Africa, Federal-Mogul Corporation (Photo: Business Wire)

Mitsubishi at the Tokyo motor show
New Outlander and next Lancer Evolution

Mitsubishi Concept-X

Why should Subaru get this time
an exceptional Tokyo motor show?

Subaru B5-TPH

Mazda Senku and all-new MPV
at the 39th Tokyo Motor Show

Mazda all-new MPV at the 2005 Tokyo motor show

Safer and more powerful
New Honda Accord
launched in the Middle East

2006 Honda Accord launched in the Middle East

Suzuki's cute selection
for the 39th Tokyo motor show

Suzuki at the 39th Tokyo motor show

New Subaru Forester
New look and enhanced performance

2006 Subaru Forester

New Nissan Versa:
Changing of the Guards

Bentley Continental GTC convertible
announced for late 2006

Bentley Continental GTC

When the Punto was little, it wanted
to become a... Grande Punto

Fiat Grande Punto

Planning a car rental, by Jeff Lakie

Thunder Arabia first round in Bahrain
Saudi Arabia's Al Ya’eesh wins both races

Saudi winner of the first race on Bahrain international circuit

Buying a new car, by Tom McKnight

VW new Eos coupé convertible
New fresh air between Golf and Passat

VW Eos Coupe / cabriolet

Mitsubishi Repsol team completes
second test session in Morocco

Mitsubishi Repsol team completes test in Morocco

Opel Astra TwinTop
Winter to spring in... 30 seconds

Opel Astra TwinTop

Thunder Arabia Racing Series
Starts this Thursday in Bahrain

Bahrain Thunder Arabia

Kia Multi-S 7-seater Crossover Concept
Three Ss fitting between SUV and minivan

Kia Multi-S Crossover Concept Car

Global DNA: Opel Antara GTC
German-designed, American-based,
soon Korean-made... next Frontera

Opel Antara GTC concept car

Third generation Toyota RAV4
Bigger, roomier and more flexible

Toyota RAV4: new 3rd generation

BMW Z4 Coupe
Stands on its own this time

BMW Z4 Coupe concept car

Alfa Romeo Brera Coupe
Getting ready for launch soon

Alfa Romeo Brera Coupe, to be launched very soon

New Suzuki Grand Vitara
Crossover for cosy comfort...
built-in ladder frame for off-road

Suzuki Grand Vitara

Audi Cabriolet gets the A4 facelift

Audi A4 Cabriolet facelift

BMW 130i with a 3.0-litre straight six:
True to its origins

BMW 130i

Bosch "HighTec" AGM battery 
Increasing power for modern cars

New Bosch "HighTec" AGM battery

New Jaguar XK Coupe
Sharper, stiffer and lighter

All-new Jaguar XK sports car coupe: from January 2006

Zoom-Zoom continues at IAA
with Mazda's new Sassou concept car

Mazda Sassou concept car at the 2005 Frankfurt auto show

Some older diesels will get retrofit DPF kits:
Ford of Europe celebrates 25m engines milestone at Cologne, and DPF will become available accross the diesel range

20 million Ford engines at Cologne, Germany, since 1962.

New Toyota Yaris, Corolla Verso and Hilux
at the IAA Frankfurt Motor Show

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Peugeot 407 Coupe, 20Cup and 907 GT
ready for the 2005 Frankfurt Motor Show

Peugeot 407 Coupé

Bosch AA appoints Riabtsev
GM Middle East operations

Oleg Riabtsev, new General Manager, Bosch Automotive Aftermarket, Middle East.

Frankfurt Motor Show: Renaultsport Concept will announce next year’s Clio Renaultsport 2.0

Renaultsport concept

Nissan Note European debut at Frankfurt

Nissan Note

VW Bora gets back to its Jetta name in Europe, with its larger 5th generation

VW Jetta (ex Bora)

Suzuki Grand Vitara at Frankfurt Motor Show, with its new unitary body construction and permanent 4WD system

Suzuki Grand Vitara

Rolls Royce celebrates the Phantom 80 years anniversary with a limited edition of 25 units

Phantom Limited Edition

Mitsubishi new C-segment 5-door hatchback to be unveiled at Frankfurt

Mitsubishi concept for Frankfurt motor show

World premiere at the Frankfurt Motor Show:
Audi Q7 - V6 or V8 crossover SUV
Orders from September at €48,900

Audi Q7 world premiere in 2005 Frankfurt motor show

Magentis new generation at Frankfurt
Completes
Kia’s product range regeneration

Kia Magentis 2006 to be unveiled at 2005 Frankfurt motor show

Renault Egeus Concept at the Frankfurt Motor Show: The way a French luxury SUV can be?

Renault Egeus concept SUV

The new Mercedes-Benz R-Class:
A new approach to the touring culture

Mercedes-Benz R-Class

Alfa Romeo 159: daring and ambitious

Alfa Romeo 159

BMW 3 Series Touring:
Elegant "sportswear" for hobbies, business or simply... family

BMW 3 Series Touring

Audi Q7: Vehicle durability tests
from Africa to the Nürburgring

European Honda Civic
at the IAA Frankfurt Motor Show

New Ford Explorer: Traditional SUV adapting
to new crossover realities

2006 Ford Explorer

Schrempp to leave DaimlerChrysler end 2005
Zetsche takes Chairmanship beginning of 2006

Prof. J. Schrempp

Abu Dhabi Mubadala Development Co. gets 5 percent of Ferrari from Mediobanca 

Mubadala buys 5 percent of Ferrari

Jeep Commander production starts in Detroit. European assembly will start in Austria early next year

Jeep Commander

Porsche's 4th model gets go-ahead with an investment of over Euro 1 billion for 20,000 unit a year: Panamera Sports Coupé will have 4 seats, 4 doors, front-engine and rwd

Porsche Panamera

Second generation Volvo C70 for Frankfurt:
Coupe and convertible will be one this time

Volvo C70 generation 2

Audi A6 allroad quattro: go-ahead for mid-2006

Audi A6 allroad quattro

American Honda Motor Co. to show
all crash test results on each new car in showroom 

Honda / Acura NHTSA results display

Porsche ME gets a new Managing Director

D. papke

Fiat 600: a new anniversary version

Fiat 600 2005

Fiat 600: half a century of a "cute" car history

Fiat 600 of the fifties

Hummer H3 starts from under $30K at home

Hummer H3

Kia Picanto
Most economical car in European survey

Kia Picanto

Maybach rated best brand by multimillionaires

Maybach 57S

Ford Fusion US Prices Start under $18K

Ford Fusion, Mazda6 platform based new midsize sedan

Mazda6 facelift with new engines and options

Mazda6 MY2006

Lincoln Zephyr
A new expression of luxury from under $30K

Lincoln Zephyr, a new Mazda6 platform based midsize sedan, like its Fusion and Milan siblings

Mercury Milan
Style and premium features from $18,995

Mercury Milan

Corvette Z06
Acceleration and... base price announced

Chevy Corvette Z06 pricing

Mercedes-Benz Mid-East 2005 H1 sales up 26% 

Mercedes-Benz Middle East 2005 H1 sales up 26%

 

Honda Delivers FCX Fuel Cell Vehicle
to World’s First Individual Customer  

Honda FCX

In the European markets from this month
Opel Zafira II: more spacious, practical and advanced

Opel Zafira generation 2

New Mercedes-Benz S-Class
As Far as Luxury Can Go

Mercedes-Benz 2006 S-Class

Ferrari FXX
Wanted Collectors... Test Drivers

Ferrari FXX

Nissan Micra C+C
In showrooms by end 2005

Nissan Micra C+C

Photo-quality 3-D map display
from Siemens VDO in 2007

Photo-quality 3-D map display from Siemens, from 2007.

Continental Automotive Systems:
Full Range Adaptive Cruise Control
to handle urban driving routine
and ACDIS for Active Distance Support

Continental Automotive Systems: Full range ACC

Continental Automotive Systems:
APIA, Active Passive Integration Approach

APIA, Active Passive Integration Approach from Continental Automotive Systems.

Continental Automotive Systems:
APIA with the dummy car test

APIA with the dummy car on the test track

Night driving and safety
Halogen headlights need regular change
as they gradually lose their brightness

Night driving and safety

Microheat HotShot:
Wireless Radio Frequency Technology
for Heated Washer Fluid System

Continental supplies Audi's Q7 SUV
Tires, high-tech brakes and suspension

Audi Q7 crossover SUV

World Driver Training conference in Dubai to address high traffic accidents rate

World Driver Training conference in Dubai, 10-12 March 2006.

Nissan Pivo Concept car
at the 2005 Tokyo motor show

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Nissan ITS technologies
at the 2005 Tokyo motor show

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Nissan safety technologies
at the 2005 Tokyo motor show

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Nissan HV, FC and CV technologies
at the 2005 Tokyo motor show

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Special Feature Johnson controls closes the gap between classes: High-tech, comfort and safety ... no more luxury privileges

Johnson Control Special Section

No longer a luxury exclusivity
Reversing and parking help
With an easy-to-fit sensors kit

Easy-fit Reverse Sensor Kit

Tires sizes... what they mean

Hella new active safety systems
Ultrasound-based electronic parking assistant
And an ACC 24 GHz sensor in development

Hella parking assistant

Bosch ESP demonstration
at World Series by Renault

Bosch ESP demonstrations

Prepare your winter safety and comfort:
Better wiper blades and headlamp bulbs

Prepare your winter safety and comfort with new wiper blades and efficient lighting

Intedis simplifies the vehicle electric system
With integrated flat-conductor systems

Integrated flat conductor systems for ambient lighting (Photos: Intedis).

Siemens electronics at Frankfurt motor show
No matter how you call it
revolution or invasion... it will only grow

Tech opinion

Siemens electronic wedge brake
The 12-volt compatible brake-by-wire

Siemens electronic wedge brake EWB

Siemens modular hybrid concept
mild, medium and full hybrids by 2008

Siemens modular hybrid systems

Siemens VDO's driver assistance network pro.pilot
Merger of radars, sensors and... interest

Siemens drivers assistant network pro.pilot

CESAR is ready for production soon
Siemens VDO modular cockpit
plug-and-play
upgradeable solutions

Siemens CESAR modular cockpit

New product from Siemens VDO Dayton
MS 2100 portable navigation system
with TMC, MP3 audio and photo display

Siemens MS 2100 PND, portable navigation device

Who did Porsche's Cayenne "undress" for?

A... "transparent" Porsche Cayenne?

25 years of Bosch airbags, "airbag 10" new electronic control unit for 2007, and some essential life-saving tips about airbags and seat belts 

Bosch Airbag 10

New ESP functions and ramifications, while it continues its double-digit growth all over Europe

ESP growth in the main European markets

DynaView Evo2: the first retrofit cornering light for any car, from Hella

Hella retrofit Cornering Light

10 new technologies from Delphi at Frankfurt Motor Show

Delphi

Two main categories
of night view systems,
each with its own fortes

Lexus LX470 active infrared night view system

Night Vision
Cadillac to Lexus,
Honda, BMW & Mercedes-Benz

(opinion article)

Cadillac Night Vision and the missed opportunity

Honda Legend (Japan)
Intelligent Night Vision System

Honda Intelligent Night Vision system in the new Legend (Japanese market)

BMW's FIR
Night Vision system
for the 7-Series

BMW Night Vision system with its pan/zoom functions

Automotive Lighting
equips the new Mercedes-Benz S-Class

Automotive Lighting equips Mercedes-Benz S-Class active infrared night view system

New Mercedes-Benz S-Class joins
the infrared night view technology

Mercedes-Benz Night View Assist system

Siemens VDO to show "Park Mate" at IAA
alongside Night Vision in head-up display

Siemens "Park Mate" to be shown at 2005 IAA Frankfurt motor show

 

BMW new High-Beam Assist option soon for 5, 6 and 7 Series: electronic control of the headlights according to traffic conditions

BMW High-Beam Assist

 

Cobra's different views
Of Suzuki's Grand Vitara

Suzuki Grand Vitara by Cobra

JE DESIGN turns the VW Polo
Into a stylish little... rocket

VW Polo - JE DESIGN

Matig's Honda Civic EP
A rallying look with class

Honda Civic - Mattig

VW Fox and Audi A6 Avant
Get new WEITEC dynamics

Audi A6 Avant and VW Fox - Weitec

Rinspeed "zaZen" new concept car
"Enlightenment" through technology

Rinspeed zaZen concept car for the 2006 Geneva Motor Show

Ferrari F430... by Hamann:
Performance upgrade with a German design touch

Ferrari F430 by Hamann

Dodge Magnum and Ford Mustang
Get TUV-approved LSD wing doors

Ford Mustang with wing doors

BMW 7 Series
Hamann's 510 hp V12 or 412 hp V8
With special styling and alloy wheels

BMW 7 series V12 HM7.1

BF Performance: Lamborghini Gallardo
With carbon fibre kit and gullwing doors

BF Performance: Lamborghini Gallardo with carbon fibre kit and gullwing doors

For the Mercedes-Benz M, S and R Class
New 3/11 design from Carlsson
11-spoke 3-part Ultra Light wheel

Carlsson 3/11 ultra light steel.

Porsche Cayenne, BMW X5, Range Rover Sport... From 19 to 22'': HAMANN ANNIVERSARY I Winter wheels with Hankook “Icebear” tyre

BMW X5 with Hamann special winter tyres

KW coilover suspensions for Porsche Boxster, Opel Astra Caravan and Mercedes-Benz Vito

KW coilover suspensions for Porsche Boxter, Opel Caravan / GTC and Mercedes-Benz Vito

TechArt MAGNUM: Another way
To look at... or drive the Porsche Cayenne Turbo

TechArt Magnum: another way to look at Porsche's Cayenne Turbo

Photo-quality 3-D map display
from Siemens VDO in 2007

Photo-quality 3-D map display from Siemens, from 2007.

Continental Automotive Systems:
Full Range Adaptive Cruise Control
to handle urban driving routine
and ACDIS for Active Distance Support

Continental Automotive Systems: Full range ACC

Continental Automotive Systems:
APIA, Active Passive Integration Approach

APIA, Active Passive Integration Approach from Continental Automotive Systems.

Continental Automotive Systems:
APIA with the dummy car test

APIA with the dummy car on the test track

Night driving and safety
Halogen headlights need regular change
as they gradually lose their brightness

Night driving and safety

Microheat HotShot:
Wireless Radio Frequency Technology
for Heated Washer Fluid System

Continental supplies Audi's Q7 SUV
Tires, high-tech brakes and suspension

Audi Q7 crossover SUV

World Driver Training conference in Dubai to address high traffic accidents rate

World Driver Training conference in Dubai, 10-12 March 2006.

Nissan Pivo Concept car
at the 2005 Tokyo motor show

pivo02.jpg (14175 bytes)

Nissan ITS technologies
at the 2005 Tokyo motor show

pivo_ircommander.jpg (11587 bytes)

Nissan safety technologies
at the 2005 Tokyo motor show

tec2safety_around_view.jpg (10183 bytes)

Nissan HV, FC and CV technologies
at the 2005 Tokyo motor show

pivo_super_motor_02.jpg (17492 bytes)

Special Feature Johnson controls closes the gap between classes: High-tech, comfort and safety ... no more luxury privileges

Johnson Control Special Section

No longer a luxury exclusivity
Reversing and parking help
With an easy-to-fit sensors kit

Easy-fit Reverse Sensor Kit

Tires sizes... what they mean

Hella new active safety systems
Ultrasound-based electronic parking assistant
And an ACC 24 GHz sensor in development

Hella parking assistant

Bosch ESP demonstration
at World Series by Renault

Bosch ESP demonstrations

Prepare your winter safety and comfort:
Better wiper blades and headlamp bulbs

Prepare your winter safety and comfort with new wiper blades and efficient lighting

Intedis simplifies the vehicle electric system
With integrated flat-conductor systems

Integrated flat conductor systems for ambient lighting (Photos: Intedis).

Siemens electronics at Frankfurt motor show
No matter how you call it
revolution or invasion... it will only grow

Tech opinion

Siemens electronic wedge brake
The 12-volt compatible brake-by-wire

Siemens electronic wedge brake EWB

Siemens modular hybrid concept
mild, medium and full hybrids by 2008

Siemens modular hybrid systems

Siemens VDO's driver assistance network pro.pilot
Merger of radars, sensors and... interest

Siemens drivers assistant network pro.pilot

CESAR is ready for production soon
Siemens VDO modular cockpit
plug-and-play
upgradeable solutions

Siemens CESAR modular cockpit

New product from Siemens VDO Dayton
MS 2100 portable navigation system
with TMC, MP3 audio and photo display

Siemens MS 2100 PND, portable navigation device

Who did Porsche's Cayenne "undress" for?

A... "transparent" Porsche Cayenne?

25 years of Bosch airbags, "airbag 10" new electronic control unit for 2007, and some essential life-saving tips about airbags and seat belts 

Bosch Airbag 10

New ESP functions and ramifications, while it continues its double-digit growth all over Europe

ESP growth in the main European markets

DynaView Evo2: the first retrofit cornering light for any car, from Hella

Hella retrofit Cornering Light

10 new technologies from Delphi at Frankfurt Motor Show

Delphi

Two main categories
of night view systems,
each with its own fortes

Lexus LX470 active infrared night view system

Night Vision
Cadillac to Lexus,
Honda, BMW & Mercedes-Benz

(opinion article)

Cadillac Night Vision and the missed opportunity

Honda Legend (Japan)
Intelligent Night Vision System

Honda Intelligent Night Vision system in the new Legend (Japanese market)

BMW's FIR
Night Vision system
for the 7-Series

BMW Night Vision system with its pan/zoom functions

Automotive Lighting
equips the new Mercedes-Benz S-Class

Automotive Lighting equips Mercedes-Benz S-Class active infrared night view system

New Mercedes-Benz S-Class joins
the infrared night view technology

Mercedes-Benz Night View Assist system

Siemens VDO to show "Park Mate" at IAA
alongside Night Vision in head-up display

Siemens "Park Mate" to be shown at 2005 IAA Frankfurt motor show

 

BMW new High-Beam Assist option soon for 5, 6 and 7 Series: electronic control of the headlights according to traffic conditions

BMW High-Beam Assist

Cobra's different views
Of Suzuki's Grand Vitara

Suzuki Grand Vitara by Cobra

JE DESIGN turns the VW Polo
Into a stylish little... rocket

VW Polo - JE DESIGN

Matig's Honda Civic EP
A rallying look with class

Honda Civic - Mattig

VW Fox and Audi A6 Avant
Get new WEITEC dynamics

Audi A6 Avant and VW Fox - Weitec

Rinspeed "zaZen" new concept car
"Enlightenment" through technology

Rinspeed zaZen concept car for the 2006 Geneva Motor Show

Ferrari F430... by Hamann:
Performance upgrade with a German design touch

Ferrari F430 by Hamann

Dodge Magnum and Ford Mustang
Get TUV-approved LSD wing doors

Ford Mustang with wing doors

BMW 7 Series
Hamann's 510 hp V12 or 412 hp V8
With special styling and alloy wheels

BMW 7 series V12 HM7.1

BF Performance: Lamborghini Gallardo
With carbon fibre kit and gullwing doors

BF Performance: Lamborghini Gallardo with carbon fibre kit and gullwing doors

For the Mercedes-Benz M, S and R Class
New 3/11 design from Carlsson
11-spoke 3-part Ultra Light wheel

Carlsson 3/11 ultra light steel.

Porsche Cayenne, BMW X5, Range Rover Sport... From 19 to 22'': HAMANN ANNIVERSARY I Winter wheels with Hankook “Icebear” tyre

BMW X5 with Hamann special winter tyres

KW coilover suspensions for Porsche Boxster, Opel Astra Caravan and Mercedes-Benz Vito

KW coilover suspensions for Porsche Boxter, Opel Caravan / GTC and Mercedes-Benz Vito

TechArt MAGNUM: Another way
To look at... or drive the Porsche Cayenne Turbo

TechArt Magnum: another way to look at Porsche's Cayenne Turbo

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