Posts Tagged ‘hatch’

TMC Launches Redesigned ‘Vitz’

Wednesday, December 22nd, 2010
Toyota Vitz 1.3 F
© Toyota Motor Corp.

Toyota City, Japan — Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) announces the launch in Japan today of the redesigned “Vitz” compact car.

Since the launch of the first-generation in 1999, the Vitz has achieved cumulative sales in more than 70 countries and regions around the world — including many European countries — exceeding 3.5 million units¹. With more than 1.4 million of those units² having been sold in Japan, the Vitz is truly a core model of the Toyota brand.

The new, third-generation Vitz, developed based on a new definition of the ideal compact car to meet consumers' diversifying compact-car needs, features sharper styling as well as a compact exterior (more…)

The New Citroën C4: First Details Revealed

Tuesday, June 1st, 2010
New Citroën C4
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Citroën has released first details of the brand new C4. Designed to exceed the highest expectations, the New Citroën C4 boasts a real positive energy — with exceptional levels of quality, style, interior space and occupant comfort, as well as responsive handling and impressive environmental credentials.

As with the New C5 in 2008 and New C3 earlier this year, the New Citroën C4 once again demonstrates the expertise of the brand in creating stylish and innovative vehicles with relevant technological advances.

With its sculpted lines and high quality finish, New C4 cuts a distinctive profile, striking an impression of strength, stability and balanced proportions. (more…)

New Opel Astra: The First Class Compact

Wednesday, May 13th, 2009
New Opel Astra
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Rüsselsheim — Integrating German engineering excellence, fluid sculptural design and accessible innovative technologies, the new Opel Astra captures the philosophy which quickly made the Insignia Europe's best-selling mid-sized sedan. Opel's new compact will premiere September 17 in Frankfurt at the IAA as a dynamic five-door hatchback with elegant touches that profits from the best of Opel engineering for a thrilling driving experience.

The next generation Astra brings many comfort and safety features to the compact class that the Insignia first introduced to mid-sized cars. (more…)

Chevrolet Volt Leads General Motors Into Its Second Century

Tuesday, September 16th, 2008
2011 Chevrolet Volt Production Show Car
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Detroit — General Motors launched its next 100 years today by unveiling the much-anticipated production version of the Chevrolet Volt — a vehicle that delivers up to 40 miles of gasoline- and emissions-free electric driving, with the extended-range capability of hundreds of additional miles.

“Revealing the production version of the Chevy Volt is a great way to open our second century,” said Rick Wagoner, GM Chairman and CEO. “The Volt is symbolic of GM's strong commitment to the future … just the kind of technology innovation that our industry needs to respond to today's and tomorrow's energy and environmental challenges.” (more…)

The All-New Honda Jazz

Monday, July 28th, 2008
2008 Honda Jazz
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Honda's all-new Jazz is once again set to redefine the B-segment parameters of practicality and interior space. The 5-door hatchback will achieve class leading interior space and combined it with significantly improved fuel economy and 120 g/km CO2 emissions (1.4-liter i-SHIFT and 1.2-liter).

The exterior design is at first glance an evolution rather than a revolution, but this subtle change of appearance is only one small part of the thousands of changes that push the all-new Jazz forward. It retains the concepts of the previous Jazz with its center fuel tank layout and Magic Seats which gave it world beating interior flexibility. (more…)