Toyota has unveiled the special edition version of its IQ in Japan. Based on the 130G trim level, this special edition iQ comes with a very interesting two-tone paint job: blue metallic roof and white pearl crystal or blue mica metallic roof and silver metallic. As for the engine, it comes with a 1.3-liter DOHC unit coupled to either a 6-speed manual or CVT (w/ simulated 7-speed simulation) transmission. The iQ Two-Tone Special Edition is priced at 1,864,473 Yen (about $18,280) for the 6-speed manual model or 1,915,527 Yen (about $18,781) for the CVT model. [Autoevolution]

2014 Audi S8 By ABT

by Isaiah on May 9, 2014


Check out the latest styling and performance packages for the 2014 Audi S8 by ABT. The car receives a four-pipe stainless steel ABT muffler system and a set of 21″ ABT DR wheels. Under the hood, the 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 engine has also been upgraded to produce 640HP and 780NM of torque (an increase of 120HP and 130Nm), allowing the car to sprint from 0-100 km/h in less than 4.0 seconds with a top speed of 280 km/h. [AR]


Chevrolet has finally revealed the US price for their new 2015 Chevrolet Impala CNG. Coming in two different trim levels: LS and LT, this bi-fuel version of 2015 Impala sedan runs on on both compressed natural gas (CNG) and gasoline, and promises to provide a driving range of 500 city miles with full gasoline and CNG tanks. The 2015 Chevrolet Impala CNG has a starting price of $38,210. [MW]


Kia has launched the special edition version of its Rio In Australia. Based on the 1.4-liter four-cylinder entry-level S model, the special edition version is equipped with front fog-lights, folding side mirrors with indicators, cruise control, alloy pedals, a six-speaker stereo with two tweeters, a leather-wrapped steering wheel and gear selector, and a set of 15-inch alloy wheels. The Kia Rio Special Edition sells for $16,190 for the five-speed manual and $18,190 for the four-speed automatic. [Car Advice]


The all new 2014 Nissan X-Trail has just been priced in the UK. Coming in Visia, Acenta, n-Tec and Tekna trim levels, along with two different configurations: four-wheel-drive and front-wheel-drive, this third-generation mid-size SUV (available in five or seven seats) is equipped with a 1.6-liter dCi turbo diesel engine (w/ a six-speed manual gearbox or an optional Xtronic CVT transmission except in Visia) that outputs 130 hp and 320 Nm of torque. The 2014 Nissan X-Trail will hit UK dealerships on July 17th with prices ranging from 22,995 GBP (about $38,847) and topping at 31,695 GBP (about $53,545). [Autoevolution]

Lexus LX 570 Supercharger Special Edition

by Isaiah on April 30, 2014


Check out this newly introduced Lexus LX 570 Supercharger Special Edition in Kuwait. Coming with a complete supercharger system, this powerful SUV is equipped with a 5.7-liter supercharged V8 engine (w/ a 6-speed automatic transmission & all-wheel drive system) that produces 450HP (67HP more than the original model). Performance-wise, the car can accelerate from 0-100 km/h in 6.6 seconds. The Lexus LX 570 Supercharger Special Edition also boasts xenon headlights featuring LED low-beams, power tailgate, front and rear parking assist, satellite navigation and a set of 20″ alloy wheels fitted with low-profile tires. [AR]