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Check out this newly launched Kia Picanto Quantum Special Edition for the UK market. This high-spec three-door version of the A-Segment model boasts a special Titanium Silver metallic paint, a red radiator grille surround and a set of 15-inch two-tone alloy wheels. It also comes with Kia’s Urban Pack consisting of reverse parking sensors, ambient interior lighting, a Supervision instrument cluster and UV solar windscreen glass. Underneath, power comes from a 1.25-liter petrol engine (w/ five-speed manual or four-speed automatic transmission) that produces 84 hp and 120 Nm of torque. The Kia Picanto Quantum Special Edition is priced at 11,895 GBP (about $19,993) for the five-speed manual model or 12,495 GBP (about $21,000) for the four-speed automatic model. [Autoevolution]

Volkswagen Golf R 400 Concept

by Isaiah on April 23, 2014

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Here we have the first official pictures of the new Volkswagen Golf R 400 Concept. Based on the standard Golf R hatchback, the Golf R 400 comes with 4MOTION four-wheel drive system and a modified 2.0-liter four-cylinder turbocharged engine (w/ a six-speed DSG transmission) that produces 400 hp and 450 Nm of torque. Performance-wise, the car can sprint from 0 to 100 km in 3.9 seconds and has a top speed of 174 mph. See one more picture after the break. More»

Audi TT Offroad Concept

by Isaiah on April 21, 2014

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Audi has showcased their latest concept car ‘Audi TT Offroad’ at this year’s Beijing Auto Show. Measuring 4.39m long, 1.85m wide and 1.53m tall with a wheelbase of 2.63m, this five-door crossover is powered by a 2.0-liter four-cylinder turbocharged engine that outputs 300kW and 650Nm of torque, and Audi’s e-tron plug-in hybrid drivetrain consisting of two electric motors (40kW at the front and 85kW at the rear axle). Performance-wise, the car has a top speed of 250km/h and can accelerate from 0-100km/h in 5.2 seconds. [Car Advice]

2015 Subaru Outback

by Isaiah on April 18, 2014

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The all new 2015 Subaru Outback has just been showcased at this year’s New York Auto Show. Dubbed as the world’s first Sport Utility Wagon, this fifth generation of the Subaru Outback is offered in two different engine options including a 2.5-liter four-cylinder boxer unit with 175 hp and 174 lb-ft of torque, and a 3.6-liter six-pot unit with 256 hp and 247 lb-ft of torque. The car also comes standard with the Lineartronic CVT transmission and Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive system. The 2015 Subaru Outback is scheduled to hit US dealerships this summer. [Autoevolution]

Aston Martin DB9 Carbon Edition

by Isaiah on April 16, 2014

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Aston Martin will showcase the new Aston Martin DB9 Carbon Edition at this year’s New York Auto Show. Coming as Coupe and Volante (convertible), the DB9 Carbon Edition (in Carbon Black or Carbon White color option) comes with carbon fibre side strakes, rear lamp infills and black meshes and window surrounds reinforcing the powerful visual themes. Under the hood, the car is equipped with the firm’s AM11 V12 engine that produces 510 hp and 457 lb ft of torque. Price itself starts from $199.995. [MW]

2015 Volkswagen Golf VII SportsWagen

by Isaiah on April 14, 2014

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Here’s a look at the new 2015 Volkswagen Golf VII SportsWagen. Based on the new MQB (modular transverse matrix) architecture, the Golf VII SportsWagen will come with 4MOTION all-wheel drive system and will have two different engine options including a 1.8-liter turbocharged and direct-injection four-cylinder TSI gasoline with 170HP (w/ either a 5-speed manual or 6-speed automatic transmission) and a new EA288 2.0-liter common-rail, turbocharged and direct-injection diesel with 150HP (w/ either a 6-speed manual or DSG dual-clutch automatic transmission). The 2015 Volkswagen Golf VII SportsWagen will make its public debut at the 2014 New York Auto Show. [AR]