Jaguar has recently revealed their newest sports saloon, the XJR. The car is powered by a 5.0-liter supercharged V8 engine (w/ an eight-speed automatic transmission) that generates a total of 550 hp. Performance-wise, it has an electronically limited top speed of 174mph (280km/h) and can sprint from 0-60mph in 4.4 seconds. [Global Motors]
Here’s a glance at the upcoming Maserati Ghibli. Coming in both rear-wheel drive and all-wheel drive configurations, this luxury four-door sedan is offered in two different engine options: a 3.0-liter V6 turbo diesel and a turbocharged 3.0-liter V6 petrol, with both engines are mated to a ZF eight-speed automatic gearbox. The Maserati Ghibli will make its debut at the 2013 Shanghai Motor Show this April before going on sale later this year. [Car Advice]
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The all new 2013 Kia Cerato is now available for purchase in Australia. This third-generation Cerato is available in three different trim levels including S, Si and SLi, and comes in two new ‘Nu’ petrol engines: a 1.8-liter with 150 hp and 178 Nm, and a 2.0-liter with 175 hp and 209 Nm. Prices ranging from AU$19,990 (about $20,955) for the standard S version and goes up to AU$27,990 (about $29,341) for the SLi version. [Autoevolution]
Volkswagen has just announced the availability of their new hot hatchback ’2013 Golf VII GTI’ in the UK. Priced from 25,845 GBP (about $39,639), the 2013 Golf VII GTI is equipped with a 2.0-liter turbocharged petrol engine (w/ a 6-speed manual gearbox) that generates 220 hp and 350 Nm of torque. Performance-wise, the car has a top speed of 246 km/h and can accelerate from 0-100 km/h in 6.5 seconds. [AR]
The all new 2013 Honda CR-Z is now available for purchase in Australia. This two-door hybrid comes with larger 17-inch alloy wheels, revised front and rear bumpers, a new grille, rear LED taillights and a diffuser. Under the hood, power comes from a combination of a 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine (w/ either a six-speed manual or automatic gearbox) and an electric motor that produce a combined 136 hp and 190 Nm of torque. The 2013 Honda CR-Z price starts at AU$38,490 (about $40,324). [Autoevolution]