Mazda SASSOU Design Concept Vehicle To be Unveiled at 2005 Frankfurt Motor Show

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Leverkusen, 30th August 2005. Mazda Motor Corporation will present an exciting Zoom-Zoom design concept at this year’s Frankfurt Motor Show in September – the Mazda SASSOU (‘sa-so’) – a small, lightweight, three-door hatchback powered by a turbocharged, three-cylinder, 1.0-liter MZR DISI (Direct Injection Spark Ignition) gasoline engine. Combined with evolved Zoom-Zoom design language and a unique interior concept, Mazda SASSOU is a look into the future at where Mazda might be heading with its B-car. It will share the stage with the Mazda Crossport concept, Mazda2 facelift, the third-generation Mazda MX-5, the high-performance Mazda6 MPS and the recently launched Mazda6 facelift and the compact Mazda5. Read More

Volkswagen at the 2005 IAA – The “Twincharger” celebrates its premiere in the Golf GT

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Wolfsburg, 29 August 2005 – At the International Motor Show (Cars) in Frankfurt, Volkswagen is presenting a ground-breaking innovation in the development of direct injection petrol engines: The world’s first twin-turbocharged FSI engine – the “Twincharger”. The engine developers at Volkswagen have taken an unusual approach to achieving lower fuel consumption values: Reduction in cubic capacity alongside the combination of an exhaust turbocharger with a compressor. Read More

Toyota at the 2005 Frankfurt Motor Show

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  • First public presentation of the new Toyota Yaris and RAV4 at Frankfurt Motor Show
  • New Toyota Endo urban car and i-unit interactive vehicle concepts
  • Corolla Verso with new 175 and 134bhp 2.2-litre D-4D engines
  • Next-generation Toyota Hilux
  • The Frankfurt Motor Show will see Toyota take the wraps off two of its most important cars in Europe, the all new Yaris and RAV4.

    The newcomers, due to be revealed on 13 September, will be joined on the Toyota stand by two new concept vehicles, the Corolla Verso equipped with 134 and 175bhp versions of the new 2.2-litre D-4D diesel engine and the next-generation Hilux pickup. Read More


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    Jaguar is proud to announce a new era in its sports car lineage – the all-new XK. Like all great Jaguar sports cars, the focus of the all-new XK is firmly on the future, while acknowledging the marque’s rich history. It heralds a new era for Jaguar in terms of both design and engineering, and it is the most technically advanced Jaguar ever built.

    The all-new XK continues the Jaguar tradition of beautiful, powerful, ground-breaking sports cars, but behind its stunning looks, it bristles with practical, intuitive, modern technology, clearly focussed on enhancing the driving experience. It delivers significant improvements in performance, dynamics, safety, exterior and interior design and equipment, and product quality. When it is launched in early 2006, this first of the next generation of Jaguars will become the sporting flagship of the Jaguar brand. Read More

    New Mercedes-Benz R-Class Goes On Tour With The Rolling Stones

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    Montvale, N.J. – At Mercedes-Benz USA, the “R” in the new R-Class could stand for “Rock-and-Roll” as the company’s newest vehicle introduces a new sports tourer segment by going on tour with the Rolling Stones. As the official automobile partner of the Rolling Stones’ A Bigger Bang concert tour in the U.S. and Canada, the Mercedes-Benz R-Class is being featured on-location at each concert arena from the tour’s launch at Fenway Park in Boston on August 21 through the Fall for over 60 subsequent concert dates. You might want to check out Ticket Club to see if you can pick up some tickets before they’re all gone. Read More

    BorgWarner All-Wheel Drive Transfer Case System to Power New Audi Q7

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    AUBURN HILLS, Mich., Aug. 25 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — BorgWarner’s all-
    wheel drive transfer case system will be standard on the new Audi Q7, a luxury
    performance SUV scheduled to debut in 2006.

    “BorgWarner TorqTransfer Systems is delighted to add Audi to the list of
    valued customers who benefit from our advanced technology, quality, and
    creative solutions to all-wheel drive challenges,” said Cindy Niekamp,
    President and General Manager, BorgWarner TorqTransfer Systems. “We are proud to bring BorgWarner’s leadership in all-wheel drive to the owners of this distinctive vehicle.” Read More