For just about every car you can imagine these days, somewhere out there there’s a company that produces a performance upgrade pack or tuning kit that makes it more powerful. Whether it’s a fairly run-of-the-mill family car or a muscle car that’s already bursting with horsepower and torque, there’s sure to be somebody that can help you wring that extra bit of power from it. While that’s great in theory, the folks at York Ford would probably want you to know that there can often be problems with tuning kits. Don’t get things wrong here, they will more than likely give you the extra power they claim to deliver, and you can have them fitted by a reputable or even a franchise dealer. The problem is that many of them can affect the reliability of your car, and worse still, they can even invalidate your warranty.
Even where the climate isn’t always conducive to owning them and using them to their full potential, plenty of people still love convertibles. The big problem used to be that the fabric roofs that were little more than a convenience if you lived somewhere sunny all year round, weren’t exactly ideal if you had to deal with snow, ice and heavy rain most of the time. Although the first retractable hardtop was invented by an American called Ben P. Ellerbeck in 1922, French manufacturer Peugeot gave the world the first production version, power-operated retractable hardtop in 1935. Unsurprisingly, European manufacturers have been most enthusiastic about hardtop convertibles in recent times. You only have to take a trip to your Westmont BMW dealers to see what a marvel of modern engineering the latest retractable metal roof has now become.
Kia recently unveiled changes for the Forte5, a five-door hatchback that is heavily influenced in its design by European vehicles. It further differentiates itself from the competition through a muscular body, large wheels and overall aggressive stance. According to Coral Springs Kia Dealer, the 2016 model will continue to deliver the kind of styling, technology, performance and safety innovations that car shoppers expect.
Jaguar Land Rover has developed a new road safety technology called Sixth Sense, which monitors brain waves and other factors to assist drivers. The aim of the innovative system is to reduce accidents that are triggered by drivers being tired, stressed or distracted. If the technology were to be used in vehicles at Naperville Jaguar Dealer, it ultimately would reduce how much drivers are looking away from the road while providing vital alerts by vibrating the accelerator.
Much of Nissan’s current lineup of models on sale in the U.S. may not set too many pulses racing, but it certainly is hitting the spot as far as sales are concerned. Although it’s the sexy models like the GT-R and NISMO variants that grab much of the attention, it’s family cars like the Sentra, Altima and Rogue that put the big bucks onto the bottom-line. When people go into the showroom of their Lakeland Nissan Dealer, their attention may get drawn towards a 370Z, but they’re a lot more likely to leave with an order for a family sedan, hatchback or crossover than a sports car.
There have been plenty of updates to the model lineup for the 2015 model year, with the likes of the Maxima already on sale and the next-generation of the Titan due soon. But the company is now already looking forward to what the next model year will bring for big-sellers the Sentra and Altima that are next up for big refreshes.
The compact sedan segment is already fiercely competitive, but it looks as though competition will intensify as other major manufacturers continue to up the ante in terms of design, technology and value for money next year. That’s why the updates to the Sentra and Altima are expected to be significant, even though they are both doing pretty impressive business as they are right now.
Both are expected to go on sale later this year, although the company is remaining tight-lipped at the moment as to exactly when the new models will appear. The Sentra in particular is expected to receive serious attention from the designers for the next model year. Current rumors suggest it will feature the new pointed, V-shaped grille, and a more aggressive and angular headlight arrangement with better-integrated LED running lights than it has right now.
The Sentra’s sales are already up year-to-date through May by 15.5 percent on last year, which bodes well for it beating its 25-year best of 183,268 units sold that it managed in 2014.
Written by Sean Cooper
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The 2015 Nissan Murano features an all-new design, which has helped it scoop the Best Crossover award from the 10 Best Family Cars list. Both Edmunds.com and Parents magazine selected which vehicles made the prestigious list of vehicles. Nissan Sedalia customers should be aware that the Murano was evaluated using the same criteria as all the other models that were under consideration.
The 2015 Edge has set a number of new benchmarks with its recent redesign, but perhaps none is more important for the customers of Ford Detroit and other Blue Oval locations than the vehicle’s first 5-Star Overall Safety Score from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). In fact, the Edge rang up 5-star scores in both frontal-crash and side-crash testing scenarios, received 4 stars for rollover roof strength and was recognized for offering three of the Administration’s “Recommended Technologies”: a rearview video system, forward-collision warning and lane-departure warning.
The Nissan Versa Sedan was recently called out by the AAA (previously called the American Automobile Association) for its stellar value proposition. As a result, the subcompact sedan featured at Crown Nissan Hoover was included on the 2015 Green Car Guide as the “Best Green Car Value.” The accolade once again highlights not only how affordable the Versa Sedan is to purchase, but to operate as well.
Kia has teamed up with Yahoo Screen as part of the Perfect Getaway marketing campaign, which is all about promoting the all-new 2016 Sorento. One of the goals of the messaging is to let the public know that the crossover vehicle is already available to purchase through Kia Dealer Chattanooga and other locations throughout the United States.
There can’t have been too many cars over the years that have provoked so must speculation, conjecture and sometimes frustration to U.S. auto enthusiasts as the Focus RS. Ever since the ultimate performance version of the family hatch came to the attention of us here in the U.S., we’ve been subjected to more false-dawns about its arrival over here than most of us can count. But at last, the guys at Ford Edmonton can finally start to field enquiries about the Focus RS with positive news about its imminent arrival on these shores. Continue reading