2014’s Hot New Cars
by Silvia Yen
The 2014 new Mazda6 is the latest Takeri concept that embodies “KODO”, a styling language inspired by the natural movements of animals in the world. It translates to “Soul of Motion”. The new design is an unforgettable one, a careful sporty design with upscale material in Soul Red paint. It is one of the few affordable midsize sedans that still offers manual transmission, and its bold lines convey the exact moment motion begins, releasing tremendous force and accumulated energy. In the future, KODO will be incorporated into every Mazda, pushing the entire lineup into this powerful new look.
Mini masters the art of looking small on the outside but maximizing space in the inside. An adorable small car, Mini combines great driving dynamics and good fuel economics. Each Mini has a standard six-speed manual transmission, and while the base engine for most may not be the most suitable for freeway passing, the Cooper S and John Cooper Works versions won’t struggle with acceleration. The Mini is luxurious in connectivity, offering standard USB ports, Bluetooth, and HD Radio. Smaller cars have been increasingly popular in urban environments, and if you ask my opinion, I would tell you that the Mini is more than a vehicle, it is also a symbol of your style.
Since Bentley was founded in 1919, it has been a cutting-edge brand devoted to luxury, style, and beauty. It raised the bar of luxury benchmarks with the launch of its new Flying Spur, achieving maximum comfort and refinement. On the outside, its sharp feature lines complement muscular rear haunches. On the inside, it is a luxurious and spacious cabin that displays hand-crafted leather hide and wood veneer finishes. The Flying Spur meets the desires of customers– a timeless design, ultimate material quality, attention to detail, class-leading refinement, and effortless performance.
By Winson Chang
2014 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28
At the New York Auto Show 2013, Chevrolet shocked the world by introducing the Camaro Z/28 for the 2014 model year. Many people came to the show for this most surprising machine, which marks the return of one of the most legendary model names in American muscle car history.
Compared to the previous model, the design represents a strong visual change front and rear, resulting in a lower, wider and more contemporary appearance, which would be the first thing that catches your attention.
However, perhaps more importantly, the Camaro z/28 is about 300 pounds lighter than the 580 horsepower Camaro ZL1, but still expected to generate about 500 horsepower and get 470 foot-pounds of torque thanks to its LS7 engine that is also used in the C6 Corvette Z06.
The weight shedding stems from lightweight wheels all the way to thinner rear-window glass. Even air conditioning is an option. GM also removed all but one speaker and took out the trunk carpet to bring the vehicle’s weight down. The rear seats are still there, but have been reengineered with a lighter design as well.
According to their announcement, the new 2014 Camaro line will arrive at Chevrolet dealers later in 2013. The Camaro Z/28 is expected to be appearing at track events across the United States in spring 2014!
2014 Cadillac CTS
The new, third generation of the CTS was officially revealed at the first press day of the 2013 New York International Auto Show.
This bold, aggressive and powerful-looking CTS has grown five inches in length and features a 1.2-inch longer wheelbase, with weight decreases by about 240lbs. Cadillac proudly claims CTS is roughly about 200 pounds lighter than a BMW 528i sedan, the lightest of the major players in this segment. However, at the same time, CTS’s roofline and the base of the windshield are about an inch lower, contributing to a more aggressive stance.
CTS makes use of two-small turbochargers rather than a single, larger turbo, is rated at a 420 horsepower and 430 foot-pounds of torque, making it the most powerful V6 ever from General Motors.
Inside, you’ll find the familiar design as on other contemporary Cadillacs like the ATS and SRX, with real wood, carbon fiber, and aluminum trim. Plus, an eleven-speaker Bose sound system comes standard, as does the CUE infotainment system.
Overall, inside and out, the new CTS is the best-looking Cadillac in a generation. It is longer than a Mercedes, lighter than a loaded BMW and with more headlights than an Audi, the aggressive Cadillac CTS is ready to roll. However, there is no pricing yet. The production will begin this fall, with sales starting soon!
2014 Jaguar XJR
One of the wildest beasts will be on the road s oon! The new 2014 Jaguar XJR debuted at 2013 New York Auto show. Like the XKR-S GT, which also premiered at the show, the XJR is powered by a 5.0-liter supercharged V8 engine that develops a full 550 horsepower and 502 pound-feet of torque. Mated to an 8-speed transmission, the V8 pushes this sedan from 0 to 60 mph in only 4.4 seconds and on to a top speed of 174 mph.
When compared to the standard XJ, XJR adds a more aggressive exterior look, with an aerodynamic side skirts, a new front bumper, and a trunk-mounted spoiler. Inside, Jaguar adds a lot of R version elements, such as sports seats, R badges and specially designed jet leather.
This real-man’s sedan will go on sale by the end of 2013. We will hear the growl of a new Jaguar XJR very soon!