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Redesigned 2013 Ford Fiesta Revealed

Redesigned 2013 Ford Fiesta Revealed

The redesigned 2013 Ford Fiesta was revealed this week Wednesday a day before Ford’s special “Go Further” product event hosted by Ford President and CEO Alan Mulally in Amsterdam.

The 2013 Ford Fiesta incorporates Ford’s latest global design language, with one of the key elements being the trapezoidal front grille. Other than the exterior changes Ford has also done some work to ergonomically optimise the interior of the vehicle and has also added the Ford SYNC voice activated in-car connectivity system.

Ford SYNC in-car connectivity system delivers an unprecedented level of connectivity, enabling owners to voice-activate phone calls and music selection from devices connected via Bluetooth or USB.

The 2013 Ford Fiesta does not marke a huge departure from the current Ford Fiesta and this was evidents in comments made by Martin Smith, Ford of Europe executive design director, with regards to how vital it had been to maintain the “vital part of the Fiesta’s make-up” and still “give it a more sophisticated look.”

One of the new engine options on the 2013 Ford Fiesta will be the award winning 1.0 litre EcoBoost petrol engine which won the 2012 “International Engine of the Year.”

EcoBoost combines turbocharging, direct fuel injection and variable valve timing on both intake and exhaust to deliver the power of a larger engine with the fuel efficiency of a smaller unit.

The new Fiesta will be launched in South Africa in 2013.

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Mazda 6 Wagon To Premier At 2012 Paris Motor Show

Mazda 6 Wagon To Premier At 2012 Paris Motor Show

Mazda this week announced that they would premier the Mazda 6 Wagon at the Paris Motor Show which runs from the 27th of September.

Tthe Mazda 6 sedan and wagon, will be displayed at the Paris Motor Show and will  will feature Mazda’s new SKYACTIV-D 2.2 clean diesel engine.

The SKYACTIV-D 2.2 diesel engine is available in either Standard Power or High Power versions. Both engine types comply with Europe’s Euro 6 emissions standards. Additionally, the new Mazda6 will also be available with the SKYACTIV-G 2.0 and SKYACTIV-G 2.5 direct injection gasoline engines.

Sales of the 2013 Mazda 6 will begin in Europe later this year.

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Mclaren Automotive To Premier F1 Successor At Paris Motor Show?

Mclaren Automotive To Premier F1 Successor At Paris Motor Show?

The rumour making rounds at the moment is that McLaren Automotive is to debut the Mclaren F1 hypercar successor at the Paris Motor show which begins on Thursday the 27th of September.

A lot of this is fired by the picture McLaren distributed as part of their press release this weeks which depicts the silhouette of a car with some very distinct vents doing some wind tunnel testing.

Officially McLaren Automotive hopes to use the Paris Motor Show to showcase their future plans, and unveil their strategy to fast forward the automotive world, but all cards at the moment indicate they will be unveiling an exciting new hypercar.

For those who cant’t wait and are willing to endure the torture of dribs and drabs then you are welcome to check out some of the official McLaren Automotive social media channels on Facebook and on Twitter by following @McLarenAuto.

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