Monthly Archives January 2015

Jaguar Land Rover High Performance Models SVR Designation

Jaguar Land Rover To Get SVR Badge

Most auto makers only have one naming convention for its high performance models, for example BMW M, Mercedes-Benz AMG, Lexus F etc.

But this is not the case for Jaguar Land Rover currently. For example the Range Rover Sport has SVR variants:


the XF has the R-S mode (XFR-S):


and the most powerful F-Type is called “F-Type R”


This sounds like a chaos. But JLR is going to address this by using the SVR badge across the whole brand uniquely. This is confirmed by John Edwards, head of the JLR Special Vehicle Operations (SVO). Therefore in the future there will be no XFR-S or F-Type R, instead of the XF SVR and the F-Type SVR.

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Test Drive Review: 2015 Lincoln MKC – Part 2 (Interior)

Review Index:
The 2015 Lincoln MKC – Part 1 (Exterior)
The 2015 Lincoln MKC – Part 2 (Interior)

2015 Lincoln MKC Test Drive Review

Whenever I see a new compact CUV model, I ask myself this question: what is this new model’s purpose? What problem does it solve?

For the Lincoln MKC, from my point of view the most important factor for people who buy it instead of a similar size sedan is simply the look of the SUV shape.


Logically speaking the 2-row-seat MKC neither provides fundamentally larger interior space, nor does it has serious offroad capability which can distinguish itself from other sedans...

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2015 Lexus RC and NX Got Excellent Result in IIHS Crash Tests

2015 Lexus RC & NX: IIHS Crash Test

If you’ve paid attention to the IIHS crash test data (which you can find in the “Technical Measurements” tab, under each model’s test category, on the IIHS official webpage), then you may have an impression that, compared to its German luxury car competitors, Lexus usually has inferior crash test results.


For example for the moderate overlap front test, when measuring the footwell intrusion, the current GS sedan has structure deformation around 6-9 cm; but for the Mercedes-Benz E class, BMW 5-series, Audi A6, they all have those numbers in the 1-2 cm league, which means in the crash test, the Lexus GS has more severe deformation in its...

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Redesigned 2016 Lexus RX To Be Announced: NY Auto Show

2016 Lexus RX Sadly Not Announced In Detroit

The current Lexus RX (3rd-generation) was debuted back in November, 2008, now more than 6 years passed and it is due for a renewal. It has been rumored that Lexus would debut the redesigned 4th-gen RX at the 2015 Detroit auto show which is ongoing this week, but sadly the debut did not happen.


However this is understandable – because the Detroit auto show is more focused on performance models, not for soccer mom vehicles or daily commute cars. But looks like the 2015 New York auto show, which is going to take place this April, is a good time for the new RX to bow to the public.

Our source informed us today that Lexus managemen...

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2016 Ford Shelby GT350 and GT350R Order Guide Leaked!

There have been a lot of talk about the upcoming 2016 Ford Shelby GT350 and GT350R Mustang recently, for example we have covered them here, here and here.

2016 Ford Shelby GT350R Mustang

2016 Ford Shelby GT350R Mustang

What we currently know is their final engine output, the order details and pricing. Today we have some answers to the order details, from the below leaked order guide. Basically speaking it is relatively easy to make ordering decisions since Ford only offered 2 optional packages for the GT350 and only one for the GT350R.

Please note that in the order guide, model code 900A is GT350 and 920A is GT350R, and this is the first internal draft, there will be modifications and additions when the...

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