The on-DO is the first Datsun to crack the Top 10 anywhere in the world. * See the Top 25 best-selling models and Top 54 All-brands by clicking on the title * A flicker of hope: just as analysts predict the Russian new car market will be down 25% in 2015 (I disagree), new registrations are up year-on-year in December and for only the second time in the past 22 months at +2% to 270,653 deliveries. However 2014 ends on a harsh -10% drop to 2.49 million units. Let’s get straight to the big event of the month: the Datsun on-DO continues its incredible run, up 27% on November to 5,104 sales and #10, earning Datsun its very first monthly Top 10 since its relaunch as a low-cost brand early in 2014. This is great news for Datsun as its other main launch in India hasn’t been met with the expected success: the GO frankly disappointed there with a personal best of #22 in April. In Indonesia, the GO+ peaked at #11 in September and October while in South Africa the GO is … [Read more...] about Russia December 2014: Datsun on-DO breaks into Top 10
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Ferrari 458 Italia. Picture by Bailey Smith Photography, all rights reserved. * See the Top 235 All-models ranking by clicking on the title! * I am now able to share with you an exclusive models ranking for Monaco: you won’t find this anywhere else on the web! The Mini is the best-selling model in the Principality with 137 sales and 5.7%, up 41% year-on-year – however note it is unclear how many Countryman this figure includes. The Audi A3 ranks #2 at 91 units and 3.8% with the Smart Fortwo rounding up the podium with 86 sales and 3.6%. Mini Paceman The Top 10 is filled with prestige cars: the Porsche Cayenne is up a whopping 55% on 2011 to reach an out-of-this-world 4th place at 79 units and 3.3%, the Porsche 911 is up 38% to #7 and the Bentley Continental up an amazing 61% to break into the Monegasque year-end Top 10 at #9 with 45 sales and 1.9% share… Audi A3 Notice also the Audi A1 up 64% to #5, Porsche Panamera up 193% to #12, Mercedes M-Class up 175% to … [Read more...] about Monaco Full Year 2012: Mini and Audi A3 on top, Porsche Cayenne and Bentley Continental in Top 10!
This time of the year is my favorite for two reasons. The first reason is that my birthday is March 7th. Secondly, this is when the Geneva International Motor Show kicks off and that means new cars. I’m not talking about new commuter cars or anything, I’m talking about new supercars and hypercars from the automakers we’ve come to love. Below are our top 10 Geneva supercar unveilings. 10. GFG Style Kangaroo 9. Mercedes-AMG GT R Roadster 8. Aston Martin Vanquish Vision Concept 7. Ginetta Akula 6. Pininfarina Battista 5. Lamborghini Aventador SVJ Roadster 4. Ferrari F8 Tributo 3. Aston Martin AM-RB 003 2. Bugatti La Voiture Noire Number 1 … The Koenigsegg Jesko … [Read more...] about Top 10 Geneva Supercar Unveilings
Dodge Charger III By Frank Peiler–Publisher, Collectible Automobile magazine Having already compiled a list of my favorite concept cars from the Fifties, I have moved on to the Sixties. If you haven’t already checked out my Fifties and Seventies concept-car picks, please do so. If there are any cars you’d add to this list, please let us know what they are—there are literally dozens of excellent cars to choose from. More Classic Concept Cars 1959/1960 Cadillac Cyclone Cadillac Cyclone Though technically a 1959—it was first seen at the inaugural Daytona 500 in February—the Cyclone was still on the auto show circuit in 1960. This car was as wild and totally unpractical as any Fifties concept, with its pointed front fenders (or “radar pods,” as Cadillac called them) and lofty fins. 1961 Chrysler Turboflite Chrysler Turboflite Its huge rear wing predated that 1969 Dodge Charger Daytona and the 1970 Plymouth Superbird by nearly … [Read more...] about 5 Coolest Concept Cars of the 60s
Although no cars are completely airtight, some are built a little more airtight than others. See more pictures of concept cars. AP Photo/Kai-Uwe Knoth There are several ways to know if you have an airtight car -- and none of them are pleasant. That's because the passenger compartment of your car is not designed to be airtight. Fresh air comes in the front of the car, circulates through the passenger compartment and leaves the car through exhausters in the rear. If the cabin of a car or truck were truly airtight, the windows wouldn't defrost, it would get unbearably hot in there and anyone inside wouldn't be able to breathe. When diagnosing car problems, people might say "airtight" when what they mean is "watertight." Sitting inside a car in the pouring rain or a car wash would quickly tell you if you had any leaks in the door or window seals or even unsealed body seams. The vents that allow fresh air to enter and exit have been designed to keep water out and rarely cause auto … [Read more...] about How do I know if my car is airtight?