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Spying: And Here Is The ELR's Interior

Uploaded by mudmonster on Today, 12:03 AM

William Maley

Staff Writer - CheersandGears.com

October 12, 2012

We been posting spy shots of the upcoming Cadillac ELR for the past couple of months. All of them being the exterior. We've been wondering what the interior will look like. Well the spy gods have heard our cries and photos of the ELR's interior have come out.

Not a surprise in the Interior shots is the appearance of Cadillac's CUE Infortainment system and the steering wheel from the XTS and ATS. What is a surprise is the instrument cluster. Much like the Volt, this ELR mule uses a screen to display pertinent information. The...


Meet The Porsche Cayenne Turbo S

Uploaded by mudmonster on Yesterday, 10:55 PM

William Maley

Staff Writer - CheersandGears.com

October 12, 2012

During the first generation cycle of the Porsche Cayenne, the company introduced a high-performance version called the Turbo S. The Turbo S brought forth a 4.5L turbo V8 producing 520 HP.

Well, Porsche is doing another Cayenne Turbo S for this generation. The Turbo S uses the same 4.8L turbo V8 from the Cayenne Turbo with some slight modifications. Performance stats are:520 HP553 lb-ft of torque0-60 MPH in 4.2 SecondsTop Speed of 176 MPH

Despite all of the performance increases, Porsche says the Turbo S doesn't see a signifi...


Bentley and Lamborghini SUV To Possibly Br Delayed

Uploaded by mudmonster on Yesterday, 12:29 PM

William Maley

Staff Writer - CheersandGears.com

October 11, 2012

Bentley and Lamborghini plans to build their own SUVs could becoming to a standstill.

Reuters is reporting that parent company Volkswagen could put a hold on these projects due to the current European economic crisis. Sources inside Volkswagen say the reasoning behind the hold is that it would allow VW to limit spending and keep cash reserves. The decision will come on November 23rd, the day when Volkswagen's board will review spending.

At the moment, Lamborghini's Urus SUV is currently waiting on a green light to move on....


Acura Refreshes ZDX For 2013, Kills It One Year Later

Uploaded by mudmonster on 10 October 2012 - 11:39 PM

William Maley

Staff Writer - CheersandGears.com

October 11, 2012

Back in July, we reported that Acura would be doing a refresh for the 2013 ZDX. This left us scratching our heads as to why Acura would do this. So far this year, Acura has only sold 642 ZDXs. Well, Acura announced this week the refreshed ZDX would only be around for one year before being discontinued. This leaves us scratching our heads even more.

The 2013 ZDX gets a lightly reworked front shield grille, power folding side mirrors, parking sensors on the front and rear bumpers, lane departure and forward collision warning s...


Small Cars Gaining Market Share

Uploaded by mudmonster on 10 October 2012 - 11:18 PM

William Maley

Staff Writer - CheersandGears.com

October 11, 2012

Small cars are on track to to capture the largest share of the U.S. auto market since 1993 according to Bloomberg.

Sales of compact and sub-compact vehicles jumped 50% to 240,288 units last month, giving the segment a 19.3% of market share through September. That's only 1.2% off the highest market share that small vehicles ever got back in 1993.

“Traditionally small cars were purchased by people who couldn’t afford anything else. Right now, that’s not the case. We see people choosing them because they find...



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