The Car Geek: July 2006

The Car Geek

Monday, July 24, 2006

Infiniti embrace changes with its improved 2007 lineup

Infiniti has once again proved its leadership in the sport luxury segment as they ushered in the exciting lineup of their 2007 models.

Their award winning vehicles have now been improved and refined not just in terms of aesthetics and ergonomics but in power and overall driving performance well.
Enhanced 2007 model Infiniti vehicles

Enhanced 2007 model Infiniti vehicles:

2007 Infiniti G35 Sport Sedan - This received major redesigning with bold exterior styling and refined interior. New advanced technological features include the touch screen navigation system, RearView Monitor and hi-fi audio system. This also boasts of an upgraded VQ-series 3.5-liter DOHC V6 engine delivering 306 horsepower. This is scheduled for sale this November and will be available in four models: the G35, G35 Journey, G35x AWD, and G35 6MT.

2007 Infiniti G35 Sport Coupe - Now has standard Intelligent Key and auto on/off headlights.

2007 Infiniti M Sedan - This award winning sedan that has already received a number of media accolades now has 18-inch five-spoke wheels, numerous optional technological packages and a 10-way adjustable front passenger seat.

2007 Infiniti FX Premium Crossover SUV (FX45/FX35) - Enhancements includes the 18-inch wheel paint color changed from silver to titanium, standard pre-wiring for iPod accessory and the new seat belt reminder system.

2007 Infiniti QX56 Full-Size Luxury SUV - Now sports a new exterior color and revised engine tuning for the 5.6-liter DOHC 32-valve V8 engine that gives out increased horsepower and torque.

With these new Infiniti innovations, it's undeniable that these vehicles will again reap exciting awards just like what the previous models did.

Monday, July 17, 2006

Most quintessentially British vehicles

One of the most highly anticipated events in the automotive scene today is the British International Motor Show which will be held on the 20th of July. As part of the said event the Motor Show conducted a survey for the most typical British vehicles.
Most quintessentially British vehicles: Morris Minor UK's top ten most quintessentially British vehicles are:
  1. Morris Minor
  2. Aston Martin
  3. Rolls Royce
  4. Fire Engine
  5. Mini
  6. Black Cab
  7. Double decker bus
  8. Robin Reliant
  9. Milk Float
  10. Green Goddess

These vehicles will be showcased at the star studded parade of the legendary cars of the past, present and the future this coming July 16 as part of celebrating

British International Motor Show's return to London after three decades and the start of the Show at ExCel London.

There are around 250 iconic, historic and futuristic vehicles representing every decade of the last 100 years that will strut through the streets of central London. Among the known vehicles that graced both the TV and movies screens that are also included in the event are Scooby Doo's van, Judge Dredd's police car, Lara Croft's Tomb Raider Land Rover and Austin Powers' Shaguar.

For more information regarding the show, you can visit

Monday, July 10, 2006

Mitsubishi's "Princess Kitty" edition


Now isn't that a cute car? And very Japanese indeed!

Mitsubishi Motors tied up with Sanrio to release the Mitsubishi i Hello Kitty "Princess Kitty" edition in Japan. This is certainly a one of kind vehicle as we seldom see a car with a pink finish much less a cartoon character inspired one.

For its exterior, a Hello Kitty trademark ribbon logo is applied to the roof and front doors, while the rear doors get a "Princess Kitty" graphic bearing the adorable cartoon character's face. The back window also gets a large Hello Kitty face decal and a matching pink paint is applied to its wheels. Its interior also bears various Hello Kitty designs including the seat covers and even the headrest covers are the shape of Hello Kitty's head.

The car is a 2WD with 4-speed automatic transmission, powered by 660cc turbocharged MIVEC 3-cylinder and it gives out 64 horsepower.

The "Princess Kitty" edition will be displayed from July 25-31 at the Mitsukoshi department store located at Tokyo's Nihonbashi district. Among the interested buyers that register, only one person gets to drive home this unique vehicle which is priced at ¥2,100,000 (or a little over $18,200 USD) wherein ¥200,000 of that will go to Japan’s UNICEF.

Mommies out there should better be ready as your little princesses will surely insist that you buy this car. But since only one person will be lucky enough to buy the car, you might as well start customizing your own vehicle with girly designs and get Mitsubishi accessories from Auto Parts Inner.

Monday, July 03, 2006

Chrysler offers hottest deals this summer

Ford may have 'Bold Moves' and GM may have appealing zero-financing incentives, but Chrysler also got the hottest deals.

Yes, Chrysler just brought back their employee pricing program which they termed as "Employee Pricing Plus". They also launched the same campaign for Canadian buyers which they dubbed as "The Hottest Deals Under the Sun - Get An Employee Price Discount."

The program entitle customers who come to the 475 Chrysler, Dodge and Jeep dealers to receive an employee price discount as soon as they purchase or lease an eligible model. Aside from that they will also be given a delivery allowance of up to $6000, plus zero financing for 36 months through Chrysler Financial. But that's not all as customers will also be entitled of the company’s 30-day Return Program.

Almost all 2006 models of Chrysler, Dodge and Jeep vehicles are eligible for the said offer including the Chrysler 300, Dodge Grand Caravan minivan, the Dodge Ram pickup and the entire Jeep vehicles. The Dodge Viper, Dodge Sprinter and the Ram SRT10 on the other hand are excluded from the offer.

The "Employee Pricing Plus" that will run the entire month of July will also be supported by Chrysler's "Ask Dr. Z" advertising campaign, which is aimed to highlight the innovative design, reliability, performance and fuel economy of Chrysler, Dodge and Jeep vehicles.

Summer is indeed an opportune time to purchase a vehicle as this is the season when automakers launch various programs to outsmart their competitor's selling strategies and eventually turn the interest of a large number of the car buying public towards their vehicles.

As with your auto parts needs this summer, you can also take advantage of Auto Parts Information's discounted offers for all Chrysler parts and Jeep parts.