► 2013 Kia cee'd
http://www.youcar.tv The new cee'd is longer, wider and lower than its predecessor, with the same long wheelbase. The elegant simplicity of its coupe-like proportions is emphasised by a steeply raked A-pillar, a very low belt-line in the front and lengthened side windows. The front of the new cee'd is dominated by the latest interpretation of Kia's trademark 'tiger-nose' grille and aggressive, wraparound headlamp clusters housing signature LED daytime running lights. In profile, pronounced front and rear wings emphasise the car's wide track and solid stance. Above taut, strongly sculpted door surfaces, the steeply raked A-pillar, sweeping roofline and integral rear spoiler accentuate the sporting aesthetics of the new model's generous glasshouse. Throughout, the exterior is accented by numerous small yet highly significant detail touches which add to the prestige and premium feel of the new cee'd without detracting from the purity and elegance of the overall design. These include a new, bolder, more sophisticated Kia badge, the indicator blade protrusion in the front headlamps, the Kia-signature windscreen head castellations, the chrome side glazing surround and the cee'd-unique, aerodynamic shaping of the tail lamp which extends into the adjacent bodywork. The new cee'd features a completely new interior hallmarked by a more premium look and feel, higher perceived quality, improved switchgear, touch-screen technology and enhanced driving position ergonomics. The dashboard layout features a cockpit-like design with an aircraft-themed, driver-oriented fascia. The main control panel wraps around the steering wheel, placing all switchgear within easy reach of the driver, and the main control groups such as audio and air-conditioning have been segregated to bring a more premium, luxurious, big car feel to the interior. Carefully considered precision detailing gives the cabin a more prestigious look and feel than that of the current generation model. Soft touch materials add a new tactility to the driving environment. Instruments and switchgear are picked out in very thin chrome, the door handles are built up in a layered sandwich of high quality materials and the door opener itself has a sculpted, one-piece, shell-like quality reflecting the premium values of the new interior design.
► 2013 Audi A3 1.8 TFSI quattro S line
► http://www.youcar.tv The 1.8 TFSI -- with an engine displacement of 1,798 cc -- produces 132 kW (180 hp) and outputs 250 Nm (184.39 lb-ft) of torque between 1,250 and 5,000 rpm. It combines direct injection with supplemental injection into the induction pipe, varies the valve stroke based on load using the Audi valvelift system and utilizes a very elaborate thermal management system to quickly heat the engine after a cold start. Its key performance data: zero to 100 km/h (62.14 mph) in 7.2 seconds, top speed 232 km/h (144.16 mph), combined fuel consumption of 5.6 liters per 100 km (42.00 US mpg), equivalent to 130 g CO2 per km (209.21 g/mile).
► 2012 Toyota GT86
► http://www.youcar.tv 2.0 Boxer 6M/T 4-cylinder 16-valve DOHC 200 hp at 7,400 RPM / manual transmission Top speed: 226 km/h 2.0 Boxer 6A/T 4-cylinder 16-valve DOHC 200 hp at 7,400 RPM / automatic transmission Top speed: 210 km/h
► Porsche Panamera GTS - Wider Air Intake