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Nissan’s ultimate compact crossover – the Juke-R [video]

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(image: Nissan) Nissan Juke-R | US$na | www.nissan.com

seriously, i didn’t think this would happen – a Juke crossed with a GT-R? seriously? it is happening right now as we speak and this one-off vehicle will be known as the JUKE-R. i have always love JUKE but this is more than i expected, to a point of feeling exhilarated. currently under development by motorsports outfit RML with input from Nissan Technology Centre for Europe (or NTC-E), the JUKE-R’s flared wheel arches, low-slung ride height, revised front and rear bumpers, and an unique split rear spoiler – all point towards that this isn’t your regular JUKE. Continue reading Nissan’s ultimate compact crossover – the Juke-R

this Ford Explorer is made from 380000 LEGO bricks

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(photos: Ford) LEGO Ford Explorer | US$na | www.ford.com

you know what they say about records are meant to be broken. well, that statement is absolutely positive. just when we thought Lene’s Great Wall of LEGO astounding 270,000 individual bricks is mind-boggling, then comes along a life-size replica of the Ford Explorer that was created from an even ming-blowing 380,000 individual LEGO bricks. yes, you heard it right, it is a full-size LEGO Ford Explorer. it took 22 designers and 2,500 hours to complete this 2,654-lbs (1,204-kg) monstrous LEGO model that’s reinforced by a 768-lbs (348-kg) interior aluminum base. Continue reading this Ford Explorer is made from 380000 LEGO bricks

Maserati Kubang at Frankfurt [live photos and video]

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(image: via Gizmag) Maserati Kubang Concept SUV | US$tba(concept) | www.kubang.maserati.com

with the Frankfurt Motor Show going on, we have to be extra cautious not to flood this blog with more autos than necessary but then again, who can resist featuring something as gorgeous as this Maserati Kubang (among the many others)? the Kubang, so named after the Javan wind, is an updated concept of the Trident brand’s prior SUV concept introduced back in 2003 at the Detroit Motor Show. though developed based on the Jeep Grand Cherokee, this gorgeous SUV from the luxury marque will features styling, engine, suspensions, brakes, handling and performance of 100% Maserati origin. Continue reading Maserati Kubang at Frankfurt [live photos and video]

Sebastian Vettel Infiniti FX – more images

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(credit: Infiniti) Sebastian Vettel Infiniti FX | US$na | www.InfinitiUSA.com

Infiniti has unveiled more images of the Sebastian Vettel Infiniti FX ahead of its debut on the September 13 (14:15-hours, to be exact) at the Frankfurt Motor Show. the special edition crossover will be unveiled by the Infiniti brand ambassador himself. the FX Sebastian Vettel vehicle is the lightest, fastest and most aerodynamic FX to date which according to Infiniti, reflects “the world champion’s desire for a 300 km/h crossover that he can drive on his home country’s derestricted Autobann.” Continue reading Sebastian Vettel Infiniti FX – more images

Sebastian Vettel Infiniti FX unveiled ahead of Frankfurt

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(credit: Infiniti) Sebastian Vettel Infiniti FX | US$tba | www.InfinitiUSA.com

for obvious reason, Formula One and crossover utility vehicle don’t usually mix but this notion has taken a turn with the reigning Formula One Champion-endorsed Infiniti FX, the Sebastian Vettel Infiniti FX. ahead of the Frankfurt Motor Show next month, Infiniti has unveiled the first image of the Sebastian Vettel Infiniti FX. based on the face-lifted Infiniti FX50, the Sebastian Vettel edition bears a handful of exterior additions such as roof spoiler, lower front bumper with what looks like daytime running lights and side skirts. Continue reading Sebastian Vettel Infiniti FX unveiled ahead of Frankfurt

Land Rover Defender given the touch of luxury by Vilner

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Vilner Studio Land Rover Defender | US$na | www.vilner.eu

we are accustomed to seeing souped up cars with luxurious interiors but going the luxe way for the interior of an automobile destined to go off-road is far and few between. however, that’s exactly what this Land Rover Defender was given: a luxury touch by Bulgarian customizer. what can i say? it’s so awesome that it beckons you to spend a night or two in it, instead of pitching tents or on your comfortable king sized bed, if you happens to be at home. heck, i would even hold a meeting in there than the conference room. Continue reading Land Rover Defender given the touch of luxury by Vilner

Infiniti officially unveil the JX Concept crossover [photos]

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(credit: Infiniti) 2012 Infiniti JX Crossover | US$tba | www.InfinitiUSA.com

after much anticipation, the Infiniti JX concept crossover finally broke its cover at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance last week. though the public may have a glimpse of the real deal but no hard specifications were announced. well, at least not in the press release anyway. what is known is that the crossover will be a three-row, seven-seater luxury crossover and will be joining the Infiniti lineup sometime in Spring 2012. the eventual JX crossover will include safety features such as Blind Spot Intervention and a new safety feature dubbed as Backup Collision Intervention. the latter acts much like the reverse sensor that detects crossing objects behind the vehicle and, if necessary, the system will automatically put the brakes on to prevent any potential collision. Continue reading Infiniti officially unveil the JX Concept crossover [photos]

Infiniti launches 2012 Infiniti FX35 AWD limited edition model

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(credit: Nissan) 2012 Infiniti FX35 AWD Limited Edition | US$52,550.00 | www.InfinitiUSA.com

along with the announcement of the refreshed 2012 Infiniti FX performance luxury crossover yesterday, Infiniti also announced an FX35 AWD Limited Edition model. price from $51,500, the LE model features an exclusive Iridium Blue paint job, huge 21-inch 10-spoke graphite finish aluminum wheels, dark tinted headlights with Adaptive Front Light System (AFS) and auto leveling, and dark tinted side air vents and lower door trim. Continue reading Infiniti launches 2012 Infiniti FX35 AWD limited edition model

Mini Countryman given the Romeo Ferraris’ treatment

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Romeo Ferraris Mini Countryman Italian Confederation 150th Anniversary | US$tba | www.romeoferraris.com

this is the first time i am featuring tuned-up works by Italian tuning house Romeo Ferraris. though quintessentially Italian, they do have their hands on a fair share of non-Italian examples, such as this Mini Countryman Cooper S tricked out in celebration of the 150th anniversary of Italian unification. never mind that the Mini is of British heritage and currently own by German auto giant, i still think this Mini Countryman Cooper S looks pretty awesomely wicked. Continue reading Mini Countryman given the Romeo Ferraris’ treatment

Infiniti teases us with the 2012 JX Concept image – the tease is over [updated Aug 22]

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2012 Infiniti JX Crossover | US$tba | www.InfinitiUSA.com

like an eager youth, Infiniti can’t wait to tease us with its new luxury crossover concept’s, the Infiniti JX, image. this first image is among the many others that Infiniti will roll out over the next seven weeks. we promise to update this post with any new images as soon as it turns up. the new JX will Infiniti’s answer to luxury family vehicle – a crossover (or some called it SUV), to be exact – that Infiniti believes is lacking in today’s market. this luxury seven-seater crossover will be officially unveiled at the 2011 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance on the August 18, after which the production version (dubbed the 2013 Infiniti JX) will make its appearance in the Los Angeles Auto Show this November. more images after the break. Continue reading Infiniti teases us with the 2012 JX Concept image – the tease is over [updated Aug 22]