Bullz-Eye Reviews the 2011 Nissan Rogue

Bullz-Eye.com reviewed the 2011 Nissan Rogue and share their thoughts below!

The 2011 Nissan Rogue is a confident vehicle upon first impression and as I spent more time with the car, that impression proved true. We tested an AWD SV model, the overall look and feel of which gave me the sense that a few more upgrades to this vehicle would allow it to compete with much pricier brands.

Exterior

The exterior of the Nissan Rogue was refreshed for 2011 with a new front end. It has a very classy look that could easily be mistaken for upscale competitors. Our Rogue was an SV model with the SL package, so pretty much all of the goodies offered were on board. The Frosted Steel paint job was a great fit for the Rogue – it was sporty but also had a high end look to the finish. The halogen headlights, body color real spoiler, chrome grille, chrome door handles, chrome body side moldings and chrome exhaust gave passersby no choice but to notice the Rogue on the street. This little SUV carries some serious bling and it carries it well. When you add the privacy glass, roof rails with silver accents and 18″ alloy wheels, there isn’t a whole lot you would want to add to this car when it arrives at the dealership for delivery.

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2012 Ford Focus enters the 40mpg club!

It’s never a bad time to announce a new vehicle has been rated 40mpg by the EPA but at this point in history it’s a great time with gas climbing daily! The new 2012 Ford Focus has made it into the 40mpg club with an automatic transmission so the battle with the venerable Hyundai Elantra should make things that much better for consumers.

From the Detroit News:

The 2012 Ford Focus received a government rating of achieving 40 miles per gallon on the highway, as the automaker’s global launch of the compact spurs jobs among its supplier base, company officials said Friday.

The Environmental Protection Agency also certified the Focus as getting 28 mpg in city driving, Ford said. The rating applies to a model with a four-cylinder direct-injection engine and six-speed automatic transmission, as well as other fuel saving features.

The fuel economy news came as the Dearborn automaker announced its supplier network has expanded to meet the demand of its C-segment platform, which underpins the new Focus. Many of Ford’s 310 global suppliers are adding jobs, facilities and equipment to build parts for the new Focus. Among the major Focus suppliers, 5,500 jobs have been added at facilities in North America, Europe and Asia, the automaker said.


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De Tomaso storms Geneva

The new De Tomaso being unveiled in Geneva will give an insight into what is in store for fans this specialty automaker. Maybe they’ll finally settle on a name for their flagship as well?

From Auto Blog.com:

Here we are, just days before the doors open at the 2011 Geneva Motor Show, and De Tomaso has unleashed a series of images along with a few more salient details of its new SLC concept car. Well, actually, De Tomaso is now referring to the machine as the SLS (and no, it has nothing to do with the Mercedes-Benz of the same name), which stands for Sport Luxury Sedan, as opposed to SLC, or Sport Luxury Crossover.

Fret not, Benz fans (and trademark lawyers). De Tomaso says it will give its future production model a new name that will be announced in Geneva.

Irrational naming conventions aside, what we have here is a somewhat high-riding humpback machine not unlike the BMW 5 Series Gran Turismo. According to the company, two engines are planned at launch, a 300-horsepower V6 and a 550-horsepower V8. Power is sent to all four wheels, and a diesel engine option is planned for a later time.

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2012 Ferrari FF in all it’s glory

Sit back, relax and enjoy these videos of the gorgeous 2012 Ferrari FF. Keep in mind that there is a V12 with 650 horses under the hood! Can it get any better?

Magrath promised there would be many more posts on the 2012 Ferrari FF, so here’s another, as the four-wheel-drive, four-seat shooting brake got an early unveil last night in Maranello, Italy, in front of 700 Ferrari owners and dignitaries. We’ll see it again next week at 2011 Geneva Auto Show, where the sheet will be pulled off in front of a couple hundred sweaty journalists in ill-fitting suits.

No additional specs were released, so we’ll have to take it on faith that the car’s front-mounted 6.2-liter V12 still makes around 650 horsepower and 504 pound-feet of torque — and that Ferrari’s seven-speed, dual-clutch gearbox will be up to the task of managing such a monumental torque load.

After the jump we offer a few more photos from the event, along with the real treat — a new 3-minute video of the FF looking and sounding rather awesome as it’s hustled along tarmac, and through snow, sand, Ferrariworld…

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Bullz-Eye Goes to San Fran to check out the Chrysler 200

Bullz-Eye.com’s Gerardo Orlando participates in a direct comparison of the Chrysler 200 and it’s competitors.

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