Maserati to Launch SUV

Yet another Frankfurt Auto Show debut has come to light, this time from Maserati. To increase sales volume, Maserati is looking to increase their offerings within the next few years. The first model is the new, unnamed Maserati SUV.

Jealous of Porsche’s success with the Cayenne, Maserati is going deep into Fiat’s toy chest to create their own competitor. The result will be the equivalent of a rich man’s turducken. Expect this new model to use the Jeep Grand Cherokee’s platform, a Ferrari derived V8 (most likely similar to the Granturismo), a ZF 8 speed transmission, and the appropriate Maserati styling adjustments both inside the car and out.

If you are connecting the dots, this means that Maserati will produce a truck with a platform engineered by Jeep (also the Mercedes GL), powered by a Ferrari motor, using a German transmission, and built in the U.S.A.

Let’s see if Maserati can put all the parts together to make a true competitor to the Cayene and BMW X5M when the curtain falls in Frankfurt. If it goes all terribly wrong, expect something like the Chrysler TC by Maserati though.

Source: Automotive News

  

Regal GS Priced

Buick’s sportiest Regal, the GS, is set to arrive this fall. Now we have word of just how much it will cost. The new GS will set you back $35,310. For that you get a turbocharged, 270hp four cylinder motor hooked up to a traditional 6 speed manual transmission. An automatic will also be available. The GS also sports a more aggressive front fascia, wheels, suspension, and interior appointments. The GS may be the most powerful Regal but it does not seem to be set up for full out track assaults, but to be a competent daily driver.

Buick sees the GS competing with Acura TSX V6’s and Audi A4’s. The only glaring fault is that the GS it is only front wheel drive. So is the TSX, but the Audi is available with all-wheel drive. The GS has more power than the A4, but it will be interesting to see if GM is able to handle the torque steer enough to deliver a luxurious ride. Holding the wheel while it wiggles around in your hands does not give the illusion of class and sophistication. Odder still, the car on which it is based, the Vauxhall Insignia VXR, does come with all-wheel drive, and a 321hp, turbocharged V-6.

The GS is a great value when compared to the Acura TSX, but may not sway people out of their Audi’s without all-wheel drive. A final verdict will have to wait for a test drive, but the GS looks to definitely change the way people view Buick.

Source: Insideline

  

2011 Lexus IS250C Gallery

The 2011 Lexus IS250C is one of those convertibles that can go from serious business with the hardtop up to all out fun and open air with the press of a button. We are currently testing a matador red IS250C and we can report right from the start that this car is first class and as smooth as silk is so many ways.

Check out the full gallery.

  

Bullz-Eye drives a 2011 Chrysler 200 from New Orleans to Dallas

As part of the “Game On” Blogger Road Trip, Bullz-Eye will be heading down to the big game in Dallas in style behind the wheel of a 2011 Chrysler 200. This will be fun, as we’re going to first fly into New Orleans then hit the road with destination Dallas to meet up with other media and bloggers to discuss our experiences in the all new Chrysler 200, tailgate in style and then enjoy the biggest show on Earth! The Chrysler 200 drive has been chronicled by many, so follow Bullz-Eye on Twitter for updates and stories worth telling along the way.

Chrysler is gearing up with a slew of new products and we were fortunate enough to check them out at the North American International Auto Show. Everyone knows about the Chrysler 300 but this drive is all about the newbie Chrysler 200. Driving the 2011 Chrysler 200 from New Orleans to Dallas will give us an up-close view of how well this new car performs, rides and how it’s received along the way to the Big D!

Bullz-Eye isn’t the only ones hitting the road in the Chrysler 200. Follow the coverage from other bloggers!

  

2011 Cadillac CTS Sedan Review

Bullz-Eye.com reviews the 2011 Cadillac CTS Sedan!

Cadillac has been working hard the past decade to get back in the game, but it’s the best competition in the world. The company has had some success, and the 2011 CTS Sport Sedan has helped them rack up decent sales numbers. In order to increase Cadillac’s sales further, though, they need the CTS to be a leader. We’ll let you know whether we feel the CTS is up to the test.
Exterior

We drove a Cadillac CTS Sedan that had a black raven color exterior and 18″ painted aluminum wheels, which together made this car look more grown up than I expected. The front end is the best looking exterior design feature of the CTS Sedan. The fascia is distinctive and bold and really adds some character to the car. The low stance and muscular fenders with the fog lamps and Cadillac crescent give an appearance of both luxury and performance. The rest of the CTS is somewhat of a letdown. It appears the exterior was slapped together and the rear end looks bloated and out of place.

Read the full review.

  

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