Tuning Series: Porsche Cayenne 995 by Prior Design

Porsche Cayenne 955 by Prior Design

Question: Which Porsche model that considered to be the most tuning vehicle? The answer will be the Cayenne, folks. Just like what Prior Design did recently as the tuning specialist offers classy tuning kit for the Porsche Cayenne 955. In case you are not familiar with what we just typed, the Cayenne 995 four-door SUV is the 2nd generation of the car which has been on the market for awhile and Porsche should know by now that fans – including us – are demanding for the new generations which we really hope about to be introduced on 2012 Geneva Motor Show.

Porsche Cayenne 955 by Prior Design side view

Okay, back to our topic where Prior Design granted tuning kit for Porsche Cayenne 955 which also known as the first incarnation of German luxury SUV. The tuning kit is actually an exterior package that consists of new front fascia with massive air intakes, alongside with LED daytime driving lights. Is that all? Come on… take a look on the photos and you do believe that Prior Design offers more than we have mentioned, right?

Porsche Cayenne 955 by Prior Design rear view

According to autoevolution.com, Cayenne 955 SUV got new side skirts, revised rear bumper with an integrated diffuser, and beefier wheel archers. Prior Design offers this tuning kit for €3.900 and please notice that this price doesn’t include the installation and painting fees. Oh, we also forget to mention that the excluded list adds one more item and it is the sports exhaust system that costs you €1,199.

Official Photos of Volkswagen Up! 5-Door

Volkswagen Up! Five-Door

The Volkswagen Up! scores success which makes Das Auto has to drop another version, a five-door version to be exact. To know the first public reaction, Das Auto released sets of official photos of the five-door city car and some details as well. Judging by the photos, not much of changes on the Up! five-door as the size is similar with the three-door version, as well as the engine choices and features. So, although you know the general features, you still curious about the design and styling, right?

Volkswagen Up! Five-Door side view

What makes the new Volkswagen Up! five-door different from the three-door version is the fact that the city car gets additional extra two doors. The rear passengers has 79.5mm (31.1-inches) of legroom and 94.7cm (37.3-inches) of headroom. We know you don’t like the figures, but we have to share with you so you know how much the dimension of this vehicle. For the luggage space, autoevolution.com mentioned that the total amount of space is 252 liters or equals to 8.9 cubic-feet and can be extended by folding the rear seats up to 951 liters or 33.6 cubic-feet.

Volkswagen Up! Five-Door rear view

Since the engine choice is the same with the three-door Up!, the five-door version of German city is powered by two versions of 1.0L three-cylinder units with total power output of 60 and 75 horsepower. The basic price tag for this vehicle is €10,325 which means that there has been €475 increase over the three-door model. The order for Volkswagen Up! five-door starts on March with the delivery might be around May for the German market with other markets could be launched on summer.

2013 Audi A3 Strolled on Snowy Road

2013 Audi A3

It is winter in Europe and Audi thinks it will be perfect to send their prototype of compact hatchback for test drive at night. Wait… test drive at night on snowy road? Yup… night time is the perfect time to test all the light equipments and also to dodge the spy photographers. The prototype in question is the 2013 Audi A3 which is the backbone of the German carmaker’s sales on compact hatchback market.

The development of the 2013 A3 is little behind of their siblings – the facelifted A4, A6 sedan, and Avant – because Audi needed fast solution to compete with Mercedes-Benz and BMW. What you see is the 3rd generation of the hatchback model because it carries the same flexible and scalable MQB platform which could be underpinning the 7th generation of Golf.

2013 Audi A3 side view

According autoevolution.com, the engine choices for 2013 Audi A3 will be equipped with turbocharged and presents the newly developed 1.4L TFSI that offers 140 ponies. Audi much likely will apply the start-atop tech and cylinder deactivation system for all the models of 2013 A3 hatchback. Rumor has it that the launching of new A3 will be at the same time with the sporty S3 model as the S3 will be the first time sold as sedan version and rumored to have 2.0L four-cylinder powerplant that provides 280 horsepower.

2013 Audi A3 rear view

As soon as the developing of 2013 Audi A3 is completed, the new China facility will be produced the hatchback and means that this 4-doorvehicle could be arrived sooner than 2013. The 3- and 5-door version of 2013 A3 hatchback might be unveiled at 2012 Geneva Motor Show.