Chevrolet reveals new Pacific and Atlantic Corvette upgrades; Audi A1 to get three-cylinder engine; Mazda reveals record profits for the 2013/14 financial year
28 April 2014

Chevrolet is offering two new upgrade packages for the Corvette. The first, the Atlantic, is only available as a convertible and has GT-inspired options such as grey exterior trim, chrome alloys and matching luggage. The Pacific comes as a coupé and has racing stripes, an aerodynamic bodywork package and sports seats.

The Audi A1 will be the firm's first model to get a three-cylinder engine, and will shortly be followed by the A3, company boss Rupert Stadler has revealed. The models will use engines currently found in the Volkswagen Up, but there are currently no plans to fit three-cylinder engines into the next-gen A4.

Mazda has announced record profits for the last financial year. The Japanese company attributes its success to its range of SkyActiv vehicles. To March 2014 the company made €1.36 billion of operating profit, a 238 per cent increase on the previous year. Sales in the UK were especially strong; up 35 per cent.

Mike Vousden

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29 April 2014
When you said upgrades, i was hoping they had put the steering Wheel on the right side......!?

Peter Cavellini.

23 August 2014
We can't deny with the fact that Audi engines are the best engines among all other luxurious cars; most of the people around the world love Audi due to engine performance and efficiency. Here also we have found some essential facts about Audi engine; that Audi is now going to add 3 cylindrical engines very shortly in A1 and A3 models. As a result we can get effective engine performance and better lifespan.

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