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Volvo put the concept coupe on hold, Maserati celebrate 100 years and new Mini exhibition opens in Munich.

Swedish car firm Volvo have confirmed that they are putting their Coupe concept model on hold in order to focus on other projects first and foremost. This concept vehicle was announced just one year ago and shown the vehicle in a future direction that the company are planning to take some of their motors. It is expected that a production version of the car would compete with that of the BMW 6 series very competitively. There is nothing set in stone regarding a production version of the car in the future however,Volvo bosses have confirmed that they would like to produce the vehicle at a later date. For now though, the company remain focused on their XC90 model which is set for release next year and could end up being one of their biggest selling vehicles of all time.

 

The history of Mini is displayed in Munich

BMW have opened up a brand new exhibition at their museum in Munich. The new exhibition shows the history of the Mini brand and some of their classic vehicles aswell as other classic and rare pieces for Mini fans to sink their teeth into. The exhibition has been named 'The Mini Story' and has been done to celebrate their fifty five year anniversary. A total of thirty original Mini models are on display at the event and two never before seen concept cars from the firm are also on hand. It has been confirmed that the event will run from now up until the 31st of January 2016. If you are Mini fan this is definitely an event you should get yourself down to.

 

Maserati reveal Alfieri pictures

The luxury car firm based in Italy Maserati, are this week celebrating their one hundred year anniversary. They are one of the most well recognised sports and luxury car designers in the world and they have officially celebrated this huge milestone by revealing some brand new pictures to the world of their brand new Alfieri model. A range of turbocharged V6 and V8 engines are expected to be found under the bonnet of the new Alfieri.

 

The model was first displayed at the Geneva motor show and the company stated that this is the design structure that they would like to carry over to some future models. The images that were revealed of the car show it in a Silver design with a sloping bonnet,angular headlights and a chrome surrounded front grille. The interior of the car was also displayed showing a leather interior in Cream and Black. Orange inserts can also be clearly seen around the steering wheel, speedometer and gearstick. Nothing more is known right now about the specifications that are to come along with this model or even if it will make it out of the concept phase at a later date.  

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