Four years after the introduction of the second Generation series and after some 720,000 units delivered world-wide in the past ten years, the succesful Volkswagen Touareg, born in 2002, is ready for a mid-life redesign, new materials plus improved driver-interface inside and updated technology under the bonnet.
The latest Touareg development will be unveiled at Auto China 2014 opening its gates to the public in Beijing next week.
It is called Peugeot 2008 DKR (for Dakar) and it positively it is an SUV just like the regular production Peugeot 2008.
However, its design is radically different and its SUV definition should be given a different meaning where sport is replaced by racing. Its mission is also quite different from the one of the mass production Peugeot 2008.
The Peugeot 2008 DKR has been born with one single aim: win the 2015 DAKAR in Argentina and – on its way to and from Argentina – win the Oscar for the best promotional and advertising tool on behalf of Peugeot and its lead partners: Red Bull and Total. Just as the Peugeot 208 T 16 Pikes Peak did last year, when it smashed the hill climb race record, setting a hard to beat 8m13.878s time and made the cover and pages of any thousand of virtual and physical publications.
The first Ford Mustang was officially born on April 17th, 1964 according to the carmaker, from a product concept clearly defined by Lee Iacocca.
It was an instance success as the affordable sports car the young generation could afford and soon became the icon of the 1960ies American Dream.
The stunning success steered the marketing and sales "experts" at Ford towards bigger and heavier developments and the designers were asked to play it safer and safer.
The following generations somehow betrayed the original «simple» concept and the myth fades away.
However, the Mustang nameplate has remained strong and is still exciting the desire of car enthusiasts. The new generation launched today with the limited series 50th Anniversary Edition has all it needs to pay homage to the founder of the dynasty.
Separately we will look at the Italdesign 2007 Ford Mustang that represent one of the purest interepretation of the orginal Mustang concept and design, with a very amateurish and spontaneous interview on video.
Here below we recap the 50 history of the Ford Mustang and in our Photo Gallery we offer you a first set of images. The gallery will be further extended in the next few days.