The growing domination of the Russian motor market was only too evident at this year’s Moscow Motor Show, a nation whose demand for vehicles have dramatically increased over recent years. The Moscow Motor Show isn't know for its glitz and glam, but this year was somewhat of an exception, as a star-studded lineup descended on Eastern-Europe. What were the top 5 cars on show?
Audi revealed the facelifted R8. The changes are very subtle, while there are changes to the front bumper, it’s the new LED headlights that stand out from the previous model. The functioning headlights sit beside the redesigned daylight, and now move in accordance when the car turns. Audi’s design department may be saving its creative work for newer models, but there’s no doubting the technical department where putting in extra hours head of the R8’s facelift.
The Continental has become one of Bentley’s best-selling models ever, so it seems good business to replicate that model. That’s exactly what they’ve done with the GT Speed, except it now possesses a 6-litre twin-turbo W12, which will produce 616bhp. The car is now capable of reaching 205mph.
Although the XF and XJ won’t be sold in the UK, the all-wheel drive version was too hot to leave out. It’s been revealed that the marvelous all-wheel-drive model will use an intelligent system that can split torque equally between the front and rear wheels, though the car will direct most of it power to the rear wheels.
Mazda’s new flagship model the Mazda 6 made its world premier. The 6 is certainly an attractive car for a saloon, with its smooth lines and defined front grille similar to that of a Mercedes c63. The 2014 Mazda6 gets the new range of Skyactiv engines, including the 2-litre Skyactiv-G (gas) engine that makes 148bhp sending power to the front wheels through either a six-speed Skyactiv-Drive automatic, or a six-speed Skyactiv-MT manual gearbox
The Land Rover Freelander has been given an extensive push as part of a whole host of refinements for 2013. Most of the work revised by Land Rover has been made to the cabin, with only subtle exterior tweaks including new front and rear lights and a new grille. Inside, the introduction of a 5-inch colour screen, a keyless-go system and rear-view camera ensure the Freelander is now equipped to sit comfortably alongside the Evoque and Range Rover.