Mauritius adopts CO2 Emissions Green Tax, Nissan NV200, New Micra K13, Mitsubishi Colt

Nissan March K13It’s good to see the award winning NV 200 (the new Nissan Vanette) reaching our shores for about Rs 600,000. Now the Peugeot Bipper/Partner has a contender. Although the Bipper is more affordable and comes in more economical diesel engine, hardcore Japanese fans.

Good to see as well is the new Micra with a 1.2 L 3-cylinder new engine that’s going to be able to compete with peers for fuel economy. Coupled with a 7-year 100,000 km warranty, ABC Motors knows its business. I guess many Mauritians won’t see the a-bit-dull looks and lower quality (according to foreign journalists).

Mitsubishi Colt 2001The Mitsubishi Colt is finally here, abeit the older model. I hope they advertise that it has SIX (6) seats as opposed to 5 for all other hatchbacks in its category (Vitz, Fit, Demio, 207, Fiesta).

Finally the introduction of the green tax soon will be a good thing. It’ll be a system similar to France with bonus and mallus applied depending on your car’s CO2 (carbon dioxide) emission. To be honest, I think the bonus is way too little. It should have been More

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New 1200hp Veyron Super Sport Sets World Record Again 431kph!

Bugatti Veyron Super Sport beats Shelby Super Cars Aero UltimateA few years ago, the Bugatti Veyron 16.4 broke the world record for the fastest production car at 407 kph. The Americans Ford wanted to take the record from the VW owned French manufacturer. They made the Shelby SuperCars (SSC) Aero Ultimate, which set the record at a mere 412 kph.

This time Bugatti is back with the same engine boosted to 1200hp More

Iframac Overtakes ABC Motors – When is Axess Bringing the Mazda 2 Demio

News from Motormag says that for the first 3 months of 2010, Iframac has totalled more vehicle sales than ABC motors. Can it become the No.1 this year. ABC has been leading for the past 10 years or so.

Another group that has potential I’d say is Axess. My suggestion would be to bring in the World Car of the Year 2008. That’s the Mazda 2/Demio that won against reputed cars like the Mercedes-Benz C-Class, Audi A5, Nissan Qashqai and Ford Mondeo! It’s a direct competitor of Toyota Vitz/Yaris and Honda Fit/Jazz/City. Fifth Gear has a review of the Mazda2:

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