Top 10 Cars of the 2012 NY Auto Show

Top 10 Cars of the 2012 NY Auto Show

2. Infiniti LE Concept

Infiniti parent company Nissan was the first to successfully sell a mainstream electric car around the world. So if anyone has a solid shot at being the first to successfully sell an electric luxury car, it’s Infiniti.

Using a similar powertrain to the Leaf with 134 hp and 240 lb-ft of torque, Infiniti promises improved performance through light weight for its LE Concept. Previous to the car’s reveal, Infiniti also promised true-to-the-brand style and interior luxury and so far it has delivered on both.

Also a notable first for the LE Concept uses a cordless charging system, which Infiniti expects will be the first such system for cars to hit the market.

  • Why?  Porche and Diesel are two words that don’t belong in the same sentence describing a vehicle.

  • Sjones1204

     bizzarre ranking if Ive ever seen one. The Viper makes sense at #1, but the rest is hard to find reasonable. The new impala is #6? Below a fyling car and the Infiniti Leaf? Wow. But at least he managed to get in a dig at the Impala and GM by criticizing the “cheap” controls.

  • Lexus ES,Good look and very nice model. 

  • Guest

    Hey Rick –  Porsche and Diesel go together and have for quite some time –  In the 1960 Porsche made and sold a Diesel Tractor !  True !

  • mark palluccio

    Sounds like the 2013 Mustang is quite nice offering a 440 HP engine that will surely get the blood boiling for those loyalists.  I wish Ford would bring back a Galaxy 500 with some balls or maybe a ranchero with 440 HP!!! sounds like a winner to me. 

  • Javaibe

    i dont care how much it is, it’s so ugly… never mind the power if it look like that..for 50k i rather have an audi or a BMW… porche go back to the drawing table its crap…

  • Abcd

    I’ve seen the Fiskar Atlantic driving around near the factory. IMO the styling is terrible, particularly the front. What were they thinking?

  • Riverborn75

    My Juke does 0-60 in 7.3 (I have timed slightly faster), and is 35 grand less.  Really!

  • Riverborn75

    Yeah I was refering to the porsche cayanne diesel.

  • 2013 Lexus is simply outstanding!

  • Lool the new Impala has stolen the Kia Optima’s look and feel, Americans always steal ideas, that’s how they run!