For 2010 the New York Auto Show has a bit of everything and continues to deliver with a concentrated presence of luxury vehicles. But this year the luxury fits into numerous niche segments. On one end, there’s the world premiere of the 2011 Infiniti QX56 SUV, while on the other there’s the North American debut… Continue Reading...
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Already shown in different markets with different names, Mitsubishi has now revealed what it will call the Outlander Sport for the North American market. A compact crossover, slotting in under the current Outlander model, the new Outlander Sport is a different vehicle (and not just another trim level), with its own unique style. Interestingly, however,… Continue Reading...
The Audi R8 V10 was selected from a field of 16 vehicles as the 2010 World Performance Car. The winner was chosen by a jury of 59 journalists for its overall sports performance. The Audi R8 V10 was chosen above the other finalists, the Ferrari California and the Porsche 911 GT3. “We’re honored that the… Continue Reading...
Kia unveiled its shocking new 2011 Optima sedan at the New York Auto Show today with two impressive new engines, also offered in the Optima’s cousin, the Hyundai Sonata. The entry-level engine is a 2.4-liter 4-cylinder featuring gasoline direct-injection (GDI) – the first use of GDI in a Kia. Output for the new 4-cylinder is… Continue Reading...
Kia pulled the covers off a new hatchback version of the Forte at the New York Auto Show but oddly chose not to let the media see any of the five doors actually open. It’s especially strange when the car is called the Forte Five-Door. Joining the Forte sedan and Forte Koup, the Five-Door will… Continue Reading...
With the debut of the new Equus luxury sedan at the New York Auto Show, CEO John Krafcik also announced that sales of flagship model will come with premium services. For starters, Hyundai dealerships will feature the car in a showroom-within-a-showroom format, alongside the Genesis Sedan and Genesis Coupe. But if you’d like to test… Continue Reading...
It certainly looks like a flagship luxury sedan, created to rival established German saloons like the 7 Series and S Class, but it costs roughly half the price and… it’s a Hyundai? Yes, debuting at the New York Auto Show, Hyundai will now offer its flagship luxury sedan from Korea in the U.S. aiming to,… Continue Reading...
After sending the past several years focusing on volume models, Subaru has now switched over to developing its high-performance niche market vehicles, unveiling the new WRX STI Sedan today at the New York Auto Show. Previously Subaru had only offered a hatchback STI of its current generation car, but the sedan is both a throwback… Continue Reading...
The Volkswagen Polo was named the 2010 World Car of the Year, beating out the other finalists, the Toyota Prius and Mercedes-Benz E-Class. The VW Polo was selected by a jury of 59 international journalists from an overall field of 30 vehicles. “We’re honored that the Volkswagen Polo was chosen by this distinguished group of… Continue Reading...
Chevy unveiled a high-efficiency version of its new Cruze compact at the New York Auto Show, saying it provides “hybrid-like” fuel economy. The Chevrolet Cruze Eco is powered by an Ecotec 1.4l turbocharged engine with variable valve timing connected to a six-speed manual transmission. According to Chevy, the Cruze Eco has a 0-60 time in… Continue Reading...
With it’s world premiere at the Geneva Auto Show just a few weeks ago, BMW unveiled the new 2011 5 Series in front of a U.S. audience for the first time today at the New York Auto Show. And the model on display was non-other than the range-topping (for now) 550i. With styling cues from… Continue Reading...
Along with several world and North American premieres, BMW rolled out its new 335is model for the first time, today at the New York Auto Show. The “is” version takes the already amazing 335i Coupe (and Convertible) to a new level by pumping up the performance and adding some nice goodies. While the new engine… Continue Reading...
The new Acura TSX Sport Wagon was unveiled today at the New York Auto Show. Acura is positioning the TSX Sport Wagon as an entry level luxury utility vehicle, targeting the under-30 demographic, the same crowd that makes up a bulk of the TSX sedan’s sales. The TSX Wagon is powered by a 2.4l i-VTEC… Continue Reading...
With the North American premier of the CT200h at the New York Auto Show, Lexus also showcased a new IS350C F-Sport Special Edition. Priced from $57,500, it is offered in only Tungsten Pearl (above) or Obsidian. Unique to the Special Edition is a set package of F-Sport goodies including: new 19-inch forged wheels with Michelin… Continue Reading...
Porsche chose the New York Auto Show as the first North American venue to showcase its second-generation Cayenne luxury SUV, including the high-performance Turbo model and fuel-efficient Hybrid. The Cayenne S Hybrid, the first production hybrid from the German sports car maker, is powered by a 3.o-liter V6 engine that is supercharged and mated to… Continue Reading...
Along with the new iQ model, Scion also debuted the second-generation 2011 tC at the New York Auto Show today, a very big move for an automaker that hasn’t released a new car in three years. The new tC has a familiar but hardly identical look and is powered by a slightly more potent engine…. Continue Reading...
Hyundai announced the 2011 Sonata 2.0T at a private press event on the eve of media day at the New York Auto Show and now we have the first live photos of the new turbo-charged direct-injected Sonata. As we reported, the Sonata 2.0T boasts a class-leading 274 hp with fuel efficiency of 34 mpg on… Continue Reading...
Scion has just revealed the production model iQ at the New York Auto Show, which the company claims is the smallest four-seater in the world. At just 120-inches long it is roughly one-foot longer than the Smart fortwo. Saying it’s a 4-seater is a bit of a stretch, however, and Scion does qualify that it’s… Continue Reading...
Mazda announced it will introduce its next generation Sky powertrain in North America in 2011. The gasoline-based Sky-G engine and Sky-Drive automatic transmission system will make their way into production models in 2011 while the diesel-based Sky-D engine (pictured above) will reach North America in 2012. The Sky powertrain concept is part of Mazda’s goal… Continue Reading...
After seeing the consumer feedback for the 2011 Mazda2 after its unveiling at the Los Angeles Auto Show in December, Mazda has decided to launch the new sub-compact in late July, starting at $13,980. The Mazda2 will be available at two trim levels, Sport and Touring. Both come with a 1.5L four-cylinder engine claiming 100… Continue Reading...
Considering the abysmal sales of the R-Class, the Mercedes might have preferred to just let the model slowly slip-off into obscurity, but instead the designers and engineers did their best to try and revive the luxury minivan. Debuting at the New York Auto Show today, the new 2011 R-Class gets a front-end makeover with a… Continue Reading...
Earlier today Lincoln announced plans to introduce a hybrid version of its MKZ luxury sedan, which has now just been officially unveiled at the New York Auto Show. Based on the same platform as the Ford Fusion and Mercury Milan, the MKZ Hybrid also uses the same hybrid drivetrain to achieve an impressive 41/36 mpg… Continue Reading...
The 2011 Infiniti QX56 was unveiled at the New York Auto Show with more power, better fuel economy, but the same price as the 2010 version. Unless its predecessors which were based on the Nisssan Armada, the new QX56 shares DNA with the Nissan Patrol. The direct-injected 5.6l engine has a claimed output of 400… Continue Reading...
For 2011 Subaru has once again improved the incredible WRX, this time adding a wider track and the STI model’s wide-body flared fenders. Back in 2008, Subaru seemed to have lost its way with the 225-hp WRX, but regained the confidence of its enthusiast customer base by introducing a 265-hp version in 2009. Now, the… Continue Reading...