2011 Kia Sorento SX Adds Sporty Trim to New Crossover

2011 Kia Sorento SX Adds Sporty Trim to New Crossover
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Kia recently unveiled the sporty SX trim level version of the 2011 Sorento crossover at the Atlanta Auto Show. Unfortunately Kia hasn’t released any photos yet and we don’t have our own because we weren’t at the Atlanta show. In fact, we’re pretty sure no one from anywhere but Atlanta was at the show. So… Continue Reading...

2011 Subaru Impreza WRX to Get STI Wide-body

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2011 Subaru Impreza WRX to Get STI Wide-body
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After missing the mark in 2008, Subaru continues to add higher levels of performance to the WRX, bumping the power output to 265-hp in 2009 and now announcing that for 2011 all WRX models will come with the STI’s wide-body. And it’s not just for show either. Starting in 2011, those flared fenders will make… Continue Reading...

MINI Countryman Set to get U.S. Debut in New York

MINI Countryman Set to get U.S. Debut in New York
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After its world premiere at the Geneva Auto Show just a few weeks back, MINI will show its Countryman crossover for the first time on U.S. soil at the New York Auto Show on April 1st. The very first crossover from the brand, MINI expects this four-seater to be the most fuel efficient crossover in… Continue Reading...

Mitsubishi Outlander Sport to Debut at NY Auto Show

Mitsubishi Outlander Sport to Debut at NY Auto Show
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Next week Mitsubishi will launch a new compact crossover in North America called the Outlander Sport. Already unveiled in Japan (as the RVR) and in Europe at the Geneva Auto Show (as the ASX), the new crossover gets yet another name for North America. We have to wonder what the marketing folks at Mitsu are… Continue Reading...

Lexus CT200h Confirmed for U.S. With Debut at New York Auto Show

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Lexus CT200h Confirmed for U.S. With Debut at New York Auto Show
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After its debut at the Geneva Auto Show just a few weeks ago, Lexus has now officially announced it will sell the CT200h hybrid hatchback in the United States. The CT200h will be the first full hybrid offered in the premium compact class. Power comes from a version of Toyota’s Hybrid Synergy Drive system using… Continue Reading...

Report: Baby Cayenne Plans Get the Axe

Report: Baby Cayenne Plans Get the Axe
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Porsche will not bring a smaller SUV to market fearing it may cannibalize sales of the popular Cayenne. According to a report by AutoCar, Porsche officials have studied the sales numbers for Audi’s Q5 and Q7 and suggest the new Q5 may be stealing away customers from the larger, more expensive SUV. The Cayenne is… Continue Reading...

New York Preview: Nissan Juke to Get U.S. Debut at NY Auto Show

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New York Preview: Nissan Juke to Get U.S. Debut at NY Auto Show
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Having just received its world premiere at the Geneva Auto Show, Nissan announced the Juke will be sold in the U.S. and will give the crossover a North American unveiling at a private event just ahead of the NY Auto Show. Slotting in just underneath the Rogue in Nissan’s lineup, we’re excited to see if… Continue Reading...

Spied: 2011 Kia Optima On the Streets in Korea

Spied: 2011 Kia Optima On the Streets in Korea
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Kia has already released two images of its 2011 Optima [Magentis] family sedan before its world premiere at the New York Auto Show later this month, but thanks to an amateur spy photographer in Korea we now have a few extra shots. These new angles confirm the Optima’s handsome good looks, especially as the car… Continue Reading...

New York Preview: Porsche 911 Turbo S to Make North American Premiere in NY City

New York Preview: Porsche 911 Turbo S to Make North American Premiere in NY City
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Receiving its world premiere at the Geneva Auto Show just a few weeks ago, Porsche will unveil the high-performance 911 Turbo S model at the New York Auto Show for the first time in the U.S. on March 31st. With the current Turbo having been around for a few years and having just received a… Continue Reading...

New York Preview: Hyundai Equus to Make Production Debut at Big Apple Show

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New York Preview: Hyundai Equus to Make Production Debut at Big Apple Show
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A year after its first showing on U.S soil and at the very same venue, Hyundai will officially unveil the production version of its flagship luxury sedan at the New York Auto Show. Hyundai has not said as much, but the full-sized luxury car is expected to keep the Equus name. What it will be… Continue Reading...

2011 Kia Optima Revealed Ahead of New York Auto Show Debut

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2011 Kia Optima Revealed Ahead of New York Auto Show Debut
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Kia has just released a selection of photos of the all-new 2011 Optima (known as the Magentis in some markets), ahead of the car’s world premiere at the New York Auto Show. Simply put, it’s stunning, looking like a more premium German model with a touch of Ford Taurus muscle. This new model is longer,… Continue Reading...

Lexus IS350C F-Sport Special Edition, First Photos

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Lexus IS350C F-Sport Special Edition, First Photos
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After announcing the IS350C F-Spot Special Edition earlier this week, Lexus has now provided us with the first photos of the sporty drop-top. Priced from $57,500, it will be 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… Continue Reading...

Aston Martin Rapide to Get North American Premiere at NY Auto Show

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Aston Martin Rapide to Get North American Premiere at NY Auto Show
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The Aston Martin Rapide took a long time to finally come to market and it seems like it’s taken almost just as long to go on public display. First shown in concept form at the Detroit Auto Show way back in 2006, the Rapide had its world premiere at the Frankfurt Auto Show last Fall…. Continue Reading...

New York Preview: Suzuki Kizashi V6 Set for Big Apple Debut

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New York Preview: Suzuki Kizashi V6 Set for Big Apple Debut
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Suzuki is looking to get back into the U.S. auto market in a big way and to do so it launched the Kizashi mid-size car last year to compete with hallmarks like the Toyota Corolla and Honda Accord. Initially offered with only a 4-cylinder, Suzuki doesn’t want anyone walking away from its dealerships wanting for… Continue Reading...

Cadillac CTS-V SportWagon Spied, Likely to Debut at NY Auto Show

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Cadillac CTS-V SportWagon Spied, Likely to Debut at NY Auto Show
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Several spy photos that popped up on the net over the weekend have revealed what appears to be a production ready Cadillac CTS-V SportWagon. We shouldn’t be too surprised to see the car (caught during filming of a commercial in downtown LA) as Bob Lutz has confirmed it for production. But after Lutz’ G8 promise,… Continue Reading...

Acura TSX Sport Wagon to Debut at New York Auto Show

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Acura TSX Sport Wagon to Debut at New York Auto Show
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Acura has officially announced that the TSX Sport Wagon will gets its North American debut at the New York Auto Show at the end of the month. With the TSX sedan based on the European Honda Accord, the Sport Wagon is simply the Acura-fied version of the Euro Accord Wagon. Set to go on sale… Continue Reading...

Lexus CT200h to get North American Debut at New York Auto Show

Lexus CT200h to get North American Debut at New York Auto Show
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Lexus will debut its latest model, the CT200h, in front of a North American audience for the first time at the New York Auto Show at the end of the month. Officially unveiled at the Geneva Auto Show last week, the CT200h is not only a luxury hatchback, but the first hybrid in the compact… Continue Reading...

New York Preview: Hyundai Sonata Turbo and Hybrid Models to Get Big Apple Debut

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New York Preview: Hyundai Sonata Turbo and Hybrid Models to Get Big Apple Debut
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With the all-new 2011 Hyundai Sonata 4-cylinder now on sale with its best-in-class power and fuel economy, the Korean automaker will launch turbocharged and hybrid versions of its mid-size sedan at the New York Auto Show in late March. The Hybrid Blue Drive model is expected to use the new 2.4-liter GDI Theta II engine… Continue Reading...

New York Preview: 2011 Kia Optima (Magentis) Teased

New York Preview: 2011 Kia Optima (Magentis) Teased
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Kia has just released a single teaser image of the aggressively-styled 2011 Kia Optima (sold as the Magentis in some markets), which will debut at the 2010 New York Auto Show. Based on the same platform as the Sonata, this Optima is also likely to get coupe-like styling and feature Kia’s bold grille (as shown… Continue Reading...

2011 Nissan Patrol Gives Us A Good Look at the Next Infiniti QX

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2011 Nissan Patrol Gives Us A Good Look at the Next Infiniti QX
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Nissan has just taken the wraps off its updated Patrol SUV, which is sold under the Infiniti brand in North America as the QX. While certain style elements are likely to change, the general look of the beast will remain. Nissan has even chosen to upgrade the Patrol’s interior to Infiniti standards, so we shouldn’t… Continue Reading...

2011 BMW X5 Gets All Turbo Engines, $46,675 Base Price

2011 BMW X5 Gets All Turbo Engines, $46,675 Base Price
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BMW has just released information and pricing on the refreshed 2011 X5 model, with an impressive new base engine and base price. For 2011 the old 3.0-liter straight six and xDrive30i model is replaced by BMW’s single-turbo six and xDrive35i model making 300-hp. This is enough to deliver a respectable 6.4 second to 60 mph… Continue Reading...

Report: 2010 World Car of the Year Awards Short List Announced

Report: 2010 World Car of the Year Awards Short List Announced
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The 2010 World Car of the Year Awards short list has been announced. The three finalists in each category will be revealed at the Geneva Auto Show in March, with the winners awarded at the New York Auto Show just a few weeks after. The nominees for 2010 World Car of the Year are: *… Continue Reading...

BMW 335is Officially Announced With 320-hp, Optional 7-Speed Dual-Clutch Transmission

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BMW 335is Officially Announced With 320-hp, Optional 7-Speed Dual-Clutch Transmission
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Possibly BMW’s worst kept secret in recent history, the German automaker has just officially announced a new high-performance version of the 3 Series Coupe, called the 335is. Using the 335’s twin-turbo inline-six, the boost has been upped, the exhaust sportified and the cooling system upgraded. The result is 320-hp and 332 ft-lbs of torque. An… Continue Reading...

New York Preview: Infiniti QX56 Headed for Big Apple Debut

New York Preview: Infiniti QX56 Headed for Big Apple Debut
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Nissan has confirmed that after missing out on a long list of auto shows, it is preparing for the New York Auto Show in late March. The company is launching eight new models in the next 12 months and has announced that the new QX56 full-sized luxury SUV (pictured in spy photos above) from the… Continue Reading...