2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 Exhaust Note Revealed [Video]

2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 Exhaust Note Revealed [Video]
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Our friends over at Left Lane News have grabbed the first video of the 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 clearing its pipes, and just like the last version, it sounds downright mean. Unveiled at the 2011 New York Auto Show, the fastest Jeep packs a 6.4L Hemi V8 with 465 horsepower and 465 lb-ft of… Continue Reading...

Scion FR-S Lets us Hear Its Boxer Exhaust Note [Video]

Scion FR-S Lets us Hear Its Boxer Exhaust Note [Video]
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The Scion FR-S, née Toyota FT-86 II Concept, Subaroyota, etc, finally gets a chance to open up its pipes for us in this exclusive video. The Scion evolution of the long-teased Toyota concept was shown at the New York Auto Show, but this is the first time it’s actually been turned on. Scion has said… Continue Reading...

2012 Kia Rio Video: First Look at Kia’s New 40-MPG Compact

2012 Kia Rio Video: First Look at Kia’s New 40-MPG Compact
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There are a lot of important points to make about the all-new 2012 Kia Rio Sedan, but the most surprising is that it will be the first in the sub-compact segment to feature start-stop technology. Called Idle Stop and Go (ISG for short), the Rio will completely shut off its gasoline engine when at a… Continue Reading...

Fiat 500 Cabriolet Video: First Look at the Cinquecento Convertible

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After re-launching in North America last year, Fiat has just introduced its second model to our shores, the 500 Cabrio. A ‘convertible’ version of the 500 hatchback, the Cabrio is a different sort of drop-top as it retains the factory roof structure, but with a retractable material top instead of sheetmetal. Because of that structure,… Continue Reading...

2012 Kia Soul Video: First Look at the More Powerful and Efficient Soul

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The car the launched Kia‘s transformation from an auto industry back-marker to a legitimate brand, the Soul has received a list of mid-cycle upgrades for 2012. New front and rear fascias give a cleaner look to the Soul, while a new hood design has also been incorporated, all of which works to give the car… Continue Reading...

2011 New York Auto Show Video Wrapup

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A much larger event than in past years, the 2011 New York Auto Show had important debuts from most every automaker. Most notable among the reveals was the Scion FR-S sports car that will go on sale in the U.S. next year. Small cars played prominently with a new Nissan Versa, Honda Civic, Subaru Impreza,… Continue Reading...

2012 Subaru Impreza Video: First Look at Subie’s 36-MPG Compact

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Debuting the new 2012 Impreza at the New York Auto Show, Subaru has followed through on a larger plan to deliver vehicles that better suit the demands of customers, with toned-down styling and more interior room. Plus, like all new compact cars, fuel economy has increased significantly. Billing the car as the most fuel efficient… Continue Reading...

Mercedes C63 AMG Coupe Video: First Look from the New York Auto Show

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Joining the C-Class, C-Class Coupe and C63 AMG Sedan, the Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG Coupe is powered by the same 6.2-liter V8 from the sedan, making 451-hp and a serious 443 lb-ft of torque and can hit 60 mph in just 4.4 seconds. But if you’ve got an AMG-type personality, then the AMG Performance package is… Continue Reading...

Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 Video: First Look at the Most Powerful Jeep Ever

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Calling it, “the most powerful and technologically advanced Jeep ever,” Jeep brand CEO Mike Manley today unveiled the new 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 at the New York Auto Show. And he isn’t kidding. Transforming the capable off-roader to a serious street machine, the team at SRT revamped the entire package to deliver sports car… Continue Reading...

New York 2011: Chevrolet Sonic Z-Spec Live Photos

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New York 2011: Chevrolet Sonic Z-Spec Live Photos
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The Chevrolet Sonic actually looks like a good vehicle, and not just in relative terms to the outgoing Aveo that it replaces. In a classic case of misplaced good intentions, Chevrolet decided to take things up a level with their Sonic Z-Spec package, that combines questionable visual patterns with the color palette of a Creamsicle…. Continue Reading...

2012 Kia Rio Sedan Debuts With 138-HP, 40-MPG and Start-Stop Technology [New York 2011]

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2012 Kia Rio Sedan Debuts With 138-HP, 40-MPG and Start-Stop Technology [New York 2011]
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There are a lot of important points to make about the all-new 2012 Kia Rio Sedan, but the most surprising is that it will be the first in the sub-compact segment to feature start-stop technology. Called Idle Stop and Go (ISG for short), the Rio will completely shut off its gasoline engine when at a… Continue Reading...

Fiat 500 Cabrio Priced from $19,500 [New York 2011]

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Fiat 500 Cabrio Priced from $19,500 [New York 2011]
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After re-launching in North America last year, Fiat has just introduced its second model to our shores, the 500 Cabrio. A ‘convertible’ version of the 500 hatchback, the Cabrio is a different sort of drop-top as it retains the factory roof structure, but with a retractable material top instead of sheetmetal. Because of that structure,… Continue Reading...

2012 Kia Soul Updated With More Powerful and Efficient Engines, LED Lights [New York 2011]

2012 Kia Soul Updated With More Powerful and Efficient Engines, LED Lights [New York 2011]
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The car the launched Kia‘s transformation from an auto industry back-marker to a legitimate brand, the Soul has received a list of mid-cycle upgrades for 2012. New front and rear fascias give a cleaner look to the Soul, while a new hood design has also been incorporated, all of which works to give the car… Continue Reading...

Chevrolet Volt Wins World Green Car Of The Year Award

Chevrolet Volt Wins World Green Car Of The Year Award
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The Chevrolet Volt won the World Green Car of the Year award at the 2011 New York Auto Show, beating out the Nissan Leaf and BMW 320d for the title. The World Car of the Year award is made up of 66 jurors from 25 countries, who are responsible for selecting the vehicles. This year,… Continue Reading...

2013 Chevy Malibu Eco Gets eAssist Hybrid Tech and 38-MPG [2011 NYAS]

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2013 Chevy Malibu Eco Gets eAssist Hybrid Tech and 38-MPG [2011 NYAS]
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The new 2013 Malibu may have already been revealed in Shanghai, but Chevy still had one surprise in store for the car’s showing at the New York Auto Show. Before the new 2.5-liter 4-cylinder model hits dealers, Chevy will first roll out an Eco model using the eAssist technology borrowed from Buick. The “light-hybrid” tech… Continue Reading...

2012 Volkswagen Beetle: Totally Manlier [2011 NYAS]

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2012 Volkswagen Beetle: Totally Manlier [2011 NYAS]
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Volkswagen‘s main goal for the redesigned, sleeker Beetle was to appeal to the less fairer sex. So they’ve ditched the flower vase, lowered the roofline, employed turbo power, and even made it more fuel-efficient. Will manly men drive to steakhouses, gun ranges and the gym in the 2012 Beetle? It’s an evolved look, but it’s… Continue Reading...

Chrysler 300C SRT8 Returns With Sleeker Styling, HEMI Power

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Chrysler 300C SRT8 Returns With Sleeker Styling, HEMI Power
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Hot on the heels of the firebreathing Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT-8, Chrysler saw fit to stuff the same 6.4-liter HEMI V8 into the newly-redesigned 300 for the 2012 300C SRT8. AT 465 horsepower and 465 lb-ft of torque, the 300C SRT8 gets to 60 in less than 5 seconds, while looking sharper than the regular… Continue Reading...

New York 2011: 2012 Jaguar XK-RS, XF Revealed

New York 2011: 2012 Jaguar XK-RS, XF Revealed
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One of the worst kept secrets at the New York Auto Show belong to Jaguar, which unveiled their revised XF and XK luxury cars, including a 550 horsepower XK-RS. The XK-RS is billed as the fastest Jaguar ever, with a 550 horsepower version of the 5.0L supercharged V8. Jaguar hinted that their power rating was… Continue Reading...

New York 2011: 2012 Honda Civic Lineup Revealed

New York 2011: 2012 Honda Civic Lineup Revealed
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The 2012 Honda Civic bows at New York with new styling across the line, and new powertrains for Si and Hybrid models. The regular Civic sedan and coupe make do with the same powertrain and 5-speed transmission from the last model. But if it ain’t broke, as they say, don’t fix it: the 1.8-liter i-VTEC… Continue Reading...

New York 2011: 2012 Nissan Versa Steps Up, Keeps the Same Price [Video]

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New York 2011: 2012 Nissan Versa Steps Up, Keeps the Same Price [Video]
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The 2012 Nissan Versa does something rare, though not entirely unexpected these days: it gets bigger and gains a surprisingly slick interior, but keeps its $10k sticker. Nissan’s smallest car gets completely redesigned to target the global market: the V platform (V for “versatile,” in Nissan marketing-speak) will be sold around the world as the… Continue Reading...

Scion FR-S Redefines Sex Appeal [2011 NYAS] VIDEO

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Scion FR-S Redefines Sex Appeal [2011 NYAS] VIDEO
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Easily the most anticipated debut of the 2011 New York Auto Show, Scion has just released its new FR-S Concept, based on the Toyota FT-86. Powered by a boxer 4-cylinder donated by Subaru, but using a Toyota direct-injection system Scion is promising sufficient power with “surprising” fuel economy. Described by Scion boss Jack Hollis as… Continue Reading...

New York 2011: 2012 Hyundai Accent Debuts

New York 2011: 2012 Hyundai Accent Debuts
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The 2012 Hyundai Accent broke cover at the New York Auto Show on Tuesday, but Hyundai has previewed the car before, at both the Montreal and Toronto Auto Shows, with little fanfare or media coverage. The previous Accent was the kind of car that you bought out of necessity rather than desire, but the newest… Continue Reading...

New York 2011: Jeep Wrangler Mojave Special Edition Revealed With Desert Style

New York 2011: Jeep Wrangler Mojave Special Edition Revealed With Desert Style
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It wouldn’t be an American auto show without a new special edition Jeep model. Eclipsed in its debut by the new 2012 Grand Cherokee SRT8 today at the New York Auto Show, the Wrangler Mojave is one of the few custom Jeeps worthy of serious mention. It’s hard not to love the sand-colored paint, inspired… Continue Reading...

2012 Volvo S60 R-Design, XC60 R-Design Get More Power And Torque

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2012 Volvo S60 R-Design, XC60 R-Design Get More Power And Torque
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There used to be a time when an “R” badge on a Volvo meant it was very special, a time when a former Formula-One racing team by the name TWR, tweaked a humble Volvo sedan and wagon into an autobahn missile. More recently though, Volvo had ditched the idea of a true performance model and… Continue Reading...
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