Previous to its unveiling at the 2011 Detroit Auto Show, Hyundai had already announced some of the most important details about the new Veloster. We were told it would be powered by a 1.6-liter 4-cylinder engine that makes 138-hp and 123 ft-lbs of torque and offered with either a 6-speed manual or a dual-clutch 6-speed… Continue Reading...
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After a buildup that lasted a year, BMW finally revealed it’s new 1 Series M Coupe at the 2011 Detroit Auto Show, giving us our first chance for an up-close look at the latest M machine. Using the company’s twin-turbo 3.0-liter straight-six, the 1M Coupe makes 340-hp and 332 ft-lbs of torque, plus an overboost… Continue Reading...
A BMW 750i that was stolen from BMW USA at the Detroit Auto Show was recovered by police after being stolen outside a Detroit hotel. The BMW was being used to transport executives around Detroit during the North American International Auto Show. Thieves took the car as it was being loaded onto a transport truck… Continue Reading...
However after a valet had pulled it out in front of the Westin Book Cadillac hotel, ready for loading, two thieves jumped in the idling car and drove off. Continue Reading...
As part of a revitalization program for Lincoln vehicles, Ford announced a series of measures aimed to take Lincoln even further upmarket. Speaking at the Detroit Auto Show, Ford’s Vice President for Global Product Development Derrick Kuzak said that the Blue Oval was aiming for a “full differentiation” of Lincoln. Future Lincolns would not share any… Continue Reading...
With the 2011 North American International Auto Show having come to a close, its time for a look back at the biggest reveals and wildest concepts. Thanks to the AutoGuide video crew we have an extensive selection of vehicle overviews, as well as full video of the live reveals – so you can see what… Continue Reading...
The Jeep Grand Wagoneer is one of the most iconic vehicles produced by the brand, with a major aftermarket industry dedicated to faithfully restoring and preserving existing Wagoneers. “It’s time we gave the market an upper-scale Grand Wagoneer,” Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne told Automotive News. “You’ll see it in January 2013.” While the Wrangler defined… Continue Reading...
The biggest debut at this year’s North American International Auto Show may have been a hybrid, but that doesn’t mean it’s not exciting. On the contrary, the Porsche 918 RSR is 767-hp of proof that hybrids can most certainly be cool. Based on the 918 Spider which also stole the show in Geneva last year,… Continue Reading...
Announcing the launch of the Prius family of vehicles at the Detroit Auto Show, Toyota unveiled the new Prius v hybrid, as well as a new smaller Prius concept. Called the Prius c Concept, the vehicle is an obvious evolution of the FT-CH concept that debuted at the Detroit show just a year ago. Designed… Continue Reading...
BYD, perhaps China’s best known car maker, is an acronym for “Build Your Dreams”, but their current product offerings look like someone else’s dreams shamelessly copied and sold under the Chinese automakers own badging. BYD’s S6 DM is a blatant rip-off of the Lexus RX crossover, and even has a dual-mode hybrid system similar to… Continue Reading...
‘ The Mazda5 may be about to get overshadowed by the Ford C-Max, but that doesn’t mean Mazda’s engineers can’t have fun with their venerable but well regarded compact van. Designers at Mazda’s Irvine, California studio were given free reign to design their dream Mazda5, and the vehicle above was the end result. Lowering springs… Continue Reading...
Speaking just a day after Toyota officially announced the expansion of the Prius hybrid into a whole lineup of vehicles at the Detroit Auto Show, General Motors CEO Daniel Akerson has confirmed the Chevy Volt will follow a similar path. Speaking at the Automotive News World Congress, Akerson said both a hatchback and MPV version… Continue Reading...
Compared to the Ford Raptor, the GMC Sierra All Terrain HD Concept is a T-Rex. Based on GM’s new Heavy Duty platform, this truck is in a whole other segment than the Raptor and was never meant to be a Baja machine. Unfortunately, this is just a concept and GMC execs aren’t commenting on production… Continue Reading...
Thanks to Google Translate, we were able to whip up a wacky title for this article, but the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG E-Cell is all business, aside from the Banana Popsicle Yellow paint. Making 525 horsepower and 649 lb-ft of torque through all 4 wheels, the SLS E-Cell will hit 60 mpg in 3.9 seconds, a couple tenths… Continue Reading...
Having already released full details and photos of the Sonic Hatchback and Sedan earlier in the day, when it came time for the big reveal at the Detroit Auto Show, Chevrolet rolled out a third model as well – the Z-Spec. While only a concept, it does give a glimpse at a possible in-house tuning… Continue Reading...
If any other automaker announced they wanted to bring back the van, we would have expected something practical and utilitarian. We’d picture a family-friendly minivan or perhaps a commercial vehicle for small businesses. But when a company like Kia says it, we expect something entirely different. After all, this is the company that gave us… Continue Reading...
BMW‘s long list of Detroit Auto Show debuts included the new X3, the refreshed 1 Series and the high-performance 1 Series M Coupe. But the vehicle BMW chose to put the real focus on was the newly redesigned 6 Series Convertible. While a turbocharged inline-six model is expected, the 6er will hit the market as… Continue Reading...
The Jeep Compass doesn’t get much respect. As a 4-cylinder, car based Jeep, it never really fit with the brand’s rugged off-road ethos, and some Jeep fans mocked its weak constitution on anything but paved roads. For 2011, the Compass gets a substantial refresh, hoping to trade on the looks of its big brother, the… Continue Reading...
Having just been unveiled at the Detroit Auto Show, the MINI Paceman Concept is production ready, according to a MINI source, who told AutoGuide that 2013 is the target date for the Paceman’s launch. Before the new two-door crossover, MINI will launch the upcoming Coupe and Roadster, sportier, stripped down versions of the base car… Continue Reading...
A car designed by and for Generation Y, the Hyundai Veloster has finally been revealed at the Detroit Auto Show. Powered by a 1.6-liter 4-cylinder engine that makes 138-hp and 123 ft-lbs of torque, Hyundai will offer the car with either a 6-speed manual or a dual-clutch 6-speed automatic. Designed to deliver sporty performance, Hyundai… Continue Reading...
Honda has a history of releasing “concepts” of their newest products that are barely disguised versions of what they’ll be selling to the public, and the Honda Civic Concept is no different. Both sedan and coupe concepts resemble the current car quite strongly, but the styling is more aggressive, with swoopy lines and big 19″… Continue Reading...
Hyundai has finally released details on their new CURB crossover Urban Activity Vehicle, described as a vehicle for “Generation Y living an urban lifestyle with an active night life.” The wild sport-cross concept shared the stage with the new Veloster during its debut at the Detroit Auto Show. Despite the nebulous marketing spin, the CURB seems… Continue Reading...
Ford‘s last minivan, the Freestar, left the market in tatters roughly 6 years ago, lagging badly behind the Honda Odyssey and Toyota Sienna. For 2011, Ford is back, with a vehicle that couldn’t be more different. The Ford C-Max ditches the Freestar’s antiquated architecture and inefficient V6 for a pair of 4-cylinders, including a 1.6L… Continue Reading...
Forget the Chevy Volt; the BMW 1 Series M Coupe is easily the most highly anticipated car of the past 12 months. With details previously announced, BMW today drew back the covers on its turbocharged baby M3 at the Detroit Auto Show for our first look at the car in its curvy sheetmetal. Using the… Continue Reading...