With a notable absence at many auto shows this year, Porsche did make it to New York and finally got around to giving the reworked GT3 a proper U.S. debut. The engine’s new output is up 20hp for a total of 435hp, thanks to an increase in displacement from 3.6 to 3.8-liters. The engine also… Continue Reading...
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One of the two GMC debuts at the NY Auto Show was the 2010 Terrain crossover. (The other was the Yukon Denali Hybrid). The new Terrain comes with a bold and stylish new look, as well as some fuel-efficient new engines. Much like the Chevy Equinox (also new for 2010), the Terrain will come with… Continue Reading...
As promised, Subaru debuted its 2010 Legacy model at the New York Auto Show and there’s a lot to talk about. The car is based on an entirely new platform that has a 3.2-inch longer wheelbase than the previous model for a total of 108.3-inches. Height and width are also up by 3.2-inches and 3.6-inches… Continue Reading...
As promised, Hyundai drew back the cover on the Nuvis HCD-11 Concept at the New York Auto Show. As the name suggests, the Nuvis is the 11th concept to come from the company’s North American design center. The Nuvis, which follows closely in the footsteps of the ix-onic Concept, which debuted in Geneva, is further… Continue Reading...
Today at the New York Auto Show, Kia unveiled the Forte Koup. Based on the Koup Concept which made its first appearance at last year’s New York show, the Forte Koup is the first ever two-door from Kia. The sporty-looking new model is based on the same platform as the sedan and will be offered… Continue Reading...
As promised, Mistubishi pulled back the cover on the Outlander GT Prototype at the New York Auto Show, a concept car that will influence the next generation Outlander “compact” SUV. Prior to the show, Mitsu teased us with blurry images of the new vehicle and now we can see more clearly what we saw then… Continue Reading...
With news of the new Subaru Legacy already out, it was a safe assumption that it would be the focal-point of the company’s press conference at the New York Auto Show. The company did unveil that model, but also had a Subaru surprise in store, in the form of the 2010 Outback. The new Outback… Continue Reading...
The new Volkswagen Golf has been named the World Car of the Year (WCOTY) by the International Motor Press Association. The group, comprised of journalists from twenty-five countries picked the new Golf over the other two finalists, the Ford Festiva and the Toyota iQ micro-car. But the WCOTY awards are about more than just one… Continue Reading...
General Motors used the New York Auto Show to stage the official first showing of its GT1 line of special edition Corvettes. The car wasn’t competing for the spotlight, however, as GM generally ignored the car and instead decided to focus on its new SUVs – like the GMC Terrain and Yukon Denali Hybrid. The… Continue Reading...
It’s now official, the 2010 MazdaSpeed3 has made it to U.S. shores. On display at the New York Auto Show the new model isn’t drastically different than the old one, it even keeps the same 2.3-liter direct-injection four-cylinder engine. Power is rated at 263 and 280 ft-lbs of torque. This is enough for a 0-62 mph run… Continue Reading...
Replacing the popular Land Rover LR3 model for the 2010 year is the evolutionary LR4. Looking in many ways quite similar to the previous model, the LR4 is more refined (particularly on the inside) while still keeping all the functionality that made the LR3 so good. “The outgoing LR3 has well over 100 international awards… Continue Reading...
The new Range Rover and Range Rover Sport may only look slightly different from the ’09 models; and while there are some aesthetic changes, the real difference for both vehicles lies under their respective hoods. Standard models will get a new 5.0-liter V8 engine that makes 375hp and 375 ft-lbs of torque. This is an… Continue Reading...
UPDATED (October 2, 2009): Volkswagen has now officially released details on the 2010 Golf TDI. The new model is rated at 30/41 mpg (city/hwy) for the manual transmission and 32/42 mpg with VW’s advanced DSG automatic transmission. The car is priced from $21,990. See AutoGuide’s 2010 Volkswagen Golf TDI Review here: ——————————— Noticeably absent from… Continue Reading...
It’s here… the sixth generation Volkswagen GTI. Making it’s debut at the New York Auto Show the car is sportier-looking but less aggressive, looking more like the European Scirocco and trading in the massive front grille for a two-tier unit. The signature red detailing on the grille is still there though, giving the GTI a… Continue Reading...
Jeep chose the New York Auto Show to unveil the all-new 2011 Grand Cherokee, the latest version of the what Jeep calls, “the original premium SUV.” With a pleasant and masculine exterior, the real big difference is inside where the cabin gets a significant update. In fact, the leather on the model shown at the… Continue Reading...
Today BMW unveiled the M version of it’s niche market X6 CUV – delving further into a market that probably doesn’t exist. We can’t blame them, however, as this gives dealers a great opportunity to up-sell customers on a product that no doubt has a significantly higher profit margin. Noticeably absent, however, was the X5… Continue Reading...
Scion wowed the audience at the New York Auto Show with its radioactive iQ Concept. The micro-car, which is based on the Toyota iQ currently on sale in Japan and Europe, got some SEMA-style with 18-inch wheels and a widebody designed by Five Axis. We’d like to say this vehicle will make it to market… Continue Reading...
Acura gave us the official first look at its new ZDX Concept, a four-door coupe crossover thingy, at the New York Auto Show today. And, well, it’s not exactly what we would call beautiful. The real-life proportions of the car make it look distinctively different from the BMW X6, even though original teaser photos from… Continue Reading...
With most of the info on the high-performance E63 AMG already available, Mercedes officially unveiled the 518hp monster E-Class at the New York Auto Show today. The new model retains the 6.2-liter V8 found in the previous generation, and gets just a slight bump (of 11hp) in performance to 518hp and 465 ft-lbs of torque. To… Continue Reading...
One of the few surprises at the New York Auto Show was the launch of a new hybrid model by Mercedes-Benz. Based on the ML-Class SUV, this hybrid version was designed and built specifically for the U.S. and Canadian markets. The Mercedes Blue Efficiency hybrid system is comprised of an electric motor, gasoline motor and… Continue Reading...
As though there was any doubt that the Hyundai Equus luxury sedan was headed to the U.S. market, Hyundai has all but made it official, bringing the high-luxury sedan to the New York Auto Show. Hyundai doesn’t hold its press conference until tomorrow, but we can tell you a few detail now. For starters the… Continue Reading...
While Ferrari doesn’t techniclly participate in the New York Auto Show, that doesn’t mean they aren’t going to grab some of the limelight, hosting a private event at the Italian automaker’s ritzy Park Avenue dealership. (As though there are any Ferrari dealerships that aren’t ritzy…) Making their U.S-debuts were the 599 HGTE and the truly… Continue Reading...
Ahead of the New York International Auto Show, Nissan dropped the cover (and the top) on the roadster version of its new 370Z. Normally convertible versions of coupes aren’t all the different from their hard-top cousins, and while that is mostly true here we have to hand it to Nissan on the design of the… Continue Reading...
Nissan just couldn’t wait for the New York Auto Show doors to open to unveil its high-performance NISMO version of the 370Z, choosing to give select media a sneak peak the night before at a private event in the Big Apple. Enthusiasts are sure to love the NISMO car as it’s more than just a… Continue Reading...