Toyota Prius Burns After Being Flooded by Sandy

Toyota Prius Burns After Being Flooded by Sandy
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Hurricane Sandy gave the Eastern portion of the United States a what for last week, not to mention the Caribbean and points far beyond. Amid all the destruction and misery the automotive industry was impacted in a number of ways. In particular, the safety of electric cars has been brought up. Continue Reading...

Bentley Hotel Suite Looks as Luxurious as it Sounds

Bentley Hotel Suite Looks as Luxurious as it Sounds
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When we first heard about the Bentley-themed suite at the St. Regis Hotel in New York, we were treated to artist’s renderings of the $10,000 a night room. But now the Starwood Hotels’ resort has released photos of the 1,700 square feet suite. Continue Reading...

Toyota Wins Dismissal of Most Florida, New York Unintended Acceleration Claims

Toyota Wins Dismissal of Most Florida, New York Unintended Acceleration Claims
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Florida and New York car owners accusing Toyota of driving down the value of its vehicles by not disclosing or fixing defects related to unintended acceleration, has had the majority of their claims dismissed. Continue Reading...

New York Goes Green With New Boro Taxi Fleet

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New York Goes Green With New Boro Taxi Fleet
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The Big Apple has gotten a little greener thanks to its new Boro Taxis that sport an Apple Green finish, helping to give all those that live in the boroughs outside of Manhattan and Northern Manhattan a ride. This is the first time in New York’s storied history that taxi service outside of Manhattan has… Continue Reading...

2013 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport Gets More Standard Features: 2012 NY Auto Show

2013 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport Gets More Standard Features: 2012 NY Auto Show
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Among the many vehicles debuting in the U.S. at the New York Auto Show, Mitsubishi brought its refreshed 2013 Outlander. Updates to the compact crossover include a face lifted front and rear end and standard 18-inch aluminum alloy wheels, offering a mild list of updates to its current best-seller. Included in those updates, 18-inch alloy… Continue Reading...

2013 Subaru XV Crosstrek Hits US Shores: 2012 New York Auto Show

2013 Subaru XV Crosstrek Hits US Shores: 2012 New York Auto Show
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Known for its rugged terrain-capable cars sporting efficient four-cylinder engines, Subaru built its reputation on offering all-wheel drive and crossover-like ground clearance in an efficient package. Cars like the Forrester already offer that to U.S. customers, but the brand just unveiled another off-road clearance-oriented car at the New York Auto Show. Based on the Impreza… Continue Reading...

2012 Dodge Challenger Rallye Redline Delivers Performance in a V6 Package: 2012 NY Auto Show

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2012 Dodge Challenger Rallye Redline Delivers Performance in a V6 Package: 2012 NY Auto Show
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Try to look past the fact that it’s a Dodge Challenger without a Hemi. Heck it still boasts 305 horsepower, which is about what a Mustang GT did in 2010. If you can manage that, have a look at the 2012 Dodge Challenger Rallye Redline edition: it’s a V6 version of the coke bottle muscle… Continue Reading...

Lexus RX 350 F Sport All Show, No Go: 2012 New York Auto Show

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Lexus RX 350 F Sport All Show, No Go: 2012 New York Auto Show
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Successful sales and popularity characterize the Lexus RX line of crossovers, but one area they have never excelled is, well, acceleration — or any aspect of performance driving.  Lexus hopes to change all that by offering its RX 350 F Sport, which just debuted at the New York Auto Show where Mark Templin, Lexus group vice president… Continue Reading...

2013 Cadillac SRX Features CUE Infotainment System: 2012 New York Auto Show

2013 Cadillac SRX Features CUE Infotainment System: 2012 New York Auto Show
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Rounding off the American luxury brand’s lineup, the Cadillac SRX debuted yesterday at the unfolding New York Auto Show featuring a restyled front end and refreshed interior. While the same host of luxury appointments you might expect from the brand like leather and wood trim are present, the upcoming model’s most interesting feature is its new… Continue Reading...

2013 Ford Explorer Sport is the SHO of Crossovers: 2012 New York Auto Show

2013 Ford Explorer Sport is the SHO of Crossovers: 2012 New York Auto Show
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Rated at the same 350 horsepower as the Taurus SHO and delivering 350 lb-ft of torque, the Sport is designed to deliver that extra dose of pizzazz without sacrificing fuel economy Continue Reading...

VW Passat AllTrack Just a Concept, for Now: 2012 New York Auto Show

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VW Passat AllTrack Just a Concept, for Now: 2012 New York Auto Show
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However, given the success of vehicles like Subaru’s Legacy Outback here and even Audi’s AllRoad, it seems like a no brainer to us for a North American spec version to made available to dealers. Continue Reading...

2013 Toyota Avalon Debuts New Interior Exterior Style: 2012 New York Auto Show

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2013 Toyota Avalon Debuts New Interior Exterior Style: 2012 New York Auto Show
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In stylish new clothes, inside and out, the 2013 Toyota Avalon debuted today at the New York Auto Show. Despite getting a refresh in 2011, Toyota seems to have recognized that its full-size sedan, aimed squarely at baby boomers looking for value and comfort, needed a new face to continue competing with the ever-changing car… Continue Reading...

Volkswagen Up! Wins World Car of the Year Award: 2012 New York Auto Show

Volkswagen Up! Wins World Car of the Year Award: 2012 New York Auto Show
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Volkswagen‘s Up! continued the trend from the past four years of small cars winning the World Car of the Year Award at the New York Auto Show today. “Our goal was always to make something small great,” a Volkswagen executive said on stage. To garner the award, the Up! beat both the volume-selling and luxurious… Continue Reading...

2013 Madza6 Diesel Previewed in Takeri Concept: 2012 NY Auto Show

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2013 Madza6 Diesel Previewed in Takeri Concept: 2012 NY Auto Show
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The Mazda Takeri concept that originally debuted at the Tokyo Motor Show last year took its American bow today at the New York Auto Show.  Mazda doesn’t plan to bring the Takeri to market, at least not in name — but the company’s North America president and CEO but Jim O’Sullivan was quick to point out that… Continue Reading...

Jaguar F-Type Roadster Test Mule Shown: 2012 New York Auto Show

Jaguar F-Type Roadster Test Mule Shown: 2012 New York Auto Show
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Absence from the New York Auto Show today didn’t stop the new Jaguar F-Type from stealing the show. Instead of a traditional teaser, Jaguar poked fun at the spy photographers publications rely on by offering them a break from hanging out in trees. Instead, those attending the press conference saw a short video featuring plenty… Continue Reading...

2013 Nissan Altima Gets Segment-Best 38 MPG: 2012 New York Auto Show

2013 Nissan Altima Gets Segment-Best 38 MPG: 2012 New York Auto Show
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Leaks aside, Nissan debuted its 2013 Nissan Altima today at the New York Auto Show, displaying a host of new features in its refreshed mid-size sedan. Much of the information about the new Altima made its way onto the internet yesterday thanks to a set of loose lips, or careless fingers as it were but… Continue Reading...

2013 Buick Enclave Emerges With New Exterior and Technology

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2013 Buick Enclave Emerges With New Exterior and Technology
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The Buick Enclave has been a great seller for the company, helping it beat out competitors from Acura, Audi and Lincoln. Before its 2012 New York Auto Show debut, Buick is showing off the latest chapter in its Enclave success story. The 2013 Buick Enclave shows off a new sculpted design, as well as new LED daytime running lights, and… Continue Reading...

2013 SRT Viper Teased for the Last Time

2013 SRT Viper Teased for the Last Time
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You have to give it up to the folks at SRT, they just don’t give up. Even after their latest teaser campaign on Facebook failed, they still gave the crowd what they wanted. Today they’ve stopped fishing for likes and released a new image (above) for their loyal fans. The new pictue shows a lightly dimmed… Continue Reading...

Lexus ES Teased Ahead of New York Auto Show

Lexus ES Teased Ahead of New York Auto Show
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Since its unveiling, the Lexus spindle grille has spun a web of new vehicle designs that has yet to stop growing and the ES sedan is the latest addition to that network. The company issued a press release today saying that it will debut the new ES at next week’s New York Auto Show. We… Continue Reading...

OnStar Ranks Most Helpful American Cities

OnStar Ranks Most Helpful American Cities
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It turns out that OnStar isn’t just used for helping  yourself or your vehicle. Today OnStar is reporting that many use the system to help others in need. According to OnStar’s statistics, there are quite a few “Good Samaritan calls” in which an OnStar user calls to report another drivers situation that needs assistance. This… Continue Reading...
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