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The photo shows us the center stack, and previews the new Intellilink infotainment system. The Enclave will also retain an analog clock, and gain some nice wood grain interior accents. Many of the interior upgrades will follow suit with what we saw in the 2013 GMC Acadia at the Chicago Auto Show.
The exterior will surely be upgraded as well, and we can expect revised bumpers, wheels and headlights. Buick also announced that the Enclave will offer “industry-exclusive safety features”, which will surely include the new front-center airbag which can be found on the Acadia and Traverse.
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[Source: GM Inside News]
The teaser is captioned reads: “a giant awaits,” and shows us a tiny bit of the grille as well as the front RAM logo.
In 2013 the RAM will be getting a new engine and transmission option, the pentastar 3.6-liter V6 and an eight-speed transmission. This is one of the biggest powertrain changes for the RAM in a long time, so hopefully the company does something equally as interesting with the exterior design of the truck.
Stay tuned for more RAM teaser images, as there will be a new teaser every day from now until the trucks debut next week at the 2012 New York Auto Show.
Both cars will be offered with two engine choices, either a new double-overhead-cam FB series 2.5-liter Boxer engine that makes 173 horsepower and 174 pound-feet of torque in the 2.5i models, or a larger 256-horsepower 3.6-liter 6-cylinder Boxer engine in the 3.6R models. The small engine will be offered with either Subaru’s second generation lineartronic CVT transmission or a six-speed manual. The larger engine will be offered with only a 5-speed automatic.
The 2.5 liter engine paired with the CVT will get the Legacy 24 mpg in the city, 32 mpg on the highway which combine for an average 27 mpg. The Outback with the same package will get 24 mpg in the city, 30 mpg highway and 26 mpg combined.
Subaru’s new EyeSight driver-assist system will be offered on both models, which incorporates adaptive cruise control, pre-collision braking and vehicle lane departure warning.
The exterior on both vehicles gets a newly tweaked front grill, new headlights and a new front bumper, making the front end of the car easily the most distinct new change to the look. The chassis has also been stiffened for 2013 to improve the handling and responsiveness of both vehicles.
The update for 2013 discontinues the driving focused turbo models, which is a bit disappointing but probably stems from lack of demand.
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GALLERY: Subaru Outback, Legacy
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 premium class.
Power comes from a version of Toyota’s Hybrid Synergy Drive system using a 1.8-liter VVT-i 4-cylinder, however, Toyota has yet to announce any engine output numbers. A similar setup used in the Prius makes just 134-hp, but we’re hoping for something closer to the HS250’s 187-hp. Lexus claims a fully electric range of 1.2 miles in EV mode at speeds up to 28 mph, while driver’s can also select Normal or Sport driving modes. The CT200h is a front-wheel drive model and runs 17-inch wheels.
The interior is certainly of a reasonably premium level, with some typical Toyota hybrid touches like the small gear shifter and push button ignition. The dash is divided into two “zones” with a Display Zone for vehicle information (which includes an 8-inch LCD screen) and an Operation Zone, which includes the Lexus Remote Touch mouse control. As a hatchback, Lexus rates the car’s storage capacity at roughly 12 cubic feet behind the rear seats and a total of 25 cubic feet with those seats folded flat.
Originally designed for Europe, Lexus has announced this new model will be offered world-wide, with sales expected to start late this year.