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Triple play: Hyundai bringing new hybrids, electric car to the U.S.

Triple play: Hyundai bringing new hybrids, electric car to the U.S.

Korean auto manufacturer Hyundai  is preparing fuel efficient and environmentally friendly fraternal triplets, all named Ioniq, to take on the Toyota Prius and similar competitors in the United States. Introduced at the New York International Automobile Show, the three vehicles are nearly identical in exterior design, but each carries its own fuel-efficient powertrain. The standard […]

March 30, 2016 | By | Reply More
NYIAS: 2017 Nissan GT-R debuts as a good thing

NYIAS: 2017 Nissan GT-R debuts as a good thing

If you made 565 horsepower, had a drag coefficient of .26, and a circle-and-bar logo on your rear end, what would you be? You’d be the new 2017 Nissan GT-R, making its debut at the 2016 New York International Auto Show. And that would be a good thing. The 2017 Nissan GT-R is the latest […]

March 28, 2016 | By | Reply More
NYIAS: 2016 Lincoln Navigator Concept shows when it comes to size…it matters

NYIAS: 2016 Lincoln Navigator Concept shows when it comes to size…it matters

The world belongs to crossovers—and SUVs—but if the scale weren’t so apparent, the 2016 Lincoln Navigator Concept—making its debut at the New York International Auto Show—would be a crossover. But the Navigator Concept  is huge, just like the current Navigator, and really as big as a full-size SUV should be. But the Navigator Concept, instead […]

March 25, 2016 | By | Reply More
NYIAS: 2017 Toyota Prius Prime — Plugging into the future

NYIAS: 2017 Toyota Prius Prime — Plugging into the future

  How do you top the popularity of the Toyota Prius? By creating the Prius Prime, the most technologically advanced Prius in the vehicle’s history, according to Toyota. At an estimated 120 MPGe, the Prius Prime now tops all other PHEVs on the market today. The Prius Prime even beats the previous Prius PHEV for […]

March 23, 2016 | By | Reply More
NYIAS: Mazda unveils all-new MX-5 RF Retractable Fastback

NYIAS: Mazda unveils all-new MX-5 RF Retractable Fastback

Mazda surprised the New York International Auto Show with taking the wraps off of an all new version of the iconic MX5 sports car, one that adds new style to the brand. The MX-5 RF (for Retractable Fastback) offers a fully automatic retractable targa-like roof that disappears under a hard clam-shell cover into the trunk […]

March 23, 2016 | By | Reply More
NYIAS: 2017 Acura NSX GT3 — Let’s go racing…again!

NYIAS: 2017 Acura NSX GT3 — Let’s go racing…again!

It appears that the Acura brand has had a major infusion of life recently, fueled by the all-new NSX supercar. To prove that Acura is all about precision performance, the NSX GT3 racecar made its official debut at the New York International Auto Show this week. For those not familiar with racing outside of NASCAR, […]

March 23, 2016 | By | Reply More
NYIAS: 2017 Acura MDX World Debut — Precision Crafted Performance

NYIAS: 2017 Acura MDX World Debut — Precision Crafted Performance

It’s hard to believe that Acura, the luxury division of Honda, came into existence 30 years ago. We remember the Acura Legend, and back then questioned the logic behind this. Would people really pay more for a tarted-up Honda? The answer was yes, and Acura is responsible for all the second-channel divisions from the Japanese […]

March 23, 2016 | By | Reply More
More 2016 Chicago Auto Show Hotties; Trucks beauty and brute

More 2016 Chicago Auto Show Hotties; Trucks beauty and brute

Chicago may not seem to be a truck-centric town; however when it came to the 2016 Chicago Auto Show, trucks were everywhere. Auto shows in general are the show cases of the auto industry. Walking (and we walked a lot, over six miles each day) through the cars, trucks, SUVs, CUVs and concept vehicles scattered […]

March 21, 2016 | By | Reply More
Chicago hotties: SUVs and crossovers debut at 2016 Chicago Auto Show

Chicago hotties: SUVs and crossovers debut at 2016 Chicago Auto Show

“The perception…is that compact SUV’s and crossovers are hot. And full-size SUV’s are not.” So said Phil O’Connor, director, chief marketing manager of Nissan North America, at the reveal of the 2017 Nissan Armada before the 2016 Chicago Auto Show. “Well the reality is that the full-size segment is still vibrant.” The market for the […]

February 19, 2016 | By | Reply More
Renault revives the Alpine A110 with the Alpine Vision concept…and a promise

Renault revives the Alpine A110 with the Alpine Vision concept…and a promise

Sports car enthusiasts of the Sixties and Seventies—the guys who read Car and Driver and Road & Track—knew the Renault Alpine A110 Berlinette from stills on the magazine pages, except for those lucky few who travelled overseas and maybe saw one of the rare French flyers over there. But one thing’s for certain. Few if […]

February 16, 2016 | By | Reply More
Mahindra buys Pininfarina, plans upscale model

Mahindra buys Pininfarina, plans upscale model

If this were a cheesy clickbait article, it would have a title like, “Indian tractor maker buys Italian car designer and you won’t believe what…” And actually, the details are surprising, though not out of line with what crosstown rival Tata has done. Tata famously bought into the luxury car market by purchasing Jaguar/Land Rover. […]

February 8, 2016 | By | Reply More
2017 Hyundai Elantra Sport…what’s that all about?

2017 Hyundai Elantra Sport…what’s that all about?

If you read our review of the Hyundai Elantra, you know we really like this smart compact sedan. However, when potential buyers start to do their research, the max performance you’ll get from the Elantra trim levels is 147 horsepower and 132 lb-ft of torque from the SE and Limited, and 128/156 from the Eco […]

February 5, 2016 | By | Reply More
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