April 2012

Toyota unveils restyled 2013 Avalon

(April 6, 2012) NEW YORK — Toyota revealed the all-new 2013 Avalon premium mid-size sedan Thursday at the 2012 New York International Auto Show. The new Avalon is re-conceived for the premium mid-size sedan segment with a progressive and emotionally styled exterior design.

When it arrives to dealerships late this year, the new Avalon will offer improved dynamic performance, a greater degree of refinement, and a highly spacious, comfortable interior experience with an abundance of outstanding convenience technologies.

Two all-new 2013 Hyundai Santa Fe models make world debut

(April 5, 2012) NEW YORK — Designed to delight shoppers and defy convention, two all-new 2013 Hyundai Santa Fe models made their world debut Wednesday at the 2012 New York International Auto Show. The third-generation Santa Fe crossover family introduces the two-row, five-passenger Santa Fe Sport and the long wheelbase (LWB) three-row, seven-passenger model called Santa Fe.

2013 SRT Viper — The return of the snake

(April 5, 2012)  The all-new 2013 SRT Viper was unveiled to the world Wednesday at the New York International Auto Show, marking its highly anticipated return to the high-performance sports car market.

The fifth generation of the iconic two-seat, American-built supercar has been deliberately evolved to incorporate superior craftsmanship, a host of new technologies and ergonomic improvements while respecting its visceral legacy of outright performance.

Honda Crosstour Concept unveiled in New York

(April 5, 2012) NEW YORK — Honda unveiled the 2013 Crosstour Concept Wednesday at the New York International Auto Show, providing the first official glimpse of a more capable-looking exterior styling direction for the mid-size CUV. Set to go on sale this fall, the Crosstour's defined lines will resonate more clearly with the active consumers that form the largest portion of the premium crossover segment.

Acura shows direction new flagship sedan will take with RLX Concept

(April 5, 2012) Acura on Wednesday held the world debut of the Acura RLX Concept at the New York International Auto Show, providing luxury buyers with a first look at the design and engineering direction for its all-new Acura RLX flagship sedan, slated for launch at the beginning of 2013.  

Jaguar announces all-new sports car

(April 5, 2012) NEW YORK — Jaguar formally announced at the New York Auto Show that an all-new sports car will enter production — the Jaguar F-TYPE.  A  two-seat sports car, the Jaguar F-TYPE will launch as a convertible becoming the fourth model in the current line of cars, along with the XF sports sedan, the XJ luxury sedan and the XK coupe/convertible.

Nissan Altima gets complete makeover for 2013

(April 5, 2012) Two decades after the original Nissan Altima joined the mid-size sedan segment in North America, Nissan’s best-selling vehicle has undergone a complete makeover.  Making its world debut at the New York International Auto Show, the Altima is once again poised to become the new benchmark in the hotly contested segment when it goes on sale at Nissan retailers nationwide this summer.

Mazda2 tackles the 'Wall of Death' (watch video)

(April 4, 2012) Wall of Death. Probably not the three best words to be running through your mind as you floor the throttle and head out on to the track. You want words like victory, pace and skill to fill your head. Not Wall of Death.

But then this is track like no other — and it was built for motorcycles, not cars. It measures just 31-foot in diameter and it’s 85 years old. It’s made almost entirely of wood, and it’s redolent with the tang of oil, sweat and fear. Oh, and the track walls are completely vertical.

China becomes Bentley's largest market

(April 4, 2012) CREWE, England — Bentley has emerged from the first quarter of 2012 in an increasingly strong position with a new number one market. The company’s results for the first three months of 2012 show that it is building on its 2011 sales success with a 46.6 percent increase in deliveries to 1,759.

Redesigned 2013 Mercedes-Benz GL unveiled in New York

(April 4, 2012) NEW YORK — The redesigned 2013 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class was unveiled today at the New York Auto Show  with a range-topping GL550 now delivering 429 horsepower and 516 pound-feet of torque. The 2013 GL-Class goes on sale in September.