March 2013

Mitsubishi announces it will sell Mirage in U.S.

(March 29, 2013) NEW YORK — Mitsubishi Motors North America has unveiled its fuel-efficient all-new 2014 Mitsubishi Mirage 5-door subcompact at the 2013 New York International Auto Show that is expected to arrive at U.S. dealers later this fall.

The all-new 2014 Mitsubishi Mirage model is expected to achieve a manufacturer estimated fuel economy of 40 mpg combined/37 mpg city/44 mpg highway (CVT-equipped model) pending EPA fuel mileage rating, making it the most fuel-efficient non-hybrid gasoline vehicle available in America.

Dodge introduces upgraded 2014 Durango

(March 29, 2013) NEW YORK — The Dodge brand is upping the ante in the fast-growing full-size sport-utility vehicle and crossover segments, introducing the new 2014 Dodge Durango delivering a new standard state-of-the-art class-exclusive eight-speed automatic transmission that improves fuel economy up to 9 percent.

Scion unveils new 2014 tC in New York

(March 29, 2013) NEW YORK  — Scion revealed the new 2014 tC sports coupe at the New York Auto Show, showing off a sporty new look, upgraded interior and an enhanced driving experience for the brand’s top-selling vehicle.
“The sustained success of the tC, which accounts for 40 percent of all Scions ever sold, challenged designers to enhance the 2014 sports coupe in ways that keep it exciting to today’s drivers without losing its core appeal,” said Doug Murtha, Scion vice president.

Subaru hints at future WRX with stunning concept vehicle

(March 29, 2013) NEW YORK — Subaru has unveiled the Subaru WRX Concept at the 2013 New York Auto Show hinting at the design direction for the next-generation WRX. The bold and muscular design emphasizes turbocharged power and AWD grip in a more agile and athletic form.

New Camaro Z/28 called most track-capable Camaro ever

(March 28, 2013) NEW YORK — Chevrolet has introduced the restyled 2014 Camaro line including the return of the Z/28, the most iconic model in Camaro history. The 2014 Camaro models feature a revised exterior design that integrates high-performance aerodynamics for more efficient cooling and stability at high speeds.

Volkswagen introduces 2015 Golf

(March 28, 2013) HERNDON, VA. — The seventh-generation Volkswagen Golf manages to do the seemingly impossible. While it’s bigger and more spacious than the car that it will replace, it’s also lighter and more fuel-efficient. Based on the new MQB (modular transverse matrix) architecture, the 2015 Golf ends the cycle whereby new versions of a car end up heavier than the models they replace.

Nissan to offer hybrid version of Pathfinder for 2014

(March 28, 2013) NEW YORK — The fourth-generation Pathfinder was introduced last year and now Nissan taking the Pathfinder into hybrid territory with the introduction of the 2014 model. The Pathfinder's new hybrid powertrain option will be available in three fully equipped trim levels — SV, SL and Platinum — when it joins the lineup late this summer. It is expected to be priced at around just $3,000 more than Pathfinder 3.5-liter V6 models.

Refreshed Equus luxury sedan shown by Hyundai

(March 28, 2013) NEW YORK — Hyundai on Wednesday introduced the redesigned 2014 Equus premium luxury sedan featuring enhancements to exterior and interior design, vehicle dynamics, material selection, driver technology displays and advanced safety features.

Volvo says V60 sport wagon is coming to America

(March 28, 2013) ROCKLEIGH, N.J.  — Already a superstar in Europe, Volvo's V60 sports wagon soon will hit the shores of America. Doug Speck, Volvo Cars' senior vice president marketing, sales and customer service, made the announcement at the New York International Auto Show, indicating the new V60 will come to the U.S. market in early 2014.

New Jeep Cherokee features nine-speed automatic transmission

(March 28, 2013) NEW YORK — The renowned Cherokee name returns to the Jeep vehicle lineup for the 2014 model year in the form of a mid-sized sport utility vehicle.

Jeep says the all-new 2014 Jeep Cherokee completely redefines the mid-size SUV segment, delivering legendary Jeep 4x4 capability, a segment-first nine-speed automatic transmission and fuel economy improvements of more than 45 percent (versus the outgoing Liberty model).