March 2016

640-horsepower Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 convertible debuts in New York

(March 25, 2016) DETROIT – The 2017 Camaro ZL1 is poised to challenge the most advanced sports coupes in the world in any measure – with unprecedented levels of technology, refinement, track capability and straight-line acceleration. “The Camaro ZL1 is designed to excel at everything,” said Mark Reuss, executive vice president of Global Product Development.

Toyota marks Corolla's 50th anniversary

(March 24, 2016) NEW YORK — Actress Gina Rodriguez drove her Corolla cross-country to Hollywood to follow her dreams. Actress Hannah Simone learned to drive inside her dad’s pristinely kept Corolla. With more than 43 million vehicles sold over the last 50 years, the Toyota Corolla has been a part of more people’s lives than any car ever manufactured.

Refreshed 2017 Acura MDX debuts in New York; hybrid model coming

(March 24, 2016) NEW YORK — Acura has unveiled the restyled and refreshed 2017 MDX luxury SUV featuring bold new styling, added luxury features and available Sport Hybrid Super Handling-All Wheel Drive (SH-AWD) powertrain technology. The 2017 Acura MDX will be equipped with AcuraWatch on all grades, making MDX the first luxury SUV in its class to offer these advanced safety and driver-assistive technologies, including automatic emergency braking, as standard features.

2017 Nissan GT-R makes world debut in New York

(March 24, 2016) NEW YORK — The new 2017 Nissan GT-R, which features the most significant makeover to the iconic supercar since its launch in 2007, made its global debut Wednesday at the 2016 New York International Auto Show. It features a fresh look inside and out, as well as major driving performance enhancements and key new features.

The GT-R Premium, the first of four 2017 GT-R grade levels, goes on sale at select GT-R Certified Nissan retailers this summer.

Open-air AMG performance comes to the C-Class

(March 24, 2016) NEW YORK — The new 2017 Mercedes-Benz AMG C63 Cabriolet combines an intensive open-air ambience with the AMG V8 engine to create an exhilarating performance experience. The Biturbo engine developed in Affalterbach by AMG is available in two output ratings, with 469 horsepower or 503 horsepower.

Subaru introduces all-new U.S.-built Impreza

(March 24, 2016) NEW YORK — Subaru of America, which has experienced eight consecutive years of sales growth, introduced the all-new 2017 Impreza 5-Door and the Impreza Sedan at the New York Auto Show this week. The all-new 2017 Impreza marks the debut of the Subaru Global Platform architecture that’s designed to deliver significantly higher levels of driving pleasure, agility, crash protection and ride comfort and will underpin a variety of upcoming Subaru vehicles, including hybrids.

Harold gets his turn in the new Lincoln MKX crossover


(March 23, 2016) This week Harold Gunn, chief honcho of The Automotive Reporter, signs the praises of the 2016 Lincoln MKX Black Label mid-sized luxury crossover. As well he should because Lincoln has upped its game with the all-new MKX.

The MKX is based on the new Ford Edge mid-sized crossover, but with most of the "Edginess" removed. Lincoln has, indeed, created a true luxury vehicle that can compete on equal footing with a slew of solid competitors including the Lexus RX 350 and the Acura MDX.

Mazda debuts new MX-5 roadster 'retractable fastback'

(March 23, 2016) NEW YORK — Mazda revealed the Mazda MX-5 RF (“retractable fastback”) Tuesday on the eve of the New York International Auto Show. The latest version of the legendary sports car offers a new dimension of open-top driving fun while at the same time staying true to the purpose of Mazda’s previous retractable hardtop MX-5 — making the roadster experience accessible to a broader range of drivers.

Jaguar to build iconic 1957 XKSS — 'World's first supercar'

(March 23, 2016) Jaguar is to build the stunning XKSS as an ultra-exclusive continuation model. Nine new XKSS's — often referred to by experts as the world's first supercar — will be hand built by Jaguar Classic to the exact specification as they appeared in 1957, replacing the cars lost due to the famous Browns Lane factory fire.

Honda Civic Hatchback prototype shown in New York

(March 23, 2016) NEW YORK — The next-generation Civic Hatchback, with its striking design and the promise of a sporty, European-inspired driving experience, made its North American debut in prototype form just a day before the 2016 New York International Auto Show. American Honda also confirmed that it will marry the all-new 1.5-liter turbo engine to its 6-speed manual transmission for more sporty and dynamic performance.