New York Auto Show

Pontiac Pushes Forward with G8 'Ute Despite Tough Times
Pontiac Pushes Forward with G8 'Ute Despite Tough Times

The continued production plans for the kinda-odd, kinda-cool Pontiac Amino pictured to the left is a surprising bit of verve from GM given its cost-slashing, factory-closing spasms of late. Yes, the G8 ST (sport truck) is still planned for 2010, and it shares a platform (with a wheelbase stretched...Read More»

Mitsu Testing Electric Vehicles, Too

Last week we told you about Subaru's plans to test a pair of electric vehicles in New York. Mitsubishi has similar plans, and also had its electrc-car prototype on display at the New York auto show. Tetsuro Aikawa, Managing Director of product development, told the assembled New York press that his...Read More»

Subaru Testing EVs Stateside

The New York auto show is open to the public today, and aside from the rollicking Dodge Challenger and Pontiac G8 musclecars and the exotic Benz SL on display, they'll also be seeing a fair amount of green machines, including this experimental electric-powered Subaru. The R1e, Subaru says, is the...Read More»

Hey, Taxi! Ford Yellows Up Transit Connect

The New York auto show hosts introductions of important new production and concept cars each year -- but usually, it's also home to some future-thinking about the next generation of taxi cabs. This year Ford's gone the taxi route with the new Transit Connect, the Turkish-built minivan the company...Read More»

2009 Ford Flex Takes The Car Connection for a Ride

Last year at the New York auto show, we brought you a full preview for the new 2009 Flex. And as Ford preps for the media launch of the Flex this summer, before putting them into showrooms in the fall, they offered us the chance to get a "first ride" in the big crossover during the New York auto...Read More»

World Car of the Year: It's the Mazda 2

The winners have been named -- and this year's World Car of the Year is the Mazda 2. Ford's Mondeo and the Mercedes-Benz C-Class were the runners-up. WCOTY jurors said that the Mazda is a winner because of "its very appealing looks and high levels of standard equipment for the price.” Earlier...Read More»

2009 Kia Koup Concept
2009 Kia Koup Concept

Considering the number of designers, engineers, manufacturing workers, marketers, and everyone else needed to bring a new car to market, it’s not surprising to hear the process described as a symphony. But pulling together a truly standout design is a more jazzy process, a lot like “a live...Read More»

Honda Shapes Up With New 2009 Fit

Honda pulled the sheets off its new 2009 Fit hatchback at the New York auto show today, just two model years after the city-sipping hatchback first joined the Japanese automaker's lineup. What left us a little verklempt was the lack of complete powertrain info on the new vehicle, which doesn't...Read More»

Pontiac In New York: 50 Cent Steals the Show

Celebrities are the new set decorations at auto shows, and last night's performance by Sheryl Crow at the Mercedes-Benz press event certainly drew big crowds (including odd out of place, found-object celebs like Project Runway winner Christian Siriano and professional clubdweller Richie Rich). But...Read More»

Lambo Gallardo LP560-4: The Covers Come Off

After its Geneva motor show unveiling, Lamborghini's doing what everyone expected them to do -- show off their new Gallardo hotness at the New York auto show. The Lamborghini press conference hasn't actually even started, but earlier today the LP560-4 was spotted with its car cover off, and...Read More»

New York Minute: Mercedes-Benz SL Live Shots

The New York auto show is on, and The Car Connection is on, too -- now that the whole Starbucks snafu has been settled and no lives were lost. First up, while the crowds are digesting the words of Chrysler CEO Bob Nardelli and being wowed by the new Acura TSX, is a set of live shots of the new...Read More»

2009 Nissan Maxima, All Out There Now

We've shown you spy shots of the 2009 Nissan Maxima, and we're eagerly awaiting its debut at the New York auto show. And now today, after waiting patiently for the press conferences to start tomorrow, we're running with these Maxima pics just like the other blogs you might read, because information...Read More»

2008 Buick Invicta concept
Buick Invicta Concept: Shanghaied in New York

It won't be displayed in the clay until the Beijing auto show on April 19, but Buick's letting more than a few whispers out about its new Invicta concept. While we're amassing for the New York auto show, Buick's eye ahead to Beijing will include a fully realized concept version of this sketch...Read More»

That Nissan Cube Electric Car Surprise for New York? Well....Surprise!

Nissan's been quite tight-lipped about it -- but if the photos appearing this morning on SuperNissans.net are accurate, there's a "Denki Cube Concept" heading for a New York auto show stand in the very, very near future. There's been word that Nissan would show the electric car concept here in New...Read More»

Hyundai Genesis Coupe Pics Rake the Web Before New York Show

Hyundai's Genesis coupe is the latest to fall victim to broken embargoes -- you know, the games automakers play with information so that hapless "printies" can get their pages onto supermarket racks, right next to InTouch and Entertainment Weekly? The Genesis coupe's been sprung from that jail by...Read More»

Pontiac G8 Gets Corvette Power in GXP

This week’s New York auto show wouldn’t be the same without big announcements from General Motors. GM’s been dominating U.S. shows with fleets of new vehicles and new concepts--and the upcoming New York auto show will be no exception with the display of a trio of Pontiacs. We...Read More»

Big Oops: New Kia Soul Hits the 'Net

How do you say "oh, crap" in Korean? We're listening hard for it, now that clean shots of the production-ready Soul have hit the Web (thanks to kia-world.net and Autoblog). The Soul, destined either for the afterlife or the New York auto show, will show up next week looking remarkably like the Soul...Read More»

New York Auto Show logo
2008 New York Auto Show Coverage

Each year the world’s car fans gather at convention centers around the world to ogle, ooh and ahh, and get generally titillated by auto shows. And while the circuit of shows used to be fairly geocentric, it’s totally gone global -- and this year’s internationally designated New York auto show...Read More»

Kizashi 3 in New York: Here's the Sketch

It's been an auto-show season full of Suzukis so far--from the Kizashi concept shown at last fall's Frankfurt auto show, to the Concept Kizashi 2 unveiled at the Tokyo motor show last October. Now, while we're still wrapping up our coverage of the Geneva motor show, Suzuki's completing the trio...Read More»

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