New York Auto Show

Scion To Unveil 'Micro-subcompact' Concept At New York Show
Scion To Unveil 'Micro-subcompact' Concept At New York Show

During a press conference the New York Auto Show on April 8, Scion will unveil a "micro-subcompact" car they say is a reflection of its youthful image and signals the brand's shift toward "the growing urbanization trend." Three cheers, Scion - we think the xB, which grew a massive 800 lb. heavier...Read More»

Acura Crossover New York
Acura Shows A Bit More Leg: Four-Door Coupe Crossover for NY

Acura has been hinting about an SUV/crossover along the lines of BMW's Sports Activity Coupe, the four-door X6. You know, long, tall, big on the outside, and small within. A lack of visible rear door handles suggests the coupe theme (perhaps suicide doors; more probably a handle concealed in the...Read More»

2010 Kia Soul
Driven: 2010 Kia Soul

While you're still experiencing sleet, driving rain, subzero temperatures in some case, and a general March doldrum, half the auto world is down in sunny Miami sampling the 2010 Kia Soul. Jealous enough? It's worse. The Soul is a big surprise--nearly as fun to use in everyday driving as it is to...Read More»

2010 Kia Sorento
2010 Kia Sorento Sports Fresh Styling, Rumored for New York

Site KiaWorld apparently nabbed the first photos of the 2010 Kia Sorento, rumored for a U.S. debut in April's New York Auto Show (on the heels of an international debut at the Seoul Motor Show). The new Sorento hews closely to the overall layout of the current-gen vehicle, but all the styling...Read More»

2011 Cadillac CTS Coupe
Restructuring Plans: Caddies, 300s, And Grand Cherokees, Oh My

If you've got nothing better to do on a Wednesday morning, we highly recommend you flip through the restructuring plans Chrysler and GM submitted yesterday. (And really, what could you possibly have to do that's more important than that?) Among all the legalese and financial statistics, there's...Read More»

2010 Kia Sorento
2009 Geneva Show: 2010 Kia Sorento Leaks All Over

The 2010 Kia Sorento bows at the 2009 Geneva motor show, which opens to the press on March 3. Worldcarfans grabbed this preview shot from some Kia media site that crashes our browsers--must be that hideous Internet Explorer--and says the new crossover will be shown off proudly at next month's...Read More»

2010 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Coupe
2009 New York Show: 2010 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Coupe Joins Sedan

•    What is it: The two-door flavor of the newly revamped E-Class •    Key facts: Same engine lineup as the sedan, at launch; convertible due in 2010 •    On sale: Summer 2009 •    Price: $50,000 (est. base) We’re not even online with coverage of the 2009 Geneva motor...Read More»

2008 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution
Mitsubishi Lancer Evo Picked For Top 10 World Performance Cars

Yesterday the 2009 Mitsubishi Lancer Evo was picked as one of the top 10 contenders for the World Performance Car of the Year honors. As such, it joins with some pretty impressive company the likes of: Audi RS 6 Avant BMW 135i Coupe / Cabriolet Corvette ZR1 Lamborghini LP560-4 Gallardo...Read More»

2010 Pontiac G8 sport truck
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»

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