New York Auto Show

The Week in Reverse
The Week in Reverse

GM is making Trax for New York. The new 1.0-liter city-car concept is part of a trio designed in Korea for GM’s global empire. All we can say is, thank goodness it’s not a shrunken-down caricature of an American car. Not everyone can be MINI-cute. Ford says it’s bringing back the King of the...Read More»

Grand Cherokee: The TV’s The Thing

Chrysler’s updating the Grand Cherokee for 2008—and while it’s at it, the Jeep brand might consider some bipolar meds. How else to explain adding a two-piece bumper that makes the GC’s front end more off-roadable, and then screwing in a TV screen so the kids can watch...Read More»

Chrysler is Sirius About In-Car TV

We have to admit to the guilty pleasure of in-car satellite TV, via a TracVision A5 setup that seems to play HGTV exclusively. Now Chrysler is jumping on the bandwagon with satellite provider Sirius, which says it will start streaming three channels of programming into Chrysler minivans for the...Read More»

GM Makes Trax for City Cars?

There’s no doubt that we’re more interested in subcompacts, here in the days of $2.50 a gallon gas. But can Chevrolet make it happen where Toyota, Honda, even smart, have such a head start? The brand will test the waters at the New York auto show with a trio of 1.0-liter concept...Read More»

Benz Hits NYC With 604-HP AMG CL

All the letters could throw you off—but the numbers coming out of Benz’ new CL65 AMG clear it all up. Your sinuses, that is. The stunning 604 hp emanating from the big coupe will be on display at the New York auto show next week. TheCarConnection.com got an exclusive sneak peek at the...Read More»

EX Concept for Infiniti Is, Ironically, On

If we had an EX concept, we’d want to put it out of our lives, start dating again, burn all the letters it ever sent to us, and made rude gestures with the stuffed teddy bear it won for us at Six Flags. Infiniti, obviously, has decided to take the high road instead and is lavishing attention...Read More»

NISMO Tunes the Z

Nissan’s NISMO group has done all the non-obvious cars. Hell, even the Frontier’s been tweaked like a perp on Cops. Now the Z will finally get the aftermarket massage and happy ending it’s long since paid for with the NISMO Z coming next week to the New York auto show. It gets no...Read More»

2007 Infiniti EX Concept
Infiniti EX Concept Takes on X3

Infiniti’s concept EX has broken cover before theNew York auto show, and sources say the new concept has been designed to take on the likes of BMW’s X3 and the Acura RDX. The EX comes to the Javits Center next week, built off the FM rear-drive platform that underpins the Nissan Z and Infiniti...Read More»

Caddy Donates Big Eight to H2

Cadillac’s awfully generous these days. It’s slapped its name on a Saab 9-3, it’s lending its marvy multivalve V-6 to Buick and Saturn, and now it’s giving the HUMMER H2 the courtesy of its whomping 6.2-liter, 393-horsepower V-8. In the H2 the excess displacement does a few...Read More»

Eight Cylinders, and the H3 Makes More Sense

Pardon us for not getting too excited about the HUMMER H3. We tried five-cylinders back in the Audi days and in terms of power and sex appeal, “flat” became a keyword. Now HUMMER’s fixed the primary failing of the H3 and stuffed its 5.3-liter V-8 under the hood. And where V-8s make...Read More»

2007 Hyundai Concept Genesis
Hyundai Details Concept Genesis

The Genesis concept is the first preview of the “future architecture and design of a rear-wheel drive premium sports sedan scheduled to grace the Hyundai lineup in 2008,” the release says. The Genesis concept is formed around a rear-wheel-drive architecture, a first for an American-market...Read More»

London Taxi
2007 New York Show Preview: Taxi!

While we await the Cadillac V-12 concept and Ford’s new Flex not-minivan, taxi enthusiasts — is there such a thing? — are eagerly planning their visits to the upcoming New York Auto Show. It’s the 100th anniversary of the modern-day taxi, after all — and as such, the show is hosting a...Read More»

Flex: Ford Banks on Not-Minivans

Ford is crossover heavy, what with the Escape, Edge and Freestyle. But it’s not minivan-heavy, and that’s something the Blue Oval hopes to correct later this year with the Flex, a crossover built to function like a minivan while avoiding the whole “Freestar” word entirely. The...Read More»

2005 Ford Fairlane concept
Ford Flex Replacing Minivan in NY

The Dow Jones newswires reports that Ford’s new crossover vehicle, loosely based on the Fairlane concept from the 2005 Detroit show, will be shown in production-ready form at next month’s New York auto show. The Flex, Dow Jones says, is a larger crossover that Ford will use to effectively...Read More»

Callaway’s Latest Spin on the ‘Vette: C16 Cabrio

“Callaway is bringin’ it!” someone just told me over my shoulder, staring at this pic of the new Callaway C16 Cabrio. What they’re bringing, we couldn’t clarify despite repeated attempts to talk through their Taco Bell 64-ouncer. But we can confirm Callaway is bringing...Read More»

The Week in Reverse

Blind item: which Detroit designer’s feeling the heat? Which NYC-based auto exec is plotting his own swan dive? More to the point, how long before folks mistake us for the Star? In real news this week, GM turned in a great profit—great by 2007 standards. By 1991 standards it would be Rick...Read More»

Vibe Getting “G” On in NYC?

We’ve been planning for the next coming of the Pontiac Vibe in lots of ways—pulling out our Vibe-themed centerpiece for the holiday table, composing Vibe haiku, journaling about what the Vibe has meant to us in our daily lives. Now it turns out that could all be going to waste. Our KGP...Read More»

Honda Stretching Out Another Sportscar

Honda's pretty good about stretching product cycles, but what happened to the Acura NSX should be argument enough for euthanasia. Now Honda says it's keeping the S2000 alive. At the New York auto show, Honda will pull the covers off a "club-racer-inspired" edition of the S2000 roadster, which will...Read More»

And Now It's Lexus Angling on New York

We've barely put down our eggy Caesar salad to come back to TCC HQ and find out that the new Lexus LX 570 will show up in New York - probably not like us, sleeping on a steam grate and hoping for a good garbage find outside Babbo. The third-gen LX 570 ute, Lexus says, will "reach new heights in...Read More»

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