New York Auto Show

First Real Photo: Hyundai Nuvis Concept
First Real Photo: Hyundai Nuvis Concept

We're back for Day Two from the 2009 New York auto show at the Javits Center. Over a Starbucks and some quiet time, we looked over at the Hyundai stand, where they're practicing for their lunchtime press conference--and snapped this uncloaked, distant shot of the Nuvis Concept set to go live in a...Read More»

2009 Scion iQ Concept
2009 New York Auto Show: Scion iQ Concept Drops By

Scion always does things differently. This year, they revealed their latest concept by dropping it from the ceiling of the Javits Center in a splash of lurid green lighting and blasting music. The Scion iQ concept is a tricked-out, amped-up version of the well-received Toyota iQ micro-subcompact...Read More»

2010 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class
2009 New York Auto Show: 2010 Mercedes-Benz GL Goes Nip/Tuck

  The 2010 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class SUV doesn't look a lot different, but the standard-bearing sport-ute gets small nips and tucks for the new model year, to carry it gracefully through its middle years. Outside, the GL gets new bumpers and grille, daytime running lights and new fog lamps. Newly...Read More»

2010 Land Rover LR4
2009 New York Auto Show: 2010 Land Rover Lineup Adds LR4, New Engines

Land Rover is taking the stage at this year's 2009 New York Auto Show with a completely revamped lineup of SUVs--including a renamed entry-level sport-ute. The trio of Land Rover models now includes the 2010 LR4, the replacement for the outgoing LR3, as well as the Range Rover and the Range Rover...Read More»

Jim Press and 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee
Five Questions: Chrysler's Jim Press

 Jim Press is no stranger to pressure. Fresh from a two-decade career at Toyota, he became Chrysler's vice chairman and president just as the company was beginning to restructure under ownership by Cerberus. In the past 18 months, Chrysler's difficult situation has grown dire. The financial crisis...Read More»

2010 Mercedes-Benz ML450 Hybrid
First Drive: 2010 Mercedes-Benz ML450 Hybrid

Mercedes-Benz today unveiled its latest effort to reduce the fuel consumption of its large luxury vehicles with the launch of the 2010 ML450 Hybrid. This new mdoel of the ML sport utility, built in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, is fitted with the Two-Mode Hybrid system jointly developed by General Motors...Read More»

2011 Mercedes E250 Bluetec
2009 New York Auto Show: 2011 Mercedes-Benz E250 Bluetec Diesel in the Works

“Could you imagine a four-cylinder diesel?” asked a Mercedes-Benz exec, right after showing off the company’s new E-Class range for 2010. The question, posed by sales and marketing VP Klaus Meier, followed his proud descriptions of the 2010 E350 BlueTec. The diesel model in the new E-Class...Read More»

2010 Mercedes-Benz S400 Hybrid
2009 New York Auto Show: 2010 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Goes Hybrid

Mercedes-Benz will restyle the S-Class for the 2010 model year--and as it's been dangling out there for a couple of years, it's set to sell its first S-Class Hybrid sedans in the new model year, too. The 2010 Mercedes-Benz S400 Hybrid arrives with a new system that brings lithium-ion batteries to...Read More»

2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee
2009 New York Auto Show: 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee One Step Closer to Reality

Chrysler's future seems on hold for now--but the Detroit automaker says its 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee is a revolutionary product that marks a decided difference in the way that the legendary off-road brand builds its vehicles. Underpinned by a Mercedes ML-Class SUV chassis, the 2011 Grand Cherokee...Read More»

2010 Nissan 370Z Roadster
2009 New York Auto Show: 2010 Nissan 370Z Roadster, 2009 NISMO Z Revealed

We all knew that Nissan would be dropping trou on its new NISMO Z and convertible 370Z Roadster at this week's New York Auto Show. What we didn't expect was an early shot of the 370Z in advance of the roadster's show debut. In addition to these two early shots, we grabbed some live photos from...Read More»

2009 GMC Yukon Denali Hybrid
2009 GMC Yukon Denali Hybrid Unveiled

Last month, when we drove the new GMC Sierra Hybrid pickup truck, we heard something we didn’t expect. Turns out—says John Schwegman, of Chevrolet Truck Marketing—that the highest demand for the Two-Mode Hybrid system that GM fits to five different pickups and SUVs comes from buyers of the...Read More»

2010 BMW X6 M
2009 New York Show: 2010 BMW X5 M and X6 M

They said it would never happen--a supersport version of BMW's big SUV and its swoopy sister. That was the old normal. The new normal is a pair of ferocious "M" versions of the 2010 BMW X5 and X6 sport-utes, destined for a world premiere at the 2009 New York auto show. BMW promises the new duo will...Read More»

2010 Jeep Grand Cherokee RWD 4-door Laredo Air Vents
2009 New York Auto Show Coverage

Next week, the world's auto industry convenes on New York City's west side for the 2009 New York International Auto Show. You'll pardon them if they aren't too excited to make the trip. It's not because of Manhattan traffic or the inevitable 40-minute ground hold at LaGuardia. It's the gut-churning...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»

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»

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»

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