The Kia Forte Koup was just a concept at the 2008 New York Auto Show, but this year, at the 2009 New York Auto Show, Kia unveiled the 2010 Kia Forte Koup. Joining a lineup of new vehicles marketed towards young buyers, Kia has come into its own with its trendy and sporty designs.
Kia’s new production models show that they will be fierce competitors in the… Continue reading
This year, for the 2009 New York Auto Show, Acura brought its new 4-door coupe prototype. The 2010 Acura ZDX is based on the TL while also bringing in the functionality of its SUV siblings, the MDX and the RDX. Under the hood, the ZDX boasts a 3.7L V6 engine producing 300 horsepower mated to a 6-speed sequential automatic transmission, giving performance like that of a sport… Continue reading
At this year’s New York Auto Show, General Motors not only did the standard unveiling of new vehicles, but they also dropped some pretty big industry news. With the auto market struggling in the current economy, GM announced that they have decided to focus on their four main brands: Chevrolet, Cadillac, GMC, and Pontiac. With this change, they will merge GMC, Pontiac, and Buick under… Continue reading
The Mazdaspeed3 is well-liked by nearly every automotive journalist that has driven it. It’s easy to drive, fun, sporty, utilitarian, and looks good too. Oh yeah, and it’ll blow the doors off just about anything else at the race track. And now the 2010 Mazdaspeed3 will do it looking better than ever!
Jack Hollis, Scion Vice President unveiled a special concept of the iQ micro-subcompact today. Designed to meet the transportation needs of young urban trendsetters Scion’s iQ concept is just 10 feet long and accommodates three people plus luggage and with it’s 1.3L gasoline engine is expected to deliver 56 MPG on the highway.
If the iQ looks familiar it’s because this hot little runabout is due to be sold… Continue reading
The new, fourth generation of Land Rover’s versatile SUV gets a new name – Land Rover LR4 – to go with its more powerful and more efficient new LR-V8 engine, revised exterior styling and more premium cabin.
The all new Land Rover LR4 2010 model has a revised suspension architecture to provide a much more sporty driving experience on-road while still providing true Land Rover capabilities off-road. This coupled… Continue reading
The Range Rover Sport received subtle interior and exterior refinements for 2010 but the real story is the change which occurred under the hood. There is a new more powerful normally aspirated V8 as well as a more powerful supercharged V8. The entire 2010 Land Rover lineup received new engine options which offer both increased performance and efficiency. The new Range Rover engines offer 25% more HP, 16%… Continue reading
The Land Rover flagship, the Range Rover received subtle interior and exterior refinements for 2010 but the real story is the change which occurred under the hood. There is a new more powerful normally aspirated V8 as well as a more powerful supercharged V8. The entire 2010 Land Rover lineup received new engine options which offer both increased performance and efficiency. The new Range Rover engines offer 25%… Continue reading
Acura unveiled their new four-door sports coupe this morning at the New York International Auto Show. The All new Acura ZDX takes the Acura concept of “Advance” to a whole new level. The new luxury sport sedan goes on sale this fall.
The ZDX will deliver sports sedan performance with its powerful V-6 engine coupled with its all-new, 6-speed automatic transmission. Acura’s Super Handling All-Wheel Drive™ (SH-AWD®)… Continue reading
The new Mercedes E63 AMG with it’s amazing V8 pumping out 518 normally aspirated HP and delivered to it’s rear wheels via the equally amazing 7-Speeed automatic transmission reaches a top speeed of 186 MPH. If you’re wondering about 0-60 times… how does 4.4 seconds sound?!? Quite impressive!
The AMG 6.3-liter V8-engine in the new E63 AMG develops an output of 518 hp and a 465 lb-ft of torque… Continue reading
Jeep unveiled the all new 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee at the New York Auto Show. The new Grand Cherokee looks very clean and much more modern while still maintaining traditional Cherokee lines. The interior is the real story. Past Jeep Grand Cherokees have not kept up with the high-end competition in terms of interior finishes, fit, and features. The 2011 Grand Cherokee’s interior has been completely over hauled… Continue reading
Mercedes-Benz ML 450 HYBRID: The perfect hybrid powertrain
The power of a V8 with the fuel economy of a six: 24 MPG Highway, 21 MPG City.
In the search for the optimum hybrid system for the premium motor car, the engineers were already sure of one thing right from the concept phase: a Mercedes-Benz SUV with a hybrid drive would have to share the… Continue reading