The time has finally come, the New York Auto Show came and went. The last major U.S. auto show of the season. If you ask many in the industry, you might hear a collective sigh of relief. Last week was a flurry of press conferences and vehicle reveals.
As you might expect, some were great, but there were definitely some winners and losers. Of course, we must mention the WTF section as well. So without further delay, let’s jump into it.
#NYAS Over the years, Dodge has shown little respect for its Road and Track badge, attaching it to the butts and fenders of various undeserving front-drive Stratuses and Avengers. But this 2012 Dodge Avenger R/T might well have the chops to wear a performance badge. It debuts this week at the 2011 New York Auto Show, and Dodge has released the initial batch of images today.
We all knew a Turbo S version of the Porsche Panamera was coming, right? Well, now's the time to start making plans to go see it at the 2012 New York Auto Show. Even if you haven't warmed to the Panamera's shape, we expect you'll like looking at the engine (or a cutaway of the engine) in the Turbo S:
Chrysler rolled out what could be our (my) new favorite 300, the 300 S. It's de-chromed, features a blacked-out grille, body-colored accents and mirrors, black headlight surrounds and black chrome wheels.
2012 Volkswagen Beetle
2013 Hyundai Santa Fe (ix45) teaser
2013 Hyundai Santa Fe (ix45) leaked via official brochure
2010 Acura RL
2013 Cadillac SRX
Volkswagen Alltrack Concept - 2012 New York Auto Show
Volkswagen has revealed that it will be showing a new Alltrack Concept, next week at the New York International Auto Show, that could make VW a rival for the rugged-wagon business that Subaru has long coveted.
After becoming the second best-selling midsize sedan in 2011, you might not think the Nissan Altima needed major improvements. Before Nissan’s midsize four-door gets too stale, though, the automaker is unveiling the new 2013 Nissan Altima, which debuts this week at the 2012 New York International Auto Show.
As the successor to Chrysler’s line of brutish sports cars, the new SRT Viper is easily one of the most anticipated cars of the year. Now, the wait is finally over. Making its debut at the New York auto show this week, the 2013 SRT Viper is endowed with all the earth-shaking raw power that made the original great, but evolves the nameplate with updated styling, reduced weight, and a more refined interior. Oh, and also more power.
2013 BMW X1