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Acura Releases RLX Concept

Acura revealed its Acura RLX concept at the New York International Auto Show Wednesday. “Per Honda/Acura practice, the RLX is only a concept because its name says so,” writes Car and Driver. “It’s really a thinly veiled look at the next Acura flagship sedan, and the replacement for the excellent but ultimately forgettable RL.” In a press release, Acura says one of the RLX’s highlights is its powertrain. A new 3.5-liter direct injection V6 engine and ... continue reading»

Tags: Model News, 2012 New York Auto Show, Acura RLX

Chevrolet Debuts All-New Impala at the New York Auto Show

Chevrolet unveiled the redesigned 2014 Impala at the New York Auto Show today. When compared with the 2012 model, the new Impala makes significant changes to the affordable large car, which should help it compete with more recently redesigned rivals like the Chrysler 300, Ford Taurus and Hyundai Azera. Chevrolet says in a press release that the redesigned Impala offers “expressive style, a more-refined interior, easy-to-use technology, and what is expected to be an exhilarating driving experience.” On the outside ... continue reading»

Tags: News, Auto Shows, Redesigns, Chevrolet Impala, 2012 New York Auto Show

2013 Mercedes-Benz GLK Details Revealed

The 2013 Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class will be unveiled at the New York Auto Show next month, but Mercedes-Benz has released some details about the refreshed SUV ahead of time. The GLK-Class is an upscale compact SUV with seating for five, and gets some fairly significant revisions for the 2013 model year. According to a press release, next year’s GLK will offer a diesel powertrain, further growing Mercedes’ BlueTec lineup. The new 2.1-liter four-cylinder BlueTec diesel engine will make 190 ... continue reading»

Tags: Model Updates, Mercedes Benz GLK, Model News, 2012 New York Auto Show

Subaru to Premier New Model at New York Auto Show

The 2013 Subaru XV Crosstrek will make its American debut at the New York Auto Show next month. The Crosstrek will be a crossover-type vehicle and will be brand new to the U.S. market, Subaru says in a press release. Based on the Subaru Impreza platform, the Crosstrek compact crossover will offer two different all-wheel drive systems. Kicking Tires notes that the Crosstrek will have a ride height of 8.7 inches, which is higher than many crossovers, and ... continue reading»

Tags: New Cars, Model News, 2012 New York Auto Show, 2013 Subaru XV Crosstrek

2013 Subaru Models Get Advanced Safety Technology

The Subaru Legacy and Subaru Outback will get optional high-tech safety features for model year 2013 that were previously found only in more upscale auto brands. This driver assistance technology, which Subaru is calling EyeSight, will include adaptive cruise control, lane departure sensors, pedestrian detection and obstacle avoidance, depending on the vehicle’s speed. The EyeSight system will debut at next month’s New York Auto Show, according to Subaru. The system’s adaptive cruise control can automatically increase or ... continue reading»

Tags: News, Car Tech, Safety, Subaru Legacy, Subaru Outback, 2012 New York Auto Show

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