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2013 Toyota RAV4 Gets Practical Updates

Toyota’s redesigned 2013 RAV4 SUV goes on sale early next year, following the release of redesigned or all-new affordable compact SUVs from Honda, Ford and Mazda. The new RAV4 relocates the spare tire mounted on its cargo door, retires the optional V6 engine, loses its available third row, gains a new six-speed automatic transmission and receives a few more standard features. Toyota moved the spare tire, which was attached to the 2012 model’s rear cargo door. "The RAV4 ... continue reading»

Tags: Auto Shows, Redesigns, Toyota RAV4, Affordable Compact SUVs, Model News, LA Auto Show

Nissan Teases Five Redesigned Models

Nissan had some big news last week. The automaker revealed the upcoming 2013 Altima at the New York International Auto Show, but Nissan also plans to introduce four other cars and SUVs in the next 15 months, which will likely include a redesigned Versa, Pathfinder, Rogue and Sentra. Although no official announcements have been made, the automotive press agrees that Nissan’s commercial, which shows the new cars draped in sheets, isn’t too tough to decode. “Moving from left ... continue reading»

Tags: Auto Shows, Redesigns, Nissan Altima, Nissan Sentra, Nissan Versa, Nissan Pathfinder, Nissan Rogue, Model News, New York Auto Show

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

Porsche Cayenne Diesel Debuts at the New York Auto Show

When you think of Porsche, a diesel engine may not be the first thing that comes to mind. However, luxury midsize SUV shoppers will have that option in September when the 2013 Porsche Cayenne Diesel hits showroom floors. “The Cayenne Diesel, the first diesel powered vehicle ever offered by Porsche, was originally introduced to the Diesel-dominated European market in 2009,” Porsche says in a press release. “This same clean diesel technology now comes to the United States, joining the Cayenne ... continue reading»

Tags: Auto Shows, Porsche Cayenne, Model News, Diesel engines, New York Auto Show

Toyota Teases New Sedan Ahead of New York Auto Show

Toyota announced Tuesday that it would unveil an all-new sedan at the New York International Auto Show next week. So far, the automaker has only released a sketch of the new car, but Toyota says in a press release that, “The sedan’s exciting new design features an elegant yet athletic look.” A number of auto journalists surmise that the new car could be the next-generation Toyota Avalon. “While we can't be sure until the wraps are removed in ... continue reading»

Tags: News, Auto Shows, Redesigns, Toyota Avalon, Model News, New York Auto Show

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