2013 Detroit Auto Show, Day 1: What You Missed

And it’s a wrap! Day One of the 2013 North American International Auto Show in Detroit is in the books. Several new and redesigned vehicles from here and afar made their debuts at Detroit’s Cobo Center. High-powered sports cars like the all-new 2014 Chevrolet Corvette and Audi R8 stole the … Continue reading Continue reading

2013 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport Limited Edition Unveiled at 2012 L.A. Auto Show

Using intimidating adjectives like “ominous” and “foreboding” to describe the 2013 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport Limited Edition, the automaker seems to be warning the world that the compact crossover is a force to be reckoned with. More 2012 L.A. Auto Show Coverage Developed to commemorate the 30th anniversary of Mitsubishi’s arrival … Continue reading

2013 Honda Civic at the 2012 L.A. Auto Show

Competes with: Toyota Corolla, Chevrolet Cruze, Ford Focus, Hyundai Elantra Looks like: Honda took criticism of its Civic to heart and worked to improve the car Drivetrain: 140-hp, 1.8-liter four-cylinder; 110-hp, 1.5-liter four-cylinder gas-electric hybrid; and 201-hp, 2.4-liter four-cylinder or 110-hp, 1.8-liter natural-gas four-cylinder with five-speed manual, six-speed manual (Si) … Continue reading

2012 Los Angeles Auto Show, Day 1: What You Missed

As Day One of the 2012 Los Angeles Auto Show comes to a close, many exciting vehicles took the stage, from wild concepts like the Mercedes-Benz Ener-G-Force, Nissan Hi-Cross and BMW’s i pair to exciting compact cars such as the Mini Paceman, Ford’s refreshed Fiesta and Kia’s all-new 2014 Forte. … Continue reading

2014 Kia Sorento at the 2012 L.A. Auto Show

Competes with: Hyundai Santa Fe, Ford Edge, Subaru Forester Looks like: Like its Santa Fe sibling, the Sorento gets a more sophisticated look for 2014. Drivetrain: A 191-hp, 2.4-liter four-cylinder returns; a 290-hp 3.3-liter V-6 is new. Hits dealerships: Early next year The Kia Sorento’s corporate cousin, the Hyundai Santa … Continue reading

2014 Kia Forte at the 2012 L.A. Auto Show

Competes with: Chevrolet Cruze, Ford Focus, Honda Civic, Toyota Corolla Looks like: A Kia-fied Hyundai Elantra Drivetrain: 148-hp, 1.8-liter four-cylinder with six-speed manual or six-speed automatic or 173-hp, 2.0-liter four-cylinder with six-speed automatic; front-wheel drive  Hits dealerships: Early 2013 Kia sales are up 18% this year despite the fact that … Continue reading

2014 Acura RLX at the 2012 L.A. Auto Show

Competes with: Lexus LS, Hyundai Equus, Infiniti M, Lincoln MKS, Jaguar XF Looks like: The return of a big luxury sedan for Acura Drivetrain: 310-hp, 3.5-liter V-6 with direct injection and a six-speed automatic transmission Hits dealerships: Spring 2013 Acura plans to replace its current RL model with a new … Continue reading

2013 Porsche Cayman at the 2012 L.A. Auto Show

Competes with: Audi TT, BMW Z4, Lotus Evora Looks like: The new Boxster’s hardtop sibling has arrived  Drivetrain: 275-hp, 2.7-liter flat-six-cylinder or 325-hp, 3.4-liter flat-six-cylinder with six-speed manual or seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission; rear-wheel drive Hits dealerships: Spring 2013  MSRP: $53,550 (Cayman) or $64,750 (Cayman S) When Porsche showed a … Continue reading

2013 Mercedes-Benz GL63 AMG at the 2012 L.A. Auto Show

Competes with: Infiniti QX56, Lexus LX 570 and Cadillac Escalade Looks like: A supersized GLK-Class with a CL-Class nose Drivetrain: 550-hp, twin-turbocharged 5.5-liter V-8 with a seven-speed automatic transmission Hits dealerships: First quarter 2013 The growing second generation of the Mercedes-Benz GL family welcomes its first high-performance member; the 2013 … Continue reading

2013 Toyota RAV4 at the 2012 L.A. Auto Show

Competes with: Honda CR-V, Ford Escape, Hyundai Tucson Looks like: RAV4 loses its rear-mounted spare tire and gets more athletic styling Drivetrain: 176-hp, 2.5 liter four-cylinder and a new six-speed automatic; the V-6 has been discontinued Hits dealerships: Early next year The fourth generation of Toyota’s compact crossover met the … Continue reading