Tag: New York International Auto Show

Mazda MX-5 Anniversary Edition Unveiled At 2014 New York Auto Show

Mazda has unveiled a new Mazda MX-5 Miata 25th Anniversary Edition roadster at the 2014 New York International Auto Show. The special edition model has been developed to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Mazda MX-5. Alongside the special edition, Mazda also revealed the all-new SKYACTIV-Chassis that underpins the new generation MX-5. Launched back in 1989, the MX-5 has been a consistent performer and has countless fans across some of the major markets. It is lightweight, fun to drive and more affordable than other cars of same category.

The level of success of the MX-5 is underlined by the 940,000 units Mazda has produced till date. Also, the MX-5 holds the Guinness World Record for the best selling two-seater roadster. Powering the anniversary edition is the 2.0-litre engine that puts out 160 PS and can be mated either to a 6-speed manual or a 6-speed automatic transmission. The exterior is



Acura Unveils 2015 TLX At 2014 New York International Auto Show

Acura has unveiled the 2015 Acura TLX performance-luxury saloon at the 84th New York International Auto Show. Developed under the Red Carpet Athlete Theme, the 2015 TLX features an updated styling, new engines, new technologies and new transmission options. Powering the new TLX is two new, high-output direct injected i-VTEC petrol engines: a 2.4 liter, 4-cylinder unit that produces a decent 206 horses and peak torque of 182 lb.-ft, and a direct injected 3.5 liter SOHC i-VTEC V6 featuring Variable Cylinder Management that  produces 290 hp and peak torque of 267 lb.-ft.

The V6 engine offers 13 lb-ft and 10 hp more than the 2014 TL 3.5 liter engine. The standard 2.4 liter unit is mated with an all new 8-speed Dual Clutch Transmission (8DCT) with torque converter and becomes the world’s DCT  with a torque converter on a production vehicle. On the other hand, the more powerful 3.5 liter



Dodge Unveils 2015 Challenger At 2014 New York International Auto Show

Dodge has launched the 2015 Dodge Challenger which arrives with increased power, all new interior, segment first 8-speed auto gearbox, an all new Scat Pack model, Scat Pack Shaker trims and more. Dodge hasn’t given the Challenger a drastic makeover but has definitely made the new model look even more retro. Taking inspiration from the 1971 Challenger, Dodge has restyled the exterior with a redesigned bonnet with a larger bulge, a new split grille, projector fog lights, LED halo headlamps and LED taillamps.

The interior is all new and offers a perfect blend of a retro yet contemporary look and modern features. There is a new 1971-inspired high sill center console, aluminum bezels, driver-focused instrument panel, 14 interior colors and trims, leather high-performance seats and more. Technology upgrades include an all new 8.4-inch touchscreen media center featuring Uconnect Access system, electronic shifter, Keyless Enter ‘n Go with push button start



All-New Honda HR-V Compact SUV First Photos Released: Coming To US This Winter

At the 84th New York International Auto Show, Japanese marque Honda has released the first photos of the all new 2015 Honda HR-V compact SUV. Lately, the number of young buyers have increased by great numbers and therefore Honda wants to leave no stone unturned to grab the attention of this new class of buyers. Expanding its small car lineup, Honda also launched the 2015 Honda Fit subcompact car at the New York Auto Show. While the 2015 Fit will be available to the buyers right away, the all new Honda HR-V is scheduled to arrive in winters.

With these two new small cars, Honda is expecting a strong growth in the market. The HR-V features a compact and sleek design complemented by expressive character body lines. It is based on the same compact platform that underpins the new generation Fit but will offer more versatility and and space, thanks



Infiniti Q70 Long Wheelbase And QX80 Limited Edition Models Debut In New York

Premium carmaker Infiniti has unveiled two new limited edition models at the 2014 New York International Auto Show. The new exclusive versions are based on two of Infiniti’s flagship models – the QX80 SUV and the Q70 sedan, and are called 2015 QX80 Limited and Q70L. These new models were announced alongside the entire 2015 Model Year lineup at the exhibition. The 2015 Infiniti QX80 Limited starts from the point where the standard QX80 finishes. In addition to all those high-end features that are available on the QX80, the Limited edition model offers mild exterior upgrades and an even more plush interior.

Under the hood of the car is a 5.6 liter V8 engine that produces 400 hp and to use all that power efficiently on the road, the car equips Hydraulic Body Motion Control system and Infiniti All-Mode AWD. The inside appeal of the Limited QX80 has been enhanced



Alfa Romeo Returns To US With The 4C: Debuts In New York

Making a strong comeback to the US market, popular Italian carmaker Alfa Romeo has unveiled the 2015 Alfa Romeo 4C and limited edition 4C Launch Edition at the 2014 New York International Auto Show. The 4C is a masterpiece that features a monocoque construction built from carbon fiber. This delivers extraordinary levels of strength of stiffness, which is further enhanced by front and rear cell structures, aluminium-made engine mounting frame and roof reinforcements. By taking several design measures, Alfa Romeo engineers have saved a lot of weight on the 4C which contributes to the breathtaking performance it delivers.

At the heart of the 4C is an all-new 1750 cc direct-injection aluminum engine that produces a max of 237 hp and a peak torque of 258 ft.-lb, 80 percent of which is available from as low as 1700 rpm. Mated to the all new alloy engine is an Alfa TCT twin-clutch



Rolls Royce Unveils Ghost Series II At New York International Auto Show

At the 84th New York International Auto Show 2014 which started yesterday, Rolls Royce has unveiled the Ghost Series II for the North American markets. The Ghost Series II is the next generation of the original Ghost which was launched back in 2009 and comes with a host of technological advances as well as new features. Starting with the exterior of the Rolls Royce Ghost Series II, it has been thoroughly revised. The LED headlights have been redesigned and now feature daytime running lights. The bumper at the front has been re-sculpted and has been made wider and more dynamic-looking.

There is also a new bonnet with a tapered ‘wake channel’ and new wheel and paint options for better personalization. Moving on to the interior, Rolls Royce has installed a set of redesigned front seats which now feature electrically adjustable depth and thigh supports, while at the rear the seats



2015 Mini Countryman Debuts At 2014 New York International Auto Show

Mini has unveiled the 2015 Mini Countryman which debuts at the 84th New York International Auto Show. With the first Countryman model coming four years ago that gave birth to a new model range, the 2015 Countryman is just a mild update over the outgoing version. On the exterior a number of small tweaks have been adopted. The hexagonal radiator grille has been revised and adds a rib in chrome on the MINI Cooper S and MINI Cooper SD Countryman, a red radiator grille rib with John Cooper Works logo for the MINI John Cooper Works Countryman, a pair of black-finished ribs for One and One D Countryman, and matte silver ribs for Cooper and Cooper D Countryman.

The Cooper S and John Cooper Works models now come with standard LED fog lamps, lighter 17 inch alloy wheels and parking and driving lights. Mini has expanded the exterior paint choices



2015 Volkswagen Jetta To Debut At New York International Auto Show

Volkswagen has officially announced the 2015 Volkswagen Jetta with a new styling, improved fuel efficiency, extra features and new driver assistance systems. The new model is slated for its debut at the 2014 New York International Auto Show. The redesigned Volkswagen Jetta features various styling touches on the exterior. The front and rear have been thoroughly rethought to not only improve the looks of the Jetta but also to enhance the aerodynamic performance. There is a redesigned radiator grille with three cross bars, a new front bumper, optional Bi-Xenon headlights with Adaptive Front-lighting System, a larger lower air intake and resculpted foglights.

While that was for the front, the rear of the car features updated bumper, new LED taillights, redesigned VW rear logo and trunklid. The driver’s cabin has been updated too. VW has added chrome-edged tubes to frame the dash gauges, new multifunction steering wheel, piano black accents around



Chevrolet Updates 2015 Cruze With New Styling And Features

At the 2014 New York International Auto Show, Chevrolet is going to debut the 2015 Chevrolet Cruze. The latest iteration will arrive with a number of improvements including refreshed styling, enhanced convenience inside the cabin and better connectivity features. The facelift model of Cruze takes inspiration from the all-new Chevrolet Impala and restyled Malibu, and hence features a dual-port front fascia. Because of the dual-port styling, the front now looks more elegant compared to the aggressive-looking front of the previous generation model.

The swept-back headlamps will be complemented by LED daytime running lamps on the LTZ and LT trims. Also, Chevrolet will offer a range of new colors for the exterior and interior on the 2015 Cruze. Convenience enhancements made on the interior include relocation of door lock switches from the center console to the front doors, relocation of trunk release button to the center console and revised cup holders.



All-New Volkswagen Golf SportWagen To Debut At New York International Auto Show

At this year’s New York International Auto Show, Volkswagen is going to debut a concept version of the latest member of the SportWagen family. Dubbed Volkswagen Golf SportWagen, the concept model is a station wagon version of the popular Volkswagen Golf and the production model of the same is expected to hit the market in early 2015. The all-new Golf SportWagen is based on the Volkswagen’s MQB platform, which makes it roomier, bigger, lighter and more fuel efficient than the outgoing Jetta SportWagen.

Despite being lighter than Jetta SportWagen, the Golf-based concept is 1.1 inches longer and 0.7 inches wider than the same. The height has also been lowered by 0.9 inches, directly improving the aerodynamic performance of the body. Just like the exterior, Volkswagen has also rethought the interior to squeeze out more shoulder- and leg-room at the rear. The powertrain options list contains two engines, including a new



2015 Nissan Versa Revealed: Debut At New York International Auto Show

Nissan has revealed the first pictures and details of the updated, 2015 Nissan Versa sedan. There are a good number of changes that Nissan has brought, including an updated exterior, revised interior with Bluetooth Hands-free and a few more standard features on the complete model range. The 2015 Versa will debut at the 2014 New York International Auto Show and will go on sale the same day. As far as the pricing is concerned, it will start from $11,990 MSRP. For four years in a row, the Versa has been the best selling vehicle in the sub-compact sedan segment and with the updated model, Nissan expects to record even higher numbers.

The most prominent changes have been made to the exterior which now features larger headlights, chrome plated grille and a more substantial fascia. The exterior also gets new side mirror designs, new fog light finisher, updated rear fascia design



BMW X5 eDrive Hybrid Concept SUV Unveiled: Details Inside

The X5 is one of the well known names when we talk about fuel efficient SUVs but BMW knew it could do even better and so, they have introduced a new hybrid concept based on the X5 which is claimed to raise efficiency to a whole new level. Dubbed BMW Concept X5 eDrive, the car not only comes with a hybrid drivetrain but also equips BMW’s X-Drive Intelligent all-wheel-drive system, meaning it will be ultra efficient even while using all the four wheels. The hybrid drivetrain comprises of an internal combustion engine and BMW eDrive technology, Majority of the power comes from the four cylinder, BMW TwinPower Turbo technology petrol engine that produces 245 hp or 180 kW while an additional 95 hp or 70 kW is offered by an electric motor.

The torque output of the electric motor is 250 Nm and offers a top speed of 75 mph.



BMW X4, M4 Convertible, X5 eDrive, 4-Series Gran Coupe At 2014 NYIAS

The 2014 New York International Auto Show is going to be even bigger, thanks to the exciting range of products BMW is going to showcase at the event. The lineup will include a number of important products, including the newly introduced BMW M4 Convertible and BMW X4 Sports Activity Coupe. Completing the NYIAS lineup will be the BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe, BMW ALPINA B6 xDrive Gran Coupe, updated BMW X3 Sports Activity Vehicle and an X5-based concept called BMW Concept X5 eDrive . Of the long list of cars to be present at the show, 2015 M4 Convertible and X4 SAC will grab the majority of the attention.

The all new X4 Sports Activity Coupe is said to represent a new dimension in the compact SUV segment. Being a sibling of the bigger X6, the X4 combines the capability and performance of an SUV with the styling of a



2015 BMW M4 Convertible Is Here: Specifications And Features

BMW has introduced the all new 2015 BMW M4 convertible model which is all set to reach US dealerships to join the M4 Coupe late this summer. The M4 is a replacement to the M3 and from the day BMW announced the same, we were expecting a droptop version of the same. Perhaps the most important change on the M4 Convertible model is the new engine. The M4 Convertible equips the same BMW M TwinPower Turbo 3.0 liter inline-6 cylinder heart that powers the M3 Sedan and M4 Coupe. Compared to the previous generation which was powered by a V8 engine, the M4 Convertible’s inline-six puts out an identical 425 hp and a 40 percent increased peak torque of 406 lb-ft.

The high revving engine helps the M4 Convertible sprint from 0 to 60 mph in just 4.4 seconds on the manual version while the automatic variant takes 4.2 seconds.



Acura TLX Production Model To Debut At 2014 New York Auto Show

Since long we have been hearing about the TLX, one of the latest concepts cars from well know Japanese car manufacturer Acura. The latest news in regard to the Acura TLX is that the production model of the same is going to debut at the 2014 New York International Auto Show. The 2015 Acura TLX is going to be midsize luxury saloon but is claimed to be deliver higher levels of refinement and luxury. Moreover the car will offer unmatched performance thanks to the family of next generation powertrains that will be offered by Acura.

What is known about the powertrain department as of now is that the 2015 TLX will have two advanced engine options: a 2.4 liter i-VTEC and a 3.5 liter i-VTEC. The standard model will be powered by a 2.4 liter, 4 cylinder, 16 valve, direct injected i–VTEC petrol engine that will come mated with a



All New BMW X4 Unveiled; To Debut At New York Auto Show

BMW has finally unveiled the hotly anticipated BMW X4. This is latest member of the BMW X family and follows the footsteps of BMW X6 in terms of design and drivability. BMW has proved itself over and over again by creating cars out of standard models that did great on the sales charts. For instance it created the X6 from X5, 6 Series Gran Coupe from the 6- and 5 series sedan, and now they have come up with the X4 which essentially is a Coupe version of the X3. In comparison to the X3. the X4 is slightly longer (by 14 mm) at 4671 mm but also lower (by 36 mm) at 1624 mm, to impart a dynamic profile.

The X4, just like its bigger brother X6, combines the sportiness of a coupe and the character of SAV (Sports Activity Vehicle), as BMW calls it. Design highlights of the



2014 Jeep Cherokee revealed ahead of its debut at New York Auto Show

Jeep has just officially revealed the 2014 Cherokee which has to make its global debut at the New York International Auto Show starting from March 29th, 2013. Jeep is finally bringing back the Cherokee in U.S., as the Cherokee production was shut-down by Jeep in 2001 but it was the most loved model in U.S. during 1980′s to 1990′s where it get sold from 1974 to 2001, the station-wagon era came to an end and new era of SUV has started. The 2014 Jeep Cherokee is now given a brand new look, unveiling it to the mid-size SUV segment.

Sleeker in looks more inspired from Grand Cherokee, all-new style headlights and attractive grille design. As per Jeep, the 2014 Cherokee built to deliver enhanced driving dynamics and best fuel economy, which is 45% more than the present mid-sized SUV variant. The 2014 Cherokee will be manufactured in U.S. at Chrysler Group’s Toledo Assembly Plant in Toledo, Ohio, and