• Mar 31, 2010

Other News from New York:
Hyundai Sonata Hybrid gets unique look and 37/39 MPG rating [w/video]
It wasn't that many years ago that no one really took the engineering capabilities of Hyundai all that seriously. Thanks to recent introductions like the Genesis coupe and sedan, the Tucson and the Sonata, the Korean automaker is rapidly gaining respect.
2011 Hyundai Sonata turbo with 274 HP and 34 MPG!
Ever since Hyundai announced at the Los Angeles Auto Show that it would add a turbocharged variant to its all-four-cylinder lineup in the new Sonata, there has been considerable speculation about how much power the engine would produce.
Mazda6 diesel confirmed with hybrid-like 43 MPG
If there's one thing we're clamoring for here in the U.S., it's more diesel engines in passenger cars. Mazda will soon be answering our cries, as it plans to launch its all-new SKY-D powertrain in its "next-generation mid-sized car" (read: Mazda6) sometime in 2012.
Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG priced at $183,000 for the U.S.
Mercedes-Benz announced pricing today for its all-new, homegrown gullwing. We don't have an official MSRP breakdown yet, but our man on the NY Auto Show floor tells us that the 2011 SLS AMG will start at $183,000 in the U.S. when it begins to go on sale this summer.
2011 Suzuki Kizashi Sport lands on show floor, V6 and hybrid not happening
"You'll turn blue in the face if you're holding your breath waiting for a V6 Kizashi." That was the word from a Suzuki spokesman at last night's insider preview of the 2011 Suzuki Kizashi Sport. Don't count on the hybrid anytime soon, either.
Ford and Microsoft announce Hohm electric vehicle charging partnership
At this year's New York Auto Show, Ford announced an extension of its partnership with Microsoft (see also: Sync) into the electric vehicle (EV) recharging realm: The free Hohm energy management application.


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      • 4 Years Ago
      When is the new KIA Optima release?
      I am curious as to how they will differentiate it from the Sonata?

      Smaller engine, 2.1 naturally aspirated (chopping stroke from 97 to 86mm) still direct injected. 175hp
      Smaller turbo engine, 1.8 (again shorter stroke, 86 to 77.4mm) 250hp
      • 4 Years Ago
      Thanks for all the pics and notes. Almost makes going to the show next week pointless. Almost.
      • 4 Years Ago
      is it just me or are Japanese import brands just getting uglier and uglier (with maybe the exception of Lincoln is going with them)
        • 4 Years Ago
        I think he's implying Lincoln is getting uglier and uglier too.
        • 4 Years Ago
        lincoln is american
      • 4 Years Ago
      "Cole 8:45PM (3/31/2010)

      Where's the Ford Explorer?


      iijohn88ii 8:46PM (3/31/2010)

      still in concept mode... give it a year"




      Only that doesn't make sense-some blogs are reporting that it's a 2011 Ford Explorer-which means it's due in the showrooms in about 6 months. Further this "concept" is already road testing.

      Ford is making a mistake by not showing it in NY -if they aren't.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Where's the Ford Explorer?
        • 4 Years Ago
        still in concept mode... give it a year