Part Deux. Our men on the scene are now safely on their way back home as Day Two of the New York Auto Show has come to an end, and our obsessively compulsive ways were in full effect this year in the Big Apple. See for yourself: 24 brand new production vehicles were unveiled along with a veritable cornucopia of fresh news. Got any favorites, or think something should have been left on the drawing board? Feel free to share with the rest of the class in the Comments. No foolin'.
Other News from New York:
|2011 Hyundai Equus replaces owner's manual with "multimedia tablet" (iPad)
The big surprise during the Hyundai Equus reveal today at today's New York Auto Show was the automaker's announcement that it would supply each new Equus owner with a "multimedia tablet" (likely to be an iPad) to replace the owner's manual.
|Volkswagen Mid-Size Sedan to launch with TDI in 2011
Here at the New York Auto Show, VW's North American CEO, Stefan Jacoby, let slip that the yet-to-be-named Passat replacement – currently known as the "New Mid-Size Sedan" (NMS) – will be available with a diesel engine when it goes on sale in 2011.
|Volkswagen Polo wins 2010 World Car of the Year award
After whittling the fields down to three finalists in each category, the panel of 59 international journalists voted one last time to crown the World Car of the Year with the 2010 VW Polo taking the trophy. World Performance car of the Year: Audi R8 V10.
|New York 2010: Chrysler shows off new SafetyTec package for Town & Country
Chrysler has just unveiled its "SafetyTec" package as an option on the 2010 Chrysler Town & Country Touring and new Touring "Plus" models, and it will be standard on the Town & Country Limited. It seemingly every one of Chrysler's latest safety and security features.
|New York 2010: Five Axis mods the 2011 Scion tC
We happen to think the new 2011 Scion tC looks just fine, but for a youth oriented brand, perhaps a little bit more aggression might have been nice. Meet the Five Axis tuned Scion tC, a car that couldn't get much more aggressive unless it was holding a gun.
|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.