The Truth About Cars » 2012 chicago auto show http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. Tue, 03 May 2016 20:50:04 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.4 2013 Ford Shelby GT500 Convertible: Track Focused? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/02/2012-gt500-convertible-track-focused/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/02/2012-gt500-convertible-track-focused/#comments Wed, 08 Feb 2012 17:42:27 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=429991 We’ve already heard that the 2013 GT500 droptop will be limited to a relatively poky 155MPH. That’s probably for the best, really. It’s much safer to roll a convertible over at 155 than it would be at, say, a buck-ninety. During the press conference, however, we heard an interesting factoid, one that got us interested […]

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We’ve already heard that the 2013 GT500 droptop will be limited to a relatively poky 155MPH. That’s probably for the best, really. It’s much safer to roll a convertible over at 155 than it would be at, say, a buck-ninety. During the press conference, however, we heard an interesting factoid, one that got us interested […]

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Kia Track’ster Gets 250 Horsepower, AWD: 2012 Chicago Auto Show http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/02/kia-trackster-gets-250-horsepower-awd-2012-chicago-auto-show/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/02/kia-trackster-gets-250-horsepower-awd-2012-chicago-auto-show/#comments Wed, 08 Feb 2012 17:27:44 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=429987 Subtract two doors and a back seat from the Kia Soul and add a 250 horsepower and all-wheel drive and you have the Kia Track’ster concept. The initial sketches of the Track’ster were pretty underwhelming, but this car looks much better in photographs. A one inch longer wheelbase and a Brembo brake system with 14 […]

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Subtract two doors and a back seat from the Kia Soul and add a 250 horsepower and all-wheel drive and you have the Kia Track’ster concept. The initial sketches of the Track’ster were pretty underwhelming, but this car looks much better in photographs. A one inch longer wheelbase and a Brembo brake system with 14 […]

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GMC Acadia Live On The Floor http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/02/gmc-acadia-live-on-the-floor/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/02/gmc-acadia-live-on-the-floor/#comments Wed, 08 Feb 2012 15:57:08 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=429942 2011 was the best sales year yet for the Acadia. No explanations were offered for this surprising statistic, but GMC was happy to talk about the “class-leading fuel economy”, center airbag, and LED headlamps… The 288-hp direct-injection V6 which debuted in the Traverse continues here in the Acadia, matched to a revised transmission. The “ColorTouch” […]

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2011 was the best sales year yet for the Acadia. No explanations were offered for this surprising statistic, but GMC was happy to talk about the “class-leading fuel economy”, center airbag, and LED headlamps… The 288-hp direct-injection V6 which debuted in the Traverse continues here in the Acadia, matched to a revised transmission. The “ColorTouch” […]

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2013 Ford Shelby GT500 Convertible Good For “Only” 155 MPH: 2012 Chicago Auto Show http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/02/2013-ford-shelby-gt500-good-for-only-155-mph-2012-chicago-auto-show/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/02/2013-ford-shelby-gt500-good-for-only-155-mph-2012-chicago-auto-show/#comments Wed, 08 Feb 2012 15:45:47 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=429938 Hang on to your hairplugs. The 2013 Ford Shelby GT500 has the same 650 horsepower supercharged 5.8L V8 making 600 lb-ft of torque. But unlike the 200 mph coupe, the ‘vert will only top out at 155 mph.┬áThe vert does get 6-piston Brembo brakes, a carbon fiber driveshaft, an upgraded clutch, electronically adjustable Bilstein shocks […]

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Hang on to your hairplugs. The 2013 Ford Shelby GT500 has the same 650 horsepower supercharged 5.8L V8 making 600 lb-ft of torque. But unlike the 200 mph coupe, the ‘vert will only top out at 155 mph.┬áThe vert does get 6-piston Brembo brakes, a carbon fiber driveshaft, an upgraded clutch, electronically adjustable Bilstein shocks […]

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2013 GMC Acadia: 2012 Chicago Auto Show http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/02/2013-gmc-acadia-2012-chicago-auto-show/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/02/2013-gmc-acadia-2012-chicago-auto-show/#comments Wed, 08 Feb 2012 15:39:38 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=429934 The 2013 GMC Acadia gets a pretty mild update, with cosmetic changes playing the biggest role here. A new “center airbag”, which inflates via the right side of the driver’s seat (to protect passengers from an opposite-side impact) is also featured. The two changes are not quite the major redesign that was expected. We’ll have […]

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The 2013 GMC Acadia gets a pretty mild update, with cosmetic changes playing the biggest role here. A new “center airbag”, which inflates via the right side of the driver’s seat (to protect passengers from an opposite-side impact) is also featured. The two changes are not quite the major redesign that was expected. We’ll have […]

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2013 Hyundai Elantra GT Is Our i30: 2012 Chicago Auto Show http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/02/2013-hyundai-elantra-gt-is-our-i30-2012-chicago-auto-show/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/02/2013-hyundai-elantra-gt-is-our-i30-2012-chicago-auto-show/#comments Wed, 08 Feb 2012 05:59:16 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=429879 The last time we got an Elantra GT was in the early 2000s, when Hyundai brought over a quirky five-door that resembled the Mazda6 hatchback more than the re-badged Hyundai i30 you see here. Now dubbed the Elantra GT (rather than the Elantra Touring of the previous i30), the Mazda3 and Subaru Impreza just got […]

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The last time we got an Elantra GT was in the early 2000s, when Hyundai brought over a quirky five-door that resembled the Mazda6 hatchback more than the re-badged Hyundai i30 you see here. Now dubbed the Elantra GT (rather than the Elantra Touring of the previous i30), the Mazda3 and Subaru Impreza just got […]

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2013 Hyundai Elantra Coupe Missed The 40 MPG Mark: 2012 Chicago Auto Show http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/02/2013-hyundai-elantra-coupe-missed-the-40-mpg-mark-2012-chicago-auto-show/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/02/2013-hyundai-elantra-coupe-missed-the-40-mpg-mark-2012-chicago-auto-show/#comments Wed, 08 Feb 2012 05:59:14 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=429875 With 39 mpg highway and 33 mpg combined, the 2013 Hyundai Elantra coupe may not get the same gas mileage as its sedan brother, but it injects a new entrant into a very slim field of compact, affordable two-door cars. Classified as a mid-size car (as opposed to the compact Honda Civic and Kia Forte […]

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With 39 mpg highway and 33 mpg combined, the 2013 Hyundai Elantra coupe may not get the same gas mileage as its sedan brother, but it injects a new entrant into a very slim field of compact, affordable two-door cars. Classified as a mid-size car (as opposed to the compact Honda Civic and Kia Forte […]

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2013 Acura ILX Is The Brand’s Hail Mary Pass: 2012 Chicago Auto Show http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/02/2013-acura-ilx-is-the-brands-hail-mary-pass-2012-chicago-auto-show/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/02/2013-acura-ilx-is-the-brands-hail-mary-pass-2012-chicago-auto-show/#comments Wed, 08 Feb 2012 01:48:38 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=429884 In a forthcoming review of Steve Lynch’s book “Arrogance and Accords“, you’ll see that Acura was doomed from the start by inept management and internal politics that relegated the worst of American Honda’s corrupt to a division that needed its best players. On the other hand, they had the Integra, a wildly popular sedan that […]

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In a forthcoming review of Steve Lynch’s book “Arrogance and Accords“, you’ll see that Acura was doomed from the start by inept management and internal politics that relegated the worst of American Honda’s corrupt to a division that needed its best players. On the other hand, they had the Integra, a wildly popular sedan that […]

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2013 Acura RDX Revealed: 2012 Chicago Auto Show http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/02/2013-acura-rdx-revealed-2012-chicago-auto-show/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/02/2013-acura-rdx-revealed-2012-chicago-auto-show/#comments Wed, 08 Feb 2012 01:20:25 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=429872 Acura showed off their 2013 RDX, featuring a 3.5L V6 with 33 more horsepower than the outgoing model and substantially improved fuel economy. At 273 horsepower and MPG ratings of 20/28 mpg for the front-driver and 19/27 mpg AWD version, quantitative performance is up for Acura’s small crossover. Pandora Radio, an ELS sound system, a […]

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Acura showed off their 2013 RDX, featuring a 3.5L V6 with 33 more horsepower than the outgoing model and substantially improved fuel economy. At 273 horsepower and MPG ratings of 20/28 mpg for the front-driver and 19/27 mpg AWD version, quantitative performance is up for Acura’s small crossover. Pandora Radio, an ELS sound system, a […]

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