The Truth About Cars » 2012 new york 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. Fri, 06 May 2016 16:00:21 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.4 Volkswagen Up! Is World Car Of The Year http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/04/volkswagen-up-is-world-car-of-the-year/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/04/volkswagen-up-is-world-car-of-the-year/#comments Thu, 05 Apr 2012 18:15:19 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=438591 The New York Auto Show is where the World Car Of The Year awards were announced, and the past few years have seen small, fuel-efficient cars take home the crown. The Nissan Leaf, Volkswagen Polo, Volkswagen Golf and Mazda2 have won in the past few years, and 2012 is no different, with the Volkswagen Up! […]

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The New York Auto Show is where the World Car Of The Year awards were announced, and the past few years have seen small, fuel-efficient cars take home the crown. The Nissan Leaf, Volkswagen Polo, Volkswagen Golf and Mazda2 have won in the past few years, and 2012 is no different, with the Volkswagen Up! […]

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New York 2012: 2013 Ram 1500 Gets Pentastar V6, 8-Speed Auto, Air Suspension http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/04/new-york-2012-2013-ram-1500-gets-pentastar-v6-8-speed-auto-air-suspension/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/04/new-york-2012-2013-ram-1500-gets-pentastar-v6-8-speed-auto-air-suspension/#comments Thu, 05 Apr 2012 17:55:03 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=438582 A mid-cycle refresh for the 2013 Ram 1500 brings about some interesting changes. The 3.6L Pentastar V6 is now available, paired with an 8-speed automatic transmission (dubbed the TorqueFlite8). But wait, there’s more. Also available is a new air suspension, a first for a 1500 pickup. Ride height can be adjusted for easy access, improved […]

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A mid-cycle refresh for the 2013 Ram 1500 brings about some interesting changes. The 3.6L Pentastar V6 is now available, paired with an 8-speed automatic transmission (dubbed the TorqueFlite8). But wait, there’s more. Also available is a new air suspension, a first for a 1500 pickup. Ride height can be adjusted for easy access, improved […]

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New York 2012: Volkswagen Passat AllTrack Satisfies The Diesel Wagon Crowd http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/04/new-york-2012-volkswagen-passat-alltrack-satisfies-the-diesel-wagon-crowd/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/04/new-york-2012-volkswagen-passat-alltrack-satisfies-the-diesel-wagon-crowd/#comments Thu, 05 Apr 2012 17:39:58 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=438559 Volkswagen purists rejoice; here’s a European Passat wagon with a 2.0L diesel, a DSG gearbox, all-wheel drive and the prestige of not being an American-built VW. The AllTrack is officially a concept for our purposes, but VW will sell you one if you live in the Schengen Zone. Look for an American version to have […]

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Volkswagen purists rejoice; here’s a European Passat wagon with a 2.0L diesel, a DSG gearbox, all-wheel drive and the prestige of not being an American-built VW. The AllTrack is officially a concept for our purposes, but VW will sell you one if you live in the Schengen Zone. Look for an American version to have […]

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New York 2012: 2013 Toyota Avalon Is For The Roxy Music Fans, Not The AARP http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/04/2013-toyota-avalon-for-the-roxy-music-fans-not-the-aarp/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/04/2013-toyota-avalon-for-the-roxy-music-fans-not-the-aarp/#comments Thu, 05 Apr 2012 16:21:35 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=438516   The closest I’ve ever come to dying in a car was at the wheel of a Toyota Avalon, and I credit the nice, long wheelbase, stable handling and strong V6 engine for helping me avoid a major catastrophe. The new 2013 model, with its swoopy styling, looks like something that just might get you […]

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  The closest I’ve ever come to dying in a car was at the wheel of a Toyota Avalon, and I credit the nice, long wheelbase, stable handling and strong V6 engine for helping me avoid a major catastrophe. The new 2013 model, with its swoopy styling, looks like something that just might get you […]

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New York 2012: Subaru XV Debuts, Legacy 2.5GT Gone http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/04/new-york-2012-subaru-xv-debuts-legacy-2-5gt-gone/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/04/new-york-2012-subaru-xv-debuts-legacy-2-5gt-gone/#comments Thu, 05 Apr 2012 14:41:25 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=438484 Subaru debuted their new compact crossover and their refreshed Legacy and Outback. As you’re probably already aware, the changes to Subaru’s mid size mainstays are more than superficial. However, they’re not very dramatic. The new DOHC Boxer 4 is good for a 1mpg improvement on the highway. The biggest news from an enthusiast standpoint is […]

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Subaru debuted their new compact crossover and their refreshed Legacy and Outback. As you’re probably already aware, the changes to Subaru’s mid size mainstays are more than superficial. However, they’re not very dramatic. The new DOHC Boxer 4 is good for a 1mpg improvement on the highway. The biggest news from an enthusiast standpoint is […]

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2013 Honda Crosstour: It’s Still Ugly http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/04/2013-honda-crosstour-its-still-ugly/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/04/2013-honda-crosstour-its-still-ugly/#comments Wed, 04 Apr 2012 19:45:37 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=437879 Just when you thought it couldn’t get any worse, it did. So apparently the 2013 Crosstour will get new transmissions (a 5-speed automatic for the 4-cylinder, and a 6-speed automatic for the V6), new “styling”, new safety features like lane departure warning, front collision avoidance and a4-inch display in the instrument cluster that can give […]

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Just when you thought it couldn’t get any worse, it did. So apparently the 2013 Crosstour will get new transmissions (a 5-speed automatic for the 4-cylinder, and a 6-speed automatic for the V6), new “styling”, new safety features like lane departure warning, front collision avoidance and a4-inch display in the instrument cluster that can give […]

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2013 Lexus ES: 50 Shades Of Beige http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/04/2013-lexus-es-50-shades-of-biege/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/04/2013-lexus-es-50-shades-of-biege/#comments Wed, 04 Apr 2012 18:59:40 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=438299     The steamy erotica novel “50 Shades of Grey” is apparently inciting the passions of housewives across Manhattan. Good to know that Lexus has something for the good people of Boca Raton, Florida, in the form of the new Lexus ES. The ES350, with its 6-speed automatic gearbox and 3.5L V6 is a restyled, […]

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    The steamy erotica novel “50 Shades of Grey” is apparently inciting the passions of housewives across Manhattan. Good to know that Lexus has something for the good people of Boca Raton, Florida, in the form of the new Lexus ES. The ES350, with its 6-speed automatic gearbox and 3.5L V6 is a restyled, […]

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New York 2012: Acura RLX Concept – Honda Brings Back 4WS! http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/04/new-york-2012-acura-rlx-concept-honda-brings-back-4ws/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/04/new-york-2012-acura-rlx-concept-honda-brings-back-4ws/#comments Wed, 04 Apr 2012 18:05:19 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=438171 We all know that the new Acura RLX will have a V6 and a neat SH-AWD system using electric motors and such – but how about the budget model, that revives the long-dormant four-wheel steering system from the Prelude, once known as 4WS! The all-new direct injection V6 displaces 3.5L and makes in excess of […]

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We all know that the new Acura RLX will have a V6 and a neat SH-AWD system using electric motors and such – but how about the budget model, that revives the long-dormant four-wheel steering system from the Prelude, once known as 4WS! The all-new direct injection V6 displaces 3.5L and makes in excess of […]

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New York 2012: 2013 SRT Viper; Real Pictures http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/04/new-york-2012-2013-srt-viper-real-pictures/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/04/new-york-2012-2013-srt-viper-real-pictures/#comments Wed, 04 Apr 2012 17:09:32 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=438191 8.4 liters. 10 cylinders. 640 horsepower. 600 lb-ft of torque. 3297 pounds. It’s still a Viper. Here’s the long awaited 2013 SRT Viper. There is only one choice, a 6 speed manual transmission. Weight is down while power is up. Stability control and an 8.4 inch touch screen are concessions to comfort, but there will […]

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8.4 liters. 10 cylinders. 640 horsepower. 600 lb-ft of torque. 3297 pounds. It’s still a Viper. Here’s the long awaited 2013 SRT Viper. There is only one choice, a 6 speed manual transmission. Weight is down while power is up. Stability control and an 8.4 inch touch screen are concessions to comfort, but there will […]

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New York 2012: 2013 Mercedes-Benz GL Is The Latest Soccer Mom Chariot http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/04/new-york-2012-2013-mercedes-benz-gl-is-the-latest-soccer-mom-chariot/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/04/new-york-2012-2013-mercedes-benz-gl-is-the-latest-soccer-mom-chariot/#comments Wed, 04 Apr 2012 15:56:51 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=438177   My girlfriend is really excited for tonight’s debut of “The Real Housewives of Vancouver”, and I bet that the Real Housewives already hankering for a new ride before the 36-month lease on their current GL350 BlueTecs are up. Here’s more questionably-built ostentatiousness to satiate their vapid souls. I do have an affinity for the […]

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  My girlfriend is really excited for tonight’s debut of “The Real Housewives of Vancouver”, and I bet that the Real Housewives already hankering for a new ride before the 36-month lease on their current GL350 BlueTecs are up. Here’s more questionably-built ostentatiousness to satiate their vapid souls. I do have an affinity for the […]

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New York 2012: Impala Is Live, But It’s Still Black http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/04/impala-is-live-but-its-still-black/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/04/impala-is-live-but-its-still-black/#comments Wed, 04 Apr 2012 15:05:31 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=438143 Earlier today, Derek expressed his hope that we’d be seeing the Impala t the show in a color other than black. No such luck. Live shots from Julie Hyde and commentary from Byron Hurd below. “Rental darling no longer, Chevy’s new Impala shows off the new, significantly improved Bowtie grille and elegant, throwback body lines […]

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Earlier today, Derek expressed his hope that we’d be seeing the Impala t the show in a color other than black. No such luck. Live shots from Julie Hyde and commentary from Byron Hurd below. “Rental darling no longer, Chevy’s new Impala shows off the new, significantly improved Bowtie grille and elegant, throwback body lines […]

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New York 2012: Chevrolet Impala Back In Black http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/04/438122/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/04/438122/#comments Wed, 04 Apr 2012 12:34:27 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=438122 The ancient Chevrolet Impala will finally get a replacement, in the form of the 2014 Impala shown above. The newest GM full-size will get a V6 engine, setting it apart from the 2013 Malibu. An eAssist 4-cylinder will be the base engine. The 2.4L Ecotec with eAssist will make 182 horsepower while returning 35 mpg […]

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The ancient Chevrolet Impala will finally get a replacement, in the form of the 2014 Impala shown above. The newest GM full-size will get a V6 engine, setting it apart from the 2013 Malibu. An eAssist 4-cylinder will be the base engine. The 2.4L Ecotec with eAssist will make 182 horsepower while returning 35 mpg […]

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2013 SRT Viper Revealed In Screen Grabs http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/04/2013-srt-viper-revealed-in-screen-grabs/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/04/2013-srt-viper-revealed-in-screen-grabs/#comments Tue, 03 Apr 2012 20:38:50 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=438024 Inside Line has screen grabs of the 2013 SRT Viper. We have the gallery below. Tomorrow, Jack and Byron will bring us live shots and details. Until then, this is what we’ve got.  

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Inside Line has screen grabs of the 2013 SRT Viper. We have the gallery below. Tomorrow, Jack and Byron will bring us live shots and details. Until then, this is what we’ve got.  

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New York 2012: Buick Enclave Gets A New Look http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/04/new-york-2012-buick-enclave-gets-a-new-look/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/04/new-york-2012-buick-enclave-gets-a-new-look/#comments Tue, 03 Apr 2012 16:08:05 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=437876 We knew that Buick’s new Enclave was due be revealed simply by looking at our Facebook feeds and seeing reports of an elaborate, alcohol-and-buffet laden event somewhere far beyond the means of most journos. As we sit here eating our McDonald’s Value Menu entrees while sipping a bottle of Thunderbird, we, your humble servants, bring […]

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We knew that Buick’s new Enclave was due be revealed simply by looking at our Facebook feeds and seeing reports of an elaborate, alcohol-and-buffet laden event somewhere far beyond the means of most journos. As we sit here eating our McDonald’s Value Menu entrees while sipping a bottle of Thunderbird, we, your humble servants, bring […]

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2012 New York Auto Show Preview http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/03/2012-new-york-auto-show-preview/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/03/2012-new-york-auto-show-preview/#comments Sat, 31 Mar 2012 13:00:44 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=437097 Among journalists, the New York Auto Show is consistently a favorite on “the circuit”. Is it the interesting product size of the Javits Center? Of course not. It’s the chance to have an OEM fly you out to New York, put you up at a luxury hotel, wine you, and dine you. Unless you’re TTAC, […]

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Among journalists, the New York Auto Show is consistently a favorite on “the circuit”. Is it the interesting product size of the Javits Center? Of course not. It’s the chance to have an OEM fly you out to New York, put you up at a luxury hotel, wine you, and dine you. Unless you’re TTAC, […]

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