The Truth About Cars » new york 2013 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. Sat, 30 Apr 2016 15:15:06 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.4 What I Learned From the New York Auto Show http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/03/what-i-learned-from-the-new-york-auto-show/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/03/what-i-learned-from-the-new-york-auto-show/#comments Fri, 29 Mar 2013 16:49:54 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=482726 The New York Auto Show is over, signaling the end of yet another highly successful auto show season, unless, of course, you’re Suzuki. For some, there’s still the Shanghai show, where we’ll get to see all the latest midsize luxury sedans with slightly longer wheelbases. I also highly recommend next month’s Africa Auto Show (officially […]

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The New York Auto Show is over, signaling the end of yet another highly successful auto show season, unless, of course, you’re Suzuki. For some, there’s still the Shanghai show, where we’ll get to see all the latest midsize luxury sedans with slightly longer wheelbases. I also highly recommend next month’s Africa Auto Show (officially […]

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Jeep Cherokee Live Photos http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/03/jeep-cherokee-live-photos/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/03/jeep-cherokee-live-photos/#comments Fri, 29 Mar 2013 15:46:13 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=482716 Arguably the most important debut of the show – certainly the most polarizing – the Jeep Cherokee has split the opinions of the B&B in a bitter feud not seen since Jack declared the Mazda MX-5 superior to the Scion FR-S. I’m not sure I’d describe the Cherokee as attractive, but I do think its […]

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Arguably the most important debut of the show – certainly the most polarizing – the Jeep Cherokee has split the opinions of the B&B in a bitter feud not seen since Jack declared the Mazda MX-5 superior to the Scion FR-S. I’m not sure I’d describe the Cherokee as attractive, but I do think its […]

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Subaru Uses Nickel-Metal Hydride On XV Crosstrek Hybrid http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/03/subaru-uses-nickel-metal-hydride-on-xv-crosstrek-hybrid/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/03/subaru-uses-nickel-metal-hydride-on-xv-crosstrek-hybrid/#comments Fri, 29 Mar 2013 15:39:21 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=482713 Subaru’s first hybrid car won’t use the lithium-ion batteries that are now commonplace in many current alternative powertrains. Instead, the XV Crosstrek Hybrid will use nickel-metal hydride units, which were used mainly in older hybrid systems. The 2.0L boxer 4-cylinder engine is mated to a 13.4 horsepower electric motor, but the added 300 lbs of […]

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Subaru’s first hybrid car won’t use the lithium-ion batteries that are now commonplace in many current alternative powertrains. Instead, the XV Crosstrek Hybrid will use nickel-metal hydride units, which were used mainly in older hybrid systems. The 2.0L boxer 4-cylinder engine is mated to a 13.4 horsepower electric motor, but the added 300 lbs of […]

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Mitsubishi Announces Mirage Mileage, No Powertrain Specs http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/03/mitsubishi-announces-mirage-mileage-no-powertrain-specs/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/03/mitsubishi-announces-mirage-mileage-no-powertrain-specs/#comments Fri, 29 Mar 2013 15:29:55 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=482710 Mitsubishi announced fuel economy figures for their newest subcompact, which will revive the Mirage name. At 37 mpg city and 44 mpg highway, the Mirage will best the Chevrolet Spark, its main competitor in the A-segment. But Mitsubishi has yet to announce any of their powertrain offerings for the Mirage. Overseas, a 1.2L 4-cylinder making […]

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Mitsubishi announced fuel economy figures for their newest subcompact, which will revive the Mirage name. At 37 mpg city and 44 mpg highway, the Mirage will best the Chevrolet Spark, its main competitor in the A-segment. But Mitsubishi has yet to announce any of their powertrain offerings for the Mirage. Overseas, a 1.2L 4-cylinder making […]

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BMW Drops More Diesels On American Consumers http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/03/bmw-drops-more-diesels-on-american-consumers/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/03/bmw-drops-more-diesels-on-american-consumers/#comments Wed, 27 Mar 2013 18:54:23 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=482554 What a day for TTAC readers. Not only did Volvo revive the wagon with the Euro-tastic V60, but BMW is about to bring us two new diesel powered cars. Both sedan and wagon versions of the 328d will be offered, offering 180 horsepower, 280 lb-ft of torque and 45 mpg on the highway. BMW says city […]

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What a day for TTAC readers. Not only did Volvo revive the wagon with the Euro-tastic V60, but BMW is about to bring us two new diesel powered cars. Both sedan and wagon versions of the 328d will be offered, offering 180 horsepower, 280 lb-ft of torque and 45 mpg on the highway. BMW says city […]

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2014 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 Makes The SS Irrelevant http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/03/2014-chevrolet-camaro-z28-makes-the-ss-irrelevant/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/03/2014-chevrolet-camaro-z28-makes-the-ss-irrelevant/#comments Wed, 27 Mar 2013 17:17:10 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=482550 Who cares about the Chevrolet SS? GM just stuffed an LS7 in the Camaro. Even though the Camaro is one of my least favorite cars, I cannot wait to drive this thing, visibility be damned.

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Who cares about the Chevrolet SS? GM just stuffed an LS7 in the Camaro. Even though the Camaro is one of my least favorite cars, I cannot wait to drive this thing, visibility be damned.

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Kia Wins “Weird Press Kit Of The Year” Award http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/03/kia-wins-weird-press-kit-of-the-year-award/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/03/kia-wins-weird-press-kit-of-the-year-award/#comments Wed, 27 Mar 2013 16:15:38 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=482543 TTAC Contributor Jeff Jablansky posted a picture of the little Hamster action figure that came with the Kia Soul press kit. Somehow, it looks more like a weird mutant rotent/horse hybrid than a hamster. I still think Herr Schamus is the best auto-rodent in the biz, but I am biased.

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TTAC Contributor Jeff Jablansky posted a picture of the little Hamster action figure that came with the Kia Soul press kit. Somehow, it looks more like a weird mutant rotent/horse hybrid than a hamster. I still think Herr Schamus is the best auto-rodent in the biz, but I am biased.

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2014 Toyota Highlander, BCAS Edition http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/03/2014-toyota-highlander-bcas-edition/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/03/2014-toyota-highlander-bcas-edition/#comments Wed, 27 Mar 2013 16:03:57 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=482533 What’s happening here? Is Toyota finally getting some style all of a sudden? The 2014 Highlander, shown here in Sanjeev Brown (my new name for Brown, in honor of all the misspellings of our dear Sajeev’s name that come across TTAC’s inbox) actually looks macho and handsome. The 2.7L 4-cylinder and 3.5L V6 are standard […]

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What’s happening here? Is Toyota finally getting some style all of a sudden? The 2014 Highlander, shown here in Sanjeev Brown (my new name for Brown, in honor of all the misspellings of our dear Sajeev’s name that come across TTAC’s inbox) actually looks macho and handsome. The 2.7L 4-cylinder and 3.5L V6 are standard […]

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2014 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk Revealed http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/03/2014-jeep-cherokee-trailhawk-revealed/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/03/2014-jeep-cherokee-trailhawk-revealed/#comments Wed, 27 Mar 2013 15:11:32 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=482499   Jeep finally released the rest of the Cherokee lineup, including the more rugged Trailhawk version (above). The new Cherokee will have a choice of the Dart’s 2.4L Tigershark 4-cylinder, or a 3.2L version of the Pentastar V6, making 271 horsepower. Power will come through a 9-speed automatic transmission. A selection of different all-wheel drive […]

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  Jeep finally released the rest of the Cherokee lineup, including the more rugged Trailhawk version (above). The new Cherokee will have a choice of the Dart’s 2.4L Tigershark 4-cylinder, or a 3.2L version of the Pentastar V6, making 271 horsepower. Power will come through a 9-speed automatic transmission. A selection of different all-wheel drive […]

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Volvo Revives The Wagon http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/03/volvo-revives-the-wagon/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/03/volvo-revives-the-wagon/#comments Wed, 27 Mar 2013 14:38:39 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=482489 After suffering from a temporary bout of insanity, Volvo is reviving the station wagon. Starting in 2014, the V60 will be sold to American consumers, though specifications have not been announced. Expect the 3.0L turbocharged inline six and the boosted 2.5L 5-cylinder engine to appear.

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After suffering from a temporary bout of insanity, Volvo is reviving the station wagon. Starting in 2014, the V60 will be sold to American consumers, though specifications have not been announced. Expect the 3.0L turbocharged inline six and the boosted 2.5L 5-cylinder engine to appear.

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New York 2013: U.S. Spec VW Golf Debuts With Three Turbocharged Engines, 1.8T Returns http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/03/new-york-2013-u-s-spec-vw-golf-debuts-with-three-turbocharged-engines-1-8t-returns/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/03/new-york-2013-u-s-spec-vw-golf-debuts-with-three-turbocharged-engines-1-8t-returns/#comments Wed, 27 Mar 2013 13:51:55 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=482476 The MQB invasion is here, and we no longer have to deal with the awful 2.5L 5-cylinder engine. Three engines will be available on the MK7 Golf. A 1.8T 4-cylinder making 170 horsepower and 184 lb-ft of torque, the familiar 2.0TDI (silver car) and of course, the 2.0T gasoline motor in the GTI.

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The MQB invasion is here, and we no longer have to deal with the awful 2.5L 5-cylinder engine. Three engines will be available on the MK7 Golf. A 1.8T 4-cylinder making 170 horsepower and 184 lb-ft of torque, the familiar 2.0TDI (silver car) and of course, the 2.0T gasoline motor in the GTI.

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