The Truth About Cars » NYIAS http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. Mon, 02 May 2016 23:59:25 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.4 NYIAS: Contrary To The Axiom, Boring, Not Sexy, Is What Sells http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/03/nyias-contrary-axiom-boring-not-sexy-sells/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/03/nyias-contrary-axiom-boring-not-sexy-sells/#comments Mon, 28 Mar 2016 19:00:03 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1313250 The auto show press conference is a strange phenomenon. More often than not, it’s an executive from a foreign land, reading what is likely his third or fourth language from an obvious teleprompter, getting ready to introduce a car that we’ve all already seen at a “preveal” party. He’s typically using words like “social media,” “lifestyle,” […]

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The auto show press conference is a strange phenomenon. More often than not, it’s an executive from a foreign land, reading what is likely his third or fourth language from an obvious teleprompter, getting ready to introduce a car that we’ve all already seen at a “preveal” party. He’s typically using words like “social media,” “lifestyle,” […]

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A Funeral at an Auto Show http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/03/a-funeral-at-an-auto-show/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/03/a-funeral-at-an-auto-show/#comments Fri, 25 Mar 2016 20:19:56 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1311242 Prior to the New York International Auto Show, Toyota distributed an upbeat press release. Come party with us, it said. “Scion is not going away quietly.” Yet, as I walk toward Scion’s booth, a quiet unease fills a void once occupied by a loud, confident generational pulse. The typical eye-catching signs with heavily embossed, trendy hashtags are all but entirely absent upon my arrival. […]

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Prior to the New York International Auto Show, Toyota distributed an upbeat press release. Come party with us, it said. “Scion is not going away quietly.” Yet, as I walk toward Scion’s booth, a quiet unease fills a void once occupied by a loud, confident generational pulse. The typical eye-catching signs with heavily embossed, trendy hashtags are all but entirely absent upon my arrival. […]

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NYIAS: Genesis is the Real Deal http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/03/nyias-genesis-real-deal/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/03/nyias-genesis-real-deal/#comments Fri, 25 Mar 2016 15:38:48 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1311842 It was the end of the first day at the New York International Auto Show, a time when most “journalists” would normally have stopped doing anything that resembled work. Yet there we all were, assembled out in the hallway of Javits Convention Center, of all places, holding our glass bottles of Voss water and waiting […]

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It was the end of the first day at the New York International Auto Show, a time when most “journalists” would normally have stopped doing anything that resembled work. Yet there we all were, assembled out in the hallway of Javits Convention Center, of all places, holding our glass bottles of Voss water and waiting […]

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NYIAS: Fifty-Year-Old Toyota Corolla Gets New Nose http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/03/nyias-fifty-year-old-toyota-corolla-gets-new-nose/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/03/nyias-fifty-year-old-toyota-corolla-gets-new-nose/#comments Thu, 24 Mar 2016 15:00:05 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1310882 The eleventh generation Toyota Corolla has been refreshed with a new beak-like nose, and equipped with new safety features and options. Furthermore, as the Corolla is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, a special commemorative edition has been announced. I’ll expect to see a few of these rolling across the blocks at the Barrett-Jackson auction in 2046. […]

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The eleventh generation Toyota Corolla has been refreshed with a new beak-like nose, and equipped with new safety features and options. Furthermore, as the Corolla is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, a special commemorative edition has been announced. I’ll expect to see a few of these rolling across the blocks at the Barrett-Jackson auction in 2046. […]

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NYIAS: Sir Mixalot Called and He Likes Your New Mitsubishi Mirage G4 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/03/nyias-sir-mixalot-called-likes-new-mitsubishi-mirage-g4/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/03/nyias-sir-mixalot-called-likes-new-mitsubishi-mirage-g4/#comments Thu, 24 Mar 2016 14:20:36 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1306577 Mitsubishi today pulled the cover off its new Mirage G4 sedan, which adds a longer wheelbase and a trunk to the occasionally-maligned subcompact, the 2016 New York International Auto Show. As we noted with the restyled hatchback, 4 more horsepower — for a total of 78 — will hum from the Mirage G4’s 1.2-liter three-cylinder engine, and […]

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Mitsubishi today pulled the cover off its new Mirage G4 sedan, which adds a longer wheelbase and a trunk to the occasionally-maligned subcompact, the 2016 New York International Auto Show. As we noted with the restyled hatchback, 4 more horsepower — for a total of 78 — will hum from the Mirage G4’s 1.2-liter three-cylinder engine, and […]

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NYIAS: 2017 Mercedes-AMG C63 Cabriolet – Topless Brutality http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/03/nyias-2017-mercedes-amg-c63-cabriolet-topless-brutality/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/03/nyias-2017-mercedes-amg-c63-cabriolet-topless-brutality/#comments Wed, 23 Mar 2016 15:45:05 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1308362 Daimler today revealed convertible versions of its 2017 Mercedes-AMG C63 and C63 S coupes. With 0-60 times as low as 4.0 seconds and a top speed in the S model of 174 miles per hour, the new ragtops will allow extreme condition testing of the finest toupee glues. Like all AMG models, the C63 and C63 S will be […]

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Daimler today revealed convertible versions of its 2017 Mercedes-AMG C63 and C63 S coupes. With 0-60 times as low as 4.0 seconds and a top speed in the S model of 174 miles per hour, the new ragtops will allow extreme condition testing of the finest toupee glues. Like all AMG models, the C63 and C63 S will be […]

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NYIAS: 2017 Nissan GT-R – Slightly Spicier http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/03/nyias-2017-nissan-gt-r-slightly-spicier/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/03/nyias-2017-nissan-gt-r-slightly-spicier/#comments Wed, 23 Mar 2016 13:45:28 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1308330 The R35 Nissan GT-R is getting another facelift to keep the eight year old chassis going for 2017. The changes include a corporate “V-Motion” grille along with updated bodywork and a small boost in power. The grille change is accompanied by an updated reinforced hood and a new front bumper treatment that is slated to give better downforce […]

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The R35 Nissan GT-R is getting another facelift to keep the eight year old chassis going for 2017. The changes include a corporate “V-Motion” grille along with updated bodywork and a small boost in power. The grille change is accompanied by an updated reinforced hood and a new front bumper treatment that is slated to give better downforce […]

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NYIAS: 2017 Toyota Prius Prime – Eco-Warrior Goes Posh http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/03/nyias-2017-toyota-prius-prime-eco-warrior-goes-posh/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/03/nyias-2017-toyota-prius-prime-eco-warrior-goes-posh/#comments Wed, 23 Mar 2016 13:20:08 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1308890 In the nearly 20 years it’s been on the market, the Toyota Prius has become an icon of eco-friendly motoring. Now, Toyota wants to build on the legend with a new, more upmarket version called Prius Prime. It comes equipped with plug-in charging, but it should be much more than the previous-generation Prius Plug-In. While the Plug-In was basically […]

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In the nearly 20 years it’s been on the market, the Toyota Prius has become an icon of eco-friendly motoring. Now, Toyota wants to build on the legend with a new, more upmarket version called Prius Prime. It comes equipped with plug-in charging, but it should be much more than the previous-generation Prius Plug-In. While the Plug-In was basically […]

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NYIAS: Lincoln Navigator Concept – Quiet Luxury With Thirty Speakers http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/03/nyias-lincoln-navigator-concept-quiet-luxury-thirty-speakers/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/03/nyias-lincoln-navigator-concept-quiet-luxury-thirty-speakers/#comments Wed, 23 Mar 2016 11:01:40 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1309762 Lincoln revealed a new Navigator concept today, bringing the “Quiet Luxury” theme found in the new Continental to the SUV range. Unlike the aircraft-inspired sedan revealed in Detroit, the Navigator has touches influenced by million-dollar yachts and sailboats. Apparently Lincoln has forgotten all the land yachts they and others foisted upon us back in the […]

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Lincoln revealed a new Navigator concept today, bringing the “Quiet Luxury” theme found in the new Continental to the SUV range. Unlike the aircraft-inspired sedan revealed in Detroit, the Navigator has touches influenced by million-dollar yachts and sailboats. Apparently Lincoln has forgotten all the land yachts they and others foisted upon us back in the […]

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Mazda MX-5 Miata Officially Answer to Everything With RF (Removable Fastback) Model http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/03/mazda-mx-5-miata-officially-answer-to-everything-with-rf-removable-fastback-model/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/03/mazda-mx-5-miata-officially-answer-to-everything-with-rf-removable-fastback-model/#comments Wed, 23 Mar 2016 00:09:24 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1309890 Mazda just blew the top off, then stowed it away neatly in its targa trunk. Tonight, on the eve of the New York International Auto Show, Mazda showed off its latest creation: the MX-5 RF, which stands for Retractable Fastback. According to eagle-eyed TTAC contributor Chris Tonn, who was able to get a little closer to […]

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Mazda just blew the top off, then stowed it away neatly in its targa trunk. Tonight, on the eve of the New York International Auto Show, Mazda showed off its latest creation: the MX-5 RF, which stands for Retractable Fastback. According to eagle-eyed TTAC contributor Chris Tonn, who was able to get a little closer to […]

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This Is The Mazda MX-5 RF (Retractable Fastback) Miata http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/03/this-is-the-mazda-mx-5-rf-retractable-roof-miata/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/03/this-is-the-mazda-mx-5-rf-retractable-roof-miata/#comments Tue, 22 Mar 2016 23:16:37 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1309842 This is it! Mazda has broken its own embargo on the MX-5 RF (retractable roof). More details to follow on the live stream.

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This is it! Mazda has broken its own embargo on the MX-5 RF (retractable roof). More details to follow on the live stream.

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LIVE: Watch Mazda’s Pre-NYIAS Reveal Here at 7:25 PM ET http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/03/live-watch-mazdas-pre-nyias-reveal-here-at-725-pm-et/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/03/live-watch-mazdas-pre-nyias-reveal-here-at-725-pm-et/#comments Tue, 22 Mar 2016 23:00:43 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1308514 What’s Mazda going to show tonight in New York City? So far, the Japanese purveyor of droptop fun has been mum on details, but all hints point to a hardtop version of the fourth-generation MX-5 Miata. Will it be a targa (a la Honda Civic del Sol) with a removable panel that can be stored in […]

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What’s Mazda going to show tonight in New York City? So far, the Japanese purveyor of droptop fun has been mum on details, but all hints point to a hardtop version of the fourth-generation MX-5 Miata. Will it be a targa (a la Honda Civic del Sol) with a removable panel that can be stored in […]

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LIVE: Honda Civic Hatchback, Global Rally Cross Reveal Live From NYC, 2:20 PM ET http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/03/live-honda-civic-hatchback-reveal-live-from-nyc-220-pm-et/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/03/live-honda-civic-hatchback-reveal-live-from-nyc-220-pm-et/#comments Tue, 22 Mar 2016 18:00:36 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1309058 Today, Honda is expected to take the wraps off the new Honda Civic Hatchback via live stream on YouTube prior to showing the car at the New York International Auto Show later this week. The Japanese automaker also promises to show a surprise: a “race car” announcement rumored to be based on the NSX. Hit the […]

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Today, Honda is expected to take the wraps off the new Honda Civic Hatchback via live stream on YouTube prior to showing the car at the New York International Auto Show later this week. The Japanese automaker also promises to show a surprise: a “race car” announcement rumored to be based on the NSX. Hit the […]

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Toyota 86s Scion FR-S in Name Only, Gets Power Bump http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/03/toyota-86s-scion-fr-s-in-name-only-gets-power-bump/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/03/toyota-86s-scion-fr-s-in-name-only-gets-power-bump/#comments Thu, 17 Mar 2016 10:00:31 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1303865 Scion’s slow-selling FR-S rear-wheel-drive coupe is about to become Toyota’s slow-selling rear-wheel-drive coupe, and it will be branded with the same moniker as in many other parts of the world. That’s right: this is the Toyota 86, also known as what it should have been named here in the first place. The sports coupe gets […]

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Scion’s slow-selling FR-S rear-wheel-drive coupe is about to become Toyota’s slow-selling rear-wheel-drive coupe, and it will be branded with the same moniker as in many other parts of the world. That’s right: this is the Toyota 86, also known as what it should have been named here in the first place. The sports coupe gets […]

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We Apologize In Advance For This Video You Are About To See, Both To You And To General Motors http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/04/we-apologize-in-advance-for-this-video-you-are-about-to-see-both-to-you-and-to-general-motors/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/04/we-apologize-in-advance-for-this-video-you-are-about-to-see-both-to-you-and-to-general-motors/#comments Fri, 06 Apr 2012 14:45:25 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=438720 The outrageous indifference, mixed with distate enthusiasm shown by TTACers for our Chicago Auto Show Video led us to think that it would be a good idea to do one for the New York Auto Show. Unfortunately, Vodka McBigbra’s dental emergency forced me to bounce out of the show halfway through. The video crew was […]

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The outrageous indifference, mixed with distate enthusiasm shown by TTACers for our Chicago Auto Show Video led us to think that it would be a good idea to do one for the New York Auto Show. Unfortunately, Vodka McBigbra’s dental emergency forced me to bounce out of the show halfway through. The video crew was […]

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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: Infiniti Shows The First Plug-In Which You Don’t Have To Plug In Anymore http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/04/new-york-2012-infiniti-shows-the-first-plug-in-which-you-dont-have-to-plug-in-anymore/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/04/new-york-2012-infiniti-shows-the-first-plug-in-which-you-dont-have-to-plug-in-anymore/#comments Thu, 05 Apr 2012 15:35:51 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=438459 Nissan waited until the second press day of the New York Auto Show. They did not want their all-electric Infiniti sedan to drown in the floods of other reveals. They should not have worried. When the wraps came off what is still called an “LE Concept,” a stunningly styled sedan emerged. It has sexy curves […]

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Nissan waited until the second press day of the New York Auto Show. They did not want their all-electric Infiniti sedan to drown in the floods of other reveals. They should not have worried. When the wraps came off what is still called an “LE Concept,” a stunningly styled sedan emerged. It has sexy curves […]

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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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New York 2012: Live Viper Shots And Impressions http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/04/new-york-2012-live-viper-shots-and-impressions/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/04/new-york-2012-live-viper-shots-and-impressions/#comments Wed, 04 Apr 2012 18:05:49 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=438273 The scrum of journalists and wanna-bes around the Viper has been consistently packed for two hours now. We have some impressions from Byron Hurd and NASA instructor Jeff Stutler for your consumption; later on in the show I will wander over, sit in the thing, and try to correlate it with my experiences of the […]

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The scrum of journalists and wanna-bes around the Viper has been consistently packed for two hours now. We have some impressions from Byron Hurd and NASA instructor Jeff Stutler for your consumption; later on in the show I will wander over, sit in the thing, and try to correlate it with my experiences of the […]

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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 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: 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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