(Mar 21, 2008)
Here some preview about the New York Auto Show 2008 (www.popularmechanics.com) Three big-name rides took home big prizes in four categories today as the 2008 World Car of the Year Awards were announced here at the New York Auto Show.
2010 Hyundai Genesis Coupe Brings Big-Time Power, Lower Price Tag: Live at the 2008 New York Auto Show Hyundai is not exactly known for building fun-to-drive rides. Suddenly, however, the Korean manufacturer has caught up with the performance technology—and personal tastes—of the car-buying public.
2009 Dodge Challenger Has Retro Muscle, Two Hemi V8s and Beefy Manual Trans—Look Out Mustang: Live at the 2008 New York Auto Show While the previously introduced 425-hp 6.1-liter V8-powered SRT8 is the clear choice for tire-melting enthusiasts, we’re guessing Dodge will sell far more of the affordable SE and R/T models unveiled today in New York.
This sweet little roadster is intended to evoke memories of the Type 718 midengine RS60 Spyder two-seat race car that lit up the endurance race scene in the early 1960s.
2009 Pontiac Solstice Coupe Gets Targa Roof, 260-hp Poncho—for a Bargain: Live at the 2008 New York Auto Show
The pundits were right: Pontiac is finally committed to building a hard-top version of its Solstice roadster, and the curvy coupe should further the success of GM's pint-size sports car.
The Bavarian automaker says this highly sculpted ride will set the tone for all future BMW designs. Featuring sharp edges and swooping surfaces all around, the low-slung CS does a better job of integrating elements found in its 5 and 7 Series siblings.
Bucking the current trend in which sedans grow with each new generation, the new Max is actually a bit smaller in some dimensions than previous models, to hold down weight and increase sportiness.
Today Mercedes-Benz is unveiling a redesigned M-Class and three fuel-efficient diesel sport utes to meet the world's most stringent emissions standards.
In a surprising move, Acura's entry-level sedan will retain the same normally aspirated 2.4-liter four-cylinder, now tuned to produce 201 hp, and will be paired with a manual or an automatic. We still think a diesel could be coming next year.
The folks at Mitsubishi are as busy anyone for the auto show here this week, showing their eco-friendly iMiev prototype and talking up all-electric tech. We got a chance to slide behind the wheel—and a peek into the Japanese giant's green production future.
As this week's marathon of unveilings in New York wraps up another season of shows, have automakers officially lost their sense of innovative design? Or are "concepts" just not exactly what we remember them to be? Our favorite car blogger weighs in.
True, it was first introduced to the world at the Geneva Motor Show last month. But for the second year in a row, Maserati let PopularMechanics.com pull the cover back on its latest sport coupe before the actual North American unveil.
Nissan is finally gearing up to bring its quirky-yet-cool Cube to this side of the Pacific. To celebrate the announcement, they turned to New York's Pratt Institute of Industrial Design to create some unique interior and exterior treatments.
Sensing a gap in the market for the genre pioneered by the mighty El Camino SS back in the 1960s, Pontiac has chopped and resculpted its all-new G8 sedan into a sport truck that offers a 42.7-cu.-ft. cargo bed and a 0-60 time of 5.4 seconds.
We were pleasantly surprised when we tested Pontiac's 361-hp G8 GT last month—it could be the best sedan Pontiac has ever built. But we're prepared to be blown away by the even higher performance of its G8 GXP, which hits the streets later this year.
Sharing styling cues with the previously unveiled Kizashi Concept estate wagon and Concept 2 crossover, the 3 model adds an 8-cylinder AWD setup to complete Suzuki's upscale lineup.
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