From Minicars to $4M Hypercars, Something for Everyone

Check out the debuts from the foreign makers.

by on Apr.15, 2019

The New York International Auto Show will see dozens of new model introductions this year.

There’s been plenty of talk about the end of the auto show era, and we’ve certainly seen a lot of manufacturers step back from the lavish previews that were the norm in decades past. That said, this year’s New York International Auto Show looks to be a major event, with close to three dozen vehicles making either their North American or global debut.

There’s something for everyone’s taste and budget, from the new, entry-level Nissan Versa all the way up to the special edition Bugatti Chiron Sport “110 ans Bugatti,” a hypercar expected to go for somewhere around $4 million. No surprise, there’s a particular focus on sport- and crossover-utility vehicles, reflecting the ongoing shift in the U.S. market.

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We’re waiting to hear more about some of the products coming to the 2019 NYIAS, several automakers promising to deliver some surprises – such as the all-electric concept Genesis has been hinting at. But here’s a look at the foreign automaker’s products we already know about that will debut at the Jacob Javits Convention Center this coming week. (We’ve put the American brands in a separate piece due to length.) Read the rest of this entry »

VW Expanding All-Electric ID Line-up With New Full-Size Roomzz

New ute produced for China only to start in 2021.

by on Apr.15, 2019

VW's latest concept, the I.D. Roomzz, will ultimately become a China-only product to start in 2021.

Volkswagen AG is pushing to make good on its pledge to have 50 all-electric vehicles on the road by 2023 with the introduction of a new all-electric ID concept vehicle to its portfolio, the ID Roomzz, at AutoShanghai.

The full-size all-electric SUV follows in the footsteps of the ID Crozz, and has an estimated production launch in 2021 for the Chinese market.

Electrifying News!

The new model is part of the German automaker’s effort to get those EVs ready for rollouts starting next year based on its new MEB platform that will launch their new all-electric vehicle effort by the end of the year. Read the rest of this entry »

Mercedes-Benz Goes Small With GLB Concept in Shanghai

German automaker expands small ute line-up with concept.

by on Apr.15, 2019

Mercedes-Benz filled the gap between the GLA and GLC with the GLB Concept.

Mercedes-Benz designers and engineers asked the question few others had uttered and made it into a concept car: Is there room for a vehicle between the GLA and GLC? Of course there is! A whole letter’s worth thus the GLB Concept was born!

The German automaker took its coupe-like SUV or SUV-like coupe to Auto Shanghai to show off the result: a further evolution of Mercedes’ trend of utility vehicles with lower roofs aimed at giving the vehicle a more car-like feel.

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“We asked ourselves whether there is still space between the GLA and GLC in our successful SUV range. The Concept GLB is the answer to this question. With it we are demonstrating the creative ideas we have for this segment, too,” says Britta Seeger, member of the Board of Management of Daimler AG, responsible for Mercedes-Benz Cars Sales.  Read the rest of this entry »

Tarok Concept Hints at VW’s Return to U.S. Pickup Market

Although there are no plans for the U.S. ”… Tarok is meant to “gauge reaction.”

by on Apr.15, 2019

Volkswagen's Tarok Concept suggests the German automaker may be bringing a new small pickup to new markets.

There was a time when Volkswagen was a serious player in the U.S. pickup market. It even offered a truck based on the old Rabbit hatchback between 1978 and 1984. And now, with downsized pickups gaining momentum again, the German automaker is hinting that it just might be ready to make its return.

We got the first sign at the New York International Auto Show in March of 2018, with the debut of the Tanoak Concept based on the big VW Atlas SUV. Now, the automaker is coming back to the 2019 NYIAS with another pickup prototype, this one dubbed the Tarok Concept. And it suggests VW planners are a big step closer to giving the project the green light.

What a Concept!

“Although there are no plans to produce the vehicle for the U.S. market, the Tarok concept is being shown to gauge market reaction for a truly versatile and compact entry-level pickup,” VW said in a statement accompanying these images. Read the rest of this entry »

Ford Muscles Up its “Entry-Level” Mustang

New EcoBoost High-Performance Package could give Mustang GT a run for the money.

by on Apr.15, 2019

On a curvy track, Ford estimates, the Mustang HPP could match the performance of the GT.

Gone are the days when Ford would offer a version of the Mustang derisively known as a “secretary’s car,” a coupe that was all show and no go. These days, even the base version of the pony car has some real kick.

And the automaker is planning to step that up a notch with the launch of the new High Performance Package, featuring a specially modified version of the turbocharged-four engine in the “base” Mustang. The higher-revving 2.3-liter EcoBoost engine will make 330 horsepower – 20 more than the standard turbo-four package, and 350 pound-feet of torque.

Performance News!

With a 0 to 60 launch of 4.5 seconds, the High Performance Package, or HPP, will be able to give the Mustang GT a serious run for the money, especially in the corners considering the four-cylinder package is about 200 pounds lighter than the GT.

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Nissan Kicks Out the Jams to Launch 2020 Versa

Small car offering a lot of features in new incarnation.

by on Apr.12, 2019

Nissan took the 2020 Versa all the way to the Tortuga Muscia Festival in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, for its debut.

The New York Auto Show will see more than two dozen new models debut next week. For some automakers, that’s a great place to launch a new product. For others, it’s a problem, as they worry about getting lost in the crowd.

That’s apparently a key reason why Nissan decided to kick out the jams with the introduction of the new, 2020 Versa, and introduce it in Fort Lauderdale today, having the stage all to itself at the Tortuga Music Festival. Okay, not entirely to itself, but having Kenny Chesney and Sheryl Crow as headliners certainly didn’t hurt.

The Last Word!

“First impressions are exceptionally important, which is why we are thrilled to introduce the all-new 2020 Versa directly to our customers in such a memorable way,” said Claudia Marquez, vice president of sales operations for Nissan North America. “The Versa is our first impression into the Nissan family. I believe that when customers see this beautiful new car and all the amazing technology that comes with it for the price, they will be part of the Nissan family for life.” Read the rest of this entry »

Tokyo Court Extends Ghosn’s Detention by Eight Days

More time was expected, although shorter than predicted.

by on Apr.12, 2019

Former Nissan Chairman Carlos Ghosn accused former colleagues of backstabbing in a video made just before his re-arrest last week.

Former Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn will be spending more time in jail than originally proscribed by the Tokyo District Court. In a move surprising no one, the court extended Ghosn’s detention period to April 22.

He was initially set to be released on Sunday, but was expected to be detained another 10 days so the judge’s move to limit it to eight is a bright spot for the former auto executive.

Legal News!

The move gives prosecutors eight more days to bring formal charges against the former Nissan Motor Co boss or let him go. Ghosn’s detention period during his initial arrest last November was extended several times at the request of prosecutors. Read the rest of this entry »

Volkswagen Setting Up Atlas Basecamp in New York

New concept shows off aftermarket possibilities for SUV.

by on Apr.12, 2019

Volkswagen's Atlas Basecamp Concept shows what can be done with the German automaker's full-size SUV and aftermarket components.

New York City doesn’t exactly inspire visions of camping and mountain biking, but Volkswagen of America Inc. setting up its new Atlas Basecamp Concept in the Big Apple for the NY Auto Show next week.

The concept showcases a few of the ways that the Atlas can be enhanced for outdoorsy types, in this case bike trail seekers. With a custom body, lift kit, custom wheels, all-terrain tires, roof rack with bike mounts, and LED light bars, the Atlas Basecamp Concept is perfect for mountain bikers seeking challenging trails.

What a Concept!

The Basecamp Concept was developed by Alex Earle, Exterior Design manager at the Volkswagen Design Center California and an avid cyclist. “The Basecamp Concept brings a go-anywhere attitude to the brand that is already synonymous with road-trip culture,” said Earle.  Read the rest of this entry »

Fiat Taking Top Off New 124 Spider Urbana at NYIAS

Latest edition of soft top carries on long tradition.

by on Apr.12, 2019

The 2019 Fiat 124 Spider Urbana Edition will make its debut at the New York International Auto Show.

Brand new convertibles fresh out the door from the factory have become a scarce commodity but they are still around.

Fiat, however, is planning to use the New York International Auto Show to show off the new 2019 Fiat 124 Spider Urbana Edition, which carries on a classic soft-top tradition.

Auto Show News!

“With the most powerful four-cylinder turbo engine in its class, our Italian-designed Fiat 124 Spider offers an authentic top-down roadster experience with fun-to-drive dynamics,” said Steve Beahm, head of Passenger Car Brands – Dodge, SRT, Chrysler and Fiat, FCA – North America. Read the rest of this entry »

Survey: Most Americans See EVs as City, Commuter Cars

Majority see the need for just 75 miles of daily range.

by on Apr.12, 2019

One of several recent Mini electric vehicle concepts.

Sales of battery-based vehicles have finally begun to escalate as their availability – along with public awareness – grows. But a new survey suggests that consumers are pigeonholing them into a niche that could limit their popularity.

Nearly two out of three American consumers said they saw the best way to use a battery vehicle was for commuting or as a city car, according to the survey by Mini USA, the British automaker that is itself preparing to enter the electric vehicle market.

Electrifying News!

“It is important for us as a brand to understand how consumers want to use their electric vehicles, and what they know and don’t know about them as we move closer to the launch of the MINI Cooper S E electric vehicle in the U.S.,” said Andrew Cutler, Head of Corporate Communications, MINI USA.

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