Apr
22
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The vaunted Mercedes-Benz three-pointed star might look a bit out of place on a utilitarian cargo van, but the company is well known for trucks in other parts of the world.

Although built by Mercedes-Benz and long a common sight in Europe, what is now the ubiquitous and well-known Sprinter arrived on these shores in 2001 wearing a Freightliner badge, and two years later was also sold with a Dodge nameplate. At the time, both of those manufacturers were in partnership with Mercedes, and they were deemed more fitting outlets for such a clearly utilitarian vehicle.

Apr
22

1953-1955 Triumph TR-2 brochure

In no particular order, the things I like to look at are cars, women, camera equipment, cars, and women. Actually, that list was pretty close to being in order. Flip the first two items and I think we’re set. Some guys might substitute golf equipment for the camera stuff, or maybe fishing gear, but I suspect my list is not otherwise uncommon.

Apr
21
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The 2014 Lexus LX 570 starts at $82,690 including the $910 destination charge. Our test car came to $88,555 equipped with a DVD entertainment system, luxury-equipment package, and premium audio system.

2014 Lexus LX 570

Dates tested: 3/31/2014-4/14/2014

Miles Driven: 308

Fuel Used: 16.3 gallons

Real-world fuel economy: 13.8 mpg

Apr
17
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2015 Honda HR-V

NEW YORK — It’s been rumored for quite a while, but Honda finally unveiled the production version of its new pint-sized SUV at the 2014 New York Auto Show. Based on the platform of the recently introduced 2015 Honda Fit subcompact car, the HR-V will slot into Honda’s lineup below the current CR-V “in both price and size,” says the company. That would likely put it somewhere between the Fit’s base price of $16,315, and the CR-V’s starting sticker of $23,775 (both figures include destination).

Apr
17
From Front to back: 2015 Dodge Challenger SXT, 2015 Challenger 3

The 2015 Dodge Challenger Family (and its 1971 inspiration)

NEW YORK — Dodge unveiled revamped versions of its muscular Charger and Challenger duo for 2015 at the 2014 New York Auto Show. Neither car sees a ground-up redesign–instead, both get new styling, new interiors, and new technology features.

Apr
16
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2015 Alfa Romeo 4C

NEW YORK—The 2014 New York Auto Show marked the U.S. debut of the 2015 Alfa Romeo 4C coupe, and with it the Alfa Romeo brand’s return to the North American market. Alfa Romeo parent company Fiat is planning to offer the 4C in select U.S. Fiat dealerships, where it will certainly look racy alongside the cheeky 500 and 500L.

Apr
16
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2015 Hyundai Sonata

NEW YORK — Hyundai pulled the wraps off an all-new Sonata at the 2014 New York Auto Show. The 2015 Sonata inaugurates the seventh generation of Hyundai’s mainstream midsize sedan, and the company promises a stiffer body structure, better ride quality, improved quietness, and a host of new safety and convenience features.

Apr
16
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2015 NIssan Murano

NEW YORK – Nissan’s highly stylized Murano has carved out a small niche for itself in the burgeoning midsize SUV market ever since the first generation was introduced for 2003. But the second generation that arrived for 2009 didn’t carry quite the visual impact, which perhaps narrowed its appeal somewhat. With the 2015 redesign, Nissan appears to be heading back toward the Murano’s more-radical roots.

Apr
16

 

Camry

2015 Toyota Camry

Photo by Jill Ciminillo

NEW YORK — Although it didn’t turn out to carry the radical styling of some earlier sketches and concepts, the redesigned 2015 Toyota Camry unveiled at the 2014 New York Auto Show certainly sports a more modern and aggressive look than the outgoing model, which was introduced just three years ago for the 2012 model year.

Apr
16
2015 Chevrolet Trax Front 7/8

2015 Chevrolet Trax

2015 Chevrolet Trax

NEW YORK — Chevrolet announced its new entry into the compact SUV market at the 2014 New York Auto Show. The 2015 Chevrolet Trax is a pint-sized 4-door wagon that is based on the same front-wheel-drive platform as the Buick Encore small SUV. (Like Encore, Trax will offer all-wheel drive as well.) Trax also shares Encore’s turbocharged 1.4-liter four-cylinder and six-speed automatic transmission, with a horsepower number that shouldn’t differ from the Encore’s rating of 138.

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