Archive for March, 2016
2016 Nissan Maxima Platinum
Class: Midsize Car
Miles Driven: 352
Fuel Used: 13.1 gallons
Class: Subcompact Crossover
Miles Driven: 291
Fuel Used: 10.1 gallons
From page 3 of Consumer Guide: Auto Test ’72:
The general auto-buying public is still intent on knowing “how does it run?” And that is what this 1972 Road Test issue of CONSUMER GUIDE is all about. So if you are in the market for a brand new 1972 model, and you want to know how it handles on the highways, how it rates for fuel economy, roominess, quietness, ride or brakes, you have come to the right place.
Mercedes-Benz follows in the footsteps of other “fastback” SUVs with the debut of the GLC Coupe at the New York Auto Show.
Although based on the “squareback” GLC SUV introduced last year, the Coupe boasts more differences — in addition to its sloping roofline — than it may initially appear. Not only is the body 3.2 inches longer and 1.6-inches lower, the windshield is less steeply raked. It all combines to give the GLC its “flowing” shape that is the hallmark of SUV coupes.
Mitsubishi rolled out two new production vehicles at the 2016 New York Auto Show: A plug-in hybrid version of its Outlander compact SUV, and a sedan version of its budget-priced Mirage subcompact car.
It seems manufacturers just can’t find the price ceiling on high-end SUVs. Yet they dutifully continue to try.
Introduced at the New York Auto Show was Volvo’s attempt at finding that ceiling: the XC90 Excellence, which reaches to the lofty price height of … $104,900. And we’re not even sure that includes destination.
After unveiling a ferocious new 2017 Camaro ZL1 coupe last week, Chevrolet followed up by pulling the wraps off a drop-top convertible version at the 2016 New York Auto Show.
As Honda noted in its introduction of the Civic Hatchback prototype at the New York Auto Show, “Enthusiasts have looked longingly across the Atlantic to Civic models like a hatchback and Type R that until now have been forbidden fruit.”
Indeed they have.
Introduced at the New York Auto Show was the 2017 Chevrolet Sonic, which boasts revised styling and a host of new features.
A restyled front facia hosts new lighting elements (including available LED “signature” lights) and is topped by a revised hood. The rear facia is also new, as are the wheel designs.