Posts from ‘Acura’
It’s still not often you see the words “Sport” and “Hybrid” in the same sentence – let alone in the same name – but the concept is growing in popularity. And few companies are leveraging the principle of using an electric motor’s instant low-speed torque to augment the high-end power of a gas engine as thoroughly as Acura.
The numbers are in, and 2016 was another banner year for light-vehicle sales in the U.S. All told, American consumers purchased more than 17.5 million new cars and trucks.
At a Volvo press-event dinner many years ago, I chanced into a conversation with one of the brand’s product-planning executives. We chatted pleasantly on the topic of wagons, and of the American market’s declining interesting in the body type.
Class: Premium Midsize Crossover
Miles Driven: 256
Fuel Used: 14.1 gallons
Honda’s luxury division unveiled a restyled, refreshed version of its popular midsize luxury SUV at the 2016 New York Auto Show. The 2017 Acura MDX gets the brand’s new signature “diamond pentagon” grille (which debuted in the Acura Precision Concept shown at this year’s Detroit Auto Show), and a new Sport Hybrid version that uses a three-motor Super Handling-All Wheel Drive system similar to the Acura NSX supercar and the flagship RLX Sport Hybrid sedan.
I recent penned a blog post regarding five vehicles I never see on the road anymore—vehicles that have seemingly vanished. Here I would like to share five vehicles that I somehow can’t avoid seeing, even though they are all long out of production.
The 2016 Chicago Auto Show opened its doors last week, and naturally Consumer Guide was there to cover all the new-vehicle introductions (which you can check out here). While the gleaming machines on display are obviously the main attractions at any major auto show, the manufacturer displays themselves are another key part of the magic. The displays are often much more than just the frame around the picture—they’re marvelous feats of architectural engineering that help a given brand stake out its space and stand out on the show floor.
Class: Premium Compact Crossover
Dates tested: 12/14/2015 – 12/21/2015
Miles Driven: 348
Fuel Used: 17.8 gallons