Archive for November, 2012
Consumer Guide Automotive, the leading publisher of authoritative, objective new and used car reviews for more than 45 years, has announced the recipients of its 2013 Best Buy Awards. A Consumer Guide Best Buy represents the finest balance of attributes and value in its class. For 2013, just 26 Best Buys have been awarded, providing clearer, easier choices for consumers.
Chrysler used the 2012 Los Angeles Auto show to introduce a couple of new variants of two of the company’s best-known models.
At the 2012 Los Angeles Auto Show, Dodge displayed a version of its Charger large car endowed with a limited-edition trim package called Daytona.
The package is offered on the Charger R/T and Charger R/T Road & Track trim levels. Those come with the company’s 370-horsepower 5.7-liter V8 engine with 5-speed automatic transmission, xenon headlights, and soft-touch interior materials with aluminum accents. The R/T Road & Track adds a rear spoiler, special axle ratio, 20-inch wheels shod with all-season performance rubber, a recalibrated ECU (Engine Control Unit), heated and ventilated sport seats, and a memory system for the driver seat, power-adjustable pedals, and the steering column.
Mitsubishi is celebrating 30 years in the U.S. auto market. To help mark the occasion, the Japanese automaker introduced a limited-edition version of the 2013 Outlander Sport compact SUV—along with an all-new 2014 Outlander compact SUV—at the 2012 Los Angeles Auto Show.
In one of the most anticipated reveals of the 2012 Los Angeles Auto Show, Honda pulled the wraps off the 2013 Civic.
After a couple lean years, Mazda is launching a double-barreled attack on two of the auto industry’s most competitive segments for the 2014 model year. The left-hand jab comes in the form of a more-powerful version of its CX-5 compact SUV. What the company hopes will be the right haymaker is its redesigned 6 midsize sedan.
It was fast, faster, and fastest for Bentley at the 2012 Los Angeles Auto Show. The British purveyor of ultra-high-end vehicles showcased two production vehicles and one race car at its booth.
Kia made its statement at the 2012 Los Angeles Auto Show by revealing updated versions of its Forte compact sedan and Sorento midsize SUV.
The 2014 Kia Forte sports a brand-new look, with cues inspired by the brand’s Optima midsize sedan. The car is longer, lower, and wider than the outgoing model, and it has a roomier interior and more available power.
The 2013 Mini Paceman made its North American debut at the 2012 LA Auto Show. Though seen in concept form at several previous auto shows, the Paceman on display in Los Angeles is a production-ready model.
Making its world debut at the 2012 Los Angeles Auto Show was a revamped version of Porsche’s entry-level coupe. The 2014 Porsche Cayman delivers more power, but with the promise of lower fuel consumption, all while retaining the same thrilling driving experience that’s a hallmark of the brand.