Archive for November, 2016
LOS ANGELES—Nissan is taking movie marketing tie-ins to a whole new level with the latest addition to its compact SUV lineup. In advance of the December 16 release of the latest film in the Star Wars saga–titled “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story”–the automaker just unveiled the 2017 Nissan Rogue: Rogue One Star Wars Limited Edition.
LOS ANGELES–Ford finally steps into the thriving subcompact crossover SUV market with the 2018 EcoSport. Ford’s smallest SUV has actually been on sale in some global markets for several years now (in fact, the second-generation model debuted for 2013), but the company is now set to bring it to our shores—with numerous revisions and updates likely for the American market.
LOS ANGELES–Mazda displayed the new second generation of its compact crossover SUV at the 2016 Los Angeles Auto Show. The 2017 CX-5 is a fully redesigned model; though it looks to differ little in overall size from its predecessor, Mazda says it has a lower center of gravity and a slightly wider track. Styling is an evolution of Mazda’s KODO—Soul of Motion motif, and picks up a cue or two from Mazda’s all-new 2016 CX-9 midsize SUV.
LOS ANGELES–Honda took the wraps off its 2017 Civic Si Prototype at the 2016 Los Angeles Auto Show, further expanding the Civic model lineup and providing the public with a good idea of what to expect when the production Si model hits showrooms next year.
LOS ANGELES–On the heels of introducing the Sentra SR Turbo in September, Nissan rolls out the 2017 Sentra NISMO. NISMO—a contraction of NISsan MOtorsport—is Nissan’s high-performance sub brand, and models bearing that name are currently available in the maker’s GT-R, 370Z, and Juke lineups.
Fast is a relative term. For 2017, there are a number of vehicles that will make the mad dash from a dead stop to 60 mph in three seconds or less. Count the Chevrolet Corvette Z06, Ferrari 488 GTB, and Porsche 911 Turbo among them.
New Family Vehicle Award Highlights Consumer Guide® Automotive’s 2017 Best Buy List–Chrysler Pacifica Takes Honor
Genesis G90 earns Best Buy in brand’s inaugural year
Class: Compact Cars
Miles Driven: 571
Fuel Used: 21.6 gallons
What price luxury? In 1979 terms, that price was around $8000… because that’s about where the base prices of the near-luxury Oldsmobile Ninety-Eight and Buick Electra kicked in. Just a little higher up the dollar tree we find the Chrysler New Yorker.