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2018 Hyundai Elantra GT, 2018 Subaru Legacy premiere at Chicago Auto Show

TweetCHICAGO — One midsize sedan and a compact car made their debut at the 2017 Chicago Auto Show. That’s the 2018 Hyundai Elantra GT and the 2018 Subaru Legacy. Both were product refreshes from the outgoing models. Let’s begin with the 2018 Elantra GT. It’s based on the i30 model that is headed to Europe. Two versions of the Elantra will be offered: the GT and the GT Sport. The 2018 Elantra will be lower, wider, and longer than the outgoing model. In addition, it offers tech-savvy features like HDRead More


WATCH: 2018 Hyundai Elantra GT debuts at Chicago Auto Show

TweetAmericaJR’s Jason Rzucidlo reports from McCormick Place for the 2017 Chicago Auto Show. In this video, watch for an interview with Scott Margason, director, product planning at Hyundai Motor America. Lower, wider, and longer, the all-new Elantra GT adds a more aggressive stance and interior volume to its clean European style and driving dynamics. When the new hatchback arrives this summer, shoppers can choose between two models, the efficient, smooth running GT, or the more powerful and fun-to-drive GT Sport. Elantra GT is based on the new-generation i30 model designedRead More


2017 Nissan Titan XD King Cab, 2017 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport Limited debut at Chicago Auto Show

TweetCHICAGO — Nissan took the wraps off its Titan King Cab pickup truck and Mitsubishi introduced its Outlander Sport Limited Edition on Thursday. Those were two of the debuts from the first media day of the 2017 Chicago Auto Show. Nissan has cemented itself as a serious player in the truck segment. They are looking to compete with best-selling vehicles such as the Ford F-150, Chevrolet Silverado and RAM 1500. The Japanese automaker now has five pickup trucks in its current line-up. “Our new baby is this King Cab, we’reRead More


WATCH: Nissan unveils Titan XD King Cab at 2017 Chicago Auto Show

TweetAmericaJR’s Jason Rzucidlo reports from McCormick Place for the 2017 Chicago Auto Show. In this video, watch as Nissan reveals the new 2017 TITAN and TITAN XD King Cab models, completing the lineup of innovative new full-size pickups. Also on display at the show, which runs at Chicago’s McCormick Place from February 11-20, are a specially built Nissan NV Cargo X and two specially modified TITAN PRO-4X models. The new King Cab is marked by its available 6-person seating, wide-opening rear doors and available “rear seat delete” option that isRead More


Subaru Debuts 2018 Legacy at the Chicago Auto Show With More Elegant Styling, Upgraded Interior, New Safety Features and Advanced Multimedia

TweetCHERRY HILL, N.J. — Subaru of America, Inc., which posted its eighth consecutive year of record-breaking sales, today announced that it will debut the 2018 Legacy midsize sedan at the 2017 Chicago Auto Show on February 9th. The new Legacy features revised styling and significant upgrades to comfort, safety, and multimedia capability. In addition to major changes, myriad smaller engineering and design details throughout the 2018 Legacy enhance the driving experience. The 2018 Subaru Legacy will go on sale this summer. The 2018 Legacy, the roomiest sedan in the midsizeRead More


The Rinspeed Oasis concept is one of the must-see vehicles at the 2017 NAIAS

TweetDETROIT — Tucked away in the far right corner of Cobo Center is one of the coolest, futuristic vehicles at the 2017 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS). I’m talking about the Rinspeed Oasis concept car. It’s an electric vehicle that can be shared or owned through a ride-hailing app. The Oasis is described as “a garden plot on wheels for the urban jungle.” It features a garden area behind the windshield that has enough space for growing radishes or even little Bonsai trees. The driver or passenger can accessRead More


WATCH: Infiniti QX50 Concept revealed at 2017 NAIAS in Detroit

TweetAmericaJR’s Garrett Godwin reports from Cobo Center for the 2017 North American International Auto Show. In this video, watch for an exclusive interview with Alfonso Albaisa, Executive Design Director for Infiniti. The QX50 Concept shows how Infiniti could develop its future presence in the world’s fastest-growing vehicle segment. A ‘cabin-forward’ silhouette combines with muscular lines and flowing surfaces to telegraph its purpose as a dynamic and practical crossover. With a downsized capacity and high power and torque, the 2.0-liter VC-Turbo engine boasts an impressive specific power output – higher thanRead More


Honda reveals fifth generation of its Odyssey minivan in Detroit

TweetDETROIT — The force was definitely with Honda at the 2017 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in celebrating 40 years for building products here in the United States. With a dozen plants at an estimated $17 billion dollars, Honda reached a global milestone of producing 100 million automobiles, as well as record sales for the second year in a row.  After 40 years, what has been the literal key to Honda’s longevity? Customer trust as their foundation: developing products that will help people in their daily lives. “For theRead More


2018 Toyota Camry makes world debut at NAIAS in Detroit

TweetDETROIT — Unveilings and non-merciful ribbing were on the schedule for Toyota on Press Monday of the North American International Auto Show when President Akio Toyoda appeared to debut the 2018 Camry series alongside special guests from the NASCAR circuit. Following a preview video featuring Toyoda himself in a spokesperson search vignette graced also by stars such as William Shatner, Toyoda stepped on stage to redirect focus to the intended “stars.” “So I didn’t get the job, [but] the role should go to these Camrys,” he declared. Rolling into theRead More


Infiniti introduces the QX50 concept at NAIAS in Detroit

TweetDETROIT — Infiniti President Roland Krueger held a news conference on Monday at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit.  He talked about the new QX50 Crossover Concept which he says is a brand shaper.  “In just three months, it outperformed its competitors.  This confirms that Infiniti is a luxury performance brand,” says Krueger. The VC (variable compression) Turbo engine can change the compression seamlessly.  The first production engine that continuously transforms on demand.  Low compression for more power.  High compression for greater efficiency.  The multilink design contracts whenRead More