Archive | 2014
2015 Mercedes-Benz S63 AMG Coupe

2014 NYIAS: 2015 Mercedes-Benz S63 AMG Coupe – Heir to the CL Class and SEC throne

Call it what you like, but this long wheelbase coupe sold alongside Mercedes’ flagship S-Class sedan appears to be a sublime mix of luxury and overtaking power. With 585 horsepower and 663 ft-lbs of torque, a 5.5 liter twin turbo V8 is fettered by 143 fewer pounds than in the CL 65 that it replaces […]

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2014 NYIAS: Alfa Romeo brings a couple of 4Cs to play with

Though the shape is no stranger, it’s still nice to see Alfa’s booth here at the show. In the coming year, Alfa will offer up 1,000 copies of their 4C sports car as pictured above. Though much of this car’s appeal is in the aesthetics, even more is in its performance. 0-60 happens in 4.5 […]

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2015 BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe

2014 NYIAS: BMW offers up the 2015 4 series Gran Coupe

Having increased the number of trim levels from 30-something to 80-something in the past 7 years, BMW has filled nearly every niche they can and, at the end of the day, decided to create a few more despite allegedly only selling about 5% more cars. With possibly the most attractive four-door coupe this side of […]

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2015 Land Rover Discovery Vision Concept

2014 NYIAS: Invisible, Self-Driving, Land Rover Discovery Vision Concept

Borrowing heavily from the Ford Explorer, the new Disco concept is a mass of softened edges, and fuel economy boosting curves. With a C-pillar that vaguely resembles the 1st generation Mercedes M-Class, Land Rover is playing quite conservative and while a rounded Discovery is a nascent concept, the design language shown here is an evolution […]

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2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Convertible

2014 NYIAS: 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Convertible stiffens up over the old model

20% stiffer than the fixed-head previous generation C6 Z06, the convertible version of America’s sports car is no longer just designed to draw 11s on the pavement, bite you if you don’t drive it on the track, and fold in half under the twist found in the 625 bhp and 635 ft-lbs from the car’s […]

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2015 Chevrolet Trax LTZ AWD

2014 NYIAS: GM plops the Mexican-market 2015 Chevy Trax into the US and China

Yes, this is the Chevrolet version of the Buick Encore, and no we are not joking that it’s coming over to the US. Like a stoner at a cannoli buffet, GM has been overcome with indecision as to where to sell this car. Now that it’s here at the New York International Auto Show, GM […]

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2015 Jeep Renegade Trailhawk

2014 NYIAS: 2015 Jeep Renegade looks like LEGO Duplo, has an Italian accent

Back in the earlier aughts, Jeep coughed up a pipe dream of repackaging the cheap and cheerful Dodge Caliber as a Jeep product. Sold as the Compass, this entry-level model bit at the ankles of the Nissan Rogue before it was born and caused Jeep enthusiasts to writhe in pain. Though the 2015 Renegade may […]

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2015 Kia Sedona

2014 NYIAS: 2015 Kia Sedona is not the van it used to be

People movers are appliances, dull at best and downright irritating when they don’t work properly. The new Sedona pledges to be none of those things, though in a climate riddled with crossovers, this sort of approach is a survival tactic. Can you fit a 4×8 sheet of plywood in it? That may be the standard […]

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2015 Volkswagen Golf GTI

2014 NYIAS: Volkswagen goes all sentimental after 40 years of the Golf

We can’t help but get a bit sentimental too. 40 years is a long time, especially in the life of a car. VW has managed to keep the aesthetics fresh with their entry level hatch that, on paper is a Beetle successor, but has never really served that purpose. For many and most models, 8 […]

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2015 Nissan Murano

2014 NYIAS: 2015 Nissan Murano follows in its forefathers’ footsteps

It could be following its foremothers’ footsteps as well, or instead. Aimed at folks willing to spend 30 or 40 large on a 5-seater SUV that’s not a Pathfinder, Nissan has not broken new ground with the all new Murano crossover, but they are offering an appropriately updated product. Power comes from a 3.5 liter […]

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