Chrysler has introduced a long-wheelbase 300 sedan for retail customers and livery service. A six-inch lengthening provides a roughly equivalent gain in rear-seat legroom. On sale this fall, the car will be offered asa V-6-powered 300 Touring Long Wheelbase an
Saturn's new Prevue concept is essentially a preview of the next Vue (Get it? It's clever!), and is little more than a rebadged version of the Opel Antara GTC concept shown at Frankfurt in 2005. The design itself is a collaboration between Opel and Saturn, and
This coupe is the second G6 GXP show car--the first was a sedan shown at the 2004 SEMA show. Sitting nearly an inch lower than a standard G6, this version sports a ram-air fed, 270-hp, 3.9-liter V-6 mated to a six-speed manual. Inside, Pontiac has added red ch
How do you deal with an iconic but aging design? With plenty of care and caution. Such is the case with the Audi TT, which has existed basically unchanged since its debut in 1998. The new car, introduced on a live internet video feed on April 6, looks very sim
In addition to the optional urine-dependent Bluetec diesel, the 2007 E-class, which goes on sale with a mild face-lift in July '06, got two new meaty gasoline engines. The normally aspirated, AMG-tuned, 514-hp, 6.3-liter V-8 is the top choice for the horsepowe
The first iteration of the Acura MDX--an SUV equally utilitarian and reliable--competed with the Mercedes-Benz ML and the Lexus RX300, but the newest generation of the MDX aims straight at the BMW X5 and the Porsche Cayenne. Cargo capacity and off-road capabil
The next generation 2007 Nissan Altima is set for its first global showing at the 2006 New York International Auto Show. Along with new, more Infiniti-like styling, the 2007 Altima utilizes an all-new Nissan "D" platform with improved body rigidity and a rede
While BMW-owned Rolls-Royce remains the definition of automotive elitism, with one single model priced well above $300,000, Bentley's parent company Volkswagen has turned its British brand into the peoples' car of the upperclass. Since acquiring the Bentley, V
No, it won't smell like pee. Mercedes-Benz's new Bluetec diesel technology uses urea--derived from urine--to neutralize particulate emissions and make its E320 Bluetec model the cleanest diesel in the world and fifty-state legal in the States. The urea solutio
Mitsubishi is previewing its upcoming new Evo X with two show cars: the Concept-Sportback displayed at Frankfurt and this Concept-X, which was unveiled at Tokyo. While the Sportback is a hatchback, the Concept-X is a sedan and therefore even closer to the new
The Patriot is the second of a pair of compact crossovers that will be the new entry-level Jeeps. The Patriot is less than an inch shorter than the Liberty, but it is 2.5 inches narrower and nearly seven inches lower. The Patriot and its sister model, the Comp
Lotus has announced that it will bring its Exige--a rebodied, hardtop version of the Elise--to the United States this fall. Mechanically, the Exige will be identical to the U.S. Elise, which means a 1.8-liter Toyota four making 190 hp and 138 lb-ft of torque.
The 2006 Accent is number four in Hyundai's "24/7" campaign to release seven new models over the next twenty-four months. It follows the Tucson, Sonata and Azera--which also bowed here in New York--and precedes the next Santa Fe, an as-yet-unnamed minivan, and a new Elantra.
GM is keeping Japanese affiliate Isuzu on life support by giving it a version of its Chevy Colorado/GMC Canyon mid-size pickups, to supplement Isuzu's only other vehicles, the 5- and 7-passenger Chevy TrailBlazers it sells as the Isuzu Ascender.