Nissan’s 2013 Altima replacement has leaked ahead of the 2012 New York International Auto Show. Their bread-and-butter replacement boasts what they claim is a segment-beating 38mpg highway rating from a warmed-over 2.5L 4-cylinder engine (the 3.5L VQ V6 returns unchanged). Most importantly, the interior is thoroughly refreshed. Take a gander at the full release below, along with a couple more photos.
Porsche will be bringing their second-generation Cayenne diesel to the U.S. for the first time for 2013. It will debut at New York alongside the already-revealed 2013 Boxster. Why does it matter? 240hp and 406 lb-ft, that’s why. No EPA figures yet. Full release below. Read More…
SSL and TTAC are headed to the New York Auto Show this week to bring you all the latest show news. Derek has already posted some great preview information over at TTAC, and we’ll do your best to keep you apprised of any late additions, changes and rumors as we enter the final few days before the media preview.
Stay tuned for all the latest info, including the debut of the 2013 SRT Viper, a long-time SSL favorite. Follow us at @SpeedSportLife for live coverage and check out TTAC for your up-to-the-minute model introductions. As always, we’ll have a wrap-up gallery here at SSL by the end of the week.
New York marks the end of auto show season, but we’ll be here all year to bring you all the latest reviews, racing news and industry developments, including some exciting road and track tests in April and May. Stay tuned, readers. 2012 is just getting started.
In case you missed it on Facebook last night, here is the 2013 SRT Viper teaser that DriveSRT shared with fans last night around Midnight. SRT says this is the only glimpse we’ll get of the 2013 SRT Viper before it gets unveiled at the 2012 New York International Auto Show in April. There isn’t a lot to see here but from the teaser you can tell they’ve definitely tried to keep it true to form. This is the most anticipated car of the 2012 auto show season here at S:S:L and Byron Hurd will be on the ground to get up close and personal.
This morning, GM will reveal “a revolutionary vehicle to help people move through crowded cities and alleviate the significant issues of congestion, safety, parking, affordability, and energy concerns.” This vehicle may be the next evolution of the “Personal Urban Mobility & Accessibility” collaboration with Segway. We’re liveblogging the details as they surface.
A slightly still sugar-buzzed edition of SSL Radio this week. If you eat too many of those marshmallow Peeps at once your heart explodes, so I’ve had to spread it out over the last few days. We wrap up coverage of the New York International Auto Show, finally get an answer to the ridiculous Z06 vs. GT-R battle, GM finds a way to put a stain on the until now spotless new Camaro, yet another corporate CEO is given an amusing characterization, and more miniature car fun on this week’s edition of Suspicious Solar Lighting Radio.
Behold, our new, colon-filled title! Seriously, Speed:Sport:Life is a much better title than Dubspeed Driven, despite my ineffectual and half-hearted grousing to the contrary, since, as I mention in the podcast, it’s hard to make a quality first impression that shows off our professionalism and dedication to the honest truth about the automotive industry when I have the word “Dub” tacked onto the front of my name badge. And the fact that I’m roughly 20 years too young to be considered a human being in the automotive industry. And my wardrobe, which consists almost entirely of jeans and t-shirts purchased off the Internet. But I’ll be damned if we didn’t fix that first problem! Anyway, we’ve got a quality but short podcast for you this week. Enjoy.