Category - NAIAS

2012 NAIAS – Acura NSX Concept Photo Gallery

This is the new Acura NSX Concept which was just unveiled here at the 2012 North American International Auto Show.  While this concept is still a couple of years away from becoming a realistic production car, Acura did make note that it will take advantage of the Acura SH AWD system and will utilize hybrid technology in the powertrain department.  The biggest announcement was that the new Acura NSX will eventually built at Honda’s Ohio plant.  We’re excited to see this car progress and hopefully will see a production announcement sooner than later.

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2012 NAIAS Photo Gallery: 2013 Ford Fusion Press Conference

Ford took their sweet time introducing us to the new Fusion this morning but, boy, was it worth it. What you see above is easily the best-looking midsize sedan since the first-generation Mazda6. You’re free to disagree of course. That’s the beauty of America, after all. Being wrong is well within your rights. If you’re reading this from beyond our borders, then you may or may not be at liberty to contest our assertion. That being the case, you’re looking at the new Mondeo, and the rest still applies.

Ford spent a solid fifteen minutes regurgitating the salient details of my commentary from last March (next time, just link to us in the press kit, guys), then stepped aside to let this beauty out into the spotlight. Positive reaction was universal. And if you ask us, this Fusion is also a bit of a middle finger to Ford’s former “prestige” lineups, taking obvious cues from recent Aston Martins and Jaguars (especially in the grille and d-pillar). And it works. There hasn’t been a more attractive volume midsize design since Volkswagen gave us the B5 Passat.

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2012 NAIAS: Nissan e-NV200 Concept

Nissan has revealed their version of the future yellow cab. What we know so far is that it’s small, decidedly non-Transit-Connect-like, and the range is claimed to be “comparable to Nissan Leaf,” which could really mean anything at this point. The full release and a spec table are available below the fold.

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2012 NAIAS: 2012 Nissan Pathfinder Concept

The race to 35mpg has claimed yet another beloved body-on-frame SUV. The above is Nissan’s Pathfinder concept. Following in the footsteps of the Durango and Explorer, Nissan’s 7-passenger ‘ute will morph into yet another long-wheelbase CUV. Nissan claims the Pathfinder concept also showcases their new design direction, and if they follow through on their threat promise to deliver 20 new or redesigned vehicles in the next two years, you’d better start getting used to the new look now.  The (rather uninformative) release is below. Details will be released “in the near future.” Read More

2012 NAIAS: 2013 Ford Fusion

 

 

Ford took their sweet time introducing us to the new Fusion this morning but, boy, was it worth it. What you see above is easily the best-looking midsize sedan since the first-generation Mazda6. You’re free to disagree of course. That’s the beauty of America, after all. Being wrong is well within your rights. If you’re reading this from beyond our borders, then you may or may not be at liberty to contest our assertion. That being the case, you’re looking at the new Mondeo, and the rest still applies.

Ford spent a solid fifteen minutes regurgitating the salient details of my commentary from last March (next time, just link to us in the press kit, guys), then stepped aside to let this beauty out into the spotlight. Positive reaction was universal. And if you ask us, this Fusion is also a bit of a middle finger to Ford’s former “prestige” lineups, taking obvious cues from recent Aston Martins and Jaguars (especially in the grille and d-pillar). And it works. There hasn’t been a more attractive volume midsize design since Volkswagen gave us the B5 Passat.

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Ford press release and photos after the jump

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2012 NAIAS: 2013 Cadillac ATS

The Germans have a new compact sedan competitor to look out for with the all-new 2013 Cadillac ATS sedan.  The ATS sits below the CTS in the Cadillac line-up and is positioned to take on the class dominating BMW 3-Series, as well as the successful Audi A4 and Mercedes-Benz C-Class.

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