2011 New York Auto Show

  • 2012 Subaru Impreza at New York Auto Show, April 2011

    The list of compact cars offered with all-wheel-drive as an option is short. The list of compact cars that come with all-wheel-drive standard is even shorter: Subaru Impreza. For 2012, Subaru has restyled its Impreza compact sedan and hatchback, and fitted them with a new and more fuel-efficient 2.0-liter engine, in the characteristic flat-four configuration that gives Subarus their distinctive exhaust note. The company is proud of the 36-mpg highway rating for gas mileage that it expects to achieve, a significant increase over the highest rating of 20 mpg city, 27 mpg highway for the 2011...

  • 2012 Honda Civic Natural Gas model at New York Auto Show, April 2011
    2012 Honda Civic Natural Gas: Video Of Alternative-Fuel Car

    OK, so gas prices are hovering around $4 a gallon, and dispensing with gasoline altogether is getting more and more attractive. But for whatever reasons, plug-in cars aren't for you. Maybe it's the limited range of battery electric vehicles, maybe it's the $41,000 cost before incentives of the 2011...

  • 2012 Honda Civic sedan at New York Auto Show, April 2011
    2012 Honda Civic: Two-Minute Video Review Of New Sedan

    With gas prices topping $4 a gallon and a slew of brand-new models on the market, the compact car class has never been more competitive. For several years, the highest-selling model to actual retail buyers (after you take out rental cars and other fleets) has been the well-known and much-loved...

  • 2012 Honda Civic HF at New York Auto Show, April 2011
    2012 Honda Civic HF 41-MPG Model: Video Tour, NY Auto Show

    Of the five separate 2012 Honda Civic models featured at last month's New York Auto Show, the Civic HF sedan is probably the most affordable tradeoff between gas mileage and purchase price. Its base price is $19,455. It's EPA-rated at 29 mpg city, 41 mpg highway, toward the top of the 2012 Civic...

  • 2012 Honda Civic Hybrid at New York Auto Show, April 2011
    2012 Honda Civic Hybrid: 44-MPG Compact's High Points (Video)

    The largest single model launch at the New York Auto Show two weeks ago was the 2012 Honda Civic line, with five separate models, new styling, and better fuel economy. The highest gas mileage in the entire lineup comes from the 2012 Honda Civic Hybrid. Honda projects it will achieve 44 mpg for each...

  • 2012 Honda Civic launch, New York Auto Show, April 2011
    2012 Honda Civic: Video Rundown Of The Complete 5-Car Lineup

    Even in the sixth year of its life, the old 2011 Honda Civic frequently topped the chart in retail sales--meaning individual buyers--in the compact car segment. Now, there's a new 2012 Honda Civic lineup, launched to the world at the New York Auto Show two weeks ago. The version with the highest...

  • 2012 Nissan Versa after debut at 2011 New York Auto Show

    With gas prices approaching $4 a gallon and the effects of the recession still very much in evidence, a high-mileage, inexpensive compact car with better-than-average interior room sounds like an appealing offer. That's what emerged at the New York Auto Show 10 days ago, as Nissan officially launched its 2012 Nissan Versa sedan. It's an all-new car that replaces the aging, boxy Versa sedan that debuted for the 2007 model year. And its rear legroom in particular is unusually ample for a sedan that just barely squeaks into the subcompact designation, as measured by interior volume. Nissan...

  • Mercedes-Benz Concept A-Class at 2011 New York Auto Show
    Mercedes-Benz Concept A-Class Compact Car: NY Auto Show Video

    Last week's New York Auto Show had few out-and-out concept cars. One was the Scion FR-S sports coupe, a striking deep red shape that wowed crowds throughout the time we were there. Despite its 2.0-liter turbocharged flat-four engine, it's not inherently on the green end of the scale. But another...

  • 2012 Hyundai Accent at 2011 New York Auto Show with High Gear Media's Joel Feder
    2012 Hyundai Accent Subcompact: Video Tour From NY Auto Show

    Hyundai is on a roll, hammering its 40-mpg highway gas mileage advantage and launching new cars left and right. We covered the new 2012 Hyundai Accent a few days ago when it was launched at last week's New York Auto Show--focusing on its 1.6-liter direct-injected four-cylinder engine, which is...

  • 2013 Chevrolet Malibu Eco at New York Auto Show with High Gear Media's Joel Feder
    2013 Chevrolet Malibu Eco: Video Tour At New York Auto Show

    First came the news that the 2013 Chevrolet Malibu would have only four-cylinder engines, following the path set by the 2011 Hyundai Sonata and other midsize entries. Then came the official unveiling of the line at last week's New York Auto Show, complete with projected gas mileage numbers. The...

  • Kia 'Hamsters' commercial
    2011 New York Auto Show: Kia Hamsters Take Top Honors From Nielsen

    The 2011 New York Auto Show has been full of surprises in new car announcements, but as we mentioned earlier this week the auto show has more than just announcements—they also have awards. Nielsen, a respected name in the advertising industry and responsible for rating and measuring the...

  • U.S.-spec Mitsubishi i-MiEV
    2011 New York Auto Show: Mitsubishi i Arrives In November For Cheaper Than LEAF

    This week at the 2011 New York Auto Show Mitsubishi had some pretty interesting announcements for the zero emission market. The first answers our question of when we will see the Mitsubishi i arrive in the U.S.—November 2011 to be exact. The second regards how much the Mitsubishi i will set...

  • 2011 Nissan Leaf stickers

    The 2011 New York Auto Show is full of concepts, the newest production cars available to consumers and awards. One of the coveted awards during the New York Auto Show is the World Car of the Year. Cars in the running included the BMW 5-Series and Audi A8, but the prevailing winner was the eco-friendly, zero emission Nissan LEAF. This is another in a line of important awards for Nissan including the 2011 European Car of the Year award. Whenever a car is given an award the first thing people normally want to know is why—or rather what was better about it than the other competitors. The...

  • Suzuki EcoCharge Concept live photos
    Suzuki EcoCharge Concept Hybrid: 2011 NY Auto Show Live Photos

    While the Kizashi Apex Concept shown at Suzuki's New York auto show stand showed off the brand's motorsports and motorcycle heritage, the Kizashi EcoCharge Concept here shows the direction for the hybrid version of the Kizashi that Suzuki has confirmed is under development. Pop the hood, and the...

  • BMW ActiveE electric car, at BMW Manhattan media event, April 2011
    BMW Exec Trashes Electric Cars, Tax Credits at Launch of ActiveE

    In the rulebook of product promotion, remembering to not say horrible things about your product has to be number one. It’s a shame BMW North America President and CEO Jim O’Donnell seems to have forgotten that fact while taking part in a public event. Speaking on Monday at an event in...

  • 2012 Nissan Leaf Nismo RC Concept, New York Auto Show, April 2011
    Nissan Leaf Nismo RC Concept: New York Auto Show Live Photos

    Blue light bathed the concept car in the corner before Nissan launched its 2012 Versa sedan at the 2011 New York Auto Show today. The images were so striking we thought we'd bring you a photo gallery of Nissan's electric race-car concept, just so you can see it from all angles, looking like nothing...

  • Suzuki Kizashi EcoCharge Concept
    Suzuki Kizashi EcoCharge Concept Hybrid: 2011 NY Auto Show

    Suzuki has had a rough time of it lately, with its only new product being the well-received but still low-volume Kizashi sports sedan, halfway between a compact and a midsize car. But for this week's 2011 New York Auto Show, they're display a couple of Kizashi concepts that point toward what the...

  • 2012 Nissan Tiida hatchback, launched at Auto Shanghai 2011
    Is This The 2012 Nissan Versa Hatchback? Photos From Shanghai

    At 10:40 am tomorrow, Nissan will kick off its press conference at the New York Auto Show. We already know it'll display the Leaf Nismo RC Concept electric racer, but that's a sideshow. The real interest will be in the new 2012 Nissan Versa subcompact. Today, at the Auto Shanghai show in China...

  • Nissan Leaf Nismo RC Concept

    It might be just three days away from its official unveiling at the 2011 New York Auto Show, but Nissan just can’t help sharing its latest electric vehicle a little early. Called the Nissan Leaf Nismo RC - that’s Racing Competition - the all-electric race-prepared car looks a little like the mild-mannered 5-seat family car which shares its name, but there the similarities stop. We should also point out that the Nismo RC is not a racing version of the Nissan Esflow concept, which was unveiled at the 2011 Geneva motor show earlier this year. Rear-wheel drive, high power motor...

  • Lexus LF-Gh Hybrid Concept
    Lexus LF-Gh Hybrid Concept (New GS) Unveiled For NY Auto Show

    Last week they teased it; this week, they took the covers off it. In this case, "it" is the Lexus LF-Gh Hybrid Concept car that will be the centerpiece of the Lexus display at next week's New York Auto Show. The LF-Gh concept car is a styling exercise that "sets out to redefine the premium grand...

  • 2013 Chevrolet Malibu LTZ
    2013 Chevy Malibu LTZ Concept Gets Only Four-Cylinder Engines

    It may be named after an exclusive Los Angeles beach community, but the Chevrolet Malibu is going global. In a big way. Chevy has just released a teaser photo and a few details of the 2013 Chevrolet Malibu LTZ concept car it will unveil at the Auto Shanghai 2011 show, just 36 hours before media...

  • 2012 Subaru Impreza
    AWD 2012 Subaru Impreza: 36 MPG Highway--NY Auto Show Preview

    All-wheel-drive is an increasingly popular option in new vehicles, especially in areas of the country that get snow. But the security of having all four wheels powered in your car can be offset by the price of the option and, in most cases, a significant gas mileage penalty. And these days, it's...

  • 2012 Ford Focus
    2011 New York Auto Show: High-Mileage Compact Car Wars Heat Up

    We're barreling toward the 2011 New York Auto Show, where media days kick off in two weeks. While concept cars like the Lexus LF-Gh luxury hybrid sports sedan will get lots of attention, once the media leave, actual car buyers will be just as curious about fuel efficient cars with high gas mileage...

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