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2016 Infiniti QX50 receives new updates at the 2015 New York Auto Show

The Infiniti QX50 is getting ready for the 2016 model year and the updated crossover was just introduced at the 2015 New York Auto Show. The first visual impact with the vehicle shows a new front bumper and lower front fascia, new LED daytime running lights, new signature Infiniti-style double-arch fornt grille, new side mirrors and integrated LED turn signals as well as updated side sill styling.

At the rear we find a new bumper and lower fascia. Meanwhile, there are new 19-inch aluminum-alloy wheels added as part of Deluxe Touring Package. Infiniti says that the wheelbase length was increased by 3.2 inches to 113,4 inches, while the overall length increased by 4.5 inches to 186.8 inches.

As a result, the 2016 Infiniti QX50 offers an 8.3 cubic feet increase in interior volume (115.4 cubic feet total), while the rear legroom grows by 4.3 inches and rear knee room is boosted by 3.9 inches. Furthermore, ground clearance was enhanced by 6.9 inches (+0.4 inches) for rear-wheel drive models and to 6.5 inches (+0.8 inches) for all-wheel drive models.

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2014 New York Auto Show: 2015 Infiniti QX80 Limited is a top of the line SUV

Earlier this week we revealed you the updated 2015 Infiniti QX80, but for those who want even more, the Japanese manufacturer unveiled the 2015 Infiniti QX80 Limited at the 2014 New York International Auto Show. According to Infiniti, this is unlike any SUV ever as it comes with exclusive features including an upgraded level of craftsmanship.

First of all, you have to know that the QX80 Limited starts with a fully equipped 2015 QX80 and adds subtle exterior upgrades and a refined interior. The exterior highlights of the 2015 Infiniti QX80 Limited are the dark finish for the LED headlights, tinted rear combination lamps and special lightning under the brushed finished running boards, a dark chrome finish for the upper and lower grille surround, fog light surround, side vents, roof rails and crossbar, A-pillar finisher, door handles, license plate surround and side mirror caps.

Furthermore, 22-inch aluminum-alloy wheels featuring a unique dark finish treatment complete the exterior design.

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2015 Infiniti QX80 debuts at the 2014 New York Auto Show

The 2015 Infiniti QX80 made its debut at the 2014 New York International Auto Show showing a fresh new exterior design as well as a more crafted interior. As you can see from the photos, the front end is dominated by the redesigned front grille, LED fog lamps, a new front bumper with parking sensors and new LED daytimes running legs located above the fog lamps.

Furthermore, the 2015 Infiniti QX80 comes with new LED high/low beam headlights and LED turn signals. The QX80 Deluxe Technology Package also adds chrome-plated outside rear mirrors caps. At the rear, the vehicle comes with a standard bumper protection to reduce potential damage when loading or unloading it.

For the 2015MY, Infiniti added three new exterior colors among the seven total choices: Hermosa Blue, Graphite Shadow and Majestic White. The exterior design is completed by the two new wheel designs: – standard machine-finished 20-inch aluminum-alloy wheels and 14-spoke 22-inch forged aluminum-alloy wheels.

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2014 Infiniti QX60 Hybrid shows up ahead of 2013 New York Auto Show

Infiniti announced today a new hybrid model that will join the 2014 Infiniti QX60 premium crossover lineup in the United States this summer: the QX60 Hybrid. Set to make its official debut next month at the 2013 New York Auto Show, the new QX60 Hybrid is powered by a 2.5-liter supercharged engine and 15 kW electric motor connected to an advanced CVT (Continuously Variable Transmission).

The total output delivered by the hybrid system is 250 hp. Moreover, the QX60 Hybrid uses a compact Lithium-ion battery and electric motor to provide supplementary power through its one-motor/two-clutch system.

As a result, the hybrid system delivers the power equivalent of the 3.5-liter 6 engine, but with 4-cylinder fuel economy. Infiniti QX60 Hybrid is projected to achieve a fuel economy of 26 mpg (combined city/highway driving), a 24 percent increase over non-hybrid QX60 models and is projected to have best 7-passenger fuel efficiency in the segment.

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You will probably be surprised that there is a Volkswagen pickup truck on US soil. Yes, it’s true. It’s called the VW Atlas Tanoak Concept. But before you get too excited, VW has said that it is not planning to bring this model to production.

CEO of Volkswagen North American Region, Hinrich Woebcken, even made it clear that he is not interested in selling a truck in the United States market. Last month in Chicago, during a roundtable interview, he told reporters that the full size truck market in the country is too loyal to their brands that a newcomer is unlikely to make an impact.

Meanwhile, the midsized truck segment will just not work for VW when it comes to sales as the volume is too low. The automaker sees the potential to grow in the segments it is currently in. Unfortunately, pickups are not on the list.

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Earlier this year, we saw the Acura RDX Prototype in Detroit. And as it was very impressive, we hoped that the production version would be similar. That’s why it delighted us when the 2019 Acura RDX finally made its debut in New York and it appeared just like the prototype, inside and out.

Starting off with its dimensions, the 2019 model year rides on a new platform that stretches its wheelbase by 2.6 inches (6.6 centimeters), giving more space for both passengers and their things. The cabin still fits five people but it now has a fully flat rear floor due to certain revisions.

Acura’s structure has been made stronger, thanks to the high strength steel. It now features a five-link independent rear suspension at the back, electric power steering, and adaptive dampers - all these are supposed to sharpen the handling of SUVs.

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During the 2018 New York International Auto Show, Alfa Romeo brought in the special edition models of the Giulia and the Stelvio. The Nero Edizione packages will now give the sedan and SUV a dark makeover to make them look a bit more stylish. Only the models with the 2.0 liter turbocharged models with 280 horsepower (209 kilowatts) will exclusively be getting the said upgrades.

Both Nero Edizione models will come now be getting a Dark Miron (as Alfa Romeo calls it) finished grille surround. The same colour can be found on the mirror caps and exterior badges too. Shadowy trim surrounds the headlight bezels, while gloss black pieces surround the windows. Moreover, Alfa gave the wheel caps a new monotone badge, while the brake calipers come in black, red, or yellow. Later, there will be a set of dark exhaust tips that will join the package, but they will not be available when the package is first launched.

The special edition Giulia and Stelvio Nero Edizione get a number of individual upgrades as well. The Stelvio gets a Dark Miron applique on the roof rails and the rear fascia. Also, the SUV now sits on a set of 20-inch aluminum wheels in Dark Miron. The Giulia, on the other hand, has its own set of 19 inch wheels that are finished in the Dark Miron colour.

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It has been months since Kia began making noise about its new sporty Stinger, as well as the redesigned K900 flagship sedan that is among Kia’s biggest reveals at the 2018 New York Auto Show. But of course, the 2019 Kia Optima will not allow itself to be overshadowed. This is why the long standing compact sedan received a minor update that primarily adds new equipment and tech to the familiar design.

At first glance, it is not easy to spot the changes on the Optima, but if there is one thing that will truly catch your attention, it will be the new Passion Red exterior paint option that help identify the 2019 Optima. The car wears Stinger inspired LED daytime running lights. On one hand, the S models will be getting new fog lamps in a tweaked front fascia, together with LED tail lights, and a couple of gloss black trim for the grille and the side sills.

The EX trim level, on the other hand, gets new leather sport seats and a new ambient interior lighting option. Moving up the higher trims, the SX will be dressed in two-tone red/black leather “European style” sport seats, and the SXL model will be a little more upscale with a new two tone bronze/black interior with Nappa leather.

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At the 2018 New York Auto Show, Kia did not just reveal the luxurious K900 and the updated Optima. Alongside these two models, the South Korean automaker also decided to show off the refreshed 2019 Sedona van before it goes on sale towards the end of the year.

Under the hood of the Sedona will be a 3.3 liter V6 with 276 horsepower (206 kilowatts) and 248 pound feet (336 Newton metres) of torque. The engine, however, is paired with an eight speed automatic instead of a six speed automatic that you can find in the outgoing model. Kia expects the change to boost fuel economy and give the van smoother acceleration. The Kia Sedona also offers a three step Variable Induction System (VIS) that improves engine breathing by adjusting the intake runner lengths to optimize engine torque under different load conditions.

As we look at the Kia Sedona’s exterior, you will notice some changes on the front and rear fascias, but the changes are so subtle that they are quite difficult to spot. The lower part of the car looks a little more angular in shape, though the tweaks do not really make a huge impact on the minivan’s styling very much. From the mid-level EX grade, the vehicles get a button for activating power sliding door on the handle. The top two trims, the SX and SXL, will feature LED headlights. The range topping SXL also features skid plates, foglights, and 19 inch chrome wheels.

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It has been quite a long wait for the 2019 Audi RS5 Sportback. For a time, all we’ve had to look at was its placeholder, the RS5 Coupe, which is now available throughout dealerships in the United States. Now, we have finally seen the larger and more sophisticated version of the said model, and it is stunning.

Physically, the RS5 Sportback model stretches out a little more compared to the standard coupe. The hips have been made wider by over half an inch (15 millimeters) on each side, and it has also been made lower by .28 inches (7 millimeters) making it sit closer to the ground. What finishes off the look would be the bigger wheels (of either the standard 19 inches, or the 20 inch wheels that come as an option) and larger air intakes.

Overall, the RS5 Hatchback looks a bit more aggressive than the average coupe. Customers could get the Sportback in any of the Gloss Black, Carbon, and Matte Aluminum optic packages.

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For the 2018 New York Auto Show, Volvo is expected to introduce a new model for us. In fact, they are introducing two models, namely the range topping Inscription trim of the 2019 XC40 and the 2019 V60.

Of course, to makes the XC40 Inscription stand out, it has been given features that can’t be found in other cars. The company’s image has elements like leather upholstery with nicely bolstered seats upfront. The panels and pillars then got some black trim, contrasted by gray wood trim, while the infotainment system is then covered in metal. It sits on a set of wheels with five sets of dual spokes. The Swedish automaker also says that the Inscription has a long list of standard equipment that is uncommon in the compact premium SUV market.

Though Volvo does not specify, the XC40 Inscription will likely use a 2.0 liter turbocharged four cylinder engine that produces 248 horsepower (185 kilowatts) and 258 pound feet (350 Newton metres) of torque. This is coupled to an eight speed automatic that sends power to the all wheel drive system. This is the same mill that was installed in the XC40 in the United States when it was first launched.

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A couple of weeks ago, we heard that Kia took the covers off its newest K900 in their homeland in South Korea. Now, the automaker does the same for the North American model at the 2018 New York Auto Show. The automaker claims that this model will go on sale in the fourth quarter of 2018, and pricing details will be revealed as we come closer to the launch date.

New K900 just made its debut in the United States, looking pretty much like its South Korean sibling, where the sedan carries the name K9. The design is quite conservative and it maintains a traditional three box shape, and it seems to not want to move towards the sleeker, coupe inspired elements like that in many modern sedans.

The new grille is one thing that Kia is quite proud of, featuring a wavy mesh with 176 cells. Apparently, this design was made to release energy moving away from its center, similar to how ripples in water move away from the impact of a splash. The poetic concept is not very obvious when looking at the real thing though.

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Just last year, Mazda gave the 2019 CX-3 compact crossover a number of extensive upgrades. And now, they have decided to give it a minor facelift again. This time, the focus is more on improving the driver’s comfort by offering improved materials in the cabin, and a little more power under the hood. The more refined CX3 will go on sale later this spring, but Mazda will not provide us with the prices until it gets closer to launch.

Just like before, the Mazda CX-3 continues to carry Mazda’s Skyactiv-G 2.0 liter four cylinder. It now produces 148 horsepower (110 kilowatts) and 148 pound feet (201 Newton metres) of torque, instead of the outgoing model with 146 horsepower (109 kilowatts) and 146 pound feet (198 Newton metres).

Mazda also says that the engine change allows for more torque throughout the rev range, better fuel economy, and less internal friction. But there are actually not enough specific numbers that will back up these claims at this time.

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Subaru ensures that the 2019 Forester doubles up on traits that crossover buyers look for. In other words, it offers more cargo capacity and improved fuel economy. This model debuts at the 2018 New York Auto Show and will go on sale later this year.

When looking at the 2019 model, you probably will not notice any changes when it comes to styling. In fact, the only difference would be the newer shapes and lines, new lighting designs and the new set of wheels - either 17 or 18 inch for each trim level. One think you cannot see is the new Subaru Global Platform (SGP). The Forester’s wheelbase has been upgraded, making it 1.2 inches longer. Therefore, legroom increases by 1.4 inches too. In fact, the headroom and shoulder room have been increased too. Now, cargo space is up by 76.1 cubic feet when the seats are down.

To make it easier to fit things in the back, Subaru engineers worked hard to widen the cargo door by 5.3 inches. At the same time, they made the cargo floor flatter than before. The rear doors now open wider and the C pillar has a steeper angle, making loading and unloading quick.

Read the entire article 2019 Subaru Forester is powered by 2.5-liter Boxer engine, also more spacious, efficient

During the 2018 New York Auto Show, not only did Genesis reveal to us the G70 manual equipped sports sedan, but alongside it, they also pulled the covers off of an electric concept car that they call the Essentia. All we can say is that it is very striking even beside various machines at the show - and that is an understatement.

This concept is pretty new for Genesis in many ways. For instance, its body, monocoque structure, and chassis are all made from carbon fiber. The Essentia is also considered to be Genesis’ very first full-on battery electric vehicle. And even if we still have not gotten details on the power just yet, it is said to have multiple electric motors that can send the Essentia to 60 miles per hour in an estimated three seconds. Of course, this is a concept vehicle so most of the information we are getting are not final or confirmed.

One thing we must consider though is how beautiful this car physically looks. According to Genesis, the Essentia embodies the classic Gran Turismo design elements, like the long hood and the swept back styling and low profile.

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Maserati recently unveiled the most powerful version of the Levante SUV to the public. The Levante Trofeo’s debut at the 2018 New York Auto Show was celebrated for its massive V8 engine, which they claim has the highest output per liter of any Maserati powerplant ever made.

The automaker refers to a 3.8 liter biturbo motor that generates 590 horsepower (440 kilowatts) at 6,250 rpm and 538 pound feet (730 Newton metres) of peak torque between 2,250 and 5,000 rpm. This is equivalent to 156 horsepower / 116 kilowatts per liter. The engine, which was built by Ferrari in Maranello, makes sure that the Italian SUV can accelerate from zero to 62 miles per hour (0-100 kilometers per hour) in only 3.9 seconds. It can then carry on with a top speed of over 186 miles per hour (300 kilometers per hour).

It is not just the new engine that this high performance SUV can boast about. It also gets a specially tuned sports suspension that is said to provide driving experience with no compromise in terms of comfort. This is all thanks to its perfect 50:50 weight balance and its low center of gravity.

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Selling SUVs is one of the most successful strategies for luxury automakers. This is most likely the reason why Cadillac is again, going to introduce another SUV to its range. The 2019 Cadillac XT4 arrives at the 2018 New York Auto Show, and will be placed beneath the existing XT5, when it comes to size and pricing, as it becomes available this fall.

When you first see the XT4, you will notice that it is generally sleeker than the XT5, but part of it is also because it is smaller. To be more specific, the XT4 has a shorter wheelbase (by 3.1 inches) compared to the XT5. Its overall length is then 8.4 inches shorter, while its height is almost two inches down. With a smaller car, expect it to weigh less than its bigger brother as well, now weighing at 3,660 pounds compared to the XT5’s weight of 3,985.

One thing that the 2019 XT4 brings with it would be the design. The highlights include the chrome trimmed black mesh grille up front, with L-shaped LED running lights, the LED taillights and the subtle spoiler. The hood gets some creases that give it a bulge, while roof rails and black lower plastic cladding hint that this XT4 can do everything. It also sits on a set of 18 inch wheels that come as standard while 20 inch ones are offered as an upgrade.

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Lincoln’s luxury SUV, the Aviator, is the automaker’s newest vehicle to date. We were lucky enough to get a teaser of this a few weeks ago. It is absolutely gorgeous but do not be impulsive and place an order for one just yet. And that is because Lincoln said that this model is just a preview of the actual vehicle that is meant to arrive next year. So now, we can’t confirm yet whether this one is a concept or a prototype.

Joy Falotico, Lincoln Motor Company president, says that the Lincoln Navigator continues to turn heads and bring new clients to the brand. They are also pretty confident about the Aviator’s elegant design, state of the art technology and refined plug-in hybrid option, believing that this will draw even more clients to the Lincoln showroom. Among these customers are families who are looking for a high-performance three-row SUV.

It should be noted that this is the brand’s first plug-in hybrid. According to the automaker, it will likely be paired with a biturbo V6 electric motor as opposed to a modest gasoline engine. Lincoln says that the Aviator will be at par or may even surpass many of the supercars on the road today.

Read the entire article 2018 New York Auto Show: Lincoln Aviator plug-in hybrid SUV offers supercar performance

At the 2018 New York Auto Show, Hyundai debuted the refreshed 2019 Tucson. Some of the new changes give the updated crossover a look that makes it more like its larger sibling, or the new 2019 Santa Fe. Inside, the new Tucson also gets a handful of new upgrades, like a thoroughly revised interior, as well as an expansive suite of driver assistance technology.

When checking out the front end of the car, one would notice a tweaked trapezoidal grille that features sharper edges compared to the current design. The middle bit now gets four slats instead of three. The model’s more angular face even extends until the headlights, which now have L-shaped LED running lights. Unlike the front, the Tucson’s rear end upgrades are not quite as obvious, but the updates include a smoother shape for the taillights. The Limited trim level also gets extra chrome trim as well.

As you enter the cabin, this is where you will find most of the changes. Hyundai’s designers overhauled the center stack and now, the infotainment system is placed just above the dashboard, instead of integrating it like the usual. This makes it easier to move the vents below the screen so it isn’t too crowded. There is going to be an updated instrument display cluster for the drivers to look at, as well as an electronic parking brake.

Read the entire article 2019 Hyundai Tucson gets new design, more tech, 2.4-liter naturally aspirated 4-cylinder

The upcoming 2018 New York Auto Show is home to a number of premieres. Some of these are the Lincoln Aviator, 2019 Ford Fusion, Toyota RAV4, Hyundai Santa Fe, Toyota Corolla hatchback, and many others. While the hype is huge for these models, there are also those that made their mark albeit in a more subtle way. One of those is the 2018 Fiat 500 Urbana Edition.

In case you were wondering, Urbana is not the new nameplate for the 500 range. That is because it is already used in the 500X and is used by the 500L Trekking. In the newest application, the special edition model gets a black trimmed exterior lights, it then sits in s set of 16 inch “hyper black” aluminum wheels with signature Urbana Edition elements.

Beginning in spring of this year, the Fiat 500 Urbana Edition will be offered in Pompei Silver, Bianco White Ice, Perla White Tri-coat, Granito Gray, and Metallo Gray exterior colours. As for the interior, upgrades are limited to new front bucket seats with silver accent stitching as well as a black instrument panel bezel.

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