Thursday, April 16, 2009

2009 New York - 2010 Mazda CX-7





The 2010 Mazda CX-7 has finally made its stateside debut after being unveiled at the Canadian and Geneva Motor Show. Today at the 2009 New York Auto Show, Mazda announced that the new 2010 CX-7 will go on sale in the U.S. in the late summer of 2009.

Buyers will have the choice of picking between two powertrain options for the five-passenger SUV. The base entry level 2010 CX-7 will be powered by a 2.5L inline 4-cylinder unit making 161-hp and a maximum torque of 161 lb-ft. It will be mated to a 5-speed automatic and a front-wheel-drive system and will achieve an estimated 21/28 mpg (city/highway).

For those seeking more power, Mazda will also offer a 2.3L DISI turbo-charged unit making 244-hp and 258 lb-ft of torque. It will be offered with a choice of front-wheel-drive or Mazda’s Active Torque-Split all-whee-drive system.

Pricing and availability details will be announced closer to the launch date.

Follow the jump for the press release and the high-res image gallery.

2009 New York - 2010 Mazda CX-7 | Slide on Flickr

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2009 New York - 2010 Mazda CX-7





The 2010 Mazda CX-7 has finally made its stateside debut after being unveiled at the Canadian and Geneva Motor Show. Today at the 2009 New York Auto Show, Mazda announced that the new 2010 CX-7 will go on sale in the U.S. in the late summer of 2009.

Buyers will have the choice of picking between two powertrain options for the five-passenger SUV. The base entry level 2010 CX-7 will be powered by a 2.5L inline 4-cylinder unit making 161-hp and a maximum torque of 161 lb-ft. It will be mated to a 5-speed automatic and a front-wheel-drive system and will achieve an estimated 21/28 mpg (city/highway).

For those seeking more power, Mazda will also offer a 2.3L DISI turbo-charged unit making 244-hp and 258 lb-ft of torque. It will be offered with a choice of front-wheel-drive or Mazda’s Active Torque-Split all-whee-drive system.

Pricing and availability details will be announced closer to the launch date.

Follow the jump for the press release and the high-res image gallery.

2009 New York - 2010 Mazda CX-7 | Slide on Flickr

Courtesy : egmcartech

2009 New York - 2010 Mazda CX-9





Joining the 2010 Mazda CX-7 at the 2009 New York Auto Show is its bigger brother the 2010 Mazda CX-9. Besides a couple of cosmetic changes, Mazda made improvements to the performance, handling and safety of the 2010 CX-9.

Power for new CX-9 comes from a 3.7L V6 engine making 273-hp and a maximum torque of 250 lb-ft. The engine is mated to an Aisin-supplied 6-speed Sport AT automatic transmission with manual-mode as standard equipment.

When the 2010 Mazda CX-9 hits dealerships later this year, it will be available with front-wheel-drive as standard and with Mazda’s Active Torque All-Wheel-Drive available as an option.

Click through for the press release and the high-res image gallery.

2009 New York - 2010 Mazda CX-9 | Slide on Flickr

Courtesy : egmcartech

2009 New York - 2010 Mazda CX-9





Joining the 2010 Mazda CX-7 at the 2009 New York Auto Show is its bigger brother the 2010 Mazda CX-9. Besides a couple of cosmetic changes, Mazda made improvements to the performance, handling and safety of the 2010 CX-9.

Power for new CX-9 comes from a 3.7L V6 engine making 273-hp and a maximum torque of 250 lb-ft. The engine is mated to an Aisin-supplied 6-speed Sport AT automatic transmission with manual-mode as standard equipment.

When the 2010 Mazda CX-9 hits dealerships later this year, it will be available with front-wheel-drive as standard and with Mazda’s Active Torque All-Wheel-Drive available as an option.

Click through for the press release and the high-res image gallery.

2009 New York - 2010 Mazda CX-9 | Slide on Flickr

Courtesy : egmcartech

2009 New York - 2010 Mazdaspeed3




It’s more aggressive looking; it’s even got a hood-scoop that could scare the pants off other high-performance hatchbacks; however, it still carries the same ol’ 263-hp 2.3L DISI Turbo 4-cylinder. Yes, we’re talking about the 2010 Mazdaspeed3 (like you couldn’t already tell by the pictures and the title).

Word on the street is that Ford is considering the Focus RS for the U.S. market. Of course, that makes our wandering little minds wonder if Ford will be kind enough to share its 305-hp 2.5L 5-cylinder Duratec engine with the next-generation Mazdaspeed3.

Until then, let’s just enjoy the bold styling and the hood-scoop.

Make the jump for the press release and the high res image gallery.

2009 New York - 2010 Mazdaspeed3 | Slide on Flickr

Courtesy : egmcartech

2009 New York - 2010 Mazdaspeed3




It’s more aggressive looking; it’s even got a hood-scoop that could scare the pants off other high-performance hatchbacks; however, it still carries the same ol’ 263-hp 2.3L DISI Turbo 4-cylinder. Yes, we’re talking about the 2010 Mazdaspeed3 (like you couldn’t already tell by the pictures and the title).

Word on the street is that Ford is considering the Focus RS for the U.S. market. Of course, that makes our wandering little minds wonder if Ford will be kind enough to share its 305-hp 2.5L 5-cylinder Duratec engine with the next-generation Mazdaspeed3.

Until then, let’s just enjoy the bold styling and the hood-scoop.

Make the jump for the press release and the high res image gallery.

2009 New York - 2010 Mazdaspeed3 | Slide on Flickr

Courtesy : egmcartech

2009 New York - 2009 Chevrolet Corvette GT1 Championship Edition Package








We’ve already seen the GT1 Championship Edition Package for the 2009 Chevrolet Corvette many times before, but today we meet the limited production package face-to-face for the first time at the 2009 New York Auto Show.

We’re not going to get in the details since we already have many times before. However we will remind you that those interested in the package, sales will begin later this spring for the Corvette Coupe 4LT, Convertible 4LT or Z06 3LZ. Pricing starts at $7,840 and only 100 packages for each body style will be produced.

2009 New York - 2009 Chevrolet Corvette GT1 Championship Edition Package | Slide on Flickr

Courtesy : egmcartech

2009 New York - 2009 Chevrolet Corvette GT1 Championship Edition Package








We’ve already seen the GT1 Championship Edition Package for the 2009 Chevrolet Corvette many times before, but today we meet the limited production package face-to-face for the first time at the 2009 New York Auto Show.

We’re not going to get in the details since we already have many times before. However we will remind you that those interested in the package, sales will begin later this spring for the Corvette Coupe 4LT, Convertible 4LT or Z06 3LZ. Pricing starts at $7,840 and only 100 packages for each body style will be produced.

2009 New York - 2009 Chevrolet Corvette GT1 Championship Edition Package | Slide on Flickr

Courtesy : egmcartech

Monday, April 13, 2009

2009 New York - 2009 Porsche 911 GT3



The 2009 Porsche 911 GT3 made its stateside debut today at the 2009 New York Auto Show.

Under the hood sits a 3.8L 6-cylinder engine making 20 more horsepower than the outgoing model for a total of 435-hp. That allows for a 0 to 62 mph time of 4.1 seconds with a top speed that is electronically limited to 194 mph. The new Stability Management system allows the driver to deactivate both Stability Control and the Traction Control in separate steps.

Sales will begin this Oct. with prices starting at $112,200.

2009 New York - 2009 Porsche 911 GT3 | Slide on Flickr

Courtesy : egmcartech

2009 New York - 2009 Porsche 911 GT3



The 2009 Porsche 911 GT3 made its stateside debut today at the 2009 New York Auto Show.

Under the hood sits a 3.8L 6-cylinder engine making 20 more horsepower than the outgoing model for a total of 435-hp. That allows for a 0 to 62 mph time of 4.1 seconds with a top speed that is electronically limited to 194 mph. The new Stability Management system allows the driver to deactivate both Stability Control and the Traction Control in separate steps.

Sales will begin this Oct. with prices starting at $112,200.

2009 New York - 2009 Porsche 911 GT3 | Slide on Flickr

Courtesy : egmcartech

2009 New York - 2009 Audi Q7 TDI



Audi has announced the pricing for the new 2009 Audi Q7 TDI, the company’s first clean-diesel vehicle for the U.S. that will arrive in dealerships later this month.

The Audi Q7 TDI is powered by a 3.0L V6 engine that produces 225-hp and a peak torque of 406 lb-ft. That allows for a combined fuel-economy of 20 mpg while the tank allows for more than 600 miles on one fill.

Pricing starts at $51,725 for the 2009 Audi Q7 TDI Premium including a destination charge of $825. Buyers will also quality for a $1,150 Alternative Motor Vehicle Credit.

2009 New York - 2009 Audi Q7 TDI | Slide on Flickr

Courtesy : egmcartech

2009 New York - 2009 Audi Q7 TDI



Audi has announced the pricing for the new 2009 Audi Q7 TDI, the company’s first clean-diesel vehicle for the U.S. that will arrive in dealerships later this month.

The Audi Q7 TDI is powered by a 3.0L V6 engine that produces 225-hp and a peak torque of 406 lb-ft. That allows for a combined fuel-economy of 20 mpg while the tank allows for more than 600 miles on one fill.

Pricing starts at $51,725 for the 2009 Audi Q7 TDI Premium including a destination charge of $825. Buyers will also quality for a $1,150 Alternative Motor Vehicle Credit.

2009 New York - 2009 Audi Q7 TDI | Slide on Flickr

Courtesy : egmcartech

2009 New York - 2009 Volkswagen Golf TDI




Letting go of its “Rabbit” nameplate and returning to U.S. with its Golf badge, the 2009 Volkswagen Golf made its stateside debut today. Volkswagen has confirmed that when the Golf goes on sale in the U.S. later this year, the TDI will be a part of the hatchback’s lineup.

Volkswagen has not confirmed yet which of the 2.0 TDI (108-hp or 138-hp) engines will be offered in the U.S. and quite frankly we could care less. We’d much rather have the Golf GTD with its 170-hp engine and 44 mpg fuel-economy.

2009 New York - 2009 Volkswagen Golf TDI | Slide on Flickr

Courtesy : egmcartech

2009 New York - 2009 Volkswagen Golf TDI




Letting go of its “Rabbit” nameplate and returning to U.S. with its Golf badge, the 2009 Volkswagen Golf made its stateside debut today. Volkswagen has confirmed that when the Golf goes on sale in the U.S. later this year, the TDI will be a part of the hatchback’s lineup.

Volkswagen has not confirmed yet which of the 2.0 TDI (108-hp or 138-hp) engines will be offered in the U.S. and quite frankly we could care less. We’d much rather have the Golf GTD with its 170-hp engine and 44 mpg fuel-economy.

2009 New York - 2009 Volkswagen Golf TDI | Slide on Flickr

Courtesy : egmcartech

Saturday, April 11, 2009

2009 New York - Dog-Friendly Honda Element Concept




It seems like Honda didn’t have much planned for the 2009 New York Auto Show. However, they made a point to be notice with their new Dog-Friendly Honda Element Concept of which a production version will arrive this fall. Why is Honda even catering to this market?

After doing some research, Honda found out that “39 percent of all households own at least one dog with an estimated total U.S. dog population of 74.8 million. All pet purchases and related products and services comprise an estimated total market value of more than $43 billion (2008 est.).”

The Dog Friendly Element comes with features such as a cushion pet bed in the cargo area, a second row and cargo area pet restraint system, a 12V DC rear ventilation fan, all-season rubber floor mats with a toy bone pattern, spill-resistant water bowl and Dog Friendly exterior emblems.

So if your life revolves around your dog, make sure to check out the Dog-Friendly Element - we’re just going to move on with the rest of the 2009 New York Auto Show.

2009 New York - Dog-Friendly Honda Element Concept | Slide on Flickr

Courtesy : egmcartech

2009 New York - Dog-Friendly Honda Element Concept




It seems like Honda didn’t have much planned for the 2009 New York Auto Show. However, they made a point to be notice with their new Dog-Friendly Honda Element Concept of which a production version will arrive this fall. Why is Honda even catering to this market?

After doing some research, Honda found out that “39 percent of all households own at least one dog with an estimated total U.S. dog population of 74.8 million. All pet purchases and related products and services comprise an estimated total market value of more than $43 billion (2008 est.).”

The Dog Friendly Element comes with features such as a cushion pet bed in the cargo area, a second row and cargo area pet restraint system, a 12V DC rear ventilation fan, all-season rubber floor mats with a toy bone pattern, spill-resistant water bowl and Dog Friendly exterior emblems.

So if your life revolves around your dog, make sure to check out the Dog-Friendly Element - we’re just going to move on with the rest of the 2009 New York Auto Show.

2009 New York - Dog-Friendly Honda Element Concept | Slide on Flickr

Courtesy : egmcartech

2009 New York - Hyundai Nuvis Concept


The new Hyundai Nuvis concept is the 11th concept from the company’s California Design Center and provides a look into Hyundai’s ‘green’ future. Keeping in line with Hyundai’s goal to lead all brands in terms of fuel-economy by 2015, the new Nuvis concept is powered by Hyundai’s Hybrid Blue Drive architecture, which uses a lithium-ion battery technology.

Hyundai Hybrid Blue Drive architecture in the Nuvis concept consists of a parallel hybrid drive system and a 2.4L Theta II engine mated to a 6-speed automatic transmission and a 30kW electric-motor.

That allows for a total of 228-hp while achieving a fuel-economy of 34/35 mpg (city/highway).

2009 New York - Hyundai Nuvis Concept | Slide on Flickr

Courtesy : egmcartech

2009 New York - Hyundai Nuvis Concept


The new Hyundai Nuvis concept is the 11th concept from the company’s California Design Center and provides a look into Hyundai’s ‘green’ future. Keeping in line with Hyundai’s goal to lead all brands in terms of fuel-economy by 2015, the new Nuvis concept is powered by Hyundai’s Hybrid Blue Drive architecture, which uses a lithium-ion battery technology.

Hyundai Hybrid Blue Drive architecture in the Nuvis concept consists of a parallel hybrid drive system and a 2.4L Theta II engine mated to a 6-speed automatic transmission and a 30kW electric-motor.

That allows for a total of 228-hp while achieving a fuel-economy of 34/35 mpg (city/highway).

2009 New York - Hyundai Nuvis Concept | Slide on Flickr

Courtesy : egmcartech

2009 New York - 2010 Kia Forte Koup


At the 2009 New York Auto Show today, Kia unveiled its new Kia Forte Koup adding a two-door variant to its Forte lineup that will hit dealerships later this year. Kia says that the Forte Koup will compete with the Honda Civic Coupe, Ford Focus Coupe and the Chevrolet Cobalt Coupe.

The two-door model is built on a front-wheel-drive unibody frame just like the sedan. It sits on an independent front suspension with MacPherson struts and stabilizer bar along with a torsion beam rear suspension with struts and coil springs.

When the Kia Forte Koup hits dealerships, it will be available in two trim-levels including EX and SX. The entry level EX is powered by a 2.0L DOHC 4-cylinder engine making 156-hp and 144 lb-ft of torque. Fuel-economy for the EX model comes in at 25/34 mpg (city/highway). The Forte Koup SX features a 2.4L inline 4-cylinder engine making 173-hp with a maximum torque of 168 lb-ft. Fuel-economy for the SX comes in at 23/32 when mated to a 6-speed manual and 23/31 when paired with a 5-speed automatic.

Kia will announce pricing closer the launch date.

2009 New York - 2010 Kia Forte Koup | Slide on Flickr

Courtesy : egmcartech

2009 New York - 2010 Kia Forte Koup


At the 2009 New York Auto Show today, Kia unveiled its new Kia Forte Koup adding a two-door variant to its Forte lineup that will hit dealerships later this year. Kia says that the Forte Koup will compete with the Honda Civic Coupe, Ford Focus Coupe and the Chevrolet Cobalt Coupe.

The two-door model is built on a front-wheel-drive unibody frame just like the sedan. It sits on an independent front suspension with MacPherson struts and stabilizer bar along with a torsion beam rear suspension with struts and coil springs.

When the Kia Forte Koup hits dealerships, it will be available in two trim-levels including EX and SX. The entry level EX is powered by a 2.0L DOHC 4-cylinder engine making 156-hp and 144 lb-ft of torque. Fuel-economy for the EX model comes in at 25/34 mpg (city/highway). The Forte Koup SX features a 2.4L inline 4-cylinder engine making 173-hp with a maximum torque of 168 lb-ft. Fuel-economy for the SX comes in at 23/32 when mated to a 6-speed manual and 23/31 when paired with a 5-speed automatic.

Kia will announce pricing closer the launch date.

2009 New York - 2010 Kia Forte Koup | Slide on Flickr

Courtesy : egmcartech

Friday, April 10, 2009

2009 New York - 2010 Subaru Outback


Along with the new 2010 Legacy , Subaru unveiled the new 2010 Outback at the 2009 New York Auto Show. Just like the roomiest Legacy ever, the 2010 Outback is the roomiest Outback ever with the wheelbase increase by 2.8 inches with rear-seat legroom increase by almost 4 inches.

The 2010 lineup will feature three 2.5i models powered by the 170-hp 2.5L 4-cylinder Boxer. All 2.5i models come with a 6-speed manual as standard or with a Lineartronic CVT as an option. The lineup will also consist of 3 new 3.6R models powered by a 3.6L 6-cylinder Boxer making 256-hp. Of course, like every vehicle in its lineup the 2010 Subaru Outback features Symmetrical All-Wheel-Drive as standard.

2009 New York - 2010 Subaru Outback | Slide on Flickr

Courtesy : egmcartech

2009 New York - 2010 Subaru Outback


Along with the new 2010 Legacy , Subaru unveiled the new 2010 Outback at the 2009 New York Auto Show. Just like the roomiest Legacy ever, the 2010 Outback is the roomiest Outback ever with the wheelbase increase by 2.8 inches with rear-seat legroom increase by almost 4 inches.

The 2010 lineup will feature three 2.5i models powered by the 170-hp 2.5L 4-cylinder Boxer. All 2.5i models come with a 6-speed manual as standard or with a Lineartronic CVT as an option. The lineup will also consist of 3 new 3.6R models powered by a 3.6L 6-cylinder Boxer making 256-hp. Of course, like every vehicle in its lineup the 2010 Subaru Outback features Symmetrical All-Wheel-Drive as standard.

2009 New York - 2010 Subaru Outback | Slide on Flickr

Courtesy : egmcartech