It's the second day of the New York Auto Show, which means it's time to round up everything that has made us squeal with delight and cower in fear so far. This is what you need to know.
Today I learned that 50 American families come home with a new Toyota Camry every hour. As such, my last act before I officially defect to North Korea will be to tell you about the heavily refreshed 2015 Toyota Camry. It's all about "attitude" now, Toyota says.
The 2015 Dodge Charger got a nice bit of a refresh, and thankfully, it's got a nice distinctive front end that should read very clearly in your rearview mirror. With cops all over the US getting these cars, those twin elongated parenthesis in anyone's mirror should read "slow down." I think it looks pretty good, too.
We're seeing Dodge's 2015 Challengers a bit earlier than expected, and there's actually eight of them. They mostly differ based on engines, some suspension and brake tweaks, and their hood designs, which are clearly inspired by the '71 Challenger's hoods. The new looks include the famous twin nostril hood and the fun shaker hoods.
At the debut press conference today for the2015 BMW X4, a BMW executive said that "being first in new segments is what BMW is all about." I will tell you that after sitting in it, what BMW is not all about is rear seat headroom — at least, not in this thing.
The base engine for the 2015 Acura TLX has all of 206 horsepower. Save for the Lexus IS250 and its 204 horses, the Acura is pretty much at the bottom of all the compact luxury sedans.
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Land Rover Design Chief Gerry McGovern just announced that Land Rover's next SUV, which will be known as the Discovery Sport, will be "the most capable and versatile SUV in its class" when it goes on sale in 2015.
Why do we love the Scion FR-S? It's an affordable, RWD sports car with a flat-four engine that has a center of gravity somewhere near the Marianas Trench. How do you improve on that? Lower it, as Scion just did with their FR-S Release 1.0. It's also extremely yellow.
The 2016 Audi A3 TDI Sportback is a car that's coming to the U.S. because of "an outpouring of enthusiasts' support," according to Audi. It's their way of saying "You can all shut up now."
With the 2015 Ford Mustang, the original pony car celebrates its 50th Anniversary. And in addition to putting one atop the Empire State Building, Ford has gone the obvious route and released this, the Ford Mustang 50 Year Limited Edition. AKA, the commemorative anniversary special.
Hyundai timed that well. About an hour after the 2015 Toyota Camry reveal showed us how "fun" that car is trying to be, there was the 2015 Hyundai Sonata across the way. It doesn't look like it's trying too hard, but it doesn't have to.