Chicago Auto Show: 2009 Acura RL Revealed, Gets Bigger Engine

We told you a couple of weeks back Acura would be revealing the 2009 model of Acura's lovely top-of-the-line sedan, the RL, here at the Chicago Auto Show. Just as we predicted, so was it revealed, in all its mid-cycle refreshment glory. The new 2009 RL gets almost entirely new sheet-metal (apparently everywhere but… »2/06/08 11:15am2/06/08 11:15am

Chicago Auto Show: 2009 Hyundai Sonata Revealed, Now With Super-Capacity Cupholders

We've already caught a Korean preview of the new Sonata as it rather slickly though liltingly transforms from the 2008 model to the 2009 version. But now we're gonna catch this revamped mid-size in the flesh, right here at the Chicago Auto Show. This isn't exactly the kind of ride you ooh and aah over, but given that… »2/03/08 12:01am2/03/08 12:01am

GMC Denali XT Hybrid Concept Truck: The Caballero Is Back...In Concept

This is it. It's called the GMC Denali XT Hybrid Concept Truck, and this unibody rear-wheel drive Australian professional grade car-truck action set to be unveiled this week at the Chicago Auto Show is making us excited in a way we haven't been since we saw the first episode of My Name Is Earl. And why shouldn't we… »2/02/08 5:42pm2/02/08 5:42pm

Motor Trend Doesn't Break Embargoes, But Magazines Owned By Motor Trend Do

If you haven't been following along at home, folks, the nice people at Truck Trend (owned by our good friends at Motor Trend) somehow managed to break the Hummer H3T today, about a week early. How could this happen? Motor Trend, as has been explained to us, doesn't purposefully break embargoes, and they get testy when… »1/25/08 3:45pm1/25/08 3:45pm

Chicago Auto Show: Lutz Confused, GMC's Pickup Truck Concept Coming to Chicago

Despite earlier reports the four-door Zeta-platform GMC concept pickup truck would be coming to the New York Auto Show, we've been told by people in the know it'll be hitting the floor at the Chicago Auto Show. We guess we'll be seeing it much earlier than expected. Maybe "Maximum" Bob Lutz was just having a senior… »1/25/08 10:30am1/25/08 10:30am