This is the Morning Shift, our one-stop daily roundup of all the auto news that's actually important - all in one place at 9:00 AM. Or, you could spend all day waiting for other sites to parcel it out to you one story at a time. Isn't your time more important?

We're doing a special one this morning because of the New York Auto Show, which you can follow along using this tag page all day long. Here are the highlights of what leaked out yesterday ahead of the show.


Pretty much everything leaked, which means we're going to spend the day wandering the show floor and trying to take many naps in the backseats of various and sundry vehicles.

1st Gear: The Subaru WRX Concept Is A Rally Fighter For The Common Man

One car on my dream list as a kid was a Subaru WRX 22B STI. I was never able to get one, cause, y'know, it never came to America. The last few didn't remind me of the 22B either, which left my desires unfulfilled. Well, this concept is shades of the 22B. Say hey to Subaru's WRX Concept. DAMN. Read…

2nd Gear: The 2014 Cadillac CTS Makes Me Say God Bless America

The 2014 Cadillac CTS: We've leaked it. We've teased it. We've revealed the whole thing. Now we show you what it looks like in person as it debuts at the New York Auto Show tonight. And you know what? It makes me say "God Bless America." Read…

3rd Gear: 2015 Audi S3 Sedan: This Is It

The is a wagon and lusty and useful and sensible and therefore not coming to America. We're getting a sedan. This is 2015 Audi S3 sedan.Read…

4th Gear: 2014 Chevrolet Camaro SS: This Is It

Whoda thunk that Kelly Ripa and Michael Strahan would have the scoop on new cars? This is straight from them. Seriously. Read…

5th Gear: The 2014 Honda Odyssey Is The Exact Same Minivan But With A Vacuum Cleaner


Children! They're the worst thing ever, those filthy little beasts. They're like tiny little magnets for dirt and grime who want nothing more than to ruin your car seats with their melted crayons and juice boxes. But now the geniuses at Honda have a solution for the next time one of your screaming mouth-breather bastards decides to get cookies all over the place: a built-in vacuum cleaner! Read…

6th Gear: The 2014 Acura MDX Will Enthrall People Who Want To Buy The Acura MDX

In an event sure to generate as least as much excitement — or more, probably — as the surprise appearance of the Subaru WRX Conceptyesterday, the first official photo of the Acura MDX showed up online. If this doesn't get your adrenaline flowing, I don't know what will. You probably don't even need coffee anymore! Read…

Reverse: Toyota Founder Dies

Kiichiro Toyoda, who founded the Toyota Motor Company, died on this date in 1952. He was just 57 years old.


What car are you looking forward to the most from the NY Show? What looks lame?