Thursday, March 24, 2016

The Most Exciting News, Debuts, and Takeaways from the 2016 New York Auto Show

2016 New York auto showEvery Honda Civic body style gets the turbo engine with a manual transmissionThe 2017 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1Possibly renting this Shelby Mustang*Scion’s FR-S will survive Scion’s death—as a ToyotaLincoln’s Navigator will keep its non-MK-whatever nameHyundai’s Genesis luxury brand is chasing BMWIf journalists’ reactions and internet chatter are anything to go by, the MX-5 Miata RF (Retractable Fastback) Mazda debuted in New York is wildly popular. That’s to be expected, given the current Miata’s snappy styling and the “Retractable Fastback” folding-roof mechanism’s novelty and enrapturing motorized complexity. Questions of the system’s weight must wait for Mazda’s release of official specifications—Miata fans and Mazda itself are obsessive over weight—so all that’s left to do for now is bask in the RF’s coolness. We’re more impressed by Mazda’s efficiency in serving buyers looking for both an updated power-folding hardtop Miata (the previous-generation model was very popular) and those calling for a Miata coupe. We’ve published optimistic renderings of a new folding-hardtop model and a coupe (and a Shooting Brake wagon, but who’s counting), and the Miata RF neatly covers nearly both of those hoped-for bases in a single package. FULL STORY ON THE MIATA RF >>A three-row family crossover with a three-motor hybrid system and torque vectoring?Subaru’s new Impreza hatchback sure would make a fine WRX . . .Even without 505 horsepower the Alfa Romeo Giulia looks worthwhile
from Car and Driver Blog

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