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April 2006

2006 New York Auto Show

New York auto showHorsepower and high-tech at the New York Auto Show
On location at the New York auto show, Paul Williams captured the vehicle highlights and behind-the-scenes stories, putting it all in perspective with thoughtful analysis. There aren't a lot of world premieres, he reports, but there are plenty of interesting new vehicles and technology to excite both consumers and enthusiasts.
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Aero X concept shows Saab's future design direction
The 2006 Saab Aero X concept car, voted 'Best of Show' at its world premiere in Geneva last month, shows Saab's future design direction, said the company.

Subaru reveals 'low key' 2007 Impreza WRX STI Limited
Subaru unveiled the 2007 Impreza WRX STI Limited model at the New York International Auto Show. The 2007 STI Limited has a more low-key appearance...

2007 Hyundai ElantraBigger 2007 Hyundai Elantra makes world debut in New York
The new 2007 Elantra made its world debut at the 2006 New York International Auto Show. All new from headlight to taillight, the Elantra brings more refinement, safety and interior space to compact car shoppers, said the company.

2007 Honda Element SCHonda introduces urban-oriented Element SC
Honda will introduce a new "urban-oriented" counterpart to the Honda Element this Fall with a sport suspension, larger wheels and tires, unique styling and special features such as a carpeted interior and a centre console.

Mini Cooper S with John Cooper Works GP kitMini Cooper S with John Cooper Works GP Kit makes N.A. debut
The 2006 Mini Cooper S with the John Cooper Works GP Kit made its North American debut at the New York International Auto Show.

2007 Saleen/Parnelli Jones Limited Edition Mustang2007 Saleen/Parnelli Jones Limited Edition Mustang debuts
Specialty automobile manufacturer, Saleen, unveiled its Saleen/Parnelli Jones Limited Edition Mustang at the New York auto show. It comes with a new Saleen 302 cid V8, 3-valve engine that produces 370 SAE hp at 6000 RPM, and with 370 ft-lb of torque at 4000 RPM.

Subaru unveils Legacy 2.5 GT spec.B
Subaru unveiled the 2007 Legacy 2.5 GT spec.B performance sedan at the New York International Auto Show. First offered in 2006 as a limited edition production run of 500 units, the Legacy 2.5 GT spec.B returns as a regular production model for 2007.

2008 LS 600h LLexus debuts world's first hybrid V8 luxury sedan
Lexus unveiled its new 2008 LS 600h L hybrid luxury sedan at a press conference at the 2006 New York International Automobile Show on Wednesday.

2007 Mitsubishi Outlander makes North American debut
Mitsubishi unveiled its next-generation Outlander compact sport-utility vehicle at the 2006 New York International Auto Show.

Jeep reveals Wrangler UnlimitedJeep unveils four-door Wrangler Unlimited
Jeeps unveiled a new four-door Wrangler unlimited with room for five passengers - a first for the Wrangler (formerly known as the TJ in Canada).

Mazda unveils seven-passenger CX-9 crossover
Mazda announced that the new 2007 CX-9 seven-passenger crossover sport-utility vehicle (SUV) will arrive at Mazda's Canadian dealerships at the end of this year as a 2007 model.

2006 Ford Shelby Mustang GT-HFord re-creates past with Mustang GT Hertz
In a throwback to the famed Shelby GT350H "Rent-A-Racer" program from the 1960s, Ford Motor Company, Shelby Automobiles and The Hertz Corporation are partnering to produce a special run of performance-modified Ford Mustang GTs ...

New RDX SUV has Acura's first turbocharger
The new 2007 Acura RDX, a compact entry-level luxury SUV, made its production debut at the New York Auto Show on Wednesday.

Acura's new MD-X concept close to production model
The Acura "MD-X Concept" luxury performance SUV made its world debut at the 2006 New York International Auto Show, and according to Acura, its sleek exterior styling is indicative of the next generation MDX production model.

2007 mazdaspeed32007 Mazdaspeed3 makes N.A. debut
The new Mazdaspeed3, which made its world premiere at the 2006 Geneva International Motor Show, made its North American debut at the New York International Auto Show.

Refreshed 2007 Mazda3 unveiled
Mazda unveiled an updated and revised version of the Mazda3 and Mazda3 Sport at the 2006 Greater New York International Auto Show. The Mazda3 is the company's best-selling vehicle in North America.

Audi shows 2007 A4 and S4 Cabriolets
Audi displayed its new A4 and S4 Cabriolets. The open-top four-seater now has the single-frame grille that typifies the new Audi look.

New Mercedes' E-Class sedan and wagon debut
After four years in production, Mercedes-Benz has introduced a revised version of its mid-size E-Class sedan and wagon models.

BMW shows M Coupe and Z4 Coupe
BMW showed their new M Coupe and Z4 Coupe 3.0si in New York, and announced U.S. pricing.

Nissan introduces new 2007 Altima, revised 2007 Maxima
Carlos Ghosn, president and CEO of Nissan, unveiled the new 2007 Nissan Altima and revised 2007 Nissan Maxima at the 2006 New York International Auto Show on Wednesday.

Volkswagen shows new Golf, er, Rabbit
The Golf is now the Rabbit. Volkswagen announced that the fifth generation Golf will now be called the Rabbit in Canada and the U.S.

Saturn unveils three new vehicles in Times Square
General Motors' Saturn division unveiled three new vehicles - the Aura midsize sedan, Sky Red Line performance roadster and Outlook crossover vehicle - at an exclusive event at the Hard Rock Cafe New York in Times Square.

World premiere of 2007 Suzuki XL7 in Big Apple
The all-new, larger 2007 Suzuki XL7 crossover SUV made its global debut at the 2006 New York auto show.

 

 

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