Auto News Roundup: Coming Soon to the New York Auto Show

CarLocate Team, March 30, 2012, 09:01AM

Prior to Launch Nissan Releases Teaser Videos

For the 2013 model year Nissan has redesigned the Altima sedan. In anticipation of its debut this April at the New York Auto Show Nissan has released weekly teaser videos showcasing certain elements of its newly redesigned exterior. The sculpted body side surface communicates forward motion and aerodynamics, even while standing still. The new Altima is also designed with forward-thinking innovations, which will bring outstanding fuel economy, premium design, and driver-focused technologies.

BMW Will Debut Numerous New Models

At this year’s New York Auto Show BMW will debut the M6 Convertible and Coupe, back from a two year hiatus, the highly anticipated X1 Sport Activity vehicle, the updated X6 M Sports Activity coupe, and the all-new 6 Series Gran Coupe.

The M6 Convertible and Coupe return more powerful, more athletic, and more luxurious than ever before. The 3rd-generation M6 sports a new 560-horsepower TwinPower V8 engine, capable of moving from 0 to 60 mph in under 4.3 seconds.

The BMW X1 gives a sporty, elegant profile and is the latest BMW to offer the TwinPower Turbo 4-cylinder engine.

The updated BMW X6 M combines the athletic and elegant lines of a coupe with the character of a BMW X model and an outstanding driving experience. The new X6 M receives design updates and innovative features intended to emphasize its wide and track and road-holding prowess.

The BMW 6 Series Gran Coupe, is a 4-door, 4+1 seat addition to the 6 Series line that combines the stunning proportions, design, and driving dynamics of the 6 Series Coupe with interior room and amenities for up to five passengers.

New Crossover to Appear in Subaru’s Lineup

Subaru will be expanding its line of award-winning crossover-type vehicles with the all-new 2013 Subaru XV Crosstrek. The versatilie, fun-to-drive Subaru XV Crosstrek combines a five-door design with an expanded-capability chassis, high fuel economy, and everyday comfort.  The new XV Crosstrek will appear at Subaru dealerships this fall.

Subaru based the new vehicle on the Impreza platform, make significant changes to the chassis and body and configuring interior standard equipment and options specifically for this new model.  All 2013 XV Crosstrek vehicles are built with Subaru’s innovative 2.0-Liter BOXER engine and have all-wheel drive. Though no official fuel economy figures have been released, Subaru projects the 2013 Subaru XV Crosstrek to be the most fuel-efficient all-wheel drive crossover on the market.


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Auto News Roundup: 2012 Geneva Auto Show

CarLocate Team, March 9, 2012, 03:43PM

Earlier this week the Geneva Auto Show opened its doors and like every year since 1905 it is hosting auto manufacturers from around the world who are displaying the best of their new technology, vehicles, and concepts.

INFINITI EMERG-E Concept Emerges

A highly advanced, mid-ship sports car that provides an exciting glimpse into Infiniti’s future, the INFINITI EMERG-E Concept has debuted at the 2012 Geneva Auto Show. The INFINITI EMERGE-E is the ultimate expression of Infiniti’s inspired performance.

Its advanced technology draws on the knowledge of suppliers beyond Infiniti’s usual base.  With a 300 kW mid-engine, twin motor, this electric motors-powered sports car is capable of accelerating from 0-60 mpg in just four seconds; and from 0 to 130 in a 30-second burst. This vehicle also operates as an exciting, zero emission urban transport over a 30-mile range.

“It is elegant yet dynamic, and has graceful power,” said Senior Vice President and Chief Creative Officer Shiro Nakamura.

Mercedes-Benz New A-Class

With the world-premiere of the all-new A-Class Mercedes-Benz made a clear statement on the new dynamism they are headed for.  The new A-Class sits lower to the ground than its predecessor by up to 7 inches. With a reinterpretation of the classic two-box design, Mercedes-Benz designers have created an emotional exterior with an extremely sporty character. The A-Class sets a new benchmark in its class.

New Developments from smart

Smart revealed numerous new ideas for mobility in urban areas at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show:

The smart forus translates the practical loading concept of a pickup to the reality of the urban traffic for the first time. With state-of-the-art electric drive with a 55 KW magneto-electric motor the zero-emission smart for-us is agile and lively to drive.

This June the smart fortwo electric drive will start winning buyers in more than 30 countries for its innovative and forward-looking drive concept; with its new battery the smart fortwo electric drive is now able to pass the 75 mph mark.

The smart BRABUS electric drive offers a look at the sporty version of the smart fortwo electric drive.  In addition to modifications to the exterior and interior styling, its drive has been designed to be particularly dynamic and powerful acceleration. Alloy wheels also add to the sporty appeal.

Audi A3 Makes its World Premiere

The Audi A3 is the athlete in its segment; the upscale equipment and trim underscores its elegant style. The basic design expresses the sporty elegance of the A3 with its single-frame grille element and light guide rods in the tail lights that form distinctive contours. Sporty elegance infuses the interior also – with gleaming aluminum-look applications, air vents framed in black rings, and the instrument feature faces backed in gray. The A3 Sportback also offers impressive luggage capacity that varies between 13 and 38 cubic feet.

The Audi A3 Cabriolet, available in the Europe market only, was also unveiled in Geneva.

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Gearing Up for the NY Auto Show

CarLocate Team, January 18, 2012, 08:15AM

In preparation for the New York International Auto Show this April the 2012 poster artwork has been launched.

“The New York Auto Show is an awe-inspiring combination of new ideas, technological innovation, future-looking concept cars and nearly 1,000 of the latest new vehicles.  Nothing exemplifies individual freedom better than the automobile and nothing represents New York City better than the Statue of Liberty.  By combining them in a fun and imaginative way we think we have capture these two great symbols of our liberty and freedom and created an image that will resonate with show visitings in a positive way,” said Show chairman John LaSorsa.

The graphic serves many purposes for the event including the basis of an extensive outdoor advertising campaign on major metro area billboards; as well as being the focal point of a comprehensive magazine, newspaper, and web advertising campaign.

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