At the 2008 New York auto show, the race is on to offer a production electric car. Major automakers Nissan, Subaru, and Mitsubishi showed working vehicles, while an upstart brought in a conversion with impressive stats.
Rockstar convinced editor Wayne Cunningham to demo its Midnight Club: Los Angeles at the 2008 New York auto show. And that demo led to a mad rush through the show floor, looking for any other driving games to play. Fortunately, Subaru provided the ultimate controller and seat to drive its STI rally car in Gran Turismo 5 Prologue.
It may look like a British milk truck but it's really a lithium ion battery powered vehicle concept from Nissan that might be a Scion xB alternative. Brian Cooley gives us a first look at the 2008 New York International auto show.
At the 2008 New York International auto show, Brian Cooley takes a look at the newly redesigned Mercedes M-Class. It not only got a refreshed design outside, but also the inside has been updated with a richer media interface and a new voice-control system.
At the 2008 New York auto show, Subaru announced the addition of Harman/Kardon audio systems to its Legacy and Outback models. We take a look at, and a listen to, the new stereos at the show.
At the 2008 New York auto show, Honda showed off its updated 2009 Honda Fit, the small car originally introduced to the U.S. market as a 2007 model. When we reviewed the 2008 Honda Fit, we lamented the lack of any interesting cabin electronics. The 2009 model addresses this complaint by making Honda's voice-recognition navigation system available, a system we've previously seen, and been impressed by, in the Honda Civic Si. The voice-recognition system lets you control the car's navigation, audio system, and other car functions with spoken commands. Honda also says that the new Fit … Read more
Although it's a utility van, we were charmed by the funky look of the Ford Transit Connect at the 2008 New York auto show. The Transit Connect is another example of a European success that Ford intends to try out in the U.S. Ford shows off three potential uses at the New York auto show, a New York taxi, a band wagon, and an audio/video installer van. By summer of next year, you might be seeing Transit Connects in U.S. cities.
Mercedes-Benz showed off the BlueTEC ML320 SUV at the 2008 New York auto show. According to Mercedes-Benz, its AddBlue technology makes the ML320 the world's cleanest diesel. The ML320 BlueTEC uses a turbocharged diesel 3.2-liter V-6 engine, producing 210 horsepower and 398 foot-pounds of torque. That engine is mated to a seven speed automatic transmission, giving it wide range of gear ratios appropriate for city and freeway driving. The ML320 BlueTEC represents the first use of AddBlue technology in the U.S. AddBlue is a urea-based liquid that, when injected into the exhaust stream, converts 80 percent of … Read more
During media days for the 2008 New York auto show, Mitsubishi drove its electric iMiEV up and down the hall, because it could. While gas-powered cars were prohibited from driving in the hall, the iMiEV was allowed to troll by the booths of its automotive competitors.
Walking through the lower level of the 2008 New York auto show, we noticed a massive sand-colored vehicle up against the back wall. Thinking it might be a movie prop, like Speed Racer's Mach 5 in a booth nearby, we strolled over, only to have a soldier doing one of the military's better PR gigs inform us that this vehicle is an MRAP, short for "mine-resistant ambush-protected." The military began deploying MRAPs to Iraq last year as a complement to the HMMWV, or Humvee, which, even in armored form, hasn't offered enough protection against roadside … Read more