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2015 Dodge Charger shows off its new look in New York [w/videos]

  • 2015 Dodge Charger shows off its new look in New York [w/videos]
  • HIGHLIGHTS: 2014 New York Auto Show
  • 2015 Mercedes-Benz S63 AMG Coupe rides to the top
  • Scion FR-S Release Series 1.0 at 2014 New York Auto Show

2015 Dodge Challenger looks fresh, still plenty retro [w/video]

Posted Apr 18th 2014 10:01AM

2015 Dodge Challenger

It was the Ford Mustang that kicked off the retro-styled muscle car renaissance back in 2005, but it was the Dodge Challenger that served as the movement's poster child, with its unabashedly retro looks. Over the years, though, as the Mustang and the Chevrolet Camaro were freshened and upgraded, the look of the big Dodge has remained largely consistent since its 2008 debut. For 2015, the Challenger has received a big freshening, boasting strongly revised front and rear ends and (finally, finally, finally) a redesigned interior.

Let's talk about that new cabin first. It's basically been plucked directly from the redesigned Charger, and boasts the same seven-inch IP display. The centre stack's miserable, last-gen display has been replaced by an expansive, 8.4-inch UConnect system. Material quality should see a solid boost with the new cabin, as well.

The exterior, meanwhile, sees a revised front fascia with LED halo lights, as well as new grille inserts. A functional shaker hood scoop is a must-have extra on the V8 models, while the back of the car is highlighted by a new set of LED taillights that don't use the "Racetrack" design of Dodge's other models.

In terms of output, the 3.6-litre V6, 5.7-litre Hemi V8 and 6.4-litre SRT-spec V8 are carryovers from 2014. An eight-speed auto can now be had with all three engines, while a six-speed manual is also available on the V8 Challengers.

Take a look up top for images of the refreshed Challenger from the floor of the New York Auto Show, and then hop below for the official press release and seven videos from Dodge, as well as galleries for the SXT, R/T, Scat Pack and SRT models.

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Image Credit: Live photos copyright 2014 Drew Phillips / AOL

2015 Dodge Charger shows off its new look in New York [w/videos]

Posted Apr 18th 2014 8:00AM

2015 Dodge Charger

With a new look inspired largely by the Dart compact, the 2015 Dodge Charger made its New York Auto Show debut today. Along with the interior and exterior changes, an eight-speed automatic becomes standard across the range.

What hasn't changed is the choice of engines under the Charger's long hood. A 3.6-litre V6 serves as the base mill, and can be had in both rear- and all-wheel-drive varieties, while the 5.7-litre V8 is an optional item and can be had in rear-drive only. Outputs are also carried over from last year, with 292 horsepower and 260 pound-feet of torque for the six-pot, while the Hemi V8 delivers 370 hp and 395 lb-ft of torque.

The new exterior treatment is a fairly large departure from the styling tone set by the Charger since its reintroduction to the North American market in 2006. The blacked-out, crosshair grille and new headlamps are the biggest changes for 2015, though there are other, less immediately noticeable updates, such as the more rounded "Racetrack" taillamps that, like the front fascia, draw some inspiration from the Dart.

The cabin, meanwhile, is freshened with a new gauge cluster, complete with a seven-inch display, a steering wheel lifted from the Jeep Grand Cherokee and a standard 8.4-inch touchscreen display in the center stack.

We've got a healthy gallery of live images from the Charger's New York debut, along with the official batch of photos distributed by Dodge earlier this week and new videos available below. Have a look and then head down to Comments and let us know what you think of the Charger's fairly drastic rework.

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News Source: Chrysler Group LLC via YouTube [1], [2], [3]

Image Credit: Live photos copyright 2014 Drew Phillips / AOL

We obsessively covered the 2014 New York Auto Show

Posted Apr 17th 2014 8:01PM

NY Auto Show: High Style and Hybrid Hopes

Look no further, as we've rounded up the hottest new car debuts and breaking news from the 2014 New York Auto Show. Simply click here to view our recap of every major premiere, as we bring you the inside scoop on each vehicle.

Every show, we're tasked with writing these wrap-up posts, and every time, nothing we ever come up with is as good as what our former Editor-In-Chief, John Neff, wrote back at the 2012 New York show. Besides, by the time you're reading this, we're all super tired. So for the sake of laziness hilarity, let's just put our nostalgia caps on and let this show wrap itself up with the words of Herr Neff.

The New York Auto Show has officially vomited on its shoes, stumbled out of the bar and taken a seat on the subway between a homeless person and RuPaul impersonator (actually, it might really be RuPaul). That's right folks, the party's over, and the Big Apple has told us that we don't have to go home, but we can't stay here.

Like a wasted hipster on his hands and knees scrounging loose change off the floor, we've gathered together all of the cars and concepts that debuted at this year's show. Enjoy perusing our New York Auto Show playlist while we pop a Tums and concentrate on surviving the cab ride to LaGuardia.

That's all from New York, folks. Stay tuned as we continue obsessively covering the 2014 New York International Auto Show.

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2015 Dodge Challenger looks fresh, still plenty retro [w/video]
2015 Dodge Challenger looks fresh, still plenty retro [w/video]

2015 Dodge Charger shows off its new look in New York [w/videos]
2015 Dodge Charger shows off its new look in New York [w/videos]

Mazda Miata 25th anniversary display is roadster heaven on Earth
Mazda Miata 25th anniversary display is roadster heaven on Earth

VW Golf TDI SportWagen really is a concept, sort of
VW Golf TDI SportWagen really is a concept, sort of

2016 Audi A3 Sportback headed to North America under diesel power [w/video]
2016 Audi A3 Sportback headed to North America under diesel power [w/video]

Ford Transit Skyliner Concept does discreet luxury in NYC
Ford Transit Skyliner Concept does discreet luxury in NYC

2015 Subaru Outback offers much more during its debut
2015 Subaru Outback offers much more during its debut

Mazda reveals 25th anniversary edition MX-5 Miata alongside next-gen chassis
Mazda reveals 25th anniversary edition MX-5 Miata alongside next-gen chassis

2015 BMW X4 is a budget friendly X6, starts at $46,300 in Canada
2015 BMW X4 is a budget friendly X6, starts at $46,300 in Canada

2015 Ford Focus sedan shows its fresh face in New York
2015 Ford Focus sedan shows its fresh face in New York

2015 BMW Alpina B6 Gran Coupe challenges the M6 in New York
2015 BMW Alpina B6 Gran Coupe challenges the M6 in New York

2015 Volkswagen Jetta is new, we promise
2015 Volkswagen Jetta is new, we promise

SRT Viper TA adds Anodized Carbon Special Edition
SRT Viper TA adds Anodized Carbon Special Edition

Alfa Romeo 4C Launch Edition marks a day we never thought we'd see
Alfa Romeo 4C Launch Edition marks a day we never thought we'd see

2015 Mercedes-Benz S63 AMG Coupe rides to the top
2015 Mercedes-Benz S63 AMG Coupe rides to the top

Subaru previews rally-ready WRX STI for Global RallyCross
Subaru previews rally-ready WRX STI for Global RallyCross

2015 Nissan Murano is the Sport Sedan Concept of crossovers [w/video]
2015 Nissan Murano is the Sport Sedan Concept of crossovers [w/video]

2015 Acura TLX is all too familiar, despite its new tricks [w/videos]
2015 Acura TLX is all too familiar, despite its new tricks [w/videos]

2015 Chevrolet Cruze shows its brave new face in New York
2015 Chevrolet Cruze shows its brave new face in New York

Scion FR-S Release Series 1.0 at 2014 New York Auto Show
Scion FR-S Release Series 1.0 at 2014 New York Auto Show

Mini lifts veil on refreshed 2015 Countryman in New York City
Mini lifts veil on refreshed 2015 Countryman in New York City

2015 BMW M4 Convertible will give the best bad hair days
2015 BMW M4 Convertible will give the best bad hair days

2015 Toyota Camry ushers in 'sweeping redesign' [w/poll]
2015 Toyota Camry ushers in 'sweeping redesign' [w/poll]

2015 Hyundai Sonata plays a more mature tune
2015 Hyundai Sonata plays a more mature tune

2015 Mustang Convertible chopped up and parked on top of Empire State Building
2015 Mustang Convertible chopped up and parked on top of Empire State Building

2015 Chevy Corvette Z06 Convertible goes topless in New York
2015 Chevy Corvette Z06 Convertible goes topless in New York



Mazda Miata 25th anniversary display is roadster heaven on Earth

Posted Apr 17th 2014 7:00PM

Mazda Miata 25th Anniversary Display

As part of the celebration of the 25th anniversary of the MX-5 Miata, Mazda has put together a rather large display at its New York Auto Show booth, showing off significant models from the diminutive roadsters history.

The display represents a healthy split of volume models, with cars 14, 15 and 17 sitting alongside cars 500,000 and 700,000. There are also more than a few concept cars in the offering, such as the Super20 Concept we drove a few years back, as well as older offerings, like the Club Racer concept from the 1989 Chicago Auto Show, the M-Speedster from the 1995 Chicago show and the M Coupe from the 1996 New York Auto Show.

We've put together a gallery of images of the historical Miata display, which you can view above. Take a look and then let us know which of Mazda's awesome roadsters is your favourite.

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Image Credit: Live photos copyright 2014 Drew Phillips / AOL

VW Golf TDI SportWagen really is a concept, sort of

Posted Apr 17th 2014 6:00PM

Volkswagen Golf SportWagen Concept

We know it doesn't look like a concept, but the Golf TDI SportWagen being shown at today's New York Auto Show is not (yet) a production model. There will indeed be a production car bearing the same name coming to North America early next year, and it will look very much like the showcar seen above, but there are decisions that still need to be made lying under the wagon's skin before any of that can happen.

When the Golf SportWagen hits a dealership near you as a replacement for the departing Jetta Sportwagen, it will be equipped with one of two engine options, a standard 1.8-litre TSI four-cylinder unit running on gasoline and mated to either a five-speed manual or six-speed automatic transmission or an optional 2.0-litre TDI mill sending its torque-rich diesel drippings to the front wheels through a six-speed manual or DSG automatic gearbox. What's questionable is whether or not we'll see optional 4Motion all-wheel drive, as this concept version is equipped with, here in North America.

We wouldn't hold our breath for 4Motion, honestly, but Volkswagen says it's "under consideration," so there's that. In any case, check out the diesely goodness of the Golf TDI SportWagen Concept in our live image gallery above and read the press release below for all the details.

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Image Credit: Live photos copyright 2014 Drew Phillips / AOL

2016 Audi A3 Sportback headed to North America under diesel power [w/video]

Posted Apr 17th 2014 5:00PM

2015 Audi A3 TDI Sportback

Every get the feeling that automakers aren't really listening to what it is that you want in an automobile? Well, Audi is. Following what it calls "an outpouring of enthusiasts' support," the German automaker has announced that it is bringing the new, 2016 A3 Sportback to North America under diesel power, in the summer of 2015.

Unveiled today at the New York Auto Show, the new A3 TDI Sportback joins an expanding range of A3 models available to North America. Whereas the Sportback hatch was until now only slated to be offered in E-Tron hybrid form, and the TDI only as a sedan, this model combines the bodystyle of the former with the power of the latter. The new TDI slots into the family alongside the gasoline-powered A3 and S3 sedans and A3 Cabriolet as well.

Power comes from a 2.0-litre turbodiesel four with 150 horsepower and mated to a six-speed S tronic transmission. Because it's still a year away from launch, Audi tells us it hasn't determined figures for performance, fuel economy or carbon emissions numbers, but when it joins the company's considerable diesel offerings (which already include the A6, A7, A8, Q5 and Q7) as part of the new A3 rollout over the course of the next 18 months, you can bet it'll provide that combination of low-end grunt and long-range capability that diesel enthusiasts crave. In the meantime you can scope out the details and b-roll footage below for a closer look.

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News Source: Audi

Image Credit: Live photos copyright 2014 Drew Phillips / AOL

Ford Transit Skyliner Concept does discreet luxury in NYC

Posted Apr 17th 2014 3:59PM

Ford Transit Skyliner Concept

There's something to be said for luxed-out vans. They're cool, and as a means of getting chauffeured about, they're extremely comfortable and far more low key than your typical executive luxury sedan. For the 2014 New York Auto Show, Galpin Auto Sports has shown the potential of the new-for-North America Ford Transit as an ultra-luxurious people hauler.

The Transit Skyliner Concept, which we previewed earlier this week, sports four finely crafted captain's buckets that can be moved into different formations based on need. Want to watch a movie? The seats can be swung around to face a 52-inch screen. Riding along with some business associates? A table can be popped up. There's even a configuration for tailgating.

The materials are, unsurprisingly, pretty plush. The leather seats and wood floors (yes, wood floors in a van) look great, while the trunk and its customized luggage are a nice touch, as well.

You can read our full rundown on the Transit Skyline Concept right here. You can also hop up top for our gallery of live images, direct from the floor of the Javits Center and the 2014 New York Auto Show. Scroll down for the full press release from Galpin Auto Sports.

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Image Credit: Live photos copyright 2014 Drew Phillips / AOL

2015 Subaru Outback offers much more during its debut

Posted Apr 17th 2014 3:00PM

2015 Subaru Outback

While its new front fascia makes the biggest obvious impact, Subaru says changes to the entire 2015 Outback package make it roomier, more powerful, more efficient and quieter. The hexagonal grille gets it in line with the corporate template, to go along with a new shape to the lower grille and fog light cladding, a sharp crease for a shoulder line and a faster rake to the windshield. The rocker panel cladding and its 'toothed' molding remain, but it now also doubles as a step for when you want to place items on the roof rack.

Under the aluminum hood will either be a 2.5-litre, four-cylinder boxer engine with 175 horsepower and a carryover 174 pound-feet of torque, or a 3.6-litre inline-six-cylinder with 256 hp and 247 lb-ft exclusively in the 3.6R Limited model. Paired to the lower-friction Lineartronic CVT that is the only shifting choice, and aided by features like the active grille shutter system and electric power steering, Subaru estimates that the fuel economy ratings for the 2015 Outback have been improved in 4-cylinder and 6-cylinder iterations. The 2015 Outback 2.5i CVT models are estimated at 8.0 L/100 km city, 6.0 L/100 km highway and 7.1 L/100 km combined. Trims with the 6-cylinder engine have estimated fuel economy ratings of 11.2 L/100 km city, 7.4 L/100 km highway and 9.5 L/100 km combined.

The Outback has grown in every dimension, but never by more than 0.7 of an inch. Outback's trunk has been enlarged to 1,005 litres. The passenger cabin grows by 76.4 litres (2.7 cubic feet), though, so occupants have more shoulder, hip, elbow and legroom. The cargo hold is enlarged by 33.9 litres (1.2 cu-ft) with the rear seats up, by 56.6 litres (2.0 cu-ft) with them down and the load floor is flatter. Accessing it is made easier by the memory height function on the power tailgate and new release handles for the rear thrones. Cabin ambience is improved by sound abatement measures like an acoustic windshield, thicker panels and more noise-insulating foam.

The standard equipment list gets a little longer, with larger brakes and ventilated rear discs, a rear-view camera, welcome lighting, soft-touch materials and either 6.2-inch or 7-inch touchscreens for infotainment automatically among the goodies. The options list now includes steering-responsive fog lights on models equipped with Subaru's EyeSight system, and a rear vehicle detection system that bundles blind spot detection, lane change assist and a rear cross traffic alert.

It will roll into dealerships this summer, but before that, there's a press release below, a few images above and we'll get a close look at it on the New York Auto Show floor.

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Mazda reveals 25th anniversary edition MX-5 Miata alongside next-gen chassis

Posted Apr 17th 2014 2:00PM

2015 Mazda MX-5 Miata 25th Anniversary Edition

Ford may be celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Mustang this week, but it's not the only automaker with a sports car icon to fete at this year's New York Auto Show. Mazda is also celebrating the 25th anniversary of the MX-5 Miata with an array of 15 classic models. It's also showing off the chassis for the next MX-5, and unveiling a special 25th Anniversary Edition.

Next-gen Mazda MX-5 Skyactiv chassisThe special edition is based on the retractable hardtop model with either manual or automatic transmission, Bilstein shocks, a metallic red paint job with contrasting black roof and an off-white leather interior. Naturally, special badging can be found inside and out to set it apart from the record 940,000 other MX-5s sold to date, and just 100 examples will find their way to North American buyers.

Along with the two-tone special, Mazda is also showing off the new Skyactiv chassis and engine that'll underpin and power the upcoming next-generation MX-5 (as well as an as-yet-to-be-determined Fiat Group roadster if the two parties can work out their differences). With a lower centre of gravity that's also closer to the middle of the car, the new chassis promises even better balance and over a hundred kilograms of weight savings over the outgoing model. Check it all out in the press releases below.

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