Sunday, March 19, 2006

Autoshow Season - What's up in New York

Media days for the New York Auto Show are planned for April 12-13, 2006. There should be an exciting slate of debuts on tap this year. Here's what we know to expect so far:

Acura MDX - 2nd generation of Acura's mid-sized cross-over SUV

Audi TT - brand new 2nd generation Audi coupe and convertible

Buick LaCrosse Special with V-8 power

Jeep Patriot - the Jeep traditionalists' version of the Jeep Compass. Expect the same powertrains, but very likey a more hard-core off-road setup with a likely low-range transfer case.

Jeep Wrangler 4-door - the new and first ever 4-door version of the Jeep Wrangler

Nissan Altima (a good chance a hybrid version will be announced offically as well)

Saturn Aura - the new flagship sedan from Saturn. Based on the Epsilon chassis and with Cadillac's 3.6l V-6 in its top model.

Saturn Sky Redline - identical (except for minor details) to the Geneva show debuted Opel GT, meaning 260hp 2.0l Ecotec with direct injection. I want one.

Saturn Outlook - large cross-over SUV on the same brand-new Lambda chassis as the Buick Enclave and GMC Acadia.

Scion Fuse coupe concept - some are saying this might preview a new addition to the Scion line to replace the late Toyota Celica, others are saying it is a concept only. Only time will tell.

More as we hear it...

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