Jamie LaReau Detroit Free Press Published 9:11 p.m. UTC Jun 7, 2018 Cadillac's new boss will keep the headquarters of the GM luxury brand in New York despite the ouster of the executive who presided over the move from Detroit. Steve Carlisle will commute to Detroit or anywhere else in the world as is needed to transform Cadillac into a top-selling luxury brand, GM said. "It’s 100 percent that we’re staying here, that was never a question," said Andrew Lipman, Cadillac spokesman in New York. The decision makes sense, analysts said, because Cadillac is not just a Detroit brand anymore. It is a global brand achieving big sales gains in China. Moving its New York headquarters would be costly and might result in a talent flight. In a controversial move at the time, GM nearly four years ago moved Cadillac's headquarters from Detroit to the 15th and 16th floors of a high-rise office building at 330 Hudson St. in the trendy … [Read more...] about Cadillac shuns Detroit, will keep its headquarters in New York
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Porsche has created a version of its already legendary 919 Hybrid race car to serve as a tribute machine for everything the car accomplished during its recent racing career in the World Endurance Championship. Built without the burden of motorsport regulations, the car has been made even faster and is now called the 919 Evo. It's on a global journey to say goodbye to racing fans and hello to new lap records at as many circuits as possible, beating the times of F1 cars along the way. The 919 Evo also managed to make a run right through New York City. The Porsche brand first came to the States through New York, so this return to the Big Apple makes sense. Somewhat. Who cares really, because seeing a 919 run through Manhattan is an amazing sight to behold. Porsche teamed the 919 Evo with a Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid for the trip through the big city. Cyclists and folks out walking must've received quite a shock as the mighty race car roared on past. And what a noise it must've made as its … [Read more...] about Watch a Porsche 919 race car cruise through New York City
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While not quite a match for last month’s Geneva extravaganza, there were a significant number of new products to see at the New York show, and a few intriguing concepts on the side. New generations of mass-market vehicles such as the bolder 2019 Toyota RAV4 and revamped Subaru Forester premiered. As did hotted-up variants such as the Maserati Levante Trofeo, theAudi RS5 Sportback and the Jaguar F-Pace SVR. More US-focused offerings that made world debuts included the all-new Nissan Altima sedan, Honda Insight hybrid car, and some American luxury including the Cadillac XT4 crossover, Lincoln Aviator PHEV luxury SUV, and Acura RDX. We also saw upgraded versions of well-known cars such as the Hyundai Tucson with its revamped cabin, and the made-over Mercedes-AMG C63 muscle car, which one of our founders in particular liked. A lot. That’s not to mention concept metal such as the … [Read more...] about 2018 New York motor show: Hits and misses
With buyers showing no signs of letup in their enthusiasm for crossovers of all sizes and shapes, the redesigned 2019 Toyota RAV4 couldn't be coming at a better time. The Toyota RAV4 small SUV became the company's single best-selling model in the U.S. last year, surging past its long-time champion, the Camry mid-size sedan. The company delivered more than 400,000 of the now-six-year-old RAV4 compact crossover, and more than 50,000 of those included a hybrid powertrain. DON'T MISS: 2019 Toyota RAV4 preview The gas-powered RAV4 is due in showrooms in a few months. Unlike its predecessor, which didn't add a hybrid version until several years into its run, the 2019 RAV4 Hybrid is being launched in the same model year as its gasoline-only counterparts. The 2019 RAV4 will arrive late this year—Toyota is just saying "winter" for now—and the hybrid version will follow within a few months "in early 2019." The new 2019 RAV4 is restyled, slightly sleeker, and comes with more standard … [Read more...] about Redesigned 2019 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid debuts at New York auto show
Today, as we advanced yesterday, Genesis unveiled its groundbreaking Essentia Concept at the New York International Auto Show. The all-electric, high-performance concept elevates and reimagines the “Athletic Elegance” design paradigm, while providing a vision of future Genesis product performance and technology. “We understand our obligation as a luxury car manufacturer to create objects of desire, sparking passion and inspiration by emphasizing a culture while exceeding expectations in terms of technology and connectivity, bringing our outside world seamlessly to the inside of the vehicle,” said Manfred Fitzgerald, Global Head of the Genesis Brand. “This is what the Genesis Essentia Concept is all about, and we are thrilled to introduce our interpretation of an all-electric, two-door Gran Turismo here in New York.” Essentia is the brand’s first battery electric vehicle and features a lightweight carbon-fiber monocoque, a robust, multi-motor … [Read more...] about Genesis Essentia Concept Unveiled At New York International Auto Show
Kia Motors America (KMA) today unveiled the completely redesigned Kia K900 sedan at the 2018 New York International Auto Show, establishing a new standard for luxury. The all-new second-generation model combines a dignified and sophisticated exterior design, a beautifully crafted cabin of premium materials, and performance characteristics that befit a world-class flagship sedan. Reimagined in every way, the K900 brings with it an array of new systems and safety features, making it the most technologically advanced Kia ever. “The all-new 2019 K900 is much more than a generational redesign, as it takes on a whole new look, feel and character over its predecessor. Only its name – K900 – is carried over,” said Orth Hedrick, vice president, Product Planning, KMA. “Our designers and engineers have done an extraordinary job of reimagining the K900 to fully meet the needs and desires of consumers shopping in the luxury sedan segment with … [Read more...] about All-new Kia K900 Landed in New York
Hyundai today unveiled the U.S.-market version of its convention-breaking Kona Electric crossover at the New York Auto Show. Kona Electric rides on an all-new CUV platform and is Hyundai’s first compact electric crossover for the U.S. market, appealing to consumers with active, eco-focused lifestyles of all kinds. Kona Electric’s exterior styling features voluminous, aggressive body styling complemented by a low and wide stance for great looks and confident handling in a variety of urban and adventure-oriented driving environments. It joins Hyundai’s successful new Kona, Tucson and Santa Fe in a full line-up of Hyundai crossovers for the U.S. market. 2019 Kona Electric models will be produced in Ulsan, Korea and available in the fourth quarter of 2018, with initial availability in California and subsequently in the ZEV-focused states in the western and northeastern regions of the U.S. market. “Our new Kona Electric crossover is a stylish and efficient compact … [Read more...] about US-Spec Hyundai 2019 Kona EV Launched at New York
By Peter M. DeLorenzo Detroit. So, here we are in the Motor City, still one of the most vibrant technical centers in the United States and the world – much to Silicon Valley’s chagrin – and the unquestioned capital of the U.S. auto industry. A region that is seeing an infusion of new technical investment unprecedented in its history from companies around the world. A region anchored by Detroit, the city that is undergoing a much-touted renaissance – albeit a selectively intermittent one – that aims to transform a town long written off as “a wasteland of unfortunates” by the coastal elite into an urban center of vibrancy and elusive hipness. How could this momentum be derailed? How could this calculated rejuvenation fail? What could possibly go wrong? Unfortunately, reality has a way of rearing its ugly head around here in sobering ways. The renaissance of this city is intermittent, at best; it’s a top-down fraud emphasizing the … [Read more...] about ON THE EVE OF THE NEW YORK AUTO SHOW, THE DETROIT AUTO SHOW FADES TO BLACK.
From the January 2018 issue “We’re not trying to be a General Motors,” Honda’s then foreign sales manager told the New York Times in 1977, the year after the Accord went on sale. “Our modest goal is simply to become the No. 1–selling foreign car in the United States.” When C/D first sampled the new 1983 Toyota Camry, the car hardly felt Japanese. “What we have here is the American car according to Japan,” we wrote, “in its purest form ever.” The Accord and Camry assimilated into American culture so thoroughly that they have long ceased being foreign at all. They’re largely engineered here, built here, and have topped the sales charts here for so long that millennials, post-millennials, and post-post-millennials don’t consider them anything but America’s most ubiquitous cars. Forget all the other minnows in the sedan mainstream. The Accord and the Camry are the big fish; the rest are swimming … [Read more...] about The State of Accord and Camry: All-New at the Same Time for the First Time Ever