Audi took the ongoing 2018 New York Motor Show as a platform to debut the all-new RS5 Sportback. This successor of the RS4 sedan continues to lock horns with the Mercedes-AMG C63 S coupe and the BMW M4. However, the RS5 Sportback will now also compete with the likes of BMW M3 and the Mercedes-AMG C63 sedan. The Audi RS 5 Sportback will be initially available in dealerships in the USA and Canada from the second half of 2018. The 2019 Audi RS5 Sportback looks a lot more sportier and appealing than the RS4 sedan The new Audi RS 5 Sportback gets a longer wheelbase, short overhangs and long, wraparound engine hood. This Sportback offering features a wide, flat single-frame grille, solid air intakes with a honeycomb structure typical of an RS model, and a front spoiler with matte aluminum quattro lettering. The RS 5 also gets an RS-specific diffuser insert, RS exhaust system with oval tailpipes and a fixed spoiler lip. The RS 5 Sportback comes with 19-inch wheels as standard whereas 20-inch … [Read more...] about 2018 New York Motor Show: 444PS/600Nm Audi RS5 Sportback showcased
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When it comes to showcasing vehicle concepts at motor shows, it is usually done by automobile manufacturers. But at the ongoing 2018 New York Motor Show, there is a slight change to this usual trend. Super8, the largest economy hotel brand, has showcased a Jeep Wrangler based SUV concept called the RoadM8 that is a a one-of-kind vehicle. The reason for the RoadM8 to exist is to highlight the renovations that Super8 has done to its 1,800 hotel rooms across North America with an investment of $100 million. The Jeep Wrangler RoadM8 Concept SUV is a one-of-a-kind vehicle Design is a subjective choice and we respect that but painting the macho Jeep Wrangler in shades of red and yellow is not something that we would normally recommend. However, the dual shades on this one goes with the official colours of the hotel brand. Also, not to forget the red wheels. The RoadM8 does not get any special off-road kit but comes with a set of eight auxiliary lights, just in case you fail to notice a big … [Read more...] about 2018 New York Motor Show: Jeep Wrangler based RoadM8 SUV concept showcased
In the studio this week is Mandy Turner, Mike Costello, and Kez Casey. It’s a New York motor show themed car news this week. The Genesis Essentia and Volkswagen Atlas Tanoak concepts have been revealed. The sheets have been pulled back on the 2019 Audi RS5 Sportback and Honda Insight, and a group of popular SUVs – Hyundai Tucson, Toyota RAV4, and Subaru Forester. Curt Dupriez tells us his thoughts on the 2018 Hyundai i30 N. Paul Maric, Alborz Fallah, and Tony Crawford discuss their New York motor show hits and misses, and Jez Spinks compares the Holden Commodore RS Sportwagon and Mazda 6 Touring Wagon. And Scott Collie talks to Marek Reichman, Executive Vice President and Chief Creative Officer at Aston Martin, at a Melbourne dealership. Check out the links below to listen in on this episode – and all previous episodes. Subscribe to the CarAdvice podcast:iTunes | Pocket Casts (Android, iOS, web) … [Read more...] about CarAdvice podcast 96: New York motor show hits and misses!
Honda Motor Co is set to showcase the 2019 Honda Insight hybrid at the upcoming 2018 New York Motor Show. While Honda had already showcased an early prototype of the Insight hybrid sedan at the 2018 Detroit Auto Show, this time it will be showcased in production-ready guise. The Honda Insight hybrid is being touted as a replacement for the Honda Civic hybrid in the US market. Honda claims that the Insight hybrid is capable of the 55mpg (23.3kmpl approximately). It comes powered by a 1.5-litre four-cylinder petrol engine, which is supplemented by an electric motor, which produces a combined 153PS and 267Nm. The Insight will be built at Honda's plant in the Greensburg, Indiana in the US. Honda had recently showcased its latest-gen Civic at the 2018 Auto Expo. The Insight receives a lithium-ion battery which is packaged under the rear seat. However, this battery pack isn't large enough to offer plug-in-like range, and the Insight operates as a series hybrid instead, just like the Toyota … [Read more...] about New York Motor Show: 2019 Honda Insight hybrid with 23.3kmpl fuel economy to be showcased
The 2017 Volkswagen Touareg has been confirmed for a New York motor show reveal, with a revealing sketch showing the look of the car. Although the sketch reveals much of the car's look, its full styling, front and rear was shown in the most recent spy shots, which show the car in two different specs, with two different colour choices. The SUV appears to have grown in length from the current car, with a sloping roofline and clear inspiration drawn from the Arteon, horizontal chrome detailing across the front tying the two designs together. Full styling and details will be officially released on 28 March. Volkswagen T-Roc R: 306bhp SUV to be 'most agile in class' A previously spotted model was largely covered, although it did have a light disguise over some of its details. It shows that the next-generation SUV will get a design influenced by its smaller sibling, the Tiguan , as well as the larger, US-focused Atlas .The … [Read more...] about 2018 Volkswagen Touareg confirmed for New York motor show debut