New York Auto Show Special
Fox Car Report checks out the best of the New York Auto Show
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- Date Apr 5, 2012
Fox Car Report checks out the best of the New York Auto Show
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Special edition box carport and the 2012 -- -- -- show last show of the auto show season.
It's certainly not the least this week we're going to be getting up close look at the latest from Chevrolet Lincoln Nissan Porsche.
-- -- Of course absolutely none of that matters whatsoever because there's also this 2013 viper.
Chrysler's newly formed as -- performance division crown -- Leo at present -- -- And it ever needed actual proof.
You have the best that's a I guess it was.
I'm very -- I I count my blessings but you know this is really that -- the work a labor of love.
-- -- -- Production for a couple years looks.
But this is it all absolutely no news it's been -- -- you from the frame on boards and a lot of you can poetry really proud of -- -- These are -- -- hundred pounds lighter it's going to be smarter faster.
All the things you'd expect them an evolution but yet we respect.
-- -- my -- Heritage speed ten very broad if you push a few switches you can have the cars -- always been very can enjoy the wonderful things.
Incredible power that's.
640 hours by the time -- -- in the network is -- also reporting so a few 600.
That makes us via highest court of any -- -- -- that it's all natural.
It really feels good work comes on so nice thing it's a pleasure.
Six speed manual yes automatic no but we did about redo the hearing we actually -- here so now six comes in the -- of more drivable here.
And the overall effect the cars much more engaging different -- quicker over me is where this manager.
For the first time this could happen that's -- electronic.
All stability control and horse had lost.
And we also have to most passion we have for the first time you -- the -- -- -- -- -- from.
Reasonably firm to respond best.
It's available on the GPS and and we Hampshire Los Angeles standard -- all -- just to visit sort.
And then we have for the first time we've -- probably tires and -- 55 rewritten indictment.
Upbeat coverage here stepped up so it's -- Yet you know we've learned a lot of -- last -- years you know especially last through with all that knowledge -- this.
And we're also because -- -- -- rubles -- -- materials that we normally wouldn't be able to use of the best -- that we can find the best of finishes.
And really what ends up happening do you have a world class GT.
Modernizing its -- involved as well.
All of sports and -- Which was number one -- really didn't finish the old this car's actually built the productions -- really look at it I -- the -- -- -- the brain is robotics now.
This agreement with the -- is that the rest just -- in place for the carbon panels.
-- -- -- and the consumer this price point is really looking for an artist.
Not only fast and fun but also true that's really that it was nice to be beautiful look at on the -- looking at a similar price points.
We're gonna respect what we've been we're not gonna you know forget where we come from so to speak -- -- with options will be able to get the -- pretty decent price a lot of our owners would go outside into the market -- -- So at least we often right from the factory so this will be one of the most customizable pars on.
Coming up later this year -- -- -- performance yet.
How much that.
-- it's hard and we won't really know when.
And -- magazines though it's you know numbers anyway.
But the house he's going to be up with the -- controls -- sixty should be pretty substantial again or Hardaway issue with us in the top five.
-- -- Congress this.
Yes we did we -- -- American LaMont aren't so it's we're gonna write about or select five maybe -- this year.
And then look to a full season in her second score that's there.
Corvettes porsches ferraris you name it really want to play in the big leagues and -- corvettes when it happens.
This red the you know Corvette.
-- -- -- -- -- And -- -- -- your ones and doesn't match up against you writes that's well this time around.
-- And now we're not released I think -- radical something else but to me though is going to be -- it is what it is they we have to.
Not do it anymore we'll have to both -- that's -- -- it comes.
Well as cool as that viper is the show this year is really all about family cars one car -- -- legendary name.
-- the rest new Chevry Impala well of course is the president -- General Motors North America.
Paula the first all that long since she's the twentieth century so law.
But boy if you look at this is the -- -- of the -- so the car.
Goes all the way back to 1950 so we've got a lot of generations of the cover the -- always been a high volume you know high value.
Family car and so we look at where we sell more we've sold in two you know over those those decades.
The change has been more static and yearly basis -- has been big dramatic changes because.
There's a lot of -- -- and there's a lot of rich designers to it that was very very successful so.
The -- news probably weren't as frequent as and we should have done towards the -- end of the cycle of the current one.
You know company a lot of problems so we we really went in and spent.
A lot of resources both human.
Design engineering do this car better than we've done and -- -- recent memory so.
I would never had a fairly accident like this -- in the company and in the company's music so.
For us to have this car as the flagship family sedan that gets you know 3637.
Miles but now with the USS.
-- you can get a 303 horsepower.
Direct injected these six or -- get a force on the those those are all.
You know huge.
And rich technology.
Into a famous -- you -- Very different look from -- -- you know undercover cop car that we I don't know eleven responders are actually some cues from impulse test.
Others there's some there's some drama here on the side of the car that is if you look back to even the bat wing -- the controversial battling empowers.
Of the past -- with you know if you -- the -- The -- pins in the -- tail lamps.
Those there's hints of that drama for the quarter panel owner -- would.
-- but I wouldn't say it's overly done for -- existence -- very contemporary.
Elegant design it's a car that I think looks more expensive than what it's really going to be which is really -- -- -- part of what -- has been all about.
It's been very X accessible to anything -- and America.
The interior materials here are are second to none in terms of the richness in the field.
And so here you have a target and offered as a flagship sedan for Chevrolet that I think is going to be very popular with a lot of -- a lot of people because it is aspiration.
But it's accessible.
None of that Terry -- style upholstery in the locker -- out lots of high tech you know well let's try driving for it and Olivia.
Interior but it does so -- -- safety technology we've got you know almost.
Preventive crash braking system here -- -- and Chevrolet and then I'll for the first time.
Senses when I was about to be a crash if you haven't applied the -- -- planned for you.
Lots of sensors around collision avoidance.
Both -- front rear.
So you just packed with technology from safety standpoint.
-- -- huge seller for you 170000 units last year lot of athlete wanna get away with that from that with this car.
Your competitors -- charger they both -- around the 70000.
Range every year -- you think that's what's gonna fall what I don't know because you we haven't really -- an impala that's been this here I'm from a styling and desirability on the retail front for many years the car we have.
Was very desirable on time but you know the cars -- that we have on the road today and there's.
There's no doubt has done his job and more force so this -- -- -- to to really bridge and expand.
Both the retail.
And -- a -- of the -- business that we had with them -- very successful very good value car.
But it's time for something dramatically different.
Pretty powerful V6 they're three horsepower.
Success on this.
Why if you look at this it's a great question but you have to remember that VA SS the last -- we did in the current.
Was 303 horsepower motors from of the -- And so we've actually gotten the performance of that VA gets us on the last -- with a V6 that -- you know to be you know it's an option engine itself.
SS isn't for every model Chevrolet never should be never should have been.
And so what we do with SS.
Will be very special for -- so.
-- we do one of these in the future I don't know which certainly can we've got a platform that we can do lots of high powered turbocharged engines and it but.
They're really got to look at that and and be very pure ourselves in terms of west should be for sure people know this as a rental car they -- it -- -- cop car.
They also go to NASCAR right next year so maybe that's very important not at all new car rental only name -- -- and after the -- sonic just yet.
They just have one question for -- as well and answered -- today.
Will the power -- going to the right it's only fair I'll answer that question this way.
You know we won't be racing and talent anymore -- Philosophically we've worked very hard.
To get fuel injection into the NASCAR.
Vehicles to get a lot of the safety.
Into the -- vehicles and vice Versa.
We've also gotten into fuel types -- so you you're seen.
You know some of ethanol blends began in -- those.
Big changes in in the profile shape that you see on some of the cars that'll come out next year are driven by the desire to again have the car.
As very well.
Represented in very interest in peace in -- on the engines -- see that come to so when you look at that.
And you look at what we're going to race for Chevrolet NASCAR.
Next year it'll be coordinated with a very nice announcement of something that's very real.
I'm very special in the showroom -- -- and -- -- it -- -- shows us that family cars this part represents the entire family.
-- the first all new link it from report for a basically -- its second vice president of the Ford Motor Co.
And vote for you guys and -- this brand around -- -- Well -- where it is right now.
Except that we we realize we got to reinvented for the 21 century and the new and Khazei is a step on that journey and hopefully it's gonna show everyone where we're -- with Lincoln both in style and substance that you need both businesses and just can't -- style -- just can't be -- it's -- -- So -- excited about it doesn't tell itself for a program Carson -- come how you define what this.
We'll do what what's cool well what we're you know the protect the consumer.
We're targeting over from Lincoln as we call for cultural progress and and to just describe.
These are folks who are very particular.
They're they're into new experiences they -- At.
Luxury hotels -- some of the the boutique hotels.
Go for new experience they don't follow the crowd but they're very particular not only in the products they have been in the treatment that they have -- -- ownership.
That's really who were -- particularly -- we only cuts.
Well it's gonna be a combination when you look at this vehicle it's all about first elegant design and when you see this on the road if you notice it.
But not -- -- in your face -- -- craftsmanship is really important because again that's really important called progressive -- customers and small things.
Like the side view mirror looks like it sits -- a stainless steel base.
Technology these consumers are really into new technology and we have some really neat technology -- vehicle and of course.
At the end of the day it's also make sure that the driving experience.
It's a combination of performance but also comfort we think nobody quite has that balance and we're looking.
Three different choices during a hybrid power.
Mention handle it.
Help us -- active suspension for so it's better in this class from.
Absolutely we caught Lincoln drive control -- him and it includes computer.
And it just like a thousand times second or something like that it really keeps the vehicle very balanced -- -- that meant that nice balance between performance and comfort.
Some high tech driving -- as well some really high tech you all you'd expect.
-- keep being.
Collision alert all the things that we've been implementing across -- over the past couple years but also a few other neat neat technology features push button -- selection.
And that not only makes your selection really simply freeze up.
A lot of real estate -- instrumental in the console is really interesting things from a design standpoint.
And then the the large fully retractable.
Classroom and this is.
You know to use a technical term we think this is really cool.
It's basically fifteen square feet so about two and a half feet right -- and it basically brings the outside game.
It basically is does is opens -- light and -- when it's open or when it's close.
And we even got to the point where it has when it's close.
It has an X he had factor behind her so you won't get -- it looks expensive the question.
Especially in this classic.
Well we haven't announced pricing but you know the Lincoln is going to be good value for consumers and you know we have some great engineers working very closely with some -- -- -- suppliers.
And we think this is type feature that will really help -- -- it.
Bottom line -- really important.
-- isn't as important as I think it.
-- -- -- Was standing alone it's it's a step in the longer journey good news but it is a very important force because when you look at this segment of the midsize premium segment.
It's one of the largest in the luxury markets and expect.
So we want to be part of and it's also important is usually this is the first segment where people actually come into the luxury segment.
So it's important that -- -- six.
-- -- this New York auto show at vehicle designed specifically for New York.
So taxi of tomorrow display on the floor it's also another car that's for the rest of America.
As well as workers in new Nissan Altima -- -- -- is the vice president and general manager of Nissan North America this best on -- You've redone it kind of risky proposition -- kept things that.
No I would say opera's fault it's it's our best selling -- and number two selling car in America on any time you touch that model you have to be careful.
But if you take a look at this car and the city it's -- will -- much more evolutionary.
In the exterior design but revolutionary.
In the interior -- the technologies to go into the car.
-- really been picking up on that ends.
-- that we've seen some custom cards so.
Platform well exactly in in in -- to common theme.
Com among discuss the new role which will be reflected in all of our new models that we want him we're gonna launch five new models in the next fifteen months.
What about this -- pars advertising.
Officials that play yellow comes to four cylinder and six cylinder we still maintains six cylinder because.
You know performance is still huge.
Covered part of Nissan so if you wanna go to six that would more performances to lock that and we operated -- different -- -- -- so that you haven't you have a range of from from these are optional fully loaded spot here's a big step up for the this kind of like.
-- -- -- ovals well I hate to say to him down it's all new and it is really the new Nissan DNA.
We will we will really noticed -- company for performance and exterior -- In our interior styling somewhat suffered.
Com and we heard our consumer feedback on that and if you take a look at the pathfinder and you take a look at the new -- You can see agree designing efforts to make sure that our.
-- perceived quality of these cards much much higher than their -- than than their predecessors by technology -- not just also.
Absolutely -- He's there saw inspired.
Zero gravity -- and what happened was Nassau.
Many years ago develop these seeds astronauts that were sitting down for long periods of time.
We've taken this technology incorporated in this car so when -- on long trips.
Much more relaxed and much more refreshed because you don't have the pressure on all year pressure points.
Com which which allows you to have less fatigued driving fatigue and it's pretty pretty amazing technology.
Says there's no trick of them -- That's correct.
It was overrun attacks -- -- tomorrow.
There's a bunch Nissan Altima hybrids the last generation.
Workers' taxes here you're gonna say another -- this.
And you will be looking added and right now it's not on the drawing board but we do have hybrid technology that we want to Infiniti M and down on -- -- discussion.
Whether battery powered or hybrid every auto -- going to be taken some sort of electrified cars coming years can -- -- -- the disputed this.
Company known for making credible sports cars like this.
-- for making things like this as well with an SUV this was very different than normal.
-- buy diesel engines up and probably never that we've seen.
From -- in the Latin.
Is CEO and president Pentagon's North America.
Five years ago this isn't possible -- -- how did this couple.
Not a -- of five years ago would have been no -- Is it this.
This is very amazing in America has this changed the team that there is viewed in the sense -- seasons.
High technology section -- you know beauty and we we took the decision -- room introduced.
Off with abuse and coolest places.
Saying no -- -- it would idea.
Since I -- everything has more than 50% of the key in these it and today I think now we -- ready here in America makes a lot of sense.
When do you want it was it either you won't talk.
You want fuel efficiency you want change and -- have everything you of this suggesting is that we have a very good -- we have and I can't.
Nye does on the other thing because we have various routes and strong and his -- success components look.
And sent range.
Or seven on the court and -- Things would what is the feeling.
On highway twenty cities that we have averaged 23 and it's another thing.
So again it was.
-- engine's combustion engines and I would mean you can fifteen months ago and -- -- The idea that diesel powered -- -- how about this terror media sensation.
-- -- Pitcher this.
Elective politics like we call -- -- street legal airplane because it's really general aviation airplane -- -- pulled up its wings in less than a minute.
Drive down the road at highway speeds and partners in the car garage.
Aside from the wow factor and why it -- this morning.
The transition makes it a lot more practical for travel by general aviation airplane when the biggest problems of pilots faces the weather sensitivity of light aircraft.
So you can be flying on the way to where you're going and whether changes on you can get stopped.
In a transition you're not gonna get -- you can only drive -- -- gives you that sort of convenience and flexibility.
Also saves you money because you don't have to enact anger at the airport which can run over a thousand dollars a month flying.
Parts of the clinical programs.
Automotive industry there three years.
This couple over time recently -- 20%.
What's the technology it was that it's possible.
But we've got out of a few key things we've got a high power to weight ratio certified aircraft engine that's actually certified to run on super -- automotive gas.
That's really nice you can just try to transition into a local gas station fill it up just like you fill up your car.
It's very fuel efficient -- about five gallons and hour you're gonna because he about a hundred miles an hour you're gonna get comparable or better gas most of most cars -- the road.
But getting there twice as fast.
Very compelling overall value proposition that got modern carbon fiber anti aircraft -- titanium in the vehicle to keep the weight down which gets your performance higher.
And out we've got the automotive safety features that have been developed so much in the past thirty years like safety cage crumple zones.
Driver's and passenger side airbags all those things that you have to have -- opportunity federal motor vehicle safety standards those things don't exist today in general aviation aircraft.
So we're bringing all that great safety technology from the automotive world.
To -- generally be wielding improving safety generally safe on the road.
It's pretty interesting design here with.
Let's -- for your ability like this here.
-- we designed it with that in mind so like for instance the -- hands -- the bumper here in the outer wing panels there those are all relatively easy replacements so if you should happen to damage your vehicle.
You can buy a new parts and -- that -- and I'm pretty quick.
It was inside.
Take a look over -- shoulder.
So as far as driving the control layout is it or optimize for driving or flying -- -- too often.
An airplane that's true it's designed to be very familiar to both drivers and pilots -- got a steering wheel when you're driving.
There's a gas pedal and brake pedal on the floor so it drives just like a normal automatic transmission car.
When you're flying there's a control stick that pulls up in a position you can see it there.
And it flies just like a normal generally be here when you've got to hand throttle in the center console and then -- rudder pedals on the outside of the gas and -- to just move your feet to the outside stick.
Broader and throttle and it's very simple quarter of this for years talk.
About it first time it shows that -- show.
When you think -- -- all.
But we're right now expecting first delivery within the next year it's really exciting time for -- -- serve -- -- We've got a big backlog at this point.
About a hundred people in line to buy the vehicle and we're here at the New York auto show to figure out how many non pilots might be interested in owning a transition.
-- -- thanks -- talking to us and that's it for fox -- report.
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