Redesigned Lexus IS heads to Detroit auto show - Autoweek TV with Rory Carroll
Quick, name the game pieces in Monopoly. There's the racecar, the battle ship... then maybe an oil derrick... Anyway, just like Disney announcing that this is your last chance ever to buy The Emperor's New Groove on Blu Ray, Hasbro has announced that one of the game pieces from Monopoly will...actually if you look at the Monopoly Facebook page, it looks like each of the current game-pieces have been charged with a crime, and maybe are going to prison.
Naturally, everyone is freaking out about saving the little metal things that they might never come into contact with. Why do we care?
Because there's a racecar, and it must be saved.
Save the race car:
Nissan has announced that its Detroit auto show booth will have its own funky fragrance. According to their press release, which is pretty hilarious by the way, they're hoping that spraying the booth with a "distinctive fragrance" will create a "complete experience for visitors."
Have these people ever been to the Detroit Auto Show? Like, on a non-press day? When it's busy, it's like standing in the men's bathroom during the seventh inning stretch at the old Tiger stadium. Sardine cans afford you more personal space. But yeah, we're sure that Nissan booth is going to be just like a luxury hotel.
For more details on Nissan's Detroit auto show stand:
Finally, Lexus released photos of their new IS sedan this week and it looks like it's melting. It also has a Nike logo under each headlight. We read the press release, but Lexus didn't say whether it would be made in sweatshops by seven year olds, or when they'd start using the slogan "Just do it." Maybe we'll get some driving gloves that make the Lexus sign when you do this.
For more details on the Lexus IS:
Anyway, that's the news. We'll be back here tomorrow with more, but until then, check out our related videos on autoweek.com and Youtube. As always, enjoy the drive.
2014 Chevrolet Corvette unveiling just days away - Autoweek TV with Jake Lingeman
Sunday night, 7 p.m. Eastern. That's when the world gets to see the all-new
2014 Chevy Corvette. You'll be able to watch the big reveal at
http://www.autoweek.com. To get us prepped, Chevy on Thursday released a
final teaser video. It beckons us with assembly line shots, welding robots
and glimpses of the new Corvette's frame and body shell being moved around.
We'll have all the details on the new Vette here on Sunday evening. Check
out all our Corvette coverage at http://www.autoweek.com/corvette.
And the new Corvette is just one of many debuts headed for Detroit next
week. We have all the info and pictures at http://www.autoweek.com/detroit.
Go ahead and bookmark that page now -- you'll hit it plenty next week.
Check out the C7 Corvette frame teaser video:
In an interview with Germany's Auto Motor und Sport, Ferrari boss Luca di
Montezemolo drops hints that there are bigger things ahead for the
California sports car. The Ferrari boss says he can imagine a future
California with four seats, as well as other variants. Di Montezemolo says
a California is his daily driver. In other tidbits, di Montezemolo says
that the California will retain its folding hardtop. And that there won't
be a smaller and cheaper Ferrari model under the California.
Finally, Renault today got an early start on debuts for the Geneva show in
March by releasing details on the Captur crossover. The Captur shares its
platform with the Nissan Juke crossover. Buyers in Europe will get a choice
of three- and four-cylinder gasoline engines, and a diesel unit. And there
will be a turbocharged performance
version, Renault insiders confirm. But of course, we can only look from
afar. The only Renaults here are old Renaults.
That's the news for now. Remember, be here at 7 p.m. Eastern Sunday for the
coming out party for the new Corvette.
Watch the Corvette debut at Autoweek.com
2014 Alfa Romeo 4C spied by reader - Autoweek
An Autoweek reader submitted this spy video of a pre-production,
camouflaged 2014 Alfa Romeo 4C on a Michigan expressway, shot January 11,
For more info on the RWD coupe, click on
To keep up with the car life, check out http://www.autoweek.com.
2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray - Autoweek detailed walkaround
Take a detailed walkaround of the 2014 Chevy Corvette Stingray with
Autoweek technical editor and resident Corvette Expert Dale Jewett. Dale
and Autoweek executive creative director Ken Ross get up close and personal
with the new C7. They discuss the Stingray's design - how form indeed
follows function. Dale covers what's new, what's different, and what's
based on the Corvette's storied heritage. The design team and developers
consulted with the Corvette Racing ALMS and Le Mans teams. The result -
aero, vents and cooling systems that improve efficiency and performance,
and keep passengers more comfortable. Speaking of comfort, take a look at
the redesigned interior - always a source of criticism in past Corvette
For all our extensive coverage of the new Corvette, click on
2013 Toyota Avalon - Demian's experience [Sponsored]
Autoweek reader Damien Trubey shares his thoughts on the 2013 Toyota Avalon
3.5L V6, and the 2.5L L4 hybrid.
For more videos, a photo gallery, and a detailed report, click on
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