2012 Nissan Versa Sedan up close and personal at the New York Auto Show
( http://www.TFLcar.com ) You may know it as the Nissan Tiida, Sunny or Versa. But whatever name you use, Nissan says that they weren't chasing sportiness when they designed the all new 2012 Nissan Versa. Instead they put their energy into a new 1.6L engine to offer better fuel economy and of course the 2012 model is a bigger more useful new Nissan Versa sedan.
2013 Hyundai Elantra Coupe and GT debuts at the 2012 Chicago Auto Show
( http://www.TFLcar.com ) The Elantra GT is back! Hyundai reintroduces the Elantra GT hatchback which was discontinued from the line in 2006. This new Elantra hatchback is based on the European i30. Power comes from the, now ubiquitous, 1.8-liter, 148 horsepower, 4-cylinder that fills the engine bays of the ever expanding line of Elantras. A six-speed manual and automatic transmission will be available for the 2013 Hyundai Elantra GT. Hyundai takes on the Honda Civic Coupe with the 2013 Elantra Coupe which made its debut at the 2012 Chicago Auto Show. Sporting the same 148 horsepower 1.8-liter 4-cylinder that's in the Elantra sedan -- the 2013 Hyundai Elantra Coupe will have a 6-speed manual or 6-speed automatic bolted up to that engine. Efficiency numbers are an estimated at 29 mpg city and 40 mpg highway. Hyundai has stated that those numbers beat the current Civic Coupe by 11%.
2013 GMC Acadia Denali debuts at the 2012 Chicago Auto Show
( http://www.TFLcar.com ) The 2013 GMC Acadia debuts at the 2012 Chicago Auto Show with a new nose, revised/softened sheet metal and a redesigned rear end. An industry first center airbag is new as is the Side Blind Zone Alert with Rear Cross Traffic Alert systems. New wheels, a standard rearview camera and a softer, more sophisticated interior are part of the redesign as well.
2013 Ford Escape hands-free Power Tailgate Technology Demo
( http://www.TFLcar.com ) The 2013 Ford Escape is all new and with the new small Crossover comes a new Ford technology from the European Ford C-Max. The Escape's hands-free Power Tailgate allows owners to open the car's back hatch with a kick of the foot. Instead of having to reach down and push a button on a key fob or manually open the tailgate (which can be an issues with a handful of groceries) the Escapes owner just kicks their foot under the back bumper. In this technology demonstration from the 2012 Chicago Auto Show a Ford executive demo states how the new tech works.