2013 Honda Accord EX-L - Autoweek long-term intro video
The redesigned 2013 Honda Accord EX-L gets a fresh powertrain developed under the company's Earth Dreams banner that includes a new direct-injection four-cylinder and an updated V6. Jonathan Wong and Mac Morrison welcome the Honda Accord EX-L to the Autoweek long-term test fleet and point out some of the key features of this mid-size sedan. For more car reviews, features and interviews subscribe to our YouTube channel or click on http://www.autoweek.com.
The Acura ZDX is dead - Autoweek TV with Greg Migliore
-- The Acura ZDX is dead, -- Honda is thinking about a return to Formula One, -- what is the most popular car color for 2012? TRANSCRIPT\\ The Acura ZDX is dead, Honda is thinking about a return to Formula One, and what is the most popular car color for 2012? Stick around for that. I'm Greg Migliore. This is Autoweek TV for Thursday. Acura confirmed has confirmed it will discontinue the ZDX crossover after the 2013 model year. The five-door crossover struggled to find a niche in the crowded U.S. market. The ZDX had its best year in 2010. Acura is raising the price to about $52,000 this year for its final run, and also adding some extra options. Honda is at least considering returning to Formula One, where it has been absent since 2008. Autocar reports Honda is taking a close look at the 1.6-liter turbo engines specifications set to be used in F1 in 2014. For now, Honda plans to runs a 1.6-liter engine in the World Touring Car championship for the final races of 2012. And what is the most popular car color in America? Drum roll please: it's white, followed by silver, followed by black. That's according to paint experts PPG, which compiles the annual results. Traditionally, blander colors tend to top the list thanks to their widespread appeal. That's it for today. Just a reminder, the shopautoweek.com iPad app is live at the iTunes store to help you out with all of your fall car shopping needs. It's free, and it's useful whether you want a white, silver, grey or here's a crazy thought red, car. Until then: Check out all of our related videos. Enjoy the Drive.
2013 Porsche Cayenne Turbo S rated at 542 hp - Autoweek TV with Natalie Neff
Also in this episode: Chevy orders more Sparks to meet rising demand, and Dale Earnhardt Jr. takes a break to nurse a concussion. -- Porsche reveals the most powerful Cayenne yet. -- Chevy calls for more Sparks. -- And Dale Junior is going to take a two-week break. I'm Natalie, wrapping up another week with a hot-octane episode of Autoweek TV. Let's light the tires and see what's making news: Porsche has unveiled a new version of the Cayenne, the turbo S. It gets a formal debut at the Los Angeles auto show in late November and goes on sale next March. The new Cayenne runs a lightly modified version of the turbo's 4.8-liter V8, the same engine used by the Panamera turbo S. Power climbs to about 542 hp, making the turbo S the most powerful Cayenne model yet. Torque is rated at 553 lb-ft. The all-wheel drive Cayenne turbo S uses an air suspension and Porsche's active-damping control, along with hydraulically operated roll bars to minimize body roll. It's another way you can really haul the cargo. Details on the Porsche Cayenne turbo S: http://www.autoweek.com/article/20121011/LOSANGELES/121019961?utm_source=yo utube&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=social Chevy needs more Sparks. GM has upped its order for the minicar from the assembly plant in South Korea after a stronger than expected start to sales. Chevy launched the Spark in 18 metro markets last summer. During the first two months, sales totaled 6,300 units and dealers have been asking for more cars. For more on the Spark: http://www.autoweek.com/article/20121012/CARNEWS/121019950?utm_source=youtu be&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=social Finally, Dale Earnhardt Jr. is taking a couple of weeks off from NASCAR racing. Junior was caught up in the "big one" that happened on the last lap of last weekend's Sprint Cup race at Talladega and got his bell rung. He says he became disoriented as the car spun around, although he was able to drive it back to the garage. But after having some severe headaches, doctors say the driver has a concussion. He also sustained a concussion from a crash in Kansas in August. Junior hopes to return for the Martinsville race at the end of this month. Until then market: Regan Smith will drive is car. Details on Dale Jr.'s concussion: http://www.autoweek.com/article/20121012/NASCAR01/121019943?utm_source=yout ube&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=social That's the news for this week. It's a great weekend for seeing the fall colors, football tailgating and some apple cider and donuts -- so get out there and enjoy the drive. We'll see you on Monday.
Maserati Trofeo: Legacy
This year Derek Hill and Freddie Hunt, sons of World Driving Champions Phil Hill and James Hunt, tested their driving prowess at the limit, and they did so in a car befitting champions: Derek and Freddie piloted Maserati Trofeo Cup cars this season, sometimes while wearing Autoweek livery.