On January 15th at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Michigan, Nissan will unveil the all-new 2014 Versa Note. This 4-door hatchback, with segment-exclusive technology, outstanding fuel economy, smart packaging and class-leading cargo space, is the fourth of five new models launched by Nissan over 15 months.
Two very different visions of the future of the minivan made are on display at the 2012 North American International Auto show.
The Nissan e-NV200 combines the battery-powered drivetrain of the Nissan Leaf with the platform of the company’s small conventional van that will be serving as New York City’s “Taxi of Tomorrow” starting in 2013.
Lexus is set to introduce the LF-LC 2+2 hybrid sport coupe concept vehicle, created at the company’s Calty design studio in Newport Beach, Calif., at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit on January 9, 2012.
Features of the new CTX, to be introduced at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit next month, includes automatic traction control, electronic fuel management, cruise control and a console with cupholders. But it’s not a car or a truck: it’s a lawn tractor.
According to Kris Malkoski, Craftsman vice president and general manager, CTX is a premium tractor series, priced from $3,000 to $6,500, and available “loaded with automotive features.”
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Ford Motor Co., long the standard bearer for quality among Detroit automakers, slipped in Consumer Reports’ most recent quality survey, apparently undone by a string of challenging new vehicle launches and the introduction of increasingly complex new technologies.
“When you look at Ford, being the darlings for reliable cars, they’ve dropped 10 places,” said David Champion, head of auto testing for Consumer Reports magazine.
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