March 23, 2012 |
In a smackdown of South Korean sub-compacts, the Kia Rio EX outpointed the Accent from sister company Hyundai as the top-rated sedan of that size in Consumer Reports' latest tests. Chevrolet's Sonic, the American entrant in the magazine's ratings, as well as the Nissan Versa and Toyota Yaris, both from Japan, scored lower. "Subcompact cars were once collectively known as penalty boxes for their noisiness, rudimentary interiors, uncomfortable rides, and weak performance.
November 6, 2012 |
"If you want a Ferrari sedan, go buy a Maserati. " So said Ferrari CEO Amedeo Felisa this summer to dispel rumors that Ferrari would ever build anything with four doors. The closest you'll get to a sedan with a prancing horse on the hood? Maserati's 2014 Quattroporte sedan, which the company announced Tuesday it would officially unveil at January's Detroit Auto Show. The new car is part of the company's ambitious global expansion plans. Photos: 2014 Maserati Quattroporte The previous version of the Quattroporte (which literally means "four doors")
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February 12, 2014 |
Oakland authorities said they are searching for a carjacked red sedan in connection with the kidnapping of an elderly man and 13-year-old girl Tuesday that set off an Amber Alert. Officials had initially said they were looking for a red Infiniti SUV. Oakland police spokeswoman Johnna Watson said authorities had tracked the SUV to the East Coast, meaning the license plate may have been switched. "It's difficult to say at this time, but we definitely want to make the key point on the license plate," she told reporters Tuesday night.
August 23, 2012 |
Cadillac's all-new flagship sedan, the XTS, is apparently a little confused about the difference between intern and interim. You and I both know that someone in an interim role will temporarily yet capably fill a vacant position. Meanwhile, interns sometimes stumble through tasks that might seem straightforward. The 2013 XTS is an interim at the top of Cadillac's sedan lineup. What came out was closer to an intern. General Motors' luxury marque has been without a flagship sedan since 2011, when the DTS and STS sedans reached the end of their life cycles.
January 9, 2013 |
Lexus on Wednesday unveiled the first official photos of its all-new IS sedan, ahead of the car's world debut at the 2013 Detroit Auto Show on Tuesday. The next-generation IS will be available as an IS 250 and IS 350, and will go on sale as 2014 models. Engine specifics will be released at the Detroit news conference. The IS is a rear-wheel-drive compact sedan aimed at the venerable BMW 3-Series, the Mercedes C-Class, Audi A4, and Cadillac ATS. It will also be a competitor to the all-new Infiniti Q50, another car making its world debut at the Detroit Auto Show.
November 28, 2012 |
Acura, hoping to rebrand itself and shore up sagging sales, on Wednesday unveiled its new RLX flagship sedan at the Los Angeles Auto Show. The luxury brand of Honda Motor Co. has lived in the shadow of Toyota's Lexus division, the top Japanese luxury nameplate, and the German premium brands such as BMW and Mercedes-Benz. It hopes the RLX, as well as the NSX supercar it plans to offer soon, will carve out an identity for Acura and lure buyers...