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A Landlord’s Conundrum: Loaded Lesser Model, or Discounted Premium?

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 20:36:26 +0000

A guest showed up at the apartment yesterday, ready and prepared for when things got hot. No, stop thinking that, you weirdos — it was my landlord. He was replacing my smoke detectors. God. Nice guy, I should point out, certainly the best landlord I’ve ever had. Anyway, as tends to happen with this fellow, we […]

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Junkyard Find: 1994 Acura Integra LS Sedan

Mon, 29 Jan 2018 13:25:23 +0000

The third-generation Acura Integra went on sale for the 1994 model year and sold very well in North America. Well-built, reliable, and an immediate favorite of racers and customizers, resale values stayed up and it took a good 15-20 years before the third-gen Integra began showing up in large quantities in self-service wrecking yards; today […]

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2019 Acura RDX Prototype Debuts in Detroit

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 16:14:57 +0000

Crossovers and SUVs are the gravy train from which just about every manufacturer is currently drinking, more than happy to quench the buying public’s seemingly insatiable thirst for high riding all-wheel drive machines. Acura’s been in the game for ages with the MDX, RDX, and departed weirdo ZDX. After vanquishing the unfortunate guillotine grille from […]

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2019 Acura RDX Shows Some Leg Ahead of Detroit Debut

Thu, 21 Dec 2017 14:00:07 +0000

This week, Acura teased the prototype of its third-generation RDX ahead of its world debut at the 2018 North American International Auto Show in Detroit. Claiming its to be the “most extensive Acura redesign in more than a decade,” the brand believes it will usher in a “new era” for the company. While the shadowy […]

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Acura Drops Another Hint of a U.S.-bound CDX

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 16:03:10 +0000

Officially, there is no word. Unofficially, Acura seems plenty content with the idea of bringing the Chinese-market CDX subcompact crossover to North America, so long as there’s a business case for it. “It’s a model that interests a lot of our people, so we have our R&D guys looking into the possibility,” said Jon Ikeda, […]

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Rare Rides: A 1987 Sterling 825, the Luxury Legend From Merry England

Mon, 27 Nov 2017 18:00:09 +0000

Though we wrote about the Sterling brand in a previous QOTD post from earlier this year, we’ve never covered one as a Rare Ride. It’s not often one finds a Sterling for sale these days, as most examples fell into disrepair and disuse by the late 1990s. But B&B commenter FreedMike managed to find a very […]

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Honda Reveals the Baby NSX, but It’s Not What You Think

Fri, 10 Nov 2017 19:05:56 +0000

Honda has been on a bit of a teasing streak lately, showing us a brace of great concepts unveiled by Honda at the Frankfurt and Tokyo Motor Shows – concepts which may or may not evolve into anything we can buy on this side of the pond. Rumors also floated around about a little brother […]

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Nine Speeds and Another Problem for Honda’s Gear-iest Transmission

Wed, 08 Nov 2017 18:13:33 +0000

Acura has a tough job ahead of it. As the brand tries to grow volume and retain some of the clout it lost in past years, it finds itself with too many cars and two few SUVs in a market that demands more of the latter, not the former. Meanwhile, the impressive reborn NSX, now […]

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No Fixed Abode: Since You Won’t Eat Your Vegetables, Honda Is Eating Crow With the NSX

Thu, 26 Oct 2017 16:00:53 +0000

Psst… Have I got a deal for you! There’s a low-profile $30,000 factory incentive out there on a really great mid-engined supercar. You could be looking at just $1,500 a month on a lease, which is about what you’d pay to buy a new Corvette Grand Sport over five years. Or you might get a […]

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The 2018 Acura ILX Special Edition Is, Uh, Um… Just What the Acura ILX Needed?

Wed, 11 Oct 2017 17:00:53 +0000

It has become increasingly evident that America’s compact sedan consumers aren’t terribly interested in a semi-premium-branded version of a previous-generation Honda Civic. Shocking. But for 2018, the Acura ILX gains a new Special Edition. Ah, that’ll do the trick. For the most part, the 2018 Acura ILX continues to operate essentially as a 2017 Acura […]

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QOTD: What’s the Best Utility Vehicle of the Past 10 Years?

Wed, 27 Sep 2017 13:00:30 +0000

Last week we took entries for the worst utility vehicle of the past decade. There were certainly plenty of submissions; it’s always easy to dream up crossover criticism (less dream, more nightmare in the case of the Acura ZDX). This time around, we flip the question: What’s the best utility vehicle of the past 10 […]

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2018 Acura TLX V6 SH-AWD A-Spec Review – Pachyderms Promulgate Particular Problems

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 13:00:05 +0000

Is it possible to move this elephant out of the room? Perhaps not, but whether we try to move the elephant or allow him to stay, a review of the revamped 2018 Acura TLX, even in this top-spec V6 SH-AWD A-Spec trim, will forever be set against a backdrop that is the all-new 2018 Honda […]

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QOTD: What’s the Worst Utility Vehicle of the Past 10 Years?

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 13:00:25 +0000

Utility vehicles have been a hot ticket personal transport item for some time, much to the delight of OEMs and their shareholders. As the definition around what should qualify as “utility” became more and more blurred during this (presently, CUV) craze,  inevitably some entries missed the mark and floundered. Perhaps a redesign was in the cards if the […]

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Priced in the Supercar Stratosphere, the New Honda NSX Is Hilariously Uncommon in Australia

Thu, 31 Aug 2017 16:00:35 +0000

It’s early days for the second-generation Acura NSX, known in most global markets as the Honda NSX. After a decade-long hiatus, the Ohio-built NSX only returned in the summer of 2016. Yet 577 copies of the NSX have been sold in America during the supercar’s first 14 months. In the much smaller and less supercar-friendly Canadian market, […]

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Acura in America Really Needs Acura in China to Succeed, but That’ll Take Time

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 18:45:52 +0000

The long-established U.S. auto industry is essentially impossible to turn on its head. An automaker can’t simply show up with a new brand or a new philosophy or new design tactics and instantly upset the apple cart. Just as you can’t teach an old dog new tricks, it’s difficult to teach an old automobile market […]

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Which Acura TLX Competitor Scares Acura Dealers? Apparently, the 2018 Honda Accord

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 16:30:33 +0000

It made perfect sense. In 2009, when Hyundai wanted customers to view its new Genesis luxury sedan as a premium bit of kit, Hyundai did not compare the Genesis to the Sonata. In an early marketing campaign, Hyundai’s voiceover said the Genesis is “as spacious as a Mercedes-Benz S-Class, yet priced like a C-Class.” When the […]

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The 2018 Honda Accord Gets Tech the Entire Acura Brand Can’t Yet Have

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 19:00:10 +0000

The Honda Accord is by no means a younger sibling, operating as the senior member of American Honda’s fleet. More specifically, the 2018 Honda Accord will never be viewed as the little brother in the American Honda family, not with these substantial dimensions and MSRPs that reach deep into the $30Ks. But the 10th-generation Accord […]

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QOTD: What’s the Biggest Piece of Crap From the Year of Your Birth?

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 13:00:52 +0000

Earlier this week in his Question of the Day, Matthew Guy asked everyone to share a favorite vehicle from their year of birth. An interesting walk through history ensued in the days following, and I encourage each of you to head there and read through the comments if you haven’t done so already. You’ve probably already guessed […]

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QOTD: What Dead Car Brand Absolutely Deserved to Die?

Wed, 12 Jul 2017 13:01:55 +0000

Last month, I brought to you a Question of the Day about resurrection; saving something from an untimely death. Naturally, we were talking about car brands — specifically, which dead brand you’d select to bring back to life in a modern world, with a modern lineup. In the well-established TTAC interest of balance, fairness, and equality […]

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Infiniti Is Poised to Overtake Acura in America’s Auto Sales Race for the First Time Ever

Mon, 10 Jul 2017 20:03:45 +0000

They’re always bridesmaids, never the bride. But after holding down the fort as America’s second-best-selling Japanese premium brand since surrendering to Lexus some two decades ago, Acura is now about to be bumped from its maid of honor position. Scottie Pippen? Acura is quickly becoming Toni Kukoc. After a record U.S. sales performance in 2016, Infiniti sales […]

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American Honda Expects Facelifted 2018 Acura TLX to Sell Better than Ever

Tue, 13 Jun 2017 14:00:25 +0000

Upon its debut in late 2014, the Acura TLX had big shoes to fill. Not only was the TLX intended to replace the Acura TL, the TLX would also serve, at least in part, as a replacement for the Acura TSX. Not surprisingly, the TLX never sold as often as that duo did at their peak. […]

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Honda Is Considering An Odyssey Hybrid With Acura MDX Running Gear To Challenge The Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid

Tue, 06 Jun 2017 15:00:26 +0000

Can frugal transportation and family transportation coexist in a single package? Lead Honda R&D engineer Tom Sladek indicated to Wards Auto at the Hawaiian launch of the all-new, fifth-generation, 2018 Honda Odyssey that Honda’s minivan could receive a hybrid powertrain in the future. Presently, hybrid powertrains are available in a numerous three-row crossovers. Fiat Chrysler […]

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Acura MDX Production Moves North; Acura Is As Much of an Ohio Car Brand As Can Be

Thu, 01 Jun 2017 14:30:11 +0000

With production of the three-row Acura MDX joining the Acura RDX at American Honda’s East Liberty Auto Plant in East Liberty, Ohio, Acura has become a profoundly Buckeyed automobile brand. Still stealing some production space at Honda’s Lincoln, Alabama assembly plant where the Honda Pilot, Honda Ridgeline, and 2018 Honda Odyssey are also built, production of […]

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2018 Acura TLX First Drive Review – Accord Brougham

Thu, 18 May 2017 12:00:01 +0000

Stop multi-tasking and listen to me for a minute, because I’m going to tell you the most important thing you’ll read this week. Many years ago, when I was still in the pharmaceuticals game, I had a business mentor of sorts. He was a thick-set, bald, African-American fellow in his early 60s who dressed exclusively in […]

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Shocking No One, Acura Considers Bringing the CDX Stateside

Mon, 01 May 2017 17:00:33 +0000

If you’re not familiar with Acura’s subcompact CDX crossover, take a gander at Honda’s HR-V and think of China. Right now, that’s the only country that gets to buy the HR-V-based utility, but things could change. Acura is reportedly mulling a trans-Pacific journey for the little CUV as it takes stock of its meager U.S. […]

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NYIAS 2017: 2018 Acura TLX Is What The TLX Always Should’ve Been

Tue, 11 Apr 2017 21:00:28 +0000

“We’ve really upped the ante in terms of styling, emotion and road presence,” Acura general manager Jon Ikeda said, talking about the refreshed 2018 Acura TLX shown by Honda’s upmarket brand at 2017’s New York International Auto Show. And for once, an auto executive’s hyperbole matches reality. The 2018 Acura TLX’s ante has been upped. […]

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2017 Acura MDX Sport Hybrid First Drive Review – Power to the Little People

Tue, 04 Apr 2017 12:00:24 +0000

You might look at the 2017 Acura MDX Sport Hybrid and think, “Hmm … maybe it’s just me, but that looks a lot like the normal 2017 MDX.” But don’t be fooled. This seven-passenger midsize SUV is just an incognito NSX; a tiger in Montessori parking lot camouflage. Hey, sometimes you have to ferry around […]

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QOTD: Is the Acura TLX’s Facelift Too Little Too Late?

Thu, 30 Mar 2017 12:00:35 +0000

The Acura TLX did not start poorly. When the TL/TSX replacement arrived nearly three years ago, we asked whether the TLX could restore Acura’s car business. First month results were strong. The next month, the TLX’s early results suggested that, by Acura standards, the core Acura sedan might be a hit. The Acura TLX then produced […]

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2018 Acura TLX Shapes up, Lowers Its Shield

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 16:00:00 +0000

Slowly but surely, the inhabitants of the Acura stable are dropping the toned-down version of the brand’s polarizing “shield” grille in favor of the far more appealing “diamond pentagon” mouth. That grille debuted on Acura’s Precision concept car before appearing on the redesigned 2017 MDX. Now, it’s the TLX sedan’s turn for plastic surgery. The […]

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Retro Comparo: 1992 Honda Prelude Si vs. 1992 Acura Integra GS-R

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 17:00:15 +0000

Tyson Hugie is my hero. My Phoenix friend recently purchased a small house with a seven-car garage, the better to store his five 1990s-era Acuras along with his 2013 Acura ILX. From an NSX to a Vigor to a pair of Legends, his collection is a reminder of the halcyon days of Acura. You know, the days […]

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The 18-Year-Old Auto Upgrade: Jim’s 1999 Acura TL

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 15:00:46 +0000

Some of you have asked us to tell you more about the Acura that inspired this series about updating an older car with new tech. I’m more than happy to oblige, especially if doing so might inspire one of you to tender an offer. The Acura in question is a TL of 1999 vintage, with […]

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Suddenly, It’s Abundantly Clear – The Acura MDX Sport Hybrid is the MDX to Have

Fri, 17 Mar 2017 13:16:29 +0000

At American Honda’s upmarket division, the Acura MDX is the lifeblood; the premium crossover that keeps Acura’s trains running on time. In 8 of the last 10 years — including each of the last 7 — the Acura MDX has been Acura’s best-selling model. Fully one-third of Acura’s U.S. volume over the last decade has been generated by the […]

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What Models Will Safeguard Your Wallet Over Five Years?

Wed, 08 Feb 2017 17:00:33 +0000

It’s normal for many new car buyers to fall out of love with their vehicles once the honeymoon is over and the thrill is gone, though the majority stick with their vehicles for the long haul — well, until the lease period is up, anyway. The jilted romantics will run to tell Consumer Reports and anyone […]

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Acura Moving All MDX Production To Ohio; Maybe Now Honda Dealers Will Be Able To Stock Pilots

Wed, 11 Jan 2017 14:00:56 +0000

Throughout much of the third-generation Honda Pilot’s tenure, U.S. sales have not measured up to the success of the previous-generation model, though not for lack of demand. In a market gone mad for SUVs and crossovers, three other vehicles have constrained production of the Pilot in Lincoln, Alabama. In addition to the Pilot, American Honda builds […]

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2017 Acura MDX Review – More Than 800,000 Served

Fri, 16 Dec 2016 16:40:08 +0000

With remarkable consistency, the Acura MDX has remained exceptionally popular for more than 15 years, through three generations, and in the face of increasing competition. Vital to the fortunes of American Honda’s upmarket brand, the MDX is consistently Acura’s top-selling model, earning more than one-third of all Acura U.S. sales in four of the last […]

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Acura’s SUVs Can’t Compensate for Sinking Sedans; Will a New Beak Help?

Mon, 14 Nov 2016 15:00:17 +0000

Burying its loathed “shield”-style grille in the deepest depths of history’s dustbin is a big part of Acura’s plan to reverse falling sales, but product seems to be at least as big a problem as design. The automaker, which has seen its U.S. sales fall 10.5 percent so far this year, is in the midst […]

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Acura Thinks It Can Save the TLX by Saving You a Trip to Pep Boys

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 21:08:43 +0000

If you’re looking to add a subtherapeutic dose of sex appeal to your TLX, Acura has a new GT package with your name on it. The automaker claims the race-inspired offering embodies track-proven performance and marks the company’s racing heritage. To Acura, this package may embody, symbolize, exemplify, personify, and represent all sorts of great performance-related concepts. […]

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BREAKING: NHTSA Issues Emergency Notice for Certain Takata Airbag-Equipped Vehicles; Rupture Rate is 50 Percent

Thu, 30 Jun 2016 17:20:02 +0000

The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration broke from its orderly recall of potentially dangerous Takata airbags today to warn drivers of certain 2001–2003 Honda and Acura models. New tests show a certain subset of the faulty airbags, linked to 14 deaths worldwide, have a much higher risk of exploding in the event of an […]

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Acura Takes a Sepia-Toned Selfie With its BFF, the Millennial Car Buyer

Fri, 29 Apr 2016 19:00:41 +0000

Acura is turning 30, and to celebrate, it’s turning its attention away from the yuppy Gen-Xers who first discovered the brand to the hopeful, car-buying Millennials of today. It’s not pandering for vehicle sales, it’s a relationship, see? Honda’s luxury marque just launched a marketing campaign that seems perfectly designed to lure in the largest-growing […]

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Acura Unveils Baby SUV in China; Are its North American Odds Slim or Nil?

Mon, 25 Apr 2016 18:30:07 +0000

Honda’s Chinese subsidiary is proud of the upcoming Acura CDX compact SUV, as it’s the first Acura designed for, and built in, that expanding car market. Based on the Honda HR-V, the CDX tries to erase all signs of its body donor’s identity. Among other things, the new model adds shapelier flanks, conventional rear door handles, […]

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2017 Acura NSX First Drive – The Pragmatic Supercar

Mon, 18 Apr 2016 17:00:11 +0000

I remember it like it was yesterday. I was working for a crazy little company in Fremont, California in 1995. One day the boss-man pulled up in a shiny new Acura NSX. It was low. It was foreign. It was cool. Little did I know the bitchin’ Acura in the parking lot would upset the supercar […]

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Your Car’s Headlights are Probably Terrible: IIHS

Wed, 30 Mar 2016 14:00:38 +0000

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has started rating headlights, and just released a report that takes a dim view on the performance of most midsize cars. Only one vehicle out of 31 testers earned a rating of “good” from the road safety nonprofit, with the bulk of midsize vehicles earning a rating of “marginal” […]

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NYIAS: 2017 Acura MDX – The Big SUV Drops its Shield

Wed, 23 Mar 2016 15:30:14 +0000

Acura has two big changes in store for the refreshed 2017 MDX; one up front and in your face, the other hidden beneath its mainly familiar flanks. The automaker’s flagship luxury SUV, revealed at the New York Auto Show, drops the “silver shield” grille that has adorned the face of Acuras big and small for […]

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Ask Bark: Which Beater Should She Bet On?

Tue, 01 Mar 2016 15:00:53 +0000

New-to-TTAC reader Kobe writes: Hi Bark, I’ve only begun to read TTAC and your email responses are a great read, so I figured I’d give sending you a question a shot. Two of my wife’s friends are looking for reliable, used cars. The parameters I’ve been given were $4,000 or less (as she will need to […]

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Piston Slap: Of Cost and Axle Differentials?

Tue, 09 Feb 2016 13:00:19 +0000

Sajeev, We have three cars in our household that see regularly use, but we are considering going down to two vehicles in an attempt to save some money. However, instead of just getting rid of one of those three cars, we are trading in two of them toward a newer vehicle that we plan to keep long […]

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Super Bowl 50 Commercial Round-up

Sat, 06 Feb 2016 17:30:53 +0000

Like those who only read certain magazines for the articles, the Super Bowl brings millions of people together in front of TV screens to, ostensibly, watch a football game. Many will watch the event strictly for the commercials, which have become a cultural phenomenon in their own right. Others will watch for the halftime show, hoping for […]

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What Does $1.2 Million Buy You?

Sat, 30 Jan 2016 17:00:01 +0000

Vast amounts of witless cash arrived at Scottsdale this week. To wit: the first serial production Acura NSX — or, at least, the right to order it — sold for $1.2 million at Barrett-Jackson on Friday. For that $1.2 million (plus somewhere between $156,000 and $205,700 for the car itself), winning bidder Rick Hendrick (yes, that Rick Hendrick) […]

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Digestible Collectible: 2003 Acura CL Type S

Fri, 29 Jan 2016 13:00:57 +0000

Yes, dear readers, I do read the comments. I try and chime in when I can, but I have a day job that doesn’t always allow me to monitor, refute, or verbally flog every remark, even when warranted. Wednesday, prolific commenter CoreyDL noticed a blurple Acura CL lurking behind my beloved Gallic pile of rust. […]

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NAIAS 2016: Acura Precision Concept Completes Lunacy

Tue, 12 Jan 2016 15:30:53 +0000

Despite selling all the damn crossovers they want, automakers are lining up to show off what they envision next for their future sedans. Case in point: the Acura Precision Concept. The four-door NSX-ish looking car was unveiled Tuesday at the North American International Auto Show and, according to the automaker, it’s a sign of things […]

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TTAC News Round-up: 2016 Detroit Auto Show Preview, VW’s Müller to Attend NAIAS, and Dealers Force Infiniti QX30 Name Change

Sat, 09 Jan 2016 17:01:37 +0000

This Saturday is the calm before the storm. While the Los Angeles Auto Show is the opening act of the North American auto show season, Detroit is the main event. Here’s what to expect at the 2016 North American International Auto Show, which begins this Monday. That, Herr Müller is planning on visiting Detroit and U.S. […]

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