Archive | April, 2011

2011 New York Auto Show: Editors’ Roundtable And Wrap-Up

Before heading to the airport in desperate need of a Monster, the High Gear Media editorial team took a moment to sit down and have a video roundtable discussion wrapping-up the 2011 New York Auto Show. Talking about everything from vehicle reveals and news to marketing campaigns, nothing was left out. Due to the length of the discussion we broke it into two easy to watch videos. Enjoy both parts over a nice cold Monster.

 

2011 New York Auto Show: 2011 Chrysler 300 S Video Walkaround

Chrysler unveiled a trio of 300 model variants last week at the New York Auto Show. One of those variants was the new 300 S, featuring unique wheels and interior. Of course I can’t forget to mention the stereo featuring the beats by Dre. Not only are the speakers and subwoofer beats branded, but Dre. himself worked with Chrysler to tune the system. Below is our video walkaround.

 

2011 New York Auto Show: 2013 Ford Taurus Video Walkaround

Ford introduced the refreshed 2013 Taurus sedan last week at the New York Auto Show. Sporting new wheel designs, a refreshed front fascia, and a new center stack, the new Taurus features Ford’s latest technology. Below is our video walkaround.

 

2011 New York Auto Show: 2012 Hyundai Accent Video Walkaround

Last week Hyundai took the wraps off its new 2012 Accent. The Accent is Hyundai’s entry into the compact car segment. Of course, like other new compact cars, the new Accent is slated to receive a 40 mpg rating from the EPA. For all the details watch the video walkaround below.

 

2011 New York Auto Show: 2013 Chevrolet Malibu Eco Video Walkaround

Chevrolet unveiled the 2013 Malibu Eco last week at the New York Auto Show. The Eco model will feature the same eAssist (mild hybrid) system that is just about to debut in the Buick LaCrosse eAssist and Buick Regal eAssist. With projected fuel economy ratings of 26/38, the Malibu Eco will definitely be competitive when it comes to fuel economy. Below is our video walkaround.

 

2011 New York Auto Show: 2011 Chrysler 300C Executive Edition Video Walkaround

Last week Chrysler introduced the 2011 300C Executive Edition at the New York Auto Show. Chrysler told us this is for the person who wants understated luxury. True luxury. American Luxury. I’ve got to say, it hit the American luxury part on the head. I’m not sure how understated it is, but the lack of chrome does help. Below is a video walkaround from the New York Auto Show.

 

2011 New York Auto Show: 2013 Ford Taurus SHO Video Walkaround

2013 Ford Taurus SHO Video Walkaround

Last week the High Gear Media team invaded the Javits center in New York City. We were amped up on coffee and pretzels walking the show floor covering the latest in car news. Below is our video walkaround of the 2013 Ford Taurus SHO featuring….ME. Enjoy.

 

Why Yes, That’s a 2011 Cadillac CTS-V Coupe Sitting In My Driveway

Yup, another post to announce another CTS-V variant has landed in my driveway. This time it lacks rear doors and the versatility of the wagon. But man is it sexy with those graphite wheels and yellow calipers. Oh and the Recaro seats with yellow suede aren’t bad either. I know the question is burning in your heart, the answer is yes. This CTS-V Coupe does have the six-speed manual transmission. I heard the rumble as it pulled down the street. The level of awesome is paramount. I’m looking forward to a week of punishing gas mileage and a whole lot of fun.

2011 Cadillac CTS-V Coupe

2011 New York Auto Show: The Good, The Bad, The WTF

The time has finally come, the New York Auto Show came and went. The last major U.S. auto show of the season. If you ask many in the industry, you might hear a collective sigh of relief. Last week was a flurry of press conferences and vehicle reveals.

As you might expect, some were great, but there were definitely some winners and losers. Of course, we must mention the WTF section as well. So without further delay, let’s jump into it. Read More…

Review – 2011 Buick Regal CXL Turbo: Does A Turbo Fix It?

Review – 2011 Buick Regal CXL Turbo: Does A Turbo Fix It?

 

 

2011 Regal CXL TurboIf you’ve read my review of the 2011 Buick Regal CXL, you’ll note that there were two things I was not terribly happy with. The first was mainly the user interface for the infotainment system. The second was the powertrain. I really harped on that point, as Buick is marketing the Regal as a sport injected vehicle.

So when I was handed the keys to a 2011 Buick Regal CXL Turbo, the main question going through my head was simple: did a turbo really fix my qualms with the powertrain? Is the Buick Regal CXL Turbo the sport injected Buick that we are being promised in the new marketing? After a week with the car, I have found my answer. Read More…