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Mazda CX-3, the Honda HR-V, the Fiat 500X, and the Jeep Renegade 1 / 2, not to mention the Trax's sibling the Buick Encore. If the new Trax looks like your kind of compact crossover, make tracks (sorry, couldn't resist) to your local Chevrolet dealer and be one of the first to take home Chevy's littlest utility vehicle.
Source: Chevrolet - Press releases, pics, and video after the "read more" jump. Previous Trax post.
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Source: Cadillac - Extensive press releases, specs, pics, and video after the "read more" jump.
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The HR-V is powered by a 1.8-liter SOHC 16-valve 4-cylinder engine with i-VTEC vthat produces 138 hp and 127 lb.-ft. of torque. A six-speed manual transmission is offered on two-wheel-drive models but most will choose the automatic aping CVT (continuously-variable transmission). All-wheel drive is optional. HR-V comes well-equipped in LX, EX and EX-L flavors with high levels of standard equipment like four-channel anti-lock brakes (ABS) with Brake Assist and Hill Start Assist; Vehicle Stability Assist™ (VSA®) with Traction Control; an Expanded View Driver's Mirror; a Multi-Angle Rearview Camera; dual-stage, multiple-threshold front airbags, driver and front passenger SmartVent™ side airbags and side-curtain airbags for all outboard seating positions; and a Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) to go along with power windows, power mirrors and power door and tailgate locks; electronic parking brake; aluminum-alloy wheels; tilt and telescoping steering wheel with audio and cruise controls; and more. Like I said well-equipped. Pricing will be announced later. Honda is gonna sell lots of these. For more information about this attractive crossover, check out the press release, pics, and video after the jump. Click on pics for a closer look. Just added...LA Auto Show HR-V press intro video.
Source: Honda - Press release, pics and videos after the "read more" jump.
Acura's ILX compact luxury/sport sedan should have been a home run from the get go. While they sold quite a few of them, sales didn't seem to hit expectations. There were many reasons for this. The ILX was under-powered. Some Luxury touches didn't seem quite so luxurious. Styling was okay if a little bland. And just like Honda has with other recent intros, the ILX gets a major overhaul after two short years (or so). Thankfully, many of the problems have been addressed. Firstly, the ILX gets the 2.4-liter engine (201 hp/180 Lb.-ft. of torque) that comes mated to Acura's new eight-speed dual-clutch automatic with torque converter. This engine is also the new base engine for the TLX and it should really move the smaller ILX down the road. The ILX has received Acura's Jewel Eye LED headlights as standard equipment, along with a revised grille, taillights, and front and rear valances. In other words, they left the good stuff alone and tweaked the bland stuff. Did they go to far? As "they" say, it's all in the eye of the beholder. The interior has also been upgraded and a new Premium Black interior color scheme (A-Spec) has been added that includes a black headliner, perforated black Lux Suede® seat inserts, red instrument illumination, exclusive gray interior stitching, and aluminum brake and throttle pedals. There are now six (up from three) grades to choose from: the standard ILX, the ILX with Premium Package, and the line-topping ILX Technology Plus Package as well as an all-new A-SPEC package that can be added to the Premium and Technology groups. The A-Spec package adds sporty touches like side sill garnish, a trunk spoiler, front fog lights and new 18-inch, 10-spoke machined alloy wheels with gloss black insets. Safety and tech upgrades are on hand as well including the new AcuraWatch™ suite of advanced safety and driver-assistive technologies that includes Adaptive Cruise Control, Lane Keeping Assist System, a Multi-View Rear Camera with Dynamic Guidelines, Road Departure Mitigation, and an enhanced Collision Mitigation Braking System™ (including Forward Collision Warning with sensor fusion technology). The 2016 ILX has been nicely upgraded and lets hope that Acura keeps the new sedan affordable. Makes you wonder, though...why didn't the new car debut like this? At least it is here now and the new car seems to quell the complaints from the past. We shall see. Click on pics for a closer look. Press release and video after the jump.
"Top to bottom, from dynamic design to luxury features, and leading-edge safety technology to sport sedan athleticism and sophistication, ILX is now a true gateway to Acura's performance luxury sedans," said Michael Accavitti, senior vice president and general manager for the Acura division. "ILX was always a great idea. Now it's a great idea fulfilled—a luxury vehicle for the next generation."
Source: Acura - Press release, pics, and video after the "read more" jump.
Source: Chevrolet - Press release after the "read more" jump.
Source: Chrysler - Extensive press release, pics, and videos after the "read more" jump.