Month: November, 2013
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Infiniti recently took home a number of awards for a pair of its models by some of the biggest names in the auto industry: Kelley Blue Book, AOL Autos, IntelliChoice, and AutoPacific.
Infiniti’s smallest SUV, the QX50, was handed Kelley Blue Book’s Best Resale Value Award among luxury compact SUV/crossover vehicles. Such an award isn’t earned by merely being a class stalwart; it requires consumer demand as a means of achieving higher transaction prices in the used car market.
With its powerful 3.7-liter V6 engine, practical five-door design, and captivating exterior lines, it comes as no surprise that consumers want to get their hands on the Infiniti QX50 even if it means having to buy it second-hand.
Meanwhile, the bigger, seven-passenger QX60 was recognized by AOL Autos as a finalist for its Technology of the Year Award for its Backup Collision Intervention system.
Backup Collision Intervention is able to detect objects at the rear of the car, and can automatically apply the brakes if it senses the driver is failing to notice an imminent collision while backing up. This technology has the opportunity to save owners the expense of repairing a damaged rear bumper, and even more importantly, provides the chance to save the lives of children and small animals that may go unnoticed by a driver while reversing there car. AOL Autos will announce the winner of this award at the Consumer Electronics Show in January.
Besides offering technology the competition lacks, the QX60 also manages to maintain its value over time and satisfy its owners in ways other luxury SUVs are unable to.
IntelliChoice and AutoPacific took data from over 50,000 new car buyers in choosing which vehicles to give its Motorist Choice Award to. QX60 buyers were so satisfied with their purchase that the SUV was named the premium segment winner in two of the awarded categories: People Mover and Kid Friendly. With a comfortable and luxurious interior, and features such as a second-row seat that grants access to the vehicle’s third-row of seats even with a child seat installed, we are in no way surprised, but nonetheless honored, by the QX60’s top spot in these two categories.
It’s been no secret that a coupe variant of the Jaguar F-Type would soon be offered. And despite tight lips by Jaguar over the design of the F-Type coupe, we knew all along it would follow in the lines of the gorgeous C-X16 concept car from 2011.
Yet, even knowing all of this, we find ourselves surprised by the sheer elegance of the recently revealed F-Type coupe. If the F-Type roadster is a 10 on the sexy scale, then the coupe brings it up to 11.
Not unlike the F-Type roadster, the coupe will offer three powertrain choices. But while the base and S models mirror the roadster with their supercharged V6 engines pumping out 340- and 380-horsepower respectively, the top dog F-Type coupe eschews the “V8 S” label in favor of an “R” badge.
With the new badge comes 55-additional horsepower, bringing the supercharged V8’s horsepower count up to 550.
While the base F-Type and F-Type S coupe will start at some $4,000 less than their roadster counterparts, the F-Type R will command a $7,000 premium over the F-Type V8 S Roadster. But this is merely the price you pay for performance, as the F-Type R can manage a 0-60 mph time of 4.0 seconds on the way to a 186 mph top speed.
With available carbon-ceramic disc brakes and a choice between an aluminum or glass roof, the F-Type coupe melds performance and style together in an entirely unique and compelling way.
Image credit: Jaguar
Every year, the staff at Motor Trend gathers every completely new or redesigned vehicle on the market and votes for one to be crowned its Car of the Year. For the second time in three generations, the Cadillac CTS earns the honor of the magazine’s Golden Caliper.
Earmarked as a finalist for the award against seven other new vehicles, the CTS and its fellow contenders were each judged in the categories of “Design Advancement,” “Engineering Excellence,” “Efficiency,” “Safety,” “Value,” and “Performance of Intended Function.”
Although the BMW 4-Series, Chevrolet Corvette, Jaguar F-Type, Kia Forte, Mazda3, Mazda6, and Mercedes-Benz S-Class each put up the good fight, none of these vehicles ultimately were able to steal the CTS’ thunder.
When it comes to “Design Advancement” Motor Trend is quick to call the CTS “elegant and light” and “purposeful,” with particular praise going to the front-end design and its “light blade” that creates an “unmistakable look as easily identifiable in a rearview mirror as when you’re standing in front of it.”
Motor Trend also praised Cadillac’s choice of engines for the CTS. With three options, ranging from a mild-mannered 2.0-liter turbo four-cylinder engine, to the wild 420-horsepower twin-turbo V6 in the Vsport, and even the naturally aspirated V6 in between, Motor Trend found that each engine offered power and fuel economy that met or exceeded that of its competition.
With 10 standard airbags and a reasonable starting price of $46,025, the CTS revealed itself as both a safe car and a terrific value.
But where the CTS really stood out was in the category of “Performance of Intended Function.”
Motor Trend is quick to note that the Car of the Year award is not a comparison test, yet with the BMW 5-Series and Mercedes-Benz E-Class also in contention, the yearly award did become a default comparison test between three of the best mid-size luxury sedans. The fact that the 5-Series and E-Class didn’t even make it as finalists helped prove early on that Cadillac achieved the CTS’ “Performance of Intended Function” – to beat BMW and Mercedes-Benz in their long-held spot as makers of some of the world’s best sports sedans.
Don’t believe Motor Trend’s findings? Then come down to Red Noland Cadillac and see the all-new CTS for yourself and find out why it’s Motor Trend’s 2014 Car of the Year.