2009 Volkswagen Passat CC Preview

Critical Knowledge:
  • The first Passat 4-door coup_

  • Four-passenger seating

  • Four- and 6-cylinder powerplants

  • Six-speed manual and DSG Tiptronic transmissions

  • Upscale interior and a new instrument design

2009 Saturn Vue Green Line 2 Mode Hybrid Preview

Critical Knowledge:
  • New addition to the Vue lineup

  • V-6 engine with two electric motors

  • Claimed 50-percent increase in fuel economy

  • Available with front-wheel drive (FWD) only

  • 3500-pound towing capacity

2009 Subaru Forester Preview

Critical Knowledge:
  • Complete redesign

  • New interior and exterior styling

  • Offered as a 4-door utility vehicle

  • Seating for 5

  • Three inches longer than outgoing model with 3.6-inch longer wheelbase

  • Standard all-wheel drive (AWD)

  • Naturally aspirated and turbocharged 4-cylinder engines

  • Sales to start in Spring 2008


2009 Porsche Cayman Preview

Critical Knowledge:
  • Freshened front and rear fascias with new LED illumination
  • New direct-injection engines
  • New dual-clutch PDK transmission
  • Revised suspension
  • Upgraded infotainment system with iPod integration
  • Available ceramic brake upgrade
  • New ventilated seat option

2009 Sales Satisfaction Index Study

During any retail shopping experience-whether you're buying a toaster, big-screen TV or a $50,000 luxury car-you want to be treated well, not only by the salesperson, but also by the retail store from which you are purchasing the item. After all, the initial sales experience quite often sets the tone for the overall ownership experience. What to do if the sales experience doesn't meet with your expectations?

2009 Volkswagen Jetta TDI Preview

Critical Knowledge:
  • To be sold as 4-door sedan or SportWagen
  • Marks return of diesel technology to Volkswagen passenger cars

  • New 2.0-liter, 4-cylinder diesel engine

  • Expected fuel economy to exceed 40 mpg city/50 mpg highway

2009 Toyota Venza Preview

Critical Knowledge:
  • All-new midsize crossover vehicle

  • First Toyota with automatic high-beam headlamp dimming system

  • First Toyota with standard 20-inch wheels

  • First Toyota with panoramic roof option

  • Unique 60/60 dashboard design

  • Rear seats recline 14 degrees

  • Seven air bags standard

  • First sedan with Toyota's Star Safety System

  • Four- and 6-cylinder engines available

2009 Suzuki Equator Preview

Critical Knowledge:
  • First midsize pickup truck from Suzuki

  • Offspring of joint venture with Nissan

  • Extended Cab and Crew Cab body styles

2009 Porsche 911 Carrera Preview

Critical Knowledge:
  • Significant mechanical upgrades for 2009

  • Increased horsepower in both models

  • Next-generation all-wheel drive

  • New double-clutch transmission

  • Freshened front and rear fascias

  • Upgraded infotainment system

2009 Nissan Cube Preview

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