2009 Hyundai Elantra Touring Preview

Critical Knowledge:
  • 5-door wagon returns to lineup

  • First 5-door compact with standard stability control

  • Standard USB/iPod auxiliary port

  • Standard XM satellite radio

  • On sale by end of 2008


2009 Honda Pilot Prototype Preview

Critical Knowledge:
  • Complete redesign

  • New interior and exterior styling

  • Seating for 8 with more space in every seating position

  • Front- or all-wheel drive (FWD or AWD) available

  • V-6 engine with improved Variable Cylinder Management system

  • Sales to start in spring 2008


2009 Hyundai i20 Preview

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2009 Honda Fit Preview

Critical Knowledge:
  • Second-generation model

  • Longer and wider than previous model

  • Midsize interior with versatile seating, cargo configurations

  • More powerful new engine

  • Standard front side and side curtain air bags

2009 Honda FCX Clarity Preview

Critical knowledge:
  • Hydrogen-fuel-cell powered sedan with electric drive
  • Styled to take advantage of fuel cell powertrain packaging
  • 270-mile range
  • Starts in temperatures as low as 22 degrees Fahrenheit
  • Fuel economy equiva

2009 Hyundai Sonata Preview

Critical Knowledge:
  • Refreshed midsize sedan

  • New, more powerful 4-cylinder engine

  • More power from V-6 engine

  • All-new interior

  • Exterior: wheels, bumpers, lights changed

  • USB/iPod auxiliary input standard

  • On sale in February 2008

2009 Hyundai Genesis Sedan Preview

Critical Knowledge:
  • Luxury sport sedan built on a new rear-wheel-drive (RWD) platform

  • Choice of V-6 or Hyundai's first V-8 engine

  • Features include 17-speaker Lexicon stereo, adaptive front lights, smart cruise control

  • Goes on sale Summer 2008

2009 GMC Sierra Hybrid Preview

Critical Knowledge:
  • Full-size pickup, crew cab body style

  • Available in 2- and 4-wheel drive (2WD and 4WD)

  • GM 2-mode hybrid system

  • Electric motor less than half the size of single-mode hybrid systems

  • All-electric driving up to 30 mph

  • 6.0-liter V-8 engine with Active Fuel Management

2009 Dodge Durango Hybrid Preview

Critical Knowledge:
  • New addition to Durango lineup

  • Eight-passenger seating

  • Hemi V-8 engine with two electric motors

  • More than 25-percent increase in fuel economy

  • Available only with all-wheel drive (AWD)

2009 Ford F-150 Preview

Critical Knowledge:
  • Complete redesign for Ford's half-ton pickup

  • New corporate 3-bar grille design

  • Three cab styles, four box options

  • Increased hauling and towing capacity

  • Seven trim levels including new range-topping Platinum

  • All-V-8-engine lineup


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