2009 Mitsubishi Galant Preview

Critical Knowledge:
  • Refreshed exterior for 2009

  • New front and rear sheetmetal

  • New Sport Edition and Sport V6

  • Four-cylinder or V-6 engine

  • DE trim level dropped, leaving four choices

2009 Nissan 370Z Preview

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2009 Mercedes Benz SL Class Preview

Critical Knowledge:
  • Dramatic new exterior look

  • Two high-performance AMG models offered

  • Standard AMG body styling on all models

  • Upgraded interior appointments

  • Refined COMAND (COckpit MANagement and Data) system

  • North American sales start in Spring 2008

2009 Mitsubishi Lancer Sportback and Lancer Ralliart Sportback Preview

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2009 MINI Cooper Convertible Preview

Critical Knowledge:
  • Redesigned convertible built on the "Mk II" platform
  • Integrated sliding roof functions like a sunroof
  • Roof can fold in 15 seconds at speeds up to 20 mph
  • New hidden protective rollover bar
  • Next-generation 4-cylinder engines

2009 Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class Preview

Critical Knowledge:
  • Freshened exterior look

  • Redesigned larger exterior mirrors

  • New 18-inch alloy wheels

  • Sportier 3-spoke steering wheel

  • New gauges in white with silver backgrounds

  • Bluetooth integrated into the COMAND (COckpit MANagement and Data) infotainment system

2009 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class Preview

Critical Knowledge:
  • Retracting-top roadster redesigned inside and out

  • New steering wheel puts many functions at driver's fingertips

  • Optional direct-steer technology

  • Engines add power but cut fuel use and emissions

  • New generation audio system includes hands-free phone link

  • Optional voice control for audio system


2009 Jaguar XF Preview

Critical Knowledge:
  • All-new design

  • Coupe styling in a 4-door sedan

  • Class-leading chassis torsional stiffness

  • Standard 4.2-liter aluminum V-8 rated at 300 hp

  • Available supercharged V-8 rated at 420 hp

  • Standard 20-inch wheels on supercharged models

  • Standard shift-by-wire 6-speed automatic transmission

  • Cabin ambience enhanced with mood lighting

2009 Kia Borrego Preview

Critical Knowledge:
  • All-new sport utility vehicle (SUV)

  • Kia's first V-8 engine

  • Kia's first 6-speed automatic transmission

  • Seating for 7

  • DVD navigation offered for first time in a Kia

  • Three months of Sirius satellite radio

2009 Mazda MX-5 Miata Preview

Critical Knowledge:
  • Complete exterior facelift
  • Several interior improvements
  • Increased engine redline
  • Upgraded gearbox
  • Re-engineered suspension
  • New wheel designs


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