Some very important cars to be revealed next week

Some very important cars will be revealed next week at the New York Auto Show.  A host of major automakers will be hosting press conferences, from Acura to Volvo. Even though the “major reveals” schedule has been cut from two days to one, there are still some important revelations:

  • The 2019 Toyota RAV4, one of the best selling crossovers in the world, will make its global debut in New York on March 28 at 9:10 am.
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A new Caddy V8 — with twin turbos

General Motors showed it’s serious about Cadillac today, unveiling a brand new twin-turbo V8 engine pushing out 550 horsepower.

It’s no match for the Dodge Hellcat V8, which has707 horsepower in normal form and 840 in the Demon, but the new engine— prosaically named “4.2L Twin Turbo V-8” — is far lighter and smaller, and can be used in smaller, lighter cars.… Read the rest

How are they still around?

Automakers announced their United States sales for February.  If you sort the brand sales, at the very bottom, you will find some surprises.

First is Smart, which sells a cheap car with terrible safety ratings, midgrade fuel economy, and mediocre acceleration — but it’s easy to park.… Read the rest