The Mazda CX-5, a new entry in the hyper-competitive, five-seat compact SUV segment, is notable because it is the first vehicle to benefit from the full scope of Mazda’s “Skyactiv” technologies, which reduce weight and improve fuel efficiency while enhancing the company’s signature Zoom-Zoom driving characteristics.
Author Archive | Bill Griffith
Jeep’s re-engineered Grand Cherokee has won more than 30 awards in the past year, including NEMPA’s Winter Vehicle of 2011. That award was especially meaningful because New England now buys 22 percent of Jeep production, the most for any region in the United States.
Hybrid drivetrains have advanced significantly since 1999, when the first modern gas-electric car became available in the US. Buick presented one of the latest evolutions of this technology to NEMPA on October 4, when it brought several LaCrosse sedans, and its new eAssist technology, to Automotion International, in Middleborough, Massachusetts, for the membership to inspect […]
To some, putting a diesel powerplant into the Mercedes-Benz S-Class is heresy. But some current owners-Mercedes executives expect that they will make up 5 to 10 percent of buyers-are reacting with, “It’s about time.”
Nissan went to extremes in September when it brought both its new entry-level Versa sedan and its GT-R supercar to Brookline’s Larz Anderson Auto Museum to show to NEMPA.
“To say it’s been a challenging year for us is an understatement,” says Colon, vice president for Toyota Product Communications. He was in town to meet with the New England Motor Press this week *Oct. 12*.