2014 Paris Motor Show highlights

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Gizmag's photo highlights from the concept lawn at the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance (P...

This year's Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance saw 260 distinguished collectible cars gathered on the 18th fairway of the famous links to celebrate the 63rd anniversary of the event. Nestled amongst this mouth-watering automotive array was the “concept lawn” – a new world order showcase of over twenty concepts cars and new production models including world and North American debuts. Gizmag was there to capture the best of what the lawn had to offer.  Read More

The Acura SUV-X debuts at the 2013 Shanghai Auto Show

From the boxy, gas-guzzling full-sized pickups-with-cabins of old, to the new generation of chunky, car-based crossovers, the "utility vehicle" is here to stay. The least auto manufacturers can do in that case is design models that are more visually dynamic than four-wheeled cargo crates or short, bloated station wagons. With the SUV-X concept, Acura attempts to take that next step by blending in some styling derived from its NSX supercar.  Read More

The 2013 Acura NSX Concept unveiled at NAIAS 2013

A year after impressing auto enthusiasts with the original NSX Concept, Honda's Acura division unveiled the next evolution of its hybrid sports car at NAIAS 2013. While the exterior is largely the same with the exception of some tweaks here and there, Acura opens the doors and provides a look at one possible direction for the coupe's interior.  Read More

The 2014 Acura RLX made its debut at the LA Auto Show, and Gizmag was on the scene

The LA Auto Show is a big event for most automobile manufacturers. Acura is no exception, and it took the opportunity to show off its brand new RLX sedan, which will serve as the company's flagship car. The automaker is bringing plenty of new features and improvements to its premium sedan, both in terms of performance and comfort.  Read More

The ILX Endurance Racer gets tuned for racing

The 2013 ILX sedan has developed a bit of a chip on its shoulder ... Acura recently showed its entry-level four-door in two powerful tunes for its first trip to the SEMA Show in more than half a decade. Both tunes juice and streamline the ILX, one for endurance racing and one for the street.  Read More

The above-average auto makers in customer retention

It's a lot easier to keep a customer than to get a new one, at least that's how the sales force maxim goes. So what then does the newly released J.D. Power and Associates 2012 Customer Retention Study say about the automotive brands and their ability to sell the same customer another car. For starters, something incredibly positive is happening at Hyundai - just two years ago, Hyundai was below the industry average in customer retention - now the Korean brand has flown past Mercedes, BMW, Porsche, Lexus, Infiniti and Acura to become the stickiest brand in the business. Which isn't hard - one in two motorists defects to another brand with their next purchase.  Read More

If you are planning to purchase a car in the near future, you'd be well served by checking...

It's a well known fact that simply driving a new car away from the dealership is one of the most horrifically expensive things you'll ever do. ALG measures automotive residual values in the American marketplace - that is, the value of a car when you sell it, three years after purchase. Depreciation of the value of a car is often the largest part of the cost of ownership, and hence a good performance in ALG's Annual Residual Value Awards is a strong indication of how much that brand will cost to drive, and for the average man in the street, the current retained-value king is Subaru. Fuji Heavy Industries Subaru brand has now won the award three years running, with Lexus regaining top spot amongst luxury brands. The report suggests that German and American manufacturers are a long way behind Japanese (11 of the 21 awards) manufacturers in this critical but often overlooked aspect of real car ownership costs.  Read More

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