2015 Corvette Z06  (NAIAS 2014, photo by Jerrod Nall)

Detroit Brings The Heat To 2014: A Recap Of The North American International Auto Show

The North American International Auto Show began with the Chevy Silverado and Corvette winning North American Car and Truck of the year, then heated up through unveilings of cars as diverse as the next Honda Fit, Hyundai Genesis, Volkswagen Beetle Dune Concept, Infiniti Q50 Eau Rouge, and these noteworthy rides:

2014 Acura RLX: first drive

2014 Acura RLX First Drive: Did Our Date End With “See You In My Driveway” Or “See You Later”?

We didn’t go into Acura’s first-drive press event for its new, range-topping sedan now known as the RLX with astronomically high hopes, given the wallflower-like nature of its predecessor, the RL. The old RL was nice enough, but in no way was it revolutionary, sexy, or state of the art. And it certainly wasn’t going to blow the mind of its no doubt slightly bored driver, who probably wondered why he didn’t get a TL instead.

2013 Acura ILX 2.0L

2013 Acura ILX: A Civic In Drag For The NQR40s

During the next few years, no automotive segment will be more contested than the entry-luxury market. I’ve taken to calling these drivers the NQR40s, or not-quite-rich, under 40s. They’re young, not exceedingly wealthy, but they can certainly afford cars with above-average price tags. Like our own tribe, they tend to be tech- and design-savvy. Make it fun, urban-appropriate, and a bit daring, and you’ve got the perfect package for most folks in this demographic. (Or us, for that matter.)

Hyundai HDC-14 Concept (photo by Sam Miller-Christiansen)

2013 Detroit Auto Show: The Losers

Earlier today, I posted my list of “winners” from the 2013 Detroit Auto Show. But of course, you can’t have winners without a few losers. Here’s my selection of worst offenders. Scroll to the bottom of the page for a full gallery, if you must.

2013 Acura RLX concept

2013 Acura RLX Concept: Luxurious, Sporty, And Green

The RL has always had a hard time fitting in. Much like people you might have known in high school. Trying to hang with the popular crowd but always falling short. The current RL is satisfactory, but in a group filled with the latest and greats from Lexus, Audi, BMW, Mercedes, and Infiniti, it’s tough to demand some spotlight. The 2013 RLX-concept is Acura’s latest attempt to fit into the large luxury sedan category.

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2010 Acura ZDX Advance

AESTHETICS UNEMCUMBERED By Casey Williams If you were unencumbered by traditional realms of aesthetics, what would you design? Phillip Johnson imagined a glass house, Frank Lloyd Wright waded through Falling Water, and Ludwig Mies van der Rohe brought Germany’s famed…

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Honda and Acura Join the Gay-Friendly List

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New York, NY – Gaywheels.com, the only website designed for the LGBT automotive consumer, has updated its listing of gay-friendly car companies to include two brands previously on its non-gay-friendly list – Honda and Acura. Both brands are sold in the U.S. by American Honda Motor Company who quietly changed their policies earlier this year.