The New York Auto Show is happening right now and while I was not fortunate to be able to attend, I will be ignoring that small annoyance and will cover it as if I am actually there. Here’s a run down of the cars I wish I could be awkwardly caressing right at this very moment…
Cadillac CTS - Well frankly this is just gorgeous. I want to motorboat that grill. This is the first car from Cadillac that looks to have been directly inspired by the Ciel Concept of a couple of years ago, this new CTS finally gets its proportions correct…and when I say correct I mean the new CTS is now the most attractive vehicle in its class. Interior is gorgeous, it’s 200 pounds lighter than the BMW 5-Series, and sports roaring twin-turbo V6?! Yeah, yes please.
Acura MDX - It’s here. It’s boring. It’s still got that wretched Sony boombox circa 2004 interior Acura is addicted to. No one cares. Who buys an Acura?
Kia Forte Coupe - I used to act all surprised when Kia showed a car that was really attractive but now that’s the norm so I’m just going to say that I’m glad they’re keeping up their pretty-streak. The Kia Forte Coupe looks freaking fantastic. Keeping it’s Audi A5-like roofline the Forte Coupe gains some really impressive head and tail lights and wonderful proportions. Mercedes must feel really weird that this little Kia looks far and away more special than it’s Honda-Accord-wannabe C-Class coupe.
Audi A3 Sedan - Acknowledging that Americans (and the Chinese) are apparently allergic to hatchbacks (because you guys are stupid, hatchbacks rock), Audi is giving us an A3 sedan this time around. Looks great, wonderful protortioning for this size class, and sports a simple, modern, and high quality interior. Look for the hatch and convertible version soon as well.
Toyota Highlander - Toyota has finally been coming around to the fact that if they want the automotive press to stop complaining about their vehicles looking like refrigerators they’re going to have to start making good-looking cars. Well, the Avalon was a good start and this Highlander improves upon that. It’s not going to set anyone’s pants on fire with passion but at least it has some interesting detailing and good proportions.
Honda Odyssey refresh - They put a vacuum in the back for vacuuming up your precious little brat’s cheerios and flowbee-ing their hair in the school parking lot. Think you get a break from vacuuming while you take your kids to school Mom?! Well Honda says THINK AGAIN b*tch!!
Jeep Cherokee - I was wrong with my initial assessment. The new Cherokee is hideous. Just wrong. It will eat your children.