Cars Coming Soon->New 4Runner, Ford Diesel, Sleek Sonata, and Accord Crossover

September 3rd, 2009
Ford's new Scorpion

Ford's new Scorpion

The 2011 Ford F-Series Super Duty has a turbocharged surprise: an all-new 6.7-liter Power Stroke V8 turbocharged diesel engine.

Ahh… it’s even fun to type.

Codenamed “Scorpion,” this new engine is completely Ford-designed and built, meaning Ford will no longer rely on a diesel engine supplier for its Super Duty pickups.

According to Ford’s massive press release on the engine,

the new diesel engine will deliver significant improvements in torque, horsepower and fuel economy while adding more fueling flexibility and easily meeting stringent new emissions requirements.

Stay tuned for more on the next-generation Super Duty as its debut comes closer!

If family hauling is more appealing to you than trailer towing, you might be excited by this: an all-new 4Runner.

According to pictures snapped by Car & Driver, the next-generation 4Runner is going blunt and boxy. The official debut happens on Sept. 24 at the Texas State Fair, but expect an exterior more like the latest Honda Pilot. Surely, more interior volume and more power will accompany the boxy new looks.

honda-accord-crosstourWhile Toyota models after Honda, Honda has been busy trying to one-up Toyota. Its new Venza-fighter, the Honda Accord Crosstour, was revealed this week ahead of its official launch, coming later this Fall.

All-wheel drive and old-fashioned Honda loyalty are in the Crosstour’s favor, but I think its looks could be a deal-breaker for many. Whatever happened to conservative-but-cool Hondas that got great gas mileage? Honda is going further down the ugly path toward Acura with every new debut.

2011_hyundai_sonataHyundai, though, is a company going in the other direction: from mild-styled and boring to super-cool and sleek. As evidence I present the 2011 Hyundai Sonata. Anyone else thinking Hyundai is ending up in the place Honda should be in now?

The new Sonata launches in Korea on Sept. 10 and will arrive in the U.S. sometime in 2010.

Who has the better design right now: Honda or Hyundai?

-tgriffith

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  1. June 14th, 2010 at 07:41 | #1

    I understand your looking new but let me suggest an ‘08 Z06. These cars are usually not driven much therefore usually have super low miles and you can get one for around $40K. This car is a Mustang, 370Z, Porsche, WRX Killer. 0-60under 3.5 seconds and still get upper 20’s in MPG.

  2. Gary
    January 18th, 2010 at 22:14 | #2

    BioHazard What do you feed Algae? Algae must have a food/energy source. A second question then becomes will the energy from Algea exceed the energy used to feed it?

  3. BioHazardous
    October 23rd, 2009 at 00:40 | #3

    You’re an idiot if you think ethanol is a solution for anything as it has far less energy than petrol fuels. It takes far more energy to produce ethanol than we get out of it.

    Do you think you’re actually smart or something with your “embarrassing questions”? Almost any modern diesel engine can run on bio-diesel. The only issue in the past was the tubing used that would degrade over time because of the slightly more acidic nature of bio-diesel. The connection tubes in vehicles today don’t degrade from the bio-diesel. Bio-diesel is also contains less energy than petrol diesel.

    With everything I’ve read on the subject matter, the only real hope for a fuel source that’s renewable where you get more out of it than you put into it is bio-diesel produced from algae. It was something like you can get 57 gallons of bio-diesel out of an acre of soybeans whereas with algae you could get close to 1000 gallons. The algae are still being perfected as will the process for growing it more efficiently, which could increase yields.

    We need to stop wasting farm land on stupid beliefs like yours that ethanol and bio-diesel from crops could ever come close to replacing petrol fuels. Algae based bio-diesels and hydrogen are the best options.@Uncle B

  4. Uncle B
    October 5th, 2009 at 05:13 | #4

    We need to support our corn farmers, the only domestic fuel producers we have at the moment! Build ethanol-specific, high compression, high efficiency engines for domestic, pure Ethanol consumption only! Put these engines in “Smart” styled cars! Deliver 45 gallon drum of fuel to purchasers, good for up to half a years running! Goddammit! Fvck Big Oil right up the asshvle! Short-cut them long before the pumps! Sell the fuel at WalMarts! Stop “Pandering” to big oil in America! Stop going to war for Saudis interests! Iraq is a debacle we cannot exit! Afghanistan clears a way for Halliburtion(Saudi Arabia) pipeline to Turkmenistan and certain conflict with China! Without conscription this cannot be achieved! Promote Bio-Diesel! Support our home grow scientists, Labs and enterprises!Shut down Ethanol dilution with gasoline – it actually lowers efficiency of both fuels! A goddamn Bush solution to abolish! Use the right engine, peaked out with American know -how for each fuel, and stop playing international politics in our gas tanks! Thank You Ford for a more efficient “Heavy Hauler” Engine! Does it run on Bio-Diesel? Is it warrenteed on Bio-Fuel? Embarrassing questions? Does Exxon influence you in any way? Do the Arabs hold shares? Voting Shares? Are you really an American company? does your corporatism come before country? Do we really want your products on our streets?

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