SEMA News—October 2012
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2013 Honda Crosstour
When It Hits: The 2013 Honda Crosstour will be introduced in the fall of 2012.
What Priddy Says: Updates for the ’13 model include a new grille, new fog lamp surrounds and an updated bumper. The rear taillights have also been updated. The team reported that the ’13 model will offer a tweaked V6 with better fuel economy, mated to Honda’s new six-speed transmission.
Jeep Liberty Replacement
When It Hits: To debut at the North American International Auto Show in January 2013.
What Priddy Says: Jeep has been out testing a Dart-based replacement for the Liberty. Sporting a Jeep-type grille, a crossover/SUV ride height and carrying the code name UJ, the new Liberty replacement will come standard in front-wheel drive, with an all-wheel-drive option available. Powerplants will include a new 3.2L V6 matted to a nine-speed automatic transmission.
2014 MINI Countryman Coupe S
When It Hit: The Countryman is scheduled to hit dealerships in 2013 as a ’14 model.
What Priddy Says: The MINI Paceman is expected to hit dealerships as the Countryman Coupe. There is still no confirmation about what will power the new Countryman Coupe, but the Paceman Concept did sport a John Cooper Works-built, 211hp, 1.6L twin-turbocharged engine—and this prototype is clearly an “S” version—also badged “ALL4” on the side.
2014 Chevrolet Silverado
When It Hits: No information available at press time.
What Priddy Says: A small-block V8 with better fuel economy and greater horsepower is expected, and the new Silverado appears to have a roomier interior than previous models.