From the mass-produced to the most high-end luxury cars, our annual sneak preview shows that automakers are getting bold with well-established formulas, as well they should
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (PRWEB) May 8, 2008
"From the mass-produced to the most high-end luxury cars, our annual sneak preview shows that automakers are getting bold with well-established formulas, as well they should," said Jean Jennings, editor-in-chief of AUTOMOBILE. "Rising gas prices and an ever-increasing field of global competitors means that automakers are going to have to remain at the top of their game."
The 29 vehicles profiled in AUTOMOBILE's June 2008 issue showcase the goals and expectations of automakers looking to maintain their competitive edge, or in some cases, regain ground they have lost over the years. A sampling of the profiled cars includes:
-- 2012 Corvette C7 - Everything you wanted to know about Chevy's next-generation sports car, including some conceptual looks from five next-generation designers.
-- Alfa Romeo 169 and Alfa Romeo Mi.To - The storied Italian brand plans to return to the U.S. in late 2009 with the rear-wheel-drive 169 sedan and the Mi.To hatchback, which aims to take on the Mini Cooper.
-- Ford Fiesta - Essentially the same European-engineered Ford sold in other parts of the world, the Fiesta promises to give the automaker some badly needed cachet in the subcompact market.
-- Porsche Panamera - Ready or not, Porsche's first-ever four-door sedan is moving closer to production, with the first cars due to emerge from Leipzig in the fall of 2009.
-- Chevrolet Camaro - GM's retro muscle car is possibly the most widely anticipated launch of the decade. It is scheduled to hit showrooms in the first half of 2009.
-- Saab 9-1 - The 9-1 hatchback, scheduled for 2011, may signify a reinvigorated Saab, which appears ready to fire a host of new products at the marketplace.
More about these cars and from AUTOMOBILE's June issue can be found at http://www.automobilemag.com.
About AUTOMOBILE Magazine
AUTOMOBILE Magazine, part of SOURCE INTERLINK MEDIA, has a circulation of 550,000 and a total readership of 3.6 million. Recipient of more editorial awards than any other major automotive publication, AUTOMOBILE Magazine is designed to appeal to the interests of passionate automotive enthusiasts. Its diverse editorial mix includes behind-the-wheel experiences in the world's most fascinating cars, as well as personalities, travel destinations, automotive art, vintage cars and industry trends. SOURCE INTERLINK MEDIA is a division of Source Interlink Companies, Inc., (NASDAQ: SORC), a media and marketing services company. Source Interlink (http://www.sourceinterlink.com) is one of the largest publishers of magazines and online content for enthusiast audiences and a leading distributor of home entertainment products, including DVDs, music CDs, magazines, games, books and related items.