AD #1976 – Volkswagen Unveils Atlas CUV, Hyundai Settles MPG Investigation, Audi S3 Styling Updates

October 28th, 2016 at 11:40am

Runtime: 8:42

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- Hyundai Settles MPG Investigation
- Hyundai Reveals All-New Azera
- VW Unveils Atlas CUV
- Audi S3 Styling Updates
- Honda’s EPIC Manufacturing Program

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15 Comments to “AD #1976 – Volkswagen Unveils Atlas CUV, Hyundai Settles MPG Investigation, Audi S3 Styling Updates”

  1. Ron Paris Says:

    So now that we know something about the VW Atlas that will be unveiled at the LA show, how about some info on the 2nd gen Mazda CX-5, which will also be there?

  2. Lex Says:

    Too bad we do not have more of these EPIC Manufacturing Program at Community Colleges around the country – Great Work!

  3. Lisk Says:

    I know it’s just a big game of one-upmanship, but why do car makers show vehicles months or even years before the vehicles make it to the dealerships. If it’s a brand new addition to the line, this can be justified to a lesser amount. VW really couldn’t wait 3 weeks to show the Atlas at L.A., even though it doesn’t show until Spring (is that April Spring or June Spring?)?

  4. Wim van Acker Says:

    @3: No VW could not wait until the L.A. Show, because then they will have the Big Announcement: it will be equipped with a Really Clean Diesel

  5. Kit Gerhart Says:

    Things have changed a lot over the years with new car “announcements.” When I was a kid, in the 50′s and early 60′s, the cars were kept under wrap until the day they went on sale at dealers. Dealers would tape paper over the show room windows, so the cars couldn’t be seen until the “big day.”

  6. Roger T Says:

    The new Audi grille looks like it was copied from Hyundai. I just find it harder and harder to justify paying for a luxury brand when you can’t even tell the difference from everyone else.

  7. Lisk Says:

    5) The last episodes of this in my days was the 1984 Corvette & the, get this, 1985 Nova. For the ’84 Corvette, we had to keep the cars stored under cover. No preliminary peeks until the official announcement day (even though they were shipped and then unloaded on front of the dealership in broad daylight). As for the 1985 Nova, Chevy’s Toyota was to be kept out of public sight until announcement day. Since we were a rural dealership, we stashed them on one of our employees farms until we brought them back and filled the showrooms with them.

  8. Kit Gerhart Says:

    7) Interesting. The “secrecy” lasted longer than I remembered, and I never would have guessed that the Toyolet would have been hidden.

    The C4 Corvette, yeah. That was a huge change from the predecessor. Actually, I saw a C4 a few months before they went on sale, when they had one where I worked at Delco Electronics.

  9. G.A.Branigan Says:

    @ #5,Kit: AND,those were ‘family days’ too.Dad would load us all up and to the dealership we went to see,and sit in,their new lineup.Them’s was big doin’s back in th’ day.Lots of fond memories.Not only for the dealerships,but for everyone.Free hotdogs and a coke.It was like a party,and the excitment was contagious.

  10. Kit Gerhart Says:

    I remember first seeing the Mustang at lunchtime during my senior year in HS. The school, and the car dealers were in downtown Kokomo at the time.

  11. What Am I Missing Says:

    Not a VW fan, but at least they have a name you can pronounce. It’s a start.

  12. Chuck Grenci Says:

    I remember my first experience with the, then new Mustang, at the New York’s World Fair (1964, Ford Pavillion; you rode in a Mustang through the attraction). I wasn’t driving yet but the buzz of the new Mustang was HUGE! I’ve since cooled on the Mustang (but I’ve always been a Chevy guy so that’s a no-brainer). :D

  13. Kit Gerhart Says:

    I was strictly a Mopar fan as a kid, so I considered the Mustang to be only a high-styled Falcon. Still, I remember the excitement of the introduction.

    Now, I am not very brand loyal, having four cars, of four different makes.

  14. G.A.Branigan Says:

    After my Mustang,came 2 mopar muscle cars.After that came a family,lol.

  15. stiophan Says:

    There are only so many high profile car shows unlike tech announcements you can do anytime. Some car shows are better for certain car type launches (Detroit-something big like the new Mustang), (LA show-alternative fuel/smaller car/CUV/), NY (luxury, sports car, something different, SUV). Actual innovative new car announcements are few and far between. Even new cars look often like heavy mid-cycle refreshes unless the car is ancient.