With the summer season in full gear, even a true Autosavant can have trouble keeping up with automotive news around the world. Here’s a snapshot of some of the stories that made news this week, and a look at the vehicles that have passed through the Autosavant garage.
Just left the Autosavant garage:
- Kevin Miller reviewed the 2012 Volvo C70 T5 Inscription
- Chris Haak spent a week with the 2012 Toyota Camry Hybrid XLE
What else we’re driving
Jeff Jablansky and Kevin Gordon took on three of Hyundai’s new models for 2013:
A week of introductions and previews
Porsche quietly unveils its 918 Spyder
- We learned that the production version of the Porsche 918 Spyder concept was shown to a select group of individuals this week through a video that was circulated online. The link was quickly turned to a private video, but The Truth About Cars nabbed a screen shot of the supercar.
- Color us surprised. On Thursday, Mazda announced the beginning of production of the midsize 2014 Mazda 6 (aka Atenza if you live in Japan). The 6 lineup will once again include a sedan and wagon variants, and the first ‘Six to be produced was, in fact, a wagon. We don’t have all the details yet, but this time, the 6 is not expected to have regional variations.
Nissan shows off the 2013 Pathfinder
- Body-on-frame construction is dead; long live unibody! As we reported some months ago, the 2013 Nissan Pathfinder will switch to unibody construction on architecture related to the Murano SUV (and the 2013 Infiniti JX35), as opposed to the Frontier pickup. We’re looking forward to tackling the urban jungle in a 2013 Pathfinder.
Autosavant conquers the 2012 Concours d’Elegance of America
- Autosavant’s Charles Krome provided expert coverage of one of the largest concours d’elegance events in the United States last weekend. His thoughts, comments, and photographs, after the jump.
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