At the NYC auto show.<p>Will give my impressions.<p>For XC90 fans, Acura has updated the MDX. Don't know if it'll be at the auto show though I suspect it might. Looks alot like the Nissan Murano/Infiniti QX.
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Benjamin Smith</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><br>For XC90 fans, Acura has updated the MDX. .</TD></TR></TABLE><p>It's horrible! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthdown.gif" BORDER="0"> I don't know what they were thinking... <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/zeroforum_graphics/screwy.gif" BORDER="0"> It looks like some version of a Mitsubishi (maybe Highlander?) SUV...<p>Yannis
Here is a link to it. I can't tell if it is an "update" or all new? Jury is still out on the exterior. I have read that Acura has stepped up the interior for a more luxury feel.<p><A HREF="http://www.autoshowny.com/vehicle/gallery.shtml?debuts-2006" TARGET="_blank">http://www.autoshowny.com/vehi...-2006</A>
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Benjamin Smith</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">At the NYC auto show.<p>Will give my impressions.<br></TD></TR></TABLE><p>Great, take digital camera with you and please post S80 images here if possible. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/smile.gif" BORDER="0">
Ok. Didn't take any digital pictures. Sorry. <p>Looks like the same car we've been seeing in the pics. Same color. Same interior trim. Didn't see the dark one from the Geneva show.<p>Exterior wise, it seems a bit taller and meatier, it some angles smaller than current car. It's a bit taller but doesn't look that tall. Inside, it gives an impression of feeling no bigger, the dash is a bit more imposing. There was one there to sit in and one spinning around on a platform. The interior is beige and you could tell it is an early or pre-production model. While the finish is good, things aren't quite as finished off as they will be when the car ramps up for production. Interior quality is excellent, doors are heavy and solid, seats are similar to current Volvos but were perforated, rear area is not overwhelming large, for some reason it seemed less roomy to me than current car. Probably sitting in the front of the car were moving the seats as far back as possible. <p>Feedback. Seems lots of people liked the car and thought if felt like a high-quality stylish car, so Volvo may have some new buyers. The dealers had no info on the car, the price, when it will go on sale here, really nothing. Volvo has some Swedish women there giving info on the car. No one seems to have driven it, at least they didn't give any info about how it drives when I asked them.<p>All in all, a fine car. A bit understated, but that's Volvo's way. Comfortable, roomy enough, modern.<p>The XC90 has been freshened up and feels more refined on the interior, though it is hard to tell in photos. S60 and v70 feeling a bit dated now. <p>I'm not sure about the c70. While it is very attractive in some ways, the interior is a bit underwhelming for a car its price. It isn't different enough to the s40, IMO. Needs to be more distinguished. Lots of attention for this car though, people found it stylish.<p>Didn't see the MDX, but BMW X5 seems dated now and will be replaced next year. XC90 needs to be replaced soon, even though it has been recently freshened. Merecedes M feels modern, R is a fine machine but feels like an upscale minivan inside.