Remember the Neon? So do we. And so does Dodge, who appears to be not-so-sneakily reviving the car under the moniker of the 2013 Dodge Dart ($TBA). Part Alfa Romeo, part Chrysler, the Dart will come with one of three different powertrains, three transmissions, an available 506-watt sound system, keyless entry, and class-exclusive features like an integrated dual exhaust, LED taillamps, an 8.4-inch touchscreen Uconnect media center, a reconfigurable gauge cluster display, and black or polished wheels.
Just because you're driving a sedan doesn't mean your journey needs to be boring. The Porsche Panamera GTS ($TBA) is a serious remedy for the four-door funk, offering up a 4.8L V8 pumping out 430 hp, which is paired to a 7-speed Porsche Doppelkupplungsgetriebe (PDK) transmission and an all-wheel drive setup that lets it motor to 60 mph in just 4.3 seconds on its way to a top speed of 178. Other features include an adaptive air suspension, Porsche Active Suspension Management, 19-inch wheels, and the ability to strike envy into the heart of any typical tike transporter.
It's about time Caddy got around to updating its flagship sedan, and update they did. The 2013 Cadillac XTS ($TBA) replaces both the aging (and hideously ugly) DTS and STS, breathing fresh air into the company's full-size lineup with all-new styling, the company's all-new CUE infotainment system — think multitouch and proximity sensors — and, surely, plenty of other goodies that have yet to be announced. Expect to see it in showrooms early next year.
It's not a full bore re-imagining — more of a face lift, really — but that doesn't make the 2013 Volkswagen CC ($TBA) any less desirable. Details on the refreshed "four-door coupe" are scarce, but we know it will sport new front and rear fascias, Bi-Xenon headlights with an Adaptive Front Lighting System and LED taillights standard, all of which bring it in line with the updated Jetta and Passat. It should be headed your way next Spring.