Boston.com recently named their list of 10 Surprising New Cars for 2011, and the Kelly Auto Group proudly sports three of the top ten. Check out the list, and what Boston.com's Clifford Atiyeh had to say about the 2011 Volkswagen Jetta GLI, the 2012 Chrysler 300 SRT8, and our 2012 Infiniti M Hybrid:
2011 Volkswagen Jetta GLI:
Atiyeh: "For 2012, VW made the Jetta even more popular by cheapening the interior, throwing away the independent suspension, and cutting the price by $4,000. While new car buyers are snapping them up, VW's enthusiast base isn't happy.
The new GLI is their car. Back is the soft-touch dashboard, great seats, a feisty 200-horsepower turbo four, and a snap-shifting DSG gearbox. The black-and-silver rims on the Autobahn package look brilliant, and whatever was slightly boring about the regular Jetta is simply gone in this top-end model. It costs $25,000 and handles like a real sports car."
2012 Chrysler 300 SRT8
Atiyeh: "This is the luxury sedan for the man who works all day so he can enjoy a night of steak and double scotches.
A maddening 470 horsepower, impeccable material quality, silky ride, sharp handling, and a very expensive-looking exterior make this a real winner. If you're also the man who can stomach lots of gas bills, then you can overlook the SRT8's only real drawback."
2012 Infiniti M Hybrid
Atiyeh: "For fuel-conscious folks with $800,000 homes, a Prius with leather isn't going to cut it.
Infiniti's attention to detail — the wavy stitching on the buttery-soft seats and dash, the sparkly wood, a sound to alert pedestrians — is everywhere in this midsize luxury car.