Category - North American International Auto Show

2013 NAIAS – Nissan Teases Resonance Crossover Concept

Nissan Resonance Concept to Make Global Debut January 15

Nissan has released this teaser image of their new Resonance crossover concept which is set to be unveiled at the 2013 NAIAS on January 15th.  They haven’t released any details other than the Resonance will feature a hybrid-electric powertrain.  This concept will likely indicate the design direction of the next Nissan Murano.

2013 NAIAS – 2014 Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG 4MATIC

2014 Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG 4MATIC

Mercedes-AMG continues to emphasize performance, dynamic purpose and efficiency: The new 2014 E63 AMG 4MATIC (world debut at the 2013 NAIAS) now features a redesigned, performance-oriented AMG all-wheel-drive system as standard equipment and is also available as an especially powerful SModel with output of 577 hp and 590 lb-ft of torque. The 5.5-liter AMG V8 Biturbo continues to be the benchmark of efficiency: No other competitor in this segment offers this combination of maximum performance and low fuel consumption. Permanent all-wheel drive is standard on all U.S. models – which also feature a power increase from 518 hp to 550 hp with a peak torque of 531 lb-ft. With this step Mercedes-AMG now for the first time offers powerful passenger cars with an all-wheel-drive system designed for vehicle dynamics. The 2014 E63 AMG 4MATIC goes on-sale in the U.S. this summer.

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2013 NAIAS – All-New 2014 Lexus IS

2014 Lexus IS F-Sport

 

Source: Lexus USA

The all-new 2014 Lexus IS compact sport sedan will make its world debut at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit on Jan. 15, 2013.

The all-new IS model range will include IS 250, IS 350, and the first IS to feature Lexus Hybrid Drive, the IS 300h, which will be available in Europe, Japan and other international markets. F SPORT models will be available across the full range.

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2013 NAIAS – 2014 Audi SQ5

 

2014 Audi SQ5 with 3.0T Supercharged V6 Engine

 

Source: Audi USA

The new 2014 Audi SQ5 shown at the 2013 Detroit Auto Show is the first ever to be powered by a supercharged gasoline engine – in this case one producing 260 kW (354 hp) and 470 Nm (346.65 lb-ft) of torque The new top-of-the-line model, which was designed specifically for markets such as the United States, Canada and China, uses a 3.0 TFSI engine with forced induction. It sprints from zero to 100 km/h (0-62 mph) in 5.3 seconds on its way to a top speed of 250 km/h (155 mph).

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Watch: 2014 Chevy Corvette Trailer #2 – Calibration

Chevrolet has released the second teaser for the all-new 2014 Corvette ahead of its reveal at the 2013 Detroit Auto Show (also called the North American International Auto Show depending on who you ask) on 1/13/2013.  The second trailer reveals the new digital gauge package in the 2014 Corvette and gives a little insight to the importance technology played in the development of the 7th generation Corvette.  We’ll be live on the ground in Detroit for the reveal in January and can’t wait to see the 2014 Corvette in the flesh!

2012 NAIAS: 2013 Hyundai Genesis Coupe

2012 North American International Auto Show Coverage - Speed:Sport:Life

When I drove the Genesis Coupe back in November of 2010, it didn’t go well. To be fair, it was an otherwise impressive car marred by shoddy repair work and oversight in its upkeep. My list of complaints was short but pronounced: It was quick, but not fast. It had good feel, but felt big and unsporty inside. It moved okay, but the parts with which the driver interacted lacked polish and feedback. In short, it was a C study on paper that overachieved to a B-.

For 2013, Hyundai claims to have corrected the shortfalls. The turbocharged 2.0L now puts out 274hp rather than 210. The 3.8 gained direct injection and now boasts 348hp. Hyundai claims a slew of transmission and suspension improvements, but those will have to wait until we can drive it. We’re hoping to get a chance to pit the 3.8L against Ford’s Mustang V6 “Mayhem” on a track later in the year, so stay tuned for a 6-cylinder face-off.

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