The North American International Auto Show (NAIAS, or Detroit Auto Show) is already in full swing. Although the public show doesn’t start until January 16, the press preview started January 11 with exciting new models of many different brands revealed. Here’s our list of the top 10 must-see vehicles released so far at NAIAS.
2017 Honda Ridgeline: This pickup is wider and larger than older models and boasts a scratch-resistant bed, according to carscoops.com. The Ridgeline will come equipped with many different safety features, including Lane Departure Warning and Lane Keeping Assist, and multi-angle rearview cameras come as a standard feature.
2017 Lexus LC 500: The LC 500, dubbed “the sexiest reveal at the North American International Auto Show” by driving.ca, is the follow-up to the LF-LC concept car which debuted at NAIAS four years ago. This vehicle has a low center of gravity and is powered by 467-horsepower V8. Get ready to test drive one for yourself in the spring of 2017.
2017 Porsche 911 Turbo: New York Daily News announced the Turbo model boasts 540 horsepower and a top speed of 198mph – not that we recommend driving that fast! This model should reach dealers in April of 2016, according to AutoSpies.
2017 Porsche 911 Turbo S Cabriolet: The 2017 911 Turbo S, with a 3.8 liter twin turbo flat 6, and 580 horsepower can run 0 to 60 mph in 2.8 seconds, as reported by New York Daily News. Like the Turbo model, this vehicle is available in coupe or cabriolet, though the cabriolet model was on display during NAIAS.
BMW M2: The 370 horsepower M2 has the best of both the 2 series and the M series. BMWBlog notes the gorgeous lines, aggressive flared wheel arches, and a mean stance of this stunning vehicle. The M2 can get from 0 to 60 mph in just over 4 seconds, making it fun and fast.
Nissan Titan Warrior concept: Nissan said in a statement to USAToday, that the pickup’s design goes to “new extremes with unapologetic, aggressive, athletic styling features that declare the concept’s offroad adventure intent and Nissan’s optimism for the truck market.” According to USAToday, it’s taller and wider than the Titan XD and truck fans who enjoy power and strength will love the Warrior.
2017 Ford Raptor: This lighter version of the Raptor is more agile and has a “new high-output, twin-turbo, DOHC version of Ford’s 3.5-liter V-6,” wrote New York Daily News. It also has 4 full-size doors and a beefier frame.
2017 Ford Fusion: While this is not a complete redesign, the updates on the 2017 model include a 325 horsepower and 350 pound-feet of torque engie, along with adaptive suspension that includes “pothole detection technology,” reported Digital Trends.
Audi A4 allroad: This striking vehicle is perfect for every situation including unpaved roads AudiUSA reported in a press release. “Particular highlights include the predictive efficiency assistant, adaptive cruise control Stop&Go including traffic jam assist and trailer assist that makes it easier to maneuver the outfit,” according to a press release by Audi.
Audi h-tron quattro concept: The h-tron quattro is Audi’s answer to the self-driving vehicle trend that has been popping up everywhere. According to a press release by Audi, “It computes a model of the car’s surroundings in real time and makes this information available to the assistance systems and the piloted driving and parking systems. The latter can assume driving tasks during parking or in stop-and-go traffic on freeways at speeds of up to 60 km/h (37.3 mph).”
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