Tag: Detroit Auto Show 2013

2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT showcased at NAIAS 2013

On January 14th, 2013, the new 2014 Jeep® Grand Cherokee SRT is showcased in Detroit at the North American International Auto Show[NAIAS] 2013. The new 2014 Jeep® Grand Cherokee SRT has much more refined features, technology and equipment to make it unique in delivering style, luxury and safety while on the other hand it is powered with new 8HP70 eight-speed automatic transmission, to not only generate more power but more performance and efficiency too. In the engine configuration, the 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT is powered by 6.4 Litre HEMI® V-8 which is quite capable of producing a horsepower of 470[351 kilo-Watts] at 6000 RPM and a greater torque of 465 lb.-ft.[630 Nm] at 4300 RPM with 8HP70 8-speed automatic transmission with Eco Mode gives comfortable, smooth, much more improved shifting and fuel economy.

In the 2014 SRT model, the big 6.4-L engine is fined tuned to produce greater towing capacity of 7200 pounds which is



2014 Cadillac ELR won NAIAS EyesOn Design Awards in production category

The all wait  for the NAIAS EyesOn Design Awards is now over, as the winner in the Design category has been given to the Ford Atlas Concept and the Nissan Resonance Concept. On the other hand, the final result of EyesOn Design Awards is fall under production category which is also awarded at North American International Auto Show[NAIAS] 2013 : Winner of the EyesOn Design Awards  in the Production Category is given to – 2014 Cadillac ELR. The EyesOn Design Awards honor the most important display of design at North American International Auto Show[NAIAS] 2013, in Detroit.

The award winner decision is taken by North American and global leaders of design from Automobile makers with academic chairs of transportation design programs and design leaders from other fields.  It identify the skill and creativity of today’s most gifted designers in the areas of Aesthetics and Innovation, Concept Implementation, Functionality and Spirit of Industrial Design. The EyesOn Design Awards given in concept and production categories, which are desired by



Toyota Corolla Furia Concept premiered at NAIAS 2013

On 14th January 2013, at North American International Auto Show[NAIAS] 2013, Toyota has premiered the Corolla Furia Concept with an international celebration in Detroit. The next generation level of Toyota Corolla has stylish expression in its exterior, making the compact sedan more sexier than ever.  This form of Furia concept of Corolla will be a milestone for the creative design work in the new future vehicles of Toyota. As per the words said by group vice president and general manager of the Toyota Division, Bill Fay - “It blends a heightened emphasis on dramatic design and modern elements of high technology to generate curb appeal that will surprise a lot of people.”.

The Furia Concept of Corolla ia a compact luxury sedan, which has 181.9 inches[4620 mm] long,  71 inches[1805 mm] wide and  56.1 inches[1425 mm] high. It is based on a design theme of Iconic Dynamism which attracts and target new generation i.e.



EyesOn Design Award for Nissan Resonance Concept just after its debut at NAIAS

Here in Detroit, Nissan Resonance Crossover Concept has just won the EyesOn Design Award for the Best Concept Vehicle for this week, which is announced few hour after the debut of the Resonance Concept at the [NAIAS] -North American International Auto Show 2013. With the power of advance hybrid-electric technology the most attractive feature of this concept is the aggressive and future design look with the virtue of good fuel efficiency and shows respect to the environment,  in the Crossover segment.

The clean edge design with full use of aerodynamics is quite noticeable  In the exterior, the V-Motion front design in which front grille goes from hood and deep into the attractive boomerang shaped headlights. While the exterior body has strong surface with sexy line finishing. The distinctive roof floating design using a full size glass panel, is perfectly matched with the big size windows and the large space inside. The aggression can be seen in the unique name exterior color-



2014 BMW M6 Gran Coupe showcased at Detroit Auto Show 2013

We  know the muscular engine power of the BMW M6 Gran Coupe, from the previous unveils. In Michigan, it is showcased at the famous Detroit Auto Show[NAIAS] 2013 with the all-new composition of 4-door coupe combined with the carbon fiber roof panel and best quality of material.  While every component in the chassis and suspension of the new M6 Gran Coupe has given the base racing DNA nature of Sports Coupe. The 2014 M6 Gran Coupe has the engine which is developed over the proven experience on M V-8 Engine, which  is highly tested and most powerful engine ever assembled on a M production car.

The new M V-8 engine is twinPower Turbo 4.4-liter engine that generates a horsepower of 560[i.e. 412 kilo-Watts] at 5,750 – 7,000 RPM and produces a maximum torque of 500 lb-ft.[i.e. 680 Nm] from 1,500 to 5,750 RPM. The quick power generator and constant thrust of the M TwinPower Turbo V-8 is



2014 Mercedes-Benz E-Class live world premiere at Detroit 2013

The German Automaker Mercedes-Benz – a few days back displayed the premium and wide range of new 2014 E-Class for Europe market, and now boldly open the live world premiere of their new E-Class range at NAIAS[North American International Auto Show] on 14th January, 2013 at the press preview day, specially for U.S. market. This world premiere of their premium E-Class consists of all-new Mercedes-Benz E 63 AMG models and completely revised E-Class Coupé, Cabriolet and E-Class Saloon, Estate variants.

The Mercedes-Benz E-Class Saloon, Estate, Coupé and Cabriolet models and are fully improved to the best of Engine breeds in Efficiency, design algorithm and safety with very new assistance systems. Technically enhanced E-Class has advanced BlueDIRECT technology to boost 4-cylinder petrol engine with direct injection technology and make the E-Class more environment friendly, high performer, efficient with 6-cylinder engine and even more efficient with diesel engine with advanced driving dynamics. It has new



Hyundai HCD-14 Genesis Concept live at NAIAS Press Preview

On January 14th in the press preview day one, Hyundai boldly released one of their premium concept model – the HCD-14 Genesis Concept – at the NAIAS[North American International Auto Show] 2013 in Detroit, Michigan. Launching the premium 4-door coupe in the rear-wheel segment, has a perfect combination of high precision fluidic design, enhance driving dynamics, great power and advanced technology of the future vehicle. The president and CEO of Hyundai Motor America, John Krafcik expressed the industry future directions in its own way by saying – “HCD-14 Genesis gives a hint of the design direction we’ll be taking, and an indication of the focus we’re placing on driving dynamics and technology.”.

If we look at the design of HCD-14 Genesis, it depicts the liquid-metal high fluidic design approach with elementary design surface like of gemstone. On the exterior body, the front body with metal grille finish has a deep



Lincoln MKC Concept live at Detroit Auto Show 2013 [photo/video]

On the first press preview day on January 14th, 2013 at North American International Auto Show[NAIAS] 2013, live from Detroit, the much awaited debut of the luxury CUV concept  - the Lincoln MKC Concept – is all gone live at Lincoln Press Conference with full rejoice. The MKC concept was revealed just two days back and it was showing the best combination of technology and modern design in compact luxury model and that’s what next generation of customer is now going for. In the Lincoln press conference, the MKC Concept is said to have – “strong role that small utility luxury vehicle will play in Lincoln reinvented lineup and it underscored the importance of personalized experience and engagement extended beyond the dealership to the inside of the vehicle itself”.

The Lincoln MKZ has become the inspired DNA of MKC concept and in the press conference is described as ” love to drive model with most delight driving feel



2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Unveiled

The most awaited debut of all new 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray is going to make a good impact in the segment of Sports Car with redefined performance. Today Chevrolet with Corvette Stingray has target a new segment of modern customers in Detroit, by providing a great equilibrium of design, performance and technology. In the engine configuration, the 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray is powered with an all-new LT1 6.2 Litre V-8 Small Block Engine which is capable of generating an estimated horsepower of 450[i.e.

335 kilo-Watts] and an estimated max torque of 335 lb.-ft.[i.e. 610 Nm] at 1,000 to 4,000 rpm. The engine is built with the capability of more fuel efficiency using Active Fuel Management feature and also given a improved performance characteristic by direct injection variable valve timing technology to the engine. The LT1 Engine is combine with either a 6-speed paddle-shift automatic transmission or exclusive TREMEC TR6070 7-speed manual transmission with Active Rev Matching. Optimized configuration of



Lincoln MKC Concept – a luxury CUV debuts at NAIAS 2013

In the range of compact utility vehicle with unique style and high luxury, Lincoln has introduced the new Lincoln MKC Concept model today to be debut at North American International Auto Show[NAIAS] 2013 in Detroit, to regain their grip in the competitive market of luxury segment, by giving distinctive features, sporty driving dynamics and luxury comfort which are prime features of their just introduced MKZ model. MKZ is the inspired DNA model of MKC Concpet, to target a new generation of customer who has developed a new mindset in the segment of fast developing market of luxury utility vehicles.

One of their core target includes the market of China and Lincoln will start selling these model in the 3rd quarter of 2014. The Executive Vice President of Global Marketing, Sales and Service and Lincoln, Jim Farley has expressed it by saying – “We are reinventing Lincoln by focusing on the largest and fastest-growing segments of the



Fiat 500 lineup and design concepts debut at NAIAS

Fiat has announced that it is all set to showcase its models in the detroit auto show – North American International Auto Show[NAIAS] 2013. Same model range was displayed at Los Angeles Auto Show 2012 in November, which is comprised of all-new 2013 Fiat 500e battery based electric vehicle, 2013 Fiat 500 Abarth Cabrio, the 2014 Fiat 500L and Fiat 500L Trekking with the two more models of 500 design concept in the form of Italian design and character which have two more doors and provide 5 passenger comfortable room.

For those who love to drive small car with high performance with unique style in U.S., Fiat has provide that design concept in the form of Fiat 500 Abarth Tenebra, which is inspired from 500 Abarth and has unique exterior with aluminum wheels featured in 16-inch Hyper Nero Chrome Abarth design, Matte Grigio[gray] color, a Scorpion logo of Abarth in Gloss



Lexus IS Sedan with F Sport range get global debut at NAIAS

The Lexus has just released the photos with details of its new sports model of its IS range compact sedan – the Lexus IS F Sport models range and announced that the new F Sport range and the new compact Sedan Lexus IS models normal range, will all-together celebrate their global debut in DETROIT at North American International Auto Show[NAIAS] on Jan. 15th, 2013 and during a press conference in Cobo Center at 9:30 a.m. EST, will go on live with a footage stream at their website and Facebook  The new IS model range will have 3 models – the IS 250, the IS 350 and one hybrid model – the IS 300h which will be launched in the Europe, Japan and other international market.

While the new IS F Sport will be available in complete model range as the 250 F Sport and the 350 F Sport. The new IS model



2014 Volkswagen R-Line Tiguan and Touareg SUV debut at NAIAS

Volkswagen with Passat Performance Concept at NAIAS, has also going to introduce the two more models of Volkswagen in U.S., that will have the R-Line category and be in the 2014 MY SUV- the Tiguan R-Line and Touareg R-Line, just waiting for their debut in the coming NAIAS[North America International Auto Show] 2013 in DETROIT with more sportier R-Line featurs, dynamic characteristics and enhancement in the interior and exterior as well, while loaded with the same engine performance boost that existing Tiguan and Touareg models have.

The Tiguan with R-Line is equipped with two drive options – the front-wheel-drive or all-wheel-drive[4Motion®] and has TSI® turbocharged 4-cylinder 2.0 Liter Engine from the GTI. It is loaded with the impressive features like R-Line rear spoiler, side-skirts with body-colored and chrome trim, sport-tuned suspension with 19-inch aluminum alloy wheels from Mallory and standard LED daytime running Bi-xenon headlights. In the interior, it has the luxury of Fender Premium Audio



Volkswagen Passat Performance Concept debut at NAIAS 2013

On the prestigious international Auto Show of North America the – NAIAS[North America International Auto Show] 2013 in DETROIT, the Volkswagen of America is coming-up with the global debut of their model – the Volkswagen Passat Performance Concept, while the regular Passat variant in the other markets like Europe and Asia is quite famous for its exclusive luxury and performance. The sportier spirit model with 4-door concept incorporated with 6-speed Automatic Transmission and loaded with Volkswagen EA888 1.8 Liter turbocharged and direct-injected TSI® 4-cylinder Engine , which is capable of producing a horsepower of 250[i.e.

184 kilo-Watts or 253.56 PS]. The Bi-Xenon headlights which featured AFS -Advanced Front Lighting System and LED taillights with carbon applications on its mirror caps, 19-inch Luxor alloy wheels and dual exhaust, is for the first time introduced for the American model of Volkswagen Performance Concept of Passat not found in the regular Passat. The premium interior with dashboard more with carbon-like finish,



Chevrolet models going for debut at NAIAS 2013

Chevrolet is all-set for North America International Auto Show[NAIAS] 2013 in Detroit, for the debut of two all-new 2014 Chevrolet Silverado and the Chevrolet Corvette but with really different idea, by showcasing 5 models which are built and sold other than United States – 1) The Chevrolet Onix which is a Brazil based compact Hatchback and equipped with 5-speed manual or 6-speed automatic transmissions and with a option of 1.0-liter and 1.4-liter engines, can run on 100% ethanol or a flex[gasoline + ethanol] fuel.

Onix has advance technology and equipment like Chevrolet MyLink system, Bluetooth and which give access to songs, photos, videos by the mobile phone applications on a 7-inch color LCD panel. 2) The Chevrolet the Spin which is a compact urban multi-purpose vehicle with the provision of 7 passenger seating, specially built by GM’s facility in Bekasi, Indonesia and will get its sale order in Thailand and Indonesia in 2013.



Nissan Resonance Crossover Concept debut at NAIAS [Teaser]

On January,15th 2013 at the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit, Nissan is coming-up with its Crossover Concept – the Resonance Crossover Concept and will showcase it international debut on the Nissan stand. According to the Nissan, it has the advance series of Nissan Crossover design by incorporating the bold styling in a hybrid-electric crossover. The full details and photos will be released in the press conference of Nissan on January 15th, 2013 at 0810 hours. The North America’s biggest and most popular Automobile Show – the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) - will begin from the mid of January in DETROIT, which is a premium platform for the Automobile Companies everywhere from the world to showcase their debut of concept and production models.

The press preview at the NAIAS 2013 is going to open from January, 14th to 15th. While the Industry Preview will open from January, 16th to 17th and the Charity Preview on January, 18th. Finally



New 2013 Dodge Dart GT debut in detroit at NAIAS 2013

Dodge is coming-up with the new 2013 Dodge Dart GT model at the most prestigious Auto Show – the North America International Auto Show[NAIAS] 2013 in Detroit. The new Dodge Dart GT has in-built sport DNA with innovative style, enhanced performance and greater driving dynamics. In the Dodge line-up, the all new compact model -2013 Dodge Dart has been already got much appreciation for its best performance and style. In the line-up of Dart SE, SXT, Rallye, Aero and Limited models, the new  GT is the latest model and Dodge further continue to research for new high-performace R/T variant.

The new GT will available to U.S. Manufacturer’s at the suggested retail price of only $20,995[MSRP], thats exclude the excluding destination cost. It has 2.4 Litre Tigershark Engine which is capable of generating a horespower of 184[i.e. 137.26 kilo-Watts] with MultiAir 2 and 6-speed manual transmission and automatic 6-speed PowerTech[Autostick Automatic Transmission]. The dynamic exterior is



Mercedes-Benz E-Class double debut in detroit at NAIAS 2013

Mercedes-Benzis going to celebrate the double debut in detroit at North America International Auto Show[NAIAS] on Monday 14th January 2013 with its E-Class range (1) Mercedes-Benz E-Class Saloon and Estate, (2) Mercedes-Benz E-Class Coupé and Cabriolet models and (3) the much updated  Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG models available first time in a 4MATIC version, all are fully improved to the best of Engine breeds in Efficiency, design algorithm and safety with very new assistance systems. Technically enhanced E-Class has advanced BlueDIRECT technology to boost 4-cylinder petrol engine with direct injection technology and make the E-Class more environment friendly, high performer, efficient with 6-cylinder engine and even more efficient with diesel engine with advanced driving dynamics.

The E-Class family is equipped with very new and optimized assistance system which provides extra safety and better comfort – known as the ‘Mercedes-Benz Intelligent Drive’ – which will be introduced in the forth-coming Mercedes-Benz S-Class. Its basically provide every means



Audi SQ5 with gasoline engine debut at NAIAS 2013

With the debut launch of 2014 Audi R8 and Audi RS 5 Cabriolet at NAIAS 2013 in Detroit, Audi has just confirmed that they are also introducing the debut launch of their Audi SQ5 with Gasoline Engine, which is for the very first time in Gasoline Engine segment is really dynamic and capable of producing a high horsepower of 354[i.e. 260 kilo-Watts] between 6,000 and 6,500 RPM. The supercharged 3.0 Litre V6 Engine with 2,995 CC of displacement, can generate a top torque of 470 Nm[i.e. 346.65 lb.-ft.] between 4,000 and 4,500 rpm.

The 3.0 TFSI Engine can accelerate from 0 to 62 miles/hour[i.e. 0 to 100 kilometers] in 5.4 seconds with a top-speed of 250 kilometer/hour[i.e. 155 miles/hour] which is electronically limited. The new Audi SQ5 with Gasoline Engine have fuel average of 11.76 kilometer/litre[i.e. U.S. 21 miles/gallon in the NEDC] with a CO2 emissions of 199 grams/kilometer[i.e. 320.26 g/m] in



Hyundai HCD-14 Concept -debut at NAIAS 2013 in Detroit

Hyundai which is one of the famous Automobile Company in United States, has just announced that they are going to showcase a new concept car – the Hyundai HCD-14 concept,  at the North American International Auto Show [NAIAS] in Detroit at 3 pm EST, on January, 14th 2013. As Hyundai is quite confident on their HCD-14 concept debut at NAIAS by saying that the auto world will glimpse the  future design of Hyundai premium vehicle. With launch of this concept vehicle, Hyundai will introduce the advanced technology of 3-D gesture based controls in a premium car segment and on looking at the available teaser photo by Hyundai, the aerodynamic shape and curves on the upper part of side body and the slopping roof-line is quite eye-catching.

As per Hyundai, HCD-14 concept has spirited driving dynamics to make the travel more comfortable and safe. The North America’s biggest and most popular Automobile Show – the North American International Auto