Tag: NAIAS Detroit

All New Volkswagen Golf R Unveiled At Detroit Motor Show 2014

Volkswagen’s booth at the North American International Motor Show had a large number of visitors this year and the sole reason for was the all new Volkswagen Golf R. This is the all new hatch of the Golf family and happens to be the most powerful Golf ever developed. Yes it is true. The 2014 Volkswagen Golf R is the most powerful Golf yet and features a range of improvements over the 2013 Golf R. Powering the 2014 Golf R is an improved EA888 four-cylinder turbocharged engine featuring direct-injection.

This 2.0 liter TSI unit produces an estimated 290 hp at 5500 rpm, a 34 hp boost over its predecessor, and 280 pound-feet of max torque available between 1800 rpm and 5500 rpm. The improvements made in terms of power and torque are courtesy of water-cooled exhaust gas channels, dual injection system with direct and multi-port injection, fully-electronic coolant control system



2014 Mercedes Benz S 600 Top Range Model Unveiled In Detroit

Mercedes Benz has already made its mark with the reinvented Mercedes S-Class, thanks to the immensely long list of technologies the car comes with. Shortly after the launch of the 2014 S-Class, Mercedes and AMG together brought the S-Class AMG which again proves to be a strong contender in the executive saloon segment. The next big thing coming from Mercedes’ stables is the 2014 S 600, the top of the range S-Class that has been unveiled at the 2014 North American International Auto Show. S 600 is only available with long wheelbase and packs a range of luxury features.

“The S-Class has always been the embodiment of our claim to deliver the very best in terms of both technology and design” emphasised Ola Källenius, Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Mercedes-Benz Cars. “And our flagship model, the S 600, epitomises the focus of our development work, the ‘Essence



Audi ALLROAD Shooting Brake Concept Unveiled At 2014 NAIAS

A couple of days back we reported Audi is going to showcase an all new concept SUV at the 2014 North American International Auto Show. Well, keeping its promise, Audi has unveiled the Audi AllRoad Shooting Brake Concept at the Detroit Motor Show. The Shooting Brake Concept is based on e-tron quattro configuration, which essentially is a new form Audi has implemented for the very first time. It combines Audi’s Quattro all wheel drive and a hybrid drivetrain, leading to an all new language. “The show car combines sex appeal, highly efficient e-tron-quattro technology that produces 300 kW of power yet only consumes 1.9 l/100 km (123.80 US mpg) of fuel and cutting-edge electronic applications,” says Prof.

Dr. Ulrich Hackenberg, Member of the Board of AUDI AG, Technical Development. “We are offering very concrete glimpses of the near future in this show car.” Being a concept the body of the



2015 Subaru WRX STI Unveiled At North American International Auto Show

Subaru has unveiled the 2015 Subaru WRX STI at the 2014 North American International Auto Show a.k.a Detroit Motor Show. The WRX STI is Subaru’s flagship model and the 2015 iteration only gets better. To add a pinch of exclusivity to this model, Subaru will also offer a limited edition model called WRX STI Launch Edition featuring a unique WR Blue paint, gold BBS forged alloy wheels and unique interior trim. Only 1,000 such limited edition WRXs will be made. Powering the car is the legendary 2.5-liter turbocharged intercooled 4-cylinder BOXER engine that makes use of Dual Active Valve Control System (Dual AVCS) and produces 305 horsepower (SAE) at 6,000 rpm and 290 lb.-ft.

of peak torque at 4,000 rpm. The engine is teamed with a revised 6-speed manual transmission. Working parallel with the engine and transmission is Subaru Intelligent Drive (SI-DRIVE) powertrain management system that features three drive modes:



2015 Acura TLX Prototype Showcased At Detroit Motor Show

Acura has unveiled the 2015 Acura TLX Prototype at the 2014 North American International Auto Show a.k.a Detroit Motor Show. The 2015 TLX Prototype gives a preview of the 2015 TLX performance luxury saloon that is scheduled to launch later this year at Acura dealerships across US. “The Acura TLX Prototype is a precursor of some amazing things we have in store for our Acura sedan customers,” said Mike Accavitti, senior vice president, American Honda Motor, Co., Inc. “As you would expect from an Acura, this completely new model will offer innovative technologies that break down the barriers between the driver and the machine to deliver a more intuitive, connected and personal driving experience.” Acura has followed a “Red Carpet Athlete” theme which focuses on a perfect mixture of luxury and performance.

With the launch of TLX, Acura will expand its sedan lineup which already includes the ILX compact luxury



All New 2015 Chrysler 200 Sedan Debuts At Detroit Motor Show

Chrysler has launched the all new 2015 200 sedan at the 2014 North American International Auto Show and expects to make a mark in the mid-size sedan segment. Being younger to the 300 sedan it smaller but is equally well equipped. Major highlights of the 2015 200 sedan include an innovative all-wheel-drive system which allows automatic fully disconnection of rear axle, industry-first standard nine-speed automatic transmission delivering fuel economy ratings of 35 mpg, state-of-the-art electronic shifting with rotary dial, an inventive and practical  center console and much more.

The car will be offered with a choice of two engines, a 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 engine producing 295 horsepower and 262 lb.-ft. of torque, and the standard 2.4-liter MultiAir2 Tigershark I-4 engine that produces 184 horsepower and 173 lb.-ft. of torque. The 2015 Chrysler 200 offers a range of easy-to-use, state-of-the-art advanced technology and safety and security features. Being a world-class vehicle, Chrysler has made required changes to