The 2013 North American International Auto Show brings almost 50 new launches of not only cars, but also some cool, new technology. YNN’s Car Coach Lauren Fix takes a closer look.
The two-day series of unveilings started with the naming of the North American Car, the Cadillac ATS, and Truck of the Year, the Ram 1500.
One of the most anticipated reveals, the 2014 Corvette Stingray is the most powerful standard model ever, with an estimated 450 horsepower. It is expected to be the most fuel-efficient Corvette, exceeding the EPA-estimated 26 mpg. Like the 1963 Sting Ray, the best Corvettes embody performance, cutting-edge technologies, breathtaking design, and awe-inspiring driving experiences.
The 2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA is an aggressive, four-door design with a studded sport grille. The turbocharged, 208 horsepower inline-4 engine offers the “mbrace2” in-vehicle technology suite, with available Internet access, collision prevention, and attention assist. The Driver Assistance Package is also available, featuring DISTRONIC adaptive cruise control, Blind Spot and Lane Keeping Assist. Inside, the CLA offers front sport seats, and a three-spoke multifunction sport steering wheel with luxurious leather interior. Optional Sport Package includes sport body styling, 18-inch wheels, and front sport brakes.
The 2014 Silverado pickup truck made its auto show debut. Along with the redesigned GMC Sierra, has been reworked with a lighter but stiffer frame and cab, a fresh interior with video screens and wireless connectivity, and three new engines.
The 2014 Infiniti Q50 replaces the Infiniti G37 sedan. It marks the start of a whole new design and engineering approach for Infiniti. The interior uses a completely new layout with two large touch screens. The upper screen is reserved for the more frequently used features, like navigation.
2013 Range Rover HSE provides premium levels of prestige and comfort. This SUV can go through water up to 3-feet deep. It has 29-speakers and five cameras. Land Rover’s unique Terrain Response system is standard with Hill Start Assist and Gradient Acceleration Control.
The 2013 Bentley Muslanne is a 202-mph luxury sedan built in England and can be yours for $296,000.
Finally the 2014 Audi RS7 four-door coupe is based on the striking A7. This hyper-fast version grabs its 4.0-liter, twin-turbocharged V-8 from the S8 sedan with 560 horsepower. A supercharged, three-liter V6 engine that’s sporty both inside and out powers the new SQ5.