The year in motorsport, not on January 1, but the same day that starts the Detroit , the first great hall of the season begins. Yesterday, therefore, began the year with the car great American living room, also known as North American International Auto Show NAIAS .
After two days of presentations to the press, it’s time to make a review of the most relevant news we have seen. Most presentations are American brands seeking more support from the public, but foreign brands use their impact to present, in many cases, models designed for the American market.
Beginning in alphabetical order Alfa Romeo not too surprised us with his new Alfa Romeo 4C Spider. And I say that not surprise us because the differences with the prototype shown in 2014 are minimal. In any case, the 4C loses the ceiling in favor of one canvas to captivate yet strangely had.
Audi who stands for creating great presentations with many models, has made noise with one, the new Audi Q7. The brand presents its new large SUV, a new generation have plenty to say precisely in the American market.
Buick flag with American soul where there has been present with two major developments. One was the Buick Avenir Concept, a new prototype of luxury sedan is what brings together design and technology. On the other hand, closed their news with the Buick waterfall, which as we met a few days ago, it is only a relogotipado our Opel Cabrio. Cadillac , another American hopelessly presents the new Cadillac CTS-V, a sports sedan with 640 horsepower.
And we went to a Chevrolet who wanted to show in the Detroit technological power. On the one hand its prototype Chevrolet Bolt anticipated a 100% electric car will see in the coming months. Furthermore, the second-generation Chevrolet Volt, which updates its image but also its technology. Now it is more efficient and has a greater autonomy in pure electric mode.
Ford has scratched his pocket when presenting their innovations in Detroit. Have been three major developments, all of them authentic athletic. First, the new Ford Mustang Shelby GT350R, a real car track day in a mythical body. Also reached the new Ford F-150 Raptor, the sportiest version of the pick up. Finally closed the trio the new Ford GT, a new reinterpretation of the sports now Ecoboost V6 600 horses.
Honda came ready to raze the new Honda NSX, reviving the sport with a second generation now with hybrid technology. Hyundai has not been precisely cut regarding news. While presenting his hybrid Sonata hybrid plug versions but also has shown us a new prototype of the most attractive, the Hyundai Santa Cruz Concept.
Infiniti came to America with probably one of the most attractive saloon models, the Infiniti Q60 Concept. Prefigures a coupe to come in a couple of years. Lexus is not short and presents the new Lexus GS F for the first time a sports version with label F for big sedan. Lincoln presents its Lincoln MKX. For its part, Mercedes came loaded with new features, with Mercedes-AMG Coupé GLE 63 as flagship, but also two new versions for the C-Class, the C350 Plug-in Hybrid and sports C450 AMG Sport.
Nissan has led to Detroit the new Nissan Titan XD, a pickup full size which premieres Cummins diesel V8 with 310 horsepower. Porsche Power has also spoken in the classroom, first with a new Porsche Cayenne Turbo S whopping 570 horses, but also with a Porsche 911 Targa 4 GTS which eventually joins list of 911 models as a sportier option for Targa.
We turn Toyota , who has officially unveiled its new 2016 Toyota Tacoma pick up the new design and new 3.5 V6 engine is renewed. Volkswagen also attacked the American market a prototype, the Volkswagen Cross Coupe Concept GTE, which prefigures a new SUV manufactured in the United States.
and end with Volvo which has been removed from the sleeve S60 Volvo Cross Country, a jacket sedan looks have much to do in the Yankee market, but also the S60 Inscription, elongated battle and manufactured in China for the American market.
Article News highlights from the 2015 Detroit show was originally published in Current Motor.