2014 North American International Auto Show Preview
Our MotorWeek crew is busy putting together next week’s report on the 2014 North American International Auto Show. But, that doesn’t mean we can’t give you a sneak peek at some of the Motor City’s headliners.
The rebadged Chrysler 200 featured in the 2011 Super Bowl commercial signaled a rebirth for the Detroit automaker. Now, for 2015, there’s a redesigned 200 sedan that renews the product itself. Using an Alfa Romeo chassis, the mid-sized exterior is easy on the eyes, while the interior is roomy and luxurious.
Powertrains include I4 and V6, with a 9-speed automatic and 35 MPG fuel economy.
General Motors is making lots of news at Detroit, from the Corvette ZO6, to new mid-sized pickup trucks. The Chevrolet Colorado looks sporty, while the mechanically-similar GMC Canyon is more formal. Both offer 4 or 6-cylinder power with a diesel due for 2016.
Following on the success of the Cadillac ATS sedan comes this 2015 ATS Coupe. Smooth and purposeful, it retains all the handling prowess of the four-door.
On the global scene, Mercedes Benz brought their new C-Class to the show, with its progressive look, “S-Class level safety” and electronic aids.
And there’s so much more… From Ford’s new Mustang and F150 to a show-stopping Lexus. We’ll have it all for you soon, but that’ll do it for this week’s MotorNews.