Ford Atlas concept pickup truck at the 2013 Detroit auto show - Autoweek TV
Audi peppered its stand with two new high-performance vehicles. For the car fans there is the RS7, which packs a twin-turbo V8 and a top speed of 190.
And for crossover fans there's the SQ5 with a supercharged V6 and 354 hp. Details on the RS7: http://www.autoweek.com/article/20130114/DETROIT/130119914?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=social
Volkswagen previewed a new seven-passenger SUV with the CrossBlue concept. When it hits the streets next year, the SUV will use the Passat's platform and be built in Tennessee. It will replace the Routan minivan. Details on the CrossBlue: http://www.autoweek.com/article/20130114/DETROIT/130119921?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=social
Toyota and Honda both showed concepts aimed at winning over younger buyers.
The Honda Urban SUV concept uses the platform from the Fit, and looks to go up against the Nissan Juke. It will be built in Mexico. More details on the Honda SUV concept: http://www.autoweek.com/article/20130114/DETROIT/130119911?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=social
And the long-in-the-tooth Corolla is ready for a makeover and the Furia concept shows that the next version of Toyota's small sedan will gain some attitude. Details on the Toyota Furia: http://www.autoweek.com/article/20130114/DETROIT/130119905?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=social
Nissan, not to be left out of the party, is showing up the replacement for the Versa hatchback. It will be called the Versa Note. And then there's the Resonance concept, which previews the replacement for the Murano.
And for the home team, Cadillac rolled out the swoopy ELR coupe, which uses the Chevy Volt powertrain. More on the ELR: http://www.autoweek.com/article/20130115/DETROIT/130119978?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=social
And Ford served notice that the next-generation F-150 pickup will be a technology tour de force, shedding weight while keeping all those manly truck features. More on the Ford Atlas: http://www.autoweek.com/article/20130115/DETROIT/130119891?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=social
That's the news from Detroit for today. Hit up autoweek.com for tons more details.
We'll be back tomorrow. Enjoy the drive.
2013 Ford F-150 FX4 - Autoweek goes off-road
Brad Constant takes the 2013 Ford F-150 FX4 Off-Road Series to The Mounds
Recreational Vehicle Park north of Detroit. How will it perform in the mud
and ruts of the back woods?
For all our truck reviews and news, click on http://www.autoweek.com.
2014 Acura MDX at the Detroit auto show - Autoweek detailed walkaround
This week the next-generation Acura MDX was revealed at the Detroit auto
show. Take a detailed walkaround of the MDX with Autoweek west coast editor
Mark Vaughn as he points out the new features of this seven-passenger SUV.
For more details on the Acura MDX:
Lamborghini stops selling cars in Iran - Autoweek TV with Rory Carroll
As if living under brutally oppressive theocratic regime wasn't bad enough,
now Iranians won't be able to buy Lamborghinis. Bowing to pressure from an
organization called "United against a Nuclear Iran," Lamborghini will stop
selling cars in the Islamic Republic.
Iran's pursuit of a nuclear weapon has led to some tough sanctions, but
many analysts expect that the weapons program will now be abandoned in
order to restore the flow of Aventadors into Tehran.
BMW is pressing ahead with a plan to build a car to correspond to every
digit. Early this week at the Detroit auto show, they showed off a new
4-Series, which is of course, a coupe version of the three series. Rumor
has it that the Bavarians are working on a 9-Series, which will be a
6-wheeled garbage truck. An unnamed BMW executive was quoted as saying, "We
would not develop anything less than the most sporting, dynamic multi-ton
Details on the M6 Gran Coupe, 4-series coupe debut at Detroit auto show:
And finally, if you guessed that Sergio Marchionne was the auto-exec that
dropped an ethnic slur during the Detroit auto show, you'd be correct. In
explaining why the Alfa 4C would be delayed, Marchionne said, "With all due
respect to my American friends, it needs to be a Wop engine," That was
followed by a few moments of silent discomfort by the assembled press
Anyway, that's the news. We'll be back tomorrow, but until then check out
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2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee Detroit auto show reveal - walkaround teaser
The 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee arrived today sporting a new, available
3.0-liter EcoDiesel V6 with 420 lb-ft of torque. It was accompanied by a
refreshed high-performance Grand Cherokee SRT8 with the company's 8-speed
automatic transmission. Autoweek road test editor Jonathan Wong takes a
quick look at the reveal and some of the key features of the new Grand
Cherokee on the stand at the 2013 Detroit auto show.