High-res photos: http://www.worldcarfans.com/111100537150/gm-unveils-the-2012-chevrolet-colorado-video-added
If you're wondering why the photos here are of a right-hand drive pick up truck, that is because the task has fallen to GM Thailand to unveil to the world the new 2012 Chevrolet Colorado.
In Thailand, the new Colorado will be offered in 26 different combinations of powertrains and body-styles. Those include single-cab, extended-cab and crew cab variants along wide and narrow-body options, low or high stance, and two or four-wheel-drive.
The 2012 Colorado will come in three trim levels: LS, LT and LTZ.
Engines offered are the 2.8 liter Duramax turbo-diesel with 180 PS (132 kW / 177 hp) and 470 Nm (346 lb-ft) of torque and the 2.5 liter Duramax turbo-diesel rated at 150 PS (110 kW / 148 hp) and 350 Nm (258 lb-ft) of torque.
Cadillac unveils new CUE infotainment system
Cadillac has unveiled its new in-car infotainment/connectivity system
CUE stands for Cadillac User Experience and features an 8-inch touch-screen
with only four buttons to operate it, keeping things simple, according to
Features of the technology include Bluetooth connectivity for many
hand-held devices as well as natural voice recognition. New users can
choose a simpler set-up for the CUE or a fully connected "super user"
configuration. There's also a new technology called proximity sensing which
displays buttons on the screen as it senses a hand approaching the
CUE runs on a Linux operating system for greater stability.
The CUE system will debut next year in the Cadillac XTS and will also be
offered in the 2013 ATS sedan and the next SRX crossover.
GMC Sierra All Terrain HD Concept revealed
GMC has unveiled the Sierra All Terrain HD concept, ahead of its debut at
the North American International Auto Show.
Designed to be one of the most capable trucks ever created, the All Terrian
is a Sierra HD on steroids. Compared to the standard model, the concept is
shorter, wider, and taller. Furthermore, it has been equipped custom
control arms, Fox off-road shocks, front/rear jounce shocks, automatic
locking differentials, and a beefy front stabilizer bar with electric
In terms of styling, the concept features a massive grille, bulging fender
flares, LED lights and 20-inch aluminum wheels with 35-inch BFGoodrich KM2
tires. Out back, the bed has a composite liner and two compartments which
house an air compressor and a 110-volt outlet.
While no interior pictures were released, GM says the cabin has two-tone
leather seats, satin chrome trim, and a next-generation navigation system
with an 80 GB hard drive.
Power is provided by a Duramax 6.6-liter V8 diesel engine with 397 hp (296
kW) and 765 lb-ft (1,037 Nm) of torque. Performance specifications weren't
released, but GM estimates the All Terrain would have a payload capacity of
2,700 pounds (1,225 kg) and a towing capacity of 13,000 pounds (5,896 kg).
2012 Audi S8 general views - raw footage
The flagship has launched. The Audi S8 is here ahead of its public debut at
the Frankfurt motor show in two weeks and it is sporting some healthy
The S8 is powered by a 4.0 liter TFSI twin-turbo V8 configured to deliver 520 PS (382 kW /
513 bhp) and 650 Nm of torque (479.42 lb-ft). Transmission is the 8-speed
Tiptronic - engine and gearbox together allow the S8 to do the 0 to 100
km/h (62 mph) sprint in just 4.2 seconds. Top speed on the (Quattro)
all-wheel drive S8 is electronically-limited to 250 km/h (155 mph).
Audi also adapts its "cylinder on demand" cylinder deactivation technology
to the S8 which helps it reach a fuel-economy figure of 10.2 liters/100 km.
The S8 also features an adaptive air suspension with variable damping.
Standard wheels are the 9J x 20-inch rims with 265/40R20 tires while four
21-inch wheel offerings are available as an option.
On the inside, the flagship range-topper gets multi-way, powered comfort
sports seats designed specifically for the S8 while a variety of lush
finishes are available.
New tech on the S8 is the 360 degree parking system with four cameras
getting an around-the-car view while a computer splices the images together
for the driver to see on the display screen.