The Detroit Auto Show is just days away. We bring you the full rundown, from the Mercedes McLaren SLR Stirling Moss Edition, to the Audi A7 Concept.
Despite many car companies pulling out of next week's big show in Detroit - Ferrari, Land Rover, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Porshe, Rolls-Royce and Suzuki will all be absent - it will be far from a boring show. Many highly sought after production cars will be unveiled at the NAIAS.
Amongst them, is the 2010 Honda Insight Hybrid. A concept as recently as four months ago, the five-door will get 40mpg in the city and 67mpg highway. Priced at $20,000, Honda is looking to take on the Prius with their competitive new car.
Toyota, not wanting to be outdone, will show off the 2010 Toyota Prius. The million-unit seller will pass the torch to its next generation, which has even better fuel efficiency, and more rear passenger space.
Not everybody will be looking for a fuel-sipper. Audi will try to take advantage of absent supercar producers by unveiling the Audi R8 V10 at the show. With a 528 hp engine from the Lamborghini Gallardo LP560-4, a top speed of 196 mph, and 0-62mph time of 3.9 seconds, the R8 V10 will be one of only two supercars debuting in Detroit.
The other supercar will certainly get a lot of attention. Limited to only 75 units, the Mercedes Mclaren SLR Stirling Moss Edition will finally be revealed. With stats like a 217 mph top speed, and a 0-62 mph time of 3.5 seconds, the 650 hp supercharged V8 will draw in the crowds. The sleek, bullet-like styling will also turn more than a few heads.
BMW chose NAIAS to rollout the 2010 BMW Z4, a roadster which gives consumers a retractable hardtop. Its top of the line model will see the same 3.0-liter twin-turbo engine found on the 135i and 335i.
Luxury sport lovers will be happy to see the 2010 Bentley Continental GTC facelift & Continental GTC Speed at the show, which will compete with the Maserati Quattroporte Sport GT S, also appearing for the first time at Detroit.
Also making an appearance are the new MINI Cooper Cabrio, the ragtop version of the 2nd Gen Cooper and Cooper S, 2010 Ford Shelby GT500 Mustang, 2010 2010 Buick LaCrosse, the 2010 Cadillac SRX, and the all-new 2010 Chevrolet Equinox.
NAIAS will also provide an interesting selection of vehicles representing the future generation of cars and trucks. The highly anticipated Audi A7 Concept will make its debut, with a production release expected later in the year.
Now that Honda has killed off the next generation S2000, it is a perfect time for Volkswagen to unveil their VW Roadster Concept. Sharing a platform with the Audi R8, the as-yet unnamed concept would compete with the Lotus Elise and Toyota MR-2, should it go into production.
Toyota, still wanting to hang on to their a-list status in the field of green technologies, has been hard at work on a new all-electric concept. So hard at work that no member of their team has been able to leak out details or images of the vehicle.
Mercedes-Benz will try to get some of that green thunder with the BlueZERO Concept. They will likely show off two models: an all electric, and a plug-in/gas hybrid. The conceivable range of the all-electric model is 124 miles.
Subaru will wish the Legacy a happy 20th birthday with the introduction of a new Legacy Concept. The concept should have the same engine as the Tribeca, a 3.6 liter horizontally-opposed boxer that gets up to 258 hp and 350 Nm of torque.
Other concepts making their first entrance include the Fisker Karma S 'Sunset' Convertible Concept, Kia Soulster Concept, and the Volvo S60 Concept.
Of course, it would not be the North American International Auto Show without a strong rumor mill. Chrysler and GM, eager to show the world that bailout money has gone to the right place, could show off a whole range of electric vehicles. Chrysler showed off some of these cars back in September, including the Chrysler Town & Country, Jeep Wrangler, and a Dodge version of the Lotus Europa.
Meanwhile, Cadillac may have a concept to debut featuring the Chevrolet Volt powertrain. An all-electric Caddy would be a wise move, as the Chevrolet Volt may already be priced out of the market at $40,000. Cadillac has traditionally drawn interest from customers who would be able to afford the higher price tag of an EV.
Lexus is also rumored to have something in the hopper. The Lexus HS250h Hybrid, based on the new Prius, has been speculated since November.
The North American International Auto Show kicks off in Detroit with a three-day press preview starting on Sunday, January 11. NAIAS will close down on January 25.
- 2010 buick lacrosse
- 2010 Cadillac SRX
- 2010 Ford Mustang
- 2010 Ford Shelby GT500 Mustang
- 2010 Chevrolet Equinox
- Audi R8 V10
- Maserati Quattroporte Sport GT S
- 2010 Honda Insight Hybrid
- 2010 BMW Z4
- Mercedes Mclaren SLR Stirling Moss Edition
- Mini Cooper Cabrio
- 2010 BentleyContinental GTC facelift & Continental GTC Speed
- 2010 Toyota Prius
- Audi A7 Concept
- Fisker Karma S 'Sunset' Convertible Concept
- Toyota All Electric Concept
- Kia Soulster Concept
- Subaru Legacy Concept
- Mercedes-Benz BlueZERO Concept
- VW Roadster Concept?
- Volvo S60 Concept