Hyundai will debut the HCD-14 concept vehicle at the 2013 North American International Auto Show in Detroit. The HCD-14 concept will give the automotive world a glimpse into future Hyundai premium vehicle design, advanced 3-D gesture-based technology controls, and spirited driving dynamics. The HCD-14 concept will be revealed at 3 pm EST, January 14.
- SQ5 with 3.0 TFSI engine at the Detroit Auto Show
- From zero to 100 km/h (0-62 mph) in 5.3 seconds
- 250 km/h (155 mph) top speed
The new Audi SQ5 shown at the Detroit Auto Show is the first ever to be powered by a gasoline engine – in this case one producing 260 kW (354 hp) and 470 Nm (346.65 lb-ft) of torque. The new top-of-the-line model, which was designed specifically for markets such as the United States, Canada and China, uses a 3.0 TFSI engine with forced induction. It sprints from zero to 100 km/h (0-62 mph) in 5.3 seconds on its way to a top speed of 250 km/h (155 mph).
Only about 3% of all cars sold in the United States are electric or gas-electric hybrids
Hybrids and electric vehicles are flooding the U.S. auto market these days, but some in the industry have serious doubts about the viability of green cars.
A substantially revised Boxster was unveiled by Porsche on Thursday, mere days after the German automaker’s executives packed up from the Detroit auto show media previews.
While this Boxster unmistakably follows in the footsteps of previous models, Porsche called the two-seat sports car’s lightweight body entirely new and its chassis completely revamped.
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• As reported in last Sunday’s Automobiles section and by our colleagues at India Ink, the Detroit auto show was preceded by some notable debuts at the Delhi auto expo. The plush Ford EcoSport crossover was stared down in Delhi by a trucklike concept from Maruti Suzuki, the largest automaker by sales volume in India. The XA Alpha concept, measuring roughly 13 feet in length, makes a play for young urban-dwelling Indians with eyes for the Range Rover Evoque but not necessarily the rupees. A production vehicle would be powered by a range of gasoline and diesel engines, the automaker said. (Maruti Suzuki)