The 2015 WRX STI Launch Edition will be powered by a 4-cylinder 2.5-liter turbocharged boxer engine producing 305 bhp (227 kW) at 6,000 rpm and a peak torque of 290 lb-ft (393 Nm) available at 4,000 rpm.
Subaru will offer 1,000 units painted in WR Blue Pearl and will come equipped with gold-painted 18” BBS alloy wheels. The STI Launch Edition is exclusively equipped with special interior colors and trim and gets a standard STI Short-Throw Shifter for the 6-speed manual transmission.
Audi has pooled the genes of its rugged allroad models and its forthcoming e-tron hybrids to create a striking and fittingly futuristic new crossover concept, the Allroad Shooting Brake concept, bound for this month‘s 2014 North American International Auto Show in Detroit.
The main highlights of the show car are an aluminium and carbon fibre body shell, MatrixBeam LED headlights and the e-tron quattro drivetrain. The allroad shooting brake has a wheelbase measuring 2.51 metres. It is 4.20 metres long, 1.85 metres wide and 1.41 metres tall. It has 19-inch alloy wheels wrapped around in 255/40 tires.
The 2014 AllRoad Shooting Brake Concept is powered by a transverse-mounted 4-cylinder, 2.0-liter TFSI turbocharged gasoline engine delivering 215 kW (292 hp) of power and 380 Nm (280.27 lb-ft) of torque. The 2.0 TFSI operates together with a disc-shaped electric motor via a decoupling clutch; the electric motor outputs 40 kW of power and 270 Nm (199.14 lb-ft) of torque. It is integrated in the six-speed e-S tronic. A second electric motor mounted to the rear axle offers 85 kW (155 hp) and 270 Nm (199.14 lb-ft) of torque.
The plug-in hybrid drive delivers impressive key performance data with 300 kW (408 hp) of system power and a system torque of 650 Nm (479.42 lb-ft). The car can accelerate from 0-62 mph in 4.6 seconds before hitting an electronically limited top speed of 250 km/h (155.34 mph).
The all-new AllRoad Shooting Brake Concept has a low fuel consumption figure of 1.9 liters of fuel per 100 km (123.80 mpg) (45 g CO2 per km [72.42 g/mile]) based on the relevant ECE standard. Its total driving range is up to 820 km (509.52 miles).
The 2015 GMC Canyon has a bold front fascia with projector beam headlamps, C-shaped LED daytime running lamps and prominent grille. It also has 17-inch painted aluminum wheels covered by all-terrain tires, a body-color grille surround with horizontal chrome bars and specific suspension tuning. It also features active aero grille shutters.
The interior of the 2015 Canyon is designed to be comfortable which features a bold instrument panel and a center console-mounted shifter. The Canyon’s cabin boasts exceptional attention to detail and premium appointments. Canyon’s seats are designed for long-haul comfort and wear.
The Canyon will have three different engines. The 2.5L four-cylinder delivering 193 bhp (146 kW) and 184 lb-ft (253 Nm) of torque, the 3.6L V6 produces 302 bhp (224 kW) and 270 lb-ft (366 Nm) of torque and for the 2016 model year, the company will offer a powerful and efficient Duramax 2.8L turbodiesel engine. All models are matched with a six-speed automatic transmission.
2015 Bentley Continental GT V8 S Convertible made its North American debut at the 2014 North American Auto Show. The V8 engine delivers 521 bhp (528 PS / 389 KW) at 6,000 rev/min and a peak torque of 680 Nm (502 lb.ft) at a mere 1,700 rev/min. Using this power plant the car completes the sprint in about 4.3 seconds and has a top speed of 192 mph (309 km/h).
The Passat family adds a new sportier member, the 2014 Volkswagen Passat Sport. Volkswagen mentions that the Passat Sport is the production version of the 2013 Passat Performance Concept showcased at the 2013 Detroit Auto Show.
The 2014 Volkswagen Passat Sport is powered by a 4-cylinder 1.8-liter EA888 Gen 3 Turbocharge and direct-injection engine, which delivers 170 hp of max power and 184 lb-ft of max torque. The 1.8-liter can be matched to a five-speed manual or a six-speed automatic transmission.
The 2014 Passat Sport is priced starting at $27,295 (€ 20,000) with the manual transmission (including $820 destination and handling), and will go on sale in early 2014.
Porsche announced that it will be unveiling the 911 Targa at the 2014 NA Auto Show. Echoing the design of the original 911 Targa of 1965, the new model features the distinctive Targa bar, a movable center roof section and a wrap-around rear window combined with innovative technical solutions that make it a true modern classic.
The introduction of the 911 Targa will be streamed live via www.porsche.com/detroit.
Lexus has officially unveiled the RC F Coupe which is set to debut at the 2014 North American International Auto Show on January 14th. The 2015 Lexus RC F coupe is styled to support the most powerful V8 performance car ever developed by Lexus.
The model has been equipped with an aerodynamic body kit. Ducts beneath the front bumper, fenders, and strategically-placed aerodynamic stabilizing fins create a stance which further identifies the F model. The car also has a revised grille and 19-inch forged aluminum wheels which are available in three different designs.
The RC F features an available speed-sensitive active rear spoiler. It enhances the coupe’s lines at standstill and deploys from the RC F’s deck at approximately 50 mph and retracts when the speed is less than 25 mph.
The striking cockpit-like interior of Lexus RC F complements the aggressive exterior. It is equipped with a new instrument cluster, leather-wrapped sport seats and alloy peals. The 2015 Lexus RC F debuts a Lexus-first elliptical cross-section thick-grip steering wheel with optimum placement of paddle gear shifts.
Performance details are not released but it is expected to be powered by the 5.0-liter V8 engine developing 460 bhp (343 kW). The car will accelerate from 0-100 km/h in 4.5 seconds and hit a top speed of approximately 300 km/h (186 mph).
The 2015 Rolls-Royce Ghost V-Specification will be available as a standard or long-wheelbase model. V-Specification motif coachlines finish the exterior paint-scheme. Optional visible chrome exhausts and 21” part-polished wheels add further expression to the car.
The V-Specification motif is echoed around the car’s handcrafted interior. The model gets a bespoke clock, steel inlays and a "V-Specification motif" on the seats and dashboard.
Major changes are under the hood as the 6.6-liter V12 engine produces 593 bhp (422 kW) and 780 Nm (575 lb-ft) of torque - an increase of 30 bhp (22 kW). With this increase in power the Ghost V- Specification accelerates from 0-60 mph in 4.7 seconds and hits a top speed of 155 mph (250 km/h).
The Ghost V-Specification will be available to order from January to June 2014.
The concept car is a 2+2 sports car which sports the latest version of Kia’s signature ‘Tiger Nose’ grille resting mere inches from the ground. It has vertical LED headlights, carbon fibre front splitter, a ventilated hood and 20-inch wheels.
The 2014 Kia GT4 Stinger Concept Car is powered by a turbocharged 2.0-litre engine that develops 315 bhp (235 kW). It has rear-wheel drive.
Further details will be available on its debut.