Top 5 Debuts of the LA Auto Show
Yesterday morning, the LA Auto Show unleashed it's secrets upon the automotive world. Companies from all over the globe have come to give us a glimpse of what they have been working on since last year. Here are the top 5 world debuts from the LA Auto Show.
Car 1. Hyundai Genesis Coupe Concept
Probably the most anticipated debut of the LA Auto Show, the Genesis Concept is set to go into production in the Spring of 2009. It is a rear-wheel drive 2 + 2 sports car that is geared toward turners everywhere. Motor options will include a Turbocharged Inline-4, or a 3.8 liter V6 used in the Genesis Sedan.
Car 2. Honda FCX Clarity
The latest fuel-cell design from Honda, the FCX Clarity is rumored to produce a gasoline equivalent of 68 miles per gallon (city/highway average). Oddly enough, you cannot "buy" the new FCX, you can lease it under a 3 year/$600 per month term. Also, on California Residents who live near the 3 Hydrogen refueling stations need apply.
Car 3. Lincoln MKS
One of the few Luxury debuts at the LA Auto Show, the new MKS is designed to appeal to the people who are looking for performance, luxury, style and affordability. Lincoln has also decided to use Ford's new gasoline turbo direct injection engine technology - which provides the power and torque of a larger V-8, while still offering the fuel efficiency of a V-6. Lincoln will let one go for around $38,000.
Car 4. Chevy Silverado Hybrid
The nations most efficient full-sized pick-up. By using the new Hybrid Transmission engineered at GM's Allison Transmission Plant, Chevrolet has claimed to increase fuel mileage up to 40%. It is powered by a 6 liter V-8 and a few smaller electric motors responsible for powering the Silverado up to 30MPH. The new Hybrid will be available in late 2008.
Car 5. Audi Cross Cabriolet Quattro
A half crossover half roadster from Audi. Its is powered by a 3.0 liter 6-cylinder TDI. Power is listed at 240 to the wheels with 369 ft-lbs of torque launching the concept to 60MPH in 7.1 seconds. It also features electronically variable ride height which can move up or down by 1.6 inches. The design is also a look into the future of Audi. The navigation system is linked to Google Earth and Audi even stepped out of the comfort zone to throw in some cup holders.
The LA Auto Show will run through the 25th of November, 2007 with much more to come. More debuts, information and countless pictures are sure to overflow from one of the largest Auto Shows in North America.
Thanks : AutoBlog