Our Top 6 cars of the 2017 Detroit Motor Show
The North American Auto Show is the first major motor show of the new year; and, from halls packed full of exciting new cars, these are our favourites
Of course, there’s no guarantee we’re going to see a production version, but with Volkswagen committed to an annual sales target of one million electric vehicles by 2025, a model this versatile could certainly help the folio. Just don’t cancel your order for the Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace just yet.
Marking the 50th anniversary of AMG, the limited run of Edition 50s will come in two exclusive paint finishes: designo graphite grey (pictured) and designo cashmere white magno. There are black chrome finishes to the forged alloy wheels, side skirts, grille inlets, diffuser and tailpipes, but the big news is the ‘GT C’ model designation.
This is the coupe version of the GT C Roadster we first saw at the Paris Motor Show, and so features a wider rear track, rear-wheel steering and a twin-turbocharged 4.0-litre V8 that produces 549bhp, helping this car accelerate from 0-62mph in 3.7sec.
It has been developed by the former head of BMW’s M Division, and has been designed to take on (and undercut) the likes of the BMW 440i M Sport, Audi S5 Sportback and Mercedes-AMG C43. Kia isn’t kidding. With a 0-62mph time of 5.1secs and a top speed of 167mph, Kia isn’t kidding.
The LS also promises to be a technological tour de force, too, so expect adaptive air suspension, optional roof-mounted speakers, a widescreen head-up display and a dynamic control system that can automatically brake and steer around obstacles.
The first crop of hand-picked customers are expecting deliveries this year and we’ll be looking forward to catching a rare glimpse of those stunning aero-inspired lines on a UK road. Or perhaps even driving one. We can dream…