The Detroit motor show is certainly one of the hottest shows of the year. Cars that aren’t even ready off the assembly line, are ushered into packed arenas as industry expert eagerly anticipate the newest shapes, styles and engines. Is there any surprise this show is amongst the best in the motoring calendar considering Detroit’s motoring history? Motor City is the breeding ground for car talent, below is a rich picking of those likely to succeed in the up and coming years.
The beautifully crafted CLA – based on the same platform as the A-Class – is expected to appeal to a younger market with its extraordinarily competitive starting price of £25,000.
The 2014 Stingray is the most powerful standard model ever, with an estimated 450bhp and capable of reaching 60mph in less than four seconds. A Stingray with a VIN ending in #0001 recently sold for $1.1m, that’s 20 times the price of it’s expected $50,000 price tag .
With a new name and shape the 3-Series has been laid to rest in favour of the 4-Series. The Production version of the 4-Series Coupe Concept is expected in showrooms by the end of 2013, with a Coupe and Gran Coupe to follow suit shortly after.
Lexus sure did keep to their word in the styling department; the new IS features separated L-shaped daytime running lights, while LED taillights wrap the backend.
Telsa Model X
This 7-seat SUV has enough firepower to outrun a Porsche 911 to 60mph and best of all…it’s electric! Prices are expected to start at $50,000 and rise to $90,000.
Hyundai’s concept gave motoring enthusiasts a peek of what they can expect in the future. The Californian-designed concept takes shape from the BMW 5-Series.
Ford Shelby Focus ST
This Shelby Focus is a rework of the Ford Focus ST. The original 2.0-litre engine is unchanged, instead Shelby have concentrated on crossed drilled brakes, lower suspension and a new exhaust system. The package costs $15,000 but you’ll need have to donate an ST as this isn’t included. This may not go down in motoring history, instead it’s overpricing is likely to cause a stir among enthusiasts.