Completely new cars, which the whole world already dreams about, was shown at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. Represent the new G-Class from Mercedes came to the world’s main fan of the model Arnold Schwarzenegger, who was clearly upset that the eclectic “helik” should not wait. Immediately showed a new generation of the Volkswagen Jetta sedan, an updated classic pickup pickup and dozens of novelties and conceptual models.
One of the most long-awaited novelties was a completely new generation of G-Class from Mercedes-Benz. Since 1979, its appearance has not undergone significant changes, and the square handicaps of the brutal SUV have since been considered a characteristic feature of the automotive style design icon. To the creators it was important not only to show that their creation is a completely new generation of “helik”, but also to preserve the traditional features for the model.
Therefore, the classic body shape, as well as a set such as a permanent all-wheel drive, a ladder-type frame, a lowering and three locks of differentials remain with the German.
The new-generation SUV is 53 mm longer and 121 mm wider. The equipment of the model will include LED headlight headlights, various auxiliary systems, in addition, for her created a new suspension. As for the interior, in here, as in the new E-Class or S-Class, a large display with virtual instruments can be installed as an instrument panel. And, of course, it is worth saying that
To represent the new car together with the general director Daimler Dieter Zetsche came Arnold Schwarzenegger – the old admirer of model.
The Volkswagen brand, which recently reported record sales in 2017, introduced a new generation of the best-selling Jetta. The seventh-generation sedan is built on a modular platform with a transverse engine arrangement (MQB), which makes it similar to Volkswagen models like Tiguan, Teramont, Golf and Arteon. The novelty differs more dynamic proportions, bright and progressive design, a large interior volume, better ergonomics, modern Multimedia and an impressive set of driver assistant systems.
At NAIAS, Ford demonstrated the new Edge ST – the first “charged” version of the SUV with a new eight-speed transmission. The car is equipped with an active maneuvering system Evasive Steering Assist, adaptive cruise control with technologies Stop-and-Go and Lane Centring. The novelty will go on sale in Europe at the end of this year in Edge Vignale, ST-Line, Titanium and Trend complete sets, and also receive new powerful diesel engines. In the US, Edge will start selling in the summer – unlike Europe, it will be equipped with a powerful V6 engine.
At Ford’s native exhibition, the brand also demonstrated for the first time the new Ford Ranger, specially designed for the US market, equipped with a 2.3-liter EcoBoost gasoline engine, a 10-speed automatic transmission and state-of-the-art technology, including collision avoidance and pedestrian recognition.
Lexus introduced its new concept of the flagship crossover LF-1 Limitless, a harbinger of a new category of luxury cars. The novelty is intended to demonstrate not only innovations that the brand will surprise in the future, but also the evolution of the Lexus brand design. So, in the basis of the design of the model lay the concept called “melted katana”. At the same time, the key element in the design of the novelty was the grille in the form of a spindle. On LF-1 Limitless, this idea has been further developed: here some elements begin at the stern, and then visually continue up to the front of the machine.
If you look into the salon, you can see that the driver’s seat is designed in such a way as to allow him to concentrate completely on traffic and life in the car. Analog buttons and switches gave way to responsive controls and a minimalistic display.
Predicting the emergence of new generation Infiniti cars, the brand rolled out the concept car Q Inspiration with the proportions of the coupe and an elongated silhouette. Designers at its creation tried to maximally escape from the classic forms of the sedan, demonstrating a new vision of the exterior of cars. In Q Inspiration, the VC-Turbo engine technology is implemented – this means that in the future, for a number of serial models, the brands will install engines with variable compression ratio. The car offers a driver-centered interior and a new level of autonomous movement technologies. So, the ProPILOT system is designed to save the driver from routine and stress during daily trips.
Exit to a new level of autonomous driving system will allow to shift to electronic assistants a number of the most stressful, monotonous management tasks and at the same time increase the level of active safety. The system practically takes on the functions of the “second pilot”, while the driver always retains maximum control over the situation.
Kia presented a completely new Forte sedan also it is known as Cerato, and this is the third generation of the model. It differs more refined style, and in the equipment there were new options, which users asked. So, the updated package of systems of the help to the driver will be accessible. These include a warning system about the possibility of a collision with an object in the blind zone, the assistant to maintain traffic in the band, a system to prevent frontal collisions and intelligent cruise control. For the new Forte, both the projection headlights and the LED lights are offered.
In the list of standard equipment Forte there was a multimedia system with 8-inch touch screen with support for Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. The model retained its two-liter engine with a power of 147 hp, in a pair which offers a six-speed manual transmission, or the IVT variator – the first in the history of the brand. According to calculations, a two-liter engine paired with the IVT transmission will achieve 6.7 l / 100 km in the combined fuel consumption cycle, almost 0.6 L / 100 km less than the predecessor. In the US, sales of new items will start in late 2018.
Hyundai for the first time in the US market introduced its sports model Veloster N, which has outstanding characteristics and a platform on which the Hyundai Veloster was created 2019 model year. Externally, the Veloster N features an exclusive, specially designed for the N line design of the front of the car and radiator grille. The novelty is designed to attract the attention of fans of the sports style of driving. The interior Veloster N is equipped with sports front seats of N-design with fabric trim and developed, dynamic support driving rollers. The interior is decorated with the N-design sports steering wheel and the shift knob, the door sills with the N logo, and the N-design instrument panel.
The Veloster N has a two-liter turbocharged engine. Estimated engine power is 275 hp.