THE EUROPEAN BRANDS ARE DISPLAYING THEIR NEWEST MODELS FOR THE US MARKETS AT THE DETROIT AUTO SHOW. 61 NEW MODELS MOST OF WHICH ARE INTRODUCED TO THE WORLD FOR THE FIRST TIME, ESPECIALLY THE GERMAN BRANDS, HAVE MET THE VISITORS.
The Detroit Auto Show, which is the first automobile meeting of the year, opened its doors in January. German brands made a show of strength this year too in the biggest Luxory SUV and sports automobile market: the USA. In the show, where 61 new models, most of which are introduced to the world for the first time, are displayed, new environmentalist technologies have gained as much attention as luxurious models have. Here are the most popular innovations of the show…
PRETENTIOUS IN THE LUXURY COUPE MARKET
At the show, the German producer Mercedes officially displayed its E Series Coupe for the first time. The new model, which has design similarities with its big brother the S Series, will be offered for sale in Turkey and in many other markets. The luxury coupe, which is planned to be in direct competition with the BMW 6 Series, will hit the roads as one of the most pretentious models of its class with its stylish ceiling line, LED headlights, rich equipment, and its technology, which is one-step closer to autonomous driving. The automobile, which is nearly 5 meters in length, has been designed 123 mm taller and 74 mm wider compared to its previous version. The Mercedes S Series Coupe, will be on the roads with 5 different engine options, of which one is diesel with a HP that changes between 184 and 333 while the other four options are gasoline.
THE GLA SUITES OFF-ROAD BETTER
One of the newest ones of the show the Mercedes GLA is one of the models that have been put up for sale after being displayed. Mercedes that immediately rushed its new model to the show, because of the increasing interest in the SUVs in the USA has released the new model afterwards. The new GLA will also be sold in our country’s markets after some time. The vehicle, which will be available to purchase with two or four-wheel drive options, will also offer the option of auto or manual transmission. The strongest model of the vehicle will again carry the AMG logo. This model named GLA 45 AMG will be able to go from 0 to 100km/ph in 4,4 seconds while generating 381 HP and 475 Nm torque thanks to its 2.0-lt engine.
A NEW Q8 SURPRISE FROM AUDI
The Audi Q8 Concept, which was displayed in Detroit, will be the biggest model in the company’s product range. This large SUV, which offers space for 4, will present itself in the Coupe SUV class. The Q8 Concept that aims at harmonizing an SUV’s functionality and a coupe’s attractiveness also reveals this with its performance. Audi offers 3.0-lt TFSI engine and an electric engine producing 700 Nm torque and 245 kW in this large SUV. As the gasoline engine provides the vehicle 333 HP, the electric engine has a power of 100 kW on its own. With the combination of the two engines, the model, which goes from 0 to 100kmph in 5,4 seconds, can reach a maximum speed of 250 km/ph. Even though, it has such high performance, its average gas consumption at 100km/ph has been announced to be 2,3-lt. The Q8, which has been announced to hit the roads in 2018, has a length of 5.02 meters. The model that offers the maximum space for its passengers with its 3 meters wheelbase and 4 person interior capacity, has been equipped with Audi’s new virtual cockpit.
THE VW TIGUAN IS NOW A 7-SEATER
The best innovation that the German producer VW in America has displayed is the 7-seater Tiguan. The model, which will be sold not only in the US but also in Europe, will also be able to optionally equip a third row seat. The Tiguan Allspace, which offers a bigger interior with its body that is 215 mm longer than its standard model, will be on the roads in the second half of this year. The model, which has finally obtained 2 extra seats and a bigger interior thanks to its increased dimensions, also offers a trunk capacity, increased by 115 liters. The vehicle’s wheelbase is 110 mm longer than its standard version and its total length reaches to 4704 mm. The TSI and TDI power units, with which you are familiar from the vehicle’s European version, will be included. The vehicle will be offered with the 4Motion 4-wheel drive system depending on the version and TSI engines that produce 150, 180 and 220 HP, along with the TSI engines which generate 150, 190 and 240 HP.
The innovations made a strong impression
– The Infiniti QX50 Concept gained attention with its VC-Turbo engine that will be used for the first time in the world.
– The German producer BMW brought together the X2 concept vehicle with its enthusiasts, while making its sedan automobile’s world introduction in the USA. Its 6 series with modifications also took its place at the show among the brand’s newest ones.
– The powerful GT model of the KIA was introduced as a surprise and it was also one of the salient models of the show.