NAIAS 2016: Alfa Romeo
Alfa Romeo has been teasing their new Giulia Quadrifoglio sedan for a while now, but delays have pushed the launch date back several times. The latest estimate suggests it will arrive to dealers late this summer. There is also talk of an SUV based on the Giulia, but that is not scheduled to launch until 2017.
2014 FIAT 500L Review
2014 FIAT 500L Easy
1.4L MultiAir Turbo inline 4-cylinder, 160 hp, 184 lb-ft, front-wheel drive, 6-speed auto, cloth seats, 25/33 mpg
2014 Chevy Impala Review
2014 Chevy Impala 1LT
2.5L inline 4-cylinder, 195 hp, 187 lb-ft, front-wheel drive, 6-speed auto, cloth/leatherette seats, 21/31 mpg
2015 Volvo XC60 Review
2015 Volvo XC60 T5 Premier
2.0L turbo inline-4, 240 hp, 258 lb-ft, front-wheel drive, 8-speed auto, leather seats, 24/31 mpg
2014 Chevy Equinox Review
2014 Chevy Equinox 2LT FWD
2.4L inline 4-cylinder, 182 hp, 172 lb-ft, front-wheel drive, 6-speed auto, heated leather seats, 22/32 mpg
2014 Cadillac XTS Review
2014 Cadillac XTS 4 Luxury
3.6L V6, 304 hp, 264 lb-ft, all-wheel drive, 6-speed auto, heated & cooled leather, 17/26 mpg
2015 Lincoln MKC Review
2015 Lincoln MKC Reserve
2.3L turbo inline-4, 285 hp, 305 lb-ft, all-wheel drive, 6-speed auto, heated & cooled leather, 18/26 mpg
NAIAS 2015: Kia
While Kia did not have any exciting new cars to announce in Detroit, they did have plenty of their existing lineup on display. The Soul EV, already being sold in a few select markets, is an all-electric version of their hot-selling Soul with a 93-mile range. While the starting price is high at $33,700, tax credits are available. It is nice to see Kia trying new things with the Soul, but what would get us even more excited is an all-wheel drive version.
NAIAS 2015: Lexus
The 2016 GS F is the latest F model from Lexus. It uses a 5.0L naturally-aspirated V8 which produces 467 horsepower. That may be less power than its turbocharged German rivals, but the GS F also boasts a significant weight advantage of more than 350 pounds over the M5 and E63. It will go on sale late this year.
NAIAS 2015: Cadillac
The 2016 CTS-V debuted in Detroit as the most powerful Cadillac in history, and it reaches 60 in 3.7 seconds with a top speed of 200 mph thanks to 640 horsepower and 630 lb-ft of torque. Power is fed through an 8-speed auto from the 6.2L supercharged V8 LT4 straight out of the Corvette Z06. That is an 84 hp gain over the previous CTS-V, enough to top both the BMW M5 and Mercedes E63, and it should be cheaper too, although official pricing has not yet been announced.