Family Cars at the Detroit Auto Show
Held in January, the Detroit Auto Show works as a barometer for the entire car industry. Car manufacturers know that this is the best place to catch the eye of US customers, so the always bring something newsworthy here. This post is not about super cars, nor luxury sedans: instead, it shows a few models that are comfortable, spacious enough to fit the whole family and the favorite pet, and don’t carry a six-figure price tag.
The 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee was definitely one of the most popular cars at the Detroit Auto Show. This year Jeep brought a new diesel engine: the 3.0-liter EcoDiesel V6 that boasts 30 mpg on the highway and has a range of 730 miles on one tank. While frugal, the engine is powerful enough for this kind of car: its 240 hp and 420 lb-ft of torque will certainly get you wherever you want to go.
The Audi SQ5 was another head turner at the Detroit Auto Show. We already know and like the Q5, but now with an S in the front of its name it is even more powerful. With its 3.0-liter V6 delivering 354 hp and 347 lb-ft of torque, this luxury SUV is sportier than ever: it will accelerate from 0 to 62 mph in just 5.3 seconds.
Last year, the Acura MDX was the best selling car of the brand. At the Detroit Auto Show, Acura presented the 2014 model, only changed slightly from the outgoing model. The car became more aerodynamic, the interior comfort and safety was improved, and from this year, the customers will be able to choose this SUV with only front-wheel-drive.
The Lincoln MKC concept was an interesting crossover presented at the Detroit Auto Show. Despite its considerable size, the car looks sleek and light, and is packed with luxury, from a panoramic roof to a unique push-button transmission shifter.