A recap of some of the production cars unveiled in Motor City this week.
Bentley Continental Supersports
This is the fastest Bentley made to date. It packs 700 bhp rocketing the coupe from 0-60 mph in just 3.4 seconds and will top out at a plausible 209 mph. The British manufacturer claims the Supersports is the world’s fastest and most powerful luxury four-seat car. No word yet on pricing but given that a very limited number of these cars will be built, it will cost quite a bit.
The Terrain, now in its second generation, has been given a more edgier look with C-shaped front and rear lighting. The small SUV will continue to serve as an entry-level model for GMC, which, has gradually shifted toward the premium SUV market.
Kia Stinger GT
Kia’s second rear-wheel-drive road car following the K900. Following in the footsteps of big brother Hyundai, Kia has been changing its econobox lineup to more luxurious and stylish designs and this is proof of that. Under the hood is a twin-turbocharged V6 developing 365 hp and 376 lb-ft of torque propelling this stylish car from 0-60 mph in 5.1 seconds. The Stinger GT will go all the way up to 167 mph—further than any BMW currently available.
Lexus LS 500
Lexus’ all-new flagship model marks the first time the LS will be powered by less than eight cylinders. The twin-turbo V6 will produce 415 hp—an increase from the previous generation’s naturally-aspirated V8 which made 386 hp. The luxury sedan will continue to hold its own against its German rivals offering similar comfort at a lower price.
Subaru WRX/WRX STI
While the Impreza has been completely redesigned for 2017, this WRX and WRX STI will continue through the end of the decade. The front fascia has been updated along with the steering and suspension. Engine output remains the same, which to some, is a concern considering the age of the motor. Still, with the Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution no longer in production, this might just be your best option.
For the 2018MY, Toyota has introduced a sportier-looking Camry. The Camry, along with the Corolla, has always been the Japanese automaker’s crown jewels. This new design gives the sedan an upscale and premium look both inside and out.