Detroit Auto Show 2010 new production models
Here’s quick recap which new production models were announced at Detroit. Unfortunately it was pretty much a record low. Also surprisingly very few hybrid models: only the Honda CR-Z was shown and neither fuel economy is great for a hybrid nor is the acceleration (about 9 sec to 60mph).
As usual there were a lot of announcements on green plans but yet anything concrete. Couple of models that are due for a redesign and we might have seen: Acura RL (2012 and hybrid option), Honda Civic, Toyota RAV4, any Scion model. Also Subaru’s coupe version of the Toyota FT-AE86 would have been nice to see.
Production Model introductions at Detroit 2010
|Audi||Only concepts… The e-tron concept will eventually be available as an R4 also with regular gasoline engine.|
|BMW||No new model introductions at Detroit|
|Ford||2012 Ford Focus
||On sale early 2011.
Note first one is really a sedan/saloon. Second is a hatchback version.
Not much official data yet.
|GM||2011 Cadillac CTS-V Coupe
|Honda / Acura||2011 Honda CR-Z Hybrid
||Specs are disappointing: for a hybrid it isn’t very fuel efficient (-11% compared to Insight) and for a sports car it’s rather slow (about 9 seconds to 60mph).
Honda announced Acura models will be offered as Hybrid (with no specifics when/which models).
|Mercedes-Benz||2011 Mercedes-Benz E-class Cabriolet
|Toyota / Lexus||No production models surprisingly.
They did say they will launch 8 new hybrid models over the next 3 years.
|VW||?? Volkswagen NCC Concept
||Actually rather a concept but looks pretty close to production.
Hybrid version would get 45mpg overall and 8.1 sec to 100km/h which would be pretty good.