The first major automotive industry event of the year kicks off in the home of US car making in a few days’ time, with the North American international auto show (NAIAS) opening its doors in Detroit on January 14.
Along with some hugely anticipated concept cars from BMW, Hyundai, Honda and Toyota, a swathe of new production model debuts from the likes of Audi, Mercedes-Benz and Lexus will be fighting for the limelight with some 50-odd other vehicles due to be unveiled alongside new generations of American icons from General Motors and Ford.
Here’s CarAdvice’s take on what to look out for at Detroit.
Audi SQ5 TSI V6
Pleasing fans and intimidating rivals, the 260kW/470Nm Audi SQ5 TSI V6 combines Audi’s Q5 SUV with a 3.0-litre supercharged petrol V6 powerplant resulting in performance figures of 5.3 seconds to 100km/h and a top speed of 250km/h – proper sports car territory. Joining the left-hand-drive-only petrol SQ5, and keeping the power theme going, will be the likely unveiling of the Audi RS7 Sportback, updated Audi R8, and recently seen Audi RS5 Cabriolet.
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