Top Debuts From Detroit Auto Show

Cadillac CTS-V Coupe

As the North American International Auto Show winds down in the Motor City, it’s time to take a look at the top debuts the show had to offer. While virtually every automaker touted some kind of electric vehicle, none of those made my list. Why? Because they’re not cool enough.

These, however, are:

Ford Focus

2011 Ford Focus

The U.S. Focus will finally become a car built on a global platform, bringing European underpinnings to the States in a good-looking, efficient package. Bravo, Ford!

Cadillac CTS-V Coupe

Cadillac CTS-V Coupe

If two things in a car will win my praise, they are speed and sexiness. The CTS-V offers both.

Buick Regal GS

Buick Regal GS

A 2.0-liter turbocharged Ecotec four-cylinder with 255 horsepower just sounds like fun. I don’t even care if it’s from GM or looks like a bar of soap, I like it!

Ford Mustang GT 5.0

Ford Mustang GT 5.0

Do I really need to explain this one? The Mustang is my oldest car obsession, and with her new 5.0, the lust is back, baby!

BMW Z4 sDrive35is

BMW Z4 sDrive35is

There’s always room in my heart for more than one love. This new Bavarian beauty sped in and captured a good portion of it.

Mercedes-Benz E Class Cabriolet

Mercedes-Benz E-Class Cabriolet

Mercedes says it’s an all-season convertible. How? An extendable Aircap rises from the windshield header to divert the airflow over the cabin, while neck-level heaters warm you up. Nice.

BMW 740i

BMW 740i

BMW hasn’t offered an inline six cylinder in a 7 Series since 1992. This version will offer 315 horsepower. Sold, to the man in the front, for $71,025.

Which Detroit debut do you think is the best?

-tgriffith

2 Comments

  1. I’m interested in seeing the Buick Regal GS. My first car was a 1970 Buick GS (back when it was based on the Skylark platform) and I loved that car. Let’s see what Buick puts together this time.

  2. I’m most excited about the Buick Regal GS. All of the others are the kinds of cars that I would expect coming from their respective automakers. When I think of Buick I think of cars like the undesirable 8th generation LeSabre. I actually want one of these.

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