Auto shows are often a great way to stay on top of both changes in the automotive industry and developments in technology and manufacturing. Of course, with so many great cars on display, it can be easy to miss some of the most intriguing vehicles on show. Thankfully, The Province recently highlighted a few cars to check out at this year’s Vancouver Auto Show (at BC Place April 3-8, 2012.)
Here are three must-see cars at this year’s show:
2013 BMW 6 SERIES GRAN COUPE
Making its debut in VanCity, the Gran Coupe, which is longer and wider than anything in the 5 series, is the first four-door model in the 6 series. It features:
- A sloped roofline that gives it a sporty look and feel
- An extended wheelbase (4.5 inches)
- A longer body (4.4 inches)
Check out this video on the 2013 BMW 6 Series Gran Coupe:
2013 DODGE DART
The first Chrysler vehicle based on Fiat Group architecture, Dodge as revitalized the Dart brand with this front-wheel-drive compact (which utilizes a lengthened and widened Alfa Romeo Giulietta underpinning). The new Dart features two engines that generate 160 hp: the “Tigershark”, a 2.0-litre naturally aspirated four-cylinder and a 1.4-litre turbocharged and inter-cooled four.
Check out this sneak peek at the 2013 Dodge Dart:
2013 VOLKSWAGEN JETTA HYBRID
Volkswagen is using the Vancouver Auto Show to introduce its first hybrid vehicle to Canadian car lovers. The lightweight, 98 kilo Jetta Hybrid features:
- A 4-cylinder engine
- 150 horse-power
- 184 pound-feet of torque (from just 1400 rpm up to 3500 rpm).
- A 20 kW (27hp) electric motor
Take a look at the Jetta Hybrid, the first such vehicle for the German automaker:
What do you think of these cars? Any others you’re looking forward to check out?