The Consumer Electronics Show (CES) has kicked off in Las Vegas and with the automotive industry going through a bit of a revolution as the quest for the most “connected car” intensifies. Here are some quick notes from the introductions that I found most relevant.
The overall industry has been fairly calm during this final week of 2016.
Preparations for the upcoming Consumer Electronics Show and NAIAS (Detroit Auto Show) are expected to bring a significant amount of news.
In a great moment of when the pessimistic “oh yeah…” turns into a very enthusiastic “oh yeah!”, Chevrolet unveiled the production version of the Colorado ZR2.
The pessimism lies with over-promised concept cars and overhyped “off-road” packages that are often little more than a skid plate and a limited-slip differential. When Chevrolet introduced the 2014 ZR2 concept car, it featured an impressive list of features but it seemed a bit more fantasy than reality. But oh boy, when Chevrolet recently introduced the production version, it came out with both guns a-blazin’!
A brief on industry news and announcements of the past week.
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Iceland – November 2016
Does the Discovery Sport have what it takes to be a success within its segment as well as embody the character of the brand?
There is a rivalry between the Ford Mustang and the Chevrolet Camaro that is fiercely alive with each brands’ track models but is it just as fierce when we consider their “entry” V8 models? He’s a first drive comparison…
As Production closes on the Defender and a modern interpretation of the Discovery debuts, does this mark the end for the Land Rover faithful or is the brand further solidifying its reputation for providing “the best 4x4xfar”?
Cadillac President Johan de Nysschen had a quick and expressive reaction to an article that spoke of product reduction in Cadillac’s near future. This public response wasn’t his first, but certainly surprised with its content. Nysschen’s vehicle naming shake up caused a lot of uneasiness with Infiniti and was again, an unwelcome change at Cadillac. However, by making this response, he demonstrated his commitment for the brand and his support for all Cadillac fans. And to put his money where his mouth is, he laid out the brand’s future vehicle plans which included a flagship that is not a 4-door sedan.
Chevrolet released details on the 2017 Camaro ZL1 and the performance focused 1LE packages available for the LT (V6) and SS (V8) models. Has the Camaro let loose to rain on bigger brother’s party? Expect big changes in the next generation Corvette.