Let’s take a look at some of Redline’s picks from the recent Detroit auto show.
Best Production Car: Toyota GR Supra
After five years of waiting, the new Supra is finally here. With a 250kW/500Nm BMW straight-six engine under the bonnet, it can hit 100km/h in just 4.1 seconds. It’s pretty good dynamically too, with a limited-slip diff, sticky Michelin tyres and Brembo brakes all contributing to a rewarding drive.
Best Concept: Lexus LC Convertible
Lexus’ gorgeous LC coupe has finally received a convertible version. This concept is set to reach production in 2020, and if it stays true to the car shown in Detroit, it should be a hit. Sign me up.
Worst Car/Concept: Cadillac XT6
Cadillac’s last SUV, the XT4, differentiated considerably from its Chevy Trax and actually gave its brand a crossover to be proud of. So, you can imagine my disappointment when the XT6 gets revealed.Instead of a classy, bespoke seven-seater luxury car, we got a Chevy Traverse with a different body, plusher leather, unrefined V6 and a fancy badge. You can do better, Cadillac.
Biggest Surprise: Ford Explorer ST
Ford has done a brilliant job with its second ever ST-badged SUV. A 300kW turbo V6, well-recieved 10-speed automatic gearbox, AWD and cool styling. Let’s hope it’s equally as good to drive… bummer we don’t get it in Australia.