Thank you for visiting Hassett of Wantagh’s blog: Hassett Highlights. Earlier this month in Detroit, arguably the most important US-based car show took place. Hassett Highlights is pleased to report that Ford, Lincoln, and Subaru came away as big winners and unveiled some of the most highly anticipated models. Just in case you missed any of the action, we have the recap right here:
Lincoln – Lincoln’s benchmark sedan, the MKZ, had its first debut at the North American International Automotive Show. While the a small malfunction inside the door of the ’13 MKZ concept created smoke, automotive experts were blown away by the sleek and unique design cues. The four-door sedan followed the MKS and MKT by adopting the new streamlined grille which replaces the double waterfall of the past.
With a successful trip to NAIAS Lincoln has shown that they plan to stay true to their formula for success: design cars that gain notoriety for their performance under the hood but can be easily distinguished by classic styling.
Subaru – Much of the hype following Subaru had to do with their new redefining sportscar which has rear wheel drive and was designed with the Porsche Cayman as a model. Of course, we are talking about the Subaru BRZ sports coupe which donned full WRX STI gear like premium seats, shifter, and steering wheel.
This new BRZ concept creates the idea that fun driving, light sportscars can also be affordable. With pure driving dynamics that have been said to be incredibly balanced and a super low center of gravity, the new BRZ promises to be nothing short of amazing. Here is some footage from inside NAIAS:
Ford – Ford’s showcase at NAIAS was monumental. The star of the entire show was Ford’s Fusion concept which comes in a few different flavors. With today’s compact sedan consumer looking for more technology, better fuel efficiency, and upscale luxury styling, Ford has simply hit the nail on the head with their new Fusion. In fact Autoweek named the sedan to its highest honor by claiming that the 2013 Ford Fusion was “Best in Show” at NAIAS 2012.
The three different varieties of Fusion that were released show that Ford Motor Co. is staying current with environmental concerns. Along with the standard gasoline powered Fusion, there will also be a hybrid and an electric version known as the 2013 Ford Fusion Energi. To see more about the car everyone is talking about check out the video below: