New England automobile dealers whetted buyers’ appetites with final month’s New England International Auto Show.
On Presidents Day weekend, things go next-tier as dealers offer sales and franchise deals to captivate business into a showroom. If we missed a automobile show, we competence have missed observant some of these prohibited new arrivals:
Acura NSX ($156,000)
Acura’s aluminum-bodied, mid-engined savage is behind after some-more than 10 years on a shelf. Close Super Bowl watchers competence have seen a mark featuring no voiceover — usually David Lee Roth’s particular groan of Van Halen’s “Running With a Devil” — as a reborn NSX revved and roared.
Details have trickled out solemnly for a supercar, though what is famous is that a automobile will competition a twin-turbocharged 3.5-liter V6 engine, all-wheel-drive system, and sex appeal.
Acura dealers start holding orders for open smoothness on Feb. 25.
Buick Cascada ($36,990)
Another Super Bowl provoke was for a Buick Cascada convertible, an all-new indication and Buick’s initial automobile in 25 years. The ad prominently facilities an actor saying, “I can’t trust that convertible’s a Buick.”
Like many Buicks, it’s complicated (more than dual tons). Unlike many Buicks, it doesn’t have a vast engine, nonetheless a 1.6-liter turbocharged 4 is pronounced to holder out 200 horsepower.
Cadillac CT6 ($70,730)
Really vast cars are mostly derisively called “boats.” But a all-new CT6 proudly calls itself a flagship.
This isn’t a automobile usually to go to a promenade in. The styling looks like it copied from Mercedes-Benz — beefy, nonetheless neat and agile.
There’s other surprises as well, such as a automobile being accessible usually with V6 engines. That’s not a genocide knell one competence fear powering a automobile this large. Instead, a accessible motors holder out as many as 404 horsepower. Naturally a automobile is congested with oppulance goodies fitting GM’s many royal nameplate.
Chevrolet Volt ($39,830)
The new Volt has a over operation (up from 35 to 53 miles), nonetheless interconnected with a 1.5-liter engine, you’ll never travel alone. (Or during all, theoretically.)
It’s a tiny hybrid that’s easily styled and a new interior is quite appealing. Chevy’s rebirth continues.
Mazda MX-5 Miata ($29,755)
The roadster Hall of Famer is all new for 2016, and a changes are obvious. The automobile has always been cute; now it looks like it forsaken a baby teeth for some genuine snarl.
That’s mostly cosmetic, as Miata still gets around on a smallish motor, this time a 2.0-liter churning out 155 horsepower. The good news is that a light Miata (150 pounds lighter this year, in fact) doesn’t need a lot of oomph to yield a fun, energetic ride.
And of course, there’s that customary “throw-and-go” droptop.
Mercedes-Benz AMG GT ($149,935)
If you’re still meddlesome after observant that price, review on.
Hot, assertive styling with V8 energy in a area of 500 ponies. Luxury facilities approaching of a automobile in this cost category.
If we see one of these babies drifting by, take a picture. You won’t have a lot of time, generally with a zero-to-60-mph time of 3.7 seconds.
Scion iA ($17,595)
Toyota’s hipster code has reasonable pricing, familiar styling, and an all-new charity with a iA.
The iA is not big, though it has vast offered points, like an estimated 42 miles per gallon in highway pushing from a economically accessible motor. The iA also has a ton of customary features: keyless ignition and entry, journey control, full energy accessories, a rearview camera, a 7-inch hold screen, Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity and a six-speaker audio complement with Internet streaming radio, voice approval and a USB interface.