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Vehicles premiere at Canadian International Auto Show

The 2013 Cadillac ATS compact luxury sedan is built on a foundation of quick, nimble fun-to-drive dynamics and mass efficiency. Developed on an all-new, lightweight vehicle architecture, the ATS expands the Cadillac brand for a new group of luxury consumers. - Contributed
The 2013 Cadillac ATS compact luxury sedan is built on a foundation of quick, nimble fun-to-drive dynamics and mass efficiency. Developed on an all-new, lightweight vehicle architecture, the ATS expands the Cadillac brand for a new group of luxury consumers.
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The Canadian International Auto Show in Toronto always boasts a large number of Canadian premieres and this year is no exception.

Here is a sampling of what you can expect:

AudI

2013 A4 Sedan

A bestseller is now even more attractive: Audi has updated the A4 model series. Revised drivetrain, chassis and infotainment solutions, along with an even more attractive design, attest the “Vorsprung durch Technik” achieved by the A4 Sedan. The A4 is the best-selling Audi model. 2013 Allroad

All new for Canada the 2013 allroad features the quattro permanent all-wheel drive system pioneered by Audi. Combined with the 2.0 TFSI gasoline engine producing 211 hp the drive train represents the ultimate in driving dynamics, traction, driving safety and straight-line stability.

BMW

2012 BMW ActiveHybrid 3

The new and innovative ActiveHybrid 3 stays true to the sporty nature of the BMW 3 Series with a Twin-Power Turbo 306hp six-cylinder engine with a integrated electric motor that increases power by an 54 hp for limited periods. This high-powered, high-performance combination nevertheless returns low fuel figures. Average consumption is expected to be less than 6.4L/100km.

2012 BMW M5 Sedan

The all-new 5th generation ultra-performance BMW M5 introduces the most powerful engine ever fitted to a series-produced BMW M. Mated to a seven-speed M-Double Clutch transmission, the new 4.4-litre V8 M5 produces 560 hp and 500 lb/ft of torque, accelerating from 0-100 km/h in 4.4 seconds and to 200 km/h in 13.0 seconds.

MINI Goodwood

Working in collaboration with Rolls-Royce Motor Cars, the special edition three-door MINI Goodwood is characterised by top-grade materials, the highest level of workmanship, and stylish supremacy. The most efficient engine in its displacement class, the MINI Goodwood is powered by a 1.6 litre 184 hp four-cylinder engine.

Chrysler

2013 Dodge Dart

The 2013 Dodge Dart redefines performance with Alfa Romeo DNA, fuel-efficient powertrains and Dodge’s passion for performance. Loaded with innovative technology, class-leading safety features and clever functionality, the 2013 Dodge Dart sets a new standard in the compact car segment by offering unmatched personalization, roominess, style, functionality and fun-to-drive dynamics.

Ford

2013 Ford Fusion

The all-new Fusion delivers the best fuel economy, technology and design, transforming the midsize sedan segment. Fusion is also the first sedan with gas, hybrid and plug-in hybrid powertrains available ≠ offering consumers the Power of Choice.  Fusion Energi will also be the sixth electrified vehicle added to the Ford line up.

2013 C-MAX Energi PHEV

The C-MAX Energi PHEV is designed to meet the needs of customers looking to optimize their hybrid car experience, as it combines style, fuel efficiency and performance, through the combination of a gasoline engine and a battery- driven electric motor. When powered by gasoline C-MAX uses the new 2.0 litre Atkinson- cycle four cylinder engine.

2013 Ford Flex

The new Flex brings more technology, better fuel economy and a new design to the seven- passenger crossover. Flex can be equipped with a standard 3.5 litre Ti-VCT V6 engine or a 3.5 litre EcoBoost engine. Flex features even more advanced technologies, including Active Park Assist and breakthrough features like Inflatable Rear Safety Belts.

Lincoln

2013 Lincoln MKT

Lincoln MKT has been upgraded now offering more refinement and luxury.

The full-size crossover has a dramatically improved ride, sharper handling, better fuel economy and new safety technologies including the rear inflatable seat belts. Standard 355 horsepower is coupled with a 3.5 litre EcoBoost V6 engine offering customers both power and fuel efficiency.

General Motors

2013 Cadillac XTS

The all-new, built in Oshawa, 2013 Cadillac XTS us the newest addition to the Cadillac luxury sedan lineup, arriving in Canadian showrooms in the spring of 2012 as the most technologically advanced production car in the brand’s history.

Larger than the CTS, the new XTS delivers the space, elegance and dramatic presence that are Cadillac signatures, but with entirely new and technically advanced methods tuned for a new generation of luxury customers.

2013 Cadillac ATS

The all-new 2013 ATS, is Cadillac’s an all-new compact luxury sports sedan intended to challenge the world’s best premium cars. Developed on an all-new, lightweight vehicle architecture, Cadillac’s entry into the world’s most significant luxury car segment goes on sale this summer.

2013 Buick Encore

The 2013 Buick Encore joins a rapidly expanding family of Buick vehicles that has recently seen the additions of the Verano compact luxury sedan, the Regal GS sport sedan, and fuel-efficient eAssist “light electrification” technology on both LaCrosse and Regal.

Kia

2012 Kia Rio Sedan

The all-new Rio sedan offers an unparalleled blend of world-class design, safety, quality, technology, class-leading 138 horsepower and fuel economy ratings of 6.6L/100 km and 4.9L/100 km (city and highway).

Kia GT Concept

The Kia GT concept showcases a graceful and confident style that resembles iconic 1970’s grand touring (GT) cars. The concept signals the company’s distinctive new design direction and is the first rear-wheel-drive concept in Kia’s history.

Mercedes-Benz

2013 Mercedes-Benz SL 550

The fascinating next generation 2013 Mercedes-Benz SL 550 offers agile, sporty handling and a highly rigid all-aluminum bodyshell. With unmatched ride comfort, a luxurious interior and a host of groundbreaking new innovations, this iconic two-seater is poised to continue to establish new standards in the luxury roadster class.

2012 Mercedes-Benz ML 63 AMG

The all-new 2012 Mercedes-Benz ML 63 AMG sets new benchmarks for performance, exclusivity and efficiency in its segment. The basis for the exemplary fuel consumption and top-class performance is provided by the AMG 5.5-litre V8 biturbo engine, and the vehicle’s dynamic handling has been further enhanced with the newly developed Active Curve System that provides active roll stabilization.

smart ebike

A pioneer of local emission-free electric mobility, smart is continuing to redefine urban transportation by expanding its e-product portfolio with the smart ebike. Straightforward operation, a low weight, excellent ergonomics and a practical stowage space concept all contribute to making the smart ebike a fun to ride intelligent mobility solution.

Toyota

2012 Toyota Prius

A refreshed mid-model 2012 Prius will be on display at the Canadian International Auto Show. It combines exceptional hybrid performance, safety and value and delivers 66 per cent fewer smog-forming emissions than the average new vehicle. The 2012 Prius features updated interior and exterior with new headlamps, front grille, front bumper and rear combination lamps. Like all Toyota vehicles, the Prius also comes standard with the Star Safety System.

2013 Scion FR-S

The all-new Scion FR-S makes its first-ever Canadian appearance at the Canadian International Auto Show. The FR-S, which stands for Front-engine, Rear-wheel drive, Sport, is a high-performance sports coupe with exceptionally balanced performance and handling, compelling style, flexible utility and surprising fuel economy. The fun-to-drive FR-S features lightweight design and compact size and its fierce exterior is a solid reflection of its inner power.

2012 Prius PHV

The 2013 Prius PHV, on display at the Canadian International Auto Show is an environmentally sustainable vehicle that offers exceptional performance, versatility and energy efficiency. The PHV, modeled off of the third generation Prius, enhances Toyota’s world-leading Hybrid Synergy Drive technology, enabling the PHV the ability to travel in electric-only speeds up to 100 km/h.

Volkswagen

2013 Volkswagen CC

The Volkswagen CC is all new for 2013.  Outside, the front and rear of the vehicle has been redesigned to reflect the new look of Volkswagen.  Stylish bi-xenon headlamps finish off an aggressive front end, and LED taillamps finish off the rear.  Inside, the CC cabin has been refreshed, and now offers elegant seating for five.

For more information on the show see www.autoshow.ca.

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