Thursday 19 October 2017

From shows to showrooms -- the cars that are heading our way

Porsche's Macan
Porsche's Macan
Ford's large SUV the Edge

IT was mad -- in more senses than one -- to have two major car shows last week -- at Los Angeles and Tokyo. Lots of concepts and strange designs that will never be anything but a designer's whim -- but here's a few you'll see here in the near future.

Porsche's Macan small SUV, right, will have two petrol engines and a diesel. The petrols include a 3.6-litre 394bhp 3.6-litre V6 (0-100kmh in 4.8sec).

The Mercedes GLA45 AMG concept is nearly there. The production model goes on sale next year.

Ford's large SUV the Edge, above, will soon come to Europe -- think of it as being about the same size as the BMW X5. Expect it to change little from its current look. Interesting, too, to see Kia's 900 -- a preview of a new saloon.

And we can't wait to see the Ford Mustang coming to Europe.

Yes, there was a lot of glitz and glamour, and a lot of hot air, to be frank. So much had been leaked in advance there were just a few key models that held the interest.

Look forward to seeing them soon though.

Irish Independent

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