Posts tagged Twin Cities Auto Show
Our team from Morrie’s 394 Hyundai got a firsthand look at the 2015 Hyundai Genesis at the 2014 Twin Cities Auto Show. Watch the video, register for free tickets and then swing on down to the show to the Genesis and a multitude of other exciting new vehicles.
Lincoln brought their updated Navigator to the Chicago Auto Show earlier this month and they’ll surely be bringing it to the 2014 Twin Cities Auto Show in Minneapolis. The new SUV sports bigger wheels and a 3.5 Liter Ecoboost engine to replace the V8. This engine will bring equivalent levels of power, but much appreciated fuel economy at the pump. Though the redesign isn’t drastic, we are really looking forward to seeing the updated Navigator at the Twin Cities Auto Show!
Debuted in Chicago, and hopefully coming to Minneapolis, the Veloster RE:Flex edition is a follow up to the RE:MIX Veloster that Kia introduced at SEMA in 2012. The RE:Flex edition features 18-inch chrome wheels and multiple chrome accents on the exterior of the vehicle. This special edition model will only be available on the base Veloster model which features a 1.6 liter engine and a 6-speed dual clutch automatic transmission. Exterior color choices include Boston Red, Ultra black! Vitamin C, Century White and Ice Pearl. Drivers can also choose from a either black or red leather interior. Kia is only making 3,000 of this model so if you like you’ll have to act fast. At the very least you should keep an eye out for it at the 2014 Twin Cities Auto Show.
Revealed at the Chicago Auto Show earlier this month, and coming to Minneapolis next month, the beautiful new Legaxy was redesigned with more space on the interior and added luxury features to give drivers added comfort. The 2015 model will be longer, wider and lower than its predecessor. Two available engine options, a 2.4-liter flat four, or 3.6-liter flat six produce 175 horsepower and 174 lb/ft of torque where the 3.6 liter produces 256 horsepower and 247 lb/ft of torque. Technology systems in the car include a 6.2 inch touch screen infotainment system with a larger display, text messaging abilities,satellite radio, dual USB ports, iTunes tagging and ambient interior lighting. Available features on the 2015 Legacy include the Eyesight Camera Safety system, blind spot monitoring and navigation. Look for the 2015 Subaru Legacy at the Twin Cities Auto Show beginning March 8th and on sale at Morrie’s this summer!
We were very excited to hear that Kia debuted their much anticipated first US battery-electric vehicle , the 2015 Kia Soul EV, at the Chicago Auto Show earlier this month. The Soul EV is equipped with a 27 kW-hour battery pack that will allow for more miles of range than the competition. Despite being an electric vehicle, the EV doesn’t look bad under the hood. A 109 horsepower electric motor will deliver around 400 lb/ft of torque. The quick charge port, located in table the front bumper, provides accessibility when drivers need to easily plug-in. We look forward to having our first electric Kia here at Morrie’s!
The Cadillac Elmiraj is the evolution of Cadillac’s Art and Science design language. It represents the future of Cadillac design and it certainly looks good. Chances are Cadillac will not make a car based directly on this concept, but we sure hope they bring it to the Twin Cities Auto Show in Minneapolis so you all can see the stunning design in the flesh.
We were in Los Angeles last November when Subaru debuted the 2015 WRX and are pleased to learn that Subaru will be bringing the car to the Twin Cities Auto Show this March. Subaru claims it is the best handling and best performing WRX ever. We can’t wait to get behind the wheel of one, but in the meantime we can only drool.
The 2015 WRX features a vehicle dynamics control with brake vectoring, that is said to reduce understeer and improve turn in. In layman’s terms, the feature makes the car more fun to drive and highly tossable. The redesigned, and much stiffer, body structure provides a more solid feel than the outgoing model. A completely fresh suspension setup improves the cars already impressive cornering ability.
It wouldn’t be a WRX without a turbocharged boxer engine, and this one delivers 268 horsepower. Coupled with a Subaru’s legendary Symmetrical all-wheel drive and a spacious interior, the WRX proves you can have true driving excitement all year round.
Watch the video below to see our coverage of the WRX debut at the Los Angeles Auto Show.
Last November we attended the LA Auto Show and Ford’s main attraction was the 2015 Edge Crossover Concept. The Edge Concept sure drew a lot of attention and it will certainly pave the way for the future of the production model Edge. See the Edge Concept for yourself at the Twin Cities Auto Show.
As if the newly redesign Mazda3 isn’t good looking enough, the Mazda design team from Irvine California developed the Mazda3 Clubsport Concept to up the ante. Built completely out of existing and future off the shelf parts, the Clubsport Concept brings an increased level of sportiness with a full aerodynamic package. This off the shelf package includes front, rear and side diffusers as well as a more aggressive rear wing.
The car is fitted with Mazda’s 2.5 liter four-cylinder engine mated to a 6-speed manual derived from the CD-5. The transmission features a shortened final drive sure to increase snappiness on the trip from 0-60mph. A Wavetrac limited slip maximizes road grip while Tusco coil overs keep the car firmly planted.
On the inside, the car gets the full alcantara treatment, red accent stitching and red leather on the seats.
Pictures do not do the car justice and we surely hope Mazda will bring it to Minneapolis for the 41st annual Twin Cities Auto Show.
The all-new Hyundai Genesis was also this past January in Detroit. It received interior, exterior and performance updates throughout. Chevron-inspired taillights and the fluid look of the redesign really bring out the luxury feel that Hyundai was going for. They also had the 2015 3.8 Liter GDI Hyundai Genesis HTRAC Cut-Away Vehicle on display to give spectators a peek inside.
We do expect to see the new Genesis at the 41st Annual Twin Cities Auto Show.