Kia compares new Forte to Lamborghini Aventador
Someone on Kia's marketing team has a clever sense of humor. The company is highlighting the new Forte's confident side by comparing it to a Lamborghini Aventador. See for yourself how it stacks up against its unlikely Italian rival. http://bit.ly/2mG9Jgc
Hyundai's N division not concerned with 'Ring times
Don't expect to see Hyundai's N division try to post jaw-dropping times on the 'Ring with cars like the Veloster N. "We don't care about lap times. If you're going for lap times, the aero settings are different, the suspension setting is different. It's faster for a professional driver, but it's not as enjoyable," the company told Road & Track.
Land Rover details limited-edition Defender V8
Land Rover is releasing a limited run of V8-powered Defenders. Based on the old model, the first Defender V8 since 1998 can hit 60 mph from a stop in 5.6 seconds thanks to 405 horses under the hood. Production is limited to 150 examples, and none are coming to America.
Body-on-frame Hyundai pickup not coming to America
Hyundai is developing a body-on-frame pickup truck similar to the Chevrolet Colorado and the Ford Ranger. The model will be sold in overseas markets like Australia and it won't make the trip to America. However, we'll get a separate truck similar to the Honda Ridgeline.
Detroit: Hyundai builds Veloster hot rod
Hyundai is displaying a custom-built, one-of-a-kind Veloster hot rod at the Detroit Auto Show. Styled like a life-sized Hot Wheels car, it's merely a concept and not a preview of an upcoming production model. Don't expect to see the "hot rod package" on the list of options when the new Veloster goes on sale.
Detroit: Volkswagen brings out first-generation Jetta
Volkswagen is displaying a first-generation Jetta next to the all-new 2019 model at the Detroit Auto Show. The model pictured here is owned by Volkswagen of America, and it was recently treated to a comprehensive restoration. It's in like-new condition.