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Hello and welcome to a special edition of fox car report from the North American.
International auto show in Detroit.
But halfway through day one of the press -- for the show NBC fifty new cars and concept introduced over the next couple of days.
But it really doesn't matter because the show has officially been stolen.
By this the 2014.
Corvette stingray with me right now Carl and Charles product manager for the seventh generation Corvette only the seventh.
In the sixty year history of the -- this is literally.
-- this is a series -- special day for us knowing it's like you said seventh generation of the -- And also bringing back the iconic stingray nameplate to corps that really an iconic name when we had a lot of passion for.
And we had a new design and car that was worthy of that name.
Backs against election of all seven generations here today there's the original right there.
This very true to form of recent corvettes but a completely new -- nevertheless with that same sort of two door -- style.
In the challenge we had we changed every panel -- everything the way the -- looks feels -- -- exterior but we wanted to vote for that.
For everybody that -- the instantly recognizable as a new Corvette.
Some things you see on the -- you might notice that the -- on the hood and in the quarter panel's.
These are direct out of our racing experience are -- winning race car and you'll see those in the race car and we resent the modify the -- -- we put that into the production car.
And how that works basically in the front.
We have a forward -- radiator and a set of trapping that hot air and we allowed to escape which reduces the -- that culture.
Stability in place in the -- out the top -- the top exactly.
And we have exit polling you know acts transmission cooling rear axle pulling just like the race -- built into the production car in the street car.
For better court performance at bats so he's been a great performance market 50000 dollar -- ticket in 200000 dollar -- more cars.
What was the goal -- customers asking for its seventh generation.
One -- -- wanna do like he said we've always been a great performance car.
And we'll continue to be that had the great performance numbers political beyond numbers just things about reasons people buy a sports car that the uneven numbers that we the car.
-- that makes you feel.
How fun it is to drive that fit and finish the different materials we have leather carbon fiber aluminum in the interior.
How the car handles the steering decision to switch here we want to take everything up to a new level so.
No matter what sports car you can afford.
This will be the court in new 24 team we're racing -- the -- that you choose regardless of price interiors are huge upgrade that was always the kind of a dig on the current model.
We give them a lot here to -- some of the things -- -- digital displays there.
Here we have to.
28 inch HD displays what we wanted to do was take the excitement of the exterior and bring it into the interior -- interiors exciting place to be.
And we have you know unique -- a new smaller steering wheel we have these new seats thing -- team frame.
These are competitions sports -- as it's called really -- you it's you know it's -- people -- GC need that extra support.
Where things we have -- -- -- -- behind the new seven speed.
Active threat match shifting.
It's called a driver mode selector and you can really it's really a graphic equalizer for your car.
It can change -- like the sound of the exhaust.
The way the car steer the steering feel the feel this chassis and suspension the way the -- fifths.
All these attributes for different whatever characters you want anything from.
The war to sport -- use even -- eco mode that allows the -- Iran or -- -- -- conditions that gives you four cylinder fuel economy.
With this big the eight horsepower engine.
450 horsepower -- -- -- that sort most powerful these Corvette.
That's right most powerful base or at 450 and this new LT when engine.
Has variable valve timing direct injection.
And capable of sub four seconds zero to sixty times -- we Carswell the first time you -- an aluminum frame in the base Corvette.
We've also got some carbon fiber body work here assume that would expose -- -- the removal over -- as it did anything about it carbon fiber hood carbon fiber removable roof and all.
Not only helps a car perform better and it makes it easy to remove and store.
And the elite basal the aluminum frame in the Harlem -- structure as a hundred pounds lighter than the steel frame it replaces and yet it's 57% stiffer.
So that extra stiffness was as a driver what that means to you and really.
-- makes the car precise and makes the car feel like a solid unit unit and -- the -- very easy to drive.
We also have this new seven speed manual of active -- match you know people are all different levels of proficiency with driving -- -- transmission.
So if you're not be that good -- heel and toe and double clutch and down shift and all that.
This automate set for you seeking concentrate on driving and and let the car -- perfectly for you.
One thing you haven't revealed about this Gloria is exactly how light it is played very treacherous no video game simulator.
And it seemed pretty light that it wouldn't be surprised how like this as -- officially announce that.
I think we know we have a lot of technology it reduces wait we have some things that we do it that added weight things like the -- active fuel management.
We did have to increase and structure because of -- transmission front engine we have.
Larger brakes on the car more powerful braking system.
Of course the interior upgrades so it'll be definitely some good reductions but there will be some additions to that would.
Doing the best we can make the lightest weight.
Nice performance sports car we can wins in -- about how much is a -- It'll be in showrooms third quarter you know late summer -- this year and real excited about it.
We're not announcing exact price today but we'll tell you if you can afford that's when he thirteen Corvette you can afford it when he fourteen Corvette stingray.
Aren't -- Charles product manager for the seventh generation Corvette thanks for talking to -- and we -- a quick break.
We head over to cheap now but -- in thirty mile per gallon Jeep Grand Cherokee which I have -- did that.
All right it's one of the best selling cars on the road one of the best selling vehicles for Chrysler the -- Grand Cherokee -- -- -- three fresh look for 2014.
Majesty new engines.
Under the hood with me -- Jim Morrison he's the director of -- -- for the Jeep brand.
It's been great -- for instance came out 2009 was with the -- that's -- the first new car.
Under new Chrysler and unqualified euphoria -- -- let it get stale looked at a refreshment this year.
-- I think it's shock the world here today you know it is the most -- -- ever.
But -- -- -- the -- we keep making a little bit better so we're chipping away at things and we've added some.
Extra surprises for the world here with the new 2014 -- entered.
Biggest news I think you've got the 60 and you've got to having.
Naples and it diesel engine under the they get thirty miles per gallon highway -- it's amazing this three -- he could -- it's thirty miles per -- 730 miles range.
It's got warrant when he announced it -- You can drive it you -- working hard you can play hard with it.
Where you get a meeting fuel economy your choice it's an amazing packages.
Got a a -- -- transitions well it is.
Don't get all of the performance we want.
And recruit the same time that was the biggest thing the only -- really for the -- here he was that the fuel economy wasn't incredible now it's -- -- I think so we we went from.
23 miles per gallon with the the three point six and as -- -- six although it is 225.
And now we've gone with the three point -- -- easily -- to thirty miles per gallon which is best in class so.
-- -- or untouchable for the time being but we're not we're not slowing down shows a couple of the styling changes in the evolved so that.
-- -- -- -- Take a look at the adaptive.
They've done it fifteen degrees of greens so bored -- -- board but at the until with the.
In 1941 -- -- here is his -- performance lighting 66 mill around the xenon lamp.
All of the -- is just amazing that we put in this Atlantic imagine -- but this much detail in the head -- How much you put in the rest of the car to take a look at this interior.
Just a gorgeous you update for the Tony fourteen Jeep Grand Cherokee.
Insinuate point four inch touch screen in this senators that we've got a new evidence GFT with amazing graphics you can see where all the torque is going.
With your four wheel drive systems engaged.
Got a really do.
Soft interior this is brown with opera accident actually open war would.
Not only these seats are heated and cool you're surrounded by real -- so makes you really feel like you're.
In -- paper luxury car Mexico like a million bucks strategy sort of get you anywhere you wanna go what do you think the -- is going to be between the six cylinder.
The diesel and V8 engine buyers -- note the six cylinders terrorize their best seller right now.
And we expect you know that the diesel that take you know probably -- fifteen or 20% of that fire.
And you know the yeah that'll probably be the fifty tribes and the diesel which would leave -- you know 1015% for the -- for the BA but.
Racing is -- this gets a percent to 400 pounds of towing.
With the with a diesel so if you really wanna work your vehicle that's -- -- customer -- going before now they can get it in a package gets thirty miles per gallon so that they can.
You know have the festival's -- best best of both.
World that your answer viewers'.
Questions you know we're neighbors want to.
-- -- -- -- -- -- Well they've already fairly well and it's not the first either of course you -- you also have the super high performance as RT version of this as well.
It's just the crazies are made in America right now it is it's a crazy -- -- the ultimate performance and actually proves.
That you can put the power of the ground like nobody else -- this four wheel drive systems because -- -- this warrants and viewers are now -- -- -- transmission.
People we -- into the sixties mid fours it's -- -- -- fast.
And how capable this this you can entered yesterday can be that is -- -- -- sells pretty well for an Israeli and halo for the -- that's for sure.
You really can't make enough of these -- the -- runs three -- doesn't mean it's it's really popular vehicle.
Can expand the -- happy where does that -- or if you -- -- -- -- with that -- -- the development.
Well you know the folks here to try to been fantastic -- decided -- third shift to try to keep up with the man it is one of our best sellers.
The Grand Cherokee help.
The Jeep brand have its best year ever and almost -- -- thousand Jeep grand cherokees.
We actually sold.
Almost -- just over 700000.
Jeep vehicles bettering our record from 1999 so it's been the best -- for deep.
But you know we're we're -- working really hard to make sure that.
You know we can get more jeeps for the customers are looking for them so look that -- continue to improve here in 2013.
Of course and Turkey brought things to say thank you -- really good stuff here thirty -- don't you we're going to take a walk through shall take a look at some other stuff around here.
But -- up with our friend over here -- -- Now with road and track magazine we take a quick break -- come back to walk around the show.
All right for more coverage of the Detroit others you have over -- fox car report dot -- -- stories from the photos in that lots of videos there.
As well right now we're taking a quick look at the Ferrari -- twelve.
-- and -- one of the finest sports cars in the world being a Ferrari was supposed to hurt the sports car here.
They've decided to show the showers and we're going around.
Because of that new Corvette they were afraid that it's gonna steal some of the spotlight.
With the Palestinians started using it to Syria take -- look over here Tesla.
You know that -- finally on the road to test the bottle last they're winning award after award.
And over here I think we're getting her first public look at this new version the -- model -- yet.
Always felt it was Mexico just wait to see this thing it's pretty remarkable and expected to hit the road maybe next year that's the still sort of building up production.
Do you think.
There and appreciate you think that giving it wouldn't last isn't it dependent on a -- I mean I hope -- -- because I mean.
It's the model adds terrific.
This analyst is not some joke this is the real deal this or hear them -- the last because -- on the road now extremely fast to go.
Nearly 300 miles per charge really the only free electric car in the world at the -- yeah I mean it basically it's like an MG CDC's gas.
It's fantastic -- -- this thing over here is pretty wild as the new model X prototype they are planning a big investor at those two hours double hinged.
-- it's a three row crossover.
And they called it the falcons or set up is what you love most -- a beer together that's redundant and over certainly nothing like that yet you want real sort of step in without without being cumbersome so.
There -- that.
This could actually end up being an even better seller Olazabal I think so I mean it's it's it's a category that does well no matter what time it no matter with our tree so it'll be -- its business but it's most formerly two and which beat.
It's the -- -- is actually pretty good and the vehicle this is I guess the ultimate electric vehicle and a I don't know what else you know that's what he built that he's got.
Spy kids absolutely anyone -- -- -- seven -- And run electors -- -- the -- a look at some little luxury cars here.
At the -- right by the -- we stand here.
-- of course make some of the most luxurious and still ask this.
Sports troops in the world and of course convertibles as well.
You know what down the -- the Bentley Continental GT speed.
2.5 mile an hour convertible.
Because the world -- that doesn't -- does because it's fun -- 8660.
Horsepower it's totally absurd.
But the thing with all of these penalties is that they're so easy to drive and you can doesn't really feel like -- that -- this ridiculous you know.
-- cartoonish power number.
So -- It's -- it's it's designed it's one of those cars -- I can like from my -- cookies she could be you know off running and then you know like taken and completely you know get myself in jail.
It does happen on occasion -- we've got a couple of reviews of the Bentley continentals over on fox -- -- take a little weird and very important car.
I would go to the UW's -- now -- look at the UW or theories okay this is two door version of the three series.
One of the finest driving cars in the world.
We're gonna -- -- two -- cars even numbers -- three fewer cars.
A former workers say numbers.
That's -- -- for them in.
You don't want it.
At first I was constantly.
You know whenever -- I don't really happy I don't really care what the number is really more interest in the car itself in the car looks really good this new street design.
Looks really promising -- it or.
And you know people including one time so it's going to be -- great.
Performance for our great handling car -- -- that that resentment waiting for him three version of the missionaries of the podium for -- they really haven't sort of damage.
You know I think it'll be an M four if it's a sensitive since that regular group is enforcers are trapped on -- I guess that and three will be four.
You take a look around the show.
Able to compete with the court that -- as far as skating the audience's attention I don't think so in the Corvette is pretty much sucked the oxygen out of everything else going on in this in the show today.
It was a big deal last night it's still what vehicles placed on the on the floor -- In addition to this he said you have all the previous generations corporate out -- so.
There's some really cool things like -- -- that are set in which is probably pretty terrific from from the sounds of things but.
From the pure emotional standpoint the Corvette just -- -- there's really nothing else going on that competes.
One of the purchasing cars and go over to the website to take a look at -- is the new -- concept.
You know -- Genesis sexy car of the year not too long ago.
Very nice luxury car from -- at a good price but it's kind of a dull looking car.
They've got a constant on the floor here that just not decide.
So right it's basically -- And Hyundai wants to play in that in that into the pool so it was pretty inevitable that that was gonna happen and it's gonna it's gonna be a production car because the spy shots of the production numbers have been out for a while so it's just a matter.
Big news tomorrow's going to be the Cadillac -- that's -- All electric.
Extended range electric.
Luxury coupe along the lines of the Chevrolet -- lot of people thought they should have built this first it would justify the higher price would have -- easier sell than the -- Do you think it worked out for the -- well I mean.
I don't know the -- is taken a lot of -- the volt is a great card works but I also I agree that they should have they should come out Cadillac first.
I mean that's a car that you could charge pretty much anything you want for.
You don't get lost in this whole.
-- trying to market of 40000 dollar family -- whereas with -- -- it's a luxury item its two door -- it's really sleek.
You it might have been a better way to introducing technology because they give.
Then it's it's establishes a luxury item that -- -- it trickled down to everything else and you know at the Volkswagen group is really good at doing that kind of thing.
And I think it's it.
I think GM might have made a mistake but you know what's done is done the ELR I'm actually excited to see -- -- GM has a pretty good 12 punch for the show this.
The other big car literally tomorrow exports to transit vans the new European styled.
Full size being replaced the long life that is a long lived -- series.
All the lines of these.
Of the received springer's the Dutch -- -- to see out there.
It -- its unibody.
Over Europe they make -- front wheel drive here it's going to be real world drive thing.
These things are absolutely enormous the real surprise and a -- -- -- -- anymore is whether or not -- gonna show.
The next generation F 150 there's a rumor going around that the debris on the concept for that.
The -- to see that on the floor tomorrow.
I would be you know I don't know and that that room that's rumor.
It would be kind of smarter than GM is pretty much on the show right now with -- -- 150 they can completely overwhelmed the Silverado and production.
Which I forgot about it so just a second ago when I mentioned it because that's always children that -- Corvette has stepped all over everything including GM's -- -- so at least.
They're Smart enough to have the Cadillac revealed B on its own days so it.
It's after two days a Corvette people will pretty much gotten their initial -- you know before the public starts coming and it's -- -- -- second -- But at -- reveals in F 150.
That is gonna be if -- you know it won't it won't top the Corvette but it'll be like a one a level if you.
Even if they don't this is turned -- to be one of investigatory.
Auto shows in years -- in his current track magazine thanks again for joining us you can read about the rest of the show today and tomorrow over fox -- report dot com.
And all the latest Automotive News and reviews thanks for watching.
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