Ford has had a hit on their hands ever since they introduced the Fusion in 2006. The ''One Ford' approach of building several cars off one platform has worked with Fiesta and Focus and now the 2013 Fusion gets the same treatment. Built on the same platform as the European Mondeo, this Fusion has an almost Jaguar/Aston Martin look to it. Powered by two available turbocharged Ecoboost engines or the option of a hybrid and even a plug-in hybrid, the Fusion promises to be fuel efficient and stylish. Look for the new Fusion later this year.
Best looking car of the show
After years of building cars that are very well made but don't excite visually, Lexus is getting their act together with a whole new design architecture that is encapsulated in this LF-LC concept car. The front grille is the new signature for Lexus and will arrive on the upcoming GS sedan this spring. This concept looks production ready and symbolized what a Lexus hybrid sport coupe could look like. The bold new grille and exciting curves were the talk of the show. If the LF-LC is put into production it will feature a front engine, rear wheel drive hybrid system.
Twenty plus years in the making
Auto enthusiasts will remember the excitement surrounding the introduction of the Acura NSX in the early 90s. The Japanese supercar was a big hit initially but the car received few updates and was eventually dropped in 2005. To help resurrect the Acura image, the NSX concept is the showcase for Acura's exterior design moving forward. Acura hopes to build the NSX in Ohio and will hopefully have it ready in the next three years. This new NSX will feature an all-wheel drive configuration with the rear wheels receiving power from a V6 gasoline engine and the front wheels from two electric motors. Acura calls this a Sport Hybrid Super Handling All Wheel Drive.