The 2013 North American International Auto Show is Here!

By: Toni Cunningham | August 1, 2012

If you’re a car aficionado, you’ve likely had the dates of the 2013 North American International Auto Show inked on your calendar for weeks. The wait is almost over, as the show opens to the public on Saturday, January 19 and runs through Sunday, January 27.

Easily the most anticipated car at this year’s show is the 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray. Time for a quick history lesson! The first Corvette was released exactly 60 years ago in 1953, and the latest model is said to be the best yet.

If you take a quick gander, there’s no question, this piece of machinery is gorgeous. But, you might also be interested in learning some of our favorite specs.

Features of the 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray:

  • Exterior design improves high-speed stability through race-proven aerodynamics
  • All-new aluminum frame
  • Perfect power-to-weight-ratio
  • 450 HP and 450 lb.-ft. of torque
  • 6.2-liter V-8 engine
  • Goes from 0-60 in less than 4 seconds
  • 7-speed manual transmission or eight-speed automatic transmission
  • Active Rev Matching technology
  • 8-inch LCD instrument cluster
  • 5-mode Drive Selector
  • Most fuel efficient Corvette in history—estimated highway fuel economy over 26 mpg

While you’ll be able to catch a glimpse in person at the Auto Show, the 2014 Corvette won’t be available until this year’s third quarter. Start saving your pennies!

The 2014 Chevrolet Impala is also one of Chevy’s highly anticipated vehicles for the year. For those of you who like futuristic cars, it’ll be the first car produced with Chevrolet’s MyLink system. MyLink allows you to connect almost a dozen devices up to your car, while using voice recognition to let you place calls, play music, and more.

Quick facts about the 2014 Chevrolet Impala:

  • Rich chrome and wood accents
  • Available 303-horsepower 3.6L V-6 engine; goes from 0-60 in 6.8 seconds; estimated highway fuel economy of 28 mpg
  • Standard 195-horsepower 2.5L 4-cylinder engine; estimated highway fuel economy of 31 mpg
  • Available 182 horsepower 2.4L 4-cylinder engine with E-assist; estimated highway fuel economy of 35 mpg
  • 10 standard air bags
  • Advanced safety technologies available, including: Lane Departure Warning, Forward Collision Alert and Full-Speed Range Adaptive Cruise Control with Mitigation Braking, Real Park Assist with Rearview Camera and Side Blind Zone Alert with Cross-Traffic Radar Alert

The 2014 Chevrolet Impala is set for an early spring release date.

For more information on the 2013 North American International Auto Show, visit www.naias.com.