New vehicle reveals aplenty at the AutoShow

This year’s 2017 Canadian International AutoShow in Toronto (Feb 17-26) features a bumper crop of new cars, trucks and concepts including 20 Canadian premieres.

  • Mazda CX-5

This year’s 2017 Canadian International AutoShow in Toronto (Feb 17-26) features a bumper crop of new cars, trucks and concepts including 20 Canadian premieres.

Here is just a partial list of the new vehicles well worth seeing.


The new R8 Spyder V10 combines impressive performance, sporty elegance and the thrill of open-air driving. With 540 hp, this 5.2-litre V10 FSI engine really performs.

Put the top down and prepare to rocket from 0-100 km/h in just 3.6 seconds and a top speed of 318 km/h.

The SQ5 is the only crossover that performs like a sports car. Whether you yearn for sporty performance, luxurious comfort or the versatility of an SUV, the Audi SQ5 is engineered to exceed your expectations with 354 hp and 347 lb/ft of torque, plus an eight-speed Tiptronic transmission that reduces fuel consumption, yet is flexible enough to allow dynamic, sporty acceleration and low-rev, high-speed cruising.

BMW Group:

The formula for success continues with the seventh generation BMW 5 series.

Thanks to the available state of the art chassis systems including Integral Active Steering, Driver and Parking Assistance Systems and Adaptive Mode, the all-new BMW 5 Series defines the athletic and executive design of a true sport sedan.

The new 2018 BMW M760Li xDrive is the first M Performance automobile in the flagship 7 Series family that includes the first 12-cylinder gasoline engine with M Performance Twin Power Turbo technology

It enables the flagship performance sedan to deliver 600 hp at 5,500 rpm and peak torque of 590 lb/ft from as low as 1,500 rpm. These performance figures enable the luxury sedan to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in just 3.7 seconds.

New vehicle reveal BMW 5 Series


The MINI Cooper S E Countryman All4 is bigger, more adventurous, and for the first time ever, electrified, the all-new MINI Countryman is the first model of the British brand to be available as a plug-in hybrid.

Twenty centimeters longer than its predecessor, the new Countryman provides considerably more space for cargo, people and anything else you may need for your next big adventure.

New vehicle reveal MINI

Chevrolet Traverse:

Wearing all new styling inspired by its full-size SUV siblings, Chevrolet will stage the Canadian unveiling of the three-row 2018 Traverse at this year’s AutoShow.

Chevrolet says it expects Traverse to offer best-in-class third row legroom (856 mm) along with maximum passenger and cargo volumes (2,789 litres).

With seating for up to eight, the 2018 Traverse is longer than the outgoing model with a new split-folding second-row seat improves on the Traverse’s original Smart Slide feature.

New vehicle reveal Chev Traverse 2018

Ford Mustang:

A host of improvements, including new technology and design changes, give owners more ways to customize Mustang to their preferences, with even better performance from more powerful engines and new MagneRide suspension technology. Performance is at the core of Mustang DNA, offering drivers a unique thrill of acceleration and cornering for the ultimate fun-to-drive experience.

GMC Terrain:

The all-new 2018 Terrain unveils the next chapter of GMC design via a boldly styled and intelligently engineered successor to the brand’s popular compact SUV.

A range of three all-new turbocharged engines, including an all-new 1.6-litre turbo-diesel, provides more choices when it comes to performance, efficiency and capability in the all-new 2018 GMC Terrain. New 1.5-litre and 2.0-litre turbocharged gas engines are matched with two unique new nine-speed automatic transmissions.

New vehicle reveal GMC Terrain

Honda Odyssey 2018:

The next-generation Odyssey brings a host of new features and technologies for 2018, including a uniquely versatile new Magic Slide second-row seat; new CabinWatch and CabinTalk technologies.

The 2018 Honda Odyssey will be powered by a 3.5-litre, direct-injected i-VTEC V6 engine with Variable Cylinder Management producing 280 with two available new transmissions – a nine-speed automatic and, for upper grades an all-new, Honda-developed 10-speed automatic.

Hyundai Elantra GT 5-Door:

The all-new 2018 Elantra GT 5-Door is now longer, wider, and lower. Building on an incredibly rigid SuperStructure chassis.

It also comes in two flavours, as the car can be equipped with either a 161 hp four-cylinder engine or in a new “Sport” variant equipped with a 201 hp turbocharged GDI engine mated to a seven-speed dual clutch transmission with paddle shifters.

New vehicle reveal Honda Odyssey


The 2018 Kia Stinger is a five-passenger fastback sports sedan poised to redefine a segment currently populated by European automakers. It promises to be the highest-performance production vehicle in the company’s history and is backed by Kia Motors’ industry-leading quality and reliability.

New vehicle reveal Kia Stinger

The all-new 2017 Kia Cadenza takes driving from the realm of the ordinary to the extraordinary – from transportation to personal expression.

And with Cadenza, the promise of the styling is realized by advanced performance technology, beginning with a retuned 3.3-litre direct injection V6 engine that generates 290 horsepower and is mated with an eight-speed Sportmatic® automatic transmission.

New vehicle reveal Kia Cadenza

Mazda CX-5:

The all-new 2017 CX-5 refines every aspect of Mazda’s current technology and design, breaking through the traditional trade-off between driving pleasure and passenger comfort. The design of the CX-5 is ‘refined tough-ness’ that elevates the KODO concept to a new level.

Inspired by traditional Japanese crafts, it pursues a minimalist aesthetic free of all non-essential elements.


The Mercedes-AMG E 63 S 4MATIC+ boasts a 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8 engine that generates up to 603 hp.

This makes it the most powerful engine to have ever been installed in an E-Class. At the same time, it is even more efficient thanks to a cylinder deactivation system fitted as standard, and thus sets the benchmark in its segment. With acceleration of 3.4 seconds from 0–100 km/h, the new business sedan is at the top of its class

The Mercedes-AMG GT C Roadster brings all the excitement of driving a racecar to the joy of driving a convertible. This new Roadster injects fresh air into the tradition of exquisite power, with a Handcrafted AMG 4.0-litre V8 Biturbo with dry-sump lubrication. The AMG GT C produces 550 hp and peak torque of 502 lb/ft.

Volkswagen Tiguan:

The 2018 Tiguan is all new from the ground up.

It is bigger than ever, and now offers an available third row for those times when the guest list just keeps on growing.

The Tiguan is a stylish and modern compact sport utility that handles all types of roads and weather with ease.

Volvo V90 R Design:

Matching the elegance of the V90 with the sporting spirit of R-Design, this is station wagon that combines precision with control and keeps you comfortable.

The Sport chassis’ tauter suspension, lowered ride height and retuned steering create the sharp responses and rapid reactions you’re looking for in a performance car.

The gloss black R-Design grille and lower grille and bumper inserts, 20-inch alloy wheels and integrated tailpipes create a car that stands out.

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