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Nissan Displays Its Pathfinder Concept at the 2012 Detroit Auto Show

Nissan has recently displayed one of its latest vehicle models and this is what the company is referring to as the “Pathfinder concept” at the 2012 Detroit auto show. Although Nissan is considering this vehicle as the concept of their next-generation Pathfinder SUV, a lot of car experts are arguing that what was actually seen on the auto show was the same exact vehicle that would be carrying the 2013 model year and will probably hit the market this fall. The arguments provided by the various car experts who were able to take a closer look at the Pathfinder that was displayed on the auto show were based mainly on the series of spy photos of the vehicle that were released last month.

Although Nissan refused to reveal some of the basic information about the upcoming 2013 Nissan Pathfinder, a lot of rumours and speculations regarding the features of the SUV have been spreading and many automotive experts are confident that most of these are true. In fact, a number of the vehicle’s characteristics that were previously mentioned on these rumours were actually seen on the Pathfinder that was placed on display at the auto show.

One of the most popular speculations is that the 2013 Nissan Pathfinder was designed with three-row seats and could accommodate up to seven passengers. This might probably be true since the vehicle shown on the 2012 Detroit auto show is large enough to seat up to seven passengers.

In addition to this, the exterior design of the upcoming 2013 Nissan Pathfinder is more refined and attractive compared to its predecessor. The latest model is less boxy and more aerodynamic. It is also equipped with angled front fascia and flared fenders. Aside from that the vehicle’s contour looks handsome even at the first glance. Due to these, a most car experts expect that the next-generation Pathfinder would probably establish a lead in its segment.

Under the hood, the Pathfinder concept flaunts a refined version of the V-6 engine used by its predecessor and this engine would most likely be carried over when the vehicle hits the production line. The engine found on the concept was actually a 3.5-liter 6-cylinder that pumps out up to 265 horsepower and 248 lb.-ft. of torque. This is mated to a continuously variable transmission or CVT. The 2013 Nissan Pathfinder would surely be offered with a standard front-wheel drive system and an optional all-wheel drive system.

Two Chevy Concepts at the New York Auto Show

The best selling brand from General Motors will make another appearance at the New York International Auto Show. Chevrolet will be rolling out two concept vehicles at the forthcoming motor show. These vehicles will be featuring what could be the future of Chevy vehicles.

It is known that concept vehicles are loaded with features that are in the development stage and will in the course of time be integrated into mass produced vehicles. The two concepts from Chevrolet are going to do just that.

Aside from showing the auto world where the brand is going in terms of design for their vehicles, Chevrolet will also give consumers a glimpse of what could be the future of automobiles.

The first of the pair is the Chevy Volt concept electric vehicle. The concept vehicle is a plug-in electric vehicle which means that it comes with an on board battery pack which can be recharged using a common household socket. The vehicle is designed to make the best out of its battery pack designed to provide power for 40 miles of travel. That figure covers the average mileage of an American motorist in one day.

Aside from its plug in capability, the vehicle also has a “range extender”. This is essentially a small internal combustion engine mated to a generator which charges the car’s Lithium-ion battery pack. With this “range extender”, the vehicle’s 40 mile range increases significantly to 640 miles.

This newest version of the Volt features the radical E-Flex Propulsion System by General Motors. The feature allows the vehicle to run on a variety of fuels including electricity, conventional gasoline, E85, and biodiesel. The Volt’s features will surely be made better if complemented with EBC Redstuff brake pads.

The second Chevy concept vehicle is the Chevy Camaro Concept. This concept version of Chevy’s pony car is a convertible which gives the Camaro high aesthetic value. The concept convertible which will make an appearance on the Big Apple is daubed with the Hugger Orange pearl tri-coat paint.

The iconic sport stripes are also present including the long hood configuration common on all pony car as started by the Ford Mustang. The wheels of the Camaro are almost pushed to the corners, giving the Camaro the impression of being ready to burn asphalt at a second’s notice. Indeed, this Camaro can rev it up along with the finest car in its class. Its V8 engine provides adequate power to its rear wheels via a sporty manual transmission. This is a car that would definitely receive much adoration from Camaro fans and will probably gain new ones along the way.

These concept vehicles will be showcased at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in Manhattan where the 2007 New York International Auto Show will be held. The event will be opened to the public on the 6th of April and will run trough the 15th of the same month.

2009 International Auto Shows – Fantasy of Car Lovers

Why International Car Shows?

International auto shows are of immense importance today with their increasing popularity as well as growing need of cars and vehicles throughout the world. These international car exhibitions provide excellent platform for automobile manufacturing companies to come together to display their crafts and share their technologies and expertise. In one way or the other, the objective is to promote the business of car manufacturing and production.

What’s the Outcome?

Automobile companies go global with audience swarming in from all over the world. International car shows introduce car dealers and buyers with the newest car technologies as well as the latest car models and concept cars that the manufacturers are willing to present. In today’s commercial world, a car show provides manufacturers ample opportunity to advertize their products in front of global buyers.

A number of auto shows are taking places all over the world. City that organizes an international auto exhibition instantly make its place in the world car map. It becomes a center for car sale and purchase. Million dollar agreements are signed between car manufacturers and dealers during the exhibition.

The Evolution of Car Shows

The nature of international car exhibitions has evolved to a great extent since its beginning. In the beginning it was only the existing models and newer models that were to be launched in the market were showcased in these exhibitions. But gradually the style changed. Now the trend is to display the concept cars that were not meant for selling or marketing along with production cars. These concept cars are only to bring new technologies, innovation and creativity in the spotlight. They are not for sale.

When it comes to international car show the name of Detroit comes first. The city has a rich history of organizing successful auto exhibitions. The first auto show was held in 1907 at Detroit, North America. The show was a hit. Since then Detroit did not have to look back. Gradually the venue shifted from Riversdale Park to the city’s business precinct, Metro Detroit area.

Paris is the host of the first car show in the world. Paris Auto Show started way back in 1898. Since then Paris has witnessed the debut of several car models. Since 1988 Paris international motor show took the name Mondial de l’Automobile. Before that it was known as Salon de l’Auto.

Well-known International Auto shows

Although you will find two types of auto shows – national and international, we will talk about international auto shows here. We have watched the 2008 Paris Motor Show ended recently. The exhibition showcased a series of concept cars as well as production cars. 2010 Cadillac CTS Sport Wagon has already caught the eye of auto dealers.

Detroit Auto Show has come up as one of the oldest and most prestigious car shows of the world. Presently it is officially known as North American International Auto Show where you will find most of the leading automobile companies of the world present with their newest car models to turn the audience into buyers from visitors. The 2009 Detroit Auto Show that is going to be held this January, 2009 has already pepped up the mood of the city. Some of the most talked about concept cars that are to be displayed at Detroit are Audi A7 Concept and Mercedes-Benz Concept BlueZERO. In addition, Toyota Auto Show [], Frankfirt Motor Show and Los Angeles Auto Shows are some of the names automobile enthusiasts wait for.

So, get ready to catch all the excitement as a number of international car shows are coming up your way throughout the year.