It’s that time of year again, no I’m not talking about the oilers not making the playoffs once again, I’m talking about the once a year extravaganza that is the Edmonton Motor Show.
The Yachimec Group wanted to take a look at some of the incredible vehicle put on displayed over the weekend at the Edmonton Motor Show. Here’s some of the stuff we got to take a look at over the weekend.
We’ll break it down by what each vehicle brand brought to the table.
Here are the highlights.
Nissan brought a bit of versatility to this year’s show. Proudly displaying the depths of what Nissan is capable.
First up is the 2016 Nissan Maxima, Nissan’s most prominent and popular vehicle. The Maxima is a cool mix of Luxury cruise-liner and an athletic, sports-inspired sedan. Appearance-wise, the Maxima offers a much more aggressive style of luxury that makes other luxury vehicles in its class look docile in comparison. It breathes life into what can be a bit of a snooze-fest of a vehicle class.
Next in line for Nissan is their 2016 Nissan Titan. With the 2016 Titan XD, Nissan has not just got a horse in the pick-up truck race, but it’s got a front runner. The 2016 got a big boost in performance, with a Cummins powered, 5.0 L 310 horsepower engine. It’s stepping up to play with the big boys and it’s handling that task just fine. The titan XD is the pickup truck Nissan fans have being dying to get.
The big name Acura brought out for the show is none other than 2017 NSX. The future is looking bright for Acura, starting with the revival of a much-beloved cult classic in the NSX. Equipped with Acura’s new technology, the 2017 NSX comes built with an all-new lightweight body, while maintain that explosive V6 engine, and instantaneous speed that the NSX of years past are known for. If the NSX is this future of the supercar, the future is looking very bright.
Mitsubishi, known for its devotion to AWD, brings to the show a large bodied SUV that is really one of the most dynamic and best looking vehicles in its class. The Outlander is Mitsu’s bread and butter, but while that may be true it still brings forward an all new driving system, an upgrade to the steering, drivetrain, and suspension, to help improve performance. There’s a reason why Mitsu is leading with this, it is because the ’17 Outlander is the future benchmark of what an SUV should be.
The Mirage is getting a kick in the pants for the coming years with the all-new Mirage G4. It’s the Mirage built faster, stronger, smarter. It’s got the DNA of a small sedan, but infused with Mitsu Performance technology that looks like belongs in something closer to the 2015 Evo. The theme of the auto show, and Mitsubishi is to show you the future, and with the Mirage G4, the future of the compact car is about to change.
These three brands are giving you a little bit of something old as well as something new. They’ve brought some of their classics, like the beefed up Dodge Ram, and the incredible Viper ACR, as well as the Jeep Cherokee, which is making major strides in the SUV genre, and both the Charger and Challenger Hellcats. They’ve also brought something fresh, the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica, Chrysler new and improved minivan crossover, which plans to boast the largest interior volume in its class. It’s not your grandparents’ minivan, that’s for sure.
While scouring the floor, there was a few other cars that jumped out to me. The 2017 Fiat 124 Spider is something that leaped out at me. A hyper modern take on the classic European roadster. It’s got a vintage appeal that smolders, and just looks and feels like a class car. There was, of course, the McLaren 675LT, which is a headliner of a vehicle. With only a limited of 500 coupes being released, it’s one of the most sought after vehicle worldwide. McLaren keeps blowing us away that a car that continues to look like something sent from the distant future. Lastly, I’m personally excited for the resurgence of the classic beauty that is the Lincoln Continental. It’s still very much that long-bodied car of old, but with a sophisticated and ultra-modern look to it. Headed by the redesigned front grille, the ’17 Continental certainly has my attention as well as my curiosity.
Come visit anyone of our dealerships this weekend at the Edmonton Motor Show!