The Montreal International Auto Show is opening its doors to the public today, and here’s a quick look at what’s being presented this year.
First of all, there are a whole bunch of dreamy exotic cars. Amongst the new models, we can drool on the Ferrari 488 GTB, the Lamborghini Huracán Spyder and Aventador SV, the McLaren 570S and the exhilarating, 2.3-million-dollar Pagani Huayra supercar.
Audi is displaying the all-new generation of its A4 compact sedan as well as a high-output version of its big sports sedan, the S8 plus.
BMW dropped a truckload of new models with the very sporty M2 and M4 GTS as well as the X1, X4 M40i and X5 xDrive40e crossovers – the latter being a plug-in hybrid version. They’re also presenting their new 7 Series sedan. The MINI brand decided to dress up its stand with the new and bigger Clubman as well as the newly redesigned Convertible.
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is displaying the 2017 Fiat 124 Spyder, a beautiful two-seater roadster that shares its platform and cockpit with the Mazda MX-5.
Ford is unveiling the hot new 2016 Focus RS for the first time in Canada, and by its side, we’ll find the 2017 Escape crossover that received a host of improvements. Over at the Lincoln stand, the partially redesigned 2017 MKZ awaits luxury-sedan shoppers.
General Motors chose to present their redesigned lineup of 2016 Chevrolet cars including the Spark, the Cruze, the Malibu and the Camaro. Buick is showing off their large sedan design study called the Avenir Concept, while Cadillac lift the cover off of their brand-new compact crossover, the 2017 XT5.
Honda, after launching the all-new and critically acclaimed Civic sedan, is now presenting the 2016 Civic coupe.
Hyundai’s big news is a totally redesigned version of their compact sedan, the 2017 Elantra. Also in display is the Hyundai Vision G Coupe Concept, a styling exercise that’s a foretaste of the brand’s future design direction.
Jaguar Land Rover chose the Montreal show for introducing its new XE compact sedan, in addition to a redesigned XF midsize sedan. The new diesel-powered versions of the Range Rover and Range Rover Sport are also in display.
Kia is presenting its newly redesigned models, the midsize 2016 Optima sedan and the compact 2017 Sportage crossover.
Mercedes-Benz is expanding its range of C-Class products with the C 300d Estate, the C 300 4MATIC coupe and the powerful Mercedes-AMG C 63 S coupe. The new GLC crossover is also present, replacing the GLK.
Mitsubishi is showing off its refreshed lineup consisting of the 2017 Mirage, the 2016 Lancer and the 2016 RVR. They’ve all received a facelift, interior improvements and more.
Nissan is presenting its improved 2016 Sentra and Altima sedans in addition to revealing a special-edition Micra that pays tribute to the first season of the Micra Cup. There’s also the Rogue Warrior, a one-off version of the crossover that’s equipped with a full snow track system. Over at Infiniti, the little QX30 crossover is making its Canadian debut alongside the refreshed QX60.
Porsche is displaying the 2017 Macan GTS, a sportier version of the compact SUV that slots in between the existing S and Turbo variants.
Subaru is presenting a slightly improved version of the popular Crosstrek, but the big attraction here is the Impreza 5-Door Concept, which offers a stylistic foretaste of the brand’s next-generation compact car.
Toyota’s got the 2016 Prius on display, which has been totally redesigned, as well as the 2016 Tundra TRD Pro, more rugged variant of their full-size pickup. As for Lexus, the luxury brand is presenting the high-performance GS F sedan and the refreshed 2016 LX 570 utility vehicle.
Volkswagen is displaying a limited-edition Beetle convertible called the Denim as well as the Golf Sportwagon Alltrack, which benefits from an elevated suspension and a more robust appearance.
The 2016 MIAS will be open at the Palais des congrès de Montréal January 15 to 23 from 10 am to 9:30 pm, and January 24 from 10 am to 6 pm. For more information, visit their website at www.montrealautoshow.com.