View Full Version : 2001 NAIAS Concepts! *PICS*



S.R.
12-07-2000, 05:58 PM
Okay folks, this is what I have been able to come up with from various sources around the net so far. There are going to be a lot of new introductions/previews at the 2001 North American International Auto Show in Detroit from all the car manufacturers. I will try to add more to this as more information comes in. Here is what I have so far:<P><B>Acura<P>RS-X/Integra</B><BR> <IMG SRC="http://www.geocities.com/preview2001/RSX.jpg"> <P>A preview of the new RS/Integra with 230hp and a new i-VTEC engine. The new RS/Integra should be out by the middle of 2001.<P><B>3.2TL Type-S</B><BR> <IMG SRC="http://www.geocities.com/preview2001/TLS.jpg"> <P>The new 2002 3.2TL Type-S will have a 260hp engine plus a revised front and rear. It will also have new 17" wheels and Bose 6-CD standard.<P><B>Honda<P>Model-X</B><BR> <IMG SRC="http://www.geocities.com/preview2001/MDLX.jpg"> <P>This is a Honda study about versatility and function. It has the best features of a pickup truck with the best features of a SUV.<P><B>Nissan<P>Altima</B><BR> <IMG SRC="http://www.geocities.com/preview2001/alt.jpg"> <P>This is courtesy of FreshAlloy. There is not that much known about this one yet, although it will have an I4 engine with more than 160hp, and maybe a detuned VQ series V6 engine. There have been comments that it looks like a mix between the 2001.5 Passat and current Maxima.<P><B>Volvo</B><P>Of course this is probably the main interest for all of us.<BR><B><BR><A HREF="https://www.swedespeed.com/news/12_00/12_05_00/index.shtml" TARGET=_blank>SCC</A></B><P>Lots of info about this on SwedeSpeed!<P><B>ACC</B><P>So far it looks like this: 3-rows of seats, true 7-passenger seating, Haldex AWD, more cargo space and room than a BMW X5, hybrid-SUV status, and possibly named the V90 or V90 XC. According to sources, this hybrid is going to introduce a new type of SUV segment. Something like: car based chassis like the ML, X5, MDX, and RX300, but with real off-road ability. That is all that I know so far.<P>-Drew<p>[This message has been edited by InDy (edited 12-07-2000).]

onikage
12-07-2000, 06:10 PM
Where are the SCC pics?

S.R.
12-07-2000, 06:43 PM
Try the SCC link again, it should work now. <IMG SRC="https://www.swedespeed.com/ubb/biggrin.gif"><P><A HREF="https://www.swedespeed.com/news/12_00/12_05_00/index.shtml" TARGET=_blank>SCC</A><P>-Drew

onikage
12-08-2000, 12:57 PM
Thanks!<P>

LostBoyScout
12-10-2000, 07:05 AM
The new Altima has me really looking forward to hearing more, sounds like quite a car..<P>I'm looking forward to seeing more development of the Integra concept too, it's a little over the top there but I'm sure as things progress it will start to tone down a little, and I actually like the new shape (and power output sounds good too)<P>