2000 North American International Auto Show Preview Page 3

December 27, 1999

Jaguar Roadster

This car will provide a look at what could be an S-type derived roadster destined for production. It could be another building block in the plan to increase Jaguar’s production volume and amortize the expensive S-type platform shared with the Lincoln LS, Ford Thunderbird and Jaguar S-type (and coming 2003 Ford Mustang).

 

Jeep Varsity

This concept, aimed at the Baby Boom generation, could be what would happen if a ’49 Willys Jeep met a Lexus RX300 and had offspring. It may indicate the styling of the next Jeep Cherokee, due to being production early next year.

 

Audi Allroad V8

This is a production version of Audi’s A6 Avant based concept that made its debut at last year’s NAIAS. It a more aggressive appearance that mates Audi style with the same basic concept as a Subaru Outback wagon.

 

Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder

The drop-top Eclipse is back for 2001. As with the Eclipse coupe, it will be available with four- and six-cylinder engines.

 

Ford 24.7 Concepts

Available as either a pickup, sedan or wagon, the 24.7 is aimed Echo Boomers who desire "simplicity, honesty and connectivity." A reconfigurable instrument panel with Internet access will be showcased with these three concepts.

 

Automotive marketing and product consulting firm AutoPacific contributed to this report.

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