From The Car Connection:
The Ford Flex takes a decidedly different approach to design than nearly every other comparable crossover wagon. With flat lines, creased sheetmetal, and boxy styling, it stands out as a much-welcomed about-face on today's mainstream; and it's a result that actually proves to provide more comfort and space than many of its raked-roofed alternatives.
Thanks to a series of leaks and early reveals, the 2015 North American International Auto Show didn't provide many surprises. There were, however, two worth noting: a new Ford GT supercar and details on the Tesla Model 3.
The 2015 MINI Cooper hardtop is the first complete redesign of the British minicar since 2007. It's a little more complicated than that--2014 was a split model year, meaning that a 2014 MINI could be either the previous generation or the brand-new one--but 2015 is the first full model year in which the three-door hardtop MINI is entirely new.
2015 BMW 1-Series Hatchback
BMW’s 1-Series Hatchback has come in for its mid-cycle update and has received new some styling and powertrains in the process. The 1-Series Hatchback isn't sold in the U.S. and we’re not expecting this updated version to arrive either, sadly.
Lexus is working on a new generation of its RX, which we will see for the first time at April’s 2015 New York Auto Show. Lexus was thought to be planning a debut for the popular crossover at this week’s 2015 Detroit Auto Show but the reveal has been pushed back to the New York event.
McLaren’s big debut of 2015 will be its new entry-level model, the Sports Series, which we’re currently expecting to appear for the first time at the 2015 New York Auto Show in April. However, there might be something new on the McLaren stand at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show one month earlier.
Chevrolet Bolt EV concept, 2015 Detroit Auto Show
Chevrolet went out on a limb back in 2010 when it introduced the 2011 Chevy Volt extended-range electric vehicle. Now it’s taking a much riskier step by showing off the upcoming battery-powered Bolt—a pure electric car with a promised 200-mile range.
"Range anxiety" has always been one of the main concerns for buyers of affordable electric cars, and that issue is now receiving significant attention from automakers. This week's Detroit Auto Show included the introduction of the Chevrolet Bolt concept--which promises 200 miles of range at a price around $37,500.
While Tesla likely won't reveal last year's total production of Model S electric cars until it releases year-end financial results, it has said it expected to build 33,000 during 2014. And with the Model S in production for more than two and a half years, clearly there are tens of thousands of them on the roads.