The economic crisis is now over and this creates an opportunity for no holds barred contests between manufacturers to get their best foot forward and cement their place in the industry. 2014 has many cars that promise to dazzle wide eyed consumers and here we shall look at some that shone a little bit brighter.
2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray
This is a very old name but when you look at the features of the car, you will not see the past but the future. The Stingray name is highly respected and the car has to jump through many hoops in order to show people that it deserves the name. The car has a completely new chassis and mechanics. Beneath the unassuming bodywork is a 6.2-liter V8 engine that houses 450 ponies and 450 pound-feet of torque which is delivered to the rear wheels. It can do zero to 60 mph in 3.8 seconds.
This car has stunning curvaceous bodywork and the front fascia will quickly let you know that it is a Jag. The car is a rear-wheel driven convertible and it is a tad more affordable than the popular Jaguar XK. Don’t be fooled by the lower price tag – the car has punchy performance that rivals the more expensive XK thanks to the engine that produces 340 or 380 horsepower. It is also available with a 495 horsepower engine.
It is one of the most popular pick-up trucks of all time and by the looks of it you wouldn’t be surprised why. The car has undergone many improvements from the previous version and it now has a better ride and handling. Some would say that the appearance looks dated but it is very attractive and Ford really doesn’t have to fix what is not broken. The car is equipped to handle heavy workloads with three engine choices producing 285, 355, or 420 horsepower.
BMW 4 Series
This car has been inspired by the iconic 3 series which has been one of the best sports cars for decades. It has a fresh exterior that bears a lot of resemblance to the 6 Series models. BMW always manages to nail the look of their sedans so the important part of this car is performance. The car has two engine choices that produce either 240 or 300 horsepower and they can be mated to six-speed manuals or eight-speed automatic transmissions. With the near 50:50 weight distribution, the car handles exceedingly well.
This 3rd generation CTS is longer than its predecessor. The ground clearance has also been reduced and it has shed some weight. The exterior has been redesigned with an attractive front end that screams Cadillac no matter how far away the car is. The car comes with a choice of three engines which can produce 272, 321, or 420 horsepower. The steering wheel is very responsive and the car has been treated to some suspension upgrades and better brakes. The cabin is very luxurious and it can have eight variations with each giving a different environment. Among the prominent materials are wood, carbon fiber, and aluminum. The standard CTS is rear-wheel driven but there is an optional all-wheel drive.