Cadillac’s new midsize luxury sports sedan, the 2014 CTS, was unveiled at this year’s New York Auto Show. The redesign makes the vehicle noticeably lower, longer and lighter than last generation CTS. This all-new vehicle is packed with technology including the signature Cadillac CUE system, an 8inch color touch screen and a 12.3 inch gauge cluster in the center stack.
You can choose from three different engine options under the hood. A 2.0 liter 4 cylinder direct injection turbocharged engine that achieves 272 horsepower or a 3.6-liter direct injection with 321 horsepower, both connected to 6 speed automatic transmission with magnesium paddles for shifting.
The third option is the V Sport model equipped with a 3.6-liter twin turbocharged engine with 420 horsepower and an 8-speed automatic transmission. We will announce pricing information and arrival dates as soon as they become available.
This week Morrie’s had the opportunity to attend the 2013 North American International Auto in Detroit. The show was marked by a number of vehicle debuts from domestic and overseas automakers. While C7 Corvette was the show’s media darling, Ford literarily dropped a big one on attendees with the unexpected display of their F150 Atlas Concept Vehicle. Other notable concept vehicles included the Hyundai HCD-14 Genesis Concept, Nissan Resonance SUV concept, Lincoln MKC Concept, BMW 4 Series Coupe Concept, Toyota Corolla Furia concept, Acura NSX concept plus a few others. These concept vehicles all provide clues, some more accurate than others, as to how future production models might look. The production vehicle debuts were equally impressive, illustrating what will actually see on the roads in the near future. These included the 2014 Maserati Quattroporte, Audi RS7, Shelby Focus ST, Kia Cadenza, Nissan Versa Note, Cadillac ELR, Bentley Continental GT Speed Convertible and C7 Corvette.
Please read along as we elaborate more fully on some of the more noteworthy vehicles that fall within Morrie’s portfolio of brands. Also be sure to check our YouTube and Facebook pages soon to see videos we put together for each vehicle highlighted below.
According to J.D. Powers and Associates, Kia’s mobile website ranked highest among its fellow automakers. This recent accolade follows a Triple Crown win in automotive marketing as Kia.com also received the award for “Best Mobile Website” from Dig Day’s Mobi Awards and “Top Mobile Website in North America” from the Mobile Marketing Association. The Triple Crown win for Kia’s Mobile website comes as Kia recorded its best ever annual sales and became one of the fastest growing car companies in the US. More >
In advance of its arrival at US dealers later this fall, Mazda posted this teaser of the redesigned 2013 Mazda CX-9. While the original CX-9 is a tough act to follow, the latest iteration employs Mazda’s bold KODO Design in Motion styling. Check out the video to see how Mazda has brought the 2013 CX-9 to the next level.
Morrie’s Minnetonka Lincoln is excited to give you a sneak peek of the brand new 2013 Lincoln MKZ. In advance of its official arrival in November, we were able to spend a few minutes and film this beautiful MKZ when a Lincoln training representative stopped by our store.
Completely redesigned for 2013, the new MKZ is a visual stunner that is arguably the best integration of Lincoln’s signature split-wing grille. Further complemented by LED head and taillights the MKZ is sure to get your attention the first time you see one on the road. On the inside, the standard My Lincoln Touch controls a range of multi-media systems, while the large panoramic sunroof fills the cabin with an abundance of natural light.
The 2013 MKZ offers three powertrain options to suit a wide range of needs. This includes a 2.0 liter EcoBoost combining the best of turbocharging and direct injections technologies, a 3.7 liter V6 and 2.0 liter Atkinson Cycle Hybrid electric powertrain. Lincoln Drive Control offers the thrill of a performance car without sacrificing the smooth ride you come to expect from a Lincoln.
We are currently taking orders for the 2013 Lincoln MKZ and expect to see our first cars hit the lot in November.
This month is Childhood Cancer Awareness month for Hyundai Hope on Wheels. Hyundai Hope on Wheels is the united effort of Hyundai America and its more than 800 dealers across the U.S. to help children fight cancer. Since its inception in 1998, this organization has donated more than $57 million to pediatric cancer research institutions nationwide.
Every September Hyundai dealerships in Minnesota donate funds to support children’s cancer research. This year local dealerships raised $250,000 that was later donated to the U of M Amplatz Center, which specializes in pediatric medicine. This donation was presented to the Center during a ceremony which also celebrated the lives of children by capturing their colorful handprints, which will later be applied to a actual vehicle for display.
Morrie’s was proud to be able to help raise awareness about childhood cancer and celebrate the lives of these brave children.
We are pleased to announce the long anticipated arrival of the 2013 Cadillac ATS at Morrie’s Cadillac. Cadillac had the BMW 3-series in their crosshairs when developing the brand new ATS and tested the limits of this compact sport luxury sedan on some of the most demanding roads on earth. After watching our brief overview video, be sure to check out some of Cadillac’s ATS versus the world videos that highlight the different locations where the ATS was rigorously road tested.
Nissan isn’t sure where or when their new electric Leaf Nismo RC will be racing, but we’ve got some very cool video to share.
It’s got a full carbon-fibre monocoque chassis and body panels – measuring a foot lower, 20mm longer, 170mm wider, and 40% lighter than the street car. The Nismo racer also features custom suspension and a fully driver-adjustable rear wing. The drivetrain is almost entirely the same as the street going Leaf - including the 80kw electric motor and 24kWh (that’s kilo-Watt-hour) lithium-ion battery pack. The only major difference is that the electric motor was moved to the middle of the car, and now powers the rear wheels instead of the front. More >
Engadget got the chance to sit down with Ford President and CEO Alan Mulally for an in-depth conversation about a range of topics from their new Focus Electric to the integration of cell phones and electronic devices into cars.
Video and more after the break. More >
As a true-blue petrolhead, you might assume it would be hard for me to get excited about an electric car. Surprisingly though – that couldn’t be farther from the truth. More >