By Matthew Hacke

The new year brings with it new car models, and these whips do not disappoint. Four local dealerships show us the cars that will be all the rage on the road for 2017.

Photograph by Ben Petchel

Discover Incredible Cars at the 2017 Pittsburgh International Auto Show!

Tickets:
General Admission: $12
Seniors (65+) & Military: $10
Children (6-16): $6
Children under 6: Free
+ Everyone gets half-priced admission on Monday, February 20!

From FEBRUARY 17-20, the David L. Lawrence Convention Center will transform into an auto showroom as the 2017 Pittsburgh International Auto Show drives into town. The four-day show will feature the hottest cars, trucks, and SUVs on the market from over 35 manufacturers. Be on the lookout for exotic, luxury, and classic vehicles as well, located in the Galleria Exotica! Make a pit-stop at the Toyota Drive Center to test drive a few new Toyota models, and enjoy time with Pittsburgh’s sports mascots, as well as face painting and balloon art, at this family-friendly event! 2017 Pittsburgh International Auto Show, pittautoshow.com

+  Dancing With the Cars
On FEBRUARY 16, the night before the 2017 Pittsburgh International Auto Show opens to the general public, the Greater Pittsburgh Automobile Dealers Foundation (GPADF) will host Dancing with the Cars. Attendees can enjoy an exclusive sneak-peek of the show, while also benefiting the Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix Charities, Autism Society of Pittsburgh and Allegheny Valley School. Tickets include a strolling gourmet dinner, cake pop dessert bar, Champagne toast, music from Magic Moments and Redline, and complimentary valet parking. Last year’s event raised $400,000 for these nonprofits and the GPADF is looking to exceed that amount this year! For tickets and more information, visit dancingwiththecars.org


2017 AUDI 

Photographs from Day Audi

DAY AUTOMOTIVE GROUP

2017 Audi Q7 3.0T quattro

“The new Q7 offers a stable and easily maneuverable drive, as well as a supercharged 6 cylinder engine, and more fuel efficient 2.0L Turbo-charged 4 cylinder available mid-January 2017, all within an SUV that comfortably seats seven high-tech passengers.” — Gary DeSanzo, Day Audi

KEY FEATURES:

Virtual Cockpit
Allows expansion of full graphic features displayed in instrument cluster, including menu items such as:
Google Earth navigation
Phone connectivity menus
Music playlists, Sirius Satellite, and HD terrestrial radio
Moves standard gages aside while the driver’s eyes remain on the road

Four Wheel Steering
Allows for SUV navigation into those tight parking spaces
AppConnect (Apple CarPlay & Android Auto)
Allows for greater phone connectivity
Pairs favorite apps to the vehicle, including music, navigation, voice texting and SIRI

Traffic Sign Recognition
Reads speed limits and traffic signals

Traffic Jam Assist
Moves car through stop-and-go traffic without steering wheel, gas or brake input from driver

Pre-sense City
Warns the driver and other drivers that doors are opening
Heads-up display reduces distraction by showing the speedometer, turn by turn navigation, and driver assistance aids

Interior Cabin
Available ventilated front seats, heated steering wheel, and second row seating
Available massaging front driver and passenger seats
Easy access third row seating with power folding
Choice of premium audio systems:
3D Bose 3D Bang Olufsen
+ Full LED Interior and Exterior Lighting

Day Audi, dayaudi.com


2017 Subaru

Photograph from Day West Liberty Subaru

DAY AUTOMOTIVE GROUP

2017 Subaru Forester

“The 2017 Subaru Forester SUV offers family-friendly practicality, city-friendly proportions, and a wallet-friendly price tag.” — Bill Eggert, Day Chevrolet

KEY FEATURES:

Tech Enhancements
Updated EyeSight safety suite
Added soundproofing to quiet  the cabin
+Premium models come equipped with blind-spot monitor and rear cross-traffic alert

Comfortable Interior
Plenty of room for stacking cargo
Tall windows provide great visibility
Big doors make it one of the easiest cars of any type to climb into or out of
Extra space for rear-seat occupants

Day West Liberty Subaru, westlibertysubaru.com


2017 Chevrolet

Photograph from Day Cherovlet

DAY AUTOMOTIVE GROUP

2017 Chevrolet Cruze Hatchback

“Drivers looking for power and performance without sacrificing fuel economy must check out the 2017 Chevy Cruze Hatchback.” — John Price, Day Chevrolet

KEY FEATURES:

Technologically Savvy
4G LTE Wi-Fi
7-inch diagonal color touch-screen
Android auto/Apple car play

Safety Security
Available side blind zone alert
Lane keep assist
Rear vision camera
Rear cross traffic alert
Forward collision alert

Day Cherovlet, daychevrolet.com


2017 Genesis

Photograph by Michael Fornataro

WRIGHT AUTOMOTIVE GROUP

2017 Genesis G80

“The Genesis G80 is perfect for drivers looking to save time and money. It’s a well-balanced vehicle incorporating luxury and sport features. It’s truly adaptive to any drivers’ needs.” —Rick Smith, Wright Genesis

KEY FEATURES:

Safety
Multi-functional, heads-up display
Smart cruise control with auto stop/start
Autonomous emergency breaking
Blind spot detection
High beam assist
Seatbelt pretensioners
9-airbag system

Convenience
State of the art sound system
Electronic parking brake
Changeable drive modes
Rearview camera with parking guidelines
Proximity key with push-to-start button
Heated front and rear seats and ventilated front seats
Rain-sensing wipers with auto defogger windshield

Wright Genesis, wrightgenesis.com


2017 Jaguar

Photographs from Bobby Rahal Jaguar

BOBBY RAHAL JAGUAR

2017 Jaguar F-Pace

Built with power and agility in mind, the Jaguar F-Pace is “a performance SUV with the DNA of a sports car.”

“Jaguar built their first performance crossover, which they consider to be the ultimate practical sports car. A car that builds on the brand’s founding ideals of Grace, Pace, and Space to become one of the most innovative Jaguar vehicles ever developed.” — Larry Poglein, Bobby Rahal Jaguar

KEY FEATURES:

Advanced Driving Dynamics
Revises the car’s software to further enhance the sporting character
Sharpens the throttle response
Increases steering weighting
Performs gearshifts more quickly at higher speeds

Adaptive Dynamics
Modifies the response of the F-Pace to match conditions and the driver’s driving style
Analyzes acceleration, cornering, throttle, and brake pedal activity as well as kick down activation
Monitors steering and body movements up to 500 times a second

Electric Power Assisted Steering
Offers outstanding feedback control
Active on-demand saving power as well as saving fuel
Varies steering assistance as appropriate
Increases assistance for low speed maneuvering
Improves feel at higher speeds

Configurable Dynamics
Allows the driver the option to set up the dynamics on the F-Pace for suspension, throttle mapping, gearshift points, and steering

Sliding Panoramic Roof
Allows for superb views

INSTINCTIVE ALL-WHEEL DRIVE
Can take pre-emptive action to ensure the best possible grip in a variety of road and weather conditions
Employs an active power transfer control technology, which adds the benefits of enhanced traction
The front to rear torque split can vary from most of the torque on the rear wheels to as much as 50% on the front wheel
+ The F-Pace is offered with a choice of diesel or gas engines, which deliver a dynamic driving experience and Jaguar performance.

Bobby Rahal Jaguar, bobbyrahaljaguar.com


2017 Infiniti

Photograph from Cochran Infiniti Galleries

COCHRAN INFINITI GALLERIES

2017 Infiniti Q60RS 400 Coupe ‘Launch Edition’

With a design scheme derived from the show-stopping Q60 coupe Infiniti displayed at the 2016 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, the limited edition ‘Launch Edition’ is based on a fully loaded version of the exhilarating Q60RS 400 Coupe.

“A truly one-of-a-kind vehicle, Q60RS 400 customers are those seeking a high-performance premium coupe that has stunning styling, intuitive technology, and an excellent balance of performance and high-quality luxury appointments.” — Zachary Tremont, South Hills Infiniti of #1 Cochran

KEY FEATURES:

One-of-a-Kind
Exclusive exterior/interior color combination (Dynamic Sunstone Red Exterior / Gallery White Semi-Aniline Leather)

Other exclusive additions include:
An exclusive AUTODROMO® Leather Weekender Luggage bag crafted in Monaco Red leather
A unique car cover
A certificate of authenticity

Need For Speed
This third-generation sport coupe is a blend of exhilarating performance, stunning styling, and a modern, luxurious interior
Goes from 0-60 mph in less than 4.5 seconds
Equipped with a direct-injected, twin turbocharged 3.0-liter V6 engine producing 400 horsepower and 350 lb-ft of torque.  

Cochran Infiniti Galleries, cochran.com


 2017 AUDI

Photographs from RJ Kresock

AUDI PITTSBURGH, A #1 Cochran Premier Brand

2017 Audi R8 V10 Plus

A driver seeking a reliable and practical luxury sport car that can be driven all year can find the answer in the Audi R8 V10.

“The Audi R8V10 Plus is the modern iteration of a timeless automotive classic that was introduced in 2008. We put together a fully optioned R8 build that stretches the limits of the Audi Exclusive Program. We wanted something special to emphasize our commitment to one-off Audi models and this one does not disappoint. There isn’t another like it in the world.” — Jacob Dunks-Campbell, Audi Pittsburgh, a #1 Cochran Premier Brand

KEY FEATURES:

Technological Advancements
Virtual cockpit digital dashboard
610 horsepower, V10 engine
Proprietary Quattro all-wheel-drive system
Sleek Style
Black cherry exterior
Bi-color classic red and jet gray interior
Full treatment to all interior panels with contrast stitching throughout
Alcantara headliner, rear cabin, and trunk

Audi Pittsburgh, a #1 Cochran Premier Brand, audipittsburgh.com

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