The 2017 Atlanta International Auto Show (AIAS) recently rolled into the Georgia World Congress Center showcasing the latest models for auto lovers. The AIAS is THE best place to start a search for a new car or learn about the newest automotive technology. Here is the SFL recap on the 2017/2018 models direct from the dealers.
The 2017 Chrysler Pacifica has reinvented the minivan (replacing the Town & Country) on an all-new platform. The Pacifica breaks ground as the first hybrid in the minivan class, boasting 84 miles per gallon equivalent (MPGe) in electric-only mode and 33 miles of all-electric range. If you’re driving around Atlanta, you can’t beat that in a minivan!
If you’re looking for a sporty and fun crossover, the 2017 Nissan Rogue Sport has to be on the list. The Nissan Rogue Sport is a full 12 inches shorter than the bestselling Rogue. However, there’s no loss of space inside. The five-passenger Rogue Sport has up to 22.9 cu. ft. of cargo space, which increases to 61.6 with the second row folded down.
The 2018 Ford Expedition has more power under the hood as well as inside. The new aluminum-alloy body has saved almost 300 pounds from previous versions to invest on the inside with a Wi-Fi hotspot that can support up to 10 devices from as far as 50 feet away. It also includes a rear seat entertainment system, complete with a video experience that allows passengers to view their home cable programming on either of two video screens or hand-held devices.
The 2018 Chevy Traverse launches in Fall 2018 as a completely redesigned crossover SUV. The new Traverse will have seating for up to eight and is expected to offer best-in-class passenger volume as well as max cargo room at 98.5 cu. ft. with a split-folding second-row seat and curbside seat capable of tipping up and sliding forward, even with a forward-facing child seat in place.
Toyota introduced its all-new 2018 Toyota C-HR, Coupe High-Rider, for the sporty city driver. The lower-than-average riding C-HR seats five and is packed with safety features that make this perfect for newer drivers. Forward collision warning, lane departure warning and adaptive cruise control round out its list of features.