Excited For Detroit’s Unveilings? Me Too!

The North American International Auto Show is getting underway as we speak. Who cares that it’s Sunday, Mercedes-Benz and Cadillac are making announcements tonight. Here are some of the unveilings I’m highly anticipating from the balmy climes of Detroit.


2013 Buick Encore– Buick’s been giving us a look at the Encore crossover bit by bit over the last few weeks.  It will be interesting to see if the Encore can capture the same success as its larger sibling, the Enclave (a favorite of mine).


Nissan Pathfinder– Did you know I had a Pathfinder in college?  Then I got a job with an 80-mile round-trip commute.  I digress…The new Pathfinder is labeled a concept so I’m looking for edgy, interesting changes in this SUV.  First, it will no longer have the body-on-frame platform.  Second, teaser pictures indicate curvier styling.  Color me teased!  The Pathfinder should be going into production fall of 2012 though, so I’m not sure I’m going to get all the concept-induced whiz-bang I’m hoping for.

2013 Lexus LX570– Lexus usually has pretty understated changes in its models.  On the heels of the GS launch that featured many not-so-understated updates, I’m itching to see what’s new with the LX570.


2013 BMW 3 Series– Who can resist seeing what’s new with this iconic car? Not me.  Especially notable, a hybrid powertrain model.  Eeentelestink.  Velly velly eentelestink!


2013 Cadillac ATS– Since we’re talking about small luxury performance sedans, of course I’m interested in the ATS.  The CTS-V Sport Wagon I reviewed earlier this year made a great impression on me, I’m hoping the standout quality and drive will be present in the ATS.  There’s a lot to be gained by Cadillac if the ATS flies.

2013 Dodge Dart-I’ve been getting some emails and teaser images for this puppy, and I have to say I’m excited to see if it looks like what I think it will look like.



2013 Mercedes-Benz SL– It just plain looks beautiful.  Another iconic make and model getting an update is fun.  I like looking back at previous generations and wondering how well the next will do.


Acura NSX Concept Car– 21 years after their original debut and seven after halt of their production, NSX’s still look amazing. Acura’s keeping images of the concept to itself, I can’t imagine what the new one will do to dazzle.


Stay tuned to Soulmobiles for all the Detroit newness I can get my hands on!



  1. I want to see that NSX! I saw an old one on the road the other day, I agree it still looks great for being designed 12 years ago.

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