New cars to look out for in 2013

New cars to look out for in 2013


2013 promises to be an exciting year for the auto industry. Automakers seem to be pulling out all the stops in an effort to engage and impress consumers. Let’s take a look at some of the new cars for 2013 that will have people talking:

SRT Viper

The Viper has dropped the Dodge name for the 2013 model year. Nevertheless, there is no mistaking that this car has the same quality that Viper enthusiasts have come to love and respect. The Viper is now considered part of the SRT team. This is the name of Chrysler’s Street & Racing Technology division. For the price of a Viper, a person expects luxury and that is exactly what they get. The dash display is dominated by an 8.4-inch display screen. This screen controls the stereo, Bluetooth interface and navigation system. The stereo includes 12 or 18 speakers, depending on the package that you select. The 8.4-liter, V-10 engine is a true monster that can generate 640-horsepower.


The BMW X1 is a stylish crossover that is slightly smaller than its X3 counterpart. The X3 is roughly three inches wider and six inches longer. Although it is small by most crossover standards, it is still capable of easily transporting a family and all of their belongings. The base X1 includes a 4-cylinder, 2.0-liter, turbo engine. It is RWD with an 8-speed automatic transmission. The engine is capable of generating 240-horsepower. There is also the option to upgrade to an AWD version that includes a turbo 6-cylinder, 3.0-liter engine. However, this version only has a 6-speed automatic transmission. There is an M Sport package available that will upgrade the tires and suspension.

Scion FR-S

The FR-S coupe seats four people. The 4-cylinder, 2.0-liter, direct-injected engine can crank out 200-horsepower. It is paired with a six-speed manual transmission. It also has a limited slip differential that provides added control. The front-mounted engine is mounted low in the bay. This gives the car a low center of gravity. Also included are vented disc brakes, 17-inch wheels and a sport suspension. The sporty interior is well designed for high performance driving.

Dodge Dart R/T

The Dodge Dart name that was a staple of the ‘60s and ‘70s has finally returned to tear up roads everywhere. This snazzy sport compact has a 2.4-liter, 4-cylinder engine that produces 184-horsepower. The interior is spacious, while the security features are far superior to other compact cars currently on the market. This car also goes by the name of the TigerShark. Included in this slick package are a leather interior, 18-inch alloy wheels and black exterior accents. Also rumored to arrive in 2013 is a 300-horsepower edition.

Cadillac XTS

Cadillac usually offers some of the best quality and innovation that you can currently get from Detroit. The new XTS is no exception. This is a full-size sedan that was specifically designed with the intention of filling the gap that has been left by the DTS. Four trim levels are available for the XTS. All of them include a V-6 engine that is a 3.6-liter and produces 304-horsepower. It comes with a six-speed automatic transmission. Standard features include a stereo system made by Bose and a leather interior. 19-inch wheels and a suspension consisting of rear air ride and front magnetic dampers give the XTS a smooth and comfortable ride. FWD is standard on the base XTS. However, an AWD version is available on a higher trim level.

This article was written by George Lewis, who is the primary writer for, which specializes in car insurance rates and quotes.


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