From the rebirth of the American supercar to a gadget that will help boost the efficiency of your current ride, there's a lot to look forward to in car tech this fall.
2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray
Availability: September 2013
The outlook: The substantial amount of tech Chevrolet put into the Stingray succeeds in making it a better car, without getting in the way of the driving experience. In fact, the tech, cabin appointments, and body design make it as desirable as models from Ferrari and Lamborghini, at the considerably lower price point of just over 50 grand.
The outlook: At the top of the newly announced 2014 Cadillac CTS lineup is the 3.6-liter, twin-turbo V-6 engine of the CTS Vsport trim level. Output from this direct-injected mill is stated at 420 horsepower and 430 pound-feet of torque. And 0-60 comes in just 4.6 seconds. Take it easy and this configuration will also return 17 city mpg and 25 highway mpg.
The outlook: A head-up display adds a bit of drama to the driving experience, but more importantly it adds a bit of safety as well. By putting speed, navigation, and turn information in the driver's line of sight, the Garmin HUD allows drivers to keep their eyes on the road.