SEMA News—January 2013
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2013 Dodge Challenger
When It Hits: Word is that the anticipated official introduction of the ’13 Dodge Challenger could occur during the 2013 North American International Auto Show.
What We Hear: Major changes are in store for the Challenger lineup for the ’15 model year—including renaming the car Barracuda. However, based on these photos, a mid-cycle facelift will be taking place very shortly, along with a rumored supercharged engine with 550 hp.
Nissan “Budget” Leaf
When It Hits: Automotive News reported that Nissan would offer a lower-priced version of the Leaf for the ’13 model year. It should reach dealerships late in the first quarter of 2013.
What We Hear: The so-called ’13-model facelift appears to be modified headlights in the same headlamp assembly. The design provides more of a streamlined look, and it appears that the more expensive LEDs are gone in favor of traditional bulbs.