Chevrolet Reaper and other showstoppers at the 2015 Qatar Motor Show
From pick-up trucks and SUVs to classic cars that have been around for nearly six decades, the 2015 Qatar Motor Show has them all in store. If you haven’t been lucky enough to make your way to Qatar, don’t be disheartened, for we’ve compiled a list of vehicles we consider to be the real showstoppers.
Chevrolet Silverado Reaper
The Chevrolet Silverado Reaper, or Ford Raptor rival as it’s more commonly known, stands tall in stealthy matte black livery. At first glance, the Reaper may just come off as a bolt-on styling package for the Silverado, but you can be rest assured the improvements are more than just skin deep. Equipped with Fox Racing shocks that offer 9.2 inches of suspension travel in the front and 11.2 inches in the rear, coupled with either a 5.3 litre or 6.2 litre supercharged powerhouse, the Reaper takes pride in instilling its go-anywhere capability into people’s minds.
260 kilograms lighter than its predecessor and incalculably more striking, the 2015 Audi Q7 is a leap in the right direction. Amongst a host of new features, the German SUV welcomes smartphone integration with Google Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, as well as the Audi virtual cockpit. Dispatching a 0 – 100 km/h sprint in 6.1 seconds when powered by the 3.0 litre TFSI engine with 333 horsepower, it’s no slouch either.
BMW Isetta 300
Shying from the crowds and placed away from the other Bavarian beauties on display, the BMW Isetta 300 is a part of 1950’s memorabilia. Finished in iconic grey and blue hues, it’s one that is sure to get the Gen-X folks a little weak in their knees.
Lexus NX 200t
“What makes this Lexus crossover so exciting”, you ask? For starters, it’s the first ever turbocharged gasoline engine to sport the stylized ‘L’ on its covering and also happens to be the Japanese brand’s debut in the growing compact crossover segment. The striking angles, smoothly flowing contours, and large spindle grille, lend the NX 200t a distinctive visual appeal. Powered by a 2.0 litre four-cylinder unit, the NX 200t is good for 235 horsepower from 4,800 to 5,600 RPM and 350 Nm of torque from 1,650 RPM to 4,000 RPM.