Heard anything about Facebook recently? Social media sites can hit the trading waters plagued by uncertainty, but in the auto world vehicle values are much more cut and dry. In that respect, I’ve come up with some wise investments to bank that nest egg on. These upcoming nameplates, whose ads will soon barrage our computer and television screens, are hot right now, so get in while you can. While you may not get rich with these stocks, choosing one of them is a lot less volatile than playing the market.
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2013 Subaru BRZ/Scion FR-S
This duo has been hyped for quite a while, but it looks like they’re well worth the pre-opening hysteria. Plus, it’s fun to say ‘Scion sports car.’ The only problem is deciding which of these split stocks to buy into.
2013 Dodge Dart
The 2013 Dart may be one of the biggest risks on the board, but it could pay off in the end. It’s a small car that’s based of an Alfa Romeo and whose name hasn’t been heard since the mid-‘70s. But bold performance and personality should give Dart at least a strong opening; we’ll see how it goes from there.
2013 Chevy Spark
Another small time wonder, the 2013 Spark is Chevy’s answer to what you should drive if you live in the city. Price, personality, performance- well, two out of three ain’t bad. Plus you get to choose from jalapeño and denim paint schemes.
2013 Ford Focus ST
A regular Focus with an athlete’s powertrain, the 2013 Focus ST is set to reignite the hot hatch segment. Drivers get a turbocharged engine, sport tuned suspension, and sleek looks on top of an already good car. Plus, if you’re part of the cool crowd (that is, one of the first 1,000 to reserve a Focus ST) you get a GoPro camera, provided you mix your own dubstep soundtrack.
2013 Ford Escape
Previous incarnations of the dated Escape still managed to make it to the top 20 sales chart month after month, so it’s a good bet that the redesigned 2013 compact crossover will keep trending upward. Paired with Focus ST, the 2013 Escape’s looks, utility, and potent engine choices have Ford thinking blue chip once again.
2013 Subaru XV Crosstrek
It’s never too early to start planning for the future. While many of us are prepping for the sweaty days of summer, a select few have their eyes on the XV Crosstrek and its bad-weather persona. The XV Crosstrek is an Impreza hatchback inspired outdoorsman that’s got classic Subaru written all over it.
2013 BMW M5
Anything with the BMW ‘M’ designation is worth checking out, and in the 2013 M5’s case, you get a brand new model that once again redefines the term ‘performance luxury sedan’. Gone is the V10 in previous models, but I think drivers will be fine with the 560 horsepower twin-turbo V8.
2013 Acura ILX
Three engine choices, including a hybrid, await future owners of the 2013 ILX, Acura’s all new nameplate. Banking on the brand’s standard traits of luxury, style, and value, some say it’s just a suped-up Civic, but that’s not necessarily a bad thing, is it?
2013 Hyundai Veloster Turbo
There’s no better way to throw yourself into the Hyundai mold than by grabbing the 2013 Veloster Turbo, which is a turbocharged version of the unique 3-door hatch. Key numbers to chew on include 201 horsepower (46% more powerful than regular Veloster) and 38 highway MPG.
2013 Audi S7
Always on the stylistic side, the 2013 S7 should feel as good as it looks, with its own twin-turbo V8 making 420 horsepower. Add to that large car space inside and over 24 cubic feet of cargo space, this bull is ready to charge to market.
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