2017 Detroit Auto Show: Vehicle Coverage
Thursday, 05 January 2017 01:00

The press days for the 2017 Detroit Auto Show are set to occur on January 9th and 10th, preceded by the kickoff of Automobili-D, a connected car and infotainment focused event on January 8th, and followed by a public show that will run through January 22nd of 2016.


Coverage provided by Eric Woodward, Alex Brar and several AutoKnowledge photographers.

The North American International Auto Show in Detroit is host to a number of new vehicle introductions, and is now also hosting Automobili-D, "a dedicated exposition focused on the rapidly evolving global automotive and mobility landscape. Spearheaded by NAIAS, AutoMobili-D will run in conjunction with the 2017 auto show and will feature more than 100 companies, including automakers, tier one suppliers and tech startups."

"With the integration of AutoMobili-D, the 2017 NAIAS will serve as the world’s leading showcase of vehicles and technologies aimed at defining how people across the globe experience mobility."

"Last January, the 2016 NAIAS featured 61 vehicle introductions, a majority of which were worldwide debuts. News coming out of NAIAS is heard across the globe as more than 5,000 journalists from 60 different countries annually attend to cover the latest and greatest happenings our industry has to offer."

More details can be found at the NAIAS official website.

AutoKnowledge Coverage

To view the AutoKnowledge coverage from the show you may load the 2017 Detroit Auto Show saved workspace in our Vehicle Information Center.

Acting as a quick overview of what was released at the show - and a guide to what content will be available - is this list that will be updated live as we integrate our images, OEM press kit images, and OEM press releases from the show into our Vehicle Information Center.

Vehicle Name Level of Change Image Status Press Release Status Comment Priority Trim Level Captured
Audi A5 18 Convertible Redesign Integrated Integrated US debut of redesigned bodystyle. 3 2018 S5 3.0L turbo V-6 8-Spd AT AWD Convertible
Audi Q5 18 Trim Integrated Integrated
1 2018 SQ5 3.0L twin turbo V-6 8-Spd AT AWD
Audi Q8 Concept Concept Integrated Integrated Audi's Q8 concept is the first look at a new range-topping CUV model intended to merge a sporty sloping roofline with the Q7's platform. 3 Audi Q8 Concept
BMW 5-Series 18 Plug-In Hybrid Redesign Integrated Integrated BMW has redesigned the midsize luxury 5-Series sedan for 2017 and will likely add M5 and 550e (performance and plug-in hybrid versions respectively) for the 2018 model year. 3 2018 530e iPerformance 2.0L turbo I-4 8-Spd AT RWD
BMW 5-Series 18 Sedan Redesign Integrated Integrated BMW has redesigned the midsize luxury 5-Series sedan for 2017 and will likely add M5 and 550e (performance and plug-in hybrid versions respectively) for the 2018 model year. 1 2018 M550i 4.0L twin turbo V-8 8-Spd AT AWD
Chevrolet Traverse 18 Redesign Integrated Integrated Chevrolet's Traverse will see a redesign akin to the one the GMC Acadia went through, though the Traverse will not see such dramatic dimension changes as Chevrolet plans to launch a new model (possibly the Blazer) to slot between the Equinox and Traverse. 2 2018 High Country 3.6L V-6 9-Spd AT AWD
Chevrolet Traverse 18 Redesign Integrated Integrated Chevrolet's Traverse will see a redesign akin to the one the GMC Acadia went through, though the Traverse will not see such dramatic dimension changes as Chevrolet plans to launch a new model (possibly the Blazer) to slot between the Equinox and Traverse. 2 2018 Premier 3.6L V-6 9-Spd AT AWD
Chrysler Portal Electric Concept Concept Integrated Integrated
3 Chrysler Portal Electric Concept
Dodge Challenger 17 Coupe Trim Integrated Integrated Dodge is adding an all-wheel-drive GT V-6 model to the Challenger lineup. 3 2017 GT 3.6L V-6 6-Spd AT AWD
Ford F-150 18 SuperCrew Refresh Integrated Integrated Ford debuted a refreshed F-150, and introduced a new 3.0L Powerstroke turbodiesel V-6 engine to compete with trucks like Ram's 1500 EcoDiesel. Ford also confirmed that the midsize Ranger pickup will be returning in 2019, and a body on frame Bronco SUV will also debut on the same platform for 2020. 1 2018 Limited 3.0L turbodiesel V-6 10-Spd AT 4x4
GAC Enspirit Plug-In Hybrid CUV Concept Concept Integrated Integrated GAC will also show a fastback CUV concept with a plug-in hybrid powertrain. 4 GAC Enspirit CUV Concept
GAC Trumpchi GE3 18 Electric China Debut Integrated Integrated An all electric vehicle from China's GAC brand. 4 2018 GAC Trumpchi GE3 Electric
GAC Trumpchi GS7 18 China Debut Integrated Integrated GAC's latest crossover - slighly smaller than current GS8 model. 4 2018 GAC Trumpchi GS7
GMC Terrain 18 Redesign Integrated Integrated The latest generation of the GMC Terrain will debut in Detroit after it's platform-mate, the Equinox was launched in late 2016. 2 2018 Denali 2.0L turbo I-4 9-Spd AT AWD
GMC Terrain 18 Redesign Integrated Integrated The latest generation of the GMC Terrain will debut in Detroit after it's platform-mate, the Equinox was launched in late 2016. 2 2018 Terrain 1.5L turbodiesel I-4 6-Spd AT AWD
Honda Odyssey 18 Redesign Integrated Integrated Honda was initially targeting a late 2016 auto show debut and 2017 model year release for their redesigned minivan, but the model is now launching at the Detroit show, and will be slated for production as a 2018 model. 2 2018 Elite 3.5L V-6 10-Spd AT FWD
Infiniti QX50 Variable Compression Concept Concept Integrated Integrated QX50 concept previews variable compression engine intended for production. 3 Infiniti QX50 Variable Compression Concept
Kia Stinger 18 Sedan Debut Integrated Integrated Kia is debuting their range topping sports sedan, which will share a platform with the Genesis G70 and use a turbocharged 2.0L four cylinder in base models and a 3.3L turbocharged V-6 (shared with the Genesis G90) in higher trims. 2 2018 GT 3.0L twin turbo V-6 8-Spd AT AWD
Lexus LS 18 Sedan Redesign Integrated Integrated Lexus is redesigning their flagship large luxury sedan for 2018. 2 2018 LS500 3.5L twin turbo V-6 10-Spd AT RWD
Mercedes-Benz AMG GT 18 Coupe Refresh Integrated Captured
7 2017 AMG GT C 4.0L twin turbo V-8 7-Spd DCT RWD
Mercedes-Benz E-Class 18 Coupe Redesign Integrated Integrated The Mercedes-Benz E-Class Coupe follows in the footsteps of the sedan models - a redesign brings styling akin to the S-Class Coupe into this smaller model. 1 2018 E400 3.0L twin turbo V-6 9-Spd AT RWD
Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class 18 Refresh Integrated Integrated Mercedes' GLA Class is updated for 2018 to more closely resemble the A-Class on which it is based. 3 2018 GLA250 2.0L turbo I-4 7-Spd DCT AWD
Nissan Rogue 18 Sport Debut Integrated Integrated Nissan is launching the Qashqai in the US to compete with smaller CUVs like Honda's HR-V. 1 2018 SL 2.0L turbo I-4 2-Spd CVT AWD
Volkswagen Atlas 18 Trim Integrated Integrated R-Line trim with interior and exterior enhancements. 5 2018 R-Line 3.6L V-6 8-Spd AT AWD
Nissan Vmotion 2.0 Concept Concept Integrated Integrated
3 Nissan Vmotion 2.0 Concept
Ram 1500 17 Crew Cab Trim Integrated Integrated Rebel Black Package adds blacked out wheels and other exterior accents, as well as an all-black interior. Can be ordered in all normal Rebel exterior colors. 5 2017 1500 Rebel 5.7L V-8 8-Spd AT 4x4 w/Black pkg
Rinspeed Oasis Concept Concept Integrated Integrated Rinspeed's Oasis is a concept intended to portray future vehicle interior design and usage in a connected world using autonomous driving tech. C Rinspeed Oasis Concept
Subaru WRX 18 Sedan Refresh Integrated Integrated Subaru is refreshing the WRX and STI models, which continue to be built on the platform from the previous generation Impreza. These performance models are expected to move to the global platform underpinning the new Impreza during their next redesign. 3 2018 WRX STI Limited w/Wing 2.5L turbo H-4 6-Spd MT AWD
Toyota Camry 18 Hybrid Redesign Integrated Integrated Toyota's Camry midsize sedan enters a new generation with more sporty styling than in past iterations. 1 2018 XLE 2.5L I-4 6-Spd CVT FWD
Toyota Camry 18 Sedan Redesign Integrated Integrated Toyota's Camry midsize sedan enters a new generation with more sporty styling than in past iterations. 2 2018 XSE 3.5L V-6 8-Spd AT FWD
Volkswagen I.D. Buzz Concept Concept Integrated Integrated Volkswagen is debuting a second concept stated to use their modular electric vehicle architecture (first was the VW I.D.). This version will be larger than the hatchback I.D. shape, and will bring some retro design cues from the original Microbus. The Buzz is said to use a 111 kWh battery pack and an electric motor at each axle providing a total of 369 hp and reaching 60 mph in 5 seconds while offering up to 270 miles of electric range. C Volkswagen I.D. Buzz Concept
Volkswagen Tiguan 18 Bodystyle Integrated Integrated Volkswagen is bringing a version of the redesigned to Tiguan to the US with a longer wheelbase that provides room for three rows of occupants, while remaining smaller than the new Atlas models that were recently introduced. 1 2018 SEL 2.0L turbo I-4 8-Spd AT AWD LWB
Volvo V90 18 Wagon Debut Integrated Integrated Volvo is debuting the North American version of the V90 wagon, which was already introduced overseas. 2 2018 T6 R-Design 2.0L turbo and supercharged I-4 8-Spd AT AWD

Floor Plan


Here we will have a few of the auto show highlights with some details about each vehicle:

Debuts:

2018 Kia Stinger: Kia debuted their range topping sports sedan in Detroit - the new Stinger. The Stinger will share the front-engine, rear-wheel-drive platform that underpins the Genesis G80, and compete with vehicles like the Audi A4, BMW 3-Series, and Mercedes-Benz C-Class, though it is larger than all of these sedans.

Redesigns / Refreshes:

2018 Honda Odyssey: The Odyssey has been redesigned and adds several new features. These include, CabinWatch - a camera feed display of the rear passengers, a CabinTalk microphone system to relay the driver's voice to other occupants, new 'Magic Slide' 2nd row seats that allow the outer captains chairs to be moved side-to-side into a variety of positions, and a new 10.2" ceiling mounted rear infotainment screen with wifi streaming capability.

You can find more in depth coverage of the 2018 Honda Odyssey here.

2018 Toyota Camry Sedan / Hybrid: Toyota has redesigned the Camry midsize sedan, which now uses Toyota's New Global Architecture (TNGA) instead of the K platform. The Camry is sportier than before; the wheelbase is two inches longer than before while the hip points, roofline, and hood are all lower to the ground (overall height is down an inch). The powertrains include an all new 2.5L dynamic force I-4, the 3.5L V-6 seen in the Highlander and Sienna, and the return of a hybrid model linking the new 2.5L I-4 to an electric motor and a revised CVT.

Concepts:

Volkswagen I.D. Buzz Electric Concept: Volkswagen showed a new iteration of the iconic Microbus with the I.D. Buzz Concept at the 2017 Detroit Auto Show. The Buzz features a strong emphasis on electric mobility, an all-electric range of 270 miles, all-wheel drive, and has a fully autonomous "I.D. Pilot" driving mode.

 

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