2018 Detroit Auto Show: Vehicle Coverage
Monday, 18 December 2017 01:00

The press days for the 2018 North American International Auto Show in Detroit are set to occur on January 14th, 15th, and 16th followed by a public show that will run through January 28th of 2018.

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"Last January, the 2017 NAIAS featured 71 vehicle introductions, including 46 worldwide debuts. News coming out of NAIAS is heard across the globe as more than 5,100 journalists from 61 different countries annually attend to cover the latest and greatest happenings our industry has to offer. The world’s automotive and mobility leaders gather for three days of worldwide product and technology debuts all under one roof."

More details can be found at the official website for the show.

AutoKnowledge Coverage

To view all the detailed coverage from the show you may load the 2018 Detroit Auto Show saved workspace in our Vehicle Information Center.

Onsite coverage for this article was directed & edited by Eric Woodward, Alex Brar, Ruby Brallier and other local video & photography crew.

Acting as a quick overview of what was released at the show - and a guide to what content will be available - is this list indicating where we have integrated 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 Trim Level Captured Comment
Acura RDX Prototype Concept Integrated Integrated Acura RDX Prototype Design changes from the Precision Concept make their way onto Acura's smallest CUV.
Audi A7 19 5-Door Hybrid Redesign Integrated Integrated A7 55 3.0L turbo V-6 7-Spd DCT AWD 5-Door Hybrid
BMW i8 19 Coupe Plug-In Hybrid Bodystyle Integrated Integrated i8 1.5L turbo I-3 6-Spd AT AWD Coupe Changes introduced on the new Roadster version of BMW's i subbrand performance model make their way to the Coupe.
BMW X2 18 Debut Integrated Integrated X2 xDrive28i 2.0L turbo I-4 8-Spd AT AWD
Chevrolet Silverado 19 LD Crew Cab Redesign Integrated Integrated 1500 Trail Boss 6.2L V-8 10-Spd AT 4x4 Standard Bed GM redesigned the Silverado for 2019 using high strength steel and other materials to lower the curb weight while improving efficiency.
Ford Edge 19 Refresh Integrated Integrated Titanium 2.0L turbo I-4 6-Spd AT AWD Ford is releasing an ST trim for the Ford Edge and also refreshing the rest of it's trim levels.
Ford Edge 19 Refresh Integrated Integrated ST 2.7L twin turbo V-6 8-Spd AT AWD Ford is releasing an ST trim for the Ford Edge and also refreshing the rest of it's trim levels.
Ford F-150 18 SuperCrew Trim Integrated N/A Platinum 3.0L turbodiesel V-6 10-Spd AT 4x4 Standard Bed SuperCrew Ford is introducing a 3.0L turbodiesel V-6 to the F-150 line. It will make 250 hp / 440 lb ft of torque, provide 2,020 pounds of payload capacity, and offer a 11,400 pound towing capacity.
Ford Mustang 19 Coupe Trim Integrated Integrated Bullit Edition 5.0L V-8 6-Spd MT RWD Coupe Ford is introducing a special edition Mustang in Detroit - rumored to either be a new Bullitt edition, or a Shelby GT500.
Ford Ranger 19 Crew Cab Debut Integrated Integrated Lariat 2.3L turbo I-4 10-Spd AT 4x4 Crew Cab Ford is reintroducing a Ranger for the US market - likely to be a refreshed version of the same basic vehicle that has been on sale in other markets for a few years.
Ford Ranger 19 Extended Cab Debut Integrated Integrated XLT 2.3L turbo I-4 10-Spd AT 4x4 SuperCab Ford is reintroducing a Ranger for the US market - likely to be a refreshed version of the same basic vehicle that has been on sale in other markets for a few years.
GAC Enverge Concept Debut Integrated Integrated GAC Enverge Concept Electric CUV concept from China's GAC brand intended for the US market,
GAC GM8 18 China Debut Integrated Integrated GM8 2.0L turbo I-4 6-Spd AT FWD Minivan from China's GAC brand intended for the US market,
GAC GS8 19 China Debut Integrated Integrated GS8 2.0L turbo I-4 6-Spd AT AWD CUV from China's GAC brand intended for the US market,
Honda Insight Hybrid Prototype Concept Integrated Integrated Honda Insight Hybrid Prototype
Hyundai Veloster 19 3.5-Door Redesign Integrated Integrated N 2.0L turbo I-4 6-Spd MT FWD 3.5-Door
Hyundai Veloster 19 3.5-Door Redesign Integrated Integrated Veloster 2.0L I-4 6-Spd AT FWD 3.5-Door
INFINITI Q Inspiration Concept Concept Integrated Integrated INFINITI Q Inspiration Concept
Jeep Cherokee 19 Refresh Integrated Integrated Limited 3.2L V-6 9-Spd AT 4x4 Jeep is giving the Cherokee a more conventional front end design.
Kia Forte 19 Sedan Redesign Integrated Integrated EX 2.0L I-4 6-Spd CVT FWD Sedan Kia is redesigning the compact Forte sedan for 2019 and imbuing it with design elements taken from the Stinger.
Kia Niro 18 Plug-In Hybrid Alt Energy Integrated Integrated EX 1.6L I-4 6-Spd DCT FWD Plug-In Hybrid
Lexus LF-1 Limitless Concept Concept Integrated Integrated Lexus LF-1 Limitless Concept Concept for a flagship crossover model from Lexus.
Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class 19 Sedan Hybrid Trim Integrated Integrated AMG CLS 53 3.0L turbo I-6 9-Spd AT AWD Sedan
Mercedes-Benz E-Class 19 Convertible Hybrid Trim Integrated Integrated AMG E 53 3.0L turbo I-6 9-Spd AT AWD Convertible Potential AMG variant.
Mercedes-Benz E-Class 19 Coupe Hybrid Trim Integrated Integrated AMG E 53 3.0L turbo I-6 9-Spd AT AWD Coupe Potential AMG variant.
Mercedes-Benz G-Class 19 Redesign Integrated Integrated G 550 4.0L twin turbo V-8 9-Spd AT 4x4
Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class 18 Plug-In Hybrid Alt Energy Integrated Integrated GLC 350e 2.0L turbo I-4 7-Spd AT AWD Plug-In Hybrid
Mercedes-Benz GLS-Class 18 Trim Integrated Integrated GLS 550 Grand Edition 4.7L twin turbo V-8 9-Spd AT AWD Grand Edition trim added to GLS-Class lineup.
Mini Cooper Hardtop 19 3-Door Refresh Integrated Integrated Cooper S 2.0L turbo I-4 6-Spd MT FWD 3-Door Mini refreshed the Mini Cooper Hardtop and Convertible models for 2019. The changes are minimal - the most obvious changes are to the exterior lighting units.
Nissan Xmotion Concept Concept Integrated Integrated Nissan Xmotion Concept
Ram 1500 19 Crew Cab Redesign Integrated Integrated 1500 Limited 5.7L V-8 8-Spd AT 4x4 Standard Bed Crew Cab
Ram 1500 19 Quad Cab Redesign Integrated Integrated 1500 Rebel 5.7L V-8 8-Spd AT 4x4 Standard Bed Quad Cab
Smart fortwo 18 Coupe Electric Trim Integrated Integrated Brabus 10th Anniversary Edition Electric 1-Spd AT RWD Coupe Smart is rolling out a 10th Anniversary Edition 2018 ForTwo Electric Drive Coupe to celebrate a decade of the brand’s sales in the U.S. market.
Toyota Avalon 19 Hybrid Redesign Integrated Integrated Limited 2.5L I-4 2-Spd CVT FWD Hybrid
Toyota Avalon 19 Sedan Redesign Integrated Integrated XSE 3.5L V-6 8-Spd AT FWD Sedan
Toyota Avalon 19 Sedan Redesign Integrated Integrated Touring 3.5L V-6 8-Spd AT FWD Sedan
Volkswagen Jetta 19 Sedan Redesign Integrated Integrated S 1.4L turbo I-4 8-Spd AT FWD Sedan
Volkswagen Passat 18 Sedan Trim Integrated Integrated GT 3.6L V-6 6-Spd DCT FWD Sedan

Floor Plan

Detroit Auto Show Floor Plan

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

Debuts:

2019 BMW X2

2019 BMW X2: BMW's X2 model was previewed by a sporty concept, and the production model retains most of the styling elements. Unlike other even-numbered BMW crossovers, the X2 will use a traditional greenhouse silhouette instead of a coupe-like profile. The X2 rides on the same front-drive based platform as the X1 (though the X2 will only be offered with all-wheel drive) and will use similar powertrains.

Redesigns / Refreshes:

2019 Chevrolet Silverado Trail Boss

2019 Chevrolet Silverado LD Crew Cab: Chevrolet redesigned the Silverado for 2019 and initially showed it off at their centennial event held at the Texas Motor Speedway. The Silverado will retain steel construction as more of it's competitors move to aluminum, but the latest generation will still benefit from weight reduction and increased fuel economy.

Concepts:

INFINITI Q Inspiration Concept

INFINITI Q Inspiration Concept: INFINITI is bringing a sleek concept to Detroit that could preview an upcoming flagship sedan with a 'coupe-like' roofline and large proportions.

 

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