Auto Shows 2018 Detroit Auto Show Preview: Here’s What to Expect

15:46  11 january  2018
15:46  11 january  2018 Source:   caranddriver.com

Acura RDX Prototype Previews Bolder Luxury Crossover

  Acura RDX Prototype Previews Bolder Luxury Crossover Will debut at 2018 Detroit auto showThe model features an angular grille that we've seen on other new Acuras, ditching the thick silver bar that runs across the front fascia of the current SUV. A teaser image of the RDX prototype reveals a low-slung body, prominent window spoiler, and bold character lines that accentuate the vehicle's wheel arches. Its design is based loosely on the sculpted, planted Acura Precision Concept.

For now, here ’ s a preview of what has been confirmed and what we’re hoping to see at the 2018 Detroit Auto Show in less than two weeks. Set to preview the third-generation Acura RDX, don’t expect this prototype to steer very far away from the production model.

If CES is a car show disguised as a tech show , then where does that leave the Detroit Auto Show that begins next week? Surprises are inevitable, but here ’ s what we already know to look out for.

a close up of a car: 2018 Detroit Auto Show Preview: Here’s What to Expect© Joseph Capparella 2018 Detroit Auto Show Preview: Here’s What to Expect Standing tall as North America's most significant new-vehicle event, the annual Detroit auto show at Cobo Center (officially called NAIAS, for North American International Auto Show) in January is one of the biggest weeks of the year for the global auto industry. This year the press preview will take place January 14, 15, and 16, and we've rounded up a list of what's in store. Keep in mind that these bits of info range from confirmed reveals to speculation based on rumors and the like. Here's what automakers are planning for the 2018 Detroit auto show:

Kia prepares electric Niro concept for CES 2018

  Kia prepares electric Niro concept for CES 2018 Its booth will also have concepts touting semiautonomy and an embedded 5G connection.Kia will unveil the Niro EV concept at the 2018 CES show in Las Vegas next week. While it's only a concept for now, Kia promises that it will preview "future mobility and technology strategies," so it's safe to assume that this concept could very well reach production, with its other innovations extending to models beyond the Niro in the near future.

Expect to see many of the same changes on this new model, which may or may not have already been spotted. More from Detroit : Honda Insight Prototype Closely Previews New Hybrid Sedan. 2018 Ford Mustang Bullitt Allegedly Debuting At Detroit Auto Show .

For now, here ’ s a preview of what has been confirmed and what we’re hoping to see at the 2018 Detroit Auto Show in less than two weeks. Set to preview the third-generation Acura RDX, don’t expect this prototype to steer very far away from the production model.

ACURA: Honda’s luxury brand has been teasing a new RDX crossover in the run-up to the Detroit show, and it’s shaping up to be significantly more interesting than the doughy, anonymous model currently in Acura showrooms.

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CHEVROLET: We’ve already seen the new Silverado 1500 in its specific Trailboss trim, but the full lineup will be shown for the first time at Cobo. Speculation continues to run rampant about the mid-engine C8 Corvette, but we're not sure if that will happen this year—even in concept form—given that the C7 Corvette ZR1 is still so fresh.

FORD: The Blue Oval is reentering the mid-size pickup-truck market with a new version of the Ranger expected to debut in U.S.-spec form in Detroit. An updated Edge crossover also is on the table, and some sort of Mustang variant—either a Bullitt special edition or a supercharged GT500—could be up Ford’s sleeve.

Infiniti Previews Q Inspiration Concept Ahead of Detroit Debut

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Automakers worldwide have already begun teasing their debuts and concept cars, but like previous years, expect some surprises to happen. For now, here ’ s a preview of what has been confirmed and what we’re hoping to see at the 2018 Detroit Auto Show in less than two weeks.

GAC: Look for China’s GAC to once again make an appearance at the Detroit show. Shedding the Trumpchi brand name it uses in China—for obvious reasons—the automaker announced its plans to pull the sheets from a new multipurpose vehicle, a sedan, and an electric-car concept.

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HONDA:A new dedicated hybrid [pictured above] will resurrect the Insight nameplate, and it’s said to be nicer inside than the already-nice Civic sedan on which it is clearly based.

HYUNDAI: Although the exterior has already been revealed via spy photos and the interior teased via sketches, the second-generation Veloster will make its official debut in the Motor City.

INFINITI: Nissan’s luxury brand has been without a real flagship sedan for a while, but a slinky new Q Inspiration concept signifies that it may soon plug that hole in its lineup.

Lexus to preview new range-topping SUV with Detroit-bound concept

  Lexus to preview new range-topping SUV with Detroit-bound concept Japanese firm says the concept car ‘seeks to redefine the boundaries of luxury’.The Japanese company says the car, which is thought to signpost the design language of the new SUV, ‘seeks to redefine the boundaries of luxury’ and ‘heralds a new genre of luxury crossover vehicles’.

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This year the press preview will take place January 14, 15, and 16, and we’ve rounded up a list of what’s in store. Keep in mind that these bits of info range from confirmed reveals to speculation based on rumors and the like. Here ’ s what automakers are planning for the 2018 Detroit auto show

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JEEP: The Cherokee gets a much-needed facelift [pictured above] that brings classier and less polarizing looks to the compact crossover SUV.

KIA: Kia’s two oldest models are the Forte compact and the rear-drive K900 luxury sedan, so it’s reasonable to expect one or both to see replacements show up in Detroit. Our money is on the Forte, whose Elantra sibling was redesigned two years ago; that’s a lengthy lag time for Kia’s version.

LEXUS: Toyota’s premium brand is set to have a colorful and bright display with the unveiling of the LF-1 Limitless concept (no, there's no tie-up involving Bradley Cooper), a flagship crossover concept that likely will have extreme styling and forward-thinking tech.

MERCEDES-BENZ: The big headliner is the all-new G-class, the first completely redesigned Gëlandewagen in about 40 years. We expect a few new AMG variants to pop up, too, including versions of the recently revealed CLS-class and the E-class coupe and convertible.

MINI: It's about time for the core Mini Cooper Hardtop to receive updates, as it has gone unchanged for several years now; the company's new dual-clutch automatic gearbox won't be among them, however, as we're told that it won't come to the U.S. market quite yet.

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We’re almost done with 2017, and everybody knows that means the 2018 Detroit auto show is right around the corner (literally around the corner Here ’ s a preview of some of the big reveals we expect to see; we’ll update this list as the show approaches and more reveals are previewed or leaked.

NISSAN: So far, all we know about Nissan’s plans for Detroit are that they include an unspecified concept vehicle. This could take many forms, from a rehash of the IMx crossover show car from the 2017 Tokyo auto show to a preview of the next-generation Sentra compact to, possibly, a study looking at a resurrected Xterra SUV.

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RAM: The new Silverado will have some competition in Detroit from FCA, as Auburn Hills' own half-ton pickup, the Ram 1500 [pictured above in spy photos], will be redesigned for the new year.

TOYOTA: Following the all-new Camry’s debut last year, big-brother Avalon is getting a major overhaul as it moves to the same TNGA platform.

VOLKSWAGEN: VW will unveil its latest Jetta in Detroit. A handful of teaser sketches released by the automaker show a compact sedan with more coupelike proportions and a driver-oriented interior design.

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Production preview headed to New York auto showResurrecting a nameplate we haven't seen since 2005, Lincoln will preview a new Aviator SUV at the New York auto show later this month.

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