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The 2015 Detroit Auto Show was one of the most exciting installments of the annual event in years with everything from supercar debuts to the future of electric mobility. If you go check out some of these new cars to admire their aluminum and carbon fiber, keep in mind the beautiful people surrounding the booths are listening. In fact, it's a big part of their job.
The Ford GT was absolutely the start of the 2015 Detroit Auto Show, and it has proved that once again by taking the honor for Best Designed Production Vehicle in the annual EyesOn Design Awards. The Buick Avenir and Audi Q7 also received accolades.
The newly unveiled Ram 1500 EcoDiesel HFE model brings the fullsize pickup closer than ever to 30 miles per gallon fuel economy. Thanks to the right mix of aerodynamics-improving measures, the model boosts the mileage of the standard diesel version to 29 mpg highway, 21 mpg city and 24 mpg combined. Its 3.0-liter diesel V6 still makes 240 horsepower and 420 pound-feet of torque and routes through the brand's eight-speed automatic gearbox.
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The 2015 North American International Auto Show in Detroit has come and gone, and we must say, it was a great one. Now, our editors look back and pick their favorite debuts from this year's Detroit Auto Show.
Here at Autoblog, we love surprise reveals at auto shows – and judging by our Detroit Auto Show comments and traffic, you do, too. Surprise reveals have been fewer and farther between in recent years with so many ways for stories to leak, but this year's show has been a revelation.
Infiniti's Q60 Concept has some gorgeous design details once you start looking at it closely, and the brand promises production of a version of the shape next year. Under the hood, lies the brand's 3.0-liter, twin-turbocharged V6 that is coming in the next two years.
With its bright Sunrise Yellow paint, the 2015 Subaru XV Crosstrek Special Edition is an easy model to spot on the floor of the 2015 Detroit Auto Show. Beyond the exclusive color, Subie's crossover gets a seven-inch touchscreen, all-weather package and a power moonroof. Get an order in quick though, because Subaru is only making 1,000 of these limited models with deliveries starting in the spring.
The Volvo XC90 R-Design at the 2015 Detroit Auto Show is covered in some gorgeous satin blue paint to cover its more aggressive front and rear design. However, the interior offers luxurious comfort with a mix of Nubuck and Nappa leather upholstery and upgraded trim. This is the XC90 for the driver who wants a touch of sport from their Swede.
Porsche knows that to keep up, a model has to keep evolving. For the latest 2015 evolution of the Cayenne Turbo S on display at the Detroit Auto Show, it now packs integral turbos housed directly in the exhaust manifolds. The move allows power to grow to 562 horsepower and 590 pound-feet of torque, while shedding a half-second off the sprint to 60. The German brand also claims that the improved version can lap the Nurburgring Nordschleife in a blink less than eight minutes.