A name change away from the North American International Auto Show is also possible
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The show's organizers will unveil their plans for 2020 next month.
Audi announced today that it will be the third German luxury automaker to leave the Detroit Auto Show. The other two that announced their departures before were BMW and Mercedes-Benz. The official statement is below:
There's a new twist in the ongoing discussions over switching the time frame for Detroit's annual auto show from January to October. Hometown automaker General Motors has floated an idea to remake the North American International Auto Show as a consumer-focused event in June.
This year's Detroit Auto Show was a bit light on forward-looking concepts, so the Infiniti Q Inspiration was a highlight, what with it's gorgeous curves and elegant interior. And lucky for us, Infiniti has decided to bring the lovely sedan to production. It will have a substantial difference to the concept, though ...
BMW recently announced its intention to skip next year's North American International Auto Show in Detroit, issuing a statement about re-evaluating its trade-show strategy that amounted to the age-old "It's not you, it's me." Only this time it appears to be true: Bimmer is now planning to significantly pare back its presence at the 2019 show in Frankfurt, in its own backyard.
The future of Detroit's North American International Auto Show may still be in flux, as organizers mull whether to leapfrog the annual event from January to October, but new numbers around media coverage from this year's show illustrate why moving the event isn't exactly a no-brainer.
Despite plans from fellow German carmakers BMW and Mercedes-Benz to pull out of the Detroit Auto Show in 2019, Volkswagen says it's sticking with the Motor City next year.
Six weeks after Mercedes-Benz announced it would not attend the 2019 Detroit Auto Show, BMW has done the same. The Munich automaker provided a statement to Automotive News that read, "This decision was made as BMW Group is constantly examining our presence at trade-shows and other engagements, while, at the same time, also exploring alternative platforms and formats. The overall goal is to communicate our ideas and plans regarding future mobility in the best way and achieve the greatest possible
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Mercedes would be the latest and largest automaker to withdraw from NAIAS.
The Nissan Xmotion (pronounced “cross motion”) is a three-row SUV concept that showcases the automakers design future. It draws inspiration from classical Japanese landscape. For more coverage of the NAIAS 2018 head over to https://www.autoblog.com/detroit-auto-show/
Volkswagen has revealed its 2019 Jetta at the Detroit Auto Show. The all new Jetta will get a new techy package for the 2018 year. It will be built on the MQB platform and will feature a digital cockpit with driver assistance features. Here is more coverage of NAIAS 2018.
Like a rock. A big, steel rock. With some aluminum. And a diesel engine. 2018 is going to be a big year for Chevrolet. To help kick off the 100th anniversary of GM trucks, the automaker revealed the full details of the all-new 2019 Chevy Silverado 1500 just ahead of the Detroit Auto Show.
The 2019 Ford Mustang Bullitt will be available this summer. It builds off of an awesome heritage and adds more power. Pricing will be available soon. Here is our story on the 2018 Bullitt Mustang. And here is our story on the original 1968 Bullitt Mustang movie car, which has been found after 40 years and is on display alongside its namesake. More coverage of NAIAS 2018 is here.
The Ford Ranger mid-size pickup is returning. It's been seven years since American shoppers could purchase Ranger but Ford is bringing it back. Production will begin on Ranger in late 2018. Ranger will feature a 2.3-L EcoBoost engine with a 10-speed automatic transmission. For more coverage of the NAIAS 2018 head over to https://www.autoblog.com/detroit-auto-show/
The Ram is all new for 2018. The 1500 will come in two engine versions, a 3.6-liter V6 and a 5.7-liter V8. An eTorque system will add an extra 90 pound-feet of torque in the V6 and 130 in the V8. And it will get a massive 12-inch touchscreen. For more coverage of the NAIAS 2018 head over to https://www.autoblog.com/detroit-auto-show/
Ford announced that the Edge SUV will get an ST version. The Edge ST will have an output of 335 horsepower and 380 pound-feet of torque. This is Ford’s first SUV to get the ST badge. For more coverage of the 2018 Detroit Auto Show head over to https://www.autoblog.com/detroit-auto-show/
The 2019 Hyundai Veloster and Veloster Turbo are here. Continuing the two-plus-one door layout, the Veloster features a few new upgrades including a new grille. For more coverage of the NAIAS 2018 head over to https://www.autoblog.com/detroit-auto-show/
Acura reintroduced the 3rd gen RDX at the Detroit Auto Show. The RDX will take design cues from Acura's Precision Concept. Acura's RDX will launch mid 2018. For more coverage of the NAIAS 2018 head over to https://www.autoblog.com/detroit-auto-show/