Detroit Auto Show
Down by 35,000, with reveals and credentialed media also down
We obsessively covered the 2019 Detroit Auto Show.
It takes its boxy cues from classic SUVs like the Bronco and Blazer.
The three-row eight-seater is set to become the brand's flagship.
The U.S. is getting limited-edition STI.
It follows the view of the front we got a couple of weeks ago
Ford will show the new Ford Explorer Jan. 9 at Ford Field
Three-row crossover is expected to go on sale in mid-2019.
They'll riff on ideas first explored in the Infiniti Q Inspiration concept.
And we mean a real reveal. Probably. Finally.
Outdoor exhibits and driving courses are proposed for the show.
A name change away from the North American International Auto Show is also possible
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.