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.
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.
On this week's Autoblog Podcast, Editor-in-Chief Greg Migliore is joined by Green Editor John Beltz Snyder and Associate Editor Joel Stocksdale. We talk about driving the 2018 Ford Ecosport and Hyundai Accent. Joel tells us why he loves the naturally aspirated engine in our long-term Honda Ridgeline. We discuss Tesla's profitability claims, Johan de Nysschen leaving Cadillac and a possible date change for the Detroit Auto Show. As usual, we'll also spend a listener's money on a car.
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.
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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.
By 2025, BMW is planning to offer 25 electrified models.
Kia Stinger and Alfa Romeo Stelvio were among the runners-up.
Its "human-machine interface" provides guided meditation.
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/