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This year's event adds AutoMobili-D technology show to the mix.

by on Jan.12, 2017

The 2017 North American International Auto Show in Detroit is now winding down the media portion of the show and getting ready to raise big money at the annual charity ball and then opening its doors to the public.

Of course, TheDetroitBureau.com is still writing stories uncovered during the show so keeping checking the site often for additional must-know news and the latest updates.

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Sneak Peek: Coming to the 2017 Detroit Auto Show

Cars, trucks, crossovers - and autonomous vehicles - to share spotlight.

by on Jan.06, 2017

What a year it was…and what a year it is likely to be. As the 2017 North American International Auto Show gets ready to roll into the Motor City for its annual run, the auto industry is at what Waymo CEO John Krafcik likes to call “an inflection point.” Mary Barra, General Motors’ chief executive, puts it another way: “The auto industry is likely to change more in the next five years than it has in the last 50.”

Skeptical? Just spend a day at Cobo Center, where more than 40 new cars, trucks and crossovers will be making their North American or global debut – with scores of other recently launched models on display. With many of those new models, what seemed like science fiction just a few years ago is about to become reality.

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Krafcik, the head of the recently renamed Google autonomous vehicle unit, will preside over one of the first big events during the three-day NAIAS media preview. He’ll pull the wraps off a specially modified version of the new Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid capable of running autonomously.

What new cars, trucks and crossovers will follow? Here’s TheDetroitBureau’s sneak peek:

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Toyota Goes Back to Drawing Board for Next-Gen Camry

No more “refrigerators” mantra pushes maker to improve styling.

by on Dec.01, 2016

Toyota offers a hint of the new Camry model it will reveal at the North American International Auto Show.

Look for an all-new, eighth-generation Toyota Camry to make its debut at the upcoming North American International Auto Show in Detroit, the automaker’s top U.S. executive confirmed today.

Calling it perhaps the most important product the automaker has ever launched in the U.S., Senior Vice President of Automotive Operations Bob Carter said the 2018 Camry will introduce a new and much more passionate approach to design and driving dynamics. The goal is to move away from the reliable but boring product that, Carter acknowledged, is often derided as a rolling “refrigerator.”

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“We’ve been criticized for being conservative in our styling. Some of you call it boring,” said Carter, speaking to reporters at a holiday gathering in Detroit. “Now we’re focusing on building a more fun-drive, stylish vehicle” which, he said, “sent shivers down my spine the first time I saw it.” (more…)

GMC Teases New Acadia Ahead of NAIAS Debut

SUV shifts to smaller platform.

by on Jan.08, 2016

GMC teases the major makeover of the Acadia SUV it has coming for 2017.

With the first media preview at the North American International Auto Show just days away, automakers are releasing an array of teaser images to get everyone excited about what’s to come. That includes GMC which has sent us this close-up of the back end of the 2017 Acadia.

It can’t come soon enough for General Motors’ truck division. Along with sibling utes, the Buick Enclave and Chevrolet Traverse, the GMC Acadia has gone without a significant update for a decade, an unexpectedly long time in an industry where change is coming at an ever-faster pace.

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For 2017, the GMC Acadia will migrate to an all-new platform that will be smaller than the one now in use – and which will be shared with a new Chevrolet model to slot above the current Equinox line.

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