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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:


A Quick Guide to the 2015 Detroit Auto Show’s Most Important Debuts

From hybrids to supercars – and even a hybrid supercar.

by on Jan.09, 2015

Acura teases the new NSX hybrid supercar.

By initial count, the upcoming North American International Auto Show will bring anywhere from 40 to 45 new models to the fore at Detroit’s Cobo Hall next week – along with a number of new models making their North American debut after being introduced overseas in recent months.

The list covers a wide spectrum of products, from big pickups to little hybrids to supercars – and even a hybrid supercar, the reborn Acura NSX. Detroit makers will have plenty to show, including an all-new Chevrolet Volt plug-in hybrid, as well as Cadillac’s 640-horsepower CTS-V.

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While most makers have already signaled what’s coming with teasers and advance announcements, Ford has kept an unusually tight lid on its planned debuts, creating plenty of guessing.

Here’s the most complete list has come up with of previews planned for the 2015 NAIAS: