The North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) has lost some of its international flavour n the last few years. So much so that in order to remain in the game it is switching to June as of 2020. Noticeably absent this year were the German luxury brands – Audi, BMW, Jaguar/Land Rover and Mercedes. Mazda was a no show, along with Mitsubishi and a few others others.
Lots of power on display
But that did not mean there were no introductions. In fact there were a raft of them, ranging from pickups and SUVs, to sports cars and concept vehicles.
Toyota finally unveiled the new Supra at the Detroit show. Developed in partnership with BMW it has an in-line six cylinder engine from the German company.
A couple of new SUVs made their entry at the Detroit show, including the three-row Kia Telluride and the next generation Ford Explorer. The ST version of the Explorer will be available with up to 400-horsepower.
New Explorer rear-drive platform may serve beneath next Mustang
Nissan and Infiniti both showed new concept vehicles strongly hinting at where the respective brands are heading. The company plans on eight entirely new, purely electric vehicles on new platforms by 2022.