Honda has unveiled a new-generation Ridgeline pickup truck at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. After a short hiatus from the market, the new Ridgeline returns with many of the features owners loved from the previous generation and a surprise: it's now a midsized pickup truck and is more traditionally styled than before.
Lincoln has been through some tough times in recent years, but this year's Detroit Auto Show provided some strong evidence to suggest Ford's luxury arm is well and truly alive. The new Continental takes a unique path by ignoring Nurburgring lap times and pulling out of the technology arms race kickstarted by Mercedes and BMW. Instead, Lincoln has presented the quintessential modern American luxury car.
Ford has unveiled a new Fusion at the Detroit Auto Show. Known as the Mondeo in some markets, the Fusion receives a new twin-turbocharged V6, a pedestrian detection system for North America, and updates to the hybrid and plug-in hybrid models to go along with two new trim levels.
One sure way to generate some buzz with truck buyers is to create a brightly highlighted concept pickup with alternative styling. We've seen it a number of times over the past few years. Chevy did it in LA 2014 with the ZR2; Hyundai spiced up Detroit 2015 with the Santa Cruz pickup; and Renault showed the Alaskan last September. The trend continues at the 2016 North American International Auto Show, where Nissan celebrates the recent market launch of the new Titan XD with the Titan Warrior Concept, a stylish truck that's ready to be commanded through off-road battle.
We've been teased and tantalized by a constant feed of previews, and now Mercedes has finally ripped the covers off its E-Class sedan. With a suite of semi-autonomous driver aids, a range of efficient engines and S-Class aping levels of luxury, Mercedes' new midsize sedan looks like it was worth the wait.
Kia might not be known for making big, brash SUVs, but that's exactly what it's delivered at NAIAS 2016. The hybrid-electric all-wheel-drive Telluride concept looks kind of like a Bentley EXP 9 F crossed with a Chevy Suburban, and is significantly longer, wider and taller than the current Sorento SUV. Plus, it appears to actually "care" about its passengers.
After teasing a production concept of a new Q60 sports coupe at last year's Detroit Auto Show, Infiniti has come forward with the production version at this year's show. The new Q60 features a new look, an all-new V6 engine, and a global design.
Modern families might be crazy about their high-riding SUVs, but for a long time the minivan ruled supreme in the world of practical family hauling. Chrysler is hoping its new Pacifica is able to kickstart a retro revolution, where practicality and family-first features trump the schoolyard kudos carried by the four-wheel drive monsters that currently rule the road.
Audi has unveiled a technology study at the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) as the Audi h-tron quattro concept. This hydrogen fuel cell vehicle includes both advanced fuel cell technology and forward-thinking piloted driving tech.
Chevrolet has revealed more details about the production Bolt EV at the Detroit Auto Show, having whipped the covers off the car in Las Vegas last week. As well as talking about range and cost, GM CEO Mary Barra and Executive Vice President of Global Product Development Mark Reuss used NAIAS to shed light on the Bolt's slimline battery, power output and punchy performance.