Detroit Auto Show
Every year in January the North American International Auto Show convenes in Detroit, showcasing all of the latest in automotive technology for this year and years to come. Porsche, Lamborghini, and Rolls-Royce all skipped the show this year and so there were fewer supercars to ogle but that doesn’t mean there weren’t standouts.
Here are 5 of the most talked about vehicles from the 2017 Detroit Auto Show.
2018 Kia Stinger – Kia’s new “sports sedan” the 2018 Stinger was the surprise hit of the show. The Stinger was designed by Hyundai-Kia’s chief handling engineer, Albert Biermann, who formerly headed BMW’s M division. With two engine choices, the 2.0-liter, turbocharged I4 with 255 horsepower and 260 pound-feet of torque, and the 3.3-liter, twin-turbo V6 with 365-hp and 376 pound-feet of torque, the Stinger was developed to compete with the likes of the BMW 4 series and Audi A5.
BMW 5 – Series – BMW released 3 different models of the all-new 5-series. Despite being an inch longer and a bit wider and taller, the redesign is 137 pounds lighter than the current iteration. The 540i xDrive has a 3.0-liter turbocharged inline-6 engine with 335 hp. The M550i xDrive runs on an 8-cylinder gasoline engine and produces 456 horsepower and can do zero to sixty in 4 seconds flat. The interior has also been fully redesigned and loaded with technology including the head-up display, gesture controls, touchpad controller, and remote 3D viewing.
2018 Chevrolet Traverse – Chevy introduced the first redesign of the Traverse in nearly nine years. Seven trims will be available, most with GM’s 3.6 liter V6, making 305-hp. Unlike other crossover SUVs, the Traverse keeps the look of larger vehicles. The new model is also loaded with optional technology and safety features including lane-keep assist and forward collision alert.
2018 Ford F-150 – Ford’s best-selling truck has all new headlights, there are seven new grilles, meant to differentiate the different trim levels. A light-duty turbodiesel V6 will also be available. Auto start-stop technology will be standard across the whole lineup, towing capacity has been increased, and several appearance packages are also available.
Volkswagen I.D. Buzz – Volkswagen’s microbus concept generated a lot of excitement at the show. The I.D. Buzz is not only electric it is also expected to be fully autonomous with a range of 270 miles on a charge.
For more on the Detroit Auto Show check out this video from Fortune Magazine. While these vehicles won’t be available until later this year at the earliest, AutoBuying101.com can help you find great deals on hundreds of new cars, trucks, and SUVs. You can compare dealer prices, calculate payments, and more.