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2017 Detroit auto show - world debuts list

By Glenn Brooks | 11 January 2017

Media preview days were 9 & 10 January

Media preview days were 9 & 10 January

All the world premieres from the 2017 North American International Auto Show are listed below. The most important models this year were of course the ninth generation Toyota Camry, which will also be the first vehicle using the (TN)GA-K architecture to be manufactured in the US; and the updated Ford F-150 which gains fresh engines, including a diesel.

Information on the following models can be found by searching PLDB, just-auto's global vehicle database. Simply click on the link at the end of this list.

Model year for North American markets in parentheses

Audi A5 Cabriolet & S5 Cabriolet (2018): will be in European dealerships from March

Audi Q8 concept: preview of what will be effectively a Q7 Coupé, MLB Evo architecture

Audi SQ5 TFSI (2018): 260kW (354hp) & 500Nm biturbo petrol V6, in German dealership from 'mid-2017'

BMW 5 Series sedan (2017): G30 will again be available as a sedan and Touring but the poor selling five-door hatchback Gran Turismo won't be directly replaced. Instead, it is expected to become the 6 Series GT, the successor for the 6 Series Gran Coupe.

Chevrolet Traverse (2018); project code is C1YC and sales are due to commence in the fourth quarter

Dodge Challenger GT (2017): combination of 305hp V6 and AWD is new for this additional variant

Ford F-150 facelift (2018): facelift and revised engine line-up which also includes Ford and GM's ten-speed automatic becoming standard for all engines apart from a new 3.3-litre V6 which replaces the outgoing 3.5-litre base V6; 3.0-litre diesel which Dagenham in England already builds for certain of JLR's Federalised models is also new for the 2018 F-150. The diesel is branded as a Power Stroke V6 but wil not be available until the summer of 2018; other 2018 F-150s will be in dealerships from fall/autumn 2017; no sign yet of a facelifted Raptor - will likely appear at either the Chicago or New York shows

Ford Mustang facelift (2018): revised Mustang was not on Ford's stand during the media preview days but the car suddenly appeared on 17 January public day

GAC EnSpirit concept: plug-in hybrid crossover concept, 1.5-litre Atkinson Cycle petrol engine and one electric motor

GAC GE3: compact electric crossover is also GAC Motor's first EV

GAC GS7: related to Chinese market's Trumpchi GS8 but with five, not seven seats; may be the first vehicle for the brand's entry to the USA in 2019; G-CPMA platform

GMC Terrain (2018): project code is said to be D2UG, range includes a 1.6-litre diesel as well as 1.5- and 2.0-litre petrol turbos

Honda Odyssey (2018): replacement for the USA's best selling minivan; will be made in Lincoln, Alabama; base variant has a nine-speed automatic but all others are the first either Honda or Acura vehicles for a self-developed ten-speed automatic gearbox; sole engine is a new 280hp 3.5-litre V6, all variants are FWD (i.e. no AWD)

Infiniti QX50 concept: yet another prototype instead of a replacement for a model that's been around since 2007

Kia Stinger (2018): CK is project code, inspired by GT & GT4 Stinger concepts, big RWD/AWD hatchback in the style of the Audi A7

Lamborghini Aventador S (2017): facelift and the first four-wheel steering system to be fitted to a series production Lamborghini

Lexus LS (2018): same GA-L platform as the LC and same Aisin Seiki 10-speed auto as LC 500, new 310kW (415hp) biturbo 3.5-litre V6 instead of a V8; a very lengthy car and it seems there will not be a LWB body style with this generation as the wheelbase is 35mm longer than the outgoing LS 600h L and is even longer than the 5,200mm Porsche Panamera Executive; not in dealerships until late 2017

Mercedes-AMG GLA 45 4MATIC facelift (2018): 280kW (381hp) & 475Nm 2.0-litre turbo engine is unchanged

Mercedes-AMG GT facelift and new GT C Coupé variant (2018): all cars retain their 4.0-litre biturbo engine but GT entry-level variant now puts out 350kW (476hp), i.e. 10kW (14hp) more than before. In addition, with 630Nm, the basic version now delivers an extra 30Nm of torque. The same figures apply to the GT Roadster. The output for the GT S rises by 9kW (12hp) to 384kW (522hp), with peak torque climbing by 20Nm to 670Nm. The C variants of the Coupé and Roadster have 410kW (557hp) and 680Nm peak torque. The top of the line is the AMG GT R with 430kW (585hp) and 700Nm. 

Mercedes-Benz E-Class Coupé (2017): C238 project code, to be joined by Cabriolet (A238) later in 2017

Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class facelift (2018): first update for this small SUV since production began in Dec 2013

Nissan Vmotion 2.0 concept: design study which is the same size as the Altima and gives a rough guide as to how next year's replacement will look

Nissan Rogue Sport (2017): Federalised Qashqai with a new name and 2.0-litre engine, sized and priced to slot below the Rogue in North American markets

Subaru WRX & WRX STI facelifts (2018): on sale 'in spring' says Subaru of America

Toyota Camry (2018): based on same TNGA-K platform as Prius, 2.5-litre four- and 3.5-litre V6 engines; won't be available until the second half of 2017

Toyota Camry Hybrid (2018): 2.5-litre Atkinson Cycle engine and CVT; like other new Camry sedans, is lower and lighter so should be more economical

VLF X-Series (TBA): huge SUV, may not win any prizes for the most beautiful vehicle at the NAIAS

Volkswagen I.D. Buzz concept: eight-seat Bulli/Microbus proposal on MEB platform; may make production but not until 2022 as an electric SUV comes first

Volkswagen Tiguan long-wheelbase (2018): five seats as standard or optional seven for this Puebla-built SUV; will be the only Tiguan sold in North America whereas in Europe and some other places it joins the Tiguan and will be sold as the Tiguan Allspace

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