Detroit Auto Show

Detroit Auto Show

Direct from the Detroit Auto Show – just-auto covers the most important car launches, motor show debuts, concept cars and manufacturer news from the show.

Detroit auto show world debuts list - 2020 VW Passat

13 Dec 2018 | Glenn Brooks

Volkswagen of America is the latest car maker to announce a vehicle debut ahead of next year's North American International Auto Show. The Chattanooga-built 2020 Passat is merely the current model with new body panels rather than - as had been expected - the twin of China's recently released, XL-sized and genuinely new Passat.

2018 DETROIT SHOW - world debuts list

16 Jan 2018 | Glenn Brooks

Vehicles which made their global debuts at the 2018 NAIAS are named below on just-auto's list.

2017 Detroit auto show - world debuts list

11 Jan 2017 | Glenn Brooks

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.

Lobby group welcomes new Ford and GM diesels

10 Jan 2017 | Graeme Roberts

A lobby group has welcomed two major announcements from leading global manufacturers for new diesel options in light-duty vehicles at the Detroit show. Ford introduced a new three-litre diesel engine option for the 2018 F-150 pickup truck and GMC revealed a new (Opel) 1.6-litre turbodiesel engine option for its new 2018 GMC Terrain SUV.

Magna demonstrates lightweighting expertise with ultralight door module

10 Jan 2017 | Graeme Roberts

Magna International, in cooperation with the US Department of Energy (DOE) and partners FCA US and Grupo Antolin, announced it had developed a new, ultralight door architecture that achieves the project objective of 42.5% mass savings compared to an average current production door.

Nexteer Automotive launches steering technologies for automated world

10 Jan 2017 | Graeme Roberts

Nexteer Automotive unveiled two new steering technologies at the North American International Auto Show:  Steering on Demand System and Quiet Wheel Steering.

NAIAS - Samsung unveils 600km battery

9 Jan 2017 | Simon Warburton

Samsung SDI has unveiled its high-energy density battery cell with a driving range of up to 600km, which it maintains can fast-charge electric vehicles in 20min, as well as an integrated battery module concept with a 10% decrease in component units and weight compared to current models.

FCA announces big US plant spend

9 Jan 2017 | Graeme Roberts

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, on the eve of the Detroit show, said it would spend US$1bn to modernise two plants in the US Midwest and create 2,000 jobs.

NAIAS - Yanfeng debuts 'eXperience in Motion'concept

9 Jan 2017 | Simon Warburton

Yanfeng Automotive Interiors is launching its 'eXperience in Motion' at this week's North American International Auto Show in Detroit.

COMMENT - Detroit basks but for how long?

14 Jan 2016 | Dave Leggett

The mood at the Detroit Show this week was good, but there was also a sense that the future could be less bright. The good news right now is that the US light vehicle market is running north of 17m units a year and forecast to grow a little further in 2016.

Detroit interview - Ford CEO Mark Fields

14 Jan 2016 | Dave Leggett

Ford’s Fields tells just auto he wants to revolutionise the automotive customer experience.

2016 Detroit show - world premieres list

13 Jan 2016 | Glenn Brooks

There were multiple highlights at the 2016 North American International Auto Show: the Mercedes-Benz E-Class, Chrysler Pacifica, Lexus LC 500, Volvo S90, Lincoln Continental and the first appearance of GM's C1xx platform as the basis for the smaller and much lighter GMC Acadia.

Detroit – Rising costs driving ECU integration – Visteon

12 Jan 2016 | Dave Leggett

Visteon CEO Sachin Lawande has told just-auto that product integration in electronic components is being driven by proliferating electronics applications in vehicles and associated rising costs.

Detroit - Chrysler revives crossover nameplate for redesigned minivan

11 Jan 2016 | Graeme Roberts

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles on Monday revealed its next-generation minivan, reviving the Pacifica nameplate, with a sleeker design and a plug-in hybrid model intended to appeal to a wave of young Americans having babies while reviving a product line that suffered a 30% sales slump last year.

Detroit - new Volvo offers semi-autonomous features

11 Jan 2016 | Graeme Roberts

Volvo said at the Detroit show its new S90 flagship sedan would be launched with IntelliSafe Assist as standard. This includes adaptive cruise control and distance alert, and the advanced semi-autonomous drive feature, Pilot Assist.

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