Automakers from all around the world will start 2017 by showcasing a wide range of future cars at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. Little versions of sport utility vehicles and luxury cars are this year's bet to hog the spotlight. Diesel-powered pickups are also in the popular list.
Trucks and SUVs are also the best wagers when it comes to profits. The automotive gallery will be opened to the public this Saturday, Jan. 14. Here are some of the popular vehicle debuts expected at the North American International Auto Show:
Toyota Lexus LS at the 2017 North American International Auto Show
Lexus LS has been around for a while; in fact it started joining way back in 1989. On Jan. 14, Toyota will unveil the fifth generation for Lexus LS400 to the market. The said sedan also has been observed to be rebelling from the tradition. The LS400 aims that a brand's flagship should be a sedan, not an SUV. In addition, Toyota has also been warned by Trump to ditch their foreign factories that create US cars or else face big border taxes.
BMW 5-Series at the 2017 North American International Auto Show
BMW AG has just unveiled the look of the brand new 5-series. The new line would compete with Audi A6 and Mercedes E-class. The German car manufacturer aims to display a plug-in hybrid variant of the 5-series, and it's a first in Detroit. BMW has been reportedly losing ground to Tesla Model S electric sedans and SUVs within the US market.
Honda Odyssey at the 2017 North American International Auto Show
Honda Motor Co is expected to reveal the Odyssey minivan at Detroit. This is also in time for the millennials to have kids and even grandkids of their own. The minivan industry is degenerating but the Honda Odyssey plans to change that. There is still some light at the end of the tunnel in the form of an 8% sales increase in 2016. Meanwhile, the 2018 Civic Type-R has been confirmed to not have a CVT variant.
Ford F-150 at the 2017 North American International Auto Show
Ford Motor Co will improve their F-150 by giving the 2018 model a bunch of notable appearance changes. Fuel consumption is also one of their gimmicks to make it the best-selling vehicle in the United States. This is due to the fact that the Ford F-150 will now run on diesel for the first time. A 3.3 six-cylinder engine will also be showcased, it has the ability to automatically shut down when not needed (stops for example) which make it fuel efficient.
Chevrolet Traverse at the 2017 North American International Auto Show
General Motors Co features a couple of redesigned SUVs in Detroit. One would include a new generation Chevrolet Traverse. The Traverse is a family sport utility vehicle that competes with Honda Pilot, Jeep Grand Cherokee, Toyota Highlander, and Ford Explorer.
Toyota Camry at the 2017 North American International Auto Show
One of the contenders at NASCAR and deemed the best-selling passenger car in US for the last 15 years makes a complete makeover. The Camry's numbers in terms of sales went down 9.5% last year, part of the loss was blamed from people shifting to SUVs. To counter this, Toyota has been giving more advanced technology and style to its mainstream models - this includes the Camry.
Audi SUV at the 2017 North American International Auto Show
Audi is also expected to showcase a new large SUV in Detroit. The high-volume luxury brand of Volkswagen AG has been doing it for years now. The main Volkswagen brand, on the other hand, is expected to show off a new generation of compact Tiguan sport utility vehicles.
Nissan at the 2017 North American International Auto Show
Last but not least to show up on the North American International Auto Show at Detroit would be Nissan. The automaker is expected to show a new small SUV for the US market and a remodeled QX50 compact SUV for their luxury brand Infiniti. Its sports coupe Nissan GTR GT500 has also had major revisions to comply with new racing policies for 2017.