Detroit’s Debuts

Detroit’s Debuts

Highlights from NAIAS 2017

The 2017 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS), which took place in Detroit, served as a backdrop for many world and national debuts. If Detroit was not in your travel plans this year, here’s a quick look at just some of the vehicles that were introduced at this year’s show.

2018 Honda Odyssey: Honda took the wraps off the new Odyssey minivan. Amongst many innovations are a couple of interesting technologies: CabinWatch: using a camera, CabinWatch lets the driver and front passenger keep tabs on passengers both day and night via the 8-inch Display Audio screen. CabinTalk: enables the driver to talk to second - and third-row passengers though the second-and third-row speakers and rear entertainment system headphones. (Photo: Honda)
2017 Nissan Qashqai: Well known in Europe, the Qashqai is coming to Canada. Smaller than the Rogue, Nissan says it’s ”ideal for singles or couples without kids – or empty nesters – who want a sportier vehicle and can live with a little less cargo capacity than the current Rogue offers." (photo: Nissan)
2018 Audi SQ5: The all-new Audi SQ5 boasts a new 354-hp turbocharged V6, an 8-speed Tiptronic transmission, and a full suite of driver assistance systems and advanced infotainment features. (Photo: Audi)
2018 Chevrolet Traverse: GM says the all-new 2018 Traverse has “technologies to help keep passengers comfortable and connected.” When the Traverse goes on sale this fall, it is expected to deliver best-in-class third-row legroom, as well as maximum cargo room and passenger volume. (photo: GM)
2018 Mercedes-Benz GLA: Mercedes-Benz unveiled a redesigned GLA for the 2018 model year, complete with exterior and interior upgrades, available LED headlamps, improved aerodynamics, as well as advanced safety technologies. (Photo: Mercedes-Benz)
2018 Volkswagen Tiguan: The all-new 2018 VW Tiguan is bigger and better than its predecessor. Compared with the current model, the new Tiguan is almost 11 inches longer, which translates into more interior space. It also boasts 57 percent more cargo capacity, as well as more room for both the sliding second-row seats and the optional third row. (photo: Volkswagen)
2018 Kia Stinger: Kia is throwing their hat into the sport sedan ring with the introduction of the 2018 Kia Stinger. Available in either a RWD or AWD configuration, the Stinger will be equipped with a 255-hp 2.0L turbo four-cylinder engine, or an optional 365-hp 3.3L twin-turbo V6. (Photo: Kia
2018 Genesis G80: Genesis is adding a sport trim to their G80 model. Set to arrive in dealerships in the spring, the G80 Sport boasts a 365-hp 3.3L turbocharged V6, 19-inch wheels, carbon fiber interior trim, an 8-speed auto transmission, and either a RWD or AWD configuration.(Photo: Genesis)
2018 Toyota Camry: The 2018 Camry is all-new. In fact, Toyota says it’s “the best mid-size sedan we’ve yet produced.” Completely redesigned, inside and out, this eighth-generation Camry is sleeker, more refined, and more ergonomic than previous generations. It comes with the option of three different powertrains (including hybrid) and offers an 8-speed automatic transmission. (photo: Toyota)

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