The 2019 Detroit Auto Appearance was absolutely one for the books. On one hand, it’s the aftermost time Detroit will host the North American International Auto Appearance in January; starting abutting year, the appearance moves to June. It’s additionally the year abounding automakers absitively to skip the appearance completely. But on the added hand, the 2019 appearance saw some badly important debuts.
From things like the 2020 Ford Explorer and Mustang Shelby GT500, to electrified concepts, to the acknowledgment of the Toyota Supra, there was a lot to allocution about in Detroit this week. Don’t absence the arcade of our editors’ top picks, and annal bottomward for all the photos, videos and advice about every new admission from this year’s Detroit Auto Show.
Cadillac gets a new crossover at this year’s Detroit Auto Show: the XT6. It’s a three-row, affluence SUV advised to attempt with the Acura MDX, Infiniti QX60 and Lexus RX L, with a 310-horsepower V6, a 9-speed automated chiral and alternative all-wheel drive.
The XT6 looks appealing sharp, with its abbreviate headlights and long, vertical taillamps. There’s a huge bulk of onboard tech, too, including adaptive cruise control, a 360-degree camera, night vision, a rear-view camera mirror and a head-up display. Cadillac’s CUE infotainment arrangement comes on an 8-inch touchscreen, with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and a Wi-Fi hotspot standard.
Look for the 2020 XT6 to access in Cadillac dealers in backward bounce or aboriginal summer, with appraisement acceptable to alpha in the high-$40,000 range.
Cadillac additionally acclimated the Detroit Auto Appearance to aggravate a new, electric crossover concept. General Motors has said that Cadillac will be its “lead electric agent brand,” and this abstraction is allegedly the appearance of things to come.
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We brought you the annual on the 2020 Explorer beforehand this anniversary — it’s a huge advance over the archetypal it replaces, admitting attractive mostly the same. Ford confused the Explorer over to the rear-wheel-drive belvedere that will additionally affirm the accessible Lincoln Aviator, accession the SUV’s wheelbase by 6.3 inches in the process. That agency the Explorer will be a lot added ample than before.
At launch, a 2.3-liter turbocharged I4 agent will be standard, with a 365-horsepower, 3.0-liter, twin-turbo V6 accessible as an option. All models appear accepted with an 8-inch, Sync 3 touchscreen infotainment system, admitting a portrait-oriented, 10.1-inch awning will additionally be available.
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In accession to the approved 2020 Explorer, Ford will additionally appearance the Police Interceptor variant, as able-bodied as the Explorer Amalgam and high-performance Explorer ST. The Explorer ST ups the 3.0-liter V6’s achievement to 400 horsepower, while the Explorer Amalgam aims for 500 afar of ambit on anniversary catchbasin of fuel.
And then, of course, there’s the Shelby GT500. The big account is that it’s an abundantly able Mustang — like, 700-horsepower powerful, all acknowledgment to a supercharged, 5.2-liter V8. With its seven-speed, dual-clutch chiral (that’s right, no manual), apprehend mid-3-second 0-60 sprints. With its alluring ride suspension, the Shelby care to be no slouch in the corners, as well.
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Chinese automaker GAC is no drifter to the Detroit Auto Show, accepting had a attendance there on and off aback 2013. This year, the aggregation is back, and it’s assuming the new Entranze concept, article the aggregation calls “a hyper-modern ancestors vehicle” with the background for free driving.
GAC will additionally accompany its GM6 minivan and GS5 SUV, neither of which accept been apparent in the US. And while the aggregation does not yet advertise cars in the US, it’s advancing to accessible a new analysis and development centermost alfresco of Detroit, to accompany its added two US-based accessories in Los Angeles and Silicon Valley.
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Hyundai brought two little darlings from its N achievement analysis to the show: one meant for the street, and one advised for the track.
First, the 2019 Hyundai Elantra GT sprouts a new N Line trim, which finer replaces the Sport designation. Its 1.6-liter turbocharged I4 agent produces the aforementioned 201 application and 195 pound-feet of torque as before, but the administration chops get a appealing nice upgrade. The rear amplitude bar is fatter, the shocks are retuned and there’s a new council calibration, too.
On the added austere achievement end of the spectrum, Hyundai is application the Detroit appearance to admission its new Veloster N TCR chase car. It uses a Hyundai Motorsport 2.0-liter turbo engine, acceptable for 350 horsepower, and ability active to the advanced auto via a six-speed consecutive transmission. Teams adulatory to use the Veloster N TCR will accept to pay about $155,000 for the privilege.
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Infiniti’s Detroit admission is the QX Inspiration, an EV crossover abstraction that the aggregation says previews the architectonics accent for its approaching electrified offerings. Infiniti will action electrification options beyond its absolute portfolio alpha in 2021.
The QX Inspiration is added of a high-riding auto than absolute crossover, and it’s not necessarily meant to arresting an absolute assembly car. To that end, Infiniti isn’t adage abundant about what admiral the QX Inspiration — rather, it’s adage that if an EV SUV were to appear to market, it ability attending a little article like this.
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Even admitting we aboriginal saw the production-spec Kia Telluride at New York Fashion Anniversary in September, we’re assuredly accepting all the capacity at the Detroit Auto Appearance this week. The seven-seat SUV gets Kia’s aboriginal accomplishing of what it’s calling Highway Active Assist, which combines alarm and lidar to accommodate lane-keeping abetment and adaptive cruise ascendancy simultaneously, for hands-on, Level 2, semi-autonomous driving.
Since the Telluride shares its architectonics with the Hyundai Palisade, it uses the aforementioned 3.8-liter V8, bearing 291 application and 262 pound-feet of torque. The Telluride will face some angry antagonism back it hits the market, from the cast of the 2020 Ford Explorer, to articulation staples like the Chevy Traverse, Honda Pilot, Subaru Ascent and Toyota Highlander.
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Though Lexus is calling its LC Convertible a concept, we’re appealing abiding this one will access production. Back the aggregation appear its new droptop beforehand this week, it said, “Open top abstraction suggests approaching administration of LC flagship,” which is a appealing austere nod to assembly intent.
No official capacity accept been confirmed, but we’d apprehend the assembly LC Convertible to use the aforementioned powertrains as the coupe. That agency a 5.0-liter V8 with 471 horsepower, as able-bodied as a amalgam option.
Lexus is additionally bringing the active RC F coupe to Detroit, complete with a new Clue Edition package.
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Lincoln doesn’t accept an official columnist appointment on the Detroit Auto Appearance schedule, but that doesn’t beggarly there won’t be article new on display. Attending for Ford’s affluence cast to appearance the Continental Coach Door Edition that debuted in December.
The Coach Door Edition is a continued adaptation of the Continental sedan, with a ample brace of suicide doors — evocative of the 1961 Continental. Lincoln is abandoned planning to body 80 of these cars initially, priced aloft $100,000.
Nissan’s Detroit admission is the IMs concept, a weird, kinda-sedan, kinda-SUV thing, with an electric powertrain. The IMs is additionally able of Level 4 free driving.
The abstraction is said to be powered by a 115-kilowatt-hour battery, acceptable for 483 horsepower, 590 pound-feet of torque and 380 afar of range. The IMs is about two inches beneath than a Nissan Maxima sedan, yet rides on a best wheelbase, and has an adaptive air suspension.
The IMs doesn’t accept any array of actual production-intent approaching — instead, the aggregation will accompany its IMx electric SUV abstraction to the alley in some form. Still, the IMs looks to be article special.
Back to reality, Nissan brought the new Leaf E to Detroit, with its added able array and 226-mile range. The Leaf E aboriginal debuted at CES, but is authoritative its official auto appearance admission in Detroit.
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This accepted bearing of able trucks accept some polarizing faces, but Ram came to the Detroit Auto Appearance to prove that it can accomplish a big ol’ barter that’s both able and somewhat accessible on the eyes.
The 2019 Ram Heavy Duty is modeled afterwards the latest Ram 1500, and it looks appealing handsome. But the best important allotment of this barter isn’t arresting from the alfresco — its new 6.7-liter Cummins agent I6 puts out a affective 1,000 pound-feet of torque, added than any added able pickup. That enables it to backpack about 8,000 pounds in the bed and tow up to 35,100 pounds.
It’s not able from a truck-stuff angle alone. The Ram HD additionally packs a agglomeration of tech, including an accessible 12-inch account infotainment awning that can affectation assorted apps at once. It can additionally be able with assurance tech that includes a surround-view camera system, automated emergency braking and a additional camera that monitors the burden in the bed.
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Subaru is application the Detroit Auto Appearance to appearance its best hardcore STI alternative yet. Called the S209, it’s the aboriginal STI-tuned “S-Line” car to be awash in the US, and man, it packs a wallop.
For starters, the S209 is added and lighter than a banal STI, and it gets upgraded abeyance and braking accouterments to accomplish it a abundant bigger performer. That’s complemented by added ability — an estimated 341 application from the STI’s 2.5-liter turbocharged H4 engine, baffled through a six-speed chiral chiral to all four wheels.
Subaru will body about 200 of these bad boys, and while we don’t accept appraisement advice aloof yet, we don’t anticipate it’ll be cheap. Considering the STI Type RA already costs about $50,000, this one will absolutely be a bit added dear.
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We assuredly — finally! — accept the official advice about the 2020 Toyota Supra, the internet’s worst-kept secret.
Power comes from a BMW-sourced, 3.0-liter, turbocharged I6 engine, with 335 application and 365 pound-feet of torque. An 8-speed automated chiral sends ability to the rear wheels, and the car is estimated to advance to 60 afar per hour in 4.1 seconds.
The Supra looks… like the images we’ve already seen. Which is to say, it’s not absolutely pretty. Fake vents are everywhere, and the rear three-quarter appearance is a little bouncing for our tastes.
Look for the 2020 Supra to hit Toyota dealers this summer, priced from $50,920, including $930 for destination. The aboriginal 1,500 units congenital for the US will be Barrage Edition cars, priced at $56,180.
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The 2020 Passat auto isn’t all that altered from its predecessor. We collection a ancestor of the new Passat backward aftermost year, and admitting our time with that car was brief, we begin the new four-door to abundantly break the course.
All Passats will be powered by a 2.0-liter, turbocharged I4 engine, with 174 application and a 6-speed automated chiral and front-wheel drive. A sporty-looking R-Line archetypal will cycle on 19-inch wheels, and all models will get LED head- and taillights. An 8-inch touchscreen infotainment arrangement will be begin inside, but we won’t see Volkswagen’s Digital Cockpit barometer cluster. Womp womp.
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The 2019 Detroit Auto Appearance clearly opens to the accessible on Saturday, Jan. 19.
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