2018 Detroit motor show – preview

2018 Detroit motor show - preview

The motoring press returns to the USA for Detroit, just weeks after the LA motor show. Here’s what’s in store for the first motor show of 2018

The Detroit motor show is just around the corner as the first motor show of 2018, taking place between 13 and 28 January. It’s the first glimpse we’ll get at some of the year’s most hotly anticipated and important cars. 

Take a look below at what new metal we’ll see in Detroit in January.

Detroit motor show 2018: the cars


BMW’s new small SUV gets its first official outing at the Detroit motor show, despite being revealed ahead of the LA motor show. The young-person-targeted SUV is penned to go on sale in the UK in spring. 

Hyundai Veloster

Hyundai’s sporty coupé will be shown in its second-generation at the Detroit motor show, although we won’t be getting it in the UK. It’ll also be the second model to get an N variant, after the i30N.

Infiniti electric concept

Infiniti will continue its effort at bringing an EV to market with an electric concept precursor to the production car tipped for reveal at the Detroit show. It’ll be an all-new model, rather than a variant of an existing car.

Lexus LF-1 Limitless concept

Lexus has shown a glimpse of its Detroit-bound concept, and described it as a ‘luxury flagship’. The image gives little away, except a light-bar taillight cluster, a split spoiler and coupé-like roofline. It could preview an SUV-coupé akin to the BMW X6

Mercedes-AMG 53 range

AMG’s first hybrids will be the 53 range, made up initially of the CLS53, and E53 Coupé and Cabriolet models. Each gets 429bhp from a 3.0-litre straight-six coupled to a 50kW electric motor. 

Mercedes-Benz G-Class

Mercedes is bringing its venerable tough off-roader in its newest form to Detroit, as its first outing since its renewal. We have a pretty good idea of what it’ll look like already, because it’s not set to change much from the old one. 

Volkswagen Jetta

The Jetta probably won’t come to the UK – Volkswagen just trimmed it from its UK lineup – but in the USA it’s a strong-seller, so the brand will reveal the new one at Detroit. 

Source: Autocar Online

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