The Biggest Debuts From the North American International Auto Show
While much of the Midwest looks like frozen tundra during the winter months, the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) traditionally heats up the city of Detroit each January. However, 2019 marks the last winter edition of the show, which will shift to June for 2020.
The Detroit Auto Show is one of the most significant events on the automotive calendar. It’s where automakers debut some of their most important products to the world’s automotive media. More than 5,000 members of the press attend, according to show producers.
However, in recent years, the number of debuts has fallen, and several luxury automakers, including Audi, BMW, and Mercedes, have opted to skip the show. Luckily, the brands that have chosen to stay brought their A game, and several hotly anticipated models made their debuts.
Headlining the show were several long-awaited debuts, including the 2020 Toyota Supra sports coupe, Cadillac XT6 luxury 3-row crossover, and Kia Telluride SUV. Many of the production cars debuting in Detroit will arrive in dealerships during 2020.
Nissan and Infiniti brought concepts of future electric vehicles to the show, while Lexus debuted a concept version of their LC sports coupe. While the Nissan and Infiniti models likely won’t make it to production in their current form, the Lexus looks almost ready for the road.
If you’re in the Detroit area, the public days of the show run from January 19 through 27 at Cobo Center in downtown Detroit.