Held annually in Detroit, Michigan at the Cobo Center, the North American International Auto Show (or Detroit Auto Show) is the place for car manufacturers to announce and show off their brand new models and concepts for the upcoming years. Giant car companies like Nissan, Lexus, Ford, Mercedes and many more spend their entire years gearing up for this one show.
With all types of vehicles on display like sedans, crossovers, SUVs and sports cars; the Detroit Auto Show has been filled to the brim with new models and concepts that will go on sale in the near future. From the resurrection of the beloved Mercedes G-Class to the unveiling of the Nissan Xmotion, this year’s North American Internation Auto Show was one for the books!
Check out our picks for the Top 5 Best New Models & Concepts of the Detroit Auto Show 2018.
5. Lexus LF-1 Limitless
Lexus has been one of the leading names in luxury crossover SUVs for years now and at this year’s Detroit Auto Show they re-revealed the Lexus LF-1 Limitless, a hybrid SUV that can run on its fuel cell or gasoline. The sleek, modern build on the SUV is honestly one to swoon over. Inspired by a samurai sword, the Lexus LF-1 comes in a “rose gold” color and the interiors feature plush white leather seating and a screen dashboard full of driving technologies designed to make driving safer. The only downside is we really don’t know when this concept will be released for the public.
4. 2019 Ford Mustang BULLITT
Ford literally shocked the masses when they announced the 2019 Ford Mustang BULLITT, inspired by the car used in the 1968 movie Bullitt starring Steve McQueen. Sporting a 5.0-liter V8 engine, the car’s top speed reaches 163 MPH and features many aesthetic touches that honor the legendary car. With a cue-ball stick shift and a badge on the steering wheel, the car has many touches for fans of the classic film but also has a touchscreen dashboard to allow safer driving.
3. 2019 Mercedes G-Class
Mercedes Benz made their way to the Detroit Auto Show with a slew of announcements but none was more acclaimed than the new redesign of the Mercedes Benz G-Class. Focusing primarily on redesigning the interior; Mercedes announced a slew of upgrades like added legroom, a 12.3-inch widescreen touchscreen, and massaging seats (!) to the G-Class which is definitely making fans happy. Added to the increased width and length of vehicle, this new generation of the G-Class is sure to impress!
2.Infinity Q Inspiration
The Infiniti Q Inspiration showed up to the Detroit Auto Show and floored pretty much everyone in attendance. The new concept, which will not be released this year, screams, “car of the future,” in every way possible. With four individual seats, the Infiniti Q Inspiration will feature a fully digital dashboard with ProPilot technology which will allow self-autonomous driving allowing drivers to kick back and relax. Underneath the hood, the car will feature VC-Turbo technology, already seen in the QX50 which releases later this year, but it is not known if the car will be a hybrid or electric.
1. Nissan Xmotion
Nissan came to the Detroit Auto Show and completely obliterated all of their competitors with the reveal of the Nissan Xmotion. Looking straight out of a ‘Blade Runner-esque world’, the Nissan Xmotion will make drivers feel like their living 100 years into the future thanks to the Xmotion’s five-screen, door-to-door dashboard panel and the touchscreen center console which unlocks with a fingerprint sensor. Also, the interior is fitted with real Japanese wood to create the ultimate and sleekest car on the market. Nissan is staying tightlipped on a release date and pricing but since this is just a concept model, it may be a while until we see the Xmotion on the market.
Best of the Rest
The Detroit Auto Show showed off and announced a slew of new and amazing models of cars hitting showfloors in the coming years and they were all too amazing to not speak about. Here are some more of our favorite new models that were announced at the show.