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The Sad State Of Affairs At The 2019 Detroit Auto Show

2019 Detroit Auto Show NAIAS
The Detroit Auto Show was once the greatest of its kind. A quick glance at the show floor plan tells a different story. As we begin setting up to cover the 2019 edition of the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, we think back on days when this was the place to be – if you had to be...

The 2019 Mercedes G-Class: more capability, less weight

2019 G-Class
“If it works, don’t fix it”. A short phrase that definitely applies to the looks of the Mercedes-Benz G-Class. This exclusive truck has been popular to a select class of people and its external appearance has not changed significantly since 1979. Today, the German manufacturer presents the 2019 model of the rugged yet classy truck. Without surprise, it maintained...

GAC Motor at the 2018 North American International Auto Show

GAC Motor GS8
GAC Motor is planning for its future in North America This is not the first time that a Chinese automaker rents out some floor space at the NAIAS. This time however, the vibe is very different. As is the product. I took the time to sit in and briefly look over all of GAC Motor’s product on the show floor...

Honda Insight Prototype unveiled at the North American International Auto Show

Honda Insight
Honda is clearly seeing green. After the launch of the Clarity last year, the Japanese manufacturer is now bringing back the Insight nameplate, and positioning it just above the popular Civic. This “compact premium hybrid” will feature seating for five passengers, a version of the third generation of Honda’s two-motor hybrid system and loads of technology. Physically, the Honda Insight...

Nissan Xmotion Concept: Nissan unveils a bold looking SUV in Detroit

Nissan Xmotion Concept
A lot of this year’s unveilings in Detroit were known prior to the show, but this one wasn’t. Nissan had teased his latest rugged SUV, but we didn’t know much about this bold new design. With these oversized tires and exaggerated ground clearance, the Xmotion definitely stands out compared to nowadays Nissan lineup of crossovers. And since the japanese brand...

2019 Hyundai Veloster at the 2018 North American International Auto Show

Hyundai Veloster
The 2018 Detroit Auto Show will be remembered as the one where Ford, Ram and Chevrolet unveiled their newest pickup trucks. If there’s a car that’s overshadowed by those big American rigs, it’s definitely the Hyundai Veloster, a small urban car that didn’t sell that well in its first generation. But Hyundai isn’t giving up on its 3-door hatchback, as...

The 2019 Kia Forte is unveiled in Detroit

2019 Kia Forte
The new 2019 Kia Forte was presented today in Detroit, just days after the surprise announcement by the Korean manufacturer that it would indeed present its new compact at the International Auto Show. Visually, the 2019 Forte does not change dramatically, but the changes are still noticeable. That said, it is under the body panels that we notice the most...

The Lexus LF-1 Limitless is born in Detroit

Lexus LF-1 Limitless
With the Lexus LF-1 Limitless concept presented in Detroit today, Lexus gives us a glimpse of what the brand will bring to its future models in terms of styling as well as the technologies they will offer. The LF-1 Limitless is big, almost as imposing as the largest SUV in the Lexus lineup, the LX 570. However, it has much...

The Infiniti Q Inspiration Concept presented in Detroit

Infiniti Q Inspiration
With the Infiniti Q Inspiration concept, Infiniti presents its vision of the style that its VC-Turbo vehicles with autonomous driving technologies could have in the future. The Q Inspiration, very stylish indeed, demonstrates what we may see from Infiniti in coming years. Or not. For those who do not know, the Infiniti VC-T turbo engine is the world's first variable...

The 2019 Acura RDX prototype unveiled at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit

2019 Acura RDX
Acura just unveiled the 2019 Acura RDX at the North American International Auto Show, and it is the most extensive redesign for this model in the last 10 years. Inspired by other recently redesigned Acura models, such las the TLX and the RLX, the RDX now includes the “diamond grille”, the new generation of jewel L.E.D headlights and the...