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boston
12-19-2013, 02:42 PM
Not seeing a thread on this on yet!

Honda will be bringing the new Fit and the Acura TLX.

http://www.autoblog.com/2013/12/19/2015-acura-tlx-detroit-tsx-discontinued-official/

http://www.worldcarfans.com/113121967728/2015-us-spec-honda-fit-confirmed-for-naias-launch-in

Adding Acura TLX "concept" cough prototype....

http://www.vtec.net/news/news-item?news_item_id=1173271

Press day schedule

http://www.naias.com/media/21870/14-pressconference-12-17.pdf

pjl35
12-19-2013, 03:58 PM
Audi Q1-esque concept

ATS Coupe:

http://www.autoblog.com/2013/11/25/cadillac-ats-coupe-detroit-2014/

Chrysler 200

Kia will have a hatchback concept:

http://www.autoblog.com/2013/12/18/kia-hatchback-concept-teaser-detroit/

Lexus RCF

Volvo XC Coupe Concept

Crash
12-19-2013, 05:14 PM
I also expect we'll see the final production form of the Edge, Atlas; maybe a thinly veiled Taurus concept (similar to the Edge in LA).

GM always manages to put something surprising on the floor every year - I'll bet its a new Equinox and Cruze this year.

2b2
12-21-2013, 04:28 AM
I also expect we'll see the final production form of the Edge, Atlas; maybe a thinly veiled Taurus concept (similar to the Edge in LA)...

imho the Mustang & the F-150 don't leave 'room' for anything else new from Ford
(don't expect the Edge concept to be even noticed)

tho there's discussion about a concept from Lincoln elsewhere

Naga Royal Guard
12-21-2013, 05:20 AM
there is a rumor of a MK-5 Supra. Gawd I hope its true.

pjl35
12-28-2013, 01:54 AM
imho the Mustang & the F-150 don't leave 'room' for anything else new from Ford
(don't expect the Edge concept to be even noticed)

tho there's discussion about a concept from Lincoln elsewhere

Yup - looks like F-150 is coming in production form:

http://www.autoblog.com/2013/12/27/ford-bringing-production-f-150-detroit-auto-show/

boston
01-02-2014, 03:37 PM
Kia getting some action

http://www.autocar.co.uk/car-news/detroit-motor-show/kia-gt4-stinger-concept-set-detroit-motor-show-reveal

Nicktyelor
01-02-2014, 03:55 PM
2015 Escalade headlights?

boston
01-02-2014, 06:50 PM
Infiniti Q50 Eau Rouge

http://www.autocar.co.uk/car-news/new-cars/infiniti-q50-eau-rouge-concept-unveiled

http://images.cdn.autocar.co.uk/sites/autocar.co.uk/files/imagecache/article_image_480/q50eaurougeconcept1.jpg

ndjan
01-06-2014, 06:26 AM
Infiniti Q50 Eau Rouge

http://www.autocar.co.uk/car-news/new-cars/infiniti-q50-eau-rouge-concept-unveiled

http://images.cdn.autocar.co.uk/sites/autocar.co.uk/files/imagecache/article_image_480/q50eaurougeconcept1.jpg

Wow that's hot.

caarmike
01-06-2014, 01:02 PM
Here's a summary of all that is currently known:
http://www.autonews.com/article/20140105/OEM03/301069974/coming-to-detroit-f-150-cuts-weight-with-aluminum-sporty-cars-from#axzz2pcQksYpU

Total speculation here, but I think Chevy will have a big surprise concept. I'm going to guess a preview of the next Volt.

phaeton
01-06-2014, 09:24 PM
For VW, I am hoping it is the final reveal of the Polo SUV http://www.autobild.de/bilder/auto-bild-1-2014-1944737.html concept (taking to long for this reveal) and a Passat or Beetle Hybrid/Electric car - most likely Passat to boost enthusiasm of the brand. (Hopefully production will be announced).

boston
01-07-2014, 02:15 AM
I can't see the Polo SUV being revealed in the US. We aren't even a market for the regular version.

caarmike
01-07-2014, 01:00 PM
What VW really needs at Detroit is the US spec 2015 Golf and a production version of the CrossBlue concept. How long have we been waiting for that?

phaeton
01-08-2014, 10:07 PM
I can't see the Polo SUV being revealed in the US. We aren't even a market for the regular version.

I want it to be a Polo SUV because this is what VW needs as a starting point in the SUV lineup in America.
After watching the press I am now expecting possible Jetta Alltrack based on the Mk7 Wagon.

What VW really needs at Detroit is the US spec 2015 Golf and a production version of the CrossBlue concept. How long have we been waiting for that?

Yes, I agree but that won't happen.

Confirmed for NAIAS 2014 from VW.....

Passat Sport - vwwatercooled.com (http://www.vwwatercooled.com.au/2014/01/4899/)
Jetta GLI Edition 30 - vwwatercooled.com (http://www.vwwatercooled.com.au/2014/01/naias-2014-gli-edition-30-celebrates-three-decades-of-volkswagens-iconic-jetta-sport-sedan/)
Passat BlueMotion Concept - vwwatercooled.com (http://www.vwwatercooled.com.au/2014/01/naias-2014-volkswagen-passat-bluemotion-concept-makes-global-debut-at-the-north-american-international-auto-show/)

pjl35
01-08-2014, 10:31 PM
Yes, I agree but that won't happen.

Confirmed for NAIAS 2014 from VW.....

Passat Sport - vwwatercooled.com (http://www.vwwatercooled.com.au/2014/01/4899/)
Jetta GLI Edition 30 - vwwatercooled.com (http://www.vwwatercooled.com.au/2014/01/naias-2014-gli-edition-30-celebrates-three-decades-of-volkswagens-iconic-jetta-sport-sedan/)
Passat BlueMotion Concept - vwwatercooled.com (http://www.vwwatercooled.com.au/2014/01/naias-2014-volkswagen-passat-bluemotion-concept-makes-global-debut-at-the-north-american-international-auto-show/)

Except that one of those will...

Golf R U.S. spec:

http://www.autoblog.com/2014/01/08/vw-to-unveil-us-spec-golf-r-in-detroit-with-slightly-less-power/

swizzle
01-09-2014, 02:41 PM
I want it to be a Polo SUV because this is what VW needs as a starting point in the SUV lineup in America.
After watching the press I am now...

A Polo SUV would be a great move, but it would need to be priced penny for penny like the segment (Fit, Sonic, Fiesta) and will continue to be VW's #1 downfall.

We did however get a Passat with a tiny 4 cylinder turbo that supposedly with deliver near hybrid MPG, but the holy crap will have to be revved out of to keep up with traffic. 150hp in a car as heavy as the Passat is merely adequate.

I'd have liked to have seen the Up, Polo, and Amarok introduced. Dealers want them. VW isn't listening.

mick78
01-09-2014, 03:06 PM
For VW, I am hoping it is the final reveal of the Polo SUV

Although the segment of super mini based SUV/Cross overs is rapidly growing, VW seems to prefer to bring the "one sgement below" up! based SUV (we had the concpet a while ago) before the Polo SUV arrives. Knowing VW the up! based cross over will be priced at Juke/Captur levels anyway :devil1:

A Polo SUV would be a great move, but it would need to be priced penny for penny like the segment (Fit, Sonic, Fiesta) and will continue to be VW's #1 downfall.

GIven that a polo is already priced above any of the aforementioned cars, a cross over version of it will rather unlikely be priced around the levels of the Sonic. Chances are that a simplified next gen. Polo "Made in Mexico" could be priced around there, but usually a cross over version of any vehicle is priced half to a full segment above the base vehicle (a Tiguan e.g. also comes at Passat and not Golf rates, a Captur at Megane and not Clio rates, etc.).

The only Cross over without a price premium I can think of is the Nissan Qashqai, partly because Nissan does not give Europe any compact sedan or hatchback, and partly because it has a very aggressive pricing. And thus was a great success so far. But don't expect comparably aggressive approaches from VW. Less self confident probably, given their goals for the US, but surely not at "classically aggressive" levels

boston
01-10-2014, 12:55 AM
After watching the press I am now expecting possible Jetta Alltrack based on the Mk7 Wagon.

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Did I miss something? Jetta Alltrack? VW did show the Passat Alltrack wagon but I can't recall anything about the Jetta getting AWD here.

PS Its alot of fun playing with the build your own Alltrack on VW Uk site....

swizzle
01-10-2014, 02:30 AM
...GIven that a polo is already priced above any of the aforementioned cars, a cross over version of it will rather unlikely be priced around the levels of the Sonic...

Just proves VWs delusional thinking:naughty:

Crash
01-14-2014, 04:03 PM
When is GM / Chev showing some stuff? Yes, we have the Vette and ATS... What else?

steve70
01-14-2014, 05:13 PM
It appears to me that the big 3 ( Ford, GM, Chrysler) are being very conservative in regards to new and concept cars. I think the 2008 recession really scared them and they just want to concentrate on the basics. I really don't see them being more daring or fun until after 2016 at least. Until then we are not going to see much in the way of cool concepts or stuff like that.

pjl35
01-14-2014, 05:51 PM
what's the significance of 2016...?

steve70
01-14-2014, 08:48 PM
There is no signifigance, I just put a couple years down the road from now. It looks like the big 3 american car makers are holding back and just going with their core products. Only when they think they are really turning the corner we will start seeing some fun concepts or luxury/performance cars, other than the ones they already have

caarmike
01-14-2014, 10:16 PM
I think its a couple things.
Pretty much every big-name car has been redesigned in the last 3-4 years. We're kind of a slow spot in the overall industry cycle this year,
Another thing is that many of the important cars are not unveiled at ANY auto show anymore. Think Mustang and Mazda3.

the future
01-15-2014, 04:59 PM
Anyone else feeling disappointed by this year's NAIAS?

Some years ago, NAIAS was a huge show. The Big Three alone showed myriads of concept cars and new models, mostly one per brand. The Japanese and later also the German started showing off as well.

What do we have now? 1 new product from Ford (F-150, though a very important product), 2 from GM (Canyon, ATS Coupe, Z06 could be counted as a third one), 1 from Chrysler (200C). Concept cars? Nah. The German news were a bit meh, nothing REALLY new there (C-class, S600, GLA45 AMG, M3/M4, Beetle Dune, TT Shooting Break, 911 Targa well, at least...).

For me, the biggest surprise was the Toyota F-T1. I hadn't expected that one.

turbonium959
01-15-2014, 05:16 PM
Anyone else feeling disappointed by this year's NAIAS?

Some years ago, NAIAS was a huge show. The Big Three alone showed myriads of concept cars and new models, mostly one per brand. The Japanese and later also the German started showing off as well.

What do we have now? 1 new product from Ford (F-150, though a very important product), 2 from GM (Canyon, ATS Coupe, Z06 could be counted as a third one), 1 from Chrysler (200C). Concept cars? Nah. The German news were a bit meh, nothing REALLY new there (C-class, S600, GLA45 AMG, M3/M4, Beetle Dune, TT Shooting Break, 911 Targa well, at least...).

For me, the biggest surprise was the Toyota F-T1. I hadn't expected that one.

Yes, the Detroit show is definitely losing its presence. It is becoming a recurrence for new models to be introduced at LA and NY shows, because those car markets are bigger and more diverse. LA saw the intros of the GM's full size SUV triplets, the Colorado, Lincoln MKC, the new MINI, WRX, the Macan, the Jaguar F-type Coupe and whole slew of concept and special/limited edition models.

pjl35
01-15-2014, 05:36 PM
Agreed. I was expecting more. Chicago is no doubt going to be very brief this year.

boston
01-15-2014, 05:47 PM
I sensed fatigued people at Detroit. Bit like a bunch of kids being told they have to go to church cos its good for them.

Maybe NY will be more fun.

Nicktyelor
01-15-2014, 06:33 PM
There was a lack of any surprises at all. Everything was leaked a week in advanced and GM was definitely dormant. The Toyota was the show stopper of the bunch, but that's not saying much. Cadillac had the potential to follow up the CTS coupe with a equally radical ATS coupe, but they went German bland. Overall a very disappointing show compared to last year's.

the future
01-15-2014, 08:32 PM
It is becoming a recurrence for new models to be introduced at LA and NY shows, because those car markets are bigger and more diverse.

That's an interesting thought! Do car models sell better in California (for example) if they got presented there? Or does a car presentation in California get more media presence for Californian customers than one in Detroit?

turbonium959
01-15-2014, 08:51 PM
That's an interesting thought! Do car models sell better in California (for example) if they got presented there? Or does a car presentation in California get more media presence for Californian customers than one in Detroit?

California alone is a huge market. Everyone knows that in the state of California there are more Ferraris than the rest of the world combined. But it is not just the super cars. Its a very big market out there, and its been dominated by the Asian manufacturers as of late. That's why the Detroit Big Three is trying its best to gain some of that market share.

the future
01-16-2014, 12:08 AM
On the other hand: Switzerland is a very small car market. But still, the Geneva show has always been very popular for big reveals. Maybe we can't compare USA/CA and EU/CH...

steve70
01-16-2014, 11:21 AM
I think that' s it, Detroit is no longer that big of deal anymore for the automakers. While still important, the New York and LA auto shows are the ones getting more prestige lately. Also the big 3 just seem to be playing it more safe as of late.

swizzle
01-16-2014, 02:58 PM
I think that' s it, Detroit is no longer that big of deal anymore for the automakers. While still important, the New York and LA auto shows are the ones getting more prestige lately. Also the big 3 just seem to be playing it more safe as of late.

Ummn NO! The LA Auto Show has been a dud for years with the concepts being pointless "greenish" nothings.

If the Big 3 were playing it safe, the Mustang would not have a Fusion face, it would look like a Mustang. Ditto the F150 with aluminum added. The Stingray is hardly playing safe. The Cherokee is definitely NOT playing safe. The ELR is wildly not playing safe,

pjl35
01-16-2014, 03:19 PM
If the Big 3 were playing it safe, the Mustang would not have a Fusion face, it would look like a Mustang.

The Stingray is hardly playing safe. The Cherokee is definitely NOT playing safe. The ELR is wildly not playing safe,


Let's be real here, it DOES look like a Mustang.

None of those that you mentioned, besides the F-150, debuted in Detroit this year (considering the Mustang's reveal happened over a month before NAIAS), so how is any of that relevant to the point being discussed?

swizzle
01-17-2014, 02:52 AM
Let's be real here, it DOES look like a Mustang...

Most decidedly does not.:naughty::naughty::naughty:

Crash
01-17-2014, 05:05 AM
Just skimming autoblog, and I'm saying it again....this autoshow is a dud to me...where are the GM concepts that they've shown each year that get people talking???? Did they even show one? Ford, just out normal wheels on the 'Edge Concept' and announce that thus is what it looks like.....Honda, we get to see the 'final' N/A Fit??? That's it???? Toyota, where is the new Prius? GM, where is the new Equnox?

I was expecting more.....

the future
01-17-2014, 10:53 AM
Most decidedly does not.:naughty::naughty::naughty:

Wouldn't that be an argument that Ford IS playing safe on the Mustang? Remember it's going to be sold worldwide in a bigger scale, so the goal is to please as many potential customers as possible. Thus the Fusion face and some European cues.

caarmike
01-17-2014, 01:05 PM
Other cars I was expecting but didn't see: anything from Lincoln, the US-Spec Honda Vezel and Honda City, the new Nissan Murano.

Crash
01-17-2014, 01:52 PM
Other cars I was expecting but didn't see: anything from Lincoln, the US-Spec Honda Vezel and Honda City, the new Nissan Murano.

Yup.... How about something from Toyota, Dodge and Mazda... Or Buick

steve70
01-17-2014, 02:57 PM
It appears to me that car shows are not the big deal for car makers than they used to be. More and more we see concepts or new models released to the press throughout the year than appearing at auto shows. With modern media, the importance of auto shows seems to have diminished.

turbonium959
01-17-2014, 05:01 PM
It appears to me that car shows are not the big deal for car makers than they used to be. More and more we see concepts or new models released to the press throughout the year than appearing at auto shows. With modern media, the importance of auto shows seems to have diminished.

Not to sound douschy, but... DUH!!! We have become so comfortable with finding just about everything we need from the comfort of our own homes. So it is not surprising to me that manufacturers release (or prerelease/leak) info on the internet because its so widespread. Nothing against Motown, but its not exactly a hot spot for tourism, so other than locals I cannot image seeing people flocking there to see the new models released. The internet is just a wealth of information. I think that any perspective new car buyer would do their research on the internet first and then visit the dealer to see the car in flesh. Other than that, the car shows like NAIAS, LA and NY are becoming formalities.

Most other major metropolitans (at least in US) hold their own autoshows, but you don't hear too much about them. But I think they provide more value, because there is no hype, no big expectations, just a good opportunity to see all or most manufacturers at once.

pjl35
01-17-2014, 05:20 PM
Yup.... How about something from Toyota, Dodge and Mazda... Or Buick

Yes! Isn't Buick supposed to have a version of the Equinox/Terrain? I swear we've seen spyshots a while back of it...