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nismo
10-23-2007, 09:07 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">2008 Detroit Auto Show Preview: NAIAS Announces Introductions, Including Small Ford Concept<br>Date posted: 10-23-2007 <p>STORY TOOLS Print this Save this Digg this! <br>Email this Most popular del.icio.us <p>DETROIT  This may be the week for the 2007 Tokyo Auto Show to take center stage, but that didn't stop the organizers of the 2008 Detroit Auto Show from trotting out their scheduled introductions for the January event. At the top of the list is a new small concept from Ford that the company says hints at its "new design direction for future compact cars."<p>The company said it intends to gauge public reaction to its proposed "supermini generation," a vehicle segment Ford is betting will take off in global markets. The Ford Verve concept is a crossover that has a smaller platform than the Ford Focus. The Detroit concept will feature a different body.<p>Mazda will use the Detroit stage for the debut of a new, unnamed concept car that is described as taking its "Nagare design theme to its 'most realistic level yet.'" Previous Nagare concept cars include the Ryuga and Hakaze concepts shown earlier in 2007.<p>Mitsubishi plans two worldwide debuts  on a concept car and another production car. NAIAS said details on the Mitsubishi vehicles will be available in December.<p>Subaru plans a global debut in Detroit, while Mercedes-Benz will hold the worldwide debut of a new production model. Details are being withheld on both of those vehicles.<p>Kia has scheduled the worldwide debut of an SUV code-named HM. The seven-passenger vehicle is derived from the Mesa concept and is slated for production in the 2009 model year. Hyundai will unveil the production version of its flagship 2008 Genesis sedan.<p>What this means to you: Expect Detroit show debuts to continue to be released as the new year approaches.<br></TD></TR></TABLE><A HREF="http://www.edmunds.com/insideline/do/News/articleId=123136" TARGET="_blank">http://www.edmunds.com/insidel...23136</A>

nismo
10-23-2007, 09:11 PM
I've heard Mitsu was coming out with a new Galant next year so I'm guessing thats the production car they're showing. We'll have to see if that concept from Tokyo previewed anything.<p>I'm surprised Ford is showing a concept of their B-segment car already, has Ford finally decided to take some action and come out with their cars faster..

Ascariss
10-23-2007, 10:33 PM
I don't think the B-seg ford car is an actual production car, probably some kind of a concept, perhaps even more production ready than the verve concept? it might also be a smaller cabrio model? as it mentions a different body. again could also be a new small suv or something entirely different.<p>whatever it will be, should be a nice surprise.<p>something tells me the mazda concept is the new mazda 3, all the concepts before it hinted at some small hatch with the size and shape similar to the 3.<p>subaru could debut the new forrester? or something else?<p>the merc could be either the new SL remade, or the black series SL or the small C class coupe that is testing, or possibly the CLK. :P<p>regardless should be a good show.

against the wall
10-24-2007, 03:22 AM
mercedes confirmed it was the glk i thought? but whos to say they cant debut more than 1 car?

63Bonneville
10-24-2007, 07:38 AM
Any word of the GM Zetas; production Camaro, concept form of Impala, or any Zeta for Buick and Cadillac? Also, the production C6 Corvette ZR1 is expected to appear soon. What about the production Dodge Challenger? Also, a production Lincoln MKS is on deck to appear soon, also expected is a Lincoln version of the Flex (which is expected to be an edition which is lesser of a clone to a related Ford product). <br>Are any of these vehicles expected for Detroit NAIAS, or a following show such as Chicago, Geneva, or New York? Does anyone know any information?

against the wall
10-24-2007, 11:47 AM
chevy is probably gonna have a field day at detroit with the ZR1, camaro production, i would assume a concept impala, and probably an updated volt.<br>the challenger is debuting at chicago<br>MKS will probably be either at detroit or chicago with the crossover debuting at some show this year (maybe ny?)<br>

Ascariss
10-24-2007, 12:08 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>against the wall</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">mercedes confirmed it was the glk i thought? but whos to say they cant debut more than 1 car?</TD></TR></TABLE><p>I keep forgetting about the glk, not sure why, could be that it's been testing so long and the design could be too generic for a mb.<p>clk would make more sense at geneva with the coupe and convertible for the summer driving season.

63Bonneville
10-24-2007, 12:56 PM
Chevy does look to have it's hands full, and that's a good thing! I hope you're correct. <p>What interests me regarding the Lincoln version Flex-based crossover is that it's been mentioned that it's an effort where Ford will not closely clone a Flex, and let it have a more unique Lincoln design language. Of course, the architecture and hard-points will be identical. It should have even greater differences than the Edge and MKX. I understand that this was originally supposed to be a Mercury, but they eventually gave it to Lincoln. I'd like to see how this is handled, and yes, I was impressed this the Flex when I saw it at NYIAS in New York last spring. <p>Any other GM Zetas up for this year other than Chevy and of course the production Pontiac G8?<br>

nismo
10-24-2007, 08:31 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>63Bonneville</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Chevy does look to have it's hands full, and that's a good thing! I hope you're correct. <p>What interests me regarding the Lincoln version Flex-based crossover is that it's been mentioned that it's an effort where Ford will not closely clone a Flex, and let it have a more unique Lincoln design language. Of course, the architecture and hard-points will be identical. It should have even greater differences than the Edge and MKX. I understand that this was originally supposed to be a Mercury, but they eventually gave it to Lincoln. I'd like to see how this is handled, and yes, I was impressed this the Flex when I saw it at NYIAS in New York last spring. <p>Any other GM Zetas up for this year other than Chevy and of course the production Pontiac G8?<br></TD></TR></TABLE><p>No a Mercury version was never planned. Mercury was supposed to get the Freestyle but instead Ford got the TaurusX.

63Bonneville
10-25-2007, 11:18 AM
You're absolutely correct, the Taurus X (nee Freestyle) was supposed to originally migrate to Mercury to become the production Meta-One; there were even mule sightings to further prove this, but this was later nixed and the Freestyle was updated to become the Taurus X. Ford was evidently getting the production version of the Fairlane concept, which became the Flex and the then-Freestyle was to leave Ford division and become a Mercury. A clear, undisguised shot of a Meta-One mule was shown after this fact. Bottom line: original plans did call for the then-Freestyle to be dropped from Ford division and become a Mercury, and likely make room for the upcoming Flex. <p>I saw a recent article (which I will look for) stating that a Flex variant was originally going to be made for Mercury, but that was pulled and now it's being developed in to a Lincoln. <p>If you stop and think, even the MKX could have been a Mercury. Even though the CEO recently stated that "Mercury is doing well", Mercury seems starved for product with no new generations planned for existing models and no development apparently in the works for new, additional models. Perhaps Mercury will eventually fade away as did Oldsmobile, once the products reach the end of their life-cycles. Lincoln seems to be picking up the slack, even though it's Mark LX (if that's what it's called) F-series pick-up variant is being canceled, but the Platinum edition of the next-generation F-series will take it's place. <p>Another anticipation of the D3-based MKS and Lincoln Flex variants the application of the new engines, the mentioned 3.7L V6 and the first application of Twin-Force in the MKS. The MKS looks to be a more modern, elegant take in the D3 platform, larger than it's Taurus and Sable siblings with a more contemporary, up-swept greenhouse and 20" wheels on higher trim levels. The MKS near-production concept at the 2006 NYIAS did impress in person. I don't know as of yet if these two Lincoln D3 models will premiere in Detroit NAIAS, or in Chicago or New York.

audigr
10-27-2007, 02:36 AM
Audi will show a concept of the A7 four-door Coup at the NAIAS.

63Bonneville
10-27-2007, 09:51 AM
I hope you're correct with that info.<br>The Audi A7 concept would be among one of my anticipation highlights if that's the case.

MtViewGuy188
11-05-2007, 11:02 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Ascariss</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I don't think the B-seg ford car is an actual production car, probably some kind of a concept, perhaps even more production ready than the verve concept? it might also be a smaller cabrio model? as it mentions a different body. again could also be a new small suv or something entirely different.<p>whatever it will be, should be a nice surprise.<p>something tells me the mazda concept is the new mazda 3, all the concepts before it hinted at some small hatch with the size and shape similar to the 3.<p></TD></TR></TABLE><p>Ford has confirmed they are showing a concept car that is pretty much a five-door hatchback version of the Ford Verve shown back at the Frankfurt Auto Show. This will preview the new five-door hatchback Ford Fiesta coming to the US market probably in 2009 as a 2010 model. <p>As for the new Mazda3 concept, it could be a preview of the next-generation Ford C1 platform, one that will be the basis for the next-generation Ford Focus (now back to a true worldwide model again).

Player4
11-06-2007, 08:59 AM
Any word on where Honda will debut the 2009 Pilot?

against the wall
11-06-2007, 10:10 AM
my guess is chicago because i think i read somewhere its coming out around march. it could still debut at naias though...i think the first one debuted at detroit.

knicks125
11-06-2007, 12:23 PM
We might see Pilot as early as LAIAS but don't hold your breath.

boston
11-13-2007, 06:59 PM
The Pilot is due at dealers by May 08. They are doing the typical new model factory adjustments/tooling at this time. <p>A Pilot "concept" could be at Detroit. Don't think they have much else to talk about unless they bring in a diesel.

MtViewGuy188
11-13-2007, 07:24 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>boston</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">A Pilot "concept" could be at Detroit. Don't think they have much else to talk about unless they bring in a diesel. </TD></TR></TABLE><p>Don't be surprised that Honda shows their now-in-development US-legal V-6 turbodiesel engine at NAIAS, and announces the first vehicle to use the engine will be the Ridgeline truck.<p>Speaking of diesels, I wouldn't be surprised that BMW shows the US-legal version of their 3.0-liter turbodiesel engine also at NAIAS, with its first application on the X3 and X5 "crossover" SUV's. The X3 with the 3.0-liter turbodiesel engine and 6AT transmission would be a <b>HIGHLY</b> desirable vehicle. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.worldcarfans.com/CSS/forums/2cool.gif" BORDER="0">

scorpio14
11-14-2007, 02:06 AM
Wonder if the Lexus IS Coupe or Convertible would be revealed at this Motor Show, or at least a near-production concept.

boston
11-19-2007, 12:51 AM
Kia Borrego, an Explorer sized SUV based on the MESA concept from 2005 NAIAS

mitsupwr
12-06-2007, 04:36 PM
I've heard Mitsu was coming out with a new Galant next year so I'm guessing thats the production car they're showing. We'll have to see if that concept from Tokyo previewed anything.<p>I'm surprised Ford is showing a concept of their B-segment car already, has Ford finally decided to take some action and come out with their cars faster..

The preview was for the next Galant....But this one is only a minor face lift. its the same car. I hope its the Lancer Rallart.

against the wall
12-09-2007, 05:21 AM
am i gonna have to repost my giant debut list or will it be moved from the old forum?

knicks125
12-09-2007, 05:39 AM
Check your pm, and you will find something.

Bring the list over (here), I say :)

against the wall
12-09-2007, 03:21 PM
ok i c/p'ed the list:


List time! ok here we go, ive been working on this for a while (if you consider 20 minutes a while):confirmed:

1. Chevy Corvette ZR1
2. Cadillac CTS-V
3. Hyundai BH (genesis)
4. Audi TT-S
5. Audi R8 concept (i believe its confirmed, not positive though)
6. Kia Borrego
7. Dodge Zeo concept
8. Chrysler ecoVoyager concept
9. Jeep Renegade concept
10. Mitsubishi Concept-RA
11. Ford Verve variant concept
12. Land Rover LXR concept
13. Nissan Forum concept
14. Fisker Hybride
17. Mercedes GLK-class
18. Subaru Forester
19. Honda Pilot Concept
20. Ford F-150
21. Dodge Ram
22. Volvo XC60 (i could be wrong though)
23. Hummer HX concept
24. Mitsubishi production car
25. Acura TSX
26. Mazda Furai Concept
27. 2009 Mazda Rx-8
28. Honda Cr-Z concept N.A. debut
29. Suzuki Kizashi concept (new variant for detroit)
30. Aston Martin Vantage RS
31. BMW X6

Speculation:
1. Updated Chevy Volt
2. Chevy Camaro
3. Volkswagen up! variant
6. Kia Soul
7. Lamborghini (they will show something, as they have something for every show, but we just dont know what, but could be a lightweight Murcielago)
8. Ferrari Dino successor/cheap(er) Ferrari
9. Rolls Royce Phantom Drophead Coupe
11. Cadillac CTS coupe concept
12. Toyota Prius
13. Cadillac BRX (small crossover)
14. Honda Fit
16. Ford Fusion/Milan/MKZ facelifts
17. Hyundai Elantra Touring
19. GM various Zeta concepts
20. Lincoln Flex variant
21. Audi A7 concept
22. Lexus IS variants
23. Lexus production supercar.
25. BMW concept (PAS, 7er, etc.?)
26. Saab 9-4x

knicks125
12-12-2007, 03:31 PM
Pls merge Mazda Concept w/ Mazda Furai
Remove Mazda 6

against the wall
12-12-2007, 09:07 PM
hah, i triple checked yesterday too to make sure that i didnt have mazda concept. guess i missed it.
im adding Honda Pilot Concept to confirmed also.

knicks125
12-13-2007, 04:28 AM
The Mazda6 should be removed from the confirmed list; it's not expected to be present at Cobo Hall.

Also from the same list, Acura TSX, Mitsu production car, MB GLK, Volvo XC60 are still up in the air (not officially confirmed AFAIK), although a few of those are good bets as "likely" :thumbsup:

EDIT: on that note, I would like to add the production is likely to hit Detroit, but we'll wait and see...

against the wall
12-13-2007, 04:40 AM
well on the detroit website it says mitsubishi production car (but thats it). ill double check but im leaving it for now. im also moving the production CR-Z off the speculation and putting the concept on the confirmed, since its supposedly going to be shown in detroit.

knicks125
12-13-2007, 04:52 AM
Yep. The CR-Z concept (NA debut) is confirmed per Honda Pilot concept press release, along with the Clarity, which debuted at LA.

against the wall
12-15-2007, 03:58 AM
i added the Aston V12 Vantage RS.

MtViewGuy188
12-15-2007, 07:09 PM
By the way, I wouldn't be surprised that NAIAS in January 2008 will have a theme of the arrival of clean-burning diesels for the USA market. I kind of expect the following:

1) Mercedes-Benz to announce the arrival date of their 3.2-liter turbodiesel engine with the AdBlue urea injection, which will make the engine 50-state legal. I wouldn't be surprised that M-B also shows a smaller, 2.3-liter I-4 turbodiesel specifically for the C-Class and a 4.0 to 4.5 liter V-8 turbodiesel specifically for the S-Class sedan, CLS sports coupe, and ML large SUV.

2) BMW will show their US-legal 3.0-liter I-6 turbodiesel engine, available first on the 3-Series sedan (330d). That same engine could also make its way to the 5-Series sedan (530d) and X5 crossover SUV (we won't see it on the X3 crossover SUV, since the X3 will have its full model change soon; the new X3 will get this engine). I wouldn't be surprised that BMW shows their new 200 bhp 2.0-liter I-4 turbodiesel, which may be available with the 1-Series coupe (123d).

3) Honda will show the production-standard i-DTEC engine, which will go into the Honda Accord sedan first and likely find its way into the CR-V and Element small SUV's. Honda may even show for the first time their new V-6 turbodiesel, possibly on the Honda Pilot SUV concept prototype.

4) Mitsubishi will show their new US-legal turbodiesel engine rated at 200 bhp on their Eclipse concept vehicle. Expect this engine to make its way into the Galant sedan and the Outlander crossover SUV.

5) Volkswagen will show the Rabbit hatchback, Jetta sedan, and Tiguan crossover SUV powered by their new US-legal 140 bhp turbodiesel engine.

6) We may hear announcements from Ford and GM on expanding diesel engine availability, especially for light pickup trucks and SUV's. GM may show their new V-6 turbodiesel for the Lambda crossover SUV platform.

against the wall
12-16-2007, 06:25 AM
moved X6 from speculation to confirmed.
also bumping my list


1. Chevy Corvette ZR1
2. Cadillac CTS-V
3. Hyundai Genesis
4. Audi R8 V12 TDi Study
5. Audi Production model
6. Kia Borrego
7. Dodge Zeo concept
8. Chrysler ecoVoyager concept
9. Jeep Renegade concept
10. Mitsubishi Concept-RA
11. Ford Verve variant concept
12. Land Rover LRX concept
13. Nissan Forum concept
14. Fisker Quantum Hybride
15. Mercedes GLK-class concept
16. Subaru Forester
17. Honda Pilot Concept
18. Ford F-150
19. Dodge Ram
20. Volvo XC60 (i could be wrong though)
21. Hummer HX concept
22. Mitsubishi production car
24. Mazda Furai Concept
25. 2009 Mazda Rx-8
26. Honda Cr-Z concept N.A. debut
27. Suzuki Kizashi concept (new variant for detroit)
28. Aston Martin Vantage RS
29. BMW X6
30. Toyota Venza
31. Various BMW diesels
32. Mercedes SLK-class facelift
33. Toyota A-BAT concept
34. Ford Explorer America concept
35. Saturn Vue Two-mode hybrid
36. Cadillac Provoq concept (official debut at CES but will still be at detroit)

Speculation:
1. Updated Chevy Volt
2. Chevy Camaro
3. Volkswagen up! variant
4. Kia Soul
5. Lamborghini (they will show something, as they have something for every show, but we just dont know what, but could be a lightweight Murcielago)
6. Ferrari Dino successor/cheap(er) Ferrari
7. Rolls Royce Phantom Drophead Coupe
8. Cadillac CTS coupe concept
9. Toyota Prius
10. Cadillac BRX (small crossover)
11. Honda Fit
12. Ford Fusion/Milan/MKZ facelifts
13. Hyundai Elantra Touring
14. GM various Zeta concepts
15. Lincoln Flex variant
16. Audi A7 concept
17. Lexus IS variants
18. Lexus production supercar.
19. BMW concept (PAS, 7er, etc.?)
20. Saab 9-4x
21. Acura TSX/TL

against the wall
12-19-2007, 10:43 PM
added toyota venza.

against the wall
12-22-2007, 08:23 PM
made a few minor changes to the list.

ypnadkar
12-27-2007, 07:59 PM
Toyota Venza will probably be the US version of the Mark X Zio that was launched in Japan this year. Pretty much the production version of the FT-SX.

DATSUN
12-28-2007, 01:29 AM
The Nissan Maxima will debut at either this or the Chicago show.

63Bonneville
12-28-2007, 04:12 AM
I thought the Maxima was to debut in New York.
I understand it may be a production version of the recent Intima concept.

against the wall
01-07-2008, 09:09 PM
added cadillac provoq concept that will be debuting tomorrow at CES, but will also be at detroit.

63Bonneville
01-07-2008, 09:21 PM
Who knows, at this point, this could be Cadillac's answer to that (green) Fisker sedan set to also debut at NAIAS. We'll know more about the Provoq tomorrow (1/8/08).

against the wall
01-07-2008, 09:38 PM
yeah its a gas free concept. for all we know it could be a sibling car to the flextreme. or maybe a thinly disguised CTS variant with concepty bits and powertrain.

63Bonneville
01-07-2008, 10:00 PM
It could even be build upon a Volt platform, but larger and more upmarket to go with Cadillac's status.

against the wall
01-07-2008, 10:30 PM
but would gm launch 2 concepts on the same platform at 1 show (i believe theyre unveiling a volt update, too)?

63Bonneville
01-07-2008, 10:59 PM
I can't say for sure, but the two concepts could be different enough, though on one chassis, to justify premiering together. I know a Volt update is in the works, but I don't know of any debuts or scheduling.
We'll just have to sit tight for a few more hours!

iMac Daddy
01-07-2008, 11:54 PM
moved X6 from speculation to confirmed.
also bumping my list


1. Chevy Corvette ZR1
2. Cadillac CTS-V
3. Hyundai Genesis
4. Audi R8 V12 TDi Study
5. Audi Production model
6. Kia Borrego
7. Dodge Zeo concept
8. Chrysler ecoVoyager concept
9. Jeep Renegade concept
10. Mitsubishi Concept-RA
11. Ford Verve variant concept
12. Land Rover LRX concept
13. Nissan Forum concept
14. Fisker Quantum Hybride
15. Mercedes GLK-class concept
16. Subaru Forester
17. Honda Pilot Concept
18. Ford F-150
19. Dodge Ram
20. Volvo XC60 (i could be wrong though)
21. Hummer HX concept
22. Mitsubishi production car
23. Acura TSX
24. Mazda Furai Concept
25. 2009 Mazda Rx-8
26. Honda Cr-Z concept N.A. debut
27. Suzuki Kizashi concept (new variant for detroit)
28. Aston Martin Vantage RS
29. BMW X6
30. Toyota Venza
31. Various BMW diesels
32. Mercedes SLK-class facelift
33. Toyota A-BAT concept
34. Ford Explorer America concept
35. Saturn Vue Two-mode hybrid
36. Cadillac Provoq concept (official debut at CES but will still be at detroit)



Where is it confirmed that the 09' TSX will be at Detroit?

against the wall
01-08-2008, 12:17 AM
hmmm i guess i forgot to delete that one. ill move it to speculation since a new one should be coming any day now and i dont think acura is going to be completely quiet at the show.

edit: bumping list for new page



1. Chevy Corvette ZR1
2. Cadillac CTS-V
3. Hyundai Genesis
4. Audi R8 V12 TDi Study
5. Audi TT-S
6. Kia Borrego
7. Dodge Zeo concept
8. Chrysler ecoVoyager concept
9. Jeep Renegade concept
10. Mitsubishi Concept-RA
11. Ford Verve concept
12. Land Rover LRX concept
13. Nissan Forum concept
14. Fisker Quantum Hybride
15. Mercedes GLK-class concept
16. Subaru Forester
17. Honda Pilot Concept
18. Ford F-150
19. Dodge Ram
20. Volvo XC60 (i could be wrong though)
21. Hummer HX concept
22. Mitsubishi Lancer Ralliart
23. Lincoln MKT
24. Mazda Furai Concept
25. 2009 Mazda Rx-8
26. Honda Cr-Z concept N.A. debut
27. Suzuki Kizashi concept (new variant for detroit)
28. Aston Martin Vantage RS
29. BMW X6
30. Toyota Venza
31. Various BMW diesels
32. Mercedes SLK-class facelift
33. Toyota A-BAT concept
34. Ford Explorer America concept
35. Saturn Vue Two-mode hybrid
36. Cadillac Provoq concept (official debut at CES but will still be at detroit)
37. Saab 9-4x
38. Lamborghini personalization program
39. Volkswagen Passat CC
40.Lexus LF-A roadster concept


Speculation:
1. Chevy volt update
2. Chevy Camaro
3. Volkswagen up! variant
4. Kia Soul
6. Ferrari Dino successor/cheap(er) Ferrari
7. Rolls Royce Phantom Drophead Coupe
8. Cadillac CTS coupe concept
9. Toyota Prius
11. Honda Fit
12. Ford Fusion/Milan/MKZ facelifts
13. Hyundai Elantra Touring
14. GM various Zeta concepts
16. Audi A7 concept
17. Lexus IS variants
18. Lexus production supercar.
19. BMW concept (PAS, 7er, etc.?)
21. Acura TSX/TL

mitsupwr
01-08-2008, 02:27 AM
mitsubishi production car (lancer ralliart)

knicks125
01-08-2008, 03:57 AM
CLS facelift?

against the wall
01-08-2008, 05:08 AM
i thought that would be geneva with the SL facelift. theres nothing official so i wont add it.

added lincoln MKT (number 23).

63Bonneville
01-08-2008, 06:16 AM
The Cadillac Provoq was just shown (embargo lifted), it'll be at CES, then NAIAS. It looks to be previewing, in ways, the upcoming crossover from Cadillac which is said to be based on a stretched (to allow for 3rd seat) Saturn Vue.
Here's more on the Provoq: http://www.autoblog.com/2008/01/08/ces-2008-cadillac-provoq-fuel-cell-concept-revealed/
(either click on or copy & paste the URL above into your browser)

against the wall
01-08-2008, 12:24 PM
well i guess the speculation was right about the saab 9-4x.

caarmike
01-10-2008, 12:53 AM
There's a theme developing here: fuel efficient SUVs. Provoq, HX, 9-4x, Explorer America, VUE Two-Mode...

Not my thing, but a really interesting phenomena.

against the wall
01-10-2008, 01:34 AM
yeah most of the debuts this year seem to be small suvs.

63Bonneville
01-10-2008, 03:24 AM
The small (and medium) CUV is a strong market and has a definate place. The large SUV is a mainstay, and could be more of a niche in some cases, for what they are capable of handling. Both genres have a place and I support the product lines.

boston
01-10-2008, 11:27 PM
Lincoln reportedly introducing Lincoln Mark T at Detroit

Channel 4 car (UK) reports Ford's upmarket Lincoln brand is to offer a version of the upcoming Ford Flex luxury MPV-crossover.

The Lincoln MKT will be offered with different engines, however: Ford's new 3.7 V6 (270bhp) and the twin-turbo, direct-injection EcoBoost 3.5 V6 (340bhp), as also previewed in the Ford Explorer America concept, with six-speed automatic transmission and electronic four-wheel-drive.

Pricing and specification will be pitched higher than for the Flex - a starting point of $45,000 has been rumored - and equipment is expected to include intelligent cruise control, xenon headlamps, advanced communications system with hard drive and Ford's Sync kit, reversing cameras, voice-activated controls, a surround-sound audio system, and no-expense-spared wood trim and leather upholstery in its roomy seven-seater cabin.

boston
01-10-2008, 11:30 PM
EVENTS

2008 Mercedes-Benz Vision GLK Freeside ConceptSunday, January 13, 2008

10:15-10:40 am Ford / Cobo Arena
10:50-11:15 am Chrysler Corporation
11:25-11:50 am General Motors with Lunch
12:00-12:25 pm Mercedes-Benz
12:35-1:00 pm Volkswagen
1:10-1:35 pm BMW
1:45-2:10 pm Honda
2:20-2:45 pm Audi
2:55-3:20 pm Subaru
3:30-3:55 pm Hyundai
4:05-4:30 pm Kia
4:40-5:05 pm Lamborghini
5:15-5:40 pm Mitsubishi
5:50-6:15 pm Land Rover (at stand)



Monday, January 14, 2008

8:30-8:55 am Lincoln / Cobo Arena
9:05-9:30 am General Motors
9:40-10:05 am Maserati
10:15-10:40 am MINI
10:50-11:15 am Toyota / Riverview Ballroom
11:25-11:50 am Changfeng / Michigan Hall
12:00-12:25 pm Fisker (Main Show Floor)
12:35-1:00 pm General Motors with Lunch
1:10-1:35 pm Ferrari
1:45-2:10 pm Chrysler Corporation
2:20-2:45 pm Mazda (at stand)
2:55-3:20 pm Rolls-Royce
3:30-3:55 pm Geely / Michigan Hall
4:05-4:30 pm BYD / Michigan Hall

against the wall
01-13-2008, 06:44 AM
ok I made my final editing of the list. ive got it up to 40 debuts. there will probably be more surprises, maybe less.

knicks125
01-13-2008, 07:11 AM
Most we've already seen :D

Looking at the press schedule, a lot of the debuts are not going to get any press time, but most of those are either a new trim introduction, or an updated concept, or brands not scheduling a conference slot in the first place (i.e. Nissan, Lexus)

If you'd want to expand your list, you can add Volvo XC90 R Design, Scion xB Release Series 5.0. I don't believe either of those will be officially introduced at a press conference, however.

63Bonneville
01-15-2008, 04:18 AM
The only thing lacking here is any new introductions of GM Zetas (not counting Camaro or G8), be it concept or production. Maybe at another venue within the next couple of months, be it Chicago, Geneva or New York.
Some really nice debuts this year!

against the wall
01-15-2008, 04:43 AM
i have a feeling we will be seeing the G8 ST at Chicago. maybe the camaro, too, since GM is probably aware that Dodge is debuting the Challenger and probably doesnt want it to hog the muscle car spotlight all for itself.

63Bonneville
01-15-2008, 05:05 AM
I agree with that, but I'm waiting to see the Buick and Cadillac Zetas and possibly the next Impala Zeta if GM takes that direction with it.
Who knows, with Chrysler's successful LX (later LY?) and Ford stating to have RWD in development, maybe GM will want a Zeta Impala successor, or maybe a LWB Epsilon II for the mainstream/mass version and a Zeta for a lower-volume, performance/niche edition. Buick may take that direction with a LWB Epsilon II as a Lucerne successor and a Zeta like the Chinese Park Avenue for a range-topper/flagship sedan.