The much-anticipated 2017 Detroit Motor Show is less than a month away. With the start of the new year comes new vehicles from almost all major company will unveil production and concept cars that will innovate the cars for the future. Detroit, also known as Motor City, will surely feature cars that will pave the way for futuristic cars.
Starting Early To Sell Early
Although the 2017 Detroit Auto Show starts off the new year with its featured new cars, we can expect that some major players will skip, to prepare for the Los Angeles and New York auto show. It has been a trend for some companies to show their arsenal later on as a form of marketing strategy. However, a quote also says "the early bird gets the early worm," that translates to companies who sell early can sell more.
Porsche has already confirmed that they will not be joining the 2017 Detroit Auto Show. Fiat Chrysler already announced that they would appear on the Consumer Electronics Show that will be held from January 5 to 8 in Las Vegas Nevada. Other car brands have not given any statement yet if they will be appearing at the Detroit Auto Show. Here's what we know so far:
New Cars, New Concept
The Infiniti will most likely unveil a sports utility vehicle that may be based on the QX Sport Inspiration. Kia will reveal a new GT sports sedan and Lexus will have a new Lexus LS. The Mercedes-Benz E-Class and Toyota Camry will be revealed as well. Rinspeed Oasis has confirmed a new driverless concept car will be at the show. General Motors will feature two all-new crossover sports utility vehicles with its Chevrolet Traverse and GMC Terrain. No news is available yet for the new Traverse but the Terrain is scheduled to be revealed at the Museum of Contemporary Arts on January 8.
Toyota has earlier released teaser photos of the new Camry and may have given clues that the 2018 Camry will have a refreshed look. Kia announced that the new GT sports sedan would be their fastest accelerating vehicle and that it will be an all-new car. The Korean company boasts that their GT sedan is capable of hitting zero to 100 kilometers per hour in a mere 5.1 seconds. Lexus said that the LS is a flagship sedan tat will show-off its new "coupe-like silhouette."
Get To Meet McQueen In Person
Aside from the new cars, John Krafcik, CEO of Google Inc.'s autonomous car company, Waymo, will have a speech on the first day of the 2017 Detroit Auto Show, discussing the self-driving car project by Google. Big time producers Disney and Pixar also announced life-size versions of Cars 3 characters will also be on display. It looks like fans will have the chance to get up close and personal with Lightning McQueen. The 2017 Detroit Auto Show is also known as the 2017 North American International Auto Show. More than 5,000 journalists from 60 different countries are expected to attend the annual event, so expect a lot of news during and after the event.