12 Vehicles Debuting at the 2015 North American International Auto Show
More than 200 exhibitors will gather at the COBO Center in Detroit, Michigan January 12-25, 2015 to showcase their latest offerings to an international audience during the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS). Here’s 10 brand new vehicles we’ll be keeping an eye out for while we’re there:
1.) BMW 6 Series Convertible, BMW 6 Series Coupe, BMW 6 Series Gran Coupe – At NAIAS, BMW will debut the 2016 model year of the third-generation of BMW 6 Series. Now offered in three distinct body styles – traditional two-door Coupe, open-air Convertible and unique four-door Gran Coupe – all three are again offered with a choice of BMW TwinPower Turbo engines, the 315 horsepower inline-six in the 640i models and the 445 horsepower V8 in the 650i models.
2.) Lexus F – Lexus has announced an addition to its growing stable of F brand high performance models will make its global premiere at NAIAS on January 13. The vehicle will be revealed at a press conference in the Lexus display space at Cobo Center on Tuesday, January 13 at 8:40 a.m. EST.
3.) Acura NSX – The successor to the original NSX, will make its world debut at NAIAS on January 12, 2015. It’s drivetrain will be the already-debuted Sport Hybrid Super-Handling All-Wheel-Drive system and is set to rival the BMW 4-Series though it will be larger. A convertible version is planned.
4.) Chevrolet Volt – Global Chevrolet Chief Marketing Officer Tim Mahoney has announced that Chevrolet will debut its 2016 Volt (the #NextGenVolt) in Detroit. Chevrolet promises that the new vehicle, “will allow owners to pre-set their charging level (8 amps or 12 amps on 120V only) and whether they wish to charge immediately, set a departure time for each day of the week, or set a departure time and a utility rate schedule to charge only at off-peak rates.”
5.) Nissan Titan – There is so little information known about this, you’ll know as much as we do if you google #CumminsSoon which is to say, a lot of speculation and very, very little hard fact.
6.) Honda FCV Concept – After making its world premiere in Japan in November, the concept is headed to North America for it’s debut at the Detroit show. Fueled using hydrogen, Honda says the Honda FCV, “is intended to provide significant gains in packaging, interior space, cost reduction and real-world performance, including an anticipated driving range in excess of 300-miles.”
7.) Audi Q7 – Boasting sportiness, efficiency, and premium comfort, the Q7 is set to debut in Detroit. While still calling it, “most spacious car in its segment,” Audi warns that the exterior dimensions have gotten smaller though, “it offers substantially more interior room for passengers and luggage.” The new Q7 will also have an impressive portfolio of new driver assistance systems, including adaptive cruise control with traffic jam assistant.
8.) Volkswagen Crossover Concept – The five-passenger vehicle will be based on the Volkswagen CrossBlue Concept of 2013 and is expected to go into production at VW’s Tennessee facility in time to debut at dealerships in 2016.
9.) Toyota Tacoma – Toyota will be unveiling the next generation of its popular Tacoma truck which is due for a redesign. The all-new 2016 model hits the stage at 12:50 p.m. EST, Monday January 12. Not much is known of what to expect from the new model.
10.) Cadillac CTS-V – Autoblog has confirmed that Cadillac will be bringing its third-generation CTS-V to the January event. Based on prototypes, Motor Authority speculates that on the new model, “Unique details should include a mesh-pattern grille, a vented hood, pumped fenders, and a quartet of large-diameter exhaust tips.”
11.) MINI John Cooper Works Hardtop – The New York Daily News has the scoop on the new hardtop model which will feature 228-horsepower and 236 lb.-ft of torque from its 2.0-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder in addition to a sportier, more rounded facia.
12.) Infiniti Q60 Coupe – With a sexy pre-unveieling image, the Q60 is set to make a splash at NAIAS as what is expected to be a final model of a car that will hit the market in 2016. According to Motor Authority, “Shiro Nakamura, design chief for all Nissan brands, previously said the production Q60 will target the BMW 4-Series but will be slightly larger and feature a design influenced by the Q80 Inspiration.”