What Went Down in Detroit

All the New Car Announcements You Missed from NAIAS 2018


January 19, 2018 Cars By

This past week, new car announcements, concept reveals and industry news was flying out of the North American International Auto Show, in Detroit, thick and fast. While we focused on the more significant, more savory stories NAIAS 2018 had to offer, there was a whole slew of other stories that are worth a look. And based on what we’ve seen, there are some confusing times ahead. Ford is dialing back on sedans to focusing on trucks and has announced a performance crossover and an all-electric performance crossover. In better news, Hyundai announced it is going all in on traditional performance with an incredibly exciting hatchback. All that and more, below.

The Jeep Cherokee Gets a New Look for 2019
The last generation Cherokee had somewhat of a polarizing, if not, err, interesting headlight design. It seems Jeep heard the complaints.

Nissan Hints at Its Future SUVs
There’s no ignoring the role SUVs have in today’s market. So to see manufacturers doubling down and investing in future design to make the segment more interesting is always welcomed.

Infiniti Shows Off Its Upcoming Design Language
Clean, sleek and almost liquid, Infiniti’s new design language is a gorgeous way to usher in the brand’s all-electric-future.

Despite Leaked Images Spoiling the Event, Mercedes-Benz Officially Unveiled the New G-Class
After weeks of teaser images, then leaked full images and
then an official unveiling, the new G-Class news became exhausting. But that didn’t stop the luxurious German off-roader from being a hit.

The All-New Ram 1500 Broke Cover
Dodge’s bread-and-butter pickup got a major and much needed update. Throughout the truck on display at the show are hidden hints about the truck and future models. Most notable: the clock reads ‘7:07.’ Is a Hellcat-powered 707 horspower Ram 1500 on the way? Fingers crossed.

Hyundai Dives Into the Performance Market with the All-New Veloster N
Hyundai is finally putting its new found motorsport knowledge to use, giving the brand’s new ‘N’ performance division something to do with an updated, tuned and track-tested Veloster N.


Ford Teases What Might be the Most Dubiously Repurposed Brand Name Ever
No, the legendary Mustang Mach 1 isn’t making a comeback. Ford is slapping the iconic Mach 1 name on an all-electric performance crossover. Frankly, it’s quite disappointing.

The North American Car of the Year Award Winners Have Been Announced – Read Our Reviews Now
The North American Car of the Year Award Winners Have Been Announced – Read Our Reviews Now

The winners are the Honda Accord, Volvo XC60 and Lincoln Navigator.

The All-New 2019 Volkswagen Jetta Is Worth Getting for the Interior Alone
The All-New 2019 Volkswagen Jetta Is Worth Getting for the Interior Alone

Updates to the Volkswagen Jetta for 2019 might have you reconsidering going upmarket with an Audi.

Ford Brings Back Two Mustang Icons And They’re Total Opposites
Ford Brings Back Two Mustang Icons And They’re Total Opposites

The return of the Mustang Bullit Edition and GT500 has the spotlight in Detroit at NAIAS 2018.

The 2019 Ford Ranger Is the Sensibly-Sized Pickup Truck America Has Been Craving
The 2019 Ford Ranger Is the Sensibly-Sized Pickup Truck America Has Been Craving

The 2019 Ranger is back to finally give the American people what they've been asking for for years: a pickup that can fit in a suburban garage.

3 New Mercedes-AMG Sport Sedans and Coupes Just Launched at the Detroit Auto Show
3 New Mercedes-AMG Sport Sedans and Coupes Just Launched at the Detroit Auto Show

The CLS53, E53 and E53 Cabriolet are the first models to launch with an all-new power plant.

Volkswagen Just Canceled the Passat GT, an Audi A4 for $7,000 Less
Volkswagen Just Canceled the Passat GT, an Audi A4 for $7,000 Less

Based on a concept Volkswagen brought to Automobility LA in 2016, Wolfsburg gave the new sporty Passat GT the green light.

The Performance Car Literally No One Asked for Breaks Cover Ahead of the NAIAS 2018
The Performance Car Literally No One Asked for Breaks Cover Ahead of the NAIAS 2018

Why did Ford want to dilute it's stellar Ford Performance lineup by trying to make a milquetoast crossover exciting?

A Quick Take On Some of Last year’s Cars

Last year’s loss is our go-fast gain.Read the Story