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2015 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS)

 

 

Jan. 12 - 25, 2015

COBO Center

Detroit, Michigan

The North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) has the rare distinction of being recognized by the Organisation Internationale des Constructeurs d'Automobiles (OICA), one of only two in the U.S.

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2015 NAIAS Dates, Times + Ticket Information

New dates and times for the 2015 North American International Auto Show plus ticket information. Find out how you can get your tickets right now! We've also got the hours of operation for every day of the auto show. In addition, we've posted the faxable group ticket order form in PDF format. Did you know that children six and under get in free with a paid adult? Find out how you can get into the Charity Preview, one of the largest one-day fundraising events in the entire world. We've also included information about The Gallery, an uber-luxury experience at the MGM Grand Detroit Casino. [12.2.14]

Toyota's Holiday Party in Detroit Yields Major Announcement By Mike Wrathell

Donning my brand-new black Levis (made in America, I think), and my new Van Heusen dress shirt (made in Honduras) and tie, I paid the 8 bucks to park by the Westin Book Cadillac (now I realize the valet parking was probably free) and took the elevator to the Crystal Ballroom. A bevy of Toyota/Lexus/Scion executives and the Detroit press corps were on hand for the special event. Mr. Mike Michels, a long-time Toyota executive, was honored for 29 years of distinguished service undercutting American industry with a replica of Akio Toyoda's race car, a Toyota Altezza (the model's name in Japan) that he drove at the prestigious 24 Hours of Nürburgring in Germany. [12.5.14]

Ford Mustang, Hyundai Genesis and Volkswagen Golf named finalists for 2015 North American Car of the Year By Gloria Rzucidlo

The Automotive Press Association (APA) announced the 2015 North American Car & Truck of the Year finalists at the elegant Detroit Athletic Club on Tuesday, December 9, 2014. The DAC has long been linked to the automotive leaders in Detroit. Denny Moyer, a partner at Deloitte & Touche, handed over the names to Mark Phelan. Phelan, a Detroit Free Press critic and NACTOY juror, announced the 2015 Truck of the Year finalists, in alphabetical order: Chevrolet Colorado, Ford F-150 and Lincoln MKZ. The 2015 Car of the Year finalists are as follows, in alphabetical order: Ford Mustang, Hyundai Genesis and Volkswagen Golf. [12.9.14]

WATCH: Exclusive Interview with Scott LaRiche, Chairman of the 2015 North American International Auto Show

AmericaJR.com's Jason Rzucidlo spoke one-on-one with Scott LaRiche, Chairman of the 2015 North American International Auto Show. What are some highlights of the 2015 NAIAS? How will it be different from last year? Since you are a Chevrolet dealer, what can we expect to see from them at the auto show? We know that the next-generation Chevrolet Volt will be shown, but what about the Cadillac ELR? Please tell me more about the car that will meet the 2025 CAFE requirements. What are your thoughts on the finalists for the North American Car and Truck/SUV of the Year awards? Can you give me an update on Cobo Center renovations? Get those questions answered in this great video! [1.3.15]

PREVIEW: Nearly 50 debuts coming to 2015 NAIAS (Detroit's Auto Show) By Jason Rzucidlo

It's that time of the year again! First, New Year's Eve then the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. A total of 45 to 50 new car introductions will be revealed at this year's auto show in Detroit. Of those, we know the wraps will be coming off the next-generation 2016 Chevrolet Volt, the Honda FCV concept (fuel cell vehicle), Infiniti Q60 concept, 2016 Acura NSX, 2016 Audi Q7, 2016 Lexus GS F, 2016 Nissan Titan, 2016 Ram 1500 and the 2016 Toyota Tacoma, among many others. Visitors and the media alike will experience an upgraded Cobo Center with a brand new video billboard on the exterior of the building. [1.5.15]

EXCLUSIVE: Win a Pair of Tickets to the 2015 North American International Auto Show Public Days

AmericaJR.com has teamed up with the Detroit Auto Dealers Association to give you the chance to win a pair of tickets to the 2015 North American International Auto Show public show days. It returns to Cobo Center from January 17 through 25. These tickets are valid for any day during the run of the show. Some of this year's debuts will include the Honda FCV Concept, Infiniti Q60 Concept, 2016 Acura NSX, 2016 Audi Q7, 2016 Cadillac CTS-V, 2016 Chevrolet Volt, 2016 Ford Focus RS, 2015 Mercedes-Benz GLE450, 2015 Mini John Cooper Works Hardtop, 2016 Nissan Titan, 2016 Ram 1500, and the 2016 Toyota Tacoma. Tickets are also valid for WXYZ Ch. 7 Family Day on Friday, Jan. 23. This is the YEAR to come on down to the auto show to see the newly-renovated Cobo Center!

PHOTOS: New Bars and Restaurants Open in downtown Detroit Ahead of NAIAS

AmericaJR.com's Gloria and Jerome Rzucidlo take you on a tour of three new bars and restaurants in downtown Detroit that have opened their doors just in time for the North American International Auto Show. The Dime Store is an American Brunch Bar in downtown Detroit, Michigan, specializing in breakfast, lunch and booze. Punch Bowl brings 'old school' entertainment, culinary refinement, and a modern beverage program under one roof. Beer Advocate Magazine has ranked Hopcat Detroit as the No. 3 Beer Bar in the world, CraftBeer.com has rated us the No. 2 beer bar in the U.S. Check out these new establishments while you're in town for the auto show.

WATCH: Highlights of the 27th Annual SAA Auto Outlook Conference

AmericaJR.com's Jason Rzucidlo reports from inside the new atrium at Cobo Center for the 27th Annual Society of Automotive Analysts (SAA) Auto Outlook Conference. This year's seminar featured speakers who discussed the luxury market. You'll hear from Andrew Smith, executive director of global Cadillac and Buick Design; Ravi Shanker, executive director and lead auto analyst at Morgan Stanley; Tom Libby, manager of loyalty solutions and industry analysis at IHS Automotive; Steve Kraus, chief insights officer at Ipsos MediaCT; Brian Bolain, corporate marketing manager of the Lexus division; Greg Furman, founder and president of the Luxury Marketing Council and Anders Tylman-Mikiewicz, general manager of the Volvo Concept and Monitoring Center.

PHOTOS: The Day Before the 2015 NAIAS Press Preview (Exclusive!)

AmericaJR.com's Gloria Rzucidlo takes you inside Cobo Center for a look at the madness that happens on the day before the North American International Auto Show opens to the worldwide media. You'll see displays getting finished and crews working as fast as they can so that the show is complete when the press comes walking in. We also noticed that the GAC Group revealed the GS4 Concept on Sunday...was it on purpose or an accident? Anyways, you'll get to see it here first in this set of exclusive photos.

Buick introduces its first convertible in 25 years -- the Cascada at the 2015 NAIAS By Jerome Rzucidlo

Buick first debuted the Cascada convertible at Eastern Market on Sunday. Then, it came to the North American International Auto Show on Monday. I spoke with Michele M. Zeiss, Buick Assistant Marketing Manager, and she says this Cascada is designed from the ground up as a convertible. The soft top has thermal and acoustic insulation so this convertible can be used in all weather conditions. "It also retracts in 17 seconds and you can do it while driving 31 mph or less," says Zeiss. Why did Buick do a convertible? Zeiss says "to attract a younger market."

PHOTOS: 2015 NAIAS Concept Cars and New Production Models

Six members of the AmericaJR.com Web Team are working hard to get you the best photos from the 2015 North American International Auto Show in Detroit. You'll see all of the hot, new concept cars and the 2016/2017 production models. Look for photos of the Buick Avenir concept, Chevrolet Bolt EV concept, Honda FCV concept, Hyundai Santa Cruz concept truck, Infiniti Q60 concept and the Volkswagen Cross Coupe GTE. You'll also see the 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor, 2016 Audi Q7, 2016 Chevrolet Volt, 2016 Hyundai Sonata plug-in hybrid, 2016 Jaguar XE, 2016 Lexus GS F and many more...

WATCH: Hyundai shows off the Santa Cruz concept truck @ 2015 NAIAS

AmericaJR.com's Jason Rzucidlo reports from Cobo Center for the 2015 North American International Auto Show in Detroit. Hyundai unveiled its new HCD-15 Santa Cruz crossover truck at the show. The automaker is looking to target Millennials with this concept vehicle. It comes with a 2.0-liter Turbo Diesel powertrain delivering 190 horsepower and 300 lb.-ft. of torque. The Santa Cruz was designed to haul soccer gear, snowboards and other recreational equipment.

WATCH: Porsche unveils the 911 Targa 4 GTS @ 2015 NAIAS

AmericaJR.com's Jason Rzucidlo reports from Cobo Center for the 2015 North American International Auto Show in Detroit. Watch as Porsche unveils its 911 Targa 4 GTS for the very first time. You'll hear from Matthias Muller, CEO of Porsche AG. The new Targa 4 GTS comes with a 3.8-liter, boxer six engine producing 430 hp. It comes with a price tag ranging from $101,600 and goes up to $132,800 for the top of the line model.

Evolving luxury vehicle market discussed at 27th SAA Auto Outlook Conference By Gloria Rzucidlo

The 2015 Society of Automotive Analysts' (SAA) Auto Outlook Conference was held on Sunday inside the atrium of Cobo Center in Detroit. Jared Rowe, President of AutoTrader.com, announced that he was proud to support this organization. He discussed luxury car sales and stated that activity intensified in December with shipper interest in these vehicles. "Sixty percent of luxury buyers spent two hours or less in the dealership while five percent of luxury buyers are 45-plus years old," says Rowe.

WATCH: Toyota debuts 2016 Tacoma midsize truck @ 2015 NAIAS

AmericaJR.com's Jason Rzucidlo reports from Cobo Center in downtown Detroit for the 2015 North American International Auto Show. Watch as Toyota debuts its 2016 Tacoma pickup truck to the worldwide media. In this video, you'll hear from Bill Fay, General Manager of the Toyota Division at Toyota Motor Corp. It comes with an all-new 3.5L V6 with direct injection and 6-speed transmission. The all-new cabin is ready to rock with hot tech like available Qi wireless charging, Push Button Start and Blind Spot Monitor (BSM). And for the first time, every Tacoma will come standard with a GoPro® mount to help you get all the adventure on video.

GM CEO Mary Barra; Ryan Hunter-Reay wrap up 2015 Automotive News World Congress By Jerome Rzucidlo

Last year, we heard from Dan Akerson on his last day as General Motors CEO. This year, Mary Barra was the keynote speaker on the final day of the 2015 Automotive News World Congress held at GM Renaissance Center in Detroit. Keith Crain, Automotive News editor-in-chief, sat at an informal table on stage and asked the questions. "Let's talk about the cultural change you keep talking about?" Mary Barra answered, "It's not something that happens overnight. Culture is a collection of stories. You create a picture of what a company is about." She explained about changing behaviors. "It's imperative that we work together."

WATCH: Highlights of the 2015 Automotive News World Congress in Detroit

AmericaJR.com's Jason Rzucidlo reports from the Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center for the 2015 Automotive News World Congress. Watch for highlights from this year's featured speakers. You'll hear from Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles CEO Sergio Marchionne, and General Motors CEO Mary Barra. In addition, you'll see the Presentation of the IHS Automotive Loyalty Awards, Presentation of the Automotive News/PwC Shareholder Value Awards and the Presentation of the BorgWarner Championship Driver's Trophy to the 2014 Indianapolis 500 winner Ryan Hunter-Reay and the BorgWarner Team Owner's Trophyto Michael Andretti.

2016 Ford GT Conquers North American International Auto Show By Mike Wrathell

One of the cool things about going to the auto show on a press pass is the swag. Someone from Hitachi gave me a red toy replica of an Indy-style car with “Hitachi” printed on it. I gave it to a lady on the People Mover on the ride back to Greektown. I had lunch at the Golden Fleece and asked a man at the table next to me if he knew who had to grab the world-famous fleece. He had no idea. Luddites. C'mon, people! It was Jason – with a little help from his friends: the Argonauts! The moussaka was great, by the way.... Anyway, as soon as I walked onto the main floor of the show, I was drawn to the Bentleys.

WATCH: GAC Motor introduces the GS4 compact SUV @ 2015 NAIAS

AmericaJR.com's Jason Rzucidlo reports from Cobo Center in downtown Detroit for the 2015 North American International Auto Show. Watch as GAC Motor shows off its all-new GS4 compact SUV to the worldwide media. The small-displacement engine with high efficiency leads to both remarkable driving power and excellent fuel economy. The styling of GS4 follows its "light sculpture 2.0" and "flying dynamics" family design, reflecting its noble feature through refined details. In this video, you'll hear from Yuan Zhongrong, Vice Chairman of GAC Group and Huang Xiangdong, President of GAC Engineering as well as the PR Director.

WATCH: Interview with GM's Stuart Norris about the Chevrolet Bolt EV concept

AmericaJR.com's Jason Rzucidlo reports from Cobo Center in downtown Detroit for the 2015 North American International Auto Show. Watch for an exclusive interview with Stuart Norris, Director of Advanced Design for GM Korea. The Bolt EV concept is a pure electric vehicle with a 200-mile range designed to take on the next Tesla Roadster. The Bolt will be priced exactly the same as Tesla's upcoming Model 3, at around $30,000. It comes with GM's Bolt EV Connect app, which allows the vehicle to park itself and return to the owner's location when requested. In addition, it was designed to support DC fast charging. The Bolt was designed to compete in all 50 states and many global markets, according to GM.

Elon Musk encourages other automakers to join the electric vehicle revolution By Jason Rzucidlo

Wherever Elon Musk goes, he is treated like a rock star. He was the speaker that caused the 2015 Automotive News World Congress to be sold out. The CEO of Tesla Motors, SpaceX and other companies spoke to a standing room only crowd inside the Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center on Tuesday. “I think that all transport with the exception of rockets will go fully electric,” Musk said. “If we can make it go electric sooner, then that would be much better for the world. The potential harm to the climate is much more greater than it was before. We can’t rely on scarcity to drag the price of oil and gas high. We have to �gure out how to make electric cars without the economic force and function of high gas prices."

WATCH: Verizon Vehicle introduced @ 2015 NAIAS with IndyCar's Will Power

AmericaJR.com's Jason Rzucidlo reports from Cobo Center in downtown Detroit for the 2015 North American International Auto Show. Watch for the Verizon press conference featuring 2014 IndyCar Series Champion Will Power. The telecom company announced its Verizon Vehicle program, which gives drivers diagnostic technology, live help and roadside assistance similar to GM's OnStar service. It only takes three simple steps: First, plug in the OBD reader near the gas pedal, clip the speaker to your visor and you're ready to go! Verizon Vehicle is a new service that will be available to all makes and models starting at just $14.99 per month.

WATCH: Exclusive Interviews with Roger Penske and IndyCar Champ Will Power

AmericaJR.com's Jason Rzucidlo reports from Cobo Center and the Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center for the 2015 North American International Auto Show. Watch for exclusive interviews with Detroit Businessman Roger Penske and IndyCar Driver Will Power. Penske is the owner of the automobile racing team Team Penske, the Penske Corporation, and other automotive-related businesses. He is leading the Motor City's turnaround along with Dan Gilbert. M-1 Rail and The Chevrolet Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix are some of Penske's achievements. Will Power is getting ready to defend his 2014 Verizon IndyCar series championship. Power drives the No. 12 Chevrolet for Team Penske.

2017 F-150 Raptor is Ford's toughest, smartest and most capable truck ever By Jerome Rzucidlo

I talked to Tony Greco, Program Manager of the Ford Raptor, and he said that this 2017 Raptor 4 x 4 off-road vehicle, will go on sale late next year (2016). "It is the evolution of the wonderful aluminum F-150 from last year. It has an aluminum cab and box while the fenders and hood are composite. This is in line with our truck strategy--tough! The frame is made from high-strength steel and is unique to this application. It is very stable on the road and its a pretty nice ride for a truck," says Greco. The Raptor comes in two models--a crew cab and a super cab. The truck always comes in a 4 x 4 with the option of 4 x 2. The engine is 3.5-liter EcoBoost producing 411 hp and 434 lb.-ft. of torque.

WATCH: Interview with Daimler's Matthias Brock about the Mercedes-Benz F 015

AmericaJR.com's Garrett Godwin reports from Cobo Center in downtown Detroit for the 2015 North American International Auto Show. Watch for an interview with Matthias Brock, Research & Development Communications at Daimler AG. With the self-driving luxury sedan F 015 Luxury in Motion, Mercedes-Benz shows how the automobile is changing from a means of transportation to a private retreating space. Offering maximum space in a lounge-like interior, the F 015 elevates comfort and luxury to a new level. One key aspect of the research vehicle is the continuous exchange of information between vehicle, passengers, and the outside world.

WATCH: Interview with VW's Klaus Bischoff about the Cross Coupe GTE plug-in concept

AmericaJR.com's Jason Rzucidlo reports from Cobo Center and the Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center for the 2015 North American International Auto Show. Watch for an interview with Klaus Bischoff, design director for Volkswagen AG. VW showed off the Cross Coupe GTE as a possible idea for the automaker's new seven-seat midsize SUV that it will release at the end of 2016. It comes with a V6 plug-in hybrid drivetrain, with 276-horsepower 3.6 VR6® FSI engine, two electric motors (54 and 114 hp) and all-wheel drive. The hybrid has a manufacturer-estimated fuel economy rating of 70 MPGe. In E-mode, it offers up to 20 miles of pure electric driving. Their new SUV will be built in Chattanooga, Tenn.

2015 NAIAS: Honda FCV (fuel cell vehicle) concept becomes a five-seater By Gloria Rzucidlo

The Honda FCV Concept made its North American debut at the Cobo Center in Detroit. "Honda has been leaders in fuel cell vehicles for a long time," says Chris Martin, Western Regional Manager of Public Relations at American Honda Motor Co. The Honda FCV Concept is a zero-emission vehicle. The only emissions are electricity, heat and water, which creates H20 that comes out of the tail pipe. The hydrogen tank can be refueled in just three minutes. It holds the energy and the range is greater than 300 miles. Honda strives to achieve further improvement in performance and a reduction in cost. The goal is to try to keep passengers comfortable in any extreme weather situation.

PHOTOS: 2015 MAIN Event at Max M. Fisher Music Center in Detroit

AmericaJR.com's Jason Rzucidlo, Gloria Rzucidlo and Jerome Rzucidlo were LIVE at the 2014 Motorcity Automotive Industry Night (MAIN) Event inside the Max M. Fisher Music Center in Detroit. Awards were presented to Ford's Mark Fields (Global Industry Executive of the Year), Chrysler's Klaus Busse (Industry Innovator of the Year), along with student awards in the categories of Designing for the Future, Next Generation of Design Innovator Award and the SRG Coachbuilder Design Award. WJBK-TV Fox 2's Huel Perkins served as the master of ceremonies. There was also a fashion show as well as an opportunity for attendees to mingle with industry executives.

WATCH: Interview with Chrysler's Mike Cairns about the 2015 Ram 1500 Rebel

AmericaJR.com's Garrett Godwin reports from Cobo Center in downtown Detroit for the 2015 North American International Auto Show. Watch for an interview with Mike Cairns, head of Ram Truck engineering. The 2015 Ram 1500 Rebel comes with a 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 engine, Standard 33-inch tires provide capability and rugged looks along with factory lift, skid plates, tow hooks and other off-road-ready features. New features include a new front grille design a significant styling departure for Ram Truck brand and new interior colors and materials, including Radar Red and Black seats with tire tread-matching pattern. Rebel goes on sale early in the second half of 2015.

MINI shows off its Superleggera Vision concept at 2015 NAIAS By Gloria Rzucidlo

While looking over the MINI booth, the Superleggera Vision concept caught my attention. Chris Potgieter, MINI Product Manager for USA, says the MINI Superleggera is a mix between the MINI and Suerleggera Touring based out of Milan, Italy creating elegance, sporty shapes and designs. The "Touring" line is modeled with enormous precision and with the tradition of classic coachwork construction. Potgieter also adds that "the carbon fiber elements on the inside sill enhances the aerodynamics. The cockpit dashboard is hand crafted in one piece of aluminum, sculpted by hand and with a brush-stroked finish. Its simple interior design has a high quality design. Most surfaces are finished in aluminum or high quality leather."

WATCH: Interviews with GM's Warrack Leach and Liz Wetzel about the Buick Avenir concept

AmericaJR.com's Jason Rzucidlo reports from Cobo Center and the Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center for the 2015 North American International Auto Show. Watch for interviews with Warrack Leach (Lead Exterior Designer of the Buick Avenir) and Liz Wetzel (Director, Buick Interior Design). The Avenir – French for future – is distinguished by its premium sports proportions and all-new interpretations of traditional Buick cues. It features 21-inch wheels, LED exterior lighting, a V6 engine with fuel-saving Active Fuel Management, the Buick IntelliLink infotainment system with a 12-inch color touch screen. In addition, the Avenir comes with OnStar's 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot technology.

2015 NAIAS: Chevrolet Bolt EV to compete head-to-head with Tesla Model 3 By Jason Rzucidlo

When I first saw the front page of the Detroit Free Press, I thought there was a spelling error. The article said that Chevrolet was going to reveal the Bolt at the 2015 North American International Auto Show. I said, "Isn't that supposed to be the Volt with a V?' But they were correct. Chevrolet was the first of the manufacturer press conferences on Monday, Jan. 12. The Detroit-based automaker showed off the Chevrolet Bolt EV concept along with the much-anticipated 2016 Chevrolet Volt plug-in hybrid. The Bolt is a pure electric vehicle offering a range of 200 miles. It will compete directly with Tesla's upcoming Model 3, which is expected to have a similar price of about $35,000 before incentives.

WATCH: Interview with Toyota's Maggie Smith about the Mirai fuel cell vehicle

AmericaJR.com's Garrett Godwin reports from Cobo Center in downtown Detroit for the 2015 North American International Auto Show. Watch for an interview with Toyota Product Specialist Maggie Smith. The 2016 Toyota Mirai hydrogen fuel-cell vehicle takes between 3 to 5 minutes to refuel, and has a total range of up to 300 mi (480 km) miles on a full tank. It will carry a sticker price of $57,500 when it launches in the U.S. late next year, Toyota said today. It will also offer a $499 monthly lease payment with $3,649 down. It will be sold throughout California and five Northeastern states to begin with. The Mirai qualifies for a $8,000 federal tax credit and a $5,000 California tax credit.

PHOTOS: Hyundai's Monday Party at Slow's Bar-B-Q in Detroit

Several members of the AmericaJR.com Web Team were LIVE inside the Slow's Bar-B-Q restaurant in Detroit's Corktown district. Hyundai Motor America hosted its annual party on the Monday of press week for the North American International Auto Show. Hyundai Motor America CEO Dave Zuchowski and Mike O'Brien, V.P. of Product and Corporate Planning, served as two of the guest bartenders throughout the evening. It was a great way for the news media to mingle with representatives from the automaker. We're taking you inside the Hyundai Monday Party right here on AmericaJR.com!

WATCH: Interview with Chrysler's Matt Davis about the 2016 Fiat 500X

AmericaJR.com's Jason Rzucidlo reports from Cobo Center and the Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center for the 2015 North American International Auto Show. Watch for an interview with Matt Davis, head of product for Fiat North America. The 500X is a new crossover that combines FIAT® brand style with true Italian performance. It’s packed with available features and fun, serious power and uncommonly awesome technology. There are five trim levels: pop, easy, trekking, lounge and trekking plus. Trekking Plus is the top of the line 500X, offering all of the amenities on the Lounge plus stylish 18-inch aluminum wheels, satin chrome front and rear fascia accents and a leather-trim interior.

WATCH: Exclusive Interview with Richard Homan from Kelley Blue Book

AmericaJR.com's Jason Rzucidlo reports from Cobo Center and the Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center for the 2015 North American International Auto Show. In this video, watch for an exclusive interview with Richard Homan, senior vehicle evaluation editor at Kelley Blue Book (KBB). What are the highs and lows of this year's auto show? Would you say this is the year of the trucks--because a lot of automakers are showing new pickups here. We're in the Chevrolet booth again--this year they have the Volt and the Bolt with a "B." Do you think the similar naming will be a problem? Get those questions answered and much more in this great video.

Volkswagen shows off the Cross Coupe GTE as a vision for its new seven-seat SUV By Jason Rzucidlo

In January 2013, Volkswagen introduced the CrossBlue at the North American International Auto Show. The CrossBlue Coupe followed at the 2013 L.A. Auto Show. This year, the German automaker took the wraps off the Cross Coupe GTE plug-in vehicle. This is the third and final revision to the concept that will become VW's new seven-seat SUV that will hit the market at the end of 2016. The Cross Coupe GTE comes with a V6 plug-in hybrid drivetrain, with 276-horsepower 3.6 VR6® FSI engine, two electric motors (54 and 114 hp) and all-wheel drive. "It is a very bold design, very interesting concept, huge interior, touch-screen concepts all over the place," said Klaus Bischoff, design director for Volkswagen AG.

WATCH: Interview with Nissan's Chad Fishburne about the Titan XD truck

AmericaJR.com's Garrett Godwin reports from Cobo Center in downtown Detroit for the 2015 North American International Auto Show. Watch for an interview with Chad Fishburne, product specialist at Nissan. The all-new Titan XD anchored by powerful Cummins 5.0L V8 Turbo Diesel, carves out "new class" of full-size truck between current heavy-duty and light-duty offerings. It produces 310 horsepower and hefty 555 lb-ft of torque, the 2016 TITAN XD will offer an available maximum towing capacity of more than 12,000 pounds (when properly equipped), along with available cutting-edge towing features such as an integrated gooseneck hitch engineered into the frame.

WATCH: Interview with Local Motors CFO Jean Paul Capin about 3D-printed cars

AmericaJR.com's Jason Rzucidlo reports from Cobo Center and the Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center for the 2015 North American International Auto Show. Watch for an interview with Jean Paul Capin, chief financial officer at Local Motors. Local Motors 3D printed, assembled and debuted the world’s first 3D-printed car – live from the show floor. Called the Strati, the vehicle is the first in a line of 3D-printed cars from Local Motors. The Phoenix-based company is looking at building a micro-factory in the metro Detroit area. Called the Strati, the vehicle is the first in a line of 3D-printed cars from Local Motors.

 

PHOTOS: Hyundai's Detroit Rocks party at the new Punch Bowl Social

The Annual Hyundai Detroit Rocks Party moved from The Majestic Complex to the new Punch Bowl Social in downtown Detroit. The AmericaJR.com Web Team was there. It takes place each year on the Saturday after the press days of the North American International Auto Show. The Exhaust Tones played on stage as they normally do. New this year, Redbull® Thr3estyle winner DJ Scout spun all the greatest Motown Hits! It was a great evening of live entertainment, amazing food and free bowling! The event was a nice way for the local media to mingle with Hyundai executives.

   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   

 

 

Concept Cars Production Models  
Honda FCV (fuel cell vehicle) 2016 Acura NSX 2016 Audi Q7
Infiniti Q60 concept 2015 BMW 6 Series, M6 2016 Cadillac CTS-V
Buick Avenir 2016 Chevrolet Volt 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor
Chevrolet Bolt EV 2016 Ford Focus RS 2016 Lexus GS F
Hyundai Santa Cruz crossover truck 2015 Mercedes-Benz C450 AMG 2015 Mercedes-Benz GLE450
Volkswagen Cross Coupe GTE 2015 MINI John Cooper Works Hardtop 2016 Ram 1500
  2016 Toyota Tacoma 2015 Volvo S60 Cross Country
  2016 Buick Cascada 2015 Alfa Romeo 4C Spider
  2017 Ford GT 2017 Ford Shelby GT350R Mustang
  2016 Hyundai Sonata plug-in hybrid 2016 Jaguar XE
  2016 Lincoln MKX 2016 Mercedes-Benz C350 plug-in hybrid
  2016 Nissan Titan XD 2015 Porsche 911 Targa 4 GTS
  2015 Porsche Cayenne Turbo S 2015 Ram 1500 Rebel
  2016 Land Rover Range Rover Td6 2015 Volvo S60 Inscription

 

 

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