Introducing the VLF Force 1
AmericaJR.com’s Jason Rzucidlo was LIVE at Cobo Center in Detroit for the 2016 North American International Auto Show. In this gallery, look for photos of the concept cars and new production models. You’ll see the Toyota FCV Plus concept, the VLF Force 1 and Destino, the 2017 Ford Fusion and the Lexus LC 500. In addition, Toyota announced a partnership with Kymeta, a flat-panel satellite antenna maker. Kymeta will provide Toyota vehicles with these antennas starting with the Mirai and expanding across their line-up. Stay tuned for more photos in future galleries…
The Toyota Press Conference on Tuesday
Shigeki Tomoyama, Senior Managing Officer of Toyota Motor Corporation.
The automaker announced a partnership with Kymeta
“We were very excited to learn about Kymeta”
Kymeta will start offering flat satellite antennas
First, it will be available on the Toyota Mirai
Dr. Nathan Kundtz, CEO of Kymeta
“We have over 8,000 miles of road testing with cars connected to satellites.”
The goal is to offer customers ever-better car experience.
Toyota Mirai with a Kymeta satellite antenna
It can be installed during vehicle assembly or easily as aftermarket.
One example for usage: watching movies
Interviewing a Toyota rep
Overview of the Toyota display
Introducing the Toyota FCV Plus concept
It is a concept with no steering wheel
Just like the Mirai, it is a hydrogen fuel cell vehicle
Bob Lutz with Henrik Fisker
Introducing the VLF Force 1
Lutz standing in front of the Force 1
Lutz formerly worked at General Motors
Henrik Fisker recently joined Lutz and Villarreal
The rear of the VLF Force 1
The car was designed by Henrik Fisker
It comes with two champagne bottles in the center
A look at the driver’s seat
Antenna on the roof
Mr. Fisker talking with a reporter
Fisker and Lutz speaking with Stewart Reed from Art Center in Pasadena
AmericaJR.com’s Jason Rzucidlo speaking with Mr. Lutz
Jason Rzucidlo and Bob Lutz
VLF also showed off its Destino
It shares several parts from the Fisker Karma
Pricing on the Destino starts at $229,000
Introducing the Lexus LC 500
Leather-wrapped steering wheel and interior
It is based on the LF-LC Concept we saw 5 years ago.
New front grille
“L”-shaped daytime running lights rest below a new Triple LED headlamp unit
It will be the flagship coupe for the Lexus brand
Slimly designed, multi-layered tail lamps with a unique lighting effect that helps convey a sequential L motif.
It rides on aluminum 20-in. or available 21-in. forged aluminum wheels.
The LC 500 won two EyesOn Design awards at the NAIAS.
LC 500 body and frame
Jelly beans from Ford Motor Co.
Introducing the all-new 2017 Ford Fusion
It comes in a new sport model and a platinum model
Overview of the Hyundai display
Ludwig Willisch, President of BMW North America
AmericaJR.com’s Jason Rzucidlo with the Indy 500 models