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The North American International Auto Show — NAIAS, also known as the Detroit Auto Show — used to be the auto show on the planet. After Detroit’s auto industry floundered, NAIAS lost favor to other global shows in Geneva, LA, and Paris. Now Detroit is fighting back — and trying to regain its former glory. The COVID-19 crisis was a setback; will 2021 provide room for a comeback? The 2021 Detroit Auto Show will take place from June 11 – 26.

Ford Mustang Bullitt

Detroit auto show canceled as venue preps to become coronavirus field hospital

June's Detroit Auto Show has been called off due to the coronavirus, also known as COVID-19. The venue is expected to be used as a field hospital for patients.
2020 volkswagen passat gets new design and engine tweaks pricing

Volkswagen aims for value with its updated 2020 Passat sedan

2020 Ford Shelby Mustang GT500

The 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 thunders into the muscle car ring with 760 hp

2020 Lexus RC F Track Edition

The 2020 Lexus RC F goes on a diet to run faster and hit harder

2020 Toyota Supra

Toyota Supra is more efficient than its swoopy body, straight-six engine suggest

2020 Cadillac XT6

2020 XT6 three-row crossover is a Cadillac for families

2019 BMW Z4 M40i First Edition

Sibling rivalry: 2019 BMW Z4 takes on the 2020 Toyota Supra

2019 Detroit Auto Show Recap | Lexus

Muscle cars, trucks, and EVs roared into the subdued 2019 Detroit Auto Show

Lexus LC convertible concept

Lexus LC convertible concept teases a new open-air flagship

Nissan IMs concept

Nissan IMs concept teases a future long-range, autonomous electric car

Hyundai Veloster N TCR concept

Hyundai’s Veloster N hot hatchback will prove its mettle on the track

Infiniti QX Inspiration concept

Infiniti previews its leap into one of the hottest industry segments

2020 Ford Explorer

2020 Ford Explorer branches out with sporty ST, efficiency-focused hybrid models

The 2020 Ford Explorer gets two variants never before seen on Ford's stalwart family hauler. The ST focuses on performance, while the hybrid aims for decent gas mileage. Both models will debut at the 2019 Detroit Auto Show. All 2020 Ford Explorer variants go on sale this summer.
GAC concept

China’s GAC Motor cruises into Detroit with all-electric Entranze concept

Chinese automaker GAC Motor brought its all-electric Entranze concept to the 2019 Detroit Auto Show. This is the third straight year that GAC has appeared in Detroit, but will the company ever sell cars in the United States? GAC previously discussed importing SUVs from China.
2020 Subaru WRX STI S209

With 341 horsepower, the WRX STI S209 is the most powerful Subaru ever

The Subaru WRX STI S209 is the latest in a series of special editions that have never been sold in the United States before. The 341-horsepower pocket rocket debuts at the 2019 Detroit Auto Show. Subaru only plans to build "around" 200 copies of the S209, all earmarked for the U.S.
2020 Ram HD pickup

Move mountains with the 2019 Ram Heavy Duty and its 1,000 pound-feet of torque

Unveiled at the 2019 Detroit Auto Show, the 2019 Ram Heavy Duty pickup truck boasts 1,000 pound-feet of torque -- outgunning rival trucks from Ford and Chevrolet. The new Ram goes on sale later this year. It's likely only a matter of time before the Ford Super Duty and Chevy Silverado HD match the Ram.
Cadillac electric crossover

Cadillac is finally ready to take on Tesla with its own electric car

At the 2019 Detroit Auto Show, Cadillac announced plans for its first electric car. The unnamed model will be a crossover, based on a new platform to be shared with other General Motors brands. Cadillac will be GM's lead brand for electric cars going forward, taking the fight to Tesla.
2020 Kia Telluride

The 8-seat, 3-row 2020 Telluride SUV is the biggest Kia ever

It's fitting that the 2020 Kia Telluride debuts at the 2019 Detroit Auto Show, as it was built specifically to meet U.S. buyers' insatiable demand for SUVs. Kia packed the eight-seat cabin with family-friendly tech as well. The Telluride shares its basic platform with the Hyundai Palisade.
2020 Ford Explorer

2020 Ford Explorer is aimed at being a smarter, sportier family hauler

The redesigned 2020 Ford Explorer boasts new features like a 10.1-inch portrait touchscreen and off-road-oriented Terrain Management System. It debuts at the 2019 Detroit Auto Show, and goes on sale this summer. Ford will also unveil its Shelby GT500 Mustang in Detroit.
Subaru WRX STI S209 teaser

Subaru is bringing the new special-edition WRX STI S209 to the U.S.

A new version of the Subaru WRX STI will make its public debut at the 2019 Detroit Auto Show. Dubbed S209, it's the latest in a series of special editions from Japan that have never been offered in the United States before.
Ford Shelby GT500 teaser

The snake escapes: Ford’s 700-hp Mustang GT500 slithers online ahead of schedule

The Mustang Shelby GT500 will return in 2019 with over 700 horsepower, Ford confirmed at the 2018 Detroit auto show. The model won't make its debut until the 2019 edition of the event but a leaked image posted on Instagram has revealed it ahead of schedule. Rumors point to a supercharged, 5.2-liter V8 engine.
2020 Kia Telluride at New York Fashion Week

2020 Kia Telluride SUV breaks cover at New York Fashion Week

The 2020 Kia Telluride is a burly eight-passenger SUV built for a segment dominated by U.S. brands. Four months ahead of its official debut in Detroit, Kia offered a sneak peek at New York Fashion Week. The Telluride goes on sale early next year, and will likely spawn a Hyundai twin.
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Detroit Auto Show finally caves to CES, will move to June in 2020

Seeing a steady decrease in eyeballs and attention as CES grows and sucks up everything in its path, the organizers of the Detroit Auto Show (officially called NAIAS) have moved the show's dates from January to June starting in 2020 -- and plan to rethink the show entirely.
Audi RS5 Sportback

The biggest carmakers are sitting out the 2019 Detroit Auto Show

Audi recently announced that it won’t have a presence at the 2019 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, the “motoring capital” of the U.S. The automaker joins Mercedes-Benz and BMW in sitting out from the Detroit auto show.
2019 Ford Edge ST

Ford turns 2019 Edge into a hot rod with 335-HP ST-edition

The 2019 Ford Edge ST is the first crossover to wear Ford's ST performance badge. It headlines the updated 2019 Edge lineup.
Lamborghini Urus reveal Stefano Domenicali front angle

Here’s what it takes to design the latest Lamborghini

Digital Trends speaks with Mitja Borkert, Lamborghini Design Director, about the Lamborghini Urus SUV’s design inspiration.
2018 Kia Stinger

Kia could follow up the Stinger with a stand-alone performance sub-brand

Kia wants to keep the performance theme going, and it told Digital Trends it hasn't ruled out creating a performance sub-brand.

Ford’s Bullitt trailer is a delightful homage to the best car chase ever filmed

The trailer introducing the 50th-anniversary Bullitt Mustang is a throwback to the legendary car chase that made the iconic car famous.
Ford Mustang Bullitt

Trucks, muscle, and futurism: 7 Detroit Auto Show rides we can’t wait to drive

Trucks, muscle cars, and high-tech concepts ruled the Detroit Auto Show this year, and we’re counting down our favorites.
Infiniti LE concept

Infiniti is the latest automaker to go all-in on electrification

Infiniti will offer a hybrid version of every car it makes by 2021, and launch its first all-electric car that same year.
Jeep Cherokee

For 2019, the Jeep Cherokee finally takes off its Halloween mask

Presented at the annual Detroit Auto Show, the updated 2019 Jeep Cherokee gets substantial design tweaks and mechanical upgrades.
Ford Mustang Bullitt

How the original ‘Bullitt’ Ford Mustang found its way back into the spotlight

One of two 1968 Ford Mustangs used in 'Bullitt' appeared at the 2018 Detroit Auto Show alongside the 2019 Ford Mustang Bullitt.
the 2018 bmw x2 takes its official worldly bow in detroit

The 2018 BMW X2 takes its official worldly bow in Detroit

The 2018 BMW X2 takes its official worldly bow in Detroit as a sportier, low-slung variant to the entry-level X1 crossover.
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2019 Toyota Avalon ditches humdrum design for something more dramatic

The 2019 Toyota Avalon ditches its humdrum design for something more dramatic at the 2018 North American International Auto Show.