2019 Detroit Auto Show: Biggest American Debuts

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The Biggest American Debuts From the Motor City

It was a quiet year at the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit, but that didn’t stop America’s big three automakers from making a splash. In addition, Volkswagen and Kia announced vehicles that will be manufactured at U.S. plants.

The biggest debuts – literally – were Ram’s redesigned heavy-duty trucks. The Ram 2500 and 3500 can tow massive loads while treating their drivers to the latest technology. Ford showed the most powerful Mustang ever, while Cadillac introduced an all-new 3-row crossover. Also from Ford came new versions of the redesigned-for-2020 Explorer, including the model’s first hybrid version.

It’s the last winter edition of the Detroit Auto Show. In 2020, the show will shift from January to June. Auto shows are evolving in the minds and budgets of automakers, and several manufacturers, including German luxury brands like Audi, BMW, and Mercedes, have pulled out of the Detroit show. Still, the news is not all bad; show producers credentialed more than 5,000 media representatives from all over the world to cover the vehicle debuts.  

If you’re in the Detroit area, you can check out the public days of the show, which run from January 19 through 27 at Cobo Hall in downtown Detroit.

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