Detroit 2017 motor show
2017 North American International Auto Show, Detroit
NAIAS to kick of the motor show circuit for 2017
1 March 2017
The North American International Auto Show has come and gone for another year,
but was packed full of many noteworthy public debuts for both concept and
The rear-drive Kia Stinger was arguably the star of the event as it was a
symbol of the Korean brand’s rejuvenation, offering award-winning design and a
potential replacement for the Commodore in the hearts of Aussies. A 272kW
range-topping GT variant will also hopes to allay any fears that the large
performance sedan will die off.
Another car with huge local implications was the next-gen Toyota Camry – which
will be imported from Japan after Altona manufacturing ceases – featuring sleek
styling and the return of an optional V6 engine that will replace the outgoing
Meanwhile, Audi took the wrap off its Q8 concept, a BMW X6 competitor, which
joins the German brand’s e-tron family with its plug-in hybrid powertrain. The
second-generation SQ5 also lobbed, but, in a surprise to most pundits, eschewed
its former model’s diesel drivetrain for petrol-only power.
Mid-life refreshes were also all the rage with updated versions of the
Mercedes-AMG GT, Lamborghini Aventador and Mercedes-Benz GLA revealed publicly
for the first time.
Not to be outdone, concept vehicles shared the spotlight too, with the
Volkswagen I.D. BUZZ and Nissan Vmotion 2.0 offering glimpses into how
electrification and autonomous technologies will change the future of the
Up next is the Geneva motor show, which kicks off on March 7. Be sure to keep
an eye on GoAuto.com.au for the latest coverage.
A mainstay on the international motor show circuit, the North American
International Auto Show will kick off the 2017 season, with the Motor City
event consistently showing off an impressive array of concepts and new models
year after year.
The 2016 show revealed some of the year’s most exciting models such as the
lauded BMW M2, the striking Lexus LC500 coupe and the range-topping Porsche 911
For all the latest leading up to and during the Detroit show, keep an eye on
Stinger missile: The stylish Kia Stinger was revealed at the 2017 NAIAS.
Cars at the show: