Even though regulars such as Chrysler, Ram, Jeep, Lincoln, Mazda, Hyundai, Buick, Porsche, Jaguar, Land Rover and Acura chose to abstain from the North American International Auto Show in Detroit this year, we still saw many in attendance that brought us the amazing vehicles which will grace our streets soon enough. Here are a few more of the favorites from the show that you should watch, especially if you’re in the market for a new vehicle or will be in the near future. You can check out the first part of this list here.
2018 Chevrolet Traverse – The Traverse has been the choice many have made over a minivan for several years and the new model comes in riding on an even longer wheelbase to be more spacious than ever. You can fit a large family in this SUV and have all the power for the ride to have the adventures takes you wherever you want to go and enjoy the ride.
Infiniti QX50 Concept – Infiniti has a history of bringing us radically styled SUVs that are impressive and attractive while also being polarizing. This new QX50 Concept is an SUV that offers the style and feel we want to love on the road while bringing the space and capability that will make a difference. Hopefully the production version will appear to have a similar look and feel to this concept.
2018 Audi SQ5 – This is our first look at a new SQ5 which has previously been offered only with the 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine. This new model brings us the power of 354 horses and 369 lb.-ft. of torque from the 3.0-liter turbocharged V6 which will make for a much more enjoyable ride and give those of us looking for a little driving fun exactly what we want.
2018 VW Tiguan Long Wheelbase – Going forward this version of the Tiguan is the only one we’ll have in the US, which makes sense since we love the larger SUV models on our roads. This new model is built on the new MQB platform which is also being used in the brand new Atlas SUV. This balance of size with the efficient engine makes the Tiguan an SUV that’s perfect for most drivers.
2018 Mercedes-Benz E400 Coupe – Unlike the previous version, this new E-Class coupe is built on its own platform which makes it one of the most attractive and perfectly balanced cars on the road at this show. This new coupe is great for you to drive and will make a different on the road when you want something that checks off all the boxes you’re looking for.
Nissan Vmotion 2.0 Concept – While this car will never see the production line, we can see the future of the Nissan design language that will make its way into their lineup. This new look and exceptional sports car design is jaw dropping gorgeous which makes for a great feel and the right way to take Nissan forward for the future of design and class.
2017 BMW 5-Series – This new 5-Series is one that’s built to look similar to those of the past, but the new chassis is found under the skin to be a car that will continue to be the midsized athlete on the road that we’ve come to know and love. This new version of a favorite family sedan will give you everything you want to enjoy in a familiar design.
VW I.D. Buzz Concept – We aren’t ready for a fully autonomous microbus from VW; or are we? This new concept is fully electric and autonomous giving us 270 miles of EV driving that forgoes the need for us to do any of the driving at all. This is just one of the many of the new looks we can expect from VW as they look toward the future while bringing back some nostalgia for us to enjoy.