Detroit will be kicking off 2018’s motor shows in January, taking place between the 13th and 28th of the month. With it being the first real glimpse of some of the years most anticipated cars, we can take a look at what exactly we can expect from some of the biggest brands on the market.
Despite the reveal of this new small SUV being earlier this year, the X2 will have its first official outing in 2018 at Detroit. This particular model will be targeted more at young people and is due to hit the UK market in spring 2018.
Hyundai’s sporty coupe didn’t seem to take off in the UK market, however this hasn’t put the Korean brand off from throwing themselves into a second-generation model. We won’t however be getting the new model in the UK. It looks to be a similar shape to the MK1, with changes including a rear diffuser and a Kona-inspired front grille.
Infiniti Electric Concept
With the electric vehicle market expanding into performance and premium brands, Infiniti continues its efforts to bring an EV of their making to the market. Rumours are heavy for a reveal in Detroit next year of an all-new model rather than an electric variant of an existing car.
Lexus LF-1 Limitless Concept
Described as a “Luxury Flagship”, Lexus has teased a glimpse of its upcoming LF-1 Limitless with confirmation of full reveal due to happen in Detroit. The image doesn’t give much away about what we should expect although from the coupe-like roofline, it’s likely to an SUV-coupe crossover similar to the BMW X6.
Mercedes-AMG 53 range
Merc will be showing off the AMG’s first hybrids in Detroit next year with the 53 range. The CLS 53 and E53 coupe and cab models will have 429bhp from a 3.0 litre straight-six engine coupled to a 50kW electric motor.
Mercedes will also be bringing the newest form of its off-roader Detroit, this will be its first outing since its renewal. Things aren’t set to change too much from the old one so we have a pretty good idea about what it will looks like.
Despite the model being pulled from the UK line-up, the Jetta is still a popular model in the US. The brand will reveal the seventh generation of its compact saloon in Detroit next year.