The Detroit Auto Show debut several SUVs and hybrids with little room for cars. SUVs are more popular than ever before, with several automakers at the North American International Auto Show showing their latest models. Many automakers are addressing their impact on industry transformation, the rise of electric propulsion and shared ownership models.
According to Wired, there were very few cars on the show floor this year. Of the cars that were on the floor, most were high-performance luxury sports cars and a few electric vehicles. One show attendee notes “The Detroit show is all about business as usual for global car builders. And these days, that means catering to the tastes of American buyers with SUVs.”
Of several notable mentions, Ford showed off its update to the Explorer earlier this year, but chose the Detroit Show for its official debut. Kia brought a much larger, boxier SUV called the “Telluride,” which is being manufactured in Georgia. “The latest Cadillac isn’t a classic sedan, but a three-row land yacht from General Motor’s luxury brand,” says one attendee. The vehicle is similar to the XT5 Crossover, but longer.
The show also featured an electric SUV from Infiniti and Cadillac.