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Last year’s Detroit Auto Show saw 61 world debuts, making it one of the biggest years in the event’s 107-year history. This year’s event, which starts Monday, January 13, is set to be just as big, with already more than 50 world debuts, both concepts and production cars, confirmed.
Over 5,000 journalists will also be attending, including our own crew, which will be bringing you all the breaking news in addition to live photos and video footage. Here’s a quick rundown of what to expect, and don't forget to bookmark our dedicated Detroit Auto Show hub, as well as follow us on Facebook and Twitter for all the latest updates.
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2015 Acura TLX Prototype: Acura plans to roll out a thinly-veiled concept version of its 2015 TLX mid-size sedan in Detroit. The car will serve as a replacement for both the TSX and TL, and according to our own spy shots will be more closely aligned with the TL than the TSX. The design, which is said to be “emotional” and featuring “sports sedan proportions,” was handled by Acura's Los Angeles design studio, while most of the engineering took place at the automaker’s Ohio R&D center. Sadly, there won’t be a wagon variant like the soon-to-be-discontinued TSX Sport Wagon.
Volvo Concept XC Coupe, 2014 Detroit Auto ShowEnlarge Photo
Audi Allroad Shooting Brake: Audi’s concept for the 2014 Detroit Auto Show is a stylish shooting brake that hints at a future production model from the brand with the four rings, most likely the 2015 TT. In addition to Audi's new exterior design theme, the concept also gives us a look at the brand’s new high-tech cockpit in a full installation (a partial installation was shown at the recent Consumer Electronics Show). The concept is 13.78 feet long, and rides on 19-inch wheels. Other than that, there are no further official details so stay tuned.
Kia GT4 Stinger ConceptEnlarge Photo
Nissan Sport Sedan: Nissan will present a new concept in Detroit this week that’s likely to preview the styling of its 2015 Maxima. The concept’s official title is Sport Sedan Concept, and according to Nissan it showcases a new design direction for the automaker where sports car principles are applied to regular models like sedans and crossovers. The automaker also confirms that it offers an advanced look at a future production model.
Infiniti Q50 Eau Rouge ConceptEnlarge Photo
MINI John Cooper Works: MINI will preview the styling of its next-generation of John Cooper Works performance models with a concept car at the 2014 Detroit Auto Show next week. The concept features all the typical JCW cues, including many performance-enhancing items. These include 18-inch light alloys, aerodynamic aids and a sports exhaust system. The tail-pipes of the concept’s exhaust system also features a special chrome finish which we bet will be offered as an option to buyers of future JCW products.
Hit the next page to see the performance cars that will be on display at the 2014 Detroit Auto Show, and remember to follow our dedicated show page for all the latest updates.