2015 Detroit Auto Show Preview

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With two feature-packed days of global reveals and over 40 officially scheduled events, this year’s Detroit Auto Show, or North American International Auto Show as it’s officially labeled, is shaping up to be one of the biggest on record. The first reveals will be coming this weekend during pre-show previews, with the full action getting underway Monday, January 12.

Over 5,000 journalists will be attending, including our own crew, 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.

CONCEPT CARS

2016 Infiniti Q60 concept

2016 Infiniti Q60 concept

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2016 Infiniti Q60: Although officially a concept, the Q60 on display in Detroit next week will closely resemble the production version due in showrooms in the fall. The Q60, for those still not up to date with Infiniti’s new naming strategy, is essentially the G coupe, whose last complete redesign was back in 2008. As evidenced by the concept, the new Q60 will be a much sexier, much more premium ride. Some kind of V-6 will be plonked under the hood; we’re hoping it’s the twin-turbocharged 3.0-liter V-6 Infiniti previewed in another concept, the Q80 Inspiration from the 2014 Paris Auto Show.

2010 FIA GT1 Matech Competition Ford GT

2010 FIA GT1 Matech Competition Ford GT

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Ford GT Successor: Ford hasn’t confirmed a new GT for the Detroit Auto Show but the rumor mill has been going wild with details about not only a new GT, but a new GT race car as well. The latter is said to be part of an imminent 24 Hours of Le Mans return for Ford. It would also likely see some action in America’s United SportsCar Championship. The Blue Oval is set to launch its new Ford Performance brand in Detroit, and we can’t think of a better way than with a new GT supercar.

Volkswagen CrossBlue

Volkswagen CrossBlue

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Volkswagen Crossover: Another concept for Detroit will be a new five-seat crossover from Volkswagen. The concept is said to be based on the underpinnings of a larger seven-seat crossover the German automaker has confirmed to build at its plant in Chattanooga, Tennessee from late 2016.

Hit the next page to see the performance cars that will be on display at the 2015 Detroit Auto Show, and remember to follow our dedicated show hub for all the latest updates.


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