Detroit, Detroit: Motor City Auto Show 2018 Reveals

February 6, 2018 at 4:07 pm Leave a comment

It took them a while getting around to it, but Nissan’s dancers finally revealed the maker’s future SUV crossover concept, the Xmotion (pronounced “cross motion”) which has no street date.

Nissan’s reveal was one of the few concept cars in Motown when we visited to get a glimpse of the automotive future at the 2018 North American International Auto Show.

Staying with vehicles whose names begin with X for a moment, BMW showed off its upcoming X2, an SUV crossover, a limited number of which will begin becoming available on the automaker’s lots this Spring.

 

This year’s NAIAS simplified:

2018 featured auto makers pushing the newest flavors of their existing, or retro vehicles.

VW widened its Jetta.

Kia redesigned its Forte.

Ford resurrected its Ranger.

Ford has also brought out a new Mustang inspired by the classic mid-60’s design seen in the movie Bullitt.

Certainly there was a sprinkling of new electric and electrified vehicle, largely from international makers, such as Mercedes’ C350e plug-in hybrid.

Honda’s prototype for a new Insight, a bigger version of the world’s first hybrid car, was a welcome sight.

And from GM’s Super Cruise, to small start-up autonomous player May Mobility EV, the future self-driving vehicle was peeking into our era from the wings, revealing what is ahead.

NAIAS in short. A holding pattern. Cool muscle vehicles. Minuscule forward momentum.

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The interior of Nissan’s future SUV crossover concept, the Xmotion revealed recently at the 2018 North American International Auto Show in Detroit.

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