The countdown has begun to what many believe is the hottest new car showcase, not just the United States, but the rest of the automotive world as well. The North American International Automotive Show, often called simply the Detroit Auto Show 2014, begins its twelve day run on January 13th. The start of the show begins with two press only days where only the media has access to the show floor. The next two days are for automotive industry professionals only and that is followed by a charity preview day that will ultimately raise millions of dollars for different charities. The show concludes on the 25th after eight days of admission to the general public.
This year’s lineup will includes over forty automotive manufacturers from around the globe, and as in past years, many will be introducing their new models as well as concept cars. Some of the highlights of this year’s show is sure to be what Ford has done with the newly designed 2015 Ford F-150 pickup.
The F-150 has been the best selling pickup in the market for thirty six straight years and Ford is not about to sit on its laurels as others update their full size pickups. This new design features a complete makeover for both the interior and exterior of the truck. A new, smaller, ecoboost engine is also expected to be offered in addition to their extensive use of aluminum for weight reduction which Ford feels may significantly change the truck’s fuel economy. With other sleek modifications to the truck and new and impressive bells and whistles added, this truck is sure to impress at the NAIAS this year.
Another vehicle that promises to attract a lot of attention is the GT 41 Stinger concept car being displayed by Kia. Best known as for their offering of cost conscious and fuel stingy cars, the Stinger is a sharp looking rear wheel drive sports car. This concept car was designed at Kia’s U.S. design studio in Irvine California and is powered by a 315 hp 2.0liter engine. While many of the concept cars may never see the showroom floor, they often provide insight to the direction a car manufacturer may be heading in the upcoming years. Keep a look out for this one.
The NAIAS show never disappoints and, without fail, brings us the latest and greatest in the future of the automotive world. If you are lucky enough to attend this show please let us know what you thought was the coolest new ride on the floor. We welcome your pictures and your thoughts and hope to see everyone in Detroit.