DETROIT—BMW officially introduced the latest in its seemingly ever-proliferating line of crossover SUV models at the 2018 North American International Auto Show in Detroit. The 2018 BMW X2 is a compact crossover that shares its basic platform with the BMW X1, but it offers sleeker bodywork and low-slung proportions that focus more on style than utility.
DETROIT—The 2018 North American International Auto Show in Detroit marked the public debut of the significantly refreshed 2019 Jeep Cherokee. A redesigned front fascia, newly available turbocharged 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine, and updated infotainment systems are the primary updates to this five-passenger compact SUV.
DETROIT—Nissan unveiled a three-row, six-passenger SUV concept vehicle at the 2018 North American International Auto Show in Detroit. The company says its Xmotion (pronounced “cross motion”) concept blends Japanese culture and craftsmanship with American-style utility, and signals the design direction of future Nissan production models.
DETROIT—Kia kicked off the fourth generation of its mainstream compact car with the unveiling of the 2019 Forte at the 2018 North American International Auto Show in Detroit. The new Forte gets fresh styling on a slightly larger platform, an all-new powertrain, new driver assistance features, and estimated fuel economy of up to 35 mpg combined.
DETROIT—Hyundai took the wraps off a redesigned version of its unconventional compact sporty hatchback at the 2018 North American International Auto Show in Detroit. The 2019 Veloster retains the model’s novel asymmetrical door configuration (one on the driver’s side, and two on the passenger side for easier access to the back seat), but gains all-new styling inside and out, updated powertrains, and a host of new technology features. Hyundai is also using the new Veloster as the inaugural vehicle of a planned “N” lineup of high-performance Hyundais.
DETROIT—Fiat Chrysler Automobiles’ Ram truck division took the wraps off a redesigned version of its full-size pickup truck at the 2018 North American International Auto Show in Detroit. The 2019 Ram 1500 is lighter, more aerodynamic, and more fuel-efficient than the vehicle it replaces, and offers several new technology features.
DETROIT—At the 2018 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Acura took the wraps off a prototype version of the its forthcoming third-generation RDX compact crossover SUV, which is set to launch in mid-2018 as a 2019 model. The new RDX will get fresh styling, an all-new powertrain, and a host of new technology features, including an unconventional touchscreen infotainment interface.
DETROIT—On the eve of the 2018 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Volkswagen unveiled the newest generation of its compact 4-door sedan. The redesigned 2019 Jetta is slightly wider, taller, and longer than the previous model, and the wheelbase grows from 104.4 inches to 105.7—all of which improves interior room. The new Jetta is based on Volkswagen’s MQB architecture, which also underpins the new-for-2018 Tiguan compact SUV and Atlas midsize SUV.
DETROIT—After a dramatic “sneak peek” unveiling last month at the Chevrolet Trucks 100th Anniversary celebration in Texas, Chevrolet officially introduced the redesigned 2019 Chevrolet Silverado in conjunction with the 2018 North American International Auto Show in Detroit. The all-new Silverado is lighter, longer, and taller than the current model; offers new technology and convenience features; and gains an all-new available 3.0-liter Duramax diesel 6-cylinder engine.
DETROIT—The 2018 North American International Auto Show in Detroit hasn’t officially kicked off yet, but Ford has already released info on one of the vehicles it will have on display: a muscled-up version of its 5-passenger midsize SUV. The 2019 Ford Edge ST includes an upgraded sport suspension and a gutsy twin-turbo V6 engine.