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Auto News: Ford, Kia, Toyota Detroit Auto Show Debuts

Auto News: Ford, Kia, Toyota Detroit Auto Show Debuts

The big party is in full swing at the Detroit Auto Show, which is now open to the public until January 22. Here are some the big debuts during the press days leading up to the show’s opening.

2018 Toyota Camry

The king of sedans, the best-selling Toyota Camry is all-new for 2018. The automaker rolled out its sportier eighth-generation Camry at the Detroit Auto Show. It’s built on Toyota’s New Global Architecture platform. To that end, it’s also longer and lower to the ground, too, with a roomier interior.

There are three new powertrains, too: new 3.5-liter V6 with D-4S Fuel Injection and an all-new 2.5-liter inline-4 engine, which comes paired to a new 8-speed Direct-Shift automatic transmission.  It also comes as hybrid, too.

Drivers can choose between LE, XLE, SE and XSE trims.  It’s due out in late summer.

2018 Ford F-150

If you like the styling of the Ford Super Duty, you’ll like the new 2018 F-150. It takes a lot of styling cues from its recently updated big brother. A new front and back end and a more tech’d up cabin are just some of the updates. 

The biggest news though is in the powertrain department. Ford is rolling out a new standard V6 engine along with the first-ever 3.0-Liter PowerStroke diesel for the light-duty series. No fuel economy numbers yet.

The new F-150 arrives in the fall, but the diesel won’t get here until later in the 2018 model year.

2018 Kia Stinger GT

Kia turned more than just a few heads at the auto show with the 2018 Stinger GT. 

The four-door sports sedan is unlike anything we’ve ever seen from Kia. It’s the sportiest, highest performing model Kia’s ever produced. Based on a concept Kia unveiled in 2011, it’s aimed directly at taking on German carmakers. And by the looks of things, Kia designers knew what they were doing. It’s a beauty of car in person and the sporty cabin is nothing short of impressive.  

There are two trims. The first has a 255-horsepower 2.0-liter turbo four. The GT amps it up a bunch offering 365-hp thanks to a 3.3-liter twin-turbo V6.Both engines are mated to an eight-speed transmission.

The 2018 Stinger GT is expected to hit the road late this year.

Photo Credit: NAIAS