We’ll say it here. The Detroit Auto Show is still important. Anyone who thought differently, well, got it wrong.
Even though some automaker’s chose to show off their futuristic technology at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show, Detroit was still the place to be when it came to incredibly important new vehicle debuts this year.
Sports cars, sedans and trucks stole the show, with some new SUVs and even a minivan thrown in. It wasn’t necessarily a big show for green vehicles, except for perhaps Audi’s h-tron quattro concept. (Chevrolet unveiled its 2017 Bolt at the aforementioned 2016 CES show.)
The biggest stars, in our book, would have to be the surprise Buick Avista Coupe Concept, the Mercedes-Benz E-Class, the Volvo S90, the Lincoln Continental, the Ford Fusion V6 Sport, the Honda Ridgeline, the Chrysler Pacifica minivan and the Lexus LC 500.
Oh, and the Honda Civic and Volvo XC90 took home awards for North American Car and Truck of the Year.