The Detroit Auto show (aka North American International Auto Show – NAIAS 2016) is back in full swing at the remodeled Cobo Center in Detroit.
This year we didn’t score the Tuesday night party preview deal. Not sure why, but American Express didn’t offer a party. Instead we got some industry preview tickets and headed down with a few thousand other car geeks to see what NAIAS 2016 had to offer.
It seems like every year our first stop is the classic beauty of Mercedes. Just look at these sweet lines.
The new hardtop convertible was sharp and quite a few folks were quite mesmerized watching it open and close, over and over.
Acura and Honda
Candy apple red and rocking the suicide doors, the Precision concept car is a sleek and sexy sedan. You can see the NSX had an influence on this ride.
The economical yet sporty Honda Civic took home the North America Car of the Year award.
The 2016 Camaro is a tough customer and looks ready to keep the battle raging with the Ford Mustang.
The 2017 Bolt finally gives customers a car that can go 200 miles on a charge at a reasonable price (around $30k). Not too shabby.
The GT is now available in white and looks stunning. You could be like Speed Racer tooling around in this incredible machine.
Say the word sedan and you may think of a car that your grandparents would love. The Giulia Quadrifoglio is not your grandparents sedan. The Italians definitely know how to make a beautiful car that demands attention.
We really liked the Kia Sorento PacWest concept SUV. It definitely looks like it would be handy on a trip into the woods of the U.P.
I’m not sure about the powder blue color, but the Optima convertible had a lot of people checking it out.
The Impreza sedan concept gleamed in its ruby red brilliance and dazzled those at NAIAS 2016 who stopped to take a look.
The LC 500 is a large and impressive machine with a grill that looks like it is ready to eat a Great White.
While the focus at NAIAS 2016 is cars, there were a few very cool looking motorcycles at this years show. The Indian was my favorite with its old school muscular looks.
The Victory gave the impression that it was searching for a wide open road to cruise.
I’m pretty sure that Batman would love this mean looking Ducati.
Henrik Fisker was back at NAIAS 2016 with Bob Lutz and the VLF Force 10. You can’t ignore the fact that this looks a lot like the Dodge Viper.
The Tiguan concept is a plug-in hybrid SUV. We couldn’t help wonder if this offering would help with the company’s image problem or not.
The Continental is back in 2017 and had a large crowd circling this luxury automobile.
Off to the side in a sound proof room, Lincoln had a nice display of the MKZ with the spotlight on the Harman Revel speakers which you can get in your Lincoln. These speakers were superb with amazing clarity. I’m not sure I would leave the car if I had these bad boys installed.
There are plenty more pictures from NAIAS 2016 in the gallery.
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