NAIAS 2015: Jeep
The Renegade is a new subcompact crossover from Jeep that will be arriving at dealers in the next few months. Fiat Chrysler has a lot riding on the Renegade as it will be a global vehicle, and here in the States, it is expected to take a large chunk of the market that is currently filled with less off-road worthy options such as the Kia Soul and Nissan Juke.
NAIAS 2015: Mercedes
Mercedes made headlines with its F 015, an ambitious self-driving hydrogen concept car. Its unique design received a lot of attention, and its lounge-style seating has four rotating seats. The full name, F 015 Luxury in Motion, seems more like a headline than a proper name, but this car will never see production.
NAIAS 2015: Dodge
707 horsepower from the supercharged 6.2L HEMI V8 Dodge Challenger Hellcat was justifiably attracting a lot of attention at NAIAS. Dodge has put a lot of thought and energy into their powerful retro modern sports cars and it shows. While the Challenger might not be the most attractive car, Dodge has made it more friendly for everyday use than rivals due to its good visibility and a slightly larger backseat.
NAIAS 2015: Audi
NAIAS 2015: MINI
MINI brought the new John Cooper Works Hardtop which features a 228-horsepower turbo-four and usual JCW goodies such as sport suspension and body kit. Starting price is $30,600 and it goes on sale this spring.
NAIAS 2015: Chevy
The Bolt EV is still a concept, but Chevy hopes to turn it into a production model in the next few years. It is an all-electric car with a 200-mile range and $30k sticker price.
NAIAS 2015: Alfa Romeo
Alfa Romeo is once again selling cars in the US. After withdrawing from the market in 1995, the mid-engine 4C went on sale last summer. The first 500 units sold were the special Launch Edition for $69,695, a healthy margin over the $55k base 4C price.
The 4C Spider made its debut in bright yellow at the North American International Auto Show. Initially it will come with a soft top, but a carbon fiber hardtop expected later. It should hit dealers this summer.
NAIAS 2015: Lincoln
The 2016 Lincoln MKX made its world debut in Detroit, and the large luxury crossover is scheduled to go on sale later this year. The outgoing MKX has been around since 2011, but the design felt much older. This new look resembles the recent MKC and helps it match the rest of the Lincoln lineup.
NAIAS 2015: BMW
BMW showed off changes to the 2015 6 Series in Detroit. While only a minor update, the facelift brings a subtle new look to the line. The coupe, Gran Coupe, and convertible bodies will all receive the new design, but engine options will remain unchanged.
NAIAS 2015: Infiniti
The Infiniti Q60 is still a concept car, but it hints at future designs from Infiniti. The 2+2 coupe is allegedly not far off from a production model, but we have heard that before from Infiniti with their Q50 Eau Rouge that was recently shelved.