Global automakers brought their A-game to the 2015 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS). Journalists were treated to elaborate vehicle unveilings surrounded by dozens of floor-to-ceiling digital walls with music that raised the roof at the transformed Cobo Center. There were trucks, super cars, hybrids, plug-ins and driverless reveals that captured the attention of the connected media on digital cameras, personal mobile devices, Google glasses, tablets, GoPros, photo cards and more! There was even a car “built” at the show via 3-D printing. Discover the hottest cars found at the Detroit Auto Show below!
Maserati Alfieri 2+2 Concept
The concept made its debut last November at the Los Angeles Motor Show, and looks absolutely stunning! It’s still a couple years away from actually going on the market, but we’re more than willing to wait for the gorgeous Maserati Alfieri concept to arrive.
Porsche 911 Targa 4 GTS
Looking for a slightly more souped up version of the previous Porsche 911 Targa, with performance upgrades across the board and a 430-horsepower 3.8-Liter flat-six engine. It’s here! The Porsche 911 Targa, with its robotic retractable roof, made a fresh appearance at NAIAS in the form of the Targa 4 GTS and Porsche fans will be ecstatic to see this beauty in person!
Mercedes-Benz F015 Luxury in Motion
The belle of the ball – F015 Luxury in Motion is a car that is as futuristic as they come, with a sloping, rounded body it’s even more futuristic on the inside. Want seats that can swivel to face the back seats, interior space and luxury sets the trends that we’re going to see a whole lot more of in the next few years.
Alfa Romeo 4C Spider
If you love a good convertible with speed to match, then you’ll love the Alfa Romeo 4C Spider. An update to the 4C, the Spider is a 237-horsepower convertible with your choice of tops to take off—a retractable soft top and a carbon fiber top that you’ll either need to ride with or leave at home.
The R-Design exterior includes a number of distinguishing details, such as grille, lower front spoiler, window in silk metal, and a R-Design dual tailpipe surround, integrated bright roof rails and mirror covers in matte silver. 20-inch or optional 22-inch R-Design alloy wheels complete the stylish, dynamic look.
The full-size, light-duty Ram Rebel 1500 has a fairly significantly different grille from other, current 1500s available, with a prominent “RAM” badge, along with new tow hooks and LED fog lamps in the front.
Honda FCV Concept
The Honda FCV concept has been kicking around for a while, a functional car waiting for the world to catch up. It’s a fuel cell vehicle powered by hydrogen reacting with oxygen from the air, and it can get up to 131 horsepower, so it’s no slouch in the power department. This year, the concept was updated with a 33 percent smaller fuel cell stack, making it lighter and allowing Honda to fit the whole fuel cell system under the hood. Now, we just need to wait for hydrogen stations to roll out across the nation, and we might finally see the FCV concept become reality.
The redesigned Acura NSX is powerful and sporty, boasting a 550-horsepower twin-turbo V6 engine. It’s all very nice, and it might have been the most tantalizing speedster at NAIAS this year if it wasn’t for a certain show thief that we’ll get to later.