Detroit Motor Show 2014: round-up
All the hottest news from the Detroit Motor Show 2014 - with video
The Detroit Motor Show 2014 brought us a sparkling collection of new metal and Auto Express brought you all the news live from the show floor.
We covered every one of Detroit's big new car unveils, checked out the hottest concepts and interviewed the top automotive industry movers and shakers.
On this page you can get bang up-to-date with all the Detroit Motor Show 2014 action. Run through the big stories as they happened with our interactive timeline, get an at-a-glance appraisal of the major Detroit Motor Show headlines and read our a-to-z of what every major manufacturer was up to at the show.
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Detroit Motor Show 2014: the key cars
Toyota FT-1 concept - Toyota has revealed a stunning concept version of its Supra replacement at Detroit 2014 Mercedes C-Class - the all-new Mercedes C-Class compact exec made its world debut at Detroit with BMW's 3 Series in its sights.Kia GT4 Stinger concept - Kia comes over unexpectedly sporty with the muscular 311bhp GT4 Stinger coupe concept in Detroit Ford Mustang - the new Ford Mustang takes a bow in production form at Detroit and this one will be sold in the UK.BMW M3 saloon and M4 coupe - the latest instalment in BMW's M3 dynasty is here but now the coupe version's called M4. Audi Crossover concept - Audi's crossover design study hints at the look of future road carsLexus RC-F coupe - Lexus hopes to eclipse the BMW M3 with this coupe concept car packing a V8. Volvo XC Concept - the XC concept car from Volvo tells us a lot about the design of the new XC90 SUV.Subaru Impreza WRX STi - the hot Impreza is reborn, expect the usual all-wheel-drive madness and turbocharged boxer engine.
Detroit Motor Show 2014: full round-up
Audi's Detroit show star is the 3-door Crossover coupe concept that gives us an insight into the future design direction for the brands next-gen road cars including the new TT.
BMW is one of the busiest manufacturers at the Detroit Motor Show with five new or facelifted models making their debuts. Taking centre stage are the new M3 saloon and M4 coupe, both powered by a 3.0-litre twin-turbocharged six-cylinder engine developing 424bhp. The new high-performance models are lighter, more efficient and more powerful than the outgoing M3.
Sharing the limelight is the new BMW 2 Series. It’s a replacement for the outgoing 1 Series Coupe and it goes on sale in March, priced from £25,040. Facelifted versions of the BMW X1 SUV and Z4 are also making an appearance at Detroit, both featuring subtle visually tweaks inside and out.
GM has announced Chevrolet will be pulled out of European markets by 2015 but iconic models such as the Camaro and the Corvette will still be available. The new Z06 will debut at Detroit, so far we’ve only seen a teaser image. We do know that the muscle car will produce 620bhp and 800Nm, probably from a supercharged version of the 7.0-litre V8.
SRT - the racy tuning arm of American firm Dodge - has revealed an exclusive Stryker Green finish and new Grand Touring package for its Viper supercar. The new Stryker Green paintjob is an evolution of the colour that first appeared on the Viper back in 2008, and now has an enhanced colour with yellow pigments, creating - according to SRT - a ‘liquid mercury’ finish.
SRT Viper gets incredible new paint & Grand Touring package
Ford has already showcased the new Mustang at several glamorous locations around the world but Detroit Motor Show 2014 is its motor show debut. For the first time in its 50 years of production, the Mustang will be made available in right-hand drive in the UK. There’s no official word on pricing but the EcoBoost model should start from around £30,000, with the V8 model demanding a further £5,000.
If the all-American muscle car dosen't do it for you, how about a good ole pick-up truck. The new 2015 version of Ford's huge-selling F-150 is also at the show.
The 2015 Hyundai Genesis was revealed at the Detroit Motor Show. The first Genesis, introduced in 2009, wasn’t sold here, but this second generation model will be offered in right-hand drive and officially imported by UK Hyundai dealers.
A potential rival for the BMW M3, the Infiniti Eau Rouge concept has been unveiled at Detroit. As its name would indicate, the Q50 Eau Rouge features various F1-style goodies – inspired by Infiniti’s partnership with Red Bull. Features include an aerodynamic bodykit and carbon fibre trim, plus a bespoke front splitter and rear diffuser to help generate extra downforce. We expect a twin-turbocharged 3.7-litre V6 to fitted under the bonnet, producing around 500bhp. The concept is named after one of the most famous corners in the F1 calendar, a sweeping uphill bend at Belgium’s Spa-Francorchamps circuit.
Kia has revealed teaser shots of the GT4 Stinger concept car that will be on display at Detroit. We now know it will be powered by a 311bhp 2.0-litre turbocharged petrol engine, driving the rear wheels. The teaser images show the concept to have a long bonnet, bulging wheels arches and a short tailgate, giving it the classic sports car look. Kia says the new concept is aimed at "delivering head-turning looks".
The first image of the new flagship Lexus RC F coupe has leaked online. It’s set to debut at Detroit where the wraps will also be taken off the car's BMW M4 rival. Under the bonnet, a 5.0-litre V8 has been rumoured, with power somewhere in the region of 455bhp.
The range-topping model in the new MINI range, the John Cooper Works, will be unveiled in concept form at Detroit. It features an aggressive looking body kit and exclusive paint job as well as being powered by a tuned version of the 2.0-litre four-cylinder engine from the outgoing Cooper S. It should arrive in the UK in summer, priced at around £23,000.
After months of leaked images and spy shots the Mercedes C-Class was finally unveiled in December. The baby exec will draw in the crowds at Detroit with an Estate variant sharing the stage. A whole host of petrol and diesel engines will be availble, with a new 1.6-litre diesel engine adopted from Nissan being the entry-level motor.
Another Mercedes newcomer at Detroit will be the mighty GLA 45 AMG, a 355bhp version of the GLA crossover. A turbocharged 2.0-litre four-cylinder sends power to all four wheels via an AMG-tuned, seven-speed, twin-clutch box. Launch control is standard, so the 0-62mph sprint takes just 4.8 seconds and the GLA’s top speed is limited to 155mph.
In addition, Mercedes is showcasing the S-Class coupe at Detroit after the concept first debuted at the Frankfurt Motor Show back in September. We’ll have to wait until March at the Geneva Motor Show before we get to see the production model, however. Finally, the Mercedes S600 has been fully revealed at the show.
The Nissan Sport Sedan Concept was unveiled at the 2014 Detroit Motor Show, giving us a glimpse at how the next-generation US-market Maxima and the next Nissan Juke could look. Nissan is saying the Sport Sedan is the third concept previewing its future design language, following the Resonance SUV and the Friend-ME hatchback concept.
Porsche will unveil the 991-generation 911 Targa at Detroit, with leaked images online suggesting the car will revert back the original Targa style body that was first seen in 1966.
The rally replica Subaru Impreza returns at Detroit in the shape of the WRX STI. The car has a more menacing look than the standard WRX, with a more chiselled body kit, pronounced wheel arches and large rear wing. The car has also been finished in the traditional World Rally Blue and sits on the trademark gold alloy wheels.
This STI model is a faster version of the standard WRX, first revealed in production form at the Tokyo Motor Show last November. There is no official word on performance or what engine the WRX STI will use. However, the standard WRX is powered by a 268bhp 2.0-litre four-cylinder boxer engine – lifted from the Subaru Forester – but a larger 300bhp 2.5-litre motor is rumoured to make its way into the four-wheel drive WRX STI.
There has been a lot of speculation about a replacement for the Toyota Supra for years and finally the Japanese manufacturer has revealed a high performance coupe concept ar Detroit Motor Show 2014. The FT-1 has arrived.
Toyota FT-1 conceptToyota FT-1 'driven' in Detroit
A seven-seat Volkswagen SUV was confirmed by VW CEO Martin Winterkorn at an exclusive event on the eve of the 2014 Detroit Motor Show. The announcement is part of an initiative aiming for one million VW or Audi-badged models sold in the US by 2018, with this particular SUV model primarily aimed at that market. Dr Winterkorn said: “Engineering is already underway on this seven-seat passenger vehicle for America. It will arrive in 2016 with a dynamic design and plenty of space for American families.” Volkswagen also showed off its Beetle Dune concept car with Dune buggy overtones.
VW Beetle Dune conceptVW 7-seater confirmed at Detroit Motor Show
Volvo is showcasing the Concept XC Coupe at Detroit, which gives us a glimpse into the future styling of the manufacturers SUVs. It will also influence the design of the XC90, scheduled to arrive in the UK in the middle of 2014. Accompanying it on the stand is the compact XC40 crossover.