The NAIAS and All Its Glory

It’s said every year, but the Detroit Auto Show never disappoints. Whether it was a concept or redesign, there were plenty of eye catching announcements and surprises to make us grin.

Buick Avenir Concept

“That’s not a Buick!” Sure enough, it is and Buick is making it clear that they’re coming in fresh and new.

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2016 Lexus GS F

Whenever Lexus adds the “F” – you know it’s going to be good. The iconic GS model mostly now known as your grandma’s cruiser has evolved into a sport sedan that your grandparents can have even more fun in. She’s a looker for sure, but performance lags when compared to others in the “supersedan” class.

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2016 Toyota Tacoma

It’s no news that Toyota has ruled the entry level truck game for years with their indestructible Taco. Although it hasn’t changed drastically, we’re pleased to see the updated look and more importantly, Toyota’s commitment to marvelous color choices. 

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2016 Chevrolet Volt

When an electric car goes under the knife for an upgrade, the first thing it’ll receive is an extended range. As Chevrolet very well demonstrated, the 2016 Volt now holds a 50-mile all electric range and 102 MPGe. Chevrolet’s technology also offers four driving modes: Normal, Mountain, Hold and Sport – for your Volt vs. Leaf face offs.

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Infiniti Q60 Concept

One word to describe this concept: FINALLY. We’ve waited too long for a great brand like Infiniti to make a statement and we’re glad they got the message. In their defense, the Q50 was a great start, but this – this has the potential to create some heat in the luxury sport coupe class.

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Ford GT Concept

Mid-engine, twin turbo V6 and lightweight aluminum. We’ve heard enough and we most definitely approve. Ford’s modernized supercar will surely be a worthy comeback against its competitors, but not a cheap one – the GT is expected to sell for over $150,000.

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2015 Volvo XC90 R-Design

As if Volvo’s big debut of the redesigned XC90 wasn’t enough, they showed us their R-Design trim. More aggressive lines, redefined details and turbocharged goodness. A perfect solution for the modern soccer mom who wants to let the world know, “I’m not like a regular mom, I’m a cool mom.”

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2016 Acura NSX

Aaand last, but not least.. the glorified NSX. Not only is she a beauty, she’s production ready which gets us way too excited. Wide, low and everything a sports car should be. It may be turbocharged, but it also has three all electric motors embedded into the drivetrain which means it was built with the intention to compete in the current market. Well done Acura, well done.

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Now, what’s your weapon of choice?

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