The what isn’t new: That auto shows, as we have come to know them, are dying. The who, however, is: Mercedes-Benz is the latest automaker that might elect not to show up at next year’s Detroit Auto Show.
It feels like a lifetime ago, but the Detroit Auto Show came and went this month! There were a lot of trucks and crossovers, some cars, and what you don’t often get to see, the media people doing what they do. Here’s a kind-of behind-the-scenes look at those people.
Back in 1976, Ford began developing a new small truck platform of its own: the Ranger. A frugal, fuel-efficient truck for the hardworking American, the Ranger was born as a contingency plan from Ford for an industry and consumer shift to smaller trucks that evolved into an icon. Now it’s back, so here’s a look at the…
At the Detroit Auto Show, I had the chance to talk with the director of Ram Truck Engineering, Rob Wichman, about the new 2019 Ram 1500. As there was a naked chassis just sitting on display, we got a close-up look at some of the nerdy bits of Ram’s new truck.
We’ve already geeked out a little over the 2019 Ram 1500’s interior when we first saw it at the Detroit Auto Show. After getting a little more time to climb around the cab, we found even more interesting stuff.
The new 2019 Mercedes-Benz G-Class may look the same on the outside, but there are some huge changes underneath. So I sat down—well, technically, crouched down—with G-Class head of development Oliver Metzger to look at some hardware. It was awesome.
There’s a lot more going on with the redesigned 2019 Chevrolet Silverado pickup than its alien grille and enormous “Z71” emblem. We took a close look at the truck with one of the engineers who put it together at the Detroit Auto Show, and you’re coming along to check it out.
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This year’s Detroit Auto Show had a big focus on trucks and autonomous crossover concepts, and most of the big stuff was out of the way before the show even officially began. That left the other companies some space to show up with some surprises.
Infiniti brought one of the most intriguing concept cars to the Detroit Auto Show this year, in part because it was one of the only actual concepts revealed, but also because it’s a beautifully sculpted package that finds a tricky balance of design and new engineering. Here’s what its designer had to say about the…
“Autonomous cars” and “electrification” have joined “mobility” as the auto industry’s most darling buzzwords, but what made the biggest splash at the biggest new car show in North America? This year, it was leaf-sprung trucks and a V8 manual pony car.
Nürburgring lap times, for carmakers, are like football games in college. Almost everyone participates, despite onlookers’ attention ranging from “don’t care at all” to “this is the most important thing ever” until someone wins—then, it’s a big deal. But Hyundai isn’t into ‘Ring records, for a strangely good reason.
When Infiniti showed off the sleek Q Inspiration Concept at the Detroit Auto Show, it was actually moving under its own power thanks to the radical new variable compression engine. Evidently, however, that motor isn’t really the future of Infiniti, as Nissan’s CEO announced an aggressive plan to go pretty much…
Ford trotted out the 2019 Ford Mustang Bullitt at this year’s Detroit Auto Show, along with a highly special guest: the original Mustang used in the 1968 Steve McQueen film, Bullitt. Jalopnik’s on-hand photographer Kurt Bradley got a close look at the iconic car that was, until just a few years ago, thought to be lost.
As I enjoy declaring publicly, I am an unashamed space-utilization fetishist when it comes to automobile design. Cleverly designed trunks, compartments, cubbies, all transforming forgotten volumes of space into usable storage, hot damn, that’s what I like. The new 2019 Chevrolet Silverado, I’m happy to say, appears to…
Amid the usual auto brands who come to these kinds of things like Chevrolet and Toyota, the hundreds of thousands of visitors who go to the public says of the Detroit Auto Show will see a name they may not be familiar with: GAC, or the Guangzhou Automotive Co. Group. This is because this Chinese company does not sell…
Fiat Chrysler bossman Sergio Marchionne spoke a series of words at the Detroit Auto Show that suggested that not only is Ferrari definitely planning an SUV, it could come as soon as 2019, and it “has to drive like a Ferrari.” He also refers to it as an FUV, for “Ferrari Utility Vehicle,” and from this I think we can…
The 2019 Ram 1500 has a new mild hybrid system, a glorious optional 12-inch touchscreen display, and storage cubbies all over the interior. But that interior is also hiding some neat design easter eggs that call back to classic truck stuff.