QOTD: What Do You Want From NAIAS?
The annual automotive soirée in Detroit is well underway, with a couple of manufacturer already showing their wares at offsite events before the party gets going at Cobo today. Members of the media won’t have to don their woolens going forward; next year, the whole shebang transitions into a summertime event.
There are plenty of rumours — but what do you want to see unveiled at this year’s Detroit show?
We’ve already seen the new Ford Explorer and Cadillac XT6, along with an image of what GM promises will be Cadillac’s first salvo into the all-electric crossover market. In case you haven’t heard, by the way, The General has decided that Cadillac will be responsible for leading the charge in EVs — pun intended.
For those not familiar, press conferences are held during show media days by various automakers who want to show off product and give out USB sticks. The schedule generally gives a bit of insight into what debuts one might expect.
In addition to the Explorer event last week, Ford has a conference slot Monday morning. Your author dearly hopes a Shelby GT500 breaks cover. Ram and Toyota both have time set aside as well, where the latter will finally pull the sheets off the new Supra after a gestation period longer than that of an African Bush Elephant.
With OEMs increasingly looking to unique venues for space in which to reveal their new cars — this allows them to own the news cycle — there is a good chance Chevy will show the ‘Vette elsewhere. A great spot would be to surprise all hands with a reveal at Daytona when the 24 hour race kicks off next weekend. GM takes Corvette Racing quite seriously — its pair of C7.Rs completed 341 laps and more than 1,200 miles this past weekend in practice.
Still, I’d love to see the new Corvette bow in Detroit. What would you like to see?
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