2018 Detroit Auto Show (NAIAS) A-To-Z Debuts – Updated

The first major auto show of the New Year is upon us and this is your complete guide to all the new cars and concepts making their world and North American debuts in Detroit.

The 2018 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS), which is just as often called the Detroit Auto Show, takes place in downtown Detroit at the Cobo Center. International press days are held on January 14 to 16 with public access running from January 20 through 28.

While, admittedly, the number of premieres hosted in Detroit has declined over the years, as the Los Angeles and New York auto shows gain more and more traction with carmakers in America, the NAIAS remains one of the most important automotive events on the continent.

This year, we’ll see a parade of notable concept and production car debuts ranging from the renewed VW Jetta and Toyota Avalon sedans to the BMW i8 Roadster and the Infiniti Q Sedan. Naturally, it wouldn’t be 2018 without trucks and SUVs, with debutants including the first new generation of the iconic Mercedes-Benz G-Class in three decades, the next Chevrolet Silverado and the Acura RDX prototype.

We’ve compiled a list of all the 2018 NAIAS premieres in alphabetical order below, which we’ll keep updating throughout the event as news becomes available.

Note: F/L = Facelifted


Audi A7 Sportback

BMW i8 Coupe F/L

BMW i8 Roadster


Chevrolet Silverado

Ford Edge ST

Ford Mustang Bullitt

Ford Ranger

Hyundai Veloster

Hyundai Veloster N

Jeep Cherokee F/L

Kia Forte

Lamborghini Urus

Mercedes-AMG CLS 53 PHEV

Mercedes G-Class

Mercedes GLS Grand Edition

MINI Hatch & Cabrio F/L

Ram 1500

Ram 1500 By Mopar

Rolls-Royce Phantom

Smart ForTwo Special Edition EV

Toyota Avalon

VW Jetta

VW Passat GT V6


Acura RDX Prototype

AirspaceX Mobi-One Flying Vehicle

BMW X7 iPerformance

GAC Motors Enverge SUV

GAC Motors GA4 Sedan

Honda Insight Prototype

Nissan Crossover Concept

Infiniti Q Inspiration

Lexus LF-1 SUV Concept


2018 NAIAS Was All About Lighter Trucks

2018 North American COTY

Acura To Offer Type S, A-Spec And V6 Turbo

Chevy’s 4D VR Experience

Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 Coming In 2019

Ford Plans 40 EVs And PHEVs

Ford Brings Back Mach 1 As Electric SUV

Kia Offers 4D VR Drives Of Stinger

Kia Confirms Telluride SUV

Koenigsegg Agera RS Comes To Detroit

Original 1968 Ford Mustang Bullitt

Hyundai Veloster Marvel’s Ant Man

Magna’s 4D Icon Radar System

Mercedes Encases G-Class In Amber

Toyota’s Future EV Product Plans

New VW Passat Coming In 2019