CARS.COM — Well, that escalated quickly. The 2017 North American International Auto Show in Detroit was looking like it might be a bit of a lightweight affair based on preshow announcements. But by the end of the first day alone, our onsite team covered nearly two dozen new models and concepts along with a handful of major announcements and other news. Rest assured, there’ll be plenty to see by the time the show opens to the public on Jan. 14.
Families will want to start in the Honda and Toyota stands, where they’ll find the redesigns of the Odyssey minivan and Camry sedan, respectively, for the 2018 model year. They also might want to check out the 2017 Nissan Rogue Sport.
Other big news came outta the Kia booth, where an all-new-for-2018 sports sedan, the Stinger, got its hooks in our editors with its stylish, luxury-like looks and performance promises. For America’s dedicated legions of pickup-truck people, of course, unveilings don’t get more major than the 2018 Ford F-150. And if you have an extra 290 grand or so burning a hole in your pocket, Bentley debuted an absurdly fast version of the Continental in the 2017 Supersports coupe and convertible.
And, last but not least, a major draw of any auto show worth its road salt is concept cars. So far in Detroit, we’ve seen the Audi Q8 SUV concept, the Nissan Vmotion 2.0 sedan concept featuring the automaker’s ProPilot driver-support (and eventually autonomous driving) technology, and the Volkswagen I.D. Buzz all-electric, self-driving microbus concept.
Here’s what you might’ve missed:
In addition, here’s the day’s coverage from our sister site, PickupTrucks.com: