The recently concluded 2018 North American International Auto Show or commonly known as 2018 Detroit Auto Show, has showcased some of the mazing vehicles that car brands are planning to introduce in this year. This year’s show has grabbed the attention of car enthusiasts around the world with grand display form best car selling brands and their excellent vehicles. However, it is important to note that SUVs and pickup stole the show by grabbing the attention of everyone with their amazing features and advanced technologies.
This international car show has been popular among car enthusiasts for a long time as it provides the opportunity to them to know about the future of car industry. From Chevrolet to BMW, some of the leading brands brought their vehicles at the 2018 Detroit Auto Show, which fascinated the SUV and pickup enthusiasts around the globe.
Here is a review of the top 5 SUVs and pickup trucks that earn accolades at the 2018 Detroit Auto Show.
International Auto Show – 2019 Jeep Cherokee
The 2019 Jeep Cherokee has been redesigned to look more attractive and aggressive from every angle. It has received multiple design changes to look more family friendly while still maintaining its rugged looks. The front fascia of the SUV is dominated by a 7-slot grille that adds to its aggressive profile. It has chrome accents around windows and a lightweight aluminum hood that perfectly blends the exterior profile.
The interior of the vehicle is ergonomically designed with fine materials and is a true example of craftsmanship. It is laced with luxuries and ergonomics that earned it accolades in this new car show. The cabin is spacious to provide seating up to 5 passengers and make the ride comfortable.
It comes with three different engines that are paired with a 9-speed automatic transmission. The 2019 Jeep Cherokee has a 2.0-litre turbocharged inline 4-cylinder engine that produces 270 horsepower and 295 lb-ft of torque. The second available engine is a 3.2-litre Pentastar V6 engine that is capable of producing 271 horsepower and 239 lb-ft of torque. It has a 2.4-litre Tigershark MultiAir 4-Cylinder engine that produces 180 horsepower and 170 lb-ft of torque.
The 2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee revealed at the 2018 North American International Auto Show is equipped with advanced technologies that include 7-inch Touchscreen, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and a lot more.
However, the company has so far not provided any information about its price but is expected to be introduced in the market this year.
2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
Chevrolet revealed their 2019 Silverado 1500 at the 2018 Detroit Auto Show that comes with additional cargo volume, a longer wheelbase while still becoming 450 pounds lighter than the current model. It brings new styling, a wide variety of trim levels, and multiple engine options that allow the buyers to select their favourite models.
The front of the new Silverado 1500 features a bigger grille and air vents that improve the aerodynamic efficiency of the vehicle. It has narrow headlights with LED technology that make the exterior look more attractive.
The interior of the vehicle is designed around the driver and passengers to deliver an unforgettable driving experience. The cabin of this pickup truck is more spacious and features redesigned control buttons and shift knobs.
It has a number of advanced technologies that make the ride entertaining, for example, 7-inch Touchscreen, Infotainment System, 4G LTE Wi-Fi connectivity, Wireless Phone Charging, Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, etc.
The 2019 Chevrolet Silverado comes with two engines that feature Dynamic Fuel Management System, which deactivates the cylinders when they are not required. It has a 5.3-litre V8 engine and a 6.2-litre V8 engine that are capable of delivering a strong performance.
Chevrolet did not provide any further details about the vehicle at this international car show.
2019 Ram 1500
The 2019 Ram 1500 is one of the most powerful vehicles at the 2018 North American International Auto Show. This is the next-generation of Ram’s best-selling 1500 pickup truck with brand new design and excellent performance attributes.
It has a wide athletic stance and 100 pounds lighter than its previous model. The 2019 Ram 1500 has a crosshair grille in the front fascia that adds to its aggressive profile. It has new aerodynamic features that include active grille shutters and a front splitter for enhanced aerodynamics.
This new car show also features some of the luxurious pickups but 2019 Ram 1500 is an example of its own. It has a leather trimmed cabin that provides it a sophisticated look. The available seats are wrapped in leather and a real wood trim in dashboard and center console elevate the luxury appeal of its cabin. A panoramic sunroof is fitted in the roof to provide extra headroom for passengers.
The 2019 Ram 1500 comes with two engine options that are paired with an electronic TorqueFlite 8-speed automatic transmission. It has a 3.2-litre Pentastar V6 engine that is capable of producing 305 horsepower and a 5.87-litre HEMI V8 engine, which generates 395 horsepower.
The all-new Ram 1500 has a maximum towing capacity of 12,750 pounds and is expected to be available with a hybrid engine as well, but not much information has been provided so far.
BMW has also unveiled their all-new X2 crossover at the 2018 North American International Auto Show that made a grand impression on the luxury crossover enthusiasts. With its sleek design and a promise of powerful performance, this crossover is already making headlines in the market.
The BMW X2 is designed to look sporty from front to rear. It has a unique front fascia where the fitted twin-kidney grille adds to its aggressive profile. It has SensaTec seats in the cabin that provides seating up to 5 passengers. The cabin of this crossover features a 7-speaker audio system and multiple convenience features to make the ride comfortable.
It is powered by a 2.0-litre turbocharged 4-cylinder engine that is paired with an 8-speed automatic transmission and supports an all-wheel drive. The engine is capable of producing 228 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque. With this engine, the crossover can go from 0 to 60mph in mere 6.3 seconds.
According to the initial information provided by BMW at the 2018 Detroit Auto Show, the new BMW X2 is expected to be introduced at an initial price of $39,395.
2018 Mercedes-Benz G-Class
Mercedes has redesigned their G-Class vehicle for the first time in almost 40 years that now look more aggressive and appealing. This iconic new off-road vehicle is ready to surprise the SUV enthusiasts with modern looks and exceptional performance attributes.
The 2018 Mercedes-Benz G-Class has modern looks that demand a second look from onlookers. It is 375 pounds lighter and is fitted with stiffer chassis, stronger suspension, and new ladder frame. It has LED front headlights to perfectly illuminate the road in the night.
It attracts the onlookers with a redesigned interior at the 2018 North American International Auto Show. The cabin of the 2018 Mercedes-Benz G-Class is now more luxurious and spacious that make the ride comfortable for passengers. The new G-Class elements in the cabin bring a luxurious appeal to it and deliver an unforgettable driving experience. A glass-panel sunroof is fitted in the roof of the vehicle so that the passengers can have a clear look at the sky.
The 2018 Mercedes-Benz G-Class has a 4.0-litre twin-turbocharged V8 engine that generates 416 horsepower and 450 lb-ft of torque. It is paired with a new 9G-TRONIC 9-speed automatic transmission and a 4MATIC all-wheel drive.
The 2018 Mercedes-Benz G-Class is expected to be introduced in the market in late 2018.
All of these above mentioned vehicles were point attraction for onlookers at the 2018 North American International Auto Show or 2018 Detroit Auto Show. These vehicles brought new designs, latest technologies and powerful engines that deliver an exceptional performance under all terrains.