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Best New Cars Coming Out in 2017: Recap of Detroit Auto Show

World Premiere | Audi Q8 Concept

The Detroit Auto Show is always an exciting event for car-lovers and industry observers, as all the new car models for the next year are unveiled, as well as some cutting edge prototypes and concept designs that get people talking. In case you missed the auto show, we’ve provided a recap of the most exciting new cars coming out of the 2017 Detroit Auto Show.

Audi Q8 Concept

One of the more exciting new cars from the Detroit auto show was the Audi Q8, which is actually expected to enter the market in 2018. The Q8 concept car unveiled at the show sported an eye-popping Bombay Blue paint job and a striking body style that is easily one of Audi’s boldest designs yet. The Q8 represents Audi’s entry in the luxury SUV market, which will challenge industry mainstays like BMW and Mercedes-Benz. This luxury SUV features a powerful hybrid engine, with a rear-mounted lithium ion battery for a range of 37 miles with electric power. The Q8 concept car also boasts a modernized interior full of touch screens and other high-tech perks we can expect to see as standard features in years to come.

 Volkswagen I.D. Buzz

Volkswagen I.D. Buzz

Of the new cars coming out of the 2017 Detroit Auto Show, the Volkswagen I.D. Buzz was definitely one of the most interesting. With its large floor-mounted battery, the Buzz represents Volkswagen’s commitment to a green future. For higher-end Buzz models, the battery is expected to carry the driver a range of 373 miles on a single charge.

As one of the more fun new cars coming out of the Detroit Auto Show, the I.D. Buzz can seat up to 8 people, and its seating arrangement is completely flexible with a movable center console and plenty of storage space. The vehicle also features a full skylight roof; perfect for those long road trips down the coast.

2017 Nissan Rogue Sport

To focus on a car that is expected a little earlier, we turn to the 2017 Nissan Rogue Sport. This small crossover started in Europe as the Qashqai, and is now migrating over to North America renamed as the easier-to-pronounce Rogue Sport – at least for American audiences. This year’s Nissan Rogue Sport will fit in perfectly with conscious consumers who want a small footprint, while still taking advantage of SUV design features and space.

The Rogue Sport will fit in nicely with the Nissan Juke, Kia Soul, and Honda HR-V. Expect a high-tech interior, a backup camera, heated seats, push-button start, proximity entry, a 360-degree view camera, a heated steering wheel, and a host of other add-ons depending on the model. 

Great Things Coming

There were many exciting new cars coming out of the 2017 Detroit Auto Show, and we only touched on a few of them. With fresh takes on auto industry classics and emerging trends alike, electric cars, high-tech interiors, and fuel efficient designs took center stage. While futuristic tech integrations like fuel efficiency and self-driving start to turn up as standard features, we can expect big changes in the coming years.