DETROIT (FOX 2) - Automakers and car enthusiasts alike are gathering in Detroit for the North American International Auto Show all week long.
All Monday long, automakers will make announcements and reveal models -- and FOX 2's got everything you need to follow along. Press briefings from Ford, Ram, Toyota and more are scheduled about every half hour, so we'll be updating this page throughout the morning.
The Detroit auto show will be open to the public Saturday, January 19 - Saturday, January 26, 2019, and Sunday, Jan. 27 from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Click here for ticket information.
8:40 a.m. FORD
Ford is debuts hybrid Explorer 2020 . #NAIAS— FOX 2 Detroit (@FOX2News) January 14, 2019
- First Explorer in 9 years
- “Engineered for big adventures”
- Three-row crossover w/ rear-wheel drive
- Can tow up to 5K lbs
- High-performance Explorer ST versions available pic.twitter.com/6jNHLdeVaj
Ford debuts Shelby Mustang GT500 #NAIAS2019— FOX 2 Detroit (@FOX2News) January 14, 2019
- Supercharged V-8, 700+ horsepower
- “The most powerful street-legal production Ford ever”
- Aggressive, functional track-tuned styling
- Dual clutch transmission
- Can go 0 to 60mph In the mid 3 seconds range pic.twitter.com/BpNxdHRzXh
Last year, Ford dominated headlines with the Ford Mustang Bullitt, which debuted 50 years after the iconic Steve McQueen film brought it to fame.
9:10 a.m. RAM
After making a splash last year's auto show, the "everyman pickup" is going bigger this year -- literally.
The new Heavy Duty Ram pickup. #NAIAS— FOX 2 Detroit (@FOX2News) January 14, 2019
- The emphasis is heavy duty, but luxury at the same time
- Higher-quality cabin
- Drivers won’t have to “sacrifice comfort for capability”
- Improved handling
- Unveiled the 2019 Ram 1500 last year pic.twitter.com/BaqzTdBG5Q
The third best-selling vehicle in the U.S., the Ram pickups hold their own against the Chevy Silverado and the Ford F-Series.
Last year, Fiat Chrysler revealed a redesigned Ram 1500 light-duty pickup.
9:40 a.m. TOYOTA
Back for the first time in 20 years, the Toyota Supra was unveiled Monday morning.
The first production Supra will be auctioned off Saturday. Its expected to hit worldwide markets in the first half of next year.
10:10 a.m. Volkswagen
While the industry seems to be more interested in crossovers over sedans, Volkswagen reminds the world there are still buyers by introducing the 2020 Passat.
Just in: Volkswagen’s new 2020 Passat. #NAIAS2019— FOX 2 Detroit (@FOX2News) January 14, 2019
- 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine
- Horsepower unchanged at 174 mph
- Built upon the same platform as outgoing model
- “Bold new face, Coup-like style pic.twitter.com/I5VWjC8trR
Beetle fans will get their last chance to look at the iconic vehicles at the show as VW discontinues production.
10:40 a.m. Nissan
Eyes on the future, Nissan showed off a next-generation EV concept vehicle.
11:10 a.m. Kia
Kia's big reveal actually made its first appearance not at a car show - but at a fashion show.
The 2020 Telluride was shown at New York Fashion Week, as the design was influenced by fashion designer Brandon Maxwell.
Kia officially debuts the 2020 Telluride. #NAIAS2019— FOX 2 Detroit (@FOX2News) January 14, 2019
- Eight-passenger comes with a V6 option
- Several inches longer/wider than Sorento
- The “high fashion can meet rugged” model was Influenced by fashion designer Brandon Maxwell pic.twitter.com/cACTUg1Igk
11:40 a.m. INFINITI
Similarly to Nissan, INFINITI unveiled its electric QX Inspiration concept -- but the actual car was having some issues and didn't make it on stage.
INFINITI presents QX Inspiration concept. “The age of electrification and autonomy is here.” But the actual car was having some issues and didn’t make it onstage. They continued with the presser anyway. #NAIAS2019 pic.twitter.com/yKckGQM4cu— FOX 2 Detroit (@FOX2News) January 14, 2019
12:10 p.m. Hyundai
12:40 p.m. Subaru
Introducing the new, limited edition Subaru WRX STI S209.
1:10 p.m. Lexus
Lexus unveils the 2020 RC F Track Edition.
Lexus introduces the 2020 RC F Track Edition. #NAIAS2019— FOX 2 Detroit (@FOX2News) January 14, 2019
- Will be street legal, and it would be the “fastest, most powerful” model outside of its LFA supercar
- Production will be on a “very, very limited” basis
- Goes 0-60 in less than four seconds pic.twitter.com/artlRVBnxy