DETROIT (FOX 2) - The wait is nearly over. The Detroit Auto Show is returning with as much fanfare as anything the city has seen since it first put the world on wheels.
After three years of waiting and a global pandemic preventing the auto show from taking place, Detroit is ready. Carmakers are ready. Huntington Place is ready. The question now - are you ready?
Jeep at the Detroit Auto Show
Along with a 61-foot tall duck that weighs over 8,000 pounds, Jeep has set up indoor and outdoor tracks at Huntington Place and Hart Plaza.
Inside, at Camp Jeep and Ram Truck Territory, you can drive a Jeep around the test track to try out some of the off-road features. It will include a 23' tall mountain with a 45-degree approach and departure angles.
Jeep believes that over 30,000 people will take a ride on the track in one of these vehicles:
- Jeep Wrangler Rubicon
- Jeep Wrangler 4xe
- Jeep Wrangler 392
- Jeep Gladiator Rubicon
- Jeep Gladiator Mojave
- Jeep Grand Cherokee Trailhawk 4xe
- Jeep Grand Cherokee L Overland and Summit Reserve
As for Ram, you can climb Ram Mountain - 13' tall, 30-feet long, and a 30-degree approach - in any of the Ram Truck's award-winning pickups:
- Ram 1500 Laramie
- Ram 1500 Ram Limited
- Ram 1500 Rebel
- Ram 2500 Power Wagon
- Ram 2500 Limited
- Ram 3500 Limited 6.7L Cummins High-Output
So what's it like on one of these routes? Climb on board our first-person drone for some incredible shots of the auto show before it opens to the public in the video below: