Written By Arash Dashtaray - Photographs by Ryan Graham
One of the biggest and most recognized auto show in the world has come and gone. We had opportunity to attend the 2017 North American International Auto Show which was held from Jan9th through the 10th. Most of the reveals were made on the 9th but few manufactures couldn’t wait any longer and revealed them on the 8th.
I will be posting within the next few days more information about the vehicles revealed. For now I will just mention a few and how we thought this year event went. It was smaller than previous years I must say. Several manufactures opted not to attend including Porsche, Land Rover, Jaguar, & Tesla. Exotic manufactures in likes of Lamborghini, Ferrari, Bentley & McLaren usually don’t attend these types of events. That wasn’t the only reason why it seem slow, few manufactures decided to reveal there new products in a more private environment then in a big hall. Consumer Electronic Show (CES) was held a week prior to NAIAS and few manufactures decided to reveal few vehicles then including Toyota, Ford, Mercedes, BMW and Audi to name a few.
Even though it was a slower reveal then previous years, it was still exciting to hear what allmanufactures where sharing. I’ll be quick to the point that the top 3 reveals that I most enjoyed was 1) 2018 Lexus LS, 2) Kia Stinger GT & 3) Toyota Camry. Also few other manufactures revealed newly redesigned Honda Odyssey, Chevrolet Traverse and the new Volkswagen Tiguan.
The top honors for North American top vehicle awards went to;
Car of the year - Chevrolet Bolt
Truck of the year - Honda Ridgeline
Minivan of the year - Chrysler Pacifica
Votes were made by 60 automotive journalist from around the country.
Ford announced some big news mentioning that they will start making the fan favorite Ford Ranger plan to be available in 2019 and Ford Bronco by 2020. These great news got the crowd excited and looking forward to seeing then in the near future. For the rest of the manufactures all had great displays of their new 2017/18 line up. Stay tuned for more in depth news on recently revealed vehicles. Till then, here are a few photographs from the show.