I went back to the North American International Auto Show briefly Tuesday, fighting through the slush, and caught all the stuff I missed on Day One. Looking at everything in this show really does take a while.
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How did I miss this baby-blue V10 dreamboat on Day One?
I’m usually a Buy American kind of guy, but I could see becoming a two-Audi family. Here’s the TT boy racer for me…
…and the A8 luxury sedan for my wife.
An Italian SUV??
Yep. Hey, they do have to get around in the Alps.
My pick for Best in Show — Volkswagen’s all-electric modern-day take on the classic microbus. My college friend Maggie’s hippie van has come a long, long way.
The Detroit Grand Prix makes an appearance at the Auto Show.
The all-new, longer, wider, lower, and substantially sexier Toyota Camry for 2018.
The Chinese automakers make an appearance.
What’s the name of this Chinese car again?! Is that a cross between Trump and Chachi?
Anyway, here’s the whole car.
Once again, while I’m usually a buy-American guy, I think the Mazda 3 is the best-looking cheap car out there by a country mile. The next few photos show it in several configurations. Really classy, and reasonably priced to boot.
Big trunk on the Mazda 3 hatchback. Insert your favorite mobster whack-a-guy joke here.
Cool truck? Absolutely. $55,000 worth of cool? Pass.
Here’s Ford’s new taxicab, a Transit Connect minivan hybrid.
The back of the Transit Connect minivan taxi. When will someone turn one of these into a small RV?
The Ford SUV. Also known as sex on wheels.
The Honda Ridgeline was named Truck of the Year. I wanted to hate it, but couldn’t. Here’s the instrument panel. Kinda reminds me of some of the busy electronic IPs of the 1980s.
It IS a really cool looking truck. And more than $10,000 cheaper than the Ram, even all tricked out.
I wanted to hate the Honda Fit minicar too, but couldn’t. It seemed way roomier inside than my Ford Fiesta. Here’s the instrument panel.
The Fit. I sure wouldn’t pick that color.
The latest Cadillac concept. Like all Cadillacs, it looks like it’s ready to attack you.
The BMW i8 with the doors open. Where’s the flux capacitor?
Direct to you from the 1917 Detroit auto show…