July 22, 2019

July 22, 2019

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As Detroit Auto Show Approaches, Auto Fans Await the Big Reveals

Each year, the Detroit Auto Show includes spectacular “reveals” by automakers- new vehicles, concept cars, and new advances in technology.  This year is shaping up to include some exciting new releases for fans of the next big thing in the auto industry.

On January 9, Ford unveiled the next generation Ford Explorer.  The Ford Explorer is an SUV mainstay, and the much-anticipated 2020 Explorer replaces the 2011 generation with new head lights, new grille, higher end trims, extra storage, and EcoBoost engines.

Infiniti also released photos of its QX Inspiration Concept before the auto show, showcasing a luxury electric SUV.  The official reveal will occur at the show.  Infiniti said the concept “is a reflection of Infiniti’s plans for a line-up of electric vehicles that offer outstanding performance and a range of confidence.”

Kia technically debuted a sneak preview of the new three row Telluride SUV at New York Fashion Week.  The full reveal is expected at the auto show.  The SUV will include a V6 engine and will be bigger than the Kia Sorento.  The Telluride will share its platform with the Hyundai Palisade, which debuted at the LA auto show in November.

A run-down of several other big announcements expected at the show is below:

Given this new class of vehicles, MY 2020 looks to be the year of SUVs and performance vehicles.

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Lauren M. Loew business law attorney Foley and Larner Law Firm

Lauren M. Loew is a partner and litigation lawyer with Foley & Lardner LLP and a member of the Business Litigation & Dispute Resolution Practice and Automotive Industry Team. Ms. Loew represents clients on matters including products liability defense, commercial contract disputes, supply chain management, and post-acquisition disputes. Ms. Loew represents clients in state and federal courts and arbitrations around the country. She is co-editor of Dashboard Insights, the Automotive Industry Team blog.