The 2013 North American International Auto Show, informally known as the Detroit Auto Show, opens to the media on January 14.
This is a big one, friends, with hotly anticipated debuts coming from BMW, Chevrolet, Mercedes-Benz, Infiniti, Lexus and more.
Chevy could steal the show, for better or worse, with its new C7 Corvette (rendering above). Whether it stuns or disappoints, you can count on epic media coverage of America’s supercar. Ford, by contrast, will show up with a new van called the Transit. Yawn. Come on, guys, where’s the next iteration of the great GT!?
Keep reading for a quick look at what’s in store from Detroit!
The biggest debut for the Germans will be the new 4 Series, which replaces the 3 Series Coupe. Expect 428i and 435i models, with an M4 model to arrive later. The cars will have a wider track and longer wheelbase than the 3 Series, along with unique styling details to set them further apart from the sedan and wagon.
The C7 Corvette. This rendering requires no more words—we await the official debut.
Whether you’re on a budget or want to blow through one, Mercedes has the car for you. The entry-level CLA-Class will appeal to young professionals, while the most insane station wagon ever to grace American roads, the next E63 AMG wagon, will be an AWD favorite for wealthy families.
After announcing an all-new naming scheme that involves the letter Q for all vehicles, Infiniti will show off the Q50 sedan, which will replace the G37. Silly name aside, the new car will be a RWD, V6-powered thrill machine.
The IS finally gets its rebirth! Expect a hefty improvement in performance and an aggressive new look with that sexy spindle grille.
Which Detroit debut are you most looking forward to?