2014 Detroit Auto Show highlights (gallery)

January 15, 2014

The 2014 North American International Auto Show in Detroit is one of the biggest events on the auto calendar. It’s home to countless global firsts, including all-new production cars and never-before-seen concepts.

Toyota FT-1 concept-Detroit profile

This year’s event is, like most, a big one. It’s showcasing the unveiling of the Subaru WRX STI, the Lexus RC F, the Chevrolet Corvette Z06,  and the much-anticipated Toyota Supra prequel, the FT-1 concept.

Although there are plenty of glamorous concepts and exotic supercars on display, show-goers are also treated to a number of interesting creations, such as the Nissan IDx retro throwbacks, which are inspired by the original Datsun 1600 and 240K, as well as a custom Ford F-150 2.7 EcoBoost Baja truck, and a wild Kia GT4 sports car concept.

2014 Detroit show-Nissan IDx Freeflow Datsun 1600

Some of the more mainstream highlights for consumers include the new Chrysler 200C, which unfortunately won’t be produced in right-hand drive, as well as the new BMW M3 and M4, the 2015 Ford Mustang, and the new Mercedes-Benz C-Class.

Feel free to browse through the gallery below for a snapshot of the standout exhibits. We’ll be providing more and more individual reports on various unveilings over the next few days.

Brett is the editor and founder of PerformanceDrive. He's obsessed with driving, having played with Matchbox cars until he was tall enough to drive a real one. After initially working as a mechanic, Brett earned a degree in journalism and entered media as an editorial assistant at Top Gear Australia magazine. He then worked at CarAdvice.com.au. His dream is to live next door to the Nurburgring in Germany.

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