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Detroit motor show 2014: CAR’s A-Z guide

Published: 09 January 2014 Updated: 26 January 2015

Welcome to CAR’s A-Z guide of the 2014 National American International Auto Show, better known as the Detroit motor show (or simply the NAIAS.)

This year, the global automotive circus takes over Michigan’s motor city from 13 – 16 January 2014.

Mouth-watering debuts at this year’s event include the BMW M3 and BMW M4, Corvette Z06Lexus RC-F, and Mercedes GLA45 AMG. The new Porsche 911 Targa is also thought to be appearing. More mainstream debutants come in the shape of the new BMW 2-series, Mercedes C-class, and Honda Jazz.

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Allroad Shooting Brake concept: high-riding coupe-cum-estate is the new Audi TT in motor show disguise


2-series Coupe: the replacement for the 1-series coupe, and a spiritual successor to the classic BMW 2002 two-door saloon

M235i: the performance flagship of the 2-series range, packing an M135i-sized punch, and then some

4-series Convertible: coupe-cabrio version of 4-series gets a folding hard-top roof

M3 Saloon: return of the king: 424bhp twin-turbo flat six powers the M3 into its fifth generation

M4 Coupe: an all-new badge, dentoing M3 hardware in a svelte two-door coupe body


Corvette Z06: the 911 GT3 of American performance cars (but costing a fraction of the Porsche’s price)


Mustang: the pony car returns, but this time we’re listening: it’s got modern suspension, a four-pot engine, and will be sold in the UK


Fit (aka Jazz): already revealed in its Japanese-market hybrid form, the new Jazz has a sharper, pensioner-scaring look and much-improved eco credentials


Genesis: Korea’s S-class takes the stage in its second biggest market. It’s coming to Europe, but right-hand drive UK misses out


Q50 Eau Rouge concept: hunkered-down Q50 looks the business, as Infiniti gears up for a new BMW M3 rival


GT4 Stinger concept: a rear-drive coupe with 315bhp of turbocharged grunt, and the next chapter in Kia design. Sounds tasty…


RC-F: dark horse rival to the BMW M4, packing a 5.0-litre V8, more than 450bhp, and bucket seats inspired by swimwear


C-class: the C is back to try and knock the 3-series off its perch. With this sumptuous interior in its arsenal, it might just stand a chance

GLA45 AMG: the super-crossover, according to Mercedes. Featuring the world’s most powerful four-cylinder engine

S600: the ultimate non-AMG S-class, thanks to its mighty 523bhp, twin-turbocharged V12 engine


John Cooper Works Concept: thinly veiled ‘concept’ shows look of new 215bhp range-topping Mini hatch


Macan: based on Audi’s Q5, but aiming to be the best-driving SUV on the planet

911 Turbo Cabriolet: the fastest open-top Porsche barring the targa-roofed 918 Spyder (and the most expensive too)

911 Targa: coupe-cabrio sports car nods to retro design with styling revamp


WRX STI: the return of the flagship ‘Impreza’ road-going rally car. But will British buyers get a look in?


FT-1 concept: amazing supercar proposal stuns Detroit; here’s hoping it’s the new Supra


Beetle Dune concept: jacked-up beach-spec Beetle is almost ready for production


XC Coupe Concept: stylish Volvo SUV design study is the second concept to showcase the Swedish brand’s new direction, and points to the 2014 XC90