Detroit motor show 2016: NAIAS live highlights in pictures

Published: 12 January 2016

► Latest news from the Detroit motor show
► Insight, pictures and news from the event
► Newest update from the NAIAS at the top

CAR is at the 2016 Detroit motor show, also known as the North American International Auto show, to bring you the latest news, photos, details and insight. Scroll down the page for the story of the show in pictures, with the freshest pics added at the top. 

Another confusing, but intriguing Lexus: meet the 467bhp LC 500 coupe

It's another slightly confusing, but this time rather intriguing, new Lexus model: meet the 467bhp LC 500 coupe

BMW's M2 Coupe channels the spirit of the 1M Coupe - and the past-master E30 M3

Star of BMW's stand at NAIAS 2016 is the new M2, successor to the lairy, hairy 1M Coupe. Think of it not as a jumped up 2-series but a cut-down M4, with similar trick suspension components and the same potent twin-turbo straight-six. We're excited about this car - could it be the return to form from M Division we've been hoping for? Read Ben Barry's in-depth interview with the team behind the new M2 and M4 GTS here in CAR+

Volvo's hotly anticipated S90 makes a public appearance at Detroit

Volvo's cool, crisp and clever S90 made a fresh public appearance at Detroit. Think of it as a saloon version of the XC90 - no bad thing. Full debrief on the new S90 here.

A new name and a new face for the Mercedes SLK, sorry, SLC. This is the new SLC43 AMG performance version

A new name and a new face for the Mercedes SLK, sorry, SLC. This is the new SLC43 AMG range-topper, with a 362bhp bi-turbo V6. Click here for more on the new SLC

Audi H-tron

Audi's fifth-generation fuel cell technology takes to the stage in the very yellow H-tron Quattro concept. A motor on each axle - one powered by the 110kW fuel cell stack, the other by a 100kW lithium-ion battery - give the pie-in-the-sky zero-emission SUV 7sec 0-60mph performance. Some funky design touches inside, including curved OLED displays, but don't hold your breath for a production date. More on the Audi H-tron Quattro here.

VW Tiguan GTE

VW has used Detroit to preview the upcoming new Tiguan, in soft, sensitive plug-in hybrid GTE form, offset by ultra-macho, off-road 'Active' concept form. Full story here

EcoBoost

The engine r&d wizards at Ford have cooked up a peek into the potential future of the pint-sized three-cylinder EcoBoost turbo. The technology-packed showcase being shown off at Detroit slashes 15% of the regular 1.0-litre engine's weight by using carbonfibre for the sump and some of the head and forged aluminium con-rods, plus electronic trickery and cylinder shutdown. This way for the full details.

Bolt

Chevrolet's making a big noise about its silent new Bolt electric compact car, with a Leaf-beating 200-mile range. It's still some way from reaching the market, but will cost around $30,000 when it gets there. Full story here.

Detroit auto show 2016

Detroit auto show 2016

When CAR reviewed the latest Volvo XC90, we called it 'a huge leap forward in refinement, ability, style and sheer desirability.' It hadn't occurred to us that it's also a great 'Truck/Utility' vehicle apparently, as revealed at the show today.

This 1965 Shelby GT350 lurks just inside the door at the Detroit show. A little further along, there's a mouthwatering MkIV Le Mans racer

This 1965 Shelby GT350 lurks just inside the door at the Detroit show. A little further along, there's a mouthwatering MkIV Le Mans racer. Why? See below...

The Ford Performance PR machine gathers momentum. First customer GTs will be delivered late 2016, and the racer debuts at Daytona in a few weeks time, but Le Mans in June will be the V6 supercar's day(s) of reckoning.

The Ford Performance PR machine gathers momentum. First customer GTs will be delivered late 2016, and the racer debuts at Daytona in a few weeks time, but Le Mans in June will be the V6 supercar's day(s) of reckoning.

E-class

Arguably the most important new car reveal of NAIAS is the 2016 Mercedes E-class. On sale from the end of January, Merc's new tech-crammed large exec is expected to start from around £36,000 in the UK - full story here.

Mercedes' new E-class is arguably the most important new road car at NAIAS 2016

Detroit auto show 2016

It's a biting minus 10 degrees outside Detroit's Cobo exhibition halls, but the 2016 NAIAS (North American International Auto Show) is well and truly heating up within. Click here for CAR's A-Z guide to the most important new cars of the show.

Detroit auto show 2016

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