Detroit motor show 2016 review: A-Z of all the new cars at NAIAS

Published: 11 January 2016

► A rundown of what was on show in Detroit
► Quick links to all of our full Detroit stories
► Pictures and details of all the unveils

Welcome to the CAR magazine guide to the 2016 Detroit motor show. Here you’ll find a list of all the cars and concepts that were revealed at the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS), which took place in Detroit’s Cobo exhibition centre.

Check the list for links to all of CAR’s reports and galleries of the new cars and technology featured in Detroit. Read on for a list of this year’s reveals, or have a look at our show report for more details about what went on in Detroit.

Audi A4


A4: We’ve already seen and driven the new Audi A4, shown above, but now it’s received its North American debut.

A4 Allroad: A 23mm hike in ride height and protective cladding grants the new A4 Allroad improved rough-road capabilities.

h-tron quattro: New hydrogen fuel cell-powered, solar-assisted Audi shows off some of the brand’s latest alternative fuel tech.


M2: The twin-turbocharged BMW coupe gets its first public outing at the Detroit motor show. 

M4 GTS: Another chance to have a close look at BMW’s 493bhp GTS, capable of 190mph.

Buick Avista concept


Avista: The Buick Avista is a sleek-looking concept sports coupe that packs a twin-turbocharged 3.0-litre V6.


EcoBoost tech concept: Ford goes to town on its three-cylinder EcoBoost engine, cutting weight and boosting economy with a host of modern tech.  

F-150 Raptor: The 2017 model year Raptor is claimed to be the ‘toughest, smartest, most capable off-roader’.

Fusion: Mild updates for the American-market version of the Ford Mondeo, which could preview future styling changes for European models. 


Ridgeline: Honda’s all-new mid-sized pick-up will make its world debut at the Detroit motor show. 


Genesis Q90: This large saloon is the first car to be launched under Hyundai’s new ‘Genesis’ luxury sub-brand.

Kia Telluride


KCD12: The Kia Telluride concept previews the styling of a large luxury SUV which, if it proves popular, could go into production.


LC 500: Want an advanced, finely made and naturally aspirated GT? Lexus’s new production-ready flagship (below), called the LC 500, could be just the ticket.

Lexus LC 500


S65 AMG Cabriolet: Glorious excess in car form. A twin-turbo V12, 621bhp and heated armrests. What more could you want?


E-class: Leaked shots have already revealed the new E-class in full, but the official reveal brought with it a host of new details.


Convertible: The F57-generation Mini Convertible was unveiled at the Tokyo motor show in 2015, but it’s getting another outing ahead of its UK debut in March 2016.

Porsche 911 Turbo


911 Turbo and Turbo S: Porsche will be rolling out a series of updates to its ‘true’ turbocharged 911, including a 20bhp hike in power.

Fisker VLF Force 1 V10


Force 1 V10

Fisker is back, this time with a venture called VLF and a new car called the Force 1 V10. It’s based on a Dodge Viper, packs 745bhp and retails for $268,000.


Tiguan GTE Active Hybrid: Punchy-looking concept previews next-gen Tiguan and features mud-plugging tyres, four-wheel drive and a petrol-electric hybrid powertrain.


S90: We’ll get another look at Volvo’s new luxury saloon at the Detroit motor show. We’ve also seen spy shots of the V90 estate recently, which is expected at Geneva in February. 

Read more of CAR’s Detroit motor show coverage here.

View our live Detroit motor show report here.

By Lewis Kingston

Formerly of this parish. Inveterate car buyer and seller; currently owner of a '68 Charger project car