North American International Auto Show 2016: Asian OEMs

Concepts indicate future plans; returning models build on previous feedback

2016/02/11

Summary

Acura's exhibit
Acura's exhibit
Various Infiniti Q60 Trims Displayed
Infiniti Q60 Display

 The 2016 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) was held from January 11 through January 24, 2016, with the show being open to the public starting January 16. 815,575 visitors attended the public show, setting a thirteen-year record.

 A number of concepts were introduced by Asian OEMs during the 2016 North American International Auto Show, highlighting differing directions for the automakers. Nissan's Titan Warrior Concept showed an off-road design study of the Titan XD, while the IDS provided a glimpse of an autonomous transportation system. The Acura Precision Concept served as a stylistic design study, and the Kia Telluride emphasized advanced technologies.

 There were also a significant number of introduced models that had previously existed in other forms, signifying the automakers' reception to feedback. The Infiniti Q60 and Lexus LC 500 were both production models that had concept unveilings at previous auto shows. A second-generation Honda Ridgeline was introduced after production on its predecessor stopped in 2014. Model refreshes of the Infiniti Q50 and QX60, and the Kia Forte and Forte5 were also present.

This report is the third of three reports which focus on the vehicles displayed at the 2016 North American International Auto Show. This report will focus on vehicles showcased by Asian OEMs, specifically Nissan, Toyota, Honda, and Hyundai-Kia. Reports focusing on U.S. OEMs and European OEMs have previously been released.


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