It’s January, and that means it is time for the world’s automotive industry to descend upon Detroit, Michigan, where the annual North American International Auto Show (NAIAS), aka Detroit Auto Show, is held each winter.
Mini, BMW AG’s sporty British brand, has updated looks and added technology to its 2019 Mini Cooper 2- and 4-door hardtops and Convertible. The refreshed lineup of Mini hardtops and the convertible will be shown in Detroit this month at the 2018 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS). The refreshed Mini Cooper, redone in 2014, will reach showrooms this spring.
People might be disinterested in midsize sedans nowadays, but that doesn’t mean that the complete redesign undertaken for the 2018 Toyota Camry isn’t a momentous occasion. Indeed, this car is Toyota’s most important sedan, and getting it right is critical to the nameplate’s continued success.
Toyota wanted to make the latest Camry more engaging to drive, and less boring to behold. At the same time, though, the company needed to preserve what people liked about the previous Camry, while improving in those areas where owners were dissatisfied.
This week at the 2018 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, automakers reached new levels of collaboration with tech giants such as Amazon, Google, and Intel that even included showing off a flying car drone. The latest in AI voice-assistant communication and autonomous vehicle driving systems with greater connectivity are on display to tempt and even meet consumer’s desires and needs.
Hyundai Motor recently previewed a sleek, next-generation, fuel-cell-powered small SUV with increased driving range. The latest fuel-cell electric vehicle (FCEV), which it has named Nexo, replaces Hyundai’s Tucson ix35 FCEV that debuted in 2013 and has been seen on roads in Southern California. Launch in South Korea is expected in early 2018, followed by North America. The latest FCEV in Hyundai’s lineup heralds the automaker’s accelerated rollout of “green” vehicles as part of its new eco-vehicle program, according to a company statement.