The 2023 Detroit Auto Show press days on September 13th and 14th were followed by a public show that ran through September 24th.
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These Media and Technology Days coincide with the show’s new Mobility Global Forum, a two-day event featuring powerful perspectives from 30+ thought leaders in mobility, design, and technology, including New York Times best-selling author Malcolm Gladwell on September 14th.
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Powering Michigan EV Experience: The Detroit Auto Show will include a new indoor EV Experience that affords visitors the chance to immerse themselves in a wide range of electric vehicles. Sitting alongside a professional driver, show-goers will traverse through a serpentine track that includes an acceleration lane stretching more than 300 feet.
The Mobility Global Forum will be held concurrently with Media and Technology Days at the 2023 Detroit Auto Show. This executive two-day symposium will address the changing world of mobility and transportation and feature C-level keynotes from the world’s leading OEMs. The trends and issues facing today’s ever-changing automotive industry will be discussed. Fireside chats and themed panels are also being scheduled as hosted by industry journalists. Fully equipped stages with seating will be located on the main show floor.
- More details can be found on the show's official website.
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2024 GMC Acadia
The GMC Acadia has been fully redesigned for its third generation and is now 10.6 inches longer and 3.2 inches taller than 2nd-gen models. The increased dimensions increase cabin space, making the Acadia more competitive with other midsize models including the Kia Telluride, Jeep Grand Cherokee, Honda Pilot, and Chevrolet Traverse. The 2024 GMC Acadia, available in seven- or eight-seat configurations, is expected to be available in early 2024.
The new Acadia is still instantly recognizable as a GMC thanks to a headlight design inspired by the current Sierra pickup. The side profile shows the biggest change - the body-colored C-pillar from the prior generation is gone - replaced by blacked-out pillars for a sleeker side view. The taillights still use a 'C-shaped' design but the new lights are slimmer vertically and merge cleanly with the rear windshield glass. An AT4 trim adds more aggressive looks with all-terrain tires, an off-road-tuned suspension, and a 1.0-inch lift. A few cosmetic touches complete the AT4 (red tow hooks and a Forest Storm interior with Mahogany stitching).
Previously, GMC offered a 2.0-liter turbo four-cylinder and a 3.6-liter V-6 - both have been replaced by a single powertrain for 2024. All trims will use a new 2.5L turbo I-4 engine producing 328 hp and 326 lb-ft of torque (up 18 hp and 55 lb-ft from the previous V-6). An eight-speed automatic transmission routes power to the front or all four wheels.
The 2024 Acadia comes with an impressive suite of standard safety tech including automatic emergency braking, rear pedestrian detection, front pedestrian and bicycle braking, rear cross-traffic braking, blind zone steering assist, lane keep assist, and adaptive cruise control. The latest version of GM's Super Cruise hands-free driving system is available. This feature includes trailering assist and automatic lane-change capabilities.
Inside, the 2024 Acadia deviates quite a bit from the prior generation - the new layout incorporates a standard 11.0-inch instrument cluster and a 15.0-inch vertically oriented infotainment screen. New for 2024 is a standard 15.0-inch vertically oriented infotainment screen (substantially more prominent than the previous model's 8.0-inch unit). It includes built-in Google compatibility with available apps including navigation. There's also a new standard 11.0-inch digital instrument cluster in front of the driver. As expected from GMC, the Denali trim represents the top of the lineup in terms of tech and creature comforts - it boasts quilted door surfaces, heated and ventilated front seats, available second-row heated seats, and an available 16-speaker Bose stereo system.
2024 Ford F-150 / F-150 Hybrid
The F-150 has been refreshed for 2024 with an updated look that adheres closely to the F-150 formula but looks more refined. To simplify manufacturing, the 2024 F-150 will be sold in 90 percent fewer build combinations (but retain the most popular content wherever possible). Ford said it expects to double the truck's hybrid mix from 10 percent today.
Enhancements to the exterior styling include tweaked grilles, unique exterior lighting elements on various trim levels, and new wheel designs. Around the back, a new optional Pro Access Tailgate feature offers users a way to open just a small part of the tailgate via a side-mounted hinge, making it easier to access items in the bed while a trailer is attached. The off-road-focused Tremor model returns for 2024 and features a new front bumper design and an updated grille with orange detailing. New add-on features for the Tremor include a front-mounted winch and an accessory light bar. All trims now have a standard bed storage box and there will be an additional storage box available.
The base gas V-6 engine has been dropped in favor of the 2.7L turbocharged V-6 that had previously been an optional upgrade; the formerly optional diesel is history too. Also on offer are the familiar 3.5L twin turbo V-6, hybrid V-6, and 5.0L V-8 engines.
Ford's Blue Cruise hands-free driving feature is available as an option on the F-150 for the first time (it will launch with version 1.2). Other high-tech features include a wireless charging pad and a Wi-Fi hot spot that offers connectivity for up to 10 devices within a 50-foot radius, and a 14-speaker Bang & Olufsen audio system.
The large 12.0-inch infotainment display that used to be optional is now standard across the lineup and is complimented by a 12.0-inch digital instrument cluster. The instrument cluster screen can now show two different sets of information at the same time. A head-up display is now available, as is a new system designed to help locate the truck if it's ever stolen.
Raptor/Raptor R: Ford will also offer the offroad-oriented F-150 Raptor and F-150 Raptor R trims for 2024. Both trucks receive beefy off-road Fox suspension components, chunky all-terrain tires, body protection, and clever technology. The Raptor comes equipped with a twin-turbo V-6 engine developing 450 hp and the Raptor R's supercharged V-8 cranks out an enormous 700 hp.