BMW is joining German rival Mercedes-Benz and pulling out of the Detroit auto show. The North American International Auto Show in Detroit was hit hard last month with the exit of Mercedes-Benz as an exhibitor. “BMW Group has decided to withdraw from the North American International Auto Show in Detroit,” the company said Friday. “This decision was made as BMW Group is constantly examining our presence at trade-shows and other engagements, while, at the same time, also exploring alternative platforms and formats. The overall goal is to communicate our ideas and plans regarding future mobility in the best way and achieve the greatest possible visibility for our products, technologies and innovations.” The decision by BMW to pull out of the annual January show comes as the Detroit Auto Dealers Association contemplates moving the show to October starting in 2020, and recasting it as a less-expensive show that is more focused on products and technology. The … [Read more...] about BMW pulls out of Detroit Auto Show
Tweet TweetAs one of the most appreciated auto shows of the year, the NAIAS Auto Show will be missing two of the most important carmakers in the auto industry next year, Mercedes-Benz and BMW. The latter company recently announced the decision during an official statement. This is what BMW representatives stated about bailing on the North American International Auto Show next year: “[The] BMW Group has decided to withdraw from the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. This decision was made as BMW is constantly examining our presence at trade-shows and other engagements, while, at the same time, also exploring alternative platforms and formats.” The Bavarian representatives have also said that their job is to “communicate our ideas and plans regarding future mobility in the best way and achieve the greatest possible visibility for our products, technologies and innovations.” BMW has had a relatively-low presence at this year`s auto event, as the … [Read more...] about BMW Withdraws from Detroit`s NAIAS 2019, Officially Confirms during Recent Statement
NEW YORK — Despite plans from fellow German carmakers BMW and Mercedes-Benz to pull out of the Detroit Auto Show in 2019, Volkswagen says it's sticking with the Motor City next year. "We decided to attend the next Detroit motor show next year," said Hinrich Woebcken, CEO of Volkswagen's North American division. Speaking to a small group of reporters at the New York Auto Show, where his company revealed a five-seat version of the Atlas SUV and an Atlas-based pickup truck concept called the Tanoak, Woebcken said the departures of other automakers from shows creates a void VW is happy to fill. "We have no plans to reduce our U.S. motor show participation," he said. Citing the launch timing for their upcoming products, BMW and Mercedes passed on the 2019 Detroit Auto Show. Both have had major displays in past years in the Motor City, the traditional start of the auto show circuit each January. Detroit and other auto shows around the world are facing challenges as car companies … [Read more...] about VW stays with Detroit Auto Show in 2019 even as BMW, Mercedes pull out
By Peter M. DeLorenzo Detroit. So, here we are in the Motor City, still one of the most vibrant technical centers in the United States and the world – much to Silicon Valley’s chagrin – and the unquestioned capital of the U.S. auto industry. A region that is seeing an infusion of new technical investment unprecedented in its history from companies around the world. A region anchored by Detroit, the city that is undergoing a much-touted renaissance – albeit a selectively intermittent one – that aims to transform a town long written off as “a wasteland of unfortunates” by the coastal elite into an urban center of vibrancy and elusive hipness. How could this momentum be derailed? How could this calculated rejuvenation fail? What could possibly go wrong? Unfortunately, reality has a way of rearing its ugly head around here in sobering ways. The renaissance of this city is intermittent, at best; it’s a top-down fraud emphasizing the … [Read more...] about ON THE EVE OF THE NEW YORK AUTO SHOW, THE DETROIT AUTO SHOW FADES TO BLACK.
Mercedes will dominate the 2015 edition of the Detroit Auto Show with five new models. It is not easy to say what the most expected Mercedes-Benz novelty will be, at the 2015 edition of Detroit Auto Show. We would bet on the new AMG sport line. For the first time in the AMG history, the AMG range will consist of two different product lines. Between the Mercedes regular models and the top of the AMG line models, Mercedes will offer the “midway solution”: uprated engine output, all wheel drive as standard and special drivetrain components and brake systems from the classic AMG models, according to the Daimler description. Read more about the new AMG Sport Line models With the AMG Sport line, Mercedes-AMG plans to double sales in the next three years and, on the other hand, the new product line will make an additional significant contribution towards lowering fuel consumption of the AMG fleet. As the first teaser showed, the first two models within the AMG Sport Line will … [Read more...] about Five Mercedes-Benz Novelties at the 2015 Detroit Auto Show