The S209 is coming to America. Subaru on Thursday teased a hotter WRX STI variant ahead of its debut at the 2019 North American International Auto Show in Detroit. While Subaru did not confirm the S209 name, the teaser follows a trademark application for the name, which surfaced just Tuesday. In the teaser video, the brand says something special from STI is headed to America for the first time "from Japan with love." S20 special edition WRX STI models have launched in Japan this entire decade. In 2011, Subaru produced the WRX STI S206; in 2015, the S207 bowed; and last year, Subaru released the S208. Each model was limited to only a few hundred cars. The S209 would be the natural progression after last year's S208, which boasted 324 horsepower instead of the regular WRX STI's 310 hp. Subaru WRX STI S208 The last two Japan-only specials also featured a 2.0-liter turbocharged boxer-4 engine instead of the 2.5-liter turbocharged boxer-4 Subaru uses in North America. If the S209 is … [Read more...] about Hotter Subaru WRX STI teased ahead of 2019 Detroit auto show debut
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By Peter M. DeLorenzo Detroit. When John D. Stoll broke the news last week in The Wall Street Journal that the organizers of the North American International Auto Show were seriously considering moving the show to October, it not only raised a few eyebrows but some of the homers in the local automotive media got somewhat freaked out about it. Then, when it was subsequently confirmed that the moving of the show from the icy-gray doldrums of January to one of southeast Michigan’s most beautiful months was an actual thing, the hand-wringing began in earnest. The coup de grâce was that the show organizers all but confirmed that the name of the show would officially become The Detroit Auto Show. To all of that I say, hallefrickinluja. I have only been writing about the desperate need for a rethink for our auto show for oh, easily five long years now, with the most recent being a few weeks ago when we ran my column entitled “The Detroit Auto … [Read more...] about NOW THAT DETROIT AUTO SHOW ORGANIZERS HAVE FINALLY SEEN THE LIGHT, THERE ARE A COUPLE OF OTHER THINGS THAT NEED TO CHANGE AROUND HERE.
Nora Naughton The Detroit News Published 9:00 AM EST Dec 14, 2018 Detroit — Only three Detroit brands will have press conferences at January's North American International Auto Show, with show stands dominated by announcements from Asian automakers. Some 66 percent of the press conferences spanning from Jan. 13-15 will be hosted by Asian automakers and their brands. The hometown automakers will come to the show with products from Ford Motor Co.'s namesake brand, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV's Ram truck brand and General Motors Co.'s Cadillac, which will come to the show with the XT6, a new Cadillac SUV. Only one European brand, Volkswagen, will be represented. A scheduled press conference at the show typically signals a new product reveal or a refresh of an existing vehicle. There are 12 confirmed press conferences by automakers scheduled right now, compared to 15 last year. The Detroit Auto Dealers Association, which hosts NAIAS, has said it expects 30 … [Read more...] about Japanese brands will dominate Detroit auto show press schedule
Eric D. Lawrence Detroit Free Press Published 9:00 AM EST Dec 14, 2018 The organizers behind next month's Detroit auto show want you to know that this show will have all the cool stuff you've come to expect. And that they're also really excited about 2020, when the North American International Auto Show moves to June. The move means an almost year-and-a-half break between auto shows in a region more connected to its show than most, but the shift will also highlight Detroit in a way the first month of the year does not. Goodbye January, road salt and schlepping those winter coats to Cobo Center. Hello June, warmer weather and outdoor experiences, including 14 acres of auto-focused space from Cobo to Hart Plaza. Before that happens, however, there's one more winter show for the road. 750 cars on display Bill Golling, 2019 NAIAS chairman as well as the 2017 president of the Detroit Auto Dealers Association, said the upcoming show will offer a very … [Read more...] about Detroit auto show 2019: Tickets, dates, schedule, unveilings
Warmer weather means more opportunities Free Price Quote From a Local Dealer View Special Offers No Obligation, Fast & Simple Free New Car Quote Change Car Although the Detroit auto show hosts some of the biggest vehicle debuts in the U.S. every year, the timing is less than ideal. Showgoers face the threat of sub-zero temperatures in January, and it also butts heads with the Consumer Electronics Show, which has become a popular venue for unveiling new cars. In an effort to reinvent the show, organizers have decided to move the event to June starting in 2020. Automakers are slowly disengaging from the traditional auto show cycle, often preferring to debut vehicles at their own special events. According to Automotive News, Audi, BMW, and Mercedes-Benz will skip the 2019 Detroit auto show, which will still be held in January. Just as automakers are adapting the ways they show vehicles, the Detroit auto show is looking to break from the mold. Holding the … [Read more...] about Detroit Auto Show Will Move to June in 2020