Top reveals, news at Detroit auto show

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Here's a look at major news and events at the North American International Auto Show. Keep up with the big reveals on


6 p.m.: Chevrolet introduces the all-new 2019 Silverado, its first redesign since competitor Ford F-150 went aluminum. You can see Silverado pictures at

Alan Batey, President GM, North America, unveiled the 2019 Chevy Silverado at Eastern Market's Shed 3 on Saturday, January 13, 2018.

6:30 p.m. The Gallery of ultra-luxury automobiles, displayed at Cobo, brings nearly $10 million in outrageous automobiles on display at the first party of the North American International Auto Show.


12:30 p.m.: AutoMobili-D, the second annual exposition on the emerging aspects of autos and high-technology, begins at Cobo.

1:30 p.m.: Elaine Chao, secretary of the Department of Transportation, promises President Donald Trump's administration will take a "tech-neutral and flexible" approach to regulating self-driving cars as it prepares to roll out new voluntary guidelines for hands-free driving.

4:30 p.m. Ford unveils the new Ford Ranger, a midsized pickup being reintroduced to compete as a new model after it was discontinued in 2011.

Executive Chairman of Ford Motor Company, William Clay Ford Jr. and Jim Hackett, president and chief executive officer, Ford Motor Company with the 2019 Ford Ranger truck at the North American International Auto Show at Cobo Center.

Ford also rolls out a new 475-horsepower Mustang Bullitt in honor of the 50th anniversary of the Steve McQueen film of the same name Sunday at the Detroit auto show.

8 p.m. Volkswagen introduces the new Jetta, the compact sedan that's among the world's best-selling cars. It has a longer wheelbase and wider platform than its predecessor.  

8 p.m. Mercedes unveils the AMG CLS53 hybrid sedan, the two-door AMG E53 Coupe and Cabriolet, and an updated G-Class ute.

Mercedes Benz announces a refresh of the G-Class SUV.


7:55 a.m.: The North American Car, Utility and Truck  of the Year Awards are announced from the three finalists in each category. Winners: Honda Accord, Volvo XC60, Lincoln Navigator.

9:05 a.m. Fiat Chrysler unveils the new Ram 1500 and with that, the pickup wars among the Detroit Three can begin. Top brass at Fiat Chrysler say the all-new technology-loaded 2019 Ram 1500 is one of the most crucial vehicles the company’s ever launched. 

10:35 a.m.: Nissan shows a big three-row concept vehicle, the X-Motion. Visually, the Xmotion shown incorporates some familiar Nissan design cues, such as the brand’s “boomerang” headlamps and V-motion grille, though it grows wider and adds a more three-dimensional element.

12:05 p.m.: Hyundai premieres the next-generation Veloster, with a meaner look and a hot-rod companion. The Korean automaker also unveiled its first-ever Veloster N high performance model, boasting 275 horsepower and 760 pounds-feet of torque.

1:05 p.m.: Toyota rolls out an all-new Avalon sedan. After a 32 percent sales dive in 2017, Toyota is hoping to jump-start sales of its flagship mid-size sedan in a ute-obsessed market.

Toyota Group Vice President and General Manager Jack Hollis introduces the 2019 Toyota Avalon Limited Hybrid.

1:30 p.m.: Chinese automaker Guangzhou Automobile Group takes the wraps off an electric concept called the Enverge and a sedan called the GA4. GAC Motors plans to enter the U.S. auto market in 2019.

7 p.m.: The U.S. gets its first look at the 641-horsepower Lamborghini Urus SUV. It's the high-end sports car maker's first foray into the crowded U.S. sport utility market.


8 a.m. Jeep Cherokee debuts a second-generation remake of its popular midsized SUV.