All roads lead to Detroit
Every year in early January, automobile manufacturers, international media and enthusiasts from all over the world come together in Motor City for the largest exhibition of cars, the NAIAS or the North American International Auto Show.
Did you know that the very first show was held in 1899? Since then it has become the largest and most prestigious in the automotive industry.
This year, NAIAS runs from January 11th to the 24th at the Cobo Center, where it has been held since 1965.
There are over 750 cars exhibited and it is the perfect stage to showcase the latest in automotive technology, new products and also unveil their concept vehicles.
Titan Warrior Concept
The eyes of the world turned to Japanese carmaker Nissan during their introduction of the super-sized, bold, stylish, fierce yet powerful TITAN Warrior Concept.
Designed and developed in the United States by Nissan Design America, it is a modified version of their award winner 2016 TITAN XD.
which arrived at dealerships at the end of last year and was just named Best Pickup of the year by cars.com.
Although its look may intimidate some, it is a powerful full-size pickup truck that is ready to hit the road and unleash its power thanks to the Cummins 5.0 L V8 Turbo Diesel engine and standard heavy-duty 6-speed Aisin automatic transmission.
“Nissan has always pushed the boundaries of traditional automotive design and engineering, from our Nissan GT-R supercar to the new TITAN XD ” explained José Muñoz, executive vice president, Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. and chairman, Nissan North America, Inc. “We do this with a clear conviction that there are buyers out there who appreciate something everyone else does not have. A ‘work hard, play harder, get bigger’ TITAN XD certainly does the job” He added.
Truck lovers not only will use it for weekend trips and off-road adventures but also for their daily activities.
It was designed to ignite our true sense of adventure, so there are even more reasons to keep exploring!
Nissan IDS Concept
Another model that made its debut at NAIAS 2016 is the Nissan IDS concept.
This stunning and striking futuristic autonomous driving vehicle, which was first introduced during the Tokyo Motor Show last fall, represents the vision that Nissan has of the future and it is here today.
Imagine an electric vehicle such as the Nissan IDS that features autonomous driving, advanced vehicle control, safety technology, artificial intelligence and zero emission? Now that’s #innovationthatexcites
Nissan is always thinking about the future, how the automobiles will evolve and how mobility will be in the future society. With advanced technologies, it will revolutionize the relationship between the car, driver and future mobility.
Both concept vehicles are one of a kind, innovative and will be trail blazers in the automobile industry.
For more information visit Nissan on their site and social media channels:
In the next installments I will share the Nissan 2016 Model Line Up, so stay tuned!
Many thanks to Nissan for allowing me to be at NAIAS this year. It was a pleasure learning more about what they do 🙂
Now I’m turning it over to you!
Are you a passionate automobile fan?
Have you ever driven a Nissan car or do you know someone who has?
What do you think of Concept Vehicles?
I want to read all about it, so feel free to share your opinions by leaving a comment!
Until next time, hasta luego.
Disclaimer: I was a guest of Nissan and was not influenced in any way or manner. All opinions are and always be my own.
As you probably know I am an automobile enthusiast and worked as a technical translator for a car maker for a period of 2 years.
Thus I can talk to you about 25 possible reasons why your check engine soon light comes on, changing fuses under the hood, timing belts, repair under seat wires, repairs, tire thread depth, adding accessories to the vehicle until the sun comes out or until you fall asleep (I could even start an entire new blog about cars in English and Spanish or even French).
So you can probably imagine that my eyes were sparkling once entering the Auto Show and my heart skipping a beat before new vehicles. Oh yes, and I love taking tons photos and but admit it, you love them too 🙂