Before the 2018 show, look back at the big hitters from years past.
There’s no disputing the ongoing importance of the Detroit Auto Show. It’s played host to countless introductions of future-looking concepts and major car debuts, both from domestic and international automakers. As we prepare for the 2018 show, which is already scheduled to feature hugely important product reveals, we decided to take a look back at the most significant introductions from the show’s past decade.
While the show’s history extends much farther back than a decade, this collection of debuts does nonetheless show an interesting transition time for the car industry. The 2009 and 2010 shows occured as the auto business was struggling after a recession, and the products shown then tended to highlight conservative, practical considerations. But in the past few years, with car sales booming globally, we’ve seen a return to the glitzy, glamorous types of debuts that make headlines.
Click through the slideshow to see which Detroit debuts made the biggest impact.