2018 Detroit Auto Show: What We Know



The 2018 North American International Auto Show, aka the Detroit auto show, is shaping up to be quite an interesting show if pickup trucks are your passion. It's been quite a while since we've had several all-new pickups revealed in Detroit, but this year's event promises to be a truck-centric show. There will be plenty of new cars and concepts to look at along with the trucks. To see what other vehicles are expected to debut in Detroit, check out this list on sister site Cars.com. For more information on the pickups we expect to see, read on.


2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

An all-new 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 lineup will be on full display and we'll to do our best to get as much technical information as we can on the available trim packages. In December we got a gander at the Z71 Trailboss version of the new Chevy half ton during a brief reveal at the Texas Motor Speedway. We weren't able to get inside the truck and poke around, so more to come.

2019 Ford Ranger

There's been quite a bit of speculation about this mid-size pickup that enjoys a great deal of success overseas. Rumors are rampant that we'll see the 2019 Ford Ranger, the newest entry to the U.S. mid-size pickup class, at the show.

2019 Ram 1500

The 2019 Ram 1500 one is probably the worst-kept secret of the show, but it could provide us with the most impressive example of a complete redesign from a truckmaker that wants to reset the bar for the half-ton class. We've seen plenty of spy photos from our shooters in the field and from what we're hearing, this one could shake things up.

Wild Cards

Other manufacturers such as Nissan, Jeep, Mercedes-Benz and even Hyundai may decide to dip into the pickup truck pool at the show, perhaps showing a new concept or two. But if that's their plan, they've done a pretty good job of keeping it quiet. Regardless, we expect more pickup trucks to be revealed at the Chicago Auto Show in February, The Work Truck Show in March and (very likely) the New York International Auto Show in April.

Show Information

The Detroit auto show runs Jan. 20-Jan. 28 at the Cobo Center, 1 Washington Blvd. in Detroit. Hours are 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. Jan. 20-27 and 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Jan. 28. Tickets are $14 for adults, $7 for seniors 65 and older and children 7-12, free for children 6 and younger accompanied by an adult. Purchase tickets online here.

Cars.com photos by Evan Sears


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Ford will need to answer the lawsuit filed by customers concerning rigging of emissions...

That is what courts are for.

I hope that Chevy will reconsider the Trail Boss and give us a new Chevy truck instead of a mash up of everyone else's truck.
That thing is awful! What's up with those front fenders??

About the law suit don’t worry about it ladies FORD IS GONNA DO JUST FINE so stop crying about it.

Ram and GM have this show! If the Ford danger shows up everyone will think, what they finally updated that 1993 junk!

Ram and GM have this show! If the Ford danger shows up everyone will think, what they finally updated that 1993 junk!

Although i would rather drive the Chevy than a Ford or Ram, but considering a Tundra now. I do think the Chevy is beautiful, just waning to try a Jap heap for giggles

Why does Japanese truck has American colors with "Hiring our Heroes" on it? wrong in so many levels!

Announcements waiting to happen....
Ford Big Block- the 7L V8 production plans are public knowledge, but the numbers and timeline are still a big question mark.
Ford HD 10 speed- again, production planning tipped the hand here, but when will it become available?
Nissan Frontier- hello! Is there anybody in there?
Nissan Titan V6- not as big a deal, but still a question mark.
Jeep JL Scrambler everything.
Ridgeline 10 speed
Hyundai pickup?
Fruition of the crossover pickup Chrysler was testing?

Fred- are you against building trucks in Texas and hiring veterans?

Are you bored with Ford?
I am floored with Ford
My Ford is adored
You can afford a Ford
Ford is a reward

Ecoboost will never be reproduced
cause it's soo fast it's goosed

Looking forward to finding out how much of the gap the Chevy and Fiat are gonna close on the F150.

Mr Knowitall,
No I'm not!
I'm aware that Tacoma are being built in Texas (and in Mexico). and that Toyota is a Japanese company, and when they say that "hiring our heroes" it just doesn't sit well with me.

I sure hope ford redesigns the ranger in 2019 its over 20 years old with same design when Toyota redesigned the Tacoma more and Chevy S10 was renamed the Colorado and got a modern design as well and even Nissan frontier is newer although its outdated like ranger

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