At Detroit Auto Show, 3 New Pickups Could Hit 30 MPG

Ford Edge ST 2018 revealed

Ford Edge ST 2018 revealed

The event, popularly known as the Detroit motor show, is one of the most important platforms for United States auto manufacturers to showcase their new products. The midsize Chevrolet Colorado and Toyota Tacoma both notched sales increases past year even though overall USA sales were down.

CES has become an important venue for automakers to showcase technological advances.

Here is the top truck news from the 2018 Detroit auto show.

We're breaking down all the things you should put on your "Must See" list. "At Las Vegas, you get a glimpse of the cars of tomorrow", said Ferdinand Dudenhoeffer of the Center for Automotive Research at the University of Duisburg-Essen in Germany.

For the US market, designers wanted to give the Ranger more of a "Ford Tough" look, explained Joe Hinrichs, Ford's executive vice president for Global Operations.

Back then, the cheap but dependable Ranger was the best-selling truck of its size.

Also, Reuss says he's seen events that have rapidly shifted what consumers want, and he wants to be ready if that happens.

Automakers are hedging their bets when it comes to autonomous vehicles and whether they will someday cut into or even end personal auto ownership.

Special to the Tribune Chronicle / Steve Fecht for Chevrolet The Chevrolet exhibit was under constructed last week for the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. In an effort to avoid being drowned out by CES buzz, organizers of the Detroit show began hosting a tech-focused component previous year called AutoMobili-D. Now they've been given a new design to play on Mini's British heritage - the Union Jack, the national flag.

You could smell the big-truck testosterone wafting in the air early and often, as the traditional "Big Three" US automakers launched new pickup trucks at the this year's heartland auto show: full-size pickups from Chevrolet (Silverado) and Ram (Ram 1500), plus a revived midsize pickup from Ford (Ranger). "That will get us in the autonomous driving because it's fully electric", says JTekt's Tom Maher.

But unlike those glitzy prototypes at CES last week, this one appears close to production-ready, and will likely go on sale this year or next to take on the Prius once again.

So why the big push to make - and market - cars as the demand dwindles? Part of the problem for Detroit is CES' proximity on the calendar, which can make the auto show seem like an afterthought.

Built Ford Tough is engineered in Ranger's DNA - from its high-strength steel frame backbone to its frame-mounted steel front and rear bumpers. But for now, GM and other companies have to be in both places.

But Detroit defenders say the show remains essential because it offers access to an unmatched array of industry executives, suppliers and academics.

Jeep parent Fiat Chrysler Automobiles hasn't yet released engine and transmission details but said more fuel-efficient options will be available.

"I think we're having a paradigm shift now about how people engage with the passenger vehicle industry", she says.

"Silicon Valley needs Detroit", he said.

"I think the only way to figure out how to get the system to work is to work the system", says Hoff.

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