Hyundai is displaying a custom-built, one-of-a-kind Veloster hot rod at the Detroit Auto Show. Styled like a life-sized Hot Wheels car, it's merely a concept and not a preview of an upcoming production model. Don't expect to see the "hot rod package" on the list of options when the new Veloster goes on sale.
Volkswagen is displaying a first-generation Jetta next to the all-new 2019 model at the Detroit Auto Show. The model pictured here is owned by Volkswagen of America, and it was recently treated to a comprehensive restoration. It's in like-new condition.
Hyundai has finally introduced its performance-oriented N sub-brand in America. N is to the South Korean firm what AMG is to Mercedes-Benz and M to BMW. The first N-badged Hyundai sold here is the Veloster, which gets a 275-horsepower turbo four.
Ford confirmed what we all suspected: the next-generation Mustang Shelby GT500 is coming soon, and it will pack a serious punch. Speaking on the sidelines of the Detroit Auto Show, the Blue Oval confirmed the hottest Mustang yet will pack over 700 horsepower to send chills down the Hellcat's spine. Look for the model to make its debut before the end of the year.
Mercedes-AMG expanded its line-up yet again with 53-badged variants of the CLS and the E-Class. All of them get the same 435-horsepower twin-turbocharged 3.0-liter straight-six engine and a 48-volt electrical system.
The next-generation Volkswagen Jetta made its debut at the Detroit Auto Show. It's built on Volkswagen's MQB platform, and it remains available with a manual transmission. It receives an array of tech features including a digital instrument cluster, which is found on the list of options.
China's GAC Motor says it plans to launch a new three-row crossover in the United States market by the end of 2019. Known as the GS8, the seven-passenger CUV will compete against vehicles like the Toyota Highlander.
Ford's entry-level Ranger truck returned to the American market after an eight-year hiatus. The sub-F-150 model is available in three trim levels and two body styles. Sales will begin before the end of the year.