The Detroit motor show takes place next month, with the schedule full of new car reveals from big-name manufacturers, as well as new concepts, facelifts and production models.
Our team of journalists will be working to bring you the very latest news as it happens from the show, but here's our pre-Detroit roundup of what to expect at the event in 2014.
Billed as a design study, the new crossover is said to provide hints to the appearance of the next generation of Audi Q models, including a new Q1-badged offering confirmed for production in 2016. Audi describes the high-riding crossover as possessing a traditional shooting brake-like body with two long doors and an angled estate-style tailgate.
A replacement for the 1-series coupé and convertible, the 2-series will be shown in hardtop form for the first time at Detroit. It adopts BMW’s new naming policy, with hatches and saloons adopting the odd numbers in the series, and coupés and convertibles taking the evens. Engines range from a 218d to the range-topping M235i.
The M3 saloon and M4 coupé will be shown for the first time. Both cars use a 3.0-litre twin-turbo straight-six producing 425bhp. UK sales will start next May, with the M3 costing from £56,175 and the M4 from £56,635. Buyers can choose between a six-speed manual and a seven-speed DTC automatic transmission.
This midly facelifted BMW X1 will be sold in the UK from March, and comes with new exterior accents and a lightly re-touched interior. BMW also plans to offer an expanded range of services through its ConnectedDrive system, including an eco-tracking function and online entertainment.
While not a new model per se, BMW will offer a new interior upgrade package for its BMW Z4 model in the form of the Pure Fusion Design specification. The top-spec trim features plenty of new leather trim and wood, alongside new paintwork. BMW has also confirmed the trim will be available to order in the UK.
The new Chevrolet Corvette Z06 will have its world debut at the Detroit motor show. Production of the Z06 will begin in late 2014, suggesting that sales will start early in 2015. It is not known whether the Corvette Z06 will be offered in right-hand drive or whether it will go on sale in Europe.
Replacing the Sebring model, the 200 is based on the US-centric ‘wide’ version of the platform that underpins the Alfa Romeo Giulietta. The 200 is expected to be sold with two engines: a 2.4-litre, ‘Tigershark’ four cylinder and one of Chrysler’s familiar 3.6-litre V6 Pentastar engines.