Toyota will make a big splash at the Chicago Auto Show this week with the introduction of its redesigned Tundra pickup.
The full-sized truck will be positioned upscale, avoiding a direct face-off with the Detroit 3 pickups, say company sources.
Also in Chicago, General Motors will roll out its first diesel car since the 1980s, a version of the Chevrolet Cruze.
Kia will reveal a production vehicle that likely will be a five-door hatchback variant of its redesigned 2014 Forte compact. The company also will show a premium crossover concept that it says hints at the brand's future design language.
Chrysler will unveil a new line of full-sized commercial vans.
For some carmakers, performance will be a theme. Nissan will focus on its Nismo subbrand, and Volkswagen will roll out a performance trim level of the Beetle.
Here are the highlights.