Ford will make the biggest splash of the Detroit auto show with the redesigned 2015 F-150.
The best-selling vehicle in the United States gets more aluminum to cut weight, a redesigned interior and possibly a new engine choice.
At other brands, sporty cars will dominate the headlines. Chevrolet will show the high-performance Corvette Z06. BMW will unveil redesigned M3 and M4 cars. And Lexus will show a sporty car whose V-8 delivers 460 hp, sources say.
Meanwhile, Honda will unveil a significant car for practical buyers -- the 2015 Fit. The redesigned model is larger than the model it replaces.
-- Charles Child
Acura will show a prototype of the 2015 TLX sporty sedan. The production version of the TLX will go on sale in the United States in the second half of 2014. The TLX replaces the TL sedan, and Acura also will discontinue the sporty TSX in 2014, leaving the TLX in the middle of the car lineup between the entry-level ILX and the flagship RLX. The TLX will offer two new direct-injection gasoline engines, a new transmission and either front-wheel drive or all-wheel drive.