The 2017 edition of the North American International Auto Show won’t go into the books for blockbuster introductions and eye-popping concepts. In fact, so many brands either didn’t show up or didn’t have formal press events (Porsche, Tesla, Fiat Chrysler, Land Rover, Jaguar, Mini and Mitsubishi among them) that you might wonder about the future of this annual event.
That said, a few vehicles in the show are important and significant, and I’ll point them out here. As for the hits and misses, I’ll leave that to colleague David Undercoffler, who shoots from the lip and rarely misses.
Here, then, is my list of the most important vehicles of the 2017 Detroit auto show.