NAIAS 2014

  • Over the past couple of years, Volkswagen has revealed various Beetle derivatives at major US auto shows, including an electric Beetle and Beetle Convertible. For this year's NAIAS, it has something a little more fun and playful in mind. The Beetle Dune is a rugged, sand-ready Beetle concept.
  • The second of three related concept cars, the Volvo Concept XC Coupé showcases sporty, new design language while highlighting the Swedish automaker's Scalable Product Architecture (SPA). It leaves us wishing for a similarly styled production crossover or two.
  • Not known as the sportiest marque in the industry, Kia has been using auto-show concepts to experiment with more playful designs and is starting 2014 off with the GT4 Stinger. As that name implies, the 2+2 concept shows a little more aggression than the average Optima.
  • The holidays are a time for stocking stuffers and BMW has given us one with a hint of what’s to come in the new year. On Monday, the car maker announced that it would present the new Mini John Cooper Works concept at the North American International Auto Show 2014; January 13 to 26 in Detroit.
  • Volvo plans to reveal its latest concept car at the 2014 North American International Auto Show. The new car will be the second of a trio that started with the Concept Coupé. It will show Volvo's latest styling and scalable architecture in the form of a small crossover.