Report – GMC Acadia and Chevrolet Cruze hatch coming to NAIAS image

The North American International Auto Show in Detroit is scheduled to begin on January 11 and as such we’re rounding up the new model introductions roster.

The latest report concerns the official premieres coming from the likes of Chevrolet, GMC, Nissan and Volkswagen. There is no official word on the introductions yet so take this with a grain of salt but it appears Chevrolet is looking forward to the introduction of the Cruze hatchback version of the compact at home in Detroit. This will be a more useful version in the crowded urban areas (the body style is highly popular in the densely packed European cities) and will also employ sporty styling and the same roster of engines – including the turbocharged 1.4-liter four-cylinder engine that develops 153 horsepower and 177 pound-feet of torque. General Motors will also deliver the all new 2017 GMC Acadia – the first offering in a new flurry of seven-seat crossovers, though a tad smaller than its outgoing predecessor and with more stylish design elements. It will also be way lighter as it has switched to an extended version of the Cadillac XT5 architecture – the weight savings are so significant that as a base a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine will be used.

Meanwhile, new concepts from both Nissan and Volkswagen should be expected. The Japanese automaker has kept details under wrap but it appears the prototype could be based off the Titan pickup truck. The German automaker embattled by the dieselgate scandal is meanwhile trying to sway the attention of the public to an alleged “off-road” concept version of a production crossover.

Via Automotive News