The 2017 Detroit Auto Show has wrapped up, and, as usual, the premier venue for car shows has set the tone for the global automotive industry for the coming year. And, while we already previewed some of the big news and announcements expected out of Detroit this year, we thought it would also be worthwhile to spotlight the hottest cars that were featured at the auto show. The cars that turned heads, generated buzz, and have people talking. Some of the cars are updates of well-known nameplates, while others are entirely new to the automotive world. But every one of these vehicles, for one reason or another, has the car world buzzing. Here are the 10 coolest cars shown in Detroit this year.
10. Audi Q8
Audi presented the Q8 as a concept car in Detroit. But don’t be fooled. Audi plans to put this extremely stylish SUV into full production in 2018. With North American buyers increasingly opting for SUVs over sedans, Audi is banking that the Q8 will have a robust market. And why not? This SUV has all the features of a luxury sedan but with more leg room. Furthermore, the Q8 looks really cool with flared wheel arches and a body that hearkens back to the Ur-Quattro of the 1980s. The interior is pretty sick too, featuring a lot of angular brushed metal and haptic feedback “black panel” displays that are perfectly integrated rather than appearing as an afterthought. The fact that the Q8 will be offered as a plug-in hybrid vehicle, which goes against the worst stereotypes of the big SUV, is also pretty awesome. Keep this vehicle on your radar.