Detroit’s Best: 4 Cars That Made a Mark at the Show


Now that the Detroit auto show has wrapped up its first week, observers, analysts, and journalists are now digesting everything that happened during the eventful few days that saw the debut of a number really special cars. While everyone is choosing their favorites, AutoWeek opted to fill in what it determined to be the most significant, the most fun, the best concept, and best in show thus far.

“The press conferences are over (our feet are killing us), our staff has stopped wrestling, and the ballots are counted,” the site said. “Here are the four we, the Autoweek staff, think stood out the most.”

1. Most Significant: 2015 Ford F-150

Any changes to America’s best-selling vehicle are going to be significant, in some form. However, AutoWeek chose the Ford (NYSE:F) F-150 because “the body is 95 percent high-strength aluminum and the frame is 77 percent high-strength steel.” That means weight savings of about 700 pounds over the outgoing model, which is, in fact, quite significant. Moreover, its been called the most toughest and most capable F-150 yet by Ford. Naturally.