The 2019 North American International Auto Show is just around the corner. Some automakers are getting a jump on the action. Ford has already shown off its 2020 Explorer, while others are serving up teasers ahead of full reveals.
It would be nice if Chevrolet finally trots out that mid-engine Corvette we all know is coming. Word has it that it may not be quite ready, however, which is quite a shame. Ford should roll out its new Shelby GT500, which means the horsepower wars are still in full effect. Dodge is likely to invent a more powerful version of the Challenger just because… and we’d welcome that too.
At this time, we don’t really know much of what’s coming to the show this year.
My personal pick that I know is definitely not going to be there? I’d love to see a brand new Nissan Z car. No, Nissan isn’t ready to deliver such a thing. The automaker is also due to update the GT-R as well, but it’s the Z that needs serious love and attention right now. If there’s even been a neglected family member that was once a beloved all-star, it’s the Z.
I’d like to see Nissan approach a brand-new Z from one of two ways. Either toss in the 400-horsepower twin-turbocharged Infiniti engine from the Q50 Red Sport. Or go downmarket a bit. Reduce the price to entry for the Z, and downsize the power as well. Bring it back to the 240Z name, and then have it face off against the Toyota GT and Subaru BRZ.
None of that is going to happen, but I can dream. What might you be dreaming about for the 2019 NAIAS?