Here are all the major reveals from the Detroit Auto Show

“I definitely think this hybrid, the PowerBoost hybrid, helps people transition to full electric power,” John Emmert, general manager of Ford Trucks, told CNBC in an interview. “Hybrid is a step towards electrification, and for some people right now electric is not the best solution for them.”

A new face: Cadillac CT5 2025

GM also unveiled an updated version of the Cadillac CT5 sedan at the show on Wednesday morning. The CT5, the larger of Cadillac’s two remaining internal combustion sedans, will get a redesigned grille and a revamped interior, including a large new touchscreen, for the 2025 model year.

The updated CT5’s dashboard features the large 33-inch touchscreen found in other Cadillacs, giving drivers extensive customization options, including navigation and entertainment services powered by Google. On the outside, the new front fascia includes a bolder grille inspired by modern Cadillac cars, and redesigned lighting.

“New advanced technologies enhance the driver’s personal connection in a sedan already known for its ride, comfort and technology,” said Alex MacDonald, CT5 chief engineer.

The rear-wheel-drive CT5 is highly regarded by critics for its sharp handling. But even though it’s Cadillac’s best-selling sedan, its sales trail those of most of the brand’s SUVs and crossovers.

GM sold about 10,000 CT5s in the United States in the first half of the year, nearly double the total of the smaller CT4 sedan. But it was far fewer than the nearly 21,000 sales of the luxury brand’s best-selling vehicle, the Escalade large SUV, during the same period.

Production of the updated CT5 will begin in the second quarter of 2024. GM said updates to the high-performance versions of the CT5, CT5-V and CT5-V Blackwing, will be shared at a later date.

Some timely updates: 2024 Jeep Gladiator

excellent The company has unveiled a slightly modified version of the Jeep Gladiator, a pickup truck based on the brand’s popular Wrangler. The Gladiator will get an updated version of the famous Jeep grille for the 2024 model year, in addition to an upgraded information entertainment system with a touch screen and some new off-road features.

2024 Jeep Gladiator unveiled at the Detroit Auto ShowNot surprisingly, the new Gladiator’s grille is very similar to the revamped grille that the Wrangler itself will use on the 2024 model year. The two models are built side by side at the Jeep brand’s flagship plant in Toledo.

Inside, Stellantis has made its 12.3-inch touchscreen system — originally an upgrade option — standard, along with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto functionality. Buyers of the revamped Gladiator will also be able to choose new power seats that have been “tested to drive on water,” said Jim Morrison, senior vice president, who leads the Jeep brand in North America.

“Combine all that with a folding windshield, three roof options, two different door options or removing the doors entirely, and the Gladiator is the only truck in the business that can celebrate this kind of outdoor freedom and still do real truck stuff,” Morrison said.

Newer “X” versions of the Mojave and Rubicon models of the Gladiator, which are more focused on off-roading, add a permanent transfer case and an integrated off-road camera, as well as steel bumpers at both ends. But Stellantis has discontinued the Gladiator’s optional diesel engine, leaving buyers with just one powertrain choice — a 285-hp 3.6-liter V-6. Unlike the Wrangler, the Gladiator is not offered in a hybrid version.

Gladiator sales represent only a small fraction of Wrangler sales — about 27,000 Gladiators versus more than 84,000 Wranglers in the first half of 2023 — but it remains an important, highly profitable product for Stellantis. The company said dealers can order the revamped truck now, and deliveries are expected to begin before the end of the year.

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