Passenger Health Displays and Other Design Trends from 2016 Detroit Auto Show
Detroit reveals color accents and door handle displays on the roads ahead
The Detroit Auto Show (NAIAS) remains the best venue to observe consumer vehicle design trends in the United States. While New York and Los Angeles stage shows that edge closer to the stature of Detroit each year, the breath and depth presented in the Motor City is still unmatched. The 2016 show had some notable highlights as well as a continuation of some themes we saw from the previous NYIAS and CES.
The stratification of model types has put many automakers on similar product-planning schedules. Everyone raced to introduce full-size SUVs when that market was hot followed by CUVs then crossovers. The result has been several years of auto shows with the majority of vehicle debuts being of a similar kind. Those cycles seem to be finally breaking up. There was refreshing variety represented at Detroit this year.