Top SUVs and trucks of the Detroit auto show

first_img Kia, too, is going big, launching its Telluride three-row SUV. It’s bigger than a Sorento but the same as the Hyundai Palisade. Power comes from a 3.8-litre V6 that pumps out 291 horsepower and 262 lb.-ft. of torque, driving all four wheels through an eight-speed automatic transmission. It’s good looking, too, boxy and square and adventuresome, another notch for Kia designer Peter Schreyer. The holy barrier of 1,000 lb.-ft. of torque has finally been broken, a threshold never before seen in a production pickup truck. While Ford has come close with more than 900 lb.-ft. Ram was the truck maker to hit the high water mark, and figure that allows a properly configured Ram HD to tow a staggering 35,100 lbs and carry 7,680 lbs. That payload alone is more than most trucks can tow. This, ladies and gents, is a freight train for the road.The Ram was just one of the truck and SUV highlights of the 2019 North American Auto Show held for the last time in January in Detroit.The Ford Explorer, now riding a rear-wheel-drive platform, debuted in a new performance ST trim along with a hybrid. The ST boasts 400 horsepower and 415 pound-feet of torque from its 3.0-litre turbocharged V6. The Explorer ST also offers a Sport mode which sharpens the steering, throttle and 10-speed transmission. The Hybrid version, meanwhile, pumps out 318 horsepower from its 3.3-litre V6/electric motor combination while still managing 800 kilometres on a single tank. Not to be outdone, Cadillac introduced a three-row SUV, the XT6. About the same size as the Buick Enclave, the XT6 adopts the signature Cadillac look and comes loaded with standard equipment including AWD. RELATED TAGSCadillacFordKiaPickup TruckSUVAWD / 4x4CUV / CrossoverDieselHybridNon-LuxuryDetroitDetroit Auto ShowHybridsNew Vehiclesall-wheel driveCrossoverDieselNon-Luxury PlayThe Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car everPlay3 common new car problems (and how to prevent them) | Maintenance Advice | Driving.caPlayFinal 5 Minivan Contenders | Driving.caPlay2021 Volvo XC90 Recharge | Ministry of Interior Affairs | Driving.caPlayThe 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning is a new take on Canada’s fave truck | Driving.caPlayBuying a used Toyota Tundra? Check these 5 things first | Used Truck Advice | Driving.caPlayCanada’s most efficient trucks in 2021 | Driving.caPlay3 ways to make night driving safer and more comfortable | Advice | Driving.caPlayDriving into the Future: Sustainability and Innovation in tomorrow’s cars | Driving.ca virtual panelPlayThese spy shots get us an early glimpse of some future models | Driving.ca Trending Videoscenter_img We encourage all readers to share their views on our articles using Facebook commenting Visit our FAQ page for more information. See More Videos The Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car ever COMMENTSSHARE YOUR THOUGHTSlast_img read more