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Gallery: The North American International Auto Show highlights

The Infiniti Q60 coupe


The North American International Motor Show is in full swing in Detroit, with electric drivetrains and vehicle connectivity topping the agenda.

Here, AM gives you the chance to browse the stands and see some of the most important new models making their debut in Motor City from the comfort of your computer screen.

Audi’s h-tron Concept uses a hydrogen fuel cell with an output of up to 148bhp, and a further on-demand power boost of 134bhp courtesy of a lightweight lithium-ion battery.

Audi claims that the SUV can be fully refuelled with hydrogen in around four minutes, and is then ready to drive for up to 372 miles.

Set to go on sale in April, the 365bhp BMW M2 was on the German manufacturer’s stand at Detroit. Capable of reaching 62mph in 4.5 seconds and an electronically limited 155mph, the M2 is priced at £44,070.

Two new Infiniti models made the stands, with the Q60 and its bigger brother, the QX60, taking pride of place. The vehicles will be available in petrol guise, with 300 or 400bhp courtesy from a twin-turbocharged V6 engine.

Kia showcased the giant Telluride, which will be marketed in the US but not on UK shores. The other star of its stand was the US-only Forte hatchback.

The new E-Class and SLC-Class were at the heart of the action on the Mercedes stand. The SLC will go on sale in the UK this month, with a choice of five engines, ranging from the SLC 180 and topping out with the 362bhp SLC 43.

The new E-Class was seen in the metal for the first time. Due to go on sale this summer, the Jaguar XF and BMW 5-Series rival is expected to be priced from around £35,000.

Porsche made a show of its new 911 Turbo and Turbo S models in Detroit. The two coupes deliver 533 and 580bhp, respectively, from their turbocharged, three-litre flat-six engines.

Volvo’s luxurious S90 made its public debut. Joining its SUV sibling, the XC90, in showrooms this summer, the new model will replace the outgoing S80.

The Volkswagen GTE Concept is a plug-in hybrid which can power all four wheels electrically, with a 1.4-litre TSI engine on hand for back up.

Volkswagen claims the sporty SUV will cover 20 miles on a full charge, claiming 75mpg fuel economy and total fuel range of 580 miles.

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