New car models on a highway near you

One of the cool things about living in the MotorCity is that we Detroiters get to see the new auto models much sooner than the rest of the country.

For whatever reason, I always get excited when I see next year’s models. Since there are SO MANY cars in metro Detroit, I guess I just get tired of the old ones, and like to see what the designers over at Ford, GM, and Chrysler have been cooking up during the previous five years.

This morning, I had a “new auto sighting” on my way to work on I-75 North. I could tell right away that the car was a Jeep, but wasn’t sure if it was a Grand Cherokee on steroids, or a completely new vehicle.

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After looking into it a bit more, I have discovered that it is not a hulky Cherokee, but, instead, is a new addition to the Jeep line, called the Commander.

3 Comments so far

  1. WanderingMonkey (unregistered) on August 24th, 2005 @ 8:46 am

    it’s funny when you’re here in Dearborn and you see engineers from GM and DCX driving their prototypes here like they’re taunting Ford to bring out their own prototypes.

  2. Blondy (unregistered) on August 24th, 2005 @ 9:55 am

    I think it is so fun to see the cars with the leather bras on them, or whatever they are called. It always puts a msile on my face, and makes me glad I live here!

  3. lance (unregistered) on August 24th, 2005 @ 5:26 pm

    I live in Dearborn, and I remember seeing the new, redesigned Ford Mustang and GT500 going down Michigan two years ago! The Mustang just became available to the public like 3 months ago…while the GT won’t be out until at least the spring.

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