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The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly of the 2019 Detroit Auto Show

The 2019 Detroit Auto Show debuted this year on January 14th, introducing some new, promising, and enticing cars to look forward to this coming year. But with every new year and new car comes new critics! 

Let’s take a look at three of the cars presented at the auto show: the good, the bad, and the downright nasty-looking!

The Good: 2020 Toyota Supra

2020 Toyota Supra, courtesy of Consumer Guide, https://blog.consumerguide.com/new-toyota-supra/

Unexpectedly, the Toyota Supra made a staggering comeback with its debut at the auto show, and we can agree with USA Today when they say, “It’s lit!” Packing a turbocharged, 3-liter, 6-cylinder engine with 335 horsepower, it’s got the power and speed to match its racy appearance on the show floor.

Jalopnik and others aren’t very fond of the Supra’s fake vents, but how is that any different from when cars used to come with spoilers?

As far as we are concerned, here at Collierville Auto, the fake vents just add to the look and sense of speed that the car has. Although we ourselves aren’t giant fans of this new car, at least we can give credit to Chief Designer Nobuo Nakamura himself and his team for bringing it back.

By the way, not too long ago, we discussed in a previous article about the 4th generation Toyota Supra and what made the car so popular in the first place. You can even swing by the dealership to test drive this car yourself before it’s gone! 

But going back to the show, this car can’t possibly be as bad as...

The Bad: 2020 Mustang Shelby GT500

2020 Mustang Shelby, courtesty of @Sinister_Lifestyle

If the 2020 Toyota Supra was the good little car that could, then the 2020 Mustang Shelby GT500 is the big bad wolf creeping through the shadows. Leaked at the Auto Show by a person only known by their Instagram handle @Sinister_Lifestyle (note his watermark in the image), there is still little to no information about it, other than rumors of its release later this year.

Make no mistake: This is the car you go drag-racing in, maybe against a 2020 Toyota Supra. (Not that we promote drag racing 😉 please obey all traffic laws and don't do anything we wouldn't do.)

Fortunately, here at Collierville Auto, we currently have a 2008 Ford Mustang 2DR Coupe GT Roush 427R. So if you want to give that car a test drive before it’s gone, then by all means, come through!

But no matter your opinion of the 2020 Supra and Mustang, undoubtedly, they far surpass the looks of...

The Ugly: 2020 Ford Explorer ST

2020 Ford Explorer, image courtesy of  Drew Phillips of Auto Blog, https://www.autoblog.com/2019/01/14/2020-ford-explorer-st-hybrid-detroit-auto-show/

Okay, to be fair, the car itself isn’t as bad as it looks. However, if you plan on using this car for drag racing, there won’t be any (though it does boast a top speed of 143!). The 2020 Ford Explorer ST continues the popular design trend of making SUV crossovers that look like minivans, but with a more rugged Jeep twist with its trademark seven-bar front grills.

Said to be “the most powerful Explorer”, this car aims to do more than help you climb the tallest mountain with its four-wheel drive, 3.0-liter twin-turbo V6, and 21-inch wheels. Heck, it ensures you can. Maybe you can climb TWO mountains without refueling. But hey, that’s what you get for choosing efficiency over looks, right? At least this car has some nice leather seats inside.

Okay, So What?

That about wraps up our look at the champions of the 2019 Detroit Auto Show and our examination of what we considered to be the good, the bad, and the ugly picks of the experience! Perhaps next time we will revisit these new editions, for better or for worse, and see how they’re holding up throughout the year.

Like what you saw? Disagree? Which ones did you find good, bad or ugly?

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