2010 Detroit Auto Show

Video: Boyota Work Some Magic On The Toyota Sienna
Video: Boyota Work Some Magic On The Toyota Sienna

Auto show presentations have a reputation for being cheesy -- and they've earned it. The Chevrolet "Volt Dance" at the 2009 Los Angeles Auto Show is just the latest in a long, long line of displays and debuts to employ terrible music and clunky choreography in an effort to seem new and edgy...Read More»

Screencap from 2010 NAIAS Black Tie Charity Preview flash mob event
Friday Video: 2010 Detroit Auto Show Flash Mob. In Formalwear.

We're starting to lose patience with flash mobs. What was once an edgy, socially deviant gesture has devolved into an outlet for extroverted Michael Jackson fans and self-professed marketing "gurus". That said, we're willing to give a pass to this clip from the NAIAS Black Tie Charity Preview last...Read More»

2012 Ford Focus, at 2010 Detroit Auto Show
TCC's Best Cars—And Surprises—of the 2010 Detroit Auto Show

We're just back from the 2010 Detroit auto show and nursing our sore feet from several days of taking it all in at Detroit's Cobo Center. Taking a look back at the hurricane of posts on The Car Connection, along with our other core sites Motor Authority and Green Car Reports, we've picked just a...Read More»

Bob Lutz
Lutz Gets Ahead Of Himself On The Cadillac Converj

Speaking of Cadillac: Bob Lutz has championed the Cadillac Converj since its first appearance at the 2009 Detroit Auto Show. Although it debuted as a concept vehicle, there was soon a great deal of chatter about the Converj creeping toward showrooms, and this past Sunday, Lutz said in no uncertain...Read More»

Toyota Auto Access Seat
Video: Toyota Adds Auto Access Seat To Sienna Minivan

Anyone who's ever had to help a wheelchair-bound person into an average car or minivan -- one without a lift -- knows that the process can be exhausting. And with America's Baby Boomer population moving quickly toward senior status, the travails of transporting the elderly and infirm are likely to...Read More»

Audi e-tron Concept for 2010 Detroit Auto Show
2010 Detroit Auto Show: From The Outside Looking In

We don't use the word "I" very much in our writing at TCC, but this time, I suppose I'll have to: I'm going to give my take on the 2010 Detroit Auto Show from the vantage point of my office, which lies -- inconveniently -- about 1,000 miles to the south. What can I add to the discussion from here...Read More»

Ray LaHood
Was Ray LaHood's NAIAS Speech Upbeat, Defensive, Or Testy?

Earlier today, there was a good bit of chatter about U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood's 7am speech at the 2010 Detroit Auto Show. LaHood is just one of several government personalities visiting the North American International Auto Show today, so both journalists and auto industry types...Read More»

2010 Detroit Auto Show logo
HighGearMedia Keeps You In-The-Know At The 2010 Detroit Auto Show

We're live from the 2010 North American International Auto Show in Detroit! Our team of auto experts -- including Bengt Halvorson, Marty Padgett, and John Voelcker -- will be reporting from the floor for the next few days, keeping you up to date with the latest news on upcoming models, auto-related...Read More»

2010 Detroit Auto Show
2010 Detroit Auto Show, In List Format

Journalists: 5,000, down from 5,500 last year--and 7,500 a few years ago Toyota display: Trees, flowers, geese, and the Prius Plug-In Hybrid (not available to buyers) Ford display: 50 percent larger, complete with on-floor tests of its automatic parking system General Motors display: Smaller (no...Read More»

MINI Crossman patent drawing [via PistonHeads]
Sketches Of The Upcoming MINI Crossman SUV

The folks at PistonHeads have dug up some interesting sketches of the upcoming MINI Crossman SUV, which we've previously seen in spy pics, and subsequently in concept form at the 2008 Paris auto show. On the stylistic front, there were some fairly significant differences between those two vehicles...Read More»

2010 scion iq concept 016
2010 Detroit Auto Show: Scion iQ To Debut As A Hybrid Hatch

The Toyota iQ is a popular minicar in many parts of the world, and we've known for a while that Toyota was planning to market it as a Scion in the U.S. The timeline for the iQ's launch, however, has been the subject of rumor and speculation: at first it was thought to be 2011, then it was bumped up...Read More»

GMC Urban Utility Concept teaser
The Future Is Smaller: GMC Teases The Urban Utility Concept

GMC isn't known for making small anythings, but that reputation may change after the 2010 Detroit Auto Show. The brand associated with behemoths like the Suburban has just released a couple of teaser images for a small concept vehicle that will be shown at NAIAS called the GMC Urban Utility...Read More»

Fiat 500 Abarth
2010 Detroit Auto Show: Fiat 500 EV

There's been a lot of excitement about the Fiat 500, which is expected to arrive in the U.S. later this year or in early 2011. While the convertible and the sporty Abarth version have gotten the lion's share of press, there's also an all-electric concept version, which is set to debut next week at...Read More»

Lancia Delta
Rumor: Chrysler To Unveil Lancia-Derived Model At NAIAS

Chrysler is in a tough spot these days: not only is the company still recovering from bankruptcy and adjusting to the habits of its new lifepartner, Fiat, but Chrysler is also struggling to bring its product development arm up to speed after sitting idle for months. To keep consumers interested...Read More»

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