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Detroit Muscles Up Again
Detroit Muscles Up Again

by Rex Roy To our great delight, Detroit is back in the muscle car business. General Motors is readying their Camaro. Across town, Chrysler is busy prepping the Challenger. Unlike its rivals, Ford never stopped producing the Mustang, although some would argue the Mustang II wasn't a real muscle car...Read More»

2007 Mitsubishi Prototype X
2007 Mitsubishi Prototype X Concept

Slideshow: Mitsubishi’s next-generation Evo will appear at the 2007 Detroit auto show under the guise of a concept car dubbed Prototype X. Prototype X will appear alongside the new 2008 Mitsubishi Lancer, at the Mitsubishi press conference on January 8. Mitsubishi says the Prototype X is a...Read More»

2007 Chrysler Nassau concept
Chrysler Drums Up Nassau, Trailhawk

Could these two Detroit auto show concept vehicles hint at the shape of things to come from theU.S. arm of DaimlerChrysler AG? There’s little doubt that they’ll have at least some influence if they gain a good reception from the media and show-goers, company officials suggested. The Chrysler...Read More»

2007 Kia Kue concept
Kia Kues up Sport Concept

After a brief address from Kia Motors America president and CEO BG Lee, COO Len Hunt helped introduce the automaker’s new chief design officer, Peter Schreyer, best known for the Audi TT and now with Kia as of the past 18 months of so. With help from Schreyer, Hunt said, Kia plans to bring more...Read More»

2007 Chevrolet Volt Concept
2007 Chevrolet Volt Concept

MORE PHOTOS: Will General Motors save the electric vehicle? The automaker took plenty of lumps when it decided to kill off its quirky little EV1 battery car, a decade ago, most recently in the art house documentary, Who Killed the Electric Vehicle. That’s just one of the reasons why, over the...Read More»

2007 Ford Airstream Concept
2007 Ford Airstream Concept

Fuel cells and electric-vehicle batteries are bound to change the interior of future vehicles, according to Freeman Thomas, Ford Motor Co.'s advanced design guru. That change led to the development of the Ford Airstream concept vehicle that bows at the 2007 North American International Auto...Read More»

2007 Mazda Ryuga concept
2007 Mazda Ryuga Concept

SLIDESHOW: Mazda's concept shown at the 2007 Detroit auto show is built around the concept of flow. The new concept has been dubbed the Ryuga. Paired with the Nagare concept unveiled at last month’s Los Angeles auto show, the Ryuga will emphasize richness and luxury. Mazda promises “rich...Read More»

2007 Saab BioPower concept
2007 Saab BioPower Concept

A Saab concept vehicle powered without any fossil fuels has been introduced at the 2007 Detroit auto show. The BioPower Hybrid Concept, Saab says, takes a conventional 9-3 Convertible body and converts it to run solely on bio-ethanol, with the added propulsion of GM’s new two-mode hybrid system...Read More»

2007 Suzuki Flix
At Suzuki, Time Out For Flix

TheDetroit auto show puts the media to the test – not in how much coverage they can generate, but in how long their feet will hold out against Cobo Hall’s concrete floors. Suzuki’s solution to low back pain came in the form of the Flix concept wagon, a version of the XL7 crossover turned into...Read More»

2007 Acura Advanced Coupe Concept
2007 Acura Advanced Coupe Concept

On Acura’s stand, Honda Motor Co. president and CEO Takeo Fukui introduced the Advanced Coupe Concept, a new sports car design that previews a potential successor to the now-discontinued NSX. One of the brand’s priorities in a concept, especially a sports-car concept, according to...Read More»

2007 Mercedes-Benz Concept Ocean Drive, Detroit Auto Show
2007 Mercedes-Benz Ocean Drive Concept

MORE PHOTOS: Mercedes revealed one of the worst-kept secrets of the 2007 Detroit auto show as it showed off its Concept Ocean Drive. The concept is a convertible version of the S-Class sedan. The Detroit concept is what Mercedes calls a “one-off creation” that revives its tradition of large...Read More»

2007 Ford Interceptor concept
2007 Ford Interceptor Concept

SLIDESHOW: ‘Tis the season to be spreading cheer…and rumors. With the holidays largely behind us and the 2007 Detroit auto show, fast approaching, the automotive gossip mill starts churning out word of what just might make it to the floor of Cobo Hall. TheCarConnection.com has confirmed that...Read More»

2007 Nissan Bevel Concept
2007 Nissan Bevel Concept

Some companies are more than comfortable pushing the design envelope, as Nissan has shown time and again with both concept vehicles and production models, such as the Murano crossover. But the Bevel show car takes even that adventurous automaker way out on the edge. It’s hard to find the precise...Read More»

2007 Chevrolet Camaro Convertible Concept
2007 Chevrolet Camaro Convertible Concept

LOTS MORE PHOTOS! How do you top the biggest hit of last year’s North American International Auto Show? How about by cutting the top off of the Chevrolet Camaro concept car? A ragtop prototype of the hit pony car will be making its official debut at the 2007 Detroit Auto Show, and company...Read More»

2007 Jaguar C-XF Concept
2007 Jaguar C-XF Concept

More Photos: The Jaguar C-XF Concept will leap into the Detroit auto show - and has patently broken cover a little early. The C-XF is the precursor to the new XF sedan, which replaces the S-Type sometime in 2008. A production version is expected to bow at a future auto show, while the concept bows...Read More»

2007 Chrysler Nassau concept
2007 Chrysler Nassau Concept

Slideshow: Chrysler has released these photos of the upcomingNassau concept. The new concept car will be shown for the first time at the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit in January . Chrysler says the Nassau four-door concept is a four-door luxury “coupe” with an...Read More»

2007 Jeep Trailhawk concept
2007 Jeep Trailhawk Concept

Slideshow: Jeep has released these photos of the upcoming Trailhawk concept. The new concept SUV will be shown for the first time at the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit in January. Jeep says the Trailhawk concept is a cross between the Wrangler and the more upscale Grand...Read More»

2007 HUMMER H3 Open Top
2007 HUMMER H3 Open Top

HUMMER is giving the H3 a little more safari chic at the 2007 Detroit auto show with the Open Top. By fitting the H3 with ASC’s sliding-fabric, InfiniVu roof system, the H3 has a ‘nostalgic’ feel, according to GM, apparently reminiscent of cloth-top convertible utes of the past, but with good...Read More»

2007 Toyota FT-HS concept
2007 Toyota FT-HS Concept

One normally doesn’t speak of sports cars and environmentally-friendly automobiles in the same breath. ButToyota is betting there’s a green side to performance, as it plans to demonstrate at the upcoming Detroit auto show with the debut of the FT-HS Hybrid Sports Concept. Aggressively angular...Read More»

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