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2010 Detroit Auto Show: Buick Regal GS Not Quite Confirmed
2010 Detroit Auto Show: Buick Regal GS Not Quite Confirmed

The 2011 Buick Regal hits showrooms this summer, and GM's not wasting much time re-asserting the Regal's old street-performance credentials. Witness the Regal GS concept, a lightly disguised show car that's due as a production vehicle sometime next year. A cousin of the European Opel Insignia, the...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»

2012 Ford Focus, at 2010 Detroit Auto Show
Ford Showing 'One Ford' Determination With 2012 Ford Focus

With a presentation that included news of renewed profitability and a renewed investment in Michigan, Ford touted its "One Ford" focus with, appropriately, the introduction of the 2012 Ford Focus, at Detroit's Cobo Arena. In the U.S., we've heard for years that small cars can't be profitable, but...Read More»

Chrysler-badged Lancia
2010 Detroit Auto Show: Lancia Delta Re-Branded As Chrysler Delta

The first step toward Chrysler's integration with Lancia, and one of the first symbolic steps of Fiat's integration with Chrysler, is the Chrysler-branded Lancia Delta on display at the 2010 Detroit Auto Show today. The car doesn't look much changed aside from a new grille and some Chrysler badges...Read More»

2010 Ford Transit Connect Wagon 4-door Wagon XL Angular Front Exterior View
2010 North American Car And Truck Of The Year: And The Winners Are...

Each fall, 50 journalists from the most respected automotive media outlets around the world get together to choose NACOTYs--in long form, the North American Car of the Year and Truck of the Year. In just a few years of existence, the NACOTY have become one of the most respected awards in the...Read More»

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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 Volkswagen New Compact Coupe Concept (2011 Volkswagen Jetta Coupe)
2010 Detroit Auto Show: 2011 Volkswagen Jetta Coupe

Volkswagen unveiled a sleek New Compact Coupe concept, with a 45-mpg hybrid powertrain and an off-white leather interior with bucket seats for four. According to Volkswagen, “the New Compact Coupe (NCC) shows, both technically and visually, how Volkswagen envisions a front-wheel-drive hybrid...Read More»

2010 GMC Granite Concept
2010 Detroit Auto Show: 2010 GMC Granite Concept

The 2010 Detroit Auto Show opens in Detroit today with a new crossover concept from GM, the GMC Granite. The Granite may be on display as a concept car, but it's closely related to a new vehicle already headed to Chevrolet dealers, the 2011 Orlando. It's a safe bet that GMC will get a version of...Read More»

2012 Ford Focus
2010 Detroit Auto Show: 2012 Ford Focus

Ford chose Detroit for the worldwide debut of the 2012 Ford Focus, at least in part, to show us that this time the North American version is no afterthought. Yes, after Ford says that the new Focus “takes kinetic design to a new level,” with a sportier design and more athletic stance, and it...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»

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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»

2011 Chevrolet Aveo (RS Concept, 2010 Detroit Auto Show)
2010 Detroit Auto Show: 2011 Chevrolet Aveo Preview

The latest on the 2010 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) surfaced earlier today in grainy unauthorized photos--but now you don't have to wait any more to see the first official photos of the 2011 Chevrolet Aveo. The new Aveo's due for a Detroit auto show preview on Monday, and GM's...Read More»

2010 Jeep Liberty Renegade
2010 Detroit Auto Show: 2010 Jeep Liberty Renegade, Wrangler Islander & Mountain

Jeep will be presenting three new models at next week’s 2010 Detroit Auto Show based around its existing Liberty and Wrangler off-roaders. Coming in for the 2010 model year, the lineup will include the new Liberty Renegade, Wrangler Islander and Wrangler Mountain--each offering their own...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»

Buick Regal GS concept car
2010 Detroit Auto Show: 2011 Buick Regal GS Preview

In Europe, the 2011 Buick Regal is badged as an Opel Insignia and is available in a number of different guises, including sedans, wagons and high-performance all-wheel drive speeders complete with manual transmissions. With the car soon to be available in the U.S., there’s a strong chance that...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»

Think City electric vehicle
Official: Think To Build Electric Cars In U.S.

Think Global is a Norwegian based manufacturer of electric vehicles and is the same company behind the original ‘Th!nk’ electric car that went on sale in the U.S. during the late 1990s. Back then, Think was owned by Ford, which sold it in 2003 to Swiss company Kamkorp Microelectronics...Read More»

2010 Toyota subcompact concept teaser
Report: New Toyota Subcompact Will Be Hybrid, Sold In U.S.

Toyota is set to reveal a new concept car on January 11 at India’s 2010 Delhi Auto Expo that will preview the automaker’s next-generation subcompact car. The new subcompact won’t be just another cheap runabout designed for emerging markets, however. According to a new report the car will be a...Read More»

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