Detroit Auto Show

GM Asks For $2.6 Billion From DOE For Hybrid Program
GM Asks For $2.6 Billion From DOE For Hybrid Program

A sobered, Wagoner-less GM asked Obama's Department of Energy for $2.6 billion in low interest loans. According to an updated business plan released by the company yesterday, the money would be used "to support the development of three new hybrid vehicles" says Automotive News. The three vehicles...Read More»

2009 Kia Soulster Concept
Kia Soul'ster Concept Pickup Production Under Consideration

Kia showed a funky little 2010 Soul-based concept (the Kia Soul'ster) at the Detroit Auto Show in January. Public response was so positive that it's rumored the South Korean automaker, who enjoyed a 3.5 percent sales increase in the U.S. market for January '09, is seriously considering production...Read More»

2009 Volkswagen BlueSport Concept
2009 Detroit Show: Volkswagen BlueSport Concept

At this year's Detroit auto show, Volkswagen proved to the world that you don't need thousands of batteries or unproven technology to make an environmentally friendly car. The proof? A small two-seater dubbed BlueSport. The BlueSport brings the Miata to mind, and also reminds fans of the Plymouth...Read More»

2009 Chevrolet Equinox LS
Chevrolet Equinox Fuel Cell Vehicle At NAIAS GM/SAE Conference

The Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) and General Motors are teaming up to present a press conference about development of the fuel cell at the Detroit Auto Show Wednesday. The presentation will be a part of the show's Education Day this Wednesday, January 21, and will kick off at 10:00 a.m. at...Read More»

2009 Audi S6
Audi Snags Two EyesOn Design Awards at Detroit Auto Show

Today at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Audi snagged two impressive awards at the EyesOn Design Awards Ceremony. The Audi R8 5.2 FSI quattro took one of the production vehicle category awards, and the four-door Audi Sportback concept scored a win in the concept category...Read More»

2009 Chrysler 200C Concept
2009 Detroit Auto Show: Best In Show

The 2009 Detroit auto show opens to the public on Saturday--but the media has slipped out of Cobo Hall after one of the shortest press days in recent memory. Despite the gloom surrounding the industry, there were glimmers of hope. Each of the Big Three showed an unexpected concept car--and each was...Read More»

Senator Bob Corker in Detroit
Senator Corker Goes To Detroit

One of the US Senate's most vocal critics of the American auto industry has paid a visit to the Detroit auto show. Senator Bob Corker (R-Tennessee) arrived yesterday and stopped to chat with each of the Big Three. So far, it appears he's the only non-Michigan politician to make the trek. Corker's...Read More»

Cobo Hall, Detroit, Michigan
2009 Detroit Auto Show Coverage

The 2009 Detroit auto show is in the history books--at least for the media--and true to promise, it was a far more sober affair. The financial crisis has been averted for now at GM and Chrysler, but all the side trappings--fashion shows, lavish dinners and whiz-bang product introductions--were ...Read More»

2009 Dodge Challenger
Dodge Challenger R/T Classic Resurrects Mopar High-Cube Hoonage

Nestled among the sea of E-REVs, electrics, clean diesels, and fuel-sipping EcoBoosts was a nice dose of high-cube V-8 irresponsibility draped in iconic Dodge colors from the glory days of Mopar Musclecardom: Hemi Orange, TorRed, and B5 Blue. Dodge quietly introduced the Challenger R/T Classic...Read More»

2008 Saturn VUE Red Line
Saturn VUE 2-Mode Hybrids Drive The Road To Change

GM announced yesterday that a caravan of Saturn VUE 2-mode hybrids departed Detroit's North American International Auto Show, bound for Washington D.C. and the inauguration of President-Elect Barack Obama. The theme of the journey: "The Road To Change Starts In Your Driveway." The Saturns will make...Read More»

2009 Hyundai Genesis
Hyundai Genesis Nabs North American Car Of The Year

In a big score for Hyundai with its bold move upmarket into the luxury class with its new Genesis sedan, the firm was awarded the coveted North American Car of The Year by a group of auto journalists and critics from the U.S. and Canada. The Genesis beat out the 2009 Volkswagen Jetta TDI and Ford...Read More»

2010 Lincoln MKT
Lincoln Looks Ahead — Announces More New Models at 2009 Detroit Auto Show

 "The only thing good about 2008 is that it's over." This is an oft-reiterated sentiment felt by many in Detroit. Ford Motor Company continues to look past the near term turmoil that awaits the auto industry by introducing more new models at the 2009 Detroit Auto Show. We clued you in that Lincoln...Read More»

Cycle World
DC's Cycle World International Motorcycle Show

While most of America's gearheads have been tuned into Detroit, this weekend saw another major event for the mechanically inclined: the Cycle World International Motorcycle Show in Washington, D. C. There, in the Big 3's second-favorite city, exhibitors from around the globe showed off the latest...Read More»

2010 Lincoln MKT
2010 Lincoln MKT Preview

A star of last year's Detroit Auto Show was the Lincoln MKT Concept. The flamboyantly styled baleen whale grille stopped plenty of people in their tracks, but this grille made the transition to production on the 2009 Lincoln MKS quite nicely. Now that we've seen the production MKT, we like it even...Read More»

2010 Toyota Prius
2010 Toyota Prius Preview

The third-generation Toyota Prius is official, with a debut at the 2009 Detroit auto show--and it's rated at 50 miles per gallon. The 2010 Toyota Prius has already had a mini-unveiling last fall, when leaked photos made their way to the Web and were confirmed as accurate by Toyota. Today, Toyota is...Read More»

2009 MINI E
2009 Detroit Show: MINI Cooper Convertible

Just a few days ago, our all-knowing leader clued you in on some preliminary data regarding the 2009 MINI Cooper Convertible. It's an all-new design that following the advances in the revamped MINI Cooper hatchback that came to the U.S. in 2008. Just like on the hardtop, power is up; 118 horsepower...Read More»

2009 BMW Z4
2009 BMW Z4 Gets an Acrobatic Intro

After a few years of experiencing press events hosted by European, Asian, and American manufacturers, it's become clear to me that the Germans have a flair for the flamboyant. At the rather dower 2009 Detroit Auto Show, BMW's showmanship was a welcomed relief. The world-wide reveal of the 2009 BMW...Read More»

2010 Ford Taurus
2009 Detroit: Ford Bets Big on Electric Vehicles, Taurus

Just as if it were scripted (it wasn't), Ford held its Detroit Auto Show press conference just a few minutes after the 2009 Ford F-150 won the North American Truck of the Year award. Not a bad way to start the show. Bucking the bad news regarding the economy and the nation's auto industry, Ford...Read More»

2010 Jaguar XFR
Jaguar Ups the Ante with XFR, XKR

The 2009 Jaguar XF is one of the top-rated luxury cars here at TheCarConnection.com -- and for 2010, the mid-size luxosedan is being updated with a massively powerful V-8 engine. The 2010 Jaguar XF gets a variety of upgrades for the new model year, but the best news of the lot is its new 510-hp...Read More»

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