Detroit Auto Show

2009 Detroit Show: Chevy Spark, Orlando Coming to the U.S.
2009 Detroit Show: Chevy Spark, Orlando Coming to the U.S.

The Chevy lineup will expand over the next two years with the addition of the Spark subcompact and the Orlando MPV. GM's press conference at the 2009 Detroit auto show revealed that both vehicles would be coming to North America--and Chevrolet's Ed Peper confirmed to TheCarConnection.com that both...Read More»

2010 Lexus HS 250h
2010 Lexus HS 250h Preview

With the debut of the 2010 Lexus HS 250h, the Toyota Prius expands into a family of vehicles that now includes a formal four-door sedan--one with a pricetag likely to hit $30,000. The HS 250h, Lexus announced this morning at the 2009 Detroit auto show, is the first luxury hybrid-only vehicle, as...Read More»

2009 Bentley Continental GTC Speed
2009 Detroit Show: Bentley Continental GTC

To paraphrase the cringe-worthy tag line used by a major national newspaper’s multi-media coverage a couple of years ago: “It might be cold outside, but there are plenty of hot cars inside Cobo Hall.”Well, there might not be as many “hot cars” this year at Detroit, as a number of...Read More»

2010 Ford Taurus
2010 Ford Taurus Preview

Back when Granadas, LTDs and Fairmonts were Ford's mainstay sedans, the 1986 Ford Taurus was a breakthrough car. In its day, nothing else looked or performed like it. With a few notable exceptions (such as the excellent Taurus SHO editions), it's been downhill for the Taurus ever since...Read More»

2009 Kia Soulster Concept
2009 Detroit Show: Kia Soul'ster Concept

A wedgy, funky little Kia concept called the Soul'ster was unveiled today at the 2009 Detroit Auto Show. The new concept is based on the new 2010 Kia Soul hatchback, which goes on sale later in the year, and which we'll be driving shortly for a full review. The concept is spun from the same...Read More»

2009 Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren Stirling Moss
2009 Detroit Show: Stirling Moss SLR

Mercedes-Benz says it's celebrating the end of the production run of its SLR McLaren with a final edition that's stripped down, stoked up and named for the most famous racer to pilot one of its cars. The 2009 Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren Stirling Moss is the swan song for what Benz calls the...Read More»

2009 Mercedes-Benz Concept BlueZERO
2009 Detroit Show: Benz Concept BlueZERO

Mercedes-Benz has an idea of what its zero-emissions future will look like--and it's going to take the form of the Concept BlueZERO, a small hatchback with big interior room and three different eco-friendly powertrains. The front-wheel-drive BlueZERO is a single vehicle architecture, Mercedes says...Read More»

2010 Mercedes-Benz E-Class
2010 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Preview

With more ridges and more resistors, the 2010 Mercedes-Benz E-Class is certainly the edgiest and most technologically complex mid-size sedan ever produced by the German automaker. The new sedan went on display for a select audience in Detroit prior to the 2009 Detroit auto show, but the new vehicle...Read More»

2009 Toyota FT-EV Concept
2009 Toyota FT-EV Concept Plugs Into Detroit Show

Toyota will introduce an electric vehicle powered by batteries alone by 2012, and this FT-EV concept is a strong indicator of that future EV. The FT-EV concept bows this weekend at the 2009 Detroit auto show, along with a new 2010 Toyota Prius, a new 2010 Lexus HS 250h hybrid sedan, and a...Read More»

2009 MINI Cooper Convertible
2009 MINI Cooper Convertible Preview

MINI's rolling into the 2009 Detroit auto show next week with a new version of its Cooper Convertible. Along with the electric version of the MINI we've shown you before, the new Convertible appears in Cobo with a completely new chassis and style, though at first glance it's hard to tell the new...Read More»

redesigned SYNC interface
Ford SYNC Preview Features Talking Car, Scheming Driver

Given the shrinking attendance at the North American International Auto Show, many folks were worried that this weekend might be a bust. They shouldn't have: halfway across the country, at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, several automakers are making big splashes on the technology...Read More»

2010 Buick LaCrosse
2010 Buick LaCrosse Preview

When the wraps came off the all-new 2010 Buick LaCrosse, the biggest question was not whether this would be high quality car: Buicks tend to perform well in quality and owner satisfaction surveys. The question for 2009 is, today, what is a "Buick" supposed to be? Buick's history is confused. Those...Read More»

2010 Ford Mustang GT500
2010 Ford Mustang GT500 Preview

Mustang fans, fret no more. Hot on the heels of the L.A. Auto Show introduction of the 2010 Mustang and Mustang GT, Ford has just announced the production of the 2010 Ford Shelby GT500 in coupe and convertible body styles. As the afterglow of the 2010 model's introduction waned, the Mustang...Read More»

2010 Cadillac SRX
2010 Cadillac SRX Preview

My, how things have changes: Consider that the 2000 Escalade is credited with helping save Cadillac from certain disaster. Now that vehicle is somewhat of a pariah. Small is the new big, and that's the direction GM is going with their 2010 Cadillac SRX, which will land in dealers this spring. The...Read More»

2010 Lincoln MKT
Spy Shots: 2010 Lincoln MKT

It's days away from a world premiere at the 2009 Detroit auto show, but the 2010 Lincoln MKT is already running around naked on the streets of Detroit--in winter cold, at that. We just caught prototypes for Lincoln's MKT devoid of its heavy camouflage, revealing the concept-inspired styling that...Read More»

Paris Hilton
Link Love From The Car Connection: Monday Edition

Here are a few recent stories that got away: Toyota's president cancels plan to attend Detroit Auto Show. Maybe he was trying to emulate his U.S. counterparts who motored to D.C. a few weeks back. Add "crossing the Pacific" to that list of things the Prius can't do. Technological innovation can...Read More»

2008 Toyota iQ
2009 Detroit Auto Show: Toyota Bringing Electric City Car

In the briefest of releases, Toyota said today that it's braving the Detroit winter to introduce not only its 2010 Prius (which can't do a lot of things, we hear) but also, a city car powered by electricity. Here's the release in its entirety: "Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc. will display a...Read More»

2010 Ford Taurus
Spy Shots: 2010 Ford Taurus

Here are some up-close-and-detailed shots of a less-disguised prototype for the 2010 Ford Taurus.  We can now get a good look at the Taurus' redesign, destined to debut in a few weeks at the Detroit Auto Show.  We also managed to get a good look at the interior, captured here in its full glory...Read More»

2010 Chevrolet Equinox
2010 Chevrolet Equinox Unveiled; Next Up, Detroit Show

TheCarConnection.com is proud to present continuing coverage of the new models coming to the Detroit Auto Show. Next on the catwalk?  Well, it's something that General Motors just showed us, the 2010 Chevrolet Equinox. This is a good news/bad news story. First, since everybody could use a little...Read More»

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