Detroit Auto Show

Mercedes/McLaren Grand Finale Is Worth the Wait
Mercedes/McLaren Grand Finale Is Worth the Wait

Mercedes-Benz and Formula One outfit McLaren Automotive have had a long and productive partnership, but as we all know, there's a breakup on the horizon. However, before they go their separate ways, they're preparing to unleash one final supercar on the world--and oh, how super it is: the SLR...Read More»

2009 Nissan 370Z
Nissan, Infiniti, and Mitsubishi Back at Cobo Hall

Rejoice, fans of the Nissan 370Z, Infiniti FX50, and Mitsubishi Evo--Nissan/Infiniti dealers and Mitsubishi dealers are footing the bill for their cars to make a showing at Detroit's North American International Auto Show in January. And to be certain--it's just their cars that will be making a...Read More»

2008 Cadillac Provoq Concept
GM-Volt.com Spreads Cadillac E-REV Rumor

According to GM-Volt.com, the most likely vehicle to next roll forth on electric power alone from GM's studios is a Cadillac of some sort, perhaps based on the next-gen SRX Crossover. GM-Volt.com's sources have told them GM has a new E-Flex E-REV vehicle up its sleeve and intends to unveil it in...Read More»

2009 Ford Flex
Finalists Announced: N. American Car and Truck of the Year

Today at Cobo Center, the six finalists for North American Car and Truck of the Year were unveiled. A panel of automotive journalists from the United States and Canada selected the finalists, according to the Detroit News. The three car finalists are the Ford Flex, the Hyundai Genesis, and the...Read More»

2009 Subaru Legacy Concept
2009 Detroit Show: Subaru Legacy Concept Coming

Subaru has been pushing to gain market share in the U.S. for several years, and it's been helped in part by its green image and some enthusiasm about the reliability of its products. Now comes word that one of its core models, the Legacy, will appear at the North American International Auto...Read More»

2010 Volvo S60 Concept
2010 Volvo S60 Due at Detroit Show

A few weeks back, we showed you the first shots of the new Volvo S60 concept--a lightly disguised version of the car coming in 2010. This morning, Volvo sent out a big batch of photos of the concept coming to the 2009 Detroit auto show. The concept has Volvo teaming up with Swedish glassmakers at...Read More»

Mercedes Concept BlueZero
Mercedes BlueZero for Detroit Auto Show: Three Concepts

Over at the Mercedes display in January in Detroit's Cobo Hall, the luxury brand will be displaying its new BlueZero concept cars, according to WorldCarFans. One concept relies exclusively on electricity for propulsion, and the other two add gasoline and hydrogen to the electric motivation...Read More»

2004 Detroit auto show
2009 Detroit Auto Show: The Press Sked

The 2009 Detroit auto show is almost here--even if most of Detroit may be gone by the time January rolls around. We've shown you the basics for the debuts in our 2009 Detroit Auto Show preview--a myriad of vehicles from the new Buick LaCrosse, to a Shelby Mustang, to the Fisker Karma. Tomorrow...Read More»

2009 Audi R8 V-10
2009 Detroit Auto Show: Audi R8 V-10

Here's a holiday present early--that is, if you believe in the power of 10 cylinders, instead of a big, fat man clogging up your chimney. It's the long-awaited, Lambo-powered version of Audi's fabulous R8 supercar. The new version of the R8 sports a 5.2-liter V-10 engine derived from the one in the...Read More»

2010 Honda Insight
2009 Honda Insight to Debut at Detroit Auto Show

We'd had it pegged as a 2010, but we just learned that Honda's new four-door Insight Hybrid hatchback sedan, which is reportedly poised to be the most affordable hybrid when it goes on sale next spring, will be tagged an '09 and debut at Detroit's North American International Auto Show. The vehicle...Read More»

2009 Fisker Karma
2009 Fisker Karma: This Time It's Real, Or So They Say

The 2009 Detroit Auto Show is shaping up to be as happy as a visit to a chemo ward, but at least one automaker is bucking the trend of abandoning Cobo Hall for later shows: Fisker. The electric/hybrid carmaker--er, startup, since it hasn't built car one--says the 2009 Detroit show will showcase the...Read More»

Detroit's Cobo Hall
Nissan a No-Show for Detroit, Chicago Auto Shows

Wonder if Joe Serra, co-chair of Detroit's North American International Auto Show, is still feeling so upbeat about this year's show now that Nissan Motor Co. has decided it won't be bringing its lineup of cars, models, spokespeople, and hundreds of armor all bottles to Cobo Hall. Yup, that's...Read More»

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Mitsubishi Becomes Fifth Automaker to Pull Out of NAIAS

Automakers are pulling out of U.S. auto shows en masse given the current world financial crisis and auto sales decline, and Mitsubishi is the fifth to bail on Detroit's North American International Auto Show. The Japanese automaker joins ranks with Rolls-Royce, Land Rover, Ferrari, and Suzuki in...Read More»

2010 Volvo S60 Concept
Volvo S60 Concept to Show at Detroit Auto Show in January

To be introduced in 2010, the next-generation Volvo S60 presents a smooth evolution of the current vehicle's "coupe-inspired" silhouette. Sigh. It seems every automaker is calling its sedan a coupe these days, but in the case of the S60, we'll buy a little bit of the hype, as their recent vehicles...Read More»

VW EcoRacer concept
VW Delays Roadster Concept Launch

Say it ain't so! Apparently even Volkswagen is feeling the pinch in the auto market at present, despite its worldwide sales increase of 15 percent for the third quarter. As such, it has decided not to release the mid-engined Roadster concept at the L.A. Auto Show next week, according to the U.K.'s...Read More»

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Auto Market Woes Dim Auto Show Glimmer

Market realities are forcing automakers to pull back or pull out of their crowning events: the beloved auto show. The Los Angeles Times reports that GM has nixed plans to introduce its new Buick LaCrosse and Cadillac CTS Coupe at the LA Auto Show next week; that Chrysler is forcing local dealers to...Read More»

2010 MINI Cooper Convertible spy shots
Spy Shots: 2010 MINI Cooper Convertible

Yesterday, we showed you the first photos of the MINI E electric car coming to the Los Angeles auto show. Today, TheCarConnection.com's spies have nabbed the new MINI Cooper Convertible while testing. These photos show a Cooper S convertible in almost showroom trim, wearing only a small amount of...Read More»

2008 Toyota A-BAT Concept, Detroit Auto Show
Toyota a Step Closer to Prius Pickup

Toyota execs confirm they've asked suppliers to bid on creating parts for their boldly styled concept A-BAT pickup. While this sounds like the truck is a go for eventual production, a senior Toyota exec called the move typical of cost evaluations for a promising project but does not "imply a...Read More»

2007 Toyota Prius
Question: Should Toyota Make a 100-mpg Prius?

Should Toyota play it safe with the new hybrid it's bringing to the Detroit show in January--or shoot for the moon with a 100-mpg Prius? We've shown you spy shots of the 2010 Prius before its anticipated intro at the 2009 North American International Auto Show in Detroit. But where the Prius has...Read More»

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