2007 Detroit Auto Show Coverage

January 7, 2007

Detroit Show News

2007 Detroit Auto Show: TCC's Top Picks by TCC Team (1/10/2007)
Our editors choose their favorites from Cobo Hall.

GM Shows Off Style, Celebs by TCC Team (1/6/2007)
Nick Lachey, Jennifer Hudson and Carmen Electra join the General on the pre-Detroit show runway.

Lexus Confirms “F” Performance Cars by Marty Padgett (12/11/2006)
IS-F, concept to bow at the Detroit show.

Ghosn: Tough Year Ahead for Industry by TCC Team (1/8/2007)
Nissan CEO sees sliding sales, tougher competition.

Small Car Sales Aren’t Booming by Joseph Szczesny (1/8/2007)
Consumers adjusting in other ways, NADA says.

Jaguar, Volvo Give Glimpse at Future by Bengt Halvorson (1/8/2007)
Jaguar ushers in new look; Volvo, a new crossover.

Outback, Legacy Get Nip, Tuck by Bengt Halvorson (1/8/2007)
Retrimmed Subarus show up at Cobo.

Scion Stacks ‘Em Up in Detroit by Marty Padgett (1/8/2007)
Release 3.0 of the tC has a lot of companions.

Toyota Plans to Conquest with Tundra by Bengt Halvorson (1/8/2007)
Hopes for 200,000 sales a year.

Microsoft, Ford In “Sync” by Marty Padgett (1/7/2007)
New system controls electronics inside 12 2008 Fords.

Audi Sports Twin Bluetec Diesels by Marty Padgett (1/7/2007)
Q7 gets 3.0 TDI Bluetec, concept V-12 TDI version.

Chrysler Cuts Won’t Match Ford by TCC Team (1/7/2007)
But “all areas are open,” says Lasorda.

Benz Bows with Diesel GL, Ocean Drive by Bengt Halvorson (1/7/2007)
Ace Capades? Mercedes conducts Detroit presser on ice.

Chrysler Out of Short Minivans? by Richard Yarrow (1/7/2007)
Crossover vehicle likely to replace compact Caravan.

Chrysler Refines Its Minivan Recipe by TCC Team (1/7/2007)
Bobby Flay joins the fray as Chrysler unveils new minivans.

At Suzuki, Time Out For Flix by Marty Padgett (1/7/2007)
Concept XL7 replays ten best car movie moments for press.

Ford Bows with Focus, Interceptor, MKR by TCC Team (1/7/2007)
New cars and concepts show a brighter future?

GM Charged Up Over Electrics? by TCC Team (1/7/2007)
Will GM commit half a billion to Volt?

U.S.-Bound Smart is “Simply Cool” by Bengt Halvorson (1/7/2007)
“Dr. Z” looks forward to Benz-developed smart.

Will FT-HS Replace Toyota’s Supra? by Jim Burt (1/7/2007)
Coy Toyota lets sports concept speak for itself.

Nissan Crosses Over with Rogue, Bevel by Bengt Halvorson (1/7/2007)
New crossover, concept aim for urban targets.

Dodge Nails Production Avenger by TCC Team (1/9/2007)
A little NASCAR for the front-driver?

Lexus Shows Racy Side with LF-A, IS-F by Bengt Halvorson (1/9/2007)
No alphabet soup: these letters mean business.

Chevy’s Malibu Swims Above Mainstream by TCC Team (1/9/2007)
Handsome new shape pulls it even with Fusion, Accord?

Porsche Dashes Detroit with Cayenne by TCC Team (1/8/2007)
Revised SUV gets more power, slight revamp.

Changfeng Lightens the Cobo Mood by TCC Team (1/8/2007)
Wacky cars show that some China companies aren’t there yet.

Mazda’s Ryuga: No, It’s Not Déjà Vu by Bengt Halvorson (1/8/2007)
New concept evokes Nagare concept.

Mitsu Shows Lancer, Teases Evo X by Bengt Halvorson (1/8/2007)
New sedan wears “jet fighter” cues.

Kia Kues up Sport Concept by Bengt Halvorson (1/8/2007)
Sportscar meets utility vehicle, goes out for Korean.


New Vehicles

2008 Dodge Grand Caravan

2008 Dodge Grand Caravan

2008 Dodge Grand Caravan Preview by Joseph Szczesny (1/4/2007)
Chrysler sticks with the minivan wars.

2008 Nissan Rogue Preview by Marty Padgett (12/28/2006)
A latecomer to the cute-ute party arrives in style.

2008 Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead Coupe by Marty Padgett (12/28/2006)
The Phantom Drophead becomes a reality.

2008 Chevrolet Malibu Preview by Marty Padgett (12/28/2006)
Taking closer aim at the Camry.

Preview: 2008 Mazda Tribute HEV by Marty Padgett (12/12/2006)
Mazda’s hybrid crossover gets the Escape revamp.

Preview: 2008 Mitsubishi Lancer/Evo X by Henny Hemmes (12/11/2006)
Mitsu’s compact four-door bows, with an Evo X kicker.

Preview: 2007 Toyota Tundra CrewMax by Marty Padgett (12/5/2006)
The big Tundra rolls on for a Detroit debut.

2008 Cadillac CTS Preview by Marty Padgett (12/3/2006)
Cadillac revamps the sedan that revamped its image.

2007 BMW 3-Series Convertible by Marty Padgett (12/3/2006)
Joining the hardtop fray.

2008 Ford Focus Preview (1/7/2007)
A new shape, and the return of the ZX2.

2008 Ford Five Hundred Preview (1/7/2007)
Three bars up front, 60 more horses underneath.

2008 Pontiac G6 GXP Preview (1/7/2007)
GM rechristens the G6 with 252 horses.

2007 Saab BioPower Concept (1/7/2007)
Saab sees an oil-free future with a new ethanol hybrid.

2007 Hyundai Veracruz Preview by Marty Padgett (1/8/2007)
Hyundai takes aim at Honda's pilot with a large crossover.

2008 Cadillac CTS Preview by Marty Padgett (1/8/2007)
Cadillac revamps the sedan that revamped its image.

2007 Chevrolet Volt Concept by TCC Team (1/7/2007)
GM gets charged up by electric propulsion.



Detroit Show Concepts

2007 Chevrolet Camaro Convertible Concept

2007 Chevrolet Camaro Convertible Concept

2007 Chevrolet Camaro Convertible Concept by TCC Team (1/4/2007)
Ragtop edition to bow in Detroit.

2007 Jaguar C-XF Concept by Marty Padgett (1/3/2007)
The S-Type gets a radical makeover.

2007 Ford Interceptor Concept by TCC Team (12/31/2006)
A Mustang-based rear-driver heads for Cobo.

2007 HUMMER H3 Open Top by Bengt Halvorson (12/28/2006)
A concept H3, alfresco style.

2007 Nissan Bevel Concept (1/7/2007)
Nissan pushes the envelope with a not-quite SUV.

2007 Ford Airstream Concept (1/7/2007)
Ford’s plug-in hybrid pays homage to the Airstream.

2007 Chevrolet Volt Concept (1/7/2007)
GM gets charged up by electric propulsion.

2007 Chrysler Nassau Concept by Marty Padgett (12/28/2006)
Sedan concept coming to Detroit; is it a future Chrysler?

2007 Jeep Trailhawk Concept by Marty Padgett (12/28/2006)
A new bird bred from the Wrangler.

2007 Toyota FT-HS Concept by TCC Team (12/26/2006)
Toyota pens an eco-minded sports car – with the Supra in mind?

2007 Lincoln MKR Concept by TCC Team (12/23/2006)
Ford pins its Lincoln hopes on a twin-turbo V-6.

2007 Mercedes-Benz Ocean Drive Concept by Marty Padgett (12/20/2006)
An S-Class geared for sunny climes comes to Detroit.

2007 Acura Advanced Sports Car Concept by Marty Padgett (12/19/2006)
Acura succeeds its controversial L.A. concept with a coupe.

2007 Mitsubishi Prototype X by Marty Padgett (12/18/2006)
The Lancer Evolution comes to Detroit in disguise.

2007 MINI Cabrio Sidewalk Preview by Henny Hemmes (12/15/2006)
MINI dolls up the convertible before an ’09 redesign.

2007 Volvo XC60 Concept by Marty Padgett (12/13/2006)
A new crossover joins the XC family — and here’s the first stab at it.

2007 Mazda Ryuga Concept by Marty Padgett (12/12/2006)
Another zoom-zoomer, this time with gull wings.

2007 Kia Kue Concept by Marty Padgett (12/7/2006)
Kia crossover aims for performance niche.

2007 Honda Accord Coupe Concept by Marty Padgett (12/5/2006)
The preview of the next-gen Accord heads for Detroit.




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