2009 Detroit Auto Show Coverage

January 14, 2009
under Wikimedia Commons license

under Wikimedia Commons license

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  slimmed down or done away with altogether. Unless you're at Mercedes-Benz, where a new E-Class rang in the new year along with Broadway diva Audra McDonald.

The leaner times have even struck Japan. Toyota president Katsuaki Watanabe didn't make the trip to Detroit to unveil the 2010 Prius, and Honda did away with a press conference altogether for its 2010 Honda Insight.

TheCarConnection.com's team of reporters brings you this wall-to-wall coverage of the 2009 Detroit auto show, including all the news, photos, blogs and interviews you can handle. Thanks for bookmarking this page, and for subscribing to our Detroit Auto Show tag via a bookmark or RSS, and following us on Facebook or Twitter. For upcoming shows in Chicago, Geneva, and New York, you'll be able to do the same from future blog posts, so stay tuned.

Meanwhile, here's our complete coverage for the annual outing at Cobo Hall:


2009 Detroit auto show

2009 Detroit auto show

2010 Lincoln MKT Preview

2010 Ford Taurus Preview

2010 Lexus HS 250h Preview

2010 Ford Mustang GT500 Preview

2010 Buick LaCrosse Preview

2010 Chevrolet Equinox Preview

2009 BMW Z4 Gets an Acrobatic Intro

Jaguar Ups the Ante with XFR, XKR

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

2009 Detroit Show: Stirling Moss SLR

2009 MINI Cooper Convertible Preview


2009 Chrysler 200C Concept

2009 Chrysler 200C Concept

Karma S Concept and 2010 Fisker Karma

2009 Detroit Show: Audi Sportback Concept 

2009 Detroit Show: Subaru Legacy Concept

2009 Detroit Show: Volvo S60 Concept

2009 Detroit Show: Cadillac Converj Concept

2009 Detroit Show: Dodge Circuit Concept

2009 Detroit Show: Jeep Patriot EV Concept

2009 Detroit Show: Kia Soul'ster Concept

2009 Detroit Show: Chrysler 200C Concept 

2009 Detroit Show: Volkswagen BlueSport Concept

2009 Detroit Show: Jeep Patriot EV Concept

2009 Detroit Show: Benz Concept BlueZERO

2009 Toyota FT-EV Concept Plugs Into Detroit Show

Detroit Show Preview: 2009 Kia Soulster Concept


2009 Cadillac Converj Concept

2009 Cadillac Converj Concept

GM To Make Its Own Batteries

Jag XFR Soars Across Bonneville at 225 mph

Audi Reluctantly Joins Hybrid Fray With Hybrid Q5 Crossover

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

2009 Detroit Show: BYD Coming to America?

2009 Detroit Show: Brilliance Shows and Tells

Hyundai Genesis Nabs North American Car Of The Year

Senator Corker Goes To Detroit

Detroit Show: 2010 A3 TDI Confirmed 

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

2009 Detroit: Ford Bets Big on Electric Vehicles, Taurus

Ford SYNC Preview Features Talking Car, Scheming Driver


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