2012 Toyota NS4 plug-in hybrid conceptEnlarge Photo
If you want a look at what the next-generation Toyota Camry could look like, we suggest strolling over to the Toyota booth and checking out the NS4 Plug-In Hybrid concept. Using the next-generation Toyota Hybrid Synergy drive, we know it is a plug-in hybrid, but beyond that, Toyota was coy with powertrain details. Styling both on the exterior and interior is more aggressive than the current Toyota models. We especially like the way the roof melts into the rear-end similar in fashion to the Audi A7.
2012 Chevrolet Code 130R and Tru 140S conceptsEnlarge Photo
Chevrolet is displaying not one, but two concept cars at the Detroit Auto Show. Said to be design studies, Chevrolet is testing the waters to see which design younger drivers are more interested in. The white one, known as the Tru 140S, is based on the front-wheel drive Cruze platform with supercar-like styling. The red one, dubbed Code 130R, is more BMW 1-Series meets Camaro. We believe the Code 130R is riding on the new Cadillac ATS platform since it is rear-wheel drive. Both concepts feature a 1.4-liter turbo four-cylinder with eAssist and a six-speed transmissions. Drop by the Chevrolet booth and tell the bowtie team which concept you are more smitten with.
2012 Toyota Prius C launch, Detroit Auto ShowEnlarge Photo
The new 2012 Toyota Prius C sub-compact made its debut earlier in the week at the Detroit Auto Show. The newest, and smallest model to sport the Prius name will have a 53 mpg city rating, which is the highest of any non-plug-in car sold in the U.S. With a price tag of $19,000, the Prius C is sure to find its way into the garage of plenty of consumers. We highly recommend checking it out while at the show.