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BMW Alpina B7 Sports 500 HP
BMW Alpina B7 Sports 500 HP

A new Alpina B7 edition has bowed at the Chicago auto show. BMW’s newest addition to its range-topping sedan lineup gets a 500-horsepower version of the 4.4-liter V-8 found in the current 7-Series. Tuned by Alpina, the motor makes 516 pound-feet of torque and pushes the am grosstens BMW to 60 mph...Read More»

2007 Kia Rondo SX Concept
2007 Kia Rondo SX Concept

A sporty version of the new Kia Rondo crossover just going on sale at dealers nationwide makes its debut at the Chicago auto show. The Rondo SX, Kia says, “features an aggressive front and rear treatment as well as a tuned suspension and other performance modifications. A unique interior...Read More»

2008 Nissan Pathfinder
Nissan Truck Trio Ganging Up on Chicago

So, what do we care if the temps inChicago next week are supposed to be in the single digits? Nissan’s bringing a trio of updated trucks to the Chicago auto show, including the 2008 versions of the Pathfinder, Armada, and Titan. The new Titan gets a long-wheelbase version as well as a PRO-4X...Read More»

2007 Chevrolet Corvette Special Editions
Chevy Pairs Corvette Specials for Chicago

Chevrolet’s twin Corvettes at next week’s Chicago auto show will be special editions, not the long-rumored Blue Devil, or mid-engined Corvette, or V-6 version, or any of the other mythical Corvettes reported breathlessly elsewhere (and here, once – oops!). The coppery Corvette Indianapolis...Read More»

2007 Chevrolet Camaro Convertible Concept
Detroit Muscles Up Again

by Rex Roy To our great delight, Detroit is back in the muscle car business. General Motors is readying their Camaro. Across town, Chrysler is busy prepping the Challenger. Unlike its rivals, Ford never stopped producing the Mustang, although some would argue the Mustang II wasn't a real muscle car...Read More»

2007 Jaguar C-XF Concept
2007 Detroit Auto Show: TCC's Top Picks

Get all our Detroit auto show coverage here TCC Team Publisher Best concept vehicle: The Chevrolet Volt. Over the years, I've seen General Motors roll out a variety of creative concepts, often with supposedly super-clean powertrain technology. But with the Volt, it's clear the automaker now sees...Read More»

2008 Lexus IS-F
Lexus Shows Racy Side with LF-A, IS-F

AtDetroit, Lexus introduced a new sporting line, indicated simply by the letter ‘F’. According to Lexus Group VP Bob Carter, the designation is derived from the internal coding of ‘Circle F’, or ‘F1’, which signaled the development of the first LS. Since then, the ‘F’ has signified...Read More»

2007 Chrysler Nassau concept
Chrysler Drums Up Nassau, Trailhawk

Could these two Detroit auto show concept vehicles hint at the shape of things to come from theU.S. arm of DaimlerChrysler AG? There’s little doubt that they’ll have at least some influence if they gain a good reception from the media and show-goers, company officials suggested. The Chrysler...Read More»

2007 Kia Kue concept
Kia Kues up Sport Concept

After a brief address from Kia Motors America president and CEO BG Lee, COO Len Hunt helped introduce the automaker’s new chief design officer, Peter Schreyer, best known for the Audi TT and now with Kia as of the past 18 months of so. With help from Schreyer, Hunt said, Kia plans to bring more...Read More»

2007 Acura Advanced Coupe Concept
2007 Acura Advanced Coupe Concept

On Acura’s stand, Honda Motor Co. president and CEO Takeo Fukui introduced the Advanced Coupe Concept, a new sports car design that previews a potential successor to the now-discontinued NSX. One of the brand’s priorities in a concept, especially a sports-car concept, according to...Read More»

2007 Nissan Bevel Concept
2007 Nissan Bevel Concept

Some companies are more than comfortable pushing the design envelope, as Nissan has shown time and again with both concept vehicles and production models, such as the Murano crossover. But the Bevel show car takes even that adventurous automaker way out on the edge. It’s hard to find the precise...Read More»

2007 Chevrolet Volt Concept
GM Charged Up Over Electrics?

Who revived the electric car? It might just be General Motors. The giant automaker brought its all-new Chevrolet Volt plug-in hybrid to the 2007 Detroit auto show, a preview of what could be the environmentally-friendly electric propulsion system of the future. As TheCarConnection.com reveals in a...Read More»

2007 Jaguar C-XF Concept
2007 Jaguar C-XF Concept

More Photos: The Jaguar C-XF Concept will leap into the Detroit auto show - and has patently broken cover a little early. The C-XF is the precursor to the new XF sedan, which replaces the S-Type sometime in 2008. A production version is expected to bow at a future auto show, while the concept bows...Read More»

2007 Chrysler Nassau concept
2007 Chrysler Nassau Concept

Slideshow: Chrysler has released these photos of the upcomingNassau concept. The new concept car will be shown for the first time at the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit in January . Chrysler says the Nassau four-door concept is a four-door luxury “coupe” with an...Read More»

2007 Jeep Trailhawk concept
2007 Jeep Trailhawk Concept

Slideshow: Jeep has released these photos of the upcoming Trailhawk concept. The new concept SUV will be shown for the first time at the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit in January. Jeep says the Trailhawk concept is a cross between the Wrangler and the more upscale Grand...Read More»

2007 HUMMER H3 Open Top
2007 HUMMER H3 Open Top

HUMMER is giving the H3 a little more safari chic at the 2007 Detroit auto show with the Open Top. By fitting the H3 with ASC’s sliding-fabric, InfiniVu roof system, the H3 has a ‘nostalgic’ feel, according to GM, apparently reminiscent of cloth-top convertible utes of the past, but with good...Read More»

2007 Lincoln MKR Concept
2007 Lincoln MKR Concept

SLIDESHOW: The Lincoln MKR Concept is poised for a Detroit introduction -- and now, here's what you'll be looking at in January -- and seeing in a showroom sometime in 2008. While the official release from Ford had been held under embargo, some publications were granted exclusives on the release...Read More»

2007 Honda Accord Coupe concept
2007 Honda Accord Coupe Concept

Honda says it will show an Accord Coupe Concept at the 2007Detroit auto show. The concept is expected to influence the future shape of its new Accord lineup, which is due in the 2008 model year. Honda says the Accord is its best-selling model in North America. New in 2003, the Accord is expected to...Read More»

2006 Hyundai HCD10 Hellion concept
2006 Hyundai HCD10 Hellion Concept

Mother always called us the same name. But somehow the Hellion tag sounds better on Hyundai’s latest HCD concept car, which sees its debut at the 2006Los Angeles auto show. The Hellion, Hyundai says, is a compact three-door sport crossover “designed with attitude and independence creating its...Read More»

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