2011 Detroit Auto Show Video Wrapup: North American International Auto Show [NAIAS]

2011 Detroit Auto Show Video Wrapup: North American International Auto Show [NAIAS]

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With the 2011 North American International Auto Show having come to a close, its time for a look back at the biggest reveals and wildest concepts. Thanks to the AutoGuide video crew we have an extensive selection of vehicle overviews, as well as full video of the live reveals – so you can see what we do.

At a show dominated by new hybrids, not all were joyless green machines. In fact, some were quite the opposite – like the 767-hp Porsche 918 RSR.

On the more conventional hybrid side, Toyota rolled out the Prius V and Prius C Concept, expanding the name of the most popular hybrid into a brand. Ford then announced its plans to hit back against Toyota, introducing the C-Max Hybrid. Based on the C-Max MPV (another Detroit debut), the Hybrid version will get better fuel economy than the Fusion Hybrid and will be able to operate on pure electric power above 47-mpg. In addition to the C-Max Hybrid was the C-Max Energi, a plug-in hybrid that promises even better fuel economy and a total range of 500 miles.

Some of the more important mainstream vehicles included the Honda Civic Concept, as well as the official introduction of the 2012 Volkswagen Passat, which is based on an all new, larger platform for the American market and will be built in America too. At Chrysler, the redesigned 300 was unveiled, while Ford showed the Vertrek Concept, which previews the next iteration of the Escape. Chevy rolled out its latest small car, the Sonic, while Buick introduced its first ever compact car, the Verano.

As for the important North American Car and Truck of the Year Awards, it was a no-contest bout with the Chevrolet Volt taking the prize in the car category, while the all new Ford Explorer takes home bragging rights in the truck list.

See AutoGuide’s video coverage below and for more extensive news see our landing page here.

2012 Hyundai Veloster

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BMW 1 Series M Coupe

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2012 Volkswagen Passat

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Ford Vertrek Concept

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MINI Paceman

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Toyota Prius V

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2011 Chrysler 300

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2012 Buick Verano

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BMW 6 Series Convertible

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Porsche 918 RSR Reveal

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2012 Volkswagen Passat

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MINI Paceman Reveal

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Chevy Volt Wins 2011 North American Car of the Year

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