Detroit Auto Show Gets Highest Attendance Since 2005

Detroit Auto Show Gets Highest Attendance Since 2005
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According to Perkins, NAIAS has an economic impact of some $400 million for the city of Detroit and South Eastern Michigan, more than the Super Bowl. Continue Reading...

Detroit Auto Show “Education Day” Showcases Auto Industry Jobs for Students

Detroit Auto Show “Education Day” Showcases Auto Industry Jobs for Students
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Education day, which is co-hosted and sponsored by PNC Bank, in conjunction with the show, includes an hour long “A World of Opportunities” event in which some 225 Detroit Public School pre-K students are provided with PNC “Grow Up Great” educational materials. Continue Reading...

2013 Subaru BRZ Finally Lands in America: 2012 Detroit Auto Show

2013 Subaru BRZ Finally Lands in America: 2012 Detroit Auto Show
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Powered by new generation FA-Series 2.0-liter Boxer four-cylinder, generating 200 hp and 150 lb-ft of torque, the production BRZ boasts one of the lowest centers of gravity of any car currently available Continue Reading...

Audi A8 3.0T, Diesel Coming to America: 2012 Detroit Auto Show

Audi A8 3.0T, Diesel Coming to America: 2012 Detroit Auto Show
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This will mark the first time that either engine has been offered in the A8, though with some 333 hp and 325 lb-ft of torque on tap, the V6 Turbo should prove no slouch. Continue Reading...

Mercedes E400 Hybrid is Built for America: 2012 Detroit Auto Show

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Mercedes E400 Hybrid is Built for America: 2012 Detroit Auto Show
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Rated at 302 hp and 273 lb-ft of torque, Mercedes says the E400 Hybrid should deliver approximately 24 miles per gallon in city driving and 31 mpg on the open road. Continue Reading...

Chrysler 700C: The 2022 Town & Country?: 2012 Detroit Auto Show

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Chrysler 700C: The 2022 Town & Country?: 2012 Detroit Auto Show
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With minivan sales still a staple part of the Chrysler’s business in North America, yet the segment for the most part suffering from a lack of new investment, perhaps the time has come to reinvent the concept of what a minivan should be. Continue Reading...

2013 Hyundai Veloster Turbo – More Power, Matte Paint: 2012 Detroit Auto Show

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2013 Hyundai Veloster Turbo – More Power, Matte Paint: 2012 Detroit Auto Show
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Inside, the Veloster Turbo comes with standard heated front seats and dual TFI screens flanking the speedometer and rev counter, designed to keep the driver informed of what’s going on at all times. Continue Reading...

2013 Hyundai Genesis Coupe Now Boasts 348-HP: 2012 Detroit Auto Show

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2013 Hyundai Genesis Coupe Now Boasts 348-HP: 2012 Detroit Auto Show
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The standard six-speed manual has been updated with improved shifting feel, while both engines on the 2013 model can be teamed with Hyundai’s in-house designed and built eight-speed automatic with a SHIFTRONIC manual mode, activated by steering wheel mounted paddles. Continue Reading...

Lexus LF-LC is “A Sign of Something Big”: 2012 Detroit Auto Show

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Probably the coolest aspect of all, is the glass roof, which features a cantilevered pillar and glass meeting glass, a design aspect you’d more often find on trendy coffee tables, yet it actually works quite well. Continue Reading...

E-Bugster Concept Electrifies a Cult Icon: 2012 Detroit Auto Show

E-Bugster Concept Electrifies a Cult Icon: 2012 Detroit Auto Show
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As it’s name suggests, the E-Bugster relies on pure electric power for motivation, in this case an 85 kW (114 hp) electric motor and lithium-ion battery pack. Projected range is over 100 miles according to VW, while three charging options are available. Continue Reading...

VW Jetta Hybrid is Like a German Prius: 2012 Detroit Auto Show

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VW Jetta Hybrid is Like a German Prius: 2012 Detroit Auto Show
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Helping that cause, is the first seven-speed transmission installed in a Hybrid, in this case a Dual-Clutch unit. Continue Reading...

2013 Dodge Dart Officially Revealed: 2012 Detroit Auto Show

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2013 Dodge Dart Officially Revealed: 2012 Detroit Auto Show
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According to Bigland, a major part of the Dart’s appeal lies with the interior, which has been conceived to maximize volume. Continue Reading...

Range Rover Evoque Wins North American Truck of the Year: Detroit Auto Show 2012

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Range Rover Evoque Wins North American Truck of the Year: Detroit Auto Show 2012
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Although it faced fairly stiff competition from the updated 2012 version of Honda’s popular CR-V and the latest BMW X3, in terms of design and engineering, the Evoque was judged the overall winner in this year’s North American Truck of the Year awards. Continue Reading...

Volvo XC60 Plug-in Hybrid Makes 350 HP, Gets 50 MPG: Detroit Auto Show Preview

Volvo XC60 Plug-in Hybrid Makes 350 HP, Gets 50 MPG: Detroit Auto Show Preview
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The V60 gas/electric Plug-in Hybrid will sport an electric motor producing 70 hp, along with a four-cylinder gasoline engine, resulting in a total power output of 350 hp. Continue Reading...

Dodge Charger Redline Gets 590 HP: Detroit Auto Show Preview

Dodge Charger Redline Gets 590 HP: Detroit Auto Show Preview
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Yet for hardcore performance fans, the best part of the Charger Redline, is the Stage Three package, which consists of the formidable 426 cubic inch (7.0-liter) Hemi race V8. Continue Reading...

Chrysler 200 Super S by Mopar: Detroit Auto Show Preview

Chrysler 200 Super S by Mopar: Detroit Auto Show Preview
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A Stage Two performance kit, adds a coilover suspension, which drops the ride height and improves cornering thanks to a lower center of gravity, plus a cold-air intake kit for the 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 and an after cat low restriction exhaust. Continue Reading...

2013 Shelby GT500 Convertible to Bow in Detroit?

2013 Shelby GT500 Convertible to Bow in Detroit?
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If that proves to be the case, then it will be interesting to see what specifications it will sport. One thing’s for certain, it’ll weigh slightly more than the coupe Continue Reading...

Maserati To Unveil Kubang SUV In Detroit

Maserati To Unveil Kubang SUV In Detroit
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Remember the Chrysler TC by Maserati? It was an American car with some Italian influence and the end result was simply awful. Let’s hope this alliance will bear better fruit this time around, as Maserati is set to unveil their Kubang SUV concept at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit next month. The… Continue Reading...

North American Car of the Year Finalists Include Focus, Elantra and Passat

North American Car of the Year Finalists Include Focus, Elantra and Passat
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This year, finalists for the NACOTY award are the 2012 Ford Focus, Hyundai Elantra and Volkswagen Passat, while finalists for the North American Truck of the Year award comprise the 2012 BMW X3, Honda CR-V and Range Rover Evoque. Continue Reading...

2013 Mercedes-Benz SL Details Officially Revealed

2013 Mercedes-Benz SL Details Officially Revealed
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Other improvements include a more efficient powertrain, in the shape of a smaller displacement 4.7-liter V8 that sports direct injection and more power than its predecessor (429 hp and a wallopping 516 lb-ft of torque) and a tweaked 7-speed automatic transmission with improved Driver-Adaptive shift calibration. Continue Reading...
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