2010 north american international auto show

Detroit 2010: Acura Hybrids Coming Says Honda CEO

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A brand desperately in search of a clear direction, Acura will soon deliver a hybrid model says Honda CEO Takanobu Ito. The announcement was made by Ito just prior to introducing the latest hybrid in the Honda lineup, the CR-Z. Ito did not comment on if an Acura hybrid would use Honda’s IMA (Integrated Motor… Continue Reading...

Detroit 2010: Nissan Leaf Electric Car Is the Real EV Deal

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With no official presence at the Detroit Auto Show, Nissan couldn’t resist showcasing its new Leaf electric car. On display alongside several other electric models in an area of the show dubbed Electric Avenue, Nissan claims that the Leaf is no concept, but an actual production model. It certainly looks the part, with a production… Continue Reading...

Detroit 2010: Hyundai Donates $50,000 to Children’s Hospital

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Hyundai’s Hope on Wheels program donated $50,000 to the Detroit Medical Center Children’s Hopsital of Michigan. The Hyundai Hope on Wheels Tour traveled across the nation and raised more than $1.3 million for pediatric cancer research, and the DMC Children’s Hospital as the final stop. The $50,000 donation will fund research by the hospital’s pediactric… Continue Reading...

Detroit 2010: Maserati GranTurismo Convertible North American Debut

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Originally unveiled at the Frankfurt Auto Show as the GranCabrio, Maserati has decided to give its convertible GranTurismo model a more self-explanatory name for North America: the GranTurismo Convertible. This new drop-top expands the Maserati lineup to three models, including the Quattroporte sedan and the GranTurismo coupe. The GranTurismo Convertible is powered by the company’s… Continue Reading...

Detroit 2010: 2011 Audi A8 Gets Grille-Licious

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Shown previously during the Design Week festivities in Miami, Audi’s new 2011 A8 flagship luxury sedan has now made its auto show debut in Detroit. Now you might not have believed that Audi’s massive front grille could get any more…. well… massive, but it has. In addition to this new design cue, which is sure… Continue Reading...

Detroit 2010: Lotus Evora, Morgan AeroMax Share Booth Space in Detroit

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On display at the Detroit Auto Show, Lotus showed its new flagship sports car, the Evora, alongside another rare British auto, the Morgan AeroMax. The AeroMax sports a BMW sourced 4.8-liter V8 engine and can accelerate to 60 mph in 4.5 seconds. It retails for a whopping $180,000. As for the Evora, it’s Lotus’ all-new… Continue Reading...

Detroit 2010: Chevrolet Spark Confirmed for U.S. in 2011

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With plenty of rumors and a few decision changes by the folks at GM, Chevy confirmed at the Detroit Auto Show that the tiny Spark model will be offered in the United States in 2011. Originally shown as the Beat concept at the New York Auto Show back in 2007, the car has evolved slowly… Continue Reading...

Detroit 2010: Kia Delves In the Darkness of its Soul with Shadow Dragon

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Kia introduced a new special edition Soul dubbed the “Shadow Dragon” at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. From afar, the Shadow Dragon gives off a sinister impression with its black paint, but Kia kept its usual sense of fun at the car’s unveiling at the Detroit Auto Show. Kia’s press unveiling was… Continue Reading...

Detroit 2010: Cadillac CTS-V Coupe, First Live Photos

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The coupe variant of the high-powered Cadillac CTS-V has just launched at the Detroit Auto Show, with an incredible 556-hp at 6100 rpm and 551 ft-lbs of torque at 3800 rpm. That’s enough to propel the 2+2 seater to 60 mph in an incredible 3.9 seconds. But the CTS-V Coupe is so much more than… Continue Reading...

Detroit 2010: 5.0-Liter Ford Mustang GT Officially Debuts in Detroit

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With the all-new Focus taking center stage for Ford at the Detroit Auto Show, the American automaker also showed its new Mustang GT model for the first time. A mid-cycle refresh of sorts, the 2011 GT model marks the return of the 5.0-liter V8 with it 412-hp at 6500 rpm and 390 ft-lbs of torque… Continue Reading...