2011 Detroit Auto Show

  • CEO Dr. Franz-Josef Paefgen and 2011 Bentley Continental GT

    While sales of mass-market cars struggled toward a recovery in 2010, sales of luxury cars—and in particular, some of the priciest ultra-luxury models—have been hot. Bentley is yet another example. According to Bentley CEO Franz-Josef Paefgen, from a press conference at its stand in the Detroit Auto Show, the brand is posting sales totals up eleven percent in 2010. Paefgen, in his final auto-show appearance as CEO—Wolfgang Durheimer (who was also there) will assume the post on February 1—delivered a bullish status report. He's leaving his post in the midst of a sales...

  • 2012 Boss Mustang. Photo by Joe Nuxoll
    Photo Gallery: Ford Mustangs At The 2011 Detroit Auto Show

    Here's another peek at the 2012 Boss Mustang, this time on a dynamometer that Ford brought to the 2011 North American International Auto Show in Detroit. There wasn't much in the way of Mustang news, but for those who can't make the show, the gallery above will show you what you're missing. While...

  • Colbie Caillat at the 2011 Detroit Auto Show
    2011 Detroit Auto Show Celebrity Sightings (And What They Mean For You!)

    Pundits say that the economy is on the mend and that customers want to spend. (Sadly, they don't often say it in rhyme.) But while the recession may be behind us, there's still something not-quite-right about this year's Detroit Auto Show. Sure, we've seen fog machines and the mandatory strobe...

  • Ford press conference, 2011 Detroit Auto Show
    Ford Learning From Fiesta In Upcoming Small-Car And EV Launches

    Ford's U.S. lineup is about to change in a very significant way. And as the automaker emphasized in its Detroit Auto Show press conference, with several high-volume small car models expected to arrive this year and next, you'll soon see plenty of smaller and greener alternatives in Ford's lineup...

  • 2011 Ford Vertrek concept
    2011 Detroit Auto Show: 2011 Ford Vertrek Concept Live Photos

    Ford this morning introduced its sleek new Vertrek concept, which hints at the look of a future Ford mass-market crossover. Building on the European Kuga and eschewing any semblance of the Escape that it might replace—and looking more like a taller version of the 2012 Ford Focus five-door...

  • 2012 Volkswagen NMS teaser
    2011 Detroit Auto Show: U.S.-Made Volkswagen To Be A Passat

    The 2011 Detroit Auto Show is underway, and tonight's reveal of the new Volkswagen "NMS" mid-size sedan is being preceded with word about the car's name. According to a report in the Detroit News, the new sedan will carry the Passat name. If the reports are accurate, the new four-door will follow...

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