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  • 2012 Dodge Charger Redline  -  2012 Detroit Auto Show

    Just when we thought Dodge had reached about as deeply as it could into its Mopar-muscle retro-performance catalog, it’s pulling out all the stops at the upcoming Detroit auto show with the introduction of a new 2012 Dodge Charger Redline that finds some retro inspiration from 1970—plus a scorching-hot power rating of up to 590 horsepower.

  • 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...

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    2010 Detroit Auto Show Bouncing Back From Somber 2009?

    The 2010 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) already has 55 exhibitors signed up.

  • Fisker Karma at Laguna Seca
    Fisker Karma Plug-in Hybrid Makes Public Driving Debut At Laguna Seca

    The Pebble Beach Concours was the Karma's coming out party, and the vehicle got to stretch its legs at the legendary Laguna Seca circuit.

  • 2009 Dodge Circuit EV
    Dodge exec: Circuit EV headed for production

    Chrysler intends to launch its first all-electric model by next year according to a recent interview with Lou Rhodes, Chrysler's ENVI division president, and unlike its rivals, the now-Fiat-aligned carmaker is planning a high-performance sports model as its entry into the burgeoning segment...

  • Fisker Karma plug-in hybrid
    Fisker signs deal with Quantum to source Karma plug-in hybrid system

    While big brand automakers like Toyota and General Motors are still more than a year away from launching their respective plug-in hybrid vehicles, small start-ups such as California's Fisker Automotive intends on having its own plug-in hybrid on sale this November. The company today took a step...

  • Ferrari is being courted heavily for return to the 2010 NAIAS

    Fear-mongering reached new heights in the automotive world on the eve of the 2009 Detroit Auto Show, with naysayers predicting more somber processions and hushed voices than the average state funeral. And while the show did prove somewhat subdued, it was far from dead. Now plans for renovations at Cobo Center are sparking new hope for next year's show. The Michigan state legislature enacted a plan late last week to let the city of Detroit regain control of the aging Cobo Center and to use hotel and liquor taxes to fix its main problems - notably a lack of space and a leaky roof. With a $299...

  • Chrysler ENVI electric vehicle fleet
    Chrysler unveils $448 million electric vehicle plan

    Chrysler today submitted three proposals outlining a $448-million plan to the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) in order to rapidly bring electric vehicles (EV) and plug-in hybrid models to market. The proposals were submitted in order to receive two initiatives established by the DOE - the Electric...

  • Ford plug-in hybrid
    Ford working on next-generation lithium-ion batteries

    One of the biggest things holding back the mass embrace of the electric car is their supposedly short driving range compared to conventionally powered cars, as well as their relatively expensive nature considering the youth of the technology and low production volumes. To combat this, Ford claims...

  • Fisker Karma plug-in hybrid
    Fisker announces first 32 'Eco-facility' dealers for Karma plug-in

    The roll-out of Fisker’s new Karma plug-in hybrid luxury saloon is going smoothly, with the company announcing that they have already signed up 32 dealers in the U.S. and should have a total of 40 onboard by the end of June. There are already 1,300 pre-orders for the car, which starts at a...

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    Detroit City Council rejects plans to expand Cobo Center

    Last month’s Detroit Auto Show saw a number of carmakers pull out for the first time, with many citing a lack of suitable facilities and display space at the event’s venue, Detroit’s Cobo Center, as one of the main reasons for the exodus. To overcome this problem approval was...

  • 2009 Kia Soul'ster
    Kia considers production of Soul’ster pickup

    Kia rolled out an oddly styled pickup concept based on its new Soul compact car at last month’s Detroit Auto Show as way to drum up excitement for the regular hatch model which is set to go sale in March. The concept, called the Soul’ster, was never intended to be produced but strong...

  • ford focus bev 001

    Ford confirmed at last month’s Detroit Auto Show that it would launch an all-electric compact car in 2011, co-developed with automotive parts supplier and independent vehicle manufacturer Magna International. Today new details on Ford's efforts to but electric wheels on the ground have emerged, revealing the car will be based around the new global Focus platform, and will have a range of 100mi (160km) per charge. The onboard battery charger will be capable of plugging into a 110 or 220-volt outlets, and charge times will vary from about 6 to 12 hours depending on the outlet type used...

  • 2010 Jaguar XFR
    Supercharged XFR is the fastest Jaguar ever at 225mph

    Built to rival BMW's M5, Mercedes Benz's E63 AMG and Audi's RS6, the new Jaguar XFR looks every inch the true rival in these latest shots. Jaguar has revealed that the XFR has the performance to back up its striking looks, with the company announcing today that they recorded a top speed of...

  • Fisker Karma plug-in hybrid
    Fisker rolls out production Karma luxury plug-in hybrid saloon

    California’s Fisker Automotive has unveiled the production version of its Karma plug-in hybrid at the Detroit Auto Show today, just 12 months after the car was shown in concept form at last year’s show. With only minor design enhancements made to the exterior of the original concept...

  • 2009 Audi A7 Sportback Concept
    Audi releases full details for Sportback concept

    While many carmakers are either scaling back their 2009 Detroit Auto Show presence, or pulling out altogether, Audi has bucked the trend with a number of important unveilings at this year’s event. The German luxury marque has already released details about its new V10-powered R8 supercar, and...

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    Ford reveals electric future, confirms electric compact car for 2011

    Ford has used the opening day for the 2009 Detroit Auto Show to announce plans for its future electric vehicle (EV) program, confirming several zero-emissions vehicles for the North American market as well as next-generation hybrid and new plug-in hybrid models. Ford will call on its global...

  • 2009 subaru legacy concept teaser 001
    Subaru reveals new Legacy Concept

    Subaru has released full details for its concept vehicle previewing the next-generation Legacy (Liberty) sedan due late next year. Appropriately named the Legacy Concept, the vehicle has made its world debut at the 2009 Detroit Auto Show. The concept features a 3.6L horizontally-opposed...

  • mercedes benz bluezero concept 003

    Though most of the world associates green with environmentally-friendly technologies, Mercedes Benz and a few others use the color blue to denote their ecologically advanced vehicles and drivetrains. The latest development in the blue-themed line of Mercedes offerings is a trio of BlueZERO electric vehicle concepts being presented at the 2009 Detroit Auto Show. The concepts are called the E-Cell, F-Cell and E-Cell Plus, all of which offer slightly different takes on the electric vehicle concept but feature the same exterior design and overall 13.85ft (4.22m) length. The E-Cell uses a pure-ev...

  • 2009 Dodge Circuit EV
    Chrysler presents Dodge Circuit EV at Detroit Auto Show

    Back in September Chrysler showed off three vehicles designed to show the world that it too could keep up with Ford and GM as they developed low emissions powertrains for the future. One of those vehicles was essentially a Lotus Europa with Chrysler badging, but this was understandable as the...

  • Nissan grille and logo
    Nissan dealers to skip Detroit show at company's request

    Industry cutbacks, especially in the areas of advertising and marketing, are taking more and more visible forms as carmakers such as Nissan decide to skip major shows such as the 2009 Detroit Auto Show. Previously, though the company itself had decided to pull out of the show, local Detroit-area...

  • 2010 Jaguar XF-R spy shot
    Spy shots: More Jaguar XF-R

    The XF-R has been revealed. Click here for all the details. If Jaguar is serious about pitting its XF saloon against the BMW 5-series and Mercedes-Benz E-Class, it will have to expand its lineup beyond the current handful of models. Jaguar currently has two gaping holes in its XF range, an...

  • Toyota FT-EV teaser image
    Toyota announces battery-powered FT-EV concept for Detroit Auto Show

    A cryptic press release from Toyota today revealed that a new battery-powered concept car would make its global debut at the 2009 Detroit Auto Show. Speculation as to what the concept might be has already taken hold of the motoring press, but a few hints gathered from Toyota's recent remarks could...

  • Ford Flex
    2009 North American Car and Truck of the Year finalists announced

    The North American Car and Truck of the Year (NACTOY) awards are among the most prestigious in the industry, recognizing the vehicles that capture the votes of 50 top automotive journalists. This year's finalists, announced today at the Cobo Center in Detroit, are split about like the U.S. car...

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