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GAC Motor GM8 Minivan at 2018 NAIAS. Sold in US by 2019

GAC Motor is expected at NAIAS in 2018 with a extensive lineup, including he GM8, GA8, GS8, a new mass-production sedan GA4 and an all-new concept car. Continue reading

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The Real Stars of the NAIAS – Nomad, 300G and Mustang

These were cars that were built when the term “Big Three” meant something beyond what the Detroit automakers are now – supporting players but no longer the superstars in the global automobile business. Continue reading

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Lexus Unveils LC 500, a 2+2 Coupe in Detroit

“This couldn’t simply fill a category it had to fill people’s hearts. It must help improve the world we live in,” said Toyoda. Continue reading

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NAIAS set for Media Previews

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Huey Lewis and The News to perform at NAIAS

Huey Lewis and The News also wrote and performed “The Power of Love” and “Back in Time” for the hit film Back to the Future. Continue reading

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High Voltage! Gen 2 Chevrolet Volt is Significant Redesign

The new Volt has better gas mileage, greater range, faster acceleration, a fifth seat of sorts, and an all-new propulsion system. Pricing, yet to be announced, could be the deciding factor in Volt’s sales future. Former GM CEO Dan Ackerson, a venture capitalist, when he predicted astronomical sales had no idea that this is a long-term ~2030 play. Continue reading

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Chevrolet with New LED Displays at NAIAS in Detroit

Chevrolet today release a sneak peek of its North American International Auto Show, aka NAIAS, with an all-new display with six 20 ft.-tall, transparent screens with coordinated LED lighting and music that will tell – actually sell – stories about the brand’s cars, trucks and crossovers. Chapters include highlights of Chevrolet’s dependability, performance, belief in the power of play, available in-vehicle Wi-Fi technology through OnStar 4G LTE. Continue reading

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Thoughts on NAIAS Vehicles that Really Matter

Among the noise, models, crowds and carnival atmosphere at the North American International Auto Show last week, aka NAIAS, several important vehicles stand out. Continue reading

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Biden and Democratic Pols Out in Full Force at NAIAS

Most of these political appointees will no doubt stick to talking points about the successful auto bailouts that saved the U.S. auto industry, as well as increased safety, emissions and fuel economy regulations. Continue reading

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Acura NSX Prototype at Mid-Ohio Race in August

Acura today released a photo of a prototype NSX sports car, and said that the running two-seater will take to the racetrack just prior to the Honda Indy 200 IndyCar Series race at Mid-Ohio on 4 August. NBC Sports will broadcast the race live. Continue reading

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Ford Shows F150 Atlas Pickup Concept

Notably missing was any mention of the extensive weight saving materials that are under exploration at the Dearborn engineering center. Industry insider know that Ford has locked in the purchase of large quantities of aluminum, and are assuming that the next F150 when it appears in 2015 will use the weight-saving, but expensive material to increase efficiencies. How that goes over with conservative truck buyers, remains to be seen, but the time they are a changin’. Continue reading

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Production Version of Sub-Compact Buick Encore SUV at NAIAS

Buick is exploring unknown territory with the production version of what it is calling the Encore SUV on display at NAIAS. Last year the tiny Encore concept – 168.5 inches long – also debuted in Detroit. The Encore SUV is about 10 inches shorter than the production Honda CRV. Continue reading

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Tiny Honda Urban SUV Concept Makes World Debut at NAIAS

An all-new Honda “Urban SUV Concept” vehicle made its world debut today NAIAS. The concept points to styling direction of an all-new small SUV slated to launch in Japan by the end of 2013, followed by the U.S. market in 2014. Continue reading

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BMW Shows a “Concept” 4-Series at NAIAS

Over the past year, BMW has introduced 14 new and renewed vehicles, the most ever in the U.S. Today in Detroit at the NAIAS BMW unveiled what it says is a Concept 4-Series Coupe that looked production ready. It’s another formidable car from Bavaria. Continue reading

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Mercedes-Benz E-Class and CLA-Class Unveiled in Detroit

“In 2012, we sold more than 274,000 cars in the U.S. and thus achieved a new sales record for Mercedes-Benz. Because we are bringing so many new models to market in 2013 – the new E-Class line, the new CLA-Class and the new S-Class – we anticipate that sales will again increase in 2013,” said Dr. Dieter Zetsche, Chairman of the Board of Management of Daimler AG and Head of Mercedes-Benz Cars. Continue reading

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