2012 Detroit Auto Show, Day OneS

Just in case you missed any of our day one coverage of the 2012 Detroit Auto Show, here it is — all zipped up into one big post for your pleasure.

Also, if you get a second, check out Jason Torchinsky's awesome "Car-Toons" here. They're epic.


2012 Detroit Auto Show, Day One

Smart Hauls A Tiny Pickup Truck Onto The Detroit Auto Show Floor

This is the "truck" that will save Smart in America. Stop laughing. Yes, it's just a concept car, but the Smart For-Us stands to recast the American standard pickup truck as an urban, green vehicle for fun couples. More »


2012 Detroit Auto Show, Day One

Eating Sushi In Rosa Parks' Bus: Ford's Detroit Auto Show 'Fantasy Camp' For Mommy Bloggers and Influencers

"Technically they didn't serve the sushi in the bus," laughed a man who attended a party thrown by Ford in the Henry Ford Museum last night. "But you could have carried the sushi up there."
Ford, in partnership with ad agency Ogilvy, flew 146 "influencers," primarily bloggers, from as far away as... More »


2012 Detroit Auto Show, Day One

2012 BMW 3 Series Sedan: Detroit Auto Show Photos, Info

If you're a die-hard inline-6 aficionado, and are looking for something to finally replace that aging AMC Hornet, you're in luck, as the new 2012 BMW 3 Series looks to be an engaging new way to drive around behind a sextet of lined-up cylinders. More »


2012 Detroit Auto Show, Day One

Acura NSX Concept: Detroit Auto Show Live Photos, Info

Acura lifted the sheet off their new Acura NSX Concept and it's definitely a Tony Stark-esque all-wheel-drive hybrid. Just like we told you. It'll be designed in the United States, built in Ohio, and go on sale within three years.
Ask an enthusiast to picture the Acura NSX and their mind might be... More »


2012 Detroit Auto Show, Day One

Chrysler 700C: The Secret Minivan Of The Future

The big reveal from Chrysler today at the Detroit Auto Show was supposed to be the 2013 Dodge Dart, but sitting in a booth at the far end of the display was this shiny jellybean. More »


2012 Detroit Auto Show, Day One

How To Be One Of The First 86 Scion FR-S Owners

Has the continuous march of news about the Scion FR-S driven you to crave the lightweight RWD sports car like a smack addict seeking his next fix? Scion's offering you an opportunity to be one of the first 86 customers to take delivery. More »


2012 Detroit Auto Show, Day One

2013 Cadillac ATS: 2012 Detroit Auto Show Live Photos

After brief opening remarks from General Motors CEO Dan Akerson, head of design Ed Welburn, and President of GM North America Mark Reuss at the College for Creative Studies, America's biggest automaker dropped the sheets off the Cadillac of compacts - More »


2012 Detroit Auto Show, Day One

2013 Ford Fusion: Open Wide And Say Hot

Taking a page from Ragu, Ford is giving buyers of the 2013 Ford Fusion more choices than they can probably comprehend. Five different powerplants (three gas, hybrid, plugin-hybrid), two transmissions, and FWD/AWD options. More »


2012 Detroit Auto Show, Day One

2013 Ford Fusion Energi: The World's Most Efficient Car*

Amongst Ford's numerous powertrain choices for the 2013 Ford Fusion is the the 2013 Ford Fusion Energi plug-in hybrid, a vehicle that may actually be the world's most fuel efficient car. More »


2012 Detroit Auto Show, Day One

2013 Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid: A Greener Shade Of Beige

Here in Detroit, Volkswagen is setting up to reveal its long-awaited entry in the gasoline-electric space. That's the Jetta Hybrid. Indeed, later this year, the company will introduce a hybrid version of its Jetta sedan.
The hybrid Jetta, thoughtfully referred to as the Jetta Hybrid, will be... More »


2012 Detroit Auto Show, Day One

2013 Mercedes-Benz SL: Detroit Auto Show Live Photos

Mercedes-Benz is celebrating 60 years of the SL badge with the overhauled 2013 Mercedes SL, the first built almost entirely from aluminum. Let's call it Aluminum und Se… oh, wait... More »


2012 Detroit Auto Show, Day One

If These Detroit Auto Show Concepts Are Chevy's Future, Shoot Me Now

Chevrolet claims these two concept cars - the Tru 140S and the Code 130R - based on the eager yearnings of the youth of America and unveiled here moments ago at the Detroit Auto Show - More »


2012 Detroit Auto Show, Day One

2013 Dodge Dart: 2012 Detroit Auto Show Photos, Info

The world's first introduction to the Dodge Neon was a simple TV commercial that exclaimed "Hi!" Our introduction to the 2013 Dodge Dart at the Detroit Auto Show was an admission that, since the Neon's introduction, the company hasn't done much in the compact space to get excited about.
It's worth... More »


2012 Detroit Auto Show, Day One

2013 Ford Fusion: Detroit Auto Show Live Photos, Info

Ford kicked off its 2013 Ford Fusion press conference in Detroit by referring to the midsized-sedan market as a "battleground." Sleepiest battleground ever, you say? More »


2012 Detroit Auto Show, Day One

2013 Nissan Pathfinder: First Photos

Nissan's come a long way since 1986. From the pickup-with a back first generation, Nissan has re-invented the once-humble Pathfinder into a luxury kiddie hauler. More »


2012 Detroit Auto Show, Day One

2012 Dodge Charger Redline: Detroit Auto Show Photos, Info

Dodge has taken the Charger R/T and, to use a verb coined by Mopar CEO Pietro Gorlier, "Moparized" the hell out of it. The result of this brutal Moparization is, in its most-Moparized form, a 590 hp monster that's not street-legal.
There are, of course, two lesser Stage variants you can drive home,... More »


2012 Detroit Auto Show, Day One

Chevrolet Tru 140S Concept: Detroit Auto Show Live Photos

Yes, it's ugly, but it's also the future according Chevy. It's the Tru 140S concept - a four-seat coupe that - like its Code red-colored brother - More »


2012 Detroit Auto Show, Day One

2013 Porsche 911 Cabriolet: Detroit Auto Show Live Photos, Info

Porsche pushed a new 911 Cabriolet sans chappeau onto the dias in Detroit this morning on a brief stop on its way to dealerships this spring. If you get the chance to deliver one, take the long way. More »


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