2012 Detroit Auto Show: Everything That Didn't Suck

We're finishing up here at the 2012 Detroit Auto Show so now it's time to take a look back at the good times, the bad times, and all of Jason Torchinsky's awesome livesketches.


2012 Detroit Auto Show: Everything That Didn't Suck

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: Everything That Didn't Suck

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: Everything That Didn't Suck

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: Everything That Didn't Suck

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: Everything That Didn't Suck

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: Everything That Didn't Suck

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: Everything That Didn't Suck

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: Everything That Didn't Suck

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: Everything That Didn't Suck

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: Everything That Didn't Suck

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: Everything That Didn't Suck

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: Everything That Didn't Suck

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: Everything That Didn't Suck

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: Everything That Didn't Suck

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: Everything That Didn't Suck

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: Everything That Didn't Suck

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: Everything That Didn't Suck

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 »


2012 Detroit Auto Show: Everything That Didn't Suck

Acura ILX: Detroit Auto Show Live Photos, Info

Acura knocked the room for a loop with a haymaker called NSX. Here's the other end of the Acura excitement spectrum. It's the ILX, a car with which Acura hopes to attract younger buyers; More »


2012 Detroit Auto Show: Everything That Didn't Suck

Toyota Makes NS4 Concept Out Of Pure Marketing Crap

The Toyota NS4 concept isn't too bad looking, if a bit tame for a concept. It has some striking lighting approaches, a very appealing interior and glassed roof treatment, and pleasing proportions. More »


2012 Detroit Auto Show: Everything That Didn't Suck

Maserati Kubang Concept: Powered By Ferrari, Built By Chrysler

Although still calling it a "concept," we got a skosh more information about Maserati's Kubang sport SUV-including a promise, however vague, that the engines might be something special. More »


2012 Detroit Auto Show: Everything That Didn't Suck

2013 Honda Accord 'Concept' Same As It Ever Was

Honda barely pretended their 2013 Honda Accord Concept is anything but a minimally adorned version of the production car that'll debut and go on sale later this year. More »


2012 Detroit Auto Show: Everything That Didn't Suck

50th Anniversary Shelby GT500 Super Snake Gets Special Stickers, Same Amazing Power

Though they had one of the most sadly unadorned booths on the Detroit Auto Show main floor, nobody really cared, as Shelby introduced three new 50th anniversary cars today: More »


2012 Detroit Auto Show: Everything That Didn't Suck

The 2013 Bentley Continental GT V8 Will Confuse The Moneyed Few

The 2012 Bentley Continental GT V8 offers a moral hazard for foolish plutocrats-and not just by dint existing in the first place. Nope, it's the new twin-turbo V8 engine (which lives a less glamorous life in an Audi S8) that's a puzzle box for the moneyed ego: More »


2012 Detroit Auto Show: Everything That Didn't Suck

The MKZ Concept Will Not Save Lincoln

I was certain when I sat down at the Lincoln press conference this morning I'd focus on the fact that the car looks like John Wilkes Booth. And then I saw the mimosa station and realized I was wrong. More »


2012 Detroit Auto Show: Everything That Didn't Suck

The 2013 Mini Roadster Is The Coupe's Sorority Girlfriend

There may be too many Minis. There, I've said it. This is the sixth. But if we must have another, why not a tiny two-seater convertible? It's cold comfort (until you turn on the heater) but at least the new Mini Roadster is heading in the right direction, size-wise, getting ever-so-slightly smaller... More »


2012 Detroit Auto Show: Everything That Didn't Suck

Sadly, Lexus Will Never Build The LF-Lc Concept

If you've already seen early photos of the Lexus LF-Lc concept you can stop reading. It's a styling exercise. Everything else is just fancy.
Lexus isn't dumb and neither is the mothership of Toyota. More »