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 than the Mini…
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.
I'm just throwing it out there, but I really like the new Dodge Dart's taillights. I know it's just a continuation of the Dodge rear end design language that we've already seen on the Charger and Challenger — but I think the implementation we've seen on the Dart is really hot.
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.
Sure it looks like a squashed bug, er Beetle; but the E-Bugster concept also has some very Porsche-y elements. Take, for example, those huge, chrome wheels that echo the Fuchs wheels of Porsches past.
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; older, downsizing urban dwellers, and those for whom a doctor has prescribed the avoidance of excitement of any kind.
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. Here's how.
Concept cars aren't just wank jobs of empty, aspirational futurism. They're goal posts. They're psychedelic mind-expanding drugs made from carbon-fiber origami and starlight. They stand as public examples of not just where a car company could go, but where—barring a collective public gasp at an engineer's daydream…
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.
"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."
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. Seriously, stop laughing.
It's noon here in Detroit and we're taking a 15-minute breather. While we catch our breath, enjoy our full 2012 Detroit Auto Show coverage — every reveal and lifted skirt — below.
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. It's quite the ride.