One of the quieter introductions at the Detroit Auto Show was Buick's new mini-crossover, the Encore. It's not an enthusiast vehicle, but it is an interesting take on Buick's ongoing effort to break its reputation as a brand for "the olds."
It's easy enough to tell what car an interior belongs to if you see the whole thing; there are usually a ton of badges, especially on the wheel.
When Fiat took over Chrysler there were premonitions of culture clashes between the be-sweatered Italians and their off-the-Kohls-rack American counterparts. And then Fiat's maestro Sergio Marchionne brought out his hand-picked team of booth professionals and everyone realized the Italians are just like us.
When your company's own press release refers to a car as a "rolling showcase for the latest Mopar exterior parts" you can be pretty assured you're not going to be seeing anything revolutionary. And, in that context, the Chrysler 200 Super S certainly delivers.
Dieter Zetsche, the former CEO of the former merger-of-unequals called DaimlerChrysler and now the CEO of the unmerger-of-unequals called Daimler, stopped by his former underlings at Chrysler Monday during the Detroit Auto Show.
I want to start by coming out and saying I'm not one of those car luddites who think everything should hover in some magical past; while I'm very fond of old-school cars, there's an amazing amount of amazing new tech in cars, and LCD dashboards in so many new cars here at the Detroit Auto Show are a genuinely great…
Ferrari may not be unveiling anything at the Detroit Auto Show again this year, but there is this Falcon F7, a sorta "Best Of Ferrari Design" — 288 GTO, 355, F50, F40 — that houses various LS motors in a race-proven aluminum monocoque chassis. Is this Michigan's exotic supercar?
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. I wish I could unread what I read in Toyota's marketing materials so I could try and appreciate the vehicle, but, sadly,…
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. Like Ashley and Mary Kate Olsen, there are subtle differences, but so subtle you don't actually care.
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: the GT 500 Super Snake, the 50th anniversary edition GT350, and a 50th anniversary edition GTS.
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: Do you buy the W-12 version, with slightly higher…
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. The story here is Lincoln is so desperate to pretend they're a luxury manufacturer they've got a mimosa station. And a…