• Jan 9th 2008 at 9:34AM
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Among the never-ending sea of house-sized LCD TVs, untold navigation devices and cutesy robots at CES are more than a few cars. While last year the theme among custom-car builders was overwhelming gaudiness, this year someone must have written a rule mandating at least a little class.

We expected to see automotive LCD screens installed in more places than is acceptable, and we saw a few, but far fewer than 2007. We looked forward to a few exotics, but were surprised when we found Jay Lenno's EcoJet. Other surprises were a Year One Bandit, a Cadillac Escalade in flat gray primer, and a Morgan Aero 8.

As we approached the Dolby booth we were a bit intimidated by what we assume is a life-size model of the Transformer Bumblee. Very impressive indeed.

Perhaps the most surprising automotive find at CES was a Chery CrossEastar (shown at right) at the Delphi booth. Seating for eight, luxury to rival at least the Big Three, and an expected bargain-basement price has us looking forward to seeing what the company finally sends us. In the opinion of a dad, aside from the potential quality problems, it's an attractive vehicle. Delphi had it at CES to show its global reach, since it supplies its technology products to the Chinese automaker.

We're sure there were tons more we didn't see, but Ford and GM kept us busy this year. Check out our gallery of 60 high-res images for more cars we spotted CES.

All Photos Copyright ©2008 Chris Tutor / Weblogs, Inc.

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      • 7 Years Ago
      So called CrossEastar violates GM's IP rights, because it is underpinned by Eastar, an illegal replica of GM Daewoo Magnus. I am surprised that Delphi even brought it to the US.
      • 7 Years Ago
      I love that Lincoln Continental in the gallery.
      Wish you would've took pictures of the car instead of the
      sound system though. The wheels are sick.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Can someone tell me what kind of tire and wheel set-up does the green
      Ford Edge has? They would look nice on my car.
      • 7 Years Ago
      The Chery does have some very Volvo-esque lines to it, but alas, its paint is probably laced with lead, and it likely crumples like a mylar weather balloon in crash tests.