• Jan 16th 2008 at 7:04AM
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The 2008 North American International Auto Show press preview has drawn to a close, and now it's time for the public to have its turn in Cobo. As they throw open the doors to the masses, we wanted to give you another opportunity to check out all the concepts and production vehicles that debuted over the past three days. Everything we've covered is listed and linked below along with a corresponding gallery, and at the bottom you'll find the most intriguing, strange and (gasp) educational posts from the show. Enjoy.
Business will be back to normal in the next hour, with the comprehensive – okay, obsessive – coverage of the auto industry you've come to expect. And to those of you that have been following the happenings in Detroit for the last few days, all of us at Autoblog extend our heartfelt thanks. You've helped to make this site what it is: one of the leading automotive resources on the web. And we're not forced to subsist off ramen noodles anymore... so that's a plus.


The Definitive Desktop Wallpaper Gallery
Fresh Faces in Detroit - Gallery

Audi R8 V12 TDI - Gallery
Deciphering the Audi V12 TDI - Gallery
Audi TT-S - Gallery
Bentley Factory Artisans Demonstrate Their Craft - Gallery
BMW 1-series convertible - Gallery
BMW 335d and X5 xDrive35d - Gallery
BMW production X6 - Gallery
Cadillac CTS Coupe Concept - Gallery
Cadillac CTS-V - Gallery
Cadillac's Provoq - Gallery
ChangFeng - Gallery
Chrysler Concepts - Gallery
Up Close and Personal with the ZR-1 - Gallery
Corvette ZR1 Chassis Display - Gallery
Corvette ZR-1 Engine Cutaway Display - Gallery
2009 Dodge Ram - Gallery - Watch the Rampede here!
Dodge Caravan R/T Concept - Gallery
Ferrari F430 Spider Bio Fuel - Gallery
2009 Ford F150 - Gallery
Ford Glass Roof Mustang - Gallery
Ford Explorer America concept - Gallery
Ford Verve Sedan concept - Gallery
Fisker Karma - Gallery
Geely FC - Gallery
Honda Pilot Prototype - Gallery
Honda i-DTEC clean diesel - Gallery
HUMMER HX concept - Gallery
2009 Hyundai Genesis - Gallery
Lamborghini Ad Personum - Gallery
Land Rover LRX - Gallery
Lexus LF-A Roadster in detail - Gallery
Lincoln MKT Concept - Gallery
Kia Borrego - Gallery
Maserati Quattroporte Collezione Cento - Gallery
Maybach Landaulet - Gallery
Mazda Furai concept - Gallery
2009 Mazda RX-8 R3 - Gallery
Mercedes-Benz GLKs - Gallery
Mercedes-Benz SLK - Gallery
MINI Cooper S Clubman - Gallery
Mitsubishi Concept-RA - Gallery
2009 Mitsubishi Ralliart - Gallery
Saab 9-4X BioPower concept - Gallery
Saturn Vue Hybrids - Gallery
2009 Subaru Forester - Gallery
Tang Hau - Gallery
Toyota Venza - Gallery
Volkswagen Passat CC - Gallery

Michelin Challenge Design winners - Gallery
Mitsubishi Brings Retro to D-Town - Gallery


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      • 7 Years Ago
      is it just me or did GM have a rather small showing this year. Not a single concept from chevy (ZR1 does not count).
        • 7 Years Ago
        Never mind, I didn't read "Chevy".
      • 7 Years Ago


      Thanks for all the hard work you guys did in covering this show for us. I appreciate it a lot.
        • 7 Years Ago
        First of all U guys are missing the Buick Riviera in your list... unless it really wasn't there.

        Second off... The rest of the listings and coverage were exemplary and as "good as the C6 Z51, Z06, ZR1, CTS-V, STS-V, and XLR-V... Awesome."
      • 7 Years Ago
      Great stuff. One question: Was there a Cadillac Myst concept (as originally announced), or was the announcement a diversion from the CTS coupe or just another name for the Provoq?
      • 7 Years Ago
      No Mustang, Camaro or Challenger ...
      • 7 Years Ago
      Thanks Autoblog that was awesome and I could barely digest the coverage

      Awesome, like the Lambos, R8 V12 TDI, TT-S, F430 E85, ZR-1...... etc...
      • 7 Years Ago
      Good job guys! Top-notch photography. Where would we car guys be without this website?
      • 7 Years Ago
      Diesel Doings at the NAIAS: It’s Easy Being Green

      In Detroit, January usually means gray skies. But this January the predominant color is green, since the 2008 North American International Auto Show was seeking to answer the big question “Which shades of green auto technology are going to be ‘in style’ for the future?”

      We saw that clean diesel is near the front of the pack. This year, twelve auto manufacturers will make at least thirteen firm diesel model introductions and announcements, along with unveiling four future diesel concepts, in half a dozen market segments. Nearly twenty diesel vehicles are on display at the Detroit auto show -- not too shabby for a 100-year-old technology.

      It’s easy to see why diesel embodies the true meaning of the color green: cleaning up the emissions has brought diesel into harmony with the environment. Harmony means an effective balance of competing attributes: fuel efficiency, low emissions, performance, outstanding driving experience, and value for investment. By eliminating all the things consumers never liked about diesel (slow, smelly and smoky) and replacing those with things they will like (fast, clean and fun), diesel is a fresh alternative for the future.

      Diesel is also green because it saves greenbacks in the long run – it pays you back over time in higher resale values, less fuel consumption and greater performance.

      The buzz about green technologies is big, and so are the stakes. Some technologies were quickly embraced as green. Other technologies are going to have to earn it the hard way -- by proving themselves at every step of the way in the face of unrelenting scrutiny.

      We’re betting that this fresh new choice -- clean diesel -- can earn its share of success through good old-fashioned hard work. Bring it on.

      Allen Schaeffer
      Executive Director
      Diesel Technology Forum
      www.dieselforum.org
      • 7 Years Ago
      Looks like it was fun, wish I could have been there to join the autoblog musketeers..
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