• Dec 7th 2011 at 4:30PM
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General Motors casts quite a shadow over the annual Detroit Auto Show. First of all, their Renaissance Center headquarters are right next to Cobo Hall where the show is held every year. But beyond that, GM never fails to bring a big spread to its hometown expo. And this year looks to be no exception.

Some of the debuts slated for The General's still-vast portfolio of divisions will be expected – like the Chevrolet Sonic RS and Cadillac ATS, both production vehicles that are slated to debut at the show. But details on others we'll have to wait for. For one, Buick will unveil a new production crossover utility vehicle. Sources expect it to be smaller than the Enclave (which shouldn't be too difficult) and possibly bear the Encore name, which kind of gives us the jibblies.

Chevy is also slated to roll out two concept cars from the GM North Hollywood Design Center. We'll be watching out for details on all the Detroit debuts, so watch this space for more.


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      dukeisduke
      • 3 Years Ago
      I can't wait to see the ATS. I'd like to see one parked next to a 3-Series, for comparison.
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          The ATS is unreliable? I forgot you test drove it.
          dukeisduke
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          So do you work for an Acura dealer, or an Infiniti dealer? I like the G37, but the TL is just an ugly, overpriced Honda Accord.
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      dragonrage1191
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      I always love news like this! Keeps any auto-enthusiast in suspense.
        LBFTPSEC
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        @dragonrage1191
        I agree. I love seeing new concepts at the show instead of on the internet. It ruins the fun of it. I want to see it myself first hand before reading an article about what someone else thinks.
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        Elmo
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        This, gentleman, is the reason you don't feed the trolls.
        LUSTSTANG S-197
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        When did they start allowing drug detox patients internet access? In fact, I would almost be willing to give you the money to go get high if I knew it would shut you up. I love cars of all makes and models, and even I find myself hating Asian cars at times when having to read through all of the redundant, misinformed posts from cheerleaders like yourself, Ricetard, and a handful of others (maybe you're all the same person) on here. I sure hope someone is paying you quite well to spout all of this rubbish. However, you might want to let them know, and save yourself further embarrassment in the process, that the whole thing is actually backfiring.
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      artandcolour2010
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      And I thought it might be a version of Opel's Zafira: http://artandcolourcars.blogspot.com/2011/12/new-small-buick-crossover-apollo-reborn.html
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          artandcolour2010
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          thanks for those links. The Envision is pretty hot looking. I think it might need to be a bit "smoother" for our domestic buyers, not so wavy. The GL8 looks quite a bit larger than the Zafira though. I think the Zafira is based on the Astra platform. The GL8 looks as large as the last domestic "mini" vans like the Astro or Montana or whatever they were called.
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      You guy
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      I just want a stateside Astra.
        T-Mille
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        @You guy
        That already happened with the Saturn, and it was too expensive and underpowered to be justified.
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      I think that if they based the Buick crossover somewhat off of the new Trailblazer, it could be a win...just smooth it up, round some edges and maybe lower it some...I'd be interested...Buick needs to try to sell to both the young and mature people...and tell their salesmen/women to stop just selling to senior citizens...why market only one section, when you can have them all?
      F1
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      i'm just looking forward to the ATS, might be interested for my next purchase....but another SUV, not expecting much unless it has an extremely original design and well equipped. but we'll see....AB, 'jibblies'? seriously you guys have to knock off the anti-American jabs. keep it unbiased as proffesional journalist should.
      LBFTPSEC
      • 3 Years Ago
      I hope the RWD caprice is one of the new concepts! I hate that the G8 disappeared. Or maybe an offroad competitor to the Ford Raptor?
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