The 2013 Detroit Auto Show is shaping up to be a good one. Automakers that had eschewed the show in the past are returning, and this year's show will see manufacturers like Jaguar, Land Rover, Maserati as well as Ferrari show off their wares for our viewing pleasure.

Chinese automakers have snapped up floor space in Cobo Hall, with Guangzhou Automobile Group Corporation planning to debut an all-new model. The hall itself will also show off a few changes, including a new three-story atrium that will play host to some of the event's larger debuts. The Detroit News also reports that manufacturers are making some substantial changes to their own booths.

For example, Cadillac vehicles will be displayed separate from the rest of the General Motors brands this year. Visitors can now find the luxury manufacturer near Volvo, Ferrari and Porsche. Meanwhile, Ford plans to use period actors and classic vehicles to draw links to some of the more illustrious moments in the company's past, and Toyota will make make use of a portion of Cobo Hall's 30,000 square-feet of additional show space.

Naturally, we'll be on the scene in Cobo, so come back in about a month to see the best Detroit has to offer in 2013.


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      Mazdaspeed6
      • 2 Years Ago
      Aren't luxury and chinese oxymorons?
        Dean
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Mazdaspeed6
        It probably should have said luxury, and chinese, automakers...luxury, chinese is just confusing. Chinese luxury would be the oxymoron.
      hmmwv
      • 2 Years Ago
      Luxury and Chinese brands, not Chinese Luxury brands.
      Merc1
      • 2 Years Ago
      Who cares? Whatever they show will be an outdated, poorly built, stinko plastics, copy cat, POS. The Chinese are about 30 years away from selling cars here. M
        Andre Neves
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Merc1
        I agree with 100% of your comment. But the usual politically correct crowd here with likely down vote you.
          The Wasp
          • 2 Years Ago
          @Andre Neves
          Is there something wrong with waiting to see what brands come and what they show before bashing it?
          Merc1
          • 2 Years Ago
          @Andre Neves
          I wonder why? I didn't say anything racist or use any of those words. It isn't that serious. If they're voting me down because they're defending the actual cars they're seriously, extremely clueless. M
          The Wasp
          • 2 Years Ago
          @Andre Neves
          Looks like I'll be getting a few more downvotes -- anyway, I downvoted your comment because whenever you generalize about a group of people numbering more than 1 billion, usually you are wrong. You don't think the Chinese will be able to sell cars here in the next 30 years -- that may be so due to politics, but it's rather uninformed to suggest they will not be able to build competitive cars in that time. The concerns you listed are all things that can be addressed. I downvoted Andre Neves because I don't think it takes a 'political correctness' mindset to oppose rash generalizations. If he thinks I'm part of the "politically correct crowd" here just because I'm curious to see what Chinese (and other) manufacturers can come up with -- and I oppose others who blindly bash anything from China, then he is wrong.
          Kahz
          • 2 Years Ago
          @Andre Neves
          Politically correct crowd, here? hahaha
      Xi Gua
      • 2 Years Ago
      South Korea took 50 years before making a world class care I'm talking about Hyundai Sonata and Kia Optima. China will take 1 more year thanks to owning top notch automakers such as Volvo as well as using cyber espionage.
        XJ Yamaha
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Xi Gua
        The Chinese cars i've seen are about as creative as a stick of butter.
        Luis A. Martinez
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Xi Gua
        Not so fast Korean cars like Kia start using old dies from Mazda,Hiunday from Ford Cortinas and Daewoo from Opel....Sad thing is that all the effort from GM to do better cars is on the Chinese market and thanks to the government help no car company can build a car if is not part of one of country factories,simple and smart but here there is no help at all just loosing and loosing market every year heck even 99.9 % of stuff inside my house are from china why not cars?
        carguy1701
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Xi Gua
        >cyber espionage Isn't that like, you know, illegal?
      AlBongo
      • 2 Years Ago
      I am glad China is exporting cars to North America. I wish lots of sucess to them, I really do.
      • 2 Years Ago
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        Xi Gua
        • 2 Years Ago
        yes but they won't be unionized in North America even if they are unionized in China
        The Wasp
        • 2 Years Ago
        I totally agree. If they can come up with competitive cars that meet all of our national regulations, I'd like to see them get a fair chance in the US' "capitalist" society.
      wtf123mark
      • 2 Years Ago
      You don't want a Chinese car. It really is still a 3rd world country. The smog is great too. You get what you pay for...
        The Wasp
        • 2 Years Ago
        @wtf123mark
        I want to pay less for a new car. Do I want a Chinese car now?
        RudyH
        • 2 Years Ago
        @wtf123mark
        That's what they said about the Japanese and Korean cars, how did that turn out? Hyundai and Kia are proving what the Chinese need to prove in the future.
      IBx27
      • 2 Years Ago
      Looks like companies are seeing MI as being worth a second chance, now that the unions there got smashed.
      Jonathan Wayne
      • 2 Years Ago
      Luxury Chinese automakers??? So does that mean there are going to be 20,000 Chinese with cameras taking photos of every goddamn nook and cranny of their own cars this year? Jesus Christ I was at the museum in Chicago this summer and there were about 80 of them there swarming around taking photos of every single thing too. Is it their intent to copy every single thing on the planet?
      KAG
      • 2 Years Ago
      Be Afraid
      icemilkcoffee
      • 2 Years Ago
      Just watch- the Detroit execs will be swarming all over the chinese carmakers just like in the last 2 years. Even if the chinese car makers are not ready for prime time yet, the Detroit boys are clearly scared. They don't know whether to beat them or join them.
      HUMANMPC2000
      • 2 Years Ago
      Can't wait for the C7 make it's debut @ the 2013 N.A.I.A.S.Hopefully they will be showing a few a variants of the A.T.S. models like the,coupes,wagons,V's.
        The Wasp
        • 2 Years Ago
        @HUMANMPC2000
        If there is an ATS coupe, I hope it looks better than the hippopotamus CTS coupe.
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