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    Mini: "The 500 is a darling little car... but we're a premium brand"

    Mini showed off the Paceman Concept at this year's Detroit Auto Show and announced not long afterward that it would spawn a production model. Tom Salkowski, who recently moved from BMW USA to Mini USA to fill the role of marketing manager, will be the man charged with getting the word about about ...

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    Kia says KV7 Concept presages some sort of production model; Hamstars to return?

    Kia KV7 Concept – Click above for high-res image gallery
    The Kia KV7 Concept isn't only a concept. At the Detroit Auto Show this week, Michael Sprague, Kia's vice president of marketing, told Autoblog "We tend to use auto shows to presage what will be coming," and referenced the Kia Kue ...

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    GMC Sierra All Terrain HD Concept being considered for production

    GMC Sierra All Terrain HD Concept - Click above for high-res image gallery
    We've already crawled all over the GMC Sierra All Terrain HD Concept at the Detroit Auto Show, and Mike Levine from took an extensive look at the interior and exterior with designer Carl Zipfel. The ...

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    Autoblog Podcast #212: Detroit Auto Show recap

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    Episode #212 of the Autoblog Podcast is the remedy to our post-Detroit Show hangover, with Chris Shunk, Dan Roth and Chris Paukert all weighing in. We start with the Autoblog Garage and then cover some of our personal ...

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    Detroit 2011: Jeep Wrangler Call of Duty: Black Ops Edition set for major pwnage

    Jeep Wrangler Call of Duty: Black Ops Edition – Click above for high-res image gallery
    During the 2011 Detroit Auto Show, Chrysler silently displayed its latest hardcore version of the Wrangler, the Call of Duty: Black Ops Edition. The stealthy Wrangler, now shown in two-door trim, looks ...

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    2011 Detroit Auto Show: Editors' Choice for Top Five Vehicles

    It's never easy to reach a unanimous decision when it comes time for our group of auto-obsessive bloggers to choose any sort of list that involves automobiles. In the case of the Top Five Introductions from the 2011 Detroit Auto Show, the process was especially difficult. Somewhat surprisingly, ...

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    Detroit 2011: Top 25 Desktop Wallpapers

    Top 25 desktop wallpapers from the 2011 Detroit Auto Show - Click above for high-res image gallery
    Yesterday was by far one of the busiest auto show days we've experienced. Press conferences started at a sleep-depriving 6:30 a.m. and lasted all the way until nearly 8:00 that evening. Needless to ...

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    Chrysler's Marchionne says only one minivan per brand, C-Max competitor coming

    Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne says the automaker plans to only offer one minivan in the future, eliminating either the Chrysler Town and Country or Dodge Caravan by 2013. Additionally, the company is working on a smaller "people mover," that will go to whichever marque doesn't retain the ...

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    Detroit 2011: 2012 Mercedes-Benz S350 Bluetec is one torque-tastic S-Class

    2012 Mercedes-Benz S350 Bluetec – Click above for high-res image gallery
    During the festivities here at the 2011 Detroit Auto Show, Mercedes-Benz quietly rolled out the 2012 S350 Bluetec, a diesel-powered S-Class that's destined for consumption here in the United States. The big news is ...

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    Detroit 2011: Johnson Controls ie:3 Concept reinvents the interior

    Johnson Controls ie:3 Interior Concept – Click above for high-res image gallery
    All the fancy technology automakers are planting inside our vehicles needs to be supplied from somewhere... like, say, Tier 1 automotive supplier Johnson Controls. The supplier is using the Detroit Auto Show to ...

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    Detroit 2011: Chrysler 200 Super S gets lowered... expectations?

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    Nestled into a well-hidden crevice on the outskirts of the Chrysler booth at the Detroit Auto Show is a Mopar-accessorized 200 Super S. That's right: a pimped 200. It would appear that Mopar noticed the 200 looks a bit... ...

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    Detroit 2011: GMC Sierra All Terrain Concept is steroid-riddled awesome

    GMC Sierra All Terrain Concept – Click above for high-res image gallery
    We have to admit, we felt a pang of sympathy for the mighty GMC Sierra All Terrain Concept. While The Dodge Ramrunner and Ford F-150 SVT Raptor both held prominent spots in their respective booths at the 2011 Detroit ...

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    Detroit 2011: Jeep celebrates 70th Anniversary with special edition models

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    Jeep has proclaimed itself as "one of the world's few, true icons." Normally, we'd take issue with such a brazen statement, but in the case of Jeep, we don't really disagree. In fact, in a good portion of the ...

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    Obsessively covering the 2011 Detroit Auto Show: Day 1

    Production Cars
    2012 Audi A6
    2012 Audi A6 Hybrid
    2012 Buick Verano
    2012 BMW 650i Convertible
    2012 BMW 1 Series M Coupe
    2012 Chevrolet Sonic

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    Detroit 2011: 2012 Chevrolet Sonic is not an Aveo

    2012 Chevrolet Sonic Z Spec Concept – Click above for high-res image gallery
    General Motors seems intent on banishing all memories of the unloved Aveo – so much so that it's gone and renamed its entry-level fighter in the States. While we're still not 100-percent in love with the name ...

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    Detroit 2011: Kia KV7 Concept is a van with a plan

    Kia KV7 Concept – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Kia certainly knows a thing or two about embracing the box design. After all, the styling of the Soul is certainly a perfect interpretation of the good things boxy shapes can create. With that in mind, Kia has set to reinvent the van ...

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    Detroit 2011: Mopar helps the Fiat 500 man up

    2011 Fiat 500 Mopar Edition – Click above for high-res image gallery
    The Fiat 500 is one attractive little hatchback, but its voluptuous curves and diminutive size lend some to believe the little Italian is aimed squarely at the female demographic. We're not so inclined to agree, ...

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    Detroit 2011: Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG E-Cell is the color of electric hotness

    Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG E-Cell – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Mercedes-Benz brought along a fleet of green-leaning vehicles to this year's Detroit Auto Show. While the German automaker displayed its hydrogen B-Class F-Cell alongside a flotilla of BlueTec diesels, the SLS AMG E-Cell ...

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    Detroit 2011: Mini Paceman Concept gets all the girls

    Mini Paceman Concept – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Mini's model line is expanding at an exponential rate, and according to BMW's smallest division, the Paceman Concept will form the basis of its eighth production vehicle. Even if that's the case, nothing resembling the Paceman is ...

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    Detroit 2011: 2012 Hyundai Veloster is a Swiss Army Coupe

    2012 Hyundai Veloster – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Hyundai's funky, tech-packed Veloster has just debuted at the 2011 Detroit Auto Show, and at first blush, the unconventional three-door looks like it'll go down a storm. While Hyundai's North American CEO John Krafcik freely ...


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