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    Official: Mopar opening Custom Shop at Cobo
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    While other automakers have been streamlining their brand portfolio, the Chrysler Group has shown no such signs. It's got the Dodge, Chrysler and Jeep brands, plus Fiat, and it recently broke out its SRT and Ram nameplates into their own brands. And you can bet each will have its own presence at ...

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    Video: Virtual tour of Cobo Center, the Detroit Auto Show's proposed new home
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    Each year, we know four U.S trips are etched in stone, the Detroit Auto Show, Los Angeles Auto Show, Chicago Auto Show and the New York Auto Show. But even though Detroit is the biggest show in terms of vehicle unveilings, the facility that houses the event just isn't cutting it. Detroit's Cobo ...

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    DetNews: UAW convention in Detroit draws protestors
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    The United Auto Workers are gathering in Detroit this week through Thursday to elect new leadership, and delegates from around the country are filing into Cobo Hall – home of the Detroit Auto Show – to have their votes counted. And even though union membership has been cut in half over ...

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    Event Alert: January Calendar of Automotive Events
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    January 2010 not only kicks off a new year, but also signals the end of the Naughties. The automotive landscape has changed quite a bit since the days of the Y2K scare, but some things remain the same. January still hosts the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) at Cobo Hall in Detroit, ...

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    GM to offer consumer test drives at NAIAS, other auto shows?
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    General Motors feels it has a lineup stuffed with vastly improved products and it wants to get as many customers behind the wheel of a new Chevy, Cadillac, GMC or Buick to prove its point. Anyone can head over to the local dealership for a test drive, but the General is reportedly looking for ...

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    VIDEO: Vintage promo film made for Detroit's 1968 Olympic bid reveals city's precipitous decline
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    Click above to watch the video after the jump
    We often think of the 1950's as being the heyday for Detroit's fortunes, but even in the early-to-mid Sixties, it remained something of a modern marvel, thanks largely to its world-leading auto industry. This archival video was apparently ...

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    REPORT: Panel okays money for added exhibition space for relocated Detroit Auto Show - if Cobo talks fail
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    The North American International Auto Show is the biggest event to hit the state of Michigan in any given year, but the location of the event has come under fire due to the advanced state of disrepair of Detroit's Cobo Hall. Earlier in the year, the state of Michigan and representatives from Wayne, ...

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    Michigan's Oakland County to grab NAIAS from Cobo?
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    We can't blame Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson one bit for thinking the North American International Auto Show might be better served by moving locations away from Detroit's troubled Cobo Center. The building itself has been in disrepair for years, with a leaky roof and a poor ...

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    Cobo problems continue: Roof leaks plague Autorama
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    The latest chapter in the saga of Detroit's dilapidated Cobo Center was written over the weekend during the annual Autorama show. Against a backdrop of gorgeous and valuable hot rods, Cobo itself again became the story thanks to roof leaks that sent dirty water dripping down from the ceiling onto ...

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    No Spark: What happened to GM's promised 5-door microcar in Detroit?
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    Click above for a high-res gallery of the Chevrolet Beat Groundhog Day edition
    Earlier this week, when General Motors rolled out the very same 3-door Chevrolet Beat concept that it showed back in 2007, we were a bit confused. After all, GM's Ed Welburn teased all of America when he pulled back ...

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    Detroit 2009: Best automaker cutaway displays
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    Click above for high-res gallery of NAIAS cutaways
    Cutaway displays have been a staple of auto shows for many years, but we're noticing that more and more automakers are devoting money and floor space to cutaway displays. Aside from being cool to look at, cutaways are an increasingly valuable tool ...

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    Detroit 2009: Lincoln MKT debuts with a big, toothy smile
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    Click above for high-res image gallery of the 2010 Lincoln MKT
    Ford has a major-league hit on its hands with the 2009 Flex crossover – with the media. Sadly, despite its varied and considerable charms, sales haven't met the Blue Oval's admittedly lofty expectations. Blame the recession, ...

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    Detroit Auto Show: Green driving comes to Cobo's basement
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    Unless you're trying to outrun a Corvette in a Fiesta, driving indoors is not typically recommended, what with the toxic fumes and all. Low-emissions vehicles may change that and the Detroit Auto Show's organizers will illustrate it by converting Cobo Center's Michigan Hall into a green test track. ...

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    Cobo Hall expansion plan approved... will NAIAS recover to need the space?
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    Automakers have been fleeing the Detroit Auto Show in droves over the last few months. Porsche, citing slow sales in metro Detroit, was the first to announce it was pulling out of the NAIAS, but Suzuki, Mitsubishi, Ferrari, Land Rover and Rolls-Royce all followed suit shortly thereafter. While much ...

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    Dropouts be Damned: NAIAS insists Cobo expansion still needed
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    The future is looking bleak for the North American International Auto Show, with automakers dropping out like hippies. Nissan and Infiniti were just two among the hoards of car manufacturers – including Mitsubishi, Suzuki, Rolls-Royce, Land Rover and Ferrari as well as Porsche – that ...

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    Detroit Auto Show: Nassau concept hints towards the future of Chrysler RWD
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    Click image for a high-resolution photo galleryWith a press conference set to the percussion of the Drum Cafe, Chrysler rolled out the Nassau "shooting brake" concept this afternoon to hint at the future styling direction for the brand and especially its RWD line-up.Based on the LX platform and ...

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    Detroit Auto Show: Volvo debuts the oh-so-Swedish XC60
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    Click the image above for a full sized galllery. var digg_url = 'http://www.digg.com/offbeat_news/Volvo_unveils_the_XC60_concept/'; Volvo introduced the XC60 concept last night here at the Detroit Auto Show as a way to appeal to the thirtysomething loft-dwelling crowd (drawing on the ...

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    Detroit Auto Show: Jaguar C-XF concept brings Gorgeous to the four-door crowd
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    click above image to view 66 high-resolution image in our gallery var digg_url = 'http://www.digg.com/offbeat_news/Jaguar_C_XF_concept_brings_gorgeous_back_to_the_four_door_crowd/'; Jaguar has been pushing its product with the Gorgeous campaign for over a year now, but anyone who thinks that ...

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