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    Teased: Buick names new small CUV Encore, promises Detroit debut

    Corroborating long-held suspicions and spy shots, General Motors has confirmed that its surging Buick marque will shortly receive a second crossover. Dubbed "Encore" (apparently GM is hoping consumers have short memories), the five-seat CUV will be revealed at next month's 2012 Detroit Auto Show ...

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    Official: Honda bringing Accord Coupe concept to Detroit

    The Detroit Auto Show dam is busting and the latest news to trickle through is that Honda is bringing an Accord Coupe Concept to show off. The concept will "reveal the styling direction" of the 2013 Accord, which – by the time it goes on sale in the fall of 2012 – will enter its ninth ...

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    Final Numbers: 2011 Detroit Auto Show was bigger than 2010 in every way

    The 2011 North American International Auto Show wasn't exactly chock-full of game-changing new product, but that didn't keep the media and public from making it a much bigger success than the 2010 show. Crain's Detroit Business reports that the 2011 Detroit Auto Show held 5,000 members of the ...

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    Torture-tested Ford EcoBoost V6 engine torn down at Detroit Auto Show

    Exactly as promised, Ford sent a couple of technicians to the show floor at the 2011 Detroit Auto Show in front of a live audience to disassemble the 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6 engine that was torture-tested for the equivalent of a few hundred thousand miles of rigorous duty on the dyno and in the ...

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    Paefgen hands Dürheimer the keys to Bentley... and Bugatti

    Franz-Josef Paefgen hands Wolfgang Dürheimer the keys to Bentley – Click above for high-res image gallery
    The king is dead. Long live the king. After eight years at the helm of Bentley, Dr. Franz-Josef Paefgen has officially stepped down from his position as chairman and CEO of ...

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    Detroit 2011: 2012 Hyundai Veloster reinvents the affordable sports coupe

    2012 Hyundai Veloster – Click above for high-res image gallery
    After the usual tease of spy shots and teasers, the sheet has finally been pulled back on the 2012 Hyundai Veloster. Not only does the Veloster take aim at wannabe efficient sports cars like the Honda CR-Z, it reinvents the way ...

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    Detroit 2011: Hyundai Curb Concept is a small crossover for the urban scene

    Hyundai Curb Concept – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Hyundai's Curb concept moves the automaker's "Fluidic Sculpture" design language in a more youthful direction. While we've seen plenty of urbanized concepts and production vehicles that use the traditional box-like design ...

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    2012 BMW 1 Series M Coupe priced from $47,010, 650i Convertible from $91,375

    BMW 1 Series M Coupe (above) and 650i Convertible (below right) – Click either image for high-res image galleries
    BMW rolled out the excitement this year at the Detroit Auto Show with new debuts like the 1 Series M Coupe and the new 650i Convertible. But while we knew most everything about ...

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    Detroit 2011: Ford Vertrek Concept previews future global small crossover

    Ford Vertrek Concept – Click above for high-res image gallery
    It may look like the strange lovechild of the 2012 Ford Focus and the European-spec Kuga crossover, but the Blue Oval's new Vertrek crossover concept is indeed a visual upgrade compared to current small CUV offerings. The ...

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    2013 Ford C-Max Energi and C-Max Hybrid offer two options for fuel-sipping MPVs

    Ford C-Max Energi – Click above for high-res image gallery
    We've already told you about the 2012 Ford C-Max, the Blue Oval's new mini-minivan that's set to launch here in North America later this year. The C-Max story doesn't end with just the one gasoline-powered model, though – Ford ...

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    Video: Porsche teases Detroit-bound show car

    Porsche's show car en route to Cobo Hall – Click above to watch after the jump
    Automakers typically try to keep prying eyes away from the show cars that they wheel into convention centers for major auto shows. Porsche, however, made a video of the process and posted it online. With only ...

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    Confirmed: Volkswagen NMS will be named Passat

    2012 Volkswagen Passat – Click above for high-res image gallery
    We're less than 24 hours away from Volkswagen's big reveal at the Detroit Auto Show and while our man Paukert was staked out at a media gathering at VW's corporate headquarters in Herndon, VA he learned that the NMS will carry ...

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    Pics Aplenty: GMC Sierra All Terrain HD Concept is ready to play dirty

    GMC Sierra All Terrain HD concept – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Cars are cool, but we certainly love ourselves some big, bad, hardcore pickups – you know, like the Ford F-150 SVT Raptor. General Motors' conceptual answer to Ford's desert-blasting pickup is this, the Sierra ...

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    Report: BYD to unveil Lexus RX-influenced S6 hybrid in Detroit

    BYD S6 DM – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Whenever we hear that a Chinese automaker is working on a vehicle that's "influenced" by some other successful model from an established global company, we wince a little. After all, we've seen quite a few less-than-convincing attempts to ...

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    Kia teases KV7 concept once more before Detroit debut

    Kia KV7 concept teaser – Click above to expand
    A few weeks ago, Kia released a teaser sketch of its new KV7 concept that will debut next week at the Detroit Auto Show. The initial sketch showed us that the Korean automaker is working on what appears to be a tall hatchback or small ...

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    Detroit Preview: Fiat 500, Chrysler 200 to get Mopar treatment

    Mopar gets frisky with Chrysler's newest vehicles – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Chrysler loves to show off its Mopar-accessorized vehicles, and the 2011 Detroit Auto Show provides the perfect stage to reveal some new ones. Two vehicles slated to make an appearance are the 2011 ...

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    Detroit Preview: Cadillac releases images of CTS-V Coupe SCCA race car ahead of official debut

    2011 Cadillac CTS-V Coupe SCCA Race Car – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Last month, General Motors announced that Cadillac would be returning to the SCCA World Challenge with an all-new, menacing version of the CTS-V Coupe. The race car will officially debut on January 10 at the ...

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    Hyundai bringing Curb concept to Detroit Auto Show

    Hyundai Curb concept – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Hyundai has announced that it is bringing a new crossover concept – the Curb – to the 2011 Detroit Auto Show next week. We only have two teaser shots of the new CUV, and while the big wheels and overly swoopy lines ...

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    2011 Chrysler 300 priced from $27,995*

    2011 Chrysler 300 – Click above for high-res image gallery
    The most recent debut in Chrysler's 2011 model year refresh onslaught, the 300 flagship sedan, will make its official public debut at the Detroit Auto Show next week. It won't be long before the new 300 hits dealerships, and ...

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    Officially Official: 2012 Buick Verano is one part Cruze, one part Regal

    2012 Buick Verano – Click above for high-res image gallery
    We're tempted to go ahead and call the 2012 Buick Verano a "baby Regal," because the truth is, the two cars are much more alike than you might think. Since the Verano is based off of the Delta II platform (which is relatively large ...


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