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    Detroit: Cadillac ELR, Nissan Resonance and Ford Atlas win Eyes on Design awards
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    This year's annual Eyes on Design awards were presented at the end of press days for the Detroit Auto Show on Tuesday. Given out for the best production and concept car designs that debuted at the show, and voted on by an esteemed panel of actual car designers, this year's award for best ...

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    Detroit: Editors' Choice: Top Five Detroit Auto Show Debuts
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    What a show. The first automotive expo of 2013 turned out to be quite a good one, with huge debuts of both production and concept cars taking place under the lights of Detroit's Cobo Hall. American automakers normally use this space as a way to roll out their big debuts, but there were some ...

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    Detroit: China's GAC Group brings E-jet Concept, and bad translation, to Cobo
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    Automotive conglomerate GAC Group was the lone representative of the Chinese auto industry at the Detroit Auto Show this year, showing two near-production, alternative powertrain Trumpchi-branded vehicles, as well as a new concept car. The concept in question – the E-jet Concept – ...

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    Detroit: eBay Find Of The Day: Chevrolet Corvette Stingray press kit for charity
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    Members of the motoring press who were invited to the 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray reveal all left with a pretty sweet press kit. The individually numbered black box within a black box contained not only a chunky little flash drive, but a paperweight adorned with an actual Stingray ...

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    Detroit: We Obsessively Covered the 2013 Detroit Auto Show
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    The first auto show of 2013 has officially come to a close, kids. We've had a busy couple of days here in Detroit Rock City, and this show has indeed had its share of major reveals. (You've probably heard about this new Corvette thing.) But in case you missed a single post from our obsessive ...

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    Official: Acura RLX pricing and launch plan detailed
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    Acura has released pricing for its upcoming flagship, the RLX, at the Detroit Auto Show this week. Powered by an all-new direct-injected 3.5-liter V6 rated at 310 horsepower, the front-wheel-drive sedan replaces the outgoing RL model (2011's worst-selling car of the year) as the automaker's new ...

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    Detroit: 2014 Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra show all their sides in Detroit
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    There could hardly be more riding on the next-generation General Motors full-size pickup trucks, so the automaker has wisely made sure to have a selection of different models on hand at the Detroit Auto Show to show off. The 2014 Chevrolet Silverado and 2014 GMC Sierra were both officially ...

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    Detroit: Fiat 500 Cattiva and Abarth Tenebra concepts showcase design to enhance personality
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    Fiat brought out two new design concepts at the Detroit Auto Show, both intended to expand the appeal of its 500 Turbo and 500 Abarth models with upgraded and unique appointments inside and out. First up is the Fiat 500 "Cattiva," based on the 500 Turbo, painted with a vibrant Rame (Copper) ...

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    Detroit: 2014 Jeep Compass/Patriot sing their swan songs with a six-speed automatic
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    Unless the governor, Fiat CEO Sergio Marchionne, gives them a reprieve, the 2014 Jeep Compass and Patriot are expected to meet their makers sometime next year. Should they perish, it's a shame that it would happen just as they've shed the continuously variable transmission that was their major ...

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    Podcast: Autoblog Podcast #316
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    2013 Detroit Auto Show recap featuring Corvette, plus Ralph Gilles interview Episode #316 of the Autoblog Podcast is here, and this week, Dan Roth, Chris Paukert and Michael Harley talk about the sights that have been seen at the 2013 North American International Auto Show, especially the 2014 ...

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    Detroit: Shelby unveils tuned Ford Focus ST, widebody GT500 Super Snake
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    Shelby American has made its name tuning various Ford products, and now the Focus ST can be added to this list. Just introduced at the Detroit Auto Show, the Shelby Focus ST doesn't add any extra horsepower under the hood, but it should still make sizable gains in performance thanks to an ...

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    Video: Exclusive video of C7 Corvette's reconfigurable gauge cluster
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    We've inundated you with Chevrolet C7 Corvette Stingray information over the last couple of days (you're welcome), but until now the images of the car have been largely of the exterior, and completely static. We figured that the slightly less dense crowd of journalists around the Chevy stand on ...

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    Report: GM CEO promises RHD Corvette, international operations boss says otherwise
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    Affirmation, clarification, smack-down refutation – that was the order of responses when the issue of a right-hand0drive C7 Corvette came up at the Detroit Auto Show. When an Australian news outlet asked General Motors CEO Dan Akerson whether the new Stingray would get an RHD version, he ...

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    Detroit: Mazda6 Skyactiv-D Racecar ready to bring diesel to Grand-Am
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    It may not be quite as radical as some of the company's past rotary racers, but the new Mazda6 Skyactiv-D racecar does have a notable powertrain underhood: the automaker's brand-new clean diesel four-cylinder engine. Three of these new diesel-powered Mazda6 racers will take to the track in the ...

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    Detroit: 2014 Acura MDX Prototype is exactly what we expected
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    Yep, it's the new MDX. And despite being totally redone, it looks exactly like we expected. That is, it's an up-sized version of the RDX crossover with fancy LED lights stolen from the RLX sedan. And while that might not sound too exciting, we have to say, it is handsome – certainly a more ...

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    Detroit: Acura NSX Concept is pretty on the inside, too [w/video]
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    The Acura NSX is still a couple years away from production (isn't it always?), but Acura has taken the dark window tint off last year's concept and opened the doors to show us what the interior of the car looks like. From what we can tell on the show-floor display, Acura's hybrid supercar will ...

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    Detroit: 2014 Cadenza is Kia's take on the Hyundai Azera
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    No, this is not the oh-so pleasantly named Quoris rear-wheel-drive flagship sedan – this is Kia's new front-drive entry into the North American market, the Cadenza. (If that sounds familiar, it's because Kia has long used the Cadenza name in other markets.) And while it's a sharp-looking ...

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    Detroit: 2014 Cadillac ELR wears a suave suit with Volt underpants
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    The Cadillac design and engineering teams were smiling like a bunch of proud papas here in Detroit this morning, as the Wreath and Crest crew pulled the curtain back on their 2014 ELR. The house was packed for the ELR's coming out party, and reaction was enthusiastic amongst the murmuring media, ...

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    Detroit: 2014 Lexus IS brings boldest design yet to entry-level luxury
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    Lexus is evidently dead serious about removing some of the starch from its collar, as evidenced by the boldly styled new IS sedan just unveiled here at the Detroit Auto Show. We didn't know what to make of Lexus' entry-level sport sedan when we first saw images of it earlier this week. Dominated ...

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    Detroit: Ford Atlas Concept carries the weight of the F-150 on its shoulders [w/video]
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    Ford has taken a shot at the freshly unveiled Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra with the Atlas Concept. Unveiled at the 2013 Detroit Auto Show, the brutish pickup gives us a glimpse at what the next-generation F-150 may bring to the table. With active wheel shutters and a "smart" chin spoiler ...

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