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    2010 Detroit Auto Show attendance beats '09 by 65k
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    The 2009 edition of the Detroit Auto Show was depressing on a variety of levels, ranging from the number of automakers who either pulled out or didn't bring anything new, to the industry's general malaise as a whole. The show was upsetting on a regional level because attendance dropped. Luckily, ...

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    BREAKING: Fire breaks out at Cobo, Detroit Auto Show evacuated
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    Instant gratification can be an amazing thing, a fact evidenced once again by the always-on-top-of-things nature of Twitter. Apparently, Detroit Auto Show attendees were evacuated from Cobo Hall a short time ago after a reported electrical fire broke out at the Audi exhibit. Says the official ...

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    GMC to drop TV, harness the power of the interwebs to market Granite. You know, if it gets built.
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    GMC Granite concept – Click above for high-res image gallery
    GMC has always been General Motors' truck and SUV marque, but the brand could break new ground if it decides to build a small urban vehicle based on the Granite concept from the 2010 Detroit Auto Show. The Granite would likely be ...

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    Autoblog Podcast #161 - Detroit Auto Show recap
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    It's a North American International Auto Show recap for Episode #161 of the Autoblog Podcast. Chris, Sam and Dan mull the top five of the show before speaking more in depth about some unveilings. The new Chevrolet Aveo gets us ...

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    Detroit 2010: Caption Contest - What the heck are Bob Lutz and Elon Musk talking about?
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    Bob Lutz has been an important guy in the auto industry since before most of us were born. Elon Musk is the reason your eBay transactions go so smoothly (he was the co-creator of PayPal). Together, they don't seem to make much of a team. Well, they wouldn't make much of a match if Musk weren't ...

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    Detroit 2010: Audi R8 5.2 FSI coupe, Spyder make brown look good
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    Audi R8 5.2 FSI Coupe and Spyder - Click above for high-res gallery
    The V10-powered Audi R8 5.2 FSI is a fantastic car, whether in coupe or convertible form. Heck, it's even great in brown, as proven by the pair of cars on the show floor. It might not be our first color choice for the German ...

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    Detroit 2010: Audi e-tron Detroit Concept presages production R4
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    Audi e-tron Detroit Concept – Click above for high-res image gallery
    If you're wondering what the likelihood of Audi building a production version of its new e-tron Detroit Concept Car (yes, that's really its official designation), our sources at Audi indicate that a version of the coupe is ...

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    Detroit 2010: Cadillac commits to V- or Platinum editions for all models, CTS-V wagon all but certain
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    2011 Cadillac CTS-V Coupe – Click above for high-res image gallery
    At this morning's XTS Platinum and CTS-V Coupe debut here at the Detroit Motor Show, newly appointed brand manager Bryan Nesbitt announced to the media that that all Cadillac models will receive V-Series and Platinum models. ...

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    Detroit 2010: BMW Z4 sDrive35is looks far more entertaining than its name
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    2011 BMW Z4 sDrive35is – Click above for high-res image gallery
    We're not sure why BMW is reticent to put forth a new Motorsports model of its Z4 folding hardtop convertible, but it has effectively introduced such a model in all but name here at the Detroit Auto Show. Inscrutably dubbed Z4 ...

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    Detroit 2010: Cadillac CTS-V Coupe might just be our best-of-show [w/VIDEO]
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    2011 Cadillac CTS-V Coupe – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Yup, we just saw the 2010 Cadillac CTS-V Coupe in the flesh and... do want. Let's make that double do want. Why? We think it's glorious looking, and with the possible exception of the Pontiac Solstice, the CTS Coupe is among ...

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    Detroit 2010: Anti-Tea Party Protesters make their voices heard in the cold
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    While sucking down one of our favorite stimulants in the frigid air outside Cobo Hall, we heard a lone voice across the street scream, "Screw the tea-baggers!" Naturally, we had to investigate. Unlike the Tea Party protesters assembling outside General Motors' Renaissance Center to voice their ...

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    Detroit 2010: GMC Acadia Denali piles on the frosting
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    2011 GMC Acadia Denali – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Nearly lost in the hubbub at this morning's GMC-Buick press conference here at the Detroit Auto Show was GMC's new-for-2011 Acadia Denali. This is the first time that GMC has extended its upscale Denali trim to a crossover, but ...

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    Detroit 2010: Regal GS concept seeks to reignite Buick's performance fire [w/video]
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    Buick Regal GS – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Is the Buick Regal GS the most important "maybe" of the 2010 Detroit Auto Show? It's been more than two decades since performance enthusiasts cared about Buick in any meaningful way. The car at that time was the now legendary Buick ...

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    Detroit 2010: LaHood says Volt "obviously the kind of green car Americans are looking for"
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    The 2010 Detroit Auto Show kicked off this morning with a positive little speech by United States Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood. Speaking about the coming electrification of the automobile, he said that "this is what the American people want." When asked how much money the government ...

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    Detroit 2010: Ford sweeps North American Car and Truck of the Year awards for 2010
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    Mark Fields, Ford's President of the Americas, accepts the hardware from Tony Swan of Car and Driver
    For just the third time in the 17-year history of the North American Car and Truck of the Year, one manufacturer has taken home both pieces of etched glass. Ford's 2010 Fusion Hybrid and Transit ...

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    Volkswagen Compact Coupe "concept" blends sport and hybrid
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    New Compact Coupe concept - Click above for high-res image gallery
    The Volkswagen Touareg hybrid is now just a few months away from production, but the crew in Wolfsburg are staying busy by cranking out small concept vehicles with hybrid powertrains. The latest that debuts here at the Detroit ...

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    Dodge announces upgraded lineup for 2010 including Nitro Detonator
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    2010 Dodge special edition models – Click above for high-res image gallery
    A few weeks ago, everyone, including us, was wondering when The Chrysler Group was going to have anything new to show us at next week's Detroit Auto Show. You can look at the latest news about potential Ram models, ...

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    Report: Cadillac XTS production to start at Oshawa in early 2012
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    Detroit-bound Cadillac Concept Teaser - Click above to enlarge
    Early next Tuesday morning, Cadillac will unveil a concept version of its new XTS flagship at the Detroit Auto Show. A report from Canada's CTV now says that production of the XTS will begin at General Motors' Oshawa, Ontario assembly ...

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    Roll Up the Red Carpet: Obama reportedly not attending NAIAS after all
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    When word got out that the amount of high ranking government officials requesting access passes for the 2010 North American International Auto Show doubled versus last year's numbers, we were less than surprised. After all, General Motors and Chrysler have received billions in bailout funds from ...

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    Autoblog Podcast #160 - Analyst Jim Hall raises the Podcast IQ
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    Rapier-witted analyst Jim Hall of 2953 Analytics joins Chris, Sam, and Dan for Episode #160 of the Autoblog Podcast. Announcements and news have heated up after taking a holiday break, and we jump right in. First up, it's the ...

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