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 Mini's eighth model and the ones beyond. Here's what he had to tell us.
China Automaker BYD is in no hurry to launch in the U.S., and it shows in its plan.
2012 Toyota Prius V – Click above for the high-res image gallery
As the photo above from this year's Detroit Auto Show clearly shows, Smart USA is about more than the ForTwo these days. This is probably a good thing, because 2010 wasn't all that great a year for the brand, saleswise. Smart USA president Jill Lajdziak and Kim McGill, Smart USA's vice president of marketing and advertising sat down with AutoblogGreen to talk about where the company is today and what's on tap for tomorrow.
The 2011 North American International Auto Show press preview wrapped up earlier this week, but the public days kick off Saturday, January 15th and run through next Sunday, January 23rd. If you're willing to venture out into the Great Snowpocalypse of 2011, there's more than enough for the tech-minded auto enthusiast to enjoy in Detroit, so we've compiled the most intriguing, forward-thinking concepts and production models from the floor into our very first NAIAS Auto Show Guide. Dig out your cr
Venturi America – Click above for high-res images
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.
Li-Ion Wave, Inizio and Automotive X-Prize trophy – Click above for high-res images
Johnson Controls ie:3 concept – Click above for high-res image gallery
2012 Mercedes-Benz S350 Bluetec – Click above for high-res image gallery
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 minivan.