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  • Detroit 2010: Volkswagen New Compact Coupe Concept Hybrid (2608 views)

    By John Beltz Snyder on January 11, 2010 11:52 a.m.

    Volkswagen unveiled its newest concept hybrid vehicle at the Detroit Auto Show this morning. Cleverly, it’s called the New Compact Coupe.

  • Detroit 2010: Toyota FT-CH Hybrid Is Expanding The Prius Family (2483 views)

    By Rex Roy on January 11, 2010 11:40 a.m.

    If you're sitting behind the wheel of a base Camry sedan or Sequoia SUV, you may be hard pressed to believe that Toyota has a far-reaching vision for the future of transportation. It does. Really.

  • Detroit 2010: Buick Regal GS Struts Its Stuff At Cobo Hall (1344 views)

    By Steven J. Ewing on January 11, 2010 11:38 a.m.

    If there's one car that really speaks to our enthusiast hearts at this year's Detroit Auto Show, it's the Buick Regal GS. And while General Motors is technically calling this a show car, we're pretty much going to assume that it'll be hitting dealerships within the next year.

  • Detroit 2010: Hyundai Blue-Will Concept Takes The Stage (806 views)

    By Steven J. Ewing on January 11, 2010 10:41 a.m.

    The Hyundai Blue-Will, while only a concept, looks to rival the Toyota Prius and Chevrolet Volt when it hits the streets in production form. The details on this funky concept are pretty impressive -- being able to net up to 55 miles per gallon in its combined EV and internal combustion forms.

  • Detroit 2010: GMC Granite Concept Enters The Brand Into A Whole New World (1120 views)

    By Steven J. Ewing on January 11, 2010 9:30 a.m.

    This morning, GMC unveiled its new small car offering, the Granite concept. The little urban cruiser is about two feet shorter than the smallish Terrain, and is a whole new style of thinking for the GMC brand.

  • Detroit 2010: Live Shots Of The 2012 Ford Focus (2487 views)

    By John Beltz Snyder on January 11, 2010 9:01 a.m.

    We just snapped these photos on the show floor of Cobo Arena of the 2012 Ford Focus. She's a real looker, wouldn't you say?

  • Ford Fusion Hybrid And Transit Connect Crowned North American Car And Truck Of The Year (2139 views)

    By Steven J. Ewing on January 11, 2010 7:44 a.m.

    It's no secret that the Ford Motor Company has been putting out some rather good products as of late, especially throughout 2009. All this hard work has paid off, too -- the Ford Fusion Hybrid and Transit Connect have just been named North American Car and Truck Of The Year.

  • Detroit 2010: GMC Granite Concept Is An Urban Cruiser Bred In The U.S. (2810 views)

    By Steven J. Ewing on January 11, 2010 7:33 a.m.

    Based on the Chevrolet Orlando platform, the Granite features rear-hinged rear doors with no B-pillar, making it extremely easy to load people and things inside of the useful little vehicle. The overall interior design is very open and airy, but is still very functional. This meshes well with the angular, edgy exterior lines, finished off nicely with LED lighting and twenty-inch wheels.

  • First Look: 2012 Ford Focus Is A C-Segment Stunner (12447 views)

    By Steven J. Ewing on January 10, 2010 11:01 p.m.

    Visually, the new Focus is a huge departure from the not-so-pretty coupe and sedan currently found on our roads. Ford’s kinetic design language is in full effect here, and we can easily spot some styling cues from the Iosis Max concept which debuted at the 2009 Geneva Motor Show last March. And rejoice, all—Ford will bring the five-door hatchback Focus to America, as well as a sedan. A wise choice, since many consumers were unhappy when Ford ditched the three- and five-door hatches in favor of a less useful, two-door coupe.

  • First Look: 2011 BMW Alpina B7 (2863 views)

    By Steven J. Ewing on January 08, 2010 1:58 p.m.

    The Alpina package starts with a reworked version of the 750i's well-liked 4.4-liter, twin-turbocharged V-8. Power has been increased to 500 horsepower and 516 pound-feet of torque (gains of 100 and 66, respectively), and runs to 60 miles per hour will happen in a mere 4.5 seconds. That's fast, especially for a 7-Series.