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2012 Detroit: 2013 Buick Encore

2012 Detroit: 2013 Buick Encore makes full debut after teasing us

Buick has been teasing us with the idea of a new compact crossover for quite some time. But thanks to the 2012 North American International Auto Show, the new 2013 Buick Encore was fully unveiled earlier today. “Buick Encore is a great-looking, smart choice for those who want luxury crossover amenities in a more maneuverable […]

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2012 Detroit: Lexus LF-LC Concept

2012 Detroit: Lexus LF-LC Concept shows where the brand’s design theme is headed

In what appears to be a very functional design study, Lexus has unveiled the hybrid LF-LC 2+2 coupe/GT car today at the Detroit Auto Show. Inside frankly flat looking seats coddle occupants under a glass roof. “The concept we’re showing here in Detroit continues the Lexus design revolution started with the CT and GS,” said […]

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2012 Detroit: 2013 Toyota Land Cruiser

2012 Detroit: 2013 Toyota Land Cruiser price starts at $77,955, a jump of over $8,000

Hanging out between a bunch of fuel-efficient debuts today at the Toyota stand here at the 2012 Detroit Auto Show is the new 2013 Land Cruiser. Toyota has released pricing for the new model which will go on sale in early February. The 2013 Land Cruiser receives over $2,500 in new and updated equipment, inside […]

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2012 Detroit: Lincoln MKZ Concept

2012 Detroit: Lincoln MKZ Concept from the show floor

Lincoln’s idea of a glorified-Fusion replacement aka the MKZ was unveiled this morning at the 2012 North American International Auto Show. Right off the bat, you can tell that the MKZ is a huge departure from the previous model, offering a completely new design that appears to be much bigger in size when compared to […]

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2012 Detroit: Volvo XC60 Plug-in Hybrid

2012 Detroit: Volvo unwraps the XC60 plug-in hybrid

Key Competitors: Lexus RX400h Power: Turbocharged 2.0L inline-4 280 hp powering the front wheels, 70 bhp electric motor powering the rear for a combined 350 bhp. Performance: 0-60 in 5.8 seconds. Availability: TBA. Volvo finally unveiled their new plug-in hybrid version of the XC60 mid-sized crossover SUV earlier at the 2012 North American International Auto […]

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2012 Detroit: Smart For-Us Concept

2012 Detroit: Smart For-Us Concept is a pickup… no really it is

Smart’s niche vehicles have been a hit or miss and to confuse things even more, Smart unveiled their For-Us, which is a pickup concept…yes, you read correctly. “We at Smart love pick-ups – if they are small on the outside, large on the inside, very safe and extremely comfortable,” said Smart’s CEO, Dr. Annette Winkler. […]

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2012 Detroit: Toyota NS4 Concept

2012 Detroit: Toyota NS4 Concept debuts, captures ideas for next-generation connectivity, plug-in hybrid systems

Alongside the unveiling of the final variant of the Toyota Prius was the showcase of Toyota’s latest concept that captures their vision “for future mobility with a focus on connectivity and the human interface:” the Toyota NS4 Advanced Plug-In Hybrid Concept. “In this digital age, cars are becoming another spoke in the wheel of our […]

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2012 Detroit: Toyota Prius C

2012 Detroit: Toyota Prius C brings hybrids to the masses for $19,000

Finalizing the additions to the Prius lineup was the unveiling of the Prius c subcompact earlier today at the 2012 North American International Auto Show. Pitched as the car with the highest rated city fuel economy of any vehicle without a plug-in function, the Prius c is capable of returning 53 mpg city and 46 […]

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2012 Detroit: Honda Accord Coupe Concept

2012 Detroit: Honda Accord Coupe Concept unveiled, info on next-generation Accord lineup

Naturally, I’d be getting a little bit aroused by this latest introduction: Honda has just pulled the sheets off its new Honda Accord Coupe Concept with some new details regarding the entire ninth-generation lineup as well earlier today at the 2011 North American International Auto Show. Set to launch with the introduction of the all-new […]

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2012 Detroit: 2013 Acura RDX

2012 Detroit: 2013 Acura RDX drops four banger for V6, gets adaptive suspension

Key Competitors: BMW X3, Range Rover Evoque, Volvo XC60, Infiniti EX35, Audi Q5. Power: 3.5L V6 making 273 hp. Transmission: 6-speed automatic. Pricing: TBA. Availability: Spring 2012. Acura unleashed a prototype of its latest effort to replace the aging RDX compact luxury crossover SUV earlier at the 2011 North American International Auto Show. Pinned as […]

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