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From Detroit

January 11, 2006

The grand event of the auto industry, the Detroit Auto Show, is currently underway.

An obscene number of concept and production cars made their debut inside Cobo Hall earlier this week.

To immerse yourself in automotive goodness, check out Automobile Magazine’s overview of the show, or click through to see a few of my favorites.

Acura RDX Prototype

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Compact luxury SUVs are pretty thin on the ground, but that’s about to change.  Acura’s RDX, arriving later this year, is the first in a raft of new entrants to the segment. 

Buick Enclave

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As one commenter on Autoblog said, "I’m a 20 year old guy and I like a Buick.  Is there something wrong with me?"

Chevrolet Camaro

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The worst kept secret of the show was Chevy’s Camaro concept.  Between this and the Dodge Challenger, the pony car wars are heating up again.  As always, we have the Mustang to thank.

Chrysler Imperial

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Because the Chrysler 300C is soo last year.  I wonder if Snoop has already put an order in?

Dodge Challenger

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I wonder, does it have a Hemi?

Jeep Wrangler

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Jeep showed off their new Wrangler, which, to the delight of offroaders everywhere, doesn’t stray too far from the established formula.  The Wrangler still has two solid axles, removable doors, and a fold-down windshield, but the new generation also gains an improved steering setup and a modular hardtop, among other things.

Mazda Kabura

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What do you get when you cross an RX-8 and an MX-5?  Mazda’s Kabura concept, which hints at a small, light, inexpensive rear-drive coupe.

Mini Concept Detroit

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The Mini Traveler concept showed up in Detroit with some new paint and wheels, and news that the folks at Mini are planning to build a production version.  What sucks is that it’s three years away.

Volvo C30

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I think the Swedes have lost their minds, introducing this crazy sport hatchback.

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. Julio permalink
    January 12, 2006 4:35 pm

    hey very fine ur blog, detroit auto show rulez!

  2. January 12, 2006 4:52 pm

    I like the Volvo, assuming the actual car will have a little less bling. I like sporty hatchbacks like the Saab, um, whatever it’s called.

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