Detroit Brings The Heat To 2014: A Recap Of The North American International Auto Show

2015 Corvette Z06  (NAIAS 2014, photo by Jerrod Nall)

The North American International Auto Show began with the Chevy Silverado and Corvette winning North American Car and Truck of the year, then heated up through unveilings of cars as diverse as the next Honda Fit, Hyundai Genesis, Volkswagen Beetle Dune Concept, Infiniti Q50 Eau Rouge, and these noteworthy rides:
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2013 Geneva Auto Show: Aston Martin Rapide Bertone Wagon

Aston Martin Rapide Bertone

This definitely isn’t your grandma’s old Vista Cruiser, your eclectic uncle’s Saab 9-5 Aero wagon, or even that sublime Audi RS4 Avant you’ve been hoping would finally be sold stateside. No, in the world of station wagons, the Aston Martin Rapide Bertone pretty much stands alone in terms of looks and outright desirability. It also helps that, as of this moment, there happens to be exactly one these wonder wagons in existence. Continue reading

Cool Cars Blow Into The 2013 Chicago Auto Show

2013 Nissan JUKE NISMO

Los Angeles and Detroit are two of the largest auto shows in North America, but automakers often save some big news for Chicago. From a new little diesel to a Superman sedan, big man van, and Texas-sized truck, there was a lot to see at the 2013 Chicago Auto Show, which wrapped up last week. Here are some of the highlights: Continue reading

2013 Detroit Auto Show: The Winners

2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray (photo by Sam Miller-Christiansen)

Last week’s 2013 Detroit Auto Show was a whirlwind of premieres and press conferences. Thankfully, the long, three-day weekend gave me time to reflect and choose some winners and losers of the lot. Below, you’ll find my best-in-show list. Scroll to the bottom of the page for a full gallery — and stay tuned this afternoon for the, um, not so fortunate. Continue reading

2013 Detroit Auto Show Recap & Gallery: Day 2

Nissan Resonance Concept at the 2013 Detroit Auto Show (photo by Sam Miller-Christiansen)

If the first day of the Detroit Auto Show is like Christmas for car worshipers, the second day is a bit like New Year’s Eve: it’s still a lot of fun, and there are some cool things to see, but you don’t get overloaded with presents. That’s not to say I didn’t have a great time, and there were definitely some interesting vehicles to be revealed, including… Continue reading

Detroit Auto Show: The Cadillac Of Plug-in Hybrids Debuts In The Motor City

The 2014 Cadillac ELR wins the Eyes On Design Best Production Vehicle Award Tuesday, January 15, 2013 at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Steve Fecht for Cadillac)

With the flashy and much-hyped introduction of the 2014 Chevrolet Corvette, General Motors could have coasted through the rest of this year’s Detroit Auto Show with relative ease. Instead, the U.S. auto giant took a step in a new direction, at least when it comes to imbuing the Cadillac luxury division with green vehicle credentials. Continue reading