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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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

2013 Acura RLX Concept: Luxurious, Sporty, And Green

2013 Acura RLX concept

The RL has always had a hard time fitting in. Much like people you might have known in high school. Trying to hang with the popular crowd but always falling short. The current RL is satisfactory, but in a group filled with the latest and greats from Lexus, Audi, BMW, Mercedes, and Infiniti, it’s tough to demand some spotlight. The 2013 RLX-concept is Acura’s latest attempt to fit into the large luxury sedan category. Continue reading

2012 Detroit Auto Show Gallery: Day 2

Chevrolet Camaro, Hot Wheels Edition, 2012 Detroit Auto Show

Technically speaking, there are only two press days at the North American Auto Show, but there’s so much to see and do in those 48 hours, by the time you leave Detroit, it feels as if you’ve been here a week. After walking the floor countless times — alone, with friends, and with experts — I’m pleasantly exhausted. Continue reading

2011 Tokyo Auto Show: Toyota Fun-Vii Concept

Toyota Fun-Vii Concept

Do you think Apple’s legal department buys into the theory that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery? We sure hope so, if only for the sake of Toyota’s totally wacky Fun-Vii Concept, shown this week during the Tokyo Auto Show. This three-passenger vehicle looks more like the lovechild of a mouse-pad and iPhone than any Toyota we’ve seen. Continue reading