Thursday, January 17, 2013
2013 North American International Auto Show. The early view from Detroit
which I recently reviewed here, was crowned “NAIAS Car of the Year.” They also introduced the Cadillac ELR, which looks kind of like a miniature CTS Coupe. But under that origami bodywork was the basic battery/gas-powered generator setup as the Chevrolet Volt. Expect a version this car to go into production in the near future. Cadillac also displayed the Cien Concept car. This one has been around awhile, but it’s still quite impressive.
which is covered in detail here, was enhanced by the presence of previous generation Corvettes from 1954, 1972, 1987, 2001, and 2013. Chevy also had a Corvair Greenbrier van in which you could get your picture taken for a flip book. Ford’s display featured the oldest surviving Ford, a 1903 Model A. They also had an exceptionally nice ’48 pickup, which was there to commemorate the 65th-anniversary of the F-Series. Mab Motors had a '70 Mustang Mach 1 that glowed in the dark. And Covisint brought out James Bond's iconic '64 Aston Martin DB5, complete with parking light machine guns.
The North American International Auto Show is something that I have really enjoyed going to the past several years. It is definitely where all the action is in the automotive world. Check out the slideshow below for lots of pictures from Detroit, or click this link for a better version of the slideshow.