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20 stunning cars at the Detroit Auto Show

Last updated on: January 12, 2011 07:12 IST

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The North American International Auto show in Detroit completes 23 years in 2011.

The show reflects the revival of the auto industry after the recession, which badly hit sales and profitability. The show is expected to see 40 new car launches.

Porsche 918 RSR.

Porsche introduced the 918 RSR vehicle at the Cobo Center of the North American International Auto show in Detroit on January 10, 2011.

An innovative super sports car, it uses a gasoline-powered V8 engine with 555 horsepower for the rear wheels and a pair of 101 horsepower electric motors on the front wheels.

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Image: Porsche 918 RSR.
Photographs: Rebecca Cook/Reuters
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KV7 concept car

The KV7 is Wi-Fi enabled, providing both the front and rear displays with Internet capabilities and the ability for multiple passengers to connect their smart phones to the vehicle at one time and sign on to social networking sites.

Rear passengers have their own, separate interface in the form of a floating tabletop touch-screen computer display.

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Image: KV7 concept car.
Photographs: Rebecca Cook/Reuters.
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BMW 650i convertible

The BMW's new 6 Series Convertible can drop its fabric top in 19 seconds. It also has a 10.2-inch screen to control the standard iDrive technology package.

The 650i Convertible will cost you a whopping $91,375!

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Image: BMW 650i convertible.
Photographs: Mark Blinch/Reuters.
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Audi A6 hybrid vehicle

Audi A6 hybrid system combines a 211 HP 2.0 TFSI engine with an electric motor that delivers 45 HP and 211 Nm of torque.

The engine is mated to a modified 8-speed tiptronic transmission that sends torque to the front wheels. It will deliver an average fuel consumption of only 6.2 litres per 100 km (37.94 US mpg).

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Image: Audi A6 hybrid.
Photographs: Rebecca Cook/Reuters.
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Toyota Prius-C concept car

Toyota Motor Corp unveiled two new variants of its ambitious hybrid car, Prius.

Prius C Concept will offer hi-tech features with a spacious interior and outstanding fuel efficiency.

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Image: Mark Blinch/Reuters.

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Cadillac CTS-V coupe race car

A Cadillac CTS-V coupe race car unveiled at the North American International Auto show in Detroit.

The CTS-V Coupe is powered by a supercharged 6.2 litre V8 unit that allows you to unleash 556 hp.

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Image: A Cadillac CTS-V coupe race car.
Photographs: Rebecca Cook/Reuters.
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Mercedes-Benz C-Class C220

Mercedes-Benz introduces its new generation C-Class C220 CDI. The C-class cars combine luxury and comfort. One of the best selling models, it has a  powerful engine and smooth transmission.

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Image: Mercedes-Benz C220.
Photographs: Rebecca Cook/Reuters.
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Buick Verano

The Buick Verano will be powered by a 2.4-liter inline-four that produces 180 horsepower and 172 pound-feet of torque, mated to a six-speed automatic transmission, and will be initially offered in four trim levels.

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Image: Mark Blinch/Reuters.

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The curb crossover concept vehicle by Hyundai Motor America at the North American International Auto show in Detroit.

Curb is also a test bed for future Hyundai Blue Link and vehicle connectivity technology for youngsters.

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Image: Rebecca Cook/Reuters.

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Ford C-Max

Ford's C-Max is an efficient, high-tech, multi-activity vehicle. The C-Max will be equipped with a turbocharged 1.6-litre four-cylinder engine.

The car will have seven and five-seater versions. The electrically operated power steering will help to cut down fuel consumption.

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Image: Derrick Kuzak, vice-president, global product development introduces the C-Max.
Photographs: Rebecca Cook/Reuters.
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Ford Vertrek

The Ford Vertrek concept shows how the vision of a next-generation, fuel-efficient compact SUV. It has advanced turbo diesel common-rail direct-injection (TDCi) engine.

The EcoBoost feature provides technologically advanced, high-output, smaller-displacement powertrains that deliver uncompromised performance and fuel economy.

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Image: The Ford Vertrek concept is unveiled at the North American International Auto show in Detroit.
Photographs: Rebecca Cook/Reuters.
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The Prius V has 50 per cent more cargo space than the original five-door prius. And the Prius C is funkier than the current models.

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Image: Toyota Motor Corp President Akio Toyoda stands beside the newly revealed Prius V.
Photographs: Mark Blinch/Reuters.
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New Volkswagen Passat

The car longer and wider than the current version has a gas mileage at 43 miles per gallon on the highway for a diesel version.

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Image: The new Volkswagen Passat is introduced at the North American International Auto show in Detroit.
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Chrysler 300

The company said that the 2011 Chrysler 300 is an icon of American ingenuity. It offers contemporary styling and an all-new grille at the front.

For improved aerodynamics and visibility, the company raked back 3 inches of the Chrysler 300 luxury flagship's windshield. The fuel economy has improved.

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Image: A Chrysler 300 is driven on to the stage at the North American International Auto show in Detroit.
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Chevrolet Sonic Z Spec

The 2012 Chevrolet Sonic Z Spec features a combination of matte black and glossy orange at the exterior, with a set of double spoke design 18-inch BBS alloys also painted orange, Recaro seats and a sports steering wheel.

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Image: General Motors Chairman and CEO Dan Akerson stands next to the 2011 Chevrolet Sonic Z-spec concept v
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New Jeep Compass

The Compass features a new grille, comes with either a 2.0-litre or 2.4-litre four cylinder engine.

Jeep Compass has an amazing design with fuel efficiency and safety.

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Image: New Jeep Compass.
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Chevrolet Sonic

Chevrolet Sonic models are powered by efficient, power-dense, small-displacement engines, including the Ecotec 1.4L turbo and the Ecotec 1.8L.

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Image: General Motors Chairman and Chief Executive Dan Akerson stands in front of the 2012 Chevrolet.
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The Sonic is offered as a stylish four-door sedan and a sporty five-door. The production of the Sonic will begin later this year at the General Motors Orion Assembly Centre in Michigan.

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Image: The Chevrolet 2012 Chevrolet Sonic five-door hatchback.
Photographs: Rebecca Cook/Reuters.
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BMW 650i convertible

The beautiful BMW 650i convertible is one of the big attractions at the auto show.

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Image: Rebecca Cook/Reuters.

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Prius V

The Toyota Prius V will also come with Toyota Entune System, which recognises voice commands for syncing with smartphones and navigation systems.


Image: The interior view of the Toyota Prius V.
Photographs: Mark Blinch/Reuters.
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