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The 2012 North American International Auto Show in Detroit

The North American International Auto Show or also known as Detroit Auto Show is the most important Auto show in this side of the world. It has been in existence for about 100 years. During its beginnings, the event was a witness to a rising automobile industry. It gained international prominence in the late 80’s and it has introduced more than thousands of cars from all parts of the world. This North American International Auto Show is one of the two shows worldwide that is considered as an international show on annual basis by the Organisation Internationale des Constructeurs d’Automobiles. This is a Paris based alliance of auto makers and associations. There are over 6000 journalist from all over the world that attend this exciting event. In this 2012 auto show there were a lot of concept cars that have been unveiled.

North American International Auto Show in Detroit 2012

North American International Auto Show in Detroit 2012

Among the production debut this year for North American International Auto Show is the 2013 Ford Fusion which has a plug in hybrid version. If you decide to opt for non hybrid version, you can choose from various engines like 170-hp, 2.5-liter four-cylinder, a 179-hp, 1.6-liter EcoBoost turbo four-cylinder and a 237-hp, 2.0-liter EcoBoost four-cylinder. Ford says that it has reduced fuel consumption by about 3.5% which is pretty much sought after due to high gas prices. The new 2013 Dodge Dart is all wheel drive and with four cylinder engines. Unlike old Dart, this model looks good as it is very attractive with flowing lines and styling cues.

The 2013 Ford Fusion Hybrid

The 2013 Ford Fusion Hybrid

2013 Dodge Dart

2013 Dodge Dart

The introduction of 2013 Mercedes Benz SL class was also seen on North American International Auto Show. The SL will get overhauled in the next year. SL stands for super lightweight. The manufacturer shed off about 275 pounds from the all aluminum body. This new car model will get a 4.7 liter v8 engine. Although this is the case, it will get more power and increase torque. It also has an improved fuel economy. Another interesting option is the Magic Sky control roof that turns glass roof into dark opaque which is ideal for hot summer days.

2013 Mercedes Benz SL

2013 Mercedes Benz SL

2013 Mercedes Benz SL interior

2013 Mercedes Benz SL interior

Another great concept car this year for North American International Auto Show is the 2012 Hyundai Genesis Coupe. This car has gotten a major upgrade since it was first introduced. There are many changes that were done in the car like 8 speed automatic transmission. The new 2013 Audi A4/S4 will get some minor development especially on its overall look, steering and engine.

2012 Hyundai Genesis Coupe

2012 Hyundai Genesis Coupe

2013 Audi A4/S4

2013 Audi A4/S4

There were also several other concept cars to admire in this North American International Auto Show. It includes Chevrolet Code 130R and Tru 140S, Acura NSX and 2013 Honda Accord Coupe.

Chevrolet Code 130R

Chevrolet Code 130R

Chevrolet Tru 140S

Chevrolet Tru 140S

Acura NSX

Acura NSX

2013 Honda Accord Coupe

2013 Honda Accord Coupe

 

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