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Auto Show Highlights Of The Big Three

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GM, Ford and Chrysler made a splash at NAIAS 2011. Here’s what people were talking about.

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This modified 1960’s Chrysler Imperial is a prop in the 2011 movie The Green Hornet. Fans could get a look at this car for free since it was in the lobby of Cobo Center.

Chevrolet

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The 2011 Chevrolet Volt was named North American Car of the Year.

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The 2012 Sonic makes its North American debut. It will be built in Michigan at the Orion Township plant.

Camaro Time Splice

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Check out the Matrix style photos at the Camaro display. The photos were immediately uploaded to the internet for the amusement of friends and family. This was first seen in November at the LA Auto Show, but there was lots of buzz on Twitter from Detroit.

Buick

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The all-new 2012 Verano, a compact luxury model, is the third new car for Buick in two years.

GMC

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That’s one big grill! Get a glimpse into the future of trail riding and boat hauling with the GMC Sierra All Terrain HD Concept. This is a serious looking truck built with adventure types in mind.

Cadillac

CTS-V Coupe Race Car

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Cadillac storms back onto the cup racing scene with the CTS-V Coupe.

Ford

Simulators galore! Guests could drive the Chevrolet Volt and a variety of other vehicles over different types of terrain. A simulator is kind of like a video game for engineers and geeks.

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Congratulations to Ford for earning the title of North American Truck of the Year for the Explorer.

F-150 Towing Challenge

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The The Ford F-150 Towing Challenge allowed participants to get strapped into a harness to measure their “towing capacity.” At the end the machine would give ratings along the lines of “You = Bull.”

Chrysler

All New 300

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Completely redesigned for 2011, the Chrysler 300 hopes to rekindle the huge success of the 2004-2005 sales years.

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