Lexus LF-LC at Detroit Auto Show

The Lexus LF-LC 2+2 hybrid sport coupe concept vehicle is displaying the stunning combination of avant-garde beauty and advanced technology today at the Detroit Auto Show.

Conceived by the company’s Calty design studio in Newport Beach, Calif. as a design exercise, the LF-LC envisions offering Advanced Lexus Hybrid Drive that delivers both driving performance and fuel efficiency. The exterior is highlighted by dynamic shapes, intriguing details and expansive use of glass while the interior features high technology set off by organic shapes and materials.

Check out the full press release.

  

2012 NAIAS getting it’s groove back

Good News Here! We covered the NAIAS last year for the reveal of the 2011 Chrysler 300 and Cobo Hall was packed. It appears the folks in Detroit want a bigger and better auto show in 2012 with more floor space and more vehicles!

From the Detroit Free Press:

The 2012 North American International Auto Show will have more exhibit space and more vehicle introductions than this year’s show, which drew 735,370 people to Cobo Center in Detroit.

The show will also add a second full day of press conferences and vehicle unveilings, a change that should keep a few thousand business travelers patronizing local hotels and restaurants longer.

Cobo’s exhibit space will grow 25,000 square feet to 725,000 square feet for the 2012 show, Cobo Center general manager Thom Connors said today. Work to expand further by replacing Cobo Arena with exhibition space and a new ballroom begins in July and will be done by 2013.

Ford, General Motors and Chrysler have all promised new-product news both on Monday, Jan. 9, and Tuesday, Jan. 10, show chairman Bill Perkins said. About 5,000 journalists from across the United States and 60 other countries attended the show this year. The 2011 NAIAS had just one day of press conferences, limiting the amount of media coverage automakers received.

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Chrysler reveals the all new 2011 Chrysler 300

Bullz-Eye.com and Dashboard News are at the 2011 Detroit Auto Show and will be providing updates throughout the next couple of days, so make sure you check back here often!

The photo above is from Chrysler’s unveiling of the all new 2011 Chrysler 300. For more information and to view more photos, click here.

  

Chinese car marker BYD back at Detroit Auto Show

Chinese car maker BYD has some ambitious plans in the US. There are so many car makers in China that it makes it really hard to predict who will emerge as a global player.

From the Detroit News:

Detroit — China’s carmakers are becoming regular fixtures at international auto shows, and China’s BYD Auto Inc. is back in Detroit for the second year in a row.

BYD, which stands for “Build Your Dreams,” is displaying its e6 battery-powered electric sedan at the North American International Auto Show this week and hopes to sell it in the U.S. later this year.

BYD is one of China’s most ambitious carmakers, proclaiming at last week’s show preview for media that it aimed to become China’s No. 1 automaker by 2015 — and the world’s biggest by 2025.

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Chrysler, Maserati, Ferrari to be at DAS

Talk about bringing a sharp date to town! Chrysler will be sharing the stage with Maserati and Ferrari at the Detroit Auto Show. That is one good looking group, my friends! This will also give us a first look at some rebadged Lancia’s and the electric Fiat 500.

From the Detroit News:

Ferrari and Maserati are moving into a new neighborhood at the North American International Auto Show — the Chrysler Group LLC stand, where they’ll be nestled between the Dodge and Jeep brands.

In the past, the high-end marques have leased real estate in the show’s luxury row with the likes of Lamborghini, Bentley and Rolls-Royce, although last year Ferrari didn’t have a display in Detroit.

But since last year’s auto show in Detroit, Chrysler formed a partnership with Italian automaker Fiat SpA, which is part of the Fiat Group that includes Ferrari and Maserati but also Alfa Romeo, Lancia, Iveco commercial vehicles, and CNH agricultural and construction equipment.

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