We covered the Cadillac Converj Concept when it first debuted 4 years ago at the 2009 Detroit Auto Show (NAIAS), then once again when Cadillac renamed it the ELR “Extended Range” Coupe and first officially announced its move into production. Well today at 2013 NAIAS the official production car was revealed, and very little has […]

10 Jan
Honda's mid-engine V6 supercar returns at NAIAS in Detroit

It is no exaggeration to say the original Acura NSX was one of the most important, gamechanging vehicles of the past 2 decades. And since it slinked into dormancy in 2005, gearheads worldwide have hungrily anticipated a rebirth. Well, the time has come — it is time to celebrate. Today Acura officially unveiled its NSX […]

11 Jan
Mini's dune-rolling concept helps lift Detroit from mire

One of the more interesting concepts at this year’s NAIAS in Detroit is Mini’s Beachcomber, a 4×4 off-roader with an open top and sides, reminiscent of the old Meyers Manx dune buggies — or even recent Jeeps. It also comes with semi-hard lightweight door and roof units you install temporarily if the weather turns on […]

14 Jan
Let There Be Blood...pt II

Given the gloomy predictions for the autoworld in 2009, I thought Detroit’s NAIAS would be bereft of relevant debuts. Not so. Sure, the atmosphere was restrained and the showroom at times dismally vacant, but there were still plenty of cars to keep it interesting. Fisker unveiled its Sunset, which is a 2-door Karma convertible, yesterday […]

Take a long look at the above photo. It’s GM’s booth at the 2009 NAIAS in Detroit, the most important car show in America. And no, it’s not after-hours. This is mid-show. Yowzers. I haven’t such emptiness since that Heidi Montag wedding (Zing!). Obviously, a very slow year for Detroit. A consultant who used to […]