2012 Detroit Auto Show
The 2012 automotive season started with a bang out of Detroit with the 2012 North American International Auto Show. Ignore the paradox within that name and pay attention to the goods; this year's show featured numerous key releases for automakers. Highlights include new models and concepts from Acura, Audi, Bentley, Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, Dodge, Ford, Honda, Hyundai, Lincoln, Lexus, Mercedes-Benz, Nissan and Porsche. Pick your favorite or scroll through the gallery for stuff you don't want to miss.
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Chevrolet Code 130R Concept
Though Code 130R and Tru 140S sound a bit like the scientific names given to distant planets, Chevrolet used the Detroit Auto Show to unveil this pair of eco-friendly, youth-oriented concepts that the company says it designed with input from the under-30 crowd. The Code 130R, seen here with GM executive Ed Welburn, is a rear-wheel drive, four-seat coupe. Chevrolet says the 130R is powered by 1.4-liter, turbocharged four-cylinder engine. It also uses GM's eAssist system (seen in production models such as Buick's LaCrosse and the 2013 Chevrolet Malibu), which features engine shutoff at stoplights and regenerative braking for greater efficiency.