Chinese automaker BYD (stands for Build Your Dreams, in case you forgot) has been in attendance at the North American International Auto Show since 2008, and has never delivered anything less than a massively entertaining press conference in that time.
Few cars at this year’s North American International Auto Show created as much of a stir as the Cadillac CTS-V Coupe Race Car. Fortunately, we were on hand to capture images of the new SCCA World Challenge GT Series contender.
We normally focus our coverage on street-legal cars here at Winding Road, but every so often a race version of one of our favorites comes along and we feel compelled to cover it. Such is the case with this, the Cadillac CTS-V race car, which is destined to start competing in the 2011 SCCA World Challenge GT Series.
While we have already previewed GMC’s Sierra All Terrain HD Concept, seeing it in the flesh is a different deal entirely. This thing is big, and the two-foot tall stand that GMC mounted it on certainly made it look even bigger.
Miss some of Winding Road’s coverage of the 2011 North American International Auto Show? Don’t worry, faithful reader, we’ve got you covered. Below you’ll find a list of links to all of our Detroit 2011 coverage: both First Look pieces, complete with stock images and press release about each vehicle, and “live” image gallery posts with all of our photos from the show floor. We’re still in the middle of producing some more great auto show content, too, so feel free to check back as we add to the list, and to the NAIAS fun.
Ford dropped its Vertrek Concept on the crowds at the North American International Auto Show yesterday, and we were on hand to snap plenty of pictures of this striking crossover.
Ford made a big leap forward at the North American International Auto Show by debuting a hybrid and a plug-in version of its upcoming C-Max, as well as an all-electric 2011 Focus. All three vehicles have been confirmed for production alongside their conventional counterparts at Ford’s Michigan Assembly Plant in Wayne, Michigan.
When talking about factory-backed aftermarket tuners, fewer names are held in higher regard than Mopar. The brand was synonymous with Dodge and Plymouth performance vehicles during the muscle car wars of the 1960s. Since then, it has turned from pure performance tuner to a manufacturer of aftermarket items for all the brands under the Chrysler umbrella. Seeing an opportunity to demonstrate the its expertise, Chrysler is showing several Moparized vehicles at this year’s North American International Auto Show.
The 2012 Chevrolet Sonic has just broken cover. Chevy’s new small car is destined to go head to head with compacts like the recently released Ford Fiesta, Mazda2, and Honda Fit. Besides the new name, the Sonic gets a healthy dose of aggressive sheetmetal, as well as a redesigned interior, and a pair of new engines (borrowed from the Chevy Cruze).
Hankering for more images of Hyundai’s urban crossover? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. We were on hand for the vehicle’s debut, and captured more than a few pics as it rolled onto the stage.
Hyundai debuted the hotly anticipated Veloster three-door hatchback at today’s North American International Auto Show. The Veloster is designed to compete with the likes of the Honda CR-Z, Scion tC, and Mini Cooper, while complimenting Hyundai’s other sporty offering, the Genesis Coupe
The small, design friendly crossover is a hot ticket these days it seems. Hyundai’s Curb Crossover Concept, just shown at the 2011 Detroit auto show, would seem to be in the same vein as Nissan’s new Juke, or Mini’s Countryman.