Tag Archives: Detroit 2010

Booth Babes of N.A.I.A.S.

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Call them company representatives, call them product specialists, but what most people call them by is “Auto Show Babes.”
No auto show is complete without them. They are about as significant to the auto show industry as gasoline is to the transportation industry. While exotic sportscars can draw a crowd on their own, it is typically the more mundane means of transportation that usually gets adorned with beautiful women. So typically a Kia or Dodge would get the prettiest models to cause attention to their boring vehicles. Continue reading

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Mercedes-Benz SLS

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Ask any auto enthusiast as to what is in their mind the first ever production supercar, and they will likely tell you about the Mercedes-Benz 300SL (a.k.a. Gullwing) from 1953.

While the original Gullwing’s performance might not be anything special compared to modern supercars, but in its day, it was the fastest road car in the world, capable of speeds upto 245 km/h. Continue reading

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Exotic Gallery at the N.A.I.A.S

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No self-respecting auto show would be complete without exotic cars. Afterall, what is fun about going to a big auto show and all you see are boring cars like Toyota Camry’s and Kia Rondo’s. However, since the economy crashed, it has been the supercar industry that has felt most pain. Many exotic car brands have reported about orders getting cancelled and new customers aren’t just rolling in. Continue reading

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Mini Beachcomber concept

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If you are planning on going to a warm climate (to escape the local wintery weather), somewhere preferably with a gorgeous beach, then you should ask Mini to lend you one of these.

This is the Mini Beachcomber concept, the most perfect vehicle for travelling through a tropical paradise. Continue reading

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Honda CR-Z

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Last year, Honda launched the second-generation Insight, which made headlines for being the cheapest hybrid on the market. However, most Canadian automotive journalists did not give the Insight high marks, many even marking it as the “worst car of 2009.” Continue reading

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Mercedes-Benz E-class Cabriolet

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Mercedes-Benz is a very confident company, so confident that Dr. Dieter Zetsche, CEO of this prestige brand said: “The E-class Cabriolet will be the most beautiful car you’ll see here in Detroit .”

A strong statement considering all the beautiful cars present at the 2010 North American International Auto Show. Continue reading

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Volkswagen NCC (New Concept Coupe)

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If you are given performance specs such as a top speed of 227 km/h and accelerating from 0-100 km/h in just 8.6 seconds, you’d imagine the car to be very sporty, and you’d be right.

However, you wouldn’t expect such a car to be very economical. That is what the VW NCC (New Concept Coupe) concept is aiming to change, a sleek and sporty coupe that can also average 4.2-liters/100 km. Continue reading

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