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Mazda rotary-engine Taiki concept car

2008 Detroit Auto Show: Coverage from the Show Floor

The 2008 NAIAS in Detroit is showcasing a slew of luxurious, practical and eco-friendly vehicles. DN Editor-in-Chief John Dodge and Senior Technical Editor Chuck Murray are on the show floor - read their coverage below for the latest on the auto innovations coming out of NAIAS.

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Two Chinese Auto Makers Ready Plans to Invade U.S. market
At the Detroit Auto Show this week, two Chinese manufacturers announced plans to introduce entry-level SUVs, pickups, sedans and minivans by the end of the year. Full Story
Saab Rolls Out Cross-Wheel Drive
Saab introduced Cross Wheel Drive at the 2008 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit. Full Story
GM Says Volt Is Still on Schedule
General Motors (GM) engineers said Monday that they are still on track to produce the Chevy Volt plug-in hybrid by 2010, but that unforeseen problems with the battery or powertrain could push the introduction back to a later date. Full Story
OnStar To Add Stolen Vehicle Slowdown
GM’s OnStar unit will add a Stolen Vehicle Slowdown technology to selected vehicles in 2009. Full Story
Smart, Daimler Show Off “Micro Hybrid”
Daimler showed off integrated starter-generator technology at the North American International Auto Show yesterday by rolling on stage in a Smart "fortwo" vehicle. Full Story
Smart Examines Future of EVs in Pilot Program
Daimler’s Smart brand, discussed at the NAIAS yesterday, has launched a 100-vehicle pilot EV program in the U.K. that calls for customers to drive 750-kg battery-powered cars for several years under everyday conditions. Full Story
Turbo-Charged Family Boosts Ford’s Engine Performance
The EcoBoost engine family will enable Ford to replace V8 engines with a V6.
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Cattle Celebrate Dodge Truck Launch
Dodge brought in 120 head of cattle to celebrate the launch of a crew-cab version of the Dodge Ram truck. Full Story
Cars, Cattle Arrive at Detroit Auto Show
Forty-five automakers will introduce 50 new vehicles at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. Full Story
Honda’s Futuristic Clarity and CR-Z Top Day One at Detroit Auto Show
Honda's CR-Z hybrid concept car and FCX Clarity hydrogen fuel car were the most innovative vehicles shown on the first day of the Detroit Auto Show. Full Story
Detroit Auto Show Day One: Luxurious Mercedes, Audi versus Practical Honda, Subaru, Kia The Detroit Auto Show is showcasing fuel efficiency and practicality in the new Pilot and Borrego, but luxury still arrives in the form of Mercedes' GLK SUV, among others. Full Story

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Browse through the galleries of DN Editor-in-Chief John Dodge's photos from the Detroit Auto Show below for an up-close look at the most innovative autos.
The Future of the Auto Industry at 2008 NAIAS

Chinese Autos at the Detroit Auto Show

Innovative Autos on the Show Floor

Mercedes' Dr. Z on Fuel Economy


Cadillac Provoq Hydrogen Plug-in Concept Car


Ford Exec on the Verve Euro hatchback


Honda's New Pilot, Clarity


Hyundai¿s Genesis Luxury Car


Tour of Audi R8 Concept Car


Rolls Royce Phantom: THE Luxury Vehicle


How Smart is the Smart Fortwo?