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2011 NAIAS: Wrap-Up Photo Gallery

Photos by Zerin Dube and Carl Modesette

Yeah I know we’re a week later than everyone else on getting these galleries up even though we had them ready to go last Wednesday, but as luck would have it the hard disk on my laptop crashed on the flight home from Detroit before I could get them up.  Fortunately I had everything backed up on my memory cards but still had to go back through and reprocess the photos.  So, even if you have seen all these photos before I’m still putting them up in one big mega gallery for your viewing enjoyment.  You won’t find any camera phone or point and shoot pictures here, just the highest quality photos we can deliver.  Even if they are a week late.  And remember, always always always backup your data!


 
 
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2011 NAIAS Photo Gallery: Porsche Stand

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2011 NAIAS: GMC Sierra All Terrain HD Concept

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2011 NAIAS: Audi R8 GT

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2011 NAIAS: 2012 Honda Civic Coupe Concept

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Honda unveiled the concept versions of the 9th generation 2012 Civic models at the 2011 NAIAS.  Set to go on sale this Spring, the 2012 Civic will be available in traditional gasoline models, 2 Si models, as well as a hybrid and CNG models.

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2011 NAIAS: Ford Reveal Gallery

Photos by Zerin Dube

Ford’s press conference was heavy on the promise of more jobs in the Detroit area, commitment to global growth, and a not-so-subtle jab at the current generation of electric vehicles currently on the market today.  Alan Mulally rolled out on stage in a Focus ST which will go on sale here in the U.S. later this year before talking about the 3 new fully electric vehicles they hope to have on sale by the end of next year and a full range of EVs by 2013.

Ford also showed off the Grand C-Max which will be the first C-segment vehicle sold in the U.S. and also a glimpse of what the next generation Escape would look like in the Vertrek Concept.

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2011 NAIAS Gallery – BMW 6-Series Convertible & 1-Series M Coupe

Photos by Zerin Dube

BMW didn’t have any big surprises up their sleeves for the 2011 NAIAS but they did announce the U.S. pricing for the much anticipated BMW 1-Series M Coupe which will start at $47,010.  While that’s quite a bit of money to spend on a 1-Series, you do get a 335-horsepower twin-turbo inline-6 engine mated to a traditional 6-speed transmission.  BMW has also claimed that 1M is faster around the Nordschleife than the E46 M3, for what it’s worth.

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2011 NAIAS Gallery – Cadillac CTS-V Race Car

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2011 NAIAS: Audi A6 & A6 Hybrid

Photos by Zerin Dube

Audi showed off its all new A6 at the 2011 NAIAS stating that it has the potential to become one of the most successful business sedans in history.  Shown in two different flavors, hybrid and TFSI, the A6 was a definite hit with the media as they crawled all over the cars for two full days.  Though no real information was given about what powertrains North America will see, we guess that the 3.0T from the current A6 and S4 will be at least one of the options.  A twin-turbo 4.0 V8 might be in the works down the road, but we really hope that Audi decides to offer the A6 with a diesel option here in the States.

Our verdict?  The initial press photos of the A6 left us bored, however seeing it in the flesh is a completely different story.  The new Audi A6 is one of the hottest sedans in any segment that we’ve seen.

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2011 NAIAS – Hyundai Veloster Reveal Gallery

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Hyundai pulled the wraps off the new 3-door hatchback Veloster.  The Veloster is powered by a 1.6-liter GDI Gamma engine which produces 138 horsepower and is estimated to get up to 40 miles per gallon on the highway.  Weighing in at only 2,584 pounds, the Veloster is meant to be a sporty vehicle that delivers utility with a fun driving experience without stepping on the toes of the more performance oriented Genesis coupe.