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The TorqueNews Top Vehicles of the 2013 Detroit Auto Show - GM takes the cake

Over the past few weeks we have taken a close look at the new debuts at the 2013 North American International Auto Show in Detroit’s Cobo Hall and with such a big year at hand – the folks here at TorqueNews put our heads together to come up with our favorites from Detroit in a variety of categories.

While literally every company had something new to show off at the 2013 Detroit Auto Show, some companies made far more noise with either concepts, production debuts or both. From new models headed to dealerships soon that will instantly enter the automotive history books to concepts that will likely never come close to production – Detroit 2013 brought us a spread of debuts that warrants one last look with the very best deserving some extra special attention.

For the Top Vehicles of the 2013 Detroit Auto Show, we came up with 9 different categories pertaining to specific vehicles at the NAIAS along with a special recognition for the automaker who stole the show in 2013. Those 9 categories are Best Sedan, Best Coupe, Best SUV, Best Convertible, Best Truck, Best Concept Vehicle, Best Production Debut, Best Performance Car and Best Alternative Power Vehicle. For each of those categories, we will look at our top three along with offering a little information on the vehicles that we picked – listing them in dramatic reverse order, of course. Click any of the vehicle titles to see more information and unique imagery of the vehicle in question!

Best Sedan:
Third Place – Lexus IS – This super sporty small sedan made its world debut at Cobo Hall in both the aggressive F Sport package and the IS Hybrid that will not be sold in the US. The entire Lexus brand is undergoing a dramatic shift to more aggressive styling – a feature which is well worn by the new IS.


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It doesn't look like Cadillac has strayed far away from the coencpt vehicle. I like the choice of the camouflage as it actually accentuates the angularity of the vehicle. Cadillac would have been served producing this model a few years back, but better now than later. I wonder whether this model will spell the end of the CTS Coupe?