Auto Shows

Here TorqueNews covers the international auto and motor shows.

The Chrysler brand vehicles of the 2011 Detroit Auto Show

2010 was a tumultuous year for Chrysler as the luxury brand of the Chrysler Group saw the majority of its lineup removed, with the Town & Country and Chrysler 300 being the only vehicles to survive from the 2010 model year and the new Chrysler 200 joining as the third vehicle in the brand as it replaces the Sebring.

Test drive the Chevy Volt on Xbox Kinect at the Detroit Auto Show

Chevrolet has worked with the people from Microsoft to offer special GM branded packages on the new game Joyride, which uses Microsoft’s controller-free Kinect gaming system and at the 2011 Detroit Auto Show, Chevy has a collection of special Kinect gaming stations where you can try out the cutting edge video game technology.

Scuderi Air-Hybrid Engine technology setting up to challenge electric hybrids

Independent lab tests confirm the Scuderi™ Air-Hybrid Engine consumes up to 36 percent less fuel than a conventional engine. Beyond 2016 Federal Fuel Economy mandates, the gains will likely enable the technology to now challenge more expensive electric hybrids shown at the 2011 Detroit Auto Show.

Video of Need for Speed Shift 2 Unleashed from the 2011 Detroit Auto Show

A few months ago, I had a chance to preview Electronic Art’s upcoming Need for Speed: Shift 2 Unleashed thanks to the folks at World Racing (and of course, EA) but at the 2011 Detroit Auto Show EA and Ford had a display setup and the folks at TheXboxSource.com got gameplay video of the new racing simulator.

Ford shows off Explorer, Taurus SHO Police Interceptor models at 2011 Detroit Auto Show

The police car segment has been heating up with each of the Detroit Big 3 offering up new cop cars but only Ford Motor Company used the 2011 Detroit Auto Show to feature their new models – as Ford brought out a new Explorer and a pair of police-purposed Taurus SHO sedans to show off their Police Interceptor lineup.

The Call of Duty: Black Ops Jeep transforms at the 2011 Detroit Auto Show

When the popular new video game Call of Duty: Black Ops was released in November 2010, Jeep announced that they would be offering a special Black Ops Edition Jeep Wrangler to celebrate the vehicle being featured in the highly anticipated shooter but at the 2011 Detroit Auto Show, Mopar accessorized the Black Ops Jeep to really reflect the intensity of the game.

One of the Chrysler minivans to see an end soon per Marchionne

During an impromptu question and answer session with Chrysler head Sergio Marchionne at the 2011 Detroit Auto Show, the boss commented that either the Chrysler Town & Country or Dodge Caravan lineup would be coming to an end in the near future as the company works to diminish redundancy among their brands.

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