Auto Shows

Here TorqueNews covers the international auto and motor shows.

The 2012 Hyundai Veloster revolutionizes the coupe at the 2011 Detroit Auto Show

Prior to the formal unveiling of the 2012 Hyundai Veloster, the spy shots and teasers left us questioning exactly what type of vehicle it would be but with the arrival of the new Veloster at the 2011 Detroit Auto Show we see that this new coupe looks to change the shape of the segment.

Chevrolet unveils the new 2012 Sonic at the 2011 Detroit Auto Show

We have known for some time now that the Chevrolet Aveo would receive a name change for the 2012 model year as the new Chevy Sonic as GM attempts to shed the less-than-great reputation of their b-segment lineup and to help with that, the 2011 Detroit Auto Show also brought us the Sonic Z-Spec Concept.

HPP and Mopar show the sinister side of the 2011 Chrysler 200 at the Detroit Auto Show

Heide Performance Products (HPP) of Madison Heights, Michigan has become a regular with their custom-built modern muscle cars at the SEMA Show in Las Vegas but with the help from the folks at Mopar, HPP used the 2011 Detroit Auto Show to expose the sinister side of the new 2011 Chrysler 200 with the Mopar Super S Concept.

TorqueNews drives the Chevy Volt at the 2011 Detroit Auto Show

The key focus of the 2011 Detroit Auto Show is showing off new production and concept vehicles from around the American auto industry but the basement of Cobo Hall has spent the past few years as a low-speed driving course for the greenest (zero emission) vehicles in attendance and this year, the 2011 Chevy Volt was among the vehicles available for a test drive.

The 2011 Ford F150 with the EcoBoost V6 rated at 16/22mpg

When Ford announced the specifications of the new 3.5L EcoBoost V6 offered in the 2011 Ford F150, they stated that it would featured the most torque in the segment (420lb-ft) as well as class leading fuel economy and today, they made it official – the EcoBoost V6 gets 16mpg around town and 22 on the highway.

Hyundai HCD-12 Futuristic Interior Demonstrates Upcoming Technology

Hyundai has released a photo of the HCD-12 concept vehicle that will be introduced at the Detroit Auto Show on Jan. 10. There’s no indication from Hyundai how close to production this vehicle is but its futuristic interior will assuredly demonstrate what Hyundai is introducing in terms of technology going forward.