You are viewing this article in the archives. For the latest breaking news and updates in Ann Arbor and the surrounding area, see
Posted on Wed, Jan 13, 2010 : 9:20 a.m.

2010 Detroit auto show: Complete coverage of auto industry's global event

By Nathan Bomey

The world's major automakers are revealing their most innovative new products, discussing industry trends and bracing for the economic and political fallout of 2009's industry collapse. business reporter Nathan Bomey covered the auto show in downtown Detroit.'s 2010 Detroit auto show coverage

Hyundai auto show.JPG

Hyundai displays its Blue Will plug-in hybrid vehicle at the 2010 Detroit Auto Show.

Angela J. Cesere |

Top 5 news storylines from the 2010 Detroit auto show

Hip-hop artist Nelly lends street cred to Ford's hot streak at Detroit Auto Show

Minivan or sedan? 2011 Toyota Sienna engineered in Ann Arbor region

GM's Bob Lutz: Weather will impact Chevy Volt's electric range

Electric vehicle transition presents need for education at Detroit auto show

Ann Arbor Automotive's Doug Fox: Hyundai Hope on Wheels fights childhood cancer

'Sustainable mobility' defines this year's show

Detroit auto show visit: Nancy Pelosi happy with automakers' progress

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi arrives at Detroit auto show

Toyota's FT-CH hybrid concept vehicle would beat Prius on fuel efficiency, price

Ford Fusion Hybrid, Transit Connect sweep car, truck honors at Detroit auto show

2010 Detroit auto show preview: Liquidation risk down, but automakers still shaky

Why the Detroit auto show matters to Ann Arbor

Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood forced to defend bailout at 2010 Detroit auto show

Auto show coverage from other news sources

Huffington Post: Coolest cars of the show

Detroit Free Press: Cars you have to check out

Detroit Free Press: Hyundai's Blue Will plug-in hybrid would use lithium-ion polymer batteries

AOL Autos: Chinese firm BYD claims it will hit U.S. market in 2010

Bay City Times: Dow Chemical joins the auto mix

Bloomberg: Bentley turns to $285,000 sedan

Business Week: Nissan focusing on eliminating emissions

Dow Jones: European automakers brace for tough 2010

The Car Connection: 2012 Cadillac XTS Platinum Concept not stunning

Detroit Free Press: Lincoln MKX gets makeover

Detroit Free Press: Ford CEO Alan Mulally has no plans to retire

New York Times: Hybrids, electric vehicles take center stage

Dallas Morning News: Now smaller, Detroit auto show is easier to get around

Reuters: Optimism defining auto show

USA Today: Honda's CR-Z offers two-seat hybrid experience

Detroit Free Press: Volkswagen aims to increase U.S. market share

Associated Press: Ford announces commitment to invest $450 million, hire 1,000 for electric vehicles operation 7 surprises on Day One of auto show

ford pix.jpg

Ford Motor Co. Chairman Bill Ford Jr. answers questions from the media this morning following a press conference at media days of the 2010 Auto Show at Cobo Arena in Detroit.

Angela Cesere |

New York Times: GM reveals GMC Granite concept vehicle

Detroit Free Press: Automakers get chance to show their best ideas

Detroit Free Press: Toyota bets on hybrids more than on plug-ins

New York Times: Pelosi among list of auto show attendees

ABC News: Ford unveiling 2012 Ford Focus

USA Today: GM redesigns Chevy Aveo

Bloomberg: Daimler's two-seater Smart Car stalls in size-obsessed U.S.

Contact’s Nathan Bomey at (734) 623-2587 or You can also follow him on Twitter.



Wed, Jan 13, 2010 : 1:12 p.m.

True to US media form, the notice above ignores the fact that auto workers stood outside and distributed fliers passersby. They said: NO TO A JOBLESS RECOVERY! Auto Worker Rally at the North American International Auto Show Mon., January 11th, 10:30am - Noon As auto workers, we believe it's necessary to address the economic and environmental crisis our entire nation faces. Policies can change if working families demand it: Save Jobs and Communities The auto industry still stands at the center of the American economy, directly employing and indirectly affecting the lives of millions. We need to retool the industry to meet the challenge of today's world. Transform the Industry, Save the Environment Congress needs to establish a new national industrial policy that will direct, plan, and finance the transformation of the auto industry by converting all the closed plants. We need to expand to produce not only fuel-efficient automobiles and electric cars but green energy technologies beginning with building a mass transit infrastructure (buses, light rail and high-speed trains). Retool factories to manufacture wind and water turbines. Auto workers can be the basis for stopping the planet's warming! Put workers back to work manufacturing what we need to get out of this environmental and economic crisis. A National Single-Payer Health System The health care bills passed by the House and the Senate subsidize the health insurance companies. They will not cover everyone and reinforce a two-tiered health system. When pressed, even the Big Three concede that a national health plan would save them billions. By extending Medicare to all we can quickly build an efficient national system that spends a minimum on administrative costs and a maximum on health. Employee Free Choice Act (Card Check) The majority of workers want to join unions but each year thousands are intimidated and fired because of corporate programs designed to bully workers. Employee Free Choice would make it possible for workers to join unions and to negotiate contracts that will improve wages, benefits and working conditions. Workers who belong to unions make an average of 20% more than non-union workers. Higher-waged jobs build a robust economy. Contact: Al Benchich,, 586-489-5838, or Wendy Thompson,, 313-892-7974 Check out our website: