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Posted on Mon, Jan 9, 2012 : 5:59 a.m.

2012 Detroit auto show: Live updates from Cobo Center

By Nathan Bomey Business News Director Nathan Bomey and photographer Melanie Maxwell are covering the first day of press previews at the 2012 North American International Auto Show in Detroit.


Chrysler plans to introduce the Dodge Dart today at the Detroit auto show.

Photo courtesy of Chrysler

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The first press conference starts at 7:15 a.m., when the North American Car and Truck of the Year awards will be revealed. Other press conferences today include Ford, Chrysler, Chevrolet and Hyundai. coverage

--Hyundai will add 50 jobs after $15 million expansion to Washtenaw County technical center

--Compact luxury crossover segment offers opportunity for GM's Buick brand

--Toyota bets on smaller Prius hybrid, unveils plug-in concept car

--Hyundai introduces guarantee for Sonata hybrid battery

--Images from 2012 North American International Auto Show in Detroit

--GM reveals Chevy concept vehicles aimed at Millennial generation

--Ford reveals new Fusion with plug-in hybrid option

-- Hyundai wins North American Car of the Year with Elantra partly redesigned at Ann Arbor area tech center

--Say hello (again) to the Dodge Dart

--2012 Detroit auto show preview: U.S. automakers not the underdog anymore

Coverage from other news sources

--USA Today: Detroit auto show is about cars again, not economic woes

--Wall Street Journal: Car Makers Seek Younger, More Exciting Image In Detroit

--Detroit Free PressThis year, Detroit auto show is about the cars, not worries

--Detroit News: GM competes with global luxury brands with Cadillac ATS Big news, hot debuts: Top 10 stories that will drive 2012 Detroit auto show

--Consumer Reports: 2012 Detroit auto show: More than 40 new cars and concepts to debut Monday

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Wolf's Bane

Tue, Jan 10, 2012 : 5:50 p.m.

Agreed the photos are well done.


Tue, Jan 10, 2012 : 1:44 p.m.

That new Dart is not too shabby looking. I just hope that Chrysler was able to put some longer lasting systems under the hood. Traditionally the vehicles have looked grea, but did not perform well as time went on.


Tue, Jan 10, 2012 : 1:11 p.m.

the Fusion should of won car of the year not the elantra! Not only does it have leading edge good looks but has leading edge technology again. the hybrid can get up to a 100 mpg. Ford has taken the lead of the auto industry and the others seem to be copying their designs and technology.


Tue, Jan 10, 2012 : 2:15 p.m.

By the way, where did you get that 100 mpg figure? <a href="" rel='nofollow'></a>


Tue, Jan 10, 2012 : 1:53 p.m.

...and their battery is guaranteed for how long? And their warranty is how long???


Mon, Jan 9, 2012 : 11:50 p.m.

Nice job. Looks good and is informative.


Mon, Jan 9, 2012 : 7:47 p.m.

Great photos Melly Mel.