8 Concepts and Cars Taking a Bow in Detroit

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At the beginning of the week, we covered some of the high profile debuts that — as of Monday morning — were already beginning to pour out of the event center in Detroit where the North American International Auto Show was being held. Big news was uncovered — a new, powerful Corvette, the redesigned Ford F-150 pickup, and Toyota’s long anticipated following act to the Supra all surfaced on the first day. However, the show was just getting underway, and since then, a lot more has happened.

The following few days proved to be rather eventful as well, as Audi, Acura, Nissan, and others all put their newest wares on display. Design has taken front and center this year, as automakers are looking for increasingly bold ways to differentiate their vehicles from the competition. Here are eight notable highlights from the last couple of days at the Detroit auto show; you can read our coverage of our first day here. The following are not ranked in any particular order.


1. Acura TLX

The Acura (NYSE:HMC) TLX is the vehicle charged with replacing both the TL, and the TSX. Firstly, off the bat — the TLX already looks like a great improvement on Acura’s current model range. It appears more firmly rooted, and the Jewel Eye headlights look positively smashing on the refreshed front of Acura’s sedan. Though the design isn’t a giant departure from the older generation, the TLX looks cleaner, crisper, and has a whole different attitude than the Acuras past. Buyers will be able to choose from a brand-new, direct-injected 2.4-liter four-cylinder, or a 3.5 liter V6.

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