Detroit show 2012

January 9th, 2012, 12:56 pm

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Some interesting stuff this year.
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New Ford Fusion:
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Chevy code 130r
http://www.autoblog.com/2012/01/09/chev ... roit-2012/
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Chevy Tru 140s
http://www.autoblog.com/2012/01/09/chev ... ner-cruze/

Detroit show 2012

January 9th, 2012, 1:28 pm

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The fusion is giving me a tad too much aston vibes on a mondeo. Cant decide if i like it or not.
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January 9th, 2012, 1:32 pm

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Really like the direction they're headed with the Fusion. I hope that's pretty close to how it will appear in showrooms. I almost see some Jag mixed in there with the Aston.
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January 9th, 2012, 2:00 pm

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Look OK I guess. Everything is starting to look exactly the same though with the large grills and slim headlamps. I definitely see Jag in there along with Aston.

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January 9th, 2012, 2:04 pm

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The Fusion is merging with the European Mondeo. That explains alot. First thought on seeing the Fusion, "Why did Tesla facelift the Model S already?". Not a bad thing.

Love the Chevrolets. The coupe that looks like a BMW 1 series is super hot. I always wondered what a 4 cyl. Camaro would look like.

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January 9th, 2012, 2:11 pm

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Can anyone tell a daft Swede why theres corvette logos on the 130 and 140?
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January 9th, 2012, 4:22 pm

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A later day Vega perhaps??? Although the Vega never had anything near 150hp.

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January 9th, 2012, 5:06 pm

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Just take an existing car and redesign the front and rear fascias...

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January 9th, 2012, 5:25 pm

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Whoa! Good eyes, Robin!
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January 9th, 2012, 8:42 pm

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Nice, a Chevy 1 series, and a Ford DB9. The TRU 140 is interesting though. There was some back story to the Corvette emblem if you read the originating web article. Talks about the emblems being on several sport models in the beginning and then disappearing on all except for the corvette. So I guess not truly exclusive to the Corvette.
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January 9th, 2012, 9:32 pm

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Whoa! Good eyes, Robin!
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The Eclipse was way more obvious.

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January 9th, 2012, 10:02 pm

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I'm loving the proportions of that Chevy 130! The Acura NSX is pretty nice too but still very conceptual and the taillights are strangely large compared to the rest of the detailing. The Lexus is just too strange for me. Curious what else will turn up!

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January 10th, 2012, 8:48 am

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Lew: I'm gonna geek out everyone here, I always wanted a Vega Cosworth HOT:

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Interestingly, the Vega name was last in GM's marketing study, but Chevy's president like it. It was a total turd of a car. Marketing kept telling management, but they never listened. De Lorean recounted the story in "On a clear day, you can see GM", great read.
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January 10th, 2012, 8:57 am

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January 10th, 2012, 9:32 am

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