Automotive

In pictures: The best of the 2015 Detroit Auto Show

Supercars, electrics, hybrids and of course big ol' trucks are the stars of this year's Detroit North American International Auto Show (Photo: Loz Blain/Gizmag.com)
Supercars, electrics, hybrids and of course big ol' trucks are the stars of this year's Detroit North American International Auto Show (Photo: Loz Blain/Gizmag.com)
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Ford's Shelby Mustang GT350R is much lighter and stripped down for 2015. Everything that doesn't make it faster around a racetrack has been thrown out, from aircon to the reversing camera (Photo: Gizmag/Loz Blain)
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Ford's Shelby Mustang GT350R is much lighter and stripped down for 2015. Everything that doesn't make it faster around a racetrack has been thrown out, from aircon to the reversing camera (Photo: Gizmag/Loz Blain)
Ford's Shelby Mustang GT350R is much lighter and stripped down for 2015. Everything that doesn't make it faster around a racetrack has been thrown out, from aircon to the reversing camera (Photo: Gizmag/Loz Blain)
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Ford's Shelby Mustang GT350R is much lighter and stripped down for 2015. Everything that doesn't make it faster around a racetrack has been thrown out, from aircon to the reversing camera (Photo: Gizmag/Loz Blain)
Ford's stunning GT supercar was a spectacular highlight of the show (Photo: Gizmag/Loz Blain)
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Ford's stunning GT supercar was a spectacular highlight of the show (Photo: Gizmag/Loz Blain)
Ford's stunning GT supercar was a spectacular highlight of the show (Photo: Gizmag/Loz Blain)
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Ford's stunning GT supercar was a spectacular highlight of the show (Photo: Gizmag/Loz Blain)
Mercedes premiered its C450 AMG, an all-wheel drive performance sedan (Photo: Gizmag/Loz Blain)
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Mercedes premiered its C450 AMG, an all-wheel drive performance sedan (Photo: Gizmag/Loz Blain)
Mercedes premiered its C450 AMG, an all-wheel drive performance sedan (Photo: Gizmag/Loz Blain)
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Mercedes premiered its C450 AMG, an all-wheel drive performance sedan (Photo: Gizmag/Loz Blain)
Mercedes brought its F015 autonomous concept vehicle across from CES. Its future-smooth lines and conference-style rotating front seats show the company's vision for a social driving experience once the cars are doing the driving for you (Photo: Gizmag/Loz Blain)
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Mercedes brought its F015 autonomous concept vehicle across from CES. Its future-smooth lines and conference-style rotating front seats show the company's vision for a social driving experience once the cars are doing the driving for you (Photo: Gizmag/Loz Blain)
Mercedes brought its F015 autonomous concept vehicle across from CES. Its future-smooth lines and conference-style rotating front seats show the company's vision for a social driving experience once the cars are doing the driving for you (Photo: Gizmag/Loz Blain)
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Mercedes brought its F015 autonomous concept vehicle across from CES. Its future-smooth lines and conference-style rotating front seats show the company's vision for a social driving experience once the cars are doing the driving for you (Photo: Gizmag/Loz Blain)
Mercedes brought its F015 autonomous concept vehicle across from CES. Its future-smooth lines and conference-style rotating front seats show the company's vision for a social driving experience once the cars are doing the driving for you. (Photo: Gizmag/Loz Blain)
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Mercedes brought its F015 autonomous concept vehicle across from CES. Its future-smooth lines and conference-style rotating front seats show the company's vision for a social driving experience once the cars are doing the driving for you. (Photo: Gizmag/Loz Blain)
Mercedes brought its F015 autonomous concept vehicle across from CES. Its future-smooth lines and conference-style rotating front seats show the company's vision for a social driving experience once the cars are doing the driving for you (Photo: Gizmag/Loz Blain)
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Mercedes brought its F015 autonomous concept vehicle across from CES. Its future-smooth lines and conference-style rotating front seats show the company's vision for a social driving experience once the cars are doing the driving for you (Photo: Gizmag/Loz Blain)
Mercedes brought its F015 autonomous concept vehicle across from CES. Its future-smooth lines and conference-style rotating front seats show the company's vision for a social driving experience once the cars are doing the driving for you (Photo: Gizmag/Loz Blain)
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Mercedes brought its F015 autonomous concept vehicle across from CES. Its future-smooth lines and conference-style rotating front seats show the company's vision for a social driving experience once the cars are doing the driving for you (Photo: Gizmag/Loz Blain)
Cadillac's ELR - developed on the Chevy Volt battery and powertrain, the ELR is Cadillac's production plug-in hybrid. (Photo: Gizmag/Loz Blain)
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Cadillac's ELR - developed on the Chevy Volt battery and powertrain, the ELR is Cadillac's production plug-in hybrid. (Photo: Gizmag/Loz Blain)
Cadillac's ELR - developed on the Chevy Volt battery and powertrain, the ELR is Cadillac's production plug-in hybrid. (Photo: Gizmag/Loz Blain)
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Cadillac's ELR - developed on the Chevy Volt battery and powertrain, the ELR is Cadillac's production plug-in hybrid. (Photo: Gizmag/Loz Blain)
Cadillac showed its CTS-V, a performance sedan that Cadillac expects will be capable of some 200mph (Photo: Gizmag/Loz Blain)
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Cadillac showed its CTS-V, a performance sedan that Cadillac expects will be capable of some 200mph (Photo: Gizmag/Loz Blain)
Cadillac showed its CTS-V, a performance sedan that Cadillac expects will be capable of some 200mph (Photo: Gizmag/Loz Blain)
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Cadillac showed its CTS-V, a performance sedan that Cadillac expects will be capable of some 200mph (Photo: Gizmag/Loz Blain)
Honda's fuel cell stack has dramatically decreased in size (Photo: Gizmag/Loz Blain)
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Honda's fuel cell stack has dramatically decreased in size (Photo: Gizmag/Loz Blain)
Honda demonstrated its commitment to Hydrogen with the FCV concept. (Photo: Gizmag/Loz Blain)
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Honda demonstrated its commitment to Hydrogen with the FCV concept. (Photo: Gizmag/Loz Blain)
Honda demonstrated its commitment to Hydrogen with the FCV concept (Photo: Gizmag/Loz Blain)
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Honda demonstrated its commitment to Hydrogen with the FCV concept (Photo: Gizmag/Loz Blain)
Audi's Q7 SUV features stunning new connectivity features, and an optional "3D sound" system that would frankly blow away most cinema audio systems (Photo: Gizmag/Loz Blain)
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Audi's Q7 SUV features stunning new connectivity features, and an optional "3D sound" system that would frankly blow away most cinema audio systems (Photo: Gizmag/Loz Blain)
Audi's Q7 SUV features stunning new connectivity features, and an optional "3D sound" system that would frankly blow away most cinema audio systems (Photo: Gizmag/Loz Blain)
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Audi's Q7 SUV features stunning new connectivity features, and an optional "3D sound" system that would frankly blow away most cinema audio systems (Photo: Gizmag/Loz Blain)
Mini's Superleggera concept is a very sleek and lightweight design (Photo: Gizmag/Loz Blain)
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Mini's Superleggera concept is a very sleek and lightweight design (Photo: Gizmag/Loz Blain)
Mini's Superleggera concept is a very sleek and lightweight design (Photo: Gizmag/Loz Blain)
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Mini's Superleggera concept is a very sleek and lightweight design (Photo: Gizmag/Loz Blain)
RAM unveiled the offroad sport-spec 1500 Rebel for 2015 (Photo: Gizmag/Loz Blain)
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RAM unveiled the offroad sport-spec 1500 Rebel for 2015 (Photo: Gizmag/Loz Blain)
RAM unveiled the offroad sport-spec 1500 Rebel for 2015 (Photo: Gizmag/Loz Blain)
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RAM unveiled the offroad sport-spec 1500 Rebel for 2015 (Photo: Gizmag/Loz Blain)
RAM unveiled the offroad sport-spec 1500 Rebel for 2015 (Photo: Gizmag/Loz Blain)
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RAM unveiled the offroad sport-spec 1500 Rebel for 2015 (Photo: Gizmag/Loz Blain)
RAM unveiled the offroad sport-spec 1500 Rebel for 2015 (Photo: Gizmag/Loz Blain)
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RAM unveiled the offroad sport-spec 1500 Rebel for 2015 (Photo: Gizmag/Loz Blain)
Lexus' CEO revealed to the crowd that he's had the new Lexus Racing F logo tattooed on his forearm (Photo: Gizmag/Loz Blain)
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Lexus' CEO revealed to the crowd that he's had the new Lexus Racing F logo tattooed on his forearm (Photo: Gizmag/Loz Blain)
Lexus unveiled its GS-F V8 sedan, a sportier and sharper handling version of the GS aimed at performance drivers (Photo: Gizmag/Loz Blain)
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Lexus unveiled its GS-F V8 sedan, a sportier and sharper handling version of the GS aimed at performance drivers (Photo: Gizmag/Loz Blain)
Lexus unveiled its GS-F V8 sedan, a sportier and sharper handling version of the GS aimed at performance drivers (Photo: Gizmag/Loz Blain)
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Lexus unveiled its GS-F V8 sedan, a sportier and sharper handling version of the GS aimed at performance drivers (Photo: Gizmag/Loz Blain)
Infiniti's Q60 concept will be very close to an upcoming production model in the next 12-18 months (Photo: Gizmag/Loz Blain)
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Infiniti's Q60 concept will be very close to an upcoming production model in the next 12-18 months (Photo: Gizmag/Loz Blain)
Infiniti's Q60 concept will be very close to an upcoming production model in the next 12-18 months. (Photo: Gizmag/Loz Blain)
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Infiniti's Q60 concept will be very close to an upcoming production model in the next 12-18 months. (Photo: Gizmag/Loz Blain)
Infiniti's Q60 concept will be very close to an upcoming production model in the next 12-18 months. (Photo: Gizmag/Loz Blain)
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Infiniti's Q60 concept will be very close to an upcoming production model in the next 12-18 months. (Photo: Gizmag/Loz Blain)
Infiniti's Q60 concept will be very close to an upcoming production model in the next 12-18 months (Photo: Gizmag/Loz Blain)
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Infiniti's Q60 concept will be very close to an upcoming production model in the next 12-18 months (Photo: Gizmag/Loz Blain)
A specially modified Dodge Charger R/T was set up as a racetrack simulator, complete with a tilting platform to simulate steering and road feedback (Photo: Gizmag/Loz Blain)
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A specially modified Dodge Charger R/T was set up as a racetrack simulator, complete with a tilting platform to simulate steering and road feedback (Photo: Gizmag/Loz Blain)
Maserati's Alfieri concept made an appearance at NAIAS after being unveiled at the Geneva motor show. There are plans to make a production vehicle. (Photo: Gizmag/Loz Blain)
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Maserati's Alfieri concept made an appearance at NAIAS after being unveiled at the Geneva motor show. There are plans to make a production vehicle. (Photo: Gizmag/Loz Blain)
Maserati's Alfieri concept made an appearance at NAIAS after being unveiled at the Geneva motor show. There are plans to make a production vehicle. (Photo: Gizmag/Loz Blain)
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Maserati's Alfieri concept made an appearance at NAIAS after being unveiled at the Geneva motor show. There are plans to make a production vehicle. (Photo: Gizmag/Loz Blain)
Maserati's Alfieri concept made an appearance at NAIAS after being unveiled at the Geneva motor show. There are plans to make a production vehicle. (Photo: Gizmag/Loz Blain)
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Maserati's Alfieri concept made an appearance at NAIAS after being unveiled at the Geneva motor show. There are plans to make a production vehicle. (Photo: Gizmag/Loz Blain)
The Toyota FT-1, which demonstrated what a future Toyota supercar could look like, popped up again at NAIAS, along with Gran Turismo racing setups that allowed guests to drive a virtual FT-1 on the track. (Photo: Gizmag/Loz Blain)
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The Toyota FT-1, which demonstrated what a future Toyota supercar could look like, popped up again at NAIAS, along with Gran Turismo racing setups that allowed guests to drive a virtual FT-1 on the track. (Photo: Gizmag/Loz Blain)
The Toyota FT-1, which demonstrated what a future Toyota supercar could look like, popped up again at NAIAS, along with Gran Turismo racing setups that allowed guests to drive a virtual FT-1 on the track (Photo: Gizmag/Loz Blain)
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The Toyota FT-1, which demonstrated what a future Toyota supercar could look like, popped up again at NAIAS, along with Gran Turismo racing setups that allowed guests to drive a virtual FT-1 on the track (Photo: Gizmag/Loz Blain)
Jaguar's F-Type coupe harks back to the original E-type (Photo: Gizmag/Loz Blain)
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Jaguar's F-Type coupe harks back to the original E-type (Photo: Gizmag/Loz Blain)
Volkswagen unveiled its plug-in hybrid Cross Coupe GTE, a 5-seat crossover concept. While this small version won't see production, word is that a 7-seat version will hit the market in the next couple of years (Photo: Gizmag/Loz Blain)
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Volkswagen unveiled its plug-in hybrid Cross Coupe GTE, a 5-seat crossover concept. While this small version won't see production, word is that a 7-seat version will hit the market in the next couple of years (Photo: Gizmag/Loz Blain)
BMW made a cosmetic update to its 6-series line for 2015 (Photo: Gizmag/Loz Blain)
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BMW made a cosmetic update to its 6-series line for 2015 (Photo: Gizmag/Loz Blain)
Mercedes showed a plug-in hybrid version of its C350 sedan (Photo: Gizmag/Loz Blain)
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Mercedes showed a plug-in hybrid version of its C350 sedan (Photo: Gizmag/Loz Blain)
Local Motors flew the flag for 3D printing with its chunky printed electric sportscar (Photo: Gizmag/Loz Blain)
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Local Motors flew the flag for 3D printing with its chunky printed electric sportscar (Photo: Gizmag/Loz Blain)
Local Motors flew the flag for 3D printing with its chunky printed electric sportscar (Photo: Gizmag/Loz Blain)
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Local Motors flew the flag for 3D printing with its chunky printed electric sportscar (Photo: Gizmag/Loz Blain)
Local Motors flew the flag for 3D printing with its chunky printed electric sportscar (Photo: Gizmag/Loz Blain)
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Local Motors flew the flag for 3D printing with its chunky printed electric sportscar (Photo: Gizmag/Loz Blain)
Local Motors flew the flag for 3D printing with its chunky printed electric sportscar (Photo: Gizmag/Loz Blain)
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Local Motors flew the flag for 3D printing with its chunky printed electric sportscar (Photo: Gizmag/Loz Blain)
Local Motors flew the flag for 3D printing with its chunky printed electric sportscar (Photo: Gizmag/Loz Blain)
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Local Motors flew the flag for 3D printing with its chunky printed electric sportscar (Photo: Gizmag/Loz Blain)
Guangzhou Automotive Group (GAC) showed its very odd electric WitStar SUV concept. Intended as an autonomous vehicle, the front seats swivel to face the rear seats (and inbuilt fish tank) while cruising (Photo: Gizmag/Loz Blain)
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Guangzhou Automotive Group (GAC) showed its very odd electric WitStar SUV concept. Intended as an autonomous vehicle, the front seats swivel to face the rear seats (and inbuilt fish tank) while cruising (Photo: Gizmag/Loz Blain)
Guangzhou Automotive Group (GAC) showed its very odd electric WitStar SUV concept. Intended as an autonomous vehicle, the front seats swivel to face the rear seats (and inbuilt fish tank) while cruising (Photo: Gizmag/Loz Blain)
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Guangzhou Automotive Group (GAC) showed its very odd electric WitStar SUV concept. Intended as an autonomous vehicle, the front seats swivel to face the rear seats (and inbuilt fish tank) while cruising (Photo: Gizmag/Loz Blain)
Guangzhou Automotive Group (GAC) showed its very odd electric WitStar SUV concept. Intended as an autonomous vehicle, the front seats swivel to face the rear seats (and inbuilt fish tank) while cruising (Photo: Gizmag/Loz Blain)
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Guangzhou Automotive Group (GAC) showed its very odd electric WitStar SUV concept. Intended as an autonomous vehicle, the front seats swivel to face the rear seats (and inbuilt fish tank) while cruising (Photo: Gizmag/Loz Blain)
Hyundai's Santa Cruz Crossover, with its extendable tray, is targeted at "urban adventurers." It's a concept for now, but Hyundai is pushing hard to get something to production to take advantage of solid growth in the pickup sector. (Photo: Gizmag/Loz Blain)
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Hyundai's Santa Cruz Crossover, with its extendable tray, is targeted at "urban adventurers." It's a concept for now, but Hyundai is pushing hard to get something to production to take advantage of solid growth in the pickup sector. (Photo: Gizmag/Loz Blain)
Hyundai's Santa Cruz Crossover, with its extendable tray, is targeted at "urban adventurers." It's a concept for now, but Hyundai is pushing hard to get something to production to take advantage of solid growth in the pickup sector. (Photo: Gizmag/Loz Blain)
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Hyundai's Santa Cruz Crossover, with its extendable tray, is targeted at "urban adventurers." It's a concept for now, but Hyundai is pushing hard to get something to production to take advantage of solid growth in the pickup sector. (Photo: Gizmag/Loz Blain)
Hyundai's Santa Cruz Crossover, with its extendable tray, is targeted at "urban adventurers." It's a concept for now, but Hyundai is pushing hard to get something to production to take advantage of solid growth in the pickup sector. (Photo: Gizmag/Loz Blain)
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Hyundai's Santa Cruz Crossover, with its extendable tray, is targeted at "urban adventurers." It's a concept for now, but Hyundai is pushing hard to get something to production to take advantage of solid growth in the pickup sector. (Photo: Gizmag/Loz Blain)
Hyundai's Santa Cruz Crossover, with its extendable tray, is targeted at "urban adventurers." It's a concept for now, but Hyundai is pushing hard to get something to production to take advantage of solid growth in the pickup sector. (Photo: Gizmag/Loz Blain)
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Hyundai's Santa Cruz Crossover, with its extendable tray, is targeted at "urban adventurers." It's a concept for now, but Hyundai is pushing hard to get something to production to take advantage of solid growth in the pickup sector. (Photo: Gizmag/Loz Blain)
Toyota unveiled a new Tacoma TRD truck (Photo: Gizmag/Loz Blain)
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Toyota unveiled a new Tacoma TRD truck (Photo: Gizmag/Loz Blain)
Toyota unveiled a new Tacoma TRD truck (Photo: Gizmag/Loz Blain)
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Toyota unveiled a new Tacoma TRD truck (Photo: Gizmag/Loz Blain)
Toyota's 2016 Tacoma is a comprehensive update on an already successful model (Photo: Gizmag/Loz Blain)
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Toyota's 2016 Tacoma is a comprehensive update on an already successful model (Photo: Gizmag/Loz Blain)
Toyota's 2016 Tacoma is a comprehensive update on an already successful model. (Photo: Gizmag/Loz Blain)
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Toyota's 2016 Tacoma is a comprehensive update on an already successful model. (Photo: Gizmag/Loz Blain)
Honda's NSX sportscar of 1990 was reborn as the Acura NSX 25 years later. A spectacular launch highlighted the complex engine configuration and exotic materials used in its construction. (Photo: Gizmag/Loz Blain)
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Honda's NSX sportscar of 1990 was reborn as the Acura NSX 25 years later. A spectacular launch highlighted the complex engine configuration and exotic materials used in its construction. (Photo: Gizmag/Loz Blain)
Honda's NSX sportscar of 1990 was reborn as the Acura NSX 25 years later. A spectacular launch highlighted the complex engine configuration and exotic materials used in its construction. (Photo: Gizmag/Loz Blain)
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Honda's NSX sportscar of 1990 was reborn as the Acura NSX 25 years later. A spectacular launch highlighted the complex engine configuration and exotic materials used in its construction. (Photo: Gizmag/Loz Blain)
Honda's NSX sportscar of 1990 was reborn as the Acura NSX 25 years later. A spectacular launch highlighted the complex engine configuration and exotic materials used in its construction. (Photo: Gizmag/Loz Blain)
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Honda's NSX sportscar of 1990 was reborn as the Acura NSX 25 years later. A spectacular launch highlighted the complex engine configuration and exotic materials used in its construction. (Photo: Gizmag/Loz Blain)
Honda's NSX sportscar of 1990 was reborn as the Acura NSX 25 years later. A spectacular launch highlighted the complex engine configuration and exotic materials used in its construction. (Photo: Gizmag/Loz Blain)
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Honda's NSX sportscar of 1990 was reborn as the Acura NSX 25 years later. A spectacular launch highlighted the complex engine configuration and exotic materials used in its construction. (Photo: Gizmag/Loz Blain)
Honda's NSX sportscar of 1990 was reborn as the Acura NSX 25 years later. A spectacular launch highlighted the complex engine configuration and exotic materials used in its construction. (Photo: Gizmag/Loz Blain)
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Honda's NSX sportscar of 1990 was reborn as the Acura NSX 25 years later. A spectacular launch highlighted the complex engine configuration and exotic materials used in its construction. (Photo: Gizmag/Loz Blain)
Honda's NSX sportscar of 1990 was reborn as the Acura NSX 25 years later. A spectacular launch highlighted the complex engine configuration and exotic materials used in its construction. (Photo: Gizmag/Loz Blain)
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Honda's NSX sportscar of 1990 was reborn as the Acura NSX 25 years later. A spectacular launch highlighted the complex engine configuration and exotic materials used in its construction. (Photo: Gizmag/Loz Blain)
Honda's NSX sportscar of 1990 was reborn as the Acura NSX 25 years later. A spectacular launch highlighted the complex engine configuration and exotic materials used in its construction. (Photo: Gizmag/Loz Blain)
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Honda's NSX sportscar of 1990 was reborn as the Acura NSX 25 years later. A spectacular launch highlighted the complex engine configuration and exotic materials used in its construction. (Photo: Gizmag/Loz Blain)
Honda's NSX sportscar of 1990 was reborn as the Acura NSX 25 years later. A spectacular launch highlighted the complex engine configuration and exotic materials used in its construction. (Photo: Gizmag/Loz Blain)
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Honda's NSX sportscar of 1990 was reborn as the Acura NSX 25 years later. A spectacular launch highlighted the complex engine configuration and exotic materials used in its construction. (Photo: Gizmag/Loz Blain)
Ford put on by far the most epic launch event of NAIAS 2015 with its GT launch, for which a whole ice hockey stadium was booked out (Photo: Gizmag/Loz Blain)
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Ford put on by far the most epic launch event of NAIAS 2015 with its GT launch, for which a whole ice hockey stadium was booked out (Photo: Gizmag/Loz Blain)
Ford put on by far the most epic launch event of NAIAS 2015 with its GT launch, for which a whole ice hockey stadium was booked out (Photo: Gizmag/Loz Blain)
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Ford put on by far the most epic launch event of NAIAS 2015 with its GT launch, for which a whole ice hockey stadium was booked out (Photo: Gizmag/Loz Blain)
Ford put on by far the most epic launch event of NAIAS 2015 with its GT launch, for which a whole ice hockey stadium was booked out (Photo: Gizmag/Loz Blain)
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Ford put on by far the most epic launch event of NAIAS 2015 with its GT launch, for which a whole ice hockey stadium was booked out (Photo: Gizmag/Loz Blain)
The Shelby GT350R launch was equally impressive, the iconic sportscar hitting the stage sideways with tires smoking (Photo: Gizmag/Loz Blain)
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The Shelby GT350R launch was equally impressive, the iconic sportscar hitting the stage sideways with tires smoking (Photo: Gizmag/Loz Blain)
The Shelby GT350R launch was equally impressive, the iconic sportscar hitting the stage sideways with tires smoking (Photo: Gizmag/Loz Blain)
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The Shelby GT350R launch was equally impressive, the iconic sportscar hitting the stage sideways with tires smoking (Photo: Gizmag/Loz Blain)
Ford released its new F150 Raptor, a sports-focused offroad truck (Photo: Gizmag/Loz Blain)
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Ford released its new F150 Raptor, a sports-focused offroad truck (Photo: Gizmag/Loz Blain)
Ford released its new F150 Raptor, a sports-focused offroad truck (Photo: Gizmag/Loz Blain)
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Ford released its new F150 Raptor, a sports-focused offroad truck (Photo: Gizmag/Loz Blain)
Ford released its new F150 Raptor, a sports-focused offroad truck (Photo: Gizmag/Loz Blain)
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Ford released its new F150 Raptor, a sports-focused offroad truck (Photo: Gizmag/Loz Blain)
Ford released its new F150 Raptor, a sports-focused offroad truck (Photo: Gizmag/Loz Blain)
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Ford released its new F150 Raptor, a sports-focused offroad truck (Photo: Gizmag/Loz Blain)
Ford used its Hollywood-style launch event to showcase its upgraded SYNC 3.0 voice and touch control system (Photo: Gizmag/Loz Blain)
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Ford used its Hollywood-style launch event to showcase its upgraded SYNC 3.0 voice and touch control system (Photo: Gizmag/Loz Blain)
Ford used its Hollywood-style launch event to showcase its upgraded SYNC 3.0 voice and touch control system. (Photo: Gizmag/Loz Blain)
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Ford used its Hollywood-style launch event to showcase its upgraded SYNC 3.0 voice and touch control system. (Photo: Gizmag/Loz Blain)
Alfa Romeo's gorgeous 4C added a little Italian flair to the event (Photo: Gizmag/Loz Blain)
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Alfa Romeo's gorgeous 4C added a little Italian flair to the event (Photo: Gizmag/Loz Blain)
Alfa Romeo's gorgeous 4C added a little Italian flair to the event (Photo: Gizmag/Loz Blain)
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Alfa Romeo's gorgeous 4C added a little Italian flair to the event (Photo: Gizmag/Loz Blain)
Alfa Romeo pulled the covers off the 4C's convertible Spyder version. (Photo: Gizmag/Loz Blain)
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Alfa Romeo pulled the covers off the 4C's convertible Spyder version. (Photo: Gizmag/Loz Blain)
Alfa Romeo pulled the covers off the 4C's convertible Spyder version. (Photo: Gizmag/Loz Blain)
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Alfa Romeo pulled the covers off the 4C's convertible Spyder version. (Photo: Gizmag/Loz Blain)
Nissan's Titan truck became the only truck in its segment to offer a V8 turbo diesel powertrain. (Photo: Gizmag/Loz Blain)
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Nissan's Titan truck became the only truck in its segment to offer a V8 turbo diesel powertrain. (Photo: Gizmag/Loz Blain)
Nissan's Titan truck became the only truck in its segment to offer a V8 turbo diesel powertrain. (Photo: Gizmag/Loz Blain)
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Nissan's Titan truck became the only truck in its segment to offer a V8 turbo diesel powertrain. (Photo: Gizmag/Loz Blain)
Nissan's Titan truck became the only truck in its segment to offer a V8 turbo diesel powertrain. (Photo: Gizmag/Loz Blain)
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Nissan's Titan truck became the only truck in its segment to offer a V8 turbo diesel powertrain. (Photo: Gizmag/Loz Blain)
Nissan's Titan truck became the only truck in its segment to offer a V8 turbo diesel powertrain. (Photo: Gizmag/Loz Blain)
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Nissan's Titan truck became the only truck in its segment to offer a V8 turbo diesel powertrain. (Photo: Gizmag/Loz Blain)
Chevrolet unveiled its Bolt concept - a geeky electric with a 200-mile range and a target price tag of US$30,000. Alas, it's just a concept. (Photo: Gizmag/Loz Blain)
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Chevrolet unveiled its Bolt concept - a geeky electric with a 200-mile range and a target price tag of US$30,000. Alas, it's just a concept. (Photo: Gizmag/Loz Blain)
Chevrolet unveiled its Bolt concept - a geeky electric with a 200-mile range and a target price tag of US$30,000. Alas, it's just a concept. (Photo: Gizmag/Loz Blain)
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Chevrolet unveiled its Bolt concept - a geeky electric with a 200-mile range and a target price tag of US$30,000. Alas, it's just a concept. (Photo: Gizmag/Loz Blain)
Chevrolet unveiled its Bolt concept - a geeky electric with a 200-mile range and a target price tag of US$30,000. Alas, it's just a concept. (Photo: Gizmag/Loz Blain)
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Chevrolet unveiled its Bolt concept - a geeky electric with a 200-mile range and a target price tag of US$30,000. Alas, it's just a concept. (Photo: Gizmag/Loz Blain)
Chevrolet unveiled its Bolt concept - a geeky electric with a 200-mile range and a target price tag of US$30,000. Alas, it's just a concept. (Photo: Gizmag/Loz Blain)
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Chevrolet unveiled its Bolt concept - a geeky electric with a 200-mile range and a target price tag of US$30,000. Alas, it's just a concept. (Photo: Gizmag/Loz Blain)
Chevrolet unveiled its Bolt concept - a geeky electric with a 200-mile range and a target price tag of US$30,000. Alas, it's just a concept. (Photo: Gizmag/Loz Blain)
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Chevrolet unveiled its Bolt concept - a geeky electric with a 200-mile range and a target price tag of US$30,000. Alas, it's just a concept. (Photo: Gizmag/Loz Blain)
The 2016 model Chevy Volt has been upgraded in response to customer feedback - chiefly by increasing the all-electric range to 50 miles between charges (Photo: Gizmag/Loz Blain)
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The 2016 model Chevy Volt has been upgraded in response to customer feedback - chiefly by increasing the all-electric range to 50 miles between charges (Photo: Gizmag/Loz Blain)
The 2016 model Chevy Volt has been upgraded in response to customer feedback - chiefly by increasing the all-electric range to 50 miles between charges (Photo: Gizmag/Loz Blain)
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The 2016 model Chevy Volt has been upgraded in response to customer feedback - chiefly by increasing the all-electric range to 50 miles between charges (Photo: Gizmag/Loz Blain)
The 2016 model Chevy Volt has been upgraded in response to customer feedback - chiefly by increasing the all-electric range to 50 miles between charges (Photo: Gizmag/Loz Blain)
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The 2016 model Chevy Volt has been upgraded in response to customer feedback - chiefly by increasing the all-electric range to 50 miles between charges (Photo: Gizmag/Loz Blain)
The 2016 model Chevy Volt has been upgraded in response to customer feedback - chiefly by increasing the all-electric range to 50 miles between charges (Photo: Gizmag/Loz Blain)
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The 2016 model Chevy Volt has been upgraded in response to customer feedback - chiefly by increasing the all-electric range to 50 miles between charges (Photo: Gizmag/Loz Blain)
Supercars, electrics, hybrids and of course big ol' trucks are the stars of this year's Detroit North American International Auto Show (Photo: Loz Blain/Gizmag.com)
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Supercars, electrics, hybrids and of course big ol' trucks are the stars of this year's Detroit North American International Auto Show (Photo: Loz Blain/Gizmag.com)

The 2015 Detroit NAIAS Auto Show happened at a slightly awkward time, with crashing oil prices and corresponding low fuel costs taking the edge off consumers' desire for efficient and green car options. Still, there were plenty of fuel cell, electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles on show, as well as a cavalcade of giant American trucks and several truly stunning sports and supercar launches.

Gizmag's Scott Collie and Loz Blain were kids in an all-singing, all-dancing candy store.

Audi's Q7 SUV features stunning new connectivity features, and an optional "3D sound" system that would frankly blow away most cinema audio systems (Photo: Gizmag/Loz Blain)
Audi's Q7 SUV features stunning new connectivity features, and an optional "3D sound" system that would frankly blow away most cinema audio systems (Photo: Gizmag/Loz Blain)

Mercedes brought its F015 autonomous concept vehicle across from CES. Its future-smooth lines and conference-style rotating front seats show the company's vision for a social driving experience once the cars are doing the driving for you (Photo: Gizmag/Loz Blain)
Mercedes brought its F015 autonomous concept vehicle across from CES. Its future-smooth lines and conference-style rotating front seats show the company's vision for a social driving experience once the cars are doing the driving for you (Photo: Gizmag/Loz Blain)

Chevrolet unveiled its Bolt concept - a geeky electric with a 200-mile range and a target price tag of US$30,000. Alas, it's just a concept. (Photo: Gizmag/Loz Blain)
Chevrolet unveiled its Bolt concept - a geeky electric with a 200-mile range and a target price tag of US$30,000. Alas, it's just a concept. (Photo: Gizmag/Loz Blain)

Ford's stunning GT supercar was a spectacular highlight of the show (Photo: Gizmag/Loz Blain)
Ford's stunning GT supercar was a spectacular highlight of the show (Photo: Gizmag/Loz Blain)

Head through to our full NAIAS 2015 photo gallery for all the highlights from the Motor City's biggest event.

3 comments
Ronald McDoneld
I like especially the Q7 and the features it offers. Lets see what will remain of it once it goes into mass production... Regarding the CES there has been paid too little attention to smaller companies and start ups and what they have to offer in terms of the connected car. There's for instance this start up that came up with a cool idea how to connect your smartphone with the car, making OEM infotainment systems redundant http://bit.ly/1D3Ybo0 . Have you already looked into it or other start ups with that topic, Loz?
Chevypower
I want that GT! Also the Nissan Titan XD
Bob
Looked like a lot of Corvette influence in many of the designs, some of the most uncomfortable looking seats, too much chrome and overly exaggerated air scoops and a total lack of beautiful models.