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    The "bonnet" of the Alfa Romeo 4C Spider, a convertible version of the 4C coupe with a removable carbon-fiber hard top.

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    Hyundai goes boldly where several other automakers have gone before and failed as it unveils a five-passenger crossover with a small pickup-truck bed called the Santa Cruz. A Hyundai executive says the vehicle is aimed at “urban adventurers” – millennials who need to haul soccer gear, snowboards and other recreational equipment

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    A scrum surrounds GM executives for questions following the formal introduction of the 2016 Cadillac CTS-V at the auto show on Tuesday. The CTS-V, the most powerful vehicle in Cadillac's 112-year history. Its supercharged V8 gets 640 horsepower and has a top speed of 200 mph.

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    The Lincoln MKX awaits its dramatic debut at the auto show. The five-seat luxury SUV will be powered by a 2.7-liter twin-turbocharged Ti-VCT EcoBoost V6. It is projected to deliver more than 330 horsepower and more than 370 lb.-ft. of torque, based on preliminary test data. Front-wheel drive is standard, with all-wheel drive optional.

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    The Lincoln MKX has a 360-degree camera to help make low-speed parking situations easier. The available front camera deploys from behind the Lincoln Star badge between the two front grilles. The camera system also offers a 180-degree split view, which can be helpful in cross-traffic situations. The 360-degree view shows up to 7 feet all around the vehicle and an ultrasonic sensing system with 12 sensors enables a range of available parking-assist features: front rear side sensing, perpendicular and parallel parking assist and park out assist.

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    Chinese companies are in their first decade displaying vehicles at the North American International Auto Show. Last year, however, they skipped Detroit. This year, Guangzhou Automobile, known as GAC, is showing vehicles including this fuel-efficient small SUV that will be sold in China starting in April and parts of the Middle East, Africa, South America and eastern Europe in late 2015. The company said 2017 is the year it would like to enter the U.S. market, most likely starting sales in up to three states to build awareness of its brand and vehicles.

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    With fresh competition from the Chevrolet Colorado, Toyota is aiming to hold on to its spot at the top of the midsize pickup market with the new Tacoma. The frame and body have more high-strength steel, and Toyota gave it a new chiseled face and hexagonal grille, to better match its bigger sibling, the Tundra. The Tacoma has a 2.7-liter four-cylinder engine and an optional 3.5-liter V6. Both are paired to a new six-speed transmission; the V6 can also be mated to a new six-speed manual. The off-road TRD version has multi-terrain select gearing and a built-in mount for a GoPro camera near the rear view mirror. Toyota says around 40 percent of Tacomas sold are TRDs.

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    The new Ram 1500 Rebel is designed for off-road prowess and will be available on both V-6 and V-8 models. The Rebel comes with Ram’s optional air suspension, riding an inch higher than normal for 10.3 inches of total ground clearance. This height-adjustable system also comes with Bilstein front and rear shocks and 33-inch all-terrain tires. Skid plates and tow hooks round out the package.

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    A Volvo S60 Cross Country is the brand's first cross-country style sedan. Powering the 18- or 19-inch wheels will a T5 2.5-liter turbocharged inline-five packing 250 horsepower.

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    The 2016 Lexus GS F is a track-ready, high-performance version of its GS sedan. Its engine is taken straight from the RC F coupe, a naturally aspirated 5.0-litre V-8 that produces 460 hp. The car also has special 19-inch alloys, sport-tuned suspension and exhaust.

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    A view of the interior of the Chevrolet Bolt EV electric concept vehicle. GM hopes to bring the car to market by 2017. GM used aluminum on some of the car's parts, and the seats are thin, all to keep weight down and boost range and performance. In addition, a low battery pack gives the car a flat floor, making more space for up to four passengers, plus a big rear cargo area.

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    Detail of a wheel of an Audi RS7 sedan evokes precision, minimalism.

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    A wheel of an Audi TTS, with chrome finish, displays more of Audi's penchant for fresh, clean design.

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    The wheel design of the Alfa Romeo 4C Spider have a subtly retro feel.

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    The Alfa Romeo 4C Spider has a 1.75-liter turbocharged engine that puts out 237 horsepower mated to a six-speed dual-clutch transmission.

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    The rear of an Alfa Romeo 4C Spider features clean lines and elegant styling. Pricing hasn't been announced, but expect the Spider to run between $60,000 and $85,000.

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    Ford stunned the crowd with its new GT, a high-performance supercar. The lightweight, carbon fiber GT has a twin-turbocharged 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6 engine that produces more than 600 horsepower. The two-seater has deep, dramatic scoops in the hood and the sides and advanced aerodynamics, including a deployable rear spoiler.

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    Ford's first GT redesign in more than a decade is coming out now to honor the 50th anniversary of the original GT40's 1966 victory in the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Ford Executive Chairman Bill Ford says the new GT will go on sale late next year, in the U.S. first and then globally. Production will be limited, but no numbers were given. Ford isn't yet saying where it will be built. Pricing will also be announced later, but Bill Ford says it will in the range of other exotic supercars like the $200,000 Lamborghini Gallardo. The GT is one of 12 new Ford performance vehicles coming to market by 2020.

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    General Motors' Cascada, a Buick version of a stylish Opel convertible from Europe. The four-seat Buick is the brand's first convertible in 25 years. It has an insulated soft top that can be opened in 17 seconds with the car traveling at up to 31 mph. It also has a turbocharged 200 hp engine and a safety system that deploys rollover protection bars behind the rear seats if the car detects that a crash is possible.

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    The Chevrolet Bolt EV electric concept vehicle is expected to go into production in 2017.

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    Another view of the Chevrolet Bolt EV. The car is expected to be more affordable than the Volt.

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    Joe Hinrichs, Ford Executive Vice President and President of the Americas, stands next to the Ford F-150 Raptor during the North American International Auto Show. Ford, America’s truck leader, today introduced the all-new F-150 Raptor – the ultimate high-performance off-road pickup in the company’s lineup. The reengineered Raptor is 6 inches wider than the standard F-150 for improved off-road stability, is powered by a second-generation 3.5-liter EcoBoost engine that produces more power with greater efficiency than the current 6.2-liter V8, which is rated at 411 horsepower and 434 lb.-ft. of torque. It also boasts dual exhaust and 17-inch wheels.

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    The Cross Coupe GTE is Volkswagen's third concept previewing a seven-passenger midsize SUV. The goal is to start producing it in the U.S. at the end of 2016. Volkswagen says the five-passenger plug-in hybrid Crosse Coupe GTE, with its upscale, muscular design gives the clearest idea yet of the SUV's styling. Among its most prominent features is a wide, aluminum-framed air inlet below a narrow, two-bar grille. With four doors, it's not a true coupe, but does have a slanted, coupe-like roofline. Under the hood is a 276-horsepower 3.6-liter V6 and two electric motors, which can power the car in electric mode for up to 20 miles or can combine with the gas engine for a total of 355 horsepower.

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    Mercedes takes on the BMW X6 SUV with with its four-door GLE Coupe, a crossover version of the midsize E-Class sedan. It has a coupe-like roofline and a wide, tough stance. In the U.S., the GLE 450 AMG 4Matic Coupe will go on sale with a 362-horsepower V6, a nine-speed transmission and all-wheel drive. It's Mercedes' first AMG sports model, a new designation promising lots of features – like variable controls depending on road conditions – at a lower price point than the traditional AMG. At the top of the line is the Mercedes-AMG GLE63 S Coupe, powered by a 577-horsepower, 5.5-liter V8 that accelerates from 0 to 60 mph in 4.2 seconds. Look for both versions in the U.S. in August.

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    Porsche's lineup appears at a media preview at for the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Monday, Jan. 12, 2015. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

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    The new BMW 6 series convertible is among a bevy of ragtops getting their debut at the auto show. With unemployment down and the stock market and luxury car sales up, automakers are looking for niches such as convertibles to increase sales in a competitive market, analysts say.

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    Media surround the Acura NSX during its debut at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit Monday. The production version of the NSX features a twin-turbocharged V-6 engine and a three-electric motor hybrid system. It promises total power output of more than 550 horsepower. The NSX can run in four modes that offer different performances, as well as variations in the engine's sound level. A team of 100 workers will build the car in Marysville, Ohio. Acura plans to start accepting orders starting this summer and the first NSXs are expected to be on the road later in the year. The starting price is expected to be in the mid-$150,000 range.

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    The starting price for the Acura NSX is expected to be in the mid-$150,000 range.

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