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2010 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG E-CELL
2010 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG E-CELL
2010 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG E-CELL
2010 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG E-CELL
2010 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG E-CELL
2010 Subaru Impreza Design Concept
2010 Subaru Impreza Design Concept
2010 Subaru Impreza Design Concept
2011 Acura RL
2011 Acura RL Interior
2011 Audi A8
2011 Audi A8
2011 Audi A8 Interior
2011 Audi A8 Interior
2011 Audi TT
2011 Audi TT
2011 Bentley Continental GT
2011 Bentley Continental GT
2011 Bentley Continental GT
2011 Bentley Continental GT Interior
2011 Bentley Mulsanne
2011 Bentley Mulsanne
2011 Bentley Mulsanne Interior
2011 Bentley Mulsanne Interior
2011 BMW 1-Series Coupe
2011 BMW 1-Series Coupe
2011 BMW 1-Series Coupe
2011 BMW 1-Series Coupe Engine
2011 BMW 1-Series Coupe Interior
2011 BMW 1-Series M Coupe
2011 BMW 1-Series M Coupe
2011 BMW 1-Series M Coupe
2011 BMW X3
2011 BMW X5
2011 BMW X5

After the depressingly somber show last year, the 2011 NAIAS opened with a cautiously optimistic outlook from many manufacturers. Chrysler attracted much attention with its redesigned 300 and 200 sedans, while the new Dodge Durango is a complete break from its truck-based predecessor. BMW revealed a new 1-Series M coupe, now the best performance value in its lineup. Audi unveiled a new A6, available with a hybrid powertrain for the first time. The new Passat from VW is its latest attempt to appeal to more American family sedan customers. From Mercedes-Benz came the SLS AMG E-cell sports car, and Porsche showed off the 918 RSR coupe, visions of future supercars from Germany. The Chevrolet Volt is a sign of GM's resurgence as a technological leader among hybrid vehicles. Ford brought over the C-Max from its Europe as an affordable and fuel-efficient minivan. The new Focus Electric is a Ford's entry into the nascent battery-powered vehicle segment pioneered by the Nissan Leaf. Toyota expanded Prius into a sub-brand, with the introduction of a mini-wagon and a Prius-c concept car. As a reflection of the current economic climate, the NAIAS has become more consumer-focused than in the past, finally aligning this auto show with the needs of the car-buying public.