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1914 Chevrolet Series L 4d touring
1914 Chevrolet Series L 4d touring
1936 Chevrolet Suburban
1936 Chevrolet Suburban
1936 Chevrolet Suburban
1948 Chevrolet Truck
1948 Chevrolet Truck
1948 Chevrolet Truck
1953 Chevrolet Corvette
1953 Chevrolet Corvette
1953 Chevrolet Corvette
1953 Chevrolet Corvette Interior
1954 Mercedes-Benz 300SL
1954 Mercedes-Benz 300SL
1970 Fiat 500
1970 Fiat 500
1970 Fiat 500
1990 Mercedes-Benz 190 Elektro
1990 Mercedes-Benz 190 Elektro
2003 Mercedes-Benz F500
2003 Mercedes-Benz F500
2009 Mercedes-Benz Vision S500 Plug-in Hybrid
2010 Ford Stealth Police Interceptor
2010 GM EN-V
2010 GM EN-V
2010 GM EN-V
2010 Honda Fit EV
2010 Honda Fit EV
2010 Lexus LS 600h L by Fox Marketing
2010 Lexus LS 600h L by Fox Marketing
2010 Lexus LS 600h L by Fox Marketing
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

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.