Detroit Auto Show round-up — Jan. 6, 2004

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Toyota FTX

On the Cobo Center carpet, than 6,500 journalists at least, 6,500 people who media credentials — with the sheetmetal sirens for the of three media preview

Sunday offerings centered on cars, including many on the fast track to showrooms. But was plenty of production excitement as including a big-buzz evening at Detroit Opera House: The Corvette C6, only the sixth of the car in a half-century-plus.

Herewith, a selection of best from the NAIAS:

Chrysler ME Four-Twelve

Chrysler last year’s Viper-powered motorcycle with the equally ME Four Twelve. The name may be but the performance would be anything With a lightweight carbon chassis and 850 horses from a four-turbocharger V-12, the ME — to Chrysler’s computer simulations could shatter the three-second from 0-60 mph, run a second quarter-mile at 142 mph, and a top speed of 248 mph. While production seems a dubious Chrysler Group CEO Dieter insisted the company will consider the business case to this American supercar a

Toyota Highlander hybrid

to stay in front of the hybrid Toyota unveiled a Highlander SUV delivers serious power with a dose of social On sale next January, the hybrid will deliver up to 270 by mating a V-6 engine with an hybrid electric drive double the power of the all-new Prius. Toyota officials 0-60 mph times under 8 fuel economy better the average compact car, and a range beyond 600 miles. models will use gas to power the wheels and electric power at the rear; front-drive versions blend gas and electric power up

Toyota FTX

Toyota FTX Pickup concept

more fear into the Big Toyota showed a design that heralds its next-generation Tundra pickup, to be built in at a new plant in San Antonio. The brazen features suicide doors, 3-D a hideaway tool box in the bed and motorized, rocker panels a la the Lincoln For the fuel-frugal, a hybrid V-8/electric is a distinct possibility, Toyota said.

Honda SUT

There’s a cargo bed out but Honda’s Sport Utility isn’t a pickup in the traditional sense. The industrial-style concept SUV seating for five with a five-foot cargo bed. A V6 is mated to four-wheel-drive. A production is expected in 2005, derived the Odyssey minivan and Pilot The SUT won’t match the towing and power of the typical Ford or pickup, but Honda is promising fuel economy and cleanliness. all upcoming Honda trucks, the SUT feature a fat roster of standard gear, including stability side air bags and side bags with rollover

Pontiac Solstice, Chevy and Saturn Curve

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