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What Models and Concept Cars Will Debut at the 2013 Detroit Auto Show?

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Detroit's North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) reportedly has over 50 U.S. and world debuts scheduled in 2013. To wet your appetite (and remind you there is life after the holidays), here are the buzz and rumors about what models and concept cars will debut at the 2013 Detroit Auto Show:

Acura

The press conference for Acura will take place at 10:40 AM on Tuesday, January 15th. Acura will unveil the 2014 MDX Prototype, its next generation MDX luxury sport utility with Aero Sculpture design.

Audi

The press conference for Audi is scheduled for 12:05 PM on Monday, January 14th. Audi has a couple unveilings scheduled during the 2013 NAIAS, including its 2014 Audi RS 5 Cabriolet, a soft-top convertible with four seats, and the U.S. Debut of its 2014 R8, a sports car that utilizes a seven-speed, S-tronic, double-clutch transmission. (More information can be found at VolkswagenGroupAmerica.com.)

Bentley

The press conference for Bentley is scheduled for 12:40 PM on Monday, January 14th. Bentley will unveil its Continental GT Speed Convertible to the world at the 2013 Detroit Auto Show. According to Bentley, it is the world's fasted four-seat convertible. (More information can be found at Gizmag.com.)

BMW

The press conference for BMW is scheduled for 11:30 AM on Monday, January 14th. BMW is bringing several cars to the show, but the most anticipated is the world debut of the BMW 4 Series Concept Coupe. Rumor has it that changes include a lower roof line and wider stance. (More information can be found at BWMGroup.com.)

Other unveilings include
  • The World debut of the 2013 BWM M6 Gran Coupe
  • The NA debut of the BMW 3 Series Sports Wagon, a larger version
  • An updated BMW Z4 Roadster
  • The BMW i3 Concept Coupe and BMW i8 Concept
  • A Limited Edition lifestyle package for the 1 Series

Cadillac

The press conference for Cadillac is scheduled for 10:05 AM on Tuesday, January 15th. Cadillac unveils the 2014 Cadillac ELR, an extended-range luxury sedan that will be built at the Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly Plant. (FutureCars.com)

Chevrolet

The press conference for Chevrolet is scheduled for 8:35 AM on Monday, January 14th. One of the more anticipated debuts scheduled for the 2013 Detroit Auto Show is the seventh generation Corvette: 2014 Chevrolet C7 Corvette. It has sharp lines and uses loads of carbon fiber. (More information can be found in this The Detroit News article.) Chevrolet is also set to unveil the Chevrolet Silverado 1500.

Chrysler:

Chrysler's big reveal at the 2013 Detroit Auto Show is the 2013 Chrysler 300 Motown. (More information can be found at InsideLine.com.)

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Ferrari

Ferrari will unveil its successor to the Enzo, a two-seater road car with 900 horsepower.

Ford

The press conference for Ford will take place at Joe Louis Arena at 8:50 AM on Tuesday, January 15th. Ford will unveil its new generation F-150 full-size pickup truck, as well as the cargo counterpart to the 2014 Transit Connect Wagon. (More information can be found at MLive.com.)

GMC

GMC is expected to showcase the GMC Sierra light-duty pickup truck.

Guangzhou Automobile Group

The press conference for Guangzhou take place on the Concourse at 12:25 PM on Tuesday, January 15th.

Honda

The press conference for Honda is scheduled for 1:50 PM on Monday, January 14th. Honda is expect to unveil its compact urban SUV concept to the world at the 2013 NAIAS. You can, however, stream it live from home. (More information can be found at Honda.com).

Hyundai

The press conference for Hyundai is scheduled for 3 PM on Monday, January 14th. Hyundai is set to reveal its curvy HCD-14 Concept Car. (More information can be found at WindingRoad.com).

Infiniti

Infinit's press conference is scheduled for 9:45 AM on Monday, January 14th. While plenty of people are anticipating the unveil of the Infiniti Q50, a luxury sports sedan, still others are anticipating the special performance by Cirque Du Soleil that will precede it. The unveiling can be streamed live at InfinitiUSA.com. (More information can be found at PRNewsWire.com).

Jeep

Jeep's press conference is schedule for 8 AM on Monday, January 14th. Jeep will unveil its Jeep Grand Cherokee diesel.

Kia

The press conference for Kia is scheduled for 11:15 AM on Tuesday, January 15th.

Lexus

The press conference for Lexus will take place at the Riverview Ballroom at 9:30 AM on Tuesday, January 15th. Lexus is debuting its all-new IS sedan at the 2013 NAIAS. The IS is said to have sports car styling that is inspired by the Lexis LF-CC Concept Car. The unveiling can be streamed live at Lexus.com. (More Information can be found at Gizmag.com and Lexus.com.)

Lincoln

Lincoln's press conference is scheduled for 9:10 AM on Monday, January 14th. The company is set to unveil its Lincoln MKC Crossover. (More information can be found at AutoBlog.com.)

Maserati

The press conference for Maserati is scheduled for 3:35 PM on Monday, January 14th. Maserati is set to unveil its reinterpreted luxury sports sedan, the Quattroporte. (More information can be found at ConceptCarz.com.)

Mercedes-Benz

The Mercedes-Benz press conference is scheduled for 10:20 AM on Monday, January 14th. It has has several unveilings planned, including its 2014 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Coupe and Cabriolet. The two-door cars both have new front ends. Mercedes is also debuting its all-wheel-drive E63 AMG 4Matic. (More information about the E63 can be found at InsideLine.com.)

MINI

The press conference for MINI is scheduled for 1:15 PM on Monday, January 14th. MINI is unveiling the Paceman, a John Cooper Works (JCW) sports-activity coupe.

Nissan

The press conference for Nissan is scheduled for 8:10 AM on Tuesday, January 15th.

Porsche

Shelby American

Shelby American is unveiling its 2013 Super Snake package for the 2013 Mustang GT500. (More information can be found at InAutoNews.com.)

Smart

The Smart press conference is scheduled for 10:20 AM on Monday, January 14th.

Tesla

The press conference for Tesla is scheduled at 11:50 AM on Tuesday, January 15th.

Toyota

The press conference for Toyota is scheduled for 2:25 PM on Monday, January 14th. One of the more anticipated world debuts at the 2013 NAIAS is Toyota's Furia Concept, a sedan. (More information can be found at InsideLine.com and ToyotaNewsRoom.com.)

VIA Motors

The press conference for VIA Motors is scheduled for 4:10 PM on Monday, January 14th. VIA Motors is set to debut three, full-size electric vehicles (EVs), including a 4WD pickup truck; a luxury class AWD SUV; and an extended-range 12-passenger van. (More information can be found at InsideEVs.com and VIAMotors.com.

Volkswagen

The press conference for Volkswagen is scheduled for 10:55 AM on Monday, January 14th.

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