Redesigned Lexus IS heads to Detroit auto show - Autoweek TV with Rory Carroll

Quick, name the game pieces in Monopoly. There's the racecar, the battle ship... then maybe an oil derrick... Anyway, just like Disney announcing that this is your last chance ever to buy The Emperor's New Groove on Blu Ray, Hasbro has announced that one of the game pieces from Monopoly will...actually if you look at the Monopoly Facebook page, it looks like each of the current game-pieces have been charged with a crime, and maybe are going to prison. Naturally, everyone is freaking out about saving the little metal things that they might never come into contact with. Why do we care? Because there's a racecar, and it must be saved. Save the race car: http://www.autoweek.com/article/20130109/NASCAR/130109864?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=social Nissan has announced that its Detroit auto show booth will have its own funky fragrance. According to their press release, which is pretty hilarious by the way, they're hoping that spraying the booth with a "distinctive fragrance" will create a "complete experience for visitors." Have these people ever been to the Detroit Auto Show? Like, on a non-press day? When it's busy, it's like standing in the men's bathroom during the seventh inning stretch at the old Tiger stadium. Sardine cans afford you more personal space. But yeah, we're sure that Nissan booth is going to be just like a luxury hotel. For more details on Nissan's Detroit auto show stand: http://www.autoweek.com/article/20130108/DETROIT/130109896?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=social Finally, Lexus released photos of their new IS sedan this week and it looks like it's melting. It also has a Nike logo under each headlight. We read the press release, but Lexus didn't say whether it would be made in sweatshops by seven year olds, or when they'd start using the slogan "Just do it." Maybe we'll get some driving gloves that make the Lexus sign when you do this. For more details on the Lexus IS: http://www.autoweek.com/article/20130109/DETROIT/130109857?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=social Anyway, that's the news. We'll be back here tomorrow with more, but until then, check out our related videos on autoweek.com and Youtube. As always, enjoy the drive.

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Audi peppered its stand with two new high-performance vehicles. For the car fans there is the RS7, which packs a twin-turbo V8 and a top speed of 190. And for crossover fans there's the SQ5 with a supercharged V6 and 354 hp. Details on the RS7: http://www.autoweek.com/article/20130114/DETROIT/130119914?utm_source=youtu be&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=social Volkswagen previewed a new seven-passenger SUV with the CrossBlue concept. When it hits the streets next year, the SUV will use the Passat's platform and be built in Tennessee. It will replace the Routan minivan. Details on the CrossBlue: http://www.autoweek.com/article/20130114/DETROIT/130119921?utm_source=youtu be&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=social Toyota and Honda both showed concepts aimed at winning over younger buyers. The Honda Urban SUV concept uses the platform from the Fit, and looks to go up against the Nissan Juke. It will be built in Mexico. More details on the Honda SUV concept: http://www.autoweek.com/article/20130114/DETROIT/130119911?utm_source=youtu be&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=social And the long-in-the-tooth Corolla is ready for a makeover and the Furia concept shows that the next version of Toyota's small sedan will gain some attitude. Details on the Toyota Furia: http://www.autoweek.com/article/20130114/DETROIT/130119905?utm_source=youtu be&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=social Nissan, not to be left out of the party, is showing up the replacement for the Versa hatchback. It will be called the Versa Note. And then there's the Resonance concept, which previews the replacement for the Murano. And for the home team, Cadillac rolled out the swoopy ELR coupe, which uses the Chevy Volt powertrain. More on the ELR: http://www.autoweek.com/article/20130115/DETROIT/130119978?utm_source=youtu be&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=social And Ford served notice that the next-generation F-150 pickup will be a technology tour de force, shedding weight while keeping all those manly truck features. More on the Ford Atlas: http://www.autoweek.com/article/20130115/DETROIT/130119891?utm_source=youtu be&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=social That's the news from Detroit for today. Hit up autoweek.com for tons more details. We'll be back tomorrow. Enjoy the drive.




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