► Chevrolet Tru 140S Concept at 2012 NAIAS
► http://www.youcar.tv Chevrolet introduced two concept coupes at the 2012 North American International Auto Show aimed at inspiring next-generation buyers to take the wheel and suggest ideas for a car they can co-create. The two new concepts are the Code 130R and the Tru 140S.
► 2013 Dodge Dart
http://www.youcar.tv The 2013 Dodge Dart redefines performance with Alfa Romeo DNA, fuel-efficient powertrains and Dodge's passion for performance. The all-new Dodge Dart is a thoroughly modern vehicle that's fuel-efficient, beautifully designed and crafted, agile and fun-to-drive. Loaded with innovative technology, class-leading safety features and clever functionality, the 2013 Dodge Dart sets a new standard in the compact car segment by offering unmatched personalization, roominess, style, functionality and fun-to-drive dynamics. The 2013 Dodge Dart will be available in five trim levels: SE, SXT, Rallye, Limited and R/T. It will be built in the United States at Chrysler Group's Belvidere Assembly Plant in Belvidere, Ill. Production of the 2013 Dodge Dart will begin in the second quarter of 2012.
► Nissan e-NV200 Concept
► http://www.youcar.tv The innovative Nissan e-NV200 Concept, which makes it world debut at the 2012 North American Auto Show in Detroit, serves as more evidence of Nissan's leadership position in the zero-emission automotive industry. Based on the popular Nissan NV200 multi-usage vehicle, the Nissan e-NV200 Concept previews a near-future production version of a full electric vehicle designed to provide businesses or families with flexible, roomy interior space, while achieving a dramatic CO2 footprint reduction. The Nissan e-NV200 Concept shares its major drivetrain components with the innovative Nissan LEAF. Silent, zero emission power is supplied is by a lithium-ion battery composed of 48 compact modules and a high-response 80kW AC synchronous motor that generates 207 lb-ft (280 N-m/rpm) of torque. Unlike a conventional internal combustion engine, the motor delivers 100% of its torque from start with immediate response bringing excellent acceleration and smooth, comfortable driving feel. And, like the Nissan LEAF, the Nissan e-NV200 Concept offers a highly responsive, fun-to-drive experience that is in keeping with what consumers have come to expect from traditional, gasoline-powered vehicles. In line with the Nissan LEAF, the Nissan e-NV200 Concept offers excellent projected fuel economy -- a critical factor for commercial vehicle operators.
► Chevrolet Spark Concepts (2012 SEMA Show) [HD]
We all know about fashion week, and how the best designers in the business showcase their latest collections. But what about the newest trends and styles for cars? SEMA is the world's largest industry-only show for car customization. It's where every automotive professional should be and where every auto enthusiast wishes he or she could be. This year, more than 70 products are expected to be unveiled, and you'd be surprised as to what you can do to your vehicle when it comes to the latest technology, accessories, add-ons and paint jobs. Some of it is ridiculous, some of it is absurd, but some of it is pretty darn cool. One of the biggest trends this year will focus on styling for small cars, where there's an increasing demand for high-end features like chrome, leather and custom wheels. Auto manufacturers come to SEMA not only to see the latest and greatest, but also to gauge interest in concepts for their own car lines. Last year, Chevrolet tested the Sonic Dusk, and this year, it's back at SEMA as a production execution.