Motown finds soul
CARS are the stars again, finally, at the Detroit auto show this week.
After too many years when the focus in motown was on the global financial crisis, job losses and corporate collapses, this year’s North American International Motor Show is filled with good news and impressive new concept cars.
They run all the way from super coupes to youthfocused two-door teases and even a born-again minivan.
The cars at the show almost reflect the unseasonably warm weather in motown, which is bathed in sunshine and mild temperatures during a week that is usually lashed by icy winds and snowstorms.
They are happy and upbeat here.
Show central in Cobo Hall is buzzing again with talk about increased production, the go-aheads for new products and even the renewed strength of Japanese brands, which were hit so badly by last year’s tsunami and other crises.
The Chevrolet Code 130R concept car, which has all the signs of being a future winner