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Early Look at Detroit Show (1/7/13)

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  1. auto show0:07
  2. gas stations3:48
  3. General Electric2:17
  4. GM4:03
  5. BMW1:01
  6. Chevy volts2:25
  7. City of Angels2:49
  8. Cobo Center0:21
  9. Consumer Electronics Show3:39
  10. Las Vegas3:37

Mon, 7 Jan 2013|

A hint from Acura, a cloaked Corvette, and an eye on Infiniti; GE adds fuel to green-car plan; unplugged at LAX; touting tech.


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How work. And possess. We're going to see plenty of both that the floating thirteen Detroit auto show. A preview that. Nice weekend I'm Tom -- back. A week from today will be reporting from Detroit's Cobo Center home of the North American International Auto Show. In judging by what we've seen so far auto makers are looking to turn heads with speed and books let's start with luxury. Acura will unveil a new air production version of the 2014. And DX midsize crossover. It's the brand's top seller. Mercedes-Benz will show a restyled 2014. In class this is the -- and has plenty of revised sheet metal. Mercedes also unveiling the 2014. CLA compact sedan. Meantime rival BMW will reveal the 20144. Series coupe concept. Meantime this is the head side headlight of Infiniti Q fifty. A redesign of the current G 37. The car also launches the prince of global -- naming system. We'll also see the US debut of the 2014. Audi. And we may see your performance version of the 87 sedan seen here. The Cadillac ELR plug in hybrid breaks cover in Detroit to. To performance in power in this is a camel -- prototype of the seventh generation Chevy Corvette. In cheap slave to offer a diesel option and it's really engineered -- 2014. Grand Cherokee this is the current version. More than fifty debuts -- most of them global are destined for Detroit. For more information you can check out today's print edition and for ongoing coverage there's an auto Slash Detroit. Well it sounded like a good idea at the time. We really do believe that electric vehicles are about ready to take off that was twentieth had. General Electric has since that scaled back a plan to build a fleet of 25000. Electric vehicles half of them Chevy volts. GE tells Bloomberg. It is added natural gas and propane powered vehicles to the mix -- give fleet services customers more options. It's still buying the -- though. So far -- ordered 3000 volts in -- plans to get 2000 Ford CMX energy plot hands. EV drivers have lost a big perk in the City of Angels. Starting in March no more free parking at the Los Angeles airport. As the Wall Street Journal reports for years LAX is offered drivers thirty days free. In two -- that together have 38 charging stations. But the journal says lately. The lots have been a mob scene. With drivers of circling around for placed in charge running extension cords and some hogging charging spaces. For weeks at a time. Chrysler meantime launching what it says is an industry first. Starting this year and it will have navigation units that can be activated by dealers. Even after the cars sold. Chrysler will show the system this week in Las Vegas at the Consumer Electronics Show. Four and it's showing clips in app that lets drivers share their location with friends. -- gas stations fairly close to Hyundai. Infotainment systems with Apple's Siri voice control system. The Italian. And dragon drive natural speech recognition. And GM showing how to and in radio works in the Chevy spark inside. What's happening in Vegas and that is our show for today. You stay with audited dot com for updates throughout today. We'll see you back here tomorrow.

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    We would like to welcome you back to the Los Angeles auto show. She's gents I'd top. Feeling green that's stories coming up but first let's talk luxury. Cadillac all new XT five crossover making its North American debut today. It is 270. Pounds lighter than the NS RX midsize crossover it replaces. A three point six liter V6 makes 310 horses in this hooked up to an eight speed automatic transmission. Here's Cadillac president you'll hunt tonight should it while we obviously would be happy to take customers from any of our competitors. But the segment leaders. Ole Ole Ole big plays in the segment must include. Lexus RX. The Audi Q five. The BM WX five and sixty models. Those would be typical. Customers that we would expect to attract. Was this a sophisticated you often from public. The XT five hits showrooms in the spring. Meantime Mercedes-Benz unveiling a new at Al roadster. The 2017 model offers more horsepower than its predecessor. A ninth speed transmission in five driving votes. The US style also features an automatic drop top deck and pulled away at speeds of up to 25 miles per hour. It's fourth a new diamond grills and a long muscular it. Look for a starting price north of 100000. Dollars when it launches in this spring of 26 team. Speaking of driving with the top down this is the Land Rover Range Rover evoke convertible. It features a lightweight canvas roof that can hold up in just eighteen seconds. A Turbo charged gasoline four cylinder will turn out 240 courses. Pricing starts at 52465. Dollars B evoke convertible hit showrooms in the spring of 26 day. Let's turn to some slightly more fuel efficient models. Green car journal holding its annual green car of the year awards ceremony this morning. The Audi a three. And in the end. The creator of the succeed. You're here. Six people. The award has been handed out at the LA auto show since 2005. We have more industry news to tell you about our Ursula is really is in the newsroom with more. Thanks Tom and Jan more news on the labor front. The UAW and German auto union IG metal. Announcing today that they are joining forces in adventure called the trans national partnership initiative. Initiative will focus on representing auto workers. At German manufacturing plants in the US out. And we'll have an office in Spring Hill Tennessee. The unions say they believe some German manufacturers. Are exploiting low wage environments in the south. Now the partnership comes as the UAW continues its upper to organize at the Volkswagen's Chattanooga plant. Where workers voted against representation. Nearly two years ago. Meanwhile yesterday the National Labor Relations Board approved a UAW petition. Or an election by skilled trades workers at the Chattanooga plant. The vote will take place on December 3 and fourth. And a quick update on the UAW Ford vote. The proposal labor contract will fail. Unless local 600 workers in Dearborn Michigan where that's 150 pickup is built. Approve the deal by a wide margin. According to our latest tally. No votes are outpacing yes votes by 18100 ballot. Final results are expected as early as Friday. For the latest on the vote stay with auto Eggs are slump and that is our time for today. Much more news and information from the LA auto show comes your way on Friday. Have a great day everyone.