*The best and brightest from the 2014 Detroit Auto Show, from American muscled classic like the Corvette and the Mustang to the newest from Toyota, Fiat, KIA, and Mini’s John Cooper Works…

2015 Chrysler 200: Chrysler’s answer to the mid-size sedan challenge from the likes of the Ford Fusion and Honda Accord. Due later this year.

2015 Chrysler 200: Chrysler’s answer to the mid-size sedan challenge from the likes of the Ford Fusion and Honda Accord. Due later this year.

2015 Corvette Stingray: The all-new Corvette Stingray—the seventh generation, or C7, as it is known, scooped the North American Car of the Year award at the Detroit show.

2015 Corvette Stingray: The all-new Corvette Stingray—the seventh generation, or C7, as it is known, scooped the North American Car of the Year award at the Detroit show.

2015 Corvette Stingray: The all-new Corvette Stingray—the seventh generation, or C7, as it is known, scooped the North American Car of the Year award at the Detroit show.

2015 Corvette Stingray: The all-new Corvette Stingray—the seventh generation, or C7, as it is known, scooped the North American Car of the Year award at the Detroit show.

2015 Corvette Stingray: The all-new Corvette Stingray—the seventh generation, or C7, as it is known, scooped the North American Car of the Year award at the Detroit show.

2015 Corvette Stingray: The all-new Corvette Stingray—the seventh generation, or C7, as it is known, scooped the North American Car of the Year award at the Detroit show.

2015 Ford Mustang: The Mustang has won the best production car award at the 2014 Detroit Auto Show. It will arrive in dealerships worldwide in the fourth quarter of the year.

2015 Ford Mustang: The Mustang has won the best production car award at the 2014 Detroit Auto Show. It will arrive in dealerships worldwide in the fourth quarter of the year.

2015 Cadillac ATS Coupe: The Coupe is an all-new car, based on the popular new ATS sedan. Should be in dealerships by the summer.

2015 Cadillac ATS Coupe: The Coupe is an all-new car, based on the popular new ATS sedan. Should be in dealerships by the summer.

2015 Acura TLX prototype: The production model will replace the TL and TSX this summer. The TLX. designed by Acura's California design studio, will be available with a  2.4-litre I4 engine or 3.5-litre V6.

2015 Acura TLX prototype: The production model will replace the TL and TSX this summer. The TLX. designed by Acura’s California design studio, will be available with a 2.4-litre I4 engine or 3.5-litre V6.

2015 Porsche Targa4: The design pays subtle homage to classic versions but a very contemporary engine powers it. The options are a 3.4 litre with 345 horsepower or a 3.8 litre with 395 hp.

2015 Porsche Targa4: The design pays subtle homage to classic versions but a very contemporary engine powers it. The options are a 3.4 litre with 345 horsepower or a 3.8 litre with 395 hp.

2015 Porsche Targa4: The design pays subtle homage to classic versions but a very contemporary engine powers it. The options are a 3.4 litre with 345 horsepower or a 3.8 litre with 395 hp.

2015 Porsche Targa4: The design pays subtle homage to classic versions but a very contemporary engine powers it. The options are a 3.4 litre with 345 horsepower or a 3.8 litre with 395 hp.

2015 Porsche Macan: The German performance car manufacturer’s all new entry level crossover-sport ute.

2015 Porsche Macan: The German performance car manufacturer’s all new entry level crossover-sport ute.

2015 Ford F150: Ninety-three percent of that new body is made from an aluminum alloy similar to what the US military uses in its M2 Bradley fighting vehicles and Humvees. A new 2.7-litre EcoBoost V6 option is added to the engine lineup and it features auto start-stop.

2015 Ford F150: Ninety-three percent of that new body is made from an aluminum alloy similar to what the US military uses in its M2 Bradley fighting vehicles and Humvees. A new 2.7-litre EcoBoost V6 option is added to the engine lineup and it features auto start-stop.

2015 Honda Fit: The new fit gets a 1.5-litre, direct-injection four-cylinder engine mated to a continuously variable transmission. Fuel consumption is estimated to be a miserly 7.13/5.74 L/100km (city/highway).

2015 Honda Fit: The new fit gets a 1.5-litre, direct-injection four-cylinder engine mated to a continuously variable transmission. Fuel consumption is estimated to be a miserly 7.13/5.74 L/100km (city/highway).

2015 Hyundai Genesis: The all-new, second-generation Genesis Sedan offers luxury at sticker price in the low $40,000 mark. The engine options are a 5.0-litrer V8 or a 3.8-litre V6.

2015 Hyundai Genesis: The all-new, second-generation Genesis Sedan offers luxury at sticker price in the low $40,000 mark. The engine options are a 5.0-litrer V8 or a 3.8-litre V6.

Audi All Road Shooting brake concept: Based on the forthcoming TT, this concept uses the S3's 2.0TFSi engine of 292hp. It also gets a hybrid motor between the engine and the S-Tronic transmission.

Audi All Road Shooting brake concept: Based on the forthcoming TT, this concept uses the S3’s 2.0TFSi engine of 292hp. It also gets a hybrid motor between the engine and the S-Tronic transmission.

BMW i8: A supercar in eco-clothing. The i8 is a hybrid electric car set for launch this summer.

BMW i8: A supercar in eco-clothing. The i8 is a hybrid electric car set for launch this summer.

BMW i8: A supercar in eco-clothing. The i8 is a hybrid electric car set for launch this summer.

BMW i8: A supercar in eco-clothing. The i8 is a hybrid electric car set for launch this summer.

Fiat L: This Fiat L crossover, based on the popular 500, is ready for the beach.

Fiat L: This Fiat L crossover, based on the popular 500, is ready for the beach.

John Cooper Works MINI 01: Yet another iteration of the BMW-produced sub brand. This souped-up version of the new MINI will make it to the production line.

John Cooper Works MINI: Yet another iteration of the BMW-produced sub brand. This souped-up version of the new MINI will make it to the production line.

KIA GT4 Stinger 01: It’s a 2+2, rear-drive coupe with a detuned version of the 2.0-litre, turbocharged four-cylinder. No plans for production, says KIA. Nobody believes that!

KIA GT4 Stinger: It’s a 2+2, rear-drive coupe with a detuned version of the 2.0-litre, turbocharged four-cylinder. No plans for production, says KIA. Nobody believes that!

KIA GT4 Stinger 01: It’s a 2+2, rear-drive coupe with a detuned version of the 2.0-litre, turbocharged four-cylinder. No plans for production, says KIA. Nobody believes that!

KIA GT4 Stinger: It’s a 2+2, rear-drive coupe with a detuned version of the 2.0-litre, turbocharged four-cylinder. No plans for production, says KIA. Nobody believes that!

Lexus LF-NX: This concept previews the look of the next small SUV from Lexus.

Lexus LF-NX: This concept previews the look of the next small SUV from Lexus.

Lexus LF-NX: This concept previews the look of the next small SUV from Lexus.

Lexus LF-NX: This concept previews the look of the next small SUV from Lexus.

Lexus RC 350: A 3.5-litre, 450-plus horsepower V6 engine will power the RC350.

Lexus RC 350: A 3.5-litre, 450-plus horsepower V6 engine will power the RC350.

Nissan IDx: This rear-wheel-drive IDx concept, which resembles the olf 510, will likely go into production in 2016.

Nissan IDx: This rear-wheel-drive IDx concept, which resembles the olf 510, will likely go into production in 2016.

Nissan Sport sedan concept: A new design direction for Nissan, offered just before the new Maxima is revealed.

Nissan Sport sedan concept: A new design direction for Nissan, offered just before the new Maxima is revealed.

Toyota FCV: A hydrogen fuel cell powered car, expected in late 2015.

Toyota FCV: A hydrogen fuel cell powered car, expected in late 2015.

Toyota FTI: This wild, sporty car draws inspiration from the now defunct Celica and Supra.

Toyota FTI: This wild, sporty car draws inspiration from the now defunct Celica and Supra.

Toyota FTI: This wild, sporty car draws inspiration from the now defunct Celica and Supra.

Toyota FTI: This wild, sporty car draws inspiration from the now defunct Celica and Supra.

Toyota FTI: This wild, sporty car draws inspiration from the now defunct Celica and Supra.

Toyota FTI: This wild, sporty car draws inspiration from the now defunct Celica and Supra.

Volkswagen Dune concept: A dune buggy version of the popular VW Beetle.

Volkswagen Dune concept: A dune buggy version of the popular VW Beetle.

Volvo XC Coupe concept: This crossover from Volvo may just see the light of day.

Volvo XC Coupe concept: This crossover from Volvo may just see the light of day.

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