Highlights from the press preview days at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit.
Cadillac XTS concept: expect a production version next year.
Bentley's chief operating officer Christophe Georges introduced the new Mulsanne flagship to the press.
Buick Regal is based on European Opel/Vauxhall Insignia. GS concept uses 255hp 2.0-litre turbo petrol engine and four-wheel drive.
Honda CR-Z hybrid sports car goes on sale next month in Japan. US and European sales follow later this year. This is the US-market version: the Japan/Europe car has significant differences.
BMW Concept ActiveE is based on the 1-series, but with a 170hp electric motor and lithium ion battery pack.
BMW officially unveiled the range-topping Z4 sDrive35i and M Sport body styling.
Volkswagen's coyly-title New Compact Coupe could be the next Golf derivative.
Mercedes E-class cabrio concept has a fabric roof which closes in just 20sec.
GMC Granite looks great, but those A-pillars must be tricky to see around.
Audi e-tron electric sports car concept – smaller than the R8-sized car shown last year. Claimed to have a top speed of 124mph, 0-62mph acceleration in 5.9sec and 155-mile maximum range.
Cadillac CTS-V boasts supercharged 6.2-litre V8, goes on sale this summer.
Chevrolet Cruze: looks rather portly around the midriff in this view.
Fiat 500 EV
2011 Mustang GT has all-new 412hp Coyote V8 – surely one of the last of its breed.
New-generation Ford Focus is one of the most important launches of the show.
Toyota's FT-CH concept, a 'compact hybrid' 22in shorter than a Prius but still said to offer plenty of passenger space. Styled at Toyota's European Design and Development Centre in Nice. Production version rumoured for 2011.
Mini Beachcomber gives clues to Mini SUV due to make its debut at the Geneva Salon in March.
US debut for Hyundai Blue-WILL plug-in hybrid concept
Audi A8 is bigger than predecessor, but Audi claims 22% improvement in fuel consumption from FSI petrol and TDI diesel engines.
Lancia Delta rebadged as a Chrysler. Expect more platform-sharing between Chrysler and Fiat products in the future.
Mercedes show cars under wraps before the show opens.
Debut for Volvo's electric C30 as a drivable prototype, with claimed 150km range.
556hp Cadillac CTS-V also due to be revealed at NAIAS.
BMW will reveal Z4 sDrive35i and M Sport bodystyling (above).
Honda is set to follow CR-V concept (above) with production-ready car.
Ford released images of the new Focus early in the morning on January 11.
Detroit show is in the US motor industry's back yard
January 11-12 are press preview days at NAIAS, followed by two industry preview days and a charity preview day. The public show runs January 16-24, 2010.