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Luxury, performance drive buzz at Detroit auto show

Published on Jan 12, 2013 6:42 AM
 
A new Maserati Quattroporte car is displayed on the Promenade des Anglais in Nice, in this Dec 10, 2012 file photo. This year's Detroit auto show, which opens next week, has a decidedly "green" theme. Green as in the colour of money, that is. -- PHOTO: REUTERS

DETROIT (REUTERS) - This year's Detroit auto show, which opens next week, has a decidedly "green" theme. Green as in the colour of money, that is.

An aura of luxury pervades many of the show's new models as automakers from Europe, Asia and the Motor City itself strive to bring more affluent consumers in to showrooms. Whether one seeks a sedan, coupe or crossover, pricy new choices are not in short supply.

A familiar companion to luxury is performance. Exuding both traits is a hometown show-stopper, the redesigned 2014 Chevrolet Corvette from General Motors Corp.

The long-awaited Corvette has been generating considerable buzz ahead of the show.

 
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