2011 Detroit Auto Show

By KBB.com Editors on January 9, 2011 8:55 PM

Are you looking for coverage from the 2012 Detroit Auto Show, instead?

The 2011 Detroit Auto Show opens to the public Saturday, January 15, but we were on the show floor early to bring you the world premieres of brand new cars like the 2012 Hyundai Veloster and  2012 Buick Verano, plus next-gen models like the 2011 Chrysler 300 and 2012 Volkswagen Passat.

>See the 10 most popular world premieres from the 2011 Detroit Auto Show

As has become custom, among the first official events on the 2011 Detroit Auto Show schedule was the presentation of the North American Car and Truck of the Year Awards. This year, 49 automotive journalists from the U.S. and Canada voted the 2011 Chevy Volt and 2011 Ford Explorer the most outstanding vehicles of the year. The Volt topped the 2011 Nissan Leaf and 2011 Hyundai Sonata, while the Explorer beat out the 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee and 2011 Dodge Durango. Few in attendance showed any surprise when the winners' names were announced. 

2011 Detroit Auto Show Introductions

Where were they then? Walk the floor of Detroit Auto Shows past:

>2010 Detroit Auto Show: Revisit the Mini Beachcomber, GMC Granite and the concept that foreshadowed the new Jetta

>2009 Detroit Auto Show: See the Audi concept that spawned the new A7, plus the Cadillac Converj and VW Concept BlueSport

>2008 Detroit Auto Show: The Ford F-150 and Dodge Ram both debuted, as did the Hyundai Genesis and Corvette ZR1