2012 Detroit Auto Show: What To Expect, Eve-of-Show Edition

By Colin Bird  on January 6, 2012

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Well this is it, folks. It's a new year, and now it's almost time for the most important trade event in the auto industry: the 2012 Detroit auto show. Now that we're so close to the show, we have a good understanding about what to expect.

As we send off our team to the event to deliver to you the most comprehensive coverage we know how, we thought we'd recap the vehicles that will be unveiled in Detroit one last time. Included in the list below are the dates and times of the press conferences in chronological order, just in case you want to be ready and alert for a specific model.

We've already covered some of the models below, including the 2013 BMW 3 Series and 2013 Chevrolet Sonic RS. To learn more about those, check out our 2012 Detroit Auto Show page, and make sure to check back periodically next week for the latest coverage. Heck, just bookmark the page!

Some major releases will be announced Sunday, but most models will show up Monday and Tuesday. Continue reading below for a detailed list of model debuts. All times are listed in Eastern Standard Time.

Sunday, Jan. 8

  • 2013 Cadillac ATS: 6:30 p.m. 
  • 2013 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class: 6:30 p.m. 

Monday, Jan. 9

  • Ford EVOS concept: 8-8:25 a.m. 
  • 2013 Ford Fusion: 8-8:25 a.m. 
  • Chevrolet concept: 8:45-9:10 a.m. 
  • Chevrolet concept: 8:45-9:10 a.m. 
  • 2013 Chevrolet Sonic RS: 8:45-9:10 a.m.  
  • 2013 Dodge Dart: 8:45-9:10 a.m. 
  • 2013 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Hybrid: 9:55-10:20 a.m.  
  • Smart For-Us concept: 9:55-10:20 a.m. 
  • Volkswagen concept electric: 11:05-11:30 a.m.  
  • 2013 Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid: 11:05-11:30 a.m.  
  • 2013 BMW 3 Series: 11:40 a.m.-12:05 p.m. 
  • New Bentley Continental GT, GTC V-8: 12:15-12:40 p.m. 
  • Lexus LF-LC concept: 1:25-1:50 p.m. 
  • 2013 Lexus LX 570: 1:25-1:50 p.m. 
  • 2012 Mini Cooper Roadster: 2-2:22 p.m. 
  • Acura ILX Concept: 2:35-3 p.m. 
  • Acura NSX Concept: 2:35-3 p.m. 
  • 2013 Acura RDX: 2:35-3 p.m. 
  • 2013 Hyundai Genesis Coupe: 3:10-3:35 p.m. 
  • 2013 Hyundai Veloster Turbo: 3:10-3:35 p.m.  
  • Volvo XC60 Plug-In Concept: 4:20-4:45 p.m. 

Tuesday, Jan. 10

  • Lincoln MKZ concept: 8:10-8:35 a.m. 
  • Toyota NS4 concept: 8:45-9:10 a.m. 
  • 2013 Toyota Prius c: 8:45-9:10 a.m. 
  • 2013 Honda Accord Coupe Concept: 9:20-9:45 a.m.  
  • 2013 Buick Encore: 9:55-10:20 a.m. 
  • Nissan eNV200 concept: 11:05-11:30 a.m. 
  • Nissan Pathfinder concept: 11:05-11:30 a.m. 

No conference; part of the Ride & Drive Preview Week

  • AMP Jeep Grand Cherokee



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