New Car Tracker: 1.18.12

By Joe Bruzek  on January 18, 2012

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The 2012 Detroit auto show gave us plenty of introductions to anticipate this year and was perhaps one of the most interesting auto shows in a while. Some of our editors' unanimous winners include the lightweight 2013 Cadillac ATS sedan that goes on sale this summer, Ford's 2013 Fusion that hits dealerships in fall and the 50 mpg, sub-$19,000 2012 Toyota Prius c you'll be able to buy this March.  

As always, we remind our readers that we don't list rumored models, only confirmed vehicles and time frames.

Updated information in bold.

Acura

  • Acura NSX: Within three years
  • 2013 Acura RDX: Spring 2012
  • Acura ILX: Spring 2012
  • 2012 Acura TL: Out now

Audi

  • 2013 Audi A4, A4 Allroad: May/June 2012 
  • Audi Q3: 2013 
  • 2013 Audi A5, S5: Midyear 2012
  • 2013 Audi RS5: Summer
  • 2013 Audi S7: September/October 2012
  • 2013 Audi S8: Early fall 2012
  • 2013 Audi S6: September/October 2012
  • 2012 Audi A7 Sportback: Out now

Buick

  • 2013 Buick Encore: Early 2013
  • 2012 Buick Regal with eAssist: Out now
  • 2012 Buick Verano: Out now
  • 2012 Buick Regal GS: Out now
  • 2012 Buick LaCrosse with eAssist: Out now

BMW

  • 2012 BMW 3 Series: February 2012
  • 2013 BMW 6 Series Gran Coupe: Summer 2012
  • 2012 BMW 5 Series Hybrid: Late Spring 2012
  • 2013 BMW M5: Spring 2012
  • 2012 BMW 528i: Out now
  • 2012 BMW Z4: Out now
  • 2012 BMW 650i coupe: Out now

Cadillac

  • 2013 Cadillac ATS: Summer 2012
  • 2013 Cadillac XTS: Spring 2012

Chevrolet

  • 2013 Chevrolet Corvette 427 convertible: Early summer 2012
  • 2013 Chevrolet Sonic RS: Fall 2012
  • 2012 Chevrolet Cruze: Out now
  • 2013 Chevrolet Malibu: Early 2012
  • 2012 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1: Early 2012
  • 2012 Chevrolet Camaro: Out now
  • 2012 Chevrolet Sonic: Out now
  • 2012 Chevrolet Volt: Out now
  • 2013 Chevrolet Spark: Mid-2012

Chrysler

  • 2012 Chrysler 300 SRT8: Out now

Dodge

  • 2013 Dodge Dart: Spring 2012
  • 2013 Dodge Viper: Late 2012
  • 2012 Dodge Charger SRT8: Out now

Fiat

  • 2012 Fiat 500 Abarth: March 2012
  • 2012 Fiat 500: Out now
  • 2012 Fiat 500c: Out now

Fisker

  • Fisker Karma: Out now

Ford

  • 2013 Ford Fusion: Fall 2012
  • 2013 Ford Escape: Spring 2012
  • 2013 Ford Mustang V6, GT and Boss 302: Spring 2012; GT500 available summer
  • 2013 Ford Flex: Spring 2012
  • 2013 Ford Taurus: Spring 2012
  • 2012 Ford Focus Electric: Spring 2012
  • 2013 Ford Focus ST: Late 2012
  • 2013 Ford C-Max Hybrid and plug-in hybrid: Fall 2012

Honda

  • 2013 Honda Accord sedan, coupe: Fall 2012
  • 2012 Honda CR-V: Out now
  • 2012 Honda Crosstour with four-cylinder: January 2012
  • 2013 Honda Fit Electric: Summer 2012
  • 2012 Honda Civic: Out now
  • 2012 Honda Pilot: Out now

Hyundai

  • 2013 Hyundai Veloster Turbo: Summer 2012
  • 2013 Hyundai Genesis coupe: Early Spring 2012
  • 2012 Hyundai Azera: February 2012
  • 2012 Hyundai Accent: Out now
  • 2012 Hyundai Genesis: Out now
  • 2012 Hyundai Equus: Out now
  • 2012 Hyundai Veloster: Out now

Infiniti

  • 2013 Infiniti JX crossover: Spring 2012
  • 2012 Infiniti M35 Hybrid: Out now

Jaguar

  • 2012 Jaguar XKR-S: Out now
  • 2012 Jaguar XF, XFR: Out now

Jeep

  • 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8: Out now
  • 2012 Jeep Wrangler: Out now
  • Diesel Jeep Grand Cherokee: 2013
  • Jeep Liberty: 2012

Kia

  • 2012 Kia Soul: Out now
  • 2012 Kia Rio: Out now

Land Rover

  • 2012 Land Rover Evoque: Out now

Lincoln

  • 2013 Lincoln MKS: Spring 2012
  • 2013 Lincoln MKT: Spring 2012

Lexus

  • 2013 Lexus GS: February for GS 350 and GS F Sport; May for GS 450h hybrid
  • 2013 Lexus LX 570: February 2012 (tentatively)
  • 2012 Lexus LFA: Out now

Mazda

  • 2013 Mazda CX-5: Early 2012
  • 2012 Mazda3: Out now
  • 2012 Mazda5: Out now

Mercedes-Benz

  • 2013 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class: Spring 2012
  • 2013 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Hybrid: Mid-2012
  • 2012 Mercedes-Benz ML63 AMG: Early 2012
  • 2012 Mercedes-Benz C-Class coupe: Out now
  • 2012 Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG coupe: Out now
  • 2012 Mercedes-Benz C-Class: Out now
  • 2012 Mercedes-Benz SLK55 AMG: Early 2012
  • 2012 Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class: Out now

Mini

  • 2012 Mini Cooper roadster: Early 2012
  • 2012 Mini Cooper coupe: Out now
  • Mini Paceman: TBD

Mitsubishi

  • 2012 Mitsubishi i EV: Nationwide rollout in July 2012

Nissan

  • 2013 Nissan Pathfinder: Fall 2012
  • 2013 Nissan GT-R: January 2012
  • 2012 Nissan Versa: Out now
  • 2012 Nissan Leaf: Out now

Porsche

  • 2013 Porsche Boxster: Summer 2012
  • 2012 Porsche 911 Carrera and Carrera S Cabriolet (991): Spring 2012
  • Porsche 918 Spyder Plug-In Hybrid: September 2013
  • 2012 Porsche Panamera Turbo S: Out now
  • 2012 Porsche Panamera S Hybrid: Out now

Scion

  • 2013 Scion FR-S: Spring 2012
  • 2012 Scion iQ: Out now

Subaru

  • 2013 Subaru BRZ: Spring 2012
  • Subaru XV CrossTrek: Fall 2012
  • 2012 Subaru Impreza: Out now

Toyota

  • 2013 Toyota Land Cruiser: Early February
  • 2012 Toyota Prius v: Out now
  • 2012 Toyota Prius c: March 2012
  • 2012 Toyota Prius plug-in: Limited release in spring 2012; national rollout in 2013
  • 2012 Toyota Camry, Camry Hybrid: Out now
  • 2012 Toyota Yaris: Out now

Volkswagen

  • 2013 Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid: Late 2012
  • 2013 Volkswagen CC: Spring 2012
  • 2012 Volkswagen Beetle: Out now
  • 2012 Volkswagen Tiguan: Out now
  • 2012 Volkswagen Jetta GLI: Out now
  • 2012 Volkswagen Eos: Out now
  • 2012 Volkswagen Golf R: Out now
  • 2012 Volkswagen Passat: Out now


Road Test Editor Joe Bruzek covers Cars.com’s short-and long-term fleet of test cars and drives a 1998 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am.  Email Joe