2009 NAIAS: a shaky 20th anniversary!

One would expect the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) held in Detroit to provide plenty of thought-provoking new technologies and head-turning designs from international and American manufacturers alike. After all, since 1989 when it was first granted its official international status, it has grown to become the premiere auto show on the continent.

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2009 Maserati Quattroporte Sport GT S

2009 Maserati Quattroporte Sport GT S
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The Italian sports car manufacturer first won the Brickyard seventy years ago, and in celebration, it’s created the 2009 Maserati Quattroporte Sport GT S.

When it comes to winning marques at the Indianapolis 500, Miller and Marmon come to mind – but Maserati? Sure enough, the Italian sports car manufacturer first won at the Brickyard seventy years ago, and in celebration, it’s created the 2009 Maserati Quattroporte Sport GT S.

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2009 Volvo S60 Concept

2009 Volvo S60 Concept
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The 2009 Volvo S60 concept seeks to prove that a Volvo can be both safe and sexy.

Sleek and sexy are words that are rarely associated with Volvos. Rather, the name Volvo generally conjures up adjectives such as safe and secure. Yet, the 2009 Volvo S60 concept seeks to change that notion and instead prove that a Volvo can be both safe and sexy.

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2009 Suzuki XL7 AWD

2009 Suzuki XL7 AWD
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As a package, it isn’t anything stellar, but it’s perfectly acceptable for those who just need to commute and haul a family around.

The XL7 is a perfectly adequate crossover in the same way an Equator is a perfectly adequate truck. The XL7 isn’t a very luxurious vehicle, but it does everything most families will need and the price can be quite reasonable.

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