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WATCH: Borg Warner Trophy Presentation to Indy 500 Winner Dario Franchitti

AmericaJR.com's Jason Rzucidlo reports from inside the Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center for the 2011 Automotive News World Congress. Watch for the presentation of the Borg Warner Trophy to Dario Franchitti. The trophy is awarded to the driver who wins the Indianapolis 500 IndyCar Series Race. You'll also see remarks from Borg Warner Chairman and CEO Tim Manganello. Another award was going to be presented to team owner Chip Ganassi, however he was unable to attend. [1.25.11]

WATCH: Automotive News/PwC Shareholder Value Awards Presentation

AmericaJR.com's Jason Rzucidlo reports from inside the Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center for the 2011 Automotive News World Congress. Watch for the presentation of the Automotive News/PwC Shareholder Value Awards. The awards recognize the top companies for their total shareholder value return performance. The winners were Ford Motor Co., BMW, Hyundai Mobis, Lithia Motors, Group 1 Automotive and Plastic Onmium. [1.24.11]

WATCH: Volkswagen of America President & CEO Jonathan Browning

AmericaJR.com's Jason Rzucidlo reports from inside the Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center for the 2011 Automotive News World Congress. Watch for remarks from Jonathan Browning, the President and Chief Executive Officer of Volkswagen of America, Inc. He said the automaker is working to improve its quality after a short drop in J.D. Power rankings. In addition, Browning said that Volkswagen will use its new Chattanooga, Tenn. plant to build the Passat. [1.23.11]

WATCH: Dodge Brand President & CEO Ralph Gilles

AmericaJR.com's Jason Rzucidlo reports from inside the Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center for the 2011 Automotive News World Congress. Watch for remarks from Ralph Gilles, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Dodge Car Brand. He said that creative people within your company should be given the right to have input in decisions. In addition, Gilles said that Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne allowed Dodge to completely redesigned the whole lineup of vehicles when he took over. [1.23.11]

WATCH: Toyota Motor Sales U.S.A. President & COO James Lentz

AmericaJR.com's Jason Rzucidlo reports from inside the Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center for the 2011 Automotive News World Congress. Watch for remarks from James Lentz, President and Chief Operating Officer of Toyota Motor Sales U.S.A. He discussed the automaker's big recalls in 2010 and talked about how Toyota will open a new safety and testing center in Ann Arbor, Mich. Lentz hopes people will put their trust back in Toyota. [1.22.11]

WATCH: Interview with Miles Johnson, Manager of Hyundai Product Public Relations

AmericaJR.com's Jason Rzucidlo reports from inside Cobo Center in Detroit. Hyundai Motor America revealed the Curb crossover concept vehicle during a press conference at the 2011 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit. It is being described as an Urban Activity Vehicle or a UAV, with the intent of attracting a younger crowd. The Curb features touch sensors and screens, a 12-inch display and a reflective heads up display. Watch for an interview with Miles Johnson, Manager of Hyundai Product Public Relations. [1.22.11]

WATCH: Autonation, Inc. Chairman & CEO Mike Jackson

AmericaJR.com's Jason Rzucidlo reports from inside the Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center for the 2011 Automotive News World Congress. Watch for remarks from Mike Jackson, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Autonation, Inc. It is the largest chain of dealership franchises in America. Jackson spoke about how customers are looking to complete most of their transaction online and then come into the dealer just to sign on the dotted line. He also said that customers want the sale to be done quickly in the least amount of time. [1.22.11]

WATCH: McLaren Design Director Frank Stephenson

AmericaJR.com's Jason Rzucidlo reports from inside the A. Alfred Taubman Center for Design Education for the 2011 AutoWeek Design Forum. Watch for remarks from Frank Stephenson, McLaren's Design Director. He discussed the use of carbon fiber in vehicles and much more. Stephenson described how designers and engineers can work together to create a hot-selling vehicle. [1.21.11]

WATCH: Interview with Jim Morrison, Head of Jeep Brand Product Marketing

AmericaJR.com's Jason Rzucidlo reports from Cobo Center. Chrysler Group LLC debuted the redesigned 2011 Jeep Compass at the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit. The 4-door SUV is assembled in Belvidere, Illinois. It is equipped with either a 2.0-liter inline-4 engine producing 154 hp or a 2.4-liter inline-4 engine creating 172 hp. Watch for remarks from Jim Morrison, the head of Jeep Brand Product Marketing. [1.21.11]

WATCH: PixelMags Chairman & Bunkspeed CEO Philip Lunn

AmericaJR.com's Jason Rzucidlo reports from inside the A. Alfred Taubman Center for Design Education for the 2011 AutoWeek Design Forum. Watch for remarks from Philip Lunn, Chairman of PixelMags and CEO of Bunkspeed. PixelMags has created a special edition of the AutoWeek Magazine that can be viewed on the Apple iPhone or other portable reading devices. [1.21.11]

WATCH: 2011 AutoWeek Editor's Choice Awards Presentation

AmericaJR.com's Jason Rzucidlo reports from inside the A. Alfred Taubman Center for Design Education for the 2011 AutoWeek Design Forum. Watch for the 2011 Editor's Choice Awards presentation. Trophies were handed out in the categories of Most Fun Vehicle, Most Significant Vehicle, Best Concept Vehicle and Best in Show. Find out what vehicles were named the video and watch acceptance speeches here. [1.20.11]

WATCH: Interview with Tesla Communications Manager Camille Ricketts

AmericaJR.com's Jason Rzucidlo reports from Cobo Center. Tesla Motors unveiled the Model S chassis and body at the 2011 North American International Auto Show. It will eventually become a full-sized electric sedan. Production is expected to begin in early 2012 with a base price of $57,400. It should have a driving range of 160 miles when fully charged. Watch for an interview with Tesla Communications Manager Camille Ricketts. [1.20.11]

WATCH: Audi's Head of Exterior Design Achim Badstuebner

AmericaJR.com's Jason Rzucidlo reports from inside the A. Alfred Taubman Center for Design Education for the 2011 AutoWeek Design Forum. Watch for remarks from Achim Badstuebner, Audi's Head of Exterior Design. He spoke during the design panel. The Audi A6 was named the Best Production Vehicle at the EyesOn Design Awards during the 2011 North American International Auto Show. [11.20.11]

WATCH: "Cars 2" Co-Director Brad Lewis and Art Director Jay Schuster

AmericaJR.com's Jason Rzucidlo reports from inside the A. Alfred Taubman Center for Design Education for the 2011 AutoWeek Design Forum. Watch for remarks from "Cars 2" Co-director Brad Lewis and Art Director Jay Schuster. Both discussed many aspects from the new film. "Cars 2" will hit theaters on June 24, 2011. Some of the characters from the first "Cars" movie were redesigned in the remake. In addition, the characters will go a first-ever World Grand Prix to determine the fastest car. [1.19.11]

WATCH: Interview with Buick Product Manager Jace Stokes

AmericaJR.com's Jason Rzucidlo reports from Cobo Center. General Motors introduced the 2012 Buick Verano during a press conference at the 2011 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS). The 4-door compact sedan is equipped with a 2.4-liter Ecotec inline-4 engine. It will be produced at the Orion Township, Mich. assembly plant. The Verano shares design cues from the LaCrosse, Regal and Enclave. Watch for an interview with Buick Product Manager Jace Stokes. [1.19.11]

WATCH: EyesOn Design Awards Presentation at the 2011 NAIAS

AmericaJR.com's Jason Rzucidlo reports from inside Cobo Center for the EyesOn Design Awards presentation at the 2011 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS). The NAIAS press days begin with the announcement of the North American Car and Truck of the Year Awards and end with the EyesOn Design Awards. Find out which automobiles were named Best Concept Vehicle and Best Production Vehicle. Autoline Detroit's John McElroy was the host. [1.19.11]

WATCH: Interview with Steve Janisse from Porsche Cars North America, Inc.

AmericaJR.com's Jason Rzucidlo reports from inside Cobo Center. Porsche Cars North America, Inc. revealed the all-new 918 RSR concept car at the 2011 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS). Don't look for it on public days, because it was only shown during the first two media days of the auto show. However, it is a high-performance hybrid race car. Watch for an interview with Steve Janisse, manager of media relations at Porsche Cars North America, Inc. [1.18.11]

WATCH: Interviews with four attendees at the 2011 NAIAS public show

AmericaJR.com's Jason Rzucidlo reports from inside Cobo Center for interviews with attendees at the 2011 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS). Find out what they think about this year's auto show. What are the hits? What are the misses? We'll tell you in this great video. Everyone had something different to say. Watch for remarks from Tim Ham of Grand Rapids, Mich., Josh Silberstein and Anna Hume of Ferndale, Mich. and Andy Smith from Maria Stein, Ohio. [1.18.11]

WATCH: Interview with Sara Pines at American Honda Motor Co.

AmericaJR.com's Jason Rzucidlo reports from Cobo Center. American Honda Motor Co. showed off two versions of its all-new Civic concept, a coupe model and a sedan model. The production version, which is expected to look very similar to these concepts, will go on sale in the spring of 2011. Three variations of the Civic will be available in dealers: Gasoline, hybrid and natural gas. Watch for an interview with Sara Pines, regional manager of public relations for American Honda Motor Co. [1.17.11]

WATCH: 2010 Polk Loyalty Awards at the Automotive News World Congress

AmericaJR.com's Jason Rzucidlo reports from inside the Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center for the 2010 Polk Loyalty Awards presentation at the Automotive News World Congress. The Polk Automotive Loyalty Awards are based on actual model-year purchase/lease activity and recognizes manufacturers for superior performance in owner retention—a critical aspect of building and maintaining market share. Owners of these manufacturers had such a positive overall experience that they came back to buy another vehicle of the same model, make, or manufacturer. [1.17.11]

WATCH: Exclusive Interview with Michigan Lt. Governor Brian Calley at 2011 NAIAS

AmericaJR.com's Jason Rzucidlo reports from inside Cobo Center for an exclusive interview with Michigan's New Lieutenant Governor, Brian Calley (R). This was his first time visiting the Detroit Auto Show since taking office earlier this month. You'll also see Michigan's new governor Rick Snyder as he is given a tour of the auto show floor. Both visited the NAIAS on Tuesday, Jan. 11 during the second press day. [1.16.11]

WATCH: DENSO Press Conference at 2011 NAIAS

AmericaJR.com's Jason Rzucidlo reports from inside Cobo Center for the DENSO International America press conference the 2011 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS). Watch as the parts supplier discusses its new stop-and-start technology, which is expected to be on 20 million vehicles by the year 2012. You'll hear from DENSO International America Senior Vice President Doug Patton. [1.16.11]

WATCH: Exclusive Interview with Consumer Reports Managing Editor of Autos Jonathan Linkov

AmericaJR.com's Jason Rzucidlo reports from inside Cobo Center for an exclusive interview with Jonathan Linkov, Managing Editor of Autos for Consumer Reports. Find out what he thinks about this year's auto show. What are some of the vehicles that are recommended buys? Why were the Ford Edge and Lincoln MKX NOT recommended for purchasing? What are his thoughts on the electric vehicles at the 2011 NAIAS? Is it a mistake for Nissan to NOT hold a press conference with the Leaf now in showrooms? [1.16.11]

WATCH: Chevrolet Press Conference at 2011 NAIAS

AmericaJR.com's Jason Rzucidlo reports from inside Cobo Center for the Chevrolet press conference the 2011 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS). Watch as the automaker reveals the Sonic production model, which replaces the Chevrolet Aveo. The press conference began with a bunch of young adults on stage dancing to music. You'll hear from General Motors President & CEO Dan Akerson and GM North America Vice President Mark Reuss. [1.15.11]

WATCH: Exclusive Interview with 2011 NAIAS Chairman Barron Meade

AmericaJR.com's Jason Rzucidlo reports from inside Cobo Center for an exclusive interview with 2011 North American International Auto Show Chairman Barron Meade. What are some highlights of this year's auto show? How has the economy affected the auto show? What are some automakers that have returned to our show after skipping it last year? What upgrades were made to Cobo Center and what still needs to be done? What are some things people should check out during public days? [1.15.11]

WATCH: KIA Press Conference at 2011 NAIAS

AmericaJR.com's Jason Rzucidlo reports from inside Cobo Center for the KIA press conference the 2011 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS). Watch as the automaker reveals the KV7 concept with gullwing doors. You'll hear from Tom Loveless, Vice President of Sales and Peter Schreyer, Chief Design Officer at Kia Motors America. [1.14.11]

WATCH: MINI Press Conference at 2011 NAIAS

AmericaJR.com's Jason Rzucidlo reports from inside Cobo Center for the MINI press conference the 2011 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS). Watch as the automaker reveals the Paceman Concept vehicle. Also, watch a short fashion show, which took place during the media event. You'll hear from Ian Robertson, sales and marketing member of the Board of BMW AG. [1.14.11]

WATCH: Mercedes-Benz Press Conference at 2011 NAIAS

AmericaJR.com's Jason Rzucidlo reports from inside Cobo Center for the Mercedes-Benz press conference the 2011 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS). Watch as the automaker unveils the F-CELL World Drive and the SLS AMG E-CELL. Also, watch a few seconds of Colbie Caillat's musical performance during the press conference. You'll hear from Diamler CEO Dieter Zetsche and Mercedes-Benz Sales & Marketing Chief Dr. Joachim Schmidt. [1.13.11]

WATCH: Toyota Press Conference at 2011 NAIAS

AmericaJR.com's Jason Rzucidlo reports from inside Cobo Center for the Toyota press conference the 2011 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS). Watch as the automaker introduces a full line of Prius vehicles. You'll hear from Toyota Motor Corporation President Akio Toyoda and Toyota Division General Manager Bob Carter. [1.13.11]

WATCH: Ford Motor Co. Press Conference at 2011 NAIAS

AmericaJR.com's Jason Rzucidlo reports from inside Cobo Center for the Ford Motor Co. press conference the 2011 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS). Watch as the automaker reveals the Vertrek concept, three Fiestas and the C-Max. You'll hear from President & CEO Alan Mulally, Executive Chairman Bill Ford Jr., President of The Americas Mark Fields and V.P. of Global Product Development Derrick Kuzak. [1.12.11]

WATCH: Chrysler Press Conference at 2011 NAIAS

AmericaJR.com's Jason Rzucidlo reports from inside Cobo Center for the Chrysler press conference the 2011 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS). Watch as the automaker reveals three redesigned models of its popular 300 luxury sedan. You'll hear from Olivier Francois, President and CEO of the Chrysler Brand and Ralph Gilles, Vice President of Design for Chrysler. [1.12.11]

WATCH: Johnson Controls Press Conference at 2011 NAIAS

AmericaJR.com's Jason Rzucidlo reports from inside Cobo Center for the Johnson Controls press conference the 2011 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS). The supplier unveiled the all-new ie:3 concept vehicle. You'll hear from Michael Warsaw, Vice President of Industrial Design at Johnson Controls. Also, watch for remarks from Alex Molinaroli, President of Power Solutions at Johnson Controls. [1.11.11]

WATCH: 2011 NAIAS Opening Ceremony and North American Car & Truck of the Year Awards Presentation

AmericaJR.com's Jason Rzucidlo reports from inside Cobo Center for the 2011 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) opening ceremony. Watch for remarks from 2011 NAIAS Chairman Barron Meade. You'll also see the presentation of the North American Car & Truck of the Year Awards. Watch as Edmunds.com's Karl Brauer makes the announcement. Hint: Mark Fields accepts for Ford and Tom Stephens accepts for General Motors. [1.11.11]

WATCH: 23rd Annual SAA Automotive Outlook Conference Highlights

AmericaJR.com's Jason Rzucidlo reports from inside Cobo Center for the 23rd Annual Soceity of Automotive Analysts (SAA) Automotive Outlook Conference. It takes place on the day before the NAIAS opens to the media. Watch for remarks from Nissan Americas Chairman Carlos Tavares, General Motors Vice President of Global Product Planning Steve Carlisle, Ford Motor Company Chief Economist Ellen Hughes-Cromwick and Jeff Schuster, Executive Director of Global Forecasting for JD Power & Associates. [1.9.11]

WATCH: Walk Through Tour of the 2011 North American International Auto Show as Workers Finish Up Displays with interview

AmericaJR.com's Jason Rzucidlo reports from inside Cobo Center for an exclusive walk through tour of the 2011 North American International Auto Show. In less than two weeks, the auto show will open to the media on Monday, Jan. 10. Construction workers are racing against the clock to finish up the displays. Porsche has returned to the Detroit Auto Show for the first time in four years. The basement of Cobo (Michigan Hall) will feature a ride-and-drive area as well as booths on charging stations and going green. Watch for an interview with NAIAS Spokesman Sam Locricchio. [12.29.10]

WATCH: Interview with Autoline Detroit's John McElroy regarding the 2011 North American Car and Truck of the Year Awards

AmericaJR.com's Jason Rzucidlo spoke one-on-one with Autoline Detroit's John McElroy, who is one of the jurors for the 2011 North American Car and Truck of the Year (NACTOY) awards. Find out which cars and which trucks were named finalists. In addition, what are his thoughts on Chrysler receiving two of the finalists spots in the truck category. What chances does the Chevrolet Volt have to win in the car category? Find out what vehicles he thinks will end up going home with the award trophies on Jan. 10, 2011. [12.21.10]

WATCH: AmericaJR.com's Jason Rzucidlo outlines the finalists for the 2011 North American Car and Truck of the Year Awards

AmericaJR.com's Jason Rzucidlo reports outside the Detroit Athletic Club where the 2011 North American Car and Truck of the Year finalists were announced. Three cars and three trucks were narrowed down from a list of 14. Fifty automotive journalists from the United States and Canada vote on the awards. The winners will be announced on Monday, Jan. 10 at 8 a.m. during the first press day at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. [12.18.10]

WATCH: Interview with Detroit People Mover Marketing Specialist Ericka Alexander

AmericaJR.com's Jason Rzucidlo reports on one of the Detroit People Mover trains. Exhibitors, members of the media and the public are encouraged to park their cars downtown then hop on the People Mover for a quick ride to Cobo Center. It's the fastest way to get around downtown Detroit. There are 13 People Mover stations around a 2.9-mile loop around the downtown district. The North American International Auto Show kicks off on Jan. 10 and runs through Jan. 23. [12.7.10]

WATCH: Exhibitors, the media to have two less hotels to choose from for the 2011 NAIAS

Members of the media and exhibitors will have two fewer hotels to select from when the 2011 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) comes to Detroit in January. Last year, the Detroit Riverside Hotel closed its doors just before the start of the 2010 auto show. On Oct. 12, the Omni Detroit Hotel at River Place went out of business. Although the hotel is only about a mile away from Cobo Center, it was always busy during the time of the auto show. [10.31.10]

WATCH: More automakers coming to 2011 NAIAS as Cobo Center receives upgrades

The 2011 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) show floor is expected to be completely full. Many automakers that did not display any vehicles in recent years are coming back to the Motor City in January. Porsche, Saab, Nissan, Suzuki and Mitsubishi are some of the automakers that are expected to have displays at Cobo Center. Meanwhile, upgrades are being made to Cobo Center to get the building ready for the 2011 NAIAS. [10.8.10]

WATCH: The Detroit Electric was one of the first electric vehicles ever built

This year, we are kicking off our coverage of the 2011 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) inside The Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn, Mich. The 1922 Detroit Electric was one of the first electric vehicles ever produced. It is on display inside the museum. The vehicle was built by the Detroit Electric Car Company from 1907 to 1942. It is a four-passenger model 90 coupe. There will be many modern electric vehicles on display at the 2011 NAIAS. [10.2.10]

 

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