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2013 Detroit Motor Show Part 2

Volkswagen Crossblue

Time for the big guns

This year's most talked about SUV is the Volkswagen CrossBlue, an all-American 7-seater due to hit the market in 2015. It sports a plug-in diesel-electric hybrid powertrain and a 2.1 litre engine offering a respectable 134 mpg fuel consumption, 302 bhp and a 0-60 acceleration time of 7.2 seconds.

VW have gone all-out with gadgets in the CrossBlue, offering a cabin decked out with a 10.2 inch touchscreen interface that provides the user with a 3D satellite navigation tool and on-the-go engine status details. Second and third row passenger seats are equipped with iPad minis and an impressive Fender sound system, making the CrossBlue perfect for long family trips.

The LHD-only CrossBlue will be starting at $32,000.

Corvette Stringray

Stingray is the big fish in Detroit's pond

Among the most stunning debuts in Detroit this year is the Chevrolet Corvette Stingray, a car that pays homage to the iconic Chevy tradition without skimping on modern details. Its V8 engine pushes 450bhp and boasts a 0-60 time of under 4 seconds.

The 7-speed manual transmission and cylinder deactivation tech makes this the most fuel-efficient Corvette to date.

It is predicted to hit the UK market later this year and the LHD-only model will be going for around £50,000.