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Consumer Reports auto experts report from the 2012 North American International Auto Show in Detroit.

About our coverage

The second event of the new-car show season, the Detroit Auto Show provides a sneak-peek at 2013 models coming down the road during the months ahead. Consumer Reports auto editors and engineers attend to learn about these new vehicles and share candid first impressions.

Over two media days, we saw over 30 World and North American debuts, plus a number of concept vehicles. For our online coverage, we cut through the hype to present our insights on the most-significant vehicles.

The Detroit Auto Show is an attraction for automotive enthusiasts and car shoppers alike. Each year, the event is open to the public, and it can be a useful research opportunity, with every new model under one roof in a non-sales environment.