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  Monday, 14 Jan 2013 | 4:08 PM ET

Three Cars Generating Buzz in Detroit

Posted By: Philip LeBeau
Three Cars With Big Buzz at Detroit Auto Show
CNBC's Phil LeBeau highlights 3 new concept vehicles that have the automobile industry buzzing at the Detroit Auto Show.

Two crossovers and a luxury coupe have auto executives and journalists buzzing at the Detroit Auto Show.

The Volkswagen CrossBlue is a ways from hitting showrooms, but it's a sign of how serious VW is about growing in the U.S. Who says Germany's largest automaker doesn't know the importance of space and utility to Americans?

(Read More: Detroit Auto Show Special Report)

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  Monday, 14 Jan 2013 | 12:24 PM ET

New VW Concept Takes Aim at Mid-Sized SUVs

VW to Unveil Tiguan R-LIne
Jonathan Browning, Volkswagen of America president & CEO, discusses the automakers three new crossover models, with CNBC's Phil LeBeau

Volkswagen is going "right into the heart" of the mid-size sport utility vehicle market with a new concept called the CrossBlue, VW of America CEO Jonathan Browning said in a "First on CNBC" interview Monday.

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  Monday, 14 Jan 2013 | 11:00 AM ET

Americans Rewarding Themselves Again: Bentley COO

Bentley to Introduce Ultra-Luxury Model
CNBC's Phil LeBeau talks with Christophe Georges, Bentley Motors president and COO, about the global demand for luxury cars.

Bentley is unveiling a new convertible on Monday at the Detroit Auto Show, where the company's president and COO Christophe Georges said in a "First on CNBC" interview that "people are willing again to reward themselves."

"We are emerging quite strong in America," he said on "Squawk Box." Bentley's U.S. sales increased 23 percent last year.

(Read More: Detroit Auto Show Special Report)

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  Monday, 14 Jan 2013 | 9:34 AM ET

Ford on ‘Front-End’ of Worldwide Profit Growth: CEO

Ford Focusing on Fixing LIncoln
CNBC's Phil Lebeau talks with Alan Mulally, Ford Motor Company president & CEO, about why his company is focusing attention on its Lincoln luxury brand, which was down four percent last year.

The recent run-up in Ford stock to 52-week highs and the company's ability to double its quarterly dividend are proof that the automaker's turnaround plan is "clearly working," Ford CEO Alan Mulally said in a "First on CNBC" interview on Monday from the Detroit Auto Show.

"We decided to focus on Ford and the Lincoln brands," he said on "Squawk Box," adding that the move allowed for the dividend increase "with a commitment to sustain" it. Last week, Ford upped its quarterly dividend to 10 cents a share, the highest level in seven years.

(Read More: Ford doubles dividend to highest in 7 years)

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  Monday, 14 Jan 2013 | 7:13 AM ET

BMW Shows Off Concept 4 Series Coupe

Wow Factor: BMW Unveils Concept 4 Series
CNBC's Phil LeBeau talks with Ludwig Willisch, BMW North America president & CEO, about the automaker's efforts to attract the high-end consumer with luxury features in its newest series of cars.

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