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Three Cars Generating Buzz in Detroit

Monday, 14 Jan 2013 | 4:08 PM ET
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)

The Lincoln MKC Concept is a taste of what's to come from Lincoln. It's a huge step up for the long-forgotten Lincoln brand, but is it enough to make it a player in the competitive luxury segment?

(Read More: BMW Shows Off Concept 4 Series Coupe)

(Read More: Ford on 'Front-End' of Worldwide Profit Growth: CEO)

2014 Lincoln MKC
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2014 Lincoln MKC


Finally, the BMW 4 Series Coupe is the first in BMW's newest line of cars. Two-door entry-level luxury cars is a segment where BMW thinks it can extend its lead in luxury autos.

—By CNBC's Phil LeBeau; Follow him on Twitter @LeBeauCarNews

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  • Phil LeBeau is a CNBC auto and airline industry reporter based in the Chicago bureau and editor of the Behind the Wheel section on CNBC.com.

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