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    Trapeze artists duo perform at the 2013 Detroit motor show. Photo Gallery

We look at the highlights of Detroit motor show.

It’s the motor show that starts the year, and after a subdued event in 2012 Detroit has bounced back with plenty of eye candy and new cars for the 2013 motor show.

There’s a Chevrolet Corvette that was confirmed by the chairman and CEO of General Motors, Dan Akerson, as planned to be made in right-hand-drive and come to Australia  “soon” – but then snatched from us by Akerson being over-ruled by his second in charge of General Motors, Tim Lee, who is the head of the company’s international operations.

Mercedes-Benz, BMW and Audi have each rolled out new models, and revisions of existing ones. Infiniti has taken the silk off the Q50 four-door that it hopes will rival the BMW 3-Series and Lexus IS.

Hyundai and Honda are among the interesting concept cars that will seed new models, while Volkswagen has unveiled vehicles at both ends of the spectrum – ultrafrugal hybrid and performance-focused versions. We’ll be updating the gallery as more emerges. Stay tuned.

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