North American International Auto Show 2001

GM Concept Cars

General Motors has the largest set up at this year's North American International Auto Show in Detroit, with the company presenting five 2001 concept cars. The company says that a piece of each car's technologies will eventually wind up in future production cars.

GM's vision of the future is one that merges designs of sport-utility vehicles (SUVs) with designs of station wagons and pickup trucks. Future GM cars promise to have dashboards free of control panels. Instead, drivers will see their displays and gauges projected on to their windshields, and the cars will respond to voice commands. The following pages are a look at what GM rolled out at the 2001 auto show.