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Posted at 07:06 AM ET, 01/10/2013

2013 Detroit Auto Show: What To Expect

As what is widely regarded as the most important U.S. auto show of the year opens next week in Detroit, an automotive icon returns to the claim the spotlight.

The 2014 Chevrolet Corvette is poised to be the star among the more than 50 production and concept vehicles slated to debut at the 2013 North American International Auto Show in Detroit. The show runs Jan. 19-27 — with press, industry and charity preview events on Monday-Jan. 18 — at downtown Detroit's Cobo Center. Last year's NAIAS attracted nearly 771,000 people, according to organizers.

Sunday night's press debut of the seventh-generation Corvette is hotly anticipated, and for nearly the past three months Chevy has done much to fan the flames, teasing us with tidbits of information and blink-and-you-missed-it video images. The automaker has disclosed that the new 'Vette will have a new 6.2-liter V-8 engine that's good for 450 horsepower and a zero-to-60-mph time of less than four seconds — all while improving on its 2013 predecessor's 26 mpg; Chevy also has said the 2014 model's aerodynamics were designed with Corvette's years of racing in the American Le Mans Series in mind.

Check back for full coverage of the 2013 Detroit auto show. Until then, here are the vehicles we know about now:

Audi SQ5

Audi RS5 Cabriolet

BMW 4 Series Concept

BMW M6 Gran Coupe

2014 Cadillac ELR

2014 Chevrolet Corvette

2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

2014 GMC Sierra 1500

2014 Infiniti Q50

2014 Jeep Compass

2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee

2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8

2014 Jeep Patriot

2014 Lexus IS

Mercedes-Benz CLA

2013 Mercedes E63 AMG

2013 Mercedes-Benz E-Class

Mini Paceman JCW

Nissan Versa Note (Versa hatch)

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