Among the many topics on tap there:.
Toyota's Lexus division unveiled a gas-electric hybrid luxury sedan, the GS 450h. The model is being touted as a car that pairs relatively miserly fuel consumption with luxury and performance.
Ford showed off a diesel electric hybrid concept called the Mercury Meta One. The car sports a technology called "collision mitigation by braking," which uses a camera, radar and onboard computer to sense other vehicles and determine, based on their location, speed and direction, whether a collision is imminent. Additionally, Ford's Escape SUV is available with a hybrid drive train.
GM's Sequel concept car is meant to show off GM's vision for fuel cell vehicles of the future. The Sequel can travel up to 300 miles on a tank full of hydrogen and accelerates to 60 mph in less than 10 seconds.
On the entertainment side, Jaguar and Mercedes-Benz are. Four 2005 Jaguar models will have Sirius radio as a dealer-installed option. In addition, the receiver will be offered as a port-installed accessory in the 2006 editions of all four models.
Mercedes-Benz, which has a partnership with Sirius, said the satellite radio will be a factory-installed option in its 2006 M-Class sport utility vehicle. The receiver will come with a six-month subscription to the service and is expected to have a suggested retail price of $500.
Meanwhile, Hyundai Motor plans toon all U.S. models by 2007. The automaker will include the service on three models for 2006: the Sonata, the Alantra and the Santa Fe. In the 2007 model year, the service will be standard in all Hyundai cars.