In olden days horse driven carriages and walking was the means of transportation. But as years passed, with a lot of efforts and brain work of many people, the modern day car was produced. The evolution of cars began with steam engines and moved on to fuel and gas powered engines and millions of automobiles are on the road today. Owning a car is no more a luxury these days. It has become essential item in every household when traveling with the family. A car is a very useful investment, and If you decide to buy a car, there are a variety of makes introduced by the manufacturing companies. There are very expensive cars like Mercedes Benz and BMW and there are also cheap cars like the Nano introduced by Tata Motors in India. You can choose between buying new cars and used autos. If you are going in for new cars, you can decide which model you want according to your budget, you can select the color, select the type of upholstery you prefer, whether leather or cloth, choose accessories like audio system, navigation system etc and you can also test drive the car. And you don’t have to worry about money, because buying a car is very easy these days. Most of the banks today provide vehicle loan to buy new cars at reasonable interest rates.
Auto shows are conducted every year and these shows attract a lot of car lovers. These shows are an exhibition of different types of automobiles and the North American International Auto Show is among the most prestigious auto shows in the world. You can see the cars, compare the prices, get to know the features of the cars and find out which car suits your budget. It is non-selling event and car lovers get an opportunity to see many types of cars like old cars, new cars and concept cars and some space is also allotted for vintage cars.
Concept cars are used as experimental projects. Without changing the basic structure of the car, car manufacturers make minor styling and alteration and change the entire look of the car, giving it a new look. They look different from the original car in design and appearance. Some concept cars are really interesting, whereas some do not capture the attention of the people.
The 2011 Detroit Auto Show offered 10 new cars which are worth waiting for. They are 2012 BMW 1 Series M Coupe, Cadillac CTS-V Coupe SCCA Racer, 2011 Chrysler 300, 2012 Fiat 500 Mopar, 2012 Ford C-Max, 2011 Hyundai Veloster, Mini Paceman Concept, Porsche 918 RSR, 2012 Toyota Prius V and 2012 Volkswagon Passat.
The auto industry is experiencing increased sales very year and because of the increased demand for cars and the stiff competition in the automobile market has made car manufacturers introduce different models of cars with new features and technologies to attract buyers. Cars have improved the standard of life of the people by connecting urban life and city life and it has made traveling very comfortable.
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