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January 16, 2013

What's new at Detroit auto show? Bling

  • Running lights on the hood, bold grilles and engraving within the lamps are inexpensive but distinctive eye candy for cars.
  • By JEFF KAROUB
    AP Business Writer

    DETROIT — Headlights, grilles and other doodads are stepping up and popping out on cars: from daytime running lights that go up the hood of the new Cadillac ATS, to a wide, bold grille on the Ford Fusion, to engraving within the lamps of the new Corvette and Ford Transit. They are inexpensive but distinctive, providing automotive eye candy that can even boost gas mileage or improve safety.

    Car bling is in abundance at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, which opens to the public Saturday.


     
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