Tesla Model S
The Scoop: Tesla will focus primarily on "vehicle engineering " this year in Detroit, it says, and the S will play a main part of that. The California-based carmaker says it already has 3,000 buyers lined up for the electric sedan, which is set to be delivered in 2012. The car has room for five adults and can come with a 160-mile, 220-mile, or 300-mile battery pack. Tesla says the car will go from 0-60 in 5.6 seconds, with a top speed of 120 miles per hour.
Pricing: $56,400 (minus a $7,500 federal tax credit)