The Detroit motor show marked the public debut of many notable models, including the new Mercedes-Benz C-class.
It wasn't just the Europeans that were out in force, however, with several major new American cars being revealed.
Read on to find out what we thought were the most important American cars at the show.
If there's one thing that the SRT Viper is not lacking, it's power. Its 8.4-litre V10 produces 640bhp, allowing for 0-60mph in less than 4.0sec and a claimed top speed of 205mph.
The new GT model, however, adds some more advanced features that would have previously only been found on the range-topping GTS variant. So, buyers of the GT benefit from a new five-mode stability control system, electrically adjustable suspension and upgraded interior trim.
The new Z06, a high-performance version of Chevrolet's popular C7 Corvette, is designed to take on the world's best sports cars. Unlike its predecessors, it features a supercharged engine that produces "at least" 625bhp and 635lb ft.
Chevrolet claims that it's currently clocking faster lap times than the outgoing Corvette ZR1, indicating that it's a seriously capable car. “The new Z06 delivers levels of performance, technology and design that rival the most exotic supercars in the world,” said Mark Reuss, president, General Motors North America.
The new Acura TLX concept previews the brand's next flagship saloon model. The 'luxury sports saloon', described by senior vice president of American Honda Mike Accavittias as "the next step in our plan to progress the brand", is hoped to reinvigorate interest in Acura.