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December 1, 2016

2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid gets 84 MPGe rating

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Chrysler has announced that the 2017 Pacifica Hybrid minivan now holds the title as the most fuel-efficient hybrid ever, since the EPA has certified it with a 84 MPGe rating.

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2018 Toyota Camry teased ahead of its Detroit debut

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Toyota has announced that the all-new 2018 Camry is going to debut next month at the Detroit Auto Show.

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December 2, 2016

Rolls-Royce Project Cullinan SUV prototype revealed

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Rolls-Royce has already announced that it is building a new SUV and now it's given the world its first look at it. Called the Project Cullinan, the new "all-terrain, high-sided vehicle" is the brand's first attempt at making a large SUV.

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December 5, 2016

Kia's new rear-wheel drive teased ahead of its debut in Detroit

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Kia is getting ready to reveal a production version of the rear-wheel drive GT concept next month at the Detroit Auto Show. Kia's new high-performance sedan is going to debut on January 8, 2017, but until that date Kia is going to release teasers on the microsite - The Curve Ahead.

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December 6, 2016

Mazda just killed our dreams, an RX-8 successor isn't happening

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There have been off and on again rumors for a while that Mazda is working on a successor to the RX-7/ RX-8 models with a new rotary powered engine. Well those rumors have now been officially killed thanks to Mazda's CEO Masamichi Kogai who recently told Automotive News that Mazda has no plans for a sports car larger than the MX-5 Miata.

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Honda to reveal "Cooperative Mobility Ecosystem" at CES

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Honda has announced that the "Cooperative Mobility Ecosystem" will be the theme for its exhibit at the 2017 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. Using the power of artificial intelligence, robotics, and big data to transform the mobility experience, Honda plans to give the world a look at how it sees the future of transportation.

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December 7, 2016

Chrysler puts the Jeep Grand Wagoneer on hold

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Although Chrysler has confirmed plans to resurrect the Jeep Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer, it's now being reported that those plans have been put on hold. According to two suppliers, Chrysler has put plans for the new range-topping SUV on hold.

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December 8, 2016

2017 Dodge Challenger GT is the first all-wheel drive American muscle car

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Since the American muscle car's birth in the 1960s, the Mustang, Camaro and Challenger models have always sent their insane power to the rear wheels. Now that's about to change with the introduction of the 2017 Dodge Challenger GT, which is the first ever American muscle car to offer all-wheel drive.

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December 9, 2016

2018 Lexus LS teased ahead of its debut in Detroit

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Lexus has announced plans to reveal the all-new 2018 Lexus LS flagship sedan next month at the Detroit Auto Show. Even though we're about a month away from its debut, Lexus has released a teaser photo of the new LS, which gives a hint at its bolder styling.

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December 12, 2016

2018 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Coupe leaked

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Mercedes-Benz has announced that the all-new E-Class Coupe is going to debut this week, but thanks to a leaked brochure of the new sexy coupe - we now have our first look now. Belgian website AutoTijd has released the full brochure on line just days before the covers come off the new E-Class Coupe.

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December 13, 2016

Chrysler to debut electric Pacifica minivan at CES

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Chrysler is reportedly going to debut a new electric version of the Pacifica minivan next month at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. Chrysler is also going to skip the Detroit Auto Show that kicks off a few days after CES, which is the first time the automaker will not debut a new car or truck in Detroit in seven years.

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December 14, 2016

2018 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Coupe revealed ahead of its Detroit debut

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Mercedes-Benz has unveiled the all-new 2018 E-Class Coupe ahead of its public debut next month at the Detroit Auto Show. The new E-Class Coupe is bigger than its predecessor with an exterior that looks similar to the C- and S-Class Coupes. One of the most noteworthy styling features is the absence of a B-pillar and thanks to crystal optics, the taillamps also have a brilliant stardust appearance similar to the glow of a jet engine.

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Toyota teases a high performance Yaris

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Toyota has released a teaser sketch of a new high-performance version of the Yaris hatchback, which will take inspiration from Toyota's new Yaris WRC race car.

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December 15, 2016

Lucid Motors unveils the 1,000-hp Air electric sedan

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Silicon Valley-based Lucid Motors has unveiled its new Air electric sedan, which is expected to go into production in Arizona in 2018. With over 1,000 horsepower, two electric motors and a driving range up to 400 miles, the Air is a noteworthy new entry in the EV segment.

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December 16, 2016

2017 Kia Niro Hybrid drives from NYC to Los Angeles on 4.1 tanks of gas

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Kia has announced that new 2017 Niro hybrid has received a Guinness World Record title for consuming less fuel than any other hybrid car that has driven across the USA from coast to coast. The Kia Niro set the record by averaging 76.6 mpg over the 3,715 mile trip and only consuming 4.1 tanks of gas.

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December 19, 2016

All-new 2018 Chevy Traverse to debut in Detroit

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Chevy has announced that the all-new 2018 Traverse crossover is going to debut next month at the 2017 Detroit Auto Show.

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2018 Honda Odyssey teased ahead of its Detroit debut

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Honda has announced that the all-new 2018 Odyssey minivan is going to debut next month at the Detroit Auto Show. Honda has released a teaser sketch of the new 5th-generation 2018 Honda Odyssey which will feature new powertrain technology and new features.

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December 20, 2016

Seven-passenger VW Tiguan Allspace will debut in Detroit

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VW is going to reveal an extended wheelbase version of the all-new Tiguan next month in Detroit. The cleverly named Tiguan Allspace has a wheelbase that is just over 4-inches longer than the standard Tiguan, giving it more spacious interior.

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2017 Lamborghini Aventador S debuts with 740-hp and $421k price tag

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Lamborghini is updating its flagship, the Aventador a refresh with the debut of the Aventador S. Lamborghini calls the Aventador S a new generation, but its actually more of a facelift with some styling updates and a more powerful V12.

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December 21, 2016

Chrysler delivers 100 self-driving Pacifica minivans

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Chrysler and Waymo (formerly the Google self-driving car project) have announced that production of 100 Pacifica Hybrid minivans built to enable fully self-driving operations has been completed.

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December 22, 2016

Audi Q8 e-tron concept teased ahead of its Detroit debut

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Audi is going to preview a new SUV flagship next month at the Detroit Auto Show with the debut of the Q8 e-tron concept. The Q8 SUV is still a few years away, but next month we'll get a preview of what we can expect.

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VW is bringing a new I.D. concept to Detroit - Hello Microbus?

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After unveiling the electric I.D. concept a few months ago at the Paris Motor Show, VW has announced plans to unveil another I.D. concept next month at the Detroit Auto Show.

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December 23, 2016

Uber moves its self-driving pilot to Arizona after California shuts it down

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Earlier this week Uber launched its self-driving pilot in San Francisco with a fleet of self-driving Volvo XC90 SUVs. Within hours there were reports that the self-driving vehicles were running red lights, even though they were manned by an engineer. Once the California Department of Motor Vehicles got word about the pilot program, it quickly shut it down, so now Uber is moving the pilot to Arizona.

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December 27, 2016

Mercedes-Benz A-Class sedan rumored

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A new report claims that Mercedes-Benz is going to introduce a new compact A-Class sedan that will sit between the A-Class hatchback and CLA. An all-new A-Class hatchback is expected to debut in late 2017 or early 2018, which according to sources will arrive before the sedan version at the end of 2018.

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December 28, 2016

Ford to reveal next-gen Fusion Hybrid autonomous vehicle at CES

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Ford has unveiled the next-generation Fusion Hybrid autonomous development vehicle, which is going to debut next month at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) and the Detroit Auto Show.

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December 29, 2016

2018 Subaru WRX to get facelift, all-new model still years away

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Although Subaru has released an all-new Impreza for the 2017 model year, we'll have to wait a few more years for an all-new WRX and WRX STI. According to a Subaru engineer, the WRX is slated to get a facelift for 2018, but an all-new model won't arrive until around 2020.

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December 30, 2016

Infiniti QX50 concept to preview the next-gen in Detroit

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Infiniti is going to give the world a preview of the next-generation QX50 crossover, with the debut of the QX50 concept new month at the Detroit Auto Show. It's expected that the design of the concept is pretty close to the production version, which Infiniti says is "an evolution of the QX Sport Inspiration" concept.

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