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January 3, 2017

Chrysler Portal electric minivan concept debuts at CES

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Chrysler has unveiled a minivan for millennials, with the debut of the new Portal concept. The Portal minivan concept is debuting this week at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas.

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Ford announces plans for F-150 Hybrid, Mustang Hybrid and 300-mile electric SUV

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Ford made a big announcement this morning by revealing its plans to introduce more electrified models, including an F-150 Hybrid, Mustang Hybrid and Transit Custom plug-in hybrid. The models, plus a new 300-mile range fully electric SUV are part of 13 new electrified models that Ford is going to release over the next five years.

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January 4, 2017

2018 Mercedes-Benz GLA teased ahead of its Detroit debut

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Mercedes-Benz is going to reveal the updated 2018 GLA next week at the Detroit Auto Show. To get us ready for the reveal, the brand has released this teaser.

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2017 Genesis G80 (Review)

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Back in 2008 when Hyundai revealed its new luxury, rear-wheel drive Genesis sedan, Hyundai grabbed the industry's attention. Could Hyundai, which for years had been known building budget-minded models, actually make a luxurious vehicle that could compete with the best from Germany and Japan? Now almost ten years later, Hyundai has finally decided to break off its luxury Genesis and Equus models into their own sub-brand, appropriately named Genesis. The first of these models is the Genesis G80, which is basically the same thing as the second-generation Hyundai Genesis.

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Faraday Future reveals the 1,050-hp FF 91 electric SUV concept

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Faraday Future has just unveiled the concept we've been waiting for - the FF 91, which previews its first production model. The FF 91 electric SUV concept is powered by a 130 kWh battery pack and sends the power to the ground via four electric motors with a total output of 1,050 horsepower.

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January 5, 2017

Toyota Concept-i builds a relationship with the driver

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Toyota has unveiled the new Concept-i at this week's CES in Las Vegas, which has been designed from the inside out to foster a warm and friendly experience for the driver and passengers. Designed with user experience technology, Toyota says that the Concept-i was created around the philosophy of "kinetic warmth," a belief that mobility technology should be warm, welcoming, and fun.

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January 6, 2017

2018 Subaru WRX and WRX STI get a facelift

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Subaru has unveiled the updated 2018 WRX and WRX STI, which get updated styling, performance enhancements, more tech and an upgraded interior.

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January 8, 2017

2018 Ford F-150 gets a new 3.0L diesel and updated styling

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Ford has unveiled the updated 2018 F-150, which gets a facelift, but the most noteworthy addition is a new 3.0L diesel engine.

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2018 Kia Stinger sends 365-hp to the rear wheels

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Kia may have taken the crown at this year's Detroit Auto Show. The show kicks off tomorrow, but Kia has already unveiled its new real-wheel drive Stinger sports sedan. The Stinger was originally previewed by the GT concept and now the brand is ready to jump in a completely new segment.

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2018 GMC Terrain debuts with a bolder look and a diesel

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GMC has unveiled the all-new 2018 Terrain crossover, which is debuting this week at the Detroit Auto Show. With a new bolder design and more powertrain options, the Terrain is set to continue to lead GMC's sales growth.

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VW unveils a long-wheelbase Tiguan in Detroit

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As expected, VW is introducing a new long-wheelbase version of the next-generation 2018 Tiguan crossover. The new long-wheelbase Tiguan offers three rows of seats and up to 57 percent more cargo space than the standard Tiguan.

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January 9, 2017

Nissan Qashqai comes to the US as the 2017 Rogue Sport

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Nissan is expanding the Rogue lineup for the 2017 model with the introduction of the new Rogue Sport. The Rogue Sport may look familiar to some, since its sold as the Qashqai in other markets outside the US.

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VW I.D. Buzz concept signals the return of the Microbus

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VW has unveiled the latest vehicle from its new family of I.D. electric concepts - the I.D. Buzz. The I.D. Buzz concept follows the debut of the I.D. hatchback that debuted a few months ago in Paris and is simply "a Microbus for the future."

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2018 Toyota Camry debuts in Detroit with more emotional styling

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Just a few years ago, Toyota did a major mid-cycle update to the Camry to inject some excitement into the midsize sedan. Now Toyota has unveiled an all-new Camry, which Toyota says gains an "emotionally-charged design and performance experience."

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2018 Honda Odyssey debuts with 10-speed transmission and Magic Slide seats

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Honda has unveiled the all-new 2018 Odyssey at the Detroit Auto Show. While its exterior isn't a dramatic departure from the current model, its what's inside that counts here, since the new Odyssey gets a host of new features and technologies for 2018. The 2018 Odyssey gets a new versatile Magic Slide second-row seat new CabinWatch and CabinTalk technologies, a new Display Audio touchscreen, 4G LTE Wi-Fi connectivity and a new Rear Entertainment System with streaming video.

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January 10, 2017

Audi Q8 plug-in hybrid concept previews a new flagship SUV

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Audi is getting ready to expand its crossover lineup with the addition of the Q6 and Q8 models. Audi is giving us a preview of what the new Q8 flagship SUV will look like with the debut of the Q8 concept this week at the Detroit Auto Show.

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Nissan Vmotion 2.0 concept previews the next Altima

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Nissan has unveiled the new Vmotion 2.0 concept at the Detroit Auto Show. The Vmotion 2.0 concept previews Nissan's future sedan design direction, which basically means the next generation Altima.

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January 11, 2017

Honda will release a new dedicated hybrid in 2018

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Now that the Honda Insight and CR-Z models are gone, Honda is finally getting serious about electrified models. The revamp started with the revised Accord Hybrid, which will be followed by the Clarity Fuel Cell and the Clarity Electric and Clarity Plug-in hybrid models that are going to arrive this year. Honda has now confirmed that a new dedicated hybrid will be added to the lineup next year.

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2018 Jaguar F-Type gets a facelift and a cool GoPro app

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It's hard to believe that the sexy F-Type was unveiled five years ago back in 2012, so it makes sense that Jaguar is giving it an update for the 2018 model year. The 2018 F-Type Coupe and Convertible get a small facelift, new technology and even a new app that Jaguar developed with GoPro.

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January 12, 2017

Kia may release a more powerful version of the Stinger and electrified versions

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Kia might have had the biggest debut this week at the Detroit Auto Show with the debut of the 2018 Stinger sedan. Kia's most performance focused model yet will arrive with arrive with a choice of turbocharged engines and either rear- or all-wheel drive, but there may be even more powertrain options in the works.

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January 16, 2017

2016 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport GT (Review)

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The days of models like the 3000GT, Eclipse and even the Lancer Evo are long gone! Sad face! Now Mitsubishi is ditching its past and trying to regain market share by focusing all of its energy on SUVs. Even the really old Lancer is about to go away this summer. So what does that mean for the fledgling automaker?

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January 13, 2017

2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon to debut in NYC

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Dodge is going to resurrect the "Demon" name that was originally introduced in 1971. The name is going to be used for an even hotter version of the Challenger, called the Challenger SRT Demon.

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EPA claims that FCA used emissions cheating software on the diesel Grand Cherokee and Ram 1500

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The dust still hasn't settled from VW's diesel scandal, but now another automaker may be using similar software in the U.S. to get its diesel vehicles to pass emissions requirements. The EPA is claiming that Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is using emission control devices on the Jeep Grand Cherokee and Ram 1500 to help them pass emissions tests.

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January 17, 2017

2018 BMW 4 Series gets a small facelift and stiffer suspension

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BMW has unveiled the updated 2018 4 Series lineup, which consists of the Coupe, Convertible and Gran Coupe models. While most buyers will probably not notice the updates, the 2018 4 Series gets sharpened styling, interior updates and a revised suspension.

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January 16, 2017

Leaked video reveals the 2018 Ford Mustang GT!

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Ford hasn't unveiled the updated 2018 Mustang, but a leaked video has given away all the exterior updates. Most of the exterior updates take place at the front, where the 2018 Mustang gets new headlights, a restyled hood and a new bumper. The rear also gets updated taillights.

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January 17, 2017

2018 Ford Mustang loses the V6, but gets a new face and 10-speed automatic

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Ford has unveiled the refreshed 2018 Ford Mustang! The updated Mustang gets new front and rear styling, updated technology and an optional 10-speed automatic.

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January 18, 2017

2018 MINI John Cooper Works Countryman is the most powerful MINI yet

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MINI has unveiled the John Cooper Works version of the all-new Countryman crossover, which now holds the title as the most powerful MINI yet with its 228 horsepower engine.

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VW could build an all-electric Beetle

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Sales of the VW Beetle have continued to decline, but that doesn't mean that VW is ready to say goodbye to the iconic Beetle. VW is reportedly mulling the idea of an all-electric Beetle, which could make it more appealing.

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January 19, 2017

Chrysler Portal concept may enter production

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Chrysler is considering a production version of the electric Portal concept that it revealed earlier this month at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. Fiat Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne reportedly told reporters at this month's Detroit Auto Show that the automaker is considering a production version of the concept, but it wouldn't arrive until after 2018.

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2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon will be 200 pounds lighter than the Hellcat

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Dodge has released the second teaser video of the 2018 Challenger SRT Demon that is going to debut in April at the 2017 New York Auto Show. The new top dog version of the Challenger lineup will receive "adjustments" to the wheels, steering, suspension, brakes, interior construction and components to make it Dodge's "ultimate performance halo" model.

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January 20, 2017

2018 Ford Mustang Convertible revealed

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Earlier this week, Ford unveiled the restyled 2018 Mustang coupe and now we have our first look at the updated convertible.

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January 23, 2017

2018 Subaru XV teased ahead of its Geneva debut

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Subaru has released a teaser photo of the all-new 2018 Subaru XV or Crosstrek as its known here in the U.S. The new XV is going to debut at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show in March.

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January 24, 2017

Lexus LC stars in the brand's Super Bowl commercial

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Lexus has announced that the new LC 500 will be featured in its Super Bowl commercial, "Man and Machine." According to Lexus, the spot recognizes the parallels between the shapes and movements of the human form and the power and athleticism of Lexus' most premium models. The spot features movement artist Lil Buck and music from Sia.

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VW Microbus revival slated for 2022

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Earlier this month, VW unveiled the I.D. Buzz concept at the Detroit Auto Show, which signaled the possible return of the iconic Microbus. While VW made no production promises at the show, there are now reports that a production version could arrive by 2022.

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January 25, 2017

Mitsubishi teases a new compact crossover

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It's obvious that Mitsubishi's lineup has grown a bit stale over the past few years, but that will soon change with the addition of a new compact crossover that is going to be revealed at the upcoming Geneva Motor Show.

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2017 Ford GT is the fastest Ford ever with 647-hp and 216 mph top speed!

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Ford has announced that the 2017 Ford GT has the highest top speed and fastest lap time of any production Ford, ever! With 647 horsepower and 550 lb.-ft. of torque generated from its new 3.5-liter V6, the new GT's engine also produces the most horsepower of any EcoBoost production engine.

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January 26, 2017

2017 Audi R8 V10 Spyder priced at $176,350

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Audi has released the pricing for the 2017 R8 V10 Spyder, which can be yours for a reasonable $176,350, including the destination fees.

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January 27, 2017

2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon shows off its wide body

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We're getting closer to the debut of the 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon, which is going to debut at the upcoming New York Auto Show. Dodge has decided to release a video teaser of the "Demon" each week, leading up to its debut. This week we get a preview of its "Wide Body."

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January 30, 2017

Mercedes-Benz Aesthetics A sculpture previews the A-Class sedan

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Mercedes-Benz is previewing its next-generation A-Class models with the Aesthetics A design sculpture. The sculpture previews the new compact A-Class lineup, which gets even more rigorous implementation of the brand's design idiom of "sensual purity." The Aesthetics A sculpture specifically previews the upcoming A-Class sedan.

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GM and Honda team up to build a fuel cell system

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General Motors and Honda have announced plans to team up to mass produce an advanced hydrogen fuel cell system that will be used in future products from each automaker. The auto industry's first manufacturing joint venture will be based within GM's existing battery pack manufacturing facility site in Brownstown, Michigan.

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January 31, 2017

Audi A3 Four-Door Coupe gets ready to rival the CLA

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Audi is reportedly working on a new four-door coupe version of the next-generation A3, which will go head-to-head with the Mercedes-Benz CLA. The new A3 coupe will be joined by the sedan and hatchback versions, although the four-door coupe is likely to arrive first, around 2019.

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