Ford has announced the specs for the updated 2017 Fusion Energi plug-in hybrid, which now has a longer driving range than the 2016 model. With a total driving range of 610 miles, the 2017 Fusion Energi can now travel further than any other plug-in hybrid on the market.
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While GM has had success with the Chevy Volt that is now well into its second generation, its cousin, the Cadillac ELR hasn't met the same fate. Sales of the ELR were doomed from the start, largely because of its $75,000 sticker price and now production has officially stopped.
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We've been hearing reports about a mid-engined Corvette for a while, but Chevy has never confirmed any of the rumors. Now Car and Driver claims that the Corvette will switch to a mid-engine layout when the all-new C8 Corvette debuts in early 2018 at the Detroit Auto Show.
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Chevy has unveiled the 2017 Silverado High Desert package, which is based on the concept vehicle with the same name that debuted at the 2014 SEMA show. With its lockable and water resistant cargo system, Chevy says that the Silverado High Desert package blends the capability and utility of Silverado with the refinement and luxury of the Suburban.
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The Chrysler 300 has been one of the shining lights in the Chrysler lineup for years, but Chrysler may be working on a successor that will be dramatically different than today's rear-wheel drive sedan. Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne recently hinted that the 300's replacement could share the same front-wheel drive platform as the new Pacifica minivan.
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If you're in the market for a bright yellow truck, Ram has your answer - the limited edition 2016 Ram 1500 Stinger Yellow Sport. The very limited-edition (only 2,500 will be built) Ram 1500 features unique interior colors, body-colored accents and most importantly, bright yellow paint.
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Even though Buick unveiled an all-new Verano compact sedan last year in China, it's being reported that the Verano's days are numbered in the U.S. According to sources, the current Verano will continue in the U.S. through the 2017 model year.
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A new report claims that GM and Lyft are going to start testing self-driving versions of the Chevy Bolt EV next year on public roads. GM recently invested $500 million in Lyft and now its reportedly looking to buy Cruise Automation Inc., a self-driving technology startup for $1 billion.
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Chevy has announced the pricing for the 2017 Corvette Grand Sport, which will be priced at $66,445 for coupe models and $70,445 for the convertible.
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Ford has announced that it is the only automaker to offer an available factory-installed strobe warning LED light kit, which is now available to F-150 fleet customers for the first time. The strobe light kit is designed for use by utility, road construction and municipal crews that need enhanced vehicle visibility while working on-site to warn motorists and others that workers.
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Ford has confirmed that it is working on a 200-mile range electric car that will compete withe Tesla Model 3 and Chevy Bolt. During an earnings call, Ford CEO Mark Fields revealed that the automaker wants to be "among the leaders or in a leadership position" when it comes to electric cars.
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Production of the ill-fated Fisker Karma ended in 2012 and two years later Henrik Fisker's company was bought by China's Wanxiang Group Corporation. Now the automaker is back with a new name, Karma Automotive and the original Karma sedan has a new name Revero.
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Last year Ford sold 110,000 Mustangs globally, which according to IHS Automotive, makes the Mustang the best-selling Sports Coupe in the world. 2015 was the first year that the Mustang was available worldwide and buyers responded with their checkbooks.
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With all the news about the 200-mile range Tesla Model 3 and upcoming Chevy Bolt, will anyone care that the 2017 Focus Electric will be able to drive up to 100 miles on a single charge? While Nissan, Chevy and Tesla are set to end range anxiety with their upcoming 200 mile range EVs, Ford feels that the upgraded 2017 Focus Electric will be enough to win over buyers.
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The second-generation Chevy Cruze now holds the title as one of the most fuel efficient models in its class, now that Chevy has revealed that it gets up to 42 mpg on the highway. The 2016 Cruze is "unsurpassed" in the segment, but doesn't grab the top title, since it matches the Honda Civic with the hybrid-like highway rating.
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If you want to get your hands on the all-new Ford GT, you'll be out of luck if you think it will be as easy as walking into your local dealership. Instead Ford has started taking applications from potential buyers at at FordGT.com.
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As we reported a few days ago, Tesla is giving the Model S a few updates, with the most noticeable update being its new front fascia that features a smaller grille and new headlights.
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Dodge has announced that it is simplifying the 2016 Dart's lineup to just three models: Dart SXT Sport, Dart Turbo and the Dart GT Sport. The 2016 Dart also starts at a lower price at $17,995.
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It's being reported that Tesla is going to reveal some updates to the Model S later t this month, which will include some styling updates, more features and maybe even a larger battery option.
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Ford has unveiled the updates to the 2017 Shelby GT350 Mustang, which is getting a standard Track package and more color options.
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Ford has already unveiled the updated 2017 Fusion, but one piece of new technology wasn't announced when the new Fusion debuted earlier this year. Ford has announced that the 2017 Fusion will be available with adaptive cruise control with stop-and-go technology to help make that annoying commute a little better.
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Last night Tesla unveiled the highly anticipated $35,000 Model 3. Leading up to the debut, Tesla started taking reservations at its stores, which at some locations saw up to 1,000 people or more waiting in line to give their $1,000 fee for the reservation. Now just a day after it started taking orders, Tesla has already received around 198,000 orders.
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After so much anticipation Tesla has finally unveiled the Model 3, which will be its first electric car that most people can actually afford. With buyers waiting outside of Tesla stores for up to 40 hours to be the first on the reservation list, the wait is finally over!
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Tesla is finally going to give the world a look at the much anticipated Model 3 sedan tonight. Production is expected to kick off by the end of 2017, but the version of the sedan that we see tonight may differ from what rolls off the line next year.
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Ford has announced plans to build a limited run of 300 Ford F-150 MVP edition trucks at Kansas City Assembly Plant. The F-150 MVP edition salutes Kansas City's world championship.
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Lincoln is giving the world a preview of what the next-generation Navigator SUV will look with the new Navigator concept that debuted today at the New York Auto Show. Lincoln says that the design of the concept takes inspiration from luxury sailboats and yachts.
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Just like its cousin, the Chevy Trax, the Buick Encore small SUV is getting some styling updates for the 2017 model year. With more refined styling and updated technology, the Encore will likely continue to hold its title as the best selling model in the Buick lineup.
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Chevy has announced that the 2016 Malibu Hybrid is now the most fuel efficient hybrid sedan in its segment with a 46-mpg combined rating. With a 47 mpg city/ 46 mpg highway rating, the Malibu Hybrid easily tops the hybrid versions of the Ford Fusion, Toyota Camry and Kia Optima.
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New photos of the 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trailhawk have leaked online, ahead of the SUV's debut next week at the New York Auto Show. Before you get too excited, this isn't the Hellcat supercharged V8 version that we're waiting for.
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Chevy has unveiled the hottest version yet of the all-new Camaro - the 2017 Camaro ZL1. With 640 horsepower on tap, a new 10-speed transmission and various other performance upgrades, the Camaro ZL1 is sure to satisfy muscle car fans.
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California is by far the largest midsize pickup market and to appeal to truck buyers in the state, Chevy has unveiled the unique 2017 Colorado Shoreline edition.
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Cadillac has unveiled a new Black Chrome package for the 2016 ATS and CTS models. As the name suggests, the Black Chrome package blacks out the grille, window moldings and wheels.
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Following the success of the "Plum Crazy" purple, "B5 Blue" and "Sublime" green Dodge Charger and Challenger models, Dodge has unveiled a new Go Mango exterior paint for the 2016 Dodge Challenger and Charger SRT.
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Chrysler has released the fuel economy specs for the 2017 Pacifica minivan, which now gets up to 28 mpg on the highway - a rating that is unsurpassed in its segment. That rating also represents a 12 percent improvement over the old Town & Country.
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Chevy has unveiled the 2017 Corvette Grand Sport at the Geneva Motor Show. According to Chevy, the Corvette Grand Sport "is a pure expression of the car's motorsports-bred pedigree."
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Ford has unveiled a hotter version of the Fiesta ST, the Fiesta ST200, which is debuting this week at the Geneva Motor Show. It's 197-hp matches the Fiesta ST, but thanks to an overboost function, the horsepower rating climbs to 212, making the Fiesta ST200 the "most powerful production Fiesta ever."
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GM has unveiled new hybrid versions of its Chevy Silverado and GMC full-size pickups, which use a mild hybrid system to improve the the fuel efficiency of the large pickups by up to 13 percent. Rather than use a full hybrid system, like the new Malibu, both pickups use a small electric motor and lithium-ion battery.
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Ford expects the love affair with SUVs to continue into the next decade, so Ford has announced plans to introduce four new SUV models by 2020. Ford sees increased demand from millennials that are starting families and the 80 million aging baby boomers that continue to prefer SUVs.
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Cadillac has announced the pricing for the 2017 XT5 crossover, which is going to arrive in April. Pricing for the SRX successor will range from $38,995 for the base XT5 and will top out at $62,500 for the XT5 Platinum model before the $995 destination fees.
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The subcompact SUV segment continues to heat up and in order to capture even more of the segment, Chevy is giving the 2017 Trax a facelift. The restyled Trax is being introduced just 13 months after its U.S. introduction.
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