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Lexus Premieres GS F Sedan at Detroit

Lexus today unveiled the 2016 GS F performance sedan, the latest model in line as it continues to stalk Mercedes-Benz and BMW sport sedans that own and define the expensive segment. Continue reading

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Hyundai Debuts 2016 Sonata Hybrid with Higher MPG

Today Hyundai introduced the Hybrid version of its seventh-generation Sonata at NAIAS. The 2016 Sonata Hybrid fuel economy is expected to improve more than 10%. Sonata Hybrid is projected to achieve up to 39 mpg in the city, 44 mpg on the highway and have a combined EPA mileage rating of 42 mpg. Continue reading

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Cadillac CTS-V Debuts. V is for Very Fast and Expensive

With more horsepower and torque than the Mercedes-Benz 5.5-liter biturbo V8 and the BMW M-series 4.4-liter TwinPower (twin-turbo) V8, the new CTS-V is capable of 0-60 acceleration in 3.7 seconds. Continue reading

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High Voltage! Gen 2 Chevrolet Volt is Significant Redesign

The new Volt has better gas mileage, greater range, faster acceleration, a fifth seat of sorts, and an all-new propulsion system. Pricing, yet to be announced, could be the deciding factor in Volt’s sales future. Former GM CEO Dan Ackerson, a venture capitalist, when he predicted astronomical sales had no idea that this is a long-term ~2030 play. Continue reading

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Viper Customization – No Copies with Unique ‘1 of 1’ Builds

Dodge is giving its Viper a level of exclusivity by creating a new custom Viper GTC model and a sales scheme that gives Viper customers the opportunity to create their very own one-of-one American hand-built car. Continue reading

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2016 Toyota Tacoma Pickup Debuts at NAIAS

Tacoma been the best-selling mid-size truck in the U.S. for ten years running because Dodge dropped its Dakota and Ford walked away from its Ranger. Tacoma faces formidable competition from the Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon now that GM has reentered the segment. Continue reading

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Canyon Nightfall Edition Debuts

The profit-boosting truck reflects the resurgence of the pickup market with buyers spending lavishly on customization at all brands. More than 40% of the initial orders for Canyon include at least one selection from a collection of accessories GMC offers. Continue reading

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Hydrogen Bomb! Toyota Opens Its Fuel Cell Patents for Industry Use

In a deft P.R. move that also has abundant self-interest, Toyota Motor Corporation will allow royalty-free use of 5,680 fuel-cell-related patent licenses, including pending applications, it holds globally. Continue reading

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Volt Camouflage Designed to hide Freshened Sheet Metal

The camouflage package on the next-generation Volt was started six months in advance of early development. The tricks are constantly updated to keep spy photographers – Jim Dunne, who graciously contributes to AutoInformed – and the curious guessing. Continue reading

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Porsche Cayenne S E-Hybrid to Debut in Paris

The Cayenne is a success story, with the company introducing the first model in 2002. Sales have exceeded all expectations in spite of grumbling from traditionalists that an SUV is not a true Porsche. Continue reading

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GM Throws Technology Gauntlet – V2V Cadillacs in 2 Years

GM’s CEO Mary Barra said yesterday that GM would offer vehicle-to-vehicle communication, V2V in that awful techie jargon, as well as vehicle-to-infrastructure communication, and ultimately, fully autonomous driving starting two years from now in a 2017 model Cadillac CTS. Continue reading

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First Look – Volvo XC90 SUV

Volvo Cars has unveiled its new XC90, which was under development for three years at the Chinese-owned automaker. The 7-seat crossover SUV, says Volvo, is the result of s $11 billion product development program that is the company’s latest attempt to use a scalable architecture, a fancy way of saying a common platform that can be used for larger and smaller vehicles. Continue reading

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Car Spy Jim Dunne on Mustang Mule

Note that those excessively covered exhaust pipes are four in number, duals to each side, which is a big change for Mustangs? Continue reading

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Right-Hand-Drive Mustang Testing Begins

A right-hand-drive prototype of the upcoming 2015 Mustang has been spotted as it underwent initial testing. Continue reading

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2016 Model Volt Debuts at NAIAS Next January

Global Chevrolet Chief Marketing Officer Tim Mahoney says the next generation Chevrolet Volt hybrid will debut at the 2015 North American International Auto Show in Detroit next January. Continue reading

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