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Jeep Cherokee gets new engine, nip and tuck for 2019

Jeep's midsize SUV, the Cherokee, gets a new turbocharged 2.0-liter I-4 engine, a new face and a number of fixes as part of an extensive freshening for the 2019 model year.

UPDATED: 1/15/18 10:19 pm ET -- corrected
China's GAC sets U.S. launch for '19, will recruit dealers at NADA convention

After years of teases and promises, China's Guangzhou Automotive Group announced firm plans to enter the United States market. It plans to recruit dealers at the upcoming NADA convention.

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Kia Forte gains fuel efficiency, polish for 2019

Design cues from Kia's Stinger sport sedan have made their way to the third-generation Kia Forte sedan and the compact car is receiving an engineering overhaul that improves fuel economy and powertrain refinement.

Hyundai Veloster gets more muscular

Hyundai is reviving its Veloster hatchback for the 2019 model year with a new platform and the brand's first-ever N performance model for the U.S. market, along with a more muscular design akin to a sport coupe.

Quick spin: Daily mobility news for 1.15.18

We're zooming into the North American International Auto Show in Detroit straight off the plane from CES in Las Vegas. No rest for the tech-loving weary. Here's a look at what's making news today. -- Sharon Silke Carty

Acura reboots RDX 'from ground up'

The third-generation RDX -- the first Acura styled, developed and engineered entirely in the U.S. -- is the crossover's most extensive redesign in more than a decade, and it will square off against a wave of new rivals.

Lexus LF-1 stresses style over utility

Lexus' new crossover concept defines a fresh segment for the luxury automaker: a light truck focused more on style and driving dynamics than utility. The LF-1 Limitless is described as a flagship crossover and the spiritual brother of the new-generation LS flagship sedan.

Toyota polishes 5th-generation Avalon, introduces Apple CarPlay

Toyota's next-generation Avalon flagship sedan features more aggressive bodywork, an updated platform to improve driving dynamics and the company's first implementation of Apple CarPlay after years of remaining one of the few holdouts on smartphone integration.

FCA lavishes tech, safety gear on 2019 Ram pickup

The long list of engineering, safety, performance and functional improvements -- a bigger and quieter cabin, a stronger frame, more storage and improved fuel efficiency -- in the next Ram half-ton truck signal that FCA is determined to challenge Chevrolet and Ford like never before.

The new flagships of Detroit

Along with Ford's pace-setting F series, the redesigned Chevrolet Silverado and Ram 1500 form a collection of trucks that showcase some of the most sophisticated technologies each manufacturer has in its arsenal.

At CES, time to make cool stuff real stuff

There was lots of talk and several demonstrations of self-driving cars at CES, but it was striking to notice which companies did not attend this massive consumer electronics extravaganza.

Can Ranger crash GM's midsize pickup party?

If General Motors struck gold by reviving the Colorado and Canyon midsize pickups four years ago, then Ford had better hope that mine isn't tapped out by the time the Ranger reaches dealerships early next year.

2019 Jetta gets new styling, transmission

The redesigned 2019 Volkswagen Jetta will have much-improved driving dynamics, will be more fuel-efficient, and will be available with updated safety and infotainment technology compared to the outgoing model.

2019 Ram 1500 gets big screen, reclining seats

The redesigned 2019 Ram 1500 pickup -- wholly changed and sporting sophisticated technology once reserved for luxury sedans -- is the result of that all-in commitment to the automaker's top-selling vehicle.

Edge ST gives Ford a winning combo

Americans love crossovers, and they love to drive fast. So why not combine those passions into the Edge ST, a performance variant of the company's midsize crossover?

Continental eyes reorganization

Continental said it is in "early stages" of talks about a structural overhaul, following moves by Delphi and Autoliv to split their operations in two.

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