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Ram updates off-road offerings with freshened Power Wagon

12:01 am U.S. ET, Feb. 11, 2016
Ram is updating back-country, heavy-duty offerings for 2017 with a freshened Power Wagon trim and expanded off-road packages across its three-quarter-ton pickup lineup. Read More »
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Cadillac prices XT5 below rivals, but aims high
12:09 pm U.S. ET, Feb. 10, 2016
The new 2017 Cadillac XT5 will have a base sticker price of $39,990, including shipping, when it hits showrooms in April -- about $1,400 more than its predecessor, the SR ...

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Chevy freshens Trax as crossover competition multiplies
12:01 am U.S. ET, Feb. 10, 2016
The Chevrolet Trax will get a new face and freshened interior for the 2017 model year, an effort to stay ahead of a slew of newcomers in the burgeoning market for subcomp ...

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Camaro 1LE performance version will offer V-6
12:01 am U.S. ET, Feb. 10, 2016
The Chevrolet Camaro 1LE track-ready performance model that debuts this week at the Chicago Auto Show will for the first time be offered with a V-6 engine under the hood. ...

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Ford EcoSport inches closer to U.S. shores
10:30 am U.S. ET, Feb. 9, 2016
Ford appears to be getting closer to selling the tiny EcoSport crossover in the U.S. Spy photos show the EcoSport, a subcompact crossover based on the same platform as th ...

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Ferrari retools FF four-seat grand tourer as GTC4Lusso
12:01 am U.S. ET, Feb. 9, 2016
Ferrari is renaming its FF four-seat coupe as the GTC4Lusso and adding rear-wheel steering to boost the appeal of a model launched five years ago as a practical ultraluxu ...

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EPA greenhouse gas rule would ban conversion of light vehicles to racecars
10:45 pm U.S. ET, Feb. 8, 2016
An EPA proposal to slash greenhouse gas emissions by medium and heavy duty vehicles would also ban the conversion of street cars into racecars, with far-reaching effects ...

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Chicago Auto Show preview
12:01 am U.S. ET, Feb. 8, 2016
Expected this week at the show are an updated Ram heavy-duty pickup, a freshened Hyundai Santa Fe crossover, a special-edition Ford Explorer Sport crossover and a new ver ...

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GM: Others could use Chevy Volt's powertrain
12:01 am U.S. ET, Feb. 8, 2016
The gasoline-electric hybrid powertrain General Motors uses in the redesigned 2016 Chevrolet Volt could end up in competitors' vehicles. ...

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Porsche: Diesel Macan in limbo for now
12:01 am U.S. ET, Feb. 8, 2016
Porsche North America boss Klaus Zellmer still wants to bring the diesel-powered Macan to the U.S. But he needs Volkswagen to make a technical fix so the engines will mee ...

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Kia plans 1st sport sedan, sources say
12:01 am U.S. ET, Feb. 8, 2016
Kia Motors Corp. plans to launch its first sport sedan next year, sources told Reuters. Kia aims to start producing the sedan, code-named CK, in May 2017 and will target ...

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EV to use new VW platform
12:01 am U.S. ET, Feb. 8, 2016
Volkswagen will build a production version of its BUDD-e electric vehicle concept, a senior VW executive told Britain's Car magazine. The VW Microbus-inspired BUDD-e debu ...

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Nissan bolsters Sentra as gateway to the brand
12:01 am U.S. ET, Feb. 8, 2016
Nissan says it spent three times as much as usual to give its 2016 Sentra compact sedan a midcycle freshening. The goal is to give newcomers more reason to stay with the ...

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Nissan plans big strides in connectivity
12:01 am U.S. ET, Feb. 8, 2016
Nissan is working to leverage its early lead in electric vehicles for bigger strides in autonomy and connectivity. Richard Candler, Nissan Europe's head of advanced produ ...

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Volume sellers they are not, but two-door cars keep coming
12:01 am U.S. ET, Feb. 6, 2016
A wave of coupes is appearing in showrooms and at auto shows this year, even though the segment is declining in popularity. ...

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Army marches forward with self-driving trucks
12:01 am U.S. ET, Feb. 6, 2016
The U.S. Army is developing driverless trucks and could end up operating the largest fleet of autonomous vehicles. A key test comes this summer when the Army conducts roa ...

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Chrysler readies Alloy Edition trims for 200, 300
12:01 am U.S. ET, Feb. 6, 2016
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, looking to spark interest in two key Chrysler cars, plans special editions for the 200S and 300S that sport hints of Detroit’s industrial ...

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Volvo bets on wagons with V90 despite SUV boom
12:01 am U.S. ET, Feb. 5, 2016
Volvo will show its commitment to station wagons, whose sales are being hit by the global boom in SUVs, when it unveils its new V90 later this month. ...

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Bentley preps fastback Bentayga
1:00 pm U.S. ET, Feb. 4, 2016
Bentley is hatching plans to introduce a sportier, coupelike version of the Bentayga, the brand’s first SUV. ...

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Microbus-styled mini-MPV to use new electric platform
11:09 am U.S. ET, Feb. 2, 2016
The purely electric and distantly Microbus-related Volkswagen BUDD-e will see production in the near future, Britain's Car magazine reports. ...

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FCA will offer new settings for diesel engines to make them cleaner
4:56 am U.S. ET, Feb. 2, 2016
Fiat Chrysler will offer new calibrations to make its most recent generation of diesel vehicles cleaner on the road after completing an internal review of its cars follow ...

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Toyota's U2 van concept to pop up in Toronto
10:29 am U.S. ET, Feb. 2, 2016
Toyota's U2 Urban Utility small delivery van concept will make its global auto show debut in Toronto next week. The U2 -- pronounced “U-squared” -- features r ...

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BMW's top tuner relishes his new role at Hyundai
12:01 am U.S. ET, Feb. 1, 2016
Hyundai, which began building its own engines only in 1991, has laid out a full-fledged product plan for its new Genesis luxury brand, with help from a cadre of executive ...

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1st generation will be the last for Cadillac ELR
12:01 am U.S. ET, Feb. 1, 2016
The flashy - and pricey - Cadillac ELR plug-in hybrid coupe won't stick around for a second generation, Cadillac President Johan de Nysschen confirms. ...

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Ford tests diesel-powered F-150
12:01 am U.S. ET, Feb. 1, 2016
Ford may launch a diesel version of the F-150 pickup as early as next year. Diesel-powered test trucks have been spotted near the company's product development center in ...

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New Discovery
12:01 am U.S. ET, Feb. 1, 2016
The redesigned 2017 Land Rover Discovery will feature a rounder, more fluid design than its predecessor, the LR4, spy images of the luxury SUV show. ...

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V-series variant unlikely for Caddy's top-end CT6
12:01 am U.S. ET, Feb. 1, 2016
Cadillac has no plans for a V-series high-performance model of its new CT6 large sedan, brand boss Johan de Nysschen said. ...

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Jeep Wagoneer? Where did that come from?
12:01 am U.S. ET, Feb. 1, 2016
So what's a Jeep Wagoneer? Fiat Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne referred to a Wagoneer last week during a conference call about FCA's plans to "realign" its North American ...

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Land Rover ends Defender output after nearly 70 years
8:37 am U.S. ET, Jan. 29, 2016
The last Land Rover Defender rolled off the production line, 68 years after output of the iconic offroader first began. ...

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Butch Cassidy, wackadoo tech and Range Rover whispers: What people think of Kia's Telluride concept
2:15 pm U.S. ET, Jan. 28, 2016
It's nearly covered the car market from side to side and top to bottom, and now Kia appears to be making bold plans to raise its game on the crossover/SUV side. ...

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Ford, aiming for pickup fuel economy crown, preps diesel-powered F-150
2:30 pm U.S. ET, Jan. 28, 2016 | UPDATED: 1/28/16 2:35 pm ET - includes spy video
Ford appears to be gearing up to launch a diesel-powered version of the F-150, possibly as early as next year, and wrest the fuel efficiency crown from the hot-selling Ra ...

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Land Rover's 2017 Discovery sheds boxiness of LR4
12:30 pm U.S. ET, Jan. 26, 2016
The redesigned 2017 Land Rover Discovery will be less boxy and feature a rounder, more fluid design than its predecessor, the LR4, spy images of the luxury SUV show. ...

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Cadillac eyes Vsport over V-series V-8 for a top-end CT6
11:00 am U.S. ET, Jan. 26, 2016
Cadillac has no plans for a V-series high-performance model of the new CT6 large sedan. ...

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Viper-like 2-seater could make a comeback, Marchionne hints
12:01 am U.S. ET, Jan. 25, 2016
The Dodge Viper is set to end production in 2017, but Fiat Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne says the nameplate could stage a comeback in different form. ...

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Don't expect smaller Buick Enclave, Chevrolet Traverse
12:01 am U.S. ET, Jan. 25, 2016
The big question was left hanging after GMC showed a shrunken 2017 Acadia this month at the Detroit auto show: What does the redesign mean for the Acadia's crossover cous ...

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Fabric top for BMW's Z4 replacement?
12:01 am U.S. ET, Jan. 25, 2016
A pair of future BMWs - a replacement for the Z4 roadster and a new 5 series - have come within range of spy photographers this month, neither with much camouflage. ...

Mercedes plans U.S. sales of E-class variants in 2017
12:01 am U.S. ET, Jan. 25, 2016
Mercedes-Benz will begin introducing variants of its redesigned E-class sedan in the U.S. in 2017. They include plug-in hybrid, diesel and AMG versions. ...

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Opel concept to preview future design
12:01 am U.S. ET, Jan. 25, 2016
General Motors' Opel/Vauxhall division will unveil a coupe concept in March at the Geneva auto show that will point to its future design language. The car will be badged ...

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Why Mercedes-Benz is reasserting control over connectivity
12:01 am U.S. ET, Jan. 25, 2016
Well-funded startups such as Automatic, Vinli and Zubie are selling under-the-dashboard dongles that can plug into a car's electronics and communicate data wirelessly to ...

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Why the CT6 is Cadillac's square-peg sedan
12:01 am U.S. ET, Jan. 24, 2016 | UPDATED: 1/26/16 11:00 am ET - adds driving impressions
The CT6 that hits showrooms in March defies categorization in terms of its size, interior space and price. It's something different. ...

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Product launches follow a faster cadence
12:01 am U.S. ET, Jan. 23, 2016
New model launches are getting faster, more frequent and less certain. They also might be a lot farther away from home. A critical factor is increased speed -- what one e ...

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Buick aims Cascada beyond the Midwest
12:01 am U.S. ET, Jan. 23, 2016
Buick is bucking an industry trend with the Cascada, a newcomer in an affordable family ragtop segment that has all but disappeared. ...

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Honda updates, improves composite bed in new Ridgeline
7:06 am U.S. ET, Jan. 21, 2016
In updating its Ridgeline midsize pickup, Honda aimed to create the ultimate tailgating tool. A new type of in-bed audio system forgoes conventional speakers, which could ...

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BMW's next Z roadster spied
2:47 pm U.S. ET, Jan. 20, 2016
It has been three years since BMW and Toyota signed a product development partnership that's expected to spawn sports cars for BMW and Toyota. Spy photos have finally eme ...

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Kia's high-riding hybrid set for Chicago debut
2:31 pm U.S. ET, Jan. 20, 2016
Kia plans a Chicago Auto Show debut for the crossover-styled Niro that will be the brand's first dedicated hybrid model. ...

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BMW's retooled, tech-packed 2017 5 series takes shape
11:45 am U.S. ET, Jan. 19, 2016
BMW's aging 5-series sedan will be more svelte and technology-packed when it is redesigned and debuts later this year as a 2017 model. It's expected to shed more than 200 ...

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Next Chevy Traverse, Buick Enclave won't follow GMC Acadia diet
11:45 am U.S. ET, Jan. 19, 2016
The next-generation Buick Enclave and Chevrolet Traverse are expected to be built on a long-wheelbase version of GMC's redesigned and slimmed down 2017 Acadia, leaving th ...

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Top designers share their top picks
12:01 am U.S. ET, Jan. 19, 2016
Toronto's Globe and Mail newspaper had a little fun recently with some of the industry's leading designers. The paper asked them to pick their favorite cars from other co ...

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Genesis brand born with luxury heritage
12:01 am U.S. ET, Jan. 18, 2016
Hyundai came to the Detroit auto show with what seemed to be a fully formed vision for its Genesis luxury brand, built around rear-wheel-drive platforms, Nurburgring-wort ...

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Volvo seeks luxury cred with product revival
12:01 am U.S. ET, Jan. 18, 2016
Volvo showed a new car -- and a reborn company -- at the Detroit auto show just days after setting a global sales record in 2015. ...

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GMC takes first step onto Jeep terrain
12:01 am U.S. ET, Jan. 18, 2016
The All Terrain model of GMC's redesigned Acadia signals GM's desire to position the brand as a challenger to Jeep. ...

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Detroit's stars & snoozers
12:01 am U.S. ET, Jan. 18, 2016
After a detour to the Consumer Electronics Show, our Faraday Future beat reporter and resident car critic David Undercoffler arrived in Detroit weary and jet-lagged. But ...

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Lexus, Acura and Infiniti search for halos in assault on Germans
12:01 am U.S. ET, Jan. 18, 2016
There's a new luxury plan from Japan, and its message is emotion and power. Even as customers flock to their crossovers, the Japanese luxury brands are combating their tr ...

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Zetsche: '17 E class will pass ES
12:01 am U.S. ET, Jan. 18, 2016
Daimler Chairman Dieter Zetsche said he is “very confident” the redesigned Mercedes-Benz E class will reclaim the No. 1 spot in the U.S. midsize luxury sedan ...

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Nobody needs a safety-tech nanny
12:01 am U.S. ET, Jan. 18, 2016
Automakers like to say they are transforming cars into rolling computers or rolling smartphones. In doing so, they should take care not to turn their products into rollin ...

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Jeep Cherokee adds luxe trim
12:01 am U.S. ET, Jan. 18, 2016
Jeep will expand the Cherokee range this spring with an Overland trim level that includes a more luxurious interior and nearly all of the off-road capabilities of its top ...

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Hellcat-powered Grand Cherokee on the way
12:01 am U.S. ET, Jan. 18, 2016
Jeep will put a 6.2-liter supercharged Hellcat engine in a Jeep Grand Cherokee “before the end of 2017,” said Jeep brand head Mike Manley. ...

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GM weighs new diesel for Cruze hatchback
12:01 am U.S. ET, Jan. 18, 2016
General Motors is considering offering a diesel version of the five-door Chevrolet Cruze hatchback introduced last week at the Detroit auto show. "It's under consideratio ...

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Continental captures the concept's pizazz
12:01 am U.S. ET, Jan. 18, 2016
The production version of the Lincoln Continental is strikingly close to the concept that drew big crowds at auto shows in New York and China last year. Lincoln hasn't ba ...

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BMW will boost i3's range
12:01 am U.S. ET, Jan. 18, 2016
BMW will boost the range of its i3 electric car by about half for the 2017 model year. ...

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Acadia's stance: Less is more
12:01 am U.S. ET, Jan. 18, 2016
General Motors chopped more than 7 inches of wheelbase and 700 pounds in an effort to right-size the GMC Acadia for the midsize-crossover segment, one of the industry's l ...

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GM delays rollout of Super Cruise
12:01 am U.S. ET, Jan. 18, 2016
General Motors' Super Cruise autonomous driving technology will debut on the Cadillac CT6 sedan sometime in 2017, at least several months later than the fall 2016 on-sale ...

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Krafcik, Lentz chart diverging routes to the self-driving car
12:01 am U.S. ET, Jan. 18, 2016
In their campaign for self-driving cars, Toyota Motor Corp. and Google Inc. share a vision of a world without car crashes, in which everyone -- including the elderly and ...

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Significant concepts in 2016
12:01 am U.S. ET, Jan. 18, 2016
Several of the auto show's production-car debuts were notable for what was invisible: safety, connected-car and powertrain technologies. But concept cars are still largel ...

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Hyundai: Expect Ioniq hybrid in Q3
12:01 am U.S. ET, Jan. 17, 2016
Hyundai will launch hybrid and all-electric versions of its Ioniq five-door hatchback in the third quarter, said Dave Zuchowski, CEO of Hyundai Motor America. ...

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Explore the Detriot auto show -- virtually
9:52 am U.S. ET, Jan. 16, 2016
Some are describing the 2016 North American International Auto Show -- "a mind-blowing, high-def video-palooza" -- a Times Square under a roof. Take a virtual tour of the ...

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Nissan could join off-road battle
12:01 am U.S. ET, Jan. 16, 2016
Just days after it began selling the redesigned 2016 Titan XD, Nissan suggested it may enter the small niche of performance off-road pickups with the Titan Warrior Concep ...

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Dim tunnels, desire and god: What people are saying about Acura's Precision concept
2:00 pm U.S. ET, Jan. 15, 2016
With a striking red paint job and sleek, chiseled flanks, Acura's Precision concept signals that the days of the brand's controversial beak grille are coming to an end. A ...

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Ford launches output of German-built Focus RS; hot hatch will be available by spring
10:52 am U.S. ET, Jan. 15, 2016
The Focus RS, the high-performance European version of Ford's popular hatchback, began production today in Germany, Ford said. ...

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Ghosts of Rodney Dangerfield: The Lexus LC 500 and what people think
2:07 pm U.S. ET, Jan. 14, 2016
Lexus hopes to pump some high-powered adrenaline and glamour into its lineup with the LC 500. The sport coupe, with four seats, is expected to be priced at around $100,00 ...

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Overland Cherokee promises more luxury for Jeep's best seller
1:30 pm U.S. ET, Jan. 14, 2016 | UPDATED: 1/14/16 5:28 pm ET - corrected
Jeep will expand the Cherokee range this spring with an Overland trim level that includes a more luxurious interior and nearly all of the off-road capabilities of its top ...

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The stampede to put new tech in lower-priced models
12:00 pm U.S. ET, Jan. 13, 2016
Rapidly evolving technology is upending the traditional pecking order in the luxury car market, which until now has operated on the principle that bigger is better. Merce ...

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Chuck Norris and giggles: What people think of Honda's '17 Ridgeline
2:29 pm U.S. ET, Jan. 13, 2016
Honda's newest Ridgeline looks truer to a pickup while retaining platform ties to its Honda siblings, namely the Honda Odyssey minivan and Pilot crossover, and the Acura ...

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The 5 most important models in Detroit
11:45 am U.S. ET, Jan. 12, 2016
Though the number of concept and future production vehicles making world debuts at the Detroit auto show are far fewer this year than in years past, there are some stars. ...

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Acura gets sleek, sexy with Precision Concept
8:15 am U.S. ET, Jan. 12, 2016
The Acura Precision Concept -- a swept-back, long-hooded sports sedan -- previews the brand's new design direction while aiming to reinvent the marque's image as aspirati ...