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Nissan's Diaz says 2016 Titan is no F-150 look-alike

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 21, 2015
Nissan's redesigned 2016 Titan pickup that debuted at the Detroit auto show drew plenty of comparisons to the Ford F-150. The shape of the grille and headlights, and the dip in the upper edge of the front doors recall styling of the F-150. But Nissan's senior vice president for U.S. sales and marketing and operations, Fred Diaz, says he never thought the truck had a close resemblance to Ford top seller.... Read More »

 

LARRY P. VELLEQUETTE

Is an identity crisis the reason behind the Ram pickup's new styling?

12:14 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 20, 2015
It's been nearly two months since I got my first up-close looks at the Ram Rebel and Ram Laramie Limited. I'm not a fan of the styling of the two pickups' front fascias and tailgates, but I've developed a theory as to what motivated them.... Read More »

 

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Audi R8 seen on racetrack ahead of Geneva debut

Feb. 20, 2015 11:49 CET
Audi released a video of its latest R8 supercar undergoing test drives in Spain. The second generation of the mid-engine coupe is lighter and more powerful than the current car, reports said.... Read More »

 

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Sportier Skoda Fabia keeps its functionality

Feb. 20, 2015 06:01 CET
The new Skoda Fabia highlights how the fast-growing Czech value brand is adding a touch of style to its cars. With its sharp edges and clear lines, the third-generation Fabia looks more dynamic and sportier than its predecessor while the car’s practical features have been enhanced.... Read More »

 

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Infiniti reveals photo of QX30 crossover concept

9:16 am U.S. ET | Feb. 19, 2015
Infiniti released a full photo of its QX30 crossover concept today in advance of the 2015 Geneva auto show.... Read More »

 

2015 GENEVA AUTO SHOW

Lotus plans U.S. return with Evora 400

Feb. 19, 2015 11:13 CET
Lotus unveiled the Evora 400, a revised version of its flagship Evora sports car that will spearhead the brand's return to the United States. Lotus has moved the mid-engine coupe further upmarket to better compete with rivals such as the Porsche 911 and Audi R8.... Read More »

 

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Station wagon concept previews new Kia Optima

Feb. 18, 2015 14:35 CET
Kia released images of the Sportspace concept, a midsize station wagon that will debut at the Geneva auto show. The concept is meant to preview the next-generation Optima. The current Optima has been on sale in various markets since 2010.... Read More »

 

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Lexus concept could become Mini rival, reports say

Feb. 18, 2015 15:30 CET
Lexus will unveil the LF-SA concept at the Geneva auto show. The car could preview a future rival to the Mini, Audi A1 or Smart ForFour, reports said.... Read More »

 

RICHARD TRUETT

Have no fear, Hyundai cracks the fuel-cell code

11:00 am U.S. ET | Feb. 17, 2015
The hydrogen fuel cell debate is no longer a chicken-and-egg conundrum. The fuel cell vehicle has arrived first. It works.... Read More »

 

2015 GENEVA AUTO SHOW

Hyundai touts fresh design for compact SUV

Feb. 17, 2015 15:52 CET
Hyundai unveiled its new Tucson with an agile and dynamic design that the automaker hopes will help the model gain ground in Europe's ultra-competitive compact SUV segment.... Read More »

 

2015 GENEVA AUTO SHOW

Skoda upgrades Superb flagship

Feb. 17, 2015 20:33 CET
Skoda released details and pictures of its latest Superb flagship, claiming the midsize model is the best car it has ever made. The Superb is an important image carrier for the brand.... Read More »

 

Mercedes-Maybach Pullman S600 limo to debut at Geneva auto show

7:02 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 17, 2015
Mercedes-Benz unveiled the first images of the 2016 Mercedes-Maybach Pullman S600 limousine prior to its debut at the Geneva Motor Show next month.... Read More »

 

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Aston Martin will unveil Vulcan high-performance car

Feb. 17, 2015 12:03 CET
Aston Martin will unveil the Vulcan limited-edition supercar at the upcoming Geneva auto show. The Vulcan will be available for customers to drive on racetracks, the company said.... Read More »

 

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Audi will showcase possible flagship wagon

Feb. 17, 2015 06:01 CET
Audi released sketches of the Prologue Avant station wagon concept that will debut at the Geneva auto show. The concept could preview a rival to the Mercedes-Benz CLS Shooting Brake, reports said.... Read More »

 

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Mazda2 gets bigger, lighter and bolder

Feb. 17, 2015 06:01 CET
Mazda expects its latest Mazda2 hatchback to make a bigger impact in Europe's highly competitive subcompact segment than the current model because of its more aggressive design, improved interior and a wide range of safety equipment.... Read More »

 

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Honda suits up for new Ridgeline

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 16, 2015
Honda is ready to get back into the pickup segment, with a redesigned Ridgeline that Honda expects to outperform its first effort.... Read More »

 

Kia's hybrid for rough terrain

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 16, 2015
Beneath its outdoorsy styling, which includes a rollback canvas roof and aluminum skid plates on the body of a Soul subcompact, Kia's Trail'ster concept sports an electric all-wheel-drive system and is powered by an electric motor combined with a 1.6-liter turbocharged gasoline engine.... Read More »

 

Ram not hot over scorching grille reviews

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 16, 2015
Hot design topic at the Chicago Auto Show: the grille on the Ram Laramie Limited. The critics did not hold back.... Read More »

 

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Toyota revises Avalon's ride and styling

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 16, 2015
An updated version of the Avalon, Toyota's biggest sedan, arrives this fall with revised styling and a recalibrated suspension system.... Read More »

 

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Silverado's Custom package aims lower

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 16, 2015
Chevrolet has made big inroads into the lucrative market for pricey pickups since a redesigned Silverado came out 18 months ago.... Read More »

 

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Honda to offer ZF 9-speed in Pilot

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 16, 2015
American Honda Motor Co. will expand its use of a nine-speed automatic transmission from ZF Friedrichshafen AG, offering it in high-end models of the redesigned 2016 Honda Pilot arriving this summer.... Read More »

 

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Chevy Equinox gets nip and tuck

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 16, 2015
The Chevrolet Equinox this fall will get its first cosmetic improvement in six years.... Read More »

 

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Ram revamps top-end Laramie Limited's look

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 16, 2015
Ram has given its top-end Laramie Limited pickup more chrome and a distinct new grille.... Read More »

 

Mazda thinks beyond small cars in Mexico

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 16, 2015
Mazda's production in its Salamanca, Mexico, plant could go well beyond the small cars it builds there.... Read More »

 

Book it!

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 16, 2015
The 2016 Ford Police Interceptor Utility, unveiled last week at the Chicago Auto Show, adds features aimed at improving what Ford says is already the most popular police vehicle in the country.... Read More »

 

 
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