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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....
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CHICAGO AUTO SHOW

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....
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CHICAGO AUTO SHOW

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....
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CHICAGO AUTO SHOW

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....
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CHICAGO AUTO SHOW

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....
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CHICAGO AUTO SHOW

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....
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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....
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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....
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Dead for 54 years, Borgward now staging a comeback

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 16, 2015
Germany's Borgward brand declared bankruptcy 54 years ago and hadn't built a car since. But a new Borgward AG, formed in 2008 by Christian Borgward, grandson of company founder Carl Borgward, is expected to reveal an all-new car in Geneva next month....
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CHICAGO AUTO SHOW

Chevy looks to expand focus-group spots

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 15, 2015
It's some of the edgiest advertising that Chevrolet has shown in a long time: a commercial featuring various focus groups — little kids, seniors, bearded men, “rich housewives” — who are asked to compare a picture of a guy and his Colorado pickup and the same guy shown with a sedan....
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JAMES B. TREECE

In praise of consumer-focused auto shows

2:00 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 13, 2015
It was eye-opening to attend media day, and the VIP Night preshow gala, this week at the Toronto auto show, officially known as the Canadian International AutoShow....
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2015 GENEVA AUTO SHOW

Mercedes will unveil Pullman flagship, C-class hybrid

Feb. 13, 2015 12:18 CET
Daimler will unveil a new version of the Mercedes Pullman at next month's Geneva auto show. Also expected is a plug-in hybrid version of the C-class sedan....
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Kia showcases electric awd with Trail'ster concept

10:00 am U.S. ET | Feb. 12, 2015
Kia is out to prove that fuel economy does not have to be sacrificed by all-wheel drive with the Trail'ster concept unveiled Thursday at the Chicago Auto Show....
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Chevy gives Equinox nip, tuck for 2016

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 12, 2015
Chevrolet is giving the Equinox a facelift this fall for the 2016 model year, the first cosmetic upgrade to the popular crossover in six years. The refreshed Equinox features a revised front fascia with a deeper, wider grille, outlined in chrome and retaining the twin-port look of the current model....
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Honda Pilot sheds 300 pounds, boxy styling in major overhaul for 2016

10:45 am U.S. ET | Feb. 12, 2015
Honda is giving the Pilot a major makeover as part of a three-pronged bid to jump-start its lagging U.S. truck sales and cash in on one of the industry's hottest segments. The 2016 Pilot has shed some 300 pounds by adopting a new platform and wider use of high and ultrahigh strength body materials that also help reduce noise and vibration, improve handling and increase rigidity....
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Acura drops new V-6 in RDX, boosting fuel economy

11:45 am U.S. ET | Feb. 12, 2015
Acura is introducing several new technologies on one of its best-selling nameplates, the RDX compact crossover. The biggest change is under the hood: When the RDX arrives this spring as a 2016 model, it will come with a new 3.5-liter V-6 engine that features a cylinder deactivation system to improve fuel economy....
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Toyota Avalon gets light freshening, suspension tuning for 2016

3:45 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 12, 2015
Toyota is giving its biggest car, the Avalon sedan, a light freshening for the 2016 model year. The biggest changes are to the car's four-wheel independent suspension system, which will be available in two settings....
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JAMES B. TREECE

In Canada, celebrating the classics

3:29 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 12, 2015
This week at the Canadian International Auto Show in Toronto, an exhibit called “Art and the Automobile” includes a number of classics and historically significant concepts....
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Ram revamps top-end Laramie Limited's styling

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 12, 2015
Ram is restyling the top end of its pickup lineup with more chrome and a distinct new grille. Designers reworked the Laramie Limited trim's tailgate, front fascia and crosshair grille that were left over from when Ram vehicles were part of Dodge....
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LARRY P. VELLEQUETTE

This is no way to run a railroad

10:12 am U.S. ET | Feb. 12, 2015
I had originally intended to write this piece about the Chicago Auto Show’s great untapped natural resource, it’s location near the travel hub of North America. Not going to happen today....
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Chevy Silverado Custom priced for core buyers, offers more chrome

9:00 am U.S. ET | Feb. 12, 2015
Chevrolet, fresh off recent gains at the pricey end of the pickup market, is refocusing its aim at the everyman buyer with a more affordable, chrome-laden truck....
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Suzuki to boost European lineup with 2 new models

Feb. 12, 2015 06:01 CET
Suzuki will debut two concept cars at next month's Geneva auto show that preview future additions to its European lineup....
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2015 GENEVA AUTO SHOW

German brand Borgward to be revived with Chinese backing, report says

Feb. 11, 2015 10:29 CET
German automaker Borgward is set to be revived with backing from a Chinese truck company, a media report said. Christian Borgward, grandson of the company's founder, will outline plans for the brand's comeback at the Geneva auto show....
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2015 GENEVA AUTO SHOW

BMW expands minivan lineup with 7-seat 2 series

Feb. 11, 2015 16:45 CET
BMW will expand its minivan lineup with the seven-seat 2-series Gran Tourer that goes on sale in Europe in June. The latest 2-series variant will debut next month at the Geneva auto show....
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2015 CHICAGO AUTO SHOW

Ford to unveil Police Interceptor Utility

10:56 am U.S. ET | Feb. 11, 2015
It's not a 600-hp supercar, but Ford is unveiling a vehicle Thursday at the Chicago Auto Show that most people would find even more intimidating if it suddenly appeared in their rearview mirror....
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