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BLOG: Eight things to know about the new Hyundai Ioniq hybrid

1:02 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 22, 2016

Hyundai is pitching its new Ioniq hybrid vehicle as the anti-hybrid hybrid: A green car with gusto and good looks. And the compact hatchback delivered on the promise during a recent test drive on the northern outskirts of Seoul....
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Conquests key to Volvo S90 success, Samuelsson says

11:00 am U.S. ET | Jan. 11, 2016

Volvo will need to lure more than half of the buyers for the new S90 luxury sedan from conquests, an even higher rate than the redesigned XC90, CEO Hakan Samuelsson says....
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With 2017 E class, Mercedes aims to renew a hit

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 11, 2016

Mercedes-Benz faces a crucial test when its redesigned 2017 E class goes on sale this summer. Sedan sales are stagnating in a U.S. market increasingly dominated by trucks. To counter the trend, Mercedes has packed a bigger but lighter, more coupelike car with advanced technologies....
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Infiniti returns to sport coupe segment

1:15 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 11, 2016

Infiniti's redesigned Q60 coupe now matches the Q50 sedan in styling and technology, and mark the end of the old-generation G-series models that once supplied a large portion of the brand's sales....
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Kia packs Forte with technology as it shifts to Mexico plant

2:15 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 11, 2016

Kia's freshened, technology-packed 2017 Forte will inaugurate its soon-to-open assembly plant in Monterrey, Mexico, and join a growing list of inexpensive compact cars being produced at Mexican factories for the U.S. market....
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Kia's Telluride concept signals revived interest in SUV

2:15 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 11, 2016

A once-burned Kia signaled that it's thinking of getting back into the SUV business with the Telluride, a concept with an efficient, plug-in hybrid powertrain and a cushy cabin for rear passengers....
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Lexus ventures into higher luxury tier with LC 500 coupe

12:45 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 11, 2016

Lexus is positioning the new LC 500 coupe as a niche nameplate with a bold message to the industry: After more than a quarter century of reaching, the brand has finally earned a place alongside the Germans in the upper echelons of the luxury market....
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Audi shows A4 allroad, hydrogen fuel cell concept

10:30 am U.S. ET | Jan. 11, 2016

Audi executives showcased a bit of the brand's near- and long-term future with two global debuts here at the Detroit auto show, including a concept with hydrogen fuel cells....
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Honda takes second shot at U.S. pickup market with new Ridgeline

8:47 am U.S. ET | Jan. 11, 2016

Looking to repeat the innovation of the original but not duplicate its offbeat styling, Honda showcased an all-new Ridgeline midsize pickup that comes online as smaller trucks gain favor with consumers again....
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Ford's SuperCrew F-150 Raptor sports longer wheelbase

11:04 am U.S. ET | Jan. 11, 2016

Ford today showed the four-door, SuperCrew version of the 2017 F-150 Raptor, with a wheelbase that's 12 inches longer than the SuperCab Raptor....
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Mercedes E class can retake segment lead from Lexus ES, says Zetsche

11:30 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 10, 2016

Daimler Chairman Dieter Zetsche is counting on the redesigned Mercedes-Benz E class to reclaim the No. 1 spot in the midsize luxury sedan segment from the Lexus ES....
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Buick rekindles performance roots with turbo Avista concept

7:00 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 10, 2016

Buick hinted at possible future styling cues and plans to expand its lineup with a new coupe, the Avista concept, and rekindle its historic performance roots. The 2+2 concept is powered by a twin-turbocharged 3.0-liter V-6 engine that generates 400 hp....
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VW demonstrates versatile MQB platform with off-road hybrid Tiguan

4:00 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 10, 2016

Volkswagen plans to showcase the versatility of its MQB platform with an off-road ready plug-in hybrid variant of the redesigned Tiguan compact crossover Monday at the Detroit auto show....
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Buick’s Detroit debuts to include a sporty coupe and a Chinese SUV, report says

7:37 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 8, 2016

GM will make its latest play to bring Buick back in the U.S. when the brand shows off a sporty coupe concept and a Chinese-built SUV at the Detroit auto show on Sunday, a person familiar with the plan told Bloomberg....
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Mitsubishi gives sneak peek of Outlander plug-in hybrid

6:57 am U.S. ET | Jan. 8, 2016

Mitsubishi offered a sneak peek at the U.S. version of the Outlander PHEV plug-in hybrid crossover at an event Thursday evening ahead of the Detroit auto show....
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New Ford Fusion spied before show introduction

12:21 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 7, 2016

The 2017 Ford Fusion's new front end was spotted in full view on Thursday, four days before the freshened sedan is expected to be revealed at the Detroit auto show....
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Hyundai unveils more details about Ioniq EV

10:25 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 6, 2016

Hyundai unveiled its first dedicated gasoline-electric vehicle, becoming one of a handful of automakers to challenge Toyota Motor's Prius as low oil prices weigh on demand for fuel-efficient vehicles....
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JAMES B. TREECE

BLOG: On the road in Japan

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 26, 2015

During a recent trip to Japan, I couldn’t entirely stop being an auto reporter. Here are some thoughts and observations from my first extended return to Japan in eight years....
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JAKE LINGEMAN

BLOG: Jeep preps special Wrangler, Grand Cherokee editions for L.A. auto show

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 13, 2015

There's no bad time or place to introduce a special-edition Jeep and FCA has two of them coming to the L.A. Auto Show....
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BMW plans to market fuel cell sedan after 2020

7:36 am U.S. ET | Oct. 29, 2015

BMW says its first fuel cell vehicle would likely be a larger-sized sedan that would go on sale after 2020, when a hydrogen development partnership ends between the German luxury automaker and Toyota....
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GM commits to spend $8.3 billion, upgrade 12 U.S. plants under UAW pact

6:15 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 28, 2015

The UAW's tentative contract with GM includes a commitment to spend $1.9 billion more than what's already been pledged on upgrades to 12 U.S. plants, along with the union's first significant wage increases in a decade and an $8,000 signing bonus to persuade workers to support the package....
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Buick Cascada convertible to start at $33,990

1:41 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 23, 2015

The first Buick convertible to hit U.S. showrooms in a quarter century will be priced at $33,990, the automaker said today....
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VW updates Passat as emission scandal looms

8:00 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 21, 2015

For 2016, the Passat gets a much more substantial midcycle update than is VW's custom. The Passat's hood, front fenders, grille, front and rear bumpers are all new -- the only sheet metal unchanged from the 2015 model are the door panels, roof and body side stamping, VW says....
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After Model X, Tesla will make a mass-market shift

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 14, 2015

After introducing the Model X crossover this fall, Tesla will turn to the next chapter in its product plan: the smaller, more affordable Model 3, due in late 2017....
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Sports cars and crossover kick off Aston's plan

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 14, 2015

Aston Martin has a bold CEO in Andy Palmer and an equally ambitious product plan that starts with revamped sports cars, adds a crossover and ends with a redesigned sedan to rival the Rolls-Royce Ghost. The plan will rely heavily on Daimler AG, which owns 5 percent of Aston, for engines and electronics....
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