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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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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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Citroen will keep focus on quirky designs

Jan. 10, 2016 06:01 CET

Citroen's reinvention hinges on offering unconventionally designed cars such as the C4 Cactus, the automaker's Citroen Strategy Director, Mathieu Bellamy, told Automotive News Europe....
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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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VW to unveil plug-in hybrid Tiguan SUV concept in Detroit

9:20 am U.S. ET | Jan. 8, 2016

The Tiguan SUV concept Volkswagen plans to reveal next week will be powered by a plug-in hybrid powertrain, highlighting the automaker's effort to beef up its presence in electric vehicles....
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Infiniti's 'big bang' starts with Q30

Jan. 8, 2016 06:01 CET

Infiniti expects the Q30 hatchback and its sibling model, the QX30 crossover, to give the brand a huge sales boost in Europe. Infiniti has struggled to make an impact since it launched in the region in 2008....
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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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Renault packs Megane with high-tech upgrades

Jan. 7, 2016 06:01 CET

Renault has added upscale features to its new Megane to make the hatchback a better challenger in Europe's hard-fought compact segment....
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Chevy drops wrap off Cruze hatchback

6:17 am U.S. ET | Jan. 7, 2016

Chevrolet will add a hatchback Cruze to its lineup this fall, an effort to expand the appeal of the brand's top-selling car. Chevy confirmed today that it will unveil the 2017 Cruze hatch at the Detroit auto show next week....
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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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Mini tweaks Clubman, moves it up a class

Jan. 5, 2016 06:01 CET

Mini hopes the latest Clubman's four-door body style instead of a three-and-a-half door configuration will help win customers....
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Chevy Trax Midnight Edition goes to the darkened side

10:41 am U.S. ET | Dec. 29, 2015

The small Chevrolet Trax SUV is getting the Midnight Edition treatment next year. The 2016 Trax Midnight, legally prohibited from being called the Darkside edition, gets black wheels, bezels, beltline molding and door handles as well as a black license plate appliqué....
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The most thrilling concept cars now stand a better chance of being made

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 24, 2015

When an automaker unveils a concept car, it's usually a chance to talk about its own brand and focus on the car's special, unique future. So lately, when automakers announce their concept cars, why have they spent so much time talking about … Tesla?...
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Infiniti Q50, QX60 freshened ahead of Detroit debut

11:57 am U.S. ET | Dec. 16, 2015

Infiniti has freshened its two best-selling vehicles for 2016 -- the Q50 sedan and the QX60 crossover -- with the Q50 getting three new engine options and both vehicles getting interior and exterior cosmetic changes....
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Renault thinks big, green with Talisman flagship

Dec. 16, 2015 06:01 CET

Renault hopes that its new Talisman midsize car will win customers because of its size, efficient powertrains, multiple handling options and affordable price....
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Toyota lowers global sales target for new Prius

Dec. 9, 2015 11:04 CET

Toyota has cut its global sales target for the new Prius as falling fuel prices reduce demand for fuel-efficient cars in key markets such as the U.S....
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