2019 Mercedes-Benz G-Class video preview

Mercedes-Benz has redesigned an icon, but it might not look like it. The Gelandewagen carries on the boxy, brutalist styling it pioneered in the 1970s. But the rigid adherence to this iconic design hides some of the changes for 2019. Mercedes added more emotive headlights and a dark, militaristic take on the brand's current grille design. It's...

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Acura RDX prototype is a thinly veiled 2019 RDX that puts luxury rivals on notice

When your compact crossover SUV has posted seven straight years of sales growth and five consecutive years of record sales, you don't mess with a winning formula. You simply stick with what works and make it better when it's time for a redesign. That's what Acura is doing with the RDX prototype it unveiled at the 2018 Detroit auto show. Nonetheless, Acura...

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Nissan Xmotion concept adds dose of style to family crossover lineup

The Nissan Pathfinder and Rogue crossovers are many things—versatile, roomy, and family-oriented. They are not, however, particularly stylish. The Xmotion Concept Nissan unveiled Monday at the 2018 Detroit auto show aims to push the automaker's growing crossover lineup in a more design-oriented direction. Nissan cites both natural and urban landscapes...

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Infiniti Q Inspiration concept debuts new look, not much else

If you were excited about the reveal of Infiniti's Q Inspiration concept at the 2018 North American International Auto Show, and all that it potentially heralded for the brand, be prepared for disappointment. As we learned Monday at the reveal, the Q Inspiration doesn't bring much to the table other than a new design language, and talk about alternative...

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2019 Honda Insight to deliver 50 mpg or better

Honda will use next week's 2018 North American International Auto Show in Detroit to present its 2019 Insight. Though officially a prototype, the version we'll be treated with shows the final design direction Honda is taking with its new Insight. Crucially, it shows that the revived hybrid nameplate is adopting its third body style in just three...

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2019 Mercedes-Benz G-Class: tried, true, and all-new

The 2019 Mercedes-Benz G-Class is the definition of retro-cool. After 40 years, the G-Class enters its second full generation with a thorough redesign that doesn't change the way it looks but improves upon its biggest faults. The G-Wagen was revealed Sunday ahead of the 2018 Detroit auto show. The initial entry, the G550—more models with hopped-up...

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50th Anniversary 2019 Ford Mustang Bullitt cranks out 475 horsepower

Fifty years after Steve McQueen chased a 1968 Dodge Charger in a Dark Highland Green '68 Mustang to the delight of gearhead movie fans, Ford is releasing its third special edition model to commemorate that iconic movie car. That movie was "Bullitt" and the 50th anniversary Bullitt Mustang is the most powerful yet. In fact, it turns up the wick on the...

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2019 Chevrolet Silverado: lighter, stronger, and smarter

It was a helicopter that delivered our first look at the 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500, but General Motors' best-selling pickup was really delivered on the wind of change. The new Chevy Silverado pickup broke cover Saturday night ahead of the 2018 North American International Auto Show in Detroit and gave us our first in-depth look at the next-generation...

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Honda Accord, Lincoln Navigator and Volvo XC60 named 2018 North American Car, Truck & Utility of the Year winners

The 2018 Detroit auto show kicked off with the best of the previous year, as the 2018 North American Car & Truck/Utility of the Year winners were announced. This marked the second year that the prestigious awards had three winners instead of two, as the Truck/Utility class had been split two years ago. Each of the 60 jurors had 10 points to award in...

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Lexus LF-1 Limitless concept hints at at a flagship crossover for Americans

The shapely, sleek Lexus LF-1 Limitless concept that debuted Monday at the 2018 North American International Auto Show in Detroit is nothing like the automaker's current flagship SUV. Instead of the LX 570's Land Cruiser-derived boxy silhouette, the LF-1 that will likely sprout a production model is low-slung and edgy. It's more like a long, high-riding...

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