Jeep Grand Commander debuts at 2018 Beijing auto show

Jeep's Grand Commander made its debut on Wednesday at the 2018 Beijing auto show. The three-row crossover SUV has been developed exclusively for the Chinese market so won't be sold in the United States. The low approach and departure angles belie Jeep's off-road credentials, which is probably why. The Grand Commander was previewed by the plug-in...

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2020 Mercedes-Benz GLC spy shots

Mercedes-Benz's GLC is about to come in for a minor facelift. The changes represent a mid-cycle update for the small luxury SUV which first arrived in 2015 as a 2016 model. We should see this updated version in the second half of next year as a 2020 model. The GLC is an important model for Mercedes. The automaker sold 48,643 of them in the United States...

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Ford will prune passenger car lineup to just 2 models in US

Get ready to say goodbye to beloved nameplates such as the Fusion and Taurus, as well as the Fiesta, as Ford has confirmed that its passenger car lineup will be pruned to just two models by around 2020: the Mustang and Focus Active (a soft-roader version of the redesigned 2020 Focus.) The move is only for North America where Ford sees the shift toward...

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BMW confirms first specs for new 8-Series

BMW has dropped the first details on its new 8-Series ahead of the car's debut in June at the 24 Hours of Le Mans. The 8-Series will mark BMW's return to the French classic, with a dedicated racing version of the car set to compete in the GTE class for production-based cars. The road-going 8-Series has now reached the final stage of development and will be...

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MG X-Motion Concept debuts in China, previews future large SUV

The 2018 Beijing auto show hosted numerous debuts this week, and MG released its X-Motion SUV concept. The concept vehicle previews a future large SUV model. The X-Motion follows last year's MG E-Motion concept, an all-electric sports car concept. MG said Wednesday it aimed to echo the E-Motion's design in what it calls "Emotional Dynamism." We see a lot of...

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Charging ahead: Volvo wants 50 percent of its cars sold to be electric by 2025

Volvo said Wednesday that it wants half of its cars to be fully electric by 2025, the next step in its plans for a fully electrified future. The Swedish automaker made its dedication clear at the Beijing auto show this week, where every single car on display was a plug-in hybrid model. Volvo said it plans to position itself as a major player in China to...

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Jaguar XJ50 special edition marks model’s 50th anniversary

The Jaguar XJ celebrates its 50th anniversary this year, and to mark the occasion, the British luxury brand has introduced a special XJ50 model. The XJ50, revealed on Wednesday at the Beijing auto show, aims to up the aging sedan's elegance with a handful of features to distinguish it from other XJ models. The XJ50 boasts Autobiography-style front and rear...

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Isdera Commendatore GT electric gullwing revealed, limited to just 2 cars

You've probably never heard of Isdera. The company is a niche sports car manufacturer from Germany, and since its founding in the early 1980s has churned out less than a hundred cars, all of them mostly crafted by hand. One of the most famous is the original Commendatore 112i launched in the early '90s. The sleek supercar featured a mid-mounted...

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Honda launches Everus brand in China with EV concept

Honda and its Chinese partner GAC have launched the new brand Everus in China—and the first model will be an electric car previewed by the Everus EV concept unveiled Wednesday at the 2018 Beijing auto show. Honda says the production version of the Everus EV concept will be in Chinese showrooms by the end of the year. No details were released but it's...

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