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Surprise! 2019 Hyundai Veloster lives on with redesign

The Hyundai Veloster seemed like a safe bet in the automotive death pool. Here was an odd, not very useful hatchback that wasn't very good to drive from a brand that desperately needed crossovers and SUVs. Killing it seemed like a no-brainer. Instead, it has been redesigned. The 2019 Hyundai Veloster that bowed at the 2018 Detroit auto show on Monday...

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2019 Kia Forte reveals its Stinger-inspired design at 2018 Detroit auto show

Kia aims to inject a little more class and sportier persona into its compact car with the 2019 Forte, which made its debut on Monday at the 2018 Detroit auto show. The Forte benefits from Stinger-inspired style, notably in the front fascia and shorter rear deck. The tiger-nose grille channels the Stinger most and Kia said the headlights also recall the...

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2019 Toyota Avalon debuts in Detroit

Demand for mainstream sedans may be waning but not at Toyota it seems. A year on from redesigning its Camry, the Japanese firm has taken the covers off a redesigned Avalon. The new 2019 Avalon was presented for the first time on Monday at the 2018 North American International Auto Show in Detroit. The car rides on the longest version of the Toyota New...

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2019 Kia Forte reveals its Stinger-inspired design at 2018 Detroit auto show

Kia aims to inject a little more class and sportier persona into its compact car with the 2019 Forte, which made its debut on Monday at the 2018 Detroit auto show. The Forte benefits from Stinger-inspired style, notably in the front fascia and shorter rear deck. The tiger-nose grille channels the Stinger most and Kia said the headlights also recall the...

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2019 Ram 1500 first look: big rig turns the page

The 2019 Ram 1500 broke cover Monday and revealed a new face for the full-size pickup that pushed the hauler further into family detail. The new truck is longer—about four inches, added entirely to the cab—lower by about an inch, and wider by a half-inch. All three dimensions were stretched to better hold people, not necessarily cargo. It lacks...

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Efficiency meets performance in AMG’s new 53 series

Mercedes fans looking for something sporty but not quite ready to step up to a fully fledged AMG product have another option in the form of the “AMG sport” range, which at present are those cars with a 43 in their titles. Soon, though, AMG will start to replace these with a new series with 53 in their titles The first 53 series include a CLS53...

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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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