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Electric car startup backed by ex-McLaren execs plans pickup and SUV

It seems like an electric car startup surfaces every other day, but there's reason to take Rivian a bit more seriously than most. Instead of making bold promises that end up being pushed back or completely fail, Rivian has been working diligently in the background on its electric car plans, which call for the introduction of a pickup and SUV around 2020...

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Citro├źn to fill C6 void with new flagship sedan

Citroën's C6 is still one of the coolest looking full-size sedans. No, not that recent badge job catering to the Chinese market. We're talking about the Jean-Pierre Ploué-designed C6 launched in 2005. You still feel its awe and presence seeing one today. There's been a gaping hole in Citroën's lineup since the C6 bowed out of production in...

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Ford pushes electric cars, new performance versions, more off-roaders

Performance vehicles—electric and gasoline—and more SUVs and crossovers are key for Ford's next few years, executives told investors Tuesday. Executive Vice President and President for Global Markets Jim Farley said Ford will streamline its small car lineup worldwide to help make way for electrified performance vehicles. Fewer configurations on...

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Full-size Kia SUV based on Telluride concept in the works

It wasn't long ago that Kia had a large, rugged SUV in its lineup. The vehicle was called the Borrego (a Mohave in other markets), and was offered for only a couple of years before finally being dropped in 2010. The vehicle had simply fallen victim to the twin effects of the global financial crisis and high gas prices. Now, the Borrego, or at least a...

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US-spec Volkswagen Passat to be redesigned in 2019

Volkswagen's Passat sold in the United States will be redesigned in 2019, brand boss Herbert Diess revealed to the Chattanooga Times Free Press on Monday at the 2018 North American International Auto Show in Detroit. Production will take place at VW's plant in Chattanooga, Tennessee, where the current U.S.-Passat has been in production since 2011. The...

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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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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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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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2018 VW Passat GT: jazzed up, but only a little

The 2018 VW Passat GT is not the 4-door GTI it could have been. That's probably just fine with buyers looking for a little more zest in their mid-size sedan, however. For the most part, the Passat GT follows the standard souped-up mid-sizer playbook to a T. Or a GT, if you will. It rides on a lowered suspension, its wheels are larger (19-inches), and...

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