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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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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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Volvo open to fuel cells as range extenders in longer term

Volvo made a wave when it became one of the first brands to announce that every vehicle it launches from 2019 on would feature an electric motor, but it won't stop there. While the near-term goal is to introduce more battery-electric cars, the brand won't exclude hydrogen fuel cells. Drive reported on Thursday that a fuel cell could serve as a range...

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Bell Helicopter debuts futuristic air taxi at CES

Aside from the numerous vehicle concepts and futuristic cockpit designs at the Consumer Electronics Show, the Las Vegas tech show also played host to the very first helicopter debut. Bell Helicopter revealed its futuristic air taxi concept with a cabin tailored to personalize the user experience. The concept is an “urban air taxi” that could one day be just as …

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Bell Helicopter debuts futuristic air taxi at CES

Aside from the numerous vehicle concepts and futuristic cockpit designs at the Consumer Electronics Show, the Las Vegas tech show also played host to the very first helicopter debut. Bell Helicopter revealed its futuristic air taxi concept with a cabin tailored to personalize the user experience. The concept is an “urban air taxi” that could one day be just as …

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Honda reveals four robot concepts at CES, including one for hugs

Move over, Asimo, because Honda has four new robots it wants the world to get acquainted with. Meet 3E-A18, 3E-B18, 3E-C18, and 3E-D18, and each falls under one of Honda's core robotic pillars of purpose and serves a specific function. The four robots made their debut at the 2018 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. The 3E prefix denotes the three core...

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Meet the new 2019 Mini Cooper, same as the old Mini

The new 2019 Mini Cooper hatchback and convertible broke cover Tuesday, lifted straight from the pages of "If It Ain't Broke." Not much on the new model has changed, aside from small touches on the front bumper, Union Jack on the taillights outside, new logos, and bigger touchscreen infotainment on the inside. Looking at the car reveals that not much on the...

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Hyundai reveals Nexo fuel cell-powered SUV at 2018 CES

Hyundai on Monday rolled out the Nexo SUV at the 2018 Consumer Electronics Show. The Nexo is a dedicated fuel cell vehicle that will serve as the replacement for Hyundai's Tucson Fuel Cell when it goes on sale later this year. Hyundai previewed the model with the FE Fuel Cell concept at the 2017 Geneva International Motor Show, and thankfully the...

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Power to the people: Diesel BMW 5-Series headed to the States, on sale next month

We'll stop short of saying diesel has been resurrected, but reports of the oil-burner's demise may have been premature. This month, the EPA certified for sale the 2018 BMW 540d xDrive and rated the diesel-powered sedan at 26 mpg city, 36 highway, 30 combined. It will go on sale in the U.S. in February and cost $62,995, including destination. A spokeswoman...

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