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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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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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