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Great Wall launches luxury SUV brand Wey

Great Wall is China's largest producer of SUVs and pickup trucks but the company has ambitions to be much more than that. Great Wall has openly admitted its desire to acquire Jeep in its attempts to become the world's biggest producer of SUVs but at the same time the company wants to develop its own brands. Two of its leading brands are Haval...

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Mercedes investing $1B in Tuscaloosa plant to build electric SUVs

According to a report by The Wall Street Journal, Mercedes-Benz will spend $1 billion in its Tuscaloosa, Alabama, assembly plant to build batteries and electric SUVs. The electric SUV is scheduled for early next decade. The plans call for a new facility nearby to produce the batteries for use in the SUV and other vehicles. Construction of the battery plant...

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Someone built a Durango Hellcat because Dodge won’t

You know what didn't exist until now? A Dodge Durango Hellcat. Add some motivation and mechanical knowledge—a lot of elbow grease—and let's make tire-shredding history. You're welcome, America. A 2011 Dodge Durango R/T owner wanted to get her husband a gift, so she called Plum Floored Creations near Phoenix, a custom Mopar shop, to...

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Mull and crossbones: Infiniti QX50 on hiatus; QX60 Hybrid killed

Infiniti is pausing two of its crossovers for 2018, the automaker confirmed Tuesday. Nissan's luxury brand said it won't offer a 2018 QX50 ahead of a completely overhauled model that's expected to hit dealers early next year. This new 2019 Infiniti QX50 will closely resemble the QX50 concept shown at the Detroit auto show this year, according to a...

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Volkswagen T-Roc R spy shots

Volkswagen's T-Roc was only revealed in August but engineers are already out testing a new high-performance version of the compact SUV. Spotted at the Nürburgring this week was a T-Roc prototype sporting the same quad-exhaust tip design of the Volkswagen Golf R. The engine note also matched the noise of the popular hot hatch. This suggests VW is...

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A Mitsubishi Evo concept is coming, and it’s an electric SUV

After multiple generations, Mitsubishi put its rally-bred Lancer Evolution out to pasture last year. Execs at the Japanese firm have been hinting for several years about a radical successor that would utilize electrification, come in new body style, and finally shed all vestiges with the humble Lancer on which every Evo has been based. Now, just a month out...

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Jeep Wrangler spy shots

Jeep's next-generation Wrangler, the JL, is almost here. The reveal is now just a few months away and the latest prototypes are wearing barely any camouflage gear. They reveal a number of details such as the new grille, front and rear fascias, front and rear LED lights, hinges for the fold-down windshield and doors, and a flush fuel-filler cap. Jeep...

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You can already reserve Mercedes’ EQC electric SUV in Norway

The first product from Mercedes-Benz's new EQ sub-brand for electrified cars will be a small electric SUV labeled the EQC. The vehicle was previewed by the Generation EQ concept unveiled at the 2016 Paris Motor Show, and it has already been spotted in test mule form. It's confirmed to start sales in 2019 and should offer a range approaching 300...

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Unofficial Land Rover Defender successor gets a name: Projekt Grenadier

Decades of Land Rover Defender production finally came to a close in early 2016. While Land Rover has confirmed a successor is coming soon, there are concerns this modern Defender won't quite the match the original's rugged, no-nonsense design and ability to master everything from muddy roads to river crossings to mountain climbs. One group, led...

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