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2018 Chicago Auto Show Hits, Misses, and Revelations

CHICAGO, Illinois – Big news out of the nation’s biggest auto show, counting public days, was actor Jim Belushi bantering with Ford Motor Company’s sales, U.S. marketing and service vice president Mark LaNeve over the 2019 Ford Transit Connect Wagon’s mid-cycle refresh. In their presentation, Ford appeared to have discovered, or at least rediscovered, Baby Boomers and their buying power, ...

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Mercedes-AMG Boss Talks Downforce, Engine Durability of Project One

Mercedes is bringing its Formula 1 technology to the streets with the Project One. As the automaker continues to fine-tune the 1,000-hp hypercar, AMG boss Tobias Moers reveals some interesting tidbits about the project. Speaking to Autocar, Moers relates that the Project One will generate half its weight in downforce. Moers confirmed the model will weigh between 1,300 and 1,400 kg, ...

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Ford Exec: Ranger Raptor “Would Do Really Well” in the U.S.

The Ford Ranger Raptor debuted earlier this week, but the automaker made it clear that the launch was for the Asia Pacific market. But there’s now a good indication Ford wants to bring one of these high-performance trucks to the U.S. as well. Speaking with Australia’s Drive, Ford Performance chief engineer Jamal Hameedi said a Ranger Raptor would suit the U.S. ...

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Hyundai Kona EV Beats Tesla to the Compact Electric Crossover Punch

The Model S wasn’t the world’s first electric car, nor was it even the first Tesla, but thanks to its long range and practical design, the 2012 Model S did something revolutionary. It convinced the public that EVs can be real cars. Since then, Tesla has added the Model X and the Model 3 to its lineup, but it still doesn’t sell a compact crossover, one of the hottest ...

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2018 Jaguar E-Pace First Drive Review

FIGARI, CORSICA, France — A mountainous island covered with winding roads tighter than the average autocross course is not the sort of place that first comes to mind when you think of suitable locations for the debut of an SUV. Yet there we were, on the south side of Napoleon’s birthplace, ready to spend a day behind the wheel of ...

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Give Your Nissan Titan a Lift with This New Factory Kit

Whether they legitimately need the extra ground clearance or simply like the look, truck owners love to lift their trucks. But if you have a relatively new truck and want to preserve the warranty, aftermarket lift kits can be a risky option. A factory lift kit, on the other hand, keeps your warranty intact while also preserving on-road drivability. Not every automaker ...

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2018 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid and PHEV Efficiently Debut in Chicago

Following the refreshed 2018 Hyundai Sonata that made its debut last year at the 2017 New York auto show, the Korean automaker revealed the hotly anticipated hybrid variant of its bread-and-butter sedan at the 2018 Chicago auto show. The Hybrid carries the same updates as the reworked Sonata and only a few key visual changes that set it apart from ...

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2020 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Prototype Spied

It’s official—the all-new 2020 Mercedes-Benz S-Class is now in session. Snowy spy photos of the next-generation S-Class have recently surfaced giving us our first glimpses of the very special luxury sedan. Under the new sheet metal, the prototype is likely packing a 4.0 twin turbo V-8 engine that offers at least 463 hp and 516 lb-ft of torque. Its V-8 ...

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