Dec 15, 2016

2020 Mercedes-Benz SL (R233) to be based on Mercedes-AMG GT

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2020 Mercedes-Benz SL (R233) to be based on Mercedes-AMG GT

The next Mercedes-Benz SL roadster, due in 2019, will will be developed by the company’s AMG performance division, and based on the AMG GT.

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Dec 14, 2016

2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Coupe (C238): Bigger, prettier, a real E too

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2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Coupe (C238): Bigger, prettier, a real E too

The new (C238) Mercedes-Benz E-Class Coupe has a B pillar free design, crystal effect taillamps, and now uses the W213 E-Class sedan platform.

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Dec 13, 2016

2019 Ram Heavy Duty trucks will get facelift, not new DT platform

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2019 Ram Heavy Duty trucks will get facelift, not new DT platform

Ram’s Heavy Duty pickups (2500, 3500 and cab-chassis) were due to move onto the 1500’s new DT platform in 2018, but that plan has reportedly been scrapped.

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Dec 12, 2016

Porsche makes video showing how to correctly pronounce its name

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Porsche makes video showing how to correctly pronounce its name

Native speakers are bad at pronouncing foreign names, so Porsche felt compelled to make a video to show us how to say its name correctly.

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Dec 10, 2016

Genesis hires Bugatti Chiron designer to become its Chief Designer

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Genesis hires Bugatti Chiron designer to become its Chief Designer

Genesis, Hyundai’s new luxury brand, has hired Alexander Selipanov, the man who designed the Bugatti Chiron, to become its Chief Designer.

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Dec 9, 2016

2017 Nissan NV2500, NV3500 vans gain more powerful 5.6-liter V8 option

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2017 Nissan NV2500, NV3500 vans gain more powerful 5.6-liter V8 option

The 5.6-liter V8 that’s offered as an option in the full-size Nissan NV Cargo and Passenger vans will have more power and torque for the 2017 model year.

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Dec 8, 2016

2017 Opel/Vauxhall Insignia: Bigger, lighter, will be 2018 Buick Regal in US

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2017 Opel/Vauxhall Insignia: Bigger, lighter, will be 2018 Buick Regal in US

The second generation Opel/Vauxhall Insignia is bigger, lighter and sexier than the original, and will be sold in the States as the 2018 Buick Regal.

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Dec 7, 2016

2017 Ford Fiesta Mark VII: Larger, more refined and more boring

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2017 Ford Fiesta Mark VII: Larger, more refined and more boring

The Mark VII Ford Fiesta is a bit larger and lot less exciting to look at, but the interior no longer looks like it’s made out of crap second hand plastic.

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Dec 6, 2016

Train crash damages 120 BMW X3, X4, X5 and X6 SUVs in South Carolina

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Train crash damages 120 BMW X3, X4, X5 and X6 SUVs in South Carolina

A train crash in South Carolina has damaged 120 BMW X3, X4, X5, and X6 SUVs that were headed from BMW’s factory to markets overseas.

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Dec 5, 2016

Chrysler 200: Sedan axed, production ends after just two years

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Chrysler 200: Sedan axed, production ends after just two years

The second generation Chrysler 200 ceased production on December 2, 2016, just over two years after it went into production.

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Dec 4, 2016

2017 Ford F-150 Raptor heading to China, Chevrolet Silverado coming too

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2017 Ford F-150 Raptor heading to China, Chevrolet Silverado coming too

The Ford F-150 Raptor and the Chevrolet Silverado are heading to China, but will be sold as luxury high end models rather workhorse vehicles.

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Dec 3, 2016

2017 BMW 730Li to be made in Indonesia with 4-cylinder engine

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2017 BMW 730Li to be made in Indonesia with 4-cylinder engine

The G12 BMW 7-Series will be made in Indonesia in 730Li form, with a 2-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder gas engine and a shorter list of options.

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Dec 2, 2016

2019 Porsche Mission E: Sales target upped to 20,000 sales per year

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2019 Porsche Mission E: Sales target upped to 20,000 sales per year

Porsche has revised its sales target for the Mission E electric sedan to 20,000 cars per year, up from an earlier 15,000 per year estimate.

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Dec 1, 2016

2017 Volkswagen Arteon fastback to replace (Passat) CC

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2017 Volkswagen Arteon fastback to replace (Passat) CC

The new Volkswagen Arteon will will replace the CC in its lineup, with the new fastback between the Passat and the Phideon in size.

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Nov 30, 2016

2017 Peugeot 301 facelift: More upscale look for developing world sedan

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2017 Peugeot 301 facelift: More upscale look for developing world sedan

The 2017 Peugeot 301 facelift has been given a more upscale look with new headlamps, taillamps, grille, bumpers, and wheels. The tech has also been updated.

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Nov 29, 2016

2018 Toyota C-HR: Will push Toyota USA to 60:40 truck to car ratio

2018 Toyota C-HR: Will push Toyota USA to 60:40 truck to car ratio

The aggressively styled Toyota C-HR mini-SUV will “rebalance” the brand’s US sales from a 50:50 truck to car ratio to something like 60:40 truck to car.

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Nov 28, 2016

2016 Buick Velite Concept: Volt-based EV starts electric car push in China

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2016 Buick Velite Concept: Volt-based EV starts electric car push in China

The latest Buick Velite concept, unveiled at the 2016 Guangzhou Motor Show, kicks of the Buick Blue subbrand, and is based on the Chevrolet Volt EREV.

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Nov 27, 2016

2018 Mazda CX-5: Mini-CX-9 style, better sound insulation, diesel for US

2018 Mazda CX-5: Mini-CX-9 style, better sound insulation, diesel for US

The second generation Mazda CX-5 will be the first Mazda sold in the US with a diesel engine. The new SUV looks like a shrunken down CX-9.

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Nov 26, 2016

Volkswagen to stop diesel sales in the USA due to dieselgate

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Volkswagen to stop diesel sales in the USA due to dieselgate

Volkswagen won’t bring back diesel engines to the US market due to dieselgate. Instead the company will focus on SUVs and EVs.

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Nov 25, 2016

2017 Cadillac CT6 Plug-in Hybrid: First Chinese Caddy to be sold in USA

2017 Cadillac CT6 Plug-in Hybrid: First Chinese Caddy to be sold in USA

Due to low volumes, the Cadillac CT6 Plug-in Hybrid will be the first Caddy to be fully imported from China to the USA. It should sell better than the ELR.

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Nov 24, 2016

2019 Ram 1500: Next generation pickup may lose crosshair grille

2019 Ram 1500: Next generation pickup may lose crosshair grille

The next generation Ram 1500 pickup might lose its signature crosshair grille as the brand attempts to make a clean break with its Dodge past.

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Nov 23, 2016

2017 Mercedes-Maybach S650 Cabrio: Limited edition has 6-liter V12

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2017 Mercedes-Maybach S650 Cabrio: Limited edition has 6-liter V12

Just 300 of the Mercedes-Maybach S650 Cabriolet will be built, with 75 coming to the US. The new V12 convertible has V12 power and exclusive extras.

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