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Chinese Currents – Buick Enspire All-Electric Concept

The car is remarkable because it debuts during a trade war invoked by the Trump Administration and China, the world’s largest car market. The Chinese have expressed the desire to replace the fleet with electrified vehicles, but no standards or rules have thus far been published. Continue reading

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Genesis Launches G70 Sedan in Russia

The trade wars – ongoing negotiations, threats and reversals of Trump Administration hard-line positions – sometimes within day – may or may not affect the Russian car market. Add the North Korean nuclear weapons standoff with the U.S. – a major Hyundai and Kia market – along with The Trump Administration’s withdrawal from the trans-Pacific trade pact, and a stalemate or checkmate against Hyundai in multiple markets is possible. Continue reading

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Nero Edizione Package for Giulia and Stelvio SUV

Is it not enough that all Giulia and Stelvio models have not only a broad racing and performance heritage but take the Germans on – once again- with best-in-class horsepower, 0 to 60 mph acceleration times, top speed, power-to-weight ratio, and close to 50/50 weight distribution in addition to their instantly recognizable Italian styling. Continue reading

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Mahindra, Ford to Co-Develop SUVs, EV, Connected Car Blends

Mahindra and Ford also agreed to evaluate co-development of a compact SUV and electric vehicle, along with sharing powertrain portfolios, including the supply of Mahindra powertrains to extend Ford’s product range. Continue reading

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2019 Toyota RAV4 Debuts at New York International Auto Show

The use of the emerging TNGA platform – Toyota New Global Architecture, a modular unibody – allows a longer wheelbase and wider front and rear tracks to provide a stable driving. For off-road driving, the shorter front and rear overhangs will aid in RAV4’s ability to overcome rugged terrain or Michigan public highways. Continue reading

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2019 Cadillac XT4 Compact SUV Debuts In New York

The XT4 will be priced starting at $35,790 when it goes on sale in fall 2018. Continue reading

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Mercedes-Benz Manhattan Shows C-Class AMG

In the U.S., the world’s biggest market for Mercedes-AMG, the sports car brand successfully grew by almost 50% compared with last year. Continue reading

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Ford Out of Car Biz? 2019 Fusion Debuts in New York

What else to do when the stock is languishing or comatose on Wall Street at ~$10-12 a share after eight straight years of expanding U.S. vehicle sales. Continue reading

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2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio$80,000+!

Assembled by Alfa Romeo workers at the Cassino plant in Italy, the all-new 2018 Stelvio is claimed to be a premium mid-size SUV for driving enthusiasts that stands out in one of the largest and fastest growing segments in the U.S., and as noted globally. Continue reading

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Cigarette Racing 515 Project ONE Debuts with Mercedes-AMG

Mercedes-AMG and Cigarette Racing are showing the latest iteration of toys for the rich from the Miami-based boat manufacturer at the Miami Boat (Boast?) show that just opened. Designed from the sea bottom up using the “latest technology,” the Cigarette … Continue reading

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Corvette ZR1 Sets Lap Record at VIR

Reuss once kicked the author’s butt at a closed track in New York State. It’s surprising when the president of an auto company appears at a race track to drive a car he worked on as an engineer. It’s embarrassing, though, when he’s as fast, well frankly faster, than any hot shoe out there. Continue reading

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2018 Hyundai Kona SUV Prices

In a 2016 LinkedIn post, Renault-Nissan Alliance CEO Carlos Ghosn says that Nissan had a clear choice when considering its acquisition of a stake in Mitsubishi Motors: Sever ties with its longtime partner, or choose to support its revival. Continue reading

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New Generation Hyundai Santa Fe

Hyundai Motor is teasing the New Generation Santa Fe, which will celebrate its world premiere in February before making its debut at the Geneva Motor Show in early March. The Gen 4 Santa Fe continues the model’s global success story – no great trick – as all brands are benefiting from the rush to two-box crossovers and SUVs, with scant if any discernible styling differences. Continue reading

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Ford GT auctions for $2.5 million. 2019 Mustang Bullitt $300,000

An all-new Ford GT and the limited-edition Mustang Bullet raised a total of $2.85 million for charity at the 47th annual Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale auction. Continue reading

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Street Legal Mustang Shelby GT500 in ’19. Bullitt Edition First

An all-new Mustang Shelby GT500 with a +700-plus horsepower supercharged V8 will be the most powerful street-legal production Ford ever. The Mustang is said to be legal on roadways and race tracks, with claimed “new innovative track technologies, performance hardware, … Continue reading

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