Tag: Detroit Auto Show

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Detroit Auto Show
Jan 10, 2017

Detroit 2017: SUVs Dominate, Mostly Made in the U.S.A.

Jim Motavalli

The auto industry is riding high on 4X4 sales, and the Detroit show makes clear that--as long as the cheap gas holds out--it's not messing with the formula.

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Front-wheel drive pickups
Jan 13, 2016

2017 Honda Ridgeline: The Return of the Front-Wheel-Drive Pickup

Craig Fitzgerald

It's been 32 years since a front-wheel-drive pickup was available in the United States. Where'd they all go?

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Jan 13, 2016

In Detroit, Electric Cars on the Turntables--Whether the Public Wants Them or Not

Jim Motavalli

One in three new car sales is now an SUV, but it was plugs that dominated in Detroit. Why, if the public is looking elsewhere? Well, there's a little thing called CAFE, and it means that automakers have to reach 54.5 mpg by 2025. That means electrics and plug-in hybrids.

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Jan 19, 2015

Despite $2 Gas, Consumers Still Buy Fuel Economy

Jim Motavalli

Bad gas mileage is the second-biggest reason car buyers reject cars they'd otherwise buy, says a new J.D. Power survey. So why is the Detroit show so enamored of huge horsepower?

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Jan 15, 2015

Fuel Cells in Detroit: Hydrogen's Moment in the Sun

Jim Motavalli

Four automakers--Honda, Toyota, Hyundai and Mercedes--showed hydrogen-based cars at the North American International Auto Show. One even drives itself.

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Acura NSX
Jan 14, 2015

Ford GT and Acura NSX

Jamie Lincoln Kitman

In keeping with a Detroit show that largely reflected the two great realities of today’s automobile business – high industry profits and cheap gas – it was only fitting that two, new supercars would formally debut.

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Jaguar F-Pace and Jaguar XE
Jan 14, 2015

Jaguar XE (And Jaguar F-Pace)

Jamie Lincoln Kitman

It’s moment of truth time at Jaguar Land Rover. Land Rover SUVs are selling like hotcakes, but Jaguar cars are mostly selling like old cakes left out in the rain. 

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Buick Cascada
Jan 14, 2015

Buick Cascada

Jamie Lincoln Kitman

Looking for a four seat convertible? Our blogger Jamie Lincoln Kitman thinks the Buick Cascada might fit the bill. 

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Jan 14, 2015

Detroit Auto Show 2015: Likes and Dislikes from America’s Car Show

Guest Bloggers

Likes: Hyundai's answer to the El Camino, all the old cars. Dislikes: Misusing the word "coupe", driving with a fish tank. Detroit Auto Show highlights and lowlights, here. 

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Mini Superleggera concept car
Jan 14, 2015

Mini Superleggera Vision Concept

Jamie Lincoln Kitman

Our blogger calls the Mini Superleggera Concept "handsome". Tell us what you think, right here. 

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