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  • 2020 Ford Shelby Mustang GT500 revving at 2019 North American International Auto Show

    Ford dropped the latest 'Stang on Detroit auto show crowds on Monday with the 2020 Mustang Shelby GT500, and now we know just how mad the machine sounds. Ford Performance boss Carl Widmann at the GT500 stand at Cobo Center at the 2019 North American International Auto Show revved up the 5.2-liter V-8 engine, and fired up its 2.65-liter Eaton supercharger, which force-feeds the engine 12 psi of boost. And it sounds properly menacing through its quad 5-inch exhaust tips. How loud is the 2020 Shelby GT500? It will only pass the latest California noise regulation in "Normal" mode. Period...

  • Infiniti QX Inspiration SUV concept, 2019 Detroit auto show
    Infiniti QX Inspiration SUV concept debuts in Detroit, heralds brand's electric future

    Infiniti on Monday revealed a new concept previewing a small, electric crossover SUV currently in the works. The concept, called the QX Inspiration, debuted at the 2019 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, and its arrival in Motor City marks the start of Infiniti's 30th anniversary...

  • Nissan IMs Concept, 2019 Detroit auto show
    Sedan on stilts: Nissan IMs concept previews crossover electric limo

    There's nothing like one car that can do it all. Nissan's IMs electric sedan concept, unveiled Monday at the 2019 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, aims for just that. It sits tall, like a crossover, with five passenger seating inside—unless you're a wealthy magnate who hires...

  • 2020 Volkswagen Passat, 2019 Detroit auto show
    2020 Volkswagen Passat: More of the same for American-made mid-sizer

    Volkswagen unveiled a new version of its Passat on Monday at the 2019 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, but fans hoping for major changes are in for disappointment as the car is an update of the existing model which dates back to the 2012 model year. The new Passat arrives in...

  • 2020 Toyota Supra, 2019 Detroit auto show
    2020 Toyota Supra: The return of sports car excitement at Toyota

    Toyota may be known for quality, reliability, and cars with all the handling prowess of a warm bath, but the Japanese brand has been injecting some emotion into its cars for a few years now. It's also been building some sports cars, though with the help of other brands. First it was the Toyota 86...

  • 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500, 2019 Detroit auto show
    2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 arrives with venom: Hoodpins come standard

    It's been 50 years since the Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 and Shelby GT350 shared the showroom, and for 2020 the two muscle cars sporting the automotive legend's name will once again. On Monday, the 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 made its debut at the 2019 North American International Auto Show in...

  • 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500

    The snake has finally returned. On Monday, the 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 was unveiled at the 2019 North American International Auto Show in Detroit with a surprise for enthusiasts: no manual transmission. But why? Ford spokesman Jiyan Cadiz told Motor Authority the 2020 Shelby GT500 doesn't offer a manual transmission is because Ford doesn't have one that can handle the power the new snake puts out. The most powerful production Mustang ever will send power to the rear wheels via a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic supplied by Tremec. ALSO SEE: Here's what the 2020 Shelby Mustang GT500 sounds...

  • 2020 Ford Explorer, 2019 Detroit auto show
    Thrifty or rambunctious: 2020 Ford Explorer hybrid and ST revealed

    It's been less than a week since the 2020 Ford Explorer made its formal debut, and the Blue Oval's already expanding the crossover SUV's lineup. On Monday at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Ford introduced the 2020 Explorer hybrid and ST models to give Americans more options...

  • 2019 Genesis G70
    Genesis G70, Hyundai Kona and Ram 1500 pick up 2019 North American Car, Utility & Truck of the Year title

    The jury is in, and they've just named the winners of the prestigious North American Car, Utility and Truck of the Year awards for 2019. There was strong competition this year, particularly in the utility category which saw some new electric entrants. Nevertheless, over a period of several weeks...

  • Cadillac electric crossover SUV based on GM BEV3 modular platform
    Cadillac just revealed the design of its first EV

    In a shocking turn of events (pun intended), Cadillac revealed the design of its first electric car during Sunday night's preview showing of the new 2020 XT6 crossover SUV, whose formal debut took place Monday at the 2019 North American International Auto Show in Detroit. The electric car is a...

  • 2020 Lexus RC F Track Edition, 2019 Detroit auto show
    2020 Lexus RC F unveiled in Detroit with track-ready flagship

    Lexus introduced an updated RC for 2019 but noticeably missing was the updated version of the RC F sledgehammer. It turns out the Japanese brand had much bigger plans for its high-performance coupe. Unveiled Monday in Detroit at the 2019 North American International Auto Show was a new RC Track...

  • 2019 Ram 2500, 2019 Detroit auto show
    2019 Ram 2500 Heavy Duty truck reporting for duty: New king with 1,000 lb-ft of torque

    Heavy-duty trucks just unlocked a new achievement: 1,000 pound-feet of torque. This is absurd. Ram crossed the barrier Monday when it announced the 2019 2500 Heavy Duty and 3500 Heavy Duty truck lineup ahead of their debut at the 2019 North American International Auto Show in Detroit. The 2019 Ram...

  • 2020 Cadillac XT6, 2019 Detroit auto show

    You know the type. The suburban home with Hardie board siding, a gabled garage, and HOA-friendly lawn decorations. If it weren’t for the new 2020 Cadillac XT6 parked in the 2+1 garage, there'd likely be a Denali or Jeep Grand Cherokee parked next to the Escalade instead. Now, there are more options that include a crest. The new, three-row XT6 crossover from Cadillac that debuted Sunday ahead of the 2019 North American International Auto Show in Detroit may as well be the big Cadillac Escalade’s newest, and most expensive spend-up accessory and its frequent garage companion. Next...

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    2019 Detroit auto show preview

    The 2019 North American International Auto Show is nearly upon us, and already information on some of the production models and concepts on their way to Detroit's Cobo center, where the show is held each year, is starting to pile up. This year will be the last held during the winter as organizers...

  • Rivian R1T, 2018 LA Auto Show
    This Week's Top Photos: The 2018 LA Auto Show edition

    Rivian turned out to be a surprise star of this past week's 2018 LA Auto Show. The American electric car startup showed up with two production-bound vehicles: a crew cab pickup truck and related SUV with third-row seats. What's impressive is the no-nonsense nature of the vehicles and the...

  • 2018 LA Auto Show Roundup
    2018 LA Auto Show in pictures: The cars, crossovers, trucks, and SUVs you need to see

    The calendar year's final major car show felt more like a beginning—not an end. This year at the 2018 LA Auto Show, the 2020 Porsche 911 signaled a new chapter for the automaker and its iconic sports car. We learned that the man responsible for the car's recent success would soon step down...

  • 2020 Hyundai Palisade, 2018 LA Auto Show
    2020 Hyundai Palisade crossover revealed: Three-row SUV with family matters

    Hyundai's on-again, off-again relationship with crossovers not named "Santa Fe" is complicated. The 2020 Hyundai Palisade that just made its debut for the 2018 LA Auto Show isn't named Santa Fe either, but follows closely the Santa Fe XL that it replaces atop the automaker's lineup. When it goes on...

  • Porsche 911 GT2 RS Clubsport, 2018 LA Auto Show
    Porsche 911 GT2 RS Clubsport is a track-only 700-hp monster

    Porsche has come out with a new car to tempt racing enthusiasts. The German automaker surprised visitors to the 2018 Los Angeles auto show on Wednesday with the reveal of the 911 GT2 RS Clubsport, a new racing variant of the outgoing 991-generation 911 GT2 RS designed for clubsport-style events...

  • 2020 Jeep Gladiator with Mopar accessories

    The 2020 Jeep Gladiator won't be short on accessories and light performance parts. Mopar revealed a decked-out Gladiator at the 2018 LA Auto Show on Thursday to highlight 20 of the new accessories owner can add to their future Jeep pickup. Eventually, Mopar and Jeep will offer over 200 accessories, but it chose 20 to highlight on a production-spec Gladiator. The truck on display features a Jeep Performance Parts 2.0-inch lift kit, tube doors, rock rails, and both 5- and 7-inch LED off-road lights. The Gladiator's bed features bed-mounted cross rails that work with a Mopar bicycle carrier and...

  • 2019 Nissan Maxima, 2018 LA Auto Show
    2019 Nissan Maxima sedan sports new look, more safety tech

    The 2019 Nissan Maxima that arrived Wednesday at the 2018 LA Auto Show has a subtly new look with standard LED headlights. A new range-topping Platinum Reserve option package dresses the automaker's full-size sedan up with pleated semi-aniline leather upholstery cribbed from the company's GT-R...

  • 2020 Kia Soul EV, 2018 LA Auto Show
    2020 Kia Soul shocks at LA Auto Show, EV option revealed with 64-kwh battery

    A new generation of the Kia Soul was revealed on Wednesday at the 2018 Los Angeles auto show, and thankfully the funky look we've grown accustomed to with past versions of the Kia compact crossover SUV have been retained. The boxy shape was first shown in 2006 on a Soul concept car and today is...

  • 2020 Porsche 911, 2018 LA Auto Show
    2020 Porsche 911 Carrera S officially revealed: Here it is

    After countless spy shots and endless speculation, the 2020 Porsche 911 made its appearance Tuesday evening ahead of the 2018 LA Auto Show. Not much about the iconic sports coupe was a secret to fans of the brand, patiently awaiting the 992 model, which is officially the eighth generation of the...

  • 2019 Mazda 3, 2018 LA Auto Show
    2019 Mazda 3 brings premium look, tech to compact segment

    These days, buying an affordable car doesn't mean you have to drive something whose reflection you'd rather not see when passing a wall of glass. This is thanks primarily to brands like Mazda which in recent years has been really pushing the design envelope for non-premium cars. The Japanese firm...

  • Audi e-tron GT Concept, 2018 LA Auto Show
    Audi e-tron GT concept: Audi's take on the Porsche Taycan promises production excitement

    “When you do a really wild show car and you follow up with a production car which is not as attractive, people aren’t happy,” observed Marc Lichte, Audi’s head of design, while sitting in the back of the e-tron GT concept. “We wanted to do it the other way around. We...

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