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  • Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport concept, 2018 New York auto show

    Volkswagen chairman Herbert Diess believes the auto show circuit as we know it is dead. Instead, festivals and dynamic events like the Goodwood Festival of Speed are the way forward for such events, he told Motoring in an interview published Tuesday. Not only will festival atmospheres take over from traditional auto shows, but off-site events for individual automakers will also become more prominent. Indeed, numerous automakers choose to reveal their new vehicles days before a major auto show ensure attention is focused on just one thing at a time. "(Auto shows) are a product of the 1960s and...

  • 2020 North American International Auto Show teaser
    Detroit auto show organizers confirm calendar change, outdoor showcase

    The North American International Auto Show, more commonly referred to as the Detroit auto show, isn't known for its sunshine and warm temperatures, but that will change come 2020. The show's organizers, the Detroit Auto Dealers Association (DADA) and its Executive Board, announced Monday plans to...

  • Audi Q8 concept, 2017 Detroit auto show
    Show-off blow off: Audi joins other luxury makes to skip 2019 Detroit auto show

    Following similar announcements from Mercedes-Benz and BMW, Audi announced on Thursday that it will join the rival makes and no longer attend the Detroit auto show. It's the most recent in a series of blows to what many believe is North America's premier auto show. In a statement to Automotive News...

  • Vision Mercedes-Maybach Ultimate Luxury concept
    This Week's Top Photos: the 2018 Beijing auto show edition

    Mercedes-Maybach's Ultimate Luxury concept was one of the major talking points of this week's 2018 Beijing auto show, though not entirely for positive reasons. The concept blends elements of sedans and SUVs but with results that can best be described as polarizing. While the concept isn't bound for...

  • Hybrid Kinetic H500 concept
    Hybrid Kinetic presents Pininfarina-styled K350 SUV and H500 sedan concepts in Beijing

    Hybrid Kinetic is an electric car startup from China that hopes to enter the luxury arena with a full lineup powered by an extended-range electric powertrain that uses a microturbine as the range extender. The company is working with Pininfarina on the technology for its cars, with the Italian...

  • 2018 Audi Q5L
    Q5L is Audi's first long-wheelbase SUV

    Audi used this week's 2018 Beijing auto show to unveil the Q5L, the automaker's first long-wheelbase SUV. The vehicle will be built and sold exclusively in China where it caters to the market's seemingly endless appetite for chauffeur-driven vehicles. It joins an A4L, A6L and A8L in Audi's...

  • 2018 Jeep Grand Commander

    Jeep's Grand Commander made its debut on Wednesday at the 2018 Beijing auto show. The three-row crossover SUV has been developed exclusively for the Chinese market so won't be sold in the United States. The low approach and departure angles belie Jeep’s off-road credentials, which is probably why. The Grand Commander was previewed by the plug-in hybrid Jeep Yuntu concept presented at the 2017 Shanghai auto show, however it doesn't feature an electrified option just yet. Instead the Grand Commander debuts with a 2.0-liter turbocharged inline-4 delivering 230 horsepower and 258 pound-feet...

  • MG X-Motion SUV concept
    MG X-Motion concept debuts in China, previews future SUV

    The 2018 Beijing auto show hosted numerous debuts this week, and MG released its X-Motion SUV concept. The concept vehicle previews a future SUV model. The X-Motion follows last year's MG E-Motion concept, an all-electric sports car concept. MG said Wednesday it aimed to echo the E-Motion's design...

  • Jaguar XJ50 special edition
    Jaguar XJ50 special edition marks model's 50th anniversary

    The Jaguar XJ celebrates its 50th anniversary this year, and to mark the occasion, the British luxury brand has introduced a special XJ50 model. The XJ50, revealed on Wednesday at the Beijing auto show, aims to up the aging sedan's elegance with a handful of features to distinguish it from other XJ...

  • 2018 Isdera Commendatore GT
    Isdera Commendatore GT electric gullwing revealed, limited to just 2 cars

    You've probably never heard of Isdera. The company is a niche sports car manufacturer from Germany, and since its founding in the early 1980s has churned out less than a hundred cars, all of them mostly crafted by hand. One of the most famous is the original Commendatore 112i launched in the early...

  • Honda Everus EV concept
    Honda launches Everus brand in China with EV concept

    Honda and its Chinese partner GAC have launched the new brand Everus in China—and the first model will be an electric car previewed by the Everus EV concept unveiled Wednesday at the 2018 Beijing auto show. Honda says the production version of the Everus EV concept will be in Chinese...

  • Aiways RG Nathalie
    Gumpert returns with new Chinese partner, RG Nathalie fuel cell sports car

    German engineer Roland Gumpert is back with a new sports car, and this time it's got a revolutionary electric powertrain. Gumpert is the person behind the legendary Gumpert Apollo line of supercars. After his Gumpert brand ran into financial difficulties earlier this decade, the company was taken...

  • Vision Mercedes-Maybach Ultimate Luxury concept

    Mercedes-Maybach on Wednesday revealed its concept for the 2018 Beijing auto show, and as we learned via a leak last week the concept blends elements of a sedan with an SUV. You're probably thinking the premise was a donk for the ultra-rich, but Maybach says its concept, whose full title is Vision Mercedes-Maybach Ultimate Luxury, sets out to combine the comfort and elegance of a high-end sedan with the tall ride height and command seating position of an SUV. As the head of design for all Daimler brands Gorden Wagener explains, the concept “combines the DNA of an SUV with that of a...

  • 2019 Mercedes-Benz A-Class L
    Mercedes-Benz A-Class sedan debuts in Beijing

    Mercedes-Benz revealed the new A-Class sedan on Wednesday at the 2018 Beijing auto show. The version shown, known as the A-Class L, has been developed specifically for the Chinese market. An A-Class sedan for the rest of the world will be revealed shortly. It's expected to reach showrooms in the...

  • 2018 BAIC BJ80 6x6 - Image via Autohome
    China's BAIC copies the Mercedes-AMG G63 6x6

    No, this isn't the monster G-Class cooked up by the mad boffins in the Mercedes-AMG engineering department. Instead, this is the copycat result cooked up by Chinese automaker BAIC. BAIC has been selling a clone of the regular Mercedes-Benz G-Class for a number of years, under the name BJ80. But on...

  • Polestar 1
    Polestar 1 flagship coupe priced from $155,000

    The 600-horsepower Polestar 1 plug-in hybrid coupe has been priced from $155,000. Polestar made the announcement on Wednesday at the 2018 Beijing auto show where the Polestar 1 is being shown to a Chinese audience for the first time. The car will also be made in China at Polestar's plant under...

  • BMW Concept iX3
    BMW shows off electric X3 concept with 250-mile range

    BMW will launch an electric version of its X3 in 2020 and we got our first taste on Wednesday in the form of a concept at the 2018 Beijing auto show. The Concept iX3 on show in the Chinese capital hints at some of the subtle styling cues BMW plans for electric versions of its core models, of which...

  • 2019 Acura RDX, 2018 New York auto show
    This Week's Top Photos: the 2018 New York auto show edition

    Cadillac's brand renaissance continued this week at the 2018 New York International Auto Show with the unveiling of the XT4 compact crossover SUV. The segment is booming right now and the XT4, with its combination of handsome styling, generous size, and sharp pricing, should prove a hit. Hyundai's...

  • Genesis Essentia, 2018 New York auto show

    Two months after the 2017 New York auto show, lead Genesis designer Luc Donckerwolke and his assembled team set to work. Their goal wasn’t to rest long after the success of the New York concept car that precipitated the Genesis G70, it was to pronounce to the rest of the world that Genesis had arrived with its own style. “Last year in (New York), we brainstormed about how to make it more inspirational,” head of styling for Genesis SangYup Lee told Motor Authority. The global team set to work from all corners: Korea, Germany, and California. The Essentia concept was never...

  • 2019 Mercedes-AMG C63, 2018 New York auto show
    2019 Mercedes-AMG C43 and C63 video preview

    Those in the market for a sporty luxury compacts will find fresh entries from Mercedes-AMG. For 2019 both the C43 and C63 have been updated with updated powertrains, new tech, and design tweaks. Let’s get right to the meat of the matter with these German bruisers: the powertrains. The tamer...

  • 2019 Cadillac XT4, 2018 New York auto show
    2019 Cadillac XT4 video preview

    Better late than never. Cadillac is finally diving into the compact premium crossover game with the 2019 XT4, an XT5 that’s been given the Honey I Shrunk The Kids treatment. Blessed with clean, stylish lines, the XT4 is a sharp looking crossover that should stand out from the pack. The wide...

  • 2019 Acura RDX, 2018 New York auto show
    2019 Acura RDX video preview

    Acura has never risen to the lofty heights of its European rivals. Judging by the looks of the 2019 RDX, Acura might soon be considered with the best. The 2019 RDX marks some important changes versus the last model and for the Acura brand. Like its German rivals, power comes from a 2.0-liter...

  • 2019 Kia K900, 2018 New York auto show
    2019 Kia K900 video first look: 2018 New York auto show

    Kia plunged into old-school luxury a few years ago with the big K900. Then it had a better idea: it sidetracked into BMW territory and came out with the terrific Stinger. Now it’s applied those lessons learned, as it revamps its most expensive model, the 2019 Kia K900. The new K900 strips...

  • 2019 Genesis G70, 2018 New York auto show
    2019 Genesis G70 video preview

    Genesis isn’t just challenging rivals on their own turf—they’re challenging them at their own game. The Genesis G70 is a luxury sport compact sedan, the kind you’d expect from another brand. It’s rear-wheel drive, big power, manual transmission—but is it too...

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