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  • 2019 Toyota Avalon, 2018 Detroit auto show

    Demand for mainstream sedans may be waning but not at Toyota it seems. A year on from redesigning its Camry, the Japanese firm has taken the covers off a redesigned Avalon. The new 2019 Avalon was presented for the first time on Monday at the 2018 North American International Auto Show in Detroit. The car rides on the longest version of the Toyota New Global Architecture (TNGA) modular platform and measures 196 inches in length, which is 0.7 inches up on the outgoing model. The wheelbase is up almost 2.0 inches, leading to a roomier cabin. Speaking of the cabin, there is a surprising level of...

  • 2019 Hyundai Veloster N, 2018 Detroit auto show
    2019 Hyundai Veloster N video preview

    Hyundai has pulled off the surprise of the 2018 Detroit auto show, introducing the first North American member of its N performance line. The most-powerful Veloster ever, the N’s stats read like an enthusiast’s dream—a turbocharged 275-horsepower 2.0-liter 4-cylinder sends power...

  • 2019 Hyundai Veloster N, 2018 Detroit auto show
    2019 Hyundai Veloster N marks brand's foray into hot hatchbacks

    Who says auto shows can't surprise anymore? After releasing the details on its redesigned 2019 Veloster, Hyundai pulled a fast one on the 2018 Detroit auto show on Monday, introducing the first member of its long-awaited N performance line. The 2019 Hyundai Veloster N is the most extreme...

  • 2019 Ford Mustang Bullitt, 2018 Detroit auto show
    2019 Ford Mustang Bullitt video preview

    Fifty years ago a car chase on the streets of San Francisco between a Mustang and a Charger made movie history—at least for gearheads. That movie was "Bullitt" starring the ultra-cool Steve McQueen. In the years since, Ford has released two special edition Mustang Bullitt models and for 2019...

  • 2019 Ford Mustang Bullitt, 2018 Detroit auto show
    50th Anniversary 2019 Ford Mustang Bullitt cranks out 475 horsepower

    Fifty years after Steve McQueen chased a 1968 Dodge Charger in a Dark Highland Green '68 Mustang to the delight of gearhead movie fans, Ford is releasing its third special edition model to commemorate that iconic movie car. That movie was "Bullitt" and the 50th anniversary Bullitt Mustang is the...

  • Highlights from the 2018 Detroit auto show
    The best cars and trucks we saw at the 2018 Detroit auto show

    The 2018 Detroit auto show was full of trucks, Mustangs, Jeeps, concept cars, technology, and SUVs. All of the Detroit Three had full portfolios of pickups as headliners, but each had its own take on mainstream utility. Take a walk with us through the show floor to see the best of what we saw. For...

  • 2019 Ram 1500, 2018 Detroit auto show

    The Ram 1500 full-size pickup changed the way we look at trucks when its big-rig style arrived more than two decades ago. Now, the new 2019 Ram 1500 sheds that butch look for a smarter, family-focused style loaded with tech and conveniences—and more room than ever. Ram has been working on this new full-sizer for years now, tweaking the interior and exterior shape. What's gone is the crosshair grille for this year, along with aggressively arched fenders. What's new is 4 more inches of space—entirely in the cab—and a mild hybrid system to boost fuel economy and low-end torque...

  • 2019 Jeep Cherokee, 2018 Detroit auto show
    2019 Jeep Cherokee makeover reveals prettier face, turbocharged power

    The 2019 Jeep Cherokee is a course correct for the iconic off-road brand, softening the polarizing style introduced in 2014 for something more in line with the brand’s other offerings. In refreshing the crossover, Jeep design boss Mark Allen told Motor Authority his team “didn’t...

  • 1968 Ford Mustang from the Steve McQueen movie "Bullitt"
    Long-lost 1968 Mustang from “Bullitt” likely worth millions

    Ford on Monday unveiled the new 2019 Mustang Bullitt at the 2018 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, but the special car, launched to mark this year's 50th anniversary of the “Bullitt” movie, was joined by another special car: the actual 1968 Ford Mustang driven by Steve...

  • Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 teaser
    Next Ford Shelby Mustang GT500 teased in Detroit, coming in 2019 with 700+ HP

    Ford made Mustang news here in Detroit with a third go at the Bullitt Mustang (a fourth if you count the original movie car as the first), but the Blue Oval teased an even meaner pony car on Monday evening of the 2018 Detroit auto show's press days. Ford didn't trot out a car, or show a teaser shot...

  • 2019 Volkswagen Jetta, 2018 Detroit auto show
    2019 Volkswagen Jetta revealed: Compact sedan pushes for mid-size taste

    The 2019 Volkswagen Jetta is taking a page from small-size competitors with big ideas. Volkswagen pulled the wraps off its newest Jetta sedan Sunday at the 2018 North American International Auto Show in Detroit. The next-generation sedan is larger with more creature comforts, with a sharper style...

  • 2019 Hyundai Veloster, 2018 Detroit auto show
    Surprise! 2019 Hyundai Veloster lives on with redesign

    The Hyundai Veloster seemed like a safe bet in the automotive death pool. Here was an odd, not very useful hatchback that wasn’t very good to drive from a brand that desperately needed crossovers and SUVs. Killing it seemed like a no-brainer. Instead, it has been redesigned. The 2019 Hyundai...

  • 2019 Kia Forte, 2018 Detroit auto show

    Kia aims to inject a little more class and sportier persona into its compact car with the 2019 Forte, which made its debut on Monday at the 2018 Detroit auto show. The Forte benefits from Stinger-inspired style, notably in the front fascia and shorter rear deck. The tiger-nose grille channels the Stinger most and Kia said the headlights also recall the brand's sport sedan. At the rear, the swept-back look continues with a horizontal strip that connects the taillights. Inside, the cabin features more horizontal shapes and a typical floating-touchscreen unit. The aeronautically inspired vents...

  • 2019 Ram 1500, 2018 Detroit auto show
    2019 Ram 1500 first look: big rig turns the page

    The 2019 Ram 1500 broke cover Monday and revealed a new face for the full-size pickup that pushed the hauler further into family detail. The new truck is longer—about four inches, added entirely to the cab—lower by about an inch, and wider by a half-inch. All three dimensions were...

  • 2019 Mercedes-AMG CLS53, 2018 Detroit auto show
    Efficiency meets performance in AMG's new 53 series

    Mercedes fans looking for something sporty but not quite ready to step up to a fully fledged AMG product have another option in the form of the “AMG sport” range, which at present are those cars with a 43 in their titles. Soon, though, AMG will start to replace these with a new series...

  • 2018 BMW X2, 2018 Detroit auto show
    2018 BMW X2 priced from $39,395

    The 2018 BMW X2 made its debut at the 2018 North American International Auto Show in Detroit and will follow up with a showroom appearance in the spring. According to order guides obtained by Cars Direct, pricing for the X2 will start at $39,395, including destination. That, as the name already...

  • 2019 Mercedes-Benz G Class, 2018 Detroit auto show
    2019 Mercedes-Benz G-Class video preview

    Mercedes-Benz has redesigned an icon, but it might not look like it. The Gelandewagen carries on the boxy, brutalist styling it pioneered in the 1970s. But the rigid adherence to this iconic design hides some of the changes for 2019. Mercedes added more emotive headlights and a dark, militaristic...

  • 2019 Acura RDX Prototype, 2018 Detroit auto show
    Acura RDX prototype is a thinly veiled 2019 RDX that puts luxury rivals on notice

    When your compact crossover SUV has posted seven straight years of sales growth and five consecutive years of record sales, you don't mess with a winning formula. You simply stick with what works and make it better when it's time for a redesign. That's what Acura is doing with the RDX prototype it...

  • Nissan Xmotion concept

    The Nissan Pathfinder and Rogue crossovers are many things—versatile, roomy, and family-oriented. They are not, however, particularly stylish. The Xmotion Concept Nissan unveiled Monday at the 2018 Detroit auto show aims to push the automaker's growing crossover lineup in a more design-oriented direction. Nissan cites both natural and urban landscapes as its inspiration in designing the Xmotion, which the automaker says is pronounced as "cross-motion." Despite the X in its nomenclature, the Xmotion does not appear to be the long-rumored replacement for the automaker's Xterra off-roader...

  • 2018 Volkswagen Passat GT, 2018 Detroit auto show
    2018 VW Passat GT: jazzed up, but only a little

    The 2018 VW Passat GT is not the 4-door GTI it could have been. That’s probably just fine with buyers looking for a little more zest in their mid-size sedan, however. For the most part, the Passat GT follows the standard souped-up mid-sizer playbook to a T. Or a GT, if you will. It rides on a...

  • Infiniti Q Inspiration, 2018 Detroit auto show
    Infiniti Q Inspiration concept debuts new look, not much else

    If you were excited about the reveal of Infiniti's Q Inspiration concept at the 2018 North American International Auto Show, and all that it potentially heralded for the brand, be prepared for disappointment. As we learned Monday at the reveal, the Q Inspiration doesn't bring much to the table...

  • Honda Insight Prototype, 2018 Detroit auto show
    2019 Honda Insight to deliver 50 mpg or better

    Honda used this week's 2018 North American International Auto Show in Detroit to present its 2019 Insight. Though officially a prototype, the version we were treated with shows the final design direction Honda is taking with its new Insight. Crucially, it shows that the revived hybrid nameplate is...

  • 2019 Mercedes-Benz G Class, 2018 Detroit auto show
    2019 Mercedes-Benz G-Class: tried, true, and all-new

    The 2019 Mercedes-Benz G-Class is the definition of retro-cool. After 40 years, the G-Class enters its second full generation with a thorough redesign that doesn't change the way it looks but improves upon its biggest faults. The G-Wagen was revealed Sunday ahead of the 2018 Detroit auto show. The...

  • 2019 Ford Ranger, 2018 Detroit auto show
    2019 Ford Ranger marks Ford's return to mid-size pickup market

    As the domestic automakers chased bigger profits on their full-size trucks 'round about a decade ago, they let their mid-size pickups die on the vine. One of the casualties was the Ford Ranger, and it slipped into that good night after the 2011 model year. An international version of the Ranger was...

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