Tag Archives: Auto Shows

2019 VW Arteon video preview

Volkswagen splits its mid-size sedan lineup two ways. For the mainstream consumer, there's the Passat. Kinda plain, but smart. For the buyer with a sense of style, VW offered the CC, and that now gives way to the 2019 Arteon, a car that poses a challenge to the Audi A5 Sportback. It's already on sale in Europe and now it's coming to our shores. While both...

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2019 Ram 1500 gets Moparized at 2018 Chicago Auto Show

Fresh from its debut last month at the 2018 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Ram's redesigned 1500 has rocked up to the Windy City dressed in a variety of Mopar accessories that will be available to buyers when the truck goes on sale next month. Ram on Thursday took the covers off a 2019 1500 Big Horn Sport with a definite outdoor-sport...

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2018 Hyundai i30 N racer ready for Pirelli World Challenge TCR series

There's a race series called the Touringcar Racer International Series (TCR), whose aim is to bring the cost of entry to motorsport down. The series is aimed at enthusiasts and up-and-coming drivers and features cars close to production-spec. In the United States, the most prominent TCR series is linked with the Pirelli World Challenge, and in 2018...

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2019 Volkswagen Arteon dashes to the US with more space, more power

The stylish successor to the Volkwsagen CC arrived stateside Thursday at the 2018 Chicago Auto Show. The 2019 Volkswagen Arteon will go on sale in the fall and replace the CC that's aging quickly from VW lots. The Arteon benefits from economy of scale, notably scalable architecture that underpins the Jetta, Golf, Atlas—even Audi's TT. The Arteon adds...

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2019 Toyota TRD Pro off-road lineup debuts in Chicago

First unveiled in 2014, Toyota's TRD Pro lineup was born from the automaker's rich heritage of off-road performance. While vehicles like the Jeep Wrangler and Ford F-150 Raptor tend to draw the most attention in off-road circles, Toyota's TRD Pro lineup also offers highly capable, tried and tested performance for when you're ready to leave the pavement...

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2018 Lexus RX 450hL arrives with $51,615 starting price

Lexus was a little late to the 3-row crossover SUV party as the automaker only filled the gap last November when it rolled out the 2018 RX L, essentially a stretched version of the mid-size RX crossover with two additional seats. So far Lexus has only shown the vehicle in RX 350L guise, but on Wednesday at the 2018 Chicago Auto Show the covers came off the...

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Turn up the heat on the 2018 Durango with these Mopar upgrades

Dodge turned up the heat on its Durango with the introduction of an SRT model for 2018. Now, thanks to Mopar, you can spice things even further with a handful of accessories and performance upgrades for the popular 3-row SUV. Unveiled on Wednesday at the 2018 Chicago Auto Show, the items can be added on 2018 Durango R/T and Durango SRT models and give the...

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Time flies: 10th anniversary editions of Lexus RC F, GS F coming this summer

The "F" doesn't stand for "fast," but that's sure how it feels. This year, 10 years after Lexus launched its performance sub-brand with the Lexus IS F, the automaker is celebrating the anniversary of the F brand, named after the Fuji Speedway in Japan, where much of the development takes place. Lexus announced Monday that it will offer 10th anniversary...

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This Week’s Top Photos: the 2018 Detroit auto show edition

Ford pulled off a huge surprise at this past week's 2018 North American International Auto Show in Detroit by presenting the original Highland Green 1968 Ford Mustang driven by Steve McQueen in front of the cameras during filming of the hit movie “Bullitt.” Long thought to be lost, the car is in a fully original state and is still driveable. It...

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2019 Jeep Cherokee video preview

Don't call it a mistake but a mulligan. The 2019 Jeep Cherokee is the brand's second take. Jeep had a simple brief with the new Cherokee, with designer Mark Allen telling us that his team didn't want to take all the weirdness out of it. The result is a blend of the Cherokee's polarizing design with the much more attractive looks of the...

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