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Designing Avista: How Buick got its mojo back

Designing Avista: How Buick got its mojo back

Even in its hometown, Buick couldn't have expected to so thoroughly wow auto show attendees with its Avista concept. The brand known for being the oldest active American car maker is also the frequent butt of jokes about the age - and aged sensibilities - of its drivers, with GM stablemates Chevrolet and Cadillac left to monopolize the lion's share of technology and design.

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2017 Lincoln Continental gives classic name to modern luxury

2017 Lincoln Continental gives classic name to modern luxury

It's a name with history, so Lincoln has a lot to live up to with the 2017 Continental. Revealed at the NAIAS 2016, the classic badge has a brand new car, with Lincoln hoping its vision of "quiet luxury" chimes with drivers. This is no humble ambition, either, with the Mercedes-Benz E-Class in the Continental's sights.

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Lexus LC 500 does the impossible: concept made real

Lexus LC 500 does the impossible: concept made real

If the Lexus LF-FC Concept was a surprise back in Tokyo in October, imagine the dropped-jaws when the Lexus LC 500 coupe appeared in Detroit today. Lexus' new flagship two-door, the powerful grand tourer is intended to take on the brightest and most luxurious models in Mercedes-Benz's range.

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This is the 2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class

This is the 2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class

This is the car Mercedes-Benz believes will make you forget the BMW 5 Series and ignore the Audi A6. Making its debut at the NAIAS, the 2017 E-Class is a complete redesign for the 10th-generation, scaling up the on-road presence while boosting safety and luxury, and raiding the self-driving technologies previously only found on Mercedes' flagship.

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2017 Volvo S90 plays Swedish luxe card

2017 Volvo S90 plays Swedish luxe card

When you're taking on the Germans in luxury sedans, you have to go big or go home, but Volvo has opted for both for the new S90. Making its public debut at the NAIAS in Detroit today, the S90 borrows its XC90 sibling's distinctively Swedish take on luxe travel, including a preview of the autonomous driving future Volvo has already said it will stake its reputation on.

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Aston Martin AutoLink Rapide S confirms serious EV ambitions

Aston Martin AutoLink Rapide S confirms serious EV ambitions

Aston Martin is known for seductive sports cars, but a new partnership with Letv signals a strong desire for more. The Autolink Rapide S that was just revealed at CES shows off unexpected tech never before seen in an Aston, including a Tesla-like high-def touchscreen.

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Orange is the new F (Sport)

Orange is the new F (Sport)

I’m sitting window on a CRJ200 to Palm Springs (CA) waiting for the crew to finish loading. I grab the American Way Magazine from the seat back in front of me and open to an anecdote on Sinatra and fashion. “Sinatra absolutely hated brown,” it said. “Orange was the happiest color,” he said.

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Final Fantasy XIII character is Louis Vuitton’s newest model

Final Fantasy XIII character is Louis Vuitton’s newest model

As absurd as it seems, yes, you read that headline right. Louis Vuitton, the world-famous luxury fashion brand, has tapped Lightning, the heroine of Square Enix's Final Fantasy XIII series, as their latest model in a new advertising campaign. To be clear, this is not a real human model that was made up with pink hair to resemble the video game character, but the actual digital creation rendered with fashion items such as expensive handbags.

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BMW 9 Series and i6 EV tipped for 2020 Tesla headache

BMW 9 Series and i6 EV tipped for 2020 Tesla headache

BMW is planning a super-luxury flagship and an all-electric retort to Tesla's Model 3, insiders claim, as the German automaker hunts new niches. While BMW already has a small selection of electric cars and hybrids in its line-up, that looks set to increase come 2020.

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Acura previews more aggressive design with Precision Concept

Acura previews more aggressive design with Precision Concept

Acura may be caught up in 2017 NSX excitement right now, but that doesn't mean it hasn't been thinking about what to do with its more mainstream sedans. Honda's luxury arm isn't quite ready to show us the replacements to the TLX and ILX yet, but it is promising a hint of what we might expect with a concept car pencilled in for the North American International Auto Show in January.

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Breitling releases its Exospace B55 luxury smartwatch

Breitling releases its Exospace B55 luxury smartwatch

Luxury watchmaker Breitling, most known for their aviation-related mechanical watches, has made its first entry into the smartwatch market. The company has just released its Exospace B55 timepiece, a "connected watch" that focuses on smartwatch-like notifications over running full-blown apps like the Apple Watch or Samsung Gear S2. This strategy sees Breitling joining other traditional watchmakers like TAG Heuer and Fossil in appealing to those who would still prefer wearing standard timepieces.

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2016 Audi S7 Review

2016 Audi S7 Review

The "four-door luxury coupe" might have seemed like an odd fad initially, but its matured into a legitimate segment. Audi's take on the category, the 2016 S7, has an excellent starting point in the shape of the slinky A7, ramping up the curb appeal with bigger wheels and more aggressive strolling front and rear. Nothing too outré, mind, but enough to single the car out as something special.

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