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Living Concept: How Lexus made the astonishing LC 500

Living Concept: How Lexus made the astonishing LC 500

Making a concept car is easy. Taking that concept and coaxing a production car out of it - something people can walk into a showroom and drive away, something you can offer a warranty on - is far, far harder, as Lexus discovered when it decided to move the LF-LC from car show stands to dealership forecourts.

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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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Cadillac delays CT6 Super Cruise to avoid Tesla controversy [Updated]

Cadillac delays CT6 Super Cruise to avoid Tesla controversy [Updated]

Cadillac will delay one of the flagship features on its new CT6 luxury sedan, deeming Super Cruise not ready in time for the car's fall 2016 release. The technology is Cadillac's own take on semi-autonomous driver assistance, combining adaptive cruise control with active lane-keeping, similar to what Tesla pushed out to the Model S and Model X EVs in a software update as Autopilot.

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Best of the 2016 Detroit Auto Show: Buick, Lexus, Volvo, More

Best of the 2016 Detroit Auto Show: Buick, Lexus, Volvo, More

They’ve officially slipped the silk off of everything on four wheels at the 2016 North American International Auto Show, and a few automakers selfishly hogged all the attention. Our team was in full force at every debut, talking to the people that brought these cars and concepts to life. We’ve combed our brains, scanned our notes, and are bringing you our top five of the Detroit Auto Show.

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The Cars of Detroit: NAIAS 2016

The Cars of Detroit: NAIAS 2016

Ridiculously powerful coupes, concepts-made-real, astonishing design studies, and opulent excess: the cars of the NAIAS 2016 had it all. Coming hot on the heels of CES could have seen Mercedes, Lexus, Audi, and the rest overshadowed by electronics - even if automotive actually dominated last week's Las Vegas show - but some legitimate surprises meant the car companies held their own.

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Toyota shows satellite Mirai with game-changer antenna tech

Toyota shows satellite Mirai with game-changer antenna tech

Soon your car will be able to avoid collisions, download movies and get traffic updates from space – thanks to a breakthrough in satellite technology. Toyota revealed the next generation in connectivity at the Detroit Auto Show Tuesday: a satellite embedded in the roof of its hydrogen-powered Mirai sedan that can download data faster and more securely than cellular networks.

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Love it or hate it, the 2017 Smart ForTwo Cabrio makes US debut

Love it or hate it, the 2017 Smart ForTwo Cabrio makes US debut

You probably already know whether you want a 2017 Smart ForTwo Cabriolet. In fact, if that's the case you probably already know what it looks like, seeing as Smart has been offering the convertible option in Europe for some time now. The US was tardy to the tiny car, however, which made its debut in the country in - of all places - cold, snowy Detroit.

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This 2016 BMW M2 Coupe looks like a future classic

This 2016 BMW M2 Coupe looks like a future classic

Small needn't mean meek, and the 2016 BMW M2 Coupé is an excellent example of that. Making its global debut at the North American International Auto Show 2016 in Detroit this week, the potent little two-door borrows some of the aggressive style - and even some components - from its bigger siblings, but packages it into a (somewhat) more affordable machine.

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745HP VLF Force 1 V10 shows American super-muscle isn’t dead

745HP VLF Force 1 V10 shows American super-muscle isn’t dead

VLF may not be a name you're familiar with, but you certainly wouldn't miss the company's Force 1 V10 if it passed you on the highway. Handiwork of Henrik Fisker, racing driver Ben Keating, and former GM chairman Bob Lutz, the slinky coupe might look like the Fisker Karma hybrid that tried - and quite spectacularly failed - to do what Tesla has achieved, but it wears no eco-halo.

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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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Acura Precision Concept revealed to give luxe rebirth

Acura Precision Concept revealed to give luxe rebirth

Acura is looking to get back to its "Precision Crafted Performance" roots with the new Precision Concept, a striking sedan revealed at the NAIAS 2016. Aiming to influence tomorrow's Acura sedans - and give them a needed aggressive and distinctive boost - the bright red four-door with its B-pillarless suicide doors is no mere concept, Honda's luxury division says, but a design study to revamp the brand on its 30th anniversary.

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It’s here: the next-generation 2017 Honda Ridgeline

It’s here: the next-generation 2017 Honda Ridgeline

It feels like the 2017 Honda Ridgeline has been a long time coming, but the hotly-anticipated truck aims to make a splash at the NAIAS 2016 this week. Set to go on sale in the first half of this year, the 2017 Ridgeline is larger, more powerful, but more efficient than the truck it replaces, offering features like rear-wheel drive and Apple CarPlay for the first time.

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