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Kia Telluride concept is a health-conscious luxury SUV

Kia Telluride concept is a health-conscious luxury SUV

With the North American International Auto Show or NAIAS well on the way, car makers all over the globe are rolling out their latest and greatest, both for future models as well as ideas for the future. Kia, of course, is straddling both. The new Telluride concept might not ever become an actual production model itself, but it might serve as the blueprint, if not the inspiration, for Kia's future SUV's. Taking design cues from the Sorento crossover, the Telluride expands to accommodate not just one row of passengers but also some health-oriented technology inside the cabin.

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2017 Kia Forte5 hatchback gets sportier look, more digital content

2017 Kia Forte5 hatchback gets sportier look, more digital content

At NAIAS 2016, alongside the Telluride concept SUV, Kia has unveiled this year's two new Forte models. While the 2017 Forte refreshes the car maker's sedan, both inside and out, the 2017 Forte5 give the hatchback a new look and some new tech to boot. Kia has endowed the upcoming Forte5 with design details found in the all new 2016 Optima, which adds a sleeker and bolder design to its distinctly European personality. Inside, Kia has also added a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission and compatibility with both Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, opening up new worlds of digital content.

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2017 Kia Forte sedan boasts more changes under the hood

2017 Kia Forte sedan boasts more changes under the hood

Kia has refreshed its Forte lineup, both the Forte sedan and the Forte5 hatchback, which it is now showing off at the Detroit Auto Show. Like its hatchback sibling, the 2017 Forte is also given a sleeker design inspired by Kia's new 2016 Optima. However, they say that looks can be deceiving and that is very much true here, with the 2017 Forte hiding far more changes and new features than the eye can see, as well as a new trim option to satisfy sportier drivers.

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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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Chevrolet’s Bolt EV gets 200HP and 0-30 mph in 2.9s

Chevrolet’s Bolt EV gets 200HP and 0-30 mph in 2.9s

We knew the Bolt EV was cute and set to be affordable for an EV; now we know just how peppy that $30k car will be. Chevrolet has announced drivetrain details for the new Bolt EV, which will have more than 200 miles of range, and use a new Electronic Precision Shift system along with a shift-and-park by wire, which Chevy says will be faster, smoother, and more efficient than traditional systems.

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Buick Avista concept is a rear wheel drive grand tourer

Buick Avista concept is a rear wheel drive grand tourer

Ahead of the North American International Auto Show this week, Buick unveiled its latest concept coupe model, the Avista. Bearing the design hallmarks of its previous Avenir concept, the Avista marries a striking contemporary visual with high powered sports performance under a single 2+2 grand tourer roof. Aside from its highly modern cockpit befitting a concept coupe, the Avista is also interesting for being the first rear wheel drive car to come from Buick's mostly front wheel driven stable in a very long time.

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Ford turns to wearables for sleepy, stressed driver data

Ford turns to wearables for sleepy, stressed driver data

Your next Ford could track your heart rate and leave a bigger cruise control comfort zone when you're stressed, just one of the projects the company is working on in its new Automotive Wearables Experience lab. The group, part of Ford's Research and Innovation Center in Dearborn, Michigan, is looking at how wearable tech like smartwatches and fitness trackers can be hooked into increasingly complex vehicle systems.

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