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They’re back: Ford Bronco SUV and Ranger pickup reborn

They’re back: Ford Bronco SUV and Ranger pickup reborn

Like a phoenix from the ashes, Ford is resurrecting the beloved Bronco nameplate, as well as promising to return the Ranger to the US market. The news, shared at the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) 2017 this morning, was light on details but heavy on promise, with midsize truck and SUV fans finally getting the news they'd been hoping the Blue Oval would give them for some years now. Don't expect instant gratification, mind.

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Infiniti QX50 Concept stuns with gorgeous sheet metal, new turbo in Detroit

Infiniti QX50 Concept stuns with gorgeous sheet metal, new turbo in Detroit

Infiniti chose to update the oldest model in its line-up with a major makeover that turned almost everyone's head in Detroit at the 2017 North American International Auto Show. The Infiniti QX50 Concept presents an almost-showroom-ready look at what the automaker's compact luxury SUV will bring to the table when it comes to market next year.

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This is the new 2018 Toyota Camry: You’ll buy thousands of them

This is the new 2018 Toyota Camry: You’ll buy thousands of them

Nobody has ever felt their breath catch in their throat at the sight of a Toyota Camry, but that hasn't stopped it from becoming the best-selling car in America for the past fifteen years. Now, Toyota is aiming to "stir the soul" for its eighth generation, with the 2018 Camry promising not only the dependable functionality of its predecessors but some excitement too. Here's how they'll do it.

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The 2018 Honda Odyssey is like CES on wheels

The 2018 Honda Odyssey is like CES on wheels

You don't need to be driven by Waymo's autonomous car to find a high-tech minivan, with Honda's 2018 Odyssey cranking up the gadgetry for the Detroit Auto Show this year. The new minivan not only promises more power and refinement, but the ability to peek into the back via the infotainment system, get online with a baked-in hotspot, and even clean up with an integrated vacuum cleaner. It's enough to make the school run seem like CES.

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Mercedes outs 2018 AMG GLA 45 4MATIC and 2018 E-Class Coupe

Mercedes outs 2018 AMG GLA 45 4MATIC and 2018 E-Class Coupe

Mercedes-AMG has brought a new performance version of the Mercedes GLA to Detroit, revealing the 2018 GLA 45 4MATIC. Revamped for the new model year, the sportier AMG GLA packs a 2.0-liter turbocharged engine with 381 HP and 350 lb-ft. of torque, which Mercedes' tuning arm says is good enough for a 0-62 mph time of just 4.4 seconds. Top speed is an electronically-limited 155 mph.

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2018 Audi SQ5 and S5 Convertible hit NAIAS with high tech levels

2018 Audi SQ5 and S5 Convertible hit NAIAS with high tech levels

Audi has brought two fast helpings of bright red car to the Detroit Auto Show 2017, with the 2018 SQ5 and 2018 S5 Convertible showing up in North America for the first time. In fact, it's the new SQ5's debut worldwide, with the performance version of Audi's best-selling vehicle getting a turbocharged 3.0-liter TFSI engine and new driving dynamics systems. That's despite also delivering better economy than its predecessor, mind.

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Nissan Vmotion 2.0 concept car previews bold new self-driving sedan

Nissan Vmotion 2.0 concept car previews bold new self-driving sedan

Nissan has whipped the sheets from its newest concept car, the Vmotion 2.0, a striking luxury sedan with autonomous driving and a high-luxe interior. Revealed today, during the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) 2017, the new concept previews a potential future four-door design direction for Nissan, the automaker promises. That includes more focus on dynamic styling, along with a greater emphasis on the cabin experience.

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2018 Lexus LS 500 adds twin-turbo power to luxury flagship sedan in Detroit

2018 Lexus LS 500 adds twin-turbo power to luxury flagship sedan in Detroit

Is the world ready for a twin-turbo Lexus LS? It really doesn't matter, because that's what we're getting with the redesigned 2018 edition of the brand's flagship luxury sedan. After flirting with turbo technology just a few short years ago in the entry-level Lexus NX crossover, the automaker loses its past reluctance to dance with forced induction by making a bold statement under the hood of its premier model.

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Audi Q8 Concept previews 4-seat luxury SUV with coupe style

Audi Q8 Concept previews 4-seat luxury SUV with coupe style

When is an SUV not quite an SUV? When it's Audi's Q8 Concept, freshly revealed at the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) 2017 today. Blending the size and off-road abilities of an SUV with the design elements of a coupe, and then throwing plenty of new tech - including a plug-in hybrid drivetrain - into the mix, the Q8 is Audi's vision of a new, range-topping luxury car.

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2018 Chevrolet Traverse 3 row crossover gets full redesign, new engines in Detroit

2018 Chevrolet Traverse 3 row crossover gets full redesign, new engines in Detroit

The Chevrolet Traverse has long been a bright spot in GM's crossover line-up. When it first arrived for the 2009 model year, the three-row family hauler's combination of a car-like ride and a voluminous interior was a distinct departure from the brand's existing Tahoe body-on-frame SUV and its poorly-received minivans, marking a new chapter for the automaker. The redesigned 2018 Chevrolet Traverse debuting at this year's Detroit auto show represents the first complete redesign of the vehicle in a bid to continue the strong sales success of the original model.

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Uber Movement gives cities a peek into company’s trip data

Uber Movement gives cities a peek into company’s trip data

It’s something urban planners have been dying to have and users will (or should) be dying to protect. Uber is a treasure trove of data about the comings and goings of people because of how it so conveniently integrates GPS locations, trip data, and such. It is, naturally, ripe for the picking for city planners and administrators who want raw and relevant data on how to improve their infrastructure as well as traffic management. To that end, Uber is announcing Movement, a website that gives everyone, from those urban planners to you and me, a look at that very data.

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Alphabet’s Waymo makes self-driving cars cheaper to build

Alphabet’s Waymo makes self-driving cars cheaper to build

While hi-tech cars of the future were unsurprisingly present at CES 2017 last week, Waymo, formerly Google’s self-driving car project and now an independent Alphabet subsidiary, was ominously absent. But that was because it was reserving its big splash at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, where it made some impressive claims about the state of its customized, autonomous Fiat Chrysler minivans. And, in the same breath, in no small part to now more affordable components, Waymo CEO John Krafcik laid out the company’s ambitious plans to bring self-driving cars to the masses this year.

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