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The iconic Stratos is back

The iconic Stratos is back

The Stratos is back, with the legendary Italian sports car returning for a highly-limited run of new models - albeit with no sign of Lancia in sight. Set to make its official debut at the Geneva Motor Show 2018 in March, the New Stratos will be produced by Manifattura Automobili Torino rather than Fiat Chrysler-owned Lancia, which now focuses solely on compact city-cars for the Italian market.

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2018 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid and Plug-In Hybrids revealed in Chicago

2018 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid and Plug-In Hybrids revealed in Chicago

Hyundai has rolled out a couple of its green cars at the Chicago Auto Show. The two cars that were revealed at the show are the Sonata Hybrid and plug-in Hybrid models. Both cars have been extensively redesigned for the 2018 model year and have new instrument panels, steering wheels, and infotainment features.

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2019 Toyota TRD Pro line gets new shocks and accessories

2019 Toyota TRD Pro line gets new shocks and accessories

Toyota has announced the 2019 TRD Pro series trucks and SUVs. For 2019 the series will include the Tundra, 4Runner, and Tacoma. All the Pro models will feature Fox 2.5-inch Internal Bypass Shocks. The 2019 model trucks will be available this fall and each of the Pro vehicles will be offered in three colors including Super White, Midnight Black Metallic, and Voodoo Blue.

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Tesla Model 3 delay gives buyers tax credit concern

Tesla Model 3 delay gives buyers tax credit concern

Tesla may have had enthusiastic words to share about its expectations for 2018 in yesterday's financial results announcement, but at the same time it was warning Model 3 reservation holders that their cars were further delayed. The automaker insisted in its Q4 2017 report that this new year would be transformative, targeting first 2,500 Model 3 cars rolling off the production line by the end of March, and then doubling that rate by the end of Q2.

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Ford’s Transit Connect is much more than just a van

Ford’s Transit Connect is much more than just a van

When is a van not a van? When it's an affordable Ford family-carrier targeting Baby Boomers with misty-eyed memories of old nameplates. The American automaker has resurrected the Ford Transit Connect Wagon brand for a whole new seven-seater, and it looks set to challenge two of the industry's current obsessions: Millennials and SUVs.

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2019 VW Arteon upscale sedan makes US debut

2019 VW Arteon upscale sedan makes US debut

Volkswagen chose the Chicago Auto Show to launch their 2019 Arteon into the US market, a premium four-door coupe that might give Audi pause for concern. Based on the MQB architecture, the car was originally unveiled in March 2017 at the Geneva Motor Show but now makes its US debut, showing off its wide, planted stance, short overhangs, and generally coupe-like design. Arteon’s wheelbase is more than 5 inches longer than the Volkswagen CC, at 111.9 inches compared to 106.7 inches, while its interior also makes use of more upscale premium materials and a more modern design.

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Cigarette Racing 515 Project ONE channels Mercedes-AMG spirit

Cigarette Racing 515 Project ONE channels Mercedes-AMG spirit

What do cars and boats have in common? Other than both being vehicles, not that much really. But for more than 10 years now, Mercedes-AMG and Cigarette Racing have found in each other a kindred spirit, brought together by their love for speed. If last year’s GT R-inspired superboat took the wind out of you, then next week’s reveal promises to do one better. Just like the Mercedes-AMG Project ONE it takes after, the Cigarette Racing 515 teases Formula One experience, but on water instead of the track.

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2019 Ford Transit Connect Wagon aims at active Baby Boomers

2019 Ford Transit Connect Wagon aims at active Baby Boomers

Ford has unveiled the 2019 Transit Connect Wagon and it is aiming the vehicle directly at Baby Boomers who need space, versatility, and tech without the big price tag that normally comes with a minivan. The vehicle can haul up to seven people and is designed to be able to change easily between small business needs, hobbies, and grandkids. The new vehicle is being unveiled at the Chicago Auto Show.

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Ford Ranger Raptor: 5 things to know

Ford Ranger Raptor: 5 things to know

Rarely have we been as envious of the Australians as discovering they're getting the new Ford Ranger Raptor while the US is not. Announced today, the performance pickup borrows its bigger brother's style and off-road ambition, but with a midsize footprint. Ford has made a few unusual decisions along the way with the Ranger Raptor, however: here are five facts you need to know.

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2019 Audi A7 Sportback First Drive

2019 Audi A7 Sportback First Drive

While SUVs may seem the darlings of the automotive industry right now, there's definitely plenty of room to innovate and wow the crowd in other segments: especially when you have a long list of new things to show off, like Audi. While the 2019 A8 represents the marque's vision for sedans, the 2019 A7 Sportback embodies Audi's vision for those buyers who demand a sportier sedan. The A7, however, is not one that can be confined and defined inside a rigid box. Instead, it takes inspiration from both past and present, and in the process embracing coupe, sedan, and even wagon in a single body.

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Tesla promises game-changing 2018 for Model 3 and more

Tesla promises game-changing 2018 for Model 3 and more

Tesla delivered 1,542 Model 3 in the final quarter of its 2017 financial year, with the EV-maker insisting it's still on track to produce 5,000 of the cars per week by the end of Q2 2018. The numbers, shared in Tesla's Q4 2017 financial results, also saw Tesla shift to a positive operating cash flow, an unexpected turnaround for the car-maker which has struggled to meet its initial, ambitious production goals.

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2018 Lexus RX 450hL 3-row hybrid SUV priced up

2018 Lexus RX 450hL 3-row hybrid SUV priced up

Lexus' first three-row RX hybrid SUV has been priced up, and it turns out the cost of adding two extra seats is surprisingly moderate. Unveiled at the LA Auto Show 2017, the 2018 RX 450hL will sit at the top of the RX line-up, Lexus' best-selling SUV range.

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