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Refreshed 2021 VW Atlas debuts at the Chicago Auto Show

Refreshed 2021 VW Atlas debuts at the Chicago Auto Show

VW has announced that the facelifted 2021 Atlas debuted at the Chicago Auto Show this week. The SUV is a seven-seater vehicle and has a bolder design and interior upgrades along with advanced technology. VW also fits the Atlas with new driver-assistance features while maintaining the space inside the vehicle.

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Ford GT Liquid Carbon gives boosted supercar the design it deserves

Ford GT Liquid Carbon gives boosted supercar the design it deserves

Ford has upgraded its GT supercar, adding more power and boosting cooling for sustained performance, while adding a gorgeous new Liquid Carbon finish. The 2020 GT now gets 660 horsepower from its 3.5-liter EcoBoost twin-turbo V6, an increase of 13 hp over the previous model.

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2021 Chrysler Pacifica AWD joins minivan line-up: Big tech and trim upgrades

2021 Chrysler Pacifica AWD joins minivan line-up: Big tech and trim upgrades

Chrysler is adding all-wheel drive to its popular minivan, with the 2021 Pacifica now coming with an AWD option as well as a new Pinnacle flagship spec. The updated Pacifica gets a new grille, along with revamped lights front and rear, while the 2021 Pacifica Hybrid will be made a general powertrain option rather than a standalone model.

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Mercedes-Benz Weekender pop-up camper confirmed for the US

Mercedes-Benz Weekender pop-up camper confirmed for the US

For years, American drivers have looked on enviously at their European counterparts driving pop-up camper vans, but now Mercedes is sharing the love. Unveiled at the Chicago Auto Show 2020 today, the 2020 Mercedes-Benz Weekender is a pop-up camper based on the Metris van but revamped for road trips.

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2020 Nissan Frontier packs new 3.8L V6 and 9-speed auto

2020 Nissan Frontier packs new 3.8L V6 and 9-speed auto

Nissan has debuted the 2020 Nissan Frontier pickup truck. On the outside, it looks like the Frontier has looked going back for many years. Under the hood, the truck has an all-new 3.8L direct-injection V6 engine that is paired up with an all-new 9-speed automatic transmission. Nissan says that the new engine and transmission combo are both key elements of the next-gen Frontier pickup coming soon.

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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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All-New 2017 Nissan Titan Joins XD At Chicago Auto Show

All-New 2017 Nissan Titan Joins XD At Chicago Auto Show

First we had the Nissan Titan XD, a not-quite-heavy-duty pickup that showed there was life in the Japanese brand's truck division after years of neglect. Now we've got the 2017 Nissan Titan showing its face (in digital form) at the Chicago Auto Show as the second prong in the automaker's two-tier attack on the full-size segment.

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2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Adds Safety, Style at Chicago Auto Show

2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Adds Safety, Style at Chicago Auto Show

The 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe has been unveiled at the Chicago Auto Show, and while it's been four years since the current generation of this crossover was last redesigned the refreshed version of the people mover doesn't make any dramatic changes to its affordable character. Instead, the focus has been on boosting the list of features available with the mid-size (Santa Fe) and compact (Santa Fe Sport) crossovers, as well as massaging the sheet metal just enough to keep customers interested.

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2017 Kia Optima Hybrid brings fuel economy in a familiar body

2017 Kia Optima Hybrid brings fuel economy in a familiar body

These days, cars aren't just designed to be powerful or sleek. They're also designed to be eco-friendly from the ground up. Especially with Volkswagen's epic blunder, car makers are putting even more emphasis on fuel efficiency and environment friendliness. At the Chicago Auto Show, Kia is unveiling its own on the trend, blending new and old in one package. With the 2017 Optima Hybrid, the car maker is putting forward its newest fuel efficient powertrain, top of the line intelligent systems, all wrapped in a body inspired by last year's gas-powered Optima sedan.

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Kia unveils the 2017 Optima PHEV, its first plug-in hybrid

Kia unveils the 2017 Optima PHEV, its first plug-in hybrid

Kia is really serious about reaching its 25% fuel efficiency milestone by 2020. How serious, you ask? Serious enough to unveil three hybrids at this week's Chicago Auto Show, two of which come from the car maker's popular Optima lineage. While the 2017 Optima Hybrid already exemplifies Kia's vision of fuel economy, the 2017 Optima Plug-in Hybrid Elecric Vehicle, or PHEV, takes things even further, not only with a more powerful hybrid engine but also by adding an all-electric range, allowing drivers to enjoy as much as 27 miles on the electric motor alone.

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2017 Kia Niro HUV brings fuel economy to crossovers

2017 Kia Niro HUV brings fuel economy to crossovers

Who says only sedans can have all the environment friendly fun? At the Chicago Auto Show, Kia is definitely showing that hulking utility vehicles can also join the party. The 2017 Kia Niro, which was already teased November last year, is a first of many things for the car maker, but what sets this Hybrid Utility Vehicle or HUV apart is exactly that. The Niro combines the engaging driving experience and functionality of a crossover with the fuel economy of hybrid engines, packaged in a design that will make you think twice about how hybrids look.

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2017 Nissan Armada At The Chicago Auto Show: New Platform, Engine, and Styling

2017 Nissan Armada At The Chicago Auto Show: New Platform, Engine, and Styling

The 2017 Nissan Armada joins its SUV colleagues the Nissan Rogue, Nissan Pathfinder, and the Nissan Murano in the 'recently redesigned' club as the all-new model has been unveiled just ahead of the Chicago Auto Show. The Armada, which had become a largely-forgotten full-size member of the Nissan people mover family, graduates to a fresh platform that significantly modernizes many aspects of the three-row sport-utility vehicle.

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