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2019 Acura RDX reboots the SUV with touchpad tech and SH-AWD

2019 Acura RDX reboots the SUV with touchpad tech and SH-AWD

Acura may be calling this 2019 RDX Prototype just a "first look" at the design of its upcoming third-generation RDX, but make no mistake, there's more here than simply hints and teases. The SUV, unveiled at the Detroit Auto Show 2018 today, is Acura's most extensive redesign in a decade, and brings previously concept-only features like the Acura Precision Cockpit infotainment system into production.

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Nissan Xmotion SUV pairs Japanese crafts and a virtual fish

Nissan Xmotion SUV pairs Japanese crafts and a virtual fish

The Detroit Auto Show 2018 is shaping up to be seriously truck-dominated, and Nissan is getting in on the action with the Nissan Xmotion concept. Described as the automaker's vision of a new Nissan design direction for 2020 and beyond, the three-row SUV concept - the name of which is pronounced "cross motion," so the company insists - is intended to blend Japanese culture and craftsmanship with American utility.

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Infiniti Q Inspiration Concept aims to make sedans cool again

Infiniti Q Inspiration Concept aims to make sedans cool again

Infiniti promised something special when it came to its new Q Inspiration Concept, and the seductively curvaceous sedan certainly delivers. Officially revealed at the Detroit Auto Show 2018 today, the sleek four-door wraps around the Japanese automaker's latest VC-Turbo engine. In the process, Infiniti insists, it presages what's coming next for its production style, powertrains, and infotainment systems.

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Lexus LF-1 Limitless Concept hints at super-luxe crossover to come

Lexus LF-1 Limitless Concept hints at super-luxe crossover to come

Lexus has revealed its new vision of a luxury crossover, the Lexus LF-1 Limitless Concept, and the idea is all about flexibility. Revealed today at the Detroit Auto Show 2018, the LF-1 Limitless is longer and wider than the current Lexus RX SUV, and even more aggressively proportioned, with a long hood and steeply raked rear glass.

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Toyota’s 986hp hybrid supercar is the antithesis of autonomous

Toyota’s 986hp hybrid supercar is the antithesis of autonomous

Think Toyota hybrids and it might be earnest but less than soul-stirring cars like the Prius that come to mind, but the automaker is betting a 986 HP electrified supercar will change your mind. Say hello, then, to the GR Super Sport Concept, a sibling to the TS050 that currently competes in the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC), and certainly not your parents' Camry.

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Byton’s electric SUV is the anti-Faraday Future of CES

Byton’s electric SUV is the anti-Faraday Future of CES

If your taste in concept cars leans toward daring, dramatic design, CES 2018 might have been a slight disappointment, and Byton's eponymous SUV epitomized that trend. The electric vehicle eschews outward glamor in favor of a design that could easily - with a few minor tweaks - be visualized in a dealership, rather than starring in a motion picture alongside Tom Cruise.

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ZF’s Advanced Steering Wheel Concept is for autonomous autos and driver interaction

ZF’s Advanced Steering Wheel Concept is for autonomous autos and driver interaction

ZF has rolled out a new steering wheel concept that will support Level 3 and higher autonomous driving. The wheel also has displays on it to enhance the communication between the driver and the vehicle when a human is piloting the car. The wheel concept uses gesture control to trigger various functions chosen by the vehicle manufacturer.

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Razer Project Linda hands-on: Android phone-powered notebook

Razer Project Linda hands-on: Android phone-powered notebook

This week we're taking a look at the Razer Phone taken to a new universe. This is the Razer Project Linda, a laptop (or notebook, whatever you prefer,) made to house the Razer Phone. This device does nothing without the phone, but with it, it becomes a fully functional Android-based notebook computer. For the moment, this remains a concept design - but there is a chance it could be made into a real-deal consumer product in the near future.

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Kia Niro EV Concept gives CES hints of 2025’s 16 EV plan

Kia Niro EV Concept gives CES hints of 2025’s 16 EV plan

Kia is laying out its electric vehicle plans at CES 2018 and it's not playing it safe, with a total of 16 EVs expected to be on the market by 2025. The automaker says its green line-up will consist of a mixture of different electrified powertrains, from entirely battery-electric through hybrids and even a fuel-cell car. It'll go hand in hand with the automaker's plans for connected and autonomous cars, too.

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Toyota e-Palette autonomous concept wins over Amazon, Uber, more

Toyota e-Palette autonomous concept wins over Amazon, Uber, more

Why should autonomous cars look like the vehicles we're driving today? That's the question Toyota is posing at CES 2018 this week, revealing the e-Palette Concept to illustrate its thinking. Fully driverless, powered entirely by electricity, and with flexibility in design to suit everything from logistics through to taxi duties, there's plenty to set the e-Palette Concept apart, not least the open control interface.

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Byton’s Concept EV makes the Model X’s touchscreen look tiny

Byton’s Concept EV makes the Model X’s touchscreen look tiny

Bored of the Tesla Model X, and tired of the Jaguar i-PACE before it even hits dealerships? Don't worry, Byton has you covered. The Chinese car company might not be a household name, but it would sure love to be, and it's counting on this concept SUV to do it.

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Kia teases big CES 2018 EV reveal

Kia teases big CES 2018 EV reveal

Further proving CES 2018 is turning into a car show, Kia plans to bring its newest concept car to Las Vegas next week as it talks about its vision of what comes after autonomous driving. The unnamed concept will be a Kia EV, the automaker has confirmed, with what's promised to be a "highly efficient" battery-powered electric drivetrain. However, that won't be the only unique feature.

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