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Lexus LC Convertible first look: two questions and an answer

Lexus LC Convertible first look: two questions and an answer

Even today, two years after launching and seven after the original LF-LC Concept, the Lexus LC still turns heads - now, the automaker really needs to chop the top off. The Lexus LC Convertible Concept shown off at the Detroit Auto Show 2019 this past week answers one big question we've long had about the LC Coupe, and in the process sets the stage for a couple more head-scratchers.

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The 5 most important cars of the Detroit Auto Show 2019

The 5 most important cars of the Detroit Auto Show 2019

It's a momentous year for the Detroit Auto Show. Last to face the bitter chill of January in Michigan, before moving out of the shadow of CES to the summer in 2020, this year's show also saw the return of much-beloved nameplates and dawning new ages for others. Muscle cars at one extreme; category-shaking EVs at the other. Read on for the top five cars of the Detroit Auto Show 2019.

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This striking Nissan IMs concept aims to save the sports sedan

This striking Nissan IMs concept aims to save the sports sedan

With SUVs and crossovers increasingly popular, is there still a place for the sports sedan - or room for it to reinvent itself? That's the question Nissan is asking at the Detroit Auto Show 2019 with the Nissan IMs concept, an "elevated sports sedan" that weaves electrification, luxury, and performance into one striking car.

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Infiniti QX Inspiration Concept gives EV SUV plan a seductive shape

Infiniti QX Inspiration Concept gives EV SUV plan a seductive shape

Infiniti isn't going to build the QX Inspiration Concept, but you can bet the automaker's first all-electric SUV will bear some striking similarities to this Detroit Auto Show 2019 EV. A design study which "sets a direct precedent for the first fully electric" model from Infiniti, it paves the way for a new e-AWD drivetrain.

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Lexus LC Convertible Concept drops roof for more drama

Lexus LC Convertible Concept drops roof for more drama

Lexus' seductive LC concept-turned-production-coupe showed us the Japanese automaker knew styling, and now the Lexus LC Convertible Concept is doubling down on that. Unveiled ahead of its official debut at the Detroit Auto Show 2019 next week, the new droptop is a tease for what we might expect next.

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Don’t let the Mercedes Vision URBANETIC’s wacky looks fool you

Don’t let the Mercedes Vision URBANETIC’s wacky looks fool you

The Mercedes-Benz Vision URBANETIC concept looks like a TRON party bus or a prop from a Netflix sci-fi series, but in reality the show-friendly styling hides a surprisingly sensible idea. Making its US debut at CES 2019 this week, the Vision URBANETIC asks the question of whether an autonomous vehicle needs to always be the same thing, all of the time.

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Hyundai walking car concept can drive, walk, and climb

Hyundai walking car concept can drive, walk, and climb

Hyundai has shown off a new car concept that it says is the future of the first responder industry. The vehicle debuted at CES 2019 and is called Elevate and is billed as the Ultimate Mobility Vehicle or UMV. Hyundai says that the need for fast, efficient, resilient transportation for disaster assistance led it to develop this concept.

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This is the Infiniti QX Inspiration EV concept, and it’s a big deal

This is the Infiniti QX Inspiration EV concept, and it’s a big deal

Infiniti has revealed the QX Inspiration, the automaker's first all-electric car which will make its debut at the Detroit Auto Show 2019 in just a few weeks time. Although billed as a concept, Infiniti is pulling no punches about just how important this particular EV is to its range, and to its long-term goal for electrification in general.

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Suzuki’s adorable Jimny concepts will make you want a retro pickup

Suzuki’s adorable Jimny concepts will make you want a retro pickup

Suzuki refuses to officially bring the adorable Jimny to the US, and now it's rubbing American noses in the SUV's absence with a pair of even more plucky concept versions. Headed to the Tokyo Auto Salon 2019 next month are the Jimny Survive and the Jimny Sierra, reenvisioning the tiny truck as a rough and tumble explorer and as a pickup, respectively.

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Samsung C-Lab bringing 8 wacky AI projects to CES

Samsung C-Lab bringing 8 wacky AI projects to CES

At CES 2019, Samsung C-Lab (Creative Lab) is bringing 8 new projects dealing with Artificial Intelligence - and 8 more spin-offs, too. Included in the mix are such oddities as Tisplay, an in-video virtual ad service, and an ASMR sound recording project called "aiMo." SlashGear's got the details - and we'll have the up-close and personal photos and/or video at CES 2019 when the time comes too - let's take a peek.

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Subaru Impreza STI and Forester STI concepts tease 2019 reveals

Subaru Impreza STI and Forester STI concepts tease 2019 reveals

Subaru plans to reveal two new concepts in Japan next month, with the Impreza STI and the Forester STI headed to the Tokyo Auto Salon 2019. The two concept cars will take two fairly mainstream cars - a hatchback and a crossover - and give them a sporting makeover, though that doesn't mean there's all good news.

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This Honda S660 Neo Classic Racer is making us green with envy

This Honda S660 Neo Classic Racer is making us green with envy

Honda has a frustrating tendency to tease us with feisty little sports coupes and then tell us we can't have them, and we can't help but fall for it. Latest to be dangled by the Japanese automaker in front of us is the Honda S660 Neo Classic Racer concept, a punchy little two-door that looks like it would be ridiculously good fun.

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