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The Infiniti Q Inspiration Concept presented in Detroit

Infiniti Q Inspiration

With the Infiniti Q Inspiration concept, Infiniti presents its vision of the style that its VC-Turbo vehicles with autonomous driving technologies could have in the future. The Q Inspiration, very stylish indeed, demonstrates what we may see from Infiniti in coming years. Or not. For those who do not know, the Infiniti VC-T turbo engine is the world’s first variable ...

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2019 Ford Ranger: the new kid unveiled in Detroit

Ford Ranger

After several very quiet years of evolution and new-model development, the mid-size truck segment is once again growing. In recent years, the market has seen a new Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon, as well as a new-generation Toyota Tacoma. Yesterday at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Ford joined the party with the all-new 2019 Ford Ranger. Advanced ...

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First test drive: 2019 Volvo XC40

Volvo XC40

Ten years ago, we never thought Volvo would be launching its third SUV after redesigning its large S90 sedan the year before. Indeed, the Swedish brand was lost a decade ago. An aging S60, an XC90 that had lost its luster … the brand was essentially going nowhere. Today, Volvo is slowly turning the corner, and everything that comes out ...

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First Test Drive: 2018 Nissan Leaf

2018 Nissan Leaf

Unveiled in Las Vegas last September, the new 2018 Nissan Leaf is about to arrive in Canada, six years after the arrival of the first generation in 2011. Although there hasn’t been a huge increase in sales numbers in the EV segment over that period, there has been some growth. The arrival of electric cars with greater range offered at ...

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LOS ANGELES AUTO SHOW: 2019 Subaru Ascent

Subaru Ascent 2019

After missing the target in the midsize, three-row SUV segment a few years ago with the poor Tribeca, Subaru is back with the all-new Ascent 2019 unveiled yesterday in Los Angeles. The 2019 Subaru Ascent has a very specific goal: to keep Forester and Outback owners in the fold of the brand when kids become teenagers and their space requirements ...

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What do you get when you combine a classic car with a plug-in hybrid engine? A lot of questions. Or, the Mitsubishi RE-Model A announced a few weeks ago and presented this week at the Los Angeles International Auto Show. The idea behind the Mitsubishi RE-Model A is to revive the first model of the Japanese brand while showcasing its ...

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