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Ford F-150 Raptor headed to China

In what would make it the first American-made truck sold by an automaker and not in the grey market, Ford announced today that the 2017 Ford Raptor will soon make its way to the Gobi. The Raptor will be shown at the Beijing Auto Show, which starts to day. It furthers Ford's commitment to the world's largest market and adds…

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Renault Maxthon (Koleos replacement) leaks out

Finally killing off the Samsung QM5-based and ancient Koleos, Renault is set to debut the all-new Maxthon in the next few days at the Beijing Auto Show. The new D-segment Maxthon is bigger than the C-segment Kadjar, which debuted last year. Essentially the Maxthon is to the Nissan X-Trail/Rogue as the Kadjar is to the Nissan Qashqai in terms of…

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Honda HR-V gives birth to Acura CDX

The crossover market is exploding worldwide (if you have not noticed) and especially in China, the world's largest market. Enter the Acura CDX, the luxury brand's first sub-compact CUV. Based upon the Honda HR-V/Vezel and XR-V (Honda has two different vehicles for each Chinese joint venture), Acura is aiming the CDX right for the Buick Encore, Audi Q2, and others.…

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Lincoln Prices Facelifted 2017 Lincoln MKZ

The first production Lincoln to debut the brand's new face, the 2017 Lincoln MkZ is expected to reach showrooms within the next few months. Like the Continental a few days ago, Lincoln has priced their new midsize sedan as well. The 2017 MkZ will start at $35,010, which is actually $180 cheaper than the outgoing model. Like the price since…

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2017 Lincoln MKT...Wait, There Is One?

Apparently the Lincoln MKT crossover is hanging around for a little longer than planned. Lincoln's three-row entry was slated to die off after the 2015 model year, however Ford Motor Company's 2017 fleet order guide shows a new, slightly modified 2017 Lincoln MKT. The fleet guide confirms recent speculation that the MKT and Ford Flex would hang around a little…

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2017 Lincoln MKC Gains Start-Stop, More Tech

Lincoln announced today that the 2017 MKC crossover will receive more standard features for 2017. Having launched last year as a 2016 model, the MKC is arguably the vehicle that started the brand's current revitalization effort by entering one of the hottest segments on the market. Lincoln clearly plans to remain competitive with the MKC, because the 2017 model is…

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Buick Envision Starts At $42,995...For Now

The rollout of the 2016 Buick Envision has been a bit of an interesting one. Buick has been quiet about the Chinese-built crossover, including avoiding a total announcement of its $42,995 starting price. Of course the quietness has led to some confusion because the 2016 Envision starts at the $43,000 mark, but the 2017 Envision will start out at $34,990.…

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2016 Chevrolet Cruze EPA Rated at 42 MPG Highway

EPA fuel economy estimates for the 2016 Chevrolet Cruze have been released, with the new model posting ratings of 30 mpg in city driving and 42 mpg on the highway. These ratings match or top Cruze competitors in the compact-car segment, including the Ford Focus (30/42), Honda Civic (31/42), Hyundai Elantra (28/38) and Toyota Corolla (30/42). Offering a redesigned 1.4L…

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VW Previews Beijing SUV Concept

Volkswagen has released a preview of their upcoming SUV concept, which is slated to be revealed at next week's Beijing auto show. As is always the case with automaker teasers, the details are still fairly vague however the boys in Wolfsburg have said enough for everyone to speculate that this SUV is likely a preview of the next-generation Touareg. The…

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