Infiniti Cancels Electric Car Plans

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The North American International Auto Show in Detroit is buzzing with big electric car news from Chevrolet with the Volt and the Bolt, but Infiniti quietly announced it no longer has plans to produce its electric car, the LE.

Related: Infiniti LE Concept at the 2012 New York Auto Show

When the LE concept debuted at the 2012 New York International Auto Show, Infiniti called it a "production intent" concept and said it would hit the market in the next two years. Three years later, plans to build a luxury electric sedan based on Nissan's Leaf are off due to a renewed focus on higher volume segments, an Infiniti executive told USA Today.

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By Jennifer Geiger | January 19, 2015 | Comments (2)

2015 Detroit Auto Show Winners and Losers

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Detroit's Cobo Hall hosted some of the most spectacular new-car debuts in some time even if most weren't for the average car buyer. The North American International Auto Show opens to the public Saturday and offers a wide array of cars for just about every fan. Sports-car fanatics will be well-served with the all-new Ford GT and Acura's NSX while green drivers can check out the redesigned Chevrolet Volt and Hyundai's Sonata Hybrid.

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Cars.com editors Aaron Bragman, Mike Hanley, Joe Bruzek and Joe Wiesenfelder checked out each debut and judged them on how successful they were under the auto show lights.

By David Thomas | January 15, 2015 | Comments (12)

2015 Detroit Auto Show What You Missed: Day Two

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Day two of the North American International Auto Show in Detroit started with some flash thanks to Infiniti's curvy new concept, the Q60. Lexus and Cadillac followed with some visual drama of their own in the GS F and CTS-V, respectively.

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Cars.com is back on the floor with all the news, videos and photos from the show. Continue below for a list of what you missed today and click here for Monday's debuts.

By Jennifer Geiger | January 13, 2015 | Comments (0)

Hyundai Santa Cruz Concept Photo Gallery (16 Photos)

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The 2015 North American International Auto Show in Detroit is brimming with new trucks, and Hyundai might just have the most interesting looking one. The Santa Cruz concept is the automaker's attempt at combining the comforts of a family crossover with the practicality of a pickup truck — adding a dose of flashy style for good measure.

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Check out the gallery below; Cars.com photos by Evan Sears.

By Jennifer Geiger | January 13, 2015 | Comments (0)

2015 Detroit Auto Show What You Missed: Day One

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The scene in Detroit is full of dream cars like the Acura NSX and Ford GT, electric cars such as the Chevrolet Volt and Chevrolet Bolt EV concept, and trucks, trucks, trucks. New production entries from Toyota, Ford, Ram and Nissan were met by a Hyundai truck concept.

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Cars.com is on the floor with all the news, videos and photos from the show. Check back with us for ongoing coverage Tuesday; in the meantime, here's what you missed today:

By Jennifer Geiger | January 12, 2015 | Comments (0)

Volkswagen Cross Coupe GTE Concept Photo Gallery (24 Photos)

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Volkswagen is planning on a new seven-passenger SUV for the end of 2016, and it's likely that it will look a lot like the five-passenger Cross Coupe GTE concept that debuted today in Detroit. Although it has production-intent styling cues, it still has a few show-car-specific features, including the multimedia system's gesture-based controls.

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Check out the gallery below; Cars.com photos by Evan Sears.

By Jennifer Geiger | January 12, 2015 | Comments (0)

Bentley Names Its First SUV Bentayga

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Further proving that all the good geographical names have been taken for automotive nomenclature, luxury automaker Bentley has formally announced the name of its upcoming first-ever SUV at the 2015 North American International Auto Show in Detroit. It will be known as the Bentley Bentayga (pronounced "ben-TAY-gah"), named after a rugged peak in the subtropical Canary Islands. No specific details are yet known about the Bentayga, except that Bentley is confident it will be not only a highly luxurious vehicle, but also a highly capable one.

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"Bentayga is a name that reflects what we know our SUV will do better than any other car in the world — combine the best automotive luxury with outstanding performance to take the Bentley experience to new environments," said Bentley chairman and CEO Wolfgang Durheimer in a statement. The announcement follows what has been an ongoing development of the Bentley EXP 9 F concept SUV that the brand unveiled at the 2012 Geneva International Motor Show, which reportedly did not test well with prospective buyers. The company also announced that the production Bentayga will be unveiled sometime later this year.

By Aaron Bragman | January 12, 2015 | Comments (2)

Infiniti Q60 Concept Photo Gallery (27 Photos)

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Infiniti promises a redesigned Q60 coupe in 2016, and if the production version is anything like the concept that the automaker showed off at the 2015 Detroit auto show, expect a stunning coupe with an in-your-face grille and deep, sculpted curves.

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Check out the gallery below; Cars.com photos by Evan Sears.

By Jennifer Geiger | January 12, 2015 | Comments (1)

How Would Chevy's Bolt EV Stack Up Against the Nissan Leaf?

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Chevrolet unveiled its Bolt EV concept car at the 2015 North American International Auto Show in Detroit today, a car that promises a 200-mile range and a price "around" $30,000. The automaker didn't say much more about it — like how much room it has inside or when we might expect a production version to hit the road, if ever.

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Of course, there are other electric cars on the road with the best-selling amongst them being Nissan's Leaf. Here's a quick snapshot of how the two compare and more photos of the Bolt's debut in Detroit.

By David Thomas | January 12, 2015 | Comments (0)

Infiniti Q60 Concept: First Look

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Looks like: The next-gen Q60 coupe

Defining characteristics: In-your-face grille and sculpted curves

Ridiculous features: None; it looks production ready.

Chance of being mass-produced: One hundred percent and the production model should look a lot like the concept, according to Infiniti.

There's nothing pie in the sky about Infiniti's latest concept, the Q60, which bowed at the 2015 North American International Auto Show in Detroit. According to the automaker, it previews what the next Q60 coupe will be in terms of styling and powertrains.

"This I can tell you is about 90 percent. Many of the things — the front view, the very strong shoulder, the sculpted artistry of the body — this is very close to the production," Alfonso Albaisa, Infiniti executive design director, said in a statement.

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Outside, its sharp front edges, double arch grille, broad shoulders and strong character line that runs the length of the body combine for an imposing stance — one much more aggressive than the current Q60 coupe wears. It rides on low-profile 21-inch wheels with matte-black and high-gloss black chrome spokes, adding to the menacing look.

By Jennifer Geiger | January 12, 2015 | Comments (0)

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