2015 Detroit Auto Show Winners and Losers


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)

2016 Lincoln MKX Video

Can Lincoln's redesigned midsize crossover take on Lexus' top-selling RX crossover? Cars.com reviewer Kelsey Mays walks us through the new 2016 Lincoln MKX. Check out the video for more.

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By Jennifer Geiger | January 15, 2015 | Comments (0)

Inside the 2016 Lincoln MKX (29 Photos)


The larger sibling to Lincoln's smaller MKC, the midsize MKX luxury crossover is a dramatic improvement over the truck it replaces. Whereas the old one felt like a barely nicer Ford Edge for several thousand dollars more, the new MKX is an obvious upgrade in every respect.

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Exterior styling is decidedly attractive, a more mature and grown-up look than the MKC and one that doesn't ape Audi or Acura as much as the smaller vehicle does. It has a more distinctive look, especially along the rear fenders, and the full-width rear LED taillight helps bring a gravitas to the truck. It certainly looks sportier than the Acura MDX or Lexus RX350, with a roofline that swoops low as it falls over the heads of rear-seat passengers.

By Aaron Bragman | January 14, 2015 | Comments (2)

More 2016 Lexus GS F Details and Photos


Lexus returns to the high-performance luxury sedan segment with the debut of the GS F, and it's given its latest performance model some significant styling changes along with more power under the hood to distinguish it from the standard GS.

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I really like the car's new headlight design. It's something you rarely see changed when a car makes the transition from the mainstream to a niche performance model, but the thin lights look slick and work well with the F line's signature hourglass grille. That grille somehow doesn't look as massive here as it does on Lexus' RC F coupe.

By Mike Hanley | January 14, 2015 | Comments (0)

Does the World Need the 2016 Volvo S60 Cross Country?


Not since the extinction of Subaru's Legacy Outback has an off-road-focused crossover sedan been so bold as to even exist. Until now. Volvo is betting on the new S60 Cross Country luxury sedan as yet another way to strut its Swedish quirkiness.

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So just who would buy an S60 sedan pumped up with an extra 2.5 inches of ground clearance? According to Joe Haslem, brand manager for Volvo's entire S60 range, "It's for someone who's grown up out of a Subaru WRX, but is SUV averse. They spend their weekends skiing or exploring wineries." They also might be wagon averse as Volvo revealed the V60 Cross Country late last year.

By Kristin Varela | January 13, 2015 | Comments (3)

Inside the New Audi Q7 (40 Photos)


The redesigned Audi Q7 has changed quite a bit, shrinking in its overall exterior dimensions — it's 1.5 inches shorter and more than a half-inch narrower, but still about the same height — yet somehow stretching its interior space in terms of both headroom and legroom. It's also shed a bunch of weight — more than 700 pounds in the European-spec model — to improve fuel efficiency and help refine the ride quality, among other benefits.

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Climbing into the Q7, the second row slides back and forth by 4.3 inches to allow for more legroom in either the second or third rows. The third row feels quite tight and is probably best suited for kids. The big news is the second row is wide enough to allow for three separate Latch system sets; now whether your child-safety seats are narrow enough to actually squeeze in shoulder to shoulder, that's another story. If you're tasked with a full gaggle of kids in car seats, the Q7 has five sets of lower Latch and tether anchors. Taking a trip with friends to the zoo? You'll be on tap to ferry all the excited toddlers.

By Kristin Varela | January 13, 2015 | Comments (7)

2015 Detroit Auto Show: What to Expect


The countdown is on to one of the most anticipated auto shows of the year. Hot concepts and fresh production cars should help thaw what will likely be a frigid 2015 North American International Auto Show in Detroit next week. 

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Show organizers have announced that 40 to 50 vehicles will make their global or North American debuts, including a redesigned Volt from Chevrolet, Mercedes' sleek GLE Coupe and a fresh Tacoma from Toyota, to name just a few.

Press days are Monday and Tuesday, followed by industry and charity preview dates. The show opens to the public on Jan. 17 at Cobo Center in Detroit; click here for ticket info and show times, and continue below for a preliminary list of what we'll be covering from the event floor:

By Jennifer Geiger | January 7, 2015 | Comments (0)

Infiniti Previews Q60 Concept


On the heels of the stunning Q80 Concept that debuted at last month's Los Angeles Auto Show, Infiniti plans another concept reveal for the 2015 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, only this one will likely see production as the next Q60, the coupe counterpart to the Q50 sedan.

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The automaker released a teaser pic of the Q60 Concept, and we'll know more when it hits Infiniti's auto show stage on Jan. 13.

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By Jennifer Geiger | December 12, 2014 | Comments (0)

Chevrolet Promises More Efficient Volt


We know the 2016 Chevrolet Volt will debut in January at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, but other details are slim. Today, Chevrolet released a bit more news concerning the updated version of its gas-electric plug-in car. It'll use a new extended range electric vehicle propulsion system and be "more efficient and offer greater EV range and fuel economy compared to the current generation," the automaker said in a statement.

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The automaker didn't release figures but the current Volt gets an EPA rating of 38 miles of EV-only range on a full charge. Chevrolet said Volt owners complete more than 80 percent of their trips in EV mode and the move to increase the new model's EV-only range came from owner feedback.

By Jennifer Geiger | October 28, 2014 | Comments (5)

2014 Detroit Auto Show What You Missed: Day One


We're live from the Motor City for this year's North American International Auto Show, where the media continues to be wowed by impressive new production vehicles and some out-of-this-world concept cars. Ford showed us the newest generation of its best-selling F-150 truck, Toyota got our adrenaline pumping with the arrest-me red FT-1 Concept car, and Mercedes-Benz revealed its top-tier, V-12-powered S600 flagship.

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Other highlights include the new, racetrack-ready Corvette Z06, the redesigned Mercedes-Benz C-Class, a Targa top model of the 911 Carerra and a hyper-tuned, high-performance variant of Infiniti’s new Q50 sport sedan called the Eau Rouge concept.

By Robby DeGraff | January 13, 2014 | Comments (2)

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