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The 2017 Nissan Qashqai preseted at the Montréal Auto Show

Nissan Qashqai

As you enter Nissan’s booth at the MIAS, remember to check out the Qashqai (pronounced cash-kai), as before you know it, they will be all over our streets. This small urban crossover has been a runaway hit in Europe for the Japanese maker since it was launched in 2006. Interestingly, the US will know this vehicle as the Rogue Sport but both will use a 141-horsepower 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine. Transmission options reside between a 6-speed ...

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2017 NAIAS : Top 10 unveilings

This latest edition of the North American International Auto Show was fairly tame but of the nearly 20 reveals, 10 caught our eye. Here they are in alphabetical order: Audi Q8 Concept Audi’s really good at hardcore-looking super concept vehicles and this Q8 plug-in hybrid luxury ‘ute is quite a looker. BMW X2 Concept The small, or very small, luxury compact crossover segment is booming. Everyone needs a player and BMW’s promises to be very ...

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Alfa Romeo planning new small SUV for L.A. Auto Show

Alfa Romeo Stelvia

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is not giving up on Alfa Romeo in North America. Instead, the brand is planning to attack the most important segment on this side of the Atlantic with an all-new sport utility vehicle which will be unveiled at the Los Angeles Auto Show in a few weeks. FCA hasn’t provided many details about its new SUV, but earlier this year CEO Sergio Marchionne indicated that it would be called the Stelvio. The ...

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More power for the new 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor

2017 Ford F-150 Raptor

We already knew it was going to be powered by a 3.5-liter V6 EcoBoost engine and would be equipped with a 10-speed automatic gearbox, but we weren’t sure yet just how much power the 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor would have under its bulging hood. Well now we know. Ford’s new Raptor will deliver 450 horsepower (39 more than the former Raptor equipped with the 6.2-liter engine) to your right foot, as well as 510 lb-ft ...

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A Chevrolet Colorado designed for the military

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When the US military decides to build a vehicle, the results are often anything but boring. Such is the case with the Colorado ZH2, a midsize pickup that starts off as a Chevrolet Colorado, but retains very little from the original model on which it is based. For starters, the engine is powered by hydrogen. You will have guessed that the military wants to evaluate the potential of this type of engine in order to ...

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The Ford Bronco is back, and you can thank Donald Trump

Ford Bronco

Thanks to recent accusations by political candidate Donald Trump that Ford was sending all of its jobs to Mexico and putting Americans out of work, we now know that the Ford Bronco as well as the Ford Ranger are coming back. The news broke when a rep for the United Auto Workers (UAW) fired back at Trump, and confirmed in the process that the start of production on the Ford Bronco and Ranger would more ...

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Detroit sees Ram 1500 line-up get brighter and louder with release of 2015 Rebel

Detroit, MI — You can just hear it now: Ram, in response to the recently-unveiled Ford F-150 Raptor: “So you’ve got a new sports truck, eh? Oh, and it’s powered by a V6? Well ours has a Hemi.”   Actually, the 2015 Ram 1500 Rebel can be had with either a Pentastar V6 or said Hemi, but just look at it: wouldn’t you get the Hemi if you had something like that? For starters, the ...

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2016 Ford Explorer debuts in LA

Highlighted by a new “Platinum” trim level, the Explorer—the bestselling SUV in North America for the last 25 years—arrives a more luxurious, well-equipped and stylish vehicle than before. Well, that last one–“stylish”—depends on where you’re sitting. There’s no doubt that the last Explorer was distinctive in its own right, perhaps even more so than it is now. The crazy lights, grille with optional body coloured inserts and rounded lines have given way to a more ...

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