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2016 Detroit auto show: Hits and misses

The North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) has come and gone once more, and the 2016 auto show in Detroit had plenty of new vehicles and show cars that turned spectators' heads - either towards, or away from the stages...

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Hyundai Santa Cruz ute could sell like a RAV4 or CR-V, claims product chief
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Hyundai Santa Cruz ute could sell like a RAV4 or CR-V, claims product chief

How well can the Hyundai Santa Cruz lifestyle ute sell? As well as two of the biggest-selling SUVs on the planet, according to the brand. Hyundai Motor America vice president of corporate and product planning, Mike O’Brien, told CarAdvice at the 2016 Detroit auto show that there’s serious potential for a vehicle of this type in the market...


Buick Envision SUV hits Detroit, could preview new Holden Captiva
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Buick Envision SUV hits Detroit, could preview new Holden Captiva

As Holden rolls out what is likely to be the final update to its now streamlined Captiva range, the SUV that may be its replacement has debuted at the 2016 Detroit auto show. That model is the 2017 Buick Envision, revealed for the Chinese market early last year and confirmed for an American debut in just months later...


Nissan Titan Warrior pickup revives Baja vibes for Detroit
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Nissan Titan Warrior pickup revives Baja vibes for Detroit

Nissan of America has revisited the days of its ‘Hardbody’ Baja racer, unveiling the Titan Warrior concept at this week’s Detroit auto show. Based on the new Titan pickup unveiled at last year’s Detroit show, the Warrior packs in extensive upgrades that give it an even musclier and more than a little futuristic look...


Porsche Mission E will be a "sports car for a new era"
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Porsche Mission E will be a "sports car for a new era"

The future of Porsche is electric - that was the clear message from company chief Oliver Blume at the 2016 Detroit auto show. Blume addressed the media with the presentation of the flagship 911 Turbo and 911 Turbo S models, but while those cars would usually be enough to justify minutes of endless specifications and salesman-like rhetoric, it appeared clear that the topic on his mind was not the cars on show, but what could be parked in a well-heeled Porsche owner's garage in the coming years...


Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT Hellcat confirmed in Detroit
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Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT Hellcat confirmed in Detroit

In news that will surprise few, the hotly anticipated Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT Hellcat has been confirmed for a market launch in 2017. Talk of a Grand Cherokee even more powerful than the current 324kW 6.4-litre SRT model has been circulating since the supercharged 527kW 6.2-litre Dodge Challenger Hellcat and Charger Hellcat models appeared in 2014...


2017 Lincoln Continental revealed in Detroit
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2017 Lincoln Continental revealed in Detroit

“Don’t call it a comeback,” Ford might say of its new 2017 Lincoln Continental, but there can be little doubt the carmaker’s luxury arm needs to make one. Although one of the oldest and most well recognised names in motoring, Lincoln has struggled for decades now to compete with its rivals in the American luxury market...


2016 Kia Cerato hatch facelift hits Detroit auto show
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2016 Kia Cerato hatch facelift hits Detroit auto show

The US-market version of the 2016 Kia Cerato hatch and sedan has surfaced at this week’s Detroit auto show, ahead of the Australian model’s debut in the coming months. Today’s debut in the US - where the Cerato is known as the Forte - follows the December debut of the sedan body in South Korea, where it is sold with K3 badges...


Hyundai Santa Cruz lifestyle ute confirmed, says US boss
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Hyundai Santa Cruz lifestyle ute confirmed, says US boss

No official announcement has been made yet, but it appears clear that a production version of the Hyundai Santa Cruz lifestyle utility is on its way. CarAdvice spent some time at the 2016 Detroit auto show with Hyundai Motor America president and chief executive Dave Zuchowski, who didn’t mince words about the potential for the Tucson-based utility vehicle to hit showrooms...


Ford Mustang and Raptor to join LEGO Speed Champions lineup
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Ford Mustang and Raptor to join LEGO Speed Champions lineup

The 2016 Detroit Auto Show isn't just about big cars for big kids - Ford has announced it will also unveil two new LEGO kits at the show. Speed Champion sets ('Minifig' size) featuring the new 2016 Ford Mustang GT and 2016 Ford F150 Raptor will join Porsche, Ferrari and McLaren as licensed vehicles depicted by the world's most popular toy set...


2016 Chevrolet Bolt electric hatch Revealed at CES, Detailed in Detroit - UPDATE
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2016 Chevrolet Bolt electric hatch Revealed at CES, Detailed in Detroit - UPDATE

UPDATE: This article was originally published on January 7. Chevrolet has now detailed the Bolt's power and performance figures. General Motors has used this week’s Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas to unveil the final production version of the Chevrolet Bolt electric hatch...


Genesis G70 sedan expected to be first N Performance model for luxury brand
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Genesis G70 sedan expected to be first N Performance model for luxury brand

The long-awaited Hyundai range of N Performance models will stretch to the Korean brand’s newly established luxury arm, Genesis – and the most likely candidate will be the new G70 sedan. Hyundai North America reaffirmed the name of the new model that will rival the highly successful Mercedes-Benz C-Class and the likes of the Lexus IS, Audi A4 and BMW 3 Series, labelling the car the “G70 sport sedan” during a presentation to global media...


Kia Telluride: 298kW hybrid SUV concept hits Detroit show
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Kia Telluride: 298kW hybrid SUV concept hits Detroit show

Kia has unveiled the Telluride SUV concept at this week’s Detroit auto show, where it will gauge audience reactions before deciding on a potential market launch. Green in more ways than one, the big Telluride packs a hybrid drive system that sees a 3.5-litre petrol V6 matched with an electric motor to produce a combined 298kW...


2017 Infiniti Q60 revealed, Australian debut later this year
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2017 Infiniti Q60 revealed, Australian debut later this year

The big new 2017 Infiniti Q60 has been given a world premiere at this week’s Detroit auto show, revealed as just the latest in a run of promising new models for the Japanese luxury marque. Returning to the venue where it first appeared as a striking concept in 2015, the new Q60 is revealed today in its final production form ahead of an Australian debut set to occur later this year...


Lexus LC500 Coupe revealed - UPDATE
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Lexus LC500 Coupe revealed - UPDATE

UPDATE, June 23 2016: Lexus has released a new video clip (above) for the LC that showcases its sonorous V8 engine. No, that’s not another version of the LF-LC – it’s the all-new Lexus LC500 Coupe, which looks a heck of a lot like the showcar that preceded it way back in 2012...


2016 Detroit auto show reveals
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2016 Detroit auto show reveals

The opening press days of the 2016 Detroit auto show are now in full swing, with a handful of unveilings already occurring today. Monday (Australian time) kicked off with the unveiling of a specialised off-roading concept for Volkswagen's Tiguan, which also benefited from the electrified goodies that the carmaker packs into its GTE models...


Buick Avista concept could preview new Holden Monaro
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Buick Avista concept could preview new Holden Monaro

Buick Avista: new Holden Coupe previewed in Detroit? This week’s Detroit auto show has brought GM fans their first look at the most exciting new Buick in decades - but it could also be a preview of what’s to come for Holden fans in Australia. It was this time last year when GM’s chief of international operations, Stefan Jacoby, confirmed that Holden has a V8-powered sports coupe in its future...


2016 Detroit auto show: what to expect - UPDATE
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2016 Detroit auto show: what to expect - UPDATE

As we march into a new year, talk has already turned to the first major motor show on the calendar: the 2016 Detroit auto show, officially known as the North American International Auto Show. Opened in 1899, the Detroit auto show lays claim to being the second oldest event of its kind, with only the one year-older Paris motor show outdoing it...


Kia Telluride concept's interior revealed ahead of Detroit debut
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Kia Telluride concept's interior revealed ahead of Detroit debut

The Korean car maker has confirmed that its new large SUV concept, which will be unveiled at the 2016 Detroit auto show, will be known as the Kia Telluride. In addition to this, the brand has also given us a first look at the concept's interior, which will be the first from Kia to feature 3D printed components...


Lexus teases sporty Detroit debut: LC coupe coming? - UPDATE
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Lexus teases sporty Detroit debut: LC coupe coming? - UPDATE

UPDATE: Lexus has now added a short audio clip to its teaser package, embedded below. If there was any doubt before that this will be a new sports car...  Lexus has handed down a mysterious teaser for a new vehicle it will unveil at next week’s Detroit auto show, promising an “unprecedented Lexus world premiere”...