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Acura Precision Concept stuns in Detroit
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12th Jan 2016
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Acura Precision Concept stuns in Detroit

Honda’s American-focused luxury division Acura pulled the covers from the stunning Precision Concept today, day two of the 2016 North American International Auto Show in Detroit. The California-designed Precision Concept is being presented as a “clear promise for the Acura brand”, meaning you can expect to see elements of this model feature on future road cars.
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Mike Costello
Mercedes-Benz E-Class reversal: Autonomous tech coming to Australia from launch after all
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12th Jan 2016
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Mercedes-Benz E-Class reversal: Autonomous tech coming to Australia from launch after all

The 2016 Mercedes-Benz E-Class sedan looks like it will launch in Australia around June with the full, comprehensive range of Drive Pilot autonomous driving technology after all. At this week’s global E-Class reveal in Detroit, Mercedes-Benz Australia said some autonomous tech would not be allowed in our market until 2017, because it needed to demonstrate the technology to get government approval to sell the cars.
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Mike Costello
Ford Mustang and Raptor to join LEGO Speed Champions lineup
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12th Jan 2016
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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. The Mustang kit (185 pieces) includes the car, driver and timing board.
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James Ward
Kia Telluride: 298kW hybrid SUV concept hits Detroit show
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11th Jan 2016
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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. Power goes to an all-wheel drive system, and Kia says the hybrid setup has the potential to deliver fuel consumption figures of 7.8L/100km on the highway.
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Mike Stevens
2016 Detroit auto show reveals
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11th Jan 2016
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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.
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Mike Stevens