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2019 Detroit auto show preview

Detroit auto show logo The 2019 North American International Auto Show is nearly upon us, and already information on some of the production models and concepts on their way to Detroit’s Cobo center, where the show is held each year, is starting to pile up. This year will be the last held during the winter as organizers have confirmed that future shows will be held in the month of Juneto create more of a festival atmosphere—and hopefully lure more visitors just as the summer season kicks off. It seems a…

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Toyota GR Supra Racing concept previews 2020 Super GT entry

Toyota’s reborn Supra is scheduled for its world debut on January 14 at the 2019 North American International Auto Show in Detroit. However, a version of the car was shown Friday in Japan at the 2019 Tokyo Auto Salon. The version is a concept previewing the new Supra-based race car that will replace the current Lexus LC 500-based car in Japan’s Super GT touring car series next year, and thus setting up the new Supra for a battle against race cars based on the Acura NSX and Nissan GT-R. Previous…

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2021 Mercedes-Benz GLE63 Coupe spy shots

Mercedes-Benz has just introduced a redesigned GLE for 2020, and once again the mid-size crossover SUV will spawn a rakish GLE Coupe. Prototypes for the redesigned GLE Coupe have been spotted for almost a year but now we have spy shots of a prototype for one of the AMG-enhanced versions. The lowered suspension and massive wheel and tire combo confirm the tester as a member of the AMG family, and the presence of quad-exhaust tips with a square shape and the multi-slatted Panamericana front grille confirm we’re looking at the…

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VW poaches Apple executive for self-driving car development

Volkswagen Group Sedric concept, 2017 Geneva auto show Volkswagen has successfully hired former Apple executive Alexander Hitzinger to help lead self-driving technology development. His larger role is direct responsibility for technical development for commercial vehicles, and he will also lead the company’s Mobility as a Service initiative, which imagines a future in which people will simply ride in cars rather than own them. Automotive News (subscription required) reported on Hitzinger’s hiring on Wednesday and noted the former Apple executive was part of the company’s Project Titan team. Project Titan was Apple’s self-driving electric-car…

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