Ford Says New Lincoln MKZ will Redefine the Lincoln Brand

At the Detroit Auto Show this week, Ford revealed its concept for the new Lincoln MKZ, which is expected to hit the market later this year. While the new Lincoln MKZ will technically be a redesign of the 2012 MKZ that’s available now, Ford says the new version will help redefine the Lincoln brand. “With the Lincoln MKZ Concept, we are not introducing a new car,” Derrick Kuzak, Ford Motor Company group vice president for global product development, says ... continue reading»

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2013 Buick Encore Introduced in Detroit

After weeks of slowly revealing the 2013 Buick Encore on Facebook, Buick officially introduced its upcoming compact SUV at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. “Buick Encore is a great-looking, smart choice for those who want luxury crossover amenities in a more maneuverable and agile vehicle,” said Tony DiSalle, U.S. vice president of Buick Marketing, in a press release. “It represents a luxury alternative for a new audience of Buick customers, and delivers features and flexibility not ... continue reading»

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Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid Introduced at Detroit Auto Show

The 2013 Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid debuted at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit Monday. Volkswagen says the new Jetta Hybrid can travel in all-electric mode for up to 1.2 miles at speeds up to 44 mph. Volkswagen is known for its fuel-efficient diesel engines, and the Jetta Hybrid is only its second hybrid vehicle. “The world debut of the 2013 Jetta hybrid here in Detroit marks a new direction for VW, which has been more conservative than ... continue reading»

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2013 Dodge Dart Unveiled in Detroit

Chrysler Group introduced the new 2013 Dodge Dart Monday at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. The compact car resurrects the classic Dart name in the form of a new Alfa Romeo-based car. The 2013 Dodge Dart will get a base 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that makes 160 horsepower, Dodge says in a statement. The second engine is a 1.4-liter MultiAir turbocharged four-cylinder that also produces 160 horsepower. Dodge says MultiAir technology provides “up to a 15 ... continue reading»

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Ford Debuts 2013 Fusion at Detroit Auto Show

The redesigned 2013 Ford Fusion was unveiled at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit Monday. New to the Fusion lineup for the 2013 model year is a plug-in hybrid model, named the Fusion Energi, which joins the Fusion Hybrid and the gas-only Fusion. The 2013 Fusion powertrain lineup “offers hybrid and plug-in hybrid alternatives, a pair of EcoBoost four-cylinder engines, a normally aspirated four-cylinder engine, an automatic start stop system to shut off the engine at stationary idle ... continue reading»

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