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North American Car and Truck of the Year Winners Announced

The 2012 Hyundai Elantra was named North American Car of the Year and the 2012 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque was named North American Truck of the Year by a group of 50 automotive journalists last night. The Elantra beat out finalists including the Ford Focus and the Volkswagen Passat, while the Evoque surpassed the Honda CR-V and BMW X3 crossover SUVs for the title. The Detroit News predicts that these awards signal an important change in the U.S ... continue reading»

Tags: News, Hyundai Elantra, Land Rover Range Rover Evoque, Detroit Auto Show, North American Car of the Year

Nissan Pathfinder Concept Unveiled

Though Nissan calls it a concept, the automaker has revealed what’s basically the production version of the 2013 Nissan Pathfinder. Last month, Nissan leaked a few details about the new Pathfinder, including its seating capacity and a vague picture, but now we have a bit more information regarding the redesigned SUV that will go on sale later this year. Rather than using a truck-like, body-on-frame platform, the Pathfinder will use a unibody platform that it will likely share with ... continue reading»

Tags: Nissan Pathfinder, Affordable Crossover SUVs, Model News, Detroit Auto Show

Volvo XC60 Plug-in Hybrid Slated for Detroit Auto Show

Volvo is ready to pull the wraps off of its newest concept, the XC60 Plug-in Hybrid Concept, which will debut at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit next week. Based on the Volvo XC60, the automaker’s SUV concept utilizes a gas engine and an electric motor like the Chevrolet Volt. However, the XC60 Concept is more powerful. A turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that generates 280 horsepower drives the XC60 Concept’s front wheels using an eight-speed ... continue reading»

Tags: News, Auto Shows, Concept Cars, Volvo XC60, Model News, plug in hybrids, Detroit Auto Show

Lincoln to Introduce Next Generation MKZ Concept at Detroit Auto Show

A Lincoln MKZ concept car will debut at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit next week, and will be a preview of what the next generation MKZ will look like. “Ford has promised seven new or significantly modified vehicles for Lincoln by 2014,” the Detroit Free Press reports. “… the MKZ will be the first true all-new vehicle from the team created a year ago to completely overhaul Lincoln's lineup.” Lincoln also introduced the redesigned 2013 MKT SUV ... continue reading»

Tags: Lincoln MKZ, Model News, Detroit Auto Show

Buick Encore Slowly Revealed on Facebook

Buick is set to reveal its new compact SUV, the 2013 Buick Encore, at the Detroit Auto Show in January. However, consumers who want to get a sneak peek at Buick’s new SUV should head to the automaker’s Facebook page. Each week, Buick will reveal a little more of the 2013 Encore until a full image of the new SUV is displayed Jan. 10. The 2013 Encore is smaller than the Buick Enclave, and should appeal to shoppers ... continue reading»

Tags: News, Model News, Detroit Auto Show, Buick Encore

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