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2018 GMC Terrain Denali
October 16, 2017

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2018 GMC Terrain Denali</br>October 16, 2017

In rapid succession, General Motors has recreated virtually its entire line of Chevrolet, Buick, GMC and Cadillac utility vehicles, giving them more style, safety content and performance. The GMC Terrain was one of the beneficiaries of GM’s clean-slate revival and the result is singularly impressive.  The newly launched second generation of the brand’s least-expensive model has nothing in common with the original, in a good way.

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2018 Chevrolet Traverse
September 25, 2017

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2018 Chevrolet Traverse</br>September 25, 2017

The Chevrolet Traverse and the related Buick Enclave and GMC Acadia tall wagons have had great success appealing to buyers requiring cabin space for seven people and cargo volumes that can vary from modest to massive. The mission hasn’t changed with the new 2018 Traverse, although in many respects the members of the trio have gone their separate ways.

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2017 Chevrolet Volt
August 28, 2017

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2017 Chevrolet Volt</br>August 28, 2017

There are pros and cons to virtually every car on the road and the Chevrolet Bolt is no different. But any concerns about range, recharging time and electric-grid infrastructure ultimately pale in comparison to the way the Bolt drives, the overall practicality it offers and the operating cost it reduces.
The 2017 Chevrolet Bolt comes close to eliminating one of the primary concerns. It has a claimed range of 238 miles, which should be enough for a full week of average daily commuting before a recharge is needed.

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2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio
July 24, 2017

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2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio</br>July 24, 2017

Seemingly from out of nowhere, Alfa Romeo’s latest Italian stallion has established a beachhead in North America.
The Stelvio (named for Italy’s highest mountain pass) stands ready to capitalize on buyer obsession for utility vehicles that have seductive styling and frothy performance.  The Stelvio follows the Giulia sedan as Alfa’s latest stalwart and is a critically important model for the division controlled by Fiat Chrysler Automobiles.

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2017 Mazda MX-5 RF
June 26, 2017

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2017 Mazda MX-5 RF</br>June 26, 2017

Sports cars represent driving fun in its most passionate form, and the Mazda MX-5 has helped bring enjoyment to more than one million enthusiasts around the world since 1989. For 2017, the current MX-5 (Miata) roadster is joined by the MX-5 RF, which stands for Retractable Fastback.

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2018 Volvo XC90
June 5, 2017

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2018 Volvo XC90</br>June 5, 2017

For a near-mainstream automaker, Volvo’s enhanced lineup of Sweden-built vehicles is perhaps surprisingly competitive with better-known and more-popular luxury rivals, such as the Audi Q5, BMW X3 and Cadillac XT5.
The 2018 XC60 (due out later this summer) is a five-passenger utility vehicle that represents a new breed of Volvo. It also plays a critical role in the automaker’s increasing global popularity; the previous model accounted for about 30 percent of total sales for the brand.

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2017 Hyundai Ioniq
April 24, 2017

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2017 Hyundai Ioniq</br>April 24, 2017

It has taken the auto industry some time to get serious about gasoline-electric propulsion and challenge Toyota’s supremacy. But in one fell swoop, Hyundai/Kia have literally doubled down on dedicated-hybrid platforms with the all-new Kia Niro wagon and Hyundai Ioniq hatchback. Both shared-platform vehicles are now available in basic hybrid formats, but will eventually be offered as plug-in hybrids or 100-percent-electrified versions, with the latter intended mainly for California buyers.

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2017 Porsche 718 Cayman
March 27, 2017

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2017 Porsche 718 Cayman</br>March 27, 2017

Engines are getting smaller and smaller, but their power levels still seem to keep growing and growing.
One of the best examples is the new Porsche 718 Cayman coupe and its Boxster roadster counterpart that both deliver greater potency, but with two fewer cylinders than before. Many Porsche fans will bemoan the loss of the six-cylinder engines have powered the Cayman since its creation.

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2017 Dodge Challenger GT
February 20, 2017

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2017 Dodge Challenger GT</br>February 20, 2017

For a car that burns the back tires as easily as the Dodge Challenger, a new all-wheel-drive option seems obvious, if not downright necessary.
By driving the front wheels as well as the rears, the car has enough grip to actually be useful when there’s snow on the ground.
The Challenger GT is the first of the pony-car group (that includes the Chevrolet Camaro and Ford Mustang) to drive all four wheels. This is indeed groundbreaking, but also incredibly frustratingly as the system is only available with the base V-6 and not with any of the V-8 models, which could really use the traction.

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2017 Genesis G90
January 23, 2017

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2017 Genesis G90</br>January 23, 2017

Lexus, Infiniti and Acura are familiar names and are premium offshoots of Toyota, Nissan and Honda, respectively. Genesis has now been added to that list as a premium offshoot of Hyundai.
Until recently, the Genesis was one of two upper-level Hyundai models and was perched one rung below the Equus. However the Genesis name has been spun into a separate brand. The previous Genesis car is now called the G80 and the Equus is henceforth known as the G90.

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