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Best Cars of the 2017 Frankfurt Auto Show

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. The massive Frankfurt Auto Show once again displayed the might of the German auto industry. Mercedes-Benz put a Formula 1 engine in a sports car and announced a self-driving EV (two birds, one stone). BMW unleashed a half-dozen new models. Audi announced a self-driver with “AI” in its name. Porsche chipped in a new Cayenne. Frankfurt 2017 still brought in dozens of key new cars from Europe, the US, and Asia. This is the most ...

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Best Electric Cars at the 2017 Frankfurt Auto Show

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. The world’s automakers unveiled a torrent of electric vehicles at the Frankfurt Auto Show this week. They see demand growing as range increases and governments talk about end-of-lifeing the combustion engine. Britain and France are talking about no new combustion-engine cars after 2040. China is thinking along those lines, too. That has VW talking about a market of 3 million EVs a year in 2025 — for Volkswagen alone. Here’s a look at some of ...

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Why Formula E Is the Auto Racing Series of the Future

BROOKLYN — New York City celebrated its first professional auto race when the Formula E electric-car race series came here for a pair of street races Saturday and Sunday. The open-cockpit cars run solely on electric motors and lithium-ion battery packs. The New York course is especially short at 1.21 miles. Spectators see each car come around once a minute. The comparatively soft whine of the electric motors allows fans to hear other racing sounds. The 10 teams, each with two entries, swear the motor, battery, and software technology insights ...

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Top Cars of the 2017 Shanghai Auto Show

The Shanghai auto show is a good look at where the car world is headed: small, space-efficient, energy-efficient, electrified or plug-in — plus honking big SUVs for the elite who can afford the taxes. The US may get a four-year respite under the Trump administration, but by 2021 we’ll be back to concerns about efficiency and climate change. Shanghai is the last major stop for the international auto shows until they pick up in September with the odd-years-only Frankfurt auto show. Here are the most significant cars of Auto Shanghai ...

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Best cars of the 2017 New York auto show

It’s that time of the year again: Mainstream cars get their due at the 2017 New York International Auto Show, along with fuel cell concepts, mega-SUVs, and an 840-hp barely legal five-passenger Dodge sedan/drag racer. Toyota brought to New York its eighth generation Camry, the country’s top-selling sedan; Hyundai refreshed the Sonata, its best-seller; Buick unveiled its sixth-generation Regal sedan (also bowing as a wagon); and Acura refreshed its TLX midsize sedan in hopes of picking up more sales. Virtually every car and SUV introduced or refreshed recognized the importance ...

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2017 New York auto show crowded with bigger, higher-end SUVs

Look for a lot of big SUVs and high-end SUVs at the New York International Auto Show this year. Automakers are betting fuel prices will stay stable the next couple years at $ 2.50 a gallon or less, so the cost of upsizing won’t be so costly. While NYIAS is held in crowded Manhattan at the Javits Center, the tri-state area of New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut is the country’s biggest market for upscale cars and, increasingly, bigger SUVs and crossovers. SUVs and crossovers have been outselling sedans for ...

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Top 10 cars at the Geneva auto show

The Geneva Motor Show is the Switzerland of auto shows. Without much of an auto industry within its borders, there are no hometown favorites as there are at Detroit in January and Frankfurt every second September. It also has the reputation as the place where four-wheel playthings of the obscenely rich are unveiled. Yes, there’s another million-dollar Bugatti on display. There’s also a lot of mainstream cars being unveiled. Many of them are small, efficient, and committed to reducing global warming, even if the Trump administration has an alternate viewpoint. ...

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Top 10 cars of the 2017 Chicago Auto Show

The Chicago Auto Show at McCormick Place is the envy of the nation’s auto dealers: the largest attendance of any US auto show, and enough room for multiple indoor test tracks. What it lacks is the sheer number of new car introductions found at the Detroit (January), New York (April), and Los Angeles (November) auto shows, and somewhat lower media attendance. Still, Chicago generates its fair share of new car introductions (that is, midlife refreshes) as opposed to “all new” cars (a new model), model variants such as convertibles or ...

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Detroit at the White House: Trump to meet with Big Three auto CEOs

The two ways companies are responding to Trump President Donald Trump has had a lot to say on Twitter about the U.S. auto industry and its use of Mexican plants. On Tuesday, he will get to speak his mind to the CEOs of General Motors, Ford and Fiat Chrysler in person. White House spokesman Sean Spicer announced that Trump would have a breakfast meeting with all three CEOs Tuesday morning. Let’s block ads! (Why?) Latest financial news – CNNMoney.com

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