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QUICK LOOK: 2019 Range Rover P400e PHEV

Range Rover PHEV switches seamlessly between electric and gas power, and uses both much of the time, though pressing a button keeps it all-electric.

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19 images of the form and fancy of Geneva

Annually, in the Swiss city on Lake Geneva, the Geneva International Motor Show displays 100s of exotic and wildly different vehicles in two giant halls.

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QUICK TAKE: 2018 Rolls-Royce Phantom redefines full-size luxury

Rolls-Royce tries to discourage its dealers from actually stocking any Phantoms, preferring to ensure they’re ordered as bespoke units by customers

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QUICK TAKE: 2018 Buick Regal Sportback has the looks

Buick claims to have taken the struggling sedan and given it both practicality and curb appeal, simply by hinging its rear trunk lid at the roof.

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Quick Take: All-electric 2018 Nissan Leaf

The new Leaf has a nominal range of 241 km, which puts it squarely between the more expensive Chevrolet Bolt/Tesla Model 3 and other competitive EVs.

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We drive the unobtainable 2018 Volkswagen T-Roc

We won’t get VW’s new T-Roc here in North America but we will almost certainly get something very similar, probably as soon as 2019.

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QUICK TAKE: Ford’s all-new 2018 Expedition

It has taken 20 years, but Ford has finally brought its largest SUV up to date and back into contention with its full-size competitors.

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18 key features that make the 2018 Mustang a standout

Here are some of the clever features that you might not think about, but make the 2018 Mustang really stand out from both its predecessors and competitors.

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The weird and the wonderful at the 2017 Tokyo Motor Show

There are some way-out-there concept cars at the Tokyo Motor Show, plus plenty of other weird and wonderful vehicles to peruse.

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FIRST DRIVE: Buick’s new 2018 Enclave is serenity on wheels

If there’s a single word to sum up the new Buick Enclave SUV, just released in its second generation, it would be “serene.”

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What’s new with the 2018 Subaru Legacy and Outback

The Legacy is now in its sixth generation and the Outback is in its fifth generation, but the CUV outsells the sedan by almost four to one.

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First Ride: Audi’s semi-autonomous A8

The new Audi A8 with Traffic Jam Pilot will take over completely in a traffic jam and let its driver watch a movie or just kick back behind the wheel.

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BMW’s and Canada’s electric-vehicle future

If Quebec’s ambitious EV regulations are successful, other governments will likely follow their example and automakers will have to be prepared.

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FIRST DRIVE: Mazda’s new Skyactiv-X technology

Mazda plans to put its Skyactiv-X ‘Homogenous Charge Compression Ignition’ (HCCI) engine into production by 2019.

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FIRST DRIVE: Refreshed 2018 Infiniti Q50 sport sedan

A mild refresh for the 2018 Q50 keeps it competitive with its sporty Japanese and German competitors so the choice comes down to one’s personal taste.

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FIRST DRIVE: Refreshed 2018 Mercedes-Benz S-Class

About 6,500 parts have been revamped for the new model, with the greatest improvements coming in its semi-autonomous driving abilities.

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FIRST LOOK: 2018 Mercedes-Maybach S650 and Pullman

In addition to the limo-like S650 model there is a Pullman version that is a true stretch limo, with options that include bullet and bomb-proofing.

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2018 Smart car goes all-electric in North America

Ten years on from its introduction, the fourth-generation Smart EV illustrates the evolution of electric-vehicle technology over a decade.

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Cadillac CT6 Plug-in Hybrid: We answer the question, “Why?”

The CT6 Plug-in is built at General Motors’ plant in Shanghai and its major market will be China, which is a main reason for its existence.

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We preview the 2018 Subaru Crosstrek on its home turf

More-comfortable, more-capable 2018 Crosstrek should prove popular with those who want all-wheel drive without the size of a Forester or Outback.

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