Tag Archives: Detroit Auto Show

The Updated 2020 Volkswagen Passat Is Basically Still the Same Car From 2011

Most of Volkswagen’s latest cars have shifted over to its MQB platform—which affords them plenty of powertrain and technology upgrades—but not the “new” 2020 Volkswagen Passat coming to the Detroit Auto Show. Nope, the new Passat is instead just a reskinned version of the same car introduced back in 2011, and VW isn’t…

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The Mid-Engine 2020 Chevrolet Corvette Won’t Be At the Detroit Auto Show

We’re about a month away from the Detroit Auto Show, and that means two things: Everyone should gear up for tons of complaints from auto writers about the snow, and maybe we’ll see the new mid-engine 2020 Chevrolet Corvette? But that’s a hard no on the last one, friend. Sorry.

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Dodge Viper Could Be Coming Back Again, This Time Without Its Signature V10

The car that can’t die, Dodge’s iconic monster car, the Viper, could be coming back for a second time, according to this report from Car And Driver. The Viper that was killed in 2017 wasn’t really viewed as the beast it once was, because, even though it had V10 power, it was overshadowed by the more powerful…

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Japanese Automakers Are Just Now Realizing That They Should Start Hiring More Women

Good morning! Welcome to The Morning Shift, your roundup of the auto news you crave, all in one place every weekday morning. Here are the important stories you need to know.

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The Lovable Ford Ranger Emerged As A Hero Out Of Recession And War

Back in 1976, Ford began developing a new small truck platform of its own: the Ranger. A frugal, fuel-efficient truck for the hardworking American, the Ranger was born as a contingency plan from Ford for an industry and consumer shift to smaller trucks that evolved into an icon. Now it’s back, so here’s a look at the…

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The 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV Doesn’t Look Terrible?

GM has had a fraught relationship with electric cars, to put it politely. If we’re being impolite, because this is Jalopnik and we are terrible people, the GM EV1 and the plug-in hybrid Chevrolet Volt and Cadillac ELR were case studies in What Not To Do And Also This Is Bad. But GM’s first new electric vehicle in 20 years, the 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV , actually doesn’t… look… terrible?

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What Exactly Will The 2016 Acura NSX Compete Against?

What Exactly Will The 2016 Acura NSX Compete Against?

I know it’s been in development so long it was accused of being vaporware. I know Acura bungled its launch hard over a period of years. And I know it now runs the risk of being "just another" hybrid performance car. I don’t care, I’m still excited and optimistic about the 2016 Acura NSX.

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Your Ridiculously Awesome Detroit Auto Show Wallpapers Are Here

Your Ridiculously Awesome Detroit Auto Show Wallpapers Are Here

Auto shows are about one thing above all else – looking at cool cars. As one of the photographers covering the event, I’ve compiled a few of the best high-resolution wallpaper-worthy shots for your viewing pleasure, taken with my very own camera. Enjoy.

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The Bentley Mulsanne Speed Is Huge

The Bentley Mulsanne Speed Is Huge

One of our photographers captured the Bentley Mulsanne Speed in person and, while we learned nothing new about its 811 lb ft of torque, we got a sense for massive the Mulsanne is. Would rock it.

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​Ford Will Let You Pick Your Own Navigation App Next Year

​Ford Will Let You Pick Your Own Navigation App Next Year

Most embedded navigation systems suck, so Ford wants to give you a choice: use someone else’s. Unfortunately it won’t come out until next year and the only mapping app it supports so far is from Alibaba – the Chinese e-commerce company. But there is hope.

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