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Video: Mike Jackson on Buick Avenir at 2015 Detroit Auto Show

As one of the brands charged with carrying General Motors into the future, Buick has lofty targets for new product. At the 2015 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Buick unveiled what was possibly the most attractive concept of the show. The Buick Avenir brought with it a glamorous new look that integrated Buick design elements of decades past. While the automotive press praised the sleek design of the Avenir, AutoNation CEO Mike Jackson made the Buick booth a mandatory stop on his tour of the Detroit Auto Show…

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Video: Mike Jackson on 2016 Audi Q3 at Detroit Auto Show

As Audi continues to gain market share in the highly-contested Premium Luxury segment, part of their strategy for success has included more entry-level offerings like the 2016 Audi Q3. Although the Audi Q7 SUV was the focus of attention at the 2015 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, the Audi Q3 received a mild styling update that is very indicative of how the company will move forward in the future. The small Q3 crossover from Audi uses the company’s 2.0 TFSI engine in either front-wheel drive or available quattro…

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Video: Mike Jackson on 2016 Alfa Romeo 4C Spider at Detroit Auto Show

The triumphant return of Alfa Romeo to the United States is finally here after a 19 year absence. Bowing out in the mid-1990s, the Italian manufacturer steadily advanced in Europe under the ownership of FIAT. Their first offering back in North America has come in the form of the mid-engine 4C sports car. With the initial version of the 4C Launch Edition just arriving now, Alfa Romeo has slated plans for a more cost-effective standard coupe model mid-year, and recently unveiled at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit the…

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Official: The 2016 Chevrolet Volt gets teased, debuts at Detroit next year

A new teaser for the 2016 Chevrolet Volt was released recently along with a statement, confirming the new  Volt’s arrival at the 2015 North American International Auto Show next January. Of course, details were kept to a minimum, though the included press statement said the new 2016 Chevrolet Volt will be more stylish than the outgoing model. Other spy photos suggested a more curvaceous body. Specifications too are in the unknown, though GM’s former CEO, Dan Akerson, said the new model is to feature a “significantly” improved powertrain with greater…

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Report: A new 2016 Nissan Titan is on the way to Detroit next year

AutoGuide reports that Nissan is prepping a new 2016 Titan full-size pickup for reveal at next year’s North American International Auto Show in Detroit. The outlet received word of the new model after speaking with a supposed company insider. The Nissan Titan is overdue for a replacement having been in production since 2003. Details aren’t too particularly abundant, but previous reports have confirmed that Nissan will be working with Cummins to offer the Titan with a 300hp 5.0L turbodiesel V8 with at least 500 lb-ft of torque. Leading the project at Nissan is…

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