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September 29, 2016

Rebel Yell: 2017 Ram 1500 gets blacked-out treatment; other trucks get more chrome

The 2017 Ram lineup is going big before it makes its move back up to Sterling Heights in Michigan. The truckmaker announced Wednesday that several trims are getting special treatment this year, ahead of the next-generation Ram's debut late next year or early 2018.

2017 Chevrolet Silverado HD rated at 445 hp, 910 lb-ft of torque

On Wednesday, Chevrolet confirmed the whispers: the new heavy-duty Silverado will be available with world-class grunt. When equipped with a 6.6-liter Duramax turbodiesel V-8, the 2017 Chevrolet Silverado HD and Sierra HD produces 445 horsepower and 910 pound-feet of torque.

VW teases new ID electric car concept at 2016 Paris Motor Show

Really, pay no attention to the outside of this concept car. It's what's under the skin of what VW is calling the "I.D." concept that makes all the news here.

Mercedes-Benz Generation EQ Concept, 2016 Paris auto show

Mercedes-Benz Generation EQ Concept, 2016 Paris auto show

From Motor Authority:

Mercedes previews first of ‘EQ’ electric cars with SUV concept

Mercedes-Benz’s much-hyped electric car concept has finally made its 2016 Paris auto show debut. Like Volkswagen’s own I.D. concept on display in Paris, the star of Mercedes’ stand previews the first of the automaker’s next-generation electric cars.

Ram just unveiled the Hellcat-powered Ram Rebel TRX concept

Ram just got serious about competing with the 2017 Ford Motor Company [NYSE:F] F-150 Raptor. The truckmaker unveiled Thursday its Ram Rebel TRX concept, powered by a supercharged 6.2-liter V-8 that makes 575 horsepower.

New Audi Q5 revealed

A redesigned Audi Q5 made its debut on Thursday at the 2016 Paris auto show, one that’s lighter, more dynamic and more fuel-efficient that the model it replaces.

Lexus UX concept

Lexus UX concept

From Green Car Reports:

Lexus UX small crossover utility concept unveiled in Paris

The Lexus UX concept debuting this week at the 2016 Paris Motor Show represents the Toyota luxury brand's probe of the subcompact crossover segment. It previews a possible new model that would slot below the current NX in Lexus' lineup.

Renault Trezor concept in Paris; electric drive, new design language

Automakers often use concept cars to preview future styling for much more restrained production models. Even when a concept car doesn't make it into production, elements of its styling can.

2017 Renault Zoe electric car: larger battery doubles range

The Renault Zoe electric car is by far the best-selling plug-in vehicle in Europe. Now in its fifth year, the Zoe received a significant battery capacity upgrade at today’s Paris Motor Show.

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