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Are Sedans a Dying Breed?

by on Jan.15, 2018

The 2018 North American International Auto Show is making big news this week and revealing some of the significant trends reshaping the auto industry.

Of course, TheDetroitBureau.com is still combing the show floor to bring stories and analysis so keeping checking the site often for additional must-know news and the latest updates. (more…)

Infiniti Inspired: Q Inspiration Concept Hints at Future Flagship

Q45 reborn?

by on Jan.03, 2018

Infiniti provides a rear view of the Q Inspiration Concept coming to the NAIAS this month.

Infiniti has a long history of teasing us with exotic concepts that eventually translate into slightly more sedate production vehicles. So, what to make of the inspiring new fastback prototype it plans to bring to the North American International Auto Show in mid-January.

Though the brand now uses “Q” to designate all of its passenger car models – and QX for its SUVs and CUVs — the name, Q Inspiration Concept, clearly suggests it is envisioned as the long-awaited successor to the original Q45 sedan that first put the brand on the map.

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“Experimenting with new proportions in a typically conservative segment, the Q Inspiration features a shorter hood and elongated body,” says Karim Habib, here delivering his first major concept car as the newly named Infiniti executive design director. “We aim to take the traditional sedan architecture to its next stage of evolution.”

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Alfa’s Next SUV Will Be Bigger, Hybrid-Powered

Making “a little big bigger.”

by on Dec.28, 2017

Auto Express used a bit of Photoshop magic to give a hint of what the larger Alfa SUV might look like.

Alfa Romeo’s next SUV will not only be the brand’s biggest model ever but also its first hybrid, according to the Italian automaker’s chief technical officer.

With the Stelvio, Alfa’s first ute, clicking with buyers around the world, the brand is betting the next, as yet-unnamed SUV will continue to power its global revival plan. But it will be just one of three new models set to debut during the next couple years.

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“The Stelvio for sure is an example of Alfa DNA, why don’t we translate that in a car which is a little bit bigger?” asked CTO Roberto Fedeli, in an interview with Britain’s Auto Express magazine. (more…)

Jurassic Drive: Hennessy Unleashes New Beast— VelociRaptor 6×6

New 600-plus horsepower 6x6 ready for anything.

by on Dec.19, 2017

John Hennessey and his gang are at it again with the new VelociRaptor 6x6.

What do you get when you cross a dinsosaur with a Ford F-Series pickup truck? Hennessey Peformance Engineering’s latest creation: the VelociRaptor 6×6.

Hennessey’s VelociRaptor 6×6 is what one imagines if the Ford Raptor was combined with the speed, agility and cleverness of a velociraptor. The 6×6 beast will be limited to a production run 50 vehicles. It comes in at $349,000.

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Taking 11 months from concept to finish, the VelociRaptor 6×6 is the successor to the original four-wheeled Hennessey Performance VelociRaptor, which debuted in 2010. (more…)