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Here TorqueNews covers the international auto and motor shows.

By Al Castro on January 20, 2019 - 8:19PM
ANALYSIS AND OPINION: GM President Mark Reuss’ recent announcement of putting Cadillac as the lead brand against Tesla helped everything else but Cadillac. Cadillac just put their third gas CUV into their portfolio right after this announcement! A real all electric car company doesn’t do that! To be taken seriously by anyone you have to be reliable and believable, and that means having honesty, and to be honest, starting with yourself, you have to believe in yourself. Who’s fooling who?
By Patrick Rall on January 18, 2019 - 2:25PM
The all-new Chevrolet Blazer makes its formal Motor City debut at the ongoing 2019 North American International Auto Show in Detroit’s Cobo Hall and frankly, I think that it looks far better than many of the bland, unexciting SUVs sold in America today.
By Marc Stern on January 16, 2019 - 11:32PM
While some may have doubted either VW's planned investment or the number of electric vehicles that the automaker would be making by 2022 -- 27 -- it looks like VW's predictions and plans may be coming true.
By Marc Stern on January 16, 2019 - 8:04PM
Following long discussions, Ford and Volkswagen have entered into an agreement that will likely result in new vehicles, such as autonomous cars or electrics. There is also talk of VW and Ford jointly developing a global mid-sized pickup. That, though, is several years away.
By Patrick Rall on January 16, 2019 - 5:53PM
The main focus of high performance Ford fans attending the 2019 North American International Auto Show in Detroit is the new Shelby GT500 Mustang, but the most powerful ST-badged product debuted alongside the new pony car in the form of the 2020 Explorer ST.
By Denis Flierl on January 16, 2019 - 7:40AM
Subaru unveiled the highest-horsepower WRX STI in the brand’s history. Six facts will surprise you about the new 2019 WRX STI S209.
By Al Castro on January 16, 2019 - 3:08AM
ANALYSIS AND OPINION: Until recently no one in the car industry ever had an experience of what it was like to end production of a car product due to obsolescence, they and other peer brands have produced since its invention in the mid-nineteenth century. Shutting down gas while ramping up electric is a double money losing proposition into the tens to hundreds of billions. Only the wealthiest and most powerful car companies on earth can survive this conversion process, and I look into how this is so.
By Denis Flierl on January 15, 2019 - 6:51AM
Subaru unveiled the highest-horsepower ever 2019 Subaru WRX STI S209 at NAIAS. Here’s a gallery of pics and full details.
By Marc Stern on January 15, 2019 - 12:09AM
Volkswagen used the Detroit Auto Show this week to introduce its revamped 2020 Passat sedan. There are few major changes in the Passat as VW has decided to return to its roots by working on incremental changes to its vehicles. The Passat certainly exhibits this.
By Mary Conway on January 14, 2019 - 11:55PM
Cadillac is bringing the Escalade's smaller sibling to market and it is aiming to take over the luxury crossover market currently dominated by Lexus and BMW.
By Patrick Rall on January 14, 2019 - 5:31PM
The 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 finally made its world debut this morning at the 2019 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, and while we don’t know how much power the supercharged Stang will offer, we can look at how it will stand up to the in-class competition from Chevrolet and Dodge.
By Patrick Rall on January 9, 2019 - 7:31PM
While the 2020 Ford Explorer doesn’t look dramatically different compared to the version on sale today at first glance, the automaker has changed pretty much everything about the popular SUV right down to the chassis design – introducing a new rear-drive platform.
By Mary Conway on January 7, 2019 - 10:29PM
The long awaited overhaul of Ford's popular Explorer SUV will be unveiled before the start of the Detroit Auto Show. Ford is already showing the police vehicle based on the Explorer.
By Denis Flierl on December 29, 2018 - 7:03AM
Subaru will unveil a new Impreza STI at the Tokyo Auto Salon 2019. Could this be the hot hatch fans have been asking for?
By Al Castro on December 25, 2018 - 1:07PM
What do you have when you mish mash a 1960’s Rolls Royce, Bentley, Mercedes, and Buick? Some say a mess. Others say an exquisite and functional example of fine bespoke automotive engineering to be considered artwork to be displayed in a museum. I’ll let you be the judge.
By Denis Flierl on December 22, 2018 - 7:16AM
Subaru teases a new WRX STI that is coming to the NAIAS in January. It’s likely a WRX STI S209 and this time it’s for U.S. fans.
By Patrick Rall on December 17, 2018 - 5:17PM
We were surprised to learn last week that the long-awaited mid-engine Chevrolet Corvette would not debut in next month’s Detroit Auto Show and it might not arrive for any of the big shows early in 2019, as GM Authority is reporting that the mid-engine American sports car has been delayed six months.
By Patrick Rall on December 12, 2018 - 9:58AM
A new report with input from General Motors has stated that the mid-engine Chevrolet Corvette will not make its grand debut at next month’s 2019 North American International Auto Show in Detroit – meaning that we will all be waiting even longer for what could be the next generation of the legendary American sports car.
By Patrick Rall on December 10, 2018 - 3:19PM
When the 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 debuts next month at the 2019 Detroit Auto Show, it will be sporting a high performance braking system that will be the first Motor Company product to utilize 3D printed components – although we don’t know which pieces of the super-Stang’s stoppers will be constructed with the high tech process.
By Al Castro on December 8, 2018 - 10:25PM
OPINION AND ANALYSIS: With VW Group’s accelerated plans to cease gas car production sooner, Bentley needs to ask itself what kind of car company does it want to be? If Aston Martin stuffed battery packs inside the seats and boot spare tire wells and fenders of a Rapide, why there isn’t something similar done inside a Spur or a Mulsanne? Bentley isn’t doing that; they’re running counterculture to their heritage, and risk losing what they worked hard to get after leaving Rolls Royce: not becoming another Cadillac.
By Al Castro on December 3, 2018 - 9:12AM
OPINION ANALYSIS: Rivian Automotive, the once Clandestine now Maverick Electric Pickup Truck Maker added another BEV to its portfolio, a full sized three rower SUV called R1S. I’m so glad they made it nice and boxy and conservative and all BEV. All they need to do now is stretch that battery tray and back seat room, bespoke it out, make it LWB, send it upmarket past Bentley and Rolls, and let it sit next to Rover SVAutobiography, to let their brand take off, and let the doe roll in.
By Al Castro on December 3, 2018 - 8:00AM
OPINION ANALYSIS: America’s first plug in hybrid, a segment opening PHEV was put to death recently, the Chevrolet Volt was a cutting edge trailblazing vehicle that bridged the gap between siphoning off gas and waiting for battery technology to improve before pushing on to an all electric car world. So cancelling it seems counterintuitive. It is not. Actually Volt was a great accidental/incidental transition vehicle who’s time came and was way gone.
By Patrick Rall on November 30, 2018 - 11:16AM
Ford Motor Company shared the image above of the top of the engine of the 2020 Shelby GT500 Mustang along with confirming the debut date and the build location of the supercharged V8 – all while putting the bed the rumors of a factory twin turbo setup.
By Mary Conway on November 29, 2018 - 11:22PM
The 2020 Lincoln Aviator that has been called the "baby Navigator" has finally touched down. It was unveiled at the Los Angeles Auto Show and Lincoln has finally designed an SUV to satisfy people who like sedans.
By Mary Conway on November 28, 2018 - 10:04PM
Cadillac is giving the 2019 Escalade a new blacked-out sport edition. It is perfect for the buyer that wants to add some mystery to the luxury SUV.
By Patrick Rall on November 28, 2018 - 1:51PM
After all sorts of speculation and rumors, Ford Motor Company has made it official that the 2020 Shelby GT500 Mustang will make its grand debut at the 2019 North American International Auto Show in Detroit on January 14th – ending the long wait for the big-power pony car.
By Al Castro on November 27, 2018 - 8:20AM
Unveil Review: Rivian Automotive, the Michigan based startup that for ten years carefully, but secretly planned to find the right vehicle, at the right time, and at the right moment, to launch an all BEV the world hasn’t seen, seemed to find the right recipe to unveil that vehicle NOW, as they launched something that Tesla had expectations of doing first: to launch the first all electric pickup truck in the world. And Rivian did it. Not Ford. Not Tesla. This is a game changer . . .
By Al Castro on November 27, 2018 - 1:00AM
It was around this time twenty years ago that the now legendary Cadillac Escalade started hauling the ruling class and celebritydom on the streets of the big American cities as if they were elegant stage coaches of the Victorian or Edwardian Eras over 100 years ago. So after reading a story about the disastrous 2009 hybrid I decided to do a flashback ode to the iconic 20th century truck that lives on today.
By Marc Stern on November 22, 2018 - 3:55PM
With the L.A. Auto Show set to begin next week, another automaker has announced it will introduce a new model. Audi will intro its e-tron SUV when the show kicks off in a little over a week.
By Al Castro on November 22, 2018 - 4:16AM
D Day Reversed! As Tesla prepares for Cheap Model 3 “Production Hell,” the competition takes a Last Stand: Hyundai is ready to unleash a manufacturing fury of a “Production Hell,” with Kona to invade America via the Pacific. While VW and Ford sign a war pact treaty to enact their diabolical anti-Tesla master plan to unleash triple flanking fury coming soon from Dearborn, Chattanooga, and from the North Atlantic shores.