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Renault previews aluminum-bodied Alpine sports car

Renault's born-again Alpine sports car will use lightweight aluminum construction, the company has confirmed. Tentatively named A120, the first Alpine of the 21st century is expected to debut in the coming months.   

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Opel teases Crossland X crossover

GM-owned Opel has published a teaser image that previews a new model named Crossland X. The crossover will replace the Meriva MPV.   

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BMW 4 Series updated

BMW has updated the entire 4 Series family. All models receive new-look lights on both ends, revised bumpers, and new trim pieces in the cabin. BMW has made the suspension stiffer without compromising comfort, but there are no mechanical changes to report.   

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Ram releases new Super Bowl ads

Ram has released two new ads that will air during the Super Bowl. The first one focuses on the longevity of Ram trucks, while the second one is more family-oriented.   http://bit.ly/2j3KktY

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Renault sets sales record

Paris-based Renault sold 3.18 million cars worldwide in 2016, a 13.8 percent increase over 2015. Renault is the number two automaker in Europe, and it expects to maintain this position in 2017.   

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Hyundai will introduce new model in Chicago

Hyundai will introduce a new model during the Chicago Auto Show. The company isn't ready to reveal more details about its plans, but we know the debut won't be the production version of the Santa Cruz concept.   

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Airbus to test 'flying car' prototype by end of the year

French aeronautics Airbus giant says it plans to test a prototype for a self-piloted flying car by the end of the year. Hoping to develop an Uber-like ride-sharing solution to avoid gridlock on city roads, last year the company formed a division called Urban Air Mobility that is exploring concepts such as a vehicle to transport individuals or a helicopter-style vehicle that can carry multiple riders, according to Reuters. Airbus is the world's largest maker of commercial helicopters, the report noted.   http://reut.rs/2jqJIC1

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