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Hyundai prices 2018 Accent from $15,830

Hyundai's subcompact Accent was redesigned for 2018, and with that makeover comes a $250 price hike for entry-level models. The top-trim Limited model is a bit more dear than its outgoing equivalent at $19,730 (incl. destination)--an increase of $1,400 over the most expensive 2017 model.   

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Take a peek inside the new Mercedes-Benz CLS

Mercedes-Benz has released another teaser image to preview the next-generation CLS. The interior receives a wide touch screen borrowed from the S-Class, and the company's Energizing Comfort technology. Full details will be announced in the days leading up to the Los Angeles show.   

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Volkswagen launching Polo-based crossover in 2018

Volkswagen will continue its crossover offensive by introducing a Polo-based model next year. The soft-roader was previewed by the T-Cross concept, but it will grow a roof and an additional set of doors on its way to production. "You will wonder whether it's a VW at all," an inside told Auto Express. U.S. sales aren't planned.   

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Second-generation MG6 debuts in China

Remember MG? The company that made tiny roadsters in the 1960s and the 1970s lives on in China, where it has just introduced a brand-new sedan named MG6. The second-generation MG6 ushers in MG's next design language, and it's about to become the British-turned-Chinese company's first hybrid model. European sales will begin sooner or later.   

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Porsche: no electric 911 for at least 10-15 years

Porsche won't build an all-electric 911 for another 10-15 years. The company is building a prototype powered by a plug-in hybrid powertrain, according to Autocar, but it hasn't decided yet whether to move forward with production.   

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Borgward preparing European offensive

Born-again Borgward is preparing to sell cars in Europe for the first time in decades. The formerly-German company will begin by importing crossovers from China to Germany and neighboring countries. Pricing for the BX7 model will start in the $50,000 range.   

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Fernando Alonso begins testing LMP1 car

Formula 1 pilot Fernando Alonso logged over 100 laps in a Toyota LMP1 car this weekend. The two-time F1 champion wants to win the 24 Hours of Le Mans, but he hasn't announced plans to join the Toyota team.   

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Macau Grand Prix qualifying ends in mash-up

An immense crash took out nearly every car entered in the Macau Grand Prix's qualifying session. Critics argue the track is far too narrow for modern race cars, which are wider than they've ever been. Luckily, none of the pilots were injured during the accident.   http://bit.ly/2jHNSHD

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2019 Mercedes-Benz CLS coming to LA

Mercedes-Benz will introduce the all-new third-generation CLS in a few short weeks at the Los Angeles Auto Show. The model will go on sale in time for the 2019 model year. It will ride on the E-Class' platform, but it will receive tech borrowed from the bigger S-Class.   

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Tesla gets 25 additional semi orders

Canadian supermarket giant Loblaw has pre-ordered 25 examples of Tesla's first-ever semi. The retailer is committed to greatly reducing its fleet's carbon dioxide output by 2030.   

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