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  • Still Scion After All These Years

    Scion has always been a bit, well, quirky. And perhaps in keeping with that off-beat approach to the industry, it is launching two entirely different vehicles—a sedan and a hatch—at the same time. Which, when you realize that they represent 40% of the showroom (the other cars being the FR-S, tC and xB), is somewhat . . . unusual.

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  • One Edge. One Ford.

    Ford is taking its Edge to a lot of markets—more than 100. So this second-generation of its midsize two-row crossover has to check a lot of boxes.

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  • On the 2016 Acura ILX

    It’s a midcycle update, but more than just a nip-and-tuck for the entry-level Acura, the ILX.

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  • On the 2015 Cadillac ATS Coupe

    They start with the platform that gave rise to the award-winning ATS Sedan, then created a stylish, striking compact coupe that’s targeted at European competitors.

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  • The Lexus NX: Competitive Crossover for a Competitive Space

    Here’s a look at the development of a new luxury crossover from the company that arguably created the segment in the first place with its RX 300. This time, it is a compact from Lexus.

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    2016 Acura ILX Premium with A-Spec

    When you buy a car, you are buying just that: An object made of metal and glass, rubber and plastic.

    When Is a Jaguar Practical?

    The word practical can be defined as functional, sensible, utilitarian.

    300th Show & a ’05 Ford GT

    While there is great anticipation for the forthcoming Ford GT, the previous generation car, which was produced in model years 2005 and 2006, is still among the best designed vehicles ever. [Not Karl’s car.] On “Autoline After Hours” we’ve interviewed Camilo Pardo, who is credited with that car’s design. (We also interviewed Craig Metros, who worked on the next-gen GT.) The new Ford GT setup for racing On this edition of “After Hours” we have a 2005 Ford GT in the studio along with its one-and-only owner, Karl Brauer, who picked up his car in Santa Monica on August 23, 2005, with seven miles clocked on the odometer.