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All the latest from the 2018 Detroit Auto Show

17 January 2018

Mercedes also unveiled a new version of the rather intimidating G-Class, which despite the familiar looks, has been completely redesigned underneath from the ground up.

Besides providing extra power, the mild hybrid system lets the vehicle coast with the engine off for short periods of gentle cruising.

Auto shows often spotlight the fanciful - the dream cars that represent a designer's flight of fancy.

Ford is preparing to launch a special edition version of the Mustang Bullitt GT at the Detroit Motor Show 2018, reports suggest.

Note, we're using what we know about the Ranger's engine in comparison to existing Fords with the 2.3-liter turbo four-cylinder, along with statements from Ford. Analysts expect sales to be just under 17 million in 2018. "Trying to get the company to be as fit as it can to compete in the categories it's always competed in". The segment also includes the Nissan Frontier and Honda Ridgeline. The truck itself, however, will be fully built on US soil, with assembly done in the revamped Ford Assembly Plant in MI, and it will be drawing on North American parts for each truck. Those looking for a gas engine can choose either a 5.3-liter or 6.2 liter V8 with new Dynamic Fuel Management. It sits low and has a more muscular body than its siblings.

The new one comes to showrooms later this year.

On the other side of the coin, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles aimed to push the envelope with its own full-size pickup truck. Both of which run off of a 48-volt electrical subsystem. For instance, Mini tweaked the look of its headlights, which on the vehicle are a pair of orbs that are one of its most distinctive features.

FCA also applied a lightweight approach to the truck. The floor of the bed is made of high-strength steel and the 12 fixed tie-downs (plus 9 movable tie points) are also stronger than before. The engine features unique technology such as opposed pistons and compression ignition that deliver impressive efficiency.

Ford F-150 outfitted with Achates' engine.

Although various Chinese auto companies have made similar promises in the past that never came to fruition, GAC is edging closer to the USA, having already established a joint venture in China with Fiat Chrysler Automobiles.

So why the big push to make - and market - cars as the demand dwindles? Automakers are about to bring the autonomous future to scale - largely through acquisitions and the age-old engineering clout these companies hold. Light-duty pickup trucks today average about 21 mpg.

A slide that leaked from a VW presentation about its upcoming electric vehicles showed that they have 2 more I.D. concepts to release and the first vehicles will be released in 2019, but the priority is in China and Europe.

The Power Stroke diesel produces 250 horsepower and 440 pound-feet of torque. It will be priced higher than other engines available with the F-150.

Ford didn't offer many details on the powertrain.

The V6 powertrain is mated to an eight-speed automatic gearbox.

The G-Class will go on sale in the late 2018, but no specific date was announced, nor pricing or fuel mileage.

All the latest from the 2018 Detroit Auto Show