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Boomers Hate ‘Em, but the Minivan Has a Massive Past and a Real Future

FCA, part of which is the former Chrysler Corporation, is readying its most important new model launch in 2016- the reinvented minivan. Here is a look back at this iconic suburban people mover that has been embraced by millions and news about the way forward for the minivan.

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The Shocking Truth About Lexus Design

Lexus is riding a polarizing design language to great success in the marketplace. The Germans better look out. Here’s why.

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2016 Kia Optima goes from show car to showroom

The design and technology ideas in the 2016 Kia Optima midsize sedan were given a first test drive at the 2015 Geneva motor show. A lot of what we saw in that show car is now rolling into Kia showrooms in the form of the 2016 Optima.

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The Toyota-to-Lexus Story: From Loom to Spindle

Some of us were appalled and entertained by the Lexus spindle grille on the 2011 Lexus CT 200h. “Really?” we asked. A cow catcher will be the signature design feature for all future Lexus models? Lexus officials say they had no choice but to veer in a wild new direction. Stalled growth and a bland …

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Jaguar XE: Hope Springs Eternal

BY JEREMY CATO Jaguar has high hopes for its XE entry luxury car slated for showrooms in the spring of next year. Perhaps the XE will be a stunning success. Even if the XE disappoints, the blame won’t land on the car itself, or amateurish marketing or incompetent dealers. Jag scores among the industry’s best …

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