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North American International Auto Show opens in Detroit


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North American International Auto Show opens in Detroit

The North American International Auto Show opens in Detroit this week showcasing what carmakers hope will be the future.

Style and performance is what the experts say are the winning attributes of the Mercedes GLE Coupe. It tops the power of the BMW X6 M and can outmuscle the Porsche Cayenne Turbo and Range Rover. It will hit the dealerships in August

The transformation from the internal combustion engine to hybrid will clearly be on show. Governments seem to love alternative fuel cars but with the drop in oil prices impacting on petrol how much will Chevrolet’s investment in cars like the electrical Bolt pay off? The green machine it’s claimed has a range of 320 kilometres and is due to hit the market in two years.

Luxury German carmaker BMW will unveil a number of new models while alongside the electric alternatives plenty of gas guzzlers will be on show which ultimately still fuel Detroit’s profits.

But absent is Google’s self driving car, though the man who is leading Google’s project, Chris Urmson will be there.

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