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Car companies don't just show current models at auto shows. They also unveil prototypes that could be built in the future. These so-called concept cars help them gauge the public's reaction to new designs or technology. They can also amp up excitement about a company's future.
In a story Jan. 9 about awards presented at the Detroit auto show, The Associated Press reported erroneously the name of the Mazda vehicle that was a finalist for utility vehicle of the year. It's the Mazda CX-9, not X-9.
Americans stepped up their auto buying and online shopping in December, reflecting a boost in confidence after the election and a solid increase in pay.
U.S. car shoppers will find plentiful deals, relatively low interest rates and lots of high-tech choices in the market this year.
The IndyCar Series and longtime chassis manufacturer Dallara have agreed to new multiyear contract.