Nick Palermo

Nick Palermo

Nick Palermo is a freelance automotive writer in Atlanta. Since becoming an freelance automotive journalist in, Nick has broadened his coverage of the automotive industry to include topics like new car technology, antiques and classics, DIY maintenance and repair, industry news and motorsports. A committed advocate for automotive media professionals, Nick serves as president of Greater Atlanta Automotive Media Association. When he's not writing or driving, Nick enjoys cooking over charcoal, exploring the city on his bicycle and spending time with his wife and twins.

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Hyundai’s 2016 Sonata Hybrid sips fuel when it matters least

Despite historically low gasoline prices across the U.S., Hyundai is among automakers revealing fuel-efficient new models at the 2015 Detroit Auto Show. The 2016 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid is expected to post up to 44 mpg when it arrives early…
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Hyundai’s 2016 Sonata Plug-In Hybrid marks first for the brand

Hyundai introduced its first plug-in model today at the Detroit Auto Show, the 2016 Hyundai Sonata Plug-In Hybrid. Alongside a gasoline-electric version of the Sonata, Hyundai took the wraps off a midsize sedan that the automaker claims…
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Blackout: Porsche 911 Targa 4 GTS hits Detroit Auto Show

Celebrating the 50th anniversary of the model, Porsche applied its GTS treatment to its retractable-top 911 Targa for a world debut at the Detroit Auto Show. Beyond the blacked-out trim that distinguishes GTS models from their more common…
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New Porsche Cayenne Turbo S laps ‘Ring in under eight minutes: Detroit Auto Show

Porsche says its most athletic SUV lapped the North Loop of the famous Nürburgring in 7:59.74 minutes, claiming a new record for sport utility vehicles. The new Porsche Cayenne Turbo S, which just debuted at the Detroit Auto Show, is the…
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MINI maxes out at Detroit with the 2015 John Cooper Works Hardtop

The high-performance John Cooper Works version of the Mini Hardtop that debuted this morning at the Detroit Auto Show is the most powerful Mini production car to date. With 228 horsepower on tap from its small, turbocharged four-cylinder…
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At long last, Range Rover brings luxurious but efficient diesels Stateside

Land Rover brings diesel power to the U.S. market with the Detroit Auto Show introduction of the 2016 Range Rover HSE Td6 and 2016 Range Rover Sport HSE Td6. The new turbo diesel improves fuel efficiency and offers more torque than the base…