Mazda has cooked up a new crossover for the Japanese market called the CX-8. The three-row CUV will be smaller than the CX-9 we have here to better fit Japanese roads. Mazda has so far only revealed the crossover's interior, but the automaker does give a few specs about this Japan-only model. Mazda says the […]
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Hyundai Motorsport has begun testing its next-gen i30 TCR, the new race car designed to compete in the TCR International touring car series. The race car, which began its first tests this week in Spain, will be ready for action by the end of this year. Engineers spent three days at the Motorland Aragon circuit […]
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The 2017 Honda Civic Si offers a host of improvements over the previous model, including a new turbo engine with more torque and a lighter and more rigid body with an upgraded suspension. But in terms of looks, does the Civic Si live up to its legacy? Compare for yourself below and tell us if […]
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Mary Barra will keep her job as GM CEO, thank you. She has no interest in joining the Trump Administration. And she made the point eminently clear when asked on an investor call to discuss the automaker's stellar first-quarter earnings. Barra sits on a panel of outside experts to advise President Donald Trump on economic […]
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Mitsubishi is resurrecting its first-ever car with the help of West Coast Customs. The unusual pairing will recreate a 1917 Mitsubishi Model A using the platform from a Mitsubishi Outlander plug-in hybrid. Mitsubishi says this project represents an overview of its history as an automaker as it merges a design that reaches back 100 years […]
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Tesla CEO Elon Musk has teased the automaker's upcoming semi-truck ahead of its debut in September. The teaser, revealed during a TED Talk featuring Musk, shows the front end of a very upright-looking truck with a striking set of headlights. According to Electrek, Musk confirmed at the talk that a working prototype is already operational […]
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Hyundai has released a second teaser image previewing its Kona subcompact crossover. The model will make its official debut this summer before heading to the U.S. market in early 2018. The teaser image gives us a clearer look at the Kona’s twin headlamps, which include LED daytime running lights that sit atop the LED headlights. The […]
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Although midsize sedans have historically been sales leaders, compact sedans have become just as important. In fact, compacts can lure young buyers into showrooms in hopes of making them lifetime brand customers. The Toyota Corolla and Honda Civic have been the two best-selling compact sedans for years and are worth a closer look. With many […]
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Acura began selling the CDX subcompact crossover in China last year, and now it’s thinking of bringing the model to the U.S., according to a new report from WardsAuto. The model would compete against the BMW X1, Audi Q3, Mercedes-Benz GLA, and Infiniti QX30. “It’s a model that interests a lot of our people, so […]
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The Mitsubishi L200 pickup has gained an extreme off-road sibling appropriately named the “Desert Warrior.” Unfortunately, it’s just a one-off model. Created in collaboration with Top Gear magazine, the Desert Warrior includes a host of upgrades over the standard L200 sold in markets outside the U.S. These mods include oversized wheels with self-inflating tires, a […]
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Audi gave a sneak peek at the upcoming summer movie Alien: Covenant, which features the Audi Lunar Quattro, a futuristic rover deployed on a colonization mission with a bunch of clueless humans. In the short clip, the Lunar Quattro patrols the colony spaceship Covenant for unseen dangers while also providing exploration and research support for […]
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Ferrari released a topless Spider variant of its 488 GTB back in 2015, but it's still missing one very important model: a higher-performance version built with the track in mind. The 488's predecessor, the 458, had the track-focused Speciale that proved to be one of the best-handling models to roll out of Maranello. Now, a […]
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Electric powertrains, lightweight materials, and improved transmissions are among the many technologies automakers are touting to increase fuel economy in their vehicle fleets. But the industry has yet to take advantage of higher-octane fuels, which could become an important way for boosting efficiency in the future. Automakers and oil companies are quietly working on higher-octane fuels and […]
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Jeep vehicle integration manager Paul Mackiewicz's baby, the 707-hp, Hellcat-engined Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk, might have been the performance star of the New York International Auto Show if it hadn't been for its tire-melting, wheelie-popping, limelight-stealing SRT sibling: the Challenger Demon. Still, we seized the opportunity to have the Trackhawk's vehicle integration manager give us […]
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After introducing the Atlas, Volkswagen is gearing up to launch the next model in its crossover offensive: the B-segment T-Roc. A new video shows the small crossover carving through desert back roads, hinting at the model’s performance off the beaten path. Although we’ve already seen the T-Roc with much less camouflage, it’s still unclear exactly what […]
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When you think of sporty compact cars, Hyundai might not be the first automaker that comes to mind. Honda, Volkswagen, Mazda, and Ford have sport compacts that are well-regarded among enthusiasts for their blend of practicality and fun. The 2017 Elantra Sport aims to put Hyundai in the sporty compact car conversation with a dose […]
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It is hard to beat this free gift with purchase. With fabulous mountains as a backdrop, the Utah Motorsports Campus (formerly Miller Motorsports Park) in Tooele, Utah, offers the use of hot cars and trucks, professional tracks and instructors, and access to high-speed desert trails and off-road terrain. It is home to the Ford Performance […]
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With 840 hp and 770 lb-ft of torque available on race gas, the 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon will have few peers when it arrives this fall. But the Hennessey Exorcist Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 has it beat when it comes to sheer power, as this dyno run shows. In fact, the tuned sixth-gen Camaro likely […]
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Toyota is researching and developing a new pressurized combined power generation system or hybrid power generation system to provide power at the company's Motomachi Plant in Toyota City. The system combines solid oxide fuel cells (SOFC) and micro gas turbines to generate clean power. Toyota will evaluate the hybrid power generation system's performance, energy efficiency, […]
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The 2017 Hyundai Elantra Sport offers plenty of value for the money, confident handling, and a smooth ride. Even in its most expensive form, the Elantra Sport is a bargain, and what you get is a compact car that's entertaining yet refined enough to drive daily. Here are the seven key features that elevate the […]
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Ford is thankful right now for three very large vehicles: the F-Series Super Duty and the new Ford Expedition and Lincoln Navigator that go on sale later this year. The company's falloff in first-quarter earnings, reported today, underscore the fact that the profitable big SUVs can't come fast enough. The 2018 Expedition was unveiled in […]
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EVs aren't just tackling dense urban asphalt anymore now that a Nissan Leaf is participating in the 10,000-mile Mongol Rally. The charity drive starts on July 16 in the U.K. and ends in Mongolia, crossing thousands of miles of mountains, deserts, and steppes throughout Europe and Asia. Given that this weeks-long event crosses many thousands […]
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Sometimes life just isn't fair. BMW's announcement of a new M550d xDrive high-performance diesel model is one such example. The latest in the M Performance lineup packs a quad-turbo 3.0-liter diesel I-6 that BMW claims is the most powerful diesel six-cylinder in the passenger car world at 400 hp and 560 lb-ft of torque. To […]
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It has long been rumored that Google co-founder Larry Page wants to build flying cars. A patent filing several years ago showed details of a possible flying car in the works by Page’s company Zee Aero. Now Page is behind an interesting alternative to the flying car: an extremely lightweight personal aircraft that doesn’t require […]
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The 2017 Chrysler Pacifica is adding a sixth trim level a year after the model was first introduced to the market. Slotting in the middle of the Pacifica lineup, the Touring Plus starts at $33,455. The Touring Plus bridges a small gap that once existed between the Touring and Touring L models. Over the Touring, […]
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Walking through a crowded parking lot one late night, I was having a hard time finding our silver all-wheel-drive 2017 Mitsubishi Lancer 2.4 among all the many different shapes and colors in the dimly lit parking lot. Finally, I saw the car's narrow, high-mounted, inward-slanting taillights peering at me from a distance and knew that […]
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This Plymouth 'Cuda was loaded with just about every possible factory option back in 1971, and sold for a not-insignificant $5,291, but who could have predicted it would be listed 46 years later for a staggering $1,299,000? Only the most serious Mopar collectors can decide whether it's really worth nearly $1.3 million, but that's the […]
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The importance of the Ram pickup and the Jeep brand to Fiat Chrysler Automobiles cannot be overstated. If it wasn't clear before, FCA CEO Sergio Marchionne erased any doubt today on an earnings call when he was asked if Jeep and Ram are strong enough to exist as a standalone entity like Ferrari. "Yes," he […]
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Mercedes E-Class and BMW 5 Series owners might not know what to do with all the room in the back seat of the Volvo S90. The Swedish luxury sedan's rear seat feels more spacious than the specs suggest, yet the car still undercuts those midsize luxury sedan favorites in price. After the 316-hp S90 won […]
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Volvo began production of its second-generation XC60 today in Torslanda, Sweden. The midsize crossover has entered global markets and is expected to go on sale in the U.S. later this year. The first 2018 Volvo XC60 to roll off the line was a Crystal White-painted T5 Inscription AWD, which features a 2.0-liter turbo-four engine producing […]
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It's great when automakers let the classic cars in their vast historical archives out for some exercise once in a while, but too often these treasures are only handled with kid gloves. Aston Martin apparently takes a different approach with its heritage cars, and to celebrate the opening of its new St. Athan production facility, […]
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In a newly released video, Volkswagen has showcased the refreshed 2018 Golf R with its new Performance package option. To improve the car’s performance even further, the Performance package adds air curtains, a new rear spoiler that creates more downforce, high-performance brakes, and an Akrapovic titanium exhaust. Additionally, the Performance package disables the top speed […]
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Jaguar has released its first teaser image of the XF Sportbrake, a new wagon bound for the U.S. and other markets. The new model will join the XF sedan when it goes on sale this summer. That’s also when we can expect a full reveal, Jaguar says. As we previously reported, the Jaguar XF Sportbrake wagon […]
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Google, Apple, and Uber are just some of the prominent tech companies that are working with driverless cars right now. And it looks like Amazon.com is also embracing the trend, albeit in a completely different way. According to a report from The Wall Street Journal, Amazon has formed a team that is examining the potential uses […]
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Waymo has logged millions of autonomous miles on public roads, and now it’s ready to bring its self-driving cars to the public. The company is accepting applications for its “early rider” program, which allows residents in the Phoenix area to hire self-driving cars for their daily transportation needs. Hundreds of people will get the chance […]
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Nissan has announced that it will expand its NISMO division by adding new vehicles and expanding to new markets. This means more NISMO-badged road cars will appear in more vehicle segments, particularly in Japan, North America, the Middle East, and Europe. Named NISMO Cars Business Department, the newly formed unit will bring in talent from […]
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Honda Manufacturing of Alabama (HMA) kicked off mass minivan production of the all-new lower, wider, and sleeker 2018 Honda Odyssey. It's just in time too, especially since the new Odyssey goes on sale this spring. Over 1,500 cheering and chanting plant employees were on hand to welcome the latest Honda minivan off the line. "This […]
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In August 2015, my friend Marc sent me a query: "We are in the market and think the new Pilot is the way to go. How does it compare to your other top scorers from prior competitions like the Durango and Highlander? Any reason we should choose something else? Thanks!" I wrote back, "Pilot is great. Durango is […]
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The Ford Mustang has sold 395,000 units since the current generation arrived for the 2015 model year and went on sale in other global markets. Citing a study by IHS Markit, Ford says that Mustang sales totaled 150,000 units in 2016. Due to increased demand outside of the United States, the Mustang sold 45,000 units in […]
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Nissan has released pricing for the 2017 Rogue Sport, the slightly smaller crossover that slots below the standard Rogue. The new CUV, which is essentially a rebadged Nissan Qashqai, starts at $22,380 including destination, or $2,380 less than a base 2017 Nissan Rogue. As we reported previously, the Nissan Rogue Sport is just over a […]
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Who says the horsepower wars are over? In today's landscape of ever-increasing horsepower, one of the most sought after segments is the go-fast luxury SUV. Here, BMW, Mercedes-Benz, Jaguar, Bentley, and even Lamborghini are competing for customers in this segment. These spy shots appear to show Range Rover will add to that list with a […]
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The U.S. Supreme Court has rejected an appeal from General Motors to stop hundreds of lawsuits related to faulty ignition switches, reports The Detroit News. Now, the automaker faces up to $10 billion in damages from the additional claims. The court upheld a previous ruling that said the automaker couldn’t use its previous bankruptcy as […]
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If you missed out on purchasing the track-bred Aston Martin Vantage GT8, here’s your second chance. British car dealer H.R. Owen has listed one of them for sale, although you can expect to pay an even heftier price this time around. Last year, Aston Martin began deliveries of the Vantage GT8, which was limited to […]
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The 2017 Aston Martin DB11 is the first product to come from the British marque's Second Century plan, and to see if Aston is on the right path, host Jonny Lieberman takes the wheel in this episode of Ignition. Powered by a twin-turbo 5.2-liter V-12 that makes 600 hp and 516 lb-ft of torque, the […]
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Honda has kept good on its promise to slay the Nürburgring with its new hot hatch. The 2017 Honda Civic Type R clocked a time of 7 minutes, 43.80 seconds on the Nordschleife, setting a new record for a front-wheel-drive production car. The time represents a big improvement over the Volkswagen Golf GTI Clubsport S, which […]
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Audi is gearing up to bring a production version of its e-tron quattro concept to market by 2018, and interest is apparently high enough that the automaker has begun taking reservations in Norway — before the final production model has even been shown. First revealed in 2015, the Audi e-tron quattro Concept blended the brand's […]
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It’s one thing to eliminate manual transmissions from the most practical vehicles, but it’s another to eliminate them from an entire lineup of high-performance cars. As unpleasant as it is to imagine, this could be the reality for the BMW M division over the next decade. Speaking to Wheels, BMW M sales and marketing boss Peter […]
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2.0-liter in all XC90s, but we tried the diesel and the plug-in hybrid to see how our turbocharged and supercharged gas engine measured up.
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Audi banishes benign from the "B9-gen" sedan and coupe with hotter versions of two of our favorite Audi quattros.
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Attention Porsche fanatics and car enthusiasts! Ever wanted to build your own Porsche flat-six boxer engine but never had the time, or more importantly, the know-how? The people at Franzis have you Porsche fanboys covered with a detailed 1:4 scale model transparent engine kit modeled after the 2.0-liter 1966 911 boxer engine that features a […]
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In the latest episode of Roadkill, hosts David Freiburger and Mike Finnegan take on a brand new challenge from the creators of the 24 Hours of LeMons, the LeMons Rally. A 1,800-mile road rally from Moscow, Pennsylvania to Barber Motorsports Park in Birmingham, Alabama in the worst, but still street-legal, car you can find. During […]
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Apple recently received a permit to test autonomous cars in California, and now, new documents reveal more of what the tech giant is planning. Through a public records request, Business Insider was able to obtain training documents detailing Apple’s plans to test self-driving car technology. As the documents show, Apple has created an “Automated System” for self-driving cars […]
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Can a dilapidated Jeep YJ make it home from the junkyard? On this episode of Dirt Every Day, hosts Fred Williams and Dave Chappelle (no relation to the comedian) show up at the Jeep graveyard outside of Rosamond, Calif., with just a battery, gas can, big tires, and some spare parts for a Jeep YJ. […]
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Just like the last film in the franchise, The Fate of the Furious broke box office records, raking in $532.5 million in its opening weekend to beat the record set by Star Wars: The Force Awakens. In recent years, the series has switched gears from street racing to all-out action. The new formula apparently has […]
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We're spoiled for choice when it comes to sport compacts these days, with old standbys such as the Volkswagen Golf GTI and Subaru WRX as well as newcomers such as the Hyundai Elantra Sport, Nissan Sentra NISMO, and soon a new turbocharged Honda Civic Si. With such a variety of hot and warm compacts on the […]
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The small and nimble Miata may not need extra power, but a new turbo kit from BBR has captured our attention. The Mazda tuning specialist has created a Stage 1 turbocharger package for the ND-generation MX-5, promising to squeeze 248 hp and 236 lb-ft of torque from the car’s 2.0-liter engine. BBR says the upgrade […]
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Lincoln waited 10 years to introduce a next-generation Navigator, and the result is an SUV that looks very little like its predecessor. From the chrome accents to the shiny new wheels, the Navigator almost looks like it’s still a concept, despite having been shown in production form at the New York auto show earlier this […]
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Practically every recent auto show has organized a concurrent autonomy/mobility conference where panelists drone on about sensor fusion, V2X communications, 5G networking, etc. These same auto shows feature concepts boldly predicting the future of Level 5 driverless transportation—employing some combination of front seats that swivel to face backward, windows that go opaque for privacy, and/or […]
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The Jeep Yuntu Concept made its debut this week at the 2017 Shanghai auto show. The seven-seat, plug-in hybrid SUV concept was crafted for Chinese tastes. Before you ask, no, it's not for the U.S. — well, at least not for now. "SUVs are the fastest-growing segment in China and the Jeep Yuntu Concept showcases […]
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Patrick Bergel is the great-grandson of Sir Ernest Shackleton, a famous Antarctic explorer who is best known for leading the 'Endurance' expedition of 1914-16. Shackleton planned to cross the frozen continent via the South Pole but his ship was trapped in the ice; he later left to find help, and eventually returned to rescue the entire […]
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The 2018 Subaru WRX goes on sale this spring with a starting price of $27,855, up $340 from last year. Base STI models are priced from $36,955, a $940 increase. For 2018, the WRX and STI receive styling updates, increased sound deadening for a quieter cabin, and an overhauled suspension for improved handling and ride […]
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If these spy shots are any indication, then the Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 will be very loud. A prototype was just caught testing on the Nürburgring Nordschleife, and engineers had to rig up some extra piping on the exhaust to muffle its growl. Many race tracks have noise ordinances in place that restrict how loud you […]
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Pricing for the base 2018 Genesis G80 sedan starts at $42,725 (including $975 destination), the automaker has announced. That price represents an increase of just $375 over its 2017 model year counterpart. Genesis also revealed pricing for the entire 2018 G80 lineup, including the new G80 3.3T Sport and the G80 5.0 Ultimate. Updates to […]
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BMW is expected to unveil a next-generation M5 later this year, and these shots give us our first glimpse of the new model. Our very own photographer Robin Trajano spotted an M5 prototype cruising along the 405 freeway in Southern California wearing quite a bit of camouflage. The automaker went to great lengths to hide the […]
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The track-bred GTS may be the ultimate expression of M4 power and performance, but unfortunately that model is not ideal for everyday driving and is limited to just 300 examples. Enter the BMW M4 CS, which could be the next best thing. The BMW M4 CS made its global debut at the Shanghai auto show this […]
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The McLaren 570S is getting another variant. To go along with its 540C and 570GT siblings, the Sport Series 570S will also receive an open-top Spider iteration to be launched later this year. The upcoming 570S Spider will be powered by the same 3.8-liter twin-turbocharged V-8 found in the other Sport Series cars; it develops […]
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Lotus has unveiled the company's latest lightweight creation, the Exige Cup 380, a lightened, street-legal track-toy that aims to smoke all manner of Italian exotica both on the road and the track. While not meant for mass production — although no Lotus ever is — the Exige Cup 380's production allows Lotus to dive deep […]
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The FJ Company's latest resto-mod project is a sharp but rugged-looking 1972 Toyota FJ40 Land Cruiser in bold custom Metallic Orange exterior paint. Although inspired by a childhood Tonka truck, this Land Cruiser is no child's toy. Instead, it's a fully restored classic FJ40 ready for off-road family adventures. The Florida-based custom builder did not […]
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General Motors has ended operations in Venezuela after local authorities seized its factory, the automaker announced. Public authorities took over a General Motors plant in Venezuela yesterday and stole the automaker’s vehicles. In a statement, General Motors said the disruption caused "irreparable damage" to its Venezuelan division. In the midst of its worst recession in decades, […]
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GM calls its latest creation, the Chevrolet FNR-X Concept that made its world premiere at the 2017 Shanghai auto show, an "all-purpose sports concept vehicle." Behind the fancy descriptor is a plug-in hybrid crossover bearing styling with plenty of attitude. Though decidedly a concept, it is far closer to being a production-ready vehicle than GM's […]
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The Shanghai auto show set the stage for the world premiere of the all-new BMW 5 Series Long Wheelbase, built exclusively for the Chinese market. The wheelbase has been extended by 5 inches when compared to the traditional 5 Series, and is completely dedicated to the rear seats. An ample amount of rear seat leg […]
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The 2017 Honda Civic Si sedan doesn’t gain any additional horsepower over its predecessor, but at least it gets a big boost in fuel economy. The performance-oriented model has been rated by the EPA to achieve 28/38/32 mpg (city/highway/combined). Although the numbers weren’t listed on the EPA’s website at the time of this writing, Honda […]
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Toyota has revealed its top-secret "Project Portal," a hydrogen fuel cell system designed for heavy-duty trucks. The goal of the project was to create a zero-emissions solution for the many trucks that deliver goods to and from the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach. The prototype system was revealed today at a press conference […]
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The current Infiniti QX50 is long overdue for a replacement, and Nissan's luxury arm is hard at work prepping the next-gen model. The upcoming midsize crossover was spotted testing in Motor Trend's backyard by our own associate online editor Michael Cantu. Two QX50 mules were caught near Angeles Crest Highway, accompanied by an entourage of […]
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Acura premiered a prototype of the upcoming TLX-L at the 2017 Shanghai auto show, shortly after unveiling the facelifted 2018 TLX in New York. The long-wheelbase variant of the TLX will go on sale in China this year, though Acura did not provide information for how extended the wheelbase is or how much extra legroom […]
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The refreshed 2018 Lexus NX debuted at the Shanghai auto show today with small updates to its design and performance. You may have to squint to notice some of the changes to the exterior sheetmetal, but Lexus has redesigned the entire front fascia of the NX. The automaker reshaped the front bumper and updated the […]
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Volvo will build its first fully electric vehicle in China, the company announced at the Shanghai auto show today. The new vehicle will go on sale in 2019 and will be exported to global markets from China. The automaker hasn’t specified the name of the EV it plans to produce, but we do know it’s […]
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Our spy photographers have caught the upcoming 2018 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 undergoing testing at the Nürburgring race track in Germany and it’s looking more sinister than the already potent 650-hp Corvette Z06. Up front, the prototype features larger lower air intakes that also give it an angry, more menacing look compared to the standard Corvette […]
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Last redesigned for the 2013 model year, the Hyundai Santa Fe is due for a makeover soon. And it looks like that makeover will be a significant one, given all the design changes we spotted on a recent prototype running around Europe. Our spy photographers caught the next-gen Santa Fe out testing on public roads […]
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Mercedes-Benz has revealed the Concept A Sedan ahead of the Shanghai auto show. In addition to previewing a sedan variant of the compact hatch not sold in the U.S., the show car provides a glimpse at the next-gen A-Class. With its wide grille and angled-in headlights, the Concept A Sedan bears a resemblance to the […]
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Manfred Fitzgerald made his bones at Volkswagen Group, reviving the flagging Lamborghini brand from what had been a caricature. But less than 18 months ago, he was hired by the leadership of Hyundai Motor for an even more daunting task: launching a brand-new, upscale Korean car brand into the teeth of a bitterly competitive luxury […]
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At the 2017 Shanghai auto show, Buick introduced the Velite 5, a rebadged Chevrolet Volt made specifically for the Chinese market. Featuring the same Voltec powertrain as in the Volt that combines two electric motors, a T-shaped lithium-ion battery mounted low, an electronically variable automatic transmission, and a 1.5-liter I-4 that serves as a range […]
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Volkswagen introduced its third I.D. concept, an all-electric crossover utility vehicle (CUV) named I.D. Crozz, at the 2017 Shanghai Auto Show. The fun, futuristic VW with a low roofline, big wheels, and a glowing badge logo is based off the company's new Modular Electric Drive Matrix (MEB) electric vehicle architecture. It follows the debut of […]
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Sherif Marakby, Uber’s vice president of global vehicle programs, is the latest in a string of executives to leave the ride-hailing company. Marakby joined Uber just one year ago. He played a key role in launching the company’s autonomous vehicle program in Pittsburgh, Pa. "Self-driving is one of the most interesting challenges I've worked on […]
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The refreshed 2018 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Sedan has been shown ahead of the 2017 Shanghai auto show this week. As always, Mercedes' flagship sedan comes in several flavors from the base model all the way to the top-spec AMG variants. The biggest news for the German automaker's flagship sedan is the brand's latest Intelligent Drive suite […]
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At the Shanghai auto show today, Audi revealed a concept that previews a coupe-like SUV bound for production in 2019. It’s not just a design concept. The Audi e-tron Sportback concept features an electric drive system that will be adopted in future all-wheel-drive models from the automaker. One electric motor on the front axle and […]
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Many thought that when gas prices dropped off, so would consumer interest in electric vehicles. But that’s far from what has happened, according to a recent study by AAA. Gas prices have fallen 40 percent from five years ago, but consumers are just as attracted to electric cars today as they were back then. A […]
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Near the German-Belgian border sits Aachen, a town that houses BMW tuning specialists AC Schnitzer. It's been the company's base of operations for the past 30 years. This year, it is celebrating its milestone by reminding us of its greatest hits including the first 7 Series the company tuned, a V-8-powered Z3, and its latest […]
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Good vehicle interiors can be hard to find, especially if you are on a budget. If you are in the market for a decent one, the Subaru Impreza is the most affordable at $29,260 (as tested) — and that's the cheapest one you'll find on Ward’s annual best interior list. The auto news site also […]
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The latest episode of Ignition is live now on Motor Trend OnDemand, and it features Lexus' hot new coupe, the LC 500. Is the new model closer to the last SC luxury cruiser or a spiritual successor to the mighty Toyota Supra? Find out in this episode. Senior features editor and host Jason Cammisa gets […]
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Geely is moving quickly to launch its newest automotive venture, Lynk & Co. Formed about six months ago, the brand has already shown an SUV and will debut a new sedan concept at the Shanghai auto show this week. Lynk & Co will sell its first product, the 01 SUV, in China later this year before […]
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At the risk of suggesting it's as ugly as a Pontiac Aztek and therefore as worthy of covering up with nylon, may we say that one of the more fun "reveals" we noticed at this year's New York International Auto Show was this bed tent? It's custom designed to fit a Honda Ridgeline pickup bed. […]
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