I spent a week in Vegas with Yui, Sam, Otto, Kuri, Aristotle, and Ara. No, it wasn't a bachelor party. It was the Consumer Electronics Show. Artificial intelligence made a huge splash at January's CES techstravaganza with Amazon's Siri-trumping Alexa standing tallest amid a crowd of animatronic assistants bearing the aforementioned cool, folksy names. By […]
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Verizon is using a modified Jeep Grand Cherokee to promote its new Hum vehicle connectivity module for 1996-present vehicles with an OBD II port. The modified SUV is dubbed the Hum Rider. The Jeep Grand Cherokee has been fitted with a custom hydraulic system that not only elevates the SUV, but also moves the wheels […]
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With the Toyota Mirai's sole emission being water vapor, Toyota is using new "eco-billboard technology" to advertise its fuel cell vehicle in select California markets. The eco-billboard technology was developed by PURETi Group, LLC and "uses a titanium dioxide coated vinyl to purify the surrounding air." Nitrogen dioxide is converted to nitrate and removed from […]
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Microsoft has agreed to license many of its connected car patents to Toyota, expanding an existing collaboration between the two companies. Under the licensing agreement, Toyota gains access to Microsoft’s patented car technologies, which include operating systems, cybersecurity resources, artificial intelligence, voice recognition, and gesture controls. The deal is Microsoft’s most wide-ranging intellectual property agreement […]
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Dodge is slowly and painfully eking out more information on the new Demon before it debuts next month. In its eleventh teaser, Dodge reveals that the Hellcat on steroids will feature the world’s first factory application of TransBrake for a production car. According to Dodge, TransBrake will allow the Demon to achieve launch forces previously unattainable by street […]
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The 720S may have stolen the spotlight lately, but McLaren wants owners of its older Sports Series models to know they haven't been forgotten. McLaren Special Operations (MSO) has crafted a range of new goodies to personalize and protect your 540C, 570S, or 570GT. Now you don't have to roll up and look like last […]
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It happened again. I got attached. Like saying goodbye to the friend who is moving across the country, as I handed over the keys to my beloved Range Rover Sport for the last time, I was filled with feelings of regret about things we could have done and places we could have visited together. This […]
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After a long wait, McLaren has finally released more info on its new “hyper-GT.” The three-seater will be the automaker’s most powerful and most aerodynamic road car to date. Currently under development by McLaren Special Operations, the car is a modern successor to the F1. Only 106 copies will be made, exactly the same number […]
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The first Opel Insignia rolled off the assembly line at the automaker's plant in Russelsheim, Germany. As we reported before, Buick will likely replace the current Regal sedan with rebadged versions of the two Insignia variants, the five-door Grand Sport hatchback and the Sports Tourer wagon. The Insignia that rolled off the line in Germany […]
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The 2018 Ford Edge gets a bit edgier with the addition of a special appearance package for the SEL trim. Debuting at the Dallas Fort Worth Auto Show, the SEL Sport Appearance Package adds a number of cosmetic upgrades to the exterior and interior of the Ford Edge. Along with unique 19-inch wheels, the package […]
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One year after introducing a more powerful engine to the Sienna, Toyota is making further updates to the best-selling minivan in the U.S. The 2018 Toyota Sienna heads to the New York auto show next month with new technologies and an updated exterior design. The Sienna’s new face is reminiscent of other Toyota products. With a […]
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Do you like to race your Mazda Miata professionally? Good news for you — Mazda Motorsports is now offering a factory-approved hardtop for its MX-5 Global Cup race car. It was designed for MX-5 Cup owners wishing to compete in series that require a factory-approved hardtop like the Pirelli World Challenge. Mazda says the new top retails for $4,420. […]
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A mystery Ferrari bearing elements from both the 458 Italia and 488 GTB was spied recently during cold-weather testing in Sweden, a possible sign that the long-rumored return of the Dino may be upon us. Up front, the hood and headlights appear to be taken directly from the 458. However, the taped-up bumper features a […]
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The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has awarded the 2017 Honda CR-V with the Top Safety Pick+ rating, the highest award a vehicle can earn from the organization, which evaluates crash scores, front crash prevention systems, and headlights. Like the outgoing 2016 model, the 2017 CR-V earned a Good score on all crash tests including the difficult small overlap test. On […]
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BMW has announced that it has registered as a Formula E manufacturer for the 2018/2019 season. The automaker’s motorsport division, currently paired with MS Amlin Andretti, will add its own entry for season 5 of Formula E. BMW i and BMW M will see more involvement in Formula E as it is now part of the BMW […]
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As its name suggests, the St. Moritz-Celerina Olympia Bobrun starts in the tony Swiss Alpine ski resort of St. Moritz—where perfectly tanned people in furs and skiwear tool around in Ferraris and Bentley Bentaygas—and winds downhill to the nearby village of Celerina. What the name doesn’t tell you is this mile-long ice chute drops 426 […]
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Flying cars don't have to be futuristic machines that belong in worlds of The Matrix, Judge Dredd, and Oblivion. They don't need to be so complicated, either. At least that's what a company called Skyrunner believes. What you're looking at is called the Skyrunner Flying Buggy. It seats two and has four wheels, an engine, and […]
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Porsche has announced a slew of updates to its lineup, including an optional kit that adds 30 hp to the 911 Carrera S, Carrera 4S, and Targa 4S. The power kit, which increases output to 450 hp, includes larger turbochargers, the Sport Chrono package including dynamic mountings, a modified brake cooling system, and a sports exhaust system […]
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Toyota has made a short video demonstrating that, yes, 15 miniature toy cars can tow a real-life pickup truck. Taking inspiration from a similar stunt performed in the 1980s, Toyota strapped up its Hilux pickup to a group of Tamiya Bruiser remote-controlled trucks. With a gross vehicle weight of more than 7,000 pounds, the Hilux […]
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BMW will launch a slew of new products as part of its biggest offensive to date, according to a new report from Automotive News. In total, it will introduce 40 new or refreshed vehicles to help it catch up to rival Mercedes-Benz who recently overtook BMW in sales. Two of the vehicles that will be part of […]
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Mitsubishi has delayed launching new versions of the Outlander and Outlander Sport as it explores ways to share crossover components with Nissan, reports Automotive News. Nissan could share the architecture and underlying parts of the Nissan Rogue and Rogue Sport with Mitsubishi, a supplier executive told the publication. The move could be part of a plan […]
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The path to Formula 1 normally requires years of paying dues in your respective field, but Infiniti offers a fast track to the top-tier racing series for qualified engineering students. For the fourth straight year, the Infiniti Engineering Academy will select one U.S. engineering student to spend a year working with an F1 team. The […]
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Buyers will no longer be able to purchase a Tesla Model S with a 60-kilowatt-hour battery pack starting next month, according to recent reports. Tesla sent out an email last week to inform potential buyers of the change. Tesla discontinued the 60-kWh variant of the Model S in 2015 before bringing it back in 2016. […]
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The Volkswagen Group returned to profitability in 2016 after a difficult year in 2015. And a good chunk of its success can be attributed to Porsche, which sold 238,000 vehicles last year and recorded an operating profit of $4.1 billion, up 14 percent from the previous year. Based on these numbers, Porsche is on track […]
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Finally, it looks like Jaguar is working toward bringing the gorgeous F-Type to motorsport. Per a new report from Autosport, the British automaker is in the midst of developing a secret, privately-funded F-Type GT4. This is the first in-house GT-style race car Jaguar has made since the 1960s, when lightweight E-Types dominated race circuits around […]
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What, is your 1,849-pound Lotus Elise is too heavy for you? Apparently, Lotus agrees. The British automaker thought the featherweight Elise looked a little flabby, and rectified this by somehow slicing an additional 90 pounds off the barebones roadster for a new Elise Sprint special edition. The regular Elise was already exceptionally basic, so Lotus […]
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Just over a week has passed since we saw the four-door Mercedes-AMG GT concept at the Geneva Motor Show, and already a prototype for the upcoming car has been spotted. The four-door retains the same cab-rearward proportions of the concept, and also sports a narrow greenhouse and swoopy raked roofline that's obscured somewhat by faux […]
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Last week at the 2017 Geneva auto show, Honda finally took the covers off of the long-awaited 2017 Civic Type R. Packing a 2.0-liter turbo-four with 306 hp and 295 lb-ft of torque paired exclusively to a six-speed manual gearbox, the 2017 Civic Type R is the hot Civic Honda enthusiasts in the U.S. have […]
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Daimler head Dieter Zetsche might have been at the Geneva motor show to introduce the new Mercedes-AMG GT Concept, but in a far-reaching roundtable interview with American journalists, he was willing to discuss far more than the new 800-horse AMG sedan. With President Trump gearing up to lower emissions standards in the U.S. and threatening […]
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After taking over the HR-V as a new long-termer, it did not take much time to notice how well this little CUV handles curves. Freeway on-ramp speeds just kept climbing way past the point I expected to hear tire screech and understeer. This suggested it would be fun on a mountain road, and the opportunity […]
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Our spy photographers caught the Toyota Supra once again wearing design elements borrowed from the FT-1 concept. This time around, the Supra was parked by itself in front of a gas station, providing the perfect opportunity to take some close-up shots. For the first time, we get a good look at the car’s front end including […]
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We recently published two excellent comparison tests featuring the latest luxury sport sedans. Our $399 lease deal Big Test can be found here, our Five-Seat Fury sedan comparo here. Please read those first then come back for this coda. These days I hear everything but drive nothing. The demands of comparison testing and photo and […]
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Although Opel is no longer under the ownership of General Motors, the brand will move forward with plans to introduce a flagship SUV and new electric vehicles. As part of its largest product expansion ever, Opel will introduce seven new or updated models this year, reports Automotive News. And eventually, its portfolio will include an […]
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If you need any more evidence that sedans are losing favor in the U.S., here’s this. According to Automotive News, Buick will replace its Regal sedan with a five-door hatchback, and of all things, a wagon. The new Regal lineup for the U.S. will include rebadged versions of the Opel Insignia Grand Sport hatch and […]
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The Honda Civic Type R goes on sale in late spring here in the U.S. Although Honda hasn’t announced official pricing information yet, the automaker says to expect an MSRP “in the mid-$30k range.” Honda’s pricing strategy isn’t too far off from its competitors. The 2017 Ford Focus RS starts at $36,995 and the 2017 […]
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Concept cars are usually brash, look-at-me-now objects. They're meant to attract the eye, engage the senses, and hopefully, speak to us and get us excited for what the future holds. Porsche, however, is somewhat different in its approach. Rather than offer wild statements, Porsche tones down its concepts, favoring more realistic styling that often goes […]
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The 2018 Ford Mustang and F-150 will debut a new pedestrian detection system that can see in the dark. Ford already offers pedestrian detection technology, but for the first time, it will include night vision. The added capability could prevent a large number of pedestrian road deaths, of which most occur in the dark. In […]
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When we received our Kia Sedona long-termer, I knew it would become the workhorse of the Motor Trend Garage. Fourteen months later, it had racked up 35,000 miles. That amounts to 30,000 miles a year, which is a great deal more than the 13,476-mile yearly household average, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation Federal […]
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The latest 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon teaser deals with the car's "staged" exhaust note. The automaker says folks in the know "will hear extreme performance." Dodge says the Demon's unique exhaust sound is the product of an advanced torque reserve launch system—the first ever designed for drag racing in a production car. This system […]
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Renault boss Carlos Ghosn should be held liable for the automaker's suspected diesel emissions cheating scandal, a dossier from a French government agency alleges. The document was submitted last November by the finance ministry's DGCCRF anti-fraud group, and was obtained and published by French newspaper Liberation. Additionally, the DGCCRF said in the dossier that Renault […]
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Lucid Motors has announced that the company's first model, the Air, will have a starting price of $60,000 before any federal or local tax credits. This is the first time the California-based EV company has announced any kind of official pricing. Lucid debuted a well-optioned Air model earlier this year, which led many to believe […]
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In Michigan today, President Donald Trump called for a re-evaluation of strict fuel economy regulations set forth by the Obama administration. The move is seen as a major win for automakers, which had raised concerns that the rules would increase costs and threaten jobs. “The assault on the American auto industry is over,” Trump said […]
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Just before spring arrives, Hyundai took its new hot hatch for a round of winter testing in Arjeplog, Sweden. The Hyundai i30 N will launch in Europe during the second half of this year. In the video below, Thierry Neuville pilots the i30 N over a frozen lake, testing the car’s steering, tires, suspension, and other components […]
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Audi outlined its plans for several new products today, including a new Q4 SUV that will arrive in 2019. The automaker will make a push for new SUVs in the coming years. A new generation of the Q5 launches this year, while the Q2 will expand to additional markets including the U.S. In 2018, Audi […]
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You probably can't tell from a quick look at the new 2017 Acura MDX Sport Hybrid that it has more power and gets better mileage than the rest of its best-selling MDX clan, but it does. Thirty-one extra ponies, to be exact. And it gains instant torque thanks to its electric motors. Pricing for the […]
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Carbon fiber is becoming more and more common in production vehicles as the auto industry races to bring weight down, and subsequently, performance and fuel economy up. We've seen it used in body panels and even wheels, but automotive supplier Magna and Ford are working together to bring carbon fiber to your next vehicle's subframe. […]
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After appearing at the Geneva Motor Show last week, the Ferrari 812 Superfast makes its video debut on the automaker’s YouTube channel. Now, we can finally hear how that engine sounds. Normally, we aren’t fans of the histrionics that go into car commercials. Yet, this Ferrari video has it all: the dramatic music, the dark and […]
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Say goodbye to the next hour of your day because McLaren has released its configurator for the 720S. The first order of business is choosing between three trim levels: the base model, Luxury, and Performance. Opting for the Luxury model brings little extras such as silver exterior window surrounds, heated and memory sport seats, and […]
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Buick’s three-row crossover is long overdue for some attention. The Enclave hasn’t been fully redesigned since it debuted for the 2008 model year, and it only received a mild refresh for 2013. Thankfully, Buick is expected to debut a new Enclave at the New York auto show in April. The 2018 Buick Enclave receives the […]
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Lexus has confirmed a report that its funky UX compact SUV is headed for production, though the luxury brand is not yet saying which markets will receive the small crossover or when it will arrive. Yoshihiro Sawa, Lexus managing officer, initially spilled the beans at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show, telling Australia's Motoring to "Please […]
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We're in a darkened room in the heart of Land Rover's design center in Gaydon, England, and Gerry McGovern is talking about Hermès handbags. “A lot of well-heeled women have an insatiable appetite for these things,” he says, gesturing at the colorful images of beautifully crafted leatherwork projected on the screen in front of us. […]
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When Everything's Equal, Who Makes the Best Compact Luxury Sports Sedan?
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Ford is testing an automated kiosk that allows customers to drop off and pick up their vehicles from the dealership at any time with the click of a button. The Smart Service Kiosk, created with the help of Panasonic, launched at a Ford dealership in Michigan this January. After a test run of 90 days, Ford […]
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The next Porsche 911 has been spotted testing yet again, and this time it was caught with its active rear spoiler down. The classic 911 shape is retained, but under the camo are likely a few significant changes. The last time we saw it, the test mule had its active wing up. Just like the […]
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Nissan's senior vice president and chief creative officer Shiro Nakamura is retiring after 17 years with the company. As head designer for the Nissan and Infiniti brands, he has guided their styling direction and personally designed many notable models. Nakamura began his career at Nissan in 1999. Prior to that, he spent 25 years at […]
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On March 12, 1947, just a few years after World War II, Enzo Ferrari test-drove the first car to bear his name, the Ferrari 125 S. The test run through the mountains and hills surrounding Maranello, Italy, would eventually launch the company into the stratospheric presence it maintains today. Now, 70 years later, Ferrari is […]
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In a bold move to boost profitability, General Motors unloaded its European business earlier this month. Now, the automaker says it isn’t finished downsizing. “There’s a little bit more work that we’re doing in the international markets,” GM CEO Mary Barra told reporters on a conference call, reports Automotive News. “Our overall philosophy is that […]
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Alfa Romeo brought out its first rear-wheel-drive sport sedan in 30 years, and Jason Cammisa has the enviable task of driving it on the latest episode of “Ignition.” But on what should be a joyous occasion, Cammisa finds himself picking at the car’s fatal flaw: its lack of a manual transmission. After a proper mourning period, […]
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EV startup NIO, formerly NextEV, used the 2017 SXSW conference and festival to showcase its EVE and EP9 autonomous vehicle concepts as part of the brand's U.S. launch. The company claims the EP9 lapped the Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas, in 2:40 and hit a top speed of 160 mph. NIO will also […]
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Toyota 860 refers to 860 orange and 860 white Special Edition models to be sold in the U.S.
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Intel has announced its intention to acquire Mobileye, a driverless technology company that has been linked with BMW, and until last year, Tesla. Intel will blend its expertise in hardware chips with Mobileye’s collision detection software to form a comprehensive portfolio of autonomous driving technologies. The new entity will be led by Mobileye Chairman Amnon […]
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We've known for some time that Volvo's first all-electric model would debut in 2019. We now have a better idea of how much it will cost and how far it will go thanks to comments from Volvo CEO Lex Kerssemakers. Speaking to journalists at the Geneva Motor Show, Kerssemakers said the upcoming EV will have a […]
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Another auto show, another Audi Q8 concept. The first Q8 concept was one of the stars of Audi’s Detroit show lineup, highlighting a dramatic change in design direction for the brand. The Q8 Sport revealed in Geneva toned down some of the auto show eye candy of the first car, and previewed a new Audi powertrain. […]
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Earlier this year, everyone's favorite rocket-launching, electric-car-crafting billionaire CEO, Elon Musk, fired off a tweet heard around the world: "Promising early results from the Ludricrous [sic] Easter egg. Looks like 0 to 60 mph in 2.34 sec (Motor Trend spec) might be achievable…" That tweet received more than 2,700 retweets, nearly 13,000 likes, and almost […]
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New fuel economy and emissions standards will lead to job losses and increased prices for vehicles in the next several years, according to a study conducted by Indiana University. Vehicles are expected to become more expensive every year over the next eight years, reaching the point where consumers will spend an extra $1,800 per vehicle […]
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Horsepower is a great indicator of how a vehicle will perform on the road, but it’s not as strong at signaling how it will manage off the beaten path. That’s why Nissan has come up with its own unit of measurement: camel power. Nissan engineers gathered together to define camel power, a measurement that they […]
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The Ford Mustang became a global car in 2015 when it went on sale in Europe, Asia, and other markets for the first time. To accommodate China, where the Mustang is the top-selling sports coupe, Ford has made it easier for drivers to input Chinese commands into the Sync infotainment system. Previously, drivers had to […]
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California released a proposal this week amending some of its strict regulations for autonomous vehicles. If all goes as planned, the state will allow self-driving vehicles to operate without a human driver behind the wheel starting next year. The proposal eliminates some of the hoops automakers have to jump through to test self-driving cars on public […]
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The all-new 2018 Volvo XC60 compact crossover moves to the automaker's Scalable Product Architecture (SPA) that underpins the full-size three-row XC90 crossover, the full-size S90 sedan, and V90 and V90 Cross Country wagons. Though it shares its platform with the larger XC90, the automaker wanted to give its volume model more distinct styling. Here is […]
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Still reeling from its diesel emissions scandal, Volkswagen pleaded guilty to three felonies in federal court today. “Your honor, VW AG is pleading guilty to all three counts because it is guilty on all three counts,” VW general counsel Manfred Doess said in a hearing today in Detroit. The announcement is part of a settlement […]
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The next-gen Nissan Leaf EV will debut in September and go on sale before the end of the year, the automaker confirmed on Twitter. Few other details were shared, but a September debut could mean we'll see the new Leaf at the Frankfurt Motor Show. The Leaf is expected to draw styling inspiration from the […]
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BMW is known for making special edition models with very subtle design updates, and its latest creation is no different. Building off the recently updated M Sport package for the 6 Series, the M Sport Limited Edition brings a few extra touches to BMW’s lineup of grand tourers. BMW is offering the Limited Edition in […]
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Formula 1 legend and renowned motorcycle racer John Surtees has died at the age of 83, the family announced in a statement. Surtees was taken to a London hospital in February to treat an existing respiratory condition, the family said. He was moved to intensive care, and shortly after passed away Friday afternoon. "John was […]
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The Mercedes-AMG GT Concept revealed at the Geneva Motor Show previews a new Porsche Panamera fighter, but a next-gen CLS, the Panamera's original competitor from Mercedes, is still in the works as these spy shots show. The front end is only lightly camouflaged, revealing a new grille shape featuring Mercedes' signature diamond grille pattern and […]
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After previewing the Camaro GT4.R last month, Chevrolet has finally dropped photos of the upcoming factory-built race car. The Camaro GT4.R is a fully race-ready customer race car built to global GT4 regulations. When it goes on sale it will be eligible to compete in both the IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge GS Class and […]
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Last week, Uber admitted to using “greyball” technology to prevent enforcement officials from accessing its ride-hailing app. But in its latest effort to make nice with regulators, the company has prohibited this technology going forward. Because some cities across the country have banned Uber, the company has used “greyball” technology to prevent authorities from seeing […]
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Universal just dropped a longer trailer for the next film in "The Fast and the Furious" franchise. In addition to showing more gratuitous action scenes, the 3-minute video reveals some of the plot. We've known that Vin Diesel's character, Dominic Toretto, goes rogue in this next movie, working with Charlize Theron who plays a master hacker […]
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General Motors has begun equipping 2017 Cadillac CTS sedans with vehicle-to-vehicle communications technology. New CTS sedans will feature the technology as standard equipment as part of a mid-model-year update, the automaker announced today. Cars with V2V technology can communicate information about their speed and location to other similarly equipped vehicles on the road. Armed with […]
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