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The Limited-Edition Jeep Wrangler Rubicon “FarOut” Marks The End Of The Brand’s EcoDiesel Production
The Limited-Edition Jeep Wrangler Rubicon “FarOut” Marks The End Of The Brand’s EcoDiesel Production
Jeep is commemorating the end of Wrangler EcoDiesel production by offering the all-new, exclusive limited-edition Jeep Wrangler Rubicon FarOut.
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Mitsubishi Reveals Pricing & Release Details For The 2023 Outlander PHEV
Mitsubishi Reveals Pricing & Release Details For The 2023 Outlander PHEV
Mitsubishi has announced that the Outlander PHEV is coming to U.S. showrooms and will go on sale in select markets beginning in November, with availability across the whole country expected in the coming months.
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The 2024 Chevrolet Silverado HD Brings Increased Power & Enhanced Technology To The Lineup
The 2024 Chevrolet Silverado HD Brings Increased Power & Enhanced Technology To The Lineup
The 2024 Chevy Silverado HD will be hitting dealerships ripe with powertrain upgrades, a completely overhauled interior, enhancements to its innovative trailering technology, and upgrades to its infotainment and active safety technology.
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The 2023 Dodge Challenger Black Ghost Comes In As The Sixth Of Seven ‘Last Call’ Special-Edition Models
The 2023 Dodge Challenger Black Ghost Comes In As The Sixth Of Seven ‘Last Call’ Special-Edition Models
Dodge has announced the sixth of its seven “Last Call” special-edition models with the unveiling of the 2023 Dodge Challenger Black Ghost. Dodge’s newest “Last Call” model is a modern take on a classic, channeling the HEMI®-powered spirit of a 70’s muscle car.
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The New Volvo EX90 Is Helping Drivers Keep Safe Through Understanding
The New Volvo EX90 Is Helping Drivers Keep Safe Through Understanding
Volvo’s all-electric flagship SUV, the new EX90, will be revealed on November 9th, and the standard safety in the newest model will exceed that of any Volvo that preceded it.
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Ford Is Exploring Smartphone-Based Technology That Could Help To Alert Drivers Of Hard-To-See Pedestrians, Cyclists, And More
Ford Is Exploring Smartphone-Based Technology That Could Help To Alert Drivers Of Hard-To-See Pedestrians, Cyclists, And More
Ford is currently researching a new smartphone-based technology that could potentially help warn drivers of pedestrians, bicyclists, and more. This technology would sense individuals approaching the vehicle's path but blocked from the driver's view.
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Nissan Announces Pricing For The 2023 Nissan Maxima
Nissan Announces Pricing For The 2023 Nissan Maxima
Nissan has released pricing for the all-new 2023 Nissan Maxima. With an appealing aesthetic, impressive V6 horsepower, and a bevy of standard safety technology, the Maxima continues to win the hearts of consumers and earn awards, including the 2022 model receiving an IIHS designation.
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True To Its ‘Last Call’ Theme, Ram Offers Diesel Enthusiasts Final Opportunity To Buy The Ram 1500 EcoDiesel
True To Its ‘Last Call’ Theme, Ram Offers Diesel Enthusiasts Final Opportunity To Buy The Ram 1500 EcoDiesel
Commemorating almost a decade of EcoDiesel production and the touchstone powertrain innovation it produced, Ram is offering consumers a final chance to order its 2023 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel model.
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Hennessey Brings The Brawn With The Imposing Gen 3 VelociRaptor 6x6
Hennessey Brings The Brawn With The Imposing Gen 3 VelociRaptor 6x6
The moment truck enthusiasts have been waiting for has finally arrived. Texas-based hypercar manufacturer Hennessey has announced the release of the Hennessey VelociRaptor 6x6.
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Nissan Announces Pricing For The New 2023 Nissan Pathfinder
Nissan Announces Pricing For The New 2023 Nissan Pathfinder
Nissan announced pricing for the 2023 Nissan Pathfinder last week. Completely redesigned for the 2022 model year, the Pathfinder builds on the model's reputation of delivering durability and capability to SUV buyers.
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The New Lincoln Corsair Arrives With ActiveGlide Hands-Free Lane Changing
The New Lincoln Corsair Arrives With ActiveGlide Hands-Free Lane Changing
Lincoln has unveiled the 2023 Lincoln Corsair and its various segment-first features, including available Lincoln ActiveGlide 1.2 hands-free features to deliver a more intuitive driving experience.
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Dodge Adds To Its ‘Last Call’ Lineup With 2023 Challenger and Charger Scat Pack Swinger Special-Edition Models
Dodge Adds To Its ‘Last Call’ Lineup With 2023 Challenger and Charger Scat Pack Swinger Special-Edition Models
With yet another edition to add to the farewell tour, Dodge has announced the release of a special-edition 2023 Dodge Challenger R/T Scat Pack Swinger and 2023 Dodge Charger R/T Scat Pack Swinger.
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Bentley Expands Catalog With The Flying Spur Speed
Bentley Expands Catalog With The Flying Spur Speed
Completing its new portfolio of Grand Tourer’s, Bentley announced the release of the Flying Spur Speed, the most driving-focused variant of the Flying Spur luxury sedan family.
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Ram Adds New Ram 1500 Limited Elite Edition To The 2023 Lineup
Ram Adds New Ram 1500 Limited Elite Edition To The 2023 Lineup
This week, Ram announced a new addition to its award-winning lineup, revealing the new 2023 Ram 1500 Limited Elite Edition.
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Lamborghini Partners With Ducati On The Streetfighter V4 Lamborghini Motorcycle
Lamborghini Partners With Ducati On The Streetfighter V4 Lamborghini Motorcycle
Inspired by the Huracán STO1, Lamborghini partnered with Ducati to create the all-new Ducati Streetfighter V4 Lamborghini, which was unveiled to the public at the San Marino Grand Prix at the Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli.
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Mazda Releases Pricing And Packaging For The New 2023 CX-9
Mazda Releases Pricing And Packaging For The New 2023 CX-9
Pricing and packaging for the all-new 2023 Mazda CX-9 have been officially released.
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Kia Turns In Excellent Performance In J.D. Power 2022 Tech Experience Index Study
Kia Turns In Excellent Performance In J.D. Power 2022 Tech Experience Index Study
Kia ranked second among mass market brands in the newly-released J.D. Power 2022 Tech Experience Index (TXI) Study.
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Pricing Announced For 2023 Nissan Rogue
Pricing Announced For 2023 Nissan Rogue
Entirely redesigned and reengineered for the 2021 model year, the Nissan Rogue boasts an all-new platform and an expanded range of available technologies. For the 2023 model year, the Rogue expands its appeal on the SV model with the addition of a Midnight Edition package.
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Hyundai Motors Find Themselves At The Top Of J.D. Power 2022 U.S. Tech Experience Index Study
Hyundai Motors Find Themselves At The Top Of J.D. Power 2022 U.S. Tech Experience Index Study
In recognition of its product lineups’ high level of advanced technologies, Hyundai announced this week that its three automotive brands — Hyundai Motor, Kia, and Genesis — topped the J.D. Power 2022 U.S. Tech Experience Index (TXI) Study.
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Bugatti Displays Its Newest Model, the W16 Mistral, at Monterey Car Week
Bugatti Displays Its Newest Model, the W16 Mistral, at Monterey Car Week
On the heels of its recent unveiling at The Quail, Bugatti announced that the newest W16 Mistral is the last of its kind. The W16 Mistral will be the last Bugatti to feature the W16 8.0-liter quad-turbo engine that has powered every Bugatti model since the Veyron in 2005.
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Genesis Reveals Interior Of The X Speedium Coupe
Genesis Reveals Interior Of The X Speedium Coupe
Genesis revealed the interior of the Genesis X Speedium Coupe at the Concours d’Elegance during Monterey Car Week.
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Aston Martin Introduces The New V12 Vantage Roadster
Aston Martin Introduces The New V12 Vantage Roadster
It’s been a week of reveals, and Aston Martin has officially joined the party by introducing the new V12 Vantage Roadster.
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Maserati Showcases The New MC20 Cielo During Monterey Car Week
Maserati Showcases The New MC20 Cielo During Monterey Car Week
Last weekend, Maserati returned to Monterey to showcase the brand’s expanded portfolio of vehicles during the Concours d’Elegance at Pebble Beach.
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Bentley Unveils The Exclusive Mulliner Batur
Bentley Unveils The Exclusive Mulliner Batur
Monterey Car Week is one of the most exciting times of the year in the automotive world, as the biggest names in the industry often make big announcements at the annual event. This year is no different, as Bentley Motors unveiled the all-new Bentley Mulliner Batur.
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Dodge Teases The 2023 Charger and Challenger In Farewell Bid To The Lineup
Dodge Teases The 2023 Charger and Challenger In Farewell Bid To The Lineup
In their current form, the Dodge Charger and Dodge Challenger are coming to an end. While this may discourage many enthusiasts, Dodge is seizing the opportunity to celebrate the legacy of both vehicles.
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Chevrolet Introduces The All-New Silverado ZR2 Bison
Chevrolet Introduces The All-New Silverado ZR2 Bison
In collaboration with American Expedition Vehicles (AEV), Chevrolet introduced the first-ever special edition Silverado ZR2 Bison. The Bison is a truck uniquely tuned to reach new peaks in off-road capability for adventure-seeking customers.
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The 2023 Dodge Durango SRT Hellcat Makes Its Return To The Dodge Lineup
The 2023 Dodge Durango SRT Hellcat Makes Its Return To The Dodge Lineup
First introduced as a one-year-only model in 2021, the Durango SRT Hellcat has returned to the Dodge lineup due to high enthusiast demand. And it hasn’t lost anything in its rebirth, as it's powered by a supercharged 6.2-liter HEMI® Hellcat V-8 engine.
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Mercedes Reveals First Glimpse Of The Interior Of The All-New EQE SUV
Mercedes Reveals First Glimpse Of The Interior Of The All-New EQE SUV
Mercedes revealed the all-new EQE SUV earlier this year, a multi-purpose variant of the EQE executive sedan. While many details have remained a relative mystery to date, the automaker is providing a first glimpse of the interior of the new EQE.
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Ford Honors The Original 1966 Bronco With Release Of The New Bronco Sport and Bronco Sport Heritage Editions
Ford Honors The Original 1966 Bronco With Release Of The New Bronco Sport and Bronco Sport Heritage Editions
Ford is returning to its roots with the introduction of the 2023 Bronco and Bronco Sport Heritage and Heritage Limited editions. Both special-edition models will be available across the Bronco family lineup, including Bronco two-door, four-door, and Bronco Sport SUVs.
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Aston Martin Introduces The DBR22 At Monterey Car Week
Aston Martin Introduces The DBR22 At Monterey Car Week
Aston Martin chose Monterey Car Week to unveil its all-new DBR22 for the first time. The DBR22 is a V12-engined two-seater design concept, a vehicle celebrating the brand’s bloodline of open-cockpit sports cars.
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Jaguar Land Rover Opens New Testing Facility In Preparation For Electrified Future
Jaguar Land Rover Opens New Testing Facility In Preparation For Electrified Future
Taking another step forward into a new era of electrification and connectivity, Jaguar Land Rover has opened a facility to test the brand’s next generation of vehicles for electrical and radio interference.
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Genesis Details U.S. Pricing For The 2023 G90
Genesis Details U.S. Pricing For The 2023 G90
Recently Genesis announced U.S. pricing for its upcoming flagship sedan, the all-new 2023 G90.
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Ford Re-Opens Retail Order Banks & Reveals New Maverick Tremor Off-Road Package
Ford Re-Opens Retail Order Banks & Reveals New Maverick Tremor Off-Road Package
Ford announced that the brand is expanding its compact truck lineup by introducing the new 2023 Maverick Tremor™ Off-Road Package. Ford also re-opened its retail order banks for the Edge, Bronco Sport, Ranger, and Explorer beginning August 2nd.
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BMW Introduces The All-New 2023 BMW i4 eDrive35
BMW Introduces The All-New 2023 BMW i4 eDrive35
BMW unveiled the latest addition to the brand’s fully-electric i4 range, the all-new BMW i4 eDrive35.
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Nissan Celebrates As Both The Versa and Murano Are Named ‘Most Appealing’ In J.D. Power 2022 U.S. APEAL Study
Nissan Celebrates As Both The Versa and Murano Are Named ‘Most Appealing’ In J.D. Power 2022 U.S. APEAL Study
Nissan continues building on a strong 2022 as the Nissan Versa sedan and Nissan Murano crossover have both won awards in the newly-released J.D. Power 2022 U.S. Automotive Performance, Execution and Layout (APEAL) Study.
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Honda Previews The All-New Honda Prologue Battery Electric SUV In New Video
Honda Previews The All-New Honda Prologue Battery Electric SUV In New Video
Honda and its Los Angeles-based Honda Design team released a new video showcasing the exterior and interior styling of the all-new Prologue, the automaker’s battery electric SUV launching in 2024.
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Mazda Releases Pricing & Packaging For 2023 CX-5
Mazda Releases Pricing & Packaging For 2023 CX-5
Mazda recently announced pricing and packaging for the 2023 CX-5 – the brand's top-selling vehicle in the U.S. One of the highlights of the 2023 model year is an available all-new Rhodium White exterior premium paint color.
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The Automotive Hall of Fame Inducts Ferruccio Lamborghini
The Automotive Hall of Fame Inducts Ferruccio Lamborghini
Last week, automotive executives and VIPs gathered at The Icon on the Detroit waterfront to celebrate a diverse group of automotive and mobility pioneers’ induction into the Automotive Hall of Fame. This list of visionaries and industry leaders included the legendary Ferruccio Lamborghini.
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General Motors Launches “EV Live”
General Motors Launches “EV Live”
General Motors launched EV Live this week. EV Live is a free, immersive virtual experience that lets participants learn about electric vehicles via one-on-one interactions with EV specialists.
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Genesis Announces Priority One Program For The 2023 G90
Genesis Announces Priority One Program For The 2023 G90
This week, Genesis announced it is continuing its Priority One program and will feature the all-new 2023 G90 sedan. Priority One is a personalized shopping experience tailored and curated by a dedicated concierge agent.
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The Dynamic Lamborghini Huracán Tecnica Makes Its Debut
The Dynamic Lamborghini Huracán Tecnica Makes Its Debut
As June came to a close this year, the Lamborghini Huracán Tecnica made its highly-anticipated premiere in Valencia, Spain. The latest Lamborghini Huracan model was tested in all environments, tackling both road and circuit when it was unveiled.
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GMC Reveals The All-New 2023 Sierra 1500 AT4X AEV Edition
GMC Reveals The All-New 2023 Sierra 1500 AT4X AEV Edition
Last week at Overland Expo Pacific Northwest, GMC unveiled the new 2023 Sierra 1500 AT4X AEV Edition, a model that pushes already highly capable Sierra 1500 AT4X trim to greater heights and offering top-end off-road capabilities and unique styling cues.
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Cadillac’s First Retail Production Of The Escalade-V Raises $500,000 at Barrett-Jackson
Cadillac’s First Retail Production Of The Escalade-V Raises $500,000 at Barrett-Jackson
Cadillac made headlines this week when the first retail production of the 2023 Cadillac Escalade-V was sold at the Barrett-Jackson Las Vegas Auction.
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Audi Pushes The Envelope With 2022 Audi RS 7 Exclusive Edition
Audi Pushes The Envelope With 2022 Audi RS 7 Exclusive Edition
Joining the already formidable Audi Sport portfolio, the RS 7 exclusive edition features a multitude of tailored design cues and delivers top-tier performance.
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The 2023 Infiniti QX55 Arrives This Summer With More Standard Luxury Amenities & Driver-Assistance Features
The 2023 Infiniti QX55 Arrives This Summer With More Standard Luxury Amenities & Driver-Assistance Features
Only one year removed from its eye-catching debut, the all-new 2023 Infiniti QX55 returns this year with three compelling grades that reward buyers with unique content and features. The 2023 QX55 arrives this summer with a starting MSRP of $49,150.
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Buick Earns Top Honors In J.D. Power 2022 U.S. Initial Quality Study
Buick Earns Top Honors In J.D. Power 2022 U.S. Initial Quality Study
Buick was recently named the number one overall brand in the J.D. Power 2022 U.S. Initial Quality Study.
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J.D. Power Names Genesis Top Premium Brand In 2022 U.S. Initial Quality Study
J.D. Power Names Genesis Top Premium Brand In 2022 U.S. Initial Quality Study
Last week, Genesis was named the Top Premium Brand in the J.D. Power 2022 U.S. Initial Quality Study (IQS), improving overall by three rank positions from the previous year.
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Hyundai Accent Ranked Top in Segment By J.D. Power 2022 U.S. Initial Quality Study
Hyundai Accent Ranked Top in Segment By J.D. Power 2022 U.S. Initial Quality Study
The Hyundai Accent was named the best small car in initial quality in the J.D. Power 2022 U.S. Initial Quality Study (IQS), marking the second year in a row that the Accent has taken home the title for the best small car.
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Ford Chooses Valencia Plant For Next-Gen EV Architecture In Europe
Ford Chooses Valencia Plant For Next-Gen EV Architecture In Europe
Ford’s European division recently announced another step towards an all-electric future. The automaker confirmed that it had chosen its plant in Valencia, Spain, as the preferred site to assemble vehicles based on the brand’s next-generation EV architecture.
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Cadillac Shares The Second Teaser Of Its CELESTIQ Show Car
Cadillac Shares The Second Teaser Of Its CELESTIQ Show Car
Cadillac recently shared a second set of images of the ever-elusive CELESTIQ show car. Though little has been revealed outside this limited portfolio of images, what is seen and known has certainly resonated from the first impression and continues to fascinate the automotive world.
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Nissan Reveals Pricing For Refreshed 2023 Nissan LEAF
Nissan Reveals Pricing For Refreshed 2023 Nissan LEAF
After announcing a refreshed approach to design, the 2023 LEAF is now on sale at Nissan dealerships nationwide, with a starting MSRP of $27,800.
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Mercedes Set To Produce Four Special Mercedes-AMG GLE "Edition 55" Models To Mark 55th Anniversary
Mercedes Set To Produce Four Special Mercedes-AMG GLE "Edition 55" Models To Mark 55th Anniversary
In honor of its 55th Anniversary, Mercedes-AMG is celebrating by creating four "Edition 55" special models based on the 2023 AMG GLE SUV and AMG GLE Coupe.
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The All-New 2022 Jeep® Compass Earns IIHS TOP SAFETY PICK Rating
The All-New 2022 Jeep® Compass Earns IIHS TOP SAFETY PICK Rating
Jeep has reason to celebrate as the new 2022 Jeep® Compass earned a TOP SAFETY PICK rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) for the 2022 model year.
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Subaru Debuts Refreshed 2023 Ascent 3-Row SUV
Subaru Debuts Refreshed 2023 Ascent 3-Row SUV
Earlier this week, Subaru announced new in-vehicle technologies and updated styling for the 2023 Subaru Ascent 3-row SUV. Additional updates for 2023 include new exterior and interior accents and a comprehensive option package for the Onyx Edition trim level.
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Porsche Announces New 2023 Porsche 911 Carrera GTS Cabriolet America Edition
Porsche Announces New 2023 Porsche 911 Carrera GTS Cabriolet America Edition
Porsche is offering a special edition, “market-specific sports car with the “America” moniker” in the new 2023 Porsche 911 Carrera GTS Cabriolet America. The 2023 Porsche 911 Carrera GTS Cabriolet America is set to reach showrooms in late 2022 as part of the 2023 model year.
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Hispano Suiza Set To Make An Appearance At The Goodwood Festival Of Speed This Month
Hispano Suiza Set To Make An Appearance At The Goodwood Festival Of Speed This Month
Hispano Suiza will participate in The Goodwood Festival taking place between June 23rd and 26th, with the Spanish automaker showcasing the Hispano Suiza Carmen, the 750kW electric hypercar which heralded Hispano Suiza´s return to the automotive world just three years ago.
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Bentley Details The New Continental GT and GTC S
Bentley Details The New Continental GT and GTC S
Bentley is adding depth to its Continental GT family, launching the new S range, a line of vehicles focused on visual presence and driving performance.
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The All-New 2022 Ram 1500 TRX Sandblast Edition Is Joining The Ram Lineup
The All-New 2022 Ram 1500 TRX Sandblast Edition Is Joining The Ram Lineup
Recently, Ram announced that it is expanding its light-duty lineup with the addition of the all-new 2022 Ram 1500 TRX Sandblast Edition.
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Polestar Debuting Its Electric SUV, The Polestar 3, In October
Polestar Debuting Its Electric SUV, The Polestar 3, In October
Polestar recently announced that the world premiere of its next car, the highly-anticipated Polestar 3 electric performance SUV, will debut in October.
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The All-New Lexus RZ Debuts On The West Coast At The 2022 Electrify Expo
The All-New Lexus RZ Debuts On The West Coast At The 2022 Electrify Expo
The 2022 Electrify Expo at the Long Beach Convention Center recently took place, an event that features the newest innovations in electric vehicles and more. For the first time, consumers were able to lay eyes on the all-new battery-electric 2023 Lexus RZ 450e and 2022 Lexus NX 450h+.
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Mercedes-Benz Announces Pricing For The All-New, All-Electric EQB SUV
Mercedes-Benz Announces Pricing For The All-New, All-Electric EQB SUV
The all-new, fully electric Mercedes-Benz EQB is arriving in U.S. dealerships this summer, and pricing for the 2022 EQB 300 4MATIC has been announced, starting from $54,500. The all-new EQB 350 4MATIC has a starting MSRP from $58,050.
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Jeep Partners With Universal Pictures To Launch Global Marketing Campaign for 'Jurassic World Dominion’
Jeep Partners With Universal Pictures To Launch Global Marketing Campaign for 'Jurassic World Dominion’
Jeep has partnered with Universal Pictures to launch Universal and Amblin Entertainment’s new epic conclusion to the Jurassic era, “Jurassic World Dominion.”
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Toyota Reveals First-Ever 2023 Corolla Cross Hybrid
Toyota Reveals First-Ever 2023 Corolla Cross Hybrid
This week, Toyota announced it is expanding the Corolla Cross family, adding increased performance and efficiency to an already very-capable package.
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Buick Teases New Wildcat EV Concept
Buick Teases New Wildcat EV Concept
As the company transitions towards an all-electric future, Buick unveiled its all-new Wildcat EV concept this week.
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Volkswagen Unveils Exclusive 20th Anniversary Special-Edition Touareg
Volkswagen Unveils Exclusive 20th Anniversary Special-Edition Touareg
Twenty years ago, Volkswagen took its first step into a bold new segment when introducing the Volkswagen Touareg. Two decades later, the company’s premium SUV has cemented itself in the market and become a great success for the automaker.
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Toyota Celebrates The 4Runner With 40th Anniversary Special Edition
Toyota Celebrates The 4Runner With 40th Anniversary Special Edition
Celebrating 40 years on the road with the 2023 model year, Toyota is offering an exclusive 4WD-only 2023 Toyota 4Runner 40th Anniversary Special Edition.
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Ford Recalls Certain 2021 Ford Expedition And Lincoln Navigator SUVs Over Potential Under Hood Fire Concerns
Ford Recalls Certain 2021 Ford Expedition And Lincoln Navigator SUVs Over Potential Under Hood Fire Concerns
Ford is advising customers of specific 2021 Ford Expedition and Lincoln Navigator SUVs to park their vehicles outside and away from structures as the automaker investigates the cause of under hood fires.
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Study: Electric Vehicle Consideration On the Rise, but Mass EV Adoption Still Has Challenges
Study: Electric Vehicle Consideration On the Rise, but Mass EV Adoption Still Has Challenges
According to the newly released J.D. Power 2022 U.S. Electric Vehicle Consideration (EVC) Study, American car shoppers are more open than ever to considering buying an all-electric vehicle.
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Land Rover Introduces The New Range Rover Sport
Land Rover Introduces The New Range Rover Sport
The all-new Range Rover Sport combines performance and luxury in a way only Range Rover can. With its progressive, sophisticated design, and connected convenience, the new Sport symbolizes the future of performance and electrification for Land Rover.
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Cadillac Announces Ordering Information, Pricing, And EPA-Estimated Range For The 2023 LYRIQ
Cadillac Announces Ordering Information, Pricing, And EPA-Estimated Range For The 2023 LYRIQ
Cadillac recently announced new details in the brand’s electrification journey and transformative EV customer experience, including pricing, ordering information, and EPA-estimated range for the all-new 2023 Cadillac LYRIQ.
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Nissan Announces MSRP For The All-New Nissan Z
Nissan Announces MSRP For The All-New Nissan Z
This week, Nissan announced the MSRP for the latest iteration of its iconic Z series, the all-new 2023 Nissan Z. Pricing for the new Z Sport is $39,990, with the Z Performance model coming in at $49,990, with both grades scheduled to arrive at Nissan dealerships nationwide this summer.
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Toyota Releases Specs For 2023 Camry Nightshade Special Edition
Toyota Releases Specs For 2023 Camry Nightshade Special Edition
With one of the longest-running nameplates in the auto industry, the 2023 Camry will expand upon the line with a refreshed Nightshade Special Edition.
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Audi Brings Performance And Equipment Enhancements For The 2023 S6 & S7
Audi Brings Performance And Equipment Enhancements For The 2023 S6 & S7
Audi recently announced a new Design Edition package for the 2023 S6 and S7. Joining the 2023 S6 and S7 model line, the all-new Design Edition underscores the modern form of both models.
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Honda Expands Its Odyssey Line With New Sport Model For 2023
Honda Expands Its Odyssey Line With New Sport Model For 2023
Honda is debuting an exciting new Sport trim for the all-new 2023 Odyssey as the automaker continues to evolve its capabilities. The Odyssey’s first-ever Sport trim offers distinctive styling and a sportier appearance.
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Polestar Cars Announces Updates For The 2023 Polestar 2
Polestar Cars Announces Updates For The 2023 Polestar 2
Last week, Polestar Cars announced several design updates, including new range estimates and pricing for the new all-electric 2023 Polestar 2.
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GMC Is Introducing The All-New 2023 Yukon Denali Ultimate
GMC Is Introducing The All-New 2023 Yukon Denali Ultimate
GMC has officially introduced the new 2023 Yukon Denali Ultimate, and it’s the most premium Yukon ever offered.
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Kia Debuts The All-New 2023 Soul
Kia Debuts The All-New 2023 Soul
The new 2023 Kia Soul is arriving later this summer, and the popular compact sedan features refreshed design elements throughout.
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The All-New Honda Civic Type R Prototype Will Make Its U.S. Debut At Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course
The All-New Honda Civic Type R Prototype Will Make Its U.S. Debut At Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course
The all-new Honda 2023 Civic Type R prototype will make its U.S. debut at the Honda Indy 200 NTT INDYCAR SERIES on July 1-3. The race will take place at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington, Ohio.
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Audi Announces The Return Of The RS 3 Sedan
Audi Announces The Return Of The RS 3 Sedan
Last week, Audi announced the return of the all-new second-generation Audi RS 3 Sedan. An appealing yet attainable entry point to the Audi Sport portfolio, the all-new RS 3 sports an aggressive exterior design paired with progressive interior design elements that emphasize the car's character.
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Ford Officially Begins Production Of The F-150 Lightning Pickup
Ford Officially Begins Production Of The F-150 Lightning Pickup
Ford launched production of the all-new, F-150 Lightning electric pickup this week – a hallmark moment in America’s transition to electric vehicles. Trucks are now being manufactured for customers across the U.S., and true to its namesake, the Lightning is the fastest-accelerating F-150 to date.
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Audi Partners With Navistar To Improve Emergency Vehicle And School Bus Safety
Audi Partners With Navistar To Improve Emergency Vehicle And School Bus Safety
Last week, Audi announced a partnership with Navistar to further develop and demonstrate potential safety-enhancing C-V2X technology in Navistar emergency vehicles. But they don’t just plan to use this technology on emergency vehicles - including school buses.
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Lincoln Debuts Star Concept: One Of Three New Electric Vehicles For The Brand By 2025
Lincoln Debuts Star Concept: One Of Three New Electric Vehicles For The Brand By 2025
Marking the centennial of Ford’s acquisition of Lincoln, the Lincoln Star Concept made its global debut last week. The sleek and futuristic esthetic of the Star Concept hints at the brand’s design language for its electric vehicles moving forward.
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Ford Celebrates As The Mustang Is Named The World’s Best-Selling Sports Coupe For The Seventh Year In A Row
Ford Celebrates As The Mustang Is Named The World’s Best-Selling Sports Coupe For The Seventh Year In A Row
The Ford Mustang was recently named the world’s best-selling sports coupe for the seventh straight year.
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Lexus Unveils The All-New Lexus RZ, Its First-Ever Battery EV
Lexus Unveils The All-New Lexus RZ, Its First-Ever Battery EV
Lexus recently unveiled new details surrounding the all-new 2023 RZ 450e, the automaker's first global Battery EV. Since the launch of the RX400h in 2005, Lexus has been a trailblazer in electrification within the luxury vehicle market.
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Hyundai Expands Partnership With IonQ To Use Quantum Computing For Object Detection
Hyundai Expands Partnership With IonQ To Use Quantum Computing For Object Detection
Last week, Hyundai announced an expanded partnership with IonQ, an industry leader in quantum computing, on a brand new project focused on applying quantum machine learning to image classification and 3D object detection.
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Nissan Debuts The New 2023 LEAF Featuring Updated Exterior
Nissan Debuts The New 2023 LEAF Featuring Updated Exterior
The Nissan LEAF has been a symbol of the automaker's commitment to bringing all-electric mobility to the general public for over a decade. Over ten years later, Nissan continues that focus with the all-new 2023 LEAF and a revitalized lineup to deliver maximum value for EV buyers.
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Toyota Launches All-New Battery-Electric SUV, The bZ4X
Toyota Launches All-New Battery-Electric SUV, The bZ4X
Toyota is looking to make an impact on the Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) segment, launching the all-electric bZ4X SUV.
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Nissan Teams With Teledyne & Sierra Space To Design Next-Generation Lunar Terrain Vehicle
Nissan Teams With Teledyne & Sierra Space To Design Next-Generation Lunar Terrain Vehicle
Last week, Nissan North America announced a partnership with Teledyne Brown Engineering and Sierra Space to assist in designing the crewed Lunar Terrain Vehicle (LTV) that will support future moon exploration.
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Genesis Takes Home J.D. Power Engineering Award For Highest-Rated All-New Vehicle With The GV80
Genesis Takes Home J.D. Power Engineering Award For Highest-Rated All-New Vehicle With The GV80
Last week was a cause for celebration at Genesis, with the GV80 SUV receiving the J.D. Power Engineering Award for Highest-Rated All-New Vehicle.
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Ford Continues Rollout Of Built-In Alexa With New, Enhanced Car Control That Personalizes In-Vehicle Experiences
Ford Continues Rollout Of Built-In Alexa With New, Enhanced Car Control That Personalizes In-Vehicle Experiences
Ford and Lincoln recently announced that customers with Amazon Alexa Built-in can now teach Alexa to perform vehicle functions based on their preferred phrasing. The company plans to treat customers to world-first technology demonstrations at the New York International Auto Show later this month.
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The All-New 2023 Honda HR-V Sports A Fresh, Youthful Styling
The All-New 2023 Honda HR-V Sports A Fresh, Youthful Styling
Honda hopes to turn some heads with the all-new Honda HR-V, as it debuted a sleek and sporty exterior design for 2023.
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Alfa Romeo Debuts New Models With Limited-Edition Giulia and Stelvio Estrema
Alfa Romeo Debuts New Models With Limited-Edition Giulia and Stelvio Estrema
On Monday, Alfa Romeo introduced the all-new limited-edition Giulia Estrema and Stelvio Estrema series. This new offering represents the first globally available limited model from Alfa Romeo.
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Ford Releases New & Distinctive 2023 F-150 Rattler
Ford Releases New & Distinctive 2023 F-150 Rattler
On Tuesday, Ford introduced the newest edition to its F-Series fleet - the F-150 Rattler. The Rattler is a distinctive, rugged truck that represents an entry-level addition to its 2023 F-150 lineup.
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Mercedes Unveils The New AMG G 63 "Edition 55" To Mark The Model’s 55th Anniversary
Mercedes Unveils The New AMG G 63 "Edition 55" To Mark The Model’s 55th Anniversary
Holding a unique position in the AMG portfolio for over two decades, the G-Class is a vehicle that represents the pinnacle of off-road driving performance. Its undeniable appeal makes it the ideal ambassador to ring in the 55th anniversary of the performance luxury brand.
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For The Second Straight Year, The Kia Niro Tops Mass Market Category In J.D. Power EV Experience Ownership Study
For The Second Straight Year, The Kia Niro Tops Mass Market Category In J.D. Power EV Experience Ownership Study
Last week, the Kia Niro EV took top honors in the J.D. Power 2022 Electric Vehicle Experience (EVX) Ownership Study mass-market category for the second straight year.
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Toyota Invests $27 Million To Expand Manufacturing Capabilities At Long Beach Facility
Toyota Invests $27 Million To Expand Manufacturing Capabilities At Long Beach Facility
Last week, Toyota Motor North America announced a $27 million investment to support an effort to increase production capabilities for the automaker.
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Orders For The All-New Jeep Renegade (RED)® Special Edition Are Now Open
Orders For The All-New Jeep Renegade (RED)® Special Edition Are Now Open
Known for its stylish appearance and best-in-class off-road capability, the 2022 Jeep® Renegade is getting a bold new makeover while continuing its noble mission to donate funds that help fight global health emergencies.
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Cadillac Celebrates Launch Of The All-Electric LYRIQ
Cadillac Celebrates Launch Of The All-Electric LYRIQ
General Motors celebrated another significant milestone on Monday, a testament to its commitment to an all-electric future. Cadillac formally celebrated the official retail production of the atl-new 2023 Cadillac LYRIQ at GM’s Spring Hill, Tennessee, assembly plant.
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Throwing Caution To The Wind: Honda Opens New World-Class Wind Tunnel in Ohio
Throwing Caution To The Wind: Honda Opens New World-Class Wind Tunnel in Ohio
On Monday, Honda opened its new $124 million state-of-the-art wind tunnel facility, paving the way for a new era of development testing capabilities for both Honda and Acura products.
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Aston Martin Introduces The New V12 Vantage: A Breathtaking Finale For An Iconic Model
Aston Martin Introduces The New V12 Vantage: A Breathtaking Finale For An Iconic Model
The V12 Vantage has fearlessly represented Aston Martin’s passion for style and performance for over fifteen years. With this prestigious lineage finally nearing its end, Aston Martin is proud to introduce the all-new V12 Vantage.
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Coffee & Charge? Volvo Is Exploring EV Charging Network At U.S. Starbucks Stores
Coffee & Charge? Volvo Is Exploring EV Charging Network At U.S. Starbucks Stores
Volvo is partnering with Starbucks to establish the first ever public electric-vehicle charging network powered by ChargePoint at the coffee conglomerate’s U.S. stores beginning this summer.
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Kia Announces Partnership With Currently Mobile Charging Service To Improve Efficiency Of Electric Vehicle Ownership
Kia Announces Partnership With Currently Mobile Charging Service To Improve Efficiency Of Electric Vehicle Ownership
Kia is partnering with the mobile charging service Currently on an initiative to provide its electric vehicle owners with an on-demand concierge service for mobile recharging.
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BMW Unveils The First Details Of The Future BMW 7 Series
BMW Unveils The First Details Of The Future BMW 7 Series
Frank Weber, Member of the Board of Management of BMW AG for Development, recently presented details of the new BMW 7 Series at the BMW Group Annual Conference.
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2022 J.D. Power Vehicle Dependability Study Ranks Korean Brands Highest
2022 J.D. Power Vehicle Dependability Study Ranks Korean Brands Highest
The 2022 J.D. Power Vehicle Dependability Study (VDS) ratings are in, and Korean brands rank highest in both the mass-market and premium categories.
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The Friday Five: The Factory-Direct Mustang Heist, Civic Type R Track Test Teasers, and Color-Changing BMW Edition
The Friday Five: The Factory-Direct Mustang Heist, Civic Type R Track Test Teasers, and Color-Changing BMW Edition
Today marks the last Friday of the year that isn’t Christmas Eve or New Year’s Eve. This means an action-packed week for car news before the holiday break! This week we included several new shopping guides and more. But that’s not everything that was happening in the automotive space.
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Ford Bronco Misses Top IIHS Safety Awards
Ford Bronco Misses Top IIHS Safety Awards
The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety put the Bronco through a series of crash tests and assessments of its advanced safety systems. Due to its headlights and head restraints not receiving top ratings, the well-reviewed off-roader failed to earn either of the agency's highest awards.
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Toyota Announces Major EV Investment
Toyota Announces Major EV Investment
Most major automakers have gone public with splashy plans to electrify their model lines, but a few have been notably silent. Toyota was one of them, but today the Japanese giant changed its course with a significant announcement.
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Corvette Production Halts Over Storm Damage
Corvette Production Halts Over Storm Damage
Destructive and deadly weather tore through six states over the weekend, killing dozens and destroying property. General Motors’ Chevrolet Corvette assembly plant in Bowling Green, KY, was damaged in the storms, leading the automaker to pause production for a week to make necessary repairs.
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The Friday Five: The Mercedes-Benz Level 3 Hands-Free Achievement, GM EV Trucks Coming 2023, and Mini Gifts Pet Adoption Fees Edition
The Friday Five: The Mercedes-Benz Level 3 Hands-Free Achievement, GM EV Trucks Coming 2023, and Mini Gifts Pet Adoption Fees Edition
From the factory, the Ford Bronco Sport is the first-ever model to utilize parts exclusively made of recycled ocean plastics, pricing for the 2022 Honda Passport is released, Stellantis revealed plans to scrap the automaker moniker for "mobile tech company," and the NHTSA is questioning Tesla for allowing drivers to play video games… while driving. But that's not everything that was happening in the automotive space.
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NHTSA Questions Tesla’s In-Car Video Games
NHTSA Questions Tesla’s In-Car Video Games
Another day, another controversial Tesla story. Today, it’s news that the automaker’s move to install video games for use on its cars’ large infotainment screens may be open to players while the vehicle is in motion.
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Ford Bronco Sport to Use Recycled Plastics
Ford Bronco Sport to Use Recycled Plastics
Electric vehicles (EVs) are a widely accepted step forward in the battle against climate change, but it’s not the only thing the auto industry can do to help. Today, Ford announced that the Bronco Sport SUV is the first-ever model to feature parts made entirely from recycled ocean plastics.
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Stellantis Outlines Plans to Become a Mobility Tech Company
Stellantis Outlines Plans to Become a Mobility Tech Company
By 2030, you might not recognize Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, and Ram. The parent company of those four auto brands, Stellantis, has outlined its bold plan to become a “sustainable mobility technology company” by 2030.
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Honda Announces Pricing for 2022 Passport
Honda Announces Pricing for 2022 Passport
Honda revived the Passport in 2019 as a more rugged and capable SUV with less mass to carry around than the 3-row Pilot. Honda made it even more rugged with the addition of a new TrailSport package. Today, the automaker announced pricing for the 2022 Passport lineup.
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The Friday Five: The Genesis G90 Redesign, BMW M1 Successor, and Ford Maverick Hybrid Sell Out Edition
The Friday Five: The Genesis G90 Redesign, BMW M1 Successor, and Ford Maverick Hybrid Sell Out Edition
Looking ahead, the redesigned 2023 Kia Niro makes its debut, Nissan unveils its EV future (along with striking concept cars), and a recent J.D. Power study details how consumer interest in an autonomous future has grown. But that’s not everything that was happening in the automotive space.
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2022 Mazda3 Gets New Carbon Edition
2022 Mazda3 Gets New Carbon Edition
The Mazda3 is one of the most engaging cars in its market segment and one of the few cars for sale with an available manual transmission. As such, for the 2022 model year, a new Carbon Edition trim level and a Platinum Quartz Metallic paint color are the only changes.
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Hyundai Elantra N, Kona N Pricing Announced
Hyundai Elantra N, Kona N Pricing Announced
The Hyundai Elantra sedan and Kona crossover get the hotted-up N treatment for 2022. While each represents a performance value in its respective segment, their prices might come as a shock for buyers expecting the usual Hyundai bargain.
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Nissan EV Strategy Stresses Design, Battery Tech
Nissan EV Strategy Stresses Design, Battery Tech
Nissan was a pioneer in building an affordable electric vehicle (EV) for the masses. Now, Nissan has announced ambitious plans to electrify its lineup, deliver new battery technology, and reduce its carbon footprint.
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Study: Interest in Autonomous Vehicles Growing
Study: Interest in Autonomous Vehicles Growing
The J.D. Power 2021 Mobility Confidence Index (MCI) Study surveyed 4,000 vehicle owners in the United States to gain insights into what people think about AVs and gauge their knowledge levels. The study finds that many people still carry misconceptions and doubts about the technologies.
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2023 Kia Niro Gets New Look, Fresh Tech
2023 Kia Niro Gets New Look, Fresh Tech
Kia is keeping it fresh by rolling out a brand-new Niro for 2023 that makes a giant leap in styling and technology. No pricing or release date details for the 2023 Kia Niro are available yet, but the automaker will display the car at the Seoul Mobility Show from November 25 to December 5.
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The Friday Five: The Porsche Eyes 3-Row Ute, Dodge Hellcat Demise, and GM Heated Seat Comeback Edition
The Friday Five: The Porsche Eyes 3-Row Ute, Dodge Hellcat Demise, and GM Heated Seat Comeback Edition
This Thanksgiving week may be a short one from a work perspective, but there’s no shortage of news to keep your automotive bellies satiated.
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New Ford Ranger Debuts for Global Markets
New Ford Ranger Debuts for Global Markets
The Ford Ranger made its return to the United States in 2019 after years of being away. The truck is a popular workhorse in international markets, which is precisely where Ford debuted the all-new Ranger today.
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Nissan Details Pricing for 2022 Altima
Nissan Details Pricing for 2022 Altima
The Nissan Altima is about as ubiquitous as it comes. A watchful eye will usually spot several on a short tour around town. In its sixth generation since 2018, the Altima is available in five trim levels for 2022. The hot-selling Altima is on sale now and starts at $25,525.
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Genesis Reveals Electrified GV70 SUV
Genesis Reveals Electrified GV70 SUV
At the Auto Guangzhou 2021 show in China last week, Genesis unveiled an electrified version of the GV70. Though it looks like a standard Genesis SUV, the GV70 EV (electric vehicle) features a robust electric powertrain in place of its gas-powered peer's 4- and 6-cylinder engines.
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The Friday Five: The Dodge Jailbreak Custom Combos, Bronco Squatch Gets a Stick, and Kia Breaks Fast-Charging Record Edition
The Friday Five: The Dodge Jailbreak Custom Combos, Bronco Squatch Gets a Stick, and Kia Breaks Fast-Charging Record Edition
This week, the Los Angeles Auto Show was resurrected. During this year's show, model-year 2023 debuts were the Acura Integra, Kia Sportage Hybrid, Mazda CX-50, and twinsies the Subaru Solterra and Toyota bZ4X among others. But that's not everything that was happening in the automotive space.
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2022 Jeep Renegade Gets Modest Improvements
2022 Jeep Renegade Gets Modest Improvements
Jeep’s lineup is expanding with new models, but the automaker hasn’t forgotten its existing vehicles. The Jeep Renegade subcompact off-roader has been in production more or less unchanged since 2015, though Jeep let fly with a facelift in 2019.
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Hyundai Seven Previews Future of Electric SUVs
Hyundai Seven Previews Future of Electric SUVs
This week, the Los Angeles Auto Show is taking place, giving brands like Hyundai a global platform to show off. The South Korean automaker has plenty to brag about late in 2021, and among its wares at this year’s show is a new all-electric SUV concept called Seven.
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All-New 2023 Kia Sportage Hybrid Announced
All-New 2023 Kia Sportage Hybrid Announced
The Kia Sportage got a significant overhaul for 2023, and now we have a complete picture of the all-new Sportage Hybrid.
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2022 Nissan Rogue Turbo Debuts as Standard Engine
2022 Nissan Rogue Turbo Debuts as Standard Engine
Nissan just redesigned the popular Rogue compact SUV for 2021, but the crossover is getting a new engine for 2022.
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Report: Used Car Prices Increase in October
Report: Used Car Prices Increase in October
The October 2021 Used Vehicle Price Index shows an increase in used-car prices for the month, marking the first time in 25 years prices have climbed from September to October.
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2022 Subaru Crosstrek Price Gets Slight Bump
2022 Subaru Crosstrek Price Gets Slight Bump
The Subaru Crosstrek offers plenty of ground clearance and an adventure-ready interior at a reasonable starting price. Subaru recently announced pricing for the 2022 Crosstrek, and while there’s a slight price bump across the board, the crossover still offers incredible value.
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Despite Improved Tech, Consumers Still Aren’t Connecting
Despite Improved Tech, Consumers Still Aren’t Connecting
New cars have more tech and standard features than ever before, but buyers don’t always stay happy with their new vehicle’s tech after using it for a while. That’s the main takeaway from the recently published J.D. Power 2021 U.S. Multimedia Quality and Satisfaction Study.
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2022 Toyota RAV4 Changes are Few and Far Between
2022 Toyota RAV4 Changes are Few and Far Between
Toyota claims the RAV4 is America’s best-selling model for four years running, excluding full-size pickup truck models. Now, changes to the 2022 Toyota RAV4 can only serve to cement the crossover SUV’s popularity.
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The Friday Five: The F-150 Lightning Connects with EV First-Timers, Tesla Passes Mercedes-Benz in Luxury Race, and Hyundai Takes Off with Flying Taxis Edition
The Friday Five: The F-150 Lightning Connects with EV First-Timers, Tesla Passes Mercedes-Benz in Luxury Race, and Hyundai Takes Off with Flying Taxis Edition
This week, we covered the highlights from the J.D. Power 2021 U.S. Sales Satisfaction Index (SSI) Study. In other news, Ford teased the new Bronco Raptor, and the redesigned Toyota Tundra isn’t a gas guzzler after all. But that’s not everything that was happening in the automotive space.
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Kia Teases EV9 Concept Ahead of Reveal
Kia Teases EV9 Concept Ahead of Reveal
Today, Kia shared official images of the EV9, a larger electric SUV concept than the EV6. Kia will officially reveal the EV9 concept at AutoMobility LA (the Los Angeles Auto Show) on Wednesday, November 17th.
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J.D. Power Sales Satisfaction Findings Released
J.D. Power Sales Satisfaction Findings Released
It's a tough time to car shop. New-vehicle inventory shortages are the norm thanks to supply chain disruptions, making it tough to find the right vehicle at a fair price. Despite that, the J.D. Power 2021 U.S. Sales Satisfaction Index Study shows that overall sales satisfaction remains steady.
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New Photos Tease Ford Bronco Raptor Details
New Photos Tease Ford Bronco Raptor Details
Now that the Ford Bronco is no longer a mystery, the internet has turned its attention to the rumored Bronco Raptor, which Ford confirmed in a teaser video not long ago. Now, we have our most transparent look at the SUV to date, thanks to The Bronco Nation and its roots in the Ford world.
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2022 Toyota Tundra Delivers Solid MPG Gains
2022 Toyota Tundra Delivers Solid MPG Gains
Toyota was slow to update the full-size Tundra pickup truck, letting it reach deep teenage years before issuing a complete overhaul for the 2022 model year. The new trucks are an improvement on their predecessors in nearly every measurable way, including fuel economy.
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The Friday Five: The Factory-Built Bronco Desert Racer, Tesla Begins Sharing Charging Network with Others, and NY Doesn’t Like Loud Cars Edition
The Friday Five: The Factory-Built Bronco Desert Racer, Tesla Begins Sharing Charging Network with Others, and NY Doesn’t Like Loud Cars Edition
This week, our Car Shopping Guides section was loaded with new-for-2022 updates. In addition to new car reviews and previews, other headlines include showings of the Mopar-edition Dodge Durango and VW ID.Buzz electric van. But that’s not everything that was happening in the automotive space.
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VW Teases ID.Buzz Electric Van
VW Teases ID.Buzz Electric Van
The ID.Buzz is an all-electric bus with strong visual ties to its hippie-toting predecessor. Volkswagen teased the upcoming electric vehicle in a recent video that the automaker produced to preview the ID.5 crossover.
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2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz Earns “Top Safety Pick”
2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz Earns “Top Safety Pick”
Today, the brand-new Hyundai Santa Cruz pickup got official safety scores from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), and the news is good. The 2022 Santa Cruz grabbed a Top Safety Pick award, adding to an already great year for Hyundai and Genesis safety.
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2022 Honda Civic Si Price to Start at $28,315
2022 Honda Civic Si Price to Start at $28,315
Honda unveiled the 2022 Civic Si in October. Today, the automaker announced pricing for the car. The 2022 Honda Civic Si price starts at $28,315, including the $1,015 destination charge. For those keeping score, that’s $2,160 more than the previous Civic Si, which was last on sale as a 2020 model.
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Mopar Edition Dodge Durango Debuts at SEMA
Mopar Edition Dodge Durango Debuts at SEMA
The Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show returned this week after a year off in 2020. Some use the opportunity to preview upcoming models, which is precisely what Dodge will do at this year’s SEMA Show with a limited-edition Mopar ’22 Durango.
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The Friday Five: The Mercedes-Benz EQC Doesn’t Quit, Hertz Partners with Tesla, and Stellantis Frequent Driver Rewards Edition
The Friday Five: The Mercedes-Benz EQC Doesn’t Quit, Hertz Partners with Tesla, and Stellantis Frequent Driver Rewards Edition
This week, we released our ultimate guide to 2022 model-year cars, trucks, and SUVs. We also covered recent updates for the 2022 Ford Bronco and 2022 Dodge Challenger and Charger models. But that’s not everything that was happening in the automotive space.
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2022 Honda Accord Hybrid Sport Now Available
2022 Honda Accord Hybrid Sport Now Available
The new-for-2022 Honda Accord Hybrid Sport ought to interest Honda customers who are sick of paying high gas prices but love the look and window sticker of the regular Accord Sport.
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Pilot Sport and TrailSport Join Lineup for 2022
Pilot Sport and TrailSport Join Lineup for 2022
Honda announced the 2022 Pilot back in July with more standard features and better tech. Though it outlined pricing details for most of the Pilot line, Honda held back information on the bottom two trim levels of the SUV, and now we know why.
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2022 Ford Bronco Changes and Rumors
2022 Ford Bronco Changes and Rumors
The Ford Bronco is in such high demand that many will be waiting deep into next year to get ahold of one. That builds pressure and expectations around the 2022 Ford Bronco, especially on special editions and updates for the new model year. Here’s everything we (think we) know about the 2022 Ford Bronco.
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Mazda CX-5 SUV Tops New IIHS Side Crash Test
Mazda CX-5 SUV Tops New IIHS Side Crash Test
Out of 20 vehicles, the Mazda CX-5 was the only small SUV to earn a Good rating in the new test. IIHS President David Harkey noted that the agency developed the test with progress in mind, saying that “the Good rating for the CX-5 shows that robust protection in a more severe side crash is achievable.”
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Dodge Announces New Appearance Packages for 2022 Models
Dodge Announces New Appearance Packages for 2022 Models
For the 2022 model year, buyers can spruce up their 2022 Charger or Challenger with two new appearance packages that bring various exterior and interior styling upgrades but no changes to powertrains or output.
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The Friday Five: The Discounted EV Discount, OEMs Invest in U.S. Batteries, and Leafs Turning Into SUVs Edition
The Friday Five: The Discounted EV Discount, OEMs Invest in U.S. Batteries, and Leafs Turning Into SUVs Edition
This week, Ford’s smallest truck, the Maverick, delivered in a big way with an EPA-official 42 city mpg for the hybrid. Also sizable was Land Rover’s blurry teasing of its all-new Range Rover ahead of next week’s reveal. But that’s not everything that was happening in the automotive space.
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2022 Ford Maverick Delivers 42 MPG in the City
2022 Ford Maverick Delivers 42 MPG in the City
Today, Ford announced EPA fuel-economy estimates for the Ford Maverick, which at 42 mpg city, 33 mpg highway, and 37 mpg combined beat the automaker’s previous estimate of 40 mpg in the city.
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Land Rover Teases New Range Rover SUV
Land Rover Teases New Range Rover SUV
The Range Rover has undoubtedly achieved a high level of notoriety, and after 50 years of toting royals and shuttling celebrities around the world, it's getting an overhaul.
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Acura Announces Pricing for 2022 RDX
Acura Announces Pricing for 2022 RDX
The Acura RDX is a sporty premium SUV with a lively turbocharged engine, engaging handling, and a premium interior. Following a complete overhaul for the 2019 model year, updates have been subtle… until now.
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The Friday Five: The Mustang V8 Downgrade, Toyota Mirai 845-Mile World Record, and F-150 Is Most Stolen Edition
The Friday Five: The Mustang V8 Downgrade, Toyota Mirai 845-Mile World Record, and F-150 Is Most Stolen Edition
This week, some bad news for used-car shoppers: prices aren’t going down anytime soon. On the new-car side, we have a number of updates. For those who are nostalgic, we say farewell to the discontinued cars for 2022. But that’s not everything that was happening in the automotive space.
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Report: Used Car Prices Will Continue Climbing
Report: Used Car Prices Will Continue Climbing
A global microchip shortage means there are fewer new cars for sale. As a result, fewer people are getting rid of older cars, so we now have a system-wide vehicle shortage and prices are up. That was the finding reached in the latest J.D. Power Used Vehicle Price Index.
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2023 Land Rover Discovery Metropolitan Edition Adds Style
2023 Land Rover Discovery Metropolitan Edition Adds Style
Though we’re not even into the 2022 calendar year, Land Rover is already outlining updates for the 2023 Discovery, starting with a new range-topping Metropolitan Edition.
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New 2022 Hyundai Sonata N Line Night Edition on Sale, Car Duster Not Included
New 2022 Hyundai Sonata N Line Night Edition on Sale, Car Duster Not Included
Limited to just 1,000 examples, the 2022 Sonata N Line Night Edition first appeared in the movie “Snake Eyes: G.I. Joe Origins.” And if you missed the film, now you can check out this special-edition Sonata for yourself.
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Lucid Announces New Safety Tech
Lucid Announces New Safety Tech
Today, Lucid announced the Air’s advanced driving assistance systems (ADAS), including collision avoidance, traffic jam assist, and more. Called DreamDrive and DreamDrive Pro, the option groups package together several popular advanced driver aids.
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2022 Kia Forte Changes Include Styling Refresh and New Tech
2022 Kia Forte Changes Include Styling Refresh and New Tech
Kia has announced updates to the 2022 Forte, the automaker’s compact car. Changes to the 2022 Kia Forte include new tech, improved safety features, and a ton of value packed under its revised styling.
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The Friday Five: The Silverado EV Heads to Vegas, Last Lotus ICE Gets Priced, and OEMs Stop Suing Each Other Edition
The Friday Five: The Silverado EV Heads to Vegas, Last Lotus ICE Gets Priced, and OEMs Stop Suing Each Other Edition
This week, the news and reviews feed was a busy one. We kick off with the latest J.D. Power consumer survey results for the 2021 U.S. Tech Experience Index (TXI) Study and covered several new car reviews. But that’s not everything that was happening in the automotive space.
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Mazda to Build New Crossover in Alabama
Mazda to Build New Crossover in Alabama
In an announcement, Mazda laid out its roadmap for several new crossover SUV models, some of which will come to the U.S. with available plug-in hybrid technology. The first model in the series will be the American-built CX-50, a core product for Mazda in the U.S.
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GM's Ultra Cruise to Bring Hands-Free Driving
GM's Ultra Cruise to Bring Hands-Free Driving
General Motors is moving full steam ahead with electrification, but that's not the only trick the automaker has up its sleeve. Today, GM announced Ultra Cruise, an advanced driver-assistance feature that will allow hands-free vehicle operation in 95 percent of driving scenarios, the automaker says.
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Ford Adds Two New Packages for 2022 Mustang
Ford Adds Two New Packages for 2022 Mustang
Ford is looking to capitalize on the Mustang’s popularity with two new special-edition packages for the 2022 model year. The Mustang Stealth Edition adds black trim and unique exterior touches, while the new California Special is a throwback to a late 1960s package with the same name.
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J.D. Power Releases Results of 2021 TXI Study
J.D. Power Releases Results of 2021 TXI Study
J.D. Power has released the results of its 2021 U.S. Tech Experience Index (TXI) Study, which measures how effectively automakers bring new technologies to market. The study looks at adoption (how many owners use the tech) and execution, which measures owners’ opinions of the tech in their new vehicles.
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Honda Teases 2023 Civic Type R
Honda Teases 2023 Civic Type R
Honda has been tight-lipped about plans for the performance-oriented Civic Si and hotrod Civic Type R, but the automaker just released teaser images of a heavily camouflaged new Type R on its way to testing at the Nürburgring.
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The Friday Five: The Camaro's Final Countdown, Integra's Five Doors, and Escalade Foregoes Super Cruise Edition
The Friday Five: The Camaro's Final Countdown, Integra's Five Doors, and Escalade Foregoes Super Cruise Edition
This week, the big news from Jeep was about its smaller two-row Grand Cherokee. Ford also had a few headlines to its name. Our latest reviews are on the 2021 Land Rover Defender 90 and 2021 GMC Canyon. But that's not everything that was happening in the automotive space.
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Genesis G70, GV70 Earn Top Safety Award
Genesis G70, GV70 Earn Top Safety Award
Genesis offers a small but refined lineup of sedans and SUVs, all of which earned a Top Safety Pick+ award from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). Today, the IIHS announced that the 2022 Genesis G70 sedan and all-new Genesis GV70 had also earned the accolade.
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Ford Mustang Mach-E Fails Evasive Handling Test
Ford Mustang Mach-E Fails Evasive Handling Test
In a video published to YouTube, Swedish motoring magazine Teknikens Värld subjects the new Ford to a "moose test," an evasive-maneuvering test. According to the magazine, the Mustang Mach-E could not complete the test at a required speed, leading to a failing grade.
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Ford Building New Plants in Southeast US
Ford Building New Plants in Southeast US
Ford is one of several global automakers planning heavy investments in electric vehicles and battery technologies this decade. Ford and its partners will build enormous development and production facilities in Tennessee and Kentucky to support its electric vehicle manufacturing and sales goals.
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Ford Gives Some Maverick Buyers Free AWD
Ford Gives Some Maverick Buyers Free AWD
The Ford Maverick’s release date isn’t even here yet, and there are already thousands of buyers lined up for the chance to own one. But Ford has recently decided to remove the 4K Towing package from FWD models. Here are the options now available for customers who have already ordered.
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The Friday Five: The Orange TRX, Sellout Lyriq, and “Cheap” EQS Edition
The Friday Five: The Orange TRX, Sellout Lyriq, and “Cheap” EQS Edition
This week, Ford confirmed last week’s short-lived Bronco Raptor rumor. We previewed the latest 2022 model debuts, including the Acura RDX, Ford Expedition, Honda Passport, and Toyota Tundra. But that’s not everything that was happening in the automotive space.
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2022 Honda Civic Safety Rating Among Best in Small Car Class
2022 Honda Civic Safety Rating Among Best in Small Car Class
The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) gives the redesigned 2022 Honda Civic a “Top Safety Pick+” overall safety rating, putting the car in an elite position among small cars.
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Honda Passport Trailsport Gets Rugged Overhaul
Honda Passport Trailsport Gets Rugged Overhaul
Honda debuted its Passport Trailsport earlier this week as a gussied-up off-road SUV. The Trailsport takes inspiration from the myriad of influencers and enthusiasts that spend time and money customizing their vehicles to gain more capability and different styling.
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All-New 2022 Honda Civic Hatchback Pricing Details Announced
All-New 2022 Honda Civic Hatchback Pricing Details Announced
The all-new 2022 Civic Sedan went on sale earlier this year. Now, Honda has announced that its 2022 Civic Hatchback is on sale, and the automaker released pricing details for the new car, which starts at $1,200 more than the Sedan.
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LG Resumes Battery Production for Chevy Bolt
LG Resumes Battery Production for Chevy Bolt
The LG battery production facilities in Holland and Hazel Park, MI, have resumed operations, and the company is expanding its production capacity to provide more cells to GM. LG expects to start shipping batteries to dealers as early as mid-October.
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The Friday Five: The Raptor Rumor, Synthetic Fuel, Facial Recognition Edition
The Friday Five: The Raptor Rumor, Synthetic Fuel, Facial Recognition Edition
The annual J.D. Power Automotive Performance, Execution and Layout Study results were released this week. These results provide a look at the top-ranked models in various market segments. We also covered several new car reviews. But that’s not everything that was happening in the automotive space.
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When Does the Ford Lightning Come Out? For Some, Early 2022
When Does the Ford Lightning Come Out? For Some, Early 2022
The Ford F-150 is America’s best-selling model and has been for many years, so it’s a big deal when the automaker decides to make changes. There was the shift to an aluminum frame back in 2015, the introduction of a hybrid powertrain in 2021, and Ford announced the all-electric F-150 Lightning shortly after that.
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New T-Spec Limited Edition Joins Nissan GT-R Lineup
New T-Spec Limited Edition Joins Nissan GT-R Lineup
Since it launched the GT-R here 14 years ago, Nissan has steadily added more power and updated the car’s tech to help keep it relevant. That trend continues with the 2021 GT-R T-spec, a new high-end GT-R variant with exclusive features and styling options.
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J.D. Power Releases Results of 2021 APEAL Study
J.D. Power Releases Results of 2021 APEAL Study
The J.D. Power 2021 Automotive Performance, Execution and Layout (APEAL) Study has been published. The study gathered responses from 110,827 owners of 2021 model-year vehicles to assess the emotional attachment and excitement that new-vehicle owners feel 90 days after the big purchase.
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2022 Mazda CX-5 Is Restyled and More Refined
2022 Mazda CX-5 Is Restyled and More Refined
The compact Mazda CX-5 crossover rises above its competition, offering near-luxury finishes and engaging driving dynamics. Mazda has announced updates to the CX-5 for 2022, including two new trim levels and a significant improvement to the drivetrain.
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The Friday Five: The Crossed Corolla, Smart Cadillacs, Clean NYC Edition
The Friday Five: The Crossed Corolla, Smart Cadillacs, Clean NYC Edition
This week was a busy one. Over Labor Day weekend, Mercedes-Benz announced several new electric vehicles during the IAA Mobility Show in Munich. Hyundai Motor Group also made waves this week. But, believe it or not, that’s not everything that was happening in the automotive space.
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Crash Avoidance Tech May Benefit Young Drivers More Than Others
Crash Avoidance Tech May Benefit Young Drivers More Than Others
There’s a good reason why nearly all new vehicles are available with advanced driving assistance systems to help prevent crashes: They save lives. A recent study from the Highway Loss Data Institute suggests that they also reduce the number of insurance claims, especially for younger drivers.
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2022 Genesis G80 Gets New Sport Model and Higher Price
2022 Genesis G80 Gets New Sport Model and Higher Price
The 2022 Genesis G80 sedan is one of three cars the brand sells and got a complete redesign just last year. This year, the 2022 G80 picks up a powerful new Sport trim level.
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Rivian R1T and R1S Get Official Range Ratings
Rivian R1T and R1S Get Official Range Ratings
Rivian is one of the most exciting new automakers to come out of the burgeoning electric vehicle revolution. The Rivian R1T pickup truck and Rivian R1S SUV are sleek and shockingly capable. What’s more, unlike so many other new EVs from young companies, they will soon be on their way to market.
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Mercedes-Benz Concept EQG Is an Electric G-Wagen
Mercedes-Benz Concept EQG Is an Electric G-Wagen
As part of its accelerating shift to electrification, Mercedes-Benz is rolling out new vehicles and concepts at a staggering pace. During the 2021 IAA Mobility show in Germany, the automaker showed off the Concept EQG, an all-electric take on its legendary G-Class SUV.
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Mercedes-AMG Shows Off New EQS Electric Performance Car
Mercedes-AMG Shows Off New EQS Electric Performance Car
A follow-up to the flagship Mercedes-Benz EQS sedan, the 2022 Mercedes-AMG EQS shows just how exciting the electrified future is shaping up to be.
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Honda Targets Light Off-Roaders With TrailSport Trim
Honda Targets Light Off-Roaders With TrailSport Trim
Several brands have started creating off-road-oriented versions of their vehicles that offer more capability and a decidedly more rugged experience to buyers. Now Honda joins the club with the announcement of a new TrailSport halo trim for its light trucks.
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The Friday Five: The Defender Gets Bond-ed, Bronco Says Whoa, and Solterra Shows More Edition
The Friday Five: The Defender Gets Bond-ed, Bronco Says Whoa, and Solterra Shows More Edition
This week, J.D. Power released the results of the 2021 Initial Quality Study. For the first time in the study’s 35-year history, Ram tops the list as the highest-ranked overall brand. We also covered other news and reviews. But that’s not everything that was happening in the automotive space.
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Audi Announces New Grandsphere Concept Car
Audi Announces New Grandsphere Concept Car
Last month, Audi debuted Skysphere, the first of three exciting concept cars, at Pebble Beach. Now, the automaker has released the second concept in the series. Dubbed Grandsphere, Audi says the car is special because many of its features and technologies will appear in future vehicles.
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New Mercedes-AMG Performance Hybrid is a Mean and Green Machine
New Mercedes-AMG Performance Hybrid is a Mean and Green Machine
Mercedes-AMG is launching its first performance plug-in hybrid electric vehicle, and it takes the form of its existing GT 4-door body style. The car will go on sale in the U.S. market for the 2023 model year.
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Ram Top Auto Brand in J.D. Power 2021 Initial Quality Study
Ram Top Auto Brand in J.D. Power 2021 Initial Quality Study
J.D. Power released the results of its 2021 U.S. Initial Quality Study (IQS) today, finding that new-vehicle quality has improved two percent overall from 2020.
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Ram 1500 Production Paused Due to Chip Shortage
Ram 1500 Production Paused Due to Chip Shortage
Stellantis is no stranger to chip shortage-related production issues. Just this week it announced temporary downtime for the factories that make some of its most popular models. As Automotive News reports, the assembly plants that build the Ram 1500 and other models will be down for at least a week.
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The Friday Five: The Wrangler is Hot for Pink, Bronco is No Truck, and F-150 is Doubly Lit Edition
The Friday Five: The Wrangler is Hot for Pink, Bronco is No Truck, and F-150 is Doubly Lit Edition
This week, Elon Musk admitted that Tesla technology isn't that great in a rare break of character, referring to the automaker's Full Self-Driving mode. On the reviews side, we give our expert take on several new models. But that's not everything that was happening in the automotive space.
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Rivian Truck Deliveries Will Proceed On Time: Report
Rivian Truck Deliveries Will Proceed On Time: Report
Rivian, a well-funded startup that counts Ford Motor Company and Amazon among its backers, will deliver its R1T pickup by September of this year, according to a letter written by CEO R.J. Scaringe and obtained by Electrek.
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New Range Rover Sport SVR Ultimate Takes Things to a New Level
New Range Rover Sport SVR Ultimate Takes Things to a New Level
The Range Rover is one of the most iconic and easily recognizable SUVs in the world. Land Rover offers several different models of the Range Rover in a wide variety of configurations, including a rowdy high-performance Range Rover Sport SVR variant with a supercharged V8 engine.
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Musk: Latest Tesla FSD Beta "Not Great"
Musk: Latest Tesla FSD Beta "Not Great"
Tesla has relied on a select group of its vehicle owners to test its Full Self-Driving feature, but a recent beta software release didn't meet expectations. Responding to another user's tweet about the Ford Mustang Mach-E, Tesla CEO Elon Musk took to Twitter to explain.
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Thousands of Buyers Line Up to Order 2022 Ford Maverick
Thousands of Buyers Line Up to Order 2022 Ford Maverick
The small pickup truck market was nonexistent earlier this year, but things are heating up considerably with two new entrants in 2021. The Hyundai Santa Cruz is starting to hit the streets now, and later this year, the Ford Maverick will make its appearance.
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New 2022 Ford Explorer Expands ST Options
New 2022 Ford Explorer Expands ST Options
For 2022 Ford is expanding the elder statesman Explorer lineup with new options and a more powerful standard engine for some trim levels.
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The Friday Five: The Audi E-tron S Gets Three Motors, Global Microchip Shortage Creates More Shutdowns, and Average New-Car Prices Exceed $41,000 Edition
The Friday Five: The Audi E-tron S Gets Three Motors, Global Microchip Shortage Creates More Shutdowns, and Average New-Car Prices Exceed $41,000 Edition
This week, the federal government announced its investigation into Tesla Autopilot. Other automaker news included Ford showing off its Bronco Riptide beach-cruiser concept and Kia announcing a plug-in-hybrid Sorento. But that’s not everything that was happening in the automotive space.
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New Genesis GV60 Electric SUV Coming Next Year
New Genesis GV60 Electric SUV Coming Next Year
Genesis has made a name for itself with striking, value-forward models as comfortable and upscale as those from rivals. The automaker’s latest creation is the GV60 electric SUV, a model that marks a departure from its previous SUVs and demonstrates Genesis’ vision of its electrified future.
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2022 Kia Sorento Gets New PHEV Powertrain Option
2022 Kia Sorento Gets New PHEV Powertrain Option
Kia overhauled its popular Sorento SUV for the 2021 model year, bringing sharp styling, an extended wheelbase, and a new hybrid powertrain.
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Ford Bronco Riptide is a Beach-Inspired Off-Road Beast
Ford Bronco Riptide is a Beach-Inspired Off-Road Beast
Today, a new Bronco model joins the stable. The Bronco Riptide project is a custom vehicle with tubular doors, a surfboard rack, and tropical ocean-inspired Velocity Blue paint.
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Tesla Autopilot Under Scrutiny After Several Crashes
Tesla Autopilot Under Scrutiny After Several Crashes
After several collisions involving Tesla vehicles operating on Autopilot and stationary emergency vehicles, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has opened an investigation into the autonomous driving feature.
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The Friday Five: The Acura Integra’s Surprise Return, Aston Martin Valkyrie’s Hyper Convertible, and Chevy Silverado EV’s Crab-Like Walk Edition
The Friday Five: The Acura Integra’s Surprise Return, Aston Martin Valkyrie’s Hyper Convertible, and Chevy Silverado EV’s Crab-Like Walk Edition
This week, Ford seems to giveth and taketh away due to a redesign. Lexus and Toyota unveiled a new post-collision feature. Our latest reviews cover the newest trucks—the 2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz and 2022 Nissan Frontier. But that’s not everything that was happening in the automotive space.
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Ford to Replace Removable Hardtop on All New 2021 Broncos
Ford to Replace Removable Hardtop on All New 2021 Broncos
For those still waiting on their 2021 Ford Bronco delivery, there’s bad news. On Thursday, Ford announced further delays are coming due to issues with the SUV’s molded-in-color (MIC) hardtop.
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Toyota and Lexus Roll Out New Post-Collision Feature
Toyota and Lexus Roll Out New Post-Collision Feature
Toyota and its Lexus luxury division are hoping to help owners of newer vehicles ease the stress of being involved in an accident with a new service called Collision Assistance, which the automakers say will help guide vehicle owners through the process with less stress and hassle.
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Audi Skysphere Concept to Debut at Pebble Beach
Audi Skysphere Concept to Debut at Pebble Beach
The Audi Skysphere concept vehicle is an open-top electric car with striking style and advanced tech.
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2022 Volkswagen Lineup to Have More Tech and Safety Features
2022 Volkswagen Lineup to Have More Tech and Safety Features
Volkswagen (VW) today announced changes and updates to its new car and SUV lineup for the 2022 model year. The changes focus on bringing more tech and updated safety features to a broader range of models.
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The Friday Five: The Nissan Leaf is the Cheapest EV, Ford Maverick Hybrid Already in Short Supply, and Toyota Swaps Out a Car for an SUV Edition
The Friday Five: The Nissan Leaf is the Cheapest EV, Ford Maverick Hybrid Already in Short Supply, and Toyota Swaps Out a Car for an SUV Edition
This week, significant automotive-related announcements came from the White House. Other coverage included a new XRT trim for the 2022 Hyundai Santa Fe and a supercar swan song in the form of the 2022 Acura NSX Type S. But that's not everything that was happening in the automotive space.
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White House Announces Ambitious EV Growth Target
White House Announces Ambitious EV Growth Target
Today, the Biden administration announced an executive order that sets an ambitious—but not mandatory—goal that half of all new cars and light trucks sold in the United States be zero-emission vehicles by 2030.
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2022 Acura NSX Type S Closes Supercar’s Run
2022 Acura NSX Type S Closes Supercar’s Run
Acura is dropping the NSX hybrid supercar from its lineup after the 2022 model year. The automaker will make the final 350 examples memorable, though. Each will wear a Type S designation and will offer more power and performance than any street-legal NSX to come before it.
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Infrastructure Bill Includes Proposals to Stop Drunk Driving
Infrastructure Bill Includes Proposals to Stop Drunk Driving
The U.S. Senate is considering a $1 trillion infrastructure plan, which now has bipartisan support. Among the numerous new rules and regulations in the 2,702-page bill are many that concern automobiles and driving.
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2022 Hyundai Santa Fe Gets Rugged New XRT Trim
2022 Hyundai Santa Fe Gets Rugged New XRT Trim
Hyundai gave its first SUV, the Santa Fe, a mild overhaul for the 2021 model year and is now adding a new adventure-themed trim level for 2022.
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The Friday Five: The Chevy Cans the Camaro, Toyota Restricts Land Cruiser Resale, and Tesla Supercharging Not for Slowpokes Edition
The Friday Five: The Chevy Cans the Camaro, Toyota Restricts Land Cruiser Resale, and Tesla Supercharging Not for Slowpokes Edition
This week, we covered several announcements from car manufacturers. We also provided a number of expert reviews, a compact truck comparison, and car guide features. But that's not everything that was happening in the automotive space.
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2022 Land Rover Defender Gets New Trophy Edition
2022 Land Rover Defender Gets New Trophy Edition
The new Land Rover Defender is a popular and award-winning SUV that retains the spirit of its predecessors while building on that legacy with new technology and capability.
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Ford to Offer Free Teen Driver Education
Ford to Offer Free Teen Driver Education
In an effort to help young drivers understand the risks and improve their overall skill levels, Ford Fund and Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) are once again teaming up to provide free training clinics to teen drivers and their parents.
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New Outlander Helps Mitsubishi During Chip Shortage
New Outlander Helps Mitsubishi During Chip Shortage
Due to the chip shortage, Mitsubishi’s inventories fell this past year. The upside is that the automaker could draw down its advertising spend and cut incentives for its vehicles. Both moves helped Mitsubishi increase its profitability right in time for the redesigned Outlander SUV.
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Mercedes-Benz EQS Rear-Wheel Steer Requires Subscription
Mercedes-Benz EQS Rear-Wheel Steer Requires Subscription
Mercedes-Benz will soon open its order banks for buyers hoping to be among the first to own the 2022 Mercedes-Benz EQS electric luxury sedan.
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The Friday Five: The Tesla Shares Superchargers, Mercedes-Benz Goes Electric Only, and Mini Celebrates John Cooper Edition
The Friday Five: The Tesla Shares Superchargers, Mercedes-Benz Goes Electric Only, and Mini Celebrates John Cooper Edition
This week, our latest expert reviews detail the 2021 Ford Bronco Wildtrak 2-Door, 2021 Ford Expedition, and 2021 Hyundai Sonata N Line. We also covered several stories making headlines, as well as some new car previews. But that’s not everything that was happening in the automotive space.
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Ford, Argo AI Launching Self-Driving Lyft Service
Ford, Argo AI Launching Self-Driving Lyft Service
Ford Motor Company and Argo AI are partnering with rideshare provider Lyft to pilot autonomous ride-hailing services.
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Report: GM to Delay Silverado, Sierra Overhaul
Report: GM to Delay Silverado, Sierra Overhaul
As one of the largest automotive manufacturers in the world, General Motors always has plenty going on, but one thing reportedly not in the cards for 2022 is a previously expected update to the Chevrolet Silverado 1500 and GMC Sierra 1500 pickup trucks.
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Porsche Announces Changes for 2022 Macan Crossover
Porsche Announces Changes for 2022 Macan Crossover
The Macan is a popular model for Porsche. The compact crossover has earned praise for its performance and handling over the years, and Porsche says that it has updated the 2022 Macan to make it even more appealing and capable than before. Here are some of the highlights.
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New Audi RS 3 Coming For 2022 With More Power
New Audi RS 3 Coming For 2022 With More Power
In June, Audi announced details of its redesigned 2022 A3 compact and 2022 S3 sports sedans, including more power and updates to the cars’ handling. The range-topping RS 3 was conspicuously absent from that announcement, but the automaker has just remedied that omission.
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The Friday Five: The Ford Getting Gassy, Rotary Not a Reality (Yet), and Jeep Going Electric Edition
The Friday Five: The Ford Getting Gassy, Rotary Not a Reality (Yet), and Jeep Going Electric Edition
This week, the 2021 J.D. Power U.S. Automotive Brand Study was released. Subaru took the top spot, but the study also found that brand loyalty increased overall during 2020. We also covered expert reviews and new car previews. But that’s not everything that was happening in the automotive space.
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Study: Coronavirus Pandemic Increased Loyalty to Brands, Dealers
Study: Coronavirus Pandemic Increased Loyalty to Brands, Dealers
According to the 2021 J.D. Power U.S. Automotive Brand Loyalty Study, the coronavirus pandemic caused new vehicle buyers to rely heavily on existing relationships with dealers and on trust in a familiar vehicle brand.
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2022 Volkswagen GTI and Golf R Prices Announced
2022 Volkswagen GTI and Golf R Prices Announced
If you’ve been itching to get your hands on the redesigned 2022 Volkswagen Golf GTI or Golf R, your wait is almost over. Both cars are about to arrive with refreshed styling, a host of go-fast upgrades, new tech, and an enthusiast-friendly manual transmission.
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Ford F-150 Diesel Succumbs to Cancel Culture
Ford F-150 Diesel Succumbs to Cancel Culture
Many car companies have announced plans to shift entirely to electrification or convert a portion of their product lines to battery power. Ford is one of them, which makes the upcoming removal of the diesel engine option from the F-150 order guide less surprising.
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BMW, Lexus Announce Limited Editions of X5, RX Luxury SUVs
BMW, Lexus Announce Limited Editions of X5, RX Luxury SUVs
BMW and Lexus have announced special-edition upgrades to popular SUV models for the 2022 model year. Lexus introduced a Black Line package for the RX L SUV, and BMW outlined its plans for an X5 Black Vermillion model.
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The Friday Five: The Ford Sales Slump, Audi Teases Concept Spheres, and Subaru Surpasses 20 Million AWDs Edition
The Friday Five: The Ford Sales Slump, Audi Teases Concept Spheres, and Subaru Surpasses 20 Million AWDs Edition
This week, Stellantis announced major electrification news and unveiled the all-new Jeep Grand Cherokee 4xe plug-in hybrid. We also covered several new car previews, reviews, and explainer articles. But that's not everything that was happening in the automotive space.
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Stellantis Lays Out Plans for Electrification
Stellantis Lays Out Plans for Electrification
Recently formed automotive giant Stellantis is the latest in a long line of automakers to commit to electrification in the coming years. The family of car brands, including Alfa Romeo, Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Ram, and others, are committing to building several new electrified models by 2025.
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Ram Updates Truck Lineup with Performance Models
Ram Updates Truck Lineup with Performance Models
Ram continues to expand the 1500 lineup with new model variants, powertrains, and trim levels.
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Ford Bronco Dealers Attend Off-Roadeo Driving School
Ford Bronco Dealers Attend Off-Roadeo Driving School
The Bronco Off-Roadeo program offers drivers the chance to learn about the new SUV, get some legitimate off-road training, and learn about how the Bronco’s boatload of technology helps it “go over any terrain.”
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The Friday Five: The VW Says Goodbye to Gas, Honda EV Chapter Begins With a Prologue, and Tesla is Safe Again Edition
The Friday Five: The VW Says Goodbye to Gas, Honda EV Chapter Begins With a Prologue, and Tesla is Safe Again Edition
There has been no shortage of news this week, with the big bucking 2021 Ford Bronco kicking things off. We also covered a new midsize truck comparison, several new car reviews, and other news items. And yet that’s not everything that was happening in the automotive space.
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Chevrolet Silverado ZR2 Could Come as Soon as 2022
Chevrolet Silverado ZR2 Could Come as Soon as 2022
Facing increasingly beefy, off-road-ready competition in the form of the Ford F-150 Raptor and the Ram 1500 TRX, Chevrolet has come up with a more hardcore version of the Silverado 1500.
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Concept Recharge Previews an All-Electric Volvo Lineup
Concept Recharge Previews an All-Electric Volvo Lineup
At today’s Tech Moment presentation, Volvo showed off its Concept Recharge, a not-so-subtle preview of what we’ll see from the company going forward.
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EVs Are Not Cleaner Than Gas Vehicles by Default: Study
EVs Are Not Cleaner Than Gas Vehicles by Default: Study
A recent study by Reuters aims to clarify just how clean and green your electric machine is. The global news organization worked with a data model to determine the point in an EV’s lifespan at which it becomes cleaner to operate than a comparable gas-powered vehicle.
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Electric Vehicles to Outsell Others by 2033: Study
Electric Vehicles to Outsell Others by 2033: Study
Even with steady and significant sales growth in recent years, EVs still make up a single-digit percentage of vehicles sold in the U.S., though a new study from Ernst & Young LLP (EY) sees a significant shift coming in the not-so-distant future.
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The Friday Five: The California Saves the Manuals, Ford Registers More Range, and GM Gives Free Energy Edition
The Friday Five: The California Saves the Manuals, Ford Registers More Range, and GM Gives Free Energy Edition
This week, we previewed a few upcoming redesigned vehicles, covered several news items, and provided new technology explainers. But that’s not everything that was happening in the automotive space.
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New Volvo EV Focuses on Safety
New Volvo EV Focuses on Safety
Volvo has announced that its upcoming, fully electric flagship SUV would “set a new benchmark for automotive safety” with advanced sensors and powerful software.
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2022 Kia Stinger Safety Rating Improves, Says IIHS
2022 Kia Stinger Safety Rating Improves, Says IIHS
According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), the refreshed 2022 Kia Stinger sportback improves upon its safety rating thanks to new headlights. The car now earns a Top Safety Pick+ rating from the IIHS, the highest one possible.
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2022 Kia Soul Changes Add Tech, Eliminate Stick
2022 Kia Soul Changes Add Tech, Eliminate Stick
Kia has announced changes to the 2022 Soul, a personality-infused multi-purpose vehicle that the automaker markets as a small crossover SUV.
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Electric Vehicle Registrations Jump First Half of 2021
Electric Vehicle Registrations Jump First Half of 2021
Electric vehicle registrations nearly doubled during the first four months of 2021. Data from Experian and reported by Automotive News show that between January 1 and April 30 of 2021, 133,509 new EVs hit American roads, a 95 percent increase compared to the same period in 2020.
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The Friday Five: The Updated Telluride, Uncovered MDX, Unloved Clarity Edition
The Friday Five: The Updated Telluride, Uncovered MDX, Unloved Clarity Edition
This week, we covered electrifying news from Mazda and Lincoln and provided production updates on the 2021 Ford Bronco and 2022 Subaru Forester. Several previews and new reviews also went live this week. But that’s not everything that was happening in the automotive space.
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Zoom-Zoom Gets Update for an Electrified Mazda
Zoom-Zoom Gets Update for an Electrified Mazda
Mazda has announced a new vision for the future that brings it into the twenty-first century and beyond. The Japanese automaker calls it “Sustainable Zoom-Zoom 2030.
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Lincoln Announces 100th Birthday and Plans to Electrify
Lincoln Announces 100th Birthday and Plans to Electrify
One hundred years in business is cause for celebration for any company, especially for those operating in the sometimes-volatile auto industry. Lincoln is approaching its centenary, and to commemorate the occasion, it announced plans to electrify its entire lineup by 2030.
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2021 Ford Bronco Production Officially Starts in Michigan
2021 Ford Bronco Production Officially Starts in Michigan
The 2021 Ford Bronco is one of the most anticipated vehicles to hit the market in years. On June 15, 2021, Ford officially began production of the 2021 Bronco.
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2022 Subaru Forester Changes Might Be Coming to U.S.
2022 Subaru Forester Changes Might Be Coming to U.S.
Subaru Japan has released home-market details about the 2022 Forester, which gets revised styling, new technology, and updated powertrains. Nothing shared here is confirmed for the U.S.-spec Forester, but this is likely a good indication of what we’ll eventually see coming to America.
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The Friday Five: The Plaid Edition, Onyx Edition, Z Day Has Come Edition
The Friday Five: The Plaid Edition, Onyx Edition, Z Day Has Come Edition
This week was a busy one in terms of new product debuts. In addition to these all-new models, several automakers announced updates to product lines and models. We’ve also published several explainers in the past week. But that’s not everything that was happening in the automotive space.
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All-New 2022 Audi S3 Brings More Power, Sharp Styling
All-New 2022 Audi S3 Brings More Power, Sharp Styling
After skipping the 2021 model year with its entry-level sports sedan, Audi has taken the wraps off its all-new 2022 S3. It is based on the redesigned 2022 Audi A3 sedan.
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2022 Chevrolet Corvette Changes Include New Special Edition
2022 Chevrolet Corvette Changes Include New Special Edition
After an exciting 2020 model year that saw the Chevrolet Corvette enter its eighth generation and move to a mid-engine design for the first time, the automaker’s updates to the car in 2021 were relatively mild. The upcoming model year promises to be a bit different.
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2022 Jaguar I-Pace Changes Streamline Lineup, Improve EV
2022 Jaguar I-Pace Changes Streamline Lineup, Improve EV
The I-Pace was Jaguar’s first and only fully-electric vehicle. When it debuted, the vehicle attracted attention for its design and capability and won several awards. After skipping the 2021 model year, the 2022 Jaguar I-Pace sees notable changes heading into 2022.
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2022 BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe Blends Sport, Utility
2022 BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe Blends Sport, Utility
BMW has fully fleshed out its redesigned 4 Series lineup. It comes in coupe, convertible, and 5-door sportback (Gran Coupe) styles, and the new 2022 BMW i4 is essentially an electric 4 Series Gran Coupe. The last member of the family to debut is the gasoline-fueled 2022 BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe.
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2022 BMW X4 Changes Include New Powertrain, Technology
2022 BMW X4 Changes Include New Powertrain, Technology
BMW has expanded its SUV and crossover lineup in recent years, and the lightly updated 2022 X4 sits right in the middle of the BMW crossover catalog. It is based on the BMW X3 but features a fastback roofline that transforms it into what the company refers to as a “sports activity coupe.”
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2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee L Prices, Release Date Confirmed
2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee L Prices, Release Date Confirmed
Jeep has finalized 2021 Grand Cherokee L prices, configurations, and a release date.
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The Friday Five: The Stinger Scorpion, Scandinavian ‘Stang, Somebody’s Watching Me Edition
The Friday Five: The Stinger Scorpion, Scandinavian ‘Stang, Somebody’s Watching Me Edition
This week, we covered the changes to the 2022 Buick Enclave, 2022 Jaguar F-Type, 2022 Toyota 4Runner, and 2022 Toyota Tacoma. We also published previews, a Ford F-150 vs. Ram 1500 comparison, and a couple of new reviews. But that’s not everything that was happening in the automotive space.
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2022 Buick Enclave Gets New Face, More Premium Features
2022 Buick Enclave Gets New Face, More Premium Features
Buick has given its 2022 Enclave midsize SUV a facelift and added features in a bid to make one of its mainstay models even more competitive in the premium crossover segment.
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2022 Toyota Tacoma Changes: Trail Edition, Upgraded TRD Pro
2022 Toyota Tacoma Changes: Trail Edition, Upgraded TRD Pro
Toyota is making its rugged midsize pickup truck even more capable. Changes to the 2022 Toyota Tacoma include a new Trail Edition and a substantially upgraded TRD Pro model.
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2022 Jaguar F-Type Goes All-V8 All the Time
2022 Jaguar F-Type Goes All-V8 All the Time
The Jaguar F-Type has always been one of the prettiest sports cars on the planet. But because of the number of powertrains it offered, it never had a clear identity. For the 2022 model year, all U.S.-spec 2022 Jaguar F-Types will get a potent, supercharged V8.
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2022 Toyota 4Runner Changes Include New TRD Sport
2022 Toyota 4Runner Changes Include New TRD Sport
Toyota has announced updates to the 2022 Toyota 4Runner, and the most significant change is the addition of a new TRD Sport model.
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The Friday Five: The Zapped Bronco, Comp’d M4 Convertible, Shellacked Shell Edition
The Friday Five: The Zapped Bronco, Comp’d M4 Convertible, Shellacked Shell Edition
This week, we reported 2022 Genesis GV70 prices, details of the 2022 Toyota Highlander Bronze Edition, new specifications for the 2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5, three new reviews, and results of a study of American car buyer habits. But that’s not everything that was happening in the automotive space.
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Car Buyers Borrow More for Longer Periods, Experian Study Shows
Car Buyers Borrow More for Longer Periods, Experian Study Shows
America's car buyers are extending themselves and their credit more than ever before as they buy new vehicles. At the same time, a larger proportion of U.S. buyers are being shut out when it comes to new-car buying.
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2022 Toyota Highlander Bronze Edition Trends Away From Black
2022 Toyota Highlander Bronze Edition Trends Away From Black
Toyota will offer a new special edition of its fourth-generation Highlander midsize crossover SUV next year, and it promises to turn heads wherever it goes.
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Hyundai Ioniq 5 Set To Change Buyers' Perceptions of EVs
Hyundai Ioniq 5 Set To Change Buyers' Perceptions of EVs
Hyundai wants to transition from a maker of reliable gas-fueled vehicles to become the provider of intelligent, ecologically responsible mobility solutions. And the new 2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5 is the first step in that journey.
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2022 Genesis GV70 Prices, Specs, Release Date Announced
2022 Genesis GV70 Prices, Specs, Release Date Announced
Genesis believes that the new GV70 compact luxury crossover SUV will help establish the luxury marque as a force to be reckoned with.
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The Friday Five: The Teased Tundra, Manual Hondas, Lightning Storm Edition
The Friday Five: The Teased Tundra, Manual Hondas, Lightning Storm Edition
This week we covered the debut of the new electric Ford F-150, researched great used cars for teen drivers, and provided reviews on a number of new vehicles. But that’s not everything that was happening in the automotive space.
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Mazda Drops Mazda6 Sedan, CX-3 Crossover
Mazda Drops Mazda6 Sedan, CX-3 Crossover
Mazda has announced that it will discontinue the Mazda6 midsize sedan and CX-3 subcompact crossover after the 2021 model year. If you want either of these stylish and fun-to-drive but frequently overlooked vehicles, you’d better act fast.
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2021 Acura TLX Type S Price, Release Date Finalized
2021 Acura TLX Type S Price, Release Date Finalized
Acura returns to its performance roots with the 2021 Acura TLX Type S midsize sport sedan. The starting price for the new TLX Type S is $52,300, and it goes on sale on June 23, 2021.
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Electric Ford F-150 Lightning Price, Release Date Announced
Electric Ford F-150 Lightning Price, Release Date Announced
When the new electric Ford F-150 Lightning full-size pickup truck goes on sale in the spring of 2022, it will cost as little as $39,974 before applying the maximum $7,500 federal income tax credit or any state or local rebates and incentives. The better-equipped Lightning XLT will cost $52,974.
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2022 Kia EV6 First Edition Reservations Open on June 3
2022 Kia EV6 First Edition Reservations Open on June 3
Kia is in the midst of a massive transformation. To celebrate, the automaker will offer 1,500 examples of the 2022 Kia EV6 First Edition in a unique combination of appearance and equipment.
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Toyota Corolla Cross Could Plug Gap Between C-HR, RAV4
Toyota Corolla Cross Could Plug Gap Between C-HR, RAV4
Toyota and Mazda are building a joint-venture factory in Alabama, and Automotive News reports that when the assembly line starts humming later this year, it’s a good bet that a 2022 Toyota Corolla Cross will roll off of it.
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2022 BMW 2 Series Coupe Specs, Release Date Announced
2022 BMW 2 Series Coupe Specs, Release Date Announced
BMW has confirmed a handful of engineering specs for the redesigned 2022 2 Series Coupe, which serves as an anchor point for the company’s car lineup.
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The Friday Five: The Billions in Backing, Broken Bridge, Blunted Bitcoin Edition
The Friday Five: The Billions in Backing, Broken Bridge, Blunted Bitcoin Edition
This week, we reported about the 2022 Volkswagen Tiguan, the revived Ford F-150 Lightning, and the remarkable Subaru Solterra EV. We wondered if Chrysler and Dodge will survive a decade from now and explained DC Fast Charging. But that’s not everything that was happening in the automotive space.
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Can Dodge, Chrysler Survive the Stellantis Consolidation?
Can Dodge, Chrysler Survive the Stellantis Consolidation?
A decade from now, there will almost certainly be a consolidation of Stellantis brands, and that will mean some of them will vanish from the United States. Most likely to disappear from the U.S. are Alfa Romeo, Fiat, and Maserati. Chrysler and Dodge also seem potentially vulnerable.
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Volkswagen Reveals U.S.-Spec 2022 VW Tiguan
Volkswagen Reveals U.S.-Spec 2022 VW Tiguan
The improved 2022 VW Tiguan boasts updated technology, more comfort and convenience features, and, of course, revised exterior styling. The changes to the second-generation Tiguan are significant to Volkswagen because the compact crossover has become its biggest selling model.
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Subaru Names New Electric SUV Solterra
Subaru Names New Electric SUV Solterra
A new Subaru electric SUV is coming in 2022, and it goes by the name of Solterra. Fully electric, the new Subaru Solterra is a joint-venture product with Toyota, which revealed its version of the electric vehicle at the 2021 Shanghai Auto Show as the bZ4X Concept.
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Electric Ford F-150 Lightning Release Date is Summer 2022
Electric Ford F-150 Lightning Release Date is Summer 2022
Next spring, the electric 2023 Ford F-150 Lightning goes into production at the company’s all-new Rouge Electric Vehicle Center in Michigan. This announcement means the first versions of Ford’s new electric F-150 will find their way into customer driveways by the summer of 2022.
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The Friday Five: The Accomplished Acura, Revived Lightning, Rallying Electric Edition
The Friday Five: The Accomplished Acura, Revived Lightning, Rallying Electric Edition
This week, we explain why rental car companies are buying used vehicles for fleets, why gas prices will rise this summer, and what a new J.D. Power study says is most important for electric vehicle smartphone apps. But that’s not everything that was happening in the automotive space.
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Simplicity, User Experience Key for EV Smartphone Apps
Simplicity, User Experience Key for EV Smartphone Apps
A new study by J.D. Power finds that Kia provides electric vehicle (EV) owners with the best smartphone app user experience, followed by Ford and Porsche. The three top-ranked apps are Kia Access, FordPass, and Porsche Connect.
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Ford Explorer Timberline Specs Reflect Off-road Capability
Ford Explorer Timberline Specs Reflect Off-road Capability
The new 2021 Ford Explorer Timberline is the first in a series of planned off-road-tuned SUVs from the Michigan-based automaker.
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Why Are Gas Prices Rising in 2021?
Why Are Gas Prices Rising in 2021?
Gas prices are in a constant state of flux, depending on factors related to supply and demand. Currently, gas prices are increasing across the country, as they do every summer. But this year, additional factors are at play, and you can expect some pain at the pump for a while.
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Rental Car Companies Resort to Buying Used Cars Amid Microchip Shortage
Rental Car Companies Resort to Buying Used Cars Amid Microchip Shortage
A global microchip shortage is wreaking havoc across business supply chains, including those that fuel the automotive industry. Without the vital components, car companies must pause production, producing a scarcity of new vehicle inventory just as America’s economy is revving back up.
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The Friday Five: The Ford Raptor Price, Speedy Mercedes GLC, Toyota and Lexus SUVs Edition
The Friday Five: The Ford Raptor Price, Speedy Mercedes GLC, Toyota and Lexus SUVs Edition
This week, we reported about 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E GT prices and specs, new Ford F-150 towing and hauling technologies, a Toyota Sienna with a factory-lifted suspension, and GM’s new EV charging network initiative. But that’s not everything that was happening in the automotive space.
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Ultium Charge 360 Promises to Make Owning a GM EV Easy
Ultium Charge 360 Promises to Make Owning a GM EV Easy
Though most people who own an electric vehicle recharge them at home, it is sometimes necessary to find a charging station when you’re out and about. General Motors, which is about to launch numerous EVs, has a solution to this.
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New Ford F-150 Towing and Hauling Technology Debuts
New Ford F-150 Towing and Hauling Technology Debuts
Ford is adding new towing and hauling technology to the 2021 F-150 light-duty pickup truck. The new features include Onboard Scales, Smart Hitch, and a continuously controlled damping suspension. Buyers considering a new Ford F-150 can order these upgrades starting in June of 2021.
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Go Further into the Wild with the 2022 Toyota Sienna Woodland Special Edition
Go Further into the Wild with the 2022 Toyota Sienna Woodland Special Edition
Two minivans offer AWD: the Chrysler Pacifica and the Toyota Sienna. For 2022, the Toyota Sienna goes even further with the Woodland Special Edition, which provides mechanical enhancements for off-pavement adventures.
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Ford Mustang Mach-E GT Prices, Specs, and Release Date
Ford Mustang Mach-E GT Prices, Specs, and Release Date
Ford has announced the prices, specs, and release date for the new 2021 Mustang Mach-E GT and GT Performance Edition. These more powerful versions of the automaker’s electric SUV surpass a Mustang Mach 1 in total power output and accelerate to 60 mph in as few as 3.5 seconds.
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The Friday Five: The VW World Car, Under 20 Mini, Easily Tricked Teslas Edition
The Friday Five: The VW World Car, Under 20 Mini, Easily Tricked Teslas Edition
This week, several new electric vehicles debuted at the 2021 Shanghai Auto Show, we covered reviews on several new vehicles, and we did a deep dive on the new 2022 Mercedes-Benz EQS flagship sedan. But that’s not everything that was happening in the automotive space.
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Honda Plans to Go Electric by 2040
Honda Plans to Go Electric by 2040
Honda currently sells the most fuel-efficient lineup of vehicles in the U.S., and the company says its vehicles collectively emit the fewest carbon dioxide emissions of any automaker. Now, Honda is fully committing to electrification.
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New Electric SUVs Earn Top Safety Ratings
New Electric SUVs Earn Top Safety Ratings
According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, the 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E and 2021 Volvo XC40 Recharge earn Top Safety ratings for their abilities to prevent a collision, protect occupants during a collision, and adequately illuminate the road ahead without blinding oncoming drivers.
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2023 Cadillac Lyriq Price, Specs, Range, and Charging Times
2023 Cadillac Lyriq Price, Specs, Range, and Charging Times
Cadillac has revealed the final production version of its new 2023 Lyriq electric SUV, along with prices, specifications, estimated driving range, recharging times, and more.
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What New Cars Debuted at the 2021 Shanghai Auto Show?
What New Cars Debuted at the 2021 Shanghai Auto Show?
In Shanghai this week, electric vehicles were the big news. If you’re wondering what new cars and SUVs debuted at the 2021 Shanghai Auto Show, this article highlights the electrified concept and production models that have implications for the U.S. market.
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2022 Lexus ES Changes Include Touchscreen Infotainment
2022 Lexus ES Changes Include Touchscreen Infotainment
Changes to the 2022 Lexus ES make it more appealing than ever. The new dashboard design supports one of the significant changes to the 2022 ES. The standard 8-inch and available 12.3-inch infotainment displays move 4.3 inches closer to the driver and passenger and now offer touchscreen control.
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The Friday Five: The New Benchmark EV, More Affordable EV, Too Many EVs Edition
The Friday Five: The New Benchmark EV, More Affordable EV, Too Many EVs Edition
This week, we reported on the new EU regulations that could make plug-in hybrids obsolete, a new Mazda electric SUV coming only to California, 2021 Audi Q5 safety ratings, and a Texas-only version of the Jeep Gladiator. But that’s not everything that was happening in the automotive space.
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2021 Audi Q5, Q5 Sportback Earn Top Safety Ratings from IIHS
2021 Audi Q5, Q5 Sportback Earn Top Safety Ratings from IIHS
The 2021 Audi Q5 and Q5 Sportback have earned the highest honor from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), its Top Safety Pick+ award. Improved headlight performance was the key to receipt of the safety ratings for the two luxury SUVs.
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The 2022 Mazda MX-30 Electric SUV is Going to Disneyland!
The 2022 Mazda MX-30 Electric SUV is Going to Disneyland!
Mazda has officially announced that it will start selling its MX-30 electric vehicle in the U.S. market. Since Disneyland is in California, and its parking garage has EV charging stations, a Mazda MX-30 is almost certain to visit the iconic theme park in the future.
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2021 Jeep Gladiator Blazes New Trails in Texas
2021 Jeep Gladiator Blazes New Trails in Texas
Texans aren't shy about boasting that the Lone Star state is their home. In order to appeal to the proud citizens of the second biggest and second most populous state in America and to commemorate the biggest truck market in the country, Jeep announces the 2021 Gladiator Texas Trail special edition.
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Is End Near for Plug-In Hybrids?
Is End Near for Plug-In Hybrids?
Looking at the global car market right now, you might think plug-in hybrids are the new black. According to the NHTSA, 30 different plug-in hybrid electric vehicles are currently available. The issue? Some environmentalists suggest that PHEVs are not nearly as "green" as they are portrayed to be.
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The Friday Five: The Jeep Gets New Bearings, Lexus Adds New Teammate, and EVs Get New $$$ Edition
The Friday Five: The Jeep Gets New Bearings, Lexus Adds New Teammate, and EVs Get New $$$ Edition
This week, we reported Chevrolet will build an electric Silverado, Ford is expanding the 2021 Explorer lineup, and Toyota is bringing a new 2022 GR 86 to the U.S. at the end of the year. But that’s not everything that was happening in the automotive space.
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2021 Ford Explorer Lineup Expands, Adds Value
2021 Ford Explorer Lineup Expands, Adds Value
Ford continues to tweak the popular 2021 Ford Explorer lineup to draw more midsize SUV shoppers to the model. Mid-year changes include lower-priced Explorer ST performance and Explorer Platinum luxury models, and a new Platinum Hybrid model.
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Chevrolet Confirms It Will Build Electric Silverado
Chevrolet Confirms It Will Build Electric Silverado
Chevrolet has confirmed it will become another in the growing number of manufacturers of electric-powered pickup trucks. The Chevrolet Silverado EV joins the previously announced 2022 GMC Hummer EV Pickup as a second General Motors entry in the upcoming electric-truck sweepstakes.
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2022 Toyota GR 86 Photos, Specs Reveal a Fun, Affordable Sports Car
2022 Toyota GR 86 Photos, Specs Reveal a Fun, Affordable Sports Car
Driving enthusiasts often assert that it is better to drive a slow car fast than a fast car slow so you can enjoy the more modest limits and thrilling dynamics of a vehicle without endangering anyone. This philosophy also applies to the Subaru BRZ sports coupe and its twin, the Toyota 86.
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The Friday Five: The Big, Bigger, and Biggest Spender Edition
The Friday Five: The Big, Bigger, and Biggest Spender Edition
This week, we reported new Hyundai technology, Lexus electrification plans, and Volvo safety ratings. We also shared details of the 2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz, 2022 Kia EV6, and 2022 Subaru Outback Wilderness. But that’s not everything that was happening in the automotive space.
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Volvo Adds More Top Safety Pick Ratings for 2021
Volvo Adds More Top Safety Pick Ratings for 2021
Currently, Volvo’s stated goal is to eliminate all occupant fatalities and severe injuries during crashes in its vehicles. Based on recent testing conducted by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), Volvo is well on its way to achieving that lofty milestone.
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Lexus Electric Car Concept Represents Automaker’s Future
Lexus Electric Car Concept Represents Automaker’s Future
Lexus introduced the RX 400h hybrid SUV more than 15 years ago, making it the first electrified luxury vehicle in the world. Since then, Lexus has sold nearly two million electrified cars and SUVs, and offers nine of them across all of its global markets.
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New Hyundai Driving Score Tech Could Save Money at Expense of Privacy
New Hyundai Driving Score Tech Could Save Money at Expense of Privacy
Hyundai is rolling out a new driver monitoring feature that could save its customers money on car insurance. Positioned as a “coaching tool,” Hyundai Usage-Based Insurance (UBI) and Driving Score monitors your driving and assigns a numerical score on a 100-point scale.
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The Friday Five: The Electric Bus, Slow Ride, Speedy Continental Edition
The Friday Five: The Electric Bus, Slow Ride, Speedy Continental Edition
This week, we shared details for several new vehicles, explained over-the-air updates and Jeep Selec-Speed Control, and compared the 2021 Honda Civic to the 2021 Mazda 3. But that’s not everything that was happening in the automotive space.
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2022 MINI Countryman Boardwalk Edition Stands Further Apart From the Crowd
2022 MINI Countryman Boardwalk Edition Stands Further Apart From the Crowd
Mini drivers like to stand out from the crowd, and their newest opportunity to do so arrives in the form of the new 2022 Countryman Boardwalk Edition. The new special-edition trim is based on the Countryman Cooper S and combines a long list of standard equipment with an exclusive exterior color.
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2022 BMW Alpina B8 Gran Coupe Offers Explosive Performance, Elevated Comfort
2022 BMW Alpina B8 Gran Coupe Offers Explosive Performance, Elevated Comfort
BMW has just pulled the covers off its 2022 BMW Alpina B8 Gran Coupe, which promises to continue in the Alpina tradition of combining athletic performance with everyday comfort and convenience.
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2022 GMC Terrain Changes Include Rugged AT4 Version
2022 GMC Terrain Changes Include Rugged AT4 Version
If you’re wondering what’s new for the 2022 GMC Terrain, the answer is plenty. A compact 5-passenger crossover SUV, the 2022 Terrain receives styling updates, enhanced infotainment system capabilities, and a new off-road-themed Terrain AT4 model.
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2021 Easter Jeep Safari Concepts Electrify, Delight the Faithful
2021 Easter Jeep Safari Concepts Electrify, Delight the Faithful
Jeep is bringing seven concept vehicles to the annual Easter Jeep Safari in Moab, Utah, this year. They include the Wrangler Rubicon 392, the Gladiator Farout, and the Gladiator Top Dog. Four are brand new: Magneto, Jeepster Beach, Red Bare, and Orange Peelz.
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The Friday Five: The Torque Vectoring, Free Charging, Safe Driving Edition
The Friday Five: The Torque Vectoring, Free Charging, Safe Driving Edition
This week, we reported on a number of automotive news items and provided expert reviews. We also published articles explaining what a continuously variable transmission is and how eTorque works. But that’s not everything that was happening in the automotive space.
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Hyundai Tucson Hybrid Plugs In, Delivers 32 Miles of Range
Hyundai Tucson Hybrid Plugs In, Delivers 32 Miles of Range
Hyundai has announced the 2022 Hyundai Tucson Plug-in Hybrid model. Hyundai expects the new plug-in hybrid version of the compact SUV to deliver 32 miles of all-electric range before switching over to traditional hybrid operation and returning an estimated 30 mpg in combined driving.
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Electric BMW SUV First of Many Ultimate Driving EVs
Electric BMW SUV First of Many Ultimate Driving EVs
In the near-future, Ultimate Driving Machines will be battery-powered. That is the bold assertion BMW made in a series of announcements that foretell a very different destiny for the BMW brand than one might have imagined only a few years ago.
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2022 Kia Stinger Changes Include More Power, Safety Tech
2022 Kia Stinger Changes Include More Power, Safety Tech
The 2022 Kia Stinger sports sedan will get more sting. Both of the model's powertrains offer more horsepower for the new model year, and appearance modifications inside and out accompany that added motive force. An extensive list of advanced driving assistance systems (ADAS) is newly standard, too.
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2021 Chevy Silverado Fuel Economy Ratings Fall for 5.3L V8
2021 Chevy Silverado Fuel Economy Ratings Fall for 5.3L V8
A global semiconductor chip shortage is delaying and reducing production, creating dealership inventory shortages. Now, General Motors has announced it will cost some 2021 Chevrolet Silverado and 2021 GMC Sierra pickup trucks in terms of their fuel economy ratings.
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The Friday Five: The Kona Karussell, Cruising Speeds, Greenhouse Gases Edition
The Friday Five: The Kona Karussell, Cruising Speeds, Greenhouse Gases Edition
This week, we reported the J.D. Power 2021 Customer Satisfaction Index (CSI) Study results, covered several news items, and explained HondaLink and Amazon Fire T.V. for Auto. But that’s not everything that was happening in the automotive space.
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New 2022 Hyundai Tucson Price Proves Appealing
New 2022 Hyundai Tucson Price Proves Appealing
Hyundai has announced prices for the 2022 Tucson compact crossover SUV, and they are right in line with key competitors.
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2022 Ford Super Duty Changes Include New Infotainment
2022 Ford Super Duty Changes Include New Infotainment
Changes to the 2022 Ford F-Series Super Duty lineup of heavy-duty pickups include appearance, convenience, and connectivity upgrades that make the capable truck more appealing, inside and out.
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Stellantis Cancels Peugeot Return to the U.S. to Focus on Alfa Romeo
Stellantis Cancels Peugeot Return to the U.S. to Focus on Alfa Romeo
Stellantis confirms that the Peugeot brand will not return to the U.S. market. Instead, the automaker formed by the merger between Fiat Chrysler Automobiles and Groupe PSA says it will focus on improving Alfa Romeo's fortunes in North America.
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The Friday Five: The New Outlander Prices, Crumbling U.S. Infrastructure, Self-Driving Honda Edition
The Friday Five: The New Outlander Prices, Crumbling U.S. Infrastructure, Self-Driving Honda Edition
This week, we reported about 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee L prices, the new Mercedes-AMG E-Performance line, Porsche’s Taycan Cross Turismo, and Volvo’s switch to online sales. We also published advice about auto financing. But that’s not everything that was happening in the automotive space.
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2021 Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo Steers in Off-Road Direction
2021 Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo Steers in Off-Road Direction
Is the motoring world ready for an electric-powered off-road vehicle that can rocket from zero to 60 miles per hour in under three seconds? Soon we will find out as the 2021 Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo goes on sale this summer.
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Mercedes Reveals New EV Performance Line
Mercedes Reveals New EV Performance Line
Mercedes-Benz and its AMG high-performance sub-brand have dipped their toes into electrified performance cars pool before, but in a move just announced the automaker is going all-in on the concept.
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Volvo Online Only Sales Start with New 2022 C40 Recharge
Volvo Online Only Sales Start with New 2022 C40 Recharge
Volvo is doubling down on electric cars. The Swedish automaker, owned by China's Zhejiang Geely Holding Group, has unveiled a bold new program that won't merely change the types of vehicles it sells but will also radically change the way it sells them.
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New 3-row Jeep Grand Cherokee L Price is $36,995
New 3-row Jeep Grand Cherokee L Price is $36,995
When the new 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee L goes on sale, the 3-row Jeep will come in four trim levels and have a base price of $36,995.
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The Friday Five: The Tiger's Tragedy, Wrangler Reduction, Roguish Ratings Edition
The Friday Five: The Tiger's Tragedy, Wrangler Reduction, Roguish Ratings Edition
This week we covered several news items, expert reviews, new car previews, and explainer articles. But, believe it or not, that's not everything that was happening in the automotive space.
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Study: Education, Experience Critical to Selling Electric Cars
Study: Education, Experience Critical to Selling Electric Cars
The inaugural J.D. Power U.S. Electric Vehicle Consideration (EVC) Study reports that 59% of new-vehicle shoppers fall into the “somewhat likely” or “somewhat unlikely” categories when it comes to consideration of a BEV. J.D. Power interprets this as a “significant window of opportunity.”
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Why the Jeep Wrangler 392 Price is a Bargain
Why the Jeep Wrangler 392 Price is a Bargain
If you’ve always wanted a Jeep Wrangler with a factory-installed V8 engine, now is your chance to get one. But it’s going to cost some serious coin. The 2021 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 392 price starts at $73,500, not including the destination charge of $1,495.
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Latest IIHS Top Safety Pick Award Winners Named
Latest IIHS Top Safety Pick Award Winners Named
Vehicles are getting safer each year. That is a conclusion to be drawn from the list of Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) Top Safety Pick award winners for 2021.
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Ford Explorer King Ranch Edition Brings Rugged Refinement to SUV
Ford Explorer King Ranch Edition Brings Rugged Refinement to SUV
Twenty years ago, Ford brought the unique style and flavor of Texas' famous King Ranch to its vehicle lineup with the 2001 Ford F-150 King Ranch pickup. Now Ford introduces a King Ranch version of its 2021 Ford Explorer midsize SUV, and it will embody those same western sensibilities.
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Porsche Touts Synthetic Fuel as Clean, Green Alternative
Porsche Touts Synthetic Fuel as Clean, Green Alternative
Don’t mourn the demise of the internal combustion engine (ICE) just yet. Porsche says that to bridge the gap between now and an electric vehicle (EV) future, it continues to develop synthetic fuels, also known as electrofuels, or eFuels.
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Jeep Cherokee Name Change Unlikely Following Cherokee Nation Leader’s Statement
Jeep Cherokee Name Change Unlikely Following Cherokee Nation Leader’s Statement
Jeep has used the Cherokee name, without the Cherokee Nation's consent, on its SUVs for more than 45 years. In the past, the Cherokee Nation voiced its displeasure of the practice but hasn't stated an official stance about asking Jeep to cease using the name. Until now.
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The Friday Five: The Ford Powers Texas, Tesla Trims Prices, Toyota Lifts Tacomas Edition
The Friday Five: The Ford Powers Texas, Tesla Trims Prices, Toyota Lifts Tacomas Edition
This week, J.D. Power announced the results of its annual Vehicle Dependability Study, Jaguar announced it would sell nothing but electric cars by 2025, and rumors flew about new Subaru Wilderness models with more rugged capabilities off-road. But that’s not everything that was happening in the automotive space.
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Vehicles More Dependable than Ever, 2021 J.D. Power Vehicle Dependability Study Shows
Vehicles More Dependable than Ever, 2021 J.D. Power Vehicle Dependability Study Shows
Vehicles are more dependable than they have ever been, according to the just-released J.D. Power 2021 U.S. Vehicle Dependability Study (VDS). But in-car technology that includes infotainment systems continue to be a thorn in the side of car owners, the study also found.
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Report: Women Sustain More Injuries in Car Crashes
Report: Women Sustain More Injuries in Car Crashes
Sure, your car may be equipped with the latest and greatest safety technology to prevent a collision from occurring. But when an unavoidable crash does happen, are women at a disadvantage? According to the latest Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) report, they are.
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New 2022 Subaru Forester, Outback Wilderness Coming Soon
New 2022 Subaru Forester, Outback Wilderness Coming Soon
Subaru is reportedly planning a new Wilderness sub-brand to capitalize on the overlanding trend. Automotive News reports that the 2022 Subaru Forester and 2022 Subaru Outback models will be the first to adopt the Wilderness treatment.
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Jaguar Going Electric, Land Rover Expands Electrification
Jaguar Going Electric, Land Rover Expands Electrification
A new vision for Jaguar Land Rover called "Reimagine" has been announced. It calls for Jaguar to transform into a fully electrified luxury brand by 2025, for Land Rover to add several electrified models by 2026, and for JLR to achieve carbon neutrality by 2039.
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The Friday Five: The Future Toyotas, Microsoft Vee-Dubs, and Fuel-sipping Trucks Edition
The Friday Five: The Future Toyotas, Microsoft Vee-Dubs, and Fuel-sipping Trucks Edition
This week, we reported several news items, published explainer articles, reviewed the redesigned 2021 Hyundai Elantra and 2021 Mazda CX-30 Turbo, and previewed the 2022 Audi e-tron GT. But that's not everything that was happening in the automotive space.
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2022 Infiniti QX60 Specs: 295-hp V6, 9-Speed Automatic
2022 Infiniti QX60 Specs: 295-hp V6, 9-Speed Automatic
Confirmed 2022 Infiniti QX60 specs show the midsize luxury SUV will have a 295-horsepower, 3.5-liter V6 engine matched to a conventional 9-speed automatic transmission. It will power the front wheels unless buyers choose the optional all-wheel-drive system.
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2021 Chevrolet Blazer Crash-test Ratings are Good, IIHS Says
2021 Chevrolet Blazer Crash-test Ratings are Good, IIHS Says
One of a bevy of crossover SUVs launched in the past three years, the Chevrolet Blazer scored top marks for crashworthiness in its just-announced evaluation by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS).
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Ford Bronco Sport Accessories Catalog Adds Lifestyle Options
Ford Bronco Sport Accessories Catalog Adds Lifestyle Options
The 2021 Ford Bronco Sport accessories catalog is growing, adding five new dealer-installed lifestyle bundles to better match the compact crossover SUV to the way you play.
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2022 Volkswagen ID.6 Electric SUV Breaks Cover in China
2022 Volkswagen ID.6 Electric SUV Breaks Cover in China
China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology website published photos of and information about the new 2022 Volkswagen ID.6. It’s an electric SUV with three rows of seats and a 7-passenger capacity. It goes on sale in China by the end of 2021.
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Hyundai Motor Group Clarifies Relationship with Apple
Hyundai Motor Group Clarifies Relationship with Apple
Recently, JDPower.com and numerous other media outlets reported that Kia and Apple would collaborate on a new EV, and, according to a report in a Korean newspaper, a signed deal was imminent. Today, Hyundai Motor Group (HMG), of which Kia is a part, clarified its relationship with Apple.
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The Friday Five: The Twin-Turbo Z, Apple Goes EV, Genesis Adds an 'E' Edition
The Friday Five: The Twin-Turbo Z, Apple Goes EV, Genesis Adds an 'E' Edition
This week, we published details about the new 2021 Ford F-150 Raptor and confirmed a high-performance, V8-powered Raptor R is coming next year. Nissan introduced redesigned 2022 Frontier pickup and 2022 Pathfinder SUV models, while its Titan full-size truck took a hit on safety ratings. But that's not everything that was happening in the automotive space.
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Nissan Titan Crash-test Ratings Slide in New Evaluation
Nissan Titan Crash-test Ratings Slide in New Evaluation
Nissan is making a big play for more pickup market share with its new redesigned 2022 Frontier midsize truck. But just as the automaker rolled out the new Frontier, safety-related news about Nissan's full-size Titan broke. And it wasn't good.
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2022 Ford Raptor R Confirmed, with V8 Power
2022 Ford Raptor R Confirmed, with V8 Power
Ford had no sooner taken the wraps off of its redesigned 2021 F-150 Raptor when it confirmed that it would offer even more power and performance next year. And the 2022 Ford Raptor R will indeed have a V8 engine under its bulging hood.
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How to Buy a New Toyota Online Using SmartPath
How to Buy a New Toyota Online Using SmartPath
Toyota is making it easier for its customers to research and buy a new car, truck, or SUV without setting foot in a car dealership. SmartPath, Toyota’s online retailing program, expands this month to include purchase completion online.
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The Friday Five: The Rope-a-Yoke Tesla, Biden Buy American, Jeep Gladiator Plug-in Edition
The Friday Five: The Rope-a-Yoke Tesla, Biden Buy American, Jeep Gladiator Plug-in Edition
This week, we reported that BMW has built its most powerful production car, GM is doing away with gas and diesel in light-duty vehicles, and Volvo might give away $2 million in new vehicles on Super Bowl Sunday. But that’s not everything that was happening in the automotive space.
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GM Giving Up Gas, Diesel in Bid to Go Carbon Neutral
GM Giving Up Gas, Diesel in Bid to Go Carbon Neutral
General Motors has officially announced its intention to become a carbon-neutral company by 2040. GM's new commitment will become most visible to American consumers in the vehicles the company will bring to market in future years.
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Car Cancel Culture Kills Kia K900, Cadenza
Car Cancel Culture Kills Kia K900, Cadenza
The car cancel culture has caught up with the Kia Cadenza and Kia K900. The sedans are the latest victims of the American public's ongoing desire to buy crossover SUVs, a trend resulting in the cancellation of more than a dozen 4-door car models from various manufacturers over the past three years.
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New 2022 BMW M5 CS: Most Powerful Production BMW Ever
New 2022 BMW M5 CS: Most Powerful Production BMW Ever
BMW has just announced its quickest and most powerful production car ever. True to the BMW ethos, the car is not a 2-seat sports model but instead a sports sedan — the 2022 M5 CS.
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Volvo Safety Sunday Returns with Up to $2 Million in Free Cars
Volvo Safety Sunday Returns with Up to $2 Million in Free Cars
If you will be watching the Super Bowl, cross your fingers for a safety call, especially if you’ve signed up to win a new car or SUV through this year’s “Volvo Safety Sunday: A Million More” campaign. If a safety is called on either team during Super Bowl Sunday, you could win a brand-new ride.
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The Friday Five: The Better Buicks, Dead Coyotes, and Hole-in-None Edition
The Friday Five: The Better Buicks, Dead Coyotes, and Hole-in-None Edition
This week, we introduced you to Stellantis, provided details about a slew of new electric vehicles, and showed you how you can own the very first Ram 1500 TRX ever built. We also published an explainer of Jeep Active Driving Assist and shared instructions for how to turn off your car's alarm when it is blaring in the middle of the night. Finally, we've compared the Nissan Rogue vs. the Toyota RAV4 and reviewed the all-new 2021 Ford F-150 Hybrid. But that's not everything that was happening in the automotive space.
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Study: EV Owners Satisfied with EV Experience, Seek More Choices
Study: EV Owners Satisfied with EV Experience, Seek More Choices
Electric vehicle owners are loyal to the idea of having an EV in their garage. They are less loyal about what brand that EV is. Those are two key findings of the J.D. Power U.S. Electric Vehicle Experience (EVX) Ownership Study.
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First Production 2021 Ram 1500 TRX Headed to Auction for Charity
First Production 2021 Ram 1500 TRX Headed to Auction for Charity
Stellantis has announced that it will auction the first production example of the Hellcat-powered 2021 Ram 1500 TRX for charity. Designed for maximum performance on or off the road, the new Ram 1500 TRX is a direct competitor to the Ford F-150 Raptor (see how they compare).
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A Slew of New Electric Vehicles is Making News
A Slew of New Electric Vehicles is Making News
Several electric vehicles (EVs) are making news this week as some automakers expand upon existing and confirmed plans while others add new entries. Perhaps the most interesting of the recent round of newsworthy EVs is the Mercedes-Benz EQA 250.
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2021 Nissan Armada Prices Rise with Refresh
2021 Nissan Armada Prices Rise with Refresh
Nissan is increasing prices for its refreshed 2021 Armada full-size SUV, bumping the entry-level window sticker to $48,500 with rear-wheel drive and the new base S trim level.
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Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is Gone, Replaced by Stellantis
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is Gone, Replaced by Stellantis
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) and Peugeot (Groupe PSA) completed their merger on Saturday, January 16. The combined companies form Stellantis, the fourth-largest automaker in the world.
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The Friday Five: The New Bronco Truck, Electric Corvette SUV, and Zapped Kias Edition
The Friday Five: The New Bronco Truck, Electric Corvette SUV, and Zapped Kias Edition
This week, we shared Tesla Model Y crash-test ratings, explained why to get the safest car you can afford, taught you how to get a car out of snow, previewed the 2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5, and compared the Honda CR-V and Nissan Rogue. But that’s not everything that was happening in the automotive space.
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Speed, Alcohol, and Drugs Increase U.S. Traffic Fatality Rate
Speed, Alcohol, and Drugs Increase U.S. Traffic Fatality Rate
New preliminary data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) shows that as Americans traveled fewer miles due to the pandemic, fatality rates increased.
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Hyundai Confirms 2022 Hyundai Kona N Details
Hyundai Confirms 2022 Hyundai Kona N Details
Hyundai has taken the wraps off the upcoming 2022 Hyundai Kona N small performance SUV. Well, almost.
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Tesla Model Y Crash-Test Rating Proves the Electric SUV Safe
Tesla Model Y Crash-Test Rating Proves the Electric SUV Safe
Tesla sales soared in 2020, along with the electric vehicle company’s stock price. One reason for the company’s most recent success is the arrival of the Model Y, a teardrop-shaped crossover SUV based on the Model 3 sedan.
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Announced: 2021 North American Car, Truck, and SUV of the Year Winners
Announced: 2021 North American Car, Truck, and SUV of the Year Winners
A panel of 50 automotive journalists from the U.S. and Canada have announced the winners of the North American Car, Truck, and SUV awards for the 2021 model year.
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The Friday Five: The Hyper-sized Screen, Rotary Returns, Acura EV Edition
The Friday Five: The Hyper-sized Screen, Rotary Returns, Acura EV Edition
This week, we covered the Good Design awards, summarized 2020 auto sales, and reported about the effectiveness of automatic braking systems. We've got all the details of the redesigned 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee L. We've performed a detailed Honda CR-V vs. Toyota RAV4 comparison. And we've published reviews of the Genesis GV80 and the Toyota Highlander. But that's not everything that was happening in the automotive space.
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Report: Automatic Emergency Braking Systems Save Lives, Save Money
Report: Automatic Emergency Braking Systems Save Lives, Save Money
Automatic emergency braking systems have two benefits. They save lives, and they save money.
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Auto Sales Tumble in 2020, Industry Optimistic About 2021
Auto Sales Tumble in 2020, Industry Optimistic About 2021
U.S. auto sales for 2020 dropped to their lowest level since the Great Recession. Total sales of cars, SUVs, vans, and light trucks were 14.57 million. That's down 14.6% compared to 2019, but in light of the global pandemic, the sales results are much better than many expected.
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Rumored Toyota Grand Highlander to Add Passenger, Cargo Space?
Rumored Toyota Grand Highlander to Add Passenger, Cargo Space?
Rumors suggest Toyota is preparing a larger, more accommodating Grand Highlander version of its popular Highlander midsize SUV. Toyota has not officially confirmed that a bigger Grand Highlander is on the way, but the automaker has sought trademark protection for the Grand Highlander name.
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2021 Ford Expedition Shrinks in Capacity and Price
2021 Ford Expedition Shrinks in Capacity and Price
As American consumers continue their love affair with SUVs, one of the biggest players in the category is more affordable this year. By pulling the third-row seat out of its full-size Expedition SUV, Ford creates a new XL STX trim level featuring a lower price than the model with XLT trim.
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Korean Brands Dominate in 2020 Good Design Awards
Korean Brands Dominate in 2020 Good Design Awards
If you think vehicles from Genesis, Hyundai, and Kia look good these days, you have excellent taste. The three brands took home nine 2020 Good Design Awards in the Transportation category, including five for production cars.
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Fiat Lineup Dries Up for 2021
Fiat Lineup Dries Up for 2021
When the Fiat brand returned to America in 2011, it was the adorable little Cinquecento (500) that led the charge. But small, quirky, Italian vehicles are boutique items in a market where buyers voraciously consume trucks and bigger SUVs.
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The Friday Five: The Extra Rugged Explorer, Apple Electric Car, and Mercedes-Benz Hyperscreen Edition
The Friday Five: The Extra Rugged Explorer, Apple Electric Car, and Mercedes-Benz Hyperscreen Edition
This week, we covered 2021 Toyota Sienna crash-test ratings and reviewed the 2021 Kia Telluride Nightfall Edition. We updated our lists of all of the models gone after 2020 and all of the new-for-2021 models going on sale. But that’s not everything that was happening in the automotive space.
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Redesigned Kia Sorento Delivers “2021” Sign to Times Square
Redesigned Kia Sorento Delivers “2021” Sign to Times Square
A 2021 Kia Sorento pulled into Times Square this week, towing the “2021” signage that will illuminate following the annual New Year’s Eve Ball Drop. On New Year’s Eve, Kia will host frontline workers and their families to ring in 2021.
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2021 Toyota Sienna Crash Test Ratings Prove Worthiness to Shuttle Families
2021 Toyota Sienna Crash Test Ratings Prove Worthiness to Shuttle Families
The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) gives the redesigned 2021 Toyota Sienna a “Top Safety Pick+” rating for the 2020 calendar year, an improvement over the version of the family-hauling minivan it replaces.
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The Friday Five: The Six Figure Flagship, Top Safety Pick Awards, and Sporty Chevy SUVs Edition
The Friday Five: The Six Figure Flagship, Top Safety Pick Awards, and Sporty Chevy SUVs Edition
This week, we covered the departure of Alfa Romeo’s sports car from the U.S. market, Toyota’s Mirai fuel cell electric vehicle, the finalists for car, truck, and SUV of the year awards, and a 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E review. But that’s not everything that was happening in the automotive space.
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2021 North American Car, Truck, and SUV Finalists Revealed
2021 North American Car, Truck, and SUV Finalists Revealed
A jury of 50 automotive journalists based in the U.S. and Canada have revealed the nine finalists for the North American Car, Truck, and SUV of the Year (NACTOY) awards.
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2021 Toyota Mirai Price Drops Below $50,000, Car Offers Over 400 Miles of Range
2021 Toyota Mirai Price Drops Below $50,000, Car Offers Over 400 Miles of Range
Fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEVs) are uncommon, even by electric vehicle (EV) standards. Here are some important things to know about the 2021 Toyota Mirai.
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Alfa Romeo Bids Arrivederci to the 4C Spider with New Special Edition
Alfa Romeo Bids Arrivederci to the 4C Spider with New Special Edition
As the buxom Alfa Romeo 4C Spider drives off into the sunset after the 2020 model year, the Italian carmaker creates a final limited-production run of models in honor of the 1967 Alfa Romeo 33 Stradale, itself a rarity and considered to be one of the world’s first supercars.
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Ram 1500 First Pickup to Earn Top Safety Pick Safety Rating in 2020
Ram 1500 First Pickup to Earn Top Safety Pick Safety Rating in 2020
The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has announced that the 2021 Ram 1500, when equipped with a specific cab style and available safety features and headlights, meets its Top Safety Pick rating criteria.
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The Friday Five: The New Blue Miata, New Blue Mini, and Old Used Hondas Edition
The Friday Five: The New Blue Miata, New Blue Mini, and Old Used Hondas Edition
This week, we covered the sexy Jaguar F-Type Heritage 60 Edition and California’s ban on sales of certain Chevrolet Camaros, shared J.D. Power analysis of how the pandemic has altered the car-buying process, and more. But that’s not everything that was happening in the automotive space.
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Coronavirus Pandemic Transforms Car Shopping and Buying Process, Says J.D. Power
Coronavirus Pandemic Transforms Car Shopping and Buying Process, Says J.D. Power
According to the J.D. Power 2020 U.S. Sales Satisfaction Index (SSI) Study, the coronavirus pandemic may have permanently altered the way consumers shop for and buy vehicles.
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2021 Chevrolet Camaro SS and ZL1 Banned in Two Western States
2021 Chevrolet Camaro SS and ZL1 Banned in Two Western States
A decade-old law is forcing Chevrolet dealers in California to quit taking orders for the 2021 Chevrolet Camaro SS and ZL1 because on New Year’s Day, the cars will be illegal. Washington state is also halting orders for the two high-performance vehicles.
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2021 Jaguar F-Type Heritage 60 Edition is a Modern Twist on Classic E-type
2021 Jaguar F-Type Heritage 60 Edition is a Modern Twist on Classic E-type
In celebration of its original E-type sports car, Jaguar and its SV Bespoke team are building a limited-production run of the 2021 Jaguar F-Type Heritage 60 Edition. And when we say limited-production, the emphasis is on the word “limited.”
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2021 Nissan Kicks Changes Add Style, Substance, but not Speed
2021 Nissan Kicks Changes Add Style, Substance, but not Speed
When you don’t have much to spend on a new SUV, the 2021 Nissan Kicks can give you the rugged look, higher driving position, and useful cargo space you seek. But, in spite of improvements, the Kicks still doesn’t offer an optional all-wheel-drive system. Or much in the way of engine power.
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2021 Hyundai Santa Fe Price, Release Date Announced for Updated Midsize SUV
2021 Hyundai Santa Fe Price, Release Date Announced for Updated Midsize SUV
Hyundai has announced prices for the refreshed 2021 Santa Fe, which arrives in U.S. dealerships by the end of December 2020.
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Ford Bronco Release Date Pushed to Summer 2021
Ford Bronco Release Date Pushed to Summer 2021
Ford says the hotly anticipated 2021 Bronco revival will start in the summer of 2021, the SUV’s release date pushed back by about three months due to delays with its suppliers.
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The Friday Five: The Hooray for the Mini Cooper Electric JCW, Moose vs. Toyota, and You Get a Miata! And You Get a Miata! Edition
The Friday Five: The Hooray for the Mini Cooper Electric JCW, Moose vs. Toyota, and You Get a Miata! And You Get a Miata! Edition
This week, we reported that the 2021 Volkswagen ID.4 has a maximum range of 250 miles on a full charge, shared increased tow ratings for the 2021 Ram Heavy Duty pickups, and explained Hyundai’s new E-GMP platform. But that’s not everything that was happening in the automotive space.
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Two Toyotas Earn Top Safety Pick Status from IIHS
Two Toyotas Earn Top Safety Pick Status from IIHS
The IIHS announced that the 2021 Toyota C-HR and 2021 Toyota Camry earn “Top Safety Pick” ratings for the 2020 calendar year. Furthermore, the Camry gets an extra boost with a “Top Safety Pick+” designation thanks to the availability of a set of headlights that gets top marks from the IIHS.
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2021 Ram Heavy Duty Tow Ratings Bump is Due to Increased Torque
2021 Ram Heavy Duty Tow Ratings Bump is Due to Increased Torque
When it comes to large heavy-duty pickup trucks, towing and hauling numbers matter just as much as acceleration times do for a sports car. That’s why FCA has found a way to eke out an extra 75 lb.-ft. of torque and an additional 100 pounds of towing capacity for the 2021 Ram Heavy Duty.
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How Far Will the Volkswagen ID.4 Go on a Full Charge?
How Far Will the Volkswagen ID.4 Go on a Full Charge?
Volkswagen and the EPA have announced official driving range estimates for the automaker’s new electric vehicle (EV), the ID.4. The first two examples of the new 2021 Volkswagen ID.4 to go on sale will provide 250 miles of range on a full battery charge.
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The Friday Five: The Durango Dollar Sale, Cadillac Dealer Buyout, and Mustang Mach-E Roams the Range Edition
The Friday Five: The Durango Dollar Sale, Cadillac Dealer Buyout, and Mustang Mach-E Roams the Range Edition
It’s Thanksgiving time, which means we’re bringing you The Friday Five on a Wednesday, instead. During this short week, we’ve covered Volkswagen’s plan to drop the Passat, changes to the 2021 Acura lineup, and more. But that’s not everything that was happening in the automotive space.
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2021 Mercedes-Benz Metris: Changes to the Minivan You May Have Missed
2021 Mercedes-Benz Metris: Changes to the Minivan You May Have Missed
Minivans have fallen out of favor as consumers migrate to SUVs for their family- and cargo-hauling needs, but hundreds of thousands of Americans still choose one as their preferred mode of transportation. The minivan roster is a short one, which includes the Mercedes-Benz Metris.
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Volkswagen To Drop Passat Like It’s Not Hot
Volkswagen To Drop Passat Like It’s Not Hot
When Volkswagen refreshed rather than redesigned the 2020 Passat, it sent a clear signal that the model likely wouldn’t last much longer. Now, in a piece published by Wards Auto, Volkswagen confirms that the car will reach the end of its American road after the 2023 model year.
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The Friday Five: The GM Insurance Guy, Electrification Takes Over the World, and Maybach Madness Edition
The Friday Five: The GM Insurance Guy, Electrification Takes Over the World, and Maybach Madness Edition
In the absence of the Los Angeles Auto Show, automakers rolled out redesigns and announced changes big and small. In other news, a new study says that semi-autonomous driving technology leads to greater driver distraction. But that's not everything that was happening in the automotive space.
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Changes to the 2021 Lincoln Nautilus Bring New Interior and Infotainment
Changes to the 2021 Lincoln Nautilus Bring New Interior and Infotainment
The 2021 Lincoln Nautilus is a 5-passenger midsize model, and this year it gets a new interior to better align it with its siblings. Additionally, Lincoln says it has refined the front styling and adds a new Sync 4 infotainment system with a 13.2-inch touchscreen display.
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Study Calls for Improved Driving Monitoring for Level 2 Driving Assistance Technology
Study Calls for Improved Driving Monitoring for Level 2 Driving Assistance Technology
The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety and the Massachusetts Institute for Technology’s AgeLab have announced the results of a study that finds as drivers learn to trust automated driving technologies, they take their hands off the steering wheel and engage in distracting behavior more often.
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Land Rover Announces Changes to 2021 Velar, Evoque, and Discovery Sport Models
Land Rover Announces Changes to 2021 Velar, Evoque, and Discovery Sport Models
Land Rover has finalized changes to its 2021 lineup by introducing a smaller Defender 90, a refreshed Discovery, and a new Range Rover Fifty commemorative edition. The automaker is adding mild-hybrid technology to the Velar’s engines and expanding its latest infotainment technology to more models.
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New GMC Canyon AT4 Off-Road Performance Truck Debuts
New GMC Canyon AT4 Off-Road Performance Truck Debuts
You may have noticed that off-road pickup trucks are all the rage. Therefore, it comes as no surprise whatsoever that a new version of the 2021 GMC Canyon midsize truck boasting improved off-roading capability will soon be available.
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2021 Toyota Mirai: Redesigned Fuel Cell Car on Sale in December
2021 Toyota Mirai: Redesigned Fuel Cell Car on Sale in December
A redesigned 2021 Toyota Mirai is set to arrive in California and Hawaii just in time for the holidays. Not only does it look more like a Lexus than watercraft, the new 2021 Mirai switches to a rear-wheel-drive platform that provides the car with a longer, lower, and wider appearance.
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The Friday Five: The Civic Twitches Forth, Hyundai Electric Buzz, and Go Ahead and Check Your Texts Edition
The Friday Five: The Civic Twitches Forth, Hyundai Electric Buzz, and Go Ahead and Check Your Texts Edition
This week, we reported the changes to the 2021 Land Rover Discovery, previewed BMW’s new electric SUV, and explained just how long it will take to recharge the new 2022 Ford E-Transit electric van. But that’s not everything that was happening in the automotive space.
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2021 Lexus LS Prices Reflect Improvements to Safety, Driving Dynamics
2021 Lexus LS Prices Reflect Improvements to Safety, Driving Dynamics
Lexus has finalized changes for its full-size LS 500 and LS 500h sedan, gilding the lily on the flagship vehicle. Modifications include a quieter and smoother ride, improved infotainment and safety technology, elevated interior furnishings, and a slightly revised grille.
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2022 Hyundai Kona Electric Changes Bring Softer Style, New Tech
2022 Hyundai Kona Electric Changes Bring Softer Style, New Tech
Announced for the European market, the 2022 Hyundai Kona Electric is getting a handful of improvements that should also apply to the U.S.-specification models.
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Hyundai Expands N Line and N Performance Model Lineup
Hyundai Expands N Line and N Performance Model Lineup
Valhalla to driving enthusiasts, Germany’s Nürburgring Nordschleife is known to be one of the most grueling tests of an automobile on the planet. It is this racing circuit for which the Hyundai N Line and N performance models are named, a bold association with significant expectations.
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The Friday Five: The New Subie Sports Car, Durango Hellcat Get 'Em While They're Hot, Fairly Priced Hondas Edition
The Friday Five: The New Subie Sports Car, Durango Hellcat Get 'Em While They're Hot, Fairly Priced Hondas Edition
This week, Volkswagen revealed the details of its new 2022 Golf R. We also defined range anxiety, offered a checklist of things to keep in your car, and summarized the vehicles with the best resale values according to J.D. Power. But that’s not everything that was happening in the automotive space.
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2021 Nissan Maxima Price Jump Distances 4DSC from Altima
2021 Nissan Maxima Price Jump Distances 4DSC from Altima
The 2021 Nissan Maxima rises higher in terms of base price. The Maxima SV is almost $3,000 more expensive than a loaded Altima Platinum. The changes eliminate price overlap between the different models, clearly positioning the Maxima as the company's flagship sedan.
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J.D. Power Best Resale Value Awards Given to 25 Models in 2020 Study
J.D. Power Best Resale Value Awards Given to 25 Models in 2020 Study
J.D. Power has announced the results of its 2020 study of vehicle resale values, and this year Honda and Toyota lead the industry with five awards each. The best-performing vehicle overall is the GMC Sierra 3500.
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Electric 1977 Chevy Blazer Gives “Restomod” a New Meaning
Electric 1977 Chevy Blazer Gives “Restomod” a New Meaning
If you’re a fan of wrenching on old cars, you know what a crate engine is. They’re used to replace a failed engine, or to upgrade performance. Old cars restored with modern crate engines are known as “restomods.” In association with SEMA360, Chevrolet is showing a new restomod of its own.
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The Friday Five: The Ram Goes Electric, Ford Goes Big Screen, Kia Goes For EV Domination Edition
The Friday Five: The Ram Goes Electric, Ford Goes Big Screen, Kia Goes For EV Domination Edition
This week, we discussed consumer interest in electric and self-driving cars according to the most recent J.D. Power Mobility Confidence Index Study. We also previewed the 2022 Genesis GV20 and 2021 Jaguar E-Pace. But that’s not everything that was happening in the automotive space.
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Study Finds Americans Ambivalent to Electric and Self-Driving Cars
Study Finds Americans Ambivalent to Electric and Self-Driving Cars
New data from J.D. Power indicates that Americans remain ambivalent about electric vehicles (EVs) and self-driving cars.
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Changes to the 2021 Jaguar E-Pace Bring Quality, Technology to the Fore
Changes to the 2021 Jaguar E-Pace Bring Quality, Technology to the Fore
Jaguar gives its smallest SUV, the E-Pace, a minor makeover for the 2021 model year, tweaking the exterior styling, improving the interior, upgrading the technology upgrade, and enhancing the driving dynamics.
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New Toyota Venza Safety Ratings Suggest Room for Improvement
New Toyota Venza Safety Ratings Suggest Room for Improvement
The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) gives the new 2021 Toyota Venza a “Top Safety Pick” rating for its ability to protect occupants against injury.
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The Friday Five: The Maybach Wears Highest American MSRP, Hummer EV a Bummer in RSVPs, and Dodge Muscle Keeps Flexing Edition
The Friday Five: The Maybach Wears Highest American MSRP, Hummer EV a Bummer in RSVPs, and Dodge Muscle Keeps Flexing Edition
This week, the resurrected GMC Hummer and refreshed Genesis G70 made headlines. And as the wave of electric vehicles continues to surge into global markets, we clarified what EV range numbers really mean in the U.S. and Europe. But that’s not everything that was happening in the automotive space.
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New Mini Special Editions Deliver Big Appeal for Small Budgets
New Mini Special Editions Deliver Big Appeal for Small Budgets
Mini positions itself as a fun-to-drive premium brand with an expressive personality. Beyond that, customization is core to Mini’s appeal with U.S. customers. The wide selection of powertrains, paint colors, wheel choices, body graphics, and more ensures that few Minis are exactly alike.
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2021 Hyundai Elantra Price List Shows Sharp Attention to Value
2021 Hyundai Elantra Price List Shows Sharp Attention to Value
Once the redesigned 2021 Hyundai Elantra hits American highways, you won’t mistake it for anything but what it is. The car’s amalgamation of angular design cues will see to that. And given the amount of value Hyundai is baking into its all-new compact car, chances are it will be popular.
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New BMW 2 Series Gran Coupe Earns Impressive Crash Test Ratings from IIHS
New BMW 2 Series Gran Coupe Earns Impressive Crash Test Ratings from IIHS
The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has performed crash tests on the BMW 2 Series Gran Coupe. The car receives impressive ratings for its ability to prevent a crash and protect its passengers from injury should a collision occur. However, it does not get a “Top Safety Pick” designation.
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2021 Volvo XC40 Recharge Price Puts Luxury Electric SUV in Sweet Spot