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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 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 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 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
2021 Volvo XC40 Recharge Price Puts Luxury Electric SUV in Sweet Spot
Volvo has priced its new electric vehicle (EV), the 2021 XC40 Recharge. When the SUV arrives later this year, it will carry a base price of $53,990, plus a destination charge of $995.
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2021 Volkswagen Arteon Price Overlaps Small Luxury Cars for Big Value
2021 Volkswagen Arteon Price Overlaps Small Luxury Cars for Big Value
A large car inside and out, the VW Arteon represents excellent value if you cross-shop it against small luxury cars that cost about the same amount of money. Plus, thanks to its 5-door sportback body style, it boasts incredible utility.
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The Friday Five: The Honda Civic Price Update, Land Cruiser Cruises Out of the U.S, and New Tesla 3-Row Edition
The Friday Five: The Honda Civic Price Update, Land Cruiser Cruises Out of the U.S, and New Tesla 3-Row Edition
This week, we covered the all-new 2022 Acura MDX and Volkswagen Taos, and the heavily updated Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross. There were updates for 2021 iterations of the Ford Mustang, Honda Accord, and Nissan Altima as well. But that's not everything that was happening in the automotive space.
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Changes to the 2021 Ford Mustang Add, Eliminate Fan Favorites
Changes to the 2021 Ford Mustang Add, Eliminate Fan Favorites
News about the 2021 Ford Mustang has been trickling out for months, but now some firm details are emerging about one of America’s favorite cars. Based on a 2021 Mustang order guide published by Mustang 6G, this is what’s changing. For now.
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2022 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross Adds Visual, Practical Appeal
2022 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross Adds Visual, Practical Appeal
Mitsubishi is making changes to its small Eclipse Cross SUV for the 2022 model year. Chief among them is reworked styling front and rear, giving the stubby little crossover a more substantial and balanced appearance.
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Ford Escape Plug-in Hybrid Production Pushed to 2021
Ford Escape Plug-in Hybrid Production Pushed to 2021
Ford will delay production of the new Escape Plug-in Hybrid compact SUV until the 2021 model year, according to a report by Reuters.
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Nissan Focuses 2021 Altima Lineup on Sporty SR Trim
Nissan Focuses 2021 Altima Lineup on Sporty SR Trim
Nissan has announced changes to the 2021 Altima midsize sedan lineup, moving the sporty SR trim level to a new position in the middle of the lineup and restricting the innovative variable-compression turbocharged engine option to the Altima SR.
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2021 Honda Accord Changes Don’t Fix What Isn’t Broken
2021 Honda Accord Changes Don’t Fix What Isn’t Broken
It is often said that you don’t fix what isn’t broken, and that’s the advice Honda is following with its lightly refreshed 2021 Accord.
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The Friday Five: The Bronco Overlands Over Everything, MX-5 Miata Awarded to Community Heroes, and Mercedes EQ Lineup Boosted Edition
The Friday Five: The Bronco Overlands Over Everything, MX-5 Miata Awarded to Community Heroes, and Mercedes EQ Lineup Boosted Edition
This week, we previewed the 2021 models of the Honda Ridgeline and Jaguar XF as well as covered updates to the new Nissan Rogue and Toyota RAV4. And we offered up some advice on checking your car battery and how to get into the business of buying auction cars. But that’s not everything that was happening in the automotive space.
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2021 Toyota RAV4 Changes Include New Hybrid Version
2021 Toyota RAV4 Changes Include New Hybrid Version
Toyota is making a handful of changes to the 2021 RAV4 lineup. The compact crossover SUV is one of the most popular vehicles in America, and for the new model year the company’s electrified RAV4 offerings expand.
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What Cars Are Best for Teen Drivers? New List Makes Recommendations
What Cars Are Best for Teen Drivers? New List Makes Recommendations
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2021 Nissan Rogue Price, Packaging Promise Value
2021 Nissan Rogue Price, Packaging Promise Value
At the bottom of the lineup, a new 2021 Rogue S ($26,745) costs just a few thousand more than an average used car sold in America. At the top of the lineup, the 2021 Rogue Platinum ($36,525) is priced right around the average amount paid for a new car in the U.S. (Prices include the $1,095 destination charge.)
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The Friday Five: The Genesis GV70 Teaser, Mustang Stick Shifts Canceled, and Taos Engine Calculated Edition
The Friday Five: The Genesis GV70 Teaser, Mustang Stick Shifts Canceled, and Taos Engine Calculated Edition
This week, the all-new 2021 Acura MDX, 2021 BMW 4 Series Convertible, and 2022 Infiniti QX60 warranted early previews while Ford dropped some knowledge and pricing, respectively, on its highly-anticipated 2021 models. But that’s not everything that was happening in the automotive space.
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Ultium-based Buick Electra Debuts as Concept in China
Ultium-based Buick Electra Debuts as Concept in China
Is there a more perfect name than Buick Electra for a new EV from the brand? There is not. So, it’s a good bet Buick won’t limit the name’s use to this concept vehicle.
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2021 Lexus IS Price Reflects Big Improvement for Small Premium
2021 Lexus IS Price Reflects Big Improvement for Small Premium
Based on last year’s car, the 2021 Lexus IS might not be a clean-sheet redesign, but it nevertheless represents a significant improvement.
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2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E Price Slashed Before First Deliveries
2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E Price Slashed Before First Deliveries
Before the 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E electric vehicle (EV) has had a chance to roll into a customer’s garage, the automaker has announced excellent news for customers who have already reserved one and for prospective owners who are considering one.
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2021 Ford F-150 Specs, Towing, Payload Ratings Released
2021 Ford F-150 Specs, Towing, Payload Ratings Released
According to Ford, it’s official. The redesigned 2021 Ford F-150 tows and hauls more weight than its primary competitors. Much more.
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2021 Honda Odyssey Crash Test Rating Shows Safety is Standard
2021 Honda Odyssey Crash Test Rating Shows Safety is Standard
The refreshed 2021 Honda Odyssey receives changes designed to ensure maximum safety ratings. According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) testing, the latest version of the Odyssey earns a Top Safety Pick+ rating for the 2020 calendar year.
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Jeep Free Maintenance Program Added to All 2021 Models
Jeep Free Maintenance Program Added to All 2021 Models
Jeep is offering a new free maintenance program for the 2021 model year. The plan covers all scheduled maintenance during the first three years or 36,000 miles, whether you bought or leased your Jeep.
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The Friday Five: The Sonata N Line Uncovered, Ram TRX Eats Ford Raptor, Model S Plaid is Beyond Ludicrous Edition
The Friday Five: The Sonata N Line Uncovered, Ram TRX Eats Ford Raptor, Model S Plaid is Beyond Ludicrous Edition
This week, we saw introductions of the 2021 Kia Sorento, 2021 BMW M3 and M4, and 2021 VW ID.4. There were also special edition announcements from Acura and Ford and news of California rekindling its anti-gasoline stance. But that’s not everything that was happening in the automotive space.
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2021 Ford Ranger STX Special Edition Price Reflects Serious Value
2021 Ford Ranger STX Special Edition Price Reflects Serious Value
Ford announced yet another new way for Ranger buyers to improve the appearance of and equipment in their trucks, and this time the automaker is targeting buyers on a budget.
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California Gas Car Ban Planned for 2035
California Gas Car Ban Planned for 2035
California Governor Gavin Newsom has announced that by 2035, sales of new gasoline-powered vehicles will end in the state.
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Thermal Orange 2021 Acura RDX PMC Edition Shares Paint, Plant with NSX
Thermal Orange 2021 Acura RDX PMC Edition Shares Paint, Plant with NSX
Acura will create just 360 examples of the hand-made RDX PMC, all of them painted Thermal Orange, an unusual color used only for the NSX. Acura bases it on the RDX Advance SH-AWD version of the compact SUV, and it will cost in the low $50,000 range.
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Free Charging for Volkswagen ID.4 Part of Deal with Electrify America
Free Charging for Volkswagen ID.4 Part of Deal with Electrify America
Volkswagen announced a deal with Electrify America that will give owners of the automaker’s all-new electric SUV, the 2021 Volkswagen ID.4, access to free charging.
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The Friday Five: The Bronco Rumors, F-150 EV Timeline, and Silverado Flex Edition
The Friday Five: The Bronco Rumors, F-150 EV Timeline, and Silverado Flex Edition
This week, we previewed the upcoming 2021 Jaguar F-Pace, 2022 Hyundai Tucson, and 2022 Nissan Z. There was also ambitious news on the battery-electric vehicle front from Kia. But that’s not everything that was happening in the automotive space.
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Ford Explorer Crash-Test Rating Improves to Top Safety Pick
Ford Explorer Crash-Test Rating Improves to Top Safety Pick
Ford redesigned the Explorer for the 2020 model year, aiming to get top safety ratings with its new family SUV.
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New 2021 Mazda CX-30 2.5 Turbo Confirmed
New 2021 Mazda CX-30 2.5 Turbo Confirmed
Mazda will offer a new engine option in its small SUV for the 2021 model year. Equipped with a turbocharged 2.5-liter 4-cylinder engine, the 2021 Mazda CX-30 2.5 Turbo will provide 250 horsepower, 320 lb.-ft. of torque, and include all-wheel drive as standard equipment.
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Kia Electric Car Lineup Unveils New Effort to Become Leading BEV Brand
Kia Electric Car Lineup Unveils New Effort to Become Leading BEV Brand
Kia Motors Corporation has revealed an ambitious plan to make battery-electric vehicles (BEVs) account for a quarter of its global sales by 2030.
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2021 GMC Sierra Changes Include New Trailering Features, Lower-Priced Diesel Option
2021 GMC Sierra Changes Include New Trailering Features, Lower-Priced Diesel Option
Noting the rapid rise in the use of pickups as towing vehicles, GMC makes changes to the 2021 Sierra full-size light-duty and heavy-duty pickups that revolve around technologies designed to enhance trailer-towing.
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2021 Ford Ranger Tremor Takes Off-Roading to Next Level
2021 Ford Ranger Tremor Takes Off-Roading to Next Level
Last year, Ford introduced the boulder-bashing Tremor off-road package for the full-size 2020 F-Series Super Duty pickup truck. Now, the automaker is applying the same principles to the midsize 2021 Ranger.
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The Friday Five: The New-to-U.S. VW, Not-Really-A-Concept Infiniti, and Gale-Force Maserati CUVs Edition
The Friday Five: The New-to-U.S. VW, Not-Really-A-Concept Infiniti, and Gale-Force Maserati CUVs Edition
This week, as the summer days begin to wane, we covered 2021 model-year updates for the Chrysler Pacifica and Dodge Challenger, but also previewed some exciting new cars like the 2022 Genesis G70 and 2022 Lucid Air EV. But that’s not everything that was happening in the automotive space.
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Changes to 2021 Cadillac Sedan Lineup Bring Big Tech Upgrades
Changes to 2021 Cadillac Sedan Lineup Bring Big Tech Upgrades
Just a year after they debuted, the small 2021 Cadillac CT4 and midsize 2021 Cadillac CT5 arrive in showrooms with significant technology improvements. Meanwhile, the large Cadillac CT6 has ceased production to make room in the lineup for electric vehicles such as the upcoming Cadillac Lyriq.
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2022 Lucid Air Price Starts Below $80,000, Driving Range Above 500 Miles
2022 Lucid Air Price Starts Below $80,000, Driving Range Above 500 Miles
Lucid Motors, a Silicon Valley-based electric vehicle startup, has fully unveiled the 2022 Lucid Air sedan. Priced from below $80,000 before factoring in the U.S. federal income tax credit of $7,500, the Air will be available in four models, each with specific power ratings and range capabilities.
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2022 Genesis G70 Changes Improve Design, Technology
2022 Genesis G70 Changes Improve Design, Technology
Hyundai’s luxury brand, Genesis, has announced several changes to the 2022 Genesis G70, its compact luxury sport sedan which led its segment in both the J.D. Power 2020 Initial Quality Study (IQS) and the J.D. Power 2020 Automotive Performance, Execution, and Layout (APEAL) Study.
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2021 Chrysler Pacifica AWD Price Equal to 4 Sets of Winter Tires
2021 Chrysler Pacifica AWD Price Equal to 4 Sets of Winter Tires
Chrysler has set the price of the 2021 Pacifica’s new all-wheel-drive system at $2,995, which is about what you’d pay for four sets of winter tires, not including mounting, balancing, and having them swapped out every season.
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2021 Dodge Challenger Widebody Package Now More Widely Available
2021 Dodge Challenger Widebody Package Now More Widely Available
Dodge has announced that the Widebody Package, which installs flared fenders that add 3.5 inches of body width to the Dodge Challenger in order to house massive 305/35ZR20 Pirelli performance tires, will now be available for two additional 2021 Challenger trim levels.
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The Friday Five: The 2020 Road Trip, Even Safer Subaru, and GM-Honda Get Betrothed Edition
The Friday Five: The 2020 Road Trip, Even Safer Subaru, and GM-Honda Get Betrothed Edition
This week, Jeep debuted a hybrid Wrangler and the Grand Wagoneer SUV, Mercedes-Benz re-set the bar for what makes a luxury car, and Honda announced its Civic Type R. We’ve also released an ultimate guide to new vehicles in 2021. But that’s not everything that was happening in the automotive space.
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2021 Honda Civic Type R Limited Edition Price, Allotment Announced
2021 Honda Civic Type R Limited Edition Price, Allotment Announced
If you want a special version of one of the last of the current-generation performance-tuned Civics, the 2021 Honda Civic Type R Limited Edition price starts at $44,950. Only 600 examples will be available in the U.S., each with its own serial number-engraved plaque on the center console.
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2021 Ram Truck Changes Include New Trailering, Tech Features
2021 Ram Truck Changes Include New Trailering, Tech Features
When Fiat Chrysler Automobiles debuted the 2021 Ram 1500 TRX, it announced several new features for that model but would not confirm that other versions of the automaker’s light-duty full-size pickup truck would get them.
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2022 Chevrolet Silverado ZR2 Slated to Demote Trail Boss as Toughest Truck
2022 Chevrolet Silverado ZR2 Slated to Demote Trail Boss as Toughest Truck
Rumor has it that Chevrolet will not let Ford and Ram dominate the off-road performance truck segment for long. As part of a 2022 model-year refresh, the Chevy Silverado is expected to get a new ZR2 Package that transforms the company’s full-size light-duty pickup into a capable rock-hopper.
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Changes to the 2021 Jeep Wrangler Colors, Islander Edition Coming Soon
Changes to the 2021 Jeep Wrangler Colors, Islander Edition Coming Soon
Jeep is making a handful of changes to its Wrangler lineup for the 2021 model year. Highlights include updated engine and 4-wheel-drive system availability, new technology, 80th Anniversary and Islander Edition models, and a revised color chart.
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The Friday Five: The Sorento First-Ever Plug-In, Durango One-Time-Only SRT Hellcat, and GM Second-Try Multifunction Tailgate Edition
The Friday Five: The Sorento First-Ever Plug-In, Durango One-Time-Only SRT Hellcat, and GM Second-Try Multifunction Tailgate Edition
This week was heavy with Mazda news regarding the updated 2021 CX-5 and rumored 2021 CX-30 Turbo, and we also featured teasers of upcoming models, including the Chevrolet Bolt, Hyundai Kona, and Volkswagen ID4. But that’s not everything that was happening in the automotive space.
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2021 Kia Seltos Safety Rating Misses Top Score for One Reason
2021 Kia Seltos Safety Rating Misses Top Score for One Reason
Sometimes, you do everything well, but still don’t get into the college you dreamed of. Such is the fate for the 2021 Kia Seltos, which performed with excellence in all Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) safety tests – except one.
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Online Volkswagen ID4 Ordering Process Opens in September
Online Volkswagen ID4 Ordering Process Opens in September
With a $100 reservation fee to order the new 2021 Volkswagen ID4 electric SUV, and another $400 deposit to have it shipped from the Zwickau, Germany factory to your dealership, you can be one of the first to own VW’s new long-range electric vehicle.
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2021 Mazda CX-5 Changes and Prices
2021 Mazda CX-5 Changes and Prices
Mazda’s most popular model is the CX-5 compact SUV, and that’s true by a wide margin. As such, the automaker keeps the CX-5 fresh and appealing, and that’s true for the 2021 model year.
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Rumors Surface About a 2021 Mazda CX-30 2.5 Turbo
Rumors Surface About a 2021 Mazda CX-30 2.5 Turbo
Mazda only recently confirmed that it will offer a turbocharged 2.5-liter 4-cylinder engine in the 2021 Mazda3, attaching a 2.5 Turbo nameplate to the 250-horsepower compact car. The latest grist for the Mazda rumor mill involves the same turbocharged engine but applied to the popular CX-30 SUV.
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2021 Acura TLX Price Hike Reflects Big Improvements, Retains Value
2021 Acura TLX Price Hike Reflects Big Improvements, Retains Value
An all-new 2021 Acura TLX goes on sale on September 28, 2020, and the car’s base price with front-wheel drive and a turbocharged 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine starts at $37,500.
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The Friday Five: The Subie Presentation Oopsy, Jaguar Land Rover Cures Queasiness, and Cheaper Volvo PHEVs Edition
The Friday Five: The Subie Presentation Oopsy, Jaguar Land Rover Cures Queasiness, and Cheaper Volvo PHEVs Edition
This week, we saw the unveil of the 2021 Ram TRX. There were 2021 model-year announcements for the Ford Explorer, Lexus ES, Subaru Forester, and Toyota Tacoma. We offered finance advice for car insurance during the pandemic. But that’s not everything that was happening in the automotive space.
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Hyundai Venue Safety Rating Requires Proper Context
Hyundai Venue Safety Rating Requires Proper Context
Priced from about $18,500, the new Hyundai Venue is the kind of entry-level vehicle modern consumers want. It looks like an SUV and has both the high driving position and added utility such vehicles offer. But it also comes with a low price, good fuel economy, stylish looks, and outstanding value.
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Changes for the 2021 Toyota Tacoma Include New Nightshade, Trail Editions
Changes for the 2021 Toyota Tacoma Include New Nightshade, Trail Editions
Toyota has announced 2021 Tacoma prices and changes, including new Nightshade Edition and Trail Special Edition versions of the popular midsize pickup truck. A handful of equipment and paint color updates also accompany the Tacoma into the new model year.
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2021 Lexus ES Changes Add Go in the Snow, Custom Luggage, and More
2021 Lexus ES Changes Add Go in the Snow, Custom Luggage, and More
For the first time in nearly 30 years, you’ll be able to buy a Lexus ES 250 again. That’s one of several newsflashes associated with the 2021 Lexus ES lineup, which also expands to include a special edition model that comes with a custom Zero Halliburton luggage set.
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2021 Subaru Forester Price Hike Helps Pay for Added Standard Features
2021 Subaru Forester Price Hike Helps Pay for Added Standard Features
Subaru has announced pricing and changes for the 2021 Forester, the company’s compact crossover SUV that competes with models such as the Ford Bronco Sport, Jeep Cherokee, and Toyota RAV4 TRD Off-Road.
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2021 Ford Explorer Price Cuts Reflect Reality
2021 Ford Explorer Price Cuts Reflect Reality
According to a report in Automotive News, and confirmed by a Ford spokesperson, 2021 Ford Explorer prices are falling by hundreds to thousands of dollars for the new model year. All versions of the Explorer are more affordable for 2021.
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The Friday Five: The People Want Ford to Save the Manuals, Cadillac Super Cruise No Longer Super Free, and Chevy with a Cherry on Top Edition
The Friday Five: The People Want Ford to Save the Manuals, Cadillac Super Cruise No Longer Super Free, and Chevy with a Cherry on Top Edition
This week, we brought to you automotive news from far and wide, including a long-range Lucid Air, larger Hyundai Ioniq family, and competing adventuring concepts for the Ford Bronco and Jeep Gladiator. But that’s not everything that was happening in the automotive space.
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2021 Jeep Gladiator EcoDiesel Farout Concept Takes #VanLife to Next Level
2021 Jeep Gladiator EcoDiesel Farout Concept Takes #VanLife to Next Level
Each year, in conjunction with the annual Easter Jeep Safari in Moab, Utah, Jeep builds several concept vehicles. This year’s event was cancelled, but not before Jeep built the Gladiator EcoDiesel Farout concept to show how its rugged truck can replace a van when you decide to ditch the 9-to-5.
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2021 Ford Bronco Adventure Concepts Celebrate Nameplate’s 55th Anniversary
2021 Ford Bronco Adventure Concepts Celebrate Nameplate’s 55th Anniversary
The Ford Bronco was born on August 13, 1965. And while the nameplate took a lengthy 25-year hiatus starting in 1997 and ending just a few weeks ago, Ford is nevertheless celebrating its 55th birthday this year.
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Study Finds Teens Driving Older, Smaller Cars at Risk
Study Finds Teens Driving Older, Smaller Cars at Risk
According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), teen drivers crash four times as often as older drivers do. At the same time, they are more likely to be driving a lighter, smaller, and older vehicle that is less capable of protecting them in a collision.
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2021 Mazda Carbon Editions Go Black, Red, and a Shade of Gray
2021 Mazda Carbon Editions Go Black, Red, and a Shade of Gray
Blacked-out wheels and trim are all the rage, included in option packages ranging from the Acura A-Spec Package to the Volkswagen R-Line Black editions. Now, for 2021, Mazda will be offering new Carbon Editions that will be available for the 2021 Mazda6, Mazda CX-5, and Mazda CX-9 models.
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2021 Hyundai Elantra N Line Specs Include Turbo Power, Manual Gearbox
2021 Hyundai Elantra N Line Specs Include Turbo Power, Manual Gearbox
The 2021 Hyundai Elantra N Line sedan has officially been unwrapped. We covered its initial announcement back in May, but the only detail shared was a snapshot of a fully camouflaged prototype. This time around, complete details of Hyundai’s latest N Line model have been released.
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Changes to the 2021 Kia Stinger Take Grand Touring Car Upscale
Changes to the 2021 Kia Stinger Take Grand Touring Car Upscale
According to information released for its home market of South Korea, the 2021 Kia Stinger is moving upscale with a refresh that includes updated styling, an improved interior, and new technology and powertrains.
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New 2022 Audi S3 Promises Serious Performance
New 2022 Audi S3 Promises Serious Performance
Photos and specifications of the all-new 2022 Audi S3 have been announced, detailing the performance-tuned version of the redesigned Audi A3. Based on the information revealed for the European market, we can make educated guesses as to what this means for the U.S. market.
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What Electric Car Offers the Most Range? The Lucid Air, According to Claims
What Electric Car Offers the Most Range? The Lucid Air, According to Claims
Lucid Motors, one of several start-up companies seeking to compete with Tesla in the high-end portion of the growing electric vehicle market, is preparing to debut the production version of the new Lucid Air sedan on September 9, 2020.
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Hyundai Transforms Ioniq Into a Brand for Upcoming Range of Electric Cars and SUVs
Hyundai Transforms Ioniq Into a Brand for Upcoming Range of Electric Cars and SUVs
Hyundai is planning to introduce three new electric vehicles by 2025 in a bid to capture 10% of global EV market share, and each will wear the name IONIQ when the first of the trio goes on sale next year.
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The Friday Five: The QX55 Booty Shot, Gladiator New Editions Drop, and Explorer Price Chop Edition
The Friday Five: The QX55 Booty Shot, Gladiator New Editions Drop, and Explorer Price Chop Edition
This week, there was some positive news on the sales front—finally. While numbers aren’t quite where they were forecast to be, a few automakers saw year-over-year increases for the first time in months. But that’s not everything that was happening in the automotive space.
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2021 Subaru Outback Price Rises with New Standard Features
2021 Subaru Outback Price Rises with New Standard Features
Subaru has announced prices for the 2021 Outback, as well as changes to the popular midsize crossover SUV. For the new model year, the Subaru Outback gains standard steering responsive headlights, a rear seat reminder system, and a seat belt reminder system.
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2021 Mazda3 Turbo Price Starts Under $30,000
2021 Mazda3 Turbo Price Starts Under $30,000
Mazda announced prices for the 2021 Mazda3 lineup, and the new turbocharged version of the car starts at $29,900, a $9,400 premium over the new Mazda3 2.0i base model, which is priced at $20,500. Destination charges amount to another $945.
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The Friday Five: The Ford F-150 “How Much?!”, Mercedes-Benz “Hello. Goodbye.”, and Mini “Shh. We’re Watching a Movie.” Edition
The Friday Five: The Ford F-150 “How Much?!”, Mercedes-Benz “Hello. Goodbye.”, and Mini “Shh. We’re Watching a Movie.” Edition
This week, automakers announced as-expected second-quarter losses caused by the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. However, some sectors, like pickup trucks, did show signs of a sales upswing. But that’s not everything that was happening in the automotive space.
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2021 Hyundai Veloster N Adds Performance Including Wet Dual-Clutch Transmission
2021 Hyundai Veloster N Adds Performance Including Wet Dual-Clutch Transmission
Tuned on Germany’s fabled Nurburgring to deliver maximum bang for your performance buck, the Hyundai Veloster N has received a steady supply of shiny new updates since its 2019 debut. Now, the 2021 Veloster N gets another round of improvements in the form of standard performance and safety features.
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2021 Lexus NX Updates Improve Standard Safety, Add F Sport Hybrid Version
2021 Lexus NX Updates Improve Standard Safety, Add F Sport Hybrid Version
A compact crossover SUV with a roomy interior, the 2021 Lexus NX returns to the luxury automaker’s lineup with a handful of changes intended to increase its appeal.
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The Friday Five: The Tesla Goes to Texas, Toyota Adds Another Hybrid, and Genesis Will Have to Wait Edition
The Friday Five: The Tesla Goes to Texas, Toyota Adds Another Hybrid, and Genesis Will Have to Wait Edition
This week, the results of our 2020 APEAL Study were released. Porsche earned top billing in the luxury segment and Dodge ranked highest among mass market automakers. Mazda and Cadillac showed the biggest year-over-year gains. But that’s not everything that was happening in the automotive space.
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Blacked-out SUVs and Trucks Arriving for 2021
Blacked-out SUVs and Trucks Arriving for 2021
Blacked-out trim packages are all the rage, and aftermarket shops abound with options for those who want the distinctly custom look. But car companies are clearly taking note and offering their own versions. Here is a round-up of four that were announced just in the past 36 hours.
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Most Volkswagen Models Get Improved Infotainment for 2021
Most Volkswagen Models Get Improved Infotainment for 2021
Volkswagen announced that most of its 2021 model-year vehicles will feature all-new MIB3 (Modular Infotainment Toolkit) infotainment technology.
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New Mitsubishi Outlander, Other Models Coming Soon to Revive U.S. Lineup
New Mitsubishi Outlander, Other Models Coming Soon to Revive U.S. Lineup
Following a move to Franklin, Tennessee that promises closer coordination with business partner Nissan, Mitsubishi Motors North America has announced a short-term product revival plan for its lineup of cars and SUVs. Most important, a redesigned Outlander SUV is on the way.
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Changes to 2021 Toyota Avalon Add Stealth and Go in the Snow
Changes to 2021 Toyota Avalon Add Stealth and Go in the Snow
Toyota has announced changes to its 2021 Avalon full-size sedan, and it’s clear the big car will be stealthier and better to drive in the snow.
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The Friday Five: The Tesla Model Y Sale, Maserati Goes Electric, What is Stellantis? Edition
The Friday Five: The Tesla Model Y Sale, Maserati Goes Electric, What is Stellantis? Edition
This week, we announced the results of our 2020 U.S. Automotive Brand Loyalty Study. Lexus and Subaru led the field for luxury and mass-market brands, respectively. There was also news about the 2021 Ford Bronco and Bronco Sport. But that’s not everything that was happening in the automotive space.
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Changes to 2021 Honda Lineup Eliminate Low-volume Models
Changes to 2021 Honda Lineup Eliminate Low-volume Models
A report by Automotive News claims that Honda is discontinuing three low-volume models in the U.S. market. After the 2020 model year, Honda is eliminating the Fit small car, the Civic 2-door coupe, and the Accord with a manual transmission.
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2021 Toyota Corolla Changes Headlined by New Apex Edition
2021 Toyota Corolla Changes Headlined by New Apex Edition
Toyota is making changes to the 2021 Corolla sedan, and one of the most significant is a bid to attract more driving enthusiasts to the sedan version of the car. More safety and infotainment features are also available for the 2021 Toyota Corolla sedan.
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Changes to the 2021 Toyota Camry Upgrade Tech, Enhance Design
Changes to the 2021 Toyota Camry Upgrade Tech, Enhance Design
Toyota is giving the 2021 Camry a thorough refresh that updates the car’s styling, improves the interior, upgrades the safety and infotainment technology, and modifies the lineup.
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2021 Kia Telluride Changes Include Going Dark with New Nightfall Edition
2021 Kia Telluride Changes Include Going Dark with New Nightfall Edition
After seemingly winning all the awards to be won during its inaugural year, the popular Kia Telluride family-sized SUV heads into 2021 a little bit emo.
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Changes to 2021 Hyundai Palisade Improve Value, Increase Luxury
Changes to 2021 Hyundai Palisade Improve Value, Increase Luxury
By adding standard equipment, expanding the availability of technology, and offering even more luxury, the 2021 Hyundai Palisade is more appealing than ever.
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Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 392 Concept Promises Potential V-8 Performance Upgrade
Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 392 Concept Promises Potential V-8 Performance Upgrade
Jeep has introduced a new conceptual version of the ever-popular Wrangler Unlimited, one equipped with a 6.4-liter Hemi V-8 packing 450 horsepower and 450 lb.-ft. of torque.
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The Friday Five: The Unveiled Elantra N Line, Subdued-Color Lincoln, and Subtle-Pebble TRD Pro Edition
The Friday Five: The Unveiled Elantra N Line, Subdued-Color Lincoln, and Subtle-Pebble TRD Pro Edition
This week, we previewed the preview of the all-new 2021 Ford Bronco reveal and talked about updates to the 2021 Mazda3. Audi, Chevrolet, and Lexus also made announcements regarding their lineups, including new technologies. But that’s not everything that was happening in the automotive space.
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2021 Jeep Gladiator EcoDiesel Specs Announced
2021 Jeep Gladiator EcoDiesel Specs Announced
Jeep introduces a new powertrain choice for the 2021 Gladiator pickup truck. With the turbocharged 3.0-liter EcoDiesel V6 engine, Jeep owners can expect greater low-end grunt and increased fuel economy.
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Audi Announces 2021 Audi A7 Plug-in Hybrid Prices and Specs
Audi Announces 2021 Audi A7 Plug-in Hybrid Prices and Specs
Audi has introduced a new plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV), and it’s called the 2021 Audi A7 55 TFSI e. Quite a mouthful, that. We’ll call it what you’ll call it: the 2021 Audi A7 plug-in hybrid.
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2021 Chevrolet Corvette Changes Include New Colors and Technology
2021 Chevrolet Corvette Changes Include New Colors and Technology
We’ve previously announced that the 2021 Chevrolet Corvette would carry over its debut-year price, but at the time Chevrolet gave no further details regarding year-over-year updates. Changes to the 2021 Corvette have finally been released and, as expected, most of them are relatively minor.
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2021 Lexus LS Changes Bring Improved Technology, Minor Design Updates
2021 Lexus LS Changes Bring Improved Technology, Minor Design Updates
Lexus has announced subtle but numerous changes to its flagship luxury sedan, the 2021 Lexus LS. Among the most noticeable modifications, the LS gets minor styling updates, a revised infotainment interface, enhanced driving assistance technologies, upgraded powertrain responsiveness, and more.
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2021 Kia K5 Prices Show Slight Increase Over Old Optima
2021 Kia K5 Prices Show Slight Increase Over Old Optima
Prices for the all-new 2021 Kia K5 are leaking all over the internet, and show that in spite of significant improvements, the new midsize sedan will cost just a little bit more than the Optima it replaces in the automaker’s lineup.
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The Friday Five: The Canceled Continental, Electric Trucks Are Really Coming, and Jeep Lower Altitude Edition
The Friday Five: The Canceled Continental, Electric Trucks Are Really Coming, and Jeep Lower Altitude Edition
This week we’ve covered new vehicle debuts from the 2021 Audi Q5 to the 2022 Volkswagen Tiguan, with several more in between. But that’s not everything that was happening in the automotive space.
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2020 Dodge Challenger SRT Super Stock Horsepower, 0-60, and Quarter Mile Numbers are Official
2020 Dodge Challenger SRT Super Stock Horsepower, 0-60, and Quarter Mile Numbers are Official
There is a hole in the Challenger lineup where the SRT Demon used to reside, and now Dodge attempts to patch it with the new 2020 Challenger SRT Super Stock.
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2021 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Redeye Widebody Top Speed Exceeds 200 MPH
2021 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Redeye Widebody Top Speed Exceeds 200 MPH
Next year, Dodge will sell what it claims is the fastest and most powerful mass-produced sedan in the world: the 2021 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Redeye.
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Mazda Announces 100th Anniversary Special Edition Mazda MX-5 Miata
Mazda Announces 100th Anniversary Special Edition Mazda MX-5 Miata
One hundred years ago, the Mazda brand was created in Japan. To commemorate the event, Mazda introduced 100th Anniversary Special Edition versions of its cars and SUVs. Now, Mazda has confirmed that U.S. customers will be able to buy a 100th Anniversary Special Edition of the 2020 Mazda MX-5 Miata.
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Ford Ranger Performance Accessory Packages Enhance Off-Roading Credentials
Ford Ranger Performance Accessory Packages Enhance Off-Roading Credentials
Three new Ford Performance Accessory Packages are coming for the Ford Ranger pickup truck, each designed to improve the truck’s off-roading capability. The dealer-installed packages are available for all 4-wheel-drive Rangers made since Ford re-introduced the truck to the U.S. market in 2019.
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2021 Cadillac XT6 Changes Drop Price, Add Wireless Connectivity
2021 Cadillac XT6 Changes Drop Price, Add Wireless Connectivity
Cadillac is making it easier to own its 3-row midsize SUV, the 2021 XT6. If you’ve never heard of the Cadillac XT6, it is bigger than the compact XT4 and midsize 2-row XT5, but smaller than the Escalade.
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Redesigned 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLA Prices Rise Due to New Size, Technology
Redesigned 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLA Prices Rise Due to New Size, Technology
Mercedes-Benz announced that the starting price for the all-new 2021 GLA, the automaker’s lowest-priced SUV, will start at $36,230 for the GLA 250. Adding 4Matic all-wheel drive costs an additional $2,000. This represents a significant bump in price from the current GLA, which starts at $34,250.
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2021 Subaru Ascent Price, Equipment Changes Announced
2021 Subaru Ascent Price, Equipment Changes Announced
Subaru of America has announced detailed prices for its 2021 Ascent three-row family-size SUV. The 2021 model will be equipped with additional equipment, while its suggested starting price rises just $300 to $32,295.
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The Friday Five: The Land Rover Rooftop Suite, BMW Fob-Less Entry, and Ram Hellcat Dust Cloud Edition
The Friday Five: The Land Rover Rooftop Suite, BMW Fob-Less Entry, and Ram Hellcat Dust Cloud Edition
This week, we released results of the J.D. Power 2020 Initial Quality Study, and there were impressive changings in the rankings—positive and negative. But that’s not everything that was happening in the automotive space.
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2021 Porsche 718 Changes Add a Flat-Six Engine but Not a Six-Figure Price Tag
2021 Porsche 718 Changes Add a Flat-Six Engine but Not a Six-Figure Price Tag
Previously, the 718 Boxster and Cayman came only with a turbocharged 2.0-liter 4-cylinder. For 2021, each can be equipped with a 4.0-liter 6-cylinder with proper horizontally-opposed pistons.
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Electrify America Completes First Cross-Country Charging Station Route
Electrify America Completes First Cross-Country Charging Station Route
After Tesla’s Supercharger network made it possible to drive an electric vehicle almost anywhere in the contiguous 48 states, Electrify America has announced completion of its first cross-country DC fast-charging network, expanding long-distance travel possibilities to more than just Tesla owners.
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Tesla Model S Touchscreen Failures Prompt Federal Investigation
Tesla Model S Touchscreen Failures Prompt Federal Investigation
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is investigating infotainment system failures in 2012 to 2015 model-year Tesla Model S vehicles. An estimated 63,000 Teslas could be at risk of system failure due to “memory wear-out,” according to Automotive News.
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Toyota Cancels Mazda2-based Yaris After 2020
Toyota Cancels Mazda2-based Yaris After 2020
Toyota is canceling the Yaris subcompact after the 2020 model year, according to multiple reports and claimed confirmation by a Toyota spokesperson. The Mazda-based Yaris hatchback was new for 2020, replacing the previous France-sourced Yaris hatch, but slow sales have sealed the car’s fate.
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Changes to 2021 Jaguar I-Pace Charging Time Headline List of New Upgrades
Changes to 2021 Jaguar I-Pace Charging Time Headline List of New Upgrades
Jaguar has announced a handful of important changes to the 2021 I-Pace electric SUV. Chief among them is a newly standard 11-kilowatt, 3-phase onboard charger, an improvement over the previous 7-kW, 2-phase unit. This upgrade shaves more than four hours off of the EV SUV’s overnight charging time.
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The Friday Five: The It’s-Not-A-Minivan Kia, Lower-Price-More-Power Toyota, and Big-Bigger Mini Edition
The Friday Five: The It’s-Not-A-Minivan Kia, Lower-Price-More-Power Toyota, and Big-Bigger Mini Edition
This week, new car debuts kept rolling with the previews of the 2021 Lexus IS and 2021 Nissan Rogue. Also making headlines were the all-new 2021 Ford Mustang Mach 1, refreshed 2021 BMW M5, and 400-mile Tesla. But that’s not everything that was happening in the automotive space.
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IIHS Study: SUVs More Dangerous to Pedestrians Than Cars
IIHS Study: SUVs More Dangerous to Pedestrians Than Cars
Even on the best of days, a matchup between a pedestrian and any type of vehicle will not end favorably for the pedestrian. That’s especially true if the vehicle striking a pedestrian is an SUV, according to a new study out by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS).
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2021 Mercedes-AMG GT 43 Offers Electrified Performance at a Discount
2021 Mercedes-AMG GT 43 Offers Electrified Performance at a Discount
Mercedes-Benz is making the acquisition of an AMG GT a little easier on your wallet. Not only is the new 2021 Mercedes-AMG GT 43 4-door Coupe more affordable thanks to a starting price of $89,900, but the car also contains a mild-hybrid powertrain designed to deliver both performance and efficiency.
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Gateway Bronco Announces Run of ‘Resto-Mod’ Ford F-Series Trucks
Gateway Bronco Announces Run of ‘Resto-Mod’ Ford F-Series Trucks
Gateway Bronco, which specializes in rebuilding classic Broncos using modern mechanical components, has announced a licensing deal with Ford Motor Company to create a run of restored and modified (resto-mod) F-Series models from the 1967 to 1972 model years.
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Land Rover Range Rover Fifty Celebrates 50 Years of Luxury SUVs
Land Rover Range Rover Fifty Celebrates 50 Years of Luxury SUVs
To celebrate and commemorate the Range Rover’s 50th birthday, a new limited-edition version of the vehicle is coming soon to a dealership near you. The Land Rover Range Rover Fifty is based on the plush Autobiography trim level and comes in both standard- and long-wheelbase versions of the vehicle.
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Changes to 2021 Honda Pilot Include Value-Packed Special Edition
Changes to 2021 Honda Pilot Include Value-Packed Special Edition
One of the most popular midsize 3-row SUVs in America, the 2021 Honda Pilot receives several changes in what is expected to be its final year before a redesign. Leading the list of updates, a new 2021 Honda Pilot Special Edition debuts in the lineup between the EX-L and Touring trim levels.
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How Far Does a Tesla Go on One Charge? More Than 400 Miles
How Far Does a Tesla Go on One Charge? More Than 400 Miles
Tesla has published a new Model S EPA estimate for maximum driving range on a single charge. The large electric vehicle (EV) is now rated to travel up to 402 miles on one charge, enough to drive from San Francisco to Los Angeles without stopping.
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2021 BMW M5 and M5 Competition Price, Changes Announced
2021 BMW M5 and M5 Competition Price, Changes Announced
Similar to the 2021 BMW 5 Series sedan, the 2021 BMW M5 and M5 Competition performance sedans benefit from several changes that update their appearance, performance, and technology. Prices for the 2021 BMW M5 start at $103,500, with the 2021 BMW M5 Competition price at $111,100.
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2021 Ford Mustang Mach 1 Specs, Release Date Finalized
2021 Ford Mustang Mach 1 Specs, Release Date Finalized
For the first time in 17 years, Ford returns a Mach 1 version of the Mustang to the lineup. The new 2021 Ford Mustang Mach 1 arrives in showrooms in the spring of 2021, equipped with a 5.0-liter V-8 expected to make 480 horsepower at 7,000 rpm and 420 lb.-ft. of torque at 4,600 rpm.
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The Friday Five: The Orange Mustang Mach-E, American BMW Milestone, Mazda 3 Gets Speed-ish Edition
The Friday Five: The Orange Mustang Mach-E, American BMW Milestone, Mazda 3 Gets Speed-ish Edition
This week, automakers including BMW, Ford, Mini, and Subaru revealed more details about their 2021 models. With the coronavirus pandemic still an ongoing health crisis, VW recently announced its new Sign Anywhere service. But that’s not everything that was happening in the automotive space.
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New 2021 Porsche Cayenne GTS Comes in Coupe and Not Coupe Flavors of Enhanced Performance
New 2021 Porsche Cayenne GTS Comes in Coupe and Not Coupe Flavors of Enhanced Performance
Plugging the gap between the twin-turbo V-6 Cayenne S and the twin-turbo V-8 Cayenne Turbo, the new 2021 Porsche Cayenne GTS arrives packing plenty of power and performance. It comes in standard Cayenne GTS and more expensive yet less practical Cayenne GTS Coupe styles.
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Ram “Built to Serve” Trucks Continue Rollout in Honor of U.S. Military
Ram “Built to Serve” Trucks Continue Rollout in Honor of U.S. Military
A second wave of 2020 Ram 1500 “Built to Serve” special edition trucks has marched off the Sterling Heights, Mich. assembly line where they are made, and they’re painted Patriot Blue and Ceramic Gray. Ram built 1,000 examples of each, and they arrive in dealerships during the second half of June.
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New Plug-in Hybrid Headlines Changes to 2021 BMW X5
New Plug-in Hybrid Headlines Changes to 2021 BMW X5
Most recently redesigned for the 2019 model year, the 2021 BMW X5 receives several changes, not the least of which is the debut of the second-generation X5 xDrive45e plug-in hybrid.
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2021 Subaru Crosstrek Changes Include a More Powerful Engine
2021 Subaru Crosstrek Changes Include a More Powerful Engine
One of the most popular small crossover SUVs in America, the Subaru Crosstrek offers a compelling blend of utility and capability in an affordable and safe package. What the Crosstrek lacks is power. For the 2021 model year, that’s changing.
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Volkswagen Offers “Sign Anywhere” Service Due to Coronavirus Pandemic
Volkswagen Offers “Sign Anywhere” Service Due to Coronavirus Pandemic
The coronavirus pandemic accelerated the change in how dealers sell and people buy cars. Take Volkswagen’s use of a new Sign Anywhere service, which allows customers to review, complete, and sign all paperwork associated with a purchase or a lease using a smartphone, tablet, or computer.
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Ford Escape Plug-in Hybrid Driving Range, Prices Announced
Ford Escape Plug-in Hybrid Driving Range, Prices Announced
Ford has announced important specifications for the new Escape Plug-in Hybrid. The compact crossover SUV is expected to provide 37 miles of electric driving range and boasts what Ford claims is a class-leading EPA fuel economy rating of 100 MPGe.
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Dodge Debuts 2020 Challenger 50th Anniversary Commemorative Edition
Dodge Debuts 2020 Challenger 50th Anniversary Commemorative Edition
Dodge celebrates the Challenger’s 50th birthday with a new Anniversary Commemorative Edition package. This option is available for the Challenger R/T, R/T Scat Pack, and R/T Scat Pack Widebody, and also comes with a chance to attend a one-day performance driving school at a racetrack.
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The Friday Five: The Bollinger Frunkgate, One-Millionth VW, and Ford Summer Debuts Edition
The Friday Five: The Bollinger Frunkgate, One-Millionth VW, and Ford Summer Debuts Edition
This week, the 2021 BMW 4 Series and Hyundai Santa Fe debuted, the Land Rover Defender went on sale, and Toyota added the sub-$40K RAV4 Prime PHEV to its roster. But that’s not everything that was happening in the automotive space.
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Study Finds Autonomous Cars Cannot Prevent Most Crashes
Study Finds Autonomous Cars Cannot Prevent Most Crashes
A new study released by the IIHS states that the current capabilities of autonomous cars will prevent only about a third of all collisions. While self-driving car technology would be able to correct for some human error, it would not be able to address the bulk of situations that cause collisions.
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Chrysler Pacifica AWD Launch Edition Goes on Sale Before Snow Flies
Chrysler Pacifica AWD Launch Edition Goes on Sale Before Snow Flies
A significantly refreshed 2021 Chrysler Pacifica is coming soon, and it offers an all-wheel-drive system, marking the first time since 2004 that AWD and Chrysler minivan haven’t been mutually exclusive concepts.
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2021 Mercedes-Benz CLS Changes Bring New Tech, Colors
2021 Mercedes-Benz CLS Changes Bring New Tech, Colors
Mercedes-Benz has announced changes to the 2021 CLS. The midsize, 4-door coupe gains new infotainment technology and safety systems in addition to two new colors called Mojave Silver and Cirrus Silver.
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2021 Toyota Corolla Hatchback Changes Include Special Edition, More Safety, Extra Cargo Space
2021 Toyota Corolla Hatchback Changes Include Special Edition, More Safety, Extra Cargo Space
In a world gone crazy for crossover SUVs, hatchbacks supply greater utility and cargo space than sedans while delivering better fuel economy and driving dynamics at a lower price than a typical SUV. Toyota celebrates this with the new 2021 Corolla Hatchback Special Edition.
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IIHS: Small Vehicles Incur Largest Number of Driver Deaths
IIHS: Small Vehicles Incur Largest Number of Driver Deaths
Affordable, dependable, and deadly? At face value, that’s what statistics from a recent Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) report seems to suggest regarding small passenger cars. However, the same article mentions that several factors can influence the figures.
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2021 Toyota RAV4 Prime Price is Officially Less than $40,000
2021 Toyota RAV4 Prime Price is Officially Less than $40,000
After introducing the vehicle earlier this year, Toyota has announced 2021 RAV4 Prime plug-in hybrid prices. The starting sticker price for the SE trim is $39,220 (including the $1,120 destination fee), while the XSE version is priced from $42,545.
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New Land Rover Defender on Sale Now in U.S. Market
New Land Rover Defender on Sale Now in U.S. Market
Long anticipated by fans of the Land Rover brand, the Defender nameplate returns to the U.S. market after a 23-year absence. The SUV is on sale now, and prices for the 2020 Land Rover Defender 110 start at $49,900. Fully equipped, a Defender 110 closes in on $105,000.
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Resurrected Ford Mustang Mach 1 Arriving in Spring 2021
Resurrected Ford Mustang Mach 1 Arriving in Spring 2021
Ford announced today that it will revive the Mustang Mach 1 as a limited-edition model for 2021. The resurrected Mustang Mach 1 will be available not long after the new Mustang Mach-E, an electric crossover SUV, goes on sale.
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The Friday Five: The Lego Lambo, Hot-to-Touch Ford, and Old Nissans Are New Again Edition
The Friday Five: The Lego Lambo, Hot-to-Touch Ford, and Old Nissans Are New Again Edition
This past week, we’ve covered new-model previews of the Acura TLX and BMW 5 Series as well as some additions to existing lineups of the Ford Edge and Mini Cooper. Oh, and Tesla lowered its prices…for now. But that’s not everything that was happening in the automotive space.
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Tesla Cuts Prices, Cancels Free Supercharger Use
Tesla Cuts Prices, Cancels Free Supercharger Use
According to a report by Reuters, Tesla has reduced prices on all of its models except for the new Model Y crossover SUV. The popular Model 3 receives a price cut of $2,000. Reductions for the higher-end Model S sedan and Model X SUV are larger at $5,000.
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2021 Mini Countryman SUV Changes Shine Spotlight on Overlooked SUV
2021 Mini Countryman SUV Changes Shine Spotlight on Overlooked SUV
The Countryman lineup gets a minor refresh this year. Leading the charge is a redesigned grille, flanked by new standard LED headlights. New wheel designs debut, and around back new LED taillights feature a “Union Jack” motif. New technology is the story for the Countryman’s interior.
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2020 Ford Edge ST-Line Adds Sizzle Without Steak
2020 Ford Edge ST-Line Adds Sizzle Without Steak
To help make the Ford Edge more appealing, the company is adding a new ST-Line version to the SUV’s lineup. Essentially, the new Ford Edge ST-Line has the sportier look of the twin-turbocharged Edge ST but none of that specially-tuned version’s impressive performance.
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Minis Made More Affordable with Expanded Oxford Edition Availability
Minis Made More Affordable with Expanded Oxford Edition Availability
For the time being, Mini is making the 2021 Mini Hardtop Oxford Edition models available to everyone. Plus, the company is adding the 2020 Mini Countryman Oxford Edition to the mix, but only in limited quantities and for a limited time.
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The Friday Five: The Convertible Corvette Lives, Pandemic Pickups Surge, and Rotary Engine Reborn Edition
The Friday Five: The Convertible Corvette Lives, Pandemic Pickups Surge, and Rotary Engine Reborn Edition
This past week, a slew of new vehicle announcements for the 2021 model year commanded the news cycle. Monday started off with redesigned family haulers in the Toyota Sienna and Toyota Venza while fast luxury in the Porsche 911 Targa, BMW Alpina XB7, and Acura TLX followed in the coming days.
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Every 2021 Volvo Gets 112-mph Speed Limiter, New Safe Teen Driver Tech
Every 2021 Volvo Gets 112-mph Speed Limiter, New Safe Teen Driver Tech
Volvo announced today that every new 2021 Volvo model will come with a speed limiter preventing the vehicle from traveling faster than 112 mph. Volvo is also introducing Care Key, where parents can set a maximum vehicle speed to prevent their young, inexperienced children from driving too fast.
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2020 Audi A6 Allroad Crash-Test Ratings Signal Excellent Occupant Protection
2020 Audi A6 Allroad Crash-Test Ratings Signal Excellent Occupant Protection
The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has awarded the 2020 Audi A6 Allroad its ultimate rating for crashworthiness, a Top Safety Pick+ designation.
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Last Ford Fusion Sedan Rolls Off the Assembly Line in July 2020
Last Ford Fusion Sedan Rolls Off the Assembly Line in July 2020
A report by Ford Authority claims the last 2020 Ford Fusion sedan is scheduled for production on July 21, 2020.
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Alfa Romeo's 110th Anniversary Highlights the Marque's Fabled History
Alfa Romeo's 110th Anniversary Highlights the Marque's Fabled History
Reaching one's 110th birthday is worthy of celebration no matter who or what you are. For an automotive brand with the rich and varied heritage of Alfa Romeo to attain that milestone calls for a popping of wine corks and a ticker-tape parade.
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2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E Charging Times Improve in Advance of First Customer Deliveries
2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E Charging Times Improve in Advance of First Customer Deliveries
Ford has announced improved charging times for the new 2021 Mustang Mach-E, the automaker’s long-range electric vehicle (EV) designed to take on the Tesla Model Y.
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The Friday Five: The Green Jeep, Greener VW, Green-With-Envy Toyota Edition
The Friday Five: The Green Jeep, Greener VW, Green-With-Envy Toyota Edition
This past week, automakers continued their appeal to consumers with extended warranties, zero-interest financing, and no-contact service. We also covered the Toyota Prius’ 20th birthday as well as new tech news from Audi. But that’s not everything that was happening in the automotive space.
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Acura RLX Canceled, Never Achieved Legendary Status
Acura RLX Canceled, Never Achieved Legendary Status
Acura is dropping the large RLX sedan from its lineup after the 2020 model year, bringing to a close 35 years of flagship car-building dating to the marque’s inception in 1986.
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GM Launches CLEAN Initiative, California Dealers Worry About Coronavirus Liability
GM Launches CLEAN Initiative, California Dealers Worry About Coronavirus Liability
The General Motors CLEAN program is designed to give consumers greater peace of mind when entering a GM brand dealership, while at the same time helping dealers do all they can to combat COVID-19.
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2021 Toyota Prius Changes Include Improved Safety, Android Auto, and a Special Edition
2021 Toyota Prius Changes Include Improved Safety, Android Auto, and a Special Edition
For 2021, the Prius adopts the latest collection of the automaker’s advanced driving assistance systems, called Toyota Safety Sense 2.0, while expanding upon its standard safety equipment list. Toyota also debuts a new “2020 Edition” to commemorate the model’s 20 years on sale on America.
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New Audi Infotainment System Brings Speed, Flexibility to 2021 Models
New Audi Infotainment System Brings Speed, Flexibility to 2021 Models
Dubbed MIB 3 (Modular Infotainment Toolkit 3), this third-generation technology is 10 times faster to respond and is more powerful than the outgoing MIB 2 system.
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Tesla Sues California County Over Factory Closure
Tesla Sues California County Over Factory Closure
The electric car manufacturer, with its outspoken CEO Elon Musk, followed through on a threat to sue the county-level jurisdiction, challenging the “constitutionality of State Statutes,” according to the Civil Cover Sheet.
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The Friday Five: The Boosted Mustang GT, Medically-Modified Odyssey, and Future-Proofed XC90 Edition
The Friday Five: The Boosted Mustang GT, Medically-Modified Odyssey, and Future-Proofed XC90 Edition
This past week, we reported on how the coronavirus pandemic continues to slow down and downright cancel the auto industry’s momentum. We’ve also covered updates regarding the 2021 Chevrolet Tahoe and Audi’s full 2021 lineup. But that’s not everything that was happening in the automotive space.
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Jeep Wrangler Crash-Test Rollover Nets Marginal Safety Rating
Jeep Wrangler Crash-Test Rollover Nets Marginal Safety Rating
The current-generation Jeep Wrangler Unlimited 4-door has received a "Marginal" safety rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) in the driver’s side small overlap frontal-impact crash test.
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Changes to 2021 Audi Models Highlight More Tech, Extra Equipment
Changes to 2021 Audi Models Highlight More Tech, Extra Equipment
Audi of America has announced changes for the 2021 model year, and aside from an Audi A3 redesign and Audi Q5 refresh, they’re largely focused on adding standard equipment and improving access to technology.
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2021 Toyota Supra 4-cylinder Delayed by Coronavirus Pandemic
2021 Toyota Supra 4-cylinder Delayed by Coronavirus Pandemic
While the 2021 Toyota Supra will go on sale as planned in June 2020, availability will be limited for several months due to the coronavirus pandemic. During a press conference on May 4, 2020, Toyota explained its approach to the Supra and how COVID-19 is affecting plans for the sports car.
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2021 Chevy Tahoe Towing Capacity, Fuel Economy Ratings Released
2021 Chevy Tahoe Towing Capacity, Fuel Economy Ratings Released
Chevrolet has published towing capacity and fuel economy numbers for the redesigned 2021 Tahoe.
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2021 Chevrolet Trailblazer Production Slows Due to Coronavirus Pandemic
2021 Chevrolet Trailblazer Production Slows Due to Coronavirus Pandemic
The South Korean factory that builds the 2021 Chevrolet Trailblazer has slowed production of the new small crossover SUV due to the coronavirus pandemic, stalling the model’s ill-timed launch in the U.S. market.
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The Friday Five: The Performance Elantra, Hummer EV Non-Reveal, and Plug-in A6 Wagon Edition
The Friday Five: The Performance Elantra, Hummer EV Non-Reveal, and Plug-in A6 Wagon Edition
This past week, we’ve reported about the latest Hyundai Sonata crash-test ratings, the dashing of Audi’s Level 3 autonomous driving hopes, and Lincoln’s cancelation of a Rivian-based EV. But that’s not everything that was happening in the automotive space.
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Lincoln Electric SUV Canceled Amid Coronavirus Crisis
Lincoln Electric SUV Canceled Amid Coronavirus Crisis
Just three months after announcing the co-development of its first-ever electric vehicle, Lincoln’s plans for a Rivian-based EV have been scrapped due to the coronavirus pandemic.
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Audi Traffic Jam Pilot Level 3 Driving Assistance Tech Delayed by Stalled Regulators
Audi Traffic Jam Pilot Level 3 Driving Assistance Tech Delayed by Stalled Regulators
Regulatory delays are causing Audi to forsake plans to launch Traffic Jam Pilot, its Level 3 semi-autonomous driving technology, according to a report in Automotive News Europe.
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2020 Hyundai Sonata Safety Ratings Makes It a Family-Friendly Sedan
2020 Hyundai Sonata Safety Ratings Makes It a Family-Friendly Sedan
Hyundai reports the redesigned 2020 Sonata has earned a 5-star overall crash-test rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). The rating adds to the all-new Sonata’s safety-related laurels, as the car is also a Top Safety Pick according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS).
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Ford Mustang Goes Electric Again—But as a Drag Racer
Ford Mustang Goes Electric Again—But as a Drag Racer
Ford has added another electric Mustang to its portfolio—except this one is an actual pony car (and not an SUV sharing the name). On top of that, this newest Mustang electric vehicle is made for the drag strip.
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The Friday Five: The 5-Star Palisade, Cheap Lotus, High-Tech Vintage Porsche Edition
The Friday Five: The 5-Star Palisade, Cheap Lotus, High-Tech Vintage Porsche Edition
This past week, we’ve continued to report on how automakers are intensifying global and regional humanitarian efforts toward fighting the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. We’ve also covered new-vehicle updates from Polestar and Lexus. But that’s not everything that was happening in the automotive space.
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2021 Polestar 2 Price Shows Brand Intends to Challenge Tesla
2021 Polestar 2 Price Shows Brand Intends to Challenge Tesla
For anyone needing more confirmation that Polestar intends to compete head-to-head with Tesla in the battle for the hearts and minds of performance-oriented electric-vehicle (EV) buyers, the official pricing announcement for the new 2021 Polestar 2 makes the EV automaker’s intentions clear.
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Lexus GS Black Line Special Edition Available in Summer 2020
Lexus GS Black Line Special Edition Available in Summer 2020
Lexus GS comes in a limited-production version for the summer of 2020. Based on the 2020 Lexus GS 350 F Sport, the Black Line Special Edition showcases exclusivities like black exterior trim and red interior accents, moving the GS Black Line up from the GS F Sport to present a sportier luxury attitude.
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Audi Issues $100,000 Grant to Caltech For Climate Change Research
Audi Issues $100,000 Grant to Caltech For Climate Change Research
Audi of America and the Audi Environmental Foundation have awarded a grant worth $100,000 to the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) to support its research efforts in the Climate Modeling Alliance (CliMA).
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The Friday Five: The Tesla in Tornado Alley, Grand Jeep Delay, Gazoo Racing Corolla Edition
The Friday Five: The Tesla in Tornado Alley, Grand Jeep Delay, Gazoo Racing Corolla Edition
This past week, we reported on ways that Hyundai, Mazda, Subaru, and Volkswagen are giving back to community during the coronavirus outbreak, how resurging car sales in China might predict a return to normalcy for the U.S., and additional details about hot new Blackwing-powered Cadillacs. But that’s not everything that was happening in the automotive space.
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New Study Finds Automatic Braking, Adaptive Cruise Control Effective at Reducing Collisions
New Study Finds Automatic Braking, Adaptive Cruise Control Effective at Reducing Collisions
BMW's broad installation of ADAS with various levels of driver assistance in vehicles during model years 2013-2017 provided the Highway Loss Data Institute (HLDI) an opportunity to study the effectiveness of these systems at lowering crashes and insurance claims.
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Subaru Donates to Feeding America in Response to Coronavirus
Subaru Donates to Feeding America in Response to Coronavirus
The automaker's contribution will help ensure individuals and families who are in need across the country are fed and cared for during the course of the pandemic.
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Tesla in Tussle to Remain Open During “Shelter In Place” Mandate
Tesla in Tussle to Remain Open During “Shelter In Place” Mandate
The three-week shelter-in-place order exempts essential businesses and services. Tesla, which had reportedly gained “essential business” status, is starting the first deliveries of its new Model Y crossover.
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