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Ferrari SF90 Stradale to Star in Remake of 2020-05-22 16:39:34You probably already know the film C’était un Rendez-Vous (“It Was a Date”), which has been passed around online forever

Wait, Kramer Drove an Experimental Chevrolet on “Seinfeld”? 2020-05-22 14:57:16It’s no secret that Jerry Seinfeld is a car enthusiast. In fact, his namesake television show includes numerous nods to his automotive interests

Are Car Sales About to Bounce Back In 2020-05-22 13:23:08People who used to rely on public transit and ride-sharing, the ones who in the past said they don’t want or need their own car, are reaching an

Rolls-Royce Sells a Handbuilt Toy Cullinan SUV for 2020-05-22 12:18:27Ever since long-term paramour Arbitrage Ken traded his plastic-fantastic Dreamvette for a bespoke Roll-Royce Phantom several years back, Bel-Air Barbi

More Mini Prices: 2020 Mini Countryman Adds Cheaper 2020-05-22 10:30:57The Mini Hardtop Oxford Edition brings some of the model’s most desirable features to a low-cost trim. Now, Mini is offering the value-oriented

Mazda’s RX-Vision GT3 Is the Off-Limits Rotary Sports 2020-05-22 09:28:30The Mazda RX-Vision concept is just too good a design to exist merely as a static object, a concept car without a future out on the road. Its long nos

Future Cars: 2021 and Beyond 2020-05-22 04:00:19They may be out of favor right now, but traditional three-box cars will never go away. To make sure, automakers around the world are pouring enormous

Hey, Mercedes Is Making Upgrades To Its MBUX 2020-05-22 04:00:02Mercedes-Benz is continuing its drive to upgrade its MBUX platform—the brains of its in car suite of features and services. The never-ending end

What’s New On the 2020 Mazda CX-9? 2020-05-22 04:00:02The current-generation Mazda CX-9 has been around since 2016, and it represented a critical step forward for the automaker. Based on the SkyActiv plat

2020 BMW X3 vs. Lincoln Corsair: Which Compact 2020-05-21 18:15:44Lincoln has been on its SUV game lately—good thing, too, because increasingly, it’s their only game, with the MKZ sedan’s looming de

Best Memorial Day Car Deals for 2020: Huge 2020-05-21 15:45:05We’re experts on a lot here at MotorTrend, but when it comes to data-driven analyses on the best new car deals, we leave it to the pros at Intel

Best Memorial Day SUV Deals for 2020: Sport 2020-05-21 15:05:44Memorial Day marks the unofficial beginning of summer, and summer is arguably the best time for an ambitious family road trip or the off-road adventur

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Informal Transit Is Crucial for Some. Can It 2020-05-24 08:00:00The pandemic highlights the vulnerability of workers for private transportation services, which are essential to mobility in global south cities.

A Lawmaker Wants Fast Trains to Rev Up 2020-05-19 07:00:00US representative Seth Moulton of Massachusetts proposes spending $205 billion over 5 years to connect Chicago with Atlanta, Portland with Vancouver.

Elon Musk Defies Lockdown Orders and Reopens Tesla's 2020-05-11 19:38:12The CEO sued a California county over the weekend and threatened to move the company to Texas—his latest tangle with government authorities.

The Pandemic Strands Some Ship Crews at Sea, 2020-05-11 07:00:00Travel restrictions are blocking some marine workers from reaching their assigned ships. That's forcing others on extended tours.

Fantastical Plans Are on Hold, and More Car 2020-05-10 09:00:00The Covid-19 pandemic will delay the arrival of flying cars, and Google sibling Sidewalk Labs abandons plans to remake part of Toronto's waterfront.

Covid-19 Casts a Dark Cloud Over the Flying 2020-05-09 07:00:00An economic slump is no good for a long shot business that's just starting to take off.

Alphabet's Sidewalk Labs Scraps Its Ambitious Toronto Project 2020-05-07 18:38:44The Google sibling envisioned a tech-enabled and eco-friendly neighborhood. But residents rebelled over plans to collect and use their data, among oth

As Cities Reopen, Outdoor Dining May Provide a 2020-05-07 07:00:00Restaurants are anxious to expand beyond takeout, and some researchers believe open-air transmission of the coronavirus is rare.

Sleeker Lidar Moves Volvo Closer to Selling a 2020-05-06 09:00:00Using technology from Silicon Valley's Luminar, the Swedish automaker plans to offer completely autonomous highway driving by 2022.

California Sues Uber and Lyft to Classify Drivers 2020-05-05 17:31:58The state and three cities say the ride-hail companies are violating a new state law. The suit could lead to tens of millions of dollars in fines.

Covid-19 Spurs a Road Repair Boom—and Threatens a 2020-05-04 07:00:00Empty highways clear the way for speedier construction projects, but loss of fuel taxes could bring them to a halt.

Fewer Wrecks, Grounded Planes, and More Car News 2020-05-03 09:00:00Stay-at-home orders mean less traffic and fewer serious crashes, saving lives and money. Plus, Elon Musk does it again.

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South Korean automakers to cut output New! 2020-05-28 08:24:00Hyundai-Kia is to reduce output at Korean factories in response to lower demand in overseas markets.

PSA Mulhouse to make up to 10m masks 2020-05-28 06:39:00PSA is to produce up to 10m surgical masks per month from August, 2020 at its Mulhouse site to cover the equipment needs of Group employees and s

Nokian Tyres appoints Jukka Moisio as CEO 2020-05-28 06:28:00Nokian Tyres has appointed Jukka Moisio as president and CEO.

Nissan confirms Barcelona plant closure 2020-05-28 06:09:00Nissan has confirmed the closure of its Barcelona, Spain, manufacturing  plant as part of a new business plan that focuses on cost control and th

Nissan readies for US manufacturing restart 2020-05-28 06:08:00Nissan will carry out a phased restart of its US manufacturing operations beginning in early June.

Gestamp secures EUR200bn EIB loan 2020-05-28 06:08:00Gestamp is to receive a EUR200m (US$220m) loan from the European Investment Bank (EIB) to develop new research lines.

Tritium awarded Pasadena fast-charging contract 2020-05-28 06:07:00Tritium has been awarded a contract from the City of Pasadena, California to install 20 RT50/50kW DC fast chargers.

NXP appoints Kurt Sievers as CEO 2020-05-28 06:03:00NXP Semiconductors has appointed Kurt Sievers as CEO, effective immediately.

Audi expands e-commerce offerings with retailers 2020-05-28 06:02:00Audi says it is intensifying its focus on digital solutions for its customers.

Michelin lauds EUR8bn France support initiative 2020-05-28 05:40:00Michelin has welcomed State backing for the automotive industry in France after President Emmanuel Macron unveiled his ambitious EUR8bn (US$8.8bn

Goodyear and Enevos team on power generation 2020-05-28 04:40:00Goodyear and Enovos are to build two photovoltaic power stations at the tyre manufacturer's testing facilities in Colmar-Berg, Luxemboug.

FCA and Engie press ahead with V2G project 2020-05-27 10:46:00Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) and ENGIE Eps are pressing ahead with a project working on interactions between electric cars and the power grid, base

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2004 Ford Shelby Cobra concept roars into Jay 2020-05-27 14:10:00After decades apart, Ford and Carroll Shelby reunited in the early 2000s, and one of the first projects of the reconstituted partnership was a 21st ce

11-month restoration makes 1987 Lamborghini LM002 better than 2020-05-27 13:51:00Before the Urus SUV, there was the Lamborghini LM002. Produced from 1986 to 1992, the Italian automaker's first SUV is now old enough that some survi

New Mercedes-Benz G550 4x4 Squared spy shots 2020-05-27 11:45:00It looks like one of the biggest, baddest SUVs in production, the Mercedes-Benz G-Class, is about to get a whole lot tougher with the arrival of a new

From the beach to the boards, we’ve raced 2020-05-27 11:25:00A delightful story arrived in my inbox recently. Headlined “The six weirdest places F1 has raced,” it was written by Ben Miles and publish

2021 BMW 5-Series, 2021 Land Rover Discovery, Bugatti 2020-05-27 11:00:00An updated BMW 5-Series boasting a fresh look and new tech has been revealed. The most potent version revealed is the 523-horsepower M550i but there'

2022 Land Rover Defender V-8 spy shots 2020-05-27 10:00:00Land Rover has a new Defender on its hands for 2020. It's the first truly new Defender in over three decades, and represents a huge leap in quality,

Deep dive: How the Bugatti Chiron became the 2020-05-27 09:00:00With top speed no longer its main priority, Bugatti has turned to tuning its hypercars for the whole track instead of just the straights. It started w

2021 BMW 6-Series GT updated with fresh looks, 2020-05-27 08:00:00The BMW 6-Series Gran Turismo bowed out of the United States after 2019, but the premium hatchback remains on sale elsewhere and just received a round

Renault Nissan Mitsubishi Alliance doubles down on tech 2020-05-27 07:00:00The Covid-19 coronavirus has hit all automakers hard but the Renault Nissan Mitsubishi Alliance in particular was already suffering from falling sales

2021 Land Rover Discovery spy shots 2020-05-27 06:00:00The Land Rover Discovery is about to receive its first major round of updates since the current fifth-generation model went on sale in 2017. A prototy

Updated 2021 BMW 5-Series luxury sedan pushes deeper 2020-05-26 19:00:00The BMW 5-Series sedan has been a showcase for performance and technology since it was released in 1972. Now in its seventh generation after a 2017 re

Tweaked 2021 Mercedes-Benz E-Class coupe and cabriolet turn 2020-05-26 18:01:00The mid-size Mercedes-Benz E-Class might not be the brand's flagship, but it bristles with technology and seldom stands pat. Now, midway through the

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Gas War: States Sue Trump Administration Over Fuel New! 2020-05-28 15:56:53Following America’s fueling feud has shown your author that it’s less about finding a reasonable compromise that works for consumers, the

2021 Acura TLX: If This Doesn’t Work, Nothing New! 2020-05-28 14:52:13Teased nearly to death in the run-up to its online debut, the 2021 Acura TLX revealed on Thursday lives up to the brand’s boastful pronouncement

Mercedes-Benz Gives Up Trying to Hide the New New! 2020-05-28 14:08:04With the next S-Class leaking more than a screen door on a submarine, Mercedes-Benz seems to have given up trying to obfuscate its design. With i

Ford Fiesta Comes In Dead Last in Industry’s New! 2020-05-28 13:26:58Every three years, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety ranks new vehicles in terms of deaths incurred by their occupants in roadway collisions.

Rare Rides: The Practical and Elegant Lamborghini LM002 New! 2020-05-28 12:16:41Today’s Rare Ride is one which defies most all expectations of vehicles in its class. It’s larger, more powerful, more exclusive, and more

The Great Self-driving Revolution Gets a Language Check New! 2020-05-28 11:20:07Words have the power to inform or mislead. The descriptors “military grade” or “assault-style” did great things for public acc

I See You: Next Nissan Z, Frontier Make New! 2020-05-28 10:06:12Nissan’s new 4-year plan, despite aiming for efficiency and value, doesn’t leave sporty driving in the dustbin of history. Sports cars sti

Restoring ‘Nissan-ness’: Struggling Automaker Lays Out Its 4-year New! 2020-05-28 09:04:11Nissan has dutifully released its long-awaited 4-year plan, a document fresh-faced CEO Makoto Uchida must make a reality in order to ensure the s

QOTD: Embracing Your True Colors? New! 2020-05-28 08:06:31In each and every one of us lurks a number of hidden longings. Yours truly, as a child and even later, used to yearn to one day work at the National H

BMW 4 Series Teased Ahead of Official Debut 2020-05-27 16:12:40Even though the refreshed BMW 5 Series earned top billing this week, Bavaria’s favorite automaker also released an inky black teaser image

Murder, Arson, and Hundreds of Charges: Cops Wade 2020-05-27 15:43:52In the millimetre-deep world of online sociopolitical commentary, the United States is portrayed as a lawless land of heartless thugs and capitalist g

Nissan and Renault Divvy Up Production Responsibilities 2020-05-27 14:11:13Nissan and Renault opted against a full merger on Wednesday, but neither side seemed to feel now was the time to disband the alliance and see how they

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TrueCar to eliminate 219 jobs in restructuring New! 2020-05-28 18:03:42The cuts, prompted by the coronavirus outbreak and the end of a key partnership with USAA Federal Savings Bank, amount to more than 30 percent of the

FCA wants money back after overpaying 24,000 workers New! 2020-05-28 15:45:04The employees received on average $500 more than they were entitled to under the UAW's contract because of a federal economic relief program that inc

ZF to cut up to 15,000 jobs by New! 2020-05-28 15:44:00The supplier said in an email to employees that half the job cuts would be in Germany, Reuters reported.

VW board OKs Ford alliance projects New! 2020-05-28 14:40:20Among the shared projects specified by VW are a midsize pickup to be developed by Ford, a city delivery van to be developed by VW and a new electric v

Icahn exits bankrupt Hertz at loss of almost New! 2020-05-28 09:54:52Icahn, 84, sold his entire 55.3 million shares of Hertz stock on Tuesday for 72 cents a share, according to a regulatory filing. His holding represent

Nuro teams with CVS for self-driving medicine delivery New! 2020-05-28 09:00:00Self-driving delivery company Nuro has already worked with Walmart and Kroger. On Thursday, it added another big partner.

Geneva show under threat amid bailout dispute 2020-05-28 07:14:47Automakers' worries over the continuing fallout from the pandemic and a loan dispute between event organizers and authorities could jeopardize the au

GM, Ford use payment programs with banks to 2020-05-28 07:12:12Keeping small suppliers afloat financially is critical for the automakers as they try to restart North American factories and generate cash from sales

Nissan to cut costs, capacity, lineup in sweeping 2020-05-28 06:22:46The automaker aims to cut $2.78 billion in fixed costs and reduce global production capacity from 7.2 million to 5.4 million vehicles. Nissan wil

Driver death rates on the rise despite better 2020-05-28 00:01:00The rate has risen since the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety's report on 2011 model-year vehicles. For 2017 models, IIHS reported 36 deaths pe

Automakers' catch-up plan? Skip summer breaks 2020-05-27 17:52:57The automakers are eager to replenish inventory after their factories were idled for several weeks in accordance with government coronavirus rules.

GPB accused of violating Mass. securities law 2020-05-27 16:33:56In an administrative complaint, the state accused the firm, majority owner of Prime Automotive Group, of misleading investors in its marketing materia

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2022 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class Spied Up Close, Looks Bigger New! 2020-05-28 16:56:13The Mercedes GLC-Class is one of the best selling models in the global premium market. However, competition from American automakers as well as BMW is

1967 Chevy Camaro Indy 500 Pace Car Comes New! 2020-05-28 16:30:30The L78 big-block V8 is a legendary engine, built by Chevy from ’65 to 1970. The original Camaro also got it, and for a few years, the L78 was t

2021 Volkswagen Nivus Debuts as Their Coolest Little New! 2020-05-28 16:20:23You know what? Volkswagen can really design cool cars when it wants to, but the designs usually don't come from Europe. This is the VW Nivus, a new c

C8 Corvette Stingray Gets Lambo Doors, Still Isn’t New! 2020-05-28 15:34:16A matter of weeks ago, EIKON Motorsports revealed that scissor doors for the C8 Corvette will set you back $2,999 excluding installation and $4,300 wi

2020 Volkswagen Golf Gets Cheap 1.0-Liter Base Model New! 2020-05-28 15:04:41The all-new Volkswagen Golf hatchback hasn't arrived in America yet, though the GTI is nicely lined up with a 241 horsepower 2-liter turbo. However,

2021 Acura TLX Is a Gorgeous New Sedan, New! 2020-05-28 14:22:39Acura made too many cars, and not all of them were good. But the all-new 2021 Acura TLX should be something that every sedan fan should love and want

V8-Powered 1948 Austin A40 Blends British Elegant Design New! 2020-05-28 13:41:54Born in good old Britain and gifted with an American Chevy V8 by a Canadian crew. This is the very short story of how this 1948 Austin A40 panel truck

Nissan Teases All-New 400Z Sports Car, Looks Like New! 2020-05-28 13:31:40We've been showing modernized 240Z renderings for many years, and it turns out it wasn't for nothing. Today, Nissan released a short teaser video ca

2020 Toyota Supra Gets Fabspeed Sport Cat and New! 2020-05-28 13:25:56Inline-six engines are inherently balanced, alright, but they also sound good. Properly good if we’re talking BMWs, much better than most V6 eng

Travis Pastrana Goes Full Gymkhana This Year, Subaru New! 2020-05-28 12:36:51There’s nothing better than a bout between two friends to create an incredible spectacle, and the ones who were paying attention this week durin

Who Needs a Garage When You Can Have New! 2020-05-28 12:36:23We’ve seen a fair share of outrageous real estate offerings in recent months, but this one takes the cake: a Colonial mansion with every luxury

Special Edition Harley-Davidson IRONe Gets LiveWire Livery, Price New! 2020-05-28 11:33:51About a year ago, before it lost its longtime CEO and entered some troubled times, Harley-Davidson announced an ambitious plan to gain 1 million rider


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