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Video: What It’s Like to Ride in the 2019-12-06 18:00:38The Tesla Cybertruck caused quite a scene when it debuted a few weeks ago, and it has since been a hot topic especially in the automotive industry. Av

Specs Check: 2021 Alfa Romeo Tonale vs. 2020 2019-12-06 17:00:55When it comes to luxury goods, bigger is always considered “better”—after all, you don’t see the super-rich buying up tiny hom

2020 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Four-Cylinder First Test: Quicker 2019-12-06 04:00:56Your preconceptions about this truck are wrong, OK? The 2020 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 proves that four-cylinder engines can make sense in 5,000-pound

Duff McKagan of Guns N’ Roses Loves His 2019-12-06 04:00:45Quick Stats: Duff McKagan, Guns N’ Roses bassist Daily Driver: 2018 Ford Explorer Sport (Duff’s rating: 8 on a scale of 1 to 10) Other car

What’s the Difference Between the Kia Seltos and 2019-12-06 04:00:24The 2021 Kia Seltos premiered at the 2019 Los Angeles Auto Show looking muscular and rugged. Slotting below the Sportage, the Seltos is aimed at buyer

Second Drive: Hyundai Veloster Mid-Engine Supercar Concept Shows 2019-12-06 04:00:04The invitation was cryptic. Hyundai public relations offered “an ultra-performance prototype drive for a select group of media,” at its Ca

No Time to Die Isn’t the Only Bond 2019-12-05 16:10:18James Bond is the quintessential spy. The orphan turned assassin likes to work alone, but frequently shares the silver screen with some pretty hot she

Subaru Forester Competitors: How Other Small SUVs Stack 2019-12-05 13:00:10What’s the best small SUV on the market right now? We have our opinion, but there’s no one-size-fits-all answer to this question. Consumer

2020 Volvo XC60 Polestar Review: Less Than the 2019-12-05 04:00:41Making a normal car sporty isn’t simply a matter of more. Adding a pile of parts and a gob of power doesn’t guarantee improvement. The app

BMW X2 as Support SUV: What We Learned 2019-12-05 04:00:27The X2 has been a reliable road warrior lately, serving a vital role as errand runner and support runabout at our annual Car, Truck, and SUV of the Ye

First Drive: 2021 Mercedes-AMG GLE 53 Coupe Feels 2019-12-04 18:01:26Another week, another Mercedes-AMG. The launch of a new AMG-badged Mercedes was once a rare event, eagerly awaited by enthusiasts. But now, with the g

Electric Ford F-150 (And More?) Secrets Detailed in 2019-12-04 17:45:25Despite Ford’s openness that it’s working on an electric F-150 pickup truck, this potential segment-shaker has many secrets yet to be reve


Uber's Alarming Crime Report, T-Mobile's 5G Test, and 2019-12-06 17:47:08Catch up on the most important news from today in two minutes or less.

Uber's Crime Report Is ‘Highly Alarming,’ Says a 2019-12-06 13:54:15In its first compilation, the ride-hail service says there were more than 3,000 sexual assaults related to Uber rides last year, up 4% from the year b

Physics Explains Why You Can’t Open a Plane 2019-12-06 10:00:00A British Airways passenger caused chaos after trying to open the aircraft door during a flight, but air pressure and clever design make it impossible

Now iPhone Users Can Tap Waymo's Self-Driving Ride-Hail 2019-12-05 13:00:00The Google sibling says it has 1,500 monthly riders, including some who are chauffeured without a human backup driver.

Elon Musk on the Stand: ‘Pedo Guy’ Doesn't 2019-12-04 12:18:42The Tesla CEO defended himself by arguing semantics on the first day of a defamation trial that stems from an insult Musk made on Twitter.

Flying Car Leaders Talk Public Perception at a 2019-12-04 08:00:00At a Texas conference hosted by Ross Perot Jr., air taxi innovators focused on how to get the public onboard with their ideas.

Teaching Self-Driving Cars to Watch for Unpredictable Humans 2019-12-04 07:00:00You drive differently for Sunday errands than when you're late to pick up the kids. Researchers are teaching robots how to grapple with that.

Elon Musk’s Slander Trial, Offensive Ornaments on Amazon, 2019-12-03 17:12:17Catch up on the most important news from today in two minutes or less.

Elon Musk to Testify as Diver's Slander Trial 2019-12-03 08:00:00A trial beginning in Los Angeles is the latest chapter in a saga that began with Musk's plan to use a mini-sub to rescue a trapped soccer team.

Tesla Has Found a Use for Lasers—Cleaning Glass 2019-12-03 07:00:00The electric automaker shuns lasers for its self-driving features. But a patent application foresees using the technology to clean windshields and cam

NYC Has an Old-Timey Plan to Fix Its 2019-12-02 13:05:20As the city plans out its congestion charge, critics are already saying it would do well to take a few lessons from London. 

How Airports Are Protecting Themselves Against Rising Seas 2019-12-02 07:00:00Many of the nation's busiest airports are subject to increased flooding from climate change. So they're building seawalls and relocating sensitive e

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GM confirms LG battery JV for Lordstown 2019-12-05 12:27:00General Motors has confirmed an earlier report it would team up with LG Chem to mass-produce battery cells for future battery-electric vehicles.

Volvo Group invests in autonomous software company 2019-12-05 11:27:00Volvo Group (trucks, buses, construction equipment) Venture Capital has invested in Apex.AI, a software company specialising in autonomous mobility.

LG to make EV batteries with GM at 2019-12-05 09:09:00LG Chem has said it would spend US$916m at its US subsidiary by 2023 to set up an electric vehicle battery joint venture with General Motors.

UK LCV sales off for third month as 2019-12-05 08:56:00UK new light commercial vehicle (LCV) registrations fell 9.6% year on year in November, the third consecutive monthly decline, according to Society of

VW doubles service interval to two years in 2019-12-05 08:33:00Volkswagen is stretching its service interval to two years, starting with the Golf 8 with other models to follow in 2020.

CEE - Continental sees megatrends business opportunity 2019-12-05 08:21:00Continental Automotive Serbia says its future may lie increasingly with developing solutions as megatrends shift the way component makers view bu

VW's new Jetta brand off to good start 2019-12-05 07:38:00Volkswagen said had successfully launched its Jetta sub-brand in China (it was once a nameplate for the saloon variant of the Golf) with the VS5 SUV a

CEE - CASE trends can cross transport sectors 2019-12-05 06:51:00Yanfeng says some of its interior concepts can be applied across many disciplines as the supplier looks to take advantage of megatrends, which will se

GM issues Hamtramck layoffs but plant will live 2019-12-05 05:57:00General Motors will lay off 814 hourly and salaried workers at its assembly plant on the border of Detroit and Hamtramck, Michigan, starting 28 Februa

Former GM board member pleads guilty in UAW 2019-12-05 05:24:00Former General Motors board member Joe Ashton, a retired United Auto Workers leader, has pleaded guilty to criminal charges as part of an ongoing fede

UAW sends FCA deal to membership for ratification 2019-12-05 04:52:00The National UAW-FCA Council voted to send the proposed hourly and salary tentative agreements with FCA for a ratification vote of UAW members.

CEE - Visegrad 4 address volume falls - 2019-12-05 04:48:00Continental Hungary says all Visegrad 4 countries are facing similar challenges as suppliers and OEMs address higher wages and volume pressure.

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Review: The $47,895 2020 Mercedes-Benz CLA35 AMG plays 2019-12-06 08:01:00It’s a chainsaw in a box, revving behind your right ear.It’s firm, direct, unflappable. The 2020 Mercedes-Benz CLA35 AMG is a dab of Goril

Daimler and Geely launch premium ride-hailing service in 2019-12-06 07:00:00German auto giant Daimler and its Chinese shareholder Zhejiang Geely Holding Group have joined forces to take on the booming ride-hailing market in Ch

Volkswagen Group names new design chief 2019-12-06 06:00:00The Volkswagen Group on Thursday named Klaus Bischoff as its new design chief. Bischoff has been with the automaker since 1989 and since 2007 has been

2021 Porsche 911 Targa spy shots and video 2019-12-06 02:00:00Porsche has just launched its new 992-generation 911 and you can bet there'll be just as many variants that we saw with the previous 991 generation,

Porsche 4-motor electric powertrain promises ultimate control 2019-12-05 13:00:00Porsche on Wednesday provided the first details on a new electric powertrain it's developing. The powertrain consists of four electric motors, with e

Review update: 2020 McLaren 720S Spider thrills as 2019-12-05 11:45:00The mission, which I have gladly accepted, is to spend three days in the 2020 McLaren 720S Spider in sunny Southern California. I’m limited to 3

McLaren hybrid hypercar, Mercedes-Benz EQS, Nissan GT-R50 production 2019-12-05 11:00:00McLaren's CEO has revealed the first details on the automaker's next-generation platform, which will support plug-in hybrid powertrains with electri

Here's how much the 2020 BMW M235i Gran 2019-12-05 10:00:00A BMW sedan smaller than the 3-Series will soon land at dealers and we've got all the all-important pricing details. We're talking about the 2-Serie

Le Mans Hypercar (LMH) name picked for LMP1 2019-12-05 09:30:00Endurance racing's new premier class finally has a name: Le Mans Hypercar, or LMH for short. The new name was selected at a meeting of the FIA World

This mint Acura SLX SUV has the heart 2019-12-05 09:00:00The wonderfully boxy and short-lived Acura SLX SUV is the answer. This pencil-straight example of the 1990s off-roader built by Honda's luxury arm is

$1.1M Nissan GT-R50 by Italdesign will roll into 2019-12-05 08:00:00Nissan and Italdesign teamed up last year to build a wild take on the GT-R to celebrate the nameplate's 50th anniversary. The result was the GT-R50 b

Billionaire behind Racing Point F1 team reportedly eyes 2019-12-05 06:45:00Canadian fashion mogul Lawrence Stroll, the billionaire father of current Formula One driver Lance Stroll, is reportedly interested in acquiring a maj

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Piston Slap: ‘Revving Up Our Engines’ for Earth 2019-12-06 08:00:42TTAC regular David Holzman writes: Sajeev, My best friend has a 2019 Honda Accord with gas direct injection. Recently, Scotty Kilmer raised questions

UAW Sends Tentative Fiat Chrysler Labor Deal to 2019-12-05 17:00:13Plenty of planks found in the quickly hammered out UAW-Ford contract can be found in the tentative deal forged between the United Auto Workers and Fia

BMW Changes Mind on Apple CarPlay Subscriptions 2019-12-05 16:45:09BMW is walking back its controversial decision to charge an annual subscription for the use of Apple’s CarPlay in its vehicles. We quickly&

More Base Power on the Way For Genesis 2019-12-05 14:42:38Introduced last year, Genesis’ third — and newest — model is the G70, a value-packed rear- or all-wheel-drive sports sedan aimed at

The Takata Recall Continues; Now Includes 1.4 Million 2019-12-05 14:07:28The largest automotive recall in history just got a little more inclusive. Takata is recalling another 1.4 million vehicles after the airbag-rela

Housekeeping – 2020 TTAC Gets a Mild Refresh 2019-12-05 13:21:33Perhaps it’s fitting that in the post-LA auto show haze, we’re getting a mild refresh of our own. The biggest news here — and most o

Tombstone Date for Two Large GM Sedans Revealed 2019-12-05 12:42:31Just a couple of days ago, your author’s eyes were drawn to a brand spankin’ new, dark red Chevrolet Impala sitting in a parking lot &mdas

‘This Wasn’t Planned’: Rory Gamble Appointed UAW Prez 2019-12-05 11:30:26In a move that should surprise absolutely no one, former UAW Acting President Rory Gamble, who took over the top spot when scandal sunk former prez Ga

Joint Battery Plant a Go for Down-on-its-luck Lordstown 2019-12-05 11:00:03A battery plant mentioned in General Motors’ recently ratified UAW labor contract will soon become a reality in the hard-hit city of Lordstown,

Reductive Design: Ford’s Secret Recipe for Affordable Cars? 2019-12-05 10:00:29Despite the average transaction price of your typical automobile climbing higher than ever before, there’s a lot of disagreement as to whether t

Financial Trouble Breeds Winter of Discontent for Nissan 2019-12-05 09:02:46As Christmas looms, Nissan just placed an unwanted gift in the stockings of its U.S. employees. Sinking sales, combined with a global streamlining of

Buy/Drive/Burn: American Two-doors for a New Century 2019-12-05 08:07:06Today’s Buy/Drive/Burn is the first of two consecutive entries where we’ll be evaluating two-door offerings from the dawn of the new mille

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Honda shares crash survival stories 2019-12-07 00:00:01The automaker has discovered that crumpled vehicles can be a starting point to talk to consumers about safety at auto shows. Now, it's taking it a st

Lenders differ on 84-month loans 2019-12-07 00:00:01While such loans have risen from a small base nationwide, they are not climbing at all lenders — because of differing views, policies and portfo

New to the U.S. landscape, a Mazda supplier 2019-12-07 00:00:01Toyota's U.S. supply base will support the new Mazda-Toyota vehicle joint venture in Alabama. But Mazda needs suppliers, too.

Trump says U.S. will finalize new fuel efficiency 2019-12-06 16:10:34The administration has argued that the rollbacks are necessary for economic and safety reasons but California and environmentalists reject that analys

GM to end assembly at Ontario plant week 2019-12-06 14:51:37Unifor, the union representing hourly employees at the Oshawa, Ontario, plant, said in an email it had expected assembly to continue to Dec. 19 b

UAW to disband corruption-marred Region 5 2019-12-06 13:19:52The 17-state region was at the center of a corruption scandal involving embezzlement of UAW funds.

Ford issues two recalls in trucks, SUVs over 2019-12-06 11:47:45The automaker said it is unaware of accidents or injuries related to the issues reported in certain Super Duty pickups and the Explorer SUV. 

Metals rules for light vehicles stall progress on 2019-12-06 11:28:54The U.S., Mexico and Canada are discussing the fine print of the agreement that requires 70 percent of steel and aluminum in vehicles to come fro

Elon Musk beats back defamation lawsuit over 'pedo 2019-12-06 10:35:27The plaintiff, British cave explorer Vernon Unsworth, was seeking $190 million damages against the Tesla CEO.

Aston Martin not actively pursuing new investors, CEO 2019-12-06 10:22:21CEO Andy Palmer's comments came after a report said Lawrence Stroll, owner of Formula One team Racing Point, is preparing a bid for a major stake in

Dongfeng plans partial sale of PSA stake, report 2019-12-06 07:40:06A smaller Dongfeng holding in PSA would likely help get a merger between PSA and Fiat Chrysler past U.S. regulators amid trade tensions between Washin

Alstom chief approached for Renault CEO job, report 2019-12-06 07:08:28Alstom's Henri Poupart-Lafarge could be picked for the Renault CEO post over Luca de Meo, head of VW Group's Seat brand, and Patrick Koller, head of

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Kia Picanto Faces VW Up! in Cheap Car New! 2019-12-07 17:51:07With the way James May talks about the Dacia Sandero, you'd think it was loved all over Britain. However, that's not really the case. Let's check o

Racing Point Owner Lawrence Stroll Could Buy Aston New! 2019-12-07 15:13:53What is now called the SportPesa Racing Point F1 Team was known as Force India last year. Based in Silverstone and powered by Mercedes, the outfit fin

2020 VW Golf 8 Early Reviews Reveal It's New! 2019-12-07 14:38:17Hatchbacks are not the most exciting segment at the moment. However, most of the top-selling models in Europe are of that variety, and Volkswagen inte

2022 Nissan Qashqai Will Have Hybrid and Plug-In New! 2019-12-07 14:05:20The Nissan Rogue Hybrid is a small-timer in the race to sell crossovers to Americans. However, it happens to be based on a European model called the Q

This Used 2008 Saturn Sky Red Line Thinks New! 2019-12-07 13:58:05You can regularly find amusing listings on Craiglist, but Autotrader is another source of humor if you search well. The biggest offender we could find

2021 BMW M4 (G82) Confirmed With Oversized Kidney New! 2019-12-07 12:09:07As you already know from prototypes of the G80, the M3 is getting a pig snout for the 2021 model year. The controversial design will be carried over b

Widebody Nissan Skyline GT-R "Game Boy" Has Quirky New! 2019-12-07 11:48:531989 saw Nissan introducing the R32 incarnation of the Skyline GT-R, a radical all-paw departure from its RWD family three. It was also the year when

Americans Can’t Spell Volkswagen, Survey Finds New! 2019-12-07 11:39:58As The Bard put it, “a rose by any other name would smell as sweet,” which is a fancy way of saying that a name holds no real value over t

Dodge Challenger R/T Scat Pack 1320 Drag Races New! 2019-12-07 10:51:44What a time to be alive, ladies and gentlemen drivers - we are here to talk about a stunning drag race that places a muscle car against one of America

2021 Mercedes-AMG ONE Meets Lewis Hamilton at the New! 2019-12-07 10:42:10The Valkyrie from Aston Martin may have double the cylinders and a higher redline, but Mercedes-AMG has the upper hand with the ONE because it’s

Fiat Chrysler Head Designer Selling His Dodge Demon, New! 2019-12-07 09:55:56With Dodge having only built 3,300 units of the Demon in 2017 and 2018, the battle to grab one was fierce. Of course, one of these landed in the hands

Motion R Design Ford Ranger Pickup Truck Looks New! 2019-12-07 09:23:56Based in Northern Ireland, the peeps at Motion R Design know a thing or two about tuning Fords. The Transit and Tourneo are the company’s specia

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