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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


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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BorgWarner extends engine cam timing cooperation with GAC 2020-05-22 08:42:00BorgWarner says it partnered with Chinese OEM GAC Motor to introduce its next generation of variable cam timing actuators - intelligent cam torque act

SMMT calls for UK car showrooms to re-open 2020-05-22 07:34:00The UK automotive industry is calling on government to allow the country's 4,900-strong network of new car showrooms to re-open as a matter of urgenc

GM gradually restarts in Mexico as Lear readies 2020-05-22 07:31:00General Motors on Thursday said it was gradually restarting the transmission and engine lines at its Mexican facilities in Silao and Ramos Arizpe, whi

TrueCar extends dealer financial support into June 2020-05-22 07:05:00TrueCar is to continue financial payment relief for its dealer customers through June.

Trafficware launches ATMS 2.10 2020-05-22 06:52:00Cubic Corporation says Trafficware, which operates within its Cubic Transportation Systems (CTS) business division, has released ATMS 2

Nissan considering 20,000 job cuts, mainly in Europe 2020-05-22 06:52:00Nissan Motor is considering cutting 20,000 jobs from its global workforce, focusing on Europe and developing countries, as it struggles to recover fro

Midlands Future Mobility starts AV trial route 2020-05-22 06:50:00Work has started on the 300km UK Midlands Future Mobility test environment, spanning from Coventry to Birmingham, which will see autono

Michelin CO2 reduction targets approved by SBTi 2020-05-22 06:49:00Michelin's CO2 emissions-reduction targets have been validated by Science Based Targets Initiative (SBTi).

BYD delivers 20 electric buses to Montevideo 2020-05-22 04:52:00BYD and Uruguan distributor, Abriley, have delivered a fleet of 20 pure electric buses to CUTCSA, the country's largest urban public transport operat

Japan goes after Ghosn escape help 2020-05-21 12:28:00Japan said on Thursday it was working to secure the rapid extradition of two men arrested in the United States on charges of enabling the dramatic esc

Dacia Europe sales down in 2020 2020-05-21 09:47:00Romanian carmaker and Renault unit Dacia's sales in Europe dropped by 53% to 93,258 units in the first four months of this year, according to the Rom

Visteon gives VW new infotainment platform 2020-05-21 09:29:00Visteon is supplying a new infotainment platform for Volkswagen Group's (VW) new Nivus model for Brazil.

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2020 Honda Civic Type R, 2021 BMW 5-Series, 2020-05-22 14:00:00We drove the 2020 Honda Civic Type R; the 2021 BMW 5-Series was spotted; and we took a look at the greatest car chase scenes of all time. It's the We

The other vehicle powered by Cadillac’s V16 engine 2020-05-22 13:19:00Cadillac attracted lots of attention — first in the autumn of 1929 and then again in the early winter of 2003 — when it unveiled automobil

Review update: 2020 Infiniti Q50 Red Sport is 2020-05-22 11:52:00Among sporty sedans, the 2020 Infiniti Q50 Red Sport doesn’t make many starting lineups for drivers. That’s mostly a shame. Compared to ot

Mystery Porsche 917 Tribute patents show new “Gran 2020-05-22 11:45:00Patent drawings of what looked like a production version of Porsche's 917 Tribute from 2019 surfaced online last month. The drawings, which were disc

Mazda RX-Vision GT3, 2021 BMW 5-Series, 2021 Opel 2020-05-22 11:00:00Mazda unveiled a racing version of its stunning RX-Vision concept from 2015, but this one is for the virtual world only. The new race car is currently

New EV platform moves motors, suspension and steering 2020-05-22 10:00:00An Israeli startup by the name of REE Automotive has teamed up with KYB Corporation, a Japanese supplier specializing in suspension systems, to develo

2021 BMW 5-Series spy shots and video 2020-05-22 09:00:00The BMW 5-Series is currently into its seventh generation and the latest model will soon reach the midway point in its life cycle. In BMW tradition, t

Lexus won't race new twin-turbo V-8 in 2020 2020-05-22 08:00:00Lexus was all set to test a newly developed twin-turbocharged V-8 in an LC race car in the 2020 24 Hours of Nürburgring, but the automaker has pu

New Mazda RX-Vision GT3 ready to race in 2020-05-22 07:00:00Mazda on Thursday unveiled a virtual race car based on its rotary-powered RX-Vision sports car concept from 2015. Called the RX-Vision GT3 Concept, th

2021 Opel Mokka spy shots 2020-05-22 06:00:00Opel engineers are out testing the next redesigned model post the brand’s sale by General Motors to France’s PSA Group in 2017. The model

Ferrari’s on-again, off-again love affair with the Indianapolis 2020-05-21 14:08:00With new rule changes in Formula 1, Ferrari has announced it would reassign budget and workforce toward a new sector of motorsports. Both IndyCar and

Jaguar Land Rover's SVO plans high-performance EVs 2020-05-21 13:00:00It's been a bit over five years since Jaguar Land Rover established Special Vehicle Operations, and during that time the in-house tuner and personali

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Ford Briefly Closes Plants After Workers Test Positive 2020-05-21 16:28:39Ford Motor Co. temporarily shut down its Chicago Assembly Plant for a portion of Tuesday after two employees tested positive for the novel coronavirus

Recovery Can Be a Rocky Road; Sales Stagnate 2020-05-21 15:28:31It could be a blip, a fluke, but it could also become the norm as consumer buying habits struggle to return to something approaching normal. Via data

EU Considers $22 Billion Electric Vehicle Stimulus, U.S. 2020-05-21 14:11:54The European Commission is reportedly preparing an economic stimulus package aimed at helping the EU bounce back from economic hardships caused by the

Rare Rides: The Grandiose Cadillac Eldorado Seville, From 2020-05-21 13:22:36A light dew suspends itself on finely manicured lawns as you glide past. Lucky Strike in hand, Miles Davis plays on the radio as you adjust the six-wa

Ace of Base: 2020 Nissan Frontier King Cab 2020-05-21 12:11:34  This still-an-actual-midsizer from Nissan has been profiled more than once during the Ace of Base series, managing to pull off wins thanks to a

Tulsa Prostrates Itself Before Elon Musk Shrine 2020-05-21 11:28:35Move over, people of Joplin — Tulsa, Oklahoma wants to host Tesla’s proposed second U.S. assembly plant, and it’s prepared to embarr

Pontiac Fiero Collection Swept Away in Michigan Flood 2020-05-21 10:12:53Multiple dam failures brought on by prolonged and intense rain in central Michigan saw a record surge of water sent down the Tittabawassee River

You (Don’t) Know My Name: Say Goodbye to 2020-05-21 09:11:06A rumor that began spreading last year seems to be borne out. Those whispers, which grew in volume after company executives failed to downplay the sug

QOTD: Many Happy Returns? 2020-05-21 08:10:12I can’t quite remember what it was that jogged my brain the other night, but whatever it was, it conjured up a wholesome yet frustrating memory.

Gas War: Senator Asks EPA Watchdog to Investigate 2020-05-20 17:12:58Every time we think the United States’ fueling fracas had concluded, something new emerges to remind us that we’re utter morons. Despite t

Volkswagen Apologizes for Ad, Forced to Talk About 2020-05-20 16:25:54Sometimes a commercial runs afoul of government overseers for reasons only an uptight, power-hungry bureaucrat could understand. Recall the UK giving

Acura TLX to Debut Digitally Before End of 2020-05-20 14:50:01Last year, Acura previewed the Type S Concept at Pebble Beach, making itself an exciting brand for the first time in years. The model herald

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Toyota finds new use for old nameplate New! 2020-05-25 00:00:01The hybrid-only white-space crossover -- slotted between the two-row RAV4 and three-row Highlander -- resurrects the Venza nameplate.

Akio Toyoda: Japan's automotive jobs vital to culture New! 2020-05-25 00:00:01The CEO says the pandemic underlines Toyota's need to maintain at least 3 million units of production in Japan, no matter how bad the economic downtu

GPB could be forced to sell dealerships New! 2020-05-25 00:00:01The future ownership of five Toyota dealerships remains in question after the automaker demanded that majority owner GPB Capital Holdings sell the sto

Sonic moves ahead with used-vehicle stores New! 2020-05-25 00:00:01The nation's sixth-largest new-vehicle retailer opened its 10th EchoPark store in April in Tampa, Fla., and plans to open two more by the end of the

Taycan's U.S. rollout takes hit from virus New! 2020-05-25 00:00:01U.S. deliveries of Porsche's first battery-electric face delays because of a six-week COVID-19-related production shutdown in Germany.

7 EV pickup brands forge ahead despite uncertain New! 2020-05-25 00:00:01By the end of next year, U.S. consumers are expected to have more electric pickup nameplates to choose from than there are gasoline-powered full-size

Sienna gets a makeover New! 2020-05-25 00:00:01The redesigned 2021 Toyota minivan borrows liberally from three-row crossovers but maintains its sliding side doors and extra-roomy second row.

Automakers consider extensions on auto rules under USMCA New! 2020-05-25 00:00:01Some questions remain unanswered as the industry waits for details in the uniform regulations, which are expected to come out June 1, just a month bef

A virtual window into the future of mobility New! 2020-05-25 00:00:01COVID-19 loomed large as the signature Israeli mobility event went digital. Here's what happened.

Workers relearn familiar jobs as plants reopen with New! 2020-05-25 00:00:01Restarting the engines of the North American auto industry after a wholesale two-month shutdown involved a few hiccups and a lot of relearning the job

Aston Martin CEO Palmer to leave, paper says New! 2020-05-24 13:54:27A shake-up of Aston Martin's management team will lead to the departure of CEO Andy Palmer, the Financial Times reported.

Hertz's road to Chapter 11 New! 2020-05-24 12:18:37Other car-rental companies are suffering through the same COVID-19 drought, but Hertz’s own past decisions and hard luck made it vulnerable at t

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Front-Engined Audi R8 vs. Mid-Engined GT-R: Battle of New! 2020-05-24 16:53:14Ever since the C8 Corvette came out, people are no longer sure where the engines in their cars are supposed to go. Is it okay for a sports car to stop

Chris Harris Gives Hilarious "Super Fast" Reviews for New! 2020-05-24 16:25:50If you want to buy a normal car, we think you're spoiled for choice on models, reviews, and types of powertrain. However, Top Gear magazine mostly ta

1970 Plymouth Sport Satellite Has 900 HP Hellcat New! 2020-05-24 15:50:54Plenty of people have installed Hellcat engines in the old Chargers and Challengers. It's the obvious thing to do. But have you ever seen a 1970 Plym

1984 Dodge Rampage with Mid-Engine 392 HEMI Is New! 2020-05-24 15:11:31Dodge never managed to bring El Camino buyers into its dealerships. But the Rampage remains one of the most interesting vehicles ever put together by

Pontiac Solstice and Saturn Sky Return as 2022 New! 2020-05-24 14:03:56The Corvette is the one true American sports car, surviving recessions and the withering storm of powerful muscle cars. However, it's not the only on

“Speed Wagon” 1995 Nissan Skyline GT-R Is a New! 2020-05-24 14:00:39A modern classic in its own right, the R33 Skyline introduced a computer-controlled system for the four-wheel steering. Not only did Super HICAS help

Kawasaki Zundapp Is a Nod to a Bike New! 2020-05-24 12:45:36The name Zundapp has long left the motorcycle scene. The German bike maker arrived on the market a bit late compared to the competition, in 1917, and

New Versions of GasBuddy Released for Android and New! 2020-05-24 12:15:58Let’s be honest about it, almost everybody uses GasBuddy, and it’s not like there are too many worthy alternatives out there. Specifica

Android Auto Music Player App Updated with Highly-Anticipated New! 2020-05-24 11:59:17While Spotify, Deezer, YouTube Music, and a few others dominate the music player category as far as Android Auto is concerned, there are tons of other

Google Maps Quietly Updated with a New Feature 2020-05-24 10:19:17Google Maps continues to be the mobile app and service that everyone loves and uses, but on the other hand, it doesn’t necessarily mean that all

Kind Internet Stranger Fixes Android Auto on Samsung 2020-05-24 10:01:41Samsung Galaxy S20 was officially launched in the spring of this year, and since it’s one of the best Android phones right now, quite a lot of p

Awkward Android Auto Bug Triggers Auto-Launch with Standard 2020-05-24 09:36:13Android Auto was developed in such a way that the app automatically launches when the phone is connected to a car and the head unit is detected. An

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