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Toyota Teases New Tacoma Model on Taco Tuesday 2020-01-28 07:00:28Toyota returns to the Chicago auto show with at least one special truck in tow. Well, that’s what this lone teaser image of the brand’s mi

Our Genesis G70 Is Attracting a Lot of 2020-01-28 04:00:48It ain’t me, it’s the car. I have been more than a bit surprised by the public acceptance regarding the looks of the new Genesis G70. In a

2021 Ford Bronco Spotted With Hardcore Raptor-Like Off-Road 2020-01-27 22:37:53The 2021 Ford Bronco has the Jeep Wrangler in its crosshairs, and this mule packing serious-looking off-road gear further proves it. Unlike the B

Suzuki Jimny Easily Transforms Into Mini Ford Bronco 2020-01-27 18:18:46If you live in the U.S., it might seem bad enough that you can’t buy a brand-new Suzuki Jimny, the coolest mini-4×4 that Japan doesn&rsquo

Mega Gallery: The 2020 Rolex 24 at Daytona, 2020-01-27 16:48:05As the first big race of the year, the 24 Hours of Daytona gives teams the opportunity to start the racing season off with the bang. (Or, if things do

Hyundai’s Funny Super Bowl Commercial Promotes Tesla-Like Smart 2020-01-27 14:15:38Normally, any ad promoting something called Remote Smart Parking Assist would be a snooze. But when Boston celebrities John Krasinski, Rachel Dratch,

GM Finally Previews Electric Chevy and GMC Pickups 2020-01-27 12:47:56General Motors is dropping a cool $2.2 billion to retool its Detroit-Hamtramck plant so that it can build its first new electric pickups there by the

Porsche Hid the New 992 911 GT3 in 2020-01-27 12:41:33Is today April 12? Because it appears we found an Easter egg in Porsche’s commercial for Super Bowl LIV. Specifically, it appears the German spo

Watch Every Car Commercial from Super Bowl LIV, 2020-01-27 11:47:05Let’s put our differences aside for a minute; because whether you’re rooting for the San Francisco 49ers or the Kansas City Chiefs in Supe

2020 Honda Accord Engine Options: 1.5T, 2.0T, or 2020-01-27 04:00:31New-car shopping can be overwhelming, even if you’ve picked which car you want. Take the 2020 Honda Accord. Essentially unchanged since the mids

Official C8 Corvette Fuel Economy Is Pretty Good 2020-01-24 20:36:03Not a single C8 Corvette will be sold for its fuel economy, but as it turns out, the mpg numbers it returns aren’t actually all that bad. As we

There’s a Statistically Low Chance Volvo Will Give 2020-01-24 20:30:29Volvo is synonymous with safety. Thus it’s no surprise that the brand is taking the statistically safe choice of giving away $1 million worth of

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Laser Headlights Can Make Roads Brighter—and Cars Smarter 2020-01-22 07:00:00The new lamps in BMW's M5 are more precise and efficient than their predecessors, and could someday broadcast data. 

GM's Latest Has Sensors and Room for 6, 2020-01-21 23:36:21Cruise reveals the Origin, its planned self-driving vehicle, meant to be shared by riders in a ride-hail service.

Making Public Transit Fairer to Women Demands Way 2020-01-21 08:00:00Most transit systems aren't designed for women, who tend to run errands and care for children. But cities can’t fix a problem they don’t

A Move to Make Auto-Safety Features Speak the 2020-01-20 07:00:00Super Cruise? Traffic Jam Assist? Autopilot? Translation for all of the above: Keep your eyes on the road\!

Electric Delivery Vans, Tesla Stock, and Other Car 2020-01-19 09:00:00Home delivery is where the action is for real estate developers and EV startups. 

At Last, Physicists Confirm the Fastest Way to 2020-01-18 10:00:00Turns out letting slower passengers board first—like travelers with small children, or those who need assistance—really is faster.

In Paris, Ecommerce Warehouses Get a Chic Makeover 2020-01-18 07:00:00Online ordering means more deliveries to more places. One Paris hub sports a data center, offices, sports facilities like tennis courts, and an urban

A $100 Million Investment Pulls an EV Startup 2020-01-16 01:00:00Hyundai and Kia are backing Arrival, a startup British maker of electric delivery vans, a good use case for EVs.

Aston Martin's $189,000 DBX SUV Conquers the Arabian 2020-01-14 19:01:00The luxury brand wants its first SUV to be a multi-terrain all-star, and that means leaving the pavement behind.

Tesla Is Now Worth More Than Ford and 2020-01-14 14:59:42Its stock has soared past $500 per share. That's a hopeful sign that the company might finally be executing smoothly.

A Sony Concept, Flying Taxis, and More Car 2020-01-12 09:00:00It's déjà vu all over again at CES, where the future of transportation isn't that different from what we have now.

A New Law for Gig Workers Reaches Beyond 2020-01-10 07:00:00AB 5 was designed to support Uber and Lyft contractors. But it also leaves therapists, truckers, and psychologists struggling to understand their new

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NZ CO2 fleet emissions drop in 2019 2020-01-28 08:41:00Average greenhouse gas emissions from new vehicles sold in New Zealand in 2019 dropped at a significantly faster rate than in the previous five years,

Teijin to Establish Teijin Automotive Center Europe 2020-01-28 07:50:00Teijin announced it would establish Teijin Automotive Center Europe GmbH (TACE) in Wuppertal, Germany in February as a new base for technical function

BorgWarner to acquire Delphi Technologies 2020-01-28 07:03:00BorgWarner and Delphi Technologies have announced that they have entered into a definitive transaction agreement under which BorgWarner will acquire D

VW names new passenger cars CTO 2020-01-28 05:46:00Volkswagen has named Matthias Rabe, currently the passenger cars brand head of technical development operations, chief technology officer (CTO).

Daimler starts Fuso EV sales in Scandinavia 2020-01-28 05:08:00The number operating worldwide is still a tiny 150 but Daimler Trucks has now extended use of its all-electric Fuso eCanter light delivery truck to Sc

Renault works with China as France plans Wuhan 2020-01-28 04:31:00Renault says it is working with the French Foreign Ministry (Quai d'Orsay) as well as the Chinese government in order to assess the mounting crisis i

Smart launches new all-EV line 2020-01-27 12:26:00Following its announcement Smart would switch to battery-electric powertrain technology, Daimler has revealed a minor facelift for the range.

GM spending $2.2bn to make EVs at Detroit-Hamtramck 2020-01-27 11:21:00General Motors has announced a US$2.2bn spend at its Detroit-Hamtramck assembly plant to produce "a variety of all-electric trucks and SUVs".

New engine and mild hybrid tech for small 2020-01-27 09:25:00The Fiat Panda and 500 in Europe will benefit from 12V mild hybrid tech from March 2020, as they receive a new 1.0-litre 3-cylinder engine assisted by

German e-vehicle patents rise as industry accelerates EVs 2020-01-27 08:49:00The largest German carmakers filed 272 e-vehicle patents in 2019 - up 49% year on year - consultancy Accuracy said.

PSA working with Paris and Beijing on coronavirus 2020-01-27 08:28:00PSA says it is continuing to work with French and Chinese authorities as Paris mulls repatriating its citizens in Wuhan by air later this week.

Rivian promises lower prices for EV truck and 2020-01-27 08:16:00Electric vehicle startup Rivian displayed its pickup truck and SUV at an event, for customers who had preordered the truck, in San Francisco at the we

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Cadillac Super Cruise will soon be able to 2020-01-28 09:00:00If driving hands-free is the future of luxury then Cadillac's currently leading the way and is about add even more functionality to its system. On Tu

How the SSC Tuatara's intake system helps generate 2020-01-28 08:00:00An engine works by taking in air, adding some fuel, and then compressing the mixture before finally igniting it. The more air and fuel that can be fed

2021 Ford Mustang Mach 1 spy shots 2020-01-28 07:00:00The Ford Mustang Bullitt bows out after 2020 and word on the street is the void will be filled by a new Mustang model reviving a classic name: Mach 1.

Detroit-Hamtramck to be GM's first dedicated EV plant 2020-01-28 06:00:00General Motors on Monday announced plans to turn its Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly plant into one dedicated to EVs. It will be the first GM plant dedicat

Austrian ice racing program expands into Ice Week 2020-01-27 14:43:00A year ago, Porsche scion Ferdinand Porsche and his business partner Vinzenz Greger revived a weekend of auto racing on ice in Zell am See, Austria. T

Next Volvo XC90 to offer electric option 2020-01-27 13:00:00The Volvo XC90 will offer a battery-electric option when it is redesigned around 2022. The information was reported on Friday by Autocar which cited c

Wayne Taylor Racing's No. 10 Cadillac DPi driven 2020-01-27 11:45:00The past weekend saw the 58th running of the Rolex 24 at Daytona, a race that serves as the opening round of the 2020 WeatherTech SportsCar Championsh

2021 Mercedes-Benz E-Class, 2021 Cadillac Escalade, 2021 Porsche 2020-01-27 11:00:00The Mercedes-Benz E-Class is nearing the midway point in its life cycle and an updated version will be introduced shortly to keep the car looking and

Lucid Air exports to Europe to commence in 2020-01-27 10:00:00Lucid Motors last week started accepting reservations for its Air electric sedan from customers in Europe, with the company also announcing that deliv

Face of 2021 Cadillac Escalade shown in latest 2020-01-27 08:45:00The Cadillac Escalade has been one of the most popular and profitable models for General Motors over the years and accordingly Detroit execs have no p

500-horsepower Griffith sports car from reborn TVR delayed 2020-01-27 08:00:00Originally due in 2019, the Griffith sports car from revived British performance marque TVR has been delayed as the company struggles with getting its

Did Porsche just show the new 911 GT3 2020-01-27 07:00:00Porsche is about to air its first Super Bowl spot in 23 years and while the star of the ad, titled “The Heist,” is the Taycan electric sed

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French Fix: Renault Board Selects Next CEO New! 2020-01-28 16:49:49Renault has appointed the former boss of Volkswagen Group’s Seat brand, Luca de Meo, as its new chief executive. Eager to remove forme

Driving Dystopia: License Plate Readers Are Becoming Increasingly 2020-01-28 15:09:03Policing a population is expensive. Law enforcement departments around the globe have long sought a way to tamp down costs or, more often, find better

Close-up: 2021 Cadillac Escalade Teased, Short Film to 2020-01-28 14:33:29This may come as less than exciting news, given that we’ve already seen properly leaked 2021 Cadillac Escalade images already. “Properly&r

Ahead to the Past: DeLorean Production Could Start 2020-01-28 13:53:18DeLorean’s plan to produce updated versions of its only model has been delayed due to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (N

Rare Rides: A 2016 PGO Speedster II – 2020-01-28 13:10:17If it looks like a classic 1950s Porsche ⁠— and has its engine in the same place, too, — it’s probably a PGO from 2016. Let&rs

U.S. Midsize Pickup Truck Market Share Jumped to 2020-01-28 12:00:19With best-ever sales from the segment-leading Toyota Tacoma, sales of midsize pickup trucks in the United States jumped 22 percent in 2019. That&rsquo

Lucky Break: All Northern Ireland Car Owners Get 2020-01-28 11:20:01Northern Ireland has called off all mandated MoT inspections of passenger vehicles after it discovered that its state-run test centers are in worse co

GM Updates Super Cruise; Drivers No Longer Have 2020-01-28 10:14:04Super Cruise, the advanced driver-assist system that’s (very) slowly making its way into Cadillac vehicles, has already earned accolades for its

Suppliers, Unite: BorgWarner to Buy Delphi Technologies 2020-01-28 09:21:01This new era of electrification has caused many an automaker to eye a competitor’s business, and suppliers are no different. Announced Tuesday,

QOTD: Suddenly Feeling Empty? 2020-01-28 08:05:55We can poo-poo electric cars and their relatively short ranges all day, but the vastness of geography and the inherent frailties of man’s psyche

Rivian: Not Quite As Expensive As First Thought 2020-01-27 16:34:31Despite offering a choice of battery sizes, Rivian’s R1T pickup, scheduled for production late this year, was not revealed under a banner of aff

Ford Agrees to Pay Out Over Faulty DSP6 2020-01-27 15:17:38Ford Motor Co. has agreed to settle a class-action lawsuit with almost 2 million owners and former owners of Focus and Fiesta models equipped with the

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Trump to sign new USMCA trade deal today, New! 2020-01-29 08:41:51The U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement, or USMCA, delivers on one of Trump's core campaign promises: to replace the Clinton-era North American Free Trade a

Audi channels 'Frozen' in defiant Super Bowl ad New! 2020-01-29 08:31:06As with all automakers, Audi depends heavily on the sale of gas-powered cars, but has invested in electric cars amid global environmental regulations

Bosch says global auto production may have peaked New! 2020-01-29 07:28:42The German supplier said global output is expected to fall for the third consecutive year by 2.6 percent to 89 million vehicles in 2020, following a d

Four Webasto workers in Germany contract coronavirus after New! 2020-01-29 06:14:09The supplier said that it is closing its headquarters in Stockdorf, Bavaria, until Sunday due to the virus outbreak and further restricting emplo

FCA returns to Super Bowl with Jeep ad New! 2020-01-29 06:00:00The brand will showcase one 60-second spot, but Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is being mum on when the ad will air.

FCA idling Ill. Jeep Cherokee plant for 3rd New! 2020-01-28 20:52:11Facing weaker demand for the SUV, the automaker will temporarily shut down the factory the week of Feb. 17 after pausing production for two weeks

Nissan offers employee buyouts, to cut U.S. field New! 2020-01-28 19:30:00Nissan is taking more steps to cut its U.S. salaried and hourly headcount as sales and market share fall. The company's Northwest and Mountain field

Edmunds to cut 129 jobs in Calif., Detroit New! 2020-01-28 16:18:36Vehicle listings company Edmunds plans to cut 122 jobs at its Santa Monica, Calif., headquarters, and another seven at a satellite office in Detroit,

Lordstown Motors eyes $200M U.S. retooling loan, will 2020-01-28 15:54:15Lordstown CEO Steve Burns met with Energy Secretary Dan Brouillette on Monday and the company was holding additional talks with officials on Tuesday f

Ford Bronco SUV, with Raptor-like tires, spotted 2020-01-28 12:49:40Spy photographers captured the best look yet at the off-road SUV, scheduled to be unveiled this spring. Ford plans two- and four-door versions of the

Lear's Q4 profit falls on GM strike 2020-01-28 08:44:25In addition to the strike, the supplier said its financial results were impacted by a 6 percent decline in industry production and the weakening

Nissan revives push to get Renault to cut 2020-01-28 07:46:01Nissan's proposal would involve both companies cutting their cross shareholdings to help fund joint technology investments that could bolster their a

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1995 Volvo 850 R "Boxy Love" Gets Modernized New! 2020-01-28 16:57:41The words "cool wagon" probably spark imagery of the Audi RS6 or some king of AMG Hammer relative. However, Volvo also made one really cool performa

Woman Has Been Dating a Boeing 737-800 for New! 2020-01-28 16:46:28To most people, a Boeing 737-800, also known as 737 Next Generation (NG), is a means of getting from point A to point B faster and in relative comfort

2020 Mazda MX-5 Miata U.S. Pricing Announced, More New! 2020-01-28 16:31:47ND2 is how Mazda enthusiasts call the facelifted MX-5 Miata, which replaced the ND for the 2019 model year. Because 2020 is already here, the two-seat

New Rolls-Royce SUV? No, It's the Aurus Komendant New! 2020-01-28 16:20:10The Aurus SUV is a strange apparition (that's a ghost joke) on the automotive landscape. However, given the popularity of luxury 4x4s, it was only a

BorgWarner Buys Delphi, Merged Company Will Focus on New! 2020-01-28 16:08:10Founded in 1880 as Morse Equalizing Spring Company then renamed into BorgWarner in 1928, the automotive components supplier has agreed to merge with D

2020 Hyundai Ioniq Electric Gets More Range and New! 2020-01-28 15:55:48Hyundai announced changes to the entire Ioniq family late last year. This is part of a mid-life refresh, which for the all-electric Ioniq means an inc

Fast & Furious 9 New Teaser Trailer: Dom 2020-01-28 15:43:16There’s really no other way to put this: the Fast and Furious franchise remains one of the hottest, most successful and, with the seventh and ei

2021 Kia Sorento MQ4 Spotted Undisguised, Interior Has 2020-01-28 15:31:46The Kia Sorento was testing at the Nurburgring throughout 2019, so we got to take a really good look at it. However, we never expected that under all

2021 Mercedes S-Class Caught Testing in the Rain, 2020-01-28 15:10:58Mercedes is trying to make literally every other form of transportation, from small rentals to electric SUVs. But it doesn't want to stop being the c

2021 Tesla Model S, Model X Getting "Two 2020-01-28 15:05:29The 2021 model year will see Tesla redesign the Model S and Model X full-size sedan and crossover, and the big news is the introduction of a three-mot

2021 Renault Kangoo Joining Battle of the Vans 2020-01-28 14:36:43Small vans keep Europe going, delivering goods to all those built-up cities. However, the very places where those goods are going have become unfriend

2021 Mercedes-AMG GLE 63 Coupe Spied Almost Undisguised, 2020-01-28 14:17:15Did Mercedes deliberately make the normal GLE look like a sack of potatoes just so the GLE 63 Coupe would be the superstar of the family? Today, we'v


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