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Hyundai Gives Palisade, Nexo, Prophecy the N Treatment New! 2020-04-01 19:30:54Who’s ready for a Hyundai Palisade N edition? Or a hydrogen-powered Nexo N SUV, or a Prophecy N EV in baby blue paint with a little sporty red f

A 2021 Ford Mustang Mach 1? It’s Happening, 2020-04-01 18:55:05The Ford Mustang range already offers a lot of variety, from the EcoBoost turbocharged four-cylinder to the V-8-powered GT to the supercar-rivaling GT

Herbie From Hell: This Hemi-Powered Beetle Is an 2020-04-01 18:30:17Justin “Gus” Johnson of Lucky Gunner Garage in Conway, New Hampshire wanted to chop an old car, but he also really wanted to challenge him

Buy Tiger King Joe Exotic’s Favorite Hat from 2020-04-01 17:15:40Hey, all you cats and kittens out there, we have urgent, important news. Surely, you’ve all seen or started watching Tiger King, the Netflix doc

Some Wonderful Nut Turned a Learjet Into a 2020-04-01 16:16:22Nothing says “you’ve made it” quite like pulling up in your own private jet. But a close second could be this private jet that&rsquo

Volvo Valet Remotely Handles Your Vehicle Maintenance for 2020-04-01 14:28:56Volvo has launched a convenient—and timely, given the moment’s stay-at-home situation—service to help customers with their vehicle m

VW Atlas Basecamp Pack Makes the Big Seven-Seater 2020-04-01 09:24:46The 2021 Volkswagen Atlas recently got a refresh that brought both better looks and some small interior upgrades, and the swoopier, five-seat Atlas Cr

Chevrolet Blazer vs. Chevrolet Traverse: What’s the Difference? 2020-04-01 04:00:25We’ve tested the Chevrolet Blazer extensively since it was released in 2019. At our SUV of the Year competition, the RS trim impressed us with g

Why the 2020 Land Rover Defender Is Great 2020-04-01 04:00:14The 2020 Land Rover Defender 110 being exceptional off-road shouldn’t be a surprise, but it kind of is. Going against decades of conventional wi

Every Removable-Hardtop SUV of the Last 60 Years 2020-04-01 04:00:09The 2020 Jeep Wrangler and the soon-to-arrive 2021 Ford Bronco are the only SUVs with removable hard tops these days, but the market was once full of

7 Classic 4×4 Models That Deserve a Comeback 2020-03-31 19:00:25The Land Rover Defender and the Ford Bronco having been reanimated for release into the American automotive population (plus the ongoing popularity of

Tesla Keeps Delivering Cars, Albeit With Proper Social 2020-03-31 17:59:54Ordinarily, delivering new cars to happy owners (or getting them fixed later if something goes wrong) is ordinary, business-as-usual stuff in the car


The Covid-19 Pandemic Aggravates Disputes Around Gig Work 2020-03-30 08:00:00Workers want more compensation and better protection against illness from companies that don't consider them employees.

Public Transit Cuts Hurt 'Essential' Workers Who Need 2020-03-30 07:00:00Bus and train systems are trimming schedules amid plummeting ridership and mounting losses. But riders are being forced to choose between health and f

A Hospital Train, DIY Face Shields, and More 2020-03-29 09:00:00The French repurpose a high-speed TGV to ferry coronavirus patients,  while engineers and automakers step up to help those on the medical front l

A Rest Stop Where Flying Cars Can Recharge 2020-03-29 09:00:00Beta Technologies' prototype helipad and base station for electric air taxis could also help route emergency supplies in a crisis.

BMW's i4 Electric Concept Comes With a Hans 2020-03-28 09:00:00To fill the aural vacuum left by the disappearance of the engine, BMW brought in a ringer. 

France's Virus Train Moves Patients to Less Hard-Hit 2020-03-26 15:54:09The national railroad system converted a TGV high-speed train to move 20 Covid-19 patients from Strasbourg to calmer hospitals in the Loire Valley.

New Rules Could Finally Clear the Way for 2020-03-26 09:00:00For the first time, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is weighing in on autonomous vehicles with no driver behind the wheel—or

What World War II Can Teach Us About 2020-03-26 07:00:00Some manufacturers are racing to make ventilators, respirators, and face shields. But the situation is nothing like it was in the 1940s.

We're Not Going to Run Out of Food—so 2020-03-24 08:00:00Food producers, distributors, and warehouse operators say supplies are plentiful, so long as stores can be restocked.

Plant Shutdowns, Vital Truckers, and More Car News 2020-03-22 09:00:00Coronavirus fears lead the big automakers—including a stubborn Tesla—to suspend operations, while airlines are hauling more goods, fewer p

As Covid-19 Spreads, Truckers Need to Keep on 2020-03-20 07:00:00The demand for hospital equipment, groceries and, yes, toilet paper has big rigs rolling and truck stops adapting.

Anthony Levandowski Pleads Guilty to Stealing Waymo Secrets 2020-03-19 22:54:52The cofounder of Google's self-driving car program will likely go to prison for taking confidential company documents before he left in 2016.

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South Korean sales rebound in March New! 2020-04-02 08:50:00Domestic sales by South Korea's five largest automakers increased by 9.2% to 151,025 units in March 2020 from 138,288 units in the same month of last

PSA unveils panoply of coronavirus measures New! 2020-04-02 07:51:00PSA has outlined the range of measures it is taking to help in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic, including respirator component production.

Nissan extends US shutdown New! 2020-04-02 07:27:00Nissan said its manufacturing facilities in the US would remain closed "through late April" as a measure to help protect employees and reduce t

Mitsubishi Motors cuts more production New! 2020-04-02 07:15:00Mitsubishi Motors Corporation said it would temporarily suspend production at three plants in Japan "considering global market decline due to the glo

US light vehicle sales in March down 39% New! 2020-04-02 06:47:00Light vehicle sales in the US fell nearly 39% in March compared with last year, according to industry sales data emerging today.

BYD, Toyota, name new BEV JV New! 2020-04-02 06:15:00BYD and Toyota Motor have delivered an update on progress since they signed an agreement to establish a joint venture company to conduct research and

Sumitomo develops reduced odour natural rubber New! 2020-04-02 06:03:00After successfully identifying the factors that cause natural rubber to emit a smell, Sumitomo Rubber Industries (SRI) has developed a Reduced Odour N

Renault makes 1,300 cars available for healthcare staff New! 2020-04-02 05:49:00Renault is making nearly 1,300 vehicles available to French healthcare personnel as they battle the coronavirus pandemic.

PSA postpones AGM due to virus New! 2020-04-02 05:47:00PSA is the latest to postpone its annual general meeting due to coronavirus.

RHA asks for Brexit transition extension in coronavirus New! 2020-04-02 05:36:00RHA chief executive, Richard Burnett has written to British MP, Michael Gove, handling part of Brexit negotiations, to call for an extension to the UK

Veoneer and Volvo Cars to split Zenuity JV New! 2020-04-02 05:10:00Following a strategic review, Veoneer has agreed with Volvo Cars to split their 50/50 joint venture Zenuity.

Continental withdraws outlook for current fiscal year New! 2020-04-02 04:42:00Continental is withdrawing its outlook for the current fiscal year due to the uncertainty regarding the duration of restrictions caused by the coronav

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2021 BMW 5-Series spy shots 2020-04-01 08:00:00The 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

First Bentley EV to be a high-riding sedan? 2020-04-01 07:00:00Bentley wants an electric car but is in no rush to launch one, as company CEO Adrian Hallmark deems current battery technology to be lacking when it c

Karma reveals E-Flex extended-range EV platform 2020-04-01 06:00:00Karma on Monday unveiled its E-Flex extended-range EV platform, which the Californian company plans to sell to other firms. The E-Flex underpins Karma

Lamborghini Countach with 83 miles for sale 2020-03-31 15:00:00If you want to travel back 30 years, you don't need a time machine, you just need to give Lamborghini Montreal a call. The Canadian dealership is sel

Documentary details how Porsche tackled back-to-back 24-hour races 2020-03-31 14:00:00The 24 Hours of Le Mans and 24 Hours of Nürburgring are two of the most demanding car races in the world, both physically and mentally. Normally

Dominic Toretto's 1970 Dodge Charger ready for Lego 2020-03-31 13:00:00Whether you’re a fan of the movies or not, the “Fast and Furious" franchise has become embedded in pop culture, and it's one of those in

Meet Koenigsegg's Sasha Selipanov, outlaw designer of the 2020-03-31 11:45:00Not much about Sasha Selipanov follows any rule book for designers, if there were one. Among his well-dressed and perfectly coiffed contemporaries who

RTR 10th anniversary Mustang, Aston Martin's new investor, 2020-03-31 11:00:00Vaughn Gittin Jr.'s RTR Vehicles has celebrated its 10th birthday with a wild wide-body Mustang. The special edition is based on the company's Musta

15 intriguing mid-engine concept cars Detroit didn’t pursue 2020-03-31 10:00:00Now that there’s actually a long-promised mid-engine American vehicle available for sale to the public, we thought we’d look at some conce

2021 Porsche Panamera Sport Turismo spy shots 2020-03-31 08:45:00Porsche's second-generation Panamera is set to come in for a subtle facelift as it reaches the midway point in its life cycle, as evidenced by camouf

GM will reportedly delay some model updates due 2020-03-31 08:00:00With plants shut and customers staying home due to the ongoing Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic, General Motors will reportedly delay planned updates to

Aston Martin completes deal with Stroll, confirms F1 2020-03-31 07:00:00Following a meeting on Monday, Aston Martin's shareholders have agreed to the financial rescue plan proposed by a consortium of investors led by Cana

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Where Does the Industry Go From Here? New! 2020-04-02 09:00:36With all domestic assembly plants shuttered for some length of time and sales barreling towards zero in many markets at the end of March, the coming f

QOTD: Next Stop, Slumberville? New! 2020-04-02 08:03:29Maybe self-isolation is getting to me. Maybe the lack of balcony, deck, backyard, or sprawling property rife with plant life and woodland critters is

Quarterly Sales Reports? The Last Half of March 2020-04-01 17:06:09We’ll have a full tally of first-quarter U.S. auto sales for you tomorrow, but the expected declines in volume have far more to do with what hap

UAW Names Independent Ethics Officer, Creates Moral Advisory 2020-04-01 15:33:06Hoping to bounce back from its ongoing corruption scandal, the UAW announced the placement of its new independent ethics officer on Wednesday. The uni

Subaru Extends Shutdown, Cites Unpredictable Chinese Supply Chains 2020-04-01 14:53:27Subaru is joining the long list of automakers closing shop on account of the coronavirus. Japanese production is being suspended at the automaker

Report: Bentley Thinking Outside the Box for First 2020-04-01 13:51:25Despite the grand proclamations from various mass-market automakers about the imminent arrival of an all-electric future, not everyone’s so eage

2020 Cadillac XT6 Review – Saving Lives 2020-04-01 12:34:25You’ve seen them lurking in your neighborhood. The suburban ninja. Clad head to toe in skintight black – usually from Lululemon, but other

Ace of Base: 2020 Nissan Versa S Five-speed 2020-04-01 11:37:32A few days ago, on the Official TTAC Slack Channel(TM), our bearded car reviewer was carping about the MSRP of a Nissan Versa he happened to be testin

Ford Eyes Furloughs As Coronavirus Shows No Signs 2020-04-01 10:56:23It would be great if pandemics arrived with clear time frames in tow. Alas, this is not the way nature works. And for companies dependent on workers,

Housekeeping: TTAC Changes Name 2020-04-01 09:45:50Things in the automotive industry are in constant flux, and as the industry goes, so must we. While the coronavirus pandemic has the industry temporar

Intriguing Toyota Trademarks Hint at Boosted Honda Rivalry 2020-04-01 09:05:16There’s no question that Toyota wishes posters of its cars were found on the bedroom walls of more teenage boys, and, to its credit, it’s

QOTD: Questioning the Expiration Date of Automotive Product? 2020-04-01 08:00:00Try as we might, there’s just no way to know everything about the contemporary offerings of all car manufacturers, even if consideration is limi

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Florida, Texas, other states issue new restrictions to New! 2020-04-01 20:38:01Several states have announced new stay-at-home orders, though vehicle sales still allowed in some cases. The Florida Automobile Dealers Associati

Rod Campbell, promoter of Ford racing, dies at 2020-04-01 16:14:24Campbell and Co. was created nearly four decades ago to handle PR for Ford's racing unit and is still operating today.

Penske Dash short-term rental program halted after less 2020-04-01 16:11:25Penske Dash – which launched in D.C. and Arlington in the fall – joins a slew of mobility services that are facing financial ruin amid the

It won't be 'business as usual for quite 2020-04-01 15:42:21Unifor President Jerry Dias said he anticipates assembly plants coming back online will do so initially as one-shift operations whenever it is determi

FCA launches coronavirus response campaign, 0% for 84 2020-04-01 10:52:53FCA's campaign will get media support on television and digital. Starting Wednesday the automaker will run the campaign in place of individual spots

VW offers Basecamp accessories to give Atlas more 2020-04-01 09:00:00The accessory package, which goes on sale this spring, will be available either together or separately to make the freshened 2021 three-row Atlas look

Aston Martin may need more cash even after 2020-04-01 08:02:22The British luxury brand has struggled with cash flow since going public in 2018. The coronavirus crisis has added another level of difficulty to a tu

Trump chides 'foolish' auto execs after easing mpg 2020-04-01 06:47:46President Trump claimed that unidentified company leaders were being “politically correct” by not endorsing efforts to ease gas milea

Europe's auto industry sees unprecedented crisis following production 2020-04-01 06:18:03Europe's automakers are calling for immediate support from the EU and member states after suffering production losses that could soon leave them shor

Sales dive as outbreak curbs showroom traffic 2020-04-01 06:09:00GM, FCA, Nissan and Volkswagen posted lower first-quarter sales, with a big hit in March, underscoring the sudden, negative impact the coronavirus has

Subaru to suspend Japan output, extend U.S. shutdown 2020-03-31 21:15:51The automaker is halting production due to supply chain interruptions triggered by the coronavirus outbreak and to adjust volume given the "rapi

Genesis recruits new U.S. sales director from Infiniti 2020-03-31 19:33:31Tedros Mengiste will take over sales and dealer-facing duties and will report to Mark Del Rosso, CEO of Genesis Motor America.

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Polaris Slingshot Gets Colorful with Design Series Option New! 2020-04-02 09:03:00Ever since its introduction to the market five years ago, the Polaris Slingshot has become one of the worthwhile choices for people in the market for

Rare Italian Racing Car Gets Washed, Cleaned, Detailed New! 2020-04-02 08:53:09Giotto Bizzarrini may not have the same ring in our imagination and consciousness as Enzo Ferrari and Ferruccio Lamborghini, but the Italian engineer

Hack Lets You Run YouTube and Waze Side New! 2020-04-02 08:29:54There’s a good reason why YouTube is not allowed in Android Auto and Apple CarPlay: video services can be a fatal distraction for too many drive

1947 Delahaye 135MS Narval Is the Rare Car New! 2020-04-02 07:58:02Before the mass industrialization of car design, European coachbuilder houses were at the top of the food chain when it came to creating incredible li

This Volkswagen Samba Bus Is a Thank You New! 2020-04-02 07:38:35Nearly the whole world is currently in lockdown due to the coronavirus outbreak, so when they’re not working remotely, many people try to redisc

The “Most Capable Jeep Ever” Will Be the New! 2020-04-02 07:33:09Care to guess how long the Wrangler EV has been on Jeep’s mind? At least 2009 according to our own archives, and the confirmation toward the com

BMW M1 Procar "Alpina Green" Comes with Its New! 2020-04-02 06:43:02We've all seen various setups where the garage is as important as the machines it accommodates. However, not everybody has the generous accounts requ

Dodge Challenger Hellcat Drag Races Lamborghini Urus, Clash New! 2020-04-02 06:12:30Can you think of a drag race involving the Dodge Challenger Hellcat where the Mopar machine makes for the lighter competitor? That's right, such a ba

Messerschmitt Once Made Nazi Fighter Planes, and Then New! 2020-04-02 05:49:41During the years of the Second World War, the name Messerschmitt was dreaded by the enemies of Germany. The Nazi-made Bf 109 0r Me 262 for instance be

Redesigned Ferrari F8 Tributo Shows Simpler Styling, Looks New! 2020-04-02 05:47:14If you're looking for a way to start a debate in a group of enthusiasts, be this online or during your local car meet. you can't go wrong with conte

Three Apple CarPlay Features Android Auto Also Needs New! 2020-04-02 05:31:02Leaving aside the proprietary infotainment systems that carmakers themselves provide to customers, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay are currently the mo

Volkswagen Atlas Goes Overland with Basecamp Accessory Line New! 2020-04-02 05:17:48At the 2019 New York International Auto Show, Volkswagen introduced the Atlas Basecamp concept, a juiced-up version of the successful American-made SU

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