Finding More Power for Your Chevrolet Equinox Means Waiting a Little Longer

Apr 27 10:00am The Truth About Cars
General Motors will happily let you configure a newly downsized 2018 Chevrolet Equinox, but moving up a step in power means cooling your heels for a few more months. The third-generation crossover bowed this spring with a turbocharged 1.5-liter four-cylinder as its base powerplant, mated to a six-speed automatic transmission and front- or all-wheel-drive traction. […] The post Finding More Power for Your Chevrolet Equinox Means Waiting a Little Longer appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
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Rare Rides: One-of-One 1984 GMC Gypsy Street Coupe Is on the Move

Apr 27 9:00am The Truth About Cars
Those of you who are regulars of the Rare Rides series will no doubt remember the thrashing we gave another similar-era Jimmy a while back. And if you’re not regulars of Rare Rides, then you’re doing TTAC incorrectly and your life is a shambles. Fix it! Anyway, this Jimmy here is a custom vehicle, a one-off […] The post Rare Rides: One-of-One 1984 GMC Gypsy Street Coupe Is on the Move appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
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Consumer Reports cuts Tesla ratings over automatic emergency braking

Apr 27 8:51am Cars–Digital Trends
The Tesla Model S and Model X lost points in Consumer Reports ratings due to the lack of standard autonomous emergency braking on newer cars. The feature was available on previous versions of both models. The post Consumer Reports cuts Tesla ratings over automatic emergency braking appeared first on Digital Trends.
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After VWs record $2.8 billion fine, Mercedes-Benz parent Daimler could be next

Apr 27 8:42am Autos
Mercedes-Benz says authorities may investigate their vehicles for emissions violations, NBC News reports.
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Ford's 'Toughest Quarter' of 2017? (4/27/17)

Apr 27 8:29am First Shift Player - First Shift with Jennifer Vaughn
Ford's Q1 profits fall amid costs for recalls, launches; Marchionne: Jeep, Ram able to stand alone; Takata bankruptcy plan?; Trump opts to renegotiate NAFTA; BMW's scare tactic.
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Ford beats Street estimates, but profit dinged by recall costs

Apr 27 8:28am Autos
Ford earnings and revenues beat analyst expectations on Thursday.
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Feeling drained? Heres how to check, recharge, and replace your cars dead battery

Apr 27 8:15am Cars–Digital Trends
When it comes to car problems, nothing is ever convenient. Fortunately, as unexpected automotive obstacles go, a zapped battery is easy to address. In this article, we’ll cover how to check your battery’s voltage, how to recharge it, and how to replace it if needed. The post Feeling drained? Here’s how to check, recharge, and replace your car’s dead battery appeared first on Digital Trends.
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QOTD: Can GM Be North Americas Post-Volkswagen Diesel Answer?

Apr 27 8:00am The Truth About Cars
We drove in and around the city in a 2017 GMC Canyon Duramax Diesel for 120 miles, then took a 180-mile journey to Prince Edward Island, and have since driven around that island 120 miles. The result: 30.2 miles per gallon on the U.S. scale, a miserly 7.8 litres per 100 kilometres. It doesn’t hurt […] The post QOTD: Can GM Be North America’s Post-Volkswagen Diesel Answer? appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
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OMG, a cruise ship is slapping a go-kart track on its deck

Apr 27 4:52am Cars–Digital Trends
If the idea of a cruise has always failed to float your boat, then might you be persuaded if you were told that on the top deck of your ship is a two-level, Ferrari-branded go-kart track? The post OMG, a cruise ship is slapping a go-kart track on its deck appeared first on Digital Trends.
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Are Electric Vehicles as Popular as Pickups?

Apr 27 4:00am The CarGurus Blog
About one in seven American drivers say their next new vehicle purchase will be a pickup. There’s nothing surprising in that statement, right? I mean trucks are the best-selling vehicles in America. We can’t get enough of the big, powerful, fuel-draining mega-machines. So would it surprise you to learn that the same number of people […]...
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Grilling the guys behind the Lucid Air, the lux EV that makes Teslas look tame

Apr 26 6:15pm Cars–Digital Trends
Lucid Motors CTO Peter Rawlinson and design boss Derek Jenkins walk us through the Lucid Air electric car, and what they think makes this new, high-performance luxury sedan so disruptive. The post Grilling the guys behind the Lucid Air, the lux EV that makes Teslas look tame appeared first on Digital Trends.
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Oregon Red Light Ticket Objector, Clearly a Glutton for Punishment, Continues Fight

Apr 26 5:04pm The Truth About Cars
How far would you go in fighting a red light camera ticket? It’s possible that a few motorists who feel especially victimized might schedule an appearance at the courthouse to protest the photographic evidence, but surely no one would spend four years on the case. Not Mats Järlström, a Beaverton, Oregon resident and man of principle. […] The post Oregon Red Light Ticket Objector, Clearly a Glutton for Punishment, Continues Fight appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
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BMW Acknowledges It Is The Ultimate Driving Machine No Longer, Holds Rallies to Scare Employees

Apr 26 4:17pm The Truth About Cars
As vehicle sales growth gradually cools off, BMW has found itself continuing to lose ground to its competitors — but it wasn’t always this way. The company spent years as the luxury brand par excellence before seeing the likes of Jaguar, Tesla, and historic rival Mercedes-Benz begin syphoning off its consumer base. It looked to be in denial for some […] The post BMW Acknowledges It Is ‘The Ultimate Driving Machine’ No Longer, Holds Rallies to Scare Employees appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
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SUVs Power FCA's Q1 Profits (4/26/17)

Apr 26 3:08pm ANTV Player - AN TV
SUVs power FCA's Q1 profits; Penske earnings rise, Sonic posts loss; U.S. missile-defense system shoots down Hyundai's China sales; Repair costs up; Land Rover ... or Landwind?...
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Its now easier than ever to find your Uber rating

Apr 26 2:57pm Cars–Digital Trends
Uber announced two updates to its rating system, both of which are rolling out across the world today, in order to make [its] rating system fairer. They're both meant to help drivers. The post It’s now easier than ever to find your Uber rating appeared first on Digital Trends.
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Consumer Reports Downgrades Tesla Models Over Safety Concerns

Apr 26 2:55pm The Truth About Cars
Consumer Reports has been pretty hard on Tesla Motors over the past year. The primary point of contention in 2016 was the automaker’s perceived misrepresentation of the company’s Autopilot feature. CR wanted the automaker to disable hands-free operation until its system could be made safer and insisted that it make clear to consumers that it was […] The post Consumer Reports Downgrades Tesla Models Over Safety Concerns appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
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Watch pro drivers joyride in $83.4 million worth of Aston Martin cars

Apr 26 2:41pm Cars–Digital Trends
To celebrate a new factory opening in St Athan, South Wales, Aston Martin films three miscreants joyriding with millions worth of sports cars. It is all in good fun as race car drivers tear up the pavement. The post Watch pro drivers joyride in $83.4 million worth of Aston Martin cars appeared first on Digital Trends.
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Cash-strapped Volkswagen Thinking of Dropping Ducati: Report

Apr 26 2:15pm The Truth About Cars
After history’s largest and most expensive automotive scandal forced a sudden pivot at Volkswagen Group — from expansion-minded to profit-focused — the German automaker might let go of a cherished toy. According to insider sources who spoke to Reuters, VW is exploring the sale of Italian motorcycle manufacturer Ducati as part of a company-wide streamlining effort. […] The post Cash-strapped Volkswagen Thinking of Dropping Ducati: Report appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
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Cross-border Drug Smugglers are Using Ford Fusions as Mules: Report

Apr 26 1:30pm The Truth About Cars
According to a report from a Minnesota news outlet, Mexican drug smugglers and their American co-conspirators are using imported Ford Fusions to ferry marijuana across the border. The news follows recent drug busts in the state, with suspicion growing that the $1.4 million in weed found in 22 Fusions bound for dealerships is part of […] The post Cross-border Drug Smugglers are Using Ford Fusions as Mules: Report appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
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Fiat Chrysler CEO says Jeep, Ram are strong enough brands to follow in Ferrari's footsteps

Apr 26 12:52pm Autos
Fiat Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne said the Jeep and Ram brands are strong enough to exist independently.
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Kelley Blue Book Names 2017 Image Award Winners; Subaru Takes Three, GMC Wins an Odd One

Apr 26 12:45pm The Truth About Cars
The importance of favorable perception is invaluable when it comes to sales. If a product or brand doesn’t inspire some sort of positive association, then it’s not likely to be around for longer. Automotive brands are specifically interested in gaining recognition for their strengths. When you think of the most reliable or best-looking cars, one or […] The post Kelley Blue Book Names 2017 Image Award Winners; Subaru Takes Three, GMC Wins an Odd One appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
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Sedans and Missiles: Hyundai Slams Into Another Sales Roadblock

Apr 26 12:00pm The Truth About Cars
The frustration never seems to end for Hyundai executives. After last year’s Korean labor strife and political scandal, the brand now faces flagging fortunes in the all-important North American market, all thanks to a car-heavy lineup that once guaranteed piles of profit. Now, the automaker faces the same problem in another global growth engine — […] The post Sedans and Missiles: Hyundai Slams Into Another Sales Roadblock appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
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Volkswagen eyes options for motorbike brand Ducati: Report

Apr 26 11:13am Autos
Europe's largest carmaker has tasked investment banking boutique Evercore with evaluating possible options including a sale of the thoroughbred brand.
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Ace of Base: 2017 Honda Fit LX

Apr 26 11:00am The Truth About Cars
Eight months ago, we took a sojourn through the build and price tool for the Honda Fit LX. Since then, Honda’s increased the price and added a paint option. So far in 2017, the Fit has sold at a more rapid pace than last year, despite the addition of an HR-V that logically should have cannibalized some Fit […] The post Ace of Base: 2017 Honda Fit LX appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
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Correction: Stop The Violence

Apr 26 10:36am The Truth About Cars
Yesterday, we discussed one automotive journalist’s rather hysterical reaction to the Dodge Demon. That writer contacted TTAC shortly after the article was published to request a particular sentence be removed. In the interest of complete clarity, I’ve elected (and Mark has agreed) to publish this correction instead. Richard Truett writes, I was a little annoyed to […] The post Correction: Stop The Violence appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
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Parked In Drive: 1968 Volkswagen Transporter Type II Doublecab

Apr 26 10:00am The Truth About Cars
Pickup trucks are a stereotypically American product, right up there with blue jeans and barbeque. The best-selling vehicle in America for the past 35 years? Ford F-Series. And the pickup truck defines our needs as a nation, maximizing towing, luggage, and passenger capacities as much as possible at the lowest possible price. But must a pickup […] The post Parked In Drive: 1968 Volkswagen Transporter Type II ‘Doublecab’ appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
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Demon who? This 1,439-horsepower Lamborghini destroys the quarter mile

Apr 26 9:37am Cars–Digital Trends
Aftermarket tuners still build the craziest drag cars. This Lamborghini Huracán has 1,439 horsepower and can run the quarter mile in 8.37 seconds, courtesy of a twin-turbo upgrade from Gosha Turbo Tech. The post Demon who? This 1,439-horsepower Lamborghini destroys the quarter mile appeared first on Digital Trends.
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Uber claims flying taxis will buzz above Dubai and Dallas by 2020

Apr 26 9:12am Cars–Digital Trends
Uber wants to launch flying taxis in Dallas and Dubai by 2020, the company's chief product officer said at a recent presentation. But developing any sort of flying car is easier said than done. The post Uber claims flying taxis will buzz above Dubai and Dallas by 2020 appeared first on Digital Trends.
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QOTD: What Vehicle was the First Ride of Your Life?

Apr 26 9:00am The Truth About Cars
Last week, I asked you to think back to your formative years and your driving experiences therein. Many of you responded with tales of when your nervous fingers first gripped the wheel, and the happy experiences (sometimes dangerous if you’re Chris Tonn) you had in whatever vintage automobile you piloted that first time. Now it’s time […] The post QOTD: What Vehicle was the First Ride of Your Life? appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
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Consumer Reports Cuts Tesla Ratings (4/26/17)

Apr 26 8:24am First Shift Player - First Shift with Jennifer Vaughn
Consumer Reports cuts Tesla ratings over missing safety feature; Uber steps up flying-car efforts; Hyundai earnings fall, Daimler raises outlook; Why Cadillac delayed Super Cruise.
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10 essential questions to ask when buying a used car

Apr 26 8:15am Cars–Digital Trends
When you're looking to buy a used vehicle, there are questions that help you separate the good cars from the junkers. Here's are the 10 essential things to ask when buying a used car. The post 10 essential questions to ask when buying a used car appeared first on Digital Trends.
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The 2017 Buick LaCrosse Won A Comparison Test Conducted By Buick

Apr 26 8:00am The Truth About Cars
Native advertising is funny. Not because native advertising, the kind of marketing that appears as though it is the content of a specific publication aside from a disclaimer or two, shouldn’t exist. In a land of free speech, companies should be permitted to tell stories in just about any way they wish to do so. […] The post The 2017 Buick LaCrosse Won A Comparison Test Conducted By Buick appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
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The biggest, baddest motorcycles money can buy

Apr 26 7:00am Popular Science - New Technology, Science News, The Future Now
Cars The incredible hulks. These are the biggest, most fearsome motorcycles money can buy.
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Consumer Reports cuts ratings for Tesla over brake software issue

Apr 26 6:00am Autos
Consumer Reports pushes Tesla on brake software upgrade.
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Station Wagons Are Back, But Theyre Not Called Station Wagons Anymore

Apr 26 4:00am The CarGurus Blog
Once upon a time station wagons were must-have family vehicles. Cars like the Vista Cruiser and Buick Estate were parked with pride in driveways across the nation. They epitomized family road trips as much as financial success. Owning a station wagon was a status symbol of a life well-lived, even if behind closed doors they offered private chambers […]...
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Lumma Jaguar F-Pace Kit Goes Official

Apr 26 3:06am Motorward
Following an early preview, the highly anticipated Lumma Jaguar F-Pace CLR F tuning package is now available, as showcased here in full glory. The upgrade package for the British SUV consists of cool body kit, a number of interior enhancements, some awesome wheels, and a decent power upgrade. The power upgrade Lumma Design is proposing covers […] The post Lumma Jaguar F-Pace Kit Goes Official appeared first on Motorward.
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Aston Martin St Athan Plant Celebrated in Style

Apr 26 2:55am Motorward
Aston Martin marked the launch of their new St Athan plant, the car maker’s second manufacturing site in the UK, with the greatest gathering of Aston Martin models including 28 special models worth over £65 million in value.  Aston Martin St Athan Plant consists of three super hangars from war time, belonging to MOD, now handed over to […] The post Aston Martin St Athan Plant Celebrated in Style appeared first on Motorward.
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2017 Kia Cadenza Earns IIHS Top Safety Pick Plus Mark

Apr 26 2:46am Motorward
The new 2017 Kia Cadenza, one of he best choices in the affordable semi-luxury sedan segment, has been through the safety evaluation by the U.S. Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) and as it turns out it has passed it with flying colors. The Korean car was awarded Top Safety Pick Plus (TSP+). That is the highest mark one […] The post 2017 Kia Cadenza Earns IIHS Top Safety Pick Plus Mark appeared first on Motorward.
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How Infiniti stopped aping Germany and learned to go bold

Apr 25 8:15pm Cars–Digital Trends
Infiniti design boss Alfonso Albaisa discusses how to tell a story with design, and how emerging technologies like electric power and autonomous driving will change the way cars look in the future. The post How Infiniti stopped aping Germany and learned to go bold appeared first on Digital Trends.
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Your cars dusty diagnostic port is getting a whole new life outside the garage

Apr 25 5:23pm Cars–Digital Trends
With increasing connectivity, your next car will likely phone home to confirm that emissions are under control, automatically handle vehicle registration, and even pay for parking. Handy, but you’ll want to keep track of what’s being reported. The post Your car’s dusty diagnostic port is getting a whole new life outside the garage appeared first on Digital Trends.
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Repair Costs on the Upswing After Declining for Two Years

Apr 25 4:48pm The Truth About Cars
Nothing lasts forever, as Axl Rose once said. After flatlining for a couple of years, during which time car owners — on average — saw no increases in repair costs stemming from “check engine” lights, bills are headed back up. A study looking at average repair costs in 2016 has found that the price of discovering the […] The post Repair Costs on the Upswing After Declining for Two Years appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
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Cars are sitting on the lot longer, even as dealers sweeten their offers

Apr 25 4:19pm Autos
It's taking bigger deals to get consumers to buy new vehicles.
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Ghosn Wants a Better Mitsubishi, Not a Merger With Nissan

Apr 25 4:10pm The Truth About Cars
Carlos Ghosn, the CEO for both Nissan and Mitsubishi Motors, says a full merger between the two automakers is out of the question. Instead, he wants Mitsubishi to get its act together and strengthen the greater alliance, which also includes Renault. Nissan purchased a controlling stake in Mitsubishi for $2.3 billion in 2016 after the smaller automaker weathered […] The post Ghosn Wants a Better Mitsubishi, Not a Merger With Nissan appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
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A Weakness Left Hyundai Vehicles Exposed to Tech-savvy Thieves

Apr 25 3:42pm The Truth About Cars
The cyber security firm Rapid7 recently recently informed the Hyundai Motor Company that its Blue Link smartphone application might be exposing its customers to an unsavory element — serving up another reminder that convenience frequently comes at a cost. Software vulnerabilities in the app allowed Blue Link-equipped vehicles to be unlocked and even started remotely, […] The post A Weakness Left Hyundai Vehicles Exposed to Tech-savvy Thieves appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
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Stop the madness! Heres how to fix those squeaky brakes

Apr 25 2:44pm Cars–Digital Trends
Few noises are worse than the sound of squeaky brakes. Fortunately, there's something you can do about that whine — easily and cheaply. The post Stop the madness! Here’s how to fix those squeaky brakes appeared first on Digital Trends.
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Changes to the Audi A4 Lineup Mean Less Front-wheel Drive for 2018

Apr 25 2:30pm The Truth About Cars
Audi’s increasingly mature A4 stands to see less front-wheel motivation in the coming model year. As the compact sedan’s clout and content grows, Audi plans to take one drivetrain configuration off the table come 2018. The move will mean that Quattro all-wheel drive will soon cover a larger slice of the lineup, but it could […] The post Changes to the Audi A4 Lineup Mean Less Front-wheel Drive for 2018 appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
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The Thirst is Real: Nissan Rogue Sport Gets Worse Fuel Economy than Larger Rogue Sibling

Apr 25 1:21pm The Truth About Cars
Less cargo capacity, less horsepower, a lower entry price and … worse fuel economy? That’s the reality for buyers of the 2017 Nissan Rogue Sport, also known as the Nissan Qashqai in Canadian and overseas markets. The Environmental Protection Agency has released its thirstiness rating for the slightly smaller compact crossover, which was tossed into the […] The post The Thirst is Real: Nissan Rogue Sport Gets Worse Fuel Economy than Larger Rogue Sibling appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
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Uber just unveiled a plan to bring flying taxis to Texas

Apr 25 1:10pm Autos
Uber said it will be teaming up with the governments of Dallas-Fort Worth and Dubai to bring its flying taxis to those cities first, The Verge reports.
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Video: 2018 McLaren 720S Prepares for World Debut

Apr 25 12:14pm Automotorblog: Daily news on cars and motorcycles
Officially unveiled at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show in a big round of applauses, the ultimate Super Series sports cars, the all-new 2018 McLaren 720S, is gearing up for its world debut, the model already arriving in its main dealerships across the United States. First arriving at the McLaren`s most important showroom in Newport Beach, the model has also been seen parked at Cars and Coffee San Clemente, with the model also been highlighted in an exclusive video, presented in a premiere by Automotorblog magazine. As you already know, the all-new 2018 McLaren 720S is the official replacement of the The post Video: 2018 McLaren 720S Prepares for World Debut appeared first on Automotorblog: Daily news on cars and motorcycles.
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Nissan Announces Pricing for the Rogues Baby Brother, Starting at $22,380

Apr 25 12:00pm The Truth About Cars
Taking a cue from Mitsubishi, which offers the Outlander and the smaller Outlander Sport, Nissan has decided to introduce a Sport version of the strong-selling Rogue — though it is actually an entirely divergent model. The 2017 Nissan Rouge Sport fills a relatively tiny gap between the brand’s smaller CUVs. While the sizing difference is easier to appreciate […] The post Nissan Announces Pricing for the Rogue’s Baby Brother, Starting at $22,380 appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
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Nascar star Dale Earnhardt Jr. to retire at end of season

Apr 25 11:05am Autos
NASCAR's most popular driver announced his retirement after suffering concussions over several years.
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QOTD: What Police Car Did It Best?

Apr 25 11:00am The Truth About Cars
Never mind muscle cars and sexy Italian exotics. Nothing sparks atrial fibrillation in the hearts of motorists like seeing a black-and-white Ford Interceptor, Dodge Charger or Chevrolet Tahoe parked by the roadside up ahead. Your chest tightens. Your eyes dart to the speedometer in the hopes of finding a reading that’s somewhere in the neighborhood […] The post QOTD: What Police Car Did It Best? appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
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Waymo trials free self-driving taxi service in Phoenix

Apr 25 10:57am Cars Technica – Ars Technica
Pilot program will help research what people want from a self-driving taxi service.
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The Mercedes-Benz C-Class Wagon Liveth! (In Q3, In Canada, Without A Diesel)

Apr 25 10:00am The Truth About Cars
News that the 2017 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Wagon would arrive in North America with a diesel powerplant and all-wheel drive caught many industry observers by pleasant surprise early last year. But it’s been 15 months since Mercedes-Benz announced at 2016’s Montreal Auto Show that the C300d 4Matic would be sold in Canada, albeit not the United States. […] The post The Mercedes-Benz C-Class Wagon Liveth! (In Q3, In Canada, Without A Diesel) appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
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Googles Waymo opens public testing program for autonomous cars, expands fleet

Apr 25 9:50am Cars–Digital Trends
Waymo is offering Arizona residents rides in its self-driving cars as part of an expansion of its testing program. It's also adding 500 more Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid minivans to its fleet. The post Google’s Waymo opens public testing program for autonomous cars, expands fleet appeared first on Digital Trends.
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Mini Remastered looks like a child of the 60s, but is totally new under the skin

Apr 25 9:22am Cars–Digital Trends
The Mini Remastered by David Brown Automotive is a modern take on the classic Mini. It features everything from a re-engineered body and tuned engine, to an updated interior with modern tech. The post Mini Remastered looks like a child of the ’60s, but is totally new under the skin appeared first on Digital Trends.
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Automotive News Looks At Dodge Demon, Clutches Its Pearls, Sighs, Faints

Apr 25 9:00am The Truth About Cars
Jay-Z and Beyonce got nothing on the marketing people from Dodge. The last low-volume vehicle to get this kind of publicity and raise this kind of ruckus was probably the LaFerrari, which was definitely not based on a $29.99/day rental car. (Trust me, I’ve driven the LaFerrari.) It will also toss, by my back-of-envelope estimation, […] The post Automotive News Looks At Dodge Demon, Clutches Its Pearls, Sighs, Faints appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
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