Celebrating 50 years of Grand Prix in Canada at CIAS

Feb 21 4:34pm The Garage
As a kid in the Seventies, I used to look forward to the Toronto auto show every year. My parents had split up, which meant no more race cars for me, but my step-father always took me to the auto show and for a number of years that was the only place that I got […]...
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Honda Shuffles the North American Deck as Top Execs Retire

Feb 21 4:30pm The Truth About Cars
Captain of industry John Mendel is retiring as the executive vice president of American Honda’s sales division this April, following ten years of service to the company. Mendel is probably best-known for ensuring that Honda and Acura’s marketing and sales focus remained on North America’s retail markets, not fleets. Also retiring this spring is Honda Canada’s current […] The post Honda Shuffles the North American Deck as Top Execs Retire appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
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QOTD: Is There Still Appeal in Going Pillarless?

Feb 21 3:38pm The Truth About Cars
Those who know me well — the lucky souls who’ve plumbed the deepest depths of my dark psyche and returned alive — know my strange and beautiful lust for 1970s land yachts. It needn’t be seen as a weird kink. I mean, who doesn’t like vast swaths of interior room, pillowed velour, and a narcolepsy-inducing ride? Weirdos, […] The post QOTD: Is There Still Appeal in Going Pillarless? appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
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Leadership Shift at American Honda (2/21/17)

Feb 21 3:22pm ANTV Player - AN TV
American Honda's Mendel retiring, Conrad assumes duties; Lithia wants in on FCA's store expansion; Spy photos of '18 Buick Enclave.
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A portable jump starter for my car at 71 percent off? I'd buy it.

Feb 21 2:38pm Popular Science - New Technology, Science News, The Future Now
Gadgets It can charge your phone. It's $170 off. A portable jump starter for my car, 71 percent off? I'd buy it. Read on.
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Alpinas new B5 sedan plays in the snow before its Geneva Motor Show debut

Feb 21 2:18pm Cars–Digital Trends
Alpina, BMW's go-to tuning partner, will reveal its next generations B5 at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show. Before it hits the stage, however, the company has revealed a teaser video showing the sedan on snowy terrain. The post Alpina’s new B5 sedan plays in the snow before its Geneva Motor Show debut appeared first on Digital Trends.
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2017 Hyundai Ioniq First Drive Review Alternatively Conventional, Sublimely Sufficient

Feb 21 2:08pm The Truth About Cars
At 30,000 feet above Nebraska, a man who could generously be described as severely corpulent had finally reached the level of personal solace required to allow his mass to spill out of seat 27D and into my own. It was another 1,500 miles to New York, and I could already feel the damp warmth of […] The post 2017 Hyundai Ioniq First Drive Review – Alternatively Conventional, Sublimely Sufficient appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
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Subprime auto lender facing FTC inquiry over GPS-tracking kill switches

Feb 21 1:28pm Cars Technica – Ars Technica
This modern-day version of the repo-man raises both safety and privacy concerns.
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Looks Arent Important: Mercedes-Benz Dealers Get a 10-year Break from Image Maintenance

Feb 21 1:15pm The Truth About Cars
If Mercedes-Benz dealers manage to overhaul their stores to the brand’s updated “Autohaus2” image standards, the locations can forget about additional modifications until after 2024. The German automaker’s promise to leave dealerships alone is abnormal, and comes after the second generation of its controversial Autohaus standard established — to the chagrin of dealerships — in 2008. Much […] The post Looks Aren’t Important: Mercedes-Benz Dealers Get a 10-year Break from Image Maintenance appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
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Volvo Owner and PSA in Race to Snap up Lotus, Parent Company, or Both

Feb 21 1:00pm The Truth About Cars
There’s a battle brewing between France and China over a famous Malaysian-owned British automaker. Who said globalization was in danger? Geely, Volvo’s Chinese parent company, is in talks to buy Proton, the Malaysian owner of the famed Lotus brand, the Financial Times reports. Proton’s not doing well these days, all thanks to an influx of […] The post Volvo Owner and PSA in Race to Snap up Lotus, Parent Company, or Both appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
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Ex-FCA Quality Boss Betts Joins J.D. Power (2/21/17)

Feb 21 12:54pm First Shift Player - First Shift with Jennifer Vaughn
Ex-FCA quality boss Betts joins J.D. Power; Audi fires diesel engineers; Former CAW, Land Rover execs die; Supplier optimism grows.
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Mercedes-AMG could celebrate its 50th anniversary with a GT for four

Feb 21 12:21pm Cars–Digital Trends
Mercedes-AMG will celebrate its 50th birthday with a four-door sedan that looks like a longer GT, according to a new report. The model will ride on a lighter version of the E-Class' platform, and it will get a 600-hp V8. The post Mercedes-AMG could celebrate its 50th anniversary with a GT for four appeared first on Digital Trends.
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Build Your Own Cadillac Sixteen with this 14-liter LS

Feb 21 12:02pm The Truth About Cars
The Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse produces 1,200 horsepower from its tightly packed quad-turbocharged W16 engine. It is a modern marvel that takes four camshafts and 64 valves to move all the air needed to make this power, and it sure doesn’t come cheap. An oil change for the Veyron costs slightly more than a […] The post Build Your Own Cadillac Sixteen with this 14-liter LS appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
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Aston Martin builds special edition cars for hardcore Formula One fans

Feb 21 11:43am Cars–Digital Trends
The Aston Martin Vantage Red Bull Racing Edition highlights Aston's ongoing relationship with the Red Bull Racing Formula One team, a relationship that will soon produce a high-end supercar. The post Aston Martin builds special edition cars for hardcore Formula One fans appeared first on Digital Trends.
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2017 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 aims for 200 mph and almost makes it

Feb 21 11:07am Cars–Digital Trends
The 2017 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 has a top speed of 198 mph, as confirmed in testing at Germany's Papenburg High Speed Oval. That makes the ZL1 one of the fastest cars available for under $100,000. The post 2017 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 aims for 200 mph … and almost makes it appeared first on Digital Trends.
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Small Commercial Vans Rapidly Losing Their Appeal With Handy Mannys and Bob The Builders of America

Feb 21 11:00am The Truth About Cars
On the surface, little Euro vans seem to make so much sense. Not every contractor needs a football field’s worth of space behind two front seats. City-friendly exterior dimensions, a more affordable price tag, and four-cylinder fuel economy should, in theory, cause Bob the Builder or Handy Manny to take a serious look. But enticing as the […] The post Small Commercial Vans Rapidly Losing Their Appeal With Handy Mannys and Bob The Builders of America appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
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Will this kerosene-electric coupe become Chinas very first supercar?

Feb 21 10:45am Cars–Digital Trends
Startup automaker Techrules is serious about launching China's first supercar. Called GT96, the model will feature an innovative turbine-electric hybrid drivetrain rated at over 1,000 horsepower. The post Will this kerosene-electric coupe become China’s very first supercar? appeared first on Digital Trends.
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BMW, Mobileye in deal to collect map data for self-driving cars

Feb 21 10:31am Autos
The deal to crowdsource real-time data using vehicles equipped with Mobileye's technology is critical for enabling autonomous driving.
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Audi Boots Top Engineers After One Accuses CEO of Involvement in Diesel Deception

Feb 21 10:15am The Truth About Cars
Audi appears to be going on the defensive and closing ranks around its CEO following a tumultuous week filled with accusations and revelations. Late last week, the automaker fired four top engineers who worked on the brand’s diesel technology, including head of engine development Ulrich Weiss. Germany’s Handelsblatt reports that Weiss, who has been on […] The post Audi Boots Top Engineers After One Accuses CEO of Involvement in Diesel Deception appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
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Rental Review: 2017 Mercedes-AMG C63 S Sedan

Feb 21 9:18am The Truth About Cars
When Mercedes-Benz brought the W201 platform here as the somewhat oddly named 190E 2.3, it was immediately nicknamed the “baby Benz.” The successor to that car, yclept “C-Class” to fit precisely within Daimler-Benz’s new idiot-compatible nomenclature, became known as the “Cheap-Class” at Mercedes-Benz dealerships. The car you see above, piloted by Danger Girl at Sebring […] The post Rental Review: 2017 Mercedes-AMG C63 S Sedan appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
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Re-Thinking the Oscars: 5 Films That Deserved to Win Best Automobile

Feb 21 8:30am The CarGurus Blog
This Sunday, the 89th Academy Awards will honor the actors, actresses, directors, and other critical contributors to the films of the past year. The Oscars are all about rewarding the many artists responsible for the year’s best movies—whether their craft be acting, direction, costume design, music, or any other facet of filmmaking. But, unfortunately, the […]...
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Ex-FCA Quality Boss Betts Joins J.D. Power (2/21/17)

Feb 21 8:28am First Shift Player - First Shift with Jennifer Vaughn
Ex-FCA quality boss Betts joins J.D. Power; Audi fires diesel engineers; Former CAW, L-R execs die; Supplier optimism grows.
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Piston Slap: Cancelling Chryslers Noise Cancellation?

Feb 21 8:00am The Truth About Cars
Craig writes: Hey Sanjeev, (*facepalm* –SM) I have a 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT, and I’m bit of a music buff. One of the first things I dispensed with was the factory Harman Kardon speakers. I replaced the sub with a JL stealth box. Now I have a pretty big problem with the factory stereo […] The post Piston Slap: Cancelling Chrysler’s Noise Cancellation? appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
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Many rich folks opt for plain ol' pickups, economy cars

Feb 21 7:14am Autos
A study finds the most popular cars for high-income Americans are pretty much what everyone else drives, notably Fords, Jeeps, and Hondas.
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SsangYong XAVL SUV Concept Headed for Geneva Debut

Feb 21 12:58am Motorward
Korean car maker SsangYong has been on a upward trajectory this past few years with their concept SUVs. They get better and better each year, and they spawn better and better production models each time. So we are looking forward to this year’s SsangYong XAVL SUV concept, set for debut at the upcoming Geneva Motor Show.  Looking […] The post SsangYong XAVL SUV Concept Headed for Geneva Debut appeared first on Motorward.
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Margot Robbie Becomes a Nissan Ambassador for Electric Car

Feb 21 12:34am Motorward
Aussie actress Margot Robbie is considered the new queen of Hollywood thanks to her merciless blend of sexiness and charisma. So you would think that when it comes to brand endorsement she would go for the likes of Ferrari or Pagani. Well, no. She has just signed with Nissan as their new ambassador for electric cars, […] The post Margot Robbie Becomes a Nissan Ambassador for Electric Car appeared first on Motorward.
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Aston Martin Vantage S Red Bull Edition

Feb 21 12:21am Motorward
Aston Martin often uses good excuses to slap a ‘special edition’ badge on one of their older models in order make some extra money. The latest excuse they have used is the the start of 2017 FIA Formula 1 World Championship next month and they are celebrating it with Aston Martin Vantage S Red Bull Racing Edition […] The post Aston Martin Vantage S Red Bull Edition appeared first on Motorward.
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BMW M2 Coupe in Mineral Gray Sits on Vorsteiner Wheels

Feb 20 11:28pm BMWCoop | BMW Blog, BMW News, BMW Reviews
Most of the exquisite customizations that are found today in the tuning segment, especially when it comes to fine-tuning BMW products, were developed thanks to models like the M2 Coupe, and that is because its extremely simple yet evolutionary design allows for easy make-overs that would transform them into fine […] The post BMW M2 Coupe in Mineral Gray Sits on Vorsteiner Wheels appeared first on BMWCoop | BMW Blog, BMW News, BMW Reviews.
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Toyota Presents Yaris GRMN with Muscular Design Language and New Powertrain

Feb 20 11:26pm Automotorblog: Daily news on cars and motorcycles
Following a series of previews reports and rumors of a new and much more potent variant of the Yaris model, the Japanese based carmaker Toyota has recently unveiled some official details of the new GRMN. As some of you might be familiar with, the GRMN name stands for “Gazoo Racing Masters of the Nurburgring,” which clearly indicates that we are dealing here with a small beast form of the Yaris, both at the exterior as well as inside and under the hood. We do not have much details concerning the exterior of the new Yaris, but judging by the two The post Toyota Presents Yaris GRMN with Muscular Design Language and New Powertrain appeared first on Automotorblog: Daily news on cars and motorcycles.
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This Austin Yellow F82 M4 Is BMW Abu Dhabi`s Newest Acquisition

Feb 20 11:25pm BMWCoop | BMW Blog, BMW News, BMW Reviews
BMW Abu Dhabi has recently commissioned another outstanding F82 M4, the model now quietly sitting in the world`s most famous showroom and waiting perhaps for its new owner. We do not know exactly who will be the lucky one grabbing this fine specimen, but I bet he won`t be disappointed […] The post This Austin Yellow F82 M4 Is BMW Abu Dhabi`s Newest Acquisition appeared first on BMWCoop | BMW Blog, BMW News, BMW Reviews.
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2018 Alpina B5 Bi-Turbo Flexes Its Muscles in Final Tests just before Geneva 2017

Feb 20 11:21pm BMWCoop | BMW Blog, BMW News, BMW Reviews
The upcoming 2018 Alpina B5 Bi-Turbo is popping-up into the spotlights again in its final round of tests in the snow, just before officially heading to the 2017 Geneva Motor Show. This would be Alpina`s response to the upcoming M5 from BMW. As expected, and just like the future M5, […] The post 2018 Alpina B5 Bi-Turbo Flexes Its Muscles in Final Tests just before Geneva 2017 appeared first on BMWCoop | BMW Blog, BMW News, BMW Reviews.
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BMW 6-Series Gran Coupe with Aftermarket Gets Photo Session

Feb 20 11:17pm BMWCoop | BMW Blog, BMW News, BMW Reviews
All products from BMW are exquisite and comes with their own distinctive personality, but when such models become the subjects of a tuning house, then the result can be really amazing. The BMW 6-Series is another extraordinary piece of German engineering, the real proof that high-class is still the main […] The post BMW 6-Series Gran Coupe with Aftermarket Gets Photo Session appeared first on BMWCoop | BMW Blog, BMW News, BMW Reviews.
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2017 Subaru Forester 2.0XT Touring review

Feb 20 8:15pm Cars–Digital Trends
The Forester’s mid-cycle refresh includes updated looks, new safety features, and performance tech sourced from the WRX. The post 2017 Subaru Forester 2.0XT Touring review appeared first on Digital Trends.
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The 15 worst cities for rush hour traffic

Feb 20 4:42pm Auto news - CNNMoney.com
Bangkok has the worst rush hour traffic in the world, followed by Mexico City, according to GPS manufacturer TomTom.
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How next-gen tech turns the 2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class into your digital co-pilot

Feb 20 3:15pm Cars–Digital Trends
The industry's brightest minds are working on making self-driving cars a reality. Meanwhile, intelligent cars like the Mercedes-Benz E-Class are a stepping stone on the path to full autonomy. The post How next-gen tech turns the 2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class into your digital co-pilot appeared first on Digital Trends.
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Driverless race cars dodge stray dog in Argentinabut one wipes out into a wall

Feb 20 12:20pm Cars Technica – Ars Technica
Roborace brought two DevBots to Buenos Aires for a demonstration run.
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Roborace put two autonomous cars on a track, but it didnt end as planned

Feb 20 11:36am Cars–Digital Trends
Roborace brought two of its autonomous cars together on a track for the first time in Buenos Aires. Unfortunately, one of the cars crashed into a barrier before completing the demonstration run. The post Roborace put two autonomous cars on a track, but it didn’t end as planned appeared first on Digital Trends.
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Honda's long-awaited next-gen Civic Type R is coming to Geneva

Feb 20 10:56am Cars–Digital Trends
The next Honda Civic Type R will appear in production-ready form at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show next month. The new version will be the first Civic Type R ever sold in North America. The post Honda's long-awaited next-gen Civic Type R is coming to Geneva appeared first on Digital Trends.
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Headlight Replacement: Not What It Used to Be

Feb 20 4:00am The CarGurus Blog
I wonder if you, dear readers, share this same frustration in car ownership. Back in the day, when a headlight in your car went out, you just went to your local parts store, bought a replacement headlight (not just a bulb, but the whole darn headlight), unscrewed the old one, screwed in the new one, […]...
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New tech protects police officers in parked Charger Pursuit vehicles from ambush

Feb 20 1:12am Cars–Digital Trends
The Officer Protection Package comes into play when an officer is pulled over and working inside his or her vehicle. It uses the Charger Pursuit's existing sensors to alert the officer of movement from behind. The post New tech protects police officers in parked Charger Pursuit vehicles from ambush appeared first on Digital Trends.
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McLaren 675LT Gets a Boost from Mcchip

Feb 20 12:32am Motorward
Honestly we don’t know why anyone would want to have their McLaren 675LT tuned, seeing as the thing is more than satisfactorily fast out of the box, but the guys at Mcchip-DKR have come up with a handy treatment that takes care of that job nicely. Through the magic of software and some exhaust trickery they […] The post McLaren 675LT Gets a Boost from Mcchip appeared first on Motorward.
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Geneva Preview: Hyundai i30 Wagon

Feb 20 12:10am Motorward
Model range expansion is the name of the game these days for Hyundai, and the next member of their large family to get the treatment is the i30. They will launch a new body style for this model at the Geneva Motor Show with the Hyundai i30 Wagon, making the popular mid-range hatchback even more appealing […] The post Geneva Preview: Hyundai i30 Wagon appeared first on Motorward.
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Lotus Evora Sport 410 Esprit Tribute

Feb 20 12:00am Motorward
Celebrating one of their most iconic models of all time, and also making some buzz for their Exclusive department, Lotus unveiled a one-off version of the Evora. Inspired by, and built as a tribute to, the Lotus Esprit S1 from Bond movie The Spy Who Loved Me, this one-of-a-kind Lotus Evora Sport 410 comes with a host of […] The post Lotus Evora Sport 410 Esprit Tribute appeared first on Motorward.
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Are Sport Utility Vehicles About to Become Pass or Simply More Affordable?

Feb 19 2:17pm The Truth About Cars
Sport utility and crossover vehicles have gradually become hotter than the surface of the sun as the public has come to treat sedans with the sort of disdain usually reserved for an old high school flame. It was decent while it lasted, but now you don’t even really want to acknowledge that it was ever a part of your […] The post Are Sport Utility Vehicles About to Become Passé or Simply More Affordable? appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
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Honda Confirms Civic Type R for Geneva Debut and Summer Production

Feb 19 11:15am The Truth About Cars
There has been so much nonsense surrounding the 2018 Honda Civic Type R that it was becoming difficult to separate fact from the fiction. Speculation on the car’s engine and transmission was endless. There were rumors that it could be as large as 3.5 liters or a substantially smaller mill mated to a constantly variable transmission. However, […] The post Honda Confirms Civic Type R for Geneva Debut and Summer Production appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
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Can we all get alongthe Long Bet

Feb 19 9:00am Blog – National Motorists Association
The NMA Foundation presents the Car of the Future weekly feature: Many of the major automakers have recently declared that their companies plan to begin selling autonomous vehicles by 2021. The car inventory replaces itself just about every 12 years. If driverless cars are introduced systematically by automakers beginning in 2021 and then double the inventory rate to […] The post Can we all get along—the Long Bet appeared first on National Motorists Association.
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Many Android connected car apps hackable, allowing entry but not ignition

Feb 18 2:10pm Cars–Digital Trends
Researchers at Kapersky Labs found most Android connected car apps tested vulnerable to hacking. Apps often defenseless against hacking. iOS apps are tougher to hack but access codes can still be intercepted. The post Many Android connected car apps hackable, allowing entry but not ignition appeared first on Digital Trends.
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What to Do When Your Honda Dealership Has the Same Name as a Dead Klansman

Feb 18 12:04pm The Truth About Cars
It’s been a rough week at Frank Ancona Honda of Olathe, Kansas. The family-owned dealership, in operation just southwest of Kansas City since 1961, has successfully weathered all of the storms that periodically pummel dealers of all stripes. Then, last weekend, a body discovered on the banks of Missouri’s Big River — about a five-hour […] The post What to Do When Your Honda Dealership Has the Same Name as a Dead Klansman appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
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GMCs Purpose Can Be Boiled Down to One Word Denali

Feb 18 10:21am The Truth About Cars
In the dark days of the recession, as General Motors was frantically attempting to save itself from the abyss, many thought it odd that the automaker’s GMC division was saved while a storied brand like Pontiac met its executioner. As for Saturn and Hummer, well, let’s just say far fewer tears were spilled over those […] The post GMC’s Purpose Can Be Boiled Down to One Word – Denali appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
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Australian court rules that Uber is a taxi service, drivers must pay service tax

Feb 18 6:40am Cars–Digital Trends
The Australian federal court deemed Uber a taxi service, which means its drivers must pay the country's goods and services tax. Uber did not say whether it will appeal the decision, though it will look at its options. The post Australian court rules that Uber is a taxi service, drivers must pay service tax appeared first on Digital Trends.
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If they want it, theyll take it: Tech isnt winning its fight against car thieves

Feb 18 6:15am Cars–Digital Trends
Tech won't protect your car. Insurance and law enforcement authorities agree, if car thieves want your car, nothing can stop them. The post If they want it, they’ll take it: Tech isn’t winning its fight against car thieves appeared first on Digital Trends.
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Lightning Motorcycles working on electric bike that could go 500 miles per charge

Feb 17 7:40pm Cars–Digital Trends
Richard Hatfield, head of Lightning Motorcycles, wants to change the perception of electric vehicles by creating the first all-electric motorcycle that can travel 500 miles on a single charge. The post Lightning Motorcycles working on electric bike that could go 500 miles per charge appeared first on Digital Trends.
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GM, Lyft could deploy thousands of autonomous Bolts in 2018

Feb 17 7:32pm Cars Technica – Ars Technica
GM won’t sell self-driving cars to individuals, wants to deploy them in fleets.
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2017 MINI Countryman Revealed in Test Drive

Feb 17 4:44pm BMWCoop | BMW Blog, BMW News, BMW Reviews
Gone are the days when we used to enjoy the real pleasure of driving a genuine MINI Cooper or Countryman. Now, we have to stick to the new politics implied by BMW Group, which follows the current trend of building extremely wide and bulk models. And MINI follows the same […] The post 2017 MINI Countryman Revealed in Test Drive appeared first on BMWCoop | BMW Blog, BMW News, BMW Reviews.
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These Are the First Spy Photos with the BMW i3 Facelift

Feb 17 4:40pm BMWCoop | BMW Blog, BMW News, BMW Reviews
Ever since its unveiling on the market in 2013 the BMW i3 has represented the carmaker`s benchmark in the electric segment, the model coming with an impressive drivetrain under the hood, the latest technology available on the market at that time and with an astonishing mile range. The increase development […] The post These Are the First Spy Photos with the BMW i3 Facelift appeared first on BMWCoop | BMW Blog, BMW News, BMW Reviews.
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