Lynk & Cos 03 sedan concept comes with free connectivity, lifetime warranty

Apr 19 1:14pm Cars–Digital Trends
Lynk & Co, the Chinese automaker behind the unique shared ownership model has revealed the 03 sedan concept at the Shanghai Motor Show. The post Lynk & Co’s 03 sedan concept comes with free connectivity, lifetime warranty appeared first on Digital Trends.
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Tiny Swedes: Volvo Wont Ignore the Subcompact Segment, Hints U.S. Chief

Apr 19 1:00pm The Truth About Cars
With the stately S90 sedan and V90 wagon out of the way, Volvo’s main focus falls on the upcoming S40 and XC40 compact sedan and crossover. In the middle ground, the Swedish automaker has already unveiled the handsomely redesigned 2018 XC60. Will it stop there? Not according to Volvo Car USA’s president and CEO.  Speaking […] The post Tiny Swedes: Volvo Won’t Ignore the Subcompact Segment, Hints U.S. Chief appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
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How dangerous air bags can find their way into used cars

Apr 19 12:50pm Autos
One hole in the government's Takata crackdown? Nothing that prevents the devices from being taken from wrecked cars and used to repair other vehicles.
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BMW to Install 100 Electric Vehicle Charging Stations in National Parks

Apr 19 12:39pm The Diesel Driver
BMW of North America announced that the first of some 100 electric vehicle charging stations in America’s national parks is now operational at Thomas Edison National Historical Park in West Orange, New Jersey. The automaker partnered with the National Park Foundation, National Park Service, and the Department of Energy to identify ...
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Volkswagen Is Offering Huge Discounts on Repaired 2015 Diesel Models, but Isnt Advertising It

Apr 19 11:30am The Truth About Cars
Earlier this year, Volkswagen received the necessary approvals to begin fixing vehicles equipped with 2.0-liter diesel engines that had been modified to circumvent emissions testing. While older VW and Audi models with TDI powerplants continued amassing on vacant lots via its mandatory buyback program, 2015 MY units have begun undergoing engine control module alterations. Those […] The post Volkswagen Is Offering Huge Discounts on Repaired 2015 Diesel Models, but Isn’t Advertising It appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
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BMW plots National Park charging stations for road-tripping electric car drivers

Apr 19 11:15am Cars–Digital Trends
BMW will help install more than 100 electric car charging stations at U.S. National Parks. The first one has opened at Thomas Edison's home and laboratory in New Jersey, and BMW is evaluating sites for more. The post BMW plots National Park charging stations for road-tripping electric car drivers appeared first on Digital Trends.
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Try to Avoid Offending Other Motorists, AAA Warns North Jersey Drivers

Apr 19 11:00am The Truth About Cars
Warm spring weather seems to have motorists in northern New Jersey acting on their not-so-best behavior. So much so, that a local American Automobile Association branch has issued a plea urging motorists to avoid road rage and “resulting driver confrontations.” The Situation needs to simmer down. “In the past few weeks, we have noticed that […] The post Try to Avoid Offending Other Motorists, AAA Warns North Jersey Drivers appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
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Audis e-tron Sportback concept previews upcoming electric SUV

Apr 19 10:07am Cars–Digital Trends
The Audi e-tron Sportback concept previews Audi's second mass-market electric car. Like the upcoming e-tron, it will be an SUV. The concept debuts at the 2017 Shanghai Auto Show, the production model lands in 2019. The post Audi’s e-tron Sportback concept previews upcoming electric SUV appeared first on Digital Trends.
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BMW Is Making Fun Of The Toyota Camry With A Used 3 Series Sedan

Apr 19 10:00am The Truth About Cars
Call them frenemies. BMW and Toyota are working together on a high-profile sports car project that will result in a long-awaited Supra successor and a replacement for the Z4. Two heads are better than one. “The concept works, the platform can deliver and now we have two proud sets of engineers — one group German, […] The post BMW Is Making Fun Of The Toyota Camry With A Used 3 Series Sedan appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
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Ace of Base: 2017 Mazda MX-5 Miata Sport

Apr 19 9:00am The Truth About Cars
Sometimes a manufacturer churns out a base model in which it might be more prudent to spend one’s extra cash on aftermarket upgrades and not a more expensive trim. Here’s a candidate. Many songs of praise have been penned and much digital ink spilled of Mazda’s rear-wheel drive, two-seat roadster. From the original version in 1990 to […] The post Ace of Base: 2017 Mazda MX-5 Miata Sport appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
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Lexus Freshens Look of NX (4/19/17)

Apr 19 8:29am First Shift Player - First Shift with Jennifer Vaughn
In Shanghai: New look for Lexus NX, Buick's version of Chevy Volt, Daimler ready to hitch a ride; Nissan plans I-95 charging network; How Volvo beat the odds; Benz fit for a Prince.
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QOTD: Whats Your Formative Driving Experience?

Apr 19 8:00am The Truth About Cars
Think back in time, and then back a little further. Think about when you were between maybe 14 and 18 years of age; when the Kool-Aid was sweet, the lawn darts were shiny, and your personal tablet was an Etch-A-Sketch. It was then you had your first formative driving experiences, whether it was with a driving instructor, or […] The post QOTD: What’s Your Formative Driving Experience? appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
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Volkswagens Punishment Will Electrify America

Apr 19 4:00am The CarGurus Blog
As part of a settlement with the federal government over its diesel emissions scandal, Volkswagen will help electrify the United States of America by building charging stations and investing $2 billion in electric transportation over the next decade. And you thought the company would get off with a slap on the wrist. The federal government saw […]...
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Official: 2018 Lexus NX

Apr 19 3:05am Motorward
Not that it really needed it, but Lexus went ahead and gave the NX crossover a facelift anyway. Unveiled at the Auto Shanghai, the 2018 Lexus NX comes only with a few slight upgrades, which is understandable, because, like we said, it didn’t really need one.  At any rate, the subtle changes on the outside of 2018 […] The post Official: 2018 Lexus NX appeared first on Motorward.
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Renault RS 2027 Vision Concept

Apr 19 2:49am Motorward
Car makers with a Formula One team are always trying to come up with new ideas for the sport and become a pioneer in it. So here’s Renault’s idea of a future Formula One car, presented in from Renault RS 2027 Vision Concept which, as the name suggests, is what they think F1 cars should look […] The post Renault RS 2027 Vision Concept appeared first on Motorward.
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Official: BMW M4 CS

Apr 19 2:37am Motorward
So BMW turned up at the Shanghai Auto Show, a pretty significant event given the size of the Chinese market, with only a new limited edition M4. It’s not even a good one. The 2018 BMW M4 CS is a gap filler trying to win over those customers for whom the M4 GTS is too hot […] The post Official: BMW M4 CS appeared first on Motorward.
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At Shanghai Auto Show, brands balance green push and SUV demand

Apr 19 1:39am Autos
China's government wants more electric vehicles on the roads but consumers remain hungry for SUVs, forcing automakers to get innovative with their offerings.
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This ones for the fans: Everything you need to know about Toyotas next Supra

Apr 18 6:01pm Cars–Digital Trends
Toyota's plan to once again lure enthusiasts into showrooms involves bringing back the Supra, one of its most emblematic nameplates. Here's what we know so far about the upcoming coupe, which Toyota is developing jointly with BMW. The post This one’s for the fans: Everything you need to know about Toyota’s next Supra appeared first on Digital Trends.
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Audi and Volkswagen Promise Production of Two Sporty Crossover EVs

Apr 18 5:30pm The Truth About Cars
If the future is electric, it’s also crossover heavy. Volkswagen and Audi plan to dominate two tiers of that fledgling segment by the turn of the next decade with the production version of two crossover EVs revealed today. The selection of the Auto Shanghai 2017 show for the unveiling wasn’t a fluke of timing. Both […] The post Audi and Volkswagen Promise Production of Two Sporty Crossover EVs appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
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Mercedes-Benz Updates the S-Class With More of Everything for 2018

Apr 18 5:00pm The Truth About Cars
Mercedes-Benz has unveiled the refreshed S-Class at the Shanghai Motor Show, and every model in the lineup receives a laundry list of upgrades for 2018. While technological conveniences remain the S-Class’ bread and butter, Mercedes has expanded trim choices, color options, and is even offering new engine choices on several models. The sedans receive revised front […] The post Mercedes-Benz Updates the S-Class With More of Everything for 2018 appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
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Mitsubishi Turns to Sexier Dealerships to Squeeze More Sales from a Stagnant Market

Apr 18 4:36pm The Truth About Cars
Maybe it’s not the product, but the dealerships? It might not be the solution to all of the problems facing an increasingly less troubled Mitsubishi north of the border, but it can’t hurt. Under a new five-year plan, the automaker plans to revamp and modernize all of its 90 Canadian dealers. Bright, glassy and inviting, […] The post Mitsubishi Turns to Sexier Dealerships to Squeeze More Sales from a Stagnant Market appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
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Get Used to Seeing This Design On Future Mercedes-Benz Small Cars

Apr 18 3:30pm The Truth About Cars
Mercedes-Benz is showcasing its updated design language via its new Concept A Sedan. While many of its production cars have gradually adopted the new “no folds” philosophy, the Concept A Sedan and earlier AMG GT Concept are the premiere examples of the styling theory. The flowing bodywork and absence of hard edges is likely a precursor to […] The post Get Used to Seeing This Design On Future Mercedes-Benz Small Cars appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
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Many EV Believers, Few Buyers (4/18/17)

Apr 18 3:02pm ANTV Player - AN TV
Many EV believers, few buyers, AAA finds; VW aims for affordable EVs; Musk is urged to dump Trump; More skepticism about autonomous cars; Denso's tiny bit of persuasion.
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You Like Trucks? Weve Got Two Trucks Coming, Says Tesla

Apr 18 3:00pm The Truth About Cars
If Tesla CEO Elon Musk knows what’s good for him — and his bottom line — he’ll arrange a product placement in a Hollywood remake of Smokey and the Bandit, probably starring Ryan Reynolds. Maybe that Stifler guy, if he’s still bankable. America’s electric-only automaker figures it has the conventional EV passenger car and SUV markets covered, […] The post You Like Trucks? We’ve Got Two Trucks Coming, Says Tesla appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
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'Tesla semi' leads analyst to start downgrading truck stocks

Apr 18 2:56pm Autos
Piper Jaffray analyst Alex Potter thinks Tesla's planned foray into semi trucks could threaten truck manufacturers.
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Fate of the Furious may be fun, but it made my brain hurt

Apr 18 2:10pm Cars Technica – Ars Technica
It's the small things that shatter my suspension of disbelief.
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Uber Loses Another Executive as Self-driving Program Head Quits

Apr 18 2:00pm The Truth About Cars
Despite having put in as much testing time as most of the major players, experts have remained skeptical of Uber’s autonomous driving program. This isn’t because it lacks the necessary technology or hardware, but because it lacks a stable corporate environment. There have been no shortage of ugly headlines surrounding the company this year, and […] The post Uber Loses Another Executive as Self-driving Program Head Quits appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
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Rare Rides: This Racy Oldsmobile Bravada Kept Pace at Indy 500

Apr 18 1:00pm The Truth About Cars
Last time on Rare Rides, we carried the racing [driver] and special edition themes to new heights, and featured a shockingly bad Jeff Gordon Monte Carlo special edition of which there were 24 copies made. Our ride today is still made by General Motors, and it’s still about racing, but it’s larger and even more rare. […] The post Rare Rides: This Racy Oldsmobile Bravada Kept Pace at Indy 500 appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
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Self-driving cars now learning the rules of the road on the streets of Los Santos

Apr 18 12:59pm Cars–Digital Trends
As engineers work to develop safe, practical self-driving cars, Grand Theft Auto V has emerged as an unlikely means of simulating tricky scenarios to see how well the AI driver can respond. The post Self-driving cars now learning the rules of the road on the streets of Los Santos appeared first on Digital Trends.
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Mercedes 2018 S-Class adds features to help it remain a technology flagship

Apr 18 12:05pm Cars–Digital Trends
The 2018 Mercedes-Benz S-Class debuts this week at the 2017 Shanghai Auto Show. It features more driver-assist tech, upgraded powertrains, and a revamped interior that remains laden with gadgets. The post Mercedes’ 2018 S-Class adds features to help it remain a technology flagship appeared first on Digital Trends.
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Owner of Tesla With Cracked A-pillar Gets Action, But No Answers

Apr 18 12:00pm The Truth About Cars
Earlier this month, we detailed the plight of a Toronto-area man whose newly delivered Tesla Model S 90D — a six-figure vehicle boasting cutting-edge technology — arrived from the factory with a sizable crack in the A-pillar. Because the A-pillar forms part of a one-piece aluminum side member, the defect represented a structural fault that couldn’t be […] The post Owner of Tesla With Cracked A-pillar Gets Action, But No Answers appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
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Tesla faces threat of strike that could disrupt Model 3 production

Apr 18 11:57am Autos
A German industrial workers union could decide Tuesday to call a strike at Tesla Grohmann Advanced Automation to force Tesla to enter wage negotiations.
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Volkswagens I.D. Crozz concept forecasts an autonomous, electric future

Apr 18 11:38am Cars–Digital Trends
The Volkswagen I.D. Crozz concept is the third in a series of VW I.D. electric-car concepts, previewing future production models that will start arriving around 2020. The Crozz takes the form of a crossover utility vehicle. The post Volkswagen’s I.D. Crozz concept forecasts an autonomous, electric future appeared first on Digital Trends.
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Official: 2018 Mercedes S-Class

Apr 18 11:20am Motorward
As promised in New York, Mercedes-Benz went to Shanghai to unveil the refreshed 2018 Mercedes S-Class to the world. The new version is not all-new, but it comes with enough changes and improvements for us not to nag. As you would expect, the big S is still class and industry-leader in terms of technology.  Design-wise, there […] The post Official: 2018 Mercedes S-Class appeared first on Motorward.
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Thats Off-The-Record: A CAFE With a Bad Menu

Apr 18 11:00am The Truth About Cars
Not to go all political on you, but it’s amazing how President Obama acted more like a bitter foreclosure victim — one who goes nuts and destroys as much of the house as they can, just short of being arrested for vandalism — during his last days in office, and not a graceful man given two terms […] The post That’s Off-The-Record: A CAFE With a Bad Menu appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
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Mercedes gives compact cars a style rethink with its Concept A Sedan

Apr 18 10:42am Cars–Digital Trends
Sporting a new design language called Aesthetics A, the Mercedes-Benz Concept A Sedan previews the look of Mercedes' next generation of compact cars. It debuts at the 2017 Shanghai Auto Show. The post Mercedes gives compact cars a style rethink with its Concept A Sedan appeared first on Digital Trends.
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Audi E-Tron Sportback Concept previews 2019 production model

Apr 18 10:32am Autoblog Audi
Filed under: Green,Auto Shanghai,Audi,Green Automakers,Technology,Electric Audi promises five E-Tron models for China in as many years.Continue reading Audi E-Tron Sportback Concept previews 2019 production model Audi E-Tron Sportback Concept previews 2019 production model originally appeared on Autoblog on Tue, 18 Apr 2017 10:32:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink |  Email this |  Comments...
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Honda Aims To Squeeze Another SUV Between CR-V And Pilot In 2018: Report

Apr 18 10:00am The Truth About Cars
American Honda will build a Pilot-based SUV intended to carve out a space between the Honda CR-V and Honda Pilot. According to a report published by WardsAuto with AutoForecast Solutions, Honda will assemble this Co-Pilot in Alabama alongside the Pilot beginning in the fall of 2018. Co-Pilot? How about Honda Pilot Sport? Nah, that’s Michelin territory. […] The post Honda Aims To Squeeze Another SUV Between CR-V And Pilot In 2018: Report appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
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QOTD: What Defunct Automotive Feature Would You Like to See Return?

Apr 18 9:12am The Truth About Cars
Most of us are slaves to convenience, but there’s a good number of motorists who long to relive a nostalgic chapter from their younger days; back when cars were less sterile (externally, anyways), and less overburdened with all-thinking, all-knowing technology. “Those were good days,” they think, their minds drifting back to a warm, hazy period […] The post QOTD: What Defunct Automotive Feature Would You Like to See Return? appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
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Newest Mercedes-Benz S Class (4/18/17)

Apr 18 8:32am First Shift Player - First Shift with Jennifer Vaughn
Newest Mercedes-Benz S class; Ex-Ford exec leaves Uber; Hazmat spill at Tesla's Gigafactory; Pence: U.S.-Korea trade deal under review; Researchers turn to 'Grand Theft Auto.'...
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Self-Driving Cars Are Never Going to Happen

Apr 18 8:30am The CarGurus Blog
After seeing the Lucid Air—Tesla’s most formidable competition to date—at the 2017 New York International Auto Show, it’s clear that electrification is the future of transportation. Not only do electric cars deliver exceptionally low running costs and valuable peace of mind to more environmentally conscious drivers, but more and more examples are turning in performance […]...
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Mercedes' 2018 S-Class adds features to help it remain a technology flagship

Apr 18 8:15am Cars–Digital Trends
The 2018 Mercedes-Benz S-Class debuts this week at the 2017 Shanghai Auto Show. It features more driver-assist tech, upgraded powertrains, and a revamped interior that remains laden with gadgets. The post Mercedes' 2018 S-Class adds features to help it remain a technology flagship appeared first on Digital Trends.
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Piston Slap: Zoom, Zoom Wander?

Apr 18 8:06am The Truth About Cars
TTAC Commentator AbqJay writes: A couple of months ago I bought a slightly used 2016 Mazda 6 Grand Touring with 18,000 miles. The car is my wife’s daily driver; I drive it about once a week, and for longer trips, such as a jaunt I took from our home in Albuquerque to southern California in […] The post Piston Slap: Zoom, Zoom … Wander? appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
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Skoda Vision E Unveiled in Shanghai

Apr 18 6:38am Motorward
It is a bit surprising how much interest there was in the auto world about the Skoda Vision E. At any rate, that interest is now satisfied as the concept goes on display at the Shanghai auto show and we get to see it in full glory. We also get the first official technical details on […] The post Skoda Vision E Unveiled in Shanghai appeared first on Motorward.
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Official: Mercedes-Benz Concept A Sedan

Apr 18 6:21am Motorward
Mercedes-Benz is stepping up its concept sedan game these days. Following the release of the AMG GT four-door concept Geneva and New York, they took to 2017 Shanghai Motor Show to reveal the Mercedes-Benz Concept A Sedan, a compact four-door sedan inspired by the “Aesthetics A” sculpture. Mercedes-Benz Concept A Sedan is a lot more than a show […] The post Official: Mercedes-Benz Concept A Sedan appeared first on Motorward.
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New Citroen C5 Aircross Unveiled in Shanghai

Apr 18 6:02am Motorward
At the start of the 2017 Shanghai Motor show Citroen went live with the launch of a new Aircross series SUV.The 2018 Citroen C5 Aircross sits atop the Cactus in the range, offering lager size and a more imposing, but no less quirky, design and premium features.  As you may have guessed seeing this car making […] The post New Citroen C5 Aircross Unveiled in Shanghai appeared first on Motorward.
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Apple almost certainly exploring making a whole car but theres a big challenge, top analyst says

Apr 18 4:33am Autos
Gene Munster, founder of Loup Ventures, said Apple's "dream car" would be one where it owns the hardware and software.
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Official: Borgward BX5 Plug-In Hybrid Crossover

Apr 18 1:31am Motorward
The old German brand Borgward, revived a couple of years ago with the help of Chinese investors, has come up with an ambitious new crossover SUV. The Borgward BX5 Plug-In Hybrid is one of the first cars in this segment to get an advanced powertrain like this. So the name and the technology are German, but the […] The post Official: Borgward BX5 Plug-In Hybrid Crossover appeared first on Motorward.
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Shelby GT350 and GT350R Get 2018 Model Year

Apr 18 1:10am Motorward
If you didn’t like the look of the new Ford Mustang and were worried your beloved Shelby GT350 could get affected by it, rest easy because the high-performance pony is safe… at least for another year. Ford just announced they are extending Shelby GT350 and GT350R models availability to 2018 model year.  So you can still buy these […] The post Shelby GT350 and GT350R Get 2018 Model Year appeared first on Motorward.
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Watching an air race is mesmerizing, but photographing one is a workout

Apr 17 6:15pm Cars–Digital Trends
Shooting planes racing at over 200mph from a moving platform while using a lens with an equivalent focal length of 960mm isn't easy, but it sure is rewarding when you pull it off. The Red Bull Air Race challenged ourselves and our gear. The post Watching an air race is mesmerizing, but photographing one is a workout appeared first on Digital Trends.
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Cadillac Super Cruises to the front with the most advanced semi-autonomous car on the market

Apr 17 5:28pm Cars Technica – Ars Technica
Geofenced to highways, it uses head-tracking to know when the driver's distracted.
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Volkswagen Reveals Plans for Court-ordered EV Charging Network

Apr 17 5:01pm The Truth About Cars
A large part of Volkswagen’s emissions scandal penance involves a gargantuan investment into eco-centric technologies and the development of the United States’ electric vehicle infrastructure. The latter should come by way of its Electrify America subsidiary and four $500 million investments separated by four 30-month periods over the next 10 years. We now know exactly how VW intends to […] The post Volkswagen Reveals Plans for Court-ordered EV Charging Network appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
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Looming Legal Weed Sparks Roadside Worries in Canada

Apr 17 4:31pm The Truth About Cars
Canada’s oh-so-green federal government sure isn’t concerned about one form of air pollution — clouds of marijuana smoke. With the country’s cities already infused with the tell-tale odor of wacky tobaccy, legislation has been tabled to make possession of the drug legal, perhaps by as early as July 2018. Great news for grass aficionados, but a […] The post Looming Legal Weed Sparks Roadside Worries in Canada appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
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Full interview with Steve Wozniak on Apple's self-driving cars, Silicon Valley Comic Con

Apr 17 4:26pm Autos
Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak shares his views on self-driving cars and Silicon Valley Comic Con on CNBC's "Power Lunch" Monday.
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Cheaper Base Price, More Content as the Toyota Prius Fights Back

Apr 17 4:00pm The Truth About Cars
Newfound hybrid competition from the likes of the Hyundai Ioniq has forced Toyota into a mid-year strategy shift. Starting imminently, the automaker plans to offer a less expensive base model of the Prius while bulking up the model’s content with no-charge added safety features. According to automotive research and car-shopping website CarsDirect, the entry price of a […] The post Cheaper Base Price, More Content as the Toyota Prius Fights Back appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
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Discoverys Car Saviors Abandons Obnoxious Automotive Programing and Adopts Fun

Apr 17 3:30pm The Truth About Cars
Automotive television has developed some extremely bad habits, the worst of which is creating false reality show-style drama among characters with no appreciable personalities. Build shows are the absolute worst for this, yet the agreed-upon recipe seems to be to force one-dimensional characters to argue with one another, intercut with B-roll footage of people working on […] The post Discovery’s ‘Car Saviors’ Abandons Obnoxious Automotive Programing and Adopts Fun appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
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Devil of a Dodge Demon Debate (4/17/17)

Apr 17 3:29pm ANTV Player - AN TV
Devil of a Dodge Demon debate; Selling cars in a truck-hungry market: Ford, BMW execs weigh in; 'Talking cars' draw detractors; Porsche's retail resort.
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