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2013 Volvo V40

Volvo’s New Compact Cars To Be Built In Belgium, Probably China

Volvo’s latest XC90 SUV is based on a modular platform called SPA (short for “Scalable Platform Architecture”) that will eventually underpin all of the automaker’s models sized from the S60 up. For everything smaller, Volvo teamed up with its Chinese parent company Geely to... read more

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New Ford GT, 2015 Detroit Auto Show

Ford Moving Quickly To Ensure Cheap, High-Volume Carbon Fiber Production

Ford Motor Company’s [NYSE:F] latest halo car will utilize loads of carbon fiber bits, but with its $400k price tag and 250-car annual production cap, the spectacular... read more April 22, 2015 by 


 
Aston Martin DBX concept, 2015 Geneva Motor Show

Aston Martin Confirms Three New Model Lines, Mulls U.S. Plant

There are few brands more quintessentially British than Aston Martin, but could the maker of some of the most beautiful sports cars on the planet start production in the... read more April 22, 2015 by 


 
2015 Tesla Model S 70D in new Ocean Blue color

Elon Musk Almost Sold Tesla Motors For $11 Billion, To Google

If the proselytizing mouthpieces for Tesla’s automotive saviorhood were to hear this, they might just wail and gnash teeth. But it’s true: Elon Musk almost sold... read more April 20, 2015 by 


 
2016 Lotus Evora 400  -  2015 Geneva Motor Show live photos

Lotus To Build Cars In China

Lotus parent company Proton has signed an agreement with Chinese industrial firm Goldstar to form a new joint venture, whose aim will be to eventually manufacture... read more April 20, 2015 by 


 
Martin Winterkorn

VW CEO’s Contract To Be Extended Despite Chairman’s Recent Grievances

Volkswagen CEO and chairman of the board of management Martin Winterkorn has won the approval of the German auto giant’s supervisory board executive committee and will... read more April 17, 2015 by 


 
2015 BMW i3

BMW i3 And Mercedes-Benz C-Class Make Ward’s 2015 Best Interiors List

There was a time when having a decent interior in your car meant spending the big bucks. That’s not the case these days as interiors have become much more homogenized... read more April 17, 2015 by 


 
2014 Saab 9-3 Aero

Saab Owner NEVS Exits Bankruptcy Protection

After running out of cash last May due to a failed deal with a Chinese backer, Saab’s owner National Electric Vehicle Sweden (NEVS) was facing bankruptcy but was thrown... read more April 16, 2015 by 


 
Bob Lutz

Bob Lutz Thinks Manufacturer-Sponsored Racing Is (Mostly) A Waste of Money

Bob Lutz isn't known for pulling punches. The industry icon speaks with all the bravado you'd expect of an old-school Marine fighter pilot, and in May's issue of Road &... read more April 13, 2015 by 


 
Toyota Gazoo Racing in the World Endurance Championship

Toyota And Lexus Unite Most Motorsport Activities Under Gazoo Racing Banner

Toyota has announced it is consolidating a number of its individual motorsport programs around the globe under the Gazoo Racing banner. The automaker says the move will help... read more April 13, 2015 by 


 
2016 Bentley Bentayga spy shots

Bentley Bentayga Bodies To Be Built In Bratislava, Final Assembly In Crewe

The Volkswagen Group will spend close to 500 million euros (approximately $530 million) on upgrading its plant in Bratislava, Slovakia to handle production of Bentley’s... read more April 10, 2015 by 


 
2016 Mercedes-Benz GLE Coupe live photos, 2015 Detroit Auto Show

Mercedes-Benz Starts Production Of New GLE Coupe At U.S. Plant

Following its world debut at the 2015 Detroit Auto Show back in January, Mercedes-Benz’s all-new GLE Coupe is now in production at the automaker’s plant in... read more April 9, 2015 by 


 
2015 Alfa Romeo 4C

Alfa Romeo Announces Two New Engines Including Ferrari-Derived Six-Cylinder

At present the only Alfa Romeos on sale on these shores is the 4C sports car and its 4C Spider convertible variant. Over the coming years, the automaker will start adding... read more April 9, 2015 by 


 
Aston Martin Vanquish-based 'Thunderbolt' from Henrik Fisker Design and Galpin Auto Sports

Aston Martin And Fisker Settle Things "Amicably"

Project Thunderbolt is a no-go. That's the official (and expected) word coming forth as Aston Martin and Henrik Fisker have apparently resolved their lawsuit. For those not... read more April 8, 2015 by 


 
Production version of VW’s CrossBlue concept to be built in Chattanooga

VW To Establish New Engineering Center At U.S. Plant

German auto giant Volkswagen is furthering its commitment to the U.S. market with the establishment of a new engineering center at its plant in Chattanooga, Tennessee. The... read more April 8, 2015 by 


 
2014 Cadillac XTS Limousine

On Heels Of Cadillac Leaving Livery, MGM Resorts Adopts CNG-Powered XTS Stretch Limos

While Cadillac is moving out of the livery segment—it doesn't jive with new chief Johan de Nysschen's vision for the brand—we'll be seeing XTS-based limos on the... read more April 8, 2015 by 


 
 

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