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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 Tesla to Google for just $11 billion—in 2013. Coming to us by way of Ashlee Vance’s Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and... read more

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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 


 
Ralph Gilles

Ralph Gilles Named Fiat Chrysler Automobiles Design Chief

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles [NYSE:FCAU] has promoted its straight-shooting designer—and weekend racer—Ralph Gilles to the role of head of design for the group. At... read more April 2, 2015 by 


 
Bang & Olufsen in Audi's 2013 Q7

High-Fidelity Allstars: Harman Buys Bang & Olufsen Automotive Business

Premium audio company Harman has added another arrow to its quiver of boutique marques with the acquisition of Bang & Olufsen's automotive business. ALSO SEE: 2016... read more March 31, 2015 by 


 
2015 Honda Civic Type R

Honda Confirms Civic Hatchback For Global Markets

Lately, there have been rumors Honda’s version of the Civic compact hatch sold overseas will be offered in the U.S. in the near future, raising hopes that the Civic... read more March 31, 2015 by 


 
Volvo S60 production at Torslanda plant in Sweden

Volvo To Build Cars In U.S.

Volvo has confirmed plans for a new vehicle assembly plant in the U.S. The Swedish automaker, owned by Chinese automaker Geely as well as the Chinese government, is committed... read more March 30, 2015 by 


 
BMW Celebrated 3 Millionth Vehicle

BMW Celebrates Three Millionth Vehicle In Spartanburg, Status As Largest U.S. Auto Exporter

While enthusiasts the world over still complain about forbidden fruit, in reality, today's automotive industry is more global than ever. Fiat and Chrysler have merged... read more March 27, 2015 by 


 
Toyota New Global Architecture (TNGA) modular platform

Toyota Previews New TNGA Modular Platform

Toyota is implementing a raft of measures to ensure it remains among the top automakers not only in terms of volume but profitability, too. And one of the key measures is the... read more March 27, 2015 by 


 
 

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