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Volkswagen celebrates end of Phaeton production at Transparent Factory in Dresden, Germany

VW ends Phaeton production, plans to repurpose Transparent Factory

Volkswagen has finally ceased production of its Phaeton, a full-size luxury sedan first shown at the 2002 Geneva Motor Show and discontinued in the United States midway through the last decade due to poor sales performance. And it wasn't only in the U.S. where the car suffered from slow sales... read more

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Ford Police Interceptor Utility equipped with Type IV ballistic protection

Ford police cars offer protection against armor-piercing bullets

Stopping perpetrators and protecting police officers just became even bigger business at Ford Motor Company [NYSE:F]. The automaker announced today that its Police... read more March 11, 2016 by


 
GM to acquire San Francisco-based Cruise Automation

GM acquires Cruise Automation, moves closer to autonomous driving

General Motors Company [NYSE:GM] announced it has bought San Francisco-based Cruise Automation, a young startup firm that specializes in autonomous vehicle technology. The... read more March 11, 2016 by


 
Hyperloop concept - Image via Hyperloop Transportation Technologies

First full-scale Hyperloop could be built in Europe

Since Tesla Motors [NSDQ:TSLA] CEO Elon Musk first proposed the "Hyperloop" concept in 2013, multiple companies have arisen to try to make this futuristic transportation... read more March 11, 2016 by


 
2017 Aston Martin DB11, 2016 Geneva Motor Show

Aston Martin starts design and engineering consulting

Aston Martin today launched an independent consulting service that can help with anything from designing busses to sports cars to luxury yachts. As we learned in our recent... read more March 11, 2016 by


 
Michael Horn

Volkswagen USA chief Michael Horn steps down

Michael Horn has stepped down from the top role at the Volkswagen brand’s operations in the United States. In a statement, VW said Horn is leaving to pursue other... read more March 10, 2016 by


 
Filippo Perini

Lamborghini design boss Filippo Perini moves to Italdesign, is replaced by Porsche designer

Following the appointment of Lamborghini’s longstanding CEO Stephan Winkelmann at Audi’s Quattro division a couple of weeks ago, the Italian supercar marque has... read more March 9, 2016 by


 
Fireball Run Track Day 1 & Autocross 1

Proposed bill could protect race cars from EPA regulation

North Carolina congressman Patrick McHenry has proposed a bill that, if passed, could redefine the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)'s emissions control regulation rules... read more March 9, 2016 by


 
Mercedes-Benz energy storage system

Mercedes parent Daimler building additional battery plant for future electric cars

Tesla Motors’ [NSDQ:TSLA] much-hyped Gigafactory battery plant is currently under construction in Nevada, but it's not the only plant of its kind from an automaker... read more March 9, 2016 by


 
Morgan Roadster Brooklands Edition

Loophole could allow new Morgans to be imported to U.S.

British sports car builder Morgan adheres to tradition like no one else, which is why its retro roadsters are a rare sight in the United States. That's because American... read more March 8, 2016 by


 
Richard Mille

Aston Martin forms partnership with watch brand Richard Mille

Aston Martin has announced a partnership with Swiss luxury watch brand Richard Mille, famous for its tourbillon-equipped watches such as the sapphire crystal-encased RM 056... read more March 4, 2016 by


 
Mike Flewitt

McLaren lays out future plans, says half its cars will be hybrids

It’s hard to imagine but the current iteration of McLaren’s road car division, McLaren Automotive, has only been up and running for about six years. In that time... read more March 2, 2016 by


 
2015 Lexus GX

Lexus Tops Dependability Study In 2016, Ford Flops

Lexus has been voted the most dependable brand for the fifth year in a row in J.D. Power’s Vehicle Dependability Study, which for 2016 saw the average number of... read more February 26, 2016 by


 
2016 Holden Commodore

End Of The Road For Bold Plan To Save Holden Plant

General Motors Company’s [NYSE:GM] Australian division Holden will cease production for good at the end of 2017 at which point the company will exclusively offer... read more February 26, 2016 by


 
Stephan Winkelmann

With appointment of ex-Lambo CEO at Quattro, Audi gets serious about challenging BMW M and Mercedes-AMG

This week Audi confirmed that Stephan Winkelmann will end his CEO role at Lamborghini, a company he quite successfully ran for the past 11 years, to take up the head job at... read more February 25, 2016 by


 
Aston Martin DBX concept, 2015 Geneva Motor Show

Aston Martin to build SUV in Wales

After scouring the world for the ideal spot to build a new SUV loosely based on 2015’s DBX concept, Aston Martin has finally confirmed the vehicle will be built at a... read more February 24, 2016 by


 
 

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