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  • 2021 Land Rover Defender spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien

    Land Rover’s Defender is the stuff of legend. With a design that’s barely budged from the boxy shape of the utilitarian and mechanically bulletproof “Land Rover” unveiled in 1948, the Defender, just like its Germanic rival, the G-Glass, has a reputation for being one of the most capable vehicles off the road. Unfortunately, the off-roading icon was phased out at the start of 2016 due to safety and emissions regulations—after more than three decades of continuous prodcution. The good news is that a successor is coming in 2020, and a prototype has just been...

  • 2019 BMW X7
    First drive review: The 2019 BMW X7 has grit, grille, and grandeur

    Somewhere on the interstate between Columbia and Charleston, South Carolina, it finally clicks, like the incessant drops of rain on the glass. We’re not getting any decent weather on this first drive of the 2019 BMW X7. No useful turns, either. The descent into Low Country evaporates all hope...

  • 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class Coupe
    2020 Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupe revealed ahead of New York auto show

    Mercedes-Benz's GLC is the hottest ticket in the automaker's lineup, with buyers in the United States snapping up close to 70,000 units last year. To keep things brimming, Mercedes unveiled an updated 2020 GLC earlier this month at the Geneva International Motor Show, and on Tuesday we got our...

  • 2020 Ferrari F8 Tributo
    Dive into the aerodynamics and performance of the Ferrari F8 Tributo

    The Ferrari 488 GTB says so long this year to make room for its successor, the F8 Tributo. In a pair of new videos, fans of the Prancing Horse can be acclimated with some of the changes made to the supercar before it hits the streets. Up first, performance. The engine is still a traditional V-8...

  • Porsche 919 Hybrid
    Chris Harris goes for the drive of his life in the Le Mans-winning Porsche 919 Hybrid

    As a "Top Gear" host, Chris Harris gets to drive a lot of really cool cars. The Porsche 919 Hybrid is on another level. Harris recently climbed behind the wheel of the Le Mans-winning race car, and aside from it being mind-blowingly fast, it apparently requires a lot of work to unlock the car's...

  • Koenigsegg Jesko, photo by Keno Zache
    Super fast in every way, $3M Koenigsegg Jesko supercar officially sold out

    Five days after the Koenigsegg Jesko made its debut at the 2019 Geneva International Auto Show, each supercar is spoken for. The Swedish supercar maker announced Tuesday that all 125 cars have been sold to buyers for around $3 million. The supercar will be homologated for roads around the world...

  • 2020 Toyota Supra Launch Edition

    The 2020 Toyota Supra will launch later this year, but fans champing at the bit to ingest every ounce of information about the car can now play with a new online configurator. It's not a full-blown configurator, but it will let fans and prospective buyers see how different shades of factory colors will look on the 2020 Supra. In total, regular Supras (not Launch Editions) will be available in one of eight colors: Phantom Matte Gray, Absolute Zero White, Tungsten Silver, Turbulence Gray, Renaissance Red 2.0, Nitro Yellow, Nocturnal Black, and Downshift Blue. The Supra Launch Edition models...

  • Aston Martin Vanquish Vision Concept
    Aston Martin Vanquish will spawn AMR Pro, convertible variants

    The Aston Martin Vanquish was only just reborn as a mid-engine supercar at this month's Geneva auto show, but the British brand already has big plans for the new car. Speaking to Top Gear, CEO Andy Palmer said there is already a Vanquish AMR Pro and Volante (Aston Martin speak for "convertible") in...

  • 2020 Subaru WRX STI S209, 2019 Detroit auto show
    2019 Subaru WRX STI, 2020 Genesis GV80, Bugatti Royale sedan: Today's Car News

    Subaru has a limited-edition WRX STI S209 on offer for 2019, and we've just driven the 341-horsepower pocket rocket. You'll be glad to note that the car benefits from more than just extra power, ensuring it will remain a finely honed track machine for years to come. A prototype for Genesis' first...

  • Uber launches self-driving pilot in San Francisco with Volvo Cars
    Softbank, other investors may buy $1B stake in Uber's self-driving car unit

    Uber's troubled self-driving car division finally got back on the road last December after development came to a halt last March due to an accident in which one of the division's prototypes hit and killed a woman while she was pushing a bicycle across a stretch of road in Tempe, Arizona. The...

  • Teaser for 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupe
    Mercedes teases updated 2020 GLC Coupe

    Mercedes-Benz unveiled its updated 2020 GLC at this month's Geneva International Motor Show, and the automaker on Sunday confirmed that the updated version of the crossover's GLC Coupe sibling is just around the corner. To build the excitement, Mercedes also released a teaser video hinting at the...

  • 2020 Genesis GV80 spy shots
    2020 Genesis GV80 spy shots and video

    The Genesis GV80 luxury crossover SUV has been spotted testing on public roads in prototype form. The first of two new SUVs due from Hyundai's upmarket Genesis brand in the next couple years, the GV80 will be a mid-size vehicle targeting the BMW X5. It is expected to reach showrooms in late 2019...

  • Bugatti Divo

    Now that it is no longer chasing the production car speed crown, there are whispers Bugatti will add a more comfortable, more practical model to its lineup. It may even be a battery-powered model, Bugatti CEO Stephan Winkelmann suggested in a March 6 interview with Bloomberg. “There, I would see us doing a battery-electric vehicle,” Winkelmann said when quizzed about a second model to join the current Chiron hypercar. “There, the balance between performance and comfort is much more important, and it’s about daily usability. This is what I see.” The sleuths at CAR...

  • Ford Explorer and Lincoln Navigator production at Kentucky Truck Plant in Louisville, Kentucky
    Ford ups Expedition, Navigator production a second time due to soaring demand

    Ford announced Tuesday that it will increase production of the Expedition and its pricey Lincoln Navigator twin by 20 percent this summer to meet soaring demand. The increase comes after Ford upped the production of the SUVs by 25 percent a year ago when the vehicles were last redesigned. The...

  • 2020 Audi Q3 Sportback spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2020 Audi Q3 Sportback spy shots and video

    It was in early 2017 that Audi first confirmed the addition of a Q4 to its lineup, though there have been some changes to the automaker's plans since then. The Q4 was originally planned to be a compact crossover SUV with a coupe-like profile based on the same structure as the recently redesigned...

  • 2017 Chevrolet Camaro 1LE
    Chevy Camaro, Corvette, and Cadillac ATS, CTS recalled over power steering failure

    Two Chevrolets and two Cadillac cars will be recalled for power steering failure. General Motors will recall later this month the 2017 Chevrolet Camaro and Corvette, and 2016-2018 Cadillac ATS and CTS models for the fault. GM filed documents with the NHTSA on Feb. 7 and said it would begin...

  • 'Framing John DeLorean'
    New John DeLorean film aims to detail the rise and fall of an automotive visionary

    John DeLorean might be the man responsible for what's widely considered the first muscle car, the Pontiac GTO, but it's the DeLorean Motor Company that defined the engineer. A new dramatized documentary aims to tell the story of the success and troubles that plagued the man who tried to redefine...

  • Bentley Continental GT V8
    Bentley Continental GT adds V-8 engine, loses none of the charm

    Bentley Continental GT buyers can now have their opulent coupe with four fewer cylinders. On Monday, the British luxury automaker revealed the new Continental GT V8 and GT Convertible V8, which gives potential owners a (relatively) more fuel-efficient option compared to the burly 6.0-liter V-12...

  • 2019 Cadillac CT6-V

    The Cadillac CT6's future, in general, remains in question, but the hotter CT6-V isn't dead yet. The brand announced it will build another "installment" of the cars due to high demand. Cars Direct reported on Wednesday that the Cadillac CT6-V will live again, but the next batch of 4.2-liter twin-turbo V-8-powered cars will cost $4,000 more. According to Cadillac, the original price of $88,790, which included destination, was something of a reward for early buyers who snapped up the cars in hours. Those who missed the boat originally will be met with a $92,790 price with no changes to standard...

  • 2021 Mercedes-Maybach GLS spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    Mercedes-Maybach GLS rumored to debut this year, start at $200,000

    The Mercedes-Maybach GLS will likely debut this year before production begins at Mercedes-Benz's Tuscaloosa, Alabama, assembly plant. Naturally, it will come with a high-profile price tag, potentially making it the most expensive vehicle assembled in the United States. Automotive News (subscription...

  • 2019 Subaru WRX STI S209 first drive
    First drive review: The 2019 Subaru WRX STI S209 has zero chill

    In the shadow of an active volcano, a pop-up city rises up and shouts in unison. The noise bounces off the tarmac and visibly shakes the delicious vapors that rise from nearby food trucks. The young women in long ponytails and short blue satin shorts who cheerlead from a low stage have to be...

  • Fisker EMotion
    Fisker EMotion delayed until solid-state batteries ready for prime time

    It was in 2017 that revived electric car startup Fisker announced plans for the EMotion, stating at the time that the svelte sedan would enter production in 2019 and feature next-generation batteries developed in-house. Fisker has since pushed back the launch of the EMotion until sometime after...

  • 2020 Cadillac CT5 Luxury
    2020 Cadillac CT5, 2020 BMW M2 CS, Fisker SUV: Car News Headlines

    Sedans may be a dying breed here in the United States but Cadillac isn't giving up on the segment. In fact, the brand has two new additions to fill the void of the departing ATS, CTS, XTS and CT6. The first of these has been revealed as the 2020 CT5, a mid-sizer that combines Escala concept looks...

  • 2020 BMW M2 CS spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2020 BMW M2 CS spy shots

    BMW M is out testing a new version of the M2 at the Nürburgring, believed to be a hardcore M2 CS. The car may look like the recently launched M2 Competition but if you look a little closer you'll notice some key differences. For instance, the front fascia sports an additional lip spoiler...

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