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Hyperloop Transportation Technologies passenger pod

HyperloopTT inks deal to build test track in Germany

After showing off the design for its future passenger transport pod, Hyperloop Transportation Technologies announced a new deal to build a test track in Germany, Bloomberg reported Wednesday. The startup company, one of a few that aims to realize Tesla CEO Elon Musk's vision for high-speed tunnel... read more

December 6, 2018 by
 
Mazda MX-6

Mazda trademarks the MX-6 nameplate, again

Mazda is keen to keep its classic names from falling into other's hands as the Japanese automaker has filed to renew the the trademark for the name "MX-6." The company filed... read more December 4, 2018 by


 
Volkswagen ID Buzz Cargo concept

Electric cars could lead to end of FWD, say VW execs

The front-wheel-drive layout may be approaching the end of its heyday if the future VW execs imagine comes to pass. In a roundtable interview at the 2018 LA Auto Show... read more December 3, 2018 by


 
Donald Trump

Trump tweets China will “reduce and remove” tariffs on US-made cars

Following the G20 meeting in Buenos Aires, Argentina, over the weekend, President Donald Trump late Sunday took to Twitter to announce that China has agreed to “reduce... read more December 3, 2018 by


 
2020 Lincoln Aviator

Lincoln wants to hit the gas pedal on Chinese production due to tariffs

Ford wants to accelerate its plans for a local production plant in China to build Lincoln vehicles as local tariffs begin to eat into profits. Joy Falotico, head of Lincoln... read more December 1, 2018 by


 
August Achleitner (left) hand over Porsche 911 lead engineer role to Frank-Steffen Walliser (right)

Porsche's "Mr. 911" is moving on and the newest sports car will be his swan song

There are many Porsche purists out there but just one "Mr. 911" as far as the automaker is concerned. Porsche announced Tuesday at the 2020 Porsche 911's debut that August... read more November 30, 2018 by


 
GM Cruise AV self-driving car

GM president takes over Cruise self-driving car business

As a sign of the growing importance of its Cruise self-driving business, General Motors President Dan Ammann is taking over as CEO of the San Francisco-based startup. GM... read more November 30, 2018 by


 
Volvo logo

Volvo and self-driving car partner reveal breakthrough lidar

Volvo and its Silicon Valley-based partner Luminar announced a breakthrough lidar system that should help both companies make Level 4 self-driving cars a reality sooner... read more November 28, 2018 by


 
North American Car of the Year logo

2019 North American Car & Truck/Utility of the Year finalists announced

On Wednesday, jurors narrowed down a list of semi-finalists to three finalists in each category for the 2019 North American Car & Truck/Utility of the Year awards. This... read more November 28, 2018 by


 
BMW X7 pre-production at plant in Spartanburg, South Carolina

BMW mulls second US plant

BMW is considering a second plant in the United States, the automaker's CEO Harald Krüger told Reuters in an interview Tuesday. The plant would be for engines and... read more November 28, 2018 by


 
2019 Jeep Renegade

Italian plant will reportedly build sub-Renegade sized Jeep model

Jeep has plans for another model smaller than the current Renegade, and it appears an Italian plant will produce the vehicle. Automotive News (subscription required) reported... read more November 27, 2018 by


 
2019 Cadillac CT6, 2018 New York auto show

Cadillac CT6 to bow out after 2019, going out with twin-turbo V-8 glory

General Motors announced a purge to its passenger car lineup on Monday, and we have official confirmation the Cadillac CT6 sedan is part of the car cull. A Cadillac... read more November 27, 2018 by


 
Sketch for potential Morgan sports car due in mid-2020s

Morgan could be mystery buyer of outgoing Aston Martin Vanquish IP

In October, it was revealed that a company had bought the second-generation Aston Martin Vanquish's tooling and design drawings. Today, we may know who the mystery buyer was... read more November 26, 2018 by


 
Aston Martin DBS 59 special edition

Aston Martin to double production by 2025, says CEO

Aston Martin has ambitious plans to continue its growth well into next decade. The British luxury brand, which went public last month, plans to double its current production... read more November 26, 2018 by


 
2019 Buick Lacrosse

GM to kill Chevy Volt, Cruze, and Impala, axe three plants; Buick LaCrosse to follow

General Motors on Monday said that it will discontinue the Chevrolet Volt, Cruze, and Impala early next year and shutter three assembly plants in the U.S. and Canada as it... read more November 26, 2018 by


 
Carlos Ghosn

Nissan, Mitsubishi drop Carlos Ghosn as chairman following his arrest

At a special board meeting held Thursday, directors at Nissan unanimously voted to drop Carlos Ghosn as the automaker's chairman and representative director. The decision... read more November 26, 2018 by


 
 

 
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