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  • Teaser for Tesla Model Y electric SUV due for reveal in 2019

    Tesla CEO Elon Musk on Sunday revealed new details about the Model Y via Twitter, including confirmation of a debut on March 14 at the company's design studio in Los Angeles. Invited guests will also get a chance to ride in the small crossover SUV, which is expected to start production in 2020. Full pricing information will also be revealed at the debut, though Musk on Sunday hinted that the Model Y will cost about 10 percent more than the related Model 3, as the upcoming SUV will be about 10 percent bigger than Tesla's popular sedan. With the Model 3 starting at $36,200, with shipping, we're...

  • Toyota self-driving car prototype
    Toyota prepares next-gen self-driving car prototype for 2019 CES

    Toyota isn’t as vocal as some rivals in the self-driving space but the Japanese auto giant is making steady progress and at next week’s 2019 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas will unveil a fourth-generation prototype. Toyota used last year's CES to show off the third-gen design...

  • Volkswagen ID Neo concept, 2016 Paris auto show
    VW's next-gen cars could be its last with internal combustion engines

    Volkswagen's generation of cars scheduled to start arriving around 2026 will likely be the brand's last to be fitted with internal combustion engines in most major markets. That's according to Michael Jost, strategy chief for the VW brand, who said the automaker will slowly phase out internal...

  • Teaser for Audi e-tron GT concept debuting at 2018 Los Angeles auto show
    Audi e-tron GT concept set for 2018 LA auto show

    Audi in March confirmed plans for a high-performance electric sedan which it referred to as the e-tron Gran Turismo, or e-tron GT for short. A shadowy teaser was released at the time hinting at a very aggressive and sleek design. The teaser was of a concept that Audi will unveil on Wednesday at the...

  • 2019 Mazda CX-5
    2019 Mazda CX-5 gets punchy 2.5-liter turbo, GVC Plus handling

    Following a debut in Japan last month, the updated 2019 Mazda CX-5 has made its local debut, with the covers coming off Friday at the 2018 Seattle auto show. The big news is the addition of a 2.5-liter turbocharged inline-4 as the range-topping powertrain. The punchy unit is already found in the...

  • Teaser for next-gen Mazda 3 debuting at 2018 Los Angeles auto show
    Next-gen Mazda 3 to debut at 2018 Los Angeles auto show

    Mazda on Thursday provided a glimpse at the next-generation Mazda 3 sedan and hatch and confirmed the reveal for this month's 2018 Los Angeles auto show. Apart from a teaser photo and video, there aren't any additional new details to go on. However, Mazda has been dropping plenty of hints about its...

  • 2020 Toyota Supra prototype

    It seems like development of Toyota's new Supra is taking forever but now we finally have confirmation of the debut. As had been rumored for some time, the covers will come off the fifth-generation Supra at the 2019 Detroit auto show on next January. The car will reach showrooms late next summer as a 2020 model. Toyota is giving fans the chance to snap up the first very example of the new Supra. The first one off the line will be offered up for auction and all proceeds from the sale will go to charity. More details on the auction will be announced at a later date. It's not surprising that the...

  • 2017 Ford GT
    Ford GT production extended to 1,350 cars through 2022

    Ford had previously announced that it would build 1,000 units of its GT supercar. On Friday in Dearborn, Michigan, the Blue Oval announced it would expand that total to 1,350 cars and build them through 2022. Ford will open up the application process on Nov. 8 and will take applications from North...

  • Genesis digital instrument cluster
    Genesis gives first look at 3D digital instrument cluster

    Genesis has provided the first look at a new digital instrument cluster that will soon be making its way into the Korean firm's cars. It will launch in the G70 sedan in the Korean market starting next year but availability in other markets is yet to be announced. The 12.3-inch screen is said to be...

  • 2019 Yenko/SC Stage II Chevrolet Camaro
    1,000-hp Yenko/SC package adds $66,995 to 2019 Chevy Camaro SS 1LE

    Specialty Vehicle Engineering has a 2019 Yenko Chevrolet Camaro package with 1,000 horsepower and updated looks to enhance the refreshed pony car. SVE installed an LT1-based 6.8-liter V-8 engine and married the stroked engine to a supercharger to achieve the staggering 1,000-hp figure. Each 2019...

  • 2019 Chevrolet Camaro SEMA show car in Shock color
    2019 Chevrolet Camaro gains new Shock yellow color option

    The 2019 Chevrolet Camaro color palette is in for a bright new addition. On Tuesday, the brand introduced the Shock yellow exterior color for the pony car, as part of a new Camaro concept heading to the 2018 SEMA show. If the hue looks familiar, that's because it will also be available with the...

  • 2019 BMW X7
    2019 BMW X7 3-row SUV debuts: The bling comes standard

    BMW on Tuesday unveiled its entry into the highly competitive full-size luxury SUV segment: the 2019 X7. Due for delivery next March, BMW brings the fight with a generous list of features included as standard within the X7's $74,895 starting price. The price nets you an X7 xDrive40i which comes...

  • First Jaguar I-Pace U.S. retail delivery  -  October, 2018

    Ahead of retail sales next month, Jaguar has delivered the first of its I-Pace electric crossovers in North America. Mark and Holly Pascarella of Lakewood Ranch, Florida are the first owners of the electric Jaguar, and a fitting family they are. Mark Pascarella told Jaguar his family has owned numerous Jaguar vehicles. Specifically, the household has seen two XKRs, two F-Types, and an F-Pace. The I-Pace is the latest addition to the household, which boasts an EPA-estimated 234-mile range. The figure is slightly lower than Jaguar's quoted 240-mile estimate. With the first I-Pace in a...

  • 2019 Audi A8
    4 features the 2019 Audi A8 won't get, at least for now

    The creamy-smooth 2019 Audi A8 full-size luxury sedan goes on sale in November in the U.S., but several slices of its very elaborate technical pie will arrive later. Some of the features may not hit U.S. shores at all, but that die is not yet cast. Chock full of tech or shorn of the leading-edge...

  • Elon Musk at Tesla Model 3 reveal
    Tesla CEO Elon Musk's settlement with SEC approved by judge

    Tesla and its CEO Elon Musk's settlement with the Securities and Exchange Commission has cleared its final hurdle. The settlement has been approved by U.S. District Judge Alison Nathan in Manhattan. Bloomberg reported the agreement was made final in Manhattan on Tuesday. The lawsuit stemmed from a...

  • 2019 Porsche Panamera GTS
    Meet the new sweet spot: 2019 Porsche Panamera GTS debuts

    Porsche on Monday unveiled the new GTS version of its second-generation Panamera. Available with either the standard hatch or Sport Turismo wagon body styles, the GTS enhances the Panamera with an extra helping of sportiness but without blowing up the price. The extra sportiness comes primarily...

  • Audi Matrix LED headlight technology
    US to finally allow modern, self-dimming adaptive headlights

    While automakers have implemented advanced headlight technology in other markets for years, outdated regulations in the United States have kept advances from the market. That will soon change as the U.S. will soon allow self-dimming adaptive headlight technology. The National Highway Traffic and...

  • Scott Keogh, Volkswagen Group of America CEO
    Scott Keogh named new head of Volkswagen Group America

    Volkswagen Group has named Scott Keogh its new Volkswagen Group of America head. He takes on the roles of president and CEO of Volkswagen Group of America and head of the Volkswagen brand for the North American region. The executive was formerly head of Audi America and the Volkswagen brand in the...

  • Ford Intersection Priority Management

    Vehicle-to-everything communications technology, more commonly referred to as V2X, is poised to change the way cars operate in the very near future. Numerous automakers are working on V2X systems, some of which are already available. Among those automakers is Ford which thinks the tech could one day eliminate traffic lights. The automaker announced Wednesday it will trial an Intersection Priority Management (IPM) system on the streets of Milton Keynes, United Kingdom. The system is Ford's way of demonstrating that cars may not always have to stop for an intersection or traffic sign. Instead...

  • 2019 Jaguar I-Pace, photographed outside Tesla Store, Mount Kisco, NY
    Could Jaguar turn into an EV brand?

    Jaguar offers an impressive lineup of powerful and elegantly styled sport sedans and SUVs, but the vehicles have failed to stand out in what no doubt is a crowded playing field. It's why management is considering a radical plan to turn Jaguar into a premium electric car brand to rival Tesla...

  • Fisker EMotion
    Fisker likely to launch crossover after EMotion sedan

    Fisker has yet to launch its six-figure EMotion electric sedan, but the company's CEO and namesake Henrik Fisker is already talking about what will come after the first car is in customers' hands. Unlike the $130,000 EMotion, Fisker said his next car will be affordable and hinted it will take the...

  • 2017 Ford GT originally commissioned by John Cena - Image via Mecum Auctions
    John Cena's 2017 Ford GT takes 6-figure hit on latest sale

    The 2017 Ford GT originally commissioned by actor and pro-wrestler John Cena crossed a Mecum auction block in Dallas last week, fetching $1,320,000 in the process, a steep discount to the $1,540,000 it sold for during Russo and Steele's Monterey Car Week auction just in August. We'll remind you...

  • 'Revenge of the Electric Car' premiere: Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk on red carpet
    James Murdoch could take chairman role at Tesla

    James Murdoch, son of billionaire media mogul Rupert Murdoch, is the leading candidate to take over the chairman role at Tesla, the Financial Times reported Wednesday, citing two people familiar with the matter. However, Elon Musk, current CEO and chairman at Tesla, hit Twitter shortly after the...

  • 2019 Audi e-tron prototype first drive, Namibia, Africa, October, 2018
    2019 Audi e-tron prototype first drive review: An SUV that happens to be electric

    Embedded deep in the Namibian desert, surrounded by orange sand that looks like it was imported from Moab, we discovered one of the unexpected benefits of driving an electric car: Giraffes don’t gallop away as you creep up on them. The noise of the tires slowly crushing loose rocks and sand...

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