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  • 2018 Ram 2500 Power Wagon Mojave Sand

    There's a new generation of the Ram 2500 on the way but the current one still has plenty of life left in it, especially if you opt for the off-road-oriented Power Wagon. Fiat Chrysler's truck brand on Tuesday announced that the 2500 Power Wagon will feature a Mojave Sand package for 2018. But it will only be offered in the fourth quarter of 2018, and just 1,500 are planned. Ticking this option will add a number of special touches for not much cash. The 2500 Power Wagon Mojave Sand is priced from $56,525, including destination, which represents only a $795 premium on the price tag of the...

  • Lucid AIr
    Saudi Arabia invests $1B in Tesla rival Lucid

    Saudi Arabia may or may not be interested in taking Tesla private but the Middle Eastern country, via its Public Investment Fund (PIF), is ready to invest in rival electric car brand Lucid Motors. Silicon Valley-based Lucid confirmed Monday that the Saudis will invest $1.0 billion in the company...

  • 2019 Audi e-tron quattro, in European trim, at San Francisco launch event
    2019 Audi e-tron electric SUV arrives with 95-KWH battery, $75,795 sticker

    The battle for electric car supremacy is starting to really heat up now that established automakers are joining the fray. The latest salvo was launched by Audi in the form of the 2019 e-tron, a mid-size SUV with a big 95-kilowatt-hour lithium-ion battery and a very reasonable $75,795 sticker price...

  • Future Land Rover Range Rover Sport
    Land Rover creates future Range Rover Sport for Hulu show

    Hulu has a new show out called "The First," and Land Rover provides some star power with a futuristic vision of one of its vehicles. A Range Rover Sport built for the 2030s plays a part-time role in this new series. The First takes place in the not-too-distant future and centers on a team of...

  • Toyota Supra dynamic debut at 2018 Goodwood Festival of Speed
    Track-focused Toyota Supra planned

    We've yet to see the new Toyota Supra debut in production form, but the company is already willing to admit the car will spawn a track-focused variant. The man behind the new Supra, chief engineer Tetsuya Tada, told Top Gear on Friday that such a car will mainly focus on stripping weight away from...

  • Volkswagen Group MEB modular electric car platform
    VW Group will have 27 EVs based on MEB platform by 2022

    The Volkswagen Group on Monday gave an update on progress of its modular platform for non-premium cars, known as MEB, an acronym for the German translation of “Modular Electric Toolkit.” The automaker said 27 models spread across four brands (likely Volkswagen, Skoda, Seat and Audi)...

  • 2019 Mercedes-AMG GT 43 4-Door Coupe

    Mercedes-AMG's standalone sedan, the GT 4-Door Coupe, is making its sales debut in Europe and the Affalterbach tuner has just unveiled a new variant. Called the GT 43, the model is yet to be confirmed for sale in the United States but elsewhere serves as the entry point to the range. Above it sits the GT 53, GT 63 and GT 63 S. The GT 43 is the first of AMG's 43 series models to switch to a new 3.0-liter inline-6 engine, which thanks to an electric compressor-enhanced turbocharger delivers 362 horsepower and 368 pound-feet of torque. There's also a mild hybrid system which Mercedes labels EQ...

  • Navya Autonom Cab
    Navya already sells fully self-driving cars, including in US

    It's hard to believe how quickly the future is approaching. Waymo, formerly the Google Self-Driving Car Project, plans to launch its first commercial service for self-driving cars later this year, essentially a fully automated ride-hailing service covering about 100 square miles in Phoenix...

  • BMW Vision iNext concept
    BMW Vision iNext previews electric self-driving SUV due in 2021

    BMW on Sunday rolled out a new concept that hints at a technologically advanced SUV to join its lineup in 2021. A showroom appearance isn't expected until 2022, however. The concept is a preview of the much-hyped “iNext,” a new addition destined for BMW's i sub-brand and a technological...

  • 2019 Volkswagen Beetle Final Edition
    2019 Volkswagen Beetle Final Edition marks end of cult hero

    It was in 1938 that the Volkswagen Type 1, more commonly referred to as the Beetle, or “Käfer” in its home market of Germany, first rolled off the line. Eight decades on and the nameplate is still with us, though sadly that won't be the case for long. VW revealed a Beetle Final...

  • Forza Horizon 4 commercial
    Here is the full list of cars in "Forza Horizon 4"

    The "Forza Horizon" franchise is ready to spread its virtual vehicular cheer to a new digital destination. On Oct. 2 (or Sept. 28 for those who buy the Ultimate Edition), "Forza Horizon 4" hits the stores, and this time the action is set in the UK, mostly Scotland and the lake district of northwest...

  • 2019 Lexus UX
    2019 Lexus UX priced $33,025 to start

    Lexus' new entry-level crossover has a price. The Japanese luxury brand announced Wednesday the 2019 UX crossover will start at $33,025, which includes a $1,025 destination fee. The base price will net a UX200 with a 168-horsepoewr 2.0-liter inline-4 under the hood. Power is sent via a continuously...

  • Volvo Vera concept

    Volvo Trucks, the world's number two in heavy-duty trucks, on Wednesday gave its vision of the future of goods transportation. The company, which is a separate entity to Volvo Cars, rolled out a fully self-driving, electric semi concept. It's called Vera, and it's been designed as a replacement for trucks that move large volumes of goods between fixed hubs such as at a port facility or rail yard or mining site. The goal is to make the process not only more efficient but safer and cleaner. The Vera is designed to fit existing trailers but you'll notice that it is much more compact as there's...

  • 2019 Lexus ES in Japan replaces side mirrors with cameras
    2019 Lexus ES first to market with cameras instead of side mirrors

    The 2019 Lexus ES has become the first production car to replace conventional side mirrors with cameras. Unfortunately, the cameras will only be offered in Japan where the technology was made legal in 2016. The ES starts sales in Japan in October. Elsewhere, the mid-size sedan sticks with mirrors...

  • 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class
    2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE first look: Luxury family crossover, emphasis on luxury

    Coming soon to a suburban traffic jam near you: the 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class creeping along, fully loaded with cargo and kids. The newest luxe family conveyance bowed Tuesday, full of fuel-saving tech—and just plain ol' tech. It'll hit streets next year, although Mercedes-Benz didn't say...

  • 2019 Audi e-tron prototype drive, Pikes Peak
    Audi e-tron will be first model to feature automated toll payment

    Audi announced its new Integrated Toll Module last February but Monday said the 2019 e-tron electric crossover SUV will be the first model with the new technology. The built-in toll transponder is housed in the rearview mirror with vehicle-to-infrastructure technology from Gentex. E-tron drivers...

  • 2019 Acura NSX
    Acura NSX stung by a pair of recalls

    Acura is reaching out to its NSX customers because the hybrid sports car has been hit with a pair of recall notices. One affects the brake lights while the other might result in a fuel leak. These recalls don't affect a lot of cars, mostly because Acura hasn't moved a ton of its reborn NSX, which...

  • 2018 BMW 530e iPerformance
    BMW is "putting all our eggs in PHEV basket," diesels dead in US after 2018

    UPDATE: BMW has clarified its statement to Motor Authority in an email. "The final decision as to whether or not the BMW X5 diesel variant will come to the U.S. market has not been made. BMW of North America continues to monitor customer preferences and is prepared to adjust the product portfolio...

  • BMW X3 M and X4 M prototypes

    The BMW M division has finally come out with confirmation that it is working on new X3 M and X4 M performance SUVs. A prototype for each was rolled out during the previous weekend's DTM round held at the Nürburgring. It was there that we learned that the vehicles will come with a newly developed inline-6. All BMW M would say about the engine is that it will be a turbocharged unit with high-revving characteristics. The same engine is likely destined for the next-generation M3 and M4, where in standard form it should deliver over 450 horsepower. In the X3 M and X4 M, the engine will be...

  • Mani Kulasooriya's Mercedes-Benz G-Class pickup truck
    Off-roader built a Mercedes-Benz G-Class pickup because Mercedes won't for the US

    Mani Kulasooriya just wanted to build a capable off-road truck that wasn’t too flamboyant. He failed miserably. His one-of-a-kind 2006 Mercedes-Benz G500 pickup truck can’t turn a wheel without drawing a crowd, whether it’s off road in a forest full of redwoods or picking up...

  • Site of Aston Martin plant in St Athan, Wales
    St Athan will be Aston Martin EV hub, production site for Rapide E

    Aston Martin is in the final phase of converting a former military hanger in St Athan, Wales into a second plant to join the existing plant in Gaydon, England. Gaydon will remain the home of Aston Martin sports cars while St Athan will be where Aston Martin builds its SUV and planned Lagonda cars...

  • Bugatti Divo
    Bugatti's W-16 engine will be last of its kind as hybrid future approaches

    Bugatti does things on a grand scale. Since 2005, the French automaker has shoehorned a massive 8.0-liter, quad-turbocharged W-16 engine into the rear end of its supercars. The latest and greatest machine to use this engine is the Divo hypercar, which is based on the Chiron. That duo might be the...

  • Jaguar-Land Rover classic infotainment system
    Modern infotainment comes to classic Jaguars and Land Rovers

    Modern convenience, meet classic motoring. Jaguar-Land Rover announced last Friday that it now offers Classic Infotainment Systems with modern modern audio, navigation, and infotainment functionality for a number of its vintage vehicles. The Classic Infotainment Systems are compatible with most...

  • Mercedes-Benz Vision Urbanetic
    Mercedes-Benz Vision Urbanetic concept aims to haul people and goods more efficiently

    Mercedes-Benz is the latest to tackle the future of transportation with this rather strange-looking concept vehicle. The company debuted the Vision Urbanetic concept on Monday. The concept's goal? It hails from the a Mercedes-Benz Van division, and it's meant to haul people and goods in the most...

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