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  • Current Event
    23 hours ago
    by TentativePrince
    +22 +6

    Electric Mustang Crossover Will Spawn A Lincoln EV Too

    The forthcoming Ford Mustang-inspired electric crossover will also spawn a Lincoln EV. Speaking to Automotive News, Ford North America president Kumar Galhotra revealed Ford Motor Company’s electric architecture will also underpin a serene new electric Lincoln model. He didn’t say when the Lincoln-branded EV might arrive, but considering that Ford has already released two teaser images of the Mustang-inspired electric crossover, it seems as though the Ford-branded EV will arrive first.

  • Current Event
    1 day ago
    by geoleo
    +19 +6

    Ford commits to electric F-150 pickup truck as legacy auto buckles under EV pressure

    During a presentation at the Deutsche Bank Global Automotive Conference in the MGM Grand in Detroit, Jim Farley, Ford’s president of global markets, made a blockbuster announcement. After more than 40 years in the market, and amidst the impending arrival of vehicles like the Tesla pickup truck and the quad-motor Rivian R1T, the beloved Ford F-150 is going electric.

  • Current Event
    1 day ago
    by socialiguana
    +20 +2

    Elon Musk's Tesla to cut about 3,000 jobs as cars 'too expensive'

    Electric carmaker Tesla has said it will cut its workforce by 7% after the "most challenging" year in its history. In an email to staff on the firm's website, founder Elon Musk said that growth had been strong. But he added it was difficult to make Teslas with their new and developing technology as cheaply as conventional cars, and the firm's cars were still "too expensive for most people". Tesla employs more than 45,000 people, indicating it will cut about 3,000.

  • Current Event
    3 days ago
    by hedman
    +21 +4

    Ford’s iconic F-Series trucks are going electric

    Ford’s legendary and popular F-Series pickup line will soon have electric options, the company announced today. The move is intended to “future-proof” the enormous truck business against rising gas prices and regulations favoring electric vehicles over internal combustion. Jim Farley, Ford’s president of global markets, announced the news at a press conference in Detroit. As reported in the Detroit Free Press, he specified that there will be both pure/battery electric and hybrid options — they aren’t dipping their toe but jumping in at the deep end.

  • Expression
    4 days ago
    by bradd
    +12 +3

    The Resurrection Of 1969 Dodge Charger Coupled With 707HP Hellcat Engine

    After several months of hard work, the Dodge Charger has been put to conclusion. The current generation Dodge Charger is a shinning example of a modern muscle car, and with the carmaker’s 707 horsepower Hellcat engine, it’s a monster. But what if you could take all that modern power and combine it with a truly iconic muscle car of the past?

  • Current Event
    5 days ago
    by baron778
    +19 +4

    This is the 700bhp Ford Mustang Shelby GT500

    “A takedown artist.” That’s how Ford describes the gobby-looking new Mustang Shelby GT500. We presume that’s ‘Murican for ‘giant killer’.That’s backed up by Ford’s bullish claim that “the new Shelby GT500 will surprise supercar owners with its Ford Performance racing tech, supercharged engine and visceral swagger". Sounds punchy, until you look at the spec and discover the Shelby is every inch the musclebound supercar botherer.

  • Current Event
    6 days ago
    by jedlicka
    +25 +4

    The first cars of every major car maker

    But few have survived and here we take a look at how some of those survivors (plus a few that didn't make it) got started. Sometimes things are a lot more convoluted than you think though, with some companies claiming two (or even three) first cars… In chronological order, let's take a look at the first car made by every major carmaker:

  • Current Event
    2 days ago
    by ppp
    +2 +1

    California dealers try to stop Volvo’s car subscription service

    A trade group representing California car and truck dealerships has filed a petition with the state’s New Motor Vehicle Board to stop Volvo from offering cars on a subscription model. The filing, first reported by Teslarati, is an escalation of the dealer group’s effort to disrupt Volvo’s subscription program, which became public late last year after it sent a letter to the CEO of the Swedish automaker’s North American division.

  • Current Event
    10 days ago
    by distant
    +25 +4

    Tesla Roadster is going to be able to hover over the ground, says Elon Musk

    Elon Musk has been making some crazy claims about the next generation Tesla Roadster, but now he is topping them off with a claim that it will actually be able to hover over the ground. When first unveiling the vehicle, Musk claimed a list of insanely impressive specs for the new Roadster, including 0-60 mph in 1.9 sec, 620-mile of range, and more. Musk has been teasing those specs as the “base specs” and other versions could be even crazier.

  • Current Event
    8 days ago
    by grandtheftsoul
    +21 +2

    Mugen's Body Kit for the Honda Civic Type R Makes It Look Even More Insane

    Yes, the Honda Civic Type R is already one of the most extreme-looking cars on sale today. And yes, it can get even crazier, as proven by Mugen, a Honda-centric Japanese tuner that has taken the hot hatch to a new level visually (or a new low, depending on what you think of it).

  • Current Event
    11 days ago
    by messi
    +18 +3

    Dodge Challenger outsells Camaro in 2018, but Mustang still king

    Executives at Fiat Chrysler Automobiles and Ford have reason to celebrate over their muscle cars, while Chevrolet is likely taking a hard look at its Camaro. The 2018 sales figures are in from all three American automakers, and the results put Ford on top in the muscle car wars. Despite a decrease in sales of 7.4 percent compared to the previous year, Ford managed to sell 75,842 Mustangs in 2018. The figure is more than enough to claim the number one spot after its first full year on sale after a mid-cycle refresh.

  • Expression
    2 weeks ago
    by funhonestdude
    +17 +5

    2019 Porsche Cayenne Review: SUV, Thy Name Is (Finally) Porsche

    A Porsche is a Porsche, of course of course, unless the Porsche is an SUV. So goes the lament of the unappeasable purist, who sees every stilted hotcake built by an exotic automaker as an affront to history. Time for a reality check: Today's performance car market mostly rides on the subsidies provided by booming SUV sales. If you're a 911 fan, that means you, by definition, also better be a fan of the company's crossovers if you know what's best for the fabled sports car...

  • Expression
    5 days ago
    by Borska
    +3 +1

    The 2020 Lexus RC F Track Edition Loses Weight, Adds Power

    Lexus' bread and butter has always been soft, comfortable vehicles like the RX crossover and ES sedan. Yet, starting with the launch of its LFA supercar, RC and LC coupes, and F subbrand, it started to look like Lexus was pivoting to become more of a sports-luxury brand.

  • Current Event
    12 days ago
    by 8mm
    +12 +2

    Toyota is developing fighter jet-inspired safety features for cars and wants to share it

    Toyota Research Institute had a breakthrough last year in its pursuit to make driving safer. It was so profound that Toyota wants to open up to other automakers. The inspiration was modern-day fighter jets, which use a low-level flight control system to translate the intent of the pilot and keep the aircraft stable and tucked neatly inside a specific safety envelope. TRI calls it blended envelope control, an approach that lets its “Guardian” driver assist system combine and coordinate the skills of the human driver and the vehicle they’re driving.

  • Current Event
    3 weeks ago
    by funhonestdude
    +25 +5

    China’s Great Wall Motor unveils $8,680 all-electric ORA R1 urban car with nearly 200-mile range

    Great Wall Motor is launching its new flagship vehicle under its new ‘ORA’ electric car brand: the ORA R1.

  • Current Event
    2 weeks ago
    by rexall
    +8 +2

    2020 Ford Explorer previewed by new Police Interceptor Utility

    The wraps have come off the Ford Police Interceptor Utility, giving the world its camouflage-free look at the 2020 Ford Explorer. Thanks to the car's black paint job, as well as its police livery, lighting and bull bar, a lot of Explorer's styling details are obscured from view.

  • Current Event
    13 days ago
    by Pfennig88
    +9 +2

    Irv Gordon’s Journey with his 3-Million-Mile Volvo

    Gordon is a New Yorker who for decades has remained loyal to his Volvo P1800, a vintage Swedish vehicle that holds a Guinness Book of World Records certification for having registered the greatest number of miles driven by its authentic owner for personal purposes. According to a feature in the Indianapolis Star, Gordon fell head-over-heels for it in 1966 and nearly used all his savings to purchase the Volvo.

  • Expression
    3 weeks ago
    by Petrox
    +28 +6

    How electric cars are slowly moving from niche to something 'people want to buy'

    For your next car, would you consider plugging it in instead of filling it up? "Electric vehicle sales are still under 2 percent of the new car sales every month, so it's a very small number," said Kelley Blue Book executive analyst Rebecca Lindland. But she said that's beginning to change, especially in the luxury market.

  • Current Event
    8 days ago
    by TheSpirit
    +3 +1

    Lexus LC Convertible Concept Makes World Debut in Detroit

    Lexus shocked the automotive world in Detroit three years ago with the debut of the LC coupe. It was a testament to the brand’s new sense of creative ambition, but it was only just the beginning. Since then, the Lexus design team has been exploring the brand’s evolution and the latest result of those explorations will make its debut at the 2019 North American International Auto Show with the world premiere of the Lexus LC Convertible Concept.

  • Current Event
    1 month ago
    by zobo
    +16 +5

    Dr. Elon & Mr. Musk: Life Inside Tesla's Production Hell

    Five Points, Huda Boss, Sacred Lies and Sorry for Your Loss will return to Facebook Watch. These shows, which collectively drew nearly 1.3 million followers, join an increasingly diverse slate of programming that includes Jada Pinkett Smith’s breakout talk show Red Table Talk, the interactive game show Confetti and the planned return of MTV’s The Real World.

  • Current Event
    1 month ago
    by socialiguana
    +18 +6

    The 2019 Ford Ranger Isn't the Ranger You Remember, but It's Good at What It Does

    The Ford Ranger seems to strike a personal chord with pretty much everybody in America; I remember being crammed into the jump seats of my dad’s as a kid. When the “return” of the truck in the form of the 2019 Ford Ranger was announced, people reacted like it was going to be personally delivered by God himself. Now it’s finally here, and it’s not the stripped-out little truck we all remember—but it’s pretty good at what it’s trying to do.

  • Expression
    3 weeks ago
    by baron778
    +29 +3

    I drove more than 70 cars this year. Here are the things that annoyed me the most.

    I test and review dozens of cars, trucks, and SUVs every year.Most are impressive. But there are some things that annoy me.

  • Current Event
    3 weeks ago
    by TNY
    +6 +3

    Tesla to start testing new Autopilot Hardware 3 in employee vehicles

    Tesla is working to bring to market its new Autopilot Hardware 3, which consists of a new neural net computer that they claimed will be the ‘world’s most advanced computer for autonomous driving’. The company is now testing the new hardware in employee vehicles as part of its ‘Full Self-Driving Test Program’. Earlier this year, Tesla sought “hundreds of employees” to test its full self-driving system and offers free Autopilot upgrades with new purchases.

  • Current Event
    3 weeks ago
    by geoleo
    +23 +2

    Toyota Corolla GR To Take On The Hot Hatch Establishment

    Toyota is preparing to jump head-first into the ever-competitive hot hatch market with a juiced-up variant of the Corolla hatchback. Australia’s Car Sales reports that Tetsuya Tada, the man behind the Toyota 86 and new Supra, is leading the push within the automaker’s Gazoo Racing performance sub-brand to launch a fleet of vehicles.

  • Current Event
    2 weeks ago
    by grandsalami
    +6 +2

    Chevrolet Bolt EV Sales Tank 41 Percent To 3,949 Units In Q3 2018

    Chevrolet Bolt EV sales decreased in the United States while increasing in Canada, Mexico and South Korea in the third quarter of 2018.

  • Current Event
    2 weeks ago
    by TNY
    +22 +2

    All the Cars That Died in 2018

    All of us must face death eventually. That is even true of our best friends, the cars. It’s inevitable and natural. But when the death is indicative of a greater and more depressing trend, then it’s extremely sobering. This year, we saw the death of a lot of sedans. Like, a lot a lot. Here are the cars that died in 2018.

  • Current Event
    11 days ago
    by distant
    +7 +1

    Wagon Sales Are Increasing, But They're Less Popular Than Ever

    Great news! Wagons sales are up. Way up, actually, versus 2013. According to data released by Edmunds and published by Bloomberg, the number of wagons sold in the US has gone up 29 percent, a total of 212,000 of them purchased in 2018. Sounds good, right? Historically, Americans have been moving away from wagons, increasingly opting for crossovers to satisfy their needs.

  • Current Event
    1 month ago
    by geoleo
    +13 +4

    Ford cuts could eclipse GM's, Morgan Stanley says

    In the first half of next year, Ford Motor Co. will detail plans to lay off part of its global salaried workforce — and Morgan Stanley analyst Adam Jonas said in a note Monday that the Blue Oval's cuts could exceed the 8,000 salaried employees targeted by rival General Motors Co. Ford's response: "pure speculation."

  • Current Event
    1 month ago
    by hedman
    +16 +5

    As more cars disappear, affordability challenge grows

    With General Motors set to end production of its Chevrolet Cruze compact car next year, another high-volume, entry-level option will be crossed off American car buyers' shopping lists. On top of similar moves by Ford Motor Co. and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, the demise of the Cruze adds to growing affordability challenges in the new-vehicle market.

  • Current Event
    1 month ago
    by 8mm
    +23 +3

    Chevy Camaro Chief Engineer Shifts Gears, Joins Electric Car Team

    Al Oppenheiser helped make the modern Camaro so great. Now, let’s see what he can do for GM’s EVs. General Motors’ next generation of electric vehicles might be a little more exciting to drive because Chevrolet Camaro chief engineer Al Oppenheiser is moving away from the muscle car to join the automaker’s team focusing on future autonomous tech and EVs. Oppenheiser’s new role will be as a chief engineer concentrating on zero-emissions vehicles, and he’ll start the job in January.

  • Current Event
    1 month ago
    by Pfennig88
    +25 +3

    Electric cars will soon be cheaper to make than gas cars: battery-maker

    Electric vehicle batteries will cost less than $100-per-kWh to make by 2020; and less than $50-per-kWh by 2025, significantly reducing manufacturing costs for EVs, according to a Chinese supplier of EV batteries. The $100-per-kWh threshold has been heralded in the industry as the price at which an EV could be made cheaper to produce than a gasoline-powered car.

  • Current Event
    1 month ago
    by geoleo
    +22 +3

    World’s Oldest Toyota Found in Russian Barn

    Toyota is an automaker with a rich history dating back to the 1930s. But, until recently, very little was known about the earliest Toyota models, which had likely been melted down and repurposed as planes, guns, or piston rings during World War II. In fact, following the war, even the plans for Toyota’s first-ever vehicles were lost; that was, until a 1936 Toyoda Model AA was found in a barn in Russia. The Toyoda Model AA was built between 1936 and 1942, and only 1,404 units were produced. But, after the war, all knowledge of this early model was lost.

  • Current Event
    1 month ago
    by wetwilly87
    +18 +3

    Startup Claims Microwave Pulse Ignition Could Cut ICE Emissions by 80 Percent

    A German startup is developing a potential replacement for spark plugs: microwave pulse ignition. The tech is under development by MWI Micro Wave Ignition AG of Empfingen, Germany, which claims that its ignition system can be used in both gasoline and diesel engines, reducing fuel consumption by as much as 30 percent. Additionally, lower combustion temperatures are said to reduce nitrous oxide emissions—normally caused by high combustion temperatures—by as much...

  • Current Event
    13 days ago
    by tukka
    +22 +1

    Nissan's new 400 bhp engine fits in carry-on luggage

    It’s a common problem: You’re off to Le Mans with your new 400 bhp engine and you discover that it won’t fit in the airplane's overhead compartment. This week, Nissan showed off the answer to this traveler’s nightmare with its ultralight DIG-T R 1.5 liter, three-cylinder petrol engine that is small enough to fit in carry-on luggage and boasts a power-to-weight ratio better than the engine of a Formula 1 racer.

  • Expression
    2 months ago
    by bradd
    +13 +4

    The 2019 Mazda CX-5 Gets More Luxurious and More Powerful

    Mazda is raising the bar for its popular CX-5 crossover, although it's already a 10Best winner in our book. For 2019, the CX-5 is adding a new, more luxurious trim level and an optional turbocharged four-cylinder engine, along with several new convenience features and a revised chassis that now includes Mazda's G-Vectoring Control.