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  • Current Event
    5 months ago
    by Nelson
    +11 +2

    2019 Ram 1500 Aces Crash Tests, Stymied by Headlights

    You win some, you lose some. For Fiat Chrysler, the new Ram 1500 represents more of a win, both in terms of quality, drive experience, and especially crash ratings, which just rolled in from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. The previous-generation 1500 lost marks in two areas: driver-side small-overlap front impacts (a weakness it shares with FCA’s rear-drive passenger cars) and roof strength. Both of these tests earned the 2018 1500 a “marginal” rating from the IIHS, sinking its overall score.

  • Current Event
    5 months ago
    by socialiguana
    +20 +2

    Hyundai's electric cars offer best real-world range

    Each car was charged, stored and then tested in the same mild weather conditions, with the weight of an average driver and passenger on board. The climate control was set to 21deg C in every car and the headlights were left on throughout the test drive. Where applicable, the cars were driven in ‘Normal’ mode, with minimum interference from regenerative braking, at What Car?’s 19.4-mile test track.

  • Expression
    5 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.

  • Current Event
    5 months ago
    by dianep
    +12 +2

    Chevy's 295HP Cruze SS Concept Is A Modern Take On The Cobalt SS

    Chevrolet’s entry-level lineup has been missing a performance variant ever since the Cobalt SS went out of production in 2010. However, GM hasn’t completely forgotten about the idea as the automaker has introduced the Cruze Sport6 SS concept at the São Paulo Motor Show. Featuring a turbocharged 1.4-liter engine equipped with a “high-performance package,” the Cruze SS has been transformed into a hot hatch that packs 295 hp (220 kW / 300 PS). Needless to say, this a huge improvement over the 2019 Cruze Hatchback which has a turbocharged 1.4-liter engine developing 153 hp (114 kW / 155 PS) and 177 lb-ft (239 Nm) of torque.

  • Current Event
    5 months ago
    by rawlings
    +18 +2

    Jaguar Is Slumping—Again. Can Anything Save This Historic Car Brand?

    Disastrous sedan sales. A bad bet on diesel. Brexit. China woes. Jag just can't catch a break.

  • Expression
    5 months ago
    by rexall
    +16 +3

    So Is the BMW M340i a Four-Door Supra Or What

    For years I have dreamed of getting a Toyota Cressida, a rear-drive four-door sedan that shared its heart with the Supra of its day. Now with the Supra coming back, done in partnership with BMW, I have to wonder: The new four-door Toyota Supra is the BMW M340i, right?

  • Current Event
    5 months ago
    by TNY
    +25 +5

    All-New 2020 Toyota Corolla Ready to Rock the Sedan World

    With more than 46 million Toyota Corollas sold globally since its introduction in 1966, it would be difficult to find a driver who did not recognize the name. Everyone, it seems, has a Corolla story. Many, though are going to be doing double takes when they see the re-imagined and reconfigured 2020 Toyota Corolla sedan. And that’s exactly the point.

  • Current Event
    5 months ago
    by Petrox
    +21 +5

    Ford's future includes self-driving deliveries and taxi services

    Ford CEO Sherif Marakby has posted a detailed overview of the automaker's self-driving strategy, perhaps in an effort to show that the company will push through with its plans under his leadership. Marakby, who took over as CEO in July 2018, talks about how Ford is tackling each of the elements needed to launch a self-driving service by 2021, as well as its recents partnerships.

  • Expression
    4 months ago
    by socialiguana
    +26 +3

    The Ten Hardest Cars To Work On

    Get your hydraulic lifts ready and prepare to drop some engines: these are the hardest cars to service you'll ever come across.

  • Current Event
    4 months ago
    by geoleo
    +20 +3

    Volkswagen Dives Deep Into Electrification, Announces $50 Billion Investment

    Volkswagen is scheming an all-out industry assault in order to become the next leader on the electric forefront. On Friday, the automaker said that it would invest $50 billion (44 billion euros) in order to develop electric cars and other new technologies.

  • Current Event
    4 months ago
    by funhonestdude
    +17 +2

    How Mate Rimac is supercharging electric cars

    Not for nothing is Mate Rimac sometimes called “Europe’s Elon Musk”. Both run groundbreaking electric carmakers that have claimed speed records and won plaudits. Both have unconventional manufacturing locations — Tesla in California, Rimac Automobili on the outskirts of Zagreb in Croatia.

  • Current Event
    4 months ago
    by roxxy
    +19 +5

    General Motors to close Detroit, Ohio, Canada plants

    General Motors will close three assembly plants by the end of 2019, it said Monday, including Detroit-Hamtramck, Lordstown in Ohio and Oshawa in Ontario. Approximately 5,600 jobs are at stake: roughly 1,500 in Hamtramck; 1,600 in Lordstown; and about 2,500 in Oshawa. The Hamtramck plant makes the Chevrolet Volt and Impala, the Cadillac CT6 and the Buick LaCrosse.

  • Current Event
    4 months 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
    4 months 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
    4 months 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
    4 months 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
    4 months 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
    4 months 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
    4 months ago
    by tukka
    +18 +2

    Hyundai finally gives us a price for the 2019 Kona EV—$29,995

    In October, we finally got a chance to drive the Hyundai Kona EV, a rather wonderful little electric vehicle. Based on the internal combustion-powered Kona, it packs in 64kWh of lithium-ion to give it an EPA range of 258 miles (415km). On top of that, the little Kona EV also sported a rather nifty Smart Regeneration System that uses the car's cruise control radar to maximize energy recuperation when following other cars. The one thing we couldn't tell you back then was how much this EV would cost.

  • Current Event
    4 months 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
    4 months 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 months 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.

  • Expression
    3 months 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 months 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 months 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
    3 months 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
    3 months 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
    3 months 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.

  • Expression
    3 months 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...

  • Current Event
    3 months 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
    3 months 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.

  • Current Event
    3 months 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 months 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.

  • Current Event
    3 months 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
    3 months 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).