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Chevrolet-FNR Autonomous Concept Looks Too Good to Be Self-Driving  Apr 20th, 2015 
 
 
 
Roses Are Red, Ferraris Are Beige? Well, This One Is, but It’s a Very Special Beige  Apr 20th, 2015 
 
 
 
Hakuna Matata! Honda Unveils Concept D at Shanghai Auto Show  Apr 20th, 2015 
If you live in China and are in search of “high-quality driving and a spacious cabin,” has Honda got a boy-howdy deal for you. It’s called the Concept D and they’ve just unveiled it at the Shanghai auto show. Calling it a “concept model for a new SUV model under development,” Honda’s D wears a […] 
 
 
Poncho Profile: The Rise and Fall of Pontiac  Apr 20th, 2015 
Gone but not forgotten, the story of the Pontiac brand is filled with highs and lows. Here's the tale from beginning to end.  
 
 
Roses Are Red, Ferraris Are Beige? Well, This One Is, but It’s a Very Special Beige  Apr 20th, 2015 
The twin-turbocharged Ferrari California T is an extremely fast car, but as Ferraris go, it’s rather geared toward, um, Rodeo Drive more than Road America, what with its retractable hardtop and conspicuously comfortable interior. It’s a Ferrari that’s designed to be worn as much as driven, and as such is the only one that looks […] 
 
 
Full Pricing for the 2016 MX-5 Miata Revealed (and Yes, You Can Still Afford It!)  Apr 20th, 2015 
When Mazda first revealed the 2016 MX-5 Miata’s $25,735 base price, we declared: “No excuses, you can afford it.” At just under $26K, anyone shopping for a new car could snap up Mazda’s excellent little roadster, but would the same hold true for the other Miata variants, the nicer ones? Yes. Mazda has released pricing […] 
 
 
2016 Audi A6, A7, S6, S7 and RS7 Priced: Most Models Cost More  Apr 20th, 2015 
 
 
 
2016 Audi A6, A7, S6, S7, and RS7 Priced: Most Models Cost More  Apr 20th, 2015 
Subtle improvements to Audi’s dapper A6 and slinky A7 bring none-too-subtle changes to their price tags for 2016. At least the horsepower and mpg numbers are also trending upward. The 2016 A6 starts at $47,125, up $1400 from 2015, and delivers 32 more horsepower from its 2.0-liter turbo four (now 252) and jettisons the CVT in […] 
 
 
Volvo’s Lounge Console Is the Ultimate in Chauffeured Pampering  Apr 20th, 2015 
Save for a single-cab pickup with a straight-up bench seat, a true three-seat vehicle is rare. There are basically the McLaren F1, Ferrari 365P, and, now, this Volvo XC90 concept. Yet since Volvo is owned by Chinese automaker Geely and the Shanghai auto show is positively dripping with money, you can expect this ultra-lavish SUV to reach production, deleted […] 
 
 
Volvo’s Lounge Console Is the Ultimate in Chauffeured Pampering  Apr 20th, 2015 
 
 
 
Buy This, Not That: Every Family Sedan Ranked from Worst to Best  Apr 20th, 2015 
 
 
 
EXCLUSIVE: 2016 Chevrolet Camaro Revealed! (As We Know It, Anyway)  Apr 20th, 2015 
You’ve seen it here first, people: The 2016 Chevrolet Camaro, completely naked, its 6.2-liter V-8 engine, exhaust, wheels, tires, brakes, front cradle, aluminum cross-car dashboard beam, aluminum suspension components, and last but not least, its all-new badge laid bare! You’ll note that all of these bits and pieces have been “teased” by Chevy over the […] 
 
 
Volkswagen C Coupe GTE Concept: VW’s Audi Fighter—Wait, What?  Apr 20th, 2015 
Volkswagen’s upmarket strategy lives on. VW calls this car a “design concept,” but we know that the C Coupe GTE concept, unveiled at the Shanghai auto show, is a thinly disguised upscale “four-door coupe” that will come to market next year. At 199.7 inches long, 76.0 inches wide, and 56.9 inches tall, it will be […] 
 
 
High-Falutin’ Ford Mondeo Vignale Unveiled, Could It Preview MKZ–Cannibalizing Fusion Variant?  Apr 20th, 2015 
To hear Ford describe the new, production-ready Vignale-spec Mondeo, the ultra-luxurious new version of the Ford Fusion’s European twin, is to hear it describe in detail . . . the Lincoln brand. To put the Vignale Mondeo in perspective, it’s a more nicely fettled model that offers a slightly more exclusive ownership experience and costs more but is otherwise the […] 
 
 
High-Falutin’ Ford Mondeo Vignale Unveiled, Could It Preview MKZ–Cannibalizing Fusion Variant?  Apr 20th, 2015 
 
 
 
The Craigslist Ad of the Day Is for a Used Imperial Star Destroyer  Apr 20th, 2015 
Today’s best Craigslist find comes to us via the RV listings in Humboldt County, Oregon. Dragging this off the property may take some doing. And buyer beware—it has a salvage title. Without further ado, the brilliant ad, in its entirety: “ Selling a slightly used Imperial II–class Star Destroyer. Previously (slightly) owned by a navigator […] 
 
 
Chinese-Market Buick Excelle GT Previews Next Verano  Apr 20th, 2015 
If it looks like a Buick Verano, smells like a Buick Verano, and walks like a Buick Verano, is it a Buick Verano? If we’re talking about the Chinese-market Buick Excelle sedan, the answer is probably yes. The current Excelle, the Verano, and the Opel Astra are all siblings under the skin, so the new […] 
 
 
In the Club: 533-Horsepower McLaren 540C Officially Unveiled  Apr 20th, 2015 
McLaren took the wraps off the second model in its Sports Series, the 540C (a.k.a. the 540 Club), at the Shanghai auto show this weekend. And the good news is that this most-affordable McLaren will be offered globally, so we should get it in the United States. (At the New York show, McLaren said it […] 
 
 
In the Club: 533-Horsepower McLaren 540C Officially Unveiled  Apr 20th, 2015 
 
 
 
Elon Musk Nearly Sold Tesla to Google in 2013  Apr 20th, 2015 
Ashlee Vance’s upcoming book Elon Musk: Tesla, Space X, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future seems like it could be a fascinating read. In an excerpt published by Bloomberg Business, we learn that in early 2013, when things were going decidedly not well for Elon Musk’s startup automaker, he arrived at a deal with Larry Page to […] 
 
 
2016 Lexus ES: Easy-Livin’ Luxury, Updated – Official Photos and Info  Apr 20th, 2015 
 
 
 
2016 Lexus ES Photos and Info: Easy-Livin’ Luxury, Updated  Apr 20th, 2015 
We admire confidence, especially when it comes to car design. So we tip our hats to Lexus, which has gone all-in with the grille. Controversial though it may be, the brand’s “spindle grille” doesn’t seem to have turned off enough buyers to prevent it from spreading—literally—across all members of the Lexus lineup. Now it has […] 
 
 
Socket to Me: Cadillac CT6 Plug-In Hybrid Announced, Detailed  Apr 19th, 2015 
So either the 2016 Cadillac CT6 is going to get absolutely terrible fuel economy or the plug-in hybrid version of the same car is going to get outstanding fuel economy. We say this because, while official fuel-economy estimates for the regular CT6 aren’t yet available, Cadillac is claiming that the plug-in hybrid variant that just […] 
 
 
Cool Glasses! Cool Glasses! Mini Says Augmented Reality Is the Infotainment Future  Apr 19th, 2015 
There’s much hemming and hawing in automaker and supplier circles about the future of infotainment. Proof of that is the unending stream of press releases we receive from app developers, OEMs, mobile carriers, aspiring technology consultants, and various conferences all relating to in-cabin technology. But the fact of the matter is, unless it works easily, […] 
 
 
Mercedes-Benz Concept GLC Coupe: It’s a “Coupe” Version of the GLK Replacement  Apr 19th, 2015 
Mercedes-Benz is calling the Concept GLC Coupe a “near-production standard study,” but you can call it the GLC Coupe with snazzy wheels. Just as Mercedes debuted the fastback “coupe” version of the bigger GLE-class before the square-back SUV model, Mercedes is previewing its GLK-class replacement in a sexier body style before showing us the SUV […] 
 
 
Mercedes-Benz Concept GLC Coupe: It’s a “Coupe” Version of the GLK Replacement – Auto Shows  Apr 19th, 2015 
 
 
 
New Taurus for Us? Nope, It’s for China  Apr 18th, 2015 
The Ford Taurus is due for a redesign for the 2016 model year, but before showing Americans their new version of the one-time bestseller, Ford unveiled the Chinese-market Taurus at the Shanghai auto show. In each of its previous redesigns, the Taurus debuted a radically different styling direction but that’s not the case here. This […] 
 
 
New Taurus for Us? Nope, It’s for China  Apr 18th, 2015 
 
 
 
You Had Us at Gulf Blue: Porsche Creates Gorgeous 911 Targa 4S Exclusive Edition Exclusively for . . . the Netherlands?  Apr 17th, 2015 
 
 
 
2016 Chevrolet Silverado Spy Photos: A Slight Mug Adjustment Is in Store  Apr 17th, 2015 
The wheels of automotive development, they are a turnin’. Well, that and the five-to-six-year product cycle is always a turnin’, and so it goes with Chevrolet’s Silverado 1500 pickup. Having been redesigned for 2014, the Silverado is coming due for a freshening in the next year or so. Right on schedule, then, we’ve received our […] 
 
 
2016 Chevrolet Silverado Spy Photos: A Slight Mug Adjustment Is in Store  Apr 17th, 2015 
 
 
 
Facelifted GMC Sierra Spied: Details Change, the Shape Remains the Same  Apr 17th, 2015 
Prepping a pickup truck for on-road testing must be a thankless task, so you might as well have some fun with it. Take these spy shots of the upcoming GMC Sierra. Wise to the fact the truck’s black fabric camouflage only confirms that changes are coming to the Sierra, the team nonetheless took the time […] 
 
 
Face-Lifted GMC Sierra Spied: Details Change, the Shape Remains The Same  Apr 17th, 2015 
 
 
 
You Had Us at Gulf Blue: Porsche Creates Gorgeous 911 Targa 4S Exclusive Edition Exclusively for . . . the Netherlands?  Apr 17th, 2015 
The Netherlands is a perfectly agreeable little northern European country, but let us tell you what: We want to invade it and call it our own right about now. CarandDriverLands has a nice ring to it, right? What has us seeing red mist over such a friendly little nation? Well, Porsche has just introduced an […] 
 
 
Dual-Clutch Buicks Are in China, We’re Waiting for Their Visas  Apr 17th, 2015 
We’ve been seeing more camouflaged Buick Envision crossovers near our offices, and now we’re surer than ever what’s under those taped hoods: the General’s first dual-clutch transmission. As the elderly ladies and dogs in the commercials say, “That’s not a Buick!” But it is, at least in China. Last week, Buick released the Envision 20T, […] 
 
 
Caddy’s Big & Tall: 2002 Cadillac Escalade EXT Tested [C/D Archives]  Apr 17th, 2015 
The Escalade EXT is Cadillac’s answer to the Avalanche, not that anyone at Chevrolet actually asked the question. But someone must have, because an EXT showed up in our parking lot, and 5900 pounds of black Cadillac is hard to miss. You could think of the EXT as an Avalanche but with a 345-hp “Vortec […] 
 
 
2016 BMW 7-series Detailed, Driven: A Prototype Drive Shows It’s No Turkey  Apr 17th, 2015 
Born in the teeth of the Great Recession, the fat but not so happy fifth generation of BMW’s 7-series flagship is finally relinquishing its post to a more fit successor. READ MORE ›› 
 
 
2016 Fiat 500X – First Drive Review  Apr 17th, 2015 
 
 
 
2016 BMW 7-series – Prototype Drive  Apr 17th, 2015 
 
 
 
Stud Service: The Drawings and Designs that Gave Birth to the Latest Ford Mustang  Apr 17th, 2015 
A car like the latest Ford Mustang doesn't just happen overnight. By the time it saw the light of day, hundreds of sketches and ideas and a number of final proposals were evaluated before settling on the final design. Here's a visual tour of the process. 
 
 
Audi A6L e-tron Hybrid Unveiled, Is Ready to Plug Into China  Apr 17th, 2015 
Well, that wasn’t exactly quick. Three years after first showing the A6L e-tron plug-in-hybrid concept at the 2012 Beijing auto show, Audi has finally taken the wraps off of the production model ahead of the 2015 Shanghai show. This Chinese-market, long-wheelbase plug-in hybrid may be tardy, but it’s expected to be fuel-thrifty and techy enough […] 
 
 
2016 Fiat 500X Driven: Fiat Builds One for Adults  Apr 17th, 2015 
Fiat is finally bringing a real adult car to the U.S. market. The 500X invites mature drivers to slip into something more comfortable than the tiny two-door Cinquecento—the toylike city car that relaunched the brand in America in 2010—and offers a driving experience far more engaging than the dowdy 500L ever imagined. The X is […] 
 
 
Did Piech Lose? Martin Winterkorn Staying As VW CEO  Apr 17th, 2015 
Could it be? A rare rebuff to the VW Group’s chief puppet master, Ferdinand Piëch? A just-released statement from VW’s supervisory board certainly appears so: “The executive committee of the supervisory board of Volkswagen AG states that prof. Dr. Winterkorn is the best possible chairman of the board of management for Volkswagen.” It further recommends […] 
 
 
2015 Audi A3 2.0T Cabriolet Tested: The Version for Grown-Ups  Apr 17th, 2015 
When we recently reviewed the 2015 Audi A3 1.8T cabriolet, we concluded that its leather-lined, fashionably extroverted, dynamically adequate package made it the spiritual successor to the VW Cabriolets and E30 BMW 3-series convertibles that roamed college campuses at the behest of well-heeled coeds through the late 1980s and early ’90s. We’ve now strapped our […] 
 
 
Our Kind of Express Train: Bentley Announces Mulsanne Speed “Blue Train” Edition  Apr 17th, 2015 
Taking a page out of Bugatti’s handbook by creating limited-run models that pay homage to past legends, Bentley has introduced the new “Blue Train” version of its lovely flagship Mulsanne Speed at this week’s Techno-Classica motor show in Essen, Germany. Created in partnership with Bentley’s Mulliner coach-building division, the Blue Train celebrates the sleek 1930 […] 
 
 
2002 Cadillac Escalade EXT – Archived Instrumented Test  Apr 17th, 2015 
 
 
 
2015 Audi A3 2.0T Cabriolet – Instrumented Test  Apr 17th, 2015 
 
 
 
We Test the Mercedes-Maybach S600 Using All Our Senses—Yes, Including Taste  Apr 16th, 2015 
Overwhelm the senses or starve them. Connect the driver so completely with the car that he has to duck to avoid the crankshaft throws, or isolate the cabin so absolutely that its occupants feel cleansed by its serenity. Constant stimulation or sensory deprivation? When engineering an expensive car, a path must be chosen. READ MORE […] 
 
 
The Lightweight Camaro: We Test One of the Most Famous Camaros Ever Made [C/D Archives]  Apr 16th, 2015 
Just before it crashed to earth in a smoldering knot of bankrupt wreckage, one of America’s crooked savings-and-loan institutions, amidst much panicked parboiling of hooks and ledgers, described its lack of cash as an “ephemeral fiscal shortfall.” Imaginative euphemisms are an American tradition. Recall, for instance, one other: “the unfair advantage.” That was the annotation […] 
 
 
Chevy’s Sticking With the “Bolt” Name For Its Affordable EV  Apr 16th, 2015 
When Chevy unveiled its concept for an affordable, family-size electric car with a reasonable price and 200 miles of range, it set off a medium-size wave of confusion. Not because of Chevy’s desire to take on the upcoming Tesla Model 3 in the affordable-EV market, but because of the name the Detroit automaker chose for […] 
 
 
Dodge Viper 1 of 1 Configurator Is Live, Let the Horrific Custom Viper Creation Begin  Apr 16th, 2015 
 
 
 
Volvo Releases U.S. Pricing for “Twin Engine” XC90 T8 Plug-In Hybrid  Apr 16th, 2015 
The all-new 2016 Volvo XC90 is an alluring proposition, and not just because of its Swedish good looks and airily plush interior. While the T6 base drivetrain is no slouch, cranking out 316 horses and 295 lb-ft of torque from a 2.0-liter four-cylinder that’s both turbo- and supercharged, the real engineering feat is the T8 […] 
 
 
2016 Mercedes-Maybach S600 – Instrumented Test  Apr 16th, 2015 
 
 
 
The Lightweight Camaro: We Test One of the Most Famous Camaros Ever Made  Apr 16th, 2015 
 
 
 
This Is Why the Mercedes-Maybach S600 Costs More Than $200,000—and Why It’s a Bargain  Apr 16th, 2015 
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VW Drama: Why Piëch Wants Winterkorn Out—and What the Future May Hold  Apr 16th, 2015 
Failure to conquer the U.S. market could be the undoing of Volkswagen Group CEO Martin Winterkorn if Ferdinand Piëch, the head of VW’s supervisory board, gets his way. Just last week, things looked splendid in Winterkorn’s world. With two years remaining on his contract as CEO, his eyes were firmly set on a subsequent five-year […] 
 
 
Dodge Viper 1 of 1 Configurator Is Live, Let the Horrific Custom Viper Creation Begin  Apr 16th, 2015 
Remember when Dodge announced its slightly confusing but ultimately quite cool 1 of 1 custom-order program for the 2015 Viper SRT? Today you can begin acting out your most perverted Viper customization fantasies, because the online configurator for the burly sports car is now live, and it’s refreshingly free of limits. For starters, you’re free […] 
 
 
Compliance Summit to Feature Rules and Regulations Panel  Apr 16th, 2015 
Organizers of Compliance Summit have announced the inclusion of a panel discussion devoted to rules and regulations moderated by Mosaic Compliance Services' Jim Ganther. 
 
 
Second Bill Aimed at Reining in the CFPB Passes House by 401-2 Vote  Apr 16th, 2015 
Three days after a bipartisan bill aimed at repealing the CFPB’s March 2013 dealer participation guidance was introduced, the House passed a second bill that would open the bureau’s committee meetings to Congress and the public. 
 
 
Wells Pulls Back, Chase Sees Thinner Margins  Apr 16th, 2015 
The country’s largest auto lender, Wells Fargo, tempered its auto lending activities in 2015’s first quarter, with new originations down 10% from the previous year. Also reporting was J.P. Morgan Chase, which increased originations by 9%. 
 
 
Volkswagen Scirocco Adds Sporty GTS Trim, Still Shuns U.S.  Apr 16th, 2015 
 
 
 
Audi Prologue Allroad Concept Makes Its 734-hp Debut in Shanghai  Apr 16th, 2015 
 
 
 
Nissan Rogue Hybrid Might Migrate to the U.S.  Apr 16th, 2015 
A Nissan Rogue hybrid? Sounds like a vehicle that would win the blessing of Nissan-Renault CEO Carlos Ghosn, who is known to be very bullish on battery electric cars taking over the industry. Lending more specific credence to the rumor, a Japanese engineer just told Automotive News that Nissan may give us a Rogue hybrid. Are […] 
 
 
Audi Prologue Allroad Concept Makes Its 734-hp Debut in Shanghai  Apr 16th, 2015 
Audi’s Prologue family of concept cars has a new biggest brother. The third in the line that brought us the Prologue coupe at the L.A. Auto Show and the Prologue Avant wagon at the Geneva show, meet the newest member: The Prologue Allroad. Look closely at that image above: It’s not black-and-white, but it might […] 
 
 
Volkswagen Scirocco Adds Sporty GTS Trim, Still Shuns U.S.  Apr 16th, 2015 
Volkswagen’s Scirocco, the Golf-based sports coupe once so popular in the States, has been denied to U.S. buyers for the entirety of the third-generation model’s life span. That sad situation remains even as VW adds a sporty new GTS trim level for the European market and for China. Let’s torture ourselves with a closer look, […] 
 
 
Land Rover Launches Heritage Division, Because Old Land Rovers Are Old  Apr 15th, 2015 
It’s no secret that older Land Rover products sometimes suffer from what we’ll call—with near-British understatement—occasional reliability issues. It’s a point that’s been officially acknowledged by the company itself with the launch of the new Land Rover Heritage Division, which is intended to help owners look after some of the brand’s older products. Land Rover […] 
 
 
Mercedes-Benz: Our Pickup Won’t Be a “Fat Cowboy Truck”  Apr 15th, 2015 
Well, now we know what the brass at Mercedes-Benz thinks of U.S. pickups. Speaking to Georg Kacher for Car Magazine, former AMG boss Volker Mornhinweg, who is currently in charge of Mercedes’ van division and thus the pickup project, explains that the Benz truck will not mix it up with the American haulers: “We’re not going to […] 
 
 
2015 Mercedes-Benz ML250 BlueTec 4MATIC – Instrumented Test  Apr 15th, 2015 
 
 
 
VW’s New Van Isn’t a Microbus Successor, But It’s Still Pretty Sweet  Apr 15th, 2015 
Excited for a remake of Volkswagen’s original Microbus? Stay that way—and keep waiting, because that project is still bobbing around in the ether. In the meantime, check out another VW van you also can’t have: the latest Transporter. Now entering its sixth generation in 65 years, the Transporter descends from the original VW Type 2, but the model […] 
 
 
VW’s New Van Isn’t a Microbus Successor, But It’s Still Pretty Sweet  Apr 15th, 2015 
 
 
 
Xmas in April! Acura Adds Power and Features to RDX Crossover, Releases Pricing  Apr 15th, 2015 
 
 
 
Jeep Performance Parts Introduces Factory-Designed 4-Inch Wrangler Lift Kit  Apr 15th, 2015 
When you buy a new Jeep Wrangler, you’re not really getting a new car—you’re getting a blank canvas to customize, modify, hack apart, and bolt back together in whatever crazy one-off combo you desire. Jeep knows this, as evidenced by the plethora of Mopar and Jeep Performance Parts accessories available for the venerable off-roader. Now, […] 
 
 
Jaguar: F-Type, XJ Won’t Use XE, XF’s New Aluminum Architecture, V-8s Will Remain  Apr 15th, 2015 
Jaguar’s recent announcements of an all-new aluminum vehicle architecture and next-generation Ingenium engines are good, product-driven steps toward expanding the brand’s sales—look no further than the much-needed 2016 XE compact sports sedan and the equally fresh 2016 XF. The thing is, Jaguar’s platform and engine discussions lack any mention of the company’s ultra-hot F-type sports […] 
 
 
Xmas in April! Acura Adds Power and Features to RDX Crossover, Releases Pricing  Apr 15th, 2015 
Would you like six more horsepower? And perhaps one additional pound-foot of torque? What about a more useful torque curve? A 1-mpg across-the-board boost? Do you drive a current Acura RDX? If so, the refreshed model could come as an answer to all of your frustrated calls for such improvements—and signal a time to trade up. […] 
 
 
Another Wee Bimmer: Sub-BMW X1 Crossover Planned  Apr 15th, 2015 
The next generation of the BMW X1 will be moved to a front-wheel-drive platform and lose its optional straight-six engine, but that doesn’t mean its maker isn’t prepared to go even further downmarket: German publication Auto Motor und Sport has issued a report that the Bavarians are working on a smaller subcompact crossover SUV that they speculate will be called the […] 
 
 
2015 Mercedes-Benz ML250 Tested: An Oil-Burning SUV for the Suburban Set  Apr 15th, 2015 
If the exterior of the 2015 Mercedes-Benz ML250 pictured here looks nearly identical to the 2014 ML350 it replaces, that’s probably because it is. Comprehensively overhauled for the 2013 model year, the ML’s styling will get updated for next year—when it also adopts the GLE-class nomenclature—but for now the minor change in diesel ML badging […] 
 
 
Lexus, Subaru Top DealerRater's Consumer Rating Index  Apr 15th, 2015 
DealerRater announced that Lexus and Subaru have received the highest ratings in customer satisfaction among all vehicle OEMs as part of its 2015 Consumer Rating Index. 
 
 
See Your Custom Ferrari in the Showroom with Virtual Reality App  Apr 15th, 2015 
Buying a Ferrari can be a hassle. It’s not like the prancing horse has dealerships in every one-horse town, and inventories of the six-figure supercars are notoriously slim. Virtual reality to the rescue. Yes, Ferrari is equipping its dealers with virtual reality-powered tablets that can scan the cars on the showroom floor and show them […] 
 
 
2016 Cadillac ELR: A Wave of Sportiness Washes Over Caddy’s Pretty Plug-In  Apr 15th, 2015 
Cadillac’s ELR is a luxurious, hyperattractive car that just so happens to be a plug-in hybrid that can silently hum around on electric power alone for up to 39 miles at a time. At least, that’s the conclusion we’ve reached, having covered it extensively and tested one. That’s not exactly what John Q. Public seems […] 
 
 
2016 Cadillac ELR: A Wave of Sportiness Washes Over Caddy’s Pretty Plug-In  Apr 15th, 2015 
 
 
 
First Cadillac CT6 to be Auctioned for Cancer Charity in Palm Beach  Apr 15th, 2015 
 
 
 
Release the Falcons! Startech Turns Range Rover into Haute Couture Pickup  Apr 15th, 2015 
Some of the weirdest tuner projects are answers to unasked questions. In this respect, Startech, the sister operation to Brabus, has delivered. Built for display at the Shanghai auto show, and available to deep-pocketed bored guys, the Startech Pickup is what happens when you break out the Homelite and turn a Range Rover Supercharged from […] 
 
 
Sparking Sales: Chevrolet Lowers Price of Spark EV  Apr 15th, 2015 
Hoping to spark sales (sorry, had to get the pun out of the way), Chevrolet has lowered the price of its 2015 Spark EV by $1650 to a pre-incentive price of $25,995, including destination. Factor in the incentives from the feds (up to $7500), California and Maryland state governments ($2500 and $2300, respectively), as well […] 
 
 
New Bill Means Tesla Can Sell Direct in Maryland  Apr 15th, 2015 
Good news for Maryland: The state’s General Assembly voted this week to allow Tesla to sell its electric vehicles directly to customers at up to four facilities in the state. The last-minute legislation reverses a former ban that made it illegal for Tesla employees to place reservations, discuss pricing, or even offer test drives to […] 
 
 
Video! Track Test of the Ford Mustang Shelby GT350 at VIR  Apr 15th, 2015 
You already know the 2016 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350 is built to be a track-day beast. With its magnetorheological suspension, flat-crank 5.2-liter naturally aspirated V-8, and focus on lightness, it’s gonna be a screamer. Now, to whet your appetite, watch Ford vehicle dynamics development engineer Dave Harmison and crew flogging some early examples of the […] 
 
 
First Cadillac CT6 to be Auctioned for Cancer Charity in Palm Beach  Apr 15th, 2015 
Cadillac and Barrett-Jackson are teaming up to support cancer research this Friday in Palm Beach, Florida, where the first production CT6 is being auctioned for charity. The CT6, the flagship Caddy aimed at Audi A8 and Lexus LS buyers, should bring a welcome donation to Detroit’s Karmanos Cancer Institute months before the executive sedan goes […] 
 
 
Sparking Sales: Chevrolet Lowers Price of Spark EV  Apr 15th, 2015 
 
 
 
AEV Products for Ram Pickup Look the Business While Taking Care of Business  Apr 14th, 2015 
 
 
 
The Lincoln/Bentley Spat Dates Back More than 60 Years—as this 1953 Letter Attests  Apr 14th, 2015 
Earlier this month, a bit of a kerfuffle erupted during the New York auto show when Bentley design chief Luc Donckerwolke called out Lincoln’s David Woodhouse over the design of the Ford unit’s Continental concept. While the outspoken Belgian deleted the Facebook post asking if Bentley should send Lincoln the tooling, he maintained that the […] 
 
 
An SUV Fit for Monty Burns: The Volvo XC90 “Excellence”  Apr 14th, 2015 
At the Shanghai auto show, Volvo is taking the wraps off a new flagship vehicle. Suitable for nuclear power-plant-owning cartoon characters with a fiendish overbite—or other captains of industry—is the 2016 XC90 “Excellence.” The Excellence differs from the standard XC90 in several important ways. Its third-row seats are deleted, and its second row features two […] 
 
 
Nickel and Dying: Nissan, BMW Recall 94K Cars for Stalling Issues  Apr 14th, 2015 
Nissan and BMW are recalling 94,296 vehicles fitted with fuel pumps that can possibly cause the engine to stall, according to two separate filings with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Both companies contacted Bosch, the fuel pump’s supplier, between March and July last year after increased warranty claims were made for 2014 and 2015 model-year […] 
 
 
First 2015 COPO Camaro to Be Auctioned for Charity at Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach  Apr 14th, 2015 
You know how bidding sometimes gets out of control at Barrett-Jackson. This is one of those times where you root for that to happen. Chevy will build exactly 69 COPO Camaros in 2015, and #001 will cross the block on April 18 at the Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach auction. You likely know the modern COPO story […] 
 
 
Driven: Ford Focus ST Diesel Wagon! (Too Bad It’s Stuck in Europe.)  Apr 14th, 2015 
Like every U.S. automaker, Ford isn’t averse to wrapping itself in Old Glory when it wants to sell more product to patriotic ’Muricans. That’s why Ford F-150 advertisements feature the sort of gravelly voiceovers that make Clint Eastwood sound slightly effeminate—and usually contain more denim than the whole of Montana. Yet, despite calling Michigan home […] 
 
 
An SUV Fit for Monty Burns: The Volvo XC90 “Excellence”  Apr 14th, 2015 
 
 
 
2015 Ford Focus ST Diesel Wagon – First Drive Review  Apr 14th, 2015 
 
 
 
AEV Products for Ram Pickup Look the Business While Taking Care of Business  Apr 14th, 2015 
Did you think the captians of cool over at AEV were going to stop at churning out bad-ass, Hemi-powered Jeep Wrangler conversions and a Rubicon’s worth of sweet Jeep upgrade parts? Hell no! The off-road specialists at AEV have turned their sights on the heavy-duty Ram 2500 and 3500 models, and following an enticing preview at […] 
 
 
Mitsubishi Evo Says Goodbye with Japan-Exclusive Final Edition  Apr 14th, 2015 
The tenth-generation Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution has been on sale in Japan since 2007 and in the U.S. since early 2008. That’s a long time by auto-industry standards. And while the Evo helped establish the genre of sneaky-fast turbo sedans (along with its longtime competitor from Subaru), it’s time to bid the Evo X farewell. What […] 
 
 
TrueCar Dealer Enrollment Hits All-Time High  Apr 14th, 2015 
TrueCar added 840 franchise and independent dealers in the first quarter of 2015, the biggest ever volume gain in company history, company officials said. 
 
 
CFPB Faces Mounting Criticism, New Bipartisan Bill  Apr 14th, 2015 
On the same day The Wall Street Journal published an op-ed piece critical of the CFPB’s targeting of the indirect auto finance channel, a bipartisan bill was introduced that aims to repeal the bureau’s guidance on dealer participation. 
 
 
Consumers Trust Social Media, Peer Reviews More than Dealers  Apr 14th, 2015 
A recent study conducted by Crowdtap found that 80% of car buyers were more likely to turn to their social network for car-buying advice than a salesperson. 
 
 
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