• Trump Takes Aim at U.S. Trade Deals (1/20/17)

    Trump takes aim at U.S. trade deals; Ford's $3 billion pension loss; CEO: Volvo IPO an option; Feds pick driverless-car test sites; RAV4's 'odd couple' ads; VW embeds Alexa tech.
  • Dodge Challenger SRT Demon

    Introduced in 2008, when Dodge basically revived the nameplate after a 25-year hiatus, the fourth-generation Challenger is the oldest muscle car available in U.S. showrooms and one of the longest running models as of 2017. Using underpinnings that date back to the W211-generation Mercedes-Benz E-Class (2002-2009), the Challenger managed to survive all these years agains the more modern Mustang and Camaro, redesigned in 2013 and 2015, respectively. But, even though the Challenger is dated compar
  • Big Fuel Economy Improvements for the 2017 Jeep Compass, EPA Estimates

    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is doubling down on SUVs, crossovers, and pickups these days, which means its CAFÉ rating stands to take a hit. Thankfully technology and better design is coming to the rescue. Jeep’s newest vehicle, the 2017 Compass, has a respectable jump in fuel economy over its outgoing (and very outdated) predecessor.The EPA estimated the 2017 Jeep Compass equipped with 4WD will achieve 22 mpg city, 30 mpg highway, and 25 mpg combined. That represents a two-, five-, a
  • New Technology, Attractive Looks, and Energetic Power to Keep Mustang Convertible Competitive Through 2020

    The facelifted Ford Mustang had a somewhat awkward debut when a leaked promotional video forced Ford to pull the covers off the updated pony car a little earlier than expected. That may have pushed the timetable forward a bit, but probably not much. Just a few days after the coupe made its unexpected debut, Ford has taken the liberty of announcing the facelifted convertible version that comes with all of the bells and whistles found in the new coupe, but with unlimited headroom and an overwhelm
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  • Is This The Upcoming Dodge Challenger SRT Demon?

    Announced less than two weeks ago, the Dodge Challenger SRT Demon — the Hellcat’s ludicrous brother — appears to be one of the best kept automotive secrets of the year. There weren’t any spy shots, leaked photos, or leaked insider information until just a couple of days ago. The Demon was born out of the blue, with a brief press release from Dodge and a logo. But could it be that we actually missed something in the last few months?Recent discussions on the Demon topic un
  • Shelby Super Snake 50th Anniversary Edition

    The history of the Ford Mustang extends more than 50 years, and in that span, a the muscle car’s legacy has been defined by a number of custom tunes and special edition models. As rich as that history is though, there is one model that trumps them all, largely because Shelby only built one model of it as a prototype. That model was the 1967 Shelby GT500 Super Snake, and to this day, it remains as the most expensive Mustang ever sold when it fetched $1.3 million at a Mecum auction back in
  • The Impeccable Interior of the 2017 Volvo S90

    It might not come as a surprise, but Volvo has been producing some of the finest automotive interiors in the last couple of years. Both the new XC90 SUV and S90 sedan have astoundingly beautiful cabins with the impressive levels of craftsmanship and quality. Well, this week I’ve gotten to experience the S90 Inscription’s interior first hand.My tester comes decked out with hoards of features and passenger comforts thanks to the optional Inscription package. The Blonde Perforated Napp
  • The Taxi Cocktail took us for a ride

    Filed under:Automotive HistoryThe taxi is in decline, but the Taxi Cocktail never goes out of style.Continue reading The Taxi Cocktail took us for a ride The Taxi Cocktail took us for a ride originally appeared on Autoblog on Thu, 19 Jan 2017 18:30:00 EST.Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink |  Email this | Comments
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  • 2017 Porsche 718 Boxster PDK Automatic: Still the Best

    -If our crush on the Porsche 718 Boxster and its coupe sibling, the Cayman, wasn’t obvious enough from our multiple glowing reviews of the sports cars, we also awarded the twins a 10Best Cars award for 2017. Need any more proof that we like this car? Ready or not, here we come with another track test of yet another 718, this time the base roadster equipped with Porsche’s optional dual-clutch automatic transmission. READ MORE ››-
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  • Czech Republic and S. Korea are the latest to join the hyperloop race

    Filed under:Government/Legal,Green,Videos,Transportation Alternatives,Emerging Technologies,TechnologyHTT wants to create an international connection, but Korea wants to develop hyperloop first.Continue reading Czech Republic and S. Korea are the latest to join the hyperloop race Czech Republic and S. Korea are the latest to join the hyperloop race originally appeared on Autoblog on Thu, 19 Jan 2017 17:15:00 EST.Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink |  Email this | 
  • 2017 Lexus GS200t Test: Adds a Turbo, Drops the Price

    -When the Lexus GS arrived in the early 1990s—the original Giugiaro-designed one—its mission was to challenge the reigning mid-size luxury sedans from Audi, BMW, Jaguar, and Mercedes-Benz. Accordingly equipped with a choice of V-6 or V-8 engines, the second-generation model made such a convincing case that it won 10Best Cars accolades for three years running (1998 through 2000). It has been some time, though, since we could rank the GS at the top of the field. The current, fourth-gen
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  • 2017 Lexus GS200t – Instrumented Test

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  • A Lego designer talks about how to make a tiny Ford GT40 out of bricks

    Filed under:Design/Style,Toys/Games,Videos,Ford,Performance,RacingIt's not always easy to make a pile of bricks look like a real automobile.Continue reading A Lego designer talks about how to make a tiny Ford GT40 out of bricks A Lego designer talks about how to make a tiny Ford GT40 out of bricks originally appeared on Autoblog on Thu, 19 Jan 2017 16:15:00 EST.Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink |  Email this | Comments
  • The Dodge Demon is leaked in Vin Diesel's Fast 8 promo video

    Filed under:Design/Style,Dodge,Coupe,PerformanceThis thing looks seriously awesome.Continue reading The Dodge Demon is leaked in Vin Diesel's Fast 8 promo video The Dodge Demon is leaked in Vin Diesel's Fast 8 promo video originally appeared on Autoblog on Thu, 19 Jan 2017 15:36:00 EST.Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink |  Email this | Comments
  • The Dodge Demon is leaked in Fast 8 video with Vin Diesel

    Filed under:Design/Style,Dodge,Coupe,PerformanceThis thing looks seriously awesome.Continue reading The Dodge Demon is leaked in Fast 8 video with Vin Diesel The Dodge Demon is leaked in Fast 8 video with Vin Diesel originally appeared on Autoblog on Thu, 19 Jan 2017 15:36:00 EST.Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink |  Email this | Comments
  • Ford will auction its last 2017 F-150 Raptor at Barrett-Jackson

    Filed under:Ford,Auctions,Truck,Off-Road,PerformanceFord will also announce its free driving school for Raptor owners.Continue reading Ford will auction its last 2017 F-150 Raptor at Barrett-Jackson Ford will auction its last 2017 F-150 Raptor at Barrett-Jackson originally appeared on Autoblog on Thu, 19 Jan 2017 15:25:00 EST.Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink |  Email this | Comments
  • Fatality Probe Finds No Tesla Defects (1/19/17)

    Fatality probe finds no Tesla defects; More Mexico output predicted; Toyota, Nissan undeterred in UK; Maserati salesman dies after Facebook Live video; Dodge 'Demon' tease.
  • Renault unveils new Kangoo ZE and Master ZE electric commercial vehicles

    Filed under:Green,Renault,Commercial Vehicles,ElectricRenault's new electric vans provide more range and new connected services to commercial customers.Continue reading Renault unveils new Kangoo ZE and Master ZE electric commercial vehicles Renault unveils new Kangoo ZE and Master ZE electric commercial vehicles originally appeared on Autoblog on Thu, 19 Jan 2017 15:01:00 EST.Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink |  Email this | Comments
  • Bat Blocks: Lego Builds a Batmobile for Chevrolet

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  • This $250 million house comes with its own car collection

    Filed under:Videos,Car Buying,United States,Classics,Luxury,SupercarsIt comes with everything from a Morgan 3-Wheeler to a $15 million Mercedes.Continue reading This $250 million house comes with its own car collection This $250 million house comes with its own car collection originally appeared on Autoblog on Thu, 19 Jan 2017 14:01:00 EST.Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink |  Email this | Comments
  • Meet the First Real Family Slated to Get Keys to Volvo’s Self-Driving XC90

    -Volvo did away with the usual script during its time slot last week at the Detroit auto show. Instead of the customary unveiling of a new vehicle on its stage, the luxury carmaker unveiled a family.-Stepping out of Sweden and into the spotlight were the Hains, a family of four who live near Volvo’s global headquarters in Gothenburg, Sweden. They’re the first people enrolled in the company’s Drive Me program, a pilot project set up to analyze the interactions between autonomous
  • Ford Mustang and driver saved from oncoming train in Portland

    Filed under:Etc.,Weird Car News,Ford,Driving,Safety,Coupe,PerformanceA Ford Mustang became stuck in the snow on a Portland railway crossing and would have met the business end of a train if it wasn't for some Good Samaritans.Continue reading Ford Mustang and driver saved from oncoming train in Portland Ford Mustang and driver saved from oncoming train in Portland originally appeared on Autoblog on Thu, 19 Jan 2017 13:40:00 EST.Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink |  Email t
  • NHTSA closing Tesla Autopilot fatality investigation

    Filed under:Government/Legal,Green,Tesla,Safety,Emerging Technologies,Autonomous,ElectricThe six-month probe into a fatal crash in Florida has come to an end.Continue reading NHTSA closing Tesla Autopilot fatality investigation NHTSA closing Tesla Autopilot fatality investigation originally appeared on Autoblog on Thu, 19 Jan 2017 13:37:00 EST.Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink |  Email this | Comments
  • Diginow Super Charger V2 opens up Tesla destination chargers to other EVs

    Filed under:Green,Videos,Tesla,Motorcycle,ElectricWhile building a better charger for electric motorcycles, Diginow opened the door for non-Tesla vehicles to take advantage of the vast Tesla destination charger network.Continue reading Diginow Super Charger V2 opens up Tesla destination chargers to other EVs Diginow Super Charger V2 opens up Tesla destination chargers to other EVs originally appeared on Autoblog on Thu, 19 Jan 2017 13:30:00 EST.Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink&nb
  • The Electric, Connected Autonomy Of CES 2017 | Translogic 214

    Filed under:Translogic,Videos,Ford,Autonomous,Concept Cars,Electric,Future,HybridOn this Translogic, we take the Consumer Electronics Show by storm.Continue reading The Electric, Connected Autonomy Of CES 2017 | Translogic 214 The Electric, Connected Autonomy Of CES 2017 | Translogic 214 originally appeared on Autoblog on Thu, 19 Jan 2017 13:00:00 EST.Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink |  Email this | Comments
  • Dodge Drops Second Teaser Video For Challenger SRT Demon

    About a week ago Dodge announced that the SRT Hellcat won’t go into the history books as the most powerful current-generation Challenger. A new model will step in with a much more extreme drivetrain and a "Demon" badge on its trunk lid. The announcement came with a preliminary teaser video, which wasn’t exactly revealing. Dodge also unveiled a new website which will air all teaser ads scheduled to be released until the car’s public debut at the New York Auto Show. The second c
  • Viper owners raising money to retake the Nurburgring lap record

    Filed under:Etc.,Dodge,Germany,Coupe,Performance,RacingShipping two cars, two drivers, and renting the track isn't cheap.Continue reading Viper owners raising money to retake the Nurburgring lap record Viper owners raising money to retake the Nurburgring lap record originally appeared on Autoblog on Thu, 19 Jan 2017 12:45:00 EST.Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink |  Email this | Comments
  • The giant Grand Tour heads are in LA today

    Filed under:Celebrities,TV/Movies,United StatesSeeing the sights, and creating a spectacle.Continue reading The giant Grand Tour heads are in LA today The giant Grand Tour heads are in LA today originally appeared on Autoblog on Thu, 19 Jan 2017 12:15:00 EST.Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink |  Email this | Comments
  • How to Really Take the Road Less Traveled

    -Call it Shangri-La with mile markers: If you’ve never driven California’s Pacific Coast Highway, you should head west ASAP. In this sun-dappled video, it’s car critic Adrian Simpson’s first time on the legendary roadway, and he takes full advantage of it in the Range Rover Sport. “I’ve dreamed about it, I’ve read about it in magazines, I’ve seen it in films—and it’s there!” says Simpson. When traffic threatens to halt the fun, Si
  • The Ultimate Self-Driving Machine? | 2017 BMW 5 Series First Drive

    Filed under:BMW,First Drives,New Car Reviews,Sedan,Autonomous,LuxuryDoes all that technology spoil the driving experience for enthusiasts? Let's find out.Continue reading The Ultimate Self-Driving Machine? | 2017 BMW 5 Series First Drive The Ultimate Self-Driving Machine? | 2017 BMW 5 Series First Drive originally appeared on Autoblog on Thu, 19 Jan 2017 11:59:00 EST.Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink |  Email this | Comments
  • Holden Announces Last-Of-The-Line Special Edition Aussie Commodores

    holden has revealed the three special edition models that will commemorate the end of local production for the rear-wheel drive commodore, reviving iconic names for the past while celebrating holden’s performance hisory.all three models, the motorsport edition, director, and magnum ute will be fitted with the same 304kw 6.2 litre v8 already available in regular ss and calais models. however, under the surface holden engineers have reworked essential items to achieve general motors...R
  • Kiss the Hennessey Venom GT goodbye, if you can catch it

    Filed under:Plants/Manufacturing,Misc. Automakers,SupercarsThere's still time to buy Steven Tyler's Venom GT, though.Continue reading Kiss the Hennessey Venom GT goodbye, if you can catch it Kiss the Hennessey Venom GT goodbye, if you can catch it originally appeared on Autoblog on Thu, 19 Jan 2017 10:54:00 EST.Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink |  Email this | Comments
  • A Better Battery? A Survey of What Might Come after Lithium-Ion

    -From the February 2017 issue-How we store energy will be critical to the future of the electric car. While lithium-ion batteries are likely to remain the standard for at least the next decade, academic researchers and startup companies are racing to discover, design, and manufacture alternatives that will move beyond the limits of today’s chemistries. The following three technologies show the greatest potential:-Reduction-Oxidation Flow--In brief: Here, energy is stored in tanks as two li
  • Baseball, Apple Pie, and . . . Mazda? How the Mazda 6 and RX-8 Lost Their Roofs

    -Baseball is America’s pastime, but given the success of Japanese players in our major leagues, you may be aware that the sport also is big in Japan. You may not know that Mazda is the largest shareholder of its hometown professional baseball team, the Hiroshima Toyo Carp, a team that plays in Zoom-Zoom Stadium and is owned by descendants of Jujiro Matsuda, the founder of the Mazda Motor Corporation. So when the Carp made it to the finals of the Japanese equivalent of the World Series 
  • BMW 4 Series Coupe

    BMW introduced the 4 Series Coupe back in January of 2013 at the Detroit Auto Show. At the time, this compact executive two-door was slated as a replacement for the outgoing 3 Series Coupe, given the brand’s decision to split the model line into two separate iterations, with the 3 taking up four-door duty, and the 4 going two-door. While the 4 Series comes with an interior and exterior that’s similar to the current sixth-gen F30 3 Series, the 4 Series is also outfitted with a longer
  • Hyundai needs to make the Ioniq Scooter

    Filed under:CES,Hyundai,GadgetsI really want to ride this thing.Continue reading Hyundai needs to make the Ioniq Scooter Hyundai needs to make the Ioniq Scooter originally appeared on Autoblog on Thu, 19 Jan 2017 09:56:00 EST.Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink |  Email this | Comments
  • Everything We Know about the 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon [Video]

    -With Dodge’s announcement that it will debut its “performance halo” Challenger SRT Demon at the New York auto show in April—because obviously the current 707-hp Challenger SRT Hellcat is a bit too, um, civil—the horsepower wizards at SRT will be taunting Mopar enthusiasts with weekly releases of teaser videos and technical tidbits leading up to the car’s reveal in the Big Apple. Welcome to week two of Dodge’s Demon parade.-While we know the De
  • Why Victory Motorcycles was defeated

    Filed under:Plants/Manufacturing,MotorcycleVictory never got traction, and it's not hard to see why.Continue reading Why Victory Motorcycles was defeated Why Victory Motorcycles was defeated originally appeared on Autoblog on Thu, 19 Jan 2017 09:00:00 EST.Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink |  Email this | Comments
  • Brabus Smart Fortwo By Veronika Heilbrunner

    God bless Smart. The Daimler-owned automaker has struggled to turn any kind of consistent profits for its parent company in the 23 years that it’s been around so it is reasonable to ask if Daimler would be better off cutting the cord on the beleaguered microcar brand. But that’s a separate topic for another time because this is all about the latest special edition Smart ForTwo that’s designed by fashion stylist Veronika Heilbrunner and worked on by noted Mercedes aftermarket t
  • The Dodge Demon sheds some weight in pursuit of speed

    Filed under:Design/Style,Marketing/Advertising,New York Auto Show,Dodge,Coupe,Future,Performance,SpecialtyLook for modifications to the steering, suspension, and brakes.Continue reading The Dodge Demon sheds some weight in pursuit of speed The Dodge Demon sheds some weight in pursuit of speed originally appeared on Autoblog on Thu, 19 Jan 2017 08:00:00 EST.Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink |  Email this | Comments
  • Alfa Romeo Stelvio First Edition

    Alfa Romeo has a lot riding on the success of the Stelvio SUV, so it only makes sense that the Italian automaker create as many different variants of the Stelvio as it can. The high-performance Stelvio Quadrifoglio is expected to carry most of that responsibility, but Alfa’s mixing it up a little bit too with the release of the Stelvio First Edition, a limited run version of the SUV that packs plenty of discerning features for those willing to get a piece of it.Off the bat, let’s es
  • Kia Stinger

    When Korean manufacturers like Hyundai and Kia came to the U.S., they were fighting an uphill battle against American, Japanese, and German cars that were often regarded as having nicer materials and better build quality, among other things. Fast forward to today, and Hyundai has spawned its own performance/luxury brand called Genesis and Kia has finally jumped on the bandwagon with a premium and performance-based fastback that is derived from the GT Concept. Going by the name Stinger, it&rsquo
  • Airbus Has A Different Approach In Tackling The Issue Of Autonomous Mobility

    Aviation company Airbus is known largely for its airplanes – the Airbus A380, in particular, is the world’s largest passenger aircraft – so there must be a really good reason why the company can be excused for finding its way into an automotive website like ours. Well, the reason is valid, if not a little exciting depending on how much ambition Airbus really has.See, the concept images you see here are more than just imaginative prototypes from an artist with far too much free
  • Compact Volvo XC40 SUV Set To Make April Debut

    volvo’s product overhaul is set to continue with the rumoured unveiling of a new compact crossover to be called the xc40 at the shanghai auto show in april.the xc40 represents a new addition to the volvo range, stepping in above the current v40 cross country with a higher stance and more upright styling as previewed by the 40.1 concept in 2016.underneath the new sheetmetal the xc40 will be built atop a new compact modular architecture (cma) platform co-developed with volvo&rsq...R
  • 2017 Mercedes-AMG C63 Tested: Sublimely Ridiculous

    -“From the sublime to the ridiculous is only a step” is a well-known idiom that came to mind multiple times during our week with the 2017 Mercedes-AMG C63 S cabriolet. Could that step be the difference between the sublime and equally new C43 AMG cabriolet, with its sweet 362-hp twin-turbocharged V-6, and the ridiculously overpowered C63/C63 S cabriolets, endowed as they are with AMG’s hand-built, twin-turbocharged 4.0-liter V-8 in 469-hp and 503-hp tunes? Or, considering the ma
  • 2017 Mercedes-AMG C63 S Cabriolet – Instrumented Test

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  • Faraday Future FF91 could be very, very expensive

    Filed under:Green,Misc. Automakers,Green Automakers,Autonomous,Electric,FutureWe can expect FF's "Tesla killer" to be somewhat cheaper here in the US.Continue reading Faraday Future FF91 could be very, very expensive Faraday Future FF91 could be very, very expensive originally appeared on Autoblog on Wed, 18 Jan 2017 18:15:00 EST.Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink |  Email this | Comments
  • Lyft co-founders have a plan to eliminate traffic immediately

    Filed under:Government/Legal,Green,Transportation Alternatives,Driving,United StatesThe creation of "smart lanes" would greatly ease congestion.Continue reading Lyft co-founders have a plan to eliminate traffic immediately Lyft co-founders have a plan to eliminate traffic immediately originally appeared on Autoblog on Wed, 18 Jan 2017 17:20:00 EST.Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink |  Email this | Comments
  • Here’s Our First Look at the Alfa Romeo Stelvio SUV in Non-Quadrifoglio Form

    -Alfa Romeo’s new Stelvio crossover won’t arrive in the United States for a few more months, but Europeans are getting the jump on us with a First Edition version that’s open for ordering right now. Although we won’t get the First Edition in America, this model marks the first time we’ve seen the Stelvio in its standard form, as Alfa only revealed the high-performance Quadrifoglio model upon its debut last fall.-Shorn of the QV model’s body kit, aggressive whe

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