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First Look: 2017 Audi TT RS

9 hours agoVehicles / Cars : AutomoBlog

A raspy, inline-five cylinder pocket rocket, the 2017 Audi TT RS debuted in coupe and roadster form at the 2016 Beijing Motor Show. The new TT RS is now lighter and more powerful than its predecessor. It’s also available with adjustable magnetorheological dampers for maximum performance. What’s New Like many Audi and Volkswagen vehicles, the […]

2017 F-150 Raptor Video Shows Truck’s Extreme Performance

yesterdayVehicles / Cars : AutomoBlog

Ford is preparing a six part monthly video series on the 2017 F-150 Raptor. Filmed in the Mojave Desert, the series highlights the truck’s extensive capabilities. In the F-150 lineup, the Raptor represents the pinnacle of off-road performance. Show More Summary

Audi R8 V10: The Super Hero’s Choice

yesterdayVehicles / Cars : AutomoBlog

When Iron Man arrived in 2008, the iconic super hero trusted his Audi R8 to move him around town. When Captain America: Civil War opens Friday (May 6th), expect to see Audi again. The film follows the Avengers as their ranks break down in a complex political climate. Iron Man and Audi have always been close. At the time […]

2017 Corvette Grand Sport Pricing & Product Overview

2 days agoVehicles / Cars : AutomoBlog

Recently, we looked at the 2017 Corvette Grand Sport and loved what we saw. The Grand Sport’s roots date back to 1963, when five of the racers were built by the car’s first Chief Engineer, Zora Arkus-Duntov. The original Grand Sport race cars were made just before a corporate order halted all Motorsports involvement. They never competed […]

Automoblog Book Garage: Art of the Mustang

3 days agoVehicles / Cars : AutomoBlog

Not far from where I live, in Flat Rock, Michigan, horses run wild. The Flat Rock Assembly Plant is easily visible from I-75; a banner draped over the side of one of the buildings reads “we love taking our work home with us.” Flat Rock is a quiet community about a half hour south of Detroit. […]

Win Nissan Chocolates for Your Mom

3 days agoVehicles / Cars : AutomoBlog

Remember when mom would always give you a ride? It might have been to school or to the mall with your friends. Then, when you could actually drive, she spotted you gas money and let you borrow her car. If this sounds like your mom, Nissan wants to hear from you. Through social media, Nissan […]

2016 Volkswagen Beetle R-Line SEL Review

5 days agoVehicles / Cars : AutomoBlog

Put a 2.0-liter turbocharged engine with 210 horsepower in the Volkswagen Beetle and you have a compact car that pegs the fun-to-drive meter. Add in a 6-speed manual gearbox and it ramps up the engagement level, making the Volkswagen Beetle R-Line a car that driving enthusiasts won’t be able to keep their hands off of. […]

BMW Unveils Team USA Racing Wheelchair

6 days agoVehicles / Cars : AutomoBlog

BMW of North America, the Official Mobility Partner of the United States Olympic Committee, recently announced a new racing wheelchair for the U.S. Paralympics Track and Field Team. BMW is working with Team USA athletes and coaches to design and develop the racing wheelchair, set to make its competitive debut at the Rio 2016 Paralympic […]

Volvo Plans Extensive Autonomous Driving Test in Britain

6 days agoVehicles / Cars : AutomoBlog

Volvo is planning an extensive autonomous driving trial in the United Kingdom. The automaker wants to expedite global autonomous technology it says will reduce accidents, calm congested roads, cut emissions, and save drivers time. Proponents point to an increase in safety, and Volvo has built much of their legacy on that, especially with things like […]

Mazda Produces 1 Millionth MX-5 Miata

last weekVehicles / Cars : AutomoBlog

The Mazda MX-5 Miata (Mazda Roadster in Japan) reached one million units on April 22nd, 2016. Mazda Motor Corporation recently announced the milestone, saying it was achieved over 27 years. Production started at Ujina Plant No. 1 in Hiroshima in April 1989. “From the first generation through to today’s fourth-generation model, the reason we have been […]

Ford Invests $1.6 Billion in U.S. Plants

last weekVehicles / Cars : AutomoBlog

Ford Motor Company is investing $1.6 billion to upgrade manufacturing plants in Michigan and Ohio. The $1.4 billion for the Livonia Transmission Plant and $200 million for the Ohio Assembly Plant are part of the $9 billion pledged during the 2015 UAW-Ford collective bargaining agreement. “I am thrilled that through our collective bargaining with Ford we […]

Nissan Reveals New Models & Autonomous Driving in China

last weekVehicles / Cars : AutomoBlog

Today at Auto China 2016, Nissan unveiled the all-new Tiida, announced a Maxima launch, and further strengthened their presence in China through their Intelligent Mobility platform. Tiida is an example of Nissan’s Intelligent Mobility initiative, whereby the automaker envisions a world free from emissions and vehicular fatalities. Show More Summary

2016 Lexus NX 300h Review

last weekVehicles / Cars : AutomoBlog

The Lexus NX is a vehicle of firsts for the luxury brand from Toyota. It was the first compact crossover from Lexus, the first with a turbocharged engine, and the first example of a more extreme design language. This new, aggressive exterior styling is now showing up on other Lexus models, like the new RX […]

Automoblog Book Garage: Dodge 100 Years

last weekVehicles / Cars : AutomoBlog

In 1900, John and Horace Dodge founded the Dodge Brothers Company in Detroit, Michigan. They jumped into the mix of a budding automotive industry, attracting the attention of Olds Motor Vehicle Company and Ford. The Dodge bothers later became an exclusive supplier to Ford but that relationship was never meant to be. “I am tired […]

First Look: 2017 Audi A3 (Euro-Spec)

last weekVehicles / Cars : AutomoBlog

The current-generation Audi A3 debuted in 2014. However, in just short two years, the competition in entry-level luxury sports sedans has intensified. Now Audi is playing “keeping up with the Joneses” with the mid-cycle refresh of the 2017 A3. As of this writing, we only have information on the European-Spec Audi A3. U.S. model information […]

2016 Ford Taurus SHO Versus 1989 Taurus SHO (Infographic)

last weekVehicles / Cars : AutomoBlog

The other day, I was passed like I was standing still by a 2016 Ford Taurus SHO. “Larger EcoBoost engine,” I muttered under my breath. My 2015 Fusion Titanium has the 2.0 EcoBoost, generating 231 horsepower. The Taurus SHO boasts the 3.5 EcoBoost with 365 horsepower. I adore my Fusion but there was no way […]

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles Recaps the Week (VIDEO)

last weekVehicles / Cars : AutomoBlog

“FCA Replay” is a weekly recap of some of the major stories at Fiat Chrysler Automobiles. Stories for the week of April 22, 2016, include Jeep and Ram Truck vehicles sweeping the awards at the Northwest Automotive Press Association’s “Mudfest” event, Shell Eco-marathon students tour FCA’s North American headquarters, and Mopar announces expansion of the […]

2016 MINI Cooper S Clubman Review

last weekVehicles / Cars : AutomoBlog

What do you call a MINI Cooper that isn’t really “mini” anymore? It’s called a Clubman, and MINI designed it for those who want the sporty handling of the traditional MINI Cooper but need a larger compact with greater utility. How big is it? The Clubman is around 10 inches longer and 3 inches wider […]

Toyota Develops New Biosynthetic Rubber Hoses

last weekVehicles / Cars : AutomoBlog

Toyota will become the world’s first automaker to use biohydrin, a newly-developed biosynthetic rubber, for engine and drive system hoses. Jointly developed by Toyota, Zeon Corporation, and Sumitomo Riko Co., Ltd., biohydrin is manufactured with plant-derived materials instead of epichlorohydrin, a commonly-used epoxy compound. Show More Summary

Volvo to Produce 1 Million Electric Cars by 2025

last weekVehicles / Cars : AutomoBlog

Volvo has announced plans to sell up to one million electrified cars by 2025. The Swedish automaker wants to achieve this by offering at least two hybrid versions of every model in its range, plus releasing an all-electric car in 2019. Recently, Volvo began petitioning the auto industry and political leaders to move towards electrified vehicles “It […]

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