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Report: Harley-Davidson eyes Ducati

More evidence has emerged suggesting that the Volkswagen Group is about to sell Ducati. Following a report in April that the VW Group had hired an investment to explore options for Ducati, which it purchased in 2012 for approximately $935 million, Harley-Davidson is now in the headlines about a potential bid for the Italian sport bike brand...

Walter de Silva to design cars for Chinese EV startup Arcfox

Former Volkswagen Group design boss Walter de Silva has come out of retirement to join German engineering consultancy EDAG, and his first task will be to design a fleet of cars for a Chinese electric car startup. The Italian designer quit his post at the VW Group in October 2015, a month after the emergence of the diesel scandal. During his time...

New Land Rover Defender "not far away," automaker says

The beloved Land Rover Defender was sent to the automotive graveyard in early 2016 after decades of production. But, Land Rover will produce a follow-up act and it's coming very soon. Land Rover design boss, Gerry McGovern, told Automotive News Europe the new Defender is "not far away" and it will appeal to faithful Defender enthusiasts. However...

Tesla in talks with Shanghai to build cars in China

Tesla may be adding another facility beyond its NUMMI California facility and assembly plant in Tillburg, Netherlands. The automaker has confirmed it is working with the Shanghai government to take the necessary steps to begin producing cars in China. Right now, Tesla is plagued by the country's 25 percent import tariff when it brings cars from...

2018 Nissan Leaf will arrive ProPilot Assist self-driving capability

There's a new nugget of information surrounding the 2018 Nissan Leaf, but it doesn't have to do with its battery, range, or its powertrain at all. Instead, it's all about self-driving capability. The 2018 Nissan Leaf will arrive with what the brand calls ProPilot Assist, a semi-autonomous driving system. At launch, the system will be capable of...

2017 Formula One Azerbaijan Grand Prix preview

Azerbaijan held its first Formula One grand prix in 2016, although the race was run under the auspices of the European Grand Prix. The F1 circuit returns to Azerbaijan in 2017 but this time for the newly minted Azerbaijan Grand Prix. The race takes place on Sunday once again on the Baku City Circuit, located in the heart of Azerbaijan’s...

2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio, 2018 Honda Accord, 2018 Dodge Demon: The Week In Reverse

We drove the 2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio; spied the 2019 Audi A6; and Dodge released more details regarding the 2018 Challenger SRT Demon. It's the Week in Reverse, right here at 'Motor Authority.' Lamborghini's busy preparing the Urus SUV, and after that, possibly a four-seater. But what's after all that? Potentially a Miura successor, according to...

This is how your fuel pump works

Are you curious about the bits and pieces that make your car do its thing? Sure you are, and today is a good day for you. That's because we've got a video here that will take you on a deep dive of your fuel pump. We're talking abyss levels of deep here. The fuel pump gets removed for your viewing pleasure but then it gets hacked apart so you can...

Kia tops 2017 JD Power quality study while Jaguar, Volvo rank near bottom

For many shopping for a new car, something that’s well-built and reliable can be more desirable than how fast it goes or how many bells and whistles it comes with. One of the best means of determining these attributes is checking the annual studies conducted by J.D. Power, and the two most useful from the influential market research firm are...

Alfa Romeo Stelvio review, Audi A6 spy shots, Mercedes-AMG GT Black Series video: Today’s Car News

Alfa Romeo’s Stelvio SUV is finally here, and we’ve just driven it. The BMW X3 and Mercedes-Benz GLC rival is quite the impressive performer, though it’s not quite on the same quality level as some of the alternatives. A redesigned Audi A8 will be revealed in just a couple of weeks. It will be followed in quick succession by...

Will the Aston Martin Valkyrie better a 1:1 power-to-weight ratio?

Koenigsegg’s One:1 took the performance car world by storm in 2013 when it debuted with a power-to-weight ratio of 1:1, using the units of horsepower and kilograms. If a new report proves accurate, the Valkyrie being developed by Aston Martin in partnership with the Red Bull Racing Formula One team may just set the bar...

Jaguar Land Rover ready to test Level 4 self-driving car in cities

Jaguar Land Rover on Thursday announced it is ready to start testing Level 4 self-driving car prototypes on public roads in urban environments. The prototypes are fitted with the British firm’s Autonomous Urban Drive technology which allows them to drive in complex environments without any driver involvement. According to Jaguar Land Rover...

2019 Mercedes-AMG GT Black Series spied at the ‘Ring

Mercedes-AMG’s GT R is just reaching showrooms here in the United States, but a bigger, badder and presumably faster version of the Affalterbach tuner’s standalone sports car has been spotted testing at the Nürburgring. The car is almost certain to be the GT Black Series, which AMG boss Tobias Moers has said will be ready for sale...

Lamborghini CEO hints at modern Miura, 4-seat sports car

The impending launch of the Urus SUV will see Lamborghini’s lineup expand to three distinct product lines. With the Urus, which goes on sale in 2018, starting at less than $200,000, Lamborghini is confident of hitting 3,500 sales annually. If achieved, it would bring the marque’s total sales up to the 7,000-unit range. Such a figure...

Tesla talks to rivals about use of its Supercharger network

Owners of non-Tesla vehicles may someday find themselves using one of Tesla's Supercharger stations if the "active talks" the Californian firm has disclosed lead anywhere. Yes, Tesla is discussing the possibility of opening up its Supercharger network to rival automakers. The comments come from Tesla Chief Technology Officer JB Straubel. During...

Audi reveals new A8’s chassis technology

Audi has revealed a bit more of the technology that will appear on its redesigned A8 debuting next month. Due in showrooms next year, as a 2019 model, the redesigned A8 will boast multi-material construction, a 48-volt electrical system, a standard mild-hybrid system, and a self-driving system capable of hands-off, eyes-off operation. We now have...

Audi e-tron Sportback to join e-tron SUV at Belgian plant

Audi’s e-tron Sportback concept unveiled in April at the 2017 Shanghai auto show will spawn a production model of the same name in 2019. On Wednesday, Audi confirmed that production of the e-tron Sportback will take place at the company’s plant in Brussels, Belgium. The news is hardly a surprise as the Belgian plant is where Audi will...

2019 Hyundai Veloster N spy shots

Hyundai N is putting the final touches on its first model, the i30 N hot hatch, but the official performance division of the Korean automaker has more coming. The next will be a Veloster N, a prototype for which has been spotted. The Veloster N will be based on a next-generation Veloster which is also out testing in prototype form and due in...

Bugatti Chiron can't go over 300 MPH because no tire can handle it

The Bugatti Chiron had big shoes to fill when it arrived to replace the beloved Veyron. So far, it's showed it has the credentials to be a proper follow-up act. However, no one has been able to fully experience the true speeds the 1,480-horsepower hypercar is capable of. That's because no tire is capable of handling the car at speeds in excess of...

2018 Opel Insignia OPC Grand Sport spy shots

The Opel Insignia Grand Sport, which we get over here as a Buick Regal Sportback, is about to spawn a high-performance version developed by Opel’s in-house tuner, OPC. A prototype for the new Insignia OPC Grand Sport has been spotted and reveals the car will be pretty much identical to the Buick Regal Sportback GS whose development is taking...

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