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2018 Infiniti QX80, 2018 Cadillac CTS-V, 2018 Jeep Wrangler: The Week In Reverse

32 minutes agoVehicles / Cars : Motor Authority

We took a spin in the updated 2018 Infiniti QX80; slid behind the wheel of the 2018 Cadillac CTS-V; and put the new 2018 Jeep Wrangler to the test. It's the Week in Reverse, right here at Motor Authority. The iconic Jeep Wrangler is new for 2018 and we drove it. Our impression? Jeep has done an impressive job of making the Wrangler more accessible...

Thor Trucks reveals electric semi-truck to take on Tesla

Tesla has already received a healthy stream of pre-orders for its electric semi-truck, but a new California company will offer an alternative. Thor Trucks revealed its first all-electric semi on Wednesday and it boasts promising specs in an attempt to rival the Tesla Semi. Thor calls its electric truck the ET-One and it will supposedly arrive with...

Geely looking to buy stake in Mercedes' parent Daimler

Having just acquired Terrafugia, Lotus, and a sizable stake in Proton, holding company Zhejiang Geely’s international buying spree doesn’t look to be slowing down yet. State-run China Central Television (via The Standard) has reported that Geely, which also owns Volvo and Lynk & Co., plus its own eponymous car brand, is set to...

Toyota GR Super Sport, Nissan Terra, Faraday Future troubles: Today’s Car News

Toyota is out to demonstrate the technology transfer possibilities between its motorsport and production divisions with a supercar concept. Called the GR Super Sport, the new concept will make its debut in January at the 2018 Tokyo Auto Salon tuning fest. The first photos of Nissan’s new body-on-frame SUV, the Terra, have hit the web. Though...

Alpine A110 enters production at historic Dieppe plant

It’s been a long time coming, but Alpine’s A110 is finally in production. Some readers will recall Alpine’s parent company, Renault, first announced plans for the car in 2012. It was originally to be developed alongside a similar model from Caterham, but the British firm pulled out of the deal two years later. Thankfully Renault...

Drift King’s 350Z from 3rd “Fast and Furious” movie up for sale

One of the cars used during filming of 2006’s "The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift" is currently up for sale. It’s the infamous Nissan 350Z that belonged to the movie’s protagonist, Takashi, aka the Drift King. The dark gray Z featured on most of the promotional material for the movie and is instantly recognizable by its...

Subaru reveals pricing for BRZ tS and WRX STI Type RA, only 1,000 cars planned

Subaru has a pair of exciting performance machines available for 2018 but you had better be quick as each is limited to just 500 units. The cars are the 2018 BRZ tS and WRX STI Type RA, and they come with a number of enhancements developed by Subaru’s STI performance arm. The BRZ tS is priced from $34,355 while the WRX STI Type RA is priced...

2019 Volkswagen T-Cross spy shots

Just a few months after the reveal of the compact T-Roc, another member of Volkswagen’s expanded SUV family has been spotted. The latest prototype is for a new subcompact SUV that VW previewed at March’s 2016 Geneva motor show with the T-Cross Breeze concept. It’s likely the production model will keep the T-Cross name, just as...

Toyota readies Le Mans prototype-inspired GR supercar concept

Toyota will use next month’s 2018 Tokyo Auto Salon tuning fest to present a supercar concept with a design influenced by the hugely successful TS050 Hybrid Le Mans prototype that competes in the World Endurance Championship. The concept is called the GR Super Sport, and Toyota says it was built to show how the latest technologies developed...

Nissan Terra body-on-frame SUV leaked

11 hours agoVehicles / Cars : Motor Authority

Nissan is close to revealing a new mid-size SUV based on the rugged underpinnings of the global NP300 Navara pickup truck, and the first photos of the completed design have hit the web. The images were posted up on Chinese social media website Sina Weibo and reveal that the new body-on-frame SUV will go by the name Terra. In China, it will serve...

Oregon-based Samson promises "flying sports car" for next year

21 hours agoVehicles / Cars : Motor Authority

If Oregon-based Samson sticks to its timeline, there will be a real flying car on sale next year. Samson revealed the Switchblade Wednesday and promises the functionality of a regular car and the ability to take off and fly in one package. The company's creation is a three-wheel vehicle with a 1.6-liter V-4 gasoline engine with about 190...

Nissan's mini car wash tests paint quality on a small scale

22 hours agoVehicles / Cars : Motor Authority

For a large portion of the U.S., and around the world, the time for snow, slush, and ice is here. And that means drivers will line car washes ready to whisk away the muck, salt, and other debris. Nissan knows this and the brand employs the cutest little car wash you've ever seen to ensure car washes are no match for paint quality. That's right...

GM patented a ridiculously high-compression twin-charged hybrid powertrain

The latest General Motors patent underscores how busy the automaker's powertrain engineers have been. The automaker received a patent approval for a high-compression, twin-charged hybrid powertrain in October, AutoGuide reported Wednesday. And when we say "high compression," we're talking ridiculously high compression. At the powertrain's core is...

CAD images of mid-engine 2019 Chevrolet Corvette reportedly leaked

The myth and legend of the mid-engine Chevrolet Corvette is looking more and more like it'll become a reality soon. It's been spied undergoing cold-weather testing, playing at the track, and even making McDonald's runs. Now it appears someone, who quite possibly could lose their job for this, might have just leaked some partial CAD images of the...

Faraday Future’s Chinese backer placed on debt blacklist in latest setback for automaker

To say Faraday Future has been having a tough couple of months is probably the understatement of the year. The latest in a long list of setbacks is news that main backer Jia Yueting, the founder of Chinese tech giant LeEco, has been placed on an official list of debt defaulters in China after failing to comply with a court order to pay one of his...

2018 Cadillac CTS-V, 2018 Infiniti QX80, 2020 Range Rover Evoque: Car News Headlines

The Cadillac CTS-V is a bit of a performance bargain when you compare it with its direct rivals. Not only does it have a much lower starting price, but it also has the most power. Infiniti’s implemented some significant updates to its QX80 and we’ve got a full first drive review posted. The vehicle is built like a tank and fully...

Toyota and Panasonic look to form battery alliance

Toyota and Panasonic announced on Wednesday their intention to study the feasibility of a battery joint venture. In a statement, the companies said the joint venture is intended to address growing demand and expectations for vehicle electrification. Toyota alone is targeting the sale of 4.5 million hybrid vehicles together with 1.0 million...

This 'Top Secret' V-12-powered Toyota Supra you didn't know existed is heading to auction

Back in the early 2000s, Japanese tuning firm Top Secret started work on a MkIV Toyota Supra powered by a V-12 engine lifted out of a Toyota Century. The car, which along with its engine transplant also received some wild body enhancements, can now be yours as it’s listed on the website of BH Auction (via The Drive). But along with its...

US among initial launch markets for Polestar 1

The United States will be among the first countries to be offered the new Polestar 1 when the plug-in hybrid coupe starts deliveries in 2019. The others will include Sweden, the Netherlands, Norway, Germany and China. Polestar says the countries were selected in part due to the level of interest surrounding the Polestar 1. Since the car’s...

Report: Ford to end North American production of Fusion

New reports surfaced on Wednesday claiming Ford is planning to concentrate production of the next-generation Fusion mid-size sedan in China. The current Fusion is produced at plants in Spain, Mexico and China. However, Automotive News (subscription required) and Reuters have learned from their respective sources that production of the...

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