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Chevy Bolt EV added to Maven’s LA car- and ride-sharing fleet

Users of General Motors’ new car- and ride-sharing service Maven in the Los Angeles area are now able to access the automaker’s Chevrolet Bolt EV. More than 100 of the 238-mile electric hatchbacks will eventually be added to the fleet. Starting in L.A., Maven is collaborating with cities and municipalities to provide mobility as well...

Williams FW40, BMW 7-Series plug-in hybrid, Cadillac XT3: Today’s Car News

Williams is the first Formula One team to reveal its car for the new season. The 2017-spec cars feature some radical changes aimed at making them faster, though the power units carry over mostly unchanged from the previous year. BMW’s 7-Series was redesigned last year. For 2017 it gains a plug-in hybrid model in the form of the 740e xDrive...

2017 BMW 740e xDrive iPerformance first drive review

The word hybrid is indelibly attached to the Toyota Prius, a vehicle renowned for its frugality. And when the suffix plug-in is added, perhaps the first car to come to mind is the Chevrolet Volt. Both cars are true green machines that save owners money over the course of ownership, as well as at the pump. What, then, is a $90,000 plug-in hybrid?...

Williams first to reveal 2017 F1 car, Mercedes signs James Allison as Technical Director

The cars of the 2017 Formula One World Championship will be very different to anything we’ve seen in the past several years. Among the changes are longer, wider bodies and much wider tires. The changes are aimed at increasing downforce and grip, which should lead to higher speeds and thus faster lap times. The power units, however, carry...

BAC Mono manufacturer launches US division

Britain’s BAC, maker of the street-legal, single-seat Mono track car, now has an official presence in the United States. The Mono has been on sale in the U.S. since its 2011 launch, though until now the cars were sold through Sector 111 and other importers. Sector 111 is also the importer of one of the Mono’s main rivals, the Ariel...

Honda Civic Type R to debut in production trim at Geneva auto show

Honda is finally ready to show us its new Civic Type R in production trim. The car has been confirmed for next month’s 2017 Geneva auto show and will be heading to showrooms later in the year. We’ve already been treated with prototype versions that reveal the look of the car, but in Geneva we’ll finally get to learn all of the...

Dubai to offer flying taxi service using autonomous drones?

Testing is already underway in Dubai on a new means of zipping through a crowded city. It involves an autonomous drone capable of carrying a passenger... and some brave test subjects. Dubai's Roads and Transportation Authority has been examining the drones and provided a demonstration of the capability during a recent three-day summit attended by...

Chevy SS order books set to close

Get in your goodbyes. Find the strength for your final hugs. Squeeze that throttle pedal one more time. You have to let go...of the Chevrolet SS. The car has been on a timeline to finality for a while now, and that time seems to be upon us. According to GM Authority, the order books for the Chevy SS are about to close. GM Authority says you have...

Audi grabs naming rights for new D.C. United soccer field

Audi is a fixture in the D.C. and Northern Virginia area. The automaker calls that part of the country home for its North American operations. So it makes sense, then, that if Audi were interested in grabbing the naming rights to a new stadium it would be one in that neck of the woods. Starting in 2018 when it opens, the new Audi Field will become...

Be mesmerized by the action of this off-road suspension

Suspension can be a surprisingly mesmerizing bit of mechanical enjoyment. Go stare at a Trophy Truck as it rips across the desert and think about all of the work that the springs and dampers are handling. The abuse being dished out is both amazing and terrifying. Yet those trucks float over most of the aggressive terrain in front of them at speeds...

2018 Hyundai Accent debuts at 2017 Canadian auto show

The 2017 Canadian auto show in Toronto is currently underway and one of the world premieres is the 2018 Hyundai Accent. Its debut follows last week’s unveiling of the 2018 Elantra GT at the 2017 Chicago auto show and signals the Korean automaker’s determination to revamp its compact lineup. The fifth-generation model will once again be...

Hellcat-powered Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk headed for 2017 New York auto show

It looks like the 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon is going to have to share the limelight in April as the Hellcat-powered Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk will also be making its debut at the 2017 New York auto show. While many have written off the idea that the Grand Cherokee Trackhawk would debut in the Big Apple due to the Demon's reveal, a...

Italdesign reveals new brand, logo for road car division

As first hinted by its CEO last summer, Italian design firm Italdesign Giugiaro has established its own car brand. The firm on Wednesday revealed the name of the brand as Italdesign Automobili Speciali, and also produced this new logo. The logo features a stylized bull, the animal that features on the crest of Turin, Italdesign’s home. The...

2019 Cadillac XT3 spy shots

Cadillac’s rival to the Audi Q3, BMW X1 and Mercedes-Benz GLA premium compact crossover SUVs has finally been spotted. The prototype is heavily disguised but the general shape is similar to the Cadillac’s XT5, albeit on a smaller scale. The C-pillar treatment and design of the lower part of the rear bumper and exhaust tips are also...

Dodge Demon, Ferrari 812 Superfast, future classic cars: Car News Headlines

Dodge has dropped new details on its upcoming Challenger SRT Demon. The latest information concerns some of the upgrades implemented to enable the car to claw at the road and get down the line quicker. Ferrari's revealed its updated version of the F12. The new car is called the 812 Superfast and it features a new design, a new engine and a...

Ferrari 812 Superfast revealed with 789 horsepower

Meet the new Ferrari 812 Superfast. It’s an updated version of the F12 Berlinetta and introduces a new 6.5-liter V-12 delivering a massive 789 horsepower at 8,500 rpm and 530 pound-feet of torque and 7,000 rpm. Yes, the engine appears to be very rev happy, but it also produces 80 percent of its torque from just 3,500 rpm. Incidentally, the...

Here’s how the 2018 Dodge Demon will launch harder than a Hellcat

We know the 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon will pack more power than its 707-horsepower Hellcat sibling, but this is just one of the factors that will enable the car to launch off the line much harder. In the latest installment of its teaser campaign for the Demon, which debuts April 12 at the 2017 New York auto show, Dodge detailed some of the...

Hyundai i30 N hot hatch performance specs leaked

The redesigned Hyundai Elantra GT that was just unveiled at the 2017 Chicago auto show is about to spawn a high-performance variant developed by the Hyundai N performance division. Prototypes have been testing for over a year and now some specs have leaked out following a presentation in Hyundai’s home market of Korea. They reveal that the...

Alfa Romeo drops plans for Giulia wagon

Alfa Romeo has dropped plans for a Giulia wagon, the Chief Operating Officer of parent company Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, Alfredo Altavilla, confirmed to CAR. He explained that the Stelvio SUV, with its car-like dynamics and extra storage space will satisfy buyers that may have been interested in a Giulia wagon. Fabrizio Curci, who heads Alfa...

Lamborghini Aventador hit with recall due to fire concerns, Veneno too

The Lamborghini Aventador is one hot machine. In fact, the car in some circumstances can get a bit too hot—as in fiery—so it's been hit with a recall. It seems there’s the risk of fuel leaking if the tank is filled. Should this leaked fuel come into contact with an ignition source, such as the exhaust system, a fire could result...

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