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Cool car technology is cool until it breaks

The safety and aesthetic features of new cars are driving up purchase and repair costs - over the past 15 years the price of a Cadillac Escalade headlight, for instance, has risen almost 800 percent. Continue reading Cool car technology...Show More Summary

Toyota wants half its vehicles in Japan to be hybrids

Toyota is boosting production of hybrids in Japan by 30 percent compared to 2014 levels, and the company wants half of its sales there to be electrically assisted models as soon as next year. Continue reading Toyota wants half its vehicles...Show More Summary

Toyota pays tribute to Clarkson as he asks press, fans to leave producer alone

Toyota pays tribute to Jeremy Clarkson, who finally broke his silence, asking fans and media not to bother the producer involved in the incident that led to his firing from Top Gear. Continue reading Toyota pays tribute to Clarkson as...Show More Summary

What you missed on 3.26.15

Cheap used luxury cars prove a popular topic in the recap of auto news on March 26, as does our BMW 740Ld review and news of a RAV4 Hybrid from Toyota. Continue reading What you missed on 3.26.15 What you missed on 3.26.15 originally appeared on Autoblog on Thu, 26 Mar 2015 19:40:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink | Email this | Comments

Tailor-made BMW motorcycles presented by Petrolicious

Petrolicious shines a light in a new video on an Italian designer who is bringing an added dose of sophistication to some vintage BMW motorcycles. Continue reading Tailor-made BMW motorcycles presented by Petrolicious Tailor-made BMW motorcycles presented by Petrolicious originally appeared on Autoblog on Thu, 26 Mar 2015 19:19:00 EST. Show More Summary

Porsche updates 919 Hybrid LMP1 for 2015 assault [w/video]

Ahead of the first test session of the season, Porsche has revealed its revised 919 Hybrid LMP1 racer with which it will take on Audi and Toyota at Le Mans and the FIA World Endurance Championship. Continue reading Porsche updates 919...Show More Summary

Aston Martin DB9 successor makes one sexy mule

Aston Martin has been spotted running around the Nürburgring in a DB9 test mule that looks mostly like the production model, but is tipped to be packing new oily bits underneath the skin. Continue reading Aston Martin DB9 successor makes...Show More Summary

The Ford that won't let you speed

The UK-market Ford S-Max features an Intelligent Speed Limiter, a cruise control setting that automatically maintains the posted speed limit. It does so by using cameras in the windshield to read speed limit signs. Continue reading The...Show More Summary

Toyota reveals updated TS040 Hybrid LMP1 for 2015 [w/videos]

Toyota is preparing to defend its title in the FIA World Endurance Championship and take on the likes of Porsche and Audi at Le Mans with the newly revised 2015 TS040 Hybrid LMP1 racing prototype. Continue reading Toyota reveals updated...Show More Summary

Renault says Red Bull shouldn't expect race wins this season

My bad, admits Renault's F1 racing chief to Red Bull. If the one-time kings manage to win any races this year, it won't be on account of their engines, because the French manufacturer cut corners in its development and will need some time to catch up. Show More Summary

Mercedes spotted testing hardcore AMG GT at the 'Ring

Affalterbach may or may not call it a Black Series model, but it's been spotted testing a more hardcore version of the Mercedes-AMG GT around the Nürburgring - so the Porsche 911 GT3 had better watch out. Continue reading Mercedes spotted...Show More Summary

Watch new Jaguar XF perform a literal high-wire act

Most automakers undertake a bit of a high-wire act to launch a pivotal new product, but to introduce the new XF, Jaguar staged an actual one... and set a new world record in the process. Continue reading Watch new Jaguar XF perform a...Show More Summary

Mazda to reveal MX-5 Miata Club Edition in New York

Mazda pledges to bring a new Club Edition of its MX-5 Miata roadster to the New York Auto Show next week. The name sounds promising, but the Japanese automaker isn't saying much about what we should expect. Continue reading Mazda toShow More Summary

Infiniti QX50 confirmed for NY debut

Infiniti is set to reveal a new version of its QX50 crossover at the New York Auto Show next week, riding higher on a longer wheelbase and with fresh styling. Continue reading Infiniti QX50 confirmed for NY debut Infiniti QX50 confirmed for NY debut originally appeared on Autoblog on Thu, 26 Mar 2015 16:20:00 EST. Show More Summary

What's driving the spike in air-cooled Porsche 911 prices

Speed Academy runs a piece looking at what's driving the skyrocketing prices of air-cooled Porsche 911s. One theory is that Joe-the-Plumber owners are valuing their own high-mileage daily drivers according to the bubble-like prices being asked for pristine, low-mileage examples. Show More Summary

Alcoa awarded $259 million in DOE's first revived ATVMP loan program

The DOE has revived the ATVMP loan program and will hand out the first $259 million loan agreement to Alcoa to make aluminum for lighter, cleaner cars. Continue reading Alcoa awarded $259 million in DOE's first revived ATVMP loan program...Show More Summary

Feds cracking down on fraudulent dealer practices

The Federal Trade Commission is wrapping up its so-called Operation Ruse Control, which went after car dealers for deceptive advertising and other types of fraud. It resulted in 252 enforcement actions and six cases for the FTC. Continue...Show More Summary

This or That: Mercedes S-Class 350SD vs. 2003 Jaguar XJR [w/poll]

We've decided to throw our collective brainpower at what may be the single most difficult question currently confounding the best minds our planet has to offer: What is the best used used luxury car you can buy for the price of a 2015 Nissan Versa? Continue reading This or That: Mercedes S-Class 350SD vs. Show More Summary

WTF China? Why copy the Kia Picanto for anything?

For reasons we can't begin to comprehend, a Chinese automaker has decided to copy the lowly Kia Picanto. Continue reading WTF China? Why copy the Kia Picanto for anything? WTF China? Why copy the Kia Picanto for anything? originally appeared on Autoblog on Thu, 26 Mar 2015 14:20:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink | Email this | Comments

EPA: 2013 MY Vehicles are 1.4 MPG cleaner than they need to be

For the 2013 model year (and the second year in a row), the auto industry is making cars that are 1.4 mpg cleaner than the regulations say they need to be right now. Continue reading EPA: 2013 MY Vehicles are 1.4 MPG cleaner than they...Show More Summary

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