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Maker of World’s Cheapest Car Really Wants to Build a Mid-engine Sportscar

Tata Motors is best known for its unbelievably affordable and incredibly petite Nano supermini and the tiny Ace work truck. In fact, the two are so affordable that you could purchase them both in India with every optional extra and they would cost roughly the same as a base U.S. Show More Summary

Volkswagen Wrestles a Revered Model from the Icy Grip of Stigma

Sometimes, a brand, person, or thing is forever tainted by an unfortunate occurrence. Think of Anthony Perkins and the movie Psycho. Because a character can be played a little too well, the roles really didn’t pour in after that. The same goes for Ted Kennedy and a certain incident involving an Olds 88. Show More Summary

Industry CEOs Head Back to White House Amid Growing Pressure Over Travel Ban

President Donald Trump is having a pow-wow with General Motors chief executive Mary Barra, Tesla CEO Elon Musk and a slew of other top U.S. executives today. The business community finds itself increasingly divided over how to respond...Show More Summary

24/7 Wall St. Declares ‘Book by Cadillac’ a Failure; Cadillac Shrugs Off Questions

General Motors’ luxury division isn’t content with brewing coffee and showing off fashionable new threads at its new SoHo space — it also wants you to drive its cars. Book by Cadillac, a monthly subscription lease service that launched one month ago, aims to get more people in the metal to the tune of $1,500 a […] The post 24/7 Wall St. Show More Summary

Uncertainty Reigns as Trump Hits the Throttle on NAFTA Reform

President Donald Trump doesn’t want to waste any time renegotiating — or replacing — the North American Free Trade Agreement. Yesterday, Trump announced his intention to speed up the start of negotiations, leading to much diplomatic scurrying and plenty of confusion among the ranks of North American suppliers. Show More Summary

Super Bowl 51 Pre-Game Commercial Round-Up

Does anyone else miss those innocent days before YouTube? Back when we had to wait for the actual Super Bowl to watch our beloved Super Bowl commercials? Nowadays, there’s pretty much no reason whatsoever to watch the game. Let’s take a look at the commercials, in alphabetical order by automaker. Show More Summary

The BMW 700 and NSU Prinz: Germany’s Alternative Air-cooled History

Following in the footsteps of last week’s Karmann Ghia article, it seemed natural to take a look at two other lesser-known German alternatives to Volkswagen’s Type 1 Beetle and the ‘Beetle-in-a-suit’ Karmann Ghia. Like the Karmann Ghia,...Show More Summary

2017 Kia Niro Hybrid First Drive Review – Hold the Trimmings

Remember MTV? Back on September 18, 1983, the once-music-oriented television station — before its foray into an endless stream of mindless reality programming — broadcast a momentous event in rock history. The members of KISS, who’d never...Show More Summary

QOTD: The Camelot Cars?

Willyam asked: What are some vehicles that were right for only ONE generation, before they went back to being awful? Just one brief, shining, moment… when everything came together and the product was genuinely good, you know? It makes...Show More Summary

The Real Message Behind Audi’s Super Bowl Ad Isn’t Exactly An Uplifting One

The Internet is in the proverbial tizzy about Audi’s “feminist” Super Bowl advertisement, in which the automaker comes out in favor of equal pay for women. At first blush, the spot seems to be nothing but the usual corporate slacktivism,...Show More Summary

2018 Mercedes-AMG E63 S Wagon is 603 Horsepower of Family-Oriented Fun

With Cadillac’s CTS-V Wagon dead and buried, unorthodox — yet highly practical — automotive enthusiasts have been at a severe disadvantage in North America. Europe always seems to have at least a couple overpowered “estate cars” while...Show More Summary

Oshawa Miffed After Apparent Snub by GM’s Mary Barra

There’s no hurt feelings like a city council’s hurt feelings. Oshawa, Ontario, home to TTAC’s managing editor and General Motors Canada headquarters, is feeling a little invisible after an invite delivered last June to GM CEO Mary Barra failed to result in a visit. Show More Summary

Undistracted Driver: Waymo’s Self-driving Minivans are Becoming Eerily Competent

According to the California Department of Motor Vehicles and its autonomous vehicle disengagement report, self-driving cars are in need of less and less human intervention. Waymo, Google’s autonomous driving project, is leading the pack in this regard. Show More Summary

Lucid Motors is Working on an Anti-Noise Signal for its Electric Car

One of the first things you notice in the silence of an electric car is how prevalent wind and tire noise can be without an internal combustion engine to breakup the aural monotony. While no one has ever slipped into madness due to an...Show More Summary

Dodge Challenger SRT Demon Has a Personalized ‘Demon Crate’ and a Horsepower Clue

The latest video born of the Dodge Challenger SRT Demon teaser saga boasts a “Demon Crate” — a box that comes with 18 components, including parts, spare wheels, a mysterious “Demon Track Pack System,” and tools emblazoned with the Demon logo. Show More Summary

Cadillac Still Has a Plan for Sedans, Even as it Plays Crossover Catch-up

Okay, who’s getting all excited about the upcoming refreshed XTS? Anybody? Hello? While the prospect of a mildly revamped front-drive holdover might not set the enthusiast blogs on fire, the sedan’s recent salvation from the Island of Defunct Models is a prudent move for the troubled automaker. Show More Summary

Alfa Romeo and Jeep Will Share a Platform to Save FCA Some Dough

Relaunching Alfa Romeo has been an expensive undertaking for Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, and the brand continues to hemorrhage cash while FCA scrambles to get the Giulia and upcoming Stelvio into driveways. While discussing the company’s...Show More Summary

Midsize Sedan Deathwatch #8: It Got Downright Ugly In January 2017

The Suzuki Kizashi‘s brief tenure came to an end in 2013. 2014 was the last year Mitsubishi produced Galant sales in the United States. 2015 marked the Dodge Avenger’s terminus. The Chrysler 200’s death was announced in 2016. Will 2017...Show More Summary

2017 Subaru Impreza First Drive Review – Riding the River to Mainstream

The Impreza has been the oddball of the economy car bunch since its inception, so it’s fitting that Subaru launched the next-generation compact at the unique and peculiar Pantai Inn in La Jolla, California. The Pantai Inn features rooms...Show More Summary

Alfa Romeo Giulia Poised to Shed Doors: Report

Sick of seeing Alfa Romeo Giulias everywhere you go? Fiat Chrysler Automobiles would love that to be the case, but the model is only just ramping up in the U.S. after its December introduction. January saw a whopping 70 sales, beating December’s 29 by a mile. Show More Summary

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