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Der ChicWagen: Audi’s New A5/S5 Sportback

Despite dire warnings that the sedan is about to experience a slow and grisly demise, der Technikers at Audi announced today that they will be crafting a new five-door liftback from their swoopy A5 coupe, the most interesting of which is the S5 Sportback. Show More Summary

Bosch Sought Legal Protection from Volkswagen Over ‘Defeat Device’ Use: Lawyers

(Reuters) – Auto supplier Robert Bosch GmbH concealed the use of Volkswagen AG’s secret “defeat device” software that it helped design and demanded in 2008 that the German automaker provide legal protection in its use, lawyers for American owners alleged in a court filing. Show More Summary

The Next Big Thing for Mercedes-Benz Vans: Drones

Mercedes-Benz plans to spend piles of cash figuring out exciting new business models for its vans segment, and one idea involves invading people’s airspace. Because most of its van buyers are in the delivery business, the German automaker...Show More Summary

Trackday Diaries: A New Life Awaits You In The… Other Sports Beckon!

I’ve been doing this racetrack thing for sixteen years now, and I’ve seen things you people wouldn’t believe. Mustangs on fire off the shoulder of Shenandoah. I watched Xenons glitter in the dark near the Thunderhill gate. All these moments will be lost in time, like tears in rain. Show More Summary

Bernie Ecclestone to Stay on as Formula One Boss after Takeover: Report

Longtime Formula One chief executive Bernie Ecclestone will remain involved with his beloved sport, even after an imminent takeover by a U.S.-based media company. Ecclestone, head of Formula One for the past four decades, says he’s been asked to stay on for three years after the takeover, Reuters reports. Show More Summary

Dealer Backlash Grows Against Cadillac’s ‘Project Pinnacle’

A dealer association in California is the latest group to go after Cadillac, demanding the automaker make changes to its controversial “Project Pinnacle” sales incentive program. The California New Car Dealers Association, acting atShow More Summary

Volvo Readies Small Car Revival, Trademarks V40 Name in U.S.

Volvo is determined to make a splash in the U.S. small car market when the next-generation 40-series cars arrive, and it’s already laying the groundwork. The Swedish automaker filed a trademark application for the V40 name on AugustShow More Summary

Midsize Sedan Death Watch: August 2016 Midsize Sales Plunge 26%

There will always be a place in the American market for the conventional midsize sedan. Despite harsh declines in recent months, consumers are still on track to register more than 2 million midsize cars in calendar year 2016. In fact,...Show More Summary

Poor Prior Pre-Purchase Planning Promotes Pao Problems

Some cars seem to excite a primordial part of our lizard brain, prompting us into ill-advised purchases. A brother of mine once bought a Pantera sight-unseen, based on eBay thumbnail photos and boundless faith in his fellow man to Do The Right Thing. Show More Summary

Ace of Base: Nissan 370Z Coupe

There’s not much new in the 2017 Nissan 370Z, and it has largely been that way since Nissan introduced it way back in, uh, wow, 2009. Sure, an equivalently priced Mustang or Camaro is arguably more modern with better technology, but you’ll never find one of those models in this series. Show More Summary

Shocker: Study Shows Americans Aren’t Interested in Owning EVs, Prefer Better Gas Mileage Instead

The electric vehicle revolution, if you want to call it that, won’t happen in the “I woke up and everything was different” manner envisioned by hard-core EV enthusiasts. EVs are no longer new to the automotive scene, but there’s still...Show More Summary

General Motors Settles Last Bellwether Ignition Switch Cases

(Reuters) – General Motors Co said on Monday it settled the last two so-called bellwether cases stemming from a faulty ignition switch linked to 124 deaths and 275 injuries. The settlement came on the eve of what would have been theShow More Summary

Ask Bark Brief: How To Replace Something They Don’t Make Anymore

Austin writes: Bark, For the last two years, my daily driver has been a used 2006 Audi A6 Avant (bought outright in cash). Living in Minnesota and attending college in a rural part of the state, it’s the ultimate vehicle. It swallows...Show More Summary

Dodge Challenger Gains All-Wheel Drive this Fall

The Dodge Challenger is well known for fouling empty parking lots with smoke-belching burnouts, but Fiat Chrysler Automobiles clearly feels its muscle coupe needs four-wheel traction. Horsepower lovers in northern climes are likely celebrating the news (reported by Automotive News) that the Challenger will gain an all-wheel-drive variant. Show More Summary

Unifor Picks GM as Target Company as Clock Ticks Towards Potential Strike

The union representing Detroit Three autoworkers in Canada has chosen General Motors as its target company as contract negotiations get serious. Agreements reached between Unifor and GM will set the pattern for negotiations with Ford and Fiat Chrysler. Show More Summary

Genesis G90 Pricing Splits the Difference Between Americans, Germans

As it tries to carve out a foothold in the premium field, Genesis has priced its full-size G90 luxury sedan in an intermediate zone between its established German competition and new American range-toppers. The G90 comes laden with standard features, so the price range of the four available configurations isn’t wide. Show More Summary

Volkswagen Buys Stake in Navistar, Wants a Slice of the U.S. Heavy Truck Market

Volkswagen’s commercial vehicles division is eager to enter the U.S. heavy truck market, and it just found a partner to help pull it off. Volkswagen Truck & Bus has announced it will buy a 16.6 percent stake in U.S. truck maker Navistar International Corp., a share buy worth $256 million. Show More Summary

It Didn’t Take Five Years: The Toyota RAV4 Outsold The Toyota Camry In August 2016

Will the Toyota RAV4 outsell Toyota’s long-running best-selling car, the Toyota Camry, within the next five years? Nine months ago, Toyota Motor Corp.’s U.S. boss, Bob Carter, said, “I’ll bet you lunch that will happen.” It didn’t take five years. Show More Summary

2016 Volkswagen Beetle Dune Review – Blonde Bug

The youthful squealing could be heard down the long driveway and through several panes of glass. When I told my daughters that I’d be picking them up from the babysitter’s house in something different, they had no idea what chariot would ferry them to softball and cheerleading practice that eventing. Show More Summary

Junkyard Find: 1996 Isuzu Oasis

One of the best things about haunting high-inventory-turnover self-service junkyards is finding really rare vehicles. Sometimes those ultra-rare machines are ancient European cars nobody remembers, sometimes they are commonplace cars with options nobody ordered, and sometimes they are obscure imported minivans that disappeared without a trace. Show More Summary

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