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Honda Civic Hatchback Next-Gen Production May Come To North America

On Thursday, February 21st, 2019
Honda Civic hatchback Honda just announced this week that it will be closing its Civic hatchback factory in Swindon in the U.K. Besides meaning the potential loss of 3,500 jobs, the plant closure left us wondering what the future is for the Honda Civic hatchback, particularly the Type R, both of which are produced there for global markets ...

Ford Mustang Could Get More Powerful Ecoboost Option For 2020

On Monday, February 18th, 2019
2020 Ford Mustang Carmakers file paperwork with the National Highway Transportation Administration every year that parse VINs for coming models. Hagerty discovered a VIN decoder document for the Ford Mustang suggesting a more powerful engine on the way for the 2020 pony car. According to Bozi Tatarevic, who wrote the Hagerty piece, “sources at Ford say we’re looking ...

2018 Kia Stinger GT Long-Term Update

On Saturday, February 16th, 2019
2018 Kia Stinger GT I look forward to the Detroit Auto Show almost every year. I moved out west, so traveling back for the show offers me a chance to visit the place I grew up, to see what some automakers are bringing to the roads in the upcoming year and to drive some of the long-termers that call ...

Toyota 86 British Green Limited: Bring It Here, Please

On Wednesday, February 13th, 2019
Toyota 86 British Green British Racing Green makes nearly everything better in the automotive world, even a small, Japanese sports car. Despite being about 6,000 miles away from Great Britain, Japan is channeling the British spirit with the Toyota 86 British Green Limited special edition. Be it a Toyota or a Scion, the 86/FR-S has never been offered with ...

AAA Research Finds Icy Temperatures Cut Ev Range Nearly In Half

On Monday, February 11th, 2019
Tesla-Model-S As freezing temperatures plague much of the country, electric vehicle owners may experience a decrease in driving range, compounded by the use of the vehicle’s interior climate control. New research from AAA reveals that when the mercury dips to 20°F and the HVAC system is used to heat the inside of the vehicle, the average ...

2020 Mercedes-AMG GT 63 S Sedan First Drive Review

On Thursday, February 7th, 2019
2020 Mercedes-AMG GT 63 S Gotta hand it to AMG. Though the vast majority of the carmaker’s clientele are likelier to eat glass than track their high-powered sedans, we sampled the 2019 AMG GT sedan at the epic 3.4-mile Circuit of the Americas course. Once the tire smoke subsided, we decided the GT is a potent, if slightly less track-worthy ...

Alfa Romeo Takes Over Naming Of Sauber F1 Team

On Monday, February 4th, 2019
Alfa Romeo Italian car brand Alfa Romeo will be the only name on its Formula One team partnership with Switzerland-based Sauber this season. The rebranding means 2007 F1 champion Kimi Raikkonen and Antonio Giovinazzi will be driving for Alfa Romeo Racing in 2019. The team was called Alfa Romeo Sauber when it finished eighth in the constructors’ ...

Hyundai Tucson N Due In Two Years With ‘At Least 340 Hp’

On Sunday, February 3rd, 2019
Hyundai Tucson N Almost one year ago, Auto Express quoted Hyundai’s global head of sales as saying that a Tucson N “is under development, and other models will come after that.” The same publication says it can confirm the Tucson N will appear within two years, bringing an N-tuned powertrain with it that corrals 340 horsepower. AE says ...