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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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’ ...

Porsche Taycan Owners Will Get 3 Years Of Free Charging

On Tuesday, January 29th, 2019
2019 Porsche Taycan One of the perks of owning a Tesla is access to the Supercharger network of fast chargers, and especially the early offer of free charging there with certain models. So it’s not entirely surprising that Porsche will provide a similar program to buyers of the Porsche Taycan electric sports sedan. For the first three years ...

Novitec Shows Off Its Version Of The Ferrari 812 Superfast

On Wednesday, January 23rd, 2019
Ferrari 812 Superfast It’s hard to imagine improving upon the unbelievable Ferrari 812 Superfast, but Novitec now offers a way to do just that. Performance upgrades to the 789 horsepower 6.5-liter V12 are scheduled to come later, but there’s no shortage of things you can tack on now. To begin, Novitec developed an aero package using carbon fiber. ...

Redesigned Toyota Highlander Looks Like A Big Rav4

On Thursday, January 17th, 2019
The Detroit Auto Show was full of three-row crossover news with the Ford Explorer, Kia Telluride and Cadillac XT6 all making their debuts. But the news isn’t over yet as one of our spy photographers caught the next-generation Toyota Highlander out testing. The crossover is carefully camouflaged with copious amounts of cardboard, but we can ...


Ford Plans New Wireless Technology For Connected Cars In 2022

On Tuesday, January 8th, 2019
Ford plans new wireless technology Ford said on Monday it plans to roll out a wireless technology for its new vehicle models in the United States, starting in 2022, that will allow direct communication between connected devices. The new technology, called C-V2X, or cellular vehicle-to-everything,  would augment sensors used in self-driving cars making the vehicle’s view from radars and cameras ...

2020 Ford Police Interceptor Utility First Look: Previewing The 2020 Explorer

On Sunday, January 6th, 2019
2020 Ford Police Back in October Ford gave us a sneak peak and shared some police-department test results for its latest police pursuit Interceptor vehicle, which is based on the forthcoming 2020 Explorer. To review, the 2020 Police Interceptor Utility’s standard drivetrain is a 3.3-liter V-6 hybrid. Optional engines include a non-hybridized 3.3-liter V-6 and a 3.0-liter EcoBoost ...