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Headlights and Small-Overlap Front Crash Tests Shorten List of 2018 IIHS Top Safety Pick+ Award Winners Headlights and Small-Overlap Front Crash Tests Shorten List of 2018 IIHS Top Safety Pick+ Award Winners
- New standards for headlights and front-end crashes are making it harder for new cars and trucks to receive an insurance-industry-backed group’s highest safety rating. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) gave just 15 vehicles its highest rating of Top Safety Pick+ for 2018, compared...
Headlights and Small-Overlap Front Crash Tests Shorten List of 2018 IIHS Top Safety Pick+ Award Winners »
Bentley Continental GT: It’s Not A Sports Car, But It’s Still Fast Bentley Continental GT: It’s Not A Sports Car, But It’s Still Fast
This is the all-new Bentley Continental GT. It is many things, but one thing it is definitely not, is a sports car. Yes, it is very fast. Yes, it can cover huge amounts of ground at high speed. Yes, it has NASA levels of technology packed within. But, this thing weighs more than a Sherman tank....
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Audi Sets Heads Spinning with New, Confusing Powertrain Badging Audi Sets Heads Spinning with New, Confusing Powertrain Badging
- Audi’s familiar 2.0, 3.0, and 4.0 designations soon will disappear as the company introduces a new naming scheme for its powertrains. Eventually, all Audi models will wear a double-digit designation ranging from 30 to 70 in increments of five, in accordance with its power output. The justification...
Audi Sets Heads Spinning with New, Confusing Powertrain Badging »
Orange Fury Ford Mustang Inspires Ice Cream Sandwich Orange Fury Ford Mustang Inspires Ice Cream Sandwich
Y’know, sometimes, the gearhead world gets downright weird. This is one of those days. As I read the press release about this – this being Ford’s making of an ice cream sandwich that has some razor thin tie in with the beloved Mustang – I had to start over three or four times. One of those...
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Pole Vault: Volvo’s Polestar to Become Dedicated Electrified Performance Brand Pole Vault: Volvo’s Polestar to Become Dedicated Electrified Performance Brand
  - - The days of Rebel Blue Volvo wagons swilling gasoline and squirting oil into spinning turbos may be about to end. Volvo’s performance arm, Polestar, will now engineer an entirely new lineup of electrified vehicles that won’t wear the Volvo name. - Without revealing what its mysterious double-arrow...
Pole Vault: Volvo’s Polestar to Become Dedicated Electrified Performance Brand »
Ford Invests $350 Million For Powertrain Technology, Job Creation Ford Invests $350 Million For Powertrain Technology, Job Creation
Ford Motor Company is investing $350 million in the Livonia Transmission Plant. The move will help Ford expand their lineup of fuel-efficient powertrains while fortifying core automotive business, according to a press release from the automaker. In addition, Ford will create or retain 800 hourly...
Ford Invests $350 Million For Powertrain Technology, Job Creation »
Ford Invests $350 Million For Powertrain Technology, Job Creation Ford Invests $350 Million For Powertrain Technology, Job Creation
Ford Motor Company is investing $350 million in the Livonia Transmission Plant. The move will help Ford expand their lineup of fuel-efficient powertrains while fortifying core automotive business, according to a press release from the automaker. In addition, Ford will create or retain 800 hourly...
Ford Invests $350 Million For Powertrain Technology, Job Creation »
General Motors Restructuring International Markets To Strengthen Global Business General Motors Restructuring International Markets To Strengthen Global Business
General Motors has announced “key restructuring actions” for its international business to increase overall financial health. The move comes as GM is looking to focus capital and resources on opportunities expected to yield higher returns, according to a press release from the automaker. “As...
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2017 Honda Civic Type R Sets Nürburgring Lap Record 2017 Honda Civic Type R Sets Nürburgring Lap Record
Okay, three things here: 1) Honda’s latest hotrod Civic, the Type R, set a time on the Nürburgring of 7 minutes 43.80 seconds, which is a very fast time indeed; 2) That is a record time for any front-wheel drive car; 3) Nürburgring records are not to be trusted. Okay, so maybe number 3 is a...
2017 Honda Civic Type R Sets Nürburgring Lap Record »
Genesis Targets the High-End VIP Exclusive Market with a Two-Tone G90 Genesis Targets the High-End VIP Exclusive Market with a Two-Tone G90
- If Genesis wants to be taken seriously as a competitor to established luxury brands such as Bentley and Rolls-Royce, it’s off to the right start by creating a less-than-tasteful-looking special edition (and by putting out a press release that uses the word “bespoke” while comparing the car...
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