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Lamborghini’s new Urus SUV is a connectivity benchmark for its future cars

The tremendous forces acting upon the automotive industry won’t make Lamborghini water down its cars. If anything, the storied Italian brand will …

Spied! Ford Focus Caught Completely Undisguised in Portugal

That's one seriously good looking hatchback<p>When Ford introduced the 2012 Focus, it was a big deal. For the first time in years, the U.S. got the same great compact car that Europe did. Seven years later, however, the Focus we were so excited to drive is now best described as “long in the tooth.” …

Volvo’s New V60 ad Might Backfire and Make you Want an old Volvo Instead

It's just so hard to say no to a vintage Volvo wagon<p>Today, Volvo released a 90-second teaser for the redesigned V60 wagon it plans to reveal next week. It’s short on specs, but you can probably assume the new V60 will be as impressive as the rest of Volvo’s lineup. It will probably look a lot like …

2017 Lincoln Continental 3.0T AWD Black Label

Not enough to put Lincoln into the luxury big leagues.<p><b>What It Is:</b> Lincoln’s latest attempt to make a mark on the luxury market. As an all-new flagship sedan wearing one of the industry’s most storied nameplates, the Continental has big shoes to fill. Distinctive styling and a wide array of …

I found an easter egg in a rental 2017 Pacifica. It is a timeline of Chrysler minivans. Left to right: Pacifica, then 3 town and countries, with the last gen of it on the second to left.

Watch ADAC Crash Test a Lego Porsche 911 GT3 RS

The Allgemeiner Deutscher Automobil-Club (ADAC), Germany’s equivalent of our AAA, knows what the populace likes. Few people hate Legos—we can think only of parents who’ve stepped on errant bricks in the middle of the night—and a great many more carry on an affair with the Danish toys long into …

The Lexus CT200h Is Dead

The Lexus CT200h has reached the end of the line. Lexus said the hybrid hatchback won’t return for the 2018 model year, at least in the United States; it’ll continue to be sold elsewhere for the foreseeable future. The CT first arrived in 2011 and has been Lexus’s smallest and least expensive …

2017 Smart Fortwo Electric Drive Gets Price Cut

Micro EV coupe starts at $24,550, cabrio at $28,750<p>The Smart Fortwo Electric Drive Coupe will start at $24,550 and the convertible version will start at $28,750, excluding federal and state incentives. The coupe’s pricing is $1,200 lower than the outgoing model.<p>According to its maker, the Smart …

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2018-Volvo-XC60-PLACEMENT Photo Gallery

Elevated 2018 Volvo XC60 Drops FWD, Starts at $42,495

IIHS Wants Side Guards on Semis

When semi-trailer trucks and passenger vehicles collide, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety says, mandatory under-ride guards on the sides of tractor-trailer rigs could save lives. The trucking industry, though, says a better solution would be to hasten the rollout of advanced safety …

Ford Sync 3 Update Adds Android Auto and Apple CarPlay to 2016 Models

Look out Tesla: Ford makes its first foray into over-the-air updates<p>Ford is releasing a new software update making Android Auto and Apple CarPlay available to 2016 model-year vehicles using the Sync 3 infotainment system. The company is offering its customers several avenues to install the update …

Ford Replaces CEO Mark Fields

Company says Jim Hackett is next CEO<p>This just in — Ford CEO Mark Fields is leaving the FoMoCo and will be replaced by its Ford Smart Mobility head, James P. Hackett according to a recent report by <i>Forbes</i>.<p>Here’s the official word from Ford:<p>“Mark Fields served as president and chief executive officer …

Volvo to Offer Android Infotainment System on New Models

Arrives in next few years<p>New Volvos including the XC90 feature one of the most advanced infotainment systems on the market, but the automaker still sees room for improvement. Volvo has partnered with Google to develop an infotainment system based on the Android operating system, and it’s expected …

Lamborghini Urus SUV Will Make 650 HP From Twin-Turbo V-8

Plug-in hybrid to arrive a year after standard model<p>Lamborghini’s plans to build an SUV, nor that vehicle’s powertrain offerings, haven’t been a secret, but the model’s exact power output wasn’t known until now. In an interview with <i>Automotive News Europe</i>, Lamborghini CEO Stefano Domenicali let slip …

Spied! New Jeep Wrangler Shows off Upscale Interior

Prototype features manual transmission<p>We’ve already seen camouflaged prototypes and leaked renderings of the new Wrangler, but thanks to some new photos, we now we have a better idea of what to expect inside the cabin. Our spy photographers recently had the chance to see the SUV’s interior mostly …

One Millionth Porsche 911 is an Irish Green Carrera S

The one-millionth Porsche 911 has rolled off the assembly line in Zuffenhausen, 54 years after the first of the now-iconic rear-engine coupes.<p>Speaking at the ceremony in Porsche's Zuffenhausen factory in Germany, Wolfgang Porsche, chairman of the Supervisory Board at Porsche AG, said, "54 years …

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McLaren 720S: First Drive

What started with the slightly predictable 12C has now become the wonderfully bonkers 720S.<p>"They got hit over the head. We all know it, that the car didn't demonstrate enough energy, creative energy – passion, you could call it. It never looked wrong, it just looked ho-hum. It's like an athlete …

How to Fix Your Speedometer for Different Size Tires

Have you changed your tire size or final-drive gear? You just made your speedo and odometer inaccurate. Here's how to fix them both.<p>If you've ever modified a car with smaller or larger tires or, perhaps, a different final-drive gear, you've immediately screwed up your speedometer. This is, of …

The Toyota Tercel Was One of the Last Bare-Bones Economy Cars

Today's econoboxes are aspirational. The Tercel ... wasn't.<p>These days, there aren't really any simple economy cars on sale anymore— even the $14,000 Mitsubishi Mirage comes standard with power windows and keyless go. But back in the early 1990s, an economy car was only expected to offer the bare …

2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio Priced from $42,990

Heading to dealerships very soon<p>The 2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio will arrive in U.S. dealerships this summer with a starting price of $42,990.<p>Standard features include leather seats, a power liftgate, a backup camera, rear parking sensors, remote start with passive entry, push-button start, and 18-inch …

2017 Volvo XC90

How Swede it is.<p>Overall Rating:<p>As the flagship crossover of Sweden’s luxury brand, the stunning Volvo XC90 lives up to its post. A selection of four-cylinder and plug-in hybrid powertrains makes the XC90 a pioneer in a segment full of V-6s<b>,</b> even if its options are less refined than some of the …

Next-Gen Infiniti QX80 to Keep Same Architecture, Powertrain

New SUV is due later this year<p>The Infiniti QX80 Monograph concept that debuted at the New York auto show previews a new look for the next generation of the large SUV which will go into production by the end of the year.<p>But the 2018 QX80 will drive pretty much the same because Infiniti is keeping …

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Here's How You Can Make Your Own Civic Si Hatch for $695

Why wait for the Si sedan to show up on dealer floors when you can make your own right now?<p>Earlier this month, Honda revealed the all-new Civic Si to the world. The biggest news was the car's move to forced induction, using a turbocharged 1.5-liter four cylinder rather than a high-revving, …

Mercedes-Benz Debuts CLA Star Wars Edition for Japan

Japan-bound model celebrates 40th anniversary of the saga<p>Nissan beat Mercedes to the punch in introducing a Star Wars-themed vehicle, but the German automaker deserves kudos for its clever timing. To celebrate Star Wars day, Mercedes has unveiled the CLA 180 Star Wars Edition.<p>Mercedes will produce …

New Poster Celebrates 60th Anniversary of Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca

Art commissioned for 2017 Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion<p>To commemorate the 60th anniversary of Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, the Sports Car Racing Association of the Monterey Peninsula (SCAMP), which runs the track, commissioned artist Bill Patterson to create a poster for the 2017 Rolex Monterey …

Here's the Easter Egg Found in the Honda Civic’s Console

Often, when automakers integrate fun Easter eggs inside their new cars, they like to shout it from the rooftops for everyone to hear. Honda takes a different approach and keeps its hidden features, well, hidden. So hidden, in fact, that when a group of Honda designers came up with a unique little …