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The 15 Must-See Debuts of the 2015 Frankfurt Auto Show

GM agrees to $900M gov settlement over ignition switches

$575 Million in Civil Settlements<p>General Motors has agreed to a $900-million criminal settlement with the US government over the automaker's ignition switch problems, which led to a massive recall in 2014. The company also also announced $575-million in civil resolutions for two cases.<p>According to</i> …

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Prosecutors, not regulators, are the new enforcers of automotive safety

General Motors' agreement Thursday to pay a $900-million fine for failing to recall defective cars illustrates the new playbook for holding automakers accountable for safety.<p>Traditional regulators have outsourced the heavy lifting to federal prosecutors, who brandish criminal charges as leverage to …

Honda shows off reborn Civic

Eager to restore luster and add youthful pizazz to its bestselling sedan,<p>Hondaon Wednesday night took up residency in YouTube Studios in West Los Angeles to unveil the 2016 Civic.<p>Scheduled to hit showrooms in the coming weeks, the 10th-generation of the four-seater is sportier and sleeker than its …

Batman’s Garage Is Real, And It’s Spectacular

They even engineered a secret Batcave-style entrance. Read Full Article

Just Because Mazda Is Working on Rotaries Doesn't Mean There's a New RX-7

One does not equal the other.<p>Every few months, a story comes out that says Mazda is imminently developing a new RX-7 and it will be on sale within two years. Every single time, people get intensely excited about the prospect of a rotary-powered halo car from the Japanese brand. And every single …

Nissan R-32 GT-R Actually Makes 320 Hp, Despite "Gentlemen's Agreement"

We'll keep everything under 300 bhp, they said. We promise, they said.<p><i>Jalopnik</i>'s Doug DeMuro is a proud owner of a Nissan R-32 GT-R, a car that was produced at the beginning of a "gentlemen's agreement" between all Japanese carmakers. This agreement was to limit all production car horsepower to …

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One woman’s solo journey around the world in a 1930

<i>Heidi with Hudo in Canada. Photos courtesy Heidi Hetzer.</i><p>While most 77-year old women are relaxing at home and ordering jewelry from QVC, Heidi Hetzer …

The 500-hp Corvette That Chevrolet Didn't Talk About

L88 is the code for excellence.<p>Rarely does a manufacturer make a point to not advertise one of its products, particularly one that is its peak performance offering. An exception to the rule was this 1969 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray L88. And that intentionally low profile when new is part of what …