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Aston Martin Gets Temporary Exemption From New NHTSA Safety Rules

Aston Martin has been exempted from adhering to new U.S. safety rules that would have required it to stop selling certain models in the ‘States, one if it’s most important markets.<p>The British automaker applied for a temporary exemption from new side-impact federal safety standards back in March, …

Ford's Expeditions for SEMA Are Mostly Just Silly

We thought that tinted SUVs on oversize rims were as passé as the idea of showing music videos on MTV. But, wouldn’t you know it, <i>DUB Magazine</i> is still in print (“If it ain’t on some 24s then it ain’t my sh*t,” proclaims the latest cover story) and Ford still makes an SUV that looks like it did in …

Scion Chops Part of the Roof Off the FR-S Sports Car for SEMA

For years, rumors have swirled about Scion building a convertible version of the FR-S. Alas, well into the FR-S’s life cycle, such a thing has never appeared, at least not in production form. There was a concept, the FT-86 Open, which Scion parent company Toyota showed last year at the Geneva auto …

2016 Kia Sorento Diesel I-4 European-Spec First Drive

In the same year that Kia is celebrating 20 years of selling cars in the U.S., it’s busy smashing every one of its sales records. Last year Kia shifted just over 500,000 units — itself a company record — but already in the first three-quarters of 2014 it’s sold more than 445,000. And there’s more …

Hyper-Flared DUB Edition Toyota Yaris and Sienna Debut, Are Kinda Rad

DUB went for the cupcake and large-loaf ends of Toyota’s U.S. product lineup when it came to this year’s SEMA project cars. And they chose to travel the widebody route for both the Yaris and Sienna DUB Editions.<p>The wee Yaris, resplendent in its pearl-white/black livery, features a pair of Mr. …

The scariest cars we've ever driven

<i>Halloween is the day dedicated to everything spooky, scary and ghoulish. To mark the occasion, members of the Top Gear team have delved into the</i> …

Scion Challenged Three Media Outlets to Build the Ultimate FR-S

Scion’s annual Tuner Challenge, in which three tuners are given a Scion, $15,000, and 90 days to customize the car for the SEMA show, has become something we look forward to every year. For 2014, Scion has changed things up: instead of handing the cars over to tuners, the automaker issued its …

Refreshing or Revolting: 2015 BMW X5 M

Carrying 567 hp and the well-respected M name, the BMW X5 M should look the part of a high-performance vehicle. Many argued this wasn’t the case with the previous generation, which perhaps looks just a little too similar to the traditional X5. Will the redesigned 2015 model remedy this issue? Take …

Nearly 382,000 Ram Pickups Recalled for Faulty Wiring Harness

Ford Edge, Lincoln MKX, Jeep Grand Cherokee, Dodge Durango Also Recalled<p>Chrysler is recalling nearly 382,000 Ram pickups for an issue with certain wiring harness terminals near the fuel-heater housing and more than 184,000 Dodge Durango and Jeep Grand Cherokee models for an issue with the …

Hydrogen power coming soon

Have we reached the stage where hydrogen is a viable alternative to petrol and diesel? We talk to Hyundai’s head of fuel cell research<p>The hydrogen economy is alive, well and coming soon according to Sae Hoon Kim, <b>Hyundai</b>’s most senior research engineer into fuel cell technology.<p>Citing the latest …

2015 Scion tC Release Series 9.0 Revealed in Orange and Black

Just in time for Halloween is this orange and black Scion TC. Specifically, it’s the 2015 Scion TC Release Series 9.0, which is the latest model to get the Release Series treatment following the xB and the FR-S.<p>Here, the 2015 tC Release Series 9.0 is done up in magma orange paint on the lower half …

It's Hennessey's bonkers Jag F-Type

Try telling Hennessey Performance that, though. The maker of the Veyron-slaying Venom has got its hands on an F-Type R Coupe, decided it’s a little …

Audi Reportedly Leaving Le Mans for Formula 1

Audi has won the 24 Hours of Le Mans outright 13 out of the last 15 times—a staggering accomplishment. As the Audi dynasty piled up wins, critics wondered when the company might rest on its laurels. According to <i>Auto Express</i>, that time may be upon us. Audi may abandon both LMP1 and DTM to take a …

Fiat-Chrysler Spinning Off Ferrari to Raise Cash for Recovery Plan

Fiat-Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne has wasted no time in imposing his will and financial nous on iconic supercar-maker Ferrari.<p>Less than a month after ousting long-term Ferrari president Luca di Montezemolo, Marchionne has pushed through a plan to slice the ultraprofitable Ferrari off from FCA’s …

We Hear: Next-Gen Land Rover Defender to Feature Aluminum Chassis

The next-gen Land Rover Defender will be the most capable Land Rover ever built when it arrives in 2016, a big boss at Jaguar Land Rover said at the Paris motor show.<p>Phil Popham, JLR group marketing director, boasted about the next Defender to <i>Autocar</i>, saying that it will have the biggest “breadth …

Jaguar Land Rover to build Discoverys in Brazil

Jaguar Land Rover confirms relaunched Discovery offroader will be built at new plant in South America as West Midlands-based manufacturer expands global presence<p>Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) has announced that its Discovery Sport will be one of the first vehicles to be built at its new plant in Brazil as …

Chrysler Recalls 566,000 Rams, Durangos, Grand Cherokees

Chrysler is recalling 566,000 SUVS and pickups for faulty airbags, a stability control flaw, and leaking diesel fuel.<p>The 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee and Dodge Durango have airbag modules that can short-circuit due to a manufacturing defect on the circuit board. As a result, the front airbags, side …

Why Fiat-Chrysler Is Spinning Off Ferrari: An Analyst Weighs In

Today’s announcement that Fiat-Chrysler will spin off Ferrari into a separate company rocked the automotive world. Coming hot on the heels of the fiery resignation of longtime Ferrari CEO Luca Cordero di Montezemolo, the Italian-American auto conglomerate’s decision to shed Ferrari seems …

2015 BMW M4 Takes on 2015 Lexus RC F on Head 2 Head

The 2015 Lexus RC F is new to the sports coupe game, and while it may not have the same pedigree as the 2015 BMW M4, can it live up to the German car’s performance? On this week’s episode of Head 2 Head, both cars are taken to the Hyundai Proving Grounds to see which car is faster and more fun to …

Top 10 All-Wheel Drive Vehicles

With temperatures dropping and winter setting in, snow and other unfavorable road conditions will be on the rise, and without the use of an all-wheel drive vehicle, those situations can be tough to manage. Even if you live in an area where inclement weather doesn’t reach you, having an AWD vehicle …

Ferrari’s New Era: It’s Marchionne’s Turn Now, and He Wants Growth

Enzo Ferrari, who founded his eponymous company in 1947 as an extension of the race team he’d run since 1929, might have created the legend, but it’s Luca Cordero di Montezemolo, born into an aristocratic family the year the company was founded, and appointed Ferrari chairman in 1991, who turned …