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2018 Range Rover Velar R-Dynamic SE Long-Term Update 1: Wall of Power

At $76K, the Range Rover Velar is the quickest Landie for the least amount of money<p>The performance of a $76,000 crossover should be impressive. And damn if Land Rover doesn’t deliver.<p>Its 2,000 break-in miles complete, our long-term Range Rover Velar P380 SE R-Dynamic was set for its requisite …

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2018 Subaru Crosstrek Long-Term Update 3: It’s Time to Grumble

Let me in, and stop snapping my neck<p>It has been six months since we received our long-term Crosstrek tester, and although we’re enjoying our time in Subaru’s smallest crossover, it’s time to complain. Sorry, little Subaru, but the honeymoon is over.<p>At <i>Motor Trend</i>, we have a large fleet of short- and …

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Spied! Audi RS Q8 Put to the Test on the ‘Ring

Brand readies its performance SUV flagship<p>The 2019 Audi Q8 flagship SUV should be quick enough for most, with its turbocharged 3.0-liter V-6 and mild hybrid system making 335 hp and 369 lb-ft of torque, but these days there’s no shortage of demand for more power and performance. We know an SQ8 is …

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Volvo Moves XC60 Production to Avoid Tariffs on Chinese Imports

U.S.-bound XC60s will be built in Europe<p>Volvo has been making XC60 crossovers for the U.S. market in China, but that plan isn’t going to fly with the newly imposed tariffs on Chinese imports. To solve this problem, Volvo will shift production of U.S.-bound XC60s to Europe, where it already builds …

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Mopar’s New NHRA Funny Car Gets Dodge Charger Hellcat Branding

707 hp not enough? Then how about 10,000?<p>Having 707 hp on tap is plenty for a street car, but nowhere near enough to hang in the National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) Funny Car class. As such, the 2019 Mopar Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat NHRA Funny Car packs more than 10,000 hp. The drag racer inspired …

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Dodge, Chrysler, Fiat Will Still Play Key Role in FCA Lineup

We talk to passenger car brand chief Steve Beahm about what to expect<p>Steve Beahm took over as head of FCA passenger car brands (Dodge, SRT, Chrysler, and Fiat) for North America in February, responsible for selling and marketing once-majestic brands now struggling for relevance in an SUV-happy …

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2019 Dodge Challenger R/T Scat Pack 1320 First Look

Street-legal muscle car for the grassroots drag racer<p>Just when you thought the Hellcat franchise was tapped out, FCA uses the Dodge Mile-High National Hot Rod Association Nationals event in Denver to announce its latest buzz model: the 2019 Dodge Challenger R/T Scat Pack 1320. The drag-oriented, …

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The 2019 Ford Edge ST Will Reportedly Cost $43,350

According to an alleged leaked dealer pricing sheet<p>Earlier this year, Ford announced that there would be an ST version of the 2019 Edge. The the ST essentially replaces the previous Edge Sport, and we knew it would offer more power and better handling, but we weren’t sure how much Ford’s first …

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Nissan Leaf Nismo Heading to Japan

Hotted-up Leaf debuts in production form<p>Nissan has unveiled the production version of the Leaf Nismo, destined to go on sale in Japan starting July 31. The model receives cosmetic upgrades as well as a sportier suspension and other performance bits.<p>Nissan added red accents all around the exterior, …

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Your Accessories Suck (Power) — Engine Masters Preview Ep. 35

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2019 Audi A8 Starts at $84,795

Configurator is now live<p>Audi has released a configurator for the A8 flagship sedan, revealing a BMW 7 Series-rivaling starting price of $84,795. The model comes standard with a 3.0-liter turbocharged V-6 and 48-volt mild hybrid technology for a total system output of 335 hp.<p>The base A8 is just a …

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2018 Fiat 500L and 500X Models Get More Chrome

New trim packages offered<p>Want more flair for your Fiat? The marque announced new chrome packages for its 2018 Fiat 500L and 500X models.<p>For 2018, the Fiat 500L can be ordered with a Chrome Appearance Group, which is based on the Pop trim but adds front-fascia chrome accents, rear-reflector chrome …

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First McLaren Senna in North America Delivered

Special paint color named after its owner<p>McLaren has already sold all 500 copies of the Senna, and the automaker estimates about a third were ordered by customers in North America. Now, McLaren has delivered its very first Senna on the continent, and it’s complete with plenty of custom bits made …

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2019 Audi TT Gets Refreshed Design

Audi also upgrades the transmission<p>Coming off a 2016 model-year redesign, the Audi TT receives some small but important tweaks for 2019. These updates include refreshed exterior styling, an upgraded transmission, and more standard features.<p>With the optional S line exterior package, the TT features …

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Watch: 10 Reasons Why the 2018 Volkswagen Golf R is the Ultimate Grand Tourer

Not your ordinary Golf<p>The Volkwagen Golf R may look like a mainstream hatch from the outside, but it’s actually a powerhouse that can keep up with the much bolder looking Honda Civic Type R and Subaru WRX STI. The German hatch mixes refinement with speed, all while flying under the radar with its …

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2018 Alfa Romeo Giulia Ti Sport Long-Term Arrival

And now, for something completely different<p>Dedicated readers closely following my career (Hi, Mom! Thanks for reading, Grandpa!) will no doubt recall I recently returned our previous Car of the Year, the Chevrolet Bolt EV. Normally, trading a hatchback for a sedan would be no cause for commotion; …

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Checking Out the Thinkware F800 Pro Dash Cam

In our long-term 2018 Kia Stinger GT<p>Once known primarily as a source for hilarious and bizarre slice-of-life videos from Russia, dash cams have become a popular aftermarket accessory for drivers in the U.S. in recent years. Not only can these devices provide key evidence if you get into an …

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Watch: 7 Reasons Why the Luftauto 002 Is the Coolest Off-Road 911

Check out what makes this air-cooled restomod special<p>Patrick Long is one of the men behind the Luftgekuhlt celebration of air-cooled Porsches. But his custom air-cooled 911, an off-road-focused design dubbed the Luftauto 002, is also one of the show’s stars. Take a look to find out why.

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Rezvani Tank Military Edition Offers Hellcat Power

MRAP star with 707-hp upgrade and bulletproof tires<p>Ferris Rezvani started creating insane vehicles like the Beast to bring the thrill of an F-4 fighter jet to the ground. From there, the small motor company rolled out its Tank to give civilians a defense driving experience. Now, it’s going one step …

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Chevrolet City Express Discontinued

But not the Nissan NV200<p>Ford makes the Transit Connect, but if you’re like us, you may have forgotten Chevrolet has its own small van called the City Express. Essentially a rebadged Nissan NV200, it entered the market in 2014, but it failed to gain the same sales success as many of its rivals. Now, …

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Lexus May Introduce Electrified F Models

Maybe a bespoke F hybrid GT<p>Lexus offers a host of hybrid vehicles, from the NX, RX, ES, GS, LS, and LC. It currently doesn’t have hybrid versions of its F performance vehicles, but that could soon change. Speaking with <i>Auto Express</i>, Lexus boss Yoshihiro Sawa admits there is a place for hybrid F …

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2019 Acura MDX Receives A-Spec Package, Updated Nine-Speed

Prices start at just over $45,000<p>The 2019 Acura MDX returns to the lineup after a 2017 refresh and some tech upgrades for 2018. The model boasts an A-Spec appearance package, an enhanced nine-speed automatic, and new interior and exterior color options among other features. Prices start at $45,295, …

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2019 Toyota Corolla Hatchback vs. 2019 Toyota C-HR

Is there a reason to get the hatch over the crossover?<p>Although crossovers are eating away at the sales of traditional cars, there remain plenty of options for those who aren’t sure they want an SUV. The 2019 Toyota Corolla hatchback goes on sale before the end of the summer and will sit alongside …

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2019 Toyota Corolla Hatchback First Test: Haute, Not Hot

Moving beyond vanilla<p>Mention Toyota Corolla to anyone, and the first terms they’ll likely use to describe the car would be fuel efficient, affordable, and, in the case of automotive enthusiasts, a boring appliance. With the exception of the rear-drive Corolla GT-S/AE86 (the spiritual ancestor of …

Spied! Honda Civic Type R Caught Testing Smaller Wing

Would-be buyers turned off by stock spoiler may be in luck<p>The Honda Civic Type R is arguably the most fun-to-drive compact on the market, but its extreme boy racer looks aren’t for everyone. Soon, critics of the Type R’s styling may have less to complain about, as these spy shots show a test mule …

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Porsche Macan Goes High-Altitude Testing

Refreshed model arrives later this month<p>The Porsche Macan already offers excellent acceleration, and it’s highly capable off-road. But Porsche is looking to improve the formula for the refreshed version that launches globally in the coming weeks. In this video, Porsche takes Macan prototypes to …

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Next Nissan GT-R Will Likely Feature Electrification, Design Boss Says

Work on the new Godzilla is in the early stages<p>The Nissan GT-R is getting a bit long in the tooth, but we may not see a new generation enter production for several years. Speaking with <i>Autocar</i>, Nissan design boss Alfonso Albaisa said the team is working on early details of the new vehicle. This …

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2019 Honda Pilot Starts at $32,445

Updated styling and nine-speed auto<p>Honda has released pricing information on the refreshed Pilot. With updated styling, more convenience features, and an updated nine-speed automatic transmission, the 2019 Honda Pilot arrives in dealerships today. Prices start at $32,445, up $550 from last …

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Ooh...BBQuda! — Roadkill Garage Preview Ep. 30

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2019 Genesis G70 First Drive: Image is Everything

Authenticity, Korean-style<p>Rumor has it that the traditional four-door sedan is in the throes of a prolonged death spiral, squeezed into irrelevance by crossovers on one end and EVs on the other. But apparently Genesis hasn’t gotten the memo. Although its own SUVs are right around the corner, the …

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