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Volkswagen Unveils Golf Sportwagen Limited Edition

On: Mon, Mar 7, 2016 at 2:15PM | By: Carl Malek


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With the current generation SportWagen expanding its reach to both diesel and non-diesel buyers, Volkswagen has released an all-new limited edition model that aims to maintain the SportWagen's strong sales momentum, while adding some rarity and uniqueness to the model family.


BMW To Revive 8 Series By End Of Decade?

On: Wed, Mar 2, 2016 at 4:03PM | By: Carl Malek


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Rumors of a possible revival of the 8 Series moniker have floated around the automotive industry for several years, but so far no solid proof has surfaced of whether BMW is, indeed, reviving its flagship model. However, a new report has added new fuel to these speculations, and it appears that BMW is, indeed, moving forward with the idea of adding the technology and styling-themed model back into its lineup.


NHTSA Approves GM's Next Generation Camera Mirror

On: Wed, Mar 2, 2016 at 7:49AM | By: Carl Malek


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When Cadillac first unveiled the hybrid rear-camera mirror system in the Cadillac CT6 sedan, it was a preview of a significant technological leap:  A mirror that would support a full-view rear backup camera display. It was unknown if the novel technology would make it through the rigorous screening of the federal government, but the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has now approved the technology for production vehicles.


Nevada Demands Collateral Before Approving Faraday Future Plant Incentives

On: Tue, Mar 1, 2016 at 2:37PM | By: Carl Malek


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Nevada's state government wants to strike a deal with Faraday Future regarding plant incentives, but the state has demanded collateral from the upstart firm before it moves forward with approving anymore infrastructure improvement bonds. The new demand comes after comments by the state treasurer, Dan Schwartz, who fears that Leshi, a key backer for Faraday Future, may not have the money to actually fund the plant, according to a report by Automotive News.


 

EPA Considering Measure To Make Volkswagen Build EVs in the U.S.

On: Wed, Feb 24, 2016 at 12:41PM | By: Carl Malek


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Volkswagen currently faces the prospect of enduring one of the biggest punishments ever dealt to an automaker, due to dieselgate. But, if a new report is to be believed, a new twist is in store for the beleaguered German car firm.


Lawsuit Filed Against Mercedes-Benz For Dirty Diesels

On: Mon, Feb 22, 2016 at 6:18PM | By: Carl Malek


Lawsuit Filed Against Mercedes-Benz For Dirty Diesels test 1-1

In the wake of the ongoing scandal involving Volkswagen and its emissions cheating software, various environmental agencies have increased their scrutiny on other automakers across the board. It appears that another automaker is now in the legal crosshairs; Mercedes-Benz is the defendant in a lawsuit that alleges its BlueTEC diesels are cheating emissions tests too.


Alfa Romeo Quashes Rumors Of Crash Worthiness Issues With Upcoming Giulia

On: Wed, Feb 10, 2016 at 9:24PM | By: Carl Malek


Alfa Romeo Quashes Rumors Of Crash Worthiness Issues With Upcoming Giulia test 1-1

Despite rumors of potential trouble with the crash worthiness of its upcoming Alfa Romeo Giulia sport sedan, parent company FCA has aggressively lashed out against those reports and denied that there are problems with safety, while reaffirming the timetable for this key model.


Uber Experiments With Using Bop It! Toys To Improve Driver Safety

On: Thu, Feb 4, 2016 at 7:16PM | By: Carl Malek


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If you're an Uber driver, chances are that picking up intoxicated passengers from bars and other establishments is not exactly your favorite assignment due to the dangers of being assaulted, as well as less than desirable behavior. However, Uber is aiming to make this particular task safer and easier with a new initiative that could improve driver safety.


Kia Plans To Launch RWD Sport Sedan Next Year

On: Thu, Feb 4, 2016 at 7:15PM | By: Carl Malek


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Kia is reportedly planning to unleash a contender of its own into the sport sedan segment sometime next year in a bid to further Kia's thrust into segments that are traditionally dominated by German brands like BMW and Mercedes.


Takata CEO Won't Resign Despite Expanding Scope Of Airbag Recall

On: Tue, Feb 2, 2016 at 9:57AM | By: Carl Malek


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Amid pressure for his resignation due to the growing scope of the Takata airbag recall, Takata CEO Shigehisa Takada stated that he intends to keep a firm grip on the controls of the troubled auto accessory producer, despite previous insider reports that suggested Takada was exploring a possible resignation from the company. According to the folks at Reuters, anonymous sources within the company revealed that Takada would step down on January 29th and take full responsibility for the recall. Instead the company released a statement that indicated that this was not the case and that Takada has no plans to step down.


FCA Design Chief Ralph Gilles Sketches Pacifica Hellcat

On: Mon, Feb 1, 2016 at 3:05PM | By: Carl Malek


FCA Design Chief Ralph Gilles Sketches Pacifica Hellcat test 1-1

FCA design chief Ralph Gilles has always been known for having a strong imagination as well as an intimate connection with what enthusiasts want in a performance vehicle. He demonstrated both of these traits by publishing a sketch on his official instagram account that previews what a Hellcat-powered Pacifica would look like, if it somehow made its way to production.