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Thursday 19th of September 2019
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Autoblog
By: Engadget
Filed under: Green,Plants/Manufacturing,Tesla,Sedan,Electric Tesla's affordable Model 3 has been trapped in development hell for what seems like ages now, and in an interview with CBS's Gayle King, CEO Elon Musk offered a little...
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Autoblog
By: Reuters
Filed under: Motorsports,Racing The smile was broader than ever as Daniel Ricciardo savored a surprise Chinese Grand Prix victory in his own inimitable fashion on Sunday. After chugging champagne out of his sweaty boot in a...
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Autoblog
By: Jeremy Korzeniewski
Filed under: Chevrolet,Ford,Convertible,Coupe,Crossover,Hatchback,Sedan,Truck,Budget,Future,Off-Road,Performance,Auto News Recaps One of these things is not like the others. And we don't mean that one is a Chevy while the rest are ...
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Autoblog
By: Jonathon Ramsey
Filed under: Audi,Coupe,Luxury,Performance,Specialty The Audi RWS (Rear Wheel Series) bundles two large surprises in its compact aluminum frame. The first surprise is that it exists at all, this being the first rear-wheel drive...
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Autoblog
By: Engadget
Filed under: Emerging Technologies,Infotainment,Technology JVCKenwood was a tad premature in announcing head units with wireless Android Auto given that phones weren't officially ready for it, but that support is finally here......
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Autoblog
By: Reuters
Filed under: Motorsports,Ferrari,Mercedes-Benz Ferrari made Formula One rivals sit up and take notice after an ominous show of speed in qualifying for Sunday's Chinese Grand Prix. World championship leader Sebastian Vettel took...
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Autoblog
By: Autoblog Staff
Filed under: Videos,Autoblog Minute,Original Video RVR is a remote control trailer mover designed for commercial and consumer use. The aluminum bodied trailer mover comes in three different models that are able to move up to 3,500 ...
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Autoblog
By: Reese Counts
Filed under: Green,Hirings/Firings/Layoffs,Tesla Tesla doesn't exactly have the best reputation when it comes to employee relations. Reports from the automaker's factory in Fremont, California, talk about speed over quality and...
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Autoblog
By: Joel Stocksdale
Filed under: Videos,Weird Car News,Commercial Vehicles Continue reading Truck crashes, causes cascade of kegs to spill onto highway Truck crashes, causes cascade of kegs to spill onto highway originally appeared on Autoblog...
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Autoblog
By: Joel Stocksdale
Filed under: Design/Style,McLaren,Convertible,Performance,Supercars McLaren's MSO custom division seems to stay quite busy. Every few months they seem to have a new special configuration to offer buyers. Sometimes they're a bit...
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Cnet
By: Andrew Krok

There's even a little maple leaf on it! Cute!

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Autoblog
By: Reese Counts
Filed under: Design/Style,Spy Photos,BMW,Crossover,SUV,Luxury It's been a busy week for the engineers in Munich. Last Friday, we caught a pretty decent look at the upcoming BMW 8 Series coupe and convertible. On Monday, spy...
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Autoblog
By: Antti Kautonen
Filed under: Dodge,Auctions,Coupe,Performance A little while ago we wrote about the Dodge Viper factory being recommissioned into a museum that will hold the historic cars originally evicted from the Walter P. Chrysler museum....
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Autoblog
By: Reuters
Filed under: Hirings/Firings/Layoffs,Plants/Manufacturing,Jaguar,Land Rover,Diesel,Luxury Britain's biggest carmaker Jaguar Land Rover will cut around 1,000 jobs and production at two of its English factories due to a fall in...
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Autoblog
By: Sven Gustafson
Filed under: Etc.,Mercedes-Benz,Car Buying,Car Dealers,Luxury Here comes Mercedes-Benz jumping into the monthly subscription-service craze, launching its pilot program in Nashville and Philadelphia. It'll be called the...
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Cnet
By: Andrew Krok

These pilot programs will start in June.

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Autoblog
By: Sven Gustafson
Filed under: Etc.,Detroit Auto Show The future of Detroit's North American International Auto Show may still be in flux, as organizers mull whether to leapfrog the annual event from January to October, but new numbers around media ...
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Autoblog
By: Reese Counts
Filed under: Design/Style,Motorsports,Mercedes-Benz,Misc. Automakers,Pagani,Coupe,Luxury,Performance Mercedes-AMG Formula 1 driver and four-time F1 world champion has a bit of history with Pagani. Back in 2012, he custom ordered a ...
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Autoblog
By: Antti Kautonen
Filed under: Etc.,Videos,Mazda,Volkswagen,Car Buying These recently released Swedish videos serve as a reminder that rust isn't just a cosmetic flaw, when it comes to cars. The insurance company Folksam and the homeowner...
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Autoblog
By: Joel Stocksdale
Filed under: Aftermarket,Toyota,Used Car Buying,Convertible,SUV,Off-Road Toyota's FJ Cruiser SUV ticked off most of the boxes the original FJ40 Land Cruiser did. It had two-door styling (thanks to hidden half-doors) and plenty of...
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Autoblog
By: Reese Counts
Filed under: Design/Style,Green,Videos,Beijing Motor Show,Maybach,Mercedes-Benz,SUV,Concept Cars,Electric,Luxury Mercedes-Maybach builds some of the most kitted out and opulent production cars in the world. Think of the Maybach S...
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Cnet
By: Andrew Krok

One quick glance at the interior is all it takes to know it's a concept.

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Autoblog
By: Reuters
Filed under: Earnings/Financials,UAW/Unions,GM General Motors Co's president said common ground must be reached on a long-term financial restructuring of GM's South Korean auto unit by next Friday and if there was none, the...
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Autoblog
By: John Beltz Snyder
Filed under: Earnings/Financials,Green,Tesla,Technology,Electric Silicon Valley billionaire Elon Musk said on Friday his Tesla Inc company will not need to raise any money this year because the electric car maker will have...
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Fortune
By: Sy Mukherjee

Musk said Tesla will be cash flow positive in the second half of the year.

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Autoblog
By: Antti Kautonen
Filed under: Green,Volvo,Technology,Truck,Commercial Vehicles,Electric Volvo has introduced its first all-electric commercial truck. The FL Electric is a 16-ton delivery truck, meant to handle urban distribution and waste...
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Today, Volvo announced its first electric truck for commercial use, called the Volvo FL electric. It's specifically designed for use in cities, intended for distribution and waste management in urban areas. The truck weighs in at about 16...

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TheVerge
By: Dani Deahl

Volvo has announced its first all-electric commercial truck, called the FL Electric, as reported by Autoblog. Manufacturing and sales of the truck, meant for urban distribution and waste management, should begin in Europe next year. The trucks can...

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Autoblog
By: Reuters
Filed under: Hirings/Firings/Layoffs,Audi,Porsche,Volkswagen Continue reading VW names new boss to steer sweeping overhaul VW names new boss to steer sweeping overhaul originally appeared on Autoblog on Fri, 13 Apr 2018...
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Autoblog
By: John Beltz Snyder
Filed under: Green,Read This,Emerging Technologies,Technology,Autonomous,Electric,Solar In Jinan, China, there's a section of highway over which some 45,000 vehicles drive every day. A company called Qilu Transportation...
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Autoblog
By: Joel Stocksdale
Filed under: Car Buying,Sedan,Budget,Comparison As the brand's best-selling car, the 2019 Volkswagen Jetta needs to be good to maintain its sales, if not grow them. We just drove it, and found the latest Jetta to be stylish,...
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Autoblog
By: Autoblog Staff
Filed under: Green,Videos,Autoblog Minute,Original Video Sculptures that can move? These mobile "animals" are the artistic vision of Dutch artist and kinetic sculptor Theo Jansen. Since 1990 Jansen has been creating a new form of...
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Autoblog
By: Joel Stocksdale
Filed under: Spy Photos,Aston Martin,Sedan,Luxury,Performance At last year's Geneva Motor Show, Aston Martin launched its AMR line of limited-edition, high-performance models. The first two models presented were a Vantage AMR Pro...
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Autoblog
By: Reese Counts
Filed under: Design/Style,Spy Photos,Ford,Coupe,Performance We know the Ford Shelby GT500 is coming. We don't have many details, but the unexpected teaser we got back in January did say the car will have more than 700 horsepower....
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Autoblog
By: Christopher McGraw
Filed under: Videos,Volvo,Sedan,Wagon,Luxury,Performance Welcome to the United States Canadian border in Port Huron, Michigan. Behind me is the Blue Water Bridge. Beside me is a blue Volvo V60 Polestar. This is the last year for...
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Autoblog
By: Joel Stocksdale
Filed under: Volkswagen,Car Buying,First Drives,Sedan,Budget The 2019 Jetta is a car Volkswagen really needs to get right. Last year, it was VW's best-selling model in America by a wide margin. And although the new Tiguan and...
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Autoblog
By: Joel Stocksdale

Filed under: Podcasts,Chevrolet,Ford,Volkswagen,Car Buying,Used Car Buying On this week's Autoblog Podcast, Editor-in-Chief Greg Migliore is joined by Associate Editors Reese Counts and Joel Stocksdale. We discuss the redesigned...

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Autoblog
By: Sven Gustafson
Filed under: Etc.,Weird Car News,Honda,Used Car Buying,Sedan Let us now turn our attention to Necco Wafers. Specifically, the very fate of the age-old multi-colored gelatin candy, which is offered in seven flavors, amid the...
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Autoblog
By: Joel Stocksdale
Filed under: Spy Photos,Ford,Truck,Off-Road Continue reading Ford Ranger Wildtrak spied alongside Ranger Raptor Ford Ranger Wildtrak spied alongside Ranger Raptor originally appeared on Autoblog on Thu, 12 Apr 2018 12:50:00...
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Autoblog
By: Reese Counts
Filed under: Subaru,Sedan,Performance Since it arrived in the US, the Subaru WRX STI has hovered around 300 horsepower. That was world-class in the early 2000s, but the 2018 model's 2.5-liter turbocharged boxer-four 305 horsepower ...
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Autoblog
By: Sven Gustafson
Filed under: Green,Mercedes-Benz,Sedan,Electric,Luxury Mercedes-Benz is working on a full-size battery-electric sedan called the EQ S as part of plans to unveil 10 new electric vehicles by 2022. Bloomberg reports the sedan will be ...
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Autoblog
By: Reuters
Filed under: Etc.,UAW/Unions,Audi,Porsche,Volkswagen Volkswagen directors will meet on Thursday to discuss a far-reaching shake-up of its structure and leadership, in a test of unity for the car and truck maker's often divided...
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Autoblog
By: Reuters
Filed under: Plants/Manufacturing,Ford,Lincoln DETROIT/BEIJING — Ford Motor Co's premium Lincoln brand plans to build as many as five new vehicles in China by 2022, according to two U.S. sources, in a move to expand sales in ...
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Autoblog
By: Reuters
Filed under: Green,Misc. Automakers,Toyota,Volkswagen,Emissions,Technology,Truck,Autonomous,Commercial Vehicles,Diesel,Hybrid Continue reading Toyota group truck maker Hino enters strategic tie-up with VW truck unit Toyota...
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Autoblog
By: Reuters
Filed under: Government/Legal,Green,Tesla,Safety,Technology,SUV,Electric,Luxury The family of a driver killed in a Tesla car crash has hired law firm Minami Tamaki LLP to explore legal options, the law firm said on Wednesday,...
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Arstechnica
By: Timothy B. Lee

Enlarge / Tesla's Model X. (credit: Jordan Golson) Tesla on Tuesday escalated its media battle with the family of Apple engineer Walter Huang. Huang died in Silicon Valley last month when his Model X vehicle crashed into a concrete lane divider at ...

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When Tesla revealed that Autopilot was engaged during the March 23rd fatal Model X crash, it only said that the vehicle's "logs show[ed] that no action was taken" even though the driver had time to react. Now, the automaker has issued ...

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Fast Company
By: Michael Grothaus

The company is being criticized from all sides for once again blaming the March 23 death of Apple engineer Walter Huang for the crash that killed him, reports Bloomberg. In a statement following an ABC7 news report with Huang’s family, the...

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Autoblog
By: Joel Stocksdale
Filed under: Green,Beijing Motor Show,Crossover,Concept Cars,Electric,Hybrid Continue reading Pininfarina-designed Hybrid Kinetic K350 is second concept for Beijing Pininfarina-designed Hybrid Kinetic K350 is second concept...
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Autoblog
By: Jonathon Ramsey
Filed under: Etc.,Government/Legal,Videos,Technology Speed cameras have dipped below the surface of the news cycle, yet the programs often remain a nuisance. New Orleans resident Donald Schultz provides the latest example of...
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Autoblog
By: John Beltz Snyder
Filed under: Green,Misc. Automakers,Technology,Crossover,SUV,Autonomous,Electric If you haven't already picked your Chinese-backed electric vehicle startup that plans to challenge Tesla, you've got your work cut out for you. This...
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Autoblog
By: Reese Counts
Filed under: Design/Style,Spy Photos,Porsche,Convertible,Luxury,Performance The last Porsche 911 Speedster capped off the old 997-generation 911. It was basically a convertible Carrera GTS with a slight humpback and a number of...
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Autoblog
By: Reuters
Filed under: Green,Plants/Manufacturing,Tesla,Technology,Crossover,SUV,Electric,Future Tesla Inc is targeting November 2019 as the start of production for its Model Y sport utility vehicle, with production in China to begin two...
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Cnet
By: Andrew Krok

Not to drag Tesla, but I'll believe it when I see it.

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Autoblog
By: Antti Kautonen
Filed under: Beijing Motor Show,Lexus,Sedan,Future,Hybrid,Luxury,Performance Lexus has shared a teaser image of a yet-unnamed future production car, which we believe to be the upcoming ES. The now-familiar spindle grille fills...
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Autoblog
By: Reese Counts
Filed under: Aftermarket,Chevrolet,Truck,Off-Road,Specialty The Chevy Colorado ZR2 is a favorite here at Autoblog. It was a finalist for our most recent Technology of the Year award thanks to some trick spool-valve suspension....
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Autoblog
By: Reuters
Filed under: Green,Safety,Emerging Technologies,Technology,Autonomous Uber Chief Executive Dara Khosrowshahi said on Wednesday that the ride-sharing company still believes in the prospects for autonomous transport after one of its ...
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Autoblog
By: Sven Gustafson
Filed under: Government/Legal,Motorcycle Police in Florida say they've arrested a Sarasota man in connection with a violent road rage incident, captured in a viral video, that injured a motorcyclist.Continue reading Florida man...
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Autoblog
By: Autoblog Staff
Filed under: Design/Style,Read This,Lexus,Quick Spins,SUV,Luxury,Off-Road The 2018 Lexus GX 460 has been on sale since late 2009. There have been a few minor updates, but a 2018 model is essentially the same as one from 2010. It's ...