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2019 Chevrolet Camaro SEMA show car in Shock colorThe 2019 Chevrolet Camaro color palette is in for a bright new addition. On Tuesday, the brand introduced the Shock yellow exterior color for the pony car, as part of a new Camaro concept heading to the 2018 SEMA show. If the hue looks familiar, that's because it will also be available with the 2019 Chevrolet Bolt EV. The brand first showed off...
Posted: October 17, 2018, 5:00 pm
1973 Chevrolet Chevelle Laguna fitted with LT5 6.2-liter supercharged V-8 crate engineOne of the most powerful production V-8s in the world can now be ordered as a crate engine thanks to the folks at Chevrolet Performance. We're talking about the LT5 6.2-liter supercharged V-8 that's normally found in the 2019 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1. Straight out of the box, this beast of a motor is good for 755 horsepower and 715 pound-feet of...
Posted: October 17, 2018, 3:45 pm
Tesla AutopilotTesla plans to roll out its new Autopilot chip in six months and give it to some drivers for free. Order guides show the new long-range Nissan Leaf will go into production in January and likely hit dealerships next spring. ChargePoint gives its users access to networks in Canada, Europe, and elsewhere. And our Twitter followers weigh in on where...
Posted: October 17, 2018, 3:45 pm
2018 Nissan Leaf SLEven before the second-generation Leaf was introduced last year, it was an open secret that Nissan planned an extended-range, 60-kwh version of the Leaf. Now our friends CarsDirect have found some documents—U.S. order guides that dealerships plan their orders and marketing around—suggesting that this longer-range Nissan Leaf is just a...
Posted: October 17, 2018, 3:00 pm
2019 BMW X7BMW has launched biggest vehicle yet in the form of the 2019 X7. The full-size, three-row SUV is available to order now and will start delivery next March. Audi's redesigned A8 is finally ready for its local launch, though sadly some of the cool features the car is designed with may not make the trip over from Germany. The key one is the...
Posted: October 17, 2018, 3:00 pm
Roll by Goodyear trial store in MarylandThe four tire stores in the Washington, D.C., area that Goodyear opened on Monday share little other than the smell of fresh rubber with typical greasy auto repair shops. The new Roll by Goodyear stores aren't just different looking, with their minimalist, Apple Store-like decor. Goodyear says they're one cog in a series of new ways drivers can...
Posted: October 17, 2018, 2:35 pm
2014 BMW i3 REx fast-charging at Chargepoint site, June 2016  [photo: Tom Moloughney]Plugging in an electric car should be as easy as making a call on a cell phone—only it isn't always. Now a series of new agreements—similar to cell-phone roaming agreements that let users make calls on other networks—are beginning to make that easier. The latest, announced Tuesday morning, is an agreement between ChargePoint...
Posted: October 17, 2018, 2:00 pm
BMW i Vision Dynamics concept, 2017 Frankfurt Motor ShowBMW early next decade will introduce an electric car badged an i4 and previewed by the i Vision Dynamics concept unveiled during the 2017 Frankfurt auto show. BMW Group CEO Harald Krüger made the confirmation during March's 2018 Geneva auto show, adding that the i4 will be one of the 12 electric cars the automaker will launch by the end of...
Posted: October 17, 2018, 2:00 pm
Electrify America DC fast chargers in Gulfport, MississippiOur readers seem to think charging networks are doing just fine with their plans to build out additional public charging stations. Several networks have recently announced expansion plans, focusing on putting more DC fast chargers in cities to help bring new drivers to the electric-car fold who may not have their own driveway or garage to charge...
Posted: October 17, 2018, 1:00 pm
2017 Ford F-250 Super Duty Ford F-Series Super Duty pickup truck owners have found their tailgates have been flying open without warning while driving, according to complaints filed to the NHTSA. According to a report published by CarComplaints.com on Tuesday, the NHTSA has received multiple complaints from F-250 and F-350 owners claiming that the tailgate will open on its...
Posted: October 17, 2018, 12:45 pm
2020 Mercedes-AMG GLC63 facelift spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-MedienMercedes-Benz is working on a mid-cycle facelift for its GLC and that means all versions of the small SUV, including those from AMG, will be going under the knife for a bit of refinement. Our latest spy shots show a prototype for AMG's updated GLC63 which should arrive alongside the updated version of the regular GLC in the second half of 2019...
Posted: October 17, 2018, 12:45 pm
Tesla Model 3 dashboard in Autopilot testing with IIHS [CREDIT: IIHS]Tesla chief executive officer Elon Musk took to Twitter Tuesday to announce that owners will get a new Autopilot chip in about six months that will be much more powerful and enable the company's long-awaited Full-Self Driving Mode. In a series of tweets, Musk said that owners who have prepaid for the Full Self-Driving Mode feature in their...
Posted: October 17, 2018, 12:00 pm
Iranian Lamborghini MurcielagoTo reverse engineer a car is a big accomplishment. Lots of knowledge is gained and that can be used to create something new and wonderful. Or, if you're an Iranian firm looking to make an odd splash, start with a Lamborghini Murciélago and reverse engineer to build...a Lamborghini Murciélago. Only worse. Speaking with Russia Today in...
Posted: October 17, 2018, 11:45 am
2019 Mazda CX-3The 2019 Mazda CX-3 does much to please drivers with its nimble compact crossover moves. It’s stylish, has lots of the latest safety features, and steers and rides well for a small car with cranked-up ride height. What it doesn’t do so well is an SUV essential. The pint-sized CX-3 simply can’t hold many people or much stuff. We...
Posted: October 17, 2018, 11:14 am
2019 Lincoln MKCThe 2019 Lincoln MKC is back with a facelift and a nosejob, but not much else has changed for the entry-level luxury SUV. With a more refined, modern look, the MKC finally has the highbrow looks to match its Lincoln street cred. We rate the 2019 MKC 6.6 out of 10 overall for its attractive new design, quality materials, and finishes. (Read more...
Posted: October 17, 2018, 11:12 am