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Mitsubishi Eclipse from 'The Fast and the Furious'The walking Wikipedia page that is Craig Lieberman is back, and this time he has more information than you could imagine on one of the star cars from "The Fast and the Furious." Although Brian O'Connor's (Paul Walker's) Mitsubishi Eclipse didn't have as prominent a role as other cars, it's still one of the original hero cars. If you've watched the...
Posted: September 18, 2019, 3:51 pm
2020 BMW i3s Edition RoadStyle and i8 Ultimate Sophisto EditionsThe EPA today is expected to reveal its hotly contested plan for emissions and fuel economy. Honda revealed its CR-V Hybrid for the U.S. And Mercedes-Benz has made a deliberate decision not to compete in the range race. This and more, here at Green Car Reports. The 2020 Honda CR-V Hybrid finally has a U.S. arrival date: early next year. This model...
Posted: September 18, 2019, 3:50 pm
2020 Jeep GladiatorConsumers looking to buy a 2020 Jeep Gladiator pickup may have to wait. Parent company Fiat Chrysler Automobiles issued a recall for the popular new model and told dealers to stop selling certain Gladiators until a fix can be made on the rear driveshaft. On Sept. 5, FCA issued a voluntary recall for 2020 Jeep Gladiators built from Dec. 15, 2018...
Posted: September 18, 2019, 3:48 pm
2020 Honda CR-V HybridOne of the most popular crossovers now has one of the most efficient powertrain options. Honda announced Wednesday its 2020 CR-V compact crossover would offer a hybrid powertrain and all-wheel drive, making it the first hybrid crossover offered by the automaker in the U.S. and the first all-wheel-drive hybrid from Honda. The 2020 Honda CR-V Hybrid...
Posted: September 18, 2019, 3:30 pm
Jessi CombsCertified bad-ass Jessi Combs died on Aug. 27 while driving a jet-powered car in a land speed-record attempt in the Alvord Desert near Fields, Oregon. Combs, 39, was the "fastest woman on four wheels" after she topped 398 mph during in the North American Eagle Supersonic Speed Challenger in 2013. It was the same car in which she would lose her...
Posted: September 18, 2019, 3:30 pm
2020 Honda CR-V HybridHonda is at last revealing the first electrified SUV for its U.S. lineup, and it’s a hybrid version of the brand’s best-selling model in the U.S., the CR-V. The automaker has announced that this higher-mileage 2020 Honda CR-V Hybrid will be U.S.-produced and widely available. It leads Honda’s plan to electrify the brand’s...
Posted: September 18, 2019, 3:30 pm
2021 Mercedes-AMG GT Black Series spy shots - Photo credit: S. Baldauf/SB-MedienMercedes-AMG has only just launched the GT R Pro as the new flagship of the GT sports car range, but the Affalterbach-based tuner is almost ready to show us a GT Black Series sitting higher up the food chain. The latest prototypes are wearing the final body design which looks to have borrowed the enlarged grille from the GT race car. Italy's...
Posted: September 18, 2019, 3:00 pm
2019 Ford Ranger and F-150 with self-leveling kitFord Performance is giving F-150 and Ranger buyers the chance to upgrade their trucks with some extra off-road capability via a suspension-leveling kit. Included in the kit are custom-tuned Fox shocks, new front coil-overs, a 2.0-inch front lift, locking spring pre-load rings, and vehicle-specific upper front mounts. The latter features...
Posted: September 18, 2019, 2:00 pm
2020 Mercedes-Benz EQC 400  -  first drive  -  Norway, May 2019With the launch of the Mercedes-Benz EQC earlier this year for Europe, some seized on the fully electric luxury crossover’s driving range as a sign the brand just wan't keeping up. The EQC hasn’t yet been rated for range by the U.S. EPA (or arrived here yet) but with 80 kwh of usable rated capacity it’s expected to slot in for...
Posted: September 18, 2019, 1:45 pm
Teaser for Mitsubishi concept debuting at 2019 Tokyo Motor ShowThere isn't much in the way of excitement over at Mitsubishi these days but perhaps the automaker thinks a series of electrified SUV concepts will help turn things around. The most recent was the large Engelberg Tourer plug-in hybrid SUV unveiled in March at the Geneva International Motor Show, and in just over a month's time we'll see the covers...
Posted: September 18, 2019, 1:00 pm
Waymo self-driving carThe badge on the front may not matter as much to mobility-focused, early self-driving car adopters than how that brand shields them from hackers and other digital threats, a new survey suggests. The report, which was released by the IBM Institute for Business Value, surveyed more than 11,500 consumers and 1,500 automotive executives to offer a...
Posted: September 18, 2019, 12:00 pm
2019 Honda PassportIf the Pilot is too large and the CR-V’s too small, then Honda has a “new” mid-size crossover SUV for you: the 2019 Passport. I use the term “new” loosely because the Passport name has been with us before, (remember the ‘90s?) and most of the “new” Passport is ported over from the Pilot, which...
Posted: September 18, 2019, 12:00 pm
2020 Ford EscapeShoppers flock to compact crossover SUVs like the 2020 Ford Escape and the 2019 Honda CR-V for good reason. They’re right-sized for daily commutes and long-distance getaways alike. They’re right-priced, too, and efficient and flexible. They’re outfitted with excellent safety and technology. One’s better in the overall TCC...
Posted: September 18, 2019, 12:00 pm
2020 Volkswagen Golf GTE spy shots - Photo credit: S. Baldauf/SB-MedienVolkswagen's redesigned Mk8 Golf is set for its world debut in only a month's time, so the engineers out testing the car have let their guard down in terms of camouflaging the prototypes. The latest prototype is for a planned plug-in hybrid version of the redesigned Golf, as evidenced by the second fuel filler cap on the driver's side front...
Posted: September 18, 2019, 12:00 pm
Porsche Taycan at tests at the NurburgringIn the days leading up to the reveal of the Taycan earlier this month, Porsche released a video of a production-spec prototype lapping the Nürburgring in a time of 7:42, a record for production EVs at the famous German racetrack. Porsche never said which version of the Taycan set the time but Car and Driver has since learned from Stefan...
Posted: September 18, 2019, 11:00 am