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Barrett-Jackson’s Buy-Sell-Hold panelAmerican Car Collector Magazine put on an expert panel at the Barrett-Jackson Auction venue featuring well known collector/columnists giving their opinions on the state of Buy-Sell-Hold for specific special-interest cars. In 2020, things are clearly changing. Electric, hybrid. A perception that the next generation is not interested in cars. Some...
Posted: January 16, 2020, 7:00 pm
Nissan Z heritage driveThe Nissan Z cars are special for many reasons. Not only are they enthusiast-driven coupes and convertibles with superb handling and just-right power, but also they represented sea changes in the automotive universe. When the Z came to life in 1969, it melded the fun-to-drive sports coupe personality of Italian, American, and British sports cars...
Posted: January 16, 2020, 6:00 pm
2020 Audi A4 AllroadAfter much delay, the 2020 Audi A4 is officially returning to North America. Audi showed off the facelifted compact sedan and wagon for the European market in May, 2019, but didn't confirm U.S. specs and pricing until Tuesday. The 2020 A4 and S4 sedans, as well as the A4 Allroad wagon, wear a larger, broader grille, and underneath the standard LED...
Posted: January 16, 2020, 5:15 pm
2020 Subaru Ascent The 2020 Subaru Ascent is a three-row crossover SUV with standard all-wheel drive and standard active safety features. There is nothing remarkable about it. It doesn’t have the rugged good looks of the Kia Telluride, or the high-performance variants of so many “bromobiles,” or the fuel economy of the 2020 Toyota Highlander...
Posted: January 16, 2020, 4:59 pm
2021 Genesis GV80As design chief Luc Donckerwolke and other Genesis top brass pose for a photo with the just-unveiled 2021 Genesis GV80 crossover SUV near Seoul, South Korea, they instinctively hold two fingers up in a sideways peace sign. It comes off as a stiff version of the quirky dance move made famous by John Travolta in “Pulp Fiction,” but for...
Posted: January 16, 2020, 4:52 pm
2020 BMW i3VW diesel settlement funds are putting more electric school buses into service. Porsche’s Taycan Turbo S gets a sub-200-mile range rating. And Nissan’s top design executive talks electric-vehicle platform-sharing among the automaker’s alliance brands. This and more, here at Green Car Reports. The same upcoming electric-vehicle...
Posted: January 16, 2020, 4:50 pm
2021 Porsche 718 GTS 4.0A second Porsche 718 Boxster/Cayman model is coming with the brand's wonderful 4.0-liter flat-6. The 2021 718 GTS variants get a 394-hp version of the 4.0, which has only 20 fewer horses than the bonkers Cayman GT4. The GTS models will also bundle a slew of options for one price that we expect to approach $90,000. The 2021 Genesis GV80 is like a...
Posted: January 16, 2020, 4:42 pm
2020 Subaru Ascent 2020 Subaru Ascent review update: 3-row SUV climbs to safety The 2020 Subaru Ascent is a three-row crossover SUV that comes loaded with standard safety features, all-wheel drive, and comfy seating for up to eight passengers. Takata airbag recall expands as Nissan calls back more than 300,000 vehicles Nissan aims to replace a temporary fix with its...
Posted: January 16, 2020, 4:30 pm
Nissan IMx concept, 2017 Tokyo Motor ShowNissan hasn’t launched a completely new dedicated electric vehicle in nearly 10 years. That’s all set to change soon with the introduction of not just one or two new EVs, but an entire new family of them—and potentially, by the middle of the decade, more than a dozen models globally across Nissan, its Infiniti luxury brand, and...
Posted: January 16, 2020, 4:15 pm
2001 Nissan Maxima SENissan is recalling more than 300,000 vehicles in the U.S. to replace what had been a temporary fix to defective airbag inflators, according to Automotive News. The recall covers vehicles that were already recalled for airbag inflators that could rupture and shoot metal shrapnel into drivers and passengers. The original supplier, Takata, replaced...
Posted: January 16, 2020, 3:40 pm
2005 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Blue DevilKentucky Derby racehorses wish they had this kind of pedigree. Wallingford, Connecticut, dealer GT Motor Cars is selling a blue 2005 Chevrolet Corvette Z06—but not just any blue Corvette Z06. It's the first Corvette C6 Z06 ever built in Bowling Green. The car has 20,000 miles on the clock, and was a development tester at the...
Posted: January 16, 2020, 3:18 pm
The “Cinema Series”If you liked the Shelby cars featured in Ford v Ferrari, duplicates are being made available in a partnership between Shelby American, Shelby Legendary Cars and Superformance. The “Cinema Series” will include Shelby Cobra roaders, Daytona Coupes and GT40s, the partners said, adding that the series will include only 100 vehicles. The...
Posted: January 16, 2020, 3:00 pm
Thomas Built Buses Jouley electric school busOf all the kinds of vehicles that can be made electric, school buses sure make a lot of sense. Electric school buses have fewer maintenance needs and no noise pollution. And they curb diesel emissions—including fine particulate matter, nitrogen oxides, and carbon monoxide—that can contribute to asthma and other health issues. Michigan...
Posted: January 16, 2020, 2:30 pm
2020 Polaris SlingshotTurns out the Polaris Slingshot received a lot more than a refresh for 2020. On Monday, the Minnesota-based powersports company announced the updated 2020 Slingshot three-wheeler with a refreshed design, new tech, and new powertrains. It starts with what's under the hood of the half car/half motorcycle three-wheeler. The General Motors-sourced...
Posted: January 16, 2020, 1:00 pm
2020 Porsche Taycan Turbo SLast month, results posted for the Porsche Taycan Turbo confirmed an EPA range of just 201 miles. Earlier this week, the EPA posted numbers for the higher-performance Taycan Turbo S, and it achieved an even lower number: 192 miles. That’s a 4.5-percent drop versus the Turbo. To compare, the Tesla Model S Long Range, at an EPA-rated 373 miles...
Posted: January 16, 2020, 1:00 pm