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2019 Ford EscapeThe 2019 Ford Escape lives in a household full of bro-dozers and brute-utes, and somehow it thrives. The sleek, hatchback-ish crossover sells hundreds of thousands of copies a year, and we think we know why. Sold in S, SE, SEL, and Titanium trim, the 2019 Escape can and wants to be driven like a hot hatch, so long as you order the frothy engine...
Posted: August 15, 2018, 9:01 pm
Mark Wahlberg discusses cars at his new Ohio dealershipMark Wahlberg was recently in Columbus, Ohio, to talk about his new Chevrolet dealership. While there, the actor met with media and shared his lifelong passion for cars. In fact, one of his first jobs was as an auto mechanic. As a teenager, Wahlberg did oil changes and tune-ups and even drove a tow-truck. Wahlberg also started fixing and flipping...
Posted: August 15, 2018, 9:00 pm
Netflix's Netflix has announced that it's dipping its proverbial toe more deeply into the water that is automotive television. This means two new shows and a third, "Fastest Car," that is getting renewed for a second season. More automotive content is great for car fans, but while Netflix may be offering original content, the ideas aren’t original...
Posted: August 15, 2018, 8:00 pm
Ford Mustang and Chevy CamaroDespite arriving in dealer showrooms just a month ago, the 2019 Ford Mustang has received a price increase. The refreshed 2019 Camaro, meanwhile, arrives with a price cut. It's not just a horsepower war as the automakers adjust their pricing strategies to capture sales and maximize profits. Ford's upward price move isn't a terribly dramatic one...
Posted: August 15, 2018, 7:00 pm
2019 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost CollectionWhen Rolls-Royce sets out to mark a milestone, it does so with the utmost finesse, especially when honoring the legendary Silver Ghost. The automaker on Tuesday unveiled the first of a limited run of Silver Ghost Collection cars based on the 2019 Rolls-Royce Ghost. The run celebrates an historic long-distance endurance record set 111 years ago by...
Posted: August 15, 2018, 6:00 pm
Elon Musk at Tesla Model 3 revealA reported subpoena from the Securities and Exchange Commission may add to the long list of growing worries for Tesla and its embattled CEO Elon Musk that now includes potential investor lawsuits, federal inquiries, and reports that the automaker's board of directors may not have been fully briefed on plans to go private. On Wednesday, Charles...
Posted: August 15, 2018, 5:15 pm
2019 Volkswagen Golf R featuring custom color from Spektrum ProgramVolkswagen will unveil a new generation of the Golf next year, the nameplate's eighth, but it might be some time still until the car's R variant is introduced. The good news is that the current Golf R is still a top option for buyers looking for a fast daily driver. And for the 2019 model year, VW is letting buyers add a custom touch: one of 40...
Posted: August 15, 2018, 5:00 pm
Teaser for Infiniti concept car debuting on August 23, 2018GM files patents for three new active aerodynamic aids. A reader's family finds enough charging outlets to make a 2,000-mile road trip in a Chevy Bolt EV. Our readers report they often find electric-car chargers that don't work. And a report draws some surprising conclusions about electric cars' impact on natural resources. All this and more on...
Posted: August 15, 2018, 3:58 pm
GM Lordstown OhioA bill proposed this week in the U.S. Senate aims to give car buyers $3,500 to buy American-made cars, including models from Ford, General Motors, Honda, Toyota, and others, the latest thrust in escalating threats between lawmakers and the auto industry. Democratic Ohio Senator Sherrod Brown proposed the legislation this week and said the measure...
Posted: August 15, 2018, 3:52 pm
2019 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye WidebodyPerformance cars need to perform, and that means withstanding the rigors of track duty and the heat buildup it causes. We've seen that Chevrolet tests every Camaro SS and above (plus 1LE models) on a racetrack for 24 hours and that Audi Sport models do almost 5,000 miles on the Nürburgring. Now Motor Authority has learned that all SRT...
Posted: August 15, 2018, 3:45 pm
Teaser for Infiniti concept car debuting on August 23, 2018Infiniti will start switching over to an electrified lineup around 2021 when the first models based on a new modular platform are introduced. That date's a few years off but in the interim Infiniti will provide a glimpse into its future with concept cars. The Q Inspiration unveiled in January gave us a taste of what future Infinitis will look...
Posted: August 15, 2018, 3:30 pm
Tesla Supercharger site in Rocklin, California, before expansion    [photo: George Parrott]Despite electric cars producing no tailpipe emissions, not all of their effects will be environmentally beneficial, according to a recent report by McKinsey & Co. The group, which is often optimistic about electric car adoption, forecasts that by 2030, plug-in cars will make up at least 20 percent of car sales globally, and up to 35 percent in...
Posted: August 15, 2018, 3:23 pm
2019 Steeda Steve McQueen Edition Ford Mustang BullittAudi's RS 5 is now available as a more practical liftback sedan, a body style Audi calls a Sportback. It packs a 444-horsepower twin-turbo V-6 as well as the confidence to drive at triple-digit speeds. Just make sure you do it at the track only. Ford is working on a new generation of the Focus ST. Unfortunately we won't see it here as the only...
Posted: August 15, 2018, 3:00 pm
2019 Ram 1500 Limited2019 Ram 1500 Review The 2019 Ram 1500 pickup truck wants to be more than just a trusted hauler. With its roomy, refined interior and its choice of engine options, the 2019 Ram is the most livable full-size pickup on the market today. 2019 Toyota Sienna SE now offers all-wheel drive The sportier version of Toyota's minivan is ready for snowy road...
Posted: August 15, 2018, 2:30 pm
Patent for Active Side Skirts filed by General MotorsGeneral Motors filed patent applications in June for three types of active aerodynamic systems that could make cars more efficient and potentially even give electric cars longer ranges. The three patent applications were all filed as part of Chevrolet's design for the new eighth-generation Corvette, but they could make their way to other GM cars...
Posted: August 15, 2018, 2:05 pm