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2021 Ford Explorer TimberlineWhat kind of SUV is the 2021 Ford Explorer? What does it compare to? Built for families, or best for a crowd—with a bevy of gear, the 2021 Ford Explorer is a three-row SUV with room to grow. It competes against a slew of family dream machines including the Honda Pilot, Kia Telluride, Subaru Ascent, Toyota Highlander, and Chevy Traverse. Is...
Posted: May 8, 2021, 3:00 pm
2021 Ford Shelby GTFord has offered a number of Shelby-branded Mustangs in recent years, but you can also purchase a tuned 'Stang direct from Shelby American. The company's latest is the 2021 Ford Shelby GT which comes standard with 480 hp but can be upgraded to 700-plus-hp. One of the vehicles we tested this week was a BMW X5 and Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class rival from...
Posted: May 8, 2021, 12:00 pm
First customer McLaren P1 (Photo by Silverstone Auctions)McLaren's P1 plug-in hybrid hypercar launched the automaker's range-topping Ultimate Series when it started production in 2013, and now the first customer car is scheduled to be auctioned online by Silverstone Auctions on May 22. As a refresher on recent hypercar history, the P1 is powered by a twin-turbocharged 3.8-liter V-8 with electric assist...
Posted: May 8, 2021, 10:00 am
2021 Genesis GV80We drove the 2021 Genesis GV80, the 2022 Cadillac Escalade-V was spotted, and the NASCAR Next Gen race car debuted. It's the Week in Reverse, right here at Motor Authority. We got another crack at the 2021 Genesis GV80 and found the luxurious crossover SUV feels like a budget Benz. The exterior is gorgeous with a fast roofline and short overhangs...
Posted: May 7, 2021, 6:00 pm
2021 Torsus PraetorianIf you want to transport a lot of people over rough terrain, the Torsus Praetorian is the vehicle for the job. Built in Slovakia, the Praetorian is an off-road bus designed to tackle inhospitable terrain, and it gets a few updates for 2021. The Praetorian was designed for jobs like safari tours, ferrying mine workers, and shuttling people around...
Posted: May 7, 2021, 5:00 pm
2022 Nio ET7China’s Nio heads to Norway. The Tesla Model Y is California’s top-selling EV. And CARB lays out a plan that’s not quite an ICE ban. This and more, here at Green Car Reports. California has laid out a proposed framework for its Advanced Clean Cars II rules, and while it doesn’t quite ban the internal combustion engine, it...
Posted: May 7, 2021, 3:55 pm
2021 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 392When I was a kid on family road trips, and I wasn’t getting yelled at to stop playing with the damn door lock, I’d daydream of a vehicle that could handle all the terrain passing by my window. One that could trundle through dale and dell, shred the roadside cornfields, launch over hills and splash through rivers, and even rocket off...
Posted: May 7, 2021, 3:50 pm
2022 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 spy shots - Photo credit: S. Baldauf/SB-MedienThe C8 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray has been out for over a year and the general consensus is that the Bowtie brand has a huge hit on its hands. But the Stingray represents just the first stage of the mid-engined C8 Corvette's performance. There is still a handful of models to come, one of which will be a track-focused Z06. Fresh prototypes of the...
Posted: May 7, 2021, 3:45 pm
Hyundai Ioniq Plug-In Hybrid  -  January 2021Last September, an executive order from California governor Gavin Newsom said that the state will plot a course to “end sales of internal combustion passenger vehicles by 2035.” The Trump administration had already removed California’s emissions authority, been dismissive of electric vehicles, and replaced the existing emissions...
Posted: May 7, 2021, 3:34 pm
2022 Subaru Legacy2022 Subaru Legacy review With a TCC Rating of 7.2 out of 10, the 2022 Legacy needs just a hint of style to top the family-sedan ratings. First drive: 2021 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 392 proves just how fun nonsense can be The 2021 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 392, with a 470-hp 6.4-liter V-8, is dangerously fun. From Motor Authority: Open-top Ferrari 812...
Posted: May 7, 2021, 3:30 pm
Ferrari 812 CompetizioneFerrari's new 812 Competizione is a marvel in both styling and aerodynamics. There's both a coupe and an open-top version, the latter featuring a targa-style roof with a removable panel made from carbon fiber. Toyota's Lexus brand has already announced plans to offer a twin-turbocharged V-8, and now patent drawings for just such an engine have...
Posted: May 7, 2021, 3:00 pm
Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, home of the Formula One Spanish Grand PrixRound four of the 2021 Formula One World Championship takes us this weekend to the popular Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, the current home of the Spanish Grand Prix. The circuit is one teams and drivers know well, as it has been on the calendar since 1991 and is also the location where winter testing normally takes place, though not this year due...
Posted: May 7, 2021, 2:00 pm
Nio ES8Chinese automaker Nio announced Thursday that it will make Norway the first market for its electric cars outside of its home country. Plans include a small network of company-owned showrooms and battery-swapping stations. Nio plans to open its first Norwegian showroom in Karl Johans Gate, the business district of the capital city of Oslo, in the...
Posted: May 7, 2021, 1:30 pm
Wayne BurgessThis week we learned that electric-vehicle startup Arrival is developing a purpose-built vehicle for Uber drivers. However, Uber isn't the only ride-hailing company with this idea. On Tuesday, Indian ride-hailing company Ola announced it hired veteran Jaguar designer Wayne Burgess as its head of vehicle design for its new Ola Electric division...
Posted: May 7, 2021, 12:45 pm
2022 Subaru LegacyWhat kind of car is the 2022 Subaru Legacy? What does it compare to? The 2022 Subaru Legacy sedan may give up the foot traffic to the popular Outback wagon across the showroom floor, but it shouldn’t be overlooked. It’s an excellent value, one stacked with features such as standard all-wheel drive, and it’s as composed as an...
Posted: May 7, 2021, 12:28 pm