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2020 Ford Edge ST-Line Adds Sizzle Without Steak
2020 Ford Edge ST-Line Adds Sizzle Without Steak
To help make the Ford Edge more appealing, the company is adding a new ST-Line version to the SUV’s lineup. Essentially, the new Ford Edge ST-Line has the sportier look of the twin-turbocharged Edge ST but none of that specially-tuned version’s impressive performance.
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Minis Made More Affordable with Expanded Oxford Edition Availability
Minis Made More Affordable with Expanded Oxford Edition Availability
For the time being, Mini is making the 2021 Mini Hardtop Oxford Edition models available to everyone. Plus, the company is adding the 2020 Mini Countryman Oxford Edition to the mix, but only in limited quantities and for a limited time.
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The Friday Five: The Convertible Corvette Lives, Pandemic Pickups Surge, and Rotary Engine Reborn Edition
The Friday Five: The Convertible Corvette Lives, Pandemic Pickups Surge, and Rotary Engine Reborn Edition
This past week, a slew of new vehicle announcements for the 2021 model year commanded the news cycle. Monday started off with redesigned family haulers in the Toyota Sienna and Toyota Venza while fast luxury in the Porsche 911 Targa, BMW Alpina XB7, and Acura TLX followed in the coming days.
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Every 2021 Volvo Gets 112-mph Speed Limiter, New Safe Teen Driver Tech
Every 2021 Volvo Gets 112-mph Speed Limiter, New Safe Teen Driver Tech
Volvo announced today that every new 2021 Volvo model will come with a speed limiter preventing the vehicle from traveling faster than 112 mph. Volvo is also introducing Care Key, where parents can set a maximum vehicle speed to prevent their young, inexperienced children from driving too fast.
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2020 Audi A6 Allroad Crash-Test Ratings Signal Excellent Occupant Protection
2020 Audi A6 Allroad Crash-Test Ratings Signal Excellent Occupant Protection
The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has awarded the 2020 Audi A6 Allroad its ultimate rating for crashworthiness, a Top Safety Pick+ designation.
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Last Ford Fusion Sedan Rolls Off the Assembly Line in July 2020
Last Ford Fusion Sedan Rolls Off the Assembly Line in July 2020
A report by Ford Authority claims the last 2020 Ford Fusion sedan is scheduled for production on July 21, 2020.
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Alfa Romeo's 110th Anniversary Highlights the Marque's Fabled History
Alfa Romeo's 110th Anniversary Highlights the Marque's Fabled History
Reaching one's 110th birthday is worthy of celebration no matter who or what you are. For an automotive brand with the rich and varied heritage of Alfa Romeo to attain that milestone calls for a popping of wine corks and a ticker-tape parade.
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2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E Charging Times Improve in Advance of First Customer Deliveries
2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E Charging Times Improve in Advance of First Customer Deliveries
Ford has announced improved charging times for the new 2021 Mustang Mach-E, the automaker’s long-range electric vehicle (EV) designed to take on the Tesla Model Y.
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The Friday Five: The Green Jeep, Greener VW, Green-With-Envy Toyota Edition
The Friday Five: The Green Jeep, Greener VW, Green-With-Envy Toyota Edition
This past week, automakers continued their appeal to consumers with extended warranties, zero-interest financing, and no-contact service. We also covered the Toyota Prius’ 20th birthday as well as new tech news from Audi. But that’s not everything that was happening in the automotive space.
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Acura RLX Canceled, Never Achieved Legendary Status
Acura RLX Canceled, Never Achieved Legendary Status
Acura is dropping the large RLX sedan from its lineup after the 2020 model year, bringing to a close 35 years of flagship car-building dating to the marque’s inception in 1986.
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GM Launches CLEAN Initiative, California Dealers Worry About Coronavirus Liability
GM Launches CLEAN Initiative, California Dealers Worry About Coronavirus Liability
The General Motors CLEAN program is designed to give consumers greater peace of mind when entering a GM brand dealership, while at the same time helping dealers do all they can to combat COVID-19.
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2021 Toyota Prius Changes Include Improved Safety, Android Auto, and a Special Edition
2021 Toyota Prius Changes Include Improved Safety, Android Auto, and a Special Edition
For 2021, the Prius adopts the latest collection of the automaker’s advanced driving assistance systems, called Toyota Safety Sense 2.0, while expanding upon its standard safety equipment list. Toyota also debuts a new “2020 Edition” to commemorate the model’s 20 years on sale on America.
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New Audi Infotainment System Brings Speed, Flexibility to 2021 Models
New Audi Infotainment System Brings Speed, Flexibility to 2021 Models
Dubbed MIB 3 (Modular Infotainment Toolkit 3), this third-generation technology is 10 times faster to respond and is more powerful than the outgoing MIB 2 system.
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Tesla Sues California County Over Factory Closure
Tesla Sues California County Over Factory Closure
The electric car manufacturer, with its outspoken CEO Elon Musk, followed through on a threat to sue the county-level jurisdiction, challenging the “constitutionality of State Statutes,” according to the Civil Cover Sheet.
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The Friday Five: The Boosted Mustang GT, Medically-Modified Odyssey, and Future-Proofed XC90 Edition
The Friday Five: The Boosted Mustang GT, Medically-Modified Odyssey, and Future-Proofed XC90 Edition
This past week, we reported on how the coronavirus pandemic continues to slow down and downright cancel the auto industry’s momentum. We’ve also covered updates regarding the 2021 Chevrolet Tahoe and Audi’s full 2021 lineup. But that’s not everything that was happening in the automotive space.
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Jeep Wrangler Crash-Test Rollover Nets Marginal Safety Rating
Jeep Wrangler Crash-Test Rollover Nets Marginal Safety Rating
The current-generation Jeep Wrangler Unlimited 4-door has received a "Marginal" safety rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) in the driver’s side small overlap frontal-impact crash test.
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Changes to 2021 Audi Models Highlight More Tech, Extra Equipment
Changes to 2021 Audi Models Highlight More Tech, Extra Equipment
Audi of America has announced changes for the 2021 model year, and aside from an Audi A3 redesign and Audi Q5 refresh, they’re largely focused on adding standard equipment and improving access to technology.
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2021 Toyota Supra 4-cylinder Delayed by Coronavirus Pandemic
2021 Toyota Supra 4-cylinder Delayed by Coronavirus Pandemic
While the 2021 Toyota Supra will go on sale as planned in June 2020, availability will be limited for several months due to the coronavirus pandemic. During a press conference on May 4, 2020, Toyota explained its approach to the Supra and how COVID-19 is affecting plans for the sports car.
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2021 Chevy Tahoe Towing Capacity, Fuel Economy Ratings Released
2021 Chevy Tahoe Towing Capacity, Fuel Economy Ratings Released
Chevrolet has published towing capacity and fuel economy numbers for the redesigned 2021 Tahoe.
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2021 Chevrolet Trailblazer Production Slows Due to Coronavirus Pandemic
2021 Chevrolet Trailblazer Production Slows Due to Coronavirus Pandemic
The South Korean factory that builds the 2021 Chevrolet Trailblazer has slowed production of the new small crossover SUV due to the coronavirus pandemic, stalling the model’s ill-timed launch in the U.S. market.
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The Friday Five: The Performance Elantra, Hummer EV Non-Reveal, and Plug-in A6 Wagon Edition
The Friday Five: The Performance Elantra, Hummer EV Non-Reveal, and Plug-in A6 Wagon Edition
This past week, we’ve reported about the latest Hyundai Sonata crash-test ratings, the dashing of Audi’s Level 3 autonomous driving hopes, and Lincoln’s cancelation of a Rivian-based EV. But that’s not everything that was happening in the automotive space.
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Lincoln Electric SUV Canceled Amid Coronavirus Crisis
Lincoln Electric SUV Canceled Amid Coronavirus Crisis
Just three months after announcing the co-development of its first-ever electric vehicle, Lincoln’s plans for a Rivian-based EV have been scrapped due to the coronavirus pandemic.
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Audi Traffic Jam Pilot Level 3 Driving Assistance Tech Delayed by Stalled Regulators
Audi Traffic Jam Pilot Level 3 Driving Assistance Tech Delayed by Stalled Regulators
Regulatory delays are causing Audi to forsake plans to launch Traffic Jam Pilot, its Level 3 semi-autonomous driving technology, according to a report in Automotive News Europe.
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2020 Hyundai Sonata Safety Ratings Makes It a Family-Friendly Sedan
2020 Hyundai Sonata Safety Ratings Makes It a Family-Friendly Sedan
Hyundai reports the redesigned 2020 Sonata has earned a 5-star overall crash-test rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). The rating adds to the all-new Sonata’s safety-related laurels, as the car is also a Top Safety Pick according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS).
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Ford Mustang Goes Electric Again—But as a Drag Racer
Ford Mustang Goes Electric Again—But as a Drag Racer
Ford has added another electric Mustang to its portfolio—except this one is an actual pony car (and not an SUV sharing the name). On top of that, this newest Mustang electric vehicle is made for the drag strip.
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The Friday Five: The 5-Star Palisade, Cheap Lotus, High-Tech Vintage Porsche Edition
The Friday Five: The 5-Star Palisade, Cheap Lotus, High-Tech Vintage Porsche Edition
This past week, we’ve continued to report on how automakers are intensifying global and regional humanitarian efforts toward fighting the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. We’ve also covered new-vehicle updates from Polestar and Lexus. But that’s not everything that was happening in the automotive space.
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2021 Polestar 2 Price Shows Brand Intends to Challenge Tesla
2021 Polestar 2 Price Shows Brand Intends to Challenge Tesla
For anyone needing more confirmation that Polestar intends to compete head-to-head with Tesla in the battle for the hearts and minds of performance-oriented electric-vehicle (EV) buyers, the official pricing announcement for the new 2021 Polestar 2 makes the EV automaker’s intentions clear.
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Lexus GS Black Line Special Edition Available in Summer 2020
Lexus GS Black Line Special Edition Available in Summer 2020
Lexus GS comes in a limited-production version for the summer of 2020. Based on the 2020 Lexus GS 350 F Sport, the Black Line Special Edition showcases exclusivities like black exterior trim and red interior accents, moving the GS Black Line up from the GS F Sport to present a sportier luxury attitude.
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Audi Issues $100,000 Grant to Caltech For Climate Change Research
Audi Issues $100,000 Grant to Caltech For Climate Change Research
Audi of America and the Audi Environmental Foundation have awarded a grant worth $100,000 to the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) to support its research efforts in the Climate Modeling Alliance (CliMA).
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The Friday Five: The Tesla in Tornado Alley, Grand Jeep Delay, Gazoo Racing Corolla Edition
The Friday Five: The Tesla in Tornado Alley, Grand Jeep Delay, Gazoo Racing Corolla Edition
This past week, we reported on ways that Hyundai, Mazda, Subaru, and Volkswagen are giving back to community during the coronavirus outbreak, how resurging car sales in China might predict a return to normalcy for the U.S., and additional details about hot new Blackwing-powered Cadillacs. But that’s not everything that was happening in the automotive space.
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New Study Finds Automatic Braking, Adaptive Cruise Control Effective at Reducing Collisions
New Study Finds Automatic Braking, Adaptive Cruise Control Effective at Reducing Collisions
BMW's broad installation of ADAS with various levels of driver assistance in vehicles during model years 2013-2017 provided the Highway Loss Data Institute (HLDI) an opportunity to study the effectiveness of these systems at lowering crashes and insurance claims.
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Subaru Donates to Feeding America in Response to Coronavirus
Subaru Donates to Feeding America in Response to Coronavirus
The automaker's contribution will help ensure individuals and families who are in need across the country are fed and cared for during the course of the pandemic.
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