President Trump Looks To Loosen Fuel Economy Regulations As Part Of ‘Business First’ Plan

January 31, 2017

recently-adopted strict fuel consumption regulations in the united states could be scrapped by president trump under proposed sweeping changes to the environmental protection agency’s (epa) authority. the move comes following meetings between trump and the heads of america’s big-three automakers, general motors, ford, and fiat chrysler who pointed out the financial pressure of meeting the 54.5 mpg (4.32 l/100km) corporate average fuel economy (cafe) target put in place by the…

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Citroen Adds Much-Needed Six-Speed Auto To C4 Cactus Line-Up – UPDATED

January 31, 2017

citroen has filled a gap in the c4 cactus range overseas with the addition of a petrol powered automatic model. the eat6 (efficient automatic transmission) is, as the name suggests, a conventional six-speed automatic, as opposed to a dual-clutch type and can be paired with the 81kw 1.2-litre three-cylinder turbo petrol engine which up until now has only been available with a five-speed manual. in australia the current c4 cactus range…

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Toyota Announces October 3 Australian Production Shutdown Date

January 31, 2017

toyota australia has announced the official end date for australian camry production, with the 3rd of october 2017 to be the final operational day of the company’s altona facility in victoria. in the lead-up to the end of production toyota has earmarked august for production of the last v6-powered aurion, with camry hybrid production to wrap-up in september ahead of the final petrol-powered camry in october. the announcement comes two weeks…

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GM, Honda Working on Affordable Fuel Cell Vehicles for 2020

January 31, 2017

General Motors and Honda have formed a joint venture to produce next-generation fuel cell systems at a GM battery pack plant near Detroit that will be used by both companies to create future electric vehicles that rely on hydrogen for power and emit nothing but water from the tailpipe. The two automakers today announced the formation of Fuel Cell System Manufacturing which will mass produce advanced hydrogen fuel cell systems…

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GM And Honda Team-Up For Fuel Cell Manufacturing Plant

January 31, 2017

making a major statement about future motoring, general motors and honda have announced the industry’s first plant to mass-produce hydrogen fuel cell systems. both companies have invested us$85 million in the new company called fuel cell system manufacturing llc. the company will create 100 new automotive industry jobs and will be based within gm’s american battery pack manufacturing facility in brownstone, michigan. both companies announced a collaboration in july 2013…

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Four-Door Coupe For Audi’s All-New A3 Range

January 31, 2017

audi is going head-to-head with the hot-selling mercedes-benz cla in its next generation with reports suggesting the range will include a stylish four-door coupe to join the existing a3 range. according to britain’s auto express the all-new variant will headline the a3 range in the same way the a5 sportback adds to the german giant’s larger model family. while styling is tipped to be an evolution of the current audi a3’s looks…

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What’s Next for M?: Decoding the Future of BMW’s Performance Brand

January 30, 2017

Both the BMW M6 and the Alpina B6 are sold by BMW dealers and backed by full BMW warranties and service—even though M is BMW’s own in-house operation, and Alpina is a separate company. What’s going on? “We are repeatedly asked whether M and Alpina are competitors,” says Frank van Meel, president of M GmbH. “We regard Alpina as a strategic partner and a complementation of our portfolio. While M…

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M6 vs. B6: Which is the Best BMW 6 Series Gran Coupe?

January 30, 2017

Every car is defined by a series of compromises, tradeoffs, and decisions that achieve one goal at the expense of others. The performance derivatives of the BMW 6 Series Gran Coupe define compromise—whether to emphasize style over function. We just can’t decide which set we like better. There are two Gran Coupes fighting for the top spot: the M6 and the Alpina B6, both of which you can buy from…

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Skoda Kodiaq Sportline Set For Geneva Reveal

January 30, 2017

skoda will unveil the sportline derivative of its all-new kodiaq at the geneva motor show in march, dressing the seven-seat suv up with an extensive black treatment across the grille, roof rails, exterior mirrors and side window trims. the sportline package follows the lead set by the superb sportline, offering a more athletic appearence package, which in the case of the kodiaq includes body-coloured protective side mouldings, a silver garnish on the…

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Toyota Prepping Supra, Corolla Hot Hatch, And More For 2017 Tokyo Motor Show

January 30, 2017

despite being almost ten months away, the 2017 tokyo motor show promises to be a huge event for toyota if speculation surrounding possible show debuts rings true. the highly anticipated supra successor, co-developed with bmw, is set to take centre stage according to japan’s best car magazine, spearheading a resurgent enthusiast car lineup from toyota. the rear-wheel drive coupe is expected to run the new twin-turbo v6 engine seen in the recently…

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