A Century of Chevrolet Trucks in Photos

September 30, 2017

Chevrolet’s first truck went to market as a 1918 model year. Named the One-Ton, it was effectively a Series 490 motor car with an open platform for building out whatever body the customer needed. Since then, the Bow Tie brand has sold 85 million trucks in the last hundred years, and just launched the Centennial Edition Silverado and Colorado to celebrate that history. Here are several key designs that formed its…

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Family Resemblance: Tracing the Lineage of the Porsche 911

September 30, 2017

“We need some music. It’s too quiet in here.” Andreas Preuninger, head of GT development for Porsche, is sitting shotgun in an Amethyst Metallic Porsche 911 Cabriolet (964 edition) somewhere south of San Francisco. He connects his iPhone to the cabrio’s retro navigation system and scrolls through his music library. “What sounds good to you? I have Green Day. Kid Rock. Metallica?” And that’s how I found myself blasting “American…

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Ford Fiesta 1.0L EcoBoost Axed in the U.S.

September 30, 2017

The ST is definitely our favorite version of the Ford Fiesta, but it’s far from the only one that’s fun to drive. In fact, the Fiesta with the smallest engine Ford puts in a car ended up being an absolute blast. Its tiny 1.0-liter turbocharged I-3 only makes 123 hp and 148 lb-ft of torque, but it’s remarkably refined and a hoot to wring out. Sadly, it won’t be an option for…

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Refreshing or Revolting: 2019 Genesis G70 vs. The Competition

September 30, 2017

The 2019 Genesis G70 is the newest entry in the super competitive compact luxury sport sedan segment and it has its sights set on the likes of the BMW 3 Series and Audi A4. Riding on a shortened version of the same platform underpinning the larger Kia Stinger, meaning the Genesis G70 is smaller and more compact. The car mark a big first step for the fledgling premium brand, but how does…

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Lexus Will Skip Plug-in Hybrids, Go Straight to EVs and Fuel Cells

The Toyota Prius Prime plug-in hybrid might not outsell the regular Prius, but it’s still the least-ugly Prius you can buy. And considering it starts at $27,965, its 25-mile electric range is solid. But if you expected Lexus to give the Prius Prime the luxury treatment and build its own plug-in hybrid, you’ll probably be disappointed. That’s because Lexus has no plans to pursue plug-in hybrid technology at all. Speaking to AutoExpress at…

September 30, 2017
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Volkswagen Expands 6-Year/72,000-Mile Warranty to Nearly Every Model

September 30, 2017

Earlier this year, Volkswagen introduced a longer, more comprehensive warranty on the new Atlas and Tiguan. Now, it’s spreading the love to more models in the 2018 lineup. The 6-year/72,000-mile bumper-to-bumper warranty will now be offered on the 2018 Volkswagen Beetle, Golf, Jetta, and Passat ranges. Called the People First Warranty, the coverage is fully transferable within the warranty period. So no matter how many times the vehicle changes hands…

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2017 Pebble Beach Car Week Powered by INFINITI

September 30, 2017

The 2017 Pebble Beach Car Week was a whirlwind of automotive enthusiast activities. INFINITI partnered with TEN: The Enthusiast Network and MOTOR TREND to bring their most immersive experiences yet to the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. The INFINITI Pavilion events included the INFINITI Reception, which featured The Shadowboxers, an American pop band, the INFINITI SOUL OF THE MACHINE virtual reality experience, the QX80 Monograph Concept, and a Ride and Drive…

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Volkswagen’s Diesel Scandal Cost Approaches $30 Billion

When news broke that Volkswagen had installed emissions-cheating software on its diesel vehicles, who could have guessed that it would still be news two years later? And yet, here we are. Hundreds of thousands of cars have been recalled, multiple executives have been arrested, and billions of dollars have had to be spent making things right. But while we knew the cost of this scandal would be pricey, it seems to…

September 30, 2017
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Honda Will Bring a Compact EV Sports Car Concept to Tokyo

September 30, 2017

Honda has teased a new sporty electric coupe concept ahead of its debut at the 2017 Tokyo Motor Show. Called the Honda Sports EV concept, the car appears to incorporate retro design themes like the Urban EV concept from Frankfurt, which will also be on display in Tokyo. Honda says the two concepts share a platform, but that the Sports EV has an “unforgettable silhouette” and “friendly front fascia.” We…

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StanceNation Japan G Edition Osaka 2017 Photo Coverage // Part 3.

September 29, 2017

Perspective is everything. Seeing all these photos that Kimura shot should really open your eyes to a few things. We all know that Japan builds are top notch, but what you see on Instagram and Facebook doesn’t really represent majority of the car scene in Japan. Believe it or not there are a ton of simple cars with just wheels, lip kit, and a drop, which in our opinions actually…

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