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European automakers are asking for a five-year extension to meet new emissions guidelines, saying they don’t have the technology ready for 2025’s target goals. The request came through the European Automobile Manufacturer’s Association (ACEA), which asked the governing European Commission for the delay, reported Automotive News Europe. “ACEA is arguing that the car industry needs […]

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Not to be confused with cars that guzzle fuel, Consumer Reports’ “Thirsty 30” list spotlights late model “oil-guzzling” cars that consume excessive oil too early in their lifecycles, but several automakers say these conditions are OK. According to the watchdog report, two percent of newer cars or more than 1.5-million 2010-2014 model year vehicles on […]

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Porsche has sold a model car for $106,100. The German automaker auctioned off a Porsche 919 Hybrid 1:1 model car on eBay, a full-sized replica of the 919 Hybrid race car that competed in last year’s 24 Hours of Le Mans. The model car is one of 13 replicas in the world to be privately […]

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Customers are more loyal to automotive brands than they’ve been in 10 years. Brand loyalty has reached a 10-year high during the first quarter of 2015, IHS Automotive has revealed. According to the company, brand loyalty reached 52.8 percent with numerous automakers experiencing 10-year highs in loyalty rates including Chevrolet, GMC, Infiniti, Jeep, Land Rover, […]

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Volkswagen is looking to improve the battery technology for its electric vehicles. Speaking to German newspaper Bild, Volkswagen Chairman Martin Winterkorn has confirmed that the company is close to new battery technology that will bring “a quantum leap for the electric car.” Although that’s probably a bit of a hyperbole, the company is researching a […]

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The Bugatti Veyron successor will officially go hybrid. This is the first time that VW Group boss Martin Winterkorn has confirmed the French automaker is working on a successor to the Veyron, despite spy photographers catching numerous mules during testing. Winterkorn also made it official that the successor will have a hybrid powertrain, although the […]

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GM car owners will soon be able to enjoy over-the-air updates on their vehicles. The American automaker has confirmed development on technology that will allow its vehicles to get new features wirelessly. GM is currently developing a new electrical architecture for its vehicles that will move much of a car’s computer power to the cloud. […]

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Audi is on a mission to prove its quattro technology is out of this world. Teaming up with the Part-Time Scientists, Audi will have its technology represented in the Google Lunar XPRIZE competition that will transport unmanned rovers to the moon. The German automaker is supporting the team with its knowledge of quattro all-wheel drive, […]

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Hyundai today announced pricing for its redesigned seventh-generation 2016 Sonata Hybrid starting at $26,100 plus destination totaling $26,825. Above the base Hybrid trim level is a Hybrid Limited starting at $30,100 plus destination and Hybrid Limited with blue pearl interior for the same. These prices are in line with the existing $26,000-plus-destination 2015 Sonata Hybrid’s […]

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It appears that General Motors‘ mysterious model could be a Cadillac crossover. Recently, the American automaker announced a $245-million investment into its Orion Assembly Plant, promising that it’ll bring a “new vehicle program” that the plant has never seen before. We noted enthusiasts are hoping it will be an electrified, and if a report is […]

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