Chevrolet is gearing up to begin an ordering process for the second-generation 2016 Volt beginning first in states compliant with California Air Resources Board rules this month and the rest of the nation in October. Orders for California and can be placed May 28 and production at the Detroit-Hamtramck plant is set to begin August. […]

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BMW has approved production for a new crossover that will target the Range Rover Evoque. The new BMW X2, according to Autocar, will slot in between the X1 and X3 as a coupe-styled small crossover. It will be available in the UK starting in 2017 with no word yet on whether or not it will […]

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Porsche will offer a four-cylinder engine in its base models starting next year in the U.S. CEO Matthias Mueller says that the Porsche Boxster and Cayman four-cylinder models will be available in the U.S. starting midway through 2016. The cars are expected to offer two different four-cylinder choices, either a 2.0-liter unit or a larger […]

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Somehow we don’t think Tesla Motors intended the Model S to wow crowds as a pro drift competitor, but this it has. Last month this 416-horsepower rear-wheel-drive Model S with traction control deactivated had no difficulty smoking the tires and doing its thing in Japan. Notably absent is any kind of screaming engine making this […]

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Since testing of self-driving cars on California’s public roads began in September 2014, four accidents have been reported. Two of the accidents occurred while the vehicle was being piloted by a human while the other two happened while the vehicle was driving itself. In both the self-driving cases, the cars were travelling 10 mph or […]

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Today Volvo Cars announced an up-to $500 million investment in Berkeley County, South Carolina to build its first U.S. assembly plant due to be operational in 2018. The automaker, now controlled by Geely, makes several plug-in hybrids for non-U.S. markets, says it will hybridize its entire line with its hybrid-compatible engine architecture including models sold […]

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Fisker’s new corporate parents are providing support for current Karma owners. The “new Fisker” has announced that it has appointed authorized CSP (customer support program) providers to assist current owners with service and parts needs. According to the automaker, current Karma owners will get parts and labor for covered repairs free of charge up to […]

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The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has expanded an ongoing investigation into the Nissan Versa and Versa Note models. “In certain rare instances, due to the shape of the center console and a combination of driver foot position and shoe type, a driver’s shoe may contact the edge of the panel and give the […]

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There are more Americans driving their cars this year thanks to lower gas prices. According to a report from the U.S. Transportation Department, driving is up 3.9 percent in the first two months of 2015, with February marking 12-months of increased growth in a row. Americans drove 6.1-billion miles more in February year-over-year, up to […]

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Nissan has revealed a Murano hybrid variant for the Chinese market. Debuted at the 2015 Shanghai Motor Show, the Nissan Murano hybrid is powered by a supercharged 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine paired to a lithium-ion battery pack and dual-clutch hybrid system. The powertrain is similar to what’s found in the Infiniti QX60 hybrid and Pathfinder hybrid, […]

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