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2019 Toyota Corolla Hatchback first drive: Doubling-down on surprise

Necessity is the mother of invention, and the 2019 Toyota Corolla Hatchback is the perfect example of what can happen when you embrace the evaporation of your comfort zone. With is Millennially-minded Scion sub-brand getting the axe in 2016, Toyota could no longer focus on that audience’s parents and grandparents alone

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2018 Audi R8 RWS first drive: Rear-wheel drive rarity

All-wheel drive systems in sports cars like the Audi R8 are a little like boxing gloves, in that the added safeguards give the people behind them the confidence to attack past their usual means. A bare-knuckle pugilist is less likely to put hand-bones vs face-bones to the test with a full force skull punch, but shod them with a padded … Continue reading

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Car subscriptions get imaginative at New York Auto Show

Among the shiny new cars, crossovers, and SUVs of the New York International Auto Show this week, enthusiasm for subscription ownership is quietly growing. The smartphone-style model – where, rather than a lease or finance purchase, drivers pay a single fee each month that includes the car, its insurance, servicing, and other common costs – is slowly gaining traction, as … Continue reading

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Tesla: Autopilot was engaged in fatal Model X crash

After a fiery crash in Mountain View, CA last week killed the driver of a Tesla Model X, the company provided an update on the incident with a blog post.

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Tesla: Autopilot was on – and ignored – in fatal Model X crash

Tesla has confirmed that Autopilot was enabled on the Model X that crashed, fatally, in California last week, though says the driver ignored multiple warnings before the incident. The crash saw driver Wei Huang collide with a concrete highway lane divider last Friday, March 23.

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Tesla recalls 123,000 Model S cars over power steering issue

Tesla has announced the voluntary recall of 123,000 Model S cars over a potential problem with power steering. The affected vehicles were made before April 2016, according to the auto maker, which says Model 3 and Model X vehicles aren’t impacted. At the heart of the issue is a possibly faulty power steering component that could experience “excessive corrosion.” READ: … Continue reading

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Eli Zero EV charges from any outlet in 6 hours and tops out at 25 mph

EVs are becoming quite the rage from boutique automakers. One of the most recent vehicles of this sort is the Eli Zero and one of the big claims for this car is fast charge speed.

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McLaren BP23 hybrid is a 243+ mph 3-seat Hyper-GT

McLaren’s current line-up of supercars certainly isn’t shabby, but aficionados of the automaker have a special spot in their heart for the McLaren F1. The iconic road car broke speed records back in 1998 and set new heights in engineering with its lavish use of carbon-fiber and more.

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Mercedes’ futuristic headlights can project symbols onto the road

During the first half of this year, some Mercedes-Maybach customers will receive the first batch of Mercedes-Maybach S-Class vehicles featuring Digital Light, the automaker’s futuristic headlights. Daimler announced the plans today, saying the technology is set to enter small series production with the aforementioned S-Class model. The technology will be showcased at the Geneva Motor Show

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Hyundai Kona fully-electric SUV has 292-mile range

Hyundai has announced its all-new Kona electric SUV. The Kona is the first fully-electric subcompact SUV that will hit the European market.

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