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Infiniti, Redux? Audi’s Q8 Miniseries Doesn’t Showcase Vehicle in the Opening Episode

The marketing wizards at Audi decided to unveil the upcoming Q8 crossover via a series of internet shorts, called #Q8Unleased, chronicling the antics of Sandra and Quentin — who we’re told are an “an

2019 Subaru Crosstrek Plug-in: Heartbreak in Colorado, Rejoicing in Vermont

Specialty green models don’t normally end up in lots across the country, at least not initially, and the upcoming Subaru Crosstrek plug-in hybrid is no different. The resurrected green variant of the

The ‘Electric Revolution’ Can’t Happen Without Cobalt, and We’re Already Running Out

As we hurl ourselves into the the glistening, unknown future, we are continuously confronted with new obstacles. While we’re good at coming up with solutions to new problems, there are plenty of

Pump the Brakes: Consumer Reports Dings Model 3 For Lackluster Stops

“Lackluster” may be an understatement. In its test of the Tesla Model 3 Long Range model, Consumer Reports discovered plenty of things to like about the California automaker’s smallest electric

Jaguar F-Type Could Launch 2+2 Variant On Revised Platform

Jaguar is apparently considering bringing the XK out of retirement. Discontinued for the 2015 model year, the automaker didn’t see much reason to keep it around with the F-Type being such a success.

2019 Hyundai Veloster First Drive – Improvement Is an Understatement

Some car companies seem to listen to the gripes of us underpaid yet overfed journalist types more closely than others. Hyundai and corporate sibling Kia are particularly good at that – if there’s a

Revenue Stream: Tesla’s Everyman Car Gets a $78k Makeover

If you had nothing better to do with your Saturday night than sit in front of the computer, you’re already well aware that the Tesla Model 3 — revealed in 2016 with a base price of $35,000 — will gain

QOTD: The Best Car, the Best Year?

Today’s QOTD is a bit of fun … if you’re willing to tell the truth about your age, that is. The question is simple: what’s the best-looking car from the year you were born? I’m a relatively young pup,

2019 Subaru Ascent First Drive – Can You Hear Me Now?

The three-row crossover field is a crowded arena. Gearheads like us can rhyme off verbatim the critical differences between models. But the Average Joe or Josephine who’s simply trying to buy a

Junkyard Find: 1984 Buick Skyhawk Custom

The General got his money’s worth out of the J Platform, which began with the 1982 Chevrolet Cavalier and ended 23 years later with the Pontiac Sunfire. Buick’s only J-body was the 1982-1989 Skyhawk,

Ford Recalls North American EcoSport Over Seemingly Benign Issue

Ford announced a minor recall for the 2018 EcoSport involving brake fluid reservoir caps and user manuals. While these are technically “faulty” components, they weren’t broken or incorrectly

Germany to Cities: Go Nuts With the Diesel Bans, Starting Now

It’s open season on compression ignition vehicles in the Fatherland. The birthplace of the diesel engine now says German cities can implement diesel driving bans whenever, and wherever, they want. The

Ford’s Upcoming Crossover EV Is, Apparently, All the Things You Need to Be

Ford’s all-electric performance crossover, bound for a 2020 debut, is a model without a definite name that remains shrouded in mystery. It isn’t known whether this supposedly “Mustang inspired”

Sergio Says Fiat’s Moving Out of Italy, FCA Needs Room for SUVs

Fiat Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne plans to to retire soon, and he wants to revolutionize the company as one of his final acts. On June 1st, he intends to unveil a sweeping plan that abandons local

Mercedes-Benz Building Compact EV for Global Market as EQ ‘Brand’ Grows Murkier

Daimler AG has announced an investment of 500 million euros ($589 million) for its plant in Hambach, France, to start production on a compact electric car for the Mercedes-Benz EQ brand. Known as

Volvo Boss Predicts a Plug-in-filled Future, but Americans Don’t Seem That Keen on the Brand’s Largest Greenie

The second-generation Volvo XC90 announced the brand’s confident and triumphant return to the forefront of automotive discourse. With its parental troubles behind it, the 2015 model year XC90 arrived

Booted From Ford, Raj Nair Shows Up at Ford GT Builder Multimatic

Raj Nair, former executive vice-president of Ford Motor Company and head of its North American region, has joined the company that built his car. Nair took delivery of a Ford GT — a vehicle he helped

Baby Steps: Nissan Seeks Stronger Ties With Renault, Merger Remains Possible

Carlos Ghosn, chairman of the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance, has made it clear that his ideal solution for all three automakers is to stop pussyfooting around and enter into a full-on merger.

Piston Slap: Calibrate AWD for an SRT-4?

Geovanni writes, Hi, I have a 2008 Dodge Caliber SRT-4 and for a while I’ve been looking for someone that might be able to help me convert it from FWD to AWD. I was wondering if you think there’s a

Yes, You Can Get a Four-cylinder in the 2019 Chevrolet Silverado

Chevrolet’s next-generation 2019 Silverado will be available with a turbocharged gasoline four-cylinder, making it the first full-size pickup truck to “go there.” Displacing the same volume as Ford’s