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Jaguar’s Sexy XF Sportbrake Looks Doomed in the U.S. As Brand Enters Triage Mode

The American public’s rapid conversion to the Church of Crossover caught longtime car peddler Jaguar off guard, forcing the British brand to mull desperate measures to stay profitable. And not just in

2018 Ford F-150 Platinum 4X4 SuperCrew – Power Cruising

Part of the appeal of pickup trucks is that they can be many things to many people. Tow machine to haul your boat? Check. Home-improvement aid? Sure, throw those 2x4s in the back. Guarantee that your

Volkswagen: American-market Pickup Still on the Table

European and other overseas buyers will one day be able to purchase a Volkswagen version of the Ford Ranger, all thanks to the automakers’ recently forged alliance, but what about North American

Tesla Factory Store Uses Diesel Generators to Recharge Slow-moving Model 3 Inventory

Let’s say you manage one of the soon-to-be-closed Tesla factory-owned stores and, for whatever reason, you have dozens of brand new Model 3 EVs sitting unsold on your lot. What are you going to do if

QOTD: Making Progress at the Pump?

The EPA’s annual fuel economy report showed a continued slow climb in the number of miles an average vehicle can travel on a gallon of gas, with 2018’s fleetwide figure expected to come in at 25.4

Piston Slap: Single DIN + Multiple Options = Serious Improvement for Cheap?

Ted writes: In your suggested fixes to a 200,000-mile BMW, you mentioned better aftermarket radios. That got me interested! I’m buying a 1989 Porsche 944 turbo with about 10 problems and the radio

EPA: Automakers Too Reliant on Credits for Emissions Compliance

The Environmental Protection Agency released its annual assessment of new vehicles yesterday, and it was filled with good news. On average, fuel economy continues to improve. Cars are not getting

Volkswagen Brings Back the Buggy in Geneva

The Meyers Manx has returned, only it isn’t technically a Manx. Volkswagen built it, it’s an EV, and it isn’t actually going on sale anywhere because it’s a concept car. Our apologies to any aged

Premium Price War: 2020 Cadillac XT6 Starts Above Rival Lincoln Aviator

Americans gain two new domestic midsizers for the 2020 model year, and both of the premium crossover rivals take a different approach in how they propel their human cargo. The Cadillac XT6, which

Rare Rides: A Hudson Commodore Brougham From 1950, Complete With Celebrity Ownership

Today’s Rare Ride hails from a time when American cars were glamorous — and often painted pink and bright green. It was a time when Brougham meant real luxury, and not just a vinyl roof accompanied by

The 2019 Geneva Motor Show Is Basically a Middle School Dance

As we get older, whole sections of our lives are mentally distilled into a handful of standout moments, accompanied by the broad strokes of shared experiences. Among them is the middle school dance,

MPG Update: We’re Getting Better, Just Not Quickly Enough to Please the Eco Crowd

Chances are, the vehicle you drove 10 or 20 years ago returned worse fuel economy than the one sitting in your driveway today. Significantly worse fuel economy. While this may not be true if you went

As It Sheds Employees, Tesla Promises a Faster Charge

Tesla, the upstart electric automaker who reminds your author of that person you knew in high school who existed in a perpetual cloud of drama, wants Tesla owners to juice up their cars in a hurry.

It’s Looking Like the Next Honda Civic Type R Won’t Be Gas-only

Honda’s hottest front-driver, the Civic Type R, may be homeless once the company’s Swindon, UK assembly plant closes in 2022, but its future will not end there. Based on comments made at the Geneva

Automotive Misstep: Subaru Admits It Came in Too Hot, Removes Power From Slow-selling Model

A vehicle most American enthusiasts would want — or at least claim to want — has undergone an emergency operation. Debuting at the Geneva Motor Show, the revamped Subaru Levorg will no longer thrill

QOTD: Why Are People So Wrong?

It’s infuriating. Here I am, sipping a tall can of dodgy suds (I poured it into a glass for a modicum of elegance), and all around me people are buying vehicles I wouldn’t be caught dead in — and

The Future, by Kia: ‘Imagine by Kia’ EV Concept Bows in Geneva, Carries Familiar Baggage

Kia’s much-teased EV concept turned out to be less attractive and more serious than we initially assumed. Following an announcement suggesting the vehicle’s wild arrangement of 21 interior screens was

White House to Automakers: Choose a Side in the Great Gas War

The Trump administration has long been at odds with California and a coalition of supportive states that hope to block the rollback of Obama-era fueling regulations the current Environmental

Report: Chrysler Pacifica Could Gain All-Wheel Drive in 2020

Toyota —er, Fiat Chrysler may add an all-wheel drive version of its Pacifica minivan next year, if a report out of the model’s hometown of Windsor, Ontario pans out. According to two named — and two

Ghosn Leaves Japanese Jail in Disguise, Out on $8.9 Million Bail

Former Renault CEO Carlos Ghosn has left a Tokyo prison after posting bail to the tune of $8.9 million. His 108-day detention ended with the industry titan being escorted out out the building while