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I Want to Believe: Nissan May Find a Way to Bring Back the Xterra

Do you miss the Nissan Xterra? Me, too. Appropriately blocky and truck-like in all the right ways, Nissan’s midsized off-road SUV was a great blend of tough looks and actual, y’know, functionality.

Hyundai Absconds With Another BMW Employee

Hyundai has snagged itself another high-profile BMW veteran. Last time it was Albert Biermann, dynamics wizard and former head of BMW’s M line. This time it’s Fayez Abdul Rahman, BMW’s former head of

Will Robot Cars Make Jaywalking Legal? Maybe, But There’s a Cost

A report released this week suggests that if self-driving cars become our new normal, it may mean you can jaywalk with impunity again. As if New Yorkers, Chicagoans, and residents of other major

Buick Poised to Become GM’s Greenest Brand – If the Public Wants It

The General Motors division, known for past land yachts like the Electra 225, Roadmaster, and Riviera, will become the automaker’s cleanest in the years to come. Whether that holds true in the United

That Sucks: Tesla Was Hip to Dyson’s Secret Car Plans Before Any of Us

As you know, Dyson, the vacuum/hairdryer manufacturer, is moving into electric vehicles. The company has made plans to introduce a radical example (with new solid-state batteries) to market by 2020

Leaked: Next Corvette to Add Heaping Helping of Horsepower

With the Corvette ZR1 currently off the table, Chevrolet has eased the existing Stingray into a comfortable 450 to 650 horsepower. While that might be enough to trounce just about anything you might

Any New Beetle Will Be Rear-wheel-drive, Says Volkswagen Chairman

We’ve been talking about the next Volkswagen Beetle — well, a few of us have — ever since the restyled two-door dropped the “New” moniker and flatted out its roofline a tad. While the 2012 reshaping

Mitsubishi’s Future: Go Big on SUVs, but a Sedan and Pickup Remains a Possibility

It’s hard to go anywhere without hearing it. Co-workers whispering at the water cooler, long waits at the drive-thru window while the staff argues amongst itself. It’s hard to get a word in edgewise.

Despite Hurdles, Tesla Promises a Semi Truck for Thursday

Unbothered by the constraints of space and time, Elon Musk took to Twitter yesterday, breathlessly announcing a press conference for Thursday. Is the call’s topic set to address Model 3 production

What Does This Design Patent Mean for America?

It may look like a strange amalgam of Ford and General Motors styling cues, maybe with a dash of something else (Nissan?), but the model in the image you see above is no mystery. And it’s certainly

Nissan Looks Ready to Bring e-Power to Its American Fleet

There’s no confirmation just yet, but all signs are pointing to the eventual introduction of Nissan’s novel e-Power hybrid system in its U.S. lineup. We say “novel” because the system isn’t like any

Three-row Subie: 2019 Ascent to Debut at L.A. Auto Show

Subaru has talked about re-adding a large-ish machine to its lineup for the better part of a year, starting with a concept at this year’s NYIAS and culminating in a Twitter tweet announcing the

QOTD: How Can I Get You Into a Chinese Car Today?

It’s no use continuing with the idealistic notion that North America will reject advances from Chinese-made cars on our shores. The Buick Envision is Fabrique en Chine, as well as the long-wheelbase

New Subaru WRX STI to Deploy Hybrid Technology?

In an effort to reduce emissions, Subaru is putting everything on the table in terms of its performance-focused WRX STI. Keeping in mind your humble author is directly translating an interview given

Hyundai Lays Out Its Crossover Plan; Eight CUVs on the Way

After being caught off guard by the American public’s thirst for high-riding, commodious, all-weather vehicles, Hyundai’s planning to make up for lost time. As part of an effort we’ve known about for

QOTD: How Can a Chevrolet Bolt-based Crossover Avoid Flopping?

You heard it here yesterday. General Motors will introduce not one, not two, but three new vehicles based on the increasingly popular Chevrolet Bolt electric hatchback. And it’ll do it over the next

Ram’s Weird Dual Tailgate Appears Ready for Prime Time

Say you’re planning on hauling items of uneven length in your next full-size pickup. Eventually, everyone does. Those extra-long pieces of lumber, a disassembled bed frame, tubing, you name it, would

Compression Test: Infiniti Set to Unveil a Variable Compression Engine

We’ve mused on Infiniti’s Variable Compression Engine in the past, calling it everything from a chameleon to the holy grail. Its killer app? The ability to changes the distance the pistons travel in

License to Print Money: Lexus to Introduce a Three-row RX

The grandpappy of all luxury crossovers, the Lexus RX, has long been the runaway sales leader in its segment. Last year, the RX crushed its competition like beetles under its feet, selling 109,435

Tesla Roadster: Guess Who’s Back, Back Again?

The Roadster’s back. Tell a friend. Not that you’ll need to, of course. Elon Musk and Company seemingly pulled off the impossible last night in California, blowing up the internets by upstaging