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The Land Rover Defender Is Back—With a Softer, 2019-09-12 08:00:00The angular off-roader returns to Land Rover’s lineup with a few rounded corners and a lot of tech-heavy features.

Why Uber Thinks It Can *Still* Call Its 2019-09-12 07:00:00A pending California law was designed to make ride-hail companies classify drivers as employees. Uber says it can evade the requirement.

In California, Gig Workers Are About to Become 2019-09-11 14:29:45A bill would change the rules for classifying workers as employees, rather than contractors. It would affect Uber and Lyft, but also truckers and musi

Why Your Flight to San Francisco Was Three 2019-09-11 08:00:00San Francisco International Airport is rebuilding one of its four runways, down to the gravel under the asphalt. Throw in some wind, and it's hard to

Forget Driving. You’ll Wish You Could Watch TV 2019-09-10 05:50:00An electric SUV from Chinese startup Byton features a 4-foot-wide curved screen, as well as 270 horsepower and a 224-mile range.

Cities Are Trying—Again—to Plan for Autonomous Vehicles 2019-09-09 12:30:00The bloom is off the rose for self-driving tech among urban transportation officials, who are planning for a future with fewer private cars.

Imagine the Views From This Italian-Designed Swiss Train 2019-09-08 09:00:00Italian design firm Pininfarina has designed the new rail cars with nearly floor-to-ceiling windows for a line in the Swiss Alps.

An Electric Porsche, a Tesla Probe, and More 2019-09-08 09:00:00Porsche’s battery-powered Taycan can go 0 to 60 in 2.6 seconds and features a two-speed gearbox that’s the first of its kind.

GM's Search for In-Car Tech Lands on Google 2019-09-07 19:00:00The automaker and the tech giant say Google's Android software will underpin the infotainment systems in future GM cars.

Why the Porsche Taycan's Two-Speed Gearbox Is Such 2019-09-05 08:00:00Want to improve an EV’s range by 5 percent, or pump up its top speed? Trying shifting gears.

Feds Say Tesla Autopilot Is Partly to Blame 2019-09-04 18:29:12The National Transportation Safety Board says the design of Tesla's Autopilot contributed to a crash in which the driver did not actively steer for 1

With the Taycan, Porsche Launches Into the Electric 2019-09-04 17:44:39The German automaker's new all-electric sports sedan has the specs and techs to make even petrol-chugging gearheads drool.

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U.S. revokes Calif. waiver that requires cleaner cars 2019-09-19 08:39:33Rescinding California's authority to set its own standards is part of a multipronged battle by the Trump administration to counter the state's

BMW should buy Jaguar Land Rover, Bernstein analysts 2019-09-19 07:32:50Jaguar Land Rover could massively lower its costs under the wing of a cash-rich bigger partner such as BMW, a Bernstein research note said.

Former British Leyland chief Edwardes dies at age 2019-09-19 07:23:39Sir Michael Edwardes, the head of the British Leyland automaking group during its troubled last years, has died at age 88.

GM's South Korean workers to stage partial strike, 2019-09-19 06:33:41An internal note from the union representing GM workers in South Korea said partial strikes would be launched Friday and next week, Reuters repor

Tesla Model 3, Audi e-tron earn top IIHS 2019-09-19 00:01:00Tesla Inc. earned its first award from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety as two electric vehicles and one fuel cell vehicle earned top honors

Supplier Nexteer warns of temporary layoffs due to 2019-09-18 22:08:54The company said it would start temporary layoffs "in the coming days" without an imminent resolution to the UAW strike against GM.

U.S. DOT announces $60 million in AV research 2019-09-18 16:23:54The department's Automated Driving System Demonstration Grants will fund eight projects in seven states to test the integration of autonomous driving

GM to temporarily lay off 1,200 workers at 2019-09-18 15:38:24The factory in Oshawa, Ontario, which performs final assembly of the Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra pickup trucks, ran out of parts due to th

Brexiteer Ratcliffe promises UK jobs from Land Rover 2019-09-18 14:18:41The petrochemicals company Ineos is betting that its back-to-basics Grenadier off-roader will appeal to the iconic Land Rover's original core market.

VW upgrades infotainment system to include free remote 2019-09-18 13:16:55Most 2020 Volkswagens will come with a major infotainment upgrade that will let owners use a smartphone app to remotely start the vehicle or use it as

Toyota earmarks $391 million for next era of 2019-09-17 14:42:43The automaker is pushing ahead with plans to boost efficiencies to produce the midsize Tacoma and full-size Tundra, which are moving onto a common pla

EPA to unveil plan to strip California’s authority 2019-09-17 13:23:01The EPA intends to announce Wednesday that it will revoke the so-called waiver underpinning California’s power to set vehicle greenhouse ga

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2020 Ford Escape Hybrid Review: Why It’s the 2019-09-19 06:00:52Quicker isn’t always better: With the new 2020 Ford Escape, one of the slower trims is also one of its best. Don’t get too excited, though

Top 10 Affordable Sports Cars Under $40,000 2019-09-19 04:00:48With the definition of a sports car now including everything from convertibles and coupes to more practical sedans and hatchbacks, there are more vehi

Swan Song: The Porsche 911 GT3 Celebrates 20 2019-09-19 04:00:48Typically, when a vehicle comes to the end of its five- to seven-year production cycle, folks are relieved to see it go. With dated styling and obsole

2020 Nissan 370Z 50th Anniversary Review: Retro to 2019-09-19 04:00:03Sports cars tend to go the longest between redesigns because they sell in such low volumes that it takes forever to amortize the tooling and developme

2019 Tesla Model 3 Earns Top Safety Pick+ 2019-09-19 00:01:14As we wait for the Tesla Model S to record a Nürburgring lap time, there’s news about the smaller Model 3. The 2019 Tesla Model 3 has been

2011 Porsche 911 GT2 RS Test Drive Video: 2019-09-18 19:42:02We’ve already established that the modern 991-generation Porsche 911 GT2 RS is an absolute monster. It’s only one hundredth of a second sl

Ford Performance Offers Off-Road Lift Kit for 2019 2019-09-18 19:26:38Trucks are the best-selling vehicles in America, and the Ford F-150 has been king of the hill for some time now. Its baby brother, the Ranger, was rec

2020 Honda CR-V First Look: Hybrid at Last 2019-09-18 16:36:00After the world got its first look at the fifth-gen Honda CR-V Hybrid at the 2017 Shanghai auto show, Japanese and European buyers have been tooling a

Jessi Combs Honored With Special Exhibit at Petersen 2019-09-18 15:44:26The Petersen Automotive Museum has created a special exhibit honoring Jessi Combs, “the fastest woman on four wheels.” Opening September 2

GM/UAW Strike: Will the Strike Save the Cadillac 2019-09-18 13:35:16General Motors’ Detroit-Hamtramck and Lordstown, Ohio, assembly plants are reportedly in play as part of the ongoing contract negotiations betwe

Tested: The 2019 Porsche Macan S is a 2019-09-18 04:00:52The future is electric, even for Porsche. The Macan will be one of the first vehicles from the brand to go electric; the next generation will be a ful

Top 10 Cheapest New Cars for 2020, and 2019-09-18 04:00:44New cars can seem so out of reach, but sift through all those pricey SUVs or trucks and—trust us—there are actually quite a few choices. W

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GM Korea union restarts strike action after wage New! 2019-09-20 05:48:00Now General Motors is dealing with strike action in South Korea as well as in the US.

Amazon to buy 100,000 electric vans 2019-09-19 12:55:00Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos' sweeping new plan to tackle climate change, announced at an event on Thursday at the National Press Club in Washington, DC,&nb

Analysts see more auto M&A potential, slowing global 2019-09-19 12:45:00Morgan Stanley sees the potential for more auto industry M&A amid the slowing down of global vehicle production, margin compression and heavy capi

Seat to trial landfill methane in vehicles 2019-09-19 09:43:00Volkswagen Group Spanish subsidiary Seat said it would participate, until 2023 in the Life Landfill Biofuel project, which was recently approved by th

UK fleets plan restructuring due to WLTP 2019-09-19 09:42:00Almost one in six business car fleets in the UK is planning some sort of restructuring due to the new WLTP vehicle testing regime, according to leasin

AAM sells US iron casting operations 2019-09-19 09:29:00American Axle & Manufacturing Holdings, Inc. (AAM), has announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to sell its US iron casting oper

Kobe Steel unit officially opens US alloy extrusion 2019-09-19 09:23:00Kobe Steel said US subsidiary, Kobelco Aluminum Products & Extrusions (KPEX) held an opening ceremony for a new automotive extrusion plant in

Falken secures Audi tyre OEM deal 2019-09-19 08:47:00Falken Tyre Europe said it had secured a contract to supply VW Group premium brand Audi with OEM fit tyres for a new compact SUV.

Toyota Brazil adding third car line at Sorocaba 2019-09-19 07:46:00Toyota Motor said its Brazilian sales and manufacturing subsidiary, Toyota do Brasil (TDB), would spend BRL1bn (US$243m) at its Sorocaba plant in Sao

UAW strike shuts down GM Canada Oshawa truck 2019-09-19 07:13:00The United Auto Workers (UAW) strike against General Motors in the US from Sunday night led to hundreds of workers at the the Oshawa plant in Ontario,

Malaysia sales down sharply again in August 2019-09-19 05:48:00Malaysia's new vehicle market continued to plunge in August, by 22% to 51,148 units compared with strong year-earlier sales of 65,550 units, accordin

Akebono Brake to close six plants worldwide in 2019-09-19 05:18:00Struggling Japanese components maker Akebono Brake Industry said it would end operations at six manufacturing plants in Japan and overseas as part&nbs

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Bugatti celebrates 110 years with test drives of New! 2019-09-19 17:01:00The iconic Bugatti Type 35 holds a special place in the hearts of those with an appreciation for automotive history. Company founder Ettore Bugatti kn

Japanese Emperor Naruhito's custom-made Toyota Century Convertible breaks 2019-09-19 16:00:00Emperor Naruhito of Japan will arrive at his official coronation ceremony in style thanks to Toyota, which supplied this one-off Century Convertible t

Patent show Mazda working on new rear-wheel-drive platform, 2019-09-19 14:00:00Mazda has been teasing the development of a new rear-wheel-drive performance coupe for several years, and a recent patent filing uncovered in Japan ma

Andy Wallace: The Bugatti Chiron wasn't out of 2019-09-19 13:00:00Bugatti may have won the production-car race to 300 mph with a prototype version of the Chiron, but driver Andy Wallace says the car has more in it, c

Tuner prepping widebody 2020 Toyota Supra for SEMA 2019-09-19 12:20:00Evasive Motorsports is working with EVS Tuning to build Super Street Editor-in-Chief Sam Du's widebody 2020 Toyota Supra for SEMA, the tuner announce

First details on the next Mercedes-AMG GT 2019-09-19 11:45:00Mercedes-AMG is out testing the Black Series version of its GT sports car, a variant that typically comes close to the end of base car's product cycl

CEO of major German supplier ZF doesn't expect 2019-09-19 10:00:00Although companies like Waymo have demonstrated a taxi service utilizing fully self-driving cars, the head of German automotive supplier ZF doesn't p

2020 Dodge Charger Widebody to feature in “Fast 2019-09-19 08:45:00Actor Vin Diesel's latest update on progress of filming “Fast & Furious 9” has revealed that the recently launched 2020 Dodge Charger

Tesla Model S Plaid testing at the 'Ring 2019-09-19 08:00:00Tesla plans to introduce a new range-topping powertrain called the Plaid next year and is testing prototypes at the Nürburgring. There are two pr

Ineos Grenadier name confirmed for Defender rival to 2019-09-19 07:00:00After being knocked back by Land Rover for the rights to the original Defender after the iconic SUV bowed out of production in early 2016, British bil

2021 Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 RS spy shots 2019-09-19 06:00:00If the 2020 Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 doesn't seem like enough, know the German marque didn't throw every ounce of performance at the car just yet. Yes

2021 BMW 2-Series Active Tourer spy shots 2019-09-19 02:30:00BMW is preparing a redesign for its 2-Series Active Tourer compact minivan that was never sold in the United States. The 2-Series AT was the first BMW

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