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Auto Express News Feed: Most tyre-related motorway incidents avoidable, says study

Tue, 04/24/2018 - 08:52
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Analysis of over 1,000 pieces of tyre debris finds almost three quarters of tyre-related accidents and breakdowns are preventable

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Auto Blog News Feed: Mercedes-Maybach Ultimate Luxury fully revealed, tea set and all

Tue, 04/24/2018 - 08:00

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Mercedes has officially unveiled its Mercedes-Maybach Ultimate Luxury concept following a leak of most of the details last week. As we learned last week, the unusual looking sedan-SUV crossbreed is fully electric with four motors producing a whopping 750 horsepower. Combined with an 80 kWh battery, Mercedes estimates it should have a range of over 200 miles on the European test cycle. It also can handle extremely fast charging from DC chargers outputting 350 kW. Mercedes claims this allows it to

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Auto Blog News Feed: Volkswagen I.D. R Pikes Peak has its first outing with Romain Dumas

Mon, 04/23/2018 - 23:15

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Romain Dumas' first sight of the Volkswagen I.D. R Pikes Peak was, like the rest of the world, via the weekend livestreamed press conference. Between stints at Monza, viewing it on his phone, he watched the covers come off the very car he'll be racing in just 62 days. His initial reaction? "Wow, that's a proper one!"

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Auto Blog News Feed: Jaguar may kill supercharged V6 to make way for inline-six

Mon, 04/23/2018 - 21:40

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This could be the last year to score a Jaguar with the carmaker's 3.0-liter supercharged V6. Autocar reports that Jaguar deep-sixed the XE S and XF S in the UK due to poor sales and difficulty coping with European emissions regulation changes taking place this year. The mag expects the XJ and F-Pace to lose the V6, too, but suspects the F-Type might retain the engine. It's possible, however, the bent-six with up to 380 horsepower and 339 pound-feet of torque might finally be retiring for a reaso

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Jaguar may kill supercharged V6 to make way for inline-six originally appeared on Autoblog on Mon, 23 Apr 2018 17:40:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Auto Blog News Feed: Court blocks Trump administration from delaying higher CAFE penalties

Mon, 04/23/2018 - 21:20

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A federal court in New York on Monday blocked the Trump administration's decision to delay a rule that would raise penalties for automakers who do not meet federal fuel efficiency requirements.

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Court blocks Trump administration from delaying higher CAFE penalties originally appeared on Autoblog on Mon, 23 Apr 2018 17:20:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Auto Blog News Feed: Mitsubishi planning to bring back Lancer as hybrid crossover

Mon, 04/23/2018 - 20:20

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It looks like the Mitsubishi Lancer is about to undertake a daring transformation from a ten-year-old saloon to a crossover. The Eclipse has already shed its coupe roots and become the Eclipse Cross, and now it's the Lancer's turn to become a high-rider.

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Mitsubishi planning to bring back Lancer as hybrid crossover originally appeared on Autoblog on Mon, 23 Apr 2018 16:20:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Auto Blog News Feed: 2019 Jeep Renegade reveals front fascia details

Mon, 04/23/2018 - 19:40

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Over the past few months, details of the new 2019 Jeep Renegade subcompact crossover SUV have been trickling out via spy shots. The latest batch show that the front fascia, specifically the front bumper, is getting a number of subtle changes.

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Auto Blog News Feed: Infiniti Q Inspiration inspires electrified vehicle platform

Mon, 04/23/2018 - 18:30

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This year's Detroit Auto Show was a bit light on forward-looking concepts, so the Infiniti Q Inspiration was a highlight, what with it's gorgeous curves and elegant interior. And lucky for us, Infiniti has decided to bring the lovely sedan to production. It will have a substantial difference to the concept, though ...

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Auto Blog News Feed: Maxi-Cosi AxissFix Air is the world's first child seat with airbags

Mon, 04/23/2018 - 18:05

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The world of child car seats is vast and varied. There are dozens of companies that offer hundreds of options, each offering different levels of protection for smaller occupants. Maxi-Cosi, one of the first companies to introduce child seats in Europe back in the 1980s, has introduced a new level of protection with its AxissFix Air. It's the first child seat with a built-in airbag.

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Auto Blog News Feed: Shell and Airflow create Starship 18-wheeler to further shake up the segment

Mon, 04/23/2018 - 17:45

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We need to add another high-tech 18-wheeler entry to the growing list of players at the table: Shell collaborated with AirFlow Truck Company the truck you see above, dubbed Starship. The tractor-trailer combo isn't the wildest rival in the bunch, but it features the best of current technology aided by a host of major and minor tweaks from stem to stern. Shell considers the the Class 8 Truck equivalent of the Project M T25 city car it worked on with legendary English designer Gordon Murray.

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Shell and Airflow create Starship 18-wheeler to further shake up the segment originally appeared on Autoblog on Mon, 23 Apr 2018 13:45:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Auto Blog News Feed: New auto loans could soon extend out to 84 months

Sun, 04/22/2018 - 19:30

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Cars and trucks are more expensive than ever before. In order to boost sales and help consumers afford new vehicles, automakers are offering long and long terms for auto loans. This past week, Bloomberg reports FCA's Ram Trucks division current offers the longest loans. Some currently stretch to 73 months. Jeep, Fiat and Chevy aren't far behind. Even more noteworthy is that we're likely soon see lenders moving from 73-month to 84-month loans. That's seven years worth of interest.

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New auto loans could soon extend out to 84 months originally appeared on Autoblog on Sun, 22 Apr 2018 15:30:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Auto Blog News Feed: Volkswagen I.D. R Pikes Peak debuts, ready to tackle the EV record

Sun, 04/22/2018 - 16:30

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It seems that Volkswagen is rolling out a new I.D. concept every few months, all previewing a production car arriving next year. In just the past few months, we've seen the I.D. Buzz, I.D. Crozz and I.D. Vizzion. Today, there's a new high-performance version, the Volkswagen I.D. R Pikes Peak. As the name implies, this is made to tackle the world's most infamous hill climb.

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Volkswagen I.D. R Pikes Peak debuts, ready to tackle the EV record originally appeared on Autoblog on Sun, 22 Apr 2018 12:30:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Auto Blog News Feed: Watch the Rolls-Royce Cullinan tackle the sand dunes outside Dubai

Sun, 04/22/2018 - 15:30

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The Rolls-Royce Cullinan is coming soon. The British automaker has made copious effort trying to keep the Cullinan from being considered just a crossover or SUV. The carmaker calls it an All-Terrain High-Sided Bodied Vehicle, and a feature as banal as a tailgate has been billed as a "Viewing Suite." Yet when Rolls-Royce took a prototype Cullinan for testing in the Dubai dunes, they recorded their Phantom-based SUV ripping up the sand in ways you'd expect from a 30-year-old Chevrolet Blazer.

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Auto Blog News Feed: How to find an AWD or 4WD car, truck, or crossover

Sun, 04/22/2018 - 12:01

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If you live in an area where snow and ice are common in the winter, travel on unimproved roads for fun or work, or simply want an extra degree of security in inclement weather, you should really consider an all-wheel or four-wheel drive vehicle. For many people, an all-wheel drive crossover, truck, or SUV offers the most traction in the greatest number of situations. Where conditions are less severe, or your recreational needs are not as serious, a front- or rear-drive vehicle with good season-s

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How to find an AWD or 4WD car, truck, or crossover originally appeared on Autoblog on Sun, 22 Apr 2018 08:01:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Auto Blog News Feed: BMW iX3 electric crossover teased just head of 2018 Beijing Motor Show

Sat, 04/21/2018 - 19:45

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Just last month, we learned that the new all-electric BMW iX3 crossover would debut soon at the 2018 Beijing Motor Show. On Friday, BMW finally revealed a short teaser video on Twitter, showing off a new take on the company's iconic grille design. Though next week's car may simply be a concept, it's the first we've seen of the German automaker's answer to the Jaguar i-Pace and upcoming Audi E-Tron.

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BMW iX3 electric crossover teased just head of 2018 Beijing Motor Show originally appeared on Autoblog on Sat, 21 Apr 2018 15:45:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Auto Blog News Feed: German minister says software upgrades won't fix diesel emissions

Sat, 04/21/2018 - 14:35

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German Environment Minister Svenja Schulze has told a newspaper she does not think software updates for diesel vehicles in Germany will be enough to solve air quality problems and that hardware retrofits are the only way to avoid driving bans.

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Auto Blog News Feed: How to find a green car, EV, or hybrid

Sat, 04/21/2018 - 12:01

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If you're looking at maximizing fuel economy or getting a car with green cred, you're probably already thinking about a battery-electric vehicle (also referred to as an EV), a gasoline-electric hybrid, or a plug-in hybrid. And we do, too. That's why there's a special category in our Car Finder tool just for environmentally-friendly cars, trucks, and crossovers. You'll can further sort by specific green powertrain, so if you're only looking for plug-in hybrids you can filter out the rest. Filter

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Auto Blog News Feed: This Polaris off-roader is a mini beast

Sat, 04/21/2018 - 00:17

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Polaris has added a new off-roader to their trim line. The 2018 RZR XP Turbo S is a 2-seater buggy designed for the adrenaline junkie. Priced at $27,499 the Turbo S includes DYNAMIX Active Suspension and a glove touchscreen that lets you monitor the vehicle, GPS mapping, and much more. Learn more at polaris.com Transcript: Off-roading mini beast. RZR XP Turbo S is the newest trim level in the Polaris RZR XP lineup of off-roaders. It's a 2-seater buggy designed for the adrenaline junkie. The Tur

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Auto Blog News Feed: Car Hacks: Eliminate foggy windows using a potato?

Fri, 04/20/2018 - 23:11

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In this episode of Car Hacks, Amr tests out the potato hack that claims to stop your car windows from fogging up. Will this hack leave you blind? Or will it clear up your daily drives? Watch and find out. Want more Car Hacks? Head over to https://www.autoblog.com/tag/car+hacks

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Car Hacks: Eliminate foggy windows using a potato? originally appeared on Autoblog on Fri, 20 Apr 2018 19:11:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Auto Blog News Feed: This SUV costs $3.5 million and yes, it's bulletproof

Fri, 04/20/2018 - 22:24

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The Karlmann King looks like a Batmobile cousin. A luxury Batmobile filled with everything you need for a lifestyle of the rich and famous road trip. Underneath you find the bones of a Ford Super Duty. Based on the size, the F-450 seems likely. Power comes from Ford's tried and true Triton V10. The best part is the price: roughly $3.5 million. Transcript: Let's just get this out of the way. This vehicle costs $3.5 million. This is the Karlmann King. It was created in Europe by a design team fo

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