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Auto Blog News Feed: Wells Fargo officially agrees to $1B penalty: What's in the settlement

Fri, 04/20/2018 - 22:05

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Wells Fargo & Co will pay $1 billion to settle with U.S. regulators who say the bank wrongly layered insurance on hundreds of thousands of drivers and routinely hit homebuyers with excessive fees, officials said on Friday.

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Auto Blog News Feed: New York banning cars from Central Park

Fri, 04/20/2018 - 21:10

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New York City's Central Park will kick out cars this summer after more than a century, returning its roads to walkers, runners and cyclists, Mayor Bill de Blasio said on Friday.

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Auto Blog News Feed: Tesla: Workplace safety, unions and the color yellow

Fri, 04/20/2018 - 20:20

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Tesla's troubles with media reports on working conditions and union organizing took a hard right turn on Monday. In response to Reveal's report on Tesla's workplace safety, the auto manufacturer accused the Pulitzer-finalist of being "an extremist organization working directly with union supporters to create a calculated disinformation campaign against Tesla."

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Auto Blog News Feed: Memminger Roadster 2.7 is the ultimate VW Beetle

Fri, 04/20/2018 - 19:05

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As charming and cute as classic Volkswagen Beetles are, there's no getting around the fact that they're not especially sleek, nor are fast. At all. That is with the exception of this, the Memminger Roadster 2.7. It's a custom Bug built by a German restoration shop called Memminger. It's low, it has extremely wide, pumped up fenders, and has been turned into a two-seat roadster. It almost looks like a Porsche 356, but bigger. And check out those sweet plaid seats.

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Auto Blog News Feed: Camaro wishes Mustang happy birthday, sort of

Fri, 04/20/2018 - 18:55

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To conclude a long week of news pegged to the 54th anniversary of the Ford Mustang, we pass along the special salutation above. And in case you missed it, here's a rundown of this week's Mustang items (and a couple from the days before). It was a busy birthday week.

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Auto Blog News Feed: ReVolt plans retro electric motorcycle based on WWII-era BMW

Fri, 04/20/2018 - 17:15

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Lithium battery technology company Alternet Systems announced Tuesday the formation of a new company that will build an electric motorcycle based on the classic 1938 BMW R71 motorcycle with sidecar used by German troops during World War II and by Steve McQueen to outrun them in the 1963 film "The Great Escape."

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Auto Blog News Feed: Roush unveils gnarly Ford Super Duty F-250

Fri, 04/20/2018 - 16:50

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Roush Performance has launched the 2018 Roush Super Duty F-250, an aggressive off-road truck that adds upgraded, raised suspension, beefier wheels with all-terrain tires and other features to the Ford base model. Roush says it's the first time it has entered the Super Duty market.

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Auto Blog News Feed: Wells Fargo reportedly will pay $1 billion fine for loan abuses

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 22:50

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Wells Fargo & Co is close to settling a record fine of $1 billion imposed by two U.S. regulators for its risk management business, a source familiar with the matter told Reuters on Thursday.

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Auto Blog News Feed: This tree planting robot wants to save the environment

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 21:55

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TreeRover is a robot experiment that autonomously plants trees in areas that suffer from having none. The robot took 4 months to create and is the invention of two students from UVic Electrical and Computer Engineering. TreeRover is still being modified and enhanced to navigate further. Learn more at iotatechnologies.ca. Transcript: This robot plants trees to save the environment. TreeRover is a robotic experiment designed to plant trees in areas that suffer from having none. Created by two UVi

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Auto Blog News Feed: 2019 Ford F-150 Limited gets revised styling similar to Chevy and Ram

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 20:30

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It seems there's always room at the top. Each year, automakers add more and more luxurious trims for their trucks. That's how we get near-luxury vehicles like the 2019 Ram 1500 Limited and 2019 Chevy Silverado High Country. In order to separate higher trims from lower brethren, most get a few unique styling touches and a whole sea of chrome. Just look at these photos of the slightly updated 2019 Ford F-150 Limited.

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Auto Blog News Feed: 2018.5 Nissan Rogue Sport gets more standard safety equipment

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 20:20

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Nissan is updating the Rogue Sport line for 2018.5. It's not a major refresh, but it does make a number of safety features standard on all models including the base-level S. The standard features include automatic emergency braking, blind-spot warning and rear cross-traffic assist. The top-level SL trim also gains another standard convenience feature in the form of adaptive cruise control. This feature will also be available on the mid-level SV in the SV Technology Package.

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Auto Blog News Feed: 2019 Chevy Corvette ZR1 will pace the Indy 500

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 20:01

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The Indianapolis 500 is getting back-to-back Corvette pace cars. After a Corvette Grand Sport led the pack last year, a Corvette ZR1 will lead this year. The ZR1's participation means that it will be the 15th Corvette to pace the Indy 500. It will also be the 29th Chevy to do so.

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Auto Blog News Feed: California agency probing Tesla on occupational safety

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 19:45

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Tesla Inc is being probed by a California agency for occupational safety after a report that the electric carmaker failed to disclose serious injuries at a Fremont factory. The state's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (Cal-OSHA) disclosed the inspection on Wednesday, two days after news website Reveal said that Tesla's omissions in legally mandated reports made its safety record appear better than it was.

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Auto Blog News Feed: Brabham BT62 will have 700 horsepower, debuts in two weeks

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 19:30

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After nearly three decades away from motorsports, Brabham is back from the dead. David Brabham, son of company founder Jack Brabham, announced in February that he has plans to return to Formula 1. In addition to a new F1 car, the company will be building a new roadcar. Two weeks ahead of its debut, we get some of the big specs and a single teaser image of the Brabham BT62.

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Auto Blog News Feed: Ford Mustang hybrid coming in 2020 [UPDATE]

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 19:15

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We love driving the Ford Mustang. We've got one — a GT — in the Autoblog stable at the moment, and the keys to that V8-powered, rear-wheel-drive beast are highly coveted in the office. Some of us (well, maybe just this particular author) feel a tinge of guilt, though, when we fire it up and lustfully rev the engine. We can't help but think of the fuel it gulps on our spirited commutes home. For those of us with a heavy conscience, it looks like we'll be getting a greener offering in

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Auto Blog News Feed: Honda Ridgeline, Ford Ecosport and Tesla profits | Autoblog Podcast #537

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 19:01

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On this week's Autoblog Podcast, Editor-in-Chief Greg Migliore is joined by Green Editor John Beltz Snyder and Associate Editor Joel Stocksdale. We talk about driving the 2018 Ford Ecosport and Hyundai Accent. Joel tells us why he loves the naturally aspirated engine in our long-term Honda Ridgeline. We discuss Tesla's profitability claims, Johan de Nysschen leaving Cadillac and a possible date change for the Detroit Auto Show. As usual, we'll also spend a listener's money on a car.

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Auto Blog News Feed: New '69-70 Ford Mustang Boss 302, Boss 429 and Mach 1 available soon

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 18:01

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Oklahoma-based Classic Recreations might have bit of a tainted history, but for the past few years, the company has been building some pretty sweet Shelby Mustangs using modern running gear and chassis packed underneath classic bodywork. The company has something new on the horizon. Later this year, Classic Recreations will offer officially licensed 1969-1970 Ford Mustang Boss 302, 1969-1970 Mustang Boss 429 and 1969-1970 Mustang Mach 1.

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Auto Blog News Feed: 2018 Ford F-150 Power Stroke Diesel nets 30 mpg on the highway

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 04:01

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It's been more than a year since the refreshed 2018 Ford F-150 debuted at the 2017 Detroit Auto Show. While we've driven the gasoline-powered variants, news on the upcoming diesel model has been scarce. We know the truck's 3.0-liter turbocharged V6 will make 250 horsepower and 440 pound-feet of torque, but the all-important fuel economy figures weren't revealed until today. The new engine will net the big truck 30 mpg highway, 22 mpg city with a combined rating of 25 mpg.

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Auto Blog News Feed: Have you ever wished your car had its own umbrella?

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 00:58

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Transcript: The Lanmodo is used for vehicle protection. Made with tough materials like fiberglass, it can cover just about any car. It's approximately 11 x 7 feet. You can deploy the tent with one click using a wireless remote. It takes about 30 seconds to set up and 8 seconds to open or close. A one-time charge can last up to 45 days. Lanmodo can transform into a beach or yard umbrella with a separate camping stand. The car tent costs $399. Learn more at lanmodo.com.

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Auto Blog News Feed: Cadillac XT6 three-row crossover spied hours after de Nysschen ousted

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 21:45

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Big news today from GM's luxury brand. Cadillac ousted Johan de Nysschen after four years at the helm. It's unclear exactly what let to his departure, but slumping sales and a lack of crossovers surely influenced GM's decision. Cadillac currently has one crossover and one SUV on sale. The Cadillac XT5 will soon be joined by the smaller XT4. New spy shots show that the new three-row Cadillac XT6 will soon join the lineup.

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