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Auto Blog News Feed: Chinese EV startup Xiaopeng Motors plans to raise $1.6B this year

The Top Zones - Wed, 04/11/2018 - 21:01

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If you haven't already picked your Chinese-backed electric vehicle startup that plans to challenge Tesla, you've got your work cut out for you. This list keeps growing. If you haven't included Xiaopeng Motors (A.K.A. Xpeng Motors) to your short list, the up-and-comer has 1.6 billion reasons you should.

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Auto Blog News Feed: Tesla targets November 2019 for start of Model Y production

The Top Zones - Wed, 04/11/2018 - 20:44

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Tesla Inc is targeting November 2019 as the start of production for its Model Y sport utility vehicle, with production in China to begin two years later, two sources told Reuters this week, shedding some light on the electric vehicle maker's next project that could tax its resources and capacity.

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Auto Blog News Feed: Lexus ES sedan (probably) teased ahead of Beijing debut

The Top Zones - Wed, 04/11/2018 - 19:10

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Lexus has shared a teaser image of a yet-unnamed future production car, which we believe to be the upcoming ES. The now-familiar spindle grille fills almost the entire image, which Lexus has served us with the tagline "Expect the Unexpected".

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Auto Blog News Feed: Uber still believes autonomous vehicles have a future, says CEO

The Top Zones - Wed, 04/11/2018 - 18:03

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Uber Chief Executive Dara Khosrowshahi said on Wednesday that the ride-sharing company still believes in the prospects for autonomous transport after one of its self-driving vehicles was involved in a fatal crash in Arizona last month.

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Auto Blog News Feed: Chevy Colorado ZR2 Bison trademark filed, could be upfitted overlander

The Top Zones - Wed, 04/11/2018 - 17:50

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The Chevy Colorado ZR2 is a favorite here at Autoblog. It was a finalist for our most recent Technology of the Year award thanks to some trick spool-valve suspension. It's supremely capable off road without giving up anything on the streets. It looks like Chevy may have something bigger planned for the ZR2. AutoGuide reports that GM recently filed a trademark for the name "ZR2 Bison." In fact, we may have already seen a preview of the truck last fall with the Colorado ZR2 AEV concept at SEMA.

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Auto Blog News Feed: Florida man arrested in road rage incident captured in viral video

The Top Zones - Wed, 04/11/2018 - 16:45

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Police in Florida say they've arrested a Sarasota man in connection with a violent road rage incident, captured in a viral video, that injured a motorcyclist.

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Auto Blog News Feed: 2018 Lexus GX 460 Drivers' Notes Review | When dinosaurs roamed the earth

The Top Zones - Wed, 04/11/2018 - 16:00

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The 2018 Lexus GX 460 has been on sale since late 2009. There have been a few minor updates, but a 2018 model is essentially the same as one from 2010. It's based on the global Toyota Land Cruiser Prado and shares more than a little with the Toyota 4Runner. It slots between the Lexus RX and the big daddy Lexus LX. Despite its age, it's still a seller. Sales were up in 2017. In fact, the GX had its best year in the U.S. since 2005. Blame cheap gas all you want. Really, people just want SUVs.

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Auto Blog News Feed: New Forza 7 update adds Porsches, Ferrari ... and a Honda Odyssey

The Top Zones - Wed, 04/11/2018 - 15:45

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"Forza Motorsport 7" continues to maintain its freshness by offering new playable cars in its monthly downloadable Car Packs. April's DLC has some really special offerings, as we see in the leaked trailer above. There are two classic Porsches. There's a 1985 Nissan GT racer and a Greenwood Corvette. The 1948 Ferrari 166 Inter Sport looks particularly beautiful. There's even a 2017 Maserati Levante S, so you can give that a virtual test drive before you head to your local dealership. Perhaps most

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Auto Blog News Feed: Latest Audi A6 Avant is a lovely piece of forbidden fruit

The Top Zones - Tue, 04/10/2018 - 23:30

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We'd love to tell you that the pretty blue wagon just above is coming soon to the United States, but we can't. Because the next-generation Audi A6 Avant probably isn't coming to the United States at all. Here in the States we get the seductively attractive A5 and S5 Sportback, and the swoopy A7, S7, and RS 7 hatchbacks instead of the traditional A6 wagon. We're not going to complain (much), because we do love the aforementioned Audis, but we'll still grumble just a little bit over the lost pract

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Auto Blog News Feed: 2019 Aston Martin V8 Vantage First Drive Review | A sportier bark and bite

The Top Zones - Tue, 04/10/2018 - 23:01

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Aston Martin's 21st century renaissance kickstarted with the DB11, a high-dollar grand tourer that upped the outgoing DB9's dynamic envelope while keeping one foot firmly planted in the brand's aesthetically elevated roots. The sequel to Aston's bid for relevancy is the V8 Vantage, a more agile and track-focused two-seater, perennially the company's best-seller that guns for the heavyweight in the segment, the Porsche 911. With a completely updated design language and laser-like focus on perform

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Auto Blog News Feed: 2 more Hybrid Kinetic-Pininfarina concepts due in Beijing

The Top Zones - Tue, 04/10/2018 - 21:30

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The partnership between Italy's Pininfarina design house and Hong Kong-based electric vehicle supplier Hybrid Kinetic Group will bring two new concept vehicles to the Auto China Show in Beijing April 25, including an electric sedan teased in a pair of photos.

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Auto Blog News Feed: Segway has created the rideable robot butler of your dreams

The Top Zones - Tue, 04/10/2018 - 21:25

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Created by Segway Robotics, Loomo is an AI powered self-balancing Segway that can auto-follow, avoid obstacles, and has a playful personality. The customizable AI butler will cost $1,799. Learn more at segwayrobotics.com Transcript: A rideable robot butler, Loomo, is an AI powered self-balancing Segway from Segway Robotics. The company wants you to think of Loomo as a mini transporter combined with a robot sidekick. Loomo responds to voice commands. It also has auto-follow, obstacle-avoidance,

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Auto Blog News Feed: ‘Singing road’ strikes the wrong chord with Dutch villagers

The Top Zones - Tue, 04/10/2018 - 21:15

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A "singing road" in the Netherlands creates a cacophony for nearby villagers.

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Auto Blog News Feed: New VW Jetta GLI coming soon with GTI-grade improvements

The Top Zones - Tue, 04/10/2018 - 20:33

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When the new 2019 Volkswagen Jetta was revealed (pictured above), we were a bit disconcerted by some of the changes. It seemed to be softer, and was reverting back to a more primitive torsion-beam rear axle. And those changes also had us a bit concerned about the upcoming VW Jetta GLI. But it seems we shouldn't be too worried, since it will instead get some major improvements.

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Auto Blog News Feed: Ford Focus Active 'crossover': Everything we know

The Top Zones - Tue, 04/10/2018 - 18:15

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The all-new Ford Focus was revealed today, and although we were left to guess which of the five presented models will eventually land in the United States, one seems almost assured. The Ford Focus Active will feature a raised suspension and more rugged styling flourishes, including black body cladding.

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Auto Blog News Feed: BMW i1 EV rumored, based on electric Mini

The Top Zones - Tue, 04/10/2018 - 17:52

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With just two BMW i cars currently available — and aging — we've been hankering to know what new EVs are coming down the pipeline for the Bavarian automaker. We've had news of the iNext and i4, caught wind of an iX3, and as BMW is in the early stages of a large electrification push, there has been a multitude of "i"-prefaced trademarks registered. The next we can expect, if the rumors from Spanish outlet Motor.es are to be believed, will be a diminutive i1 EV, based on the same platf

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Auto Blog News Feed: Ford Ranger Raptor spied testing in Michigan

The Top Zones - Tue, 04/10/2018 - 17:47

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The Ford Ranger Raptor debuted two months ago, just a short while after the U.S. debut of the 2019 Ford Ranger. As the name implies, the Ranger Raptor takes the formula from the Ford F-150 Raptor and distills it down into a mid-size package. While a U.S. version hasn't been announced, these new spy shots give us hope that the Chevy Colorado ZR2 and Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro will have some flashy new company.

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Auto Blog News Feed: 2018 Dodge Durango GT Rallye gets Charger and Viper-inspired styling

The Top Zones - Tue, 04/10/2018 - 17:00

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The third-generation Dodge Durango has been on sale since 2011. Essentially a long-wheelbase Jeep Grand Cherokee, the Durango's styling draws a lot of influence from cars like the Dodge Charger and Challenger. For 2018, the three-row SUV will be available with an optional GT Rallye appearance package. Think of this as a V6 model with the face from the more powerful Durango R/T.

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Auto Blog News Feed: 2020 Chevrolet Silverado HD shows its big chrome face

The Top Zones - Tue, 04/10/2018 - 04:01

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Another piece of the fullsize Chevy truck puzzle is slowly being revealed. The Bowtie brand plans to officially unveil the 2020 Chevy Silverado HD sometime next year, and though that's all very vague, pickup fans do at least have one teaser to obsess over. Chevy hints at "bolder, larger proportions" for the 2020 Silverado HD, and from the looks of the teaser, that may be an understatement.

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Auto Blog News Feed: Porsche 919 Hybrid Evo sets unrestricted lap time at Spa-Francorchamps

The Top Zones - Mon, 04/09/2018 - 20:35

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Race cars, no matter what level or series, are always limited by rules and regulations. Some are highly restrictive while others offer a lot of freedom within defined parameters. At the end of the day there are always compromises. After the 2017 season, Porsche pulled out of the LMP1 WEC prototype class. Still, the team wasn't quite finished with the car. This year, Porsche plans to lap an unrestricted version of the LMP1 car, the 919 Hybrid Evo, at various tracks around the world. It all starte

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