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The rugged Amarok pickup could help Volkswagen break into a new segment

Volkswagen is debating whether to introduce a seven-seater SUV based on the Amarok pickup truck. If approved for production, Volkswagen's first body-on-frame SUV will be sold in the United States.
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Volkswagen turns the Passat into an Olympic sprinter in Australia

Volkswagen will introduce a hotter version of the Passat in Australia. Offered as a sedan and as a wagon, the 206TSI model will get a 280-horsepower turbo four borrowed from the Golf R.
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Electric vehicles available now could replace 90 percent of cars used today, study says

A four-year MIT study of nationwide driving behavior concludes today's relatively short-range electric cars could replace 90 percent of current vehicles. The cost of purchase and operation would be the same but emission would be cut by 30…
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Land Rover’s 2017 Range Rover Sport is as high-tech as it is capable off-road

Land Rover has added an array of tech features to the Range Rover Sport for the 2017 model year. The SUV also receives a brand new infotainment system that's more intuitive than before.
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Mercedes to maximize electric car driving range with active aerodynamics

Electric car wind resistance can significantly affect driving range. Mercedes hints broadly it will use active aerodynamics with electric cars. Weight reduction and active aerodynamics will both factor in improving Mercedes electric car…
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Replacing bus lines with Uber and Lyft seems like a good idea to two U.S. cities

Cities in Florida and Colorado are testing ride-hailing services Uber and Lyft to replace selected bus lines. The cities are trying to save money but there are questions about how well the public is served with private-hire ride services.
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Volkswagen could face criminal charges in the U.S.

While it may seem that everyone is investigating Volkswagen, the Department of Justice reportedly has enough evidence to support criminal charges. Whether those charges will be filed or negotiated remains to be decided.
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No steering wheel, no pedals, no driver: Ford's autonomous car is coming in 2021

Ford announced that it will produce a fully autonomous car for ridesharing hailing companies in 2021. The cars will not utilize a steering wheel, gas pedal, brake pedal, or driver.
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Dodge revisits golden age of muscle cars with 2017 Challenger T/A, Charger Daytona

The 2017 Dodge Challenger T/A and Charger Daytona revive classic names from the golden age of muscle cars. But while the original T/A and Daytona were built for racing, the 2017 models are strictly street cars.
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LG is helping Cadillac build more elegant-looking interiors

Cadillac will introduce a brand new design study in a few days during the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance. The yet-unnamed model will give provide a glimpse into what the Cadillac of tomorrow will look like.
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Velodyne just got $150 million from Ford and Baidu to develop its lidar tech

What could possibly bring an American car manufacturer and a Chinese search engine giant together? Self-driving car technology, of course. Ford and Baidu have raised $150 million to drive development of Velodyne's lidar sensors.