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2020 Lincoln Aviator first drive review

The 2020 Lincoln Aviator flies into battle against established rivals like the Audi Q7 and Volvo XC90, as well as fellow newcomer Cadillac XT6. Lincoln brings intuitive tech and a 494-horsepower plug-in hybrid powertrain into the fight for luxury SUV supremacy.
Toyota Mirai

A self-driving Toyota will escort the 2020 Olympic flame in Tokyo

Toyota will use the 2020 Tokyo Olympics to show off its zero-emission vehicle technology. The automaker will have everything from electric scooters to hydrogen fuel-cell buses on hand. Toyota expects to deploy about 3,700 vehicles, most with fuel-cell, battery-electric, or hybrid power.
Rivian R1T

New Rivian video showcases its electric trucks’ camping credentials

Rivian shows off the camping capabilities of its upcoming R1T electric pickup truck in this new video. With storage space aplenty and up to 400 miles of range, the R1T looks like a great camping vehicle. But the truck is still a prototype, and hasn't gone into production yet.
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Opel is creating an electric car rally racing series for Europe

Opel is the latest automaker to try electric racing. The German firm is launching a rally series using a race-prepped version of its Corsa-e electric car. The Opel electric rally car will debut at the 2019 Frankfurt Motor Show, while the rally series will get underway in the summer of 2020.
A red 2019 Chevrolet Bolt EV.

2020 Chevrolet Bolt EV rated at 259 miles of range, outpacing most rivals

The 2020 Chevrolet Bolt EV will have the longest range of any mass-market electric car, according to a new report. Range is expected to increase from 238 miles to 259 miles per charge. Chevrolet hasn't officially commented on the range increase, which was listed on an EPA website.
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The three largest public EV charging networks are now working together

Electrify America has signed an interoperability agreement with EVgo. This follows agreements between both major electric-car charging networks and ChargePoint. That means drivers can charge at stations on all three networks with one account, making the charging process much easier.
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Ford thinks driver-assist tech will help silence back-seat drivers

Ford believes driver-assist technologies like blind-spot monitoring and autonomous emergency braking can do more than prevent collisions. They may also make people less likely to become back-seat drivers, Ford believes. The tech can instill more confidence in drivers and passengers, according to Ford.
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Porsche invests in sensor tech designed to see through fog and rain

Porsche has invested in Israeli startup TriEye, which claims to be developing more effective sensors for cars. Use of shortwave infrared should allow these sensors to see through fog, Porsche claims. TriEye is one of a handful of tech firms Porsche has invested in over the past year.
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2020 Honda Civic Si coupe and sedan get artificially enhanced engine sounds

The 2020 Honda Civic Si sedan and coupe get a handful of updates for the new model year. Honda made some slight styling tweaks and added more standard driver aids, as well as a feature that uses the audio system to make the engine sound louder. The coupe and sedan have an identical base price of $25,930.
2020 porsche cayenne turbo s e hybrid sets lap record at unfinished gotland ring

Watch a Porsche Cayenne set a lap ‘record’ on an unfinished racetrack

A 2020 Porsche Cayenne Turbo S E-Hybrid just set a lap record at Sweden's Gotland Ring. There's just one problem: The track wasn't finished. More than half of the circuit was unpaved gravel, but that didn't stop Porsche. The stunt was meant to show off the SUV's performance on all surfaces, Porsche said.
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Jaguar Land Rover is developing this amazing 3D head-up display

Jaguar Land Rover is developing an experimental 3D head-up display that can provide safety information to drivers, and let passengers watch 3D movies. The company claims this display could also improve driver reaction times. But Jaguar Land Rover won't discuss production prospects.
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This Porsche Taycan prototype was driven 2,128 miles in just 24 hours

A Porsche Taycan prototype recently went to Italy's Nardo test track for a 24-hour endurance test. The electric car covered over 2,000 miles in that time, stopping only for recharging and driver changes. Porsche said the Taycan averaged 121 mph to 133 mph over the course of the test.
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The directors of Avengers: Endgame have made a commercial for Cadillac’s XT6

Cadillac brought in directors Anthony and Joe Russo to make a commercial for its 2020 XT6 three-row crossover. The brothers have directed four Marvel Cinematic Universe movies, including the record-setting Avengers: Endgame. Cadillac has a lot riding on the XT6, which just went on sale.
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Mercedes downsizes its plug-in hybrid tech with the new A250e sedan, hatchback

The Mercedes-Benz A-Class is getting a plug-in hybrid variant. Dubbed the A250e, the compact plug-in hybrid is set to go on sale in Europe in both sedan and hatchback forms. Mercedes hasn't confirmed U.S. sales plans. Mercedes hopes to have 20 plug-in hybrid models on sale by 2020.
A 2019 Chevrolet Volt on the road.

General Motors and Volkswagen are ignoring hybrids to go full electric

GM and VW are done spending money on hybrids, according to a new report. The two massive automakers will direct funds to electric cars instead. Both are confident that all-electric power is the future. Hybrids have never been as important for GM and VW as they have for rivals Ford and Toyota.
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Type S concept marks the return of sportier Acura models

The Acura Type S badge is making a comeback. Although it hasn't been seen since 2008, the Type S once signified the sportiest Acura models sold in North America. Acura will revive Type S with a concept car debuting at Monterey Car Week. Two new Type S production models will follow.
2020 Ford Explorer ST

Discover the engineering Easter eggs in the new 2020 Ford Explorer

The 2020 Ford Explorer received a ground-up overhaul that includes major changes like a new hybrid powertrain option. But even the engineering details of the new Explorer are worth checking out. Ford engineers used a mix of materials to save weight without sacrificing refinement.
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Limited-edition Subaru BRZ tS returns for 2020, WRX and STI get minor tweaks

Subaru performance cars remain mostly unchanged for the 2020 model year. The big news is the return of the limited-edition Subaru BRZ tS sports car, with production capped at 300 units. CVT-equipped WRX models also get Subaru EyeSight as standard equipment, as well as an upgraded performance package.
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Infiniti will take on BMW and Mercedes-Benz with its own crossover coupe

Launching in 2020, the Infiniti QX55 will be a crossover coupe similar to models that have proven successful for BMW and Mercedes-Benz. Infiniti said the QX55 will have styling influenced by its early 2000s FX, but offered no other details on what to expect from the new model.
2018 Toyota Camry

Here’s why your Uber or Lyft car always seems to be a Toyota Camry

The Toyota Camry is one of the most popular cars sold in the United States, and not just with retail buyers. Uber and Lyft drivers love the Camry for its reliability, according to a new report. The Toyota Camry made up 38% of rideshare vehicles in New York City in 2018.
Infiniti Project Black S prototype

Infiniti’s Formula One-inspired Project Black S may enter production

The Infiniti Project Black S is a Q60 luxury coupe enhanced with a Formula One-inspired hybrid powertrain. The 563-horsepower car can sprint from zero to 62 mph in under four seconds, according to Infiniti. Infiniti will soon decide whether to put it into production.
2019 audi e tron earns iihs top safety pick

2019 Audi E-Tron is the first electric car to earn top IIHS safety rating

The 2019 Audi E-Tron is the first electric car to earn an IIHS Top Safety Pick+ rating. But the IIHS hasn't tested the Audi's two main rivals -- the Jaguar I-Pace and Tesla Model X. Audi can at least promote the E-Tron's high score in relation to gasoline SUVs.
2020 honda civic hatchback specs and pricing

2020 Honda Civic hatchback keeps the manual-transmission faith

The 2020 Honda Civic hatchback was treated to a subtle exterior facelift. Honda also expanded the availability of both the manual transmission and 7.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system. Honda recently made similar changes to the Civic sedan and coupe.
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This 717-horsepower Dodge Charger is the ultimate family sedan

The Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat gets a 10-horsepower boost, but only for a limited-edition model. The special Charger commemorates the 1969 Dodge Charger Daytona -- one of the wildest American muscle cars. Dodge will build just 501 cars, matching the production run of the original Daytona.
Chevrolet eCOPO Camaro concept

Chevrolet’s one-of-a-kind electric Camaro drag racer is now for sale

The Chevrolet eCOPO Camaro concept unveiled in 2019 is an all-electric drag racer that points toward a future of zero-emission performance. The 700-horsepower eCOPO can run the quarter mile in under 10 seconds, according to Chevy. The concept is a one-off model, and it's headed to auction in August 2019.
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2020 Lexus LC 500 Inspiration Series is a ready-made collectible

Six-figure luxury coupes aren't exactly a common sight on the road, but the 2020 Lexus LC 500 Inspiration Series will be among the rarest of the rare. Just 100 of these green machines will be sold in the United States. This is the second model year that Lexus has offered an Inspiration Series LC.
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Bentley EXP 100 GT concept gets its own augmented-reality app

The Bentley EXP 100 GT is a forward-looking concept car, so it seems fitting that it gets its own augmented-reality app, letting users take in the car's design virtually. Bentley dealers will let potential customers view a full-scale virtual model of the one-off concept car.
2020 ford shelby mustang gt350r performance and specs

The 2020 Ford Shelby Mustang GT350R remains hilariously hardcore

The GT500 may be the new kid in town, but the Shelby GT350R offers the purest driving experience of any Mustang. The hardcore model borrows some tricks from the GT500 for 2020, Ford claims. Ford will also continue to sell the base GT350 Mustang, which makes more concessions to usability.
2020 Porsche Cayenne Turbo S E-Hybrid first drive review

2020 Porsche Cayenne Turbo S E-Hybrid first drive review

The 2020 Porsche Cayenne Turbo S E-Hybrid is the most powerful Porsche Cayenne SUV model you can buy. It’s also a plug-in hybrid. It arrives in the United States in calendar year 2020, a few months after the V6-engine Cayenne E-Hybrid.
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GM’s Cruise autonomous car unit teams up with Humanmade on job training

General Motors' Cruise self-driving car division is based in San Francisco, where the tech industry has created some unfortunate economic side effects. Cruise and Humanmade hope to address that imbalance. Cruise is supporting Humanmade's makerspace and job training programs.
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Hyundai Nexo is the first fuel-cell vehicle crash-tested by the IIHS

The 2019 Hyundai Nexo earned a Top Safety Pick+ from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. It's the organization's highest rating. The Nexo is the first hydrogen fuel-cell vehicle to be tested by the IIHS, providing important information for buyers. Hyundai volunteered the SUV for testing.
porsche taycan electric car prototype goes 0 124 mph 26 times in a row acceleration testing

Porsche staged 26 acceleration tests in a row to prove the Taycan could take it

The Porsche Taycan can accelerate from 0 to 124 mph and back to 0 in under 10 seconds -- repeatedly. Porsche performed 26 back-to-back runs to make sure the Taycan was consistently quick. Porsche attributes that consistency to the battery pack's thermal-management system.
2020 nissan maxima pricing and specs

2020 Nissan Maxima gets more standard safety tech, keeps V6 grunt

The 2020 Nissan Maxima gets the Nissan Safety Shield 360 bundle of driver aids as standard equipment, but the 300-horsepower sedan remains largely unchanged aside from reshuffled feature content. Pricing for the 2020 Nissan Maxima starts at $35,145. The 2020 Maxima is on sale now.
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Aluminum-carbon nanotubes could replace copper wiring in cars, report says

The average car features up to 60 pounds of copper wiring, but researchers are looking to reduce some of that weight. Combing aluminum with carbon nanotubes could be the solution, those researchers believe. The nanotubes reportedly add strength and conductivity to lightweight aluminum.