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October, 2018

  • 22 October

    Volkswagen, Porsche Dump Diesel for EVs, Mercedes Gets Smart

    The Volkswagen Group looks to cut costs while it pivots VW and Audi turned diesel into a dirty word by inventing and applying so-called defeat devices across the range. In the process, they thoroughly tainted their brand image and alienated loyal customers stuck with cars whose ratings had dropped from ...

  • 21 October

    One Week With: 2018 Subaru BRZ tS

    Frank Markus, one of my two Motor Trend colleagues here in the Detroit bureau, colored my opinion of the 2018 Subaru BRZ tS before I got behind the wheel. His ’18 Subaru WRX STI Type RA was going back to the local press fleet the day my sports car press ...

  • 20 October

    Future BMW EVs Will Move Away from Radical Styling

    The BMW i8 may not be the quickest car you can buy for $150,000, but driving one sure is a great way to get attention. Even though the hybrid coupe has been on sale for several years, its futuristic design still stands out anywhere you go. And based on concepts ...

  • 19 October

    Volkswagen Previews Future Headlight and Taillight Technology

    Audi has been working with laser lights for some time now, but this is just the tip of the iceberg for parent company Volkswagen Group. The automaker envisions a future where headlights and taillights provide more intelligent illumination and communicate with other cars on the road. Volkswagen has opened an entire ...

  • 18 October

    Ford Extends GT Production by Two Years, 350 Cars

    DEARBORN, Michigan — Ford will add two years to the production run of the $500,000-plus GT supercar, extending it to calendar year 2022, and will build a total of 1,350 examples, up from the 1,000 previously planned by 2020. It will open the approval process for 30 days in order to ...

  • 17 October

    2019 Nissan Titan Can Be Yours for $31,785

    With its 2019 model year Titan pickup trucks now on sale, Nissan has officially announced pricing. The base model, the single-cab Titan S 4×2, now starts at $31,785 including $1,395 destination charge, an increase of $360 over the 2018 model. The more premium Titan SV, meanwhile, will cost $35,395, which is ...

  • 16 October

    2019 Chevrolet Camaro SS in Shock Yellow Preps for SEMA

    Hello, Shock Yellow! The 2019 Chevrolet Camaro SS gets a new shade of neon paint for this year’s SEMA show in Las Vegas, Nevada at the end of the month. Chevy says the new flavor will be available in early 2019 along with Crush, Riverside Blue Metallic, Shadow Gray Metallic, and ...

  • 15 October

    First Drive: 2019 Audi A8 U.S. Spec

    BIG SUR, California — Big luxury sedans are like power suits for CEOs: sartorial armor for the road. With a value system as codified as the Tom Fords and Brionis that upholster boardrooms, flagship four-doors pack peak concentrations of engineering and design, much of which will eventually trickle down to the ...

  • 14 October

    A Big Bonneville Salt Flats Gallery of Cool Cars

    SALT LAKE CITY, Utah — When we went to the Salt Flats for California Timing Association’s (SCTA) World of Speed to check out Volkswagen’s land speed record-setting Jetta, we also scoured the sprawling paddocks for the coolest builds at the competition. The vast expanses of salt make for a stunning ...

  • 13 October

    Little Red 1967 Ford Shelby GT500 EXP Prototype is Back in California

    Remember that experimental Ford Shelby GT500 Prototype nicknamed “Little Red” that was discovered rusting away in a Texas field earlier this year? Well, the long lost experimental notchback coupe will make its West Coast debut at Shelby Legendary Cars in Irvine, California this weekend. The legendary muscle car prototype is ...