Category Archives: Automobiles

Following Fatal Crash, Some Press Pause on Self-Driving Tests ""

In the aftermath of a fatal crash earlier this week between an Uber self-driving vehicle and a pedestrian, industry leaders and city officials across the country are putting their own autonomous-vehicle testing programs on hold so they can ponder the effect on the vehicles’ onboard safety drivers and consider the…

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Deep Dive: Cadillac’s New, Exclusive 4.2-Liter Twin-Turbo V-8 ""

Whatever you do, don’t call it Northstar. According to John Rydzewski, assistant chief engineer of the all-new 550-hp Cadillac V-8 engine, the powerplant was called many things during its roughly four-year development, but in the end they’re just calling it exactly what it is: twin-turbo 4.2-liter V-8. No funny alphanumerics…

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Nine Things You Must Know about the New Mercedes Inline-Six ""

The self-appointed smart set think the internal-combustion engine is on its last legs, but not Mercedes-Benz. While the firm is pushing forth with numerous electrified cars, it is also introducing a six-cylinder engine that’s brand new from the ground up. And it returns to the classic six-cylinders-in-a-row layout that Mercedes…

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Hyundai Considering Track-Compatible Warranty for Sporty Veloster N ""

Hyundai Australia will sell the high-performance i30 N hatchback with a track-friendly warranty, according to our colleagues at Australia’s Wheels, who report that buyers of Hyundai’s hot hatchback won’t void their warranty by taking it to the track provided the events are noncompetitive. In other words, taking an i30 N to a track day…

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Jeep Wagoneer Roadtrip Concept Is an Ode to a Past Era ""

The Jeep Wagoneer Roadtrip is a nod to the family vehicle of generations past and a time before terms such as minivan and crossover had entered the automotive lexicon. The folks at Jeep expertly transformed this classic SUV, which started life as an ordinary 1965 Wagoneer, into a modern restomod….

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R You Surprised? Volkswagen Arteon Will Offer R-Line Trim ""

Volkswagen has been sprinkling the sporty R-Line trim throughout its lineup, and now the brand has announced that the Arteon will be available with its special R sauce as well. In VW’s mainstream mid-size sedan, the Passat, the R-Line is its own trim level, but in the more upmarket Arteon,…

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