Category Archives: Automobiles

Volkswagen I.D. R Electric Racer to Tackle Pikes Peak Hill Climb ""

If Rimac, Techrules, Faraday, or any number of unproven automakers that have shown a prototype racing concept are anything to go by, it’s apparently pretty easy to build a 1000-plus-hp electric car out of absolutely nothing. The Volkswagen I.D. R pictured here will be a real, fully running electric hypercar….

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Smaller World: Volkswagen Announces Five-Passenger Atlas ""

Traditional advertising would have us believe that every family wants a vehicle with space for two parents, 2.5 kids, and a friend for each of those children, making the seven-passenger SUV the hot ticket for the dreamily nuclear American family. Ergo, it makes sense that when the minds at Volkswagen decided…

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Under the Tucson Sun: Hyundai Revives Tucson Sport Trim ""

The Hyundai Tucson Sport returns as a late addition to the compact crossover’s lineup for the 2018 model year. The model joins the SE, SEL, Value, SEL Plus, and Limited trims.  Unlike the 2017 Tucson Sport, which relied on a 175-hp turbocharged 1.6-liter inline-four paired with a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission for motivation,…

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Uber Self-Driving Vehicle Involved in Fatal Arizona Crash ""

A self-driving vehicle operated by Uber struck and killed a person in Tempe, Arizona, late Sunday evening. Police are investigating the deadly crash. While there are many unknowns at this early juncture, Uber officials say that the vehicle was operating in autonomous mode at the time and that a human safety driver…

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Unclogging Streets Could Help City Dwellers Save 125 Hours a Year ""

Today’s cities are awash with an influx of new technologies and reams of fresh data points that could soon help combat pollution, traffic congestion, overcrowding, and many other ills of modern urban landscapes. For all their potential, there’s a nagging feeling in some quarters that the arrival of these ballyhooed…

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Volkswagen Arteon May Get a Wagon Stablemate ""

The Volkswagen Arteon four-door may soon be accompanied by a wagon counterpart. This news came out of Volkswagen’s annual media conference in Berlin, Germany, last week. Volkswagen characterized the model as a “shooting brake.” That suggests a wagon with two doors, but it’s our understanding that VW is speaking more generally about…

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