Porsche Mission E Aiming for Nurburgring-Lapping Ability More Than Dragstrip ETs ""

While very fast charging may have been the main motivation for engineering the upcoming Porsche Mission E on a new 800-volt platform—versus the 400-volt standard used for every other current EV—the decision won’t disadvantage the EV in the measures that matter a lot to Porsche buyers: performance, of course. So…

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Wendy Sullivan

Golden Opportunity: 2019 Subaru Ascent Starts Just under $33,000 ""

Big news for golden retrievers, and their human companions. Subaru has announced pricing for its 2019 Ascent three-row SUV—its largest vehicle ever—and MSRPs start at $32,970. If the company’s achingly cute Los Angeles auto show press conference is any indication, showroom goers might have to fight their way through packs…

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Wendy Sullivan

Turbocharged Mazda 6’s EPA Fuel-Economy Numbers Released ""

We love Mazda’s mid-size sedan. The chassis is on point, the styling is well done, and the interior materials’ quality is the class of the field. It’s just an all-around pleasure to drive. But compared to the 300-hp-plus V-6 Camrys and over-250-hp 2.0-liter turbo Accords of the world, the naturally aspirated…

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Wendy Sullivan

Ceed Planted: New Kia Ceed Unveiled, Could Preview Upcoming Forte5 ""

The Kia Cee’d is dead. Long live the Kia Ceed. Kia has pulled the curtain off its third-generation European hatchback prior to its debut next month at the Geneva auto show. Along with a new chassis and improved styling, the compact car drops the apostrophe from its name. Like the Forte…

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Wendy Sullivan

GM’s Maven Extends Its “You Don’t Need a Car” Message to Canada ""

The way automakers earn the bulk of their revenue has remained the same for more than a century: Customers step into dealerships once every few years and buy a new car. Now that automakers are branching into offering mobility services, however, the companies realize that their business model needs to be…

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Wendy Sullivan

Four-Leaf Figures: Alfa Romeo Announces Pricing for Its Stelvio Quadrifoglio SUV ""

Alfa Romeo is finally putting a price on its Stelvio Quadrifoglio crossover SUV. With a starting price of $81,590, the high-performance Quadrifoglio costs a mere $38,600 more than the entry-level, 280-hp Alfa Romeo Stelvio. For reference, Alfa charges $35,200 to upgrade from the bottom-of-the-barrel Giulia to the manic Giulia Quadrifoglio.  Of course, the Quadrifoglio…

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Wendy Sullivan