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Startech unveils limited-edition Defender-based Sixty8

Leftlane - Sun, 08/02/2015 - 11:00
The Sixty8 is much closer to the ultra-opulent Mercedes G-Class than to the utilitarian Defender.








First drive: 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata [Review]

Leftlane - Sun, 08/02/2015 - 05:45
Mazda's fourth-generation roadster is leaner and meaner.








Here's the Bentley Bentayga actually going off-road

Autoblog - Sun, 08/02/2015 - 00:00

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Don't expect to see the Bentley Bentayga going off-road too often, but the company is making sure its luxury SUV can handle rocky terrain if needed.

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New safety and connected features help distinguish VW's lineup

Autoblog - Sat, 08/01/2015 - 21:57

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As Volkswagen seeks to regain footing in the United States, the company launches advanced driver-assist and connectivity features to most of its lineup of cars.

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Lexus LF-LC spied testing in California

Leftlane - Sat, 08/01/2015 - 21:01
The Lexus flagship GT will target the 911 and BMW 6-Series.








BMW i3 owners in California get $1,000 to delay charging

Autoblog - Sat, 08/01/2015 - 19:58

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A hundred BMW i3 owners in California are receiving $1,000 to take part in a pilot program to delay charging their EVs during peak hours. At the end of the 18-month test, even more money could be on the way to them.

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Japanese company aims for autonomous taxis by 2020

Leftlane - Sat, 08/01/2015 - 18:01
The fleet would be on the road in time for the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo.








Autoblog Video Brunch: Week of 7.27.15

Autoblog - Sat, 08/01/2015 - 18:00

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Fast cars, informative news, and quick little Short Cuts. We've got all that and more in this week's video recap.

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Weekly Recap: FCA hit with record fine as NHTSA crackdown continues

Autoblog - Sat, 08/01/2015 - 16:00

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We curate the week's events with a focus on FCA's record NHTSA fine. Plus, other news and notes from the industry.

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Mitsubishi introduces new 2016 Pajero Sport

Leftlane - Sat, 08/01/2015 - 15:00
Whether the Sport will return to the United States is up in the air.








Volkswagen bringing driver assistance systems to its 2016 lineup

Autoblog - Sat, 08/01/2015 - 14:01

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Volkswagen announces new driver assistance and safety technology features coming to its entire 2016 lineup. VW offerings will also get an upgraded infotainment system.

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Mercedes-AMG could offer hybrids by 2020

Leftlane - Sat, 08/01/2015 - 12:48
Mercedes-AMG needs to comply with strict emissions regulations in Europe.








Xcar tosses the Lotus Evora 400 around in the rain

Autoblog - Sat, 08/01/2015 - 01:03

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Xcar checks out the Lotus Evora 400 to see if the sports car can take the fight to Porsche.

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Maserati betting big on Levante SUV

Autoblog - Sat, 08/01/2015 - 00:31

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Maserati believes that the success of the Levante crossover could turn around the company's sagging performance. The CUV goes on sale in early 2016.

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Audi exec denies plans for turbo R8

Autoblog - Fri, 07/31/2015 - 23:45

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Audi's engine development boss says a turbocharged version of the R8 isn't happening, although the company's execs seriously discussed the possibility.

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Ex-Ferrari chairman sounds off on IPO

Autoblog - Fri, 07/31/2015 - 23:01

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Former Ferrari chairman Luca di Montezemolo doesn't seem sure that an IPO is the right step for a sports-car brand that thrives on exclusivity.

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FCA profits surge in second quarter

Autoblog - Fri, 07/31/2015 - 22:16

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Fiat Chrysler Automobiles makes big gains on the bottom line in Q2, improving net profit by 69 percent to 333 million euros. NAFTA numbers more than doubled.

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US will release final 'quiet car' rules in November

Autoblog - Fri, 07/31/2015 - 21:30

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In a move to maker pedestrians safer, NHTSA finally intends to release its rules governing the sound from EVs and hybrids in November. They don't go into effect until 2018, though.

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Autoblog Minute: FCA unveils 4x4 all-weather drive cell

Autoblog - Fri, 07/31/2015 - 20:44

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The FCA Tech Center's new 4x4 dyno allows engineers to perform year-round extreme weather testing.

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ICYMI: Automotive earnings, w/e 7/31

Leftlane - Fri, 07/31/2015 - 20:35
Several automakers announced big gains this week.