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First ride: Polestar 5 performance sedan targets Tesla Model S

Motor Authority

Polestar's next new vehicle will be the 5 electric sedan Polestar has the Model S in its sights—and also, the Lucid Air Engineered in the U.K., the 5 has a bonded-aluminum body like those from Jaguar “We’re 80 percent done, but there’s more to do,” said Polestar’s Chris Baguley as he tossed a Polestar 5.

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Pandemic-Era Prices Affect Trade-Ins

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New buyers, especially those with EV trade-ins, are feeling the brunt of depreciation as market normalizes.

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Ford looking at limiting vehicle speeds at night, regardless of driver

Motor Authority

Ford created "night drive mode" and patented the idea "Night drive mode" would limit vehicle speeds after dark; it's aimed at first responders The system would use a light sensor that limits speeds after dark Ford has developed a "night drive mode" that limits vehicle speeds after dark. The nighttime speed limiter was disclosed by Ford in a patent.

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Smart #2 due as electric Fortwo replacement on shared platform

Autocar

Smart believes it has a strong business case for a new-era compact city car Smart boss says "we're working on" a tiny electric city car, but the firm needs a partner to make it profitable Smart could give the green light to an electric Fortwo successor in a matter of months, its European boss has revealed, but it must be proved profitable before getting approval.

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Mercedes EV Sales Are In Freefall, EQS Down More Than 50%

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Mercedes-Benz USA has reported their second quarter results and sales were down by 12%. The EQS and EQS SUV were the big losers as sales dropped 57% to 2,556 units. Despite lackluster EV sales, plug-in hybrids jumped 524%. Mercedes has walked back their electric vehicle ambitions and decided to invest more into internal combustion engines. Their reasoning is becoming crystal clear as EV sales have tanked.

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New Hyundai Palisade drops camo, photos show boxy shape for 2025+

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Filed under: Rumormill , Spy Photos , Hyundai , Crossover , SUV , Future Vehicles Continue reading New Hyundai Palisade drops camo, photos show boxy shape for 2025+ New Hyundai Palisade drops camo, photos show boxy shape for 2025+ originally appeared on Autoblog on Mon, 15 Jul 2024 10:15:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Audi built the 16-cylinder super sedan it designed in the 1930s and never built

Motor Authority

The Auto Union designed a 16-cylinder sport sedan that never got built Audi, the automaker's successor, just built it The Auto Union Type 52 debuted at the 2024 Goodwood Festival of Speed In the 1930s, Audi predecessor Auto Union designed a 16-cylinder sports sedan, but never built it. Ninety years later, it will finally make its public debut at.

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Porsche 911 S/T

Autocar

This road-focused 911 special edition has the potential to be very special indeed When it comes to its golden child, Porsche doesn’t roll out new suffixes on a whim. Which makes the subject of this review extra special. Because never before has there been a Porsche 911 S/T. The most commonly seen – the straightforward ‘S’ – first appeared on the engine deck of a 911 back in 1967.

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Construction Of World’s Longest Underwater Road And Rail Tunnel Starts

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Construction of a new tunnel linking Denmark and Germany has officially commenced. The Fehmarnbelt Fixed Link will cut down travel time to 7 minutes by rail and 10 minutes by car. The project will be 11.1 miles long, making it the world’s longest underwater road and rail tunnel. Construction on what will become the world’s longest-ever underwater road and rail tunnel commenced on June 17.

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Jaguar kills all products but the F-Pace this year

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Filed under: Jaguar , Land Rover , SUV , Electric , Future Vehicles , Luxury , Off-Road Vehicles , Special and Limited Editions , Performance , Sedan Continue reading Jaguar kills all products but the F-Pace this year Jaguar kills all products but the F-Pace this year originally appeared on Autoblog on Mon, 15 Jul 2024 08:29:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Video: Tesla Model 3 Performance brakes catch fire in Nurburgring track test

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Tesla’s quickest Model 3 electric car yet has underperformed in a high-speed test on the Nurburgring race circuit, overheating its brakes in two and a half minutes – and losing half its power. The latest Tesla Model 3 Performance has been labelled “dangerous” after a track test on Germany’s Nurburgring race circuit saw it set its brakes alight – and overheated its battery.

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Shock MG Cyberster four-seat coupe tipped for sale in 2025

Autocar

MG could be first to market with an electric sports coupé Striking electric 2+2 could hit showrooms in time for the 60th anniversary of its MG B GT forebear MG has channelled the spirit of the MG B GT to create a four-seat coupé version of the Cyberster - which could be in showrooms as soon as next year. Dubbed the Cyber GTS, it's making its debut at the Goodwood Festival of Speed , as part of MG 's starring role as the 'celebrated marque' of this year's event.

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Frustrated Stellantis Dealers Call For Changes After Sales Disaster

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Stellantis dealers have asked the firm’s CEO for help to boost flagging sales. Dealers complain of insufficient allocation of some models and want to discuss pricing strategy. Half-year sales were down 16 percent despite the market growing by 2.2 percent. Stellantis dealers have called on their CEO to help them battle sluggish demand and falling share in a market that is growing overall.

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2024 Subaru WRX Project Midnight aims to set records

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Filed under: Motorsports , Subaru , Racing Vehicles , Performance , Sedan Continue reading 2024 Subaru WRX Project Midnight aims to set records 2024 Subaru WRX Project Midnight aims to set records originally appeared on Autoblog on Tue, 9 Jul 2024 09:00:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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First ride: 2026 Polestar 5 performance sedan targets Tesla Model S

Motor Authority

Polestar's next new vehicle will be the 5 electric sedan Polestar has the Model S in its sights—and also, the Lucid Air Engineered in the U.K., the 5 has a bonded-aluminum body like those from Jaguar “We’re 80 percent done, but there’s more to do,” said Polestar’s Chris Baguley as he tossed a Polestar 5.

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Australia’s reborn car industry expands with new factory

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The days of new car production in Australia may be gone, but that hasn’t stopped some of our local engineering industry’s biggest players from further expanding their operations. Walkinshaw Automotive Group – the parent of the now-defunct Holden Special Vehicles – has been successfully converting American pickups from left- to right-hand drive in Melbourne since 2016, starting with Ram and later expanding to Chevrolet and Toyota.

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Ian Cameron, Rolls' renaissance man, remembered

Autocar

Steve Cropley remembers Ian Cameron – the man who led the Rolls-Royce design renaissance that created the seminal Phantom Ian Cameron, the former Rolls-Royce design chief who, to the horror of the entire car world, died aged 74 on Friday in a knife attack and apparent robbery at his home in Bavaria, will always be remembered with respect and admiration for the way he led the Rolls-Royce design renaissance that created the seminal Phantom limousine in 2003.

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EVs Cost Less Overall Than ICE Cars In 48 of 50 States, Study Finds

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EVs cost less over a five-year ownership period in all but two US states, despite higher initial purchase price, a JD Power study says. Only in Maine and West Virginia is it more cost effective to run a combustion-powered car. EV drivers in some states will save more than $9,000 over five years by picking EV over ICE. The higher purchase price of an EV is sometimes cited as a reason why more people don’t switch to electric power.

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Toyota GR86 gets upgrades, Hakone Edition for 2025

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Filed under: Toyota , Coupe , Performance Continue reading Toyota GR86 gets upgrades, Hakone Edition for 2025 Toyota GR86 gets upgrades, Hakone Edition for 2025 originally appeared on Autoblog on Fri, 12 Jul 2024 15:49:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Bugatti W16 Mistral enters final testing

Motor Authority

Testing is wrapping up on the Bugatti W16 Mistral The Mistral marks the end of the W-16 engine Deliveries start later this year; each costs $5 million The Bugatti W16 Mistral roadster has entered final testing, bringing the end of the automaker's W-16 era closer. Following aerodynamic and dynamometer testing, prototypes are now racking up mileage.

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Scientists protest Toyota’s hydrogen car for being too dirty

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The Toyota Mirai hydrogen fuel-cell vehicle (FCEV) has been criticised by scientists for not being clean enough to be called a true zero-emissions vehicle. An open letter to Games organisers by the Centre for Sustainable Road Freight (CSRF) has called for the Toyota Mirai to be removed as the official car of the XXXIII Olympiad. “We are writing to express our concern that Toyota’s promotion of a hydrogen car is scientifically misaligned with net-zero and will damage the reputation of the 2024 Ga

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Red Bull RB17 revealed with atmo V10 and F1 tech

Autocar

Development of the RB17, which has a top speed in excess of 217mph, will now ramp up The V10-powered 217mph two-seat RB17 is the final Red Bull project from engineer Adrian Newey The Red Bull RB17 is a dramatic track-only hypercar that can lap quicker than a Formula 1 car, according to its creator, Adrian Newey. The 1184bhp, V10-powered RB17 is the design legend’s swansong at Red Bull ahead of his departure from the group and has been revealed at the 2024 Goodwood Festival of Speed.

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VW To Postpone Launch Of Next-Gen EVs Due To Software Problems

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VW Group’s subsidiary Cariad reportedly faces challenges with the software development for the upcoming SSP architecture. This is expected to cause a delay in future EV launches by Volkswagen, and possibly other brands. Insider sources confirm that the debut of the VW ID.4 successor has been postponed to 2029. Volkswagen seems to be having a hard time with the software of the upcoming SSP (Scalable System Platform) architecture.

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Tesla's self-driving bias: Musk and influencers get priority in autonomous driving AI development

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Filed under: Government/Legal , Green , Recalls , Electric , Luxury , Sedan , Lucid Continue reading Tesla's self-driving bias: Musk and influencers get priority in autonomous driving AI development Tesla's self-driving bias: Musk and influencers get priority in autonomous driving AI development originally appeared on Autoblog on Tue, 9 Jul 2024 09:09:00 EDT.

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2025 Toyota GR86 gains updates, Hakone special edition

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The 2025 Toyota GR86 received updates for 2025 The Hakone special-edition GR86 returns for 2025 2025 Toyota GR86s will arrive in dealers this fall Toyota's GR86 sports car enters the 2025 model year with a raft of updates, including the return of the Hakone special-edition treatment that was last offered on the previous-generation 86. The special.

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2025 Hyundai i30 Sedan Elite Hybrid price confirmed

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Hyundai Australia has confirmed pricing for the mid-spec i30 Sedan Elite Hybrid ahead of its arrival next month. 2025 Hyundai i30 Sedan Elite Hybrid pricing and specifications Mid-spec hybrid due in Australia next month Hybrid powertrain accounting for 17.7 per cent of i30 sales so far in 2024 Priced from $36,500 before on-road costs Hyundai i30 Sedan Elite 2.0-litre petrol shown The 2025 Hyundai i30 Sedan line-up has expanded with a new Elite Hybrid version due in local showrooms in August.

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Evoluto 355 is reborn analogue Ferrari with Ian Callum know-how

Autocar

The F355's pop-up headlights have been replaced with new LED units British start-up's engine tweaks will boost 3.5-litre V8’s total output to 420bhp while making it more reliable A restomod based on the Ferrari F355 , claimed to be the “antidote” to modern supercars, has been revealed as the first car from British start-up Evoluto Automobili. Key to the Evoluto 355’s appeal is its new bodywork penned by Ian Callum, which is intended to provide a more modern look without spoiling the clean lines

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ICE-Loving Luxury Buyers Are Forcing Mercedes To Spend More On Gas Engines

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Mercedes’ wealthy buyers’ love for combustion engines is forcing the automaker to spend more on ICE development. Rich customers in China think gas-powered cars are more prestigious than EV equivalents. The automaker sold 50 times as many S-Class sedans as EQS models in the Far East, Handelsblatt reports. Mercedes is rowing back on its commitment to go EV-only by 2030, instead funneling millions of euros into the development of new combustion engines and ICE cars.

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VW weighs its first-ever plant closing in Europe to cut costs

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Filed under: Plants/Manufacturing , Audi , Volkswagen Continue reading VW weighs its first-ever plant closing in Europe to cut costs VW weighs its first-ever plant closing in Europe to cut costs originally appeared on Autoblog on Sun, 14 Jul 2024 07:00:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Czinger 21C passes Rimac Nevera as quickest production car at Goodwood

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America's Czinger has set a new record for a production car at the Goodwood Festival of Speed's famous hillclimb event. A Czinger 21C hybrid hypercar finished in a striking shade known as Rattlesnake Green was piloted up the 1.16 mile hillclimb by Chris Ward in a time of 48.83 seconds. The run took place on Sunday, which was the final day of this.

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‘Boring’ self-driving cars create distracted drivers unsafe to take back control 

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New study by University of Nottingham sees drivers more interested in their phones than the road when behind the wheel of a car with autonomous systems

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Porsche 911

Autocar

Powerful updated 992-gen 911 gets hybrid power with sensational performance but carries a few extra kilos Porsche has recently enjoyed people describing the GTS as the ‘sweet spot’ in the Porsche 911 range. It has had more oomph and more reward than the Carrera but not the focus nor the harshness of a Turbo or a GT3. Imagine, then, the reaction when Porsche first said it was going to hybridise it, and the online fury at the potential of a two tonne, pluggable 911.

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Jaguar To Kill Five Low-Profit Models This Year, Only F-Pace Temporarily Survives

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Jaguar is canning five models this year, leaving only the F-Pace SUV to carry the entire brand. JLR’s CEO described the XE, XF sedan and wagon, F-Type and I-Pace EV as delivering “close to zero profitability,” Auto News reports. Jaguar is preparing to introduce a new lineup of all-electric cars starting next year. Jaguar showrooms will offer about as much choice as a prison canteen later this year when the Brit carmaker massacres every car in its lineup bar one.

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2025 Cadillac Escalade IQ comes loaded; pricing starts where promised

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Filed under: Green , Cadillac , SUV , Electric , Luxury , Performance Continue reading 2025 Cadillac Escalade IQ comes loaded; pricing starts where promised 2025 Cadillac Escalade IQ comes loaded; pricing starts where promised originally appeared on Autoblog on Mon, 15 Jul 2024 13:55:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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2026 Mercedes-Benz Maybach SL-Class spied for first time

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An ultra luxurious Maybach version of the Mercedes-Benz SL-Class is on the way The Mercedes-Benz Maybach SL is expected to debut in 2025 A Mythos series of coachbuilt Mercedes will also join the lineup, which will lead to an SL speedster Engineers from Mercedes-Benz have been spotted testing a Maybach version of the SL-Class convertible, which is.

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2025 Audi A5 Sportback, Avant leaked, but where are the coupe and cabriolet?

CarExpert

Just hours before its reveal, images of the 2025 Audi A5 have been published online. In images published by multiple sources including Motor.es , we can see the new A5 in both Sportback (liftback) and Avant (wagon) body styles. The former replaces the outgoing A4 sedan and A5 Sportback, while the latter replaces the A4 Avant. Why the different names?

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Jaguar to axe I-Pace and E-Pace SUVs, leaving just F-Pace in line-up

Autocar

Brand had already pulled production of Castle Bromwich-made XE, XF and F-Type models in June JLR will axe all Jaguar models apart from the F-Pace ahead of the marque’s reinvention as an EV-only luxury brand. That means the E-Pace and electric I-Pace, both assembled by Magna Steyr in Austria, will now be withdrawn, following on from the Castle Bromwich-made XE, XF and F-Type, which were pulled from production in June.

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