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Polestar 1 cuts loose with 600 hp in winter testing video

Auto Blog News Feed - Thu, 04/19/2018 - 12:01

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Polestar's halo coupe, the shapely Polestar 1 is about to get its China debut at the Auto China show in Beijing next week, after its global presentation at the Geneva Motor Show last month. It arrives at the China show with greetings from snowy Sweden, as Polestar has released this test footage from the Swedish Arctic Circle.

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New Renault Kadjar Dynamique SE Nav model added to line-up

Auto Express News Feed - Thu, 04/19/2018 - 10:33
News 19 Apr, 2018

The new mid-spec Dynamique SE Nav model arrives as a fresh addition to the Renault Kadjar crossover range

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New 2019 Vauxhall Astra facelift gears up for fight with Focus

Auto Express News Feed - Thu, 04/19/2018 - 10:13
News 19 Apr, 2018

The Vauxhall Astra is set to get a series of mid-life tweaks to keep it competitive in the hatchback sector, and we’ve spotted it testing

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2018 Ford F-150 Power Stroke Diesel nets 30 mpg on the highway

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It's been more than a year since the refreshed 2018 Ford F-150 debuted at the 2017 Detroit Auto Show. While we've driven the gasoline-powered variants, news on the upcoming diesel model has been scarce. We know the truck's 3.0-liter turbocharged V6 will make 250 horsepower and 440 pound-feet of torque, but the all-important fuel economy figures weren't revealed until today. The new engine will net the big truck 30 mpg highway, 22 mpg city with a combined rating of 25 mpg.

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Have you ever wished your car had its own umbrella?

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Transcript: The Lanmodo is used for vehicle protection. Made with tough materials like fiberglass, it can cover just about any car. It's approximately 11 x 7 feet. You can deploy the tent with one click using a wireless remote. It takes about 30 seconds to set up and 8 seconds to open or close. A one-time charge can last up to 45 days. Lanmodo can transform into a beach or yard umbrella with a separate camping stand. The car tent costs $399. Learn more at lanmodo.com.

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Cadillac XT6 three-row crossover spied hours after de Nysschen ousted

Auto Blog News Feed - Wed, 04/18/2018 - 22:45

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Big news today from GM's luxury brand. Cadillac ousted Johan de Nysschen after four years at the helm. It's unclear exactly what let to his departure, but slumping sales and a lack of crossovers surely influenced GM's decision. Cadillac currently has one crossover and one SUV on sale. The Cadillac XT5 will soon be joined by the smaller XT4. New spy shots show that the new three-row Cadillac XT6 will soon join the lineup.

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The Humdinga drives on water or land

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Humdinga is an amphibious truck that transitions from land to water or back again in only 5 seconds. Biggs Amphibians created Humdinga to respond quickly to emergency situations or for recreational use. Humdinga isn't the only amphibious vehicle at out there, but it's sure one cool looking vehicle to ride. Learn more at gibbsamphibians.com Transcript: Own the land and the sea with this truck. Humdinga is an amphibious truck that can transition from land to water or back again in only 5 seconds.

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2019 BMW Z4 spied with the top down and interior mostly uncovered

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The weather must be getting nice in Germany, because BMW is testing Z4 prototypes at the Nürburgring with the top down. And we're not sure if it's the nice weather or something else, but BMW has also become more lax with interior camouflage. This particular prototype hardly had anything covered, allowing us to see the production-ready interior.

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Senate kills rule against discriminatory auto lending practices

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The U.S. Senate on Wednesday invalidated Obama-era guidance aimed at preventing auto lenders from charging borrowers higher rates based on factors such as race or national origin. The Senate voted 51 to 47 to disapprove the guidance, which was issued in 2013 by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and regarded by critics as an overstep of the agency's powers.

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Chevrolet owners can pay for gas without leaving their cars

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Chevrolet will introduce a new technology feature that will allow drivers to pay for gas at the pump from inside their vehicles without having to swipe a credit card or use their smartphone.

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Buick Velite 6 to come in PHEV, electric versions for China

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In addition to the all-electric Enspire crossover concept revealed this week ahead of the Beijing auto show, Buick is adding a new production variant to its Velite series of electrified vehicles for China. It's called the Velite 6, a plug-in hybrid that will launch this year in Buick's largest market, with a full-electric version, shown in the lead photo above at right, coming later.

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Porsche 911 Turbo spied lapping the Nurburgring

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Although it seems like we're seeing a new variant of the Porsche 911 every month, the current generation is nearing its end. The 991 debuted in 2011 with the updated 991.2 model stepping in for the 2017 model year. We've seen photos of the new 992 model for a while, but this new batch of the 911 Turbo out on the Nürburgring might give us our best look yet.

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New Jaguar XE and XF 300 Sport revealed

Auto Express News Feed - Wed, 04/18/2018 - 17:36
News 19 Apr, 2018

Special edition models headline 2019 model year updates for XE and XF ranges, alongside infotainment upgrades and new trim

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Steve Carlisle replaces Johan de Nysschen as head of Cadillac

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Johan de Nysschen, a longtime automotive industry executive, is out the door at Cadillac after four years at the helm of GM's flagship luxury brand. Steve Carlisle will replace de Nysschen as General Motors senior vice president and president, Cadillac. Carlilse previously served as president and managing director of GM Canada.

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Skoda Kamiq SUV sketches released ahead of Beijing debut

Auto Express News Feed - Wed, 04/18/2018 - 17:32
News 18 Apr, 2018

China-only Skoda Kamiq SUV seen for the first time ahead of its debut at the Beijing Motor Show

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Ken Block finally reveals his new Ford Escort RS Cosworth

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Last fall, Ken Block teased his next big project, a custom rally-spec Ford Escort RS Cosworth. This isn't just some 25-year-old economy car. The Escort RS Cosworth was a fully homologated rally machine. Block's is one of just a few thousand that were ever built. This isn't just some show car either. Block plans to race it in several rally series around the world. The Escort RS Cosworth will also star in "GymkhanaTEN" sometime this fall.

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