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When the hybrid version of the 2020 Honda CR-V hits dealer lots beginning March 1, it will be priced competitively against one of its top compact crossover rivals, the Toyota RAV4. The CR-V hybrid will start at $28,870, including shipping, a $2,700 premium over the base gasoline model — and $600 less than the starting
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Carvana posted large gains in revenue, retail sales and inventory acquired from consumers, while reporting a bigger loss in the fourth quarter and for all of 2019. In the fourth quarter, the digital used-vehicle retailer’s net loss grew 46 percent to $125.7 million. The company said in a letter to shareholders that ongoing efforts to
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General Motors’ Cruise Automation unit now can carry passengers in California. Cruise received a permit to test its all-electric, self-driving cars on public roads in the state while carrying passengers, according to a statement from Cruise. The permit will allow Cruise to test under specific guidelines. The AV will be able to carry passengers as
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Goodwood Festival of Speed. The British Motor Museum, Gaydon. Shelsley Walsh Hillclimb. A track day at Silverstone. Now you can add another quintessentially British automotive experience to your bucket list: The Bicester Scramble. The what? Think of it as a British version of Woodward Dream Cruise meets Monterey Car Week. Except this one happens four
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Ford Motor Co. is suing participants in an alleged civil conspiracy to improperly acquire a custom-built 2018 Ford GT supercar in Canada, resell it for a profit and swiftly resell it again for yet another profit, all within a matter of weeks.  Ford charges the defendants with flipping a new GT model worth C$690,800 ($520,000 USD)
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The National Transportation Safety Board on Tuesday will convene its second hearing on a fatal crash involving Tesla Inc.’s automated driver-assist technology even though the automaker hasn’t filed formal responses to recommendations stemming from the first one more than two years ago. The NTSB in 2017 recommended that automakers including Tesla make their driver-assist systems
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Those familiar with Toyota have surely seen its TRD branding on myriad vehicles. That initialism stands for Toyota Racing Development, the company’s longstanding tuning and racing arm that takes run-of-the-mill models and turns them into proper off-roaders and, more recently, better-handling versions of cars like the Camry and Avalon. But the Toyota Supra, the brand’s
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Carlos Ghosn, the exiled former leader of Nissan Motor Co., will address the Automotive News World Congress March 25 via a satellite feed. Ghosn, who fled to Lebanon from Japan in December while contesting charges of financial wrongdoing, will appear at 9:30 a.m. EDT in a live, 45-minute interview. Only World Congress attendees will have
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Honda Civic Type R project leader Hideki Kakinuma passionately believes the company should continue to build high-performance cars, even as it switches its focus to more environmentally friendly powertrains. Does that mean there might one day be an electric-powered Honda Type R? Kakinuma smiles, then answers the question: “Yes, of course an electric Type R
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Volkswagen Group faces a new reckoning over its diesel-emissions scandal — its first U.S. jury trial. The world’s largest automaker says it’s paid plenty to right wrongs, but hundreds of car owners who declined to join a $10 billion settlement contend it hasn’t repented enough. A trial set to begin Monday in San Francisco federal court
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An eBay ad for C8 Corvette wheels may have just revealed the style and design of the upcoming next-generation Corvette Z06’s rollers. The ad for “2020 Corvette C8 Carbon Revolution [20/21-inch] Factory Original OEM Wheels Rims Set” was recently posted to the auction site by user certifiedfactorywheelsinc with an asking price of $4,500. (That’s ridiculously cheap for
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Wells Fargo & Co. will pay $3 billion to settle U.S. investigations into more than a decade of widespread consumer abuses under a deal that lets the scandal-ridden bank avoid criminal charges. The deferred-prosecution agreement with the Department of Justice spares the company a potential conviction that can create serious complications for banks, if it
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Kevin Schlosser has made it his mission to make driving safer by advocating for autonomous vehicles. Schlosser’s first experience with the dangers of the roadways came when his mother was involved in a car crash when he was 12 years old. Schlosser’s mother survived the accident, though another person involved was killed. Then, in 2017,
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Lyft Inc. has bought U.S.-based startup Halo Cars, which allows drivers to make money through digital advertisements displayed on top of their vehicles. The deal, first reported by Axios, was confirmed by the ride-hailing company on Friday. Lyft did not comment on the financing of the deal. Halo Cars was founded in 2018 and has
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Bugatti only built 450 of its earth-shattering Veyron over a decade by the time production ended in 2015. Now, just four or so years into its production run, Bugatti has already built the 250th example of the Veyron’s successor, the Chiron. The 250th Chiron rolled out of the Bugatti atelier in Molsheim, France, earlier today, completing
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Spy photographers have captured the best look yet at the redesigned Ford F-150. The next-generation pickup, due out later this year as a 2021 model, was spotted this week in light camouflage near the automaker’s Dearborn, Mich., headquarters. The crew cab caught undergoing road testing features what appears to be more stacked headlights, more horizontal
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