The growing interest in using mixed materials to hit new-vehicle lightweighting targets has a significant challenge, say manufacturing experts and proponents of the trend: Mixing materials in automaking will require added manufacturing processes and additional investment in joining techniques. Those additional factory costs are the biggest hurdle for mixed-material solutions, agree Brian Krull, global director
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Did you catch MotorTrend on Jeopardy! this week? Kicking off its 36th season, the popular game show featured MotorTrend Car of the Year as a whole category. It highlighted a variety of past winners of our annual Car of the Year award. See if you can guess them as they appeared on the show: For $1000:
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Jeep’s “Songland” venture was bigger than music. On the surface, the premise was straightforward: Songwriters compete to have their songs performed by country music band Old Dominion in a Jeep commercial. Contestants performed their original songs in front of producers and the band before reworking the tracks to better align with Old Dominion’s style and
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We spot a Mercedes EQC too! The Tesla Model S mule, boasting the so-called P100D+Plaid prototype drivetrain, has been spotted in action on Germany’s Nürburgring Nordschleife (North Loop). It was captured by a camera crew from the TALEA Media YouTube channel, who were eagerly recording footage of a raft of vehicles — mostly camouflaged BMW and Mercedes testers
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FRANKFURT — Volkswagen Group has abandoned its decades-old obsession with empire building and no-expense-spared engineering to free up resources for the development and mass production of electric cars, its CEO Herbert Diess told Reuters. A global clampdown on toxic exhaust fumes has triggered a new wave of consolidation in the auto industry as automakers look for
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Nissan design decided to dangle its feet in the Esports pool for September 12’s National Video Game Day with a handful of car-inspired gaming chair concepts.  This isn’t a game. We’ve got some new concepts and they aren’t cars. Share your pick of the gaming-inspired styles below. #NationalVideoGamesDay pic.twitter.com/aaNMGssmbf — Nissan (@NissanUSA) September 12, 2019
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Americans like big things and there’s no bigger thing on four wheels than the redesigned 2020 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD. The heavy duty truck looks bigger, it feels bigger, it is bigger, and it tows bigger things. The only thing that hasn’t grown is the price: starting at $38,095 including destination, the Silverado heavy is $300
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A Lamborghini Diablo has been destroyed after crashing in Sydney, Australia earlier this week. Images first posted on the ‘Australia Crash Investigation Unit’ Facebbook page show the aftermath of the accident and assert that the owner had purchased the classic Italian supercar recently. The driver allegedly lost control of the Diablo while driving along Fowler
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Mercedes-Benz is introducing an electric luxury sedan concept at the Frankfurt auto show this week and, based on several sketches and renderings, it hints at what might be the EQS, a flagship four-door EV. The heavily curved silhouette is reminiscent of the Concept IAA fastback that Mercedes introduced four years ago in Frankfurt. Mercedes calls
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This summer, our long-term Hyundai Kona has finally had a few opportunities to stretch its legs. Several short trips have kept the odometer steadily climbing, with one trip in particular offering an opportunity to examine how useful the Kona’s cargo space is. In that context, though, it was with a solo driver over a single
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IONITY’s new High-Power chargers are instantly recognisable thanks to their lighting concept, their innovative styling is the result of intensive user research carried out by Designworks and is intended to make the charging experience more comfortable, more secure and less hassle. Standing at 2.6 metres the all-new IONITY High-Power charger features a unique multi-functional LED
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There’s no arguing SUVs are hot right now. They may have ample cargo space, but they usually can’t match lower-riding vehicles when it comes handling. Fortunately, there are many sedans on the market that are both practical and ideal canyon carvers. Keep reading for 11 sporty sedans that we enjoy driving. All of the sporty
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Cadillac on Thursday completed the reveal of its revamped sedan lineup with the CT4, a rear-wheel-drive compact that replaces the ATS as the brand’s lowest-priced nameplate. The 2020 CT4, which will be available for ordering this year, is slightly bigger and heavier than the ATS. It comes with a choice of two turbocharged four-cylinder engines,
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We rate the 2019 Nissan Murano at 5 out of 10, giving it a point for its overall value in most trim levels. We’re less impressed with its infotainment software, which can be cumbersome and struggled to stay connected to our phones, so we take that point back. (Read more about how we rate cars.)
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