Fiat Chrysler Automobiles CEO Mike Manley said the automaker will not have to pay fines for failing to comply with tougher European CO2 regulations in 2019 and 2020. FCA will be compliant because of a regulatory credit deal with Tesla, the forthcoming debuts of plug-in hybrid versions of the Jeep Compass, Renegade and Wrangler, as
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On this episode of Roadkill, HOT ROD’s David Freiburger and Mike Finnegan join Fred Williams and Rick Péwé of Peterson’s 4-Wheel & Off-Road magazine to compete in the infamous Cheap Truck Challenge. Riding into battle with a modded 1979 Bronco, they face-off against a rock-ready 1980 Toyota Pickup and a beastly 1987 Chevy Suburban in
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It’s tough living in the shadows, but Ford has done its best to ensure the new-for-2018 Expedition gets its chance at the spotlight. Our 2018 Ford Expedition XLT 4×4, like all new Expeditions, is built with lessons learned developing the best-selling, Truck of the Year-winning Ford F-150. Its sleek new sheetmetal is made of aluminum,
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Uber Technologies Inc. reported a $5.2 billion loss for the second quarter on Thursday as growth in its core ride-hailing business slowed, sending its shares down in after-hours trading. The latest red ink, up from a loss of $878 million a year earlier, reflected $3.9 billion of stock-based compensation expenses related to its IPO earlier
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Amazon offers a four-pack of TP-Link Kasa Smart Plugs for $44.99 shipped. Each plug typically sells for $13-$20, marking some particularly notable savings today. These plugs are great for setting automatic schedules and banishing energy vampires from your home. Voice control and compatibility with most popular smart home systems make this four-pack an easy buy. Rated
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Kia has announced pricing for its unlikely new sport compact, and we’re impressed. The 2020 Kia Forte GT starts at $23,215. This price will get you a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission paired to a 1.6-liter turbo-four making 201 hp and 195 lb-ft of torque. Interestingly, if you want a six-speed manual, you’ll pay $600 more. At
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PSA Group’s relationship with Dongfeng looks set to change as the Chinese automaker examines options for its 12.2 percent stake in the French company, that could include a sale or bond issuance backed by the stock, people familiar with the matter told Bloomberg. On purely financial terms, such a move makes a great deal of
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The 2020 Lincoln Navigator marks a return to form for American luxury SUVs. It’s a massive, stylish land yacht that makes no apologies for its glitz and opulence. It’s easily Lincoln’s best current model, and the most comfortable vehicle to wear the badge in decades. We give it 7.4 out of 10 overall. (Read more
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Some of the UK’s newest and most popular cars are at risk of being stolen in seconds by exploiting weaknesses in keyless entry systems. The systems let drivers open and start their cars without taking their key out of their pocket. What Car? magazine tested seven different car models fitted with keyless entry and start
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It’s back! The World’s Greatest Drag Race returns with 12 of the world’s best supercars and sports cars facing off in an epic quarter-mile sprint for glory… and ultimate bragging rights! This year’s field includes all 12 contenders (sorta) from Motor Trend’s 2017 Best Driver’s Car competition. We have the Alfa Romeo Giulia, Aston Martin
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By Simon Alvarez Posted on August 7, 2019 Multiple reports have recently emerged about the US National Highway Traffic Administration scrutinizing Tesla and the company’s claims that the Model 3 has the lowest probability of injury among vehicles tested by the agency. It should be noted that the NHTSA’s scrutiny, which involved a cease-and-desist letter
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If you’re at fault in an accident, there’s a good chance your insurance rates are going up. But just how much more money can you expect to shell out? A new study by Insurance.com ranks the best and worst states for car accident claims, based on the average rates drivers pay following an at-fault accident. Michigan
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HONG KONG/BEIJING/LONDON — Dongfeng Motor is exploring options for its 2.2 billion-euro ($2.5 billion) stake in PSA Group including a potential divestment, people with knowledge of the matter said, as the companies grapple with a global slowdown in the auto market. The Chinese state-owned automaker held talks in recent weeks with potential advisers about ways
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The 2020 GMC Yukon pairs truck-like capability and performance with SUV versatility in a business casual package. With more options than some luxury sedans, but a look that’s getting long in the tooth, we give it 6.0 out of 10 overall. (Read more abouthow we rate cars.) For 2020, the Yukon gets no changes minus
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Korean supplier of interior components has a product that shares a key similarity with midcentury home den paneling. Seoyon has developed parts that have a cork finish. Instead of being able to have only wood in a vehicle’s interior, the supplier is positioning its cork-finished components as an eco-friendly, sustainable option that offers a high-end
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