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Nostalgia ain’t what it used to be, so goes the saying. Object lesson: Volkswagen’s decision to retire its New Beetle after 20 years on the market. It’s a bit of a shame, but reality bites. Motor Trend loved the New Beetle, naming it our 1999 Import Car of the Year upon its launch. After the
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Mercedes-AMG has dropped the “Project One” moniker for its new hypercar as it inches closer to production. A year after the prototype debuted to the public, the model will be known as “ONE” from now on. Mercedes says the name befits its new top-of-the-line vehicle—as in “the One.” “The name stands for the highest automotive
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Kia’s best-selling product here in the U.S. has been completely redesigned for 2019. As part of the Forte’s overhaul, Kia reimagined the exterior with styling cues it says are inspired by the Stinger. Does the small sedan live up to that claim, or is it all hype? Is the Forte refreshing or revolting? Let’s examine
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BMW has increased the battery capacity of the i3, allowing it to travel 153 miles on a single charge. That range may not be competitive with the Tesla Model 3 or even the Chevrolet Bolt, but it’s a considerable improvement from the current i3 and nearly double that of the original. When the i3 launched
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The 2019 Nissan Titan and Titan XD soldier on mostly unchanged since their recent redesigns. But the trucks receive a few much-needed updates that will make them a little more comfortable than before. A 7.0-inch touchscreen is now standard on all models instead of the previous 5.0-inch unit. Finally, Titans receive Apple CarPlay and Android
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The Nissan Altima is a staple of the midsize sedan class, but that hasn’t always been the case. From the model’s humble beginnings as a compact sedan to its rebirth as a midsizer in the early 2000s to the new 2019 iteration that offers cutting-edge engine tech and all-wheel drive, this photo gallery covers all
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The current-generation Honda Fit debuted for the 2015 model year, and it received a mild refresh for 2018. That means we’re still a few years off from a completely new version. Although we might not see a new Fit before 2020, Honda is getting ready, even testing a prototype on public roads. Despite the heavy
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This past weekend’s inaugural Nitro Rallycross event added a healthy dose of four-wheel excitement to the 2018 Nitro World Games in Salt Lake City, Utah. After two days of intense competition, Timmy Hansen of Sweden emerged as the winner of the first-ever Nitro Rallycross. Held at Utah Motorsports Campus (formerly known as Miller Motorsports Park),
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Aston Martin hasn’t delivered its first Valkyrie yet, but already the brand has confirmed it’s working on another hypercar. The upcoming model has been codenamed Project 003, a reference to it being the third hypercar in Aston’s current lineup behind the Valkyrie and Valkyrie AMR Pro. Aston revealed very few details, but did say the new
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From the beginning, Jaguar’s goal for the XE SV Project 8 was to conquer the Nurburgring. Specifically, it wanted the lap the Green Hell quicker than any sedan had done before. Last fall, Jaguar accomplished that mission, beating the Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio’s record by more than 11 seconds. Nearly a year later, the Project
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Last year, Aston Martin announced plans to build its first-ever battery electric vehicle, the Rapide E. The special edition all-electric sedan was said to be limited to 155 units and would be produced with the assistance of Williams Advanced Engineering, an EV technology company. Today, Aston Martin revealed the production specs. The Rapide E’s 65
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Bugatti expanded its lineup last month when it introduced the Chiron-based Divo at Pebble Beach. But it looks like the ultra-premium brand plans to go even further, adding a completely different vehicle to its lineup. Speaking with CarAdvice, Bugatti CEO Stephan Winkelmann said, “For me, the brand is ready to do more than one model.” But he also
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Quick Stats: Jerry Cantrell, Alice in Chains’ founder/lead guitarist/singer-songwriter, co-lead vocalist Daily Driver: 2016 Range Rover (Jerry’s rating: 10 on a scale of 1 to 10) Other cars: See below Favorite road trip: Tacoma to Alaska Car he learned to drive in: 1976 Volkswagen Super Beetle First car bought: Early 1990s Ford Explorer After the
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Earlier this year, we reported that the Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 Development Truck put together by Chevy and American Expedition Vehicles (AEV) for the 2017 SEMA Show was headed for production. Now, Chevy has confirmed that by announcing the 2019 Colorado ZR2 Bison. The new performance variant of the midsize pickup truck builds on the already-capable ZR2’s
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View 56 Photos The base FE model comes standard with an 8.0-inch touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Along with dual-zone climate control, other standard features include forward collision avoidance assist, lane keep assist, driver attention warning, forward collision warning, and lane departure warning. The midlevel LXS and S are expected to be the
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With the Jaguar I-Pace crossover hitting dealerships this fall, BMW is hard at work on its own electric SUV, as these new spy shots show. Our spies in Germany have caught the upcoming BMW iX3 conducting tests on public roads, and based on this prototype, it doesn’t look like we’ll have to wait long to
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BMW revealed the 8 Series coupe body style earlier this summer, and now it’s beginning to tease its next variant of the flagship two-door: the 8 Series convertible. While hot weather testing in Las Vegas and Death Valley, BMW snapped its own spy shots of a camouflaged 8 Series drop-top. Like many other automakers, BMW
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