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A massive fire that broke out on the set of an HBO miniseries in Ellenville, New York, early Thursday morning destroyed a used-car dealership and several circa 1990 cars and trucks, including Chevrolet Corvettes and Camaros. The cars were among 27 vintage vehicles that Automobile Magazine New York bureau chief Jamie Kitman had supplied to
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“She said, ‘Hey babe, take a walk on the wild side. …’” —Lou Reed, 1972 What does Ol’ Lou singing tales of gender-bending ’70s Manhattan have to do with me telling you about a genre-bending racetrack performance car? To get straight to the point: Compared to the KTM X-Bow (say “crossbow”), your prized supercar languishing
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Mercedes introduces its latest/greatest tech in the S-Class; Ford rolls out its best and brightest features in top sellers like the Explorer (best-selling SUV of all time, with 7.7 million sold and 3.6 million still on the road) and F-150. Here are six of the best appearing on the new Explorer—some of which trump S-Class
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After we saw the redesigned Navigator, we had high hopes for Lincoln’s smaller three-row, the Aviator. Lincoln met those expectations, and the Aviator was one of our favorite models to debut at the L.A. auto show this year. Technically replacing the MKT in Lincoln’s lineup, the Aviator will face the same competitors as its predecessor when
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We’re exactly one week away from the reveal of the 2020 Kia Soul, and we have a pretty good idea what it will look like thanks to this new teaser. Kia has also dropped more information on engines and trim levels. The Soul adopts more of a crossover appearance up front. When viewed form the side
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Long ago, McDonald’s signs kept a running tally of the number of burgers served globally. At the launch of its midcycle enhanced 2019 Volt, Chevrolet triggered my memory of those signs by announcing that drivers of the 140,000 Volts sold to date had logged 2.8 billion electric miles, saving 108 million gallons of gas. That
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The ES is the first Lexus vehicle with Apple CarPlay, and it’s standard on the ES 300h along with Siri Eyes Free voice control. Android Auto is still not offered, but owners of Amazon Alexa-enabled Android phones can take advantage of the service’s car-to-home and home-to-car verbal commands (iPhone compatibility is scheduled for late 2018).
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Trivia question: Which vehicle does BMW expect to perform Olympian feats again and again? The answer lies in the cities chosen for the launch of the original vehicle in 1999 and subsequent generations in 2006 and 2013. It is the X5 midsize crossover, which BMW launched in Atlanta, home to the 1996 Summer Olympics. It
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When Audi introduced the first-generation Q3 to Europe in 2011, it had some idea that compact crossovers were about to be the new hot commodity, but it couldn’t have predicted just how hot they would become. The first-gen Q3, developed just before Volkswagen Group’s switch to modular architectures, wasn’t originally meant for the U.S. market,
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The 2019 Nautilus furthers Lincoln’s mission of reminding luxury buyers it not only exists but is also worth their attention (and money) beyond trips to and from the airport. As a replacement for the five-passenger midsize MKX, the Nautilus looks to sway buyers out of their Lexus RX and BMW X3 crossovers. Don’t miss our
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At the test track, the new Silverado puts up test numbers competitive with the rival Ford F-150 and Ram 1500. Unsurprisingly, the slowest of our Silverados were our 5.3-liter V-8 testers. The street-going and off-road-ready Silverado RST and Silverado Trail Boss traded blows in our instrumented acceleration tests. The Silverado Trail Boss was quicker to
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There is a growing fondness for our long-term Velar—which technically isn’t Land Rover’s flagship, but which does a strong impression of one. The 380-hp 332-lb-ft 3.0-liter supercharged V-6 mated to a sure-shifting eight-speed automatic makes short work of a couple shortcuts I make on my coastal commute, where I dogleg around some notorious PCH snarls.
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This is a tricky driving impression to write. That’s because considerable engineering might has been expended to make the feature we’re here to focus on as unnoticeable as possible. That feature is a 48-volt mild-hybrid system sold by the name eTorque. It’s a pretty unsexy fuel saver that may prove to be a tough sell
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To truly appreciate how well it rode, though, I had to get out and ride in a current-generation GLE 43 AMG Coupe that was tailing us. Suddenly, the highways and byways around Birmingham, Alabama’s Barber Motorsports Park felt coarse, wavy, and seemed to have much bigger expansion joints, potholes, and bumps. The GLE prototype had
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