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2016 Hyundai Tucson SE 2.0L FWD Driven: Ace of Base  Jul 29th, 2015 
Hyundai is just so geeked to tell you about all the gilded features you can get on the 2016 Tucson. It’s practically like an Audi, they might say, what with its LED taillights, LED running lights, LED map lights, and even non-LED-lit things such as heated and ventilated seats, a 405-watt sound system, a panoramic […] 
 
 
Defender of the Faith: Driving Every Generation of Land Rover Defender – First Drive Review  Jul 28th, 2015 
 
 
 
The Best Around: Car and Driver’s 10Best Cars Through the Decades  Jul 28th, 2015 
Running down every Car and Driver 10Best Cars list from the inaugural awards in 1983 all the way through the latest crop of automotive greats.  
 
 
2016 Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon Duramax Diesel Details and Pricing Released  Jul 28th, 2015 
 
 
 
Ford Releases Shelby GT350R Curb Weight—Here’s What We Think It Will Actually Weigh  Jul 28th, 2015 
Ford has at long last revealed a key Mustang Shelby GT350 specification: the lightweight, hard-core R model’s weight. The automaker’s just-revealed 3650-pound weight claim for its latest super-Mustang is promising, especially paired with the coupe’s 526-hp special flat-plane-crankshaft 5.2-liter V-8. And yet that assumes Ford’s curb weight is accurate; different automakers measure curb weights differently, with some using a […] 
 
 
Volvo Confirms V40 Hatchback, Stretched S60L Coming to U.S.  Jul 28th, 2015 
The next-generation Volvo V40 hatchback and the Chinese-built S60L sedan will come to the U.S., according to senior vice president of marketing Alain Visser. Visser, quoted in Dutch newspaper De Telegraaf (and reported via Autoweek) said the next V40 was designed for both Europe and the U.S. and is intended to debut in the 2017 timeframe. It will replace the current model pictured above and be based […] 
 
 
2016 Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon Duramax Diesel Details and Pricing Released  Jul 28th, 2015 
General Motors made us wait a year for its Duramax four-cylinder diesel, but this fall it will join the Ram 1500 EcoDiesel as only the second compression-ignition engine offered to U.S. pickup buyers outside the heavy-duty segment. For 2016, the Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon gain this third engine choice beyond their 200-hp 2.5-liter inline-four and 305-hp 3.6-liter V-6. […] 
 
 
NADA Still Pushing For CFPB Transparency  Jul 28th, 2015 
One day after the CFPB rejected its Freedom of Information Act request to release an internal memo that proves the bureau is targeting dealers, the NADA urged members of the U.S. House Financial Services Committee to pass a bill that would repeal the bureau’s auto lending guidance. 
 
 
N.J. Consumer Affairs Division Reaches $25K Settlement with Dealer  Jul 28th, 2015 
The New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs and AutoSource Group, a used-car dealership, have settled a lawsuit filed by the regulator earlier this year. The dealership was accused of failing to disclose the condition of its cars, among other things. 
 
 
2016 Ferrari 488 Spider: The 661-hp 488GTB Dons a Folding Roof  Jul 28th, 2015 
The least-interesting thing we can say about Ferrari’s new 488 Spider is that it’s little more than a 488GTB with a retractable hardtop. Nor is the alfresco Ferrari much of a surprise—we’d be more shocked if Ferrari had announced the 488GTB would stay a fixed-roof coupe only. Everything else about the 488 Spider (no GTB […] 
 
 
2016 Ferrari 488 Spider: The 661-hp 488GTB Dons a Folding Roof  Jul 28th, 2015 
 
 
 
Turbo Fours Coming to Toyota Camry, Honda Accord  Jul 28th, 2015 
The auto industry has rushed to adopt downsized, turbocharged engines in recent years, but two of the biggest nameplates in the U.S. car market have thus far stayed on the sidelines: the Toyota Camry and the Honda Accord. That won’t be the case for much longer, according to a report in Automotive News. Both models […] 
 
 
Vero Forms New Division With Acquisition of Fidelis PPM  Jul 28th, 2015 
With the acquisition, Vero and Fidelis PPM have formed DRIV Technologies LLC, which will provide dealers with a new prepaid maintenance technology platform designed to drive customer retention. 
 
 
Portfolio Announces New CFO, Treasurer  Jul 28th, 2015 
The reinsurance program manager announced that Pam Hamilton will take over all treasury functions. The company also appointed Robert Dickey as CFO. 
 
 
J.D. Power: Dealers Willing to Pay for Better Lender Services  Jul 28th, 2015 
The firm found that dealers are willing to pay a premium for high-quality service from finance providers, including dedicated underwriters and dealer-focused sales reps. 
 
 
Chevrolet Sonic Nominated for 2015 Top Safety Pick  Jul 28th, 2015 
Chevy improves its small sedan and hatchback. 
 
 
2017 Audi A4 Prototype Drive: Familiar Looks, Highly Evolved Driving Experience  Jul 27th, 2015 
When the latest Audi Q7 broke cover last spring, the SUV’s styling proved to be a very hot topic for discussion, and that’s happened again with another new Audi. This time, it’s the A4’s turn, as the all-new 2017 iteration that debuted last month has plenty of folks wondering why it looks so similar to […] 
 
 
2015 Mini John Cooper Works Hardtop First Drive: Max Mini, Take Three  Jul 27th, 2015 
When engineering the 2015 John Cooper Works, the most powerful production model in its history, Mini started somewhat paradoxically, with the brakes. And indeed, the brakes are utterly fabulous. Red-painted Brembo front calipers are so large that the wheel offsets needed to be increased. (Consequently, fairings on the fender arches were also added.) When called […] 
 
 
2017 Audi A4: The Early Returns Are Positive – Prototype Drive  Jul 27th, 2015 
 
 
 
2015 Mini John Cooper Works Hardtop – First Drive Review  Jul 27th, 2015 
 
 
 
Robo-Lastwagen Is Coming: Autonomous Autobahn Semi-Truck Testing to Begin Soon  Jul 27th, 2015 
While the Western U.S.—namely California and Nevada—is pretty much ground-zero for autonomous-vehicle testing, Daimler would like to bring that development closer to its own engineering hub in Baden-Württemberg. And it looks like that’s about to happen very soon. One German testing door closes and another one opens. While the Nürburgring has banned lap-record attempts, it looks […] 
 
 
More Than 1 Million Ram Pickups Recalled for Accidental Airbag Deployment  Jul 27th, 2015 
Fiat-Chrysler is recalling more than 1 million Ram pickups in the U.S. for airbags that can suddenly deploy without warning, according to filings with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Following a $105 million total fine involving axle and steering defects on other Ram pickups, the automaker issued two separate recalls for 2012-2015 models. The […] 
 
 
FCA Will Buy Back Certain Ram Trucks and Dodge/Chrysler SUVs After Failed Recalls [Updated]  Jul 27th, 2015 
More bad news for Fiat Chrysler: After today’s announcement that the company must pay up to $105 million in fines for improperly handling 23 separate recalls, the automaker has announced that it is prepared to buy back some of the 578,000 Dodge and Ram pickup trucks and Dodge and Chrysler SUVs that it failed to fix during […] 
 
 
Hellcats a-Poppin! Dodge Is More Than Doubling Output for 2016  Jul 27th, 2015 
Dodge SRT Hellcat demand has easily outstripped supply—this is something the company intended. It was also blatantly obvious that a lot of dealers gouged the hell out of customers looking to get one of the few Hellcats around—something that Dodge isn’t terribly fond of. In an attempt to limit dealer shenanigans, Dodge is going to do a […] 
 
 
Hyundai Motor America CEO: Santa Cruz Pickup Expected to be Green-Lighted, Small SUV to Be Funky  Jul 27th, 2015 
Hyundai is in the midst of a major push to remind consumers that it does, in fact, build plenty of “trucks”—and by trucks we of course mean crossovers. With a production mix skewed strongly toward cars, Hyundai publicly acknowledges that it isn’t as well set-up as it’d like to be for the automotive industry’s largely truck- […] 
 
 
NHTSA Fines Fiat-Chrysler up to $105 Million, Jeep Owners Get $100 Gift Cards  Jul 27th, 2015 
The federal government has fined Fiat-Chrysler $70 million for untimely responses to a series of recalls and forced the automaker to buy back a half-million vehicles, among many strict provisos announced Sunday night by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. In a consent order signed Friday by CEO Sergio Marchionne, FCA could face up to […] 
 
 
2017 Mercedes-AMG C63 Coupe Captured During Final Testing  Jul 27th, 2015 
Still lightly camouflaged, here is the Mercedes-AMG C63 coupe in final testing at Hockenheim racetrack in Germany. To be officially unveiled at the Frankfurt auto show this September, Mercedes-AMG’s response to the BMW M4 is a surprisingly distinct and almost brutal variation of the rather elegant next-gen C-class coupe. We already know that the C63 […] 
 
 
2019 Audi Q6, a Dedicated Green Machine  Jul 27th, 2015 
What It Is: The Q6 is a four-door CUV closely related to the next-generation Q5. It will come to market with alternative powertrains only, including a fully battery-electric version. A plug-in hybrid will follow, and there is the possibility of a hydrogen-fueled model, as well. Although it has four doors, the Q6 will have a […] 
 
 
2015 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid Reviewed: $55 Grand for a Fusion in Fancy Duds  Jul 24th, 2015 
Overview: 2015 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid Black Label, base price: $46,500. Technology package: $2495. Multi-contour seats: $595. Full-length sliding glass roof: $2995. THX sound system: $995. Chroma Flame metallic red paint: $1750. Grand total: $55,330. READ MORE ›› 
 
 
2015 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid – Quick-Take Review  Jul 24th, 2015 
 
 
 
2016 Lexus IS200t: The Entry-Level Lexus IS Gets a Much-Needed Power Boost  Jul 24th, 2015 
After two years of selling the current-generation IS sedan with a strange, underpowered 2.5-liter V-6 engine (in addition to the optional and way better 3.5-liter V-6), Lexus has wised up and replaced the base engine with a new, turbocharged four-cylinder from the NX200t. The newly created IS200t brings Lexus’s IS lineup in line with pretty much […] 
 
 
RIP Heavy D: Our Icelandic Ode to the Land Rover Defender  Jul 24th, 2015 
Only in a place where the locals live in the shadow of volcanoes and eat sheep heads can you drive off the Hertz lot in a Land Rover Defender. In Iceland, renting a Defender is a deliberate choice. There’s no getting stuck with an “or similar.” The alternative is another Defender, lifted on 38-inch snow […] 
 
 
Van Damn! 2015 Ford Transit 350 Tested, Rules All  Jul 24th, 2015 
Before we give our full attention to the 2015 Ford Transit 350 XLT that is the subject of this test, let’s take a moment to give a shout-out to its predecessor, the legendary Ford E-series/Econoline. Debuting in the early 1960s, the first-generation Econoline employed a forward-control layout that positioned the driver and passenger above the […] 
 
 
For Sale: a Championship-Winning Piece of NASCAR History  Jul 24th, 2015 
The late 1960s was an exciting time for NASCAR. For most of the decade, Ford was dominant and Chrysler was right on its heels. Both companies spent vast sums of money investing in racing—creating vehicles such as this 1968 Ford Torino Coupe NASCAR stock car. The Torino was introduced in 1968 as a top-shelf version […] 
 
 
Fiat-Chrysler Recalls 1.4 Million Cars to Prevent Hacking  Jul 24th, 2015 
Fiat-Chrysler is recalling 1.4 million cars in the U.S. to fix a software vulnerability that could allow a hacker to remotely control the car over the Internet. Affected models include late-model Ram, Jeep, Dodge, and Chrysler vehicles with the 8.4-inch Uconnect screen: The 2013-2015 Dodge Viper, Ram 1500/2500/3500/4500/5500; 2014-2015 Jeep Cherokee, Grand Cherokee, and Dodge […] 
 
 
Buick Envision CUV Almost Definitely Coming to U.S.—Plus a Subcompact Hatch, Too?  Jul 24th, 2015 
 
 
 
2015 Ford Transit 350 Wagon EcoBoost V-6 – Instrumented Test  Jul 24th, 2015 
 
 
 
For Sale: a Championship-Winning Piece of NASCAR History  Jul 24th, 2015 
 
 
 
Swift Swabians: Stuttgart Students Set 1.779-Second 0-to-62-mph EV Record [Video]  Jul 24th, 2015 
Those pesky Swiss, so smug with their chocolate and francs and Sepp Blatters and 0-to-100-kph acceleration records. They needed to be taken down a peg. And if the Porsche 959 and Mercedes-Benz 600 Grosser taught us anything, it’s that when the Swabians need to remind the world who’s boss when it comes to engineering, Stuttgart […] 
 
 
Au Revoir, Minivan: BraunAbility MXV Is a Wheelchair-Accessible Ford Explorer  Jul 24th, 2015 
As far as wheelchair-accessible personal transport goes, the minivan has been king for as long as there have been accessible minivans. We have a feeling that might be about to change, as BraunaAility is releasing their new MXV, an Explorer-based machine with a sliding door and side-mounted ramp. The Indiana company notes that it’s their […] 
 
 
2016 Lexus IS200t: The Entry-Level Lexus IS Gets a Much-Needed Power Boost  Jul 24th, 2015 
 
 
 
Mitsubishi Closing Only U.S. Plant, 636-Acre Illinois Site up for Sale  Jul 24th, 2015 
  Mitsubishi will stop building cars in the U.S. as it plans to sell its only American assembly plant, the company said today. The Normal, Illinois, plant, formerly a joint manufacturing venture with Chrysler, has churned out more than 3.2 million Mitsubishi and Chrysler models since 1988. It is also the only foreign-owned plant on […] 
 
 
Buick Envision CUV Almost Definitely Coming to U.S.—Plus a Subcompact Hatch, Too?  Jul 24th, 2015 
Adding some fuel to the fire slightly smoldering, ash-covered coals surrounding the prospect of a U.S.-market Buick Envision crossover, Automotive News has reported that the Envision is slated to arrive here in late 2016. Earlier this year, we spotted a test vehicle near our Ann Arbor offices. The Envision is a small crossover that’s roughly the same size as the Audi Q5; it will fit […] 
 
 
Why the Recent Jeep Cherokee Hack Is Not Cause for Panic  Jul 24th, 2015 
This week, Wired published a fantastic and unsettling report on the current state of automotive hacking. Senior Writer Andy Greenberg ​put himself at the mercy of two digital security researchers as they wirelessly took over control of the Jeep Cherokee he was driving, messing with the car’s climate control, stereo, windshield wipers, and eventually stalling the engine. […] 
 
 
Bull Session: Maybe Lamborghini Might Build a Urus Superveloce  Jul 23rd, 2015 
We like to imagine Stephan Winkelmann waking up in the morning in his impeccably tailored pajamas, sitting up thoughtfully in bed, sipping an espresso handed to him by a lovely signora, and thinking to himself, “What new Lamborghinis can I think up today and use to play it coy with those off-the-rack schmoes in the […] 
 
 
Go Ahead and Sleep On It—Hell, Sleep In It: Buick Offers 24-Hour Test Drives  Jul 23rd, 2015 
If you can’t get comfortable in a Buick’s comfortable environs, you’re not trying very hard. But in case it takes time to find just the right seating position, if you want to see how Android Auto and Apple CarPlay work in all their glory, and/or you just want to see if the dang thing fits […] 
 
 
One-Off Ferrari with an Incredible History May Pull $16 Million at Auction  Jul 23rd, 2015 
 
 
 
Ford Mustang Shelby GT350 Repurposes Collision-Warning Lights for Head-Up Shift Indicator  Jul 23rd, 2015 
The Ford Mustang Shelby GT350 and even-hotter GT350R were both built to attack track days. Today, Ford showed off another nifty little feature designed for track rats: a shift light that uses Ford’s forward collision-warning system’s head-up lights to tell you when to upshift. As Ford tells it, Shelby electrical engineer Mike Makled was inspired to […] 
 
 
2015 Mercedes-Benz S65 AMG Coupe – Instrumented Test  Jul 23rd, 2015 
 
 
 
One-Off Ferrari with an Incredible History May Pull $16 Million at Auction  Jul 23rd, 2015 
A million dollars for a car is insane. Yet, we continuously see classic Ferraris pull in more than 5 to 10 times that at auction, and this one-off 1962 Ferrari 250GT SWB Berlinetta Speciale is expected to far exceed that number. In 1912, Giovanni Bertone founded Carrozzeria Bertone in Turin, Italy. The company’s main focus […] 
 
 
2016 Honda Accord Sedan and Coupe – Official Photos and Info  Jul 23rd, 2015 
 
 
 
2016 Honda Accord Revealed: Tweaks and Tech  Jul 23rd, 2015 
It’s coming up on three years since the Honda Accord’s successful redesign for 2013, which means the mid-size favorite—and multiple 10Best Cars winner—is due for some fussing over for the 2016 model year. We previously published exclusive, completely undisguised spy photos of both the sedan and the coupe that showed the obligatory styling tweaks front […] 
 
 
2015 Mercedes-Benz S65 AMG Coupe Test: Over the Top—and Beyond  Jul 23rd, 2015 
When we tested the S63 version of the 2015 Mercedes-Benz S-class coupe, we called it “over the top in every way imaginable.” So let us now imagine that one wearing a price tag swollen by 25 percent with 50 percent more cylinders under the hood must be beyond over the top, somewhere the usual rules […] 
 
 
2015 Toyota Sienna Reviewed: Suburban Spacecraft  Jul 23rd, 2015 
Overview: Minivans may not be the suburban status symbols they were a generation ago, but for those who want room, easy sliding-side-door access, and people- and pet-friendly convenience, no other type of vehicle will do. The spacious and comfortable 2015 Toyota Sienna is among the more highly evolved minivans, with a peppy 3.5-liter V-6, crisp-shifting […] 
 
 
2015 Toyota Sienna – Quick-Take Review  Jul 23rd, 2015 
 
 
 
NADA Urges Dealers to Oppose Recall Amendment  Jul 23rd, 2015 
An amendment rejected by the Senate Commerce Committee last week that would have barred dealers from selling recalled vehicles could be attached to a multi-year highway funding bill, the NADA warns. 
 
 
AutoNation’s Jackson Urges Other Lenders to Follow Honda Financial’s Lead  Jul 23rd, 2015 
The group’s chief executive reiterated his support for Honda Financial’s new dealer markup caps. He said the policy should serve as a template for the rest of the auto finance industry. 
 
 
Ally Renews Exclusive Sponsorship of TIME Dealer of the Year  Jul 23rd, 2015 
Ally Financial has renewed its exclusive sponsorship of the TIME Dealer of the Year program through 2021. Nominations for the 2016 program are now open. 
 
 
AskPatty.com Relaunches Certified Female Friendly Program  Jul 23rd, 2015 
AskPatty.com has re-launched its Certified Female Friendly Program with a new focus on marketing consultation for automotive retailers. The company has also added a dealer division. 
 
 
Asbury ‘Comfortable With’ CFPB Limits on Dealer Markup  Jul 23rd, 2015 
Asbury Automotive executives were confident that the dealer group’s internal caps on dealer markup and its fixed F&I product prices will keep it safe from any actions by regulators. 
 
 
Hackers Demonstrate Security Risks In Connected Cars  Jul 23rd, 2015 
On the same day WIRED magazine posted a video showing two hackers take over a Jeep Cherokee traveling down a St. Louis highway, two U.S. Senators introduced legislation that would direct the NHTSA and FTC to establish standards to secure cars and protect drivers' privacy. 
 
 
Westlake Customers See Largest Jump in FICO Score, Equifax Finds  Jul 23rd, 2015 
Westlake Financial Services was recognized by Equifax as the national auto lender whose subprime customers have seen the highest credit score increase over the term of their loan. 
 
 
Will the 2016 Chevrolet SS be Receiving Extra Power?  Jul 23rd, 2015 
Rumors suggest the automaker's new sedan may sport an upgraded engine. 
 
 
10 Cars that Made Complexity a Virtue  Jul 23rd, 2015 
It’s said that simplicity is a virtue, but automakers don’t always see it that way. 
 
 
2015 Nissan Murano – Quick-Take Review  Jul 22nd, 2015 
 
 
 
Porsche Pajun Sedan Could Appear at Frankfurt Auto Show with Electric Powertrain  Jul 22nd, 2015 
It’s no secret that Porsche is planning to build a smaller-than-Panamera sedan-ish thing to compete with the BMW 5-Series, Mercedes-Benz E-class, and Jaguar XF, among others, although the plans for actually when Porsche plans to launch that car, nicknamed “Pajun” (PA-namera JUN-ior, get it?) are as clear as mud. But a report in the French […] 
 
 
Journey to the Valley of Fire: FCA Recalling 2011-2015 Dodge Journeys  Jul 22nd, 2015 
FCA has announced a recall of four-cylinder-powered Dodge Journeys and (Euro-twin) Fiat Freemonts due to a potential engine-fire risk due to loosely attached engine covers. Discovered in Chile—where apparently, drivers actually do take their utelets off-road—excessive shaking can knock the engine cover loose and onto the exhaust. None of the three reported Chilean engine-compartment conflagrations […] 
 
 
2015 Ford Mustang EcoBoost Convertible Test: A Great, If Pricey, Convertible in Search of the Right Engine  Jul 22nd, 2015 
Ford’s push for its EcoBoost agenda—the one where turbocharged, small-displacement engines can supposedly replace larger, naturally aspirated engines with improved fuel economy and no impact on power—turned to a shove when it added a turbo four-cylinder to the new Mustang’s engine lineup. A turbo four in America’s pony car, dadgummit?! The experiment worked out okay […] 
 
 
2015 Ford Mustang EcoBoost Automatic Convertible – Instrumented Test  Jul 22nd, 2015 
 
 
 
2015 Nissan Murano Reviewed: Aggressive Style, Agreeable Personality  Jul 22nd, 2015 
Overview: Lock eyeballs on the 2015 Nissan Murano and it’s not likely you’ll un-see it anytime soon. Nissan’s third-generation “flagship crossover” sports a jutting chin and sci-fi styling worthy of a Star Wars flick. As with the smaller Juke crossover, the mid-size two-row Murano is designed to stand out in parking lots now teeming with […] 
 
 
Sonic Cautious About CFPB, But Revs Up Hybrid F&I Push  Jul 22nd, 2015 
Sonic executives said the company is delaying plans to launch a captive finance company in light of the CFPB’s recent settlement with Honda Finance. But the group has given the go-ahead for the first phase of its much-delayed hybrid sales process. 
 
 
CFPB Deputy Director Steve Antonakes Steps Down  Jul 22nd, 2015 
After nearly five years with the CFPB, Deputy Director Steve Antonakes is stepping down from his position as the bureau’s No. 2 official to spend more time with his family. 
 
 
Department of Defense Issues Final Military Lending Act Rule  Jul 22nd, 2015 
Today, the Defense Department issued a final rule that expands the types of credit products covered by the 36% rate cap and other military-specific protections under the Military Lending Act. 
 
 
Photos and Details of the Facelifted 2016 Porsche 911 Emerge  Jul 22nd, 2015 
Over the past few years, we have reported several times that Porsche would kill the naturally aspirated flat-six in the 911 as of this fall. Now Porsche confirms the move—by means of a prototype drive of the facelifted model, which appeared in the German magazine Auto Bild. We take away a few things from our […] 
 
 
Photos and Details of the Facelifted 2016 Porsche 911 Emerge  Jul 22nd, 2015 
 
 
 
Taurus and Explorer Among the Fords and Lincolns Recalled for Parking-Brake Problems  Jul 22nd, 2015 
Ford has issued a recall for a parking brake that might not fully engage on some 2015–2016 Explorers, as well as 2015 Taurus and Flex models, plus Lincoln MKS sedans and MKT crossovers also from 2015. The affected vehicles include 2015 and 2016 Explorers built at Ford’s Chicago assembly plant between May 4 and May […] 
 
 
The University of Michigan’s Connected-Car Test Track Is Now Open to (Almost) Anyone  Jul 22nd, 2015 
The University of Michigan has just opened the country’s first test track for connected and automated vehicles, or what really is the first fake American town outside of Celebration, Florida. The 32-acre Mcity, a $10 million project funded in part by the Department of Transportation, is now available to any automaker, supplier, or organization that […] 
 
 
This Awesome Lego Mercedes-Benz Kit Is More Complicated Than Its Name  Jul 22nd, 2015 
We’re not changing our name to Lego and Driver—although we’d be all for starting a sister publication—but it is true that Lego has been stepping up its automotive game as of late. The world’s most powerful brand has released incredibly realistic kits of everything from a classic Ferrari F40 to a Mini Cooper, a Volkswagen […] 
 
 
Openbay Named an "Innovative Technology of the Year - IoT" Finalist for 18th Annual Technology Leadership Awards  Jul 22nd, 2015 
First-of-its-kind OpenbayConnect platform remotely determines cause & cost of auto repair service. 
 
 
Next Toyota Prius Plug-In Allegedly Could Provide 30 to 35 Miles of Electric Range  Jul 21st, 2015 
Toyota’s first-generation Prius plug-in was a bit of a dud. First launched for 2013, it was much pricier than a standard Prius but by the time production ended, the price had been slashed to within $2000 of the regular model. But even the price drop didn’t solve its biggest problem: a relatively low electric-only range […] 
 
 
Senate Introduces Automotive Anti-Hacking Bill  Jul 21st, 2015 
New legislation that would create the first-ever automotive cybersecurity standards could force automakers to push out more software updates and allow owners to use Internet services without their vehicles being tracked. The bill introduced by Sens. Edward Markey (D-Mass., at left above) and Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn., at right) would direct the National Highway Traffic Safety […] 
 
 
Van Tale-In': The Ford Transit Has a Longer History Than You Realized  Jul 21st, 2015 
We have lamented the passing of the venerable Ford E-series—a vehicle that’s ingrained in the fabric of automotive America, one that was offered with a 6.8-liter V-10 to the very end. Its replacement? The ultra-efficient Transit, nothing more than a soulless breadbox. But is it? Actually, no. The Transit, in fact, has a rich history of […] 
 
 
Van Tale-In': The Ford Transit Has a Longer History Than You Realized  Jul 21st, 2015 
 
 
 
Sound on Sound: AMG Teases C63 Coupe, Adds Noise [Video]  Jul 21st, 2015 
A couple of weeks back, AMG peppered its Facebook pages with images of a lightly camo’d C63 coupe. Which is all well and good, but it neglected one of the finest things about V-8–powered automobiles from Mercedes-Benz’s extra-zoot division: the racket. Having driven the AMG GT-S, which carries a version of the C63’s twin-turbo, 4.0-liter […] 
 
 
This Could Be the Hottest Homologated Race Car Ever  Jul 21st, 2015 
There are a lot of great homologated racing cars out there, but this 1964 Porsche 904 Carrera GTS may just be the coolest of them all. In the early ’60s, Porsche began work on a new car aimed at competing in FIA GT racing. In 1963, the 904 made its debut and raced the following year; […] 
 
 
This Could Be the Hottest Homologated Race Car Ever  Jul 21st, 2015 
 
 
 
Road Trip Century: Drivers to Retrace Edsel Ford’s 1915 Cross-Country Journey in Model T  Jul 21st, 2015 
“Live, travel, adventure, bless, and don’t be sorry.” — Jack Kerouac, On The Road While the automobile may have spent the better part of the last century as an avatar for hope and a better tomorrow, it’s the road trip that serves as the catalyst for adventure and freedom. Back in 1915, nobody knew this better […] 
 
 
2016 McLaren 675LT Driven! Slightly More Exciting than Aerial Combat  Jul 21st, 2015 
This is a great time to be a billionaire gearhead, no question. Manufacturers are practically tripping over each other to bring their adjective-stretching hypercars to market, complete with their four-figure power outputs and seven-digit price tags. This is a golden era for those with bottomless pockets and an urge to go very, very quickly. READ […] 
 
 
2016 Mercedes-Benz GLC-class Driven: Luxury-Crossover Buyers Should Be Excited  Jul 21st, 2015 
A new crossover gets us nearly as excited as the prospect of binge-watching C-SPAN. Or maybe binge-watching people who are binge-watching C-SPAN. Yet such vehicles are wildly popular, and so every automaker offers at least as many variations on the theme as there are variations of, well, C-SPAN. (“C-SPAN 7: All Senate Subcommittee on Surface […] 
 
 
2016 Mercedes-Benz GLC-class – First Drive Review  Jul 21st, 2015 
 
 
 
2016 McLaren 675LT – First Drive Review  Jul 21st, 2015 
 
 
 
Millennials Prefer Leasing, Edmunds Finds  Jul 21st, 2015 
Millennial car buyers are leasing vehicles at a higher rate than the overall car-buying population, according to analysis from Edmunds.com. 
 
 
GSFSGroup Earns Third-Straight Dealers’ Choice Award  Jul 21st, 2015 
For the third straight year, GSFS Group was selected by readers of Auto Dealer Monthly as one of the best reinsurance product providers. 
 
 
Sonic Cautious About CFPB, But Revs Up Hybrid F&I Push  Jul 21st, 2015 
Sonic executives said the company is delaying plans to launch a captive finance company in light of the CFPB’s recent settlement with Honda Finance. But the group has given the go-ahead for the first phase of its much-delayed hybrid sales process. 
 
 
F&I Express Releases Compliance Tool for F&I Product Pricing  Jul 21st, 2015 
With F&I products likely to draw the CFPB’s attention, F&I Express’s new CompliPrice designed to help dealers ensure profits made on the sale of F&I products are compliant with their stores’ pricing policies. 
 
 
Sheehy Raises More Than $200,000 to Benefit the American Heart Association  Jul 21st, 2015 
The dealer group sold 6,500 vehicles in 54 days as part of its 18th annual Sheehy 6000 sales event, raising more than $200,000 to benefit the American Heart Association. 
 
 
Department of Defense Issues Final Military Lending Act Rule  Jul 21st, 2015 
Today, the Defense Department issued a final rule that expands the types of credit products covered by the 36% rate cap and other military-specific protections under the Military Lending Act. 
 
 
Production-Ready 2017 Infiniti Q30 Revealed Ahead of Frankfurt Debut  Jul 21st, 2015 
After a long, multi-year (and multi-concept-car) gestation, Infiniti’s all-new compact Q30 hatchback has finally been revealed. Scheduled to fully debut at the 2015 Frankfurt auto show this fall—so far Infiniti has only released the photo above—the Q30 marks Infiniti’s first foray into the “premium-compact-car” field since the G20. Don’t remember the G20? It vaguely resembled […] 
 
 
Former TrueCar Exec Joins The Appraisal Lane  Jul 21st, 2015 
Former TrueCar executive Ken Potter has joined The Appraisal Lane, a new used-car trade network and communications platform being rolled out to dealers in select markets. 
 
 
Santa Clarita Autosound Announces Android Auto Systems from Kenwood and Pioneer In Santa Clarita California  Jul 21st, 2015 
Santa Clarita Autosound, a reputed name when it comes to offering best deals on car audio and alarm systems has announced Android Auto Systems from Kenwood and Pioneer for you vehicle in California Santa Clarita Area. 
 
 
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