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Production Volkswagen I.D. Buzz coming in 2022

Ending a long-standing rumor, Volkswagen has confirmed plans to put the retro-inspired I.D. Buzz concept (pictured)... READ STORY

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Infiniti videos reveal inspiration behind Prototype 9

The man who conceived of the EV retro racer talks about what inspired him.

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McLaren claims its cars are the most "authentic"

The British company is putting rivals like Porsche and Lamborghini on notice.

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Another UAW leader faces charges in FCA theft scandal

The scheme allegedly redirected $4.5 million in funds that were intended to be used for worker training but instead paid for a $2,000 shotgun, $37,000 pen and other items.

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Ford's new CEO says autonomous tech overhyped by media

The executive suggests vehicles will not be capable of autonomously driving "anywhere, anytime" by 2021.

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BMW, Daimler in talks to merge car-sharing divisions?

Consolidating the pilot projects is presumably aimed at creating a more competitive rival to established ride-hailing companies such as Uber and Lyft.

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Active exhaust systems face investigation in Germany over noise

Federal regulators appear to be reviewing the technology to determine if the louder exhaust modes run afoul of noise regulations.

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Porsche shows off braided carbon wheels for Exclusive Series

The wheels are crafted using the world's largest carbon braiding machine with a diameter of nearly 30 feet.

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Second Chinese automaker denies interest in FCA

Finding a partner is proving difficult for FCA.

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Luxembourg police gets Tesla S patrol car

The police department in Luxembourg -- one of the smallest and richest nations in the world -- will soon start using the Tesla Model S as a patrol car, according to news outlet RTL. Each one has a base price of about 100,000 euros (roughly $117,000).   

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Acura reveals ARX-05 prototype race car

Unveiled at The Quail in Monterrey, the fifth-generation prototype will be entered in the Daytona Prototype International class starting with the Rolex 24 endurance race in January.   

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Mazda: Skyactiv-X tech cleaner than EVs

Mazda believes its upcoming Skyactiv-X technology will be "the cleanest power source in its range." The compression-ignition gasoline engine will produce less carbon dioxide from a wheel-to-well perspective than an electric powertrain, Autocar reports.   

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Next Land Rover Defender getting unibody construction

Details are beginning to trickle out about the next Land Rover Defender. Land Rover told Automotive News the off-roader needs to adopt unibody construction in order to meet global safety and emissions regulations, so it won't retain the last model's body-on-frame construction. The lineup will include a two-door soft top model and a four-door hard top wagon.   

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Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 goes racing

Chevrolet's Colorado ZR2 is going racing. A slightly modified version of the truck will participate in this year's edition of the Vegas to Reno race, which takes participants across 550 miles of Nevada's roughest terrain.   

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Audi launches g-tron variants of A4, A5

Audi has introduced CNG-powered variants of the A4 and the A5. Named g-tron, the models use a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine rated at 170 horsepower and 199 pound-feet of torque. Neither model will be available in the United States.   

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Next Land Rover Defender to launch in 2019?

Land Rover will preview the next-generation Defender next year by showing a close-to-production concept. The model will debut in 2019, meaning it might not reach our shores until the 2020 model year.   

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Mazda to build plug-in Skyactiv-X

Mazda will launch a plug-in hybrid drivetrain built around its ground-breaking Skyactiv-X technology in 2021, according to British magazine Autocar. The Skyactiv-X engine will be the gasoline-burning compression-ignition unit the company will launch soon, while the hybrid components will come from partner Toyota.   

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