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New Renault Megane RS to debut this weekend
The next-generation Renault Megane RS will make its debut this weekend at the Monaco Grand Prix. Rumors indicate it could get a 300-horsepower version of the Alpine A110's turbocharged 1.8-liter engine. http://bit.ly/2rL1IrY
MotoGP champion Nicky Hayden dies
Former MotoGP champion Nicky Hayden has died of severe brain damage after getting hit by a Peugeot on his bicycle. The accident took place late last week on Italy's Adriatic coast. Footage from a security camera suggests 35-year old Hayden ran a stop sign, according to Italian newspaper Rimini Today.
Plug-in hybrid Subaru coming next year
Subaru will introduce a plug-in hybrid model next year, according to Bloomberg. The company is spending $1.2 billion on R&D this year to electrify several members of its lineup.
Indy pole sitter robbed at gunpoint
Scott Dixon, the pole sitter for this year's Indy 500, and retired driver Dario Franchitti were robbed at gunpoint on Sunday night at a Taco Bell drive-thru not far from the historic racetrack. No one was injured in the robbery but the thieves made away with the drivers' wallets. Police announced a short while later that two teenagers, ages 14 and 15, were arrested and charged for the incident.
NY officials consider making Times Square car-free
City officials are considering making Times Square entirely car-free in the wake of the tragic incident that left one dead and 20 injured last week. "We're going to look at Times Square and see - obviously we'll look at some other key locations - if we have to do different things in our approach," said mayor Bill de Blasio in an interview with radio station WNYC. http://reut.rs/2r8GhV5
Nissan planning electric crossover
Nissan says it will eventually add a crossover to its electric vehicle lineup. http://bit.ly/2r92mCK
2018 Volvo XC40 spied
The 2018 Volvo XC40 will look a lot like the XC90, but the compact crossover will feature a less-luxurious interior. http://bit.ly/2r9EU8v
Jim Hackett focused on Ford's future
"The future is not a fantasy. It's not where Bill [Ford] and I are making things up. We talk to lots of people around the world who are really smart. We're triangulating all of these forces to try to come up with a competitive set, to figure out where we're gonna play and how we're gonna win," said new Ford CEO Jim Hackett during a press conference.