Daily Archives: February 12, 2018

One company has already dropped an LS V-8 into a 2018 Jeep Wrangler

The 2018 Jeep Wrangler made its long-awaited debut at the 2017 Los Angeles auto show, but one company has already performed the inevitable LS swap. Bruiser Conversions posted the General Motors 6.2-liter LS3 V-8 powered Wrangler to its Facebook page earlier this month, and when we say the company stuffed the engine in there, we mean it. The big V-8 just...

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Ford increasing production of Expedition, Navigator SUVs

It's nothing but good news for Ford and Lincoln's full-size SUVs. Ford Motor Company (automaker announced on Monday it will increase production of the 2018 Expedition and 2018 Navigator to meet customer demand. Ford is making an additional $25 million in the Kentucky truck plant to boost output of the two SUVs. Line speed will increase with the help of 400...

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2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk is a snow warrior, too

It was a bright, sunny February afternoon in Chicago when I picked up the 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk. Still, with temperatures in the 30s, the conditions weren't ideal for such a performance beast. No matter really. I wouldn't be taking this 707-horsepower SUV to a track anyway. I'd just be driving it like I owned it. The decent weather wouldn't...

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Explosion on highway engulfs road in a wall of flames

YouTube screen shot A Chinese highway transformed into a raging inferno after an overturned tanker coated the road in liquid natural gas, creating a potential deathtrap for unsuspecting motorists. Dashcam footage from a passing car shows a blue sedan bursting into flames just moments after the driver pulled onto the …

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Suspected car thief arrested after cops say he called the owner

Larry W. Smith/Getty Images A Minnesota has been arrested and accused of stealing a car—then two hours later calling the owner for help starting the vehicle. Edward Leroy Wilson, 37, allegedly sneaked into the car when the owner turned it on remotely from inside a Walmart store in Sartell, reported …

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Waymo and Uber settle lawsuit over self-driving car technology

It's an abrupt end to what many felt would become a long legal battle in court. Waymo, Alphabet's self-driving car division, and ride-sharing company Uber have settled a lawsuit out of court, both companies announced last Friday. In the settlement, Uber agreed to pay Waymo $245 million. The trial had only begun last Monday and it could have ultimately...

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