Daily Archives: March 12, 2018

No bull: 70 percent of Lamborghini Urus buyers are new to the brand

All is well inside the halls of Lamborghini as the Urus brings more new faces to the brand. According to executives, 70 percent of Urus buyers have never owned a Lambo. Since its reveal last December, Urus sales have been "terrific," Lamborghini CEO Stefano Domenicali told CNBC on Thursday. The brand's SUV starts at around $200,000, but Domenicali said that...

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The Mercedes-Benz SL-Class will live on

The AMG GT is stealing all the thunder of another exclusive, pricey vehicle from parent company Mercedes-Benz, and crossovers are eating up what's left of the sales. The Mercedes-Benz SL is not doing so well, in other words. Still, that doesn't mean it's ready to be put out to pasture. In fact, Mercedes is currently working on the next version of its luxury...

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Lexus plans to put a yacht into production

In January 2017, luxury automaker Lexus dipped its toe into the waters of the luxury yacht world. The Lexus Sport Yacht concept racked up accolades in the boating world, not to mention hand-raising amongst the well-heeled who could afford to purchase such a machine. The concept boat was just that, however: a conceptual design with no actual production plans...

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5G technology could unlock vehicle-to-infrastructure communication

Modems are becoming commonplace in cars. Drivers like to use them to stream music and create wi-fi hotspots. Automakers like them for the data they can report and the updates they can push to their cars. Dealers like them because they tell drivers when to come in for service. Today's modems run on 4G LTE cellular technology, but the future is 5G and that...

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Subaru might drop manual transmissions in the name of safety

Subaru says that its EyeSight automatic emergency braking suite of safety gear might spell the end of manual transmissions for its car lineup. Speaking with Auto Express at the Geneva auto show last week, Subaru U.K. Managing Director Chris Graham said, "My gut tells me it will be EyeSight with Lineartronic (Subaru's term for its continunously variable...

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2019 Acura RDX heads to 2018 NY auto show, including A-Spec model

Acura is putting the final touches on its redesigned RDX ahead of the vehicle's debut at this month's 2018 New York International Auto Show. The design is hardly a secret as Acura's RDX prototype shown in January at the 2018 North American International Auto Show is pretty much identical to the production model debuting in N.Y. The first examples will be in...

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5 things you need to know about the 2018 Audi SQ5

Crossover SUVs provide practicality for daily adventures, but sometimes a touch of performance is desired. That's where the 2018 Audi SQ5 comes in. It's not a pudgy family truckster flopping into corners, nor is it a track slayer. The 2018 Audi SQ5 is a compact crossover SUV with special sauce. Here are 5 things you should know about the 2018...

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The Boring Company’s tunnels will prioritize mass transit over cars

Elon Musk early last year announced plans for the new venture The Boring Company that would look to create tunnels under congested cities through which cars could be transported riding on electric-powered, high-speed sleds. But Musk took to Twitter on Friday to announce that The Boring Company, as well as a Hyperloop venture the Tesla CEO is also planning...

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BT62: First Brabham in 26 years to be unveiled on May 2

The recently established Brabham Automotive, led by a Brabham family member and closely linked to the Brabham racing team, is set to unveil a new car on May 2, 2018. The car will go by the name BT62, continuing a tradition that began in 1961 when Brabham co-founders Jack Brabham and Ron Tauranac designed and built the BT1 race car for the Formula Junior...

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Porsche first to bring blockchain to auto industry

Porsche believes it will thrive and also set standards in the auto industry's coming electrification era, and the innovation has already begun today. The German performance marque announced it will bring blockchain to its cars, a digital ledger that records transactions chronologically and publicly. For a bit of background, blockchain predominantly powers...

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