Daily Archives: May 1, 2018

2019 Porsche Cayenne E-Hybrid: eco without compromise

The 2019 Porsche Cayenne E-Hybrid's biggest rival might be parked across the showroom. That's because the Cayenne E-Hybrid, with its 445-horsepower hybrid powertrain delivers faster acceleration and better fuel economy than the Cayenne S. Oh, and it's cheaper. The Cayenne E-Hybrid's $80,950 base price is about $3,000 less than the Cayenne S. Compromise...

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Ford’s high-tech windows let the blind enjoy the scenery

Ford has created a truly wonderful piece of technology. It's called Feel the View and the device allows the blind or visually impaired enjoy the scenery and world around them while traveling in a car. Created in Italy with communications agency GTB Roma and local startup Aedo, which specializes in devised for the visually impaired, the device is currently a...

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Rust will compromise your car’s safety in a crash

Rust is never a good thing on a car. Though many simply see rust as a cosmetic issue or an eyesore, the problems go much deeper. Swedish insurance company Folksam and the homeowner organization Villaägarnas Riksförbund published a video showing how much rust compromises a car's crashworthiness. The subject vehicle is a first-generation Mazda 6, a...

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US military wants self-driving vehicles before civilians

The United States military believes it will have self-driving vehicles before civilians partake in the mobility revolution. The idea of a self-driving vehicle for military purposes brings incredible benefits and could keep humans out of harm's way. According to Michael Griffin, the Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering, 52 percent of...

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Ford files trademarks for Maverick, Timberline names

Ford has big plans to expand its SUV and crossover lineup, and the Maverick and Timberline names could be in the mix. The automaker filed to trademark both names, first discovered by Car and Driver last Thursday. We know Ford has plans for a baby Bronco of sorts, and the Maverick name seems to be the better fit of the two trademarked nameplates. The...

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Meet the folks behind the world’s first Tesla Model S wagon

A company by the name of QWest Norfolk based in the United Kingdom late last year completed development of a wagon conversion for the Tesla Model S. The company is a carbon fiber specialist and chose to use the lightweight stuff for the modifications on its Model S, with some of the carbon fiber visible once the tailgate is lifted. The Model S wagon, which...

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Ford execs reveal reasons behind decision to drop most passenger cars

Ford last week announced drastic plans to drop most of its passenger car lineup in North America in order to focus on utility-type vehicles, i.e. SUVs, pickup trucks and commercial vans. Under the plan, the only cars the Blue Oval will sell will be the Mustang and a new Focus Active (a soft-roader version of the redesigned 2020 Focus.) The transition is...

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Bentley Mulsanne successor might go electric route

Bentley's successor to the Mulsanne is due early next decade, and according to Autocar the automaker is yet to decide on what route its new flagship will take. A direct replacement such as a large sedan with traditional styling and a powerful internal combustion engine is one possibility. An alternative is introducing an electric car with avant-garde...

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Jay Leno loves the analog nature of Lancia’s 037 Stradale homologation special

Homologation is a wonderful thing. Without it, we wouldn't have some amazing street cars based on truly legendary racing vehicles. Think Ferrari 250 GTO, Ford RS200 Evolution or Mercedes-Benz CLK GTR. Another such car is the Lancia 037 Stradale, which is the road car variant of the iconic Italian rally car. Barely over 200 were built, and one ultra-clean...

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