Daily Archives: June 1, 2018

Rolls-Royce might call its next one-off vehicle the "Boat Tail"

Remember the Rolls-Royce Sweptail? The most expensive "new" car ever built? The British luxury marque may have another bespoke project in the works to follow the $12.8 million Sweptail, and it could be called the "Boat Tail." Rolls-Royce parent company BMW has applied to trademark the "Boat Tail" name with the European Union Intellectual Property Office...

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Fiat plans new 500e and 500 Giardiniera wagon

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles delivered a lot of news at its investor presentation detailing its latest five-year plan on Friday, and the plans include a new 500e electric car and a 500 wagon variant. Come 2020, Fiat will launch a new 500e alongside what the brand plans to name the Fiat 500 Giardiniera. The latter will be positioned to recall the original 500...

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Mid-engine C8 Corvette, Ram Rebel TRX, Aston Martin DB11 AMR: The Week In Reverse

The mid-engine C8 Chevy Corvette made its way into headlines again; FCA confirmed the off-roady Ram Rebel TRX for production; and we drove the 2019 Aston Martin DB11 AMR. It's the Week in Reverse, right here at Motor Authority. New details emerged indicating that the mid-engine C8 Corvette will end up receiving various powertrains. A possibility is a new...

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Next Dodge Challenger and Charger could continue on current platform

The Dodge Charger sedan and its Challenger coupe sibling continue to sell despite an aging platform that traces its roots to a Mercedes E-Class architecture from the 1990s. The platform for each car has been updated over the years, but it hasn't been significantly changed on the Challenger since it came out in 2008 and on the Charger since an update in...

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New HondaJet Elite ready to take to the skies with more range, amenities

There's a new HondaJet in town, and it's ready to coddle passengers with more creature comforts and take them further. Honda unveiled the new HondaJet Elite on Sunday and confirmed the aircraft's capability to travel 1,437 nautical miles. The latest iteration in the HondaJet line includes additional sound deadening for the engine to create a quieter cabin...

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Partially self-driving Jeep Grand Cherokees may start arriving in 2020

The 2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee may be Fiat Chrysler Automobiles' first mass-market vehicle available to buyers with Level 2 self-driving tech, company executives announced on Friday. The do-it-all Jeep will lead the automaker's first significant retail foray into self-driving cars, albeit a few years behind competitors. FCA officials outlined their strategy...

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Audi e-tron will use cameras in place of side mirrors, but not in US

Audi's first battery-electric crossover will also usher in radical new technology for the automotive industry. The production e-tron electric crossover will ditch traditional side mirrors and replace them with camera-based digital mirrors, the brand announced on Wednesday. Unfortunately, we won't see them in the United States due to a lack of regulations...

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Jeep confirms sub-Renegade SUV, more Deserthawks and Trackhawks

No brand is benefiting more from the ongoing consumer shift from cars to SUVs than Jeep. From selling 730,000 units in 2013, Jeep is on track to hit 1.9 million sales in 2018 thanks to expansion into new markets and strong demand worldwide but particularly in China. Rather than calling it a day, Jeep will accelerate its efforts. The brand's parent company...

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Maserati to add Alfieri halo car, new SUV, electric powertrain from Ferrari

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles during an investor meeting Friday revealed that Maserati has an electric future...in more ways than one. The Italian luxury brand has been largely lost in the FCA portfolio, but it will get six new vehicles by 2022, including a long-awaited Alfieri halo car and a new SUV likely based on the Alfa Romeo Stelvio. Not only that but...

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