Daily Archives: September 6, 2018

Walmart plans to purchase 30 more Tesla Semis

After placing an order for 15 Tesla Semis, Walmart is keen to buy even more. The discount retailer plans to purchase 30 additional electric semi-trucks from the Silicon Valley automaker. Reuters reported Thursday that the 30 additional Tesla Semi trucks would operate in Canada and join 10 trucks for which it's already placed an order. The other five Semis...

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Apple developing headlights that highlight road hazards

Apple has filed to patent another automotive system. This one involves headlights and provides drivers with more information to help keep them safe. Called the "System and Method for Light and Image Projection," the system imagines a few ways to give drivers a better idea of the road ahead by marking road hazards and other important items. The United States...

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Grex will offer the TVR Sagaris as a kit car, even in the States

TVR is an iconic name in the realm of British motoring. The automaker has ridden a wave of strong ups and terrible downs. Along the way, the boutique sports car maker cranked out a number of sports car, and, despite some quality control issues, folks still clamor for a TVR. The brand is in the process of a rebirth in Wales, but it remains forbidden fruit...

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The real bandit, Burt Reynolds, dead at 82

Actor Burt Reynolds died Thursday at the age of 82 after suffering a heart attack in Florida, according to CNN. Best known in the automotive world for his role in the 1977 movie "Smokey and the Bandit," Reynolds was an instant icon associated with a black Pontiac Trans Am with a gold decal on its hood—the infamous "screaming chicken." His best acting...

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2019 Lincoln Continental gets more features, higher prices

Following a price bump for the 2019 Lincoln Navigator, the 2019 Continental is now subject to a higher starting price. Like the full-size SUV, the full-size luxury sedan gains more standard features. Details come from CarsDirect, which reported the 2019 Continental will start at $47,140, or $985 over last year's model. The price includes the mandatory $925...

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Police can now buy an armored AWD Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat

Move over Ford Explorer Interceptors because there's a new sheriff in town. Utah-based Armormax has revealed its latest armored vehicle, and it's none other than the Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat. First spotted by Carscoops, the Charger SRT Hellcat boasts various armored protection levels depending on the customer's wants, but there's one feature that really...

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Genesis Essentia concept will spawn limited-production halo

The Genesis Essentia concept unveiled at the 2018 New York auto show was meant to usher in the Korean luxury brand's new design language and mark its transition toward electrification. However, the popularity of the design has prompted Genesis management to proceed with a limited production run. That's according to Erwin Raphael, executive director of...

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2020 Genesis G80 spy shots

Genesis is readying a major update for its G80 mid-size sedan, as evidenced by the recent sighting of camouflaged prototypes. The proportions are similar to those of the current G80, which is really just a rebadge of the second-generation Hyundai Genesis introduced for 2015, but the biggest tell that this is an update rather than full redesign is the common...

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Ford teases Mustang-inspired electric SUV due in 2020

Ford's performance-oriented electric SUV due in 2020 has been previewed in a teaser sketch. The sketch reveals the rear of the SUV and confirms the rumors that the Mustang served as inspiration for the styling. It looks like the Mustang's three-bar taillight design and flat rear are present, and the powerful rear haunches also look like they've been lifted...

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2019 Fiat 124 Spider benefits from new options including Monza exhaust for Abarth

Fiat will look to spice things up for its 124 Spider with a handful of new options being introduced for 2019. Key among them is a Record Monza exhaust upgrade for the 124 Spider Abarth that gives the car a more aggressive growl. It offers some solace to fans still sour from the Abarth model only receiving a 10-horsepower edge over the standard 124 Spider...

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