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What goes up must come down: classic car values dipped in 2016

For the past few years, some of the most solid investments a person could make were in classic cars. From 2012 onward, the value of vintage models has skyrocketed to heights the market has never seen before. But, nothing lasts forever. The most recent report on the state of collectible items shows classic car values have (finally) dipped. Coutts Bank showed...

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Ford taps Mahindra for Indian expansion

India is often touted as the next China but apart from a similar population, currently at well over a billion people, there isn't much else to compare. China has invested heavily in infrastructure and manufacturing over the past few decades, and this in turn has attracted plenty of foreign investment and helped build up a sizable middle class keen on...

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Next Dodge Challenger, Charger to ride on Maserati platform, arrive in 2021?

It seems there's been another major change in Fiat Chrysler Automobile's planning, one that, if true, will undoubtedly cause further delays in the redesign of several key models. According to Automotive News (subscription required), FCA has ditched plans to base the next-generation Dodge Challenger and Charger on Alfa Romeo's Giorgio...

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Bosch develops off-the-shelf powertrain for electric cars

While some automakers have plenty of expertise in electric powertrains, others haven't entered the realm. Bosch is hoping automakers will see past developing their own electric powertrain technology and fancy a ready-to-use unit instead. The automotive supplier has revealed its off-the-shelf solution for electric cars that can be applied to numerous vehicle...

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For high-end models, BMW’s focus shifts beyond driving pleasure

Remember when a BMW was considered "The Ultimate Driving Machine"? The automaker still makes great driving machines, but the ultimate? That's difficult to gauge objectively but even BMW acknowledges it's focus is changing, at least when it comes to high-end models. For cars like the 7-Series, the i8 and the inbound X7 and 8-Series...

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Williams Advanced Engineering debuts off-the-shelf EV platform

Automakers spend millions to design and engineer vehicle platforms, but some suppliers think a switch to off-the-shelf solutions may be an essential part of future vehicles. To capitalize on this, Williams Advanced Engineering, the technology offshoot of the Williams Formula 1 team, has revealed its own electric vehicle platform called the FW-EVX...

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Jaguar the latest to commit to fully electrified lineup

Jaguar is the latest automaker to commit to a fully electrified lineup. CEO Ralf Speth made the announcement on Thursday at Jaguar's Tech Fest event in the United Kingdom. Jaguar has set a deadline of 2020 from which every new model launched will be electrified. The deadline is one year later than fellow luxury brands Maserati and Volvo which have...

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