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North American Car and Truck/Utility of the Year jury announces 2019 semifinalists

The North American Car and Truck/Utility of the Year jury announced its official list of semifinalists for its 2019 awards on Wednesday. The list includes 14 cars, 12 SUVs, and three pickup trucks. The NACTOY jurors aimed for a maximum of 12 finalists in each category, but voting by the 60-member jury made up of automotive journalists from various...

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Porsche rolls out two new short-term loan rental programs

Porsche wants to bring its ownership experience to as many drivers as possible, even if that means ownership only lasts a few hours. On Wednesday, the brand announced two new short-term loan programs that will launch as pilot programs in the United States: Porsche Drive and Porsche Host. Both follow Porsche's car-subscription service, Porsche Passport...

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BMW is "putting all our eggs in PHEV basket," diesels dead in US after 2018

It's the end of the road for BMW oil burners in the United States. The German luxury brand confirmed with Motor Authority the diesel engine will disappear from U.S. shores after the 2018 model year as BMW focuses on plug-in hybrid vehicles. BMW spokesperson Alexander Schmuck told MA, "we are putting all our eggs in the PHEV basket" as the brand announced...

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Angelo Paletta worships at the altar of Ford in his own Car Cathedral

There's no need to ask Angelo Paletta about which car company is his favorite. He has been a tried-and-true Blue Oval fan since his father was driving Ford products back in the 1950s. Now Paletta is grown up and his car collection has too. He calls it the Car Cathedral. Paletta's two-story garage is an ode to all things Ford. Inside sits a handful of...

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Bold new 2020 Telluride marks Kia’s entry into full-size SUV segment

Shoppers in the market in for a spacious three-row, eight-seat SUV from a mainstream brand will soon have a new choice in the form of the 2020 Kia Telluride. The SUV was unveiled Saturday at fashion designer Brandon Maxwell's event during New York Fashion Week and is due in showrooms in early 2019. It will be sourced from Kia's plant in West Point...

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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 Chevy Colorado ZR2 Bison debuts with extra off-road gear

Chevrolet on Thursday unveiled another off-road-focused pickup and it wears the Colorado ZR2 Bison name. Previewed by the Colorado ZR2 AEV concept unveiled at the 2017 SEMA show, the Colorado ZR2 Bison starts off as a run-of-the-mill Colorado ZR2, an already credible off-roader, and builds upon this with extra protective gear to make the mid-size pickup...

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