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“Ford is now a truck maker first, car maker second”

Auto Express News Feed - Fri, 05/11/2018 - 11:45
Opinion 12 May, 2018

Jimmy Hackett, CEO of Ford, has made Ford’s worst move in decades, says Mike Rutherford

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New Honda Civic saloon launched in the UK

Auto Express News Feed - Fri, 05/11/2018 - 10:01
News 11 May, 2018

The new Honda Civic saloon will join the hatchback in UK showrooms in August

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Ford defends plan to shareholders: ‘We're simply reinventing the American car’

Auto Blog News Feed - Fri, 05/11/2018 - 00:35

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Ford's top executives took heat from shareholders over their plan to do away with sedans as we know them in Ford's North American lineup, as the company held its annual meeting Thursday. Critics said the plan to shelve the Fiesta, Focus and Taurus, reduce the Focus to one crossover model, and concentrate on high-margin trucks and SUVs was a shortsighted abandonment of entire market segments of affordable vehicles.

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$800,000 in dimes spills from truck on Nevada highway

Auto Blog News Feed - Thu, 05/10/2018 - 23:05

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It's a problem that comes up every time an armored truck spills cash on a highway, as one did just last week. People jump out of their cars to chase the fluttering money around, grab it up and disappear. How to deal with such larcenous human behavior? How about transporting the money in a form that's not worth picking up? How about dimes? How about $800,000 worth of dimes?

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New cars are safer than old cars, sure, but NHTSA shows by how much

Auto Blog News Feed - Thu, 05/10/2018 - 22:30

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New cars are safer than old cars. Yeah, we know. Obviously. But the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration just released a report highlighting the added safety of newer cars and trucks over older cars and trucks, and attaching real data to an otherwise assumed theory is always a good idea.

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Audi the latest automaker to bail on 2019 Detroit Auto Show

Auto Blog News Feed - Thu, 05/10/2018 - 22:00

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Audi announced today that it will be the third German luxury automaker to leave the Detroit Auto Show. The other two that announced their departures before were BMW and Mercedes-Benz. The official statement is below:

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UPS has new electric trucks that look straight out of a Pixar movie

Auto Blog News Feed - Thu, 05/10/2018 - 19:39

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UPS has revealed sleek new electric trucks that look like they've rolled straight out of Pixar's Cars series. The company revealed it's working with vehicle manufacturer Arrival on a pilot fleet of 35 lightweight electric trucks that look far more futuristic than the standard boxy vehicles. UPS says the trucks have a longer range than other delivery vehicles, reaching around 150 miles on a single charge. As with all electric vehicles, they have zero emissions.

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Uber's 'Skyport' plans are straight out of science fiction

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Uber's flying taxi service – that glorious sci-fi dream – still plans to launch its first takeoffs by 2023. One major caveat, however, is that unlike regular taxis which can freely zip about the streets, UberAIR taxis need access to the sky and a place to land. That's where "Skyports" come in: special areas localized specifically for launching, landing, and customer pickup, and they're looking appropriately futuristic.

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2018 Ford Mustang GT Drivers' Notes Review | Straight outta Michigan

Auto Blog News Feed - Thu, 05/10/2018 - 16:50

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Our new long-term 2018 Ford Mustang GT has been in our hands for just a few days, but we've already tacked a few thousand miles on to the odometer. Unlike most of our test vehicles, Ford allowed us to option the car ourselves. We then let you, our faithful audience, choose most of the features for us. You can read all about it in our introductory post. At $51,470, our car isn't cheap, but it does come with a hell of a lot of equipment for the price.

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‘Now Rolls-Royce has one, it’s time the SUV got a bit more respect’

Auto Express News Feed - Thu, 05/10/2018 - 16:41
Opinion 10 May, 2018

Now Rolls-Royce has taken the SUV plunge, it's time we stopped looking down on these types of vehicle, says Steve Walker

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2018 Fiat 500 minicar gets more expensive with the extra ponies

Auto Blog News Feed - Thu, 05/10/2018 - 16:40

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Fiat Chrysler is giving a big price increase to the 2018 Fiat 500 minicar, with its newly enhanced powertrain and other upgrades adding up to as much as a $1,500 premium over the outgoing versions. Taken together with a $250 boost to destination fees for most cars, SUVs and trucks in the FCA family, and it's going to cost quite a bit more to drive the Italian subcompact.

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New Renault trim structure for Clio, Captur and Megane

Auto Express News Feed - Thu, 05/10/2018 - 15:14
News 10 May, 2018

Simplified trim levels makes three Renault models cheaper to buy, with top-spec Captur seeing a £1,755 price drop

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2017 Porsche 718 Cayman S Quick Spin

Auto Blog News Feed - Thu, 05/10/2018 - 15:10

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718. These are magic numbers for Porsche. They are linked to its great Motorsports heritage and its modern, mid-engine expertise. But what does that mean to you, the enthusiast, today? Let's take the 718 for a drive and find out.

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Auto sales winners and losers of April 2018

Auto Blog News Feed - Thu, 05/10/2018 - 14:45

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We take a close look at the sales numbers and pick out the biggest successes and disappointments of April 2018. Here are the highlights and lowlights.

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Tesla video teases Model Y, shows Roadster cockpit in action

Auto Blog News Feed - Thu, 05/10/2018 - 14:15

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Tesla just released a new video that appears to exist for no other reason than to recap Tesla. There are coupes and SUVs going fast, batteries and a gigafactory, a couple of semis, "The machine that makes the machine," and lots of shots of active, intense factory workers. There's also, at the 0:15-second mark, a tease of some new Tesla half built and half hidden under a sheet. We will assume this is the Model Y. And at the 1:05 mark we get a few seconds of the coming Roadster cockpit looking lik

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Audi E-Tron SUV debut date set, and it'll cost less than Tesla Model X

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Audi will reveal the production E-Tron Quattro on Aug. 30 in Brussels, Belgium, at the company's second annual Audi Summit. The timing has all to do with the fact that Audi's Brussels manufacturing center begins building the SUV that month. Belgian auto unions have said the plan is to build 4,700 E-Tron SUVs this year, to begin satisfying the thousands of reservations Audi's already taken from across Europe for the full-electric crossover that will slot between the Q5 and the Q7. Audi CEO Rupert

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BMW ad banned over depictions of dangerous driving

Auto Express News Feed - Thu, 05/10/2018 - 13:02
News 10 May, 2018

Advertising Standards Authority rules xDrive TV advert “gave the impression that the cars were being driven at a considerable speed”

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